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  • Addicted to Koch? New documentary traces influence of Koch brothers' money in GOP

    06/04/2014 10:51:59 AM PDT · by Mariner · 26 replies
    Power Players ^ | June 4th, 2014 | By Rick Klein, Olivier Knox, Richard Coolidge, Jordyn Phelps and Alexandra Dukakis
    A new documentary makes the controversial case that a political cocktail of big corporate money and racially charged sentiments has helped fuel the rise of the tea party. And squarely behind that movement, the film argues, are the Koch brothers. Co-Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin sat down with “Top Line” to discuss their film, “Citizen Koch,” and why they say the GOP’s deep-pocketed donors, the Koch brothers, are such figures in American politics today. “Money – $100 billion now,” Deal said in explaining the Kochs’ influence. “When we started out making this film, their net worth was about $68...
  • Facebook meme claims Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have anti-science views on dinosaurs, earth's age

    03/26/2014 12:22:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    PolitiFact.com ^ | March 25, 2014
    A new Facebook meme paints two leading Republicans as anti-science because of their alleged views of the age of the Earth. The Facebook group Being Liberal posted a picture March 10, 2014, featuring side-by-side images of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., looking somewhat sheepish. Bolded text under the images describes the senators’ views on the age of the Earth and the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to the meme, Rubio "believes Earth (is) 9,000 years old," and "humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction." Paul, the image proclaims, says the Earth is 10,000 years old and believes "God...
  • What If a Republican Congressman Got Outed and Nobody Cared?

    01/07/2014 9:22:48 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/06/14 | David Weigel
    <p>On Friday a producer and former CBS reporter named Itay Hod put up a Facebook post intended to out Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock. The tabloid media, for years, has played a game with the young Republican—wink-wink stories about his photoshoot for a men's health magazine, the sexy celebrities he follows on Twitter, stuff like that.</p>
  • Phil Robertson Publicly Bashed Gays for Years -- A&E Knew All About It

    12/19/2013 12:10:45 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 76 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/19/13 | Staff
    A&E knew all about "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson feelings toward gays when it hired him -- because the guy openly preached that gays were going to hell years before the series started. Take a look at the video (above) of a 2010 sermon at Berean Bible Church in Pennsylvania ... it's pretty much your typical bible-thumping drill. Phil calls gay people shameful, perverse, heartless, faithless, senseless God haters ... destined for the burning pits of hell. snip
  • Fired US Sen. Alexander staffer expected in court

    12/12/2013 10:49:43 AM PST · by don-o · 27 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | December 12, 2013 | TRAVIS LOLLER
    The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in federal court after the aide's arrest on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography, authorities said.
  • Richard Cohen Insists That the Tea Party Hates Race-Mixing

    11/13/2013 7:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Slate ^ | November 13, 2013 | David Weigel
    I've tried my level damndest to ignore the latest Richard Cohen column controversy, because life is short and Cohen will stumble into another racial contretemps within six weeks or so. And I don't like the idea of a columnist being Mau-Mau'd out of a job because he's a casual bigot. The smarmy-sounding Fred Hiatt defense—that Cohen "isn’t afraid to take on subjects where culture and politics and emotion overlap"—isn't entirely wrong. Past-their-prime white guys have opinions, too. No, the problem with Cohen's column was that he made an assertion about an entire class of people being racist, and did no...
  • Billy Graham and politics: Woe to us (Alas, this is not the Billy Graham my Grandma Knew)

    10/20/2012 8:05:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 130 replies
    Associated Baptist Press ^ | 10/20/2012 | Mark Wingfield
    Why, three weeks prior to one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in modern history, does America’s Evangelist need to suddenly declare Mormonism no longer a cult? Has there been an unreported change in theology or practice? My maternal grandmother thought Billy Graham was a saint above all others. You simply could not say anything negative about the evangelist in her presence. She held the same regard for Jimmy Carter, because she considered him a godly man and a faithful Sunday school teacher -- even if not an effective president. She also was convinced Henry Kissinger was the anti-Christ,...
  • Obama Supporter Suggests Anti-Mormon Whisper Campaign

    08/25/2012 12:50:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 23, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    When the Obama campaign released its much-anticipated Dashboard platform last May, it was touted as a potentially revolutionary organizing tool that would connect supporters, and merge online activism with real-life grassroots campaigning. It can also be used as a platform to launch whispering campaigns, as one user proved this week. On Monday, a "team member" named Laurence De Palma, who lists his location as East Nashville, presented volunteers with some talking points to convince Southern Christian voters they shouldn't vote for a Mormon. The message was available under "Resources" and tagged "persuasion." "I'm thinking that even though we don't LIKE...
  • Senator Takes 5th

    08/04/2012 8:53:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Aug 2012 | John Semmens
    In an effort to rebuff demands that he cite his source for making the claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney hasn’t paid taxes in ten years, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) says he is invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. “We all know that Mr. Romney’s request that I name my source is a trap,” Reid complained. “Unauthorized disclosure of a person’s filings with the IRS is a felony. I’m not going to further blacken the name of my extremely credible source just to assuage someone’s out-dated notions of integrity.” Speculation is that Reid’s “extremely credible” unnamed...
  • Liberal group calls Romney too white for blacks to like

    In advance of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s speech Wednesday to the NAACP, a liberal group headed by a former New York Times reporter and ex-Media Matter executive have produced a video “satire” that claims blacks don’t like Romney, who they dub so white he makes “Wonder Bread look like pumpernickel.” The YouTube from “The Message,” an online “media hub,” is described as a satirical video of Romney getting advice on what to say to the civil rights group. Or, as they said in a release, the video “lacerates Romney and his advisors as they prepare for his speech to...
  • Illegal robocalls accuse Republicans over Rush Limbaugh and 'slut' slur

    03/10/2012 6:24:03 PM PST · by harpu · 29 replies
    Tony Harnden's Blog (MailOnline) ^ | 03/09/12 | Tony Harnden
    A group calling itself "The Women of the 99 Percent" is making robocalls across the United States in an attempt to link Republican members of the House of Representatives to "the war on women led by Rush Limbaugh". The automated calls are illegal because they do not state who they are from (there is no known group called The Women of the 99 Percent) or provide a callback number, as required under the US Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991. ...snip... Telephone calls and emails to the DCCC and the Democratic National Committee asking whether either organisation was connected to...
  • Liberal Web Site Lies: Claims Santorum's Wife Had Abortion

    01/06/2012 9:12:30 AM PST · by julieee · 55 replies · 1+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 6, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Liberal Web Site Lies: Claims Santorum's Wife Had Abortion The liberal, pro-abortion web site Jezebel, which recently named as its woman of the year an abortion practitioner who injured a woman in a botched abortion, is now making false claims that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum's wife had an abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2012/01/06/liberal-web-site-lies-claims-santorums-wife-had-abortion/
  • Teen who challenged Bachmann to debate receiving threats (Look Who AP is Blaming)

    05/20/2011 1:14:35 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 33 replies
    KARE 11 ^ | 05/20/2011 | KARE 11
    CHERRY HILL, N.J. -- A New Jersey teenager says she's received threats since challenging U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann to a debate over the Constitution. Ann Myers challenged the tea party favorite in a letter dated April 29. After it started getting media attention last weekend, commenters on tea party websites have threatened to publish her home address and some have threatened violence.
  • The Mystery Behind Gadhafi's Birth: Some Say He's Jewish

    04/01/2011 1:06:27 PM PDT · by gleeaikin · 58 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 31,2011 - 1:28 pm | Dana Kennedy
    What if the biggest mystery surrounding Col. Moammar Gadhafi had nothing to do with his long, brutal reign as the world's most eccentric and violent leader turned pariah? And what if a long-lost letter from a Catholic cardinal who knew Gadhafi's true identity was evidence that could have solved the mystery? To many Libyan people, the biggest question mark about Gadhafi does not involve his repressive and dictatorial rule, delusional statements or brazen lies. Behind closed doors, for years, they've wondered if he is Jewish. Last week the issue came out in the open, as NBC's Richard Engel reported from...
  • Wikipedia posting staggers left on Christine O'Donnell's Religious Views

    09/19/2010 4:20:37 PM PDT · by SantaLuz · 19 replies
    Vanity
    Look what someone has placed prominently on Wikipedia at very front of the section describing Christine O'Donnells Religious Views: In a 1999 appearance on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, O'Donnell admitted she had "dabbled in witchcraft" and had a "midnight picnic on a satanic altar." Said O'Donnell, “I dabbled into witchcraft - I never joined a coven. But I did, I did. ... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do.”When explaining her experience, she continued,“I mean, there's little blood there...
  • Report: LA GOP Whisper Campaign: Allee Bautsch "Earned" Stomping With "Her Sassy Mouth"

    04/19/2010 10:30:30 AM PDT · by kristinn · 237 replies · 9,843+ views
    Monday, April 19, 2010 | Kristinn
    Louisiana GOP fundraiser Alexandra "Allee" Bautsch and her boyfriend, Joe Brown, talk with a police officer about the savage attack on them by leftist protesters as they left a GOP fundraising event on April 9, 2010. Photo by Jack A. Neal The scandal of the aftermath of the vicious political attack on Alexandra "Allee" Bautsch, the chief fundraiser for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and her boyfriend, Joe Brown, as they left a Republican fundraiser attended by three GOP governors (Jindal, Rick Perry of Texas and Haley Barbour of Mississippi) April 9th has taken a sickening turn as a report has...
  • Massa under investigation for allegedly groping male staffers

    03/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 80 replies · 444+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig
    Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe. The allegations surrounding the former lawmaker date back at least a year, and involve "a pattern of behavior and physical harassment," according to one source. The new claims of alleged groping contradict statements by Massa, who resigned his office on Monday after it became public that he was the subject of a House ethics committee investigation for possible harassment. Massa had said that the allegations were limited to his use of...
  • Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes

    10/14/2009 7:49:40 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 42 replies · 2,066+ views
    Charles Johnson Now So Anti-Racist He's Denouncing Fake Racist Quotes Charles Johnson was against fake but accurate before he was for it. No link for the idiot. I'll just quote him. From a thread: Top 10 Rush Limbaugh Racist Quotes. All out of context, and sarcasm. Right? That link I've left in provides a flurry of extremely dubious Limbaugh "quotes" -- and not a single link or citation. Including the ones created wholesale by noted scholar "zedladdy" and spread by no lesser authority than "cobra." Given that "zedladdy" and "cobra" previously invented own quotes, spread them around, and then uploaded...
  • MSNBC: The Place for Low-Brow 'Teabag' Humor

    04/14/2009 1:27:12 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 48 replies · 3,418+ views
    businessandmedia.org ^ | April 14, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    MSNBC prides itself as being the place for politics, the seemingly clever marketing slogan could be used to describe the network as the place where hosts try to use dirty humor about important political events. David Shuster, filling in for MSNBC loose-cannon Keith Olbermann on his April 13 broadcast, and his writers probably thought they were pretty clever when they pieced an item denigrating the tax protests by using the sexual term “teabagging.” Urbandictionary.com, cited multiple times by one MSNBC guest, describes it as when a man places his testicles “onto someone’s face, or into their mouth.” “For most Americans,...
  • U.S.News: Claims Palin Supporters Are Smearing Gov. Jindal as 'Secret Muslim'

    02/26/2009 6:23:13 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 67 replies · 1,495+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 2/26/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    One has to wonder about the thought process of some people. Dan Gilgoff, Faith reporter with U.S. News and World Report and Huffington Post writer, is a perfect example of what I am talking about. After a February 23 posting on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's Catholic faith, Gilgoff followed up the next day with a post claiming that Sarah Palin fans were smearing Jindal over his supposedly "secret Muslim" faith. Where did Gilgoff get such a ridiculous idea? Why, from just two commenters that posted on his entry of the 23rd, that's where. That's right, just two people claiming in...
  • Palin battles Anchorage Daily News over Trig Trutherism

    01/14/2009 11:05:20 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 2,459+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 1:22 pm on January 13, 2009 | Allahpundit
    An obligatory link on a day when she’s ripping “pathetic” smearmongering bloggers in the pages of Esquire and the Trig Truther-in-chief is poised to win Best Blog. She serves: [I]s your paper really still pursuing the sensational lie that I am not Trig’s mother? Is it true you have a reporter still bothering my state office, my very busy doctor (who’s already set the record straight for you), and the school district, in pursuit of your ridiculous conspiracy?…Come on Mr. Doyle and Mr. Dougherty, I so desperately want to have even a tiny bit of faith in the ADN. And...
  • Nicholas D. Kristof: It's not about the racists (Barf Alert)

    10/13/2008 9:33:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 326+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 07, 2008 | Nicholas D. Kristof
    One of the fallacies this election season is that if Barack Obama is paying an electoral price for his skin tone, it must be because of racists. On the contrary, the evidence is that Mr. Obama is facing what scholars have dubbed "racism without racists." The racism is difficult to measure, but a careful survey completed last month by Stanford University, with The Associated Press and Yahoo, suggested that Mr. Obama's support would be about 6 percentage points higher if he were white. That's significant but surmountable. Most of the lost votes aren't those of dyed-in-the-wool racists. Such racists account...
  • PDS Alert: Wearing white is RAAAAACIST!

    10/08/2008 7:49:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 1,586+ views
    michellemalkin ^ | 10/7/08 | michellemalkin
    You cannot parody these people. You just can’t: “Palin is wearing white again, inciting the racist crowds. She should just drop all pretense and put on her white hood and light up a cross. She is a despicable human being.” A sample of comments in the PDS-infected thread at the Democratic Underground: Coming next: The Associated Press publishes an “analysis” of Sarah Palin’s “racially-tinged” wardrobe.
  • Bigotry could determine election outcome

    10/03/2008 10:37:27 AM PDT · by ancientart · 46 replies · 1,262+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 3, 2008 | Art Marmorstein
    Back in the 1980s, one of the top-level swimmers in California adopted a rather unusual method of getting himself psyched up for his events. Half an hour before his race, he'd start chanting softly to himself, “I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win.” His chants gradually got louder and louder, and, from the time he entered the ready area until he took his place on the starting block, everyone around him was treated to his constant mantra, “I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win, I'm gonna win.” The strategy worked to a certain extent. His chanting often threw competitors...
  • In Church, McCain Unwittingly Becomes Part of Sermon

    08/25/2008 8:55:08 AM PDT · by rface · 14 replies · 195+ views
    CBS ^ | 8.25.08 | John Bentley
    Seeing yourself talk about the break-up of your marriage on the big screen is probably not what John McCain expected when he went to church this morning. But that’s exactly what happened at the North Phoenix Baptist Church today, when Pastor Dan Yeary played a clip from Rick Warren’s interview with McCain last weekend where he asked him what his “greatest moral failing” was. "The failure of my first marriage," McCain told Warren. “It's my greatest moral failure." McCain and his wife Cindy both looked visibly uncomfortable during the presentation, which was played on big screens in the sanctuary where...
  • Rick Warren Says McCain Didn't Cheat

    08/19/2008 3:50:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 193 replies · 234+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    Rev. Rick Warren strongly denied rumors GOP presidential candidate John McCain had “cheated” at a political forum he hosted at his church Saturday evening. “That's absolutely a lie, absolutely a lie,” Warren said in an interview with BeliefNet. “That room was totally free, with no monitors--a flat out lie.” itchell said on Meet the Press Sunday, “The Obama people must feel that he didn't do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context, because that -- what they're putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the cone of silence and may have...
  • Obama campaign worker helps Houston-area pastor set up anti-Dobson site

    06/28/2008 10:08:46 AM PDT · by unlearner · 24 replies · 120+ views
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | June 27, 2008 | Jim Brown
    A recent article on OneNewsNow featured comments by Methodist pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell, a Barack Obama supporter. The pastor took issue with James Dobson's contention that Obama distorts the Bible with his theological views. Caldwell, who is affiliated with the website JamesDobsonDoesntSpeakForMe.com, initially told OneNewsNow that the website was operated by Matthew 25, a political action committee working with Obama supporters. However, upon investigation, it was found that the site was actually registered to Alyssa Martin, an intern in the Obama campaign's "religious affairs" department. The domain registration has since been changed to Pastor Caldwell's name. In an earlier interview, Caldwell...
  • The Obama Code

    06/23/2008 7:20:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 101+ views
    nationalreview.com ^ | June 23, 2008 | John J. Pitney Jr.
    On Friday, Senator Obama warned a cheering audience about the Republicans. “They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?” A few months ago, historian Sean Wilentz dubbed this tactic the “race-baiter card.” Smear your opponents as racists, and if there’s no evidence for the claim, accuse them of using “coded language.” There is no authoritative racial codebook, so the charge is easy to lodge. The campaign need not make such accusations directly, since sympathetic writers will do so. Consider Senator Clinton’s “3...
  • Obama denies a rumor and questions the question [existence of a video of his wife using.....]

    06/05/2008 2:21:07 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 178 replies · 173+ views
    Obama denies a rumor and questions the question Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday batted down rumors circulating on the Internet and mentioned on some cable news shows of the existence of a video of his wife using a derogatory term for white people, and criticized a reporter for asking him about the rumor, which has not a shred of evidence to support it. “We have seen this before. There is dirt and lies that are circulated in e-mails and they pump them out long enough until finally you, a mainstream reporter, asks me about it,” Obama said to the McClatchy...
  • How an Independent gets elected President

    06/04/2008 5:28:03 PM PDT · by conservativesister · 5 replies · 43+ views
    6/4/08 | conservativesister
    As the price of GAS is the subject of every conversation and the effects have stretched far and wide to every corner of this great country, we are desperately in need of relief. I received an e-mail today referring to a earlier post on Free Republic regarding the Democrats keeping the price of gas inflated and attached to the bottom of the e-mail was a piece about how the price of gas in Venezeula is 12 cents a gallon. It also went on to say about the possibility of gas in this country being around 53 cents a gallon in...
  • Rumored Transcript of Michelle Obama “whitey” Video(very juicy)

    06/02/2008 6:48:48 AM PDT · by wsjreader · 127 replies · 975+ views
    This is pure rumor: Reported verbiage from Michelle Obama’s tape Michelle Obama, “Once again, the white man keeps us down, what’s up with Whitey, Why’d he attack Iraq, Why’d he let Katrina happen, Why’d he leave millions of children behind. This is the legacy the white man gives us.” Again the above is an alleged quote from a rumored video featuring Michelle Obama.
  • Keith Olbermann Sees McCain 'Buying More Depends' (with video)

    03/27/2008 9:57:15 PM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 30 replies · 1,003+ views
    News Busters ^ | 3-27-2008 | Ken Shepherd
    Leave it to liberals to pile on Sen. John McCain with cheap shots about his age, and we're not talking making jokes about him serving in the Civil War or what not. Mocking John McCain's age, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann imagined that the senator could easily segue from talking about foreign policy or the economy to talking about "buying more Depends or something like that." (h/t Conservative Punk) "You can dissassociate yourself from that remark if you wish," Olbermann immediately added in his exchange with Rachel Maddow of the liberal Air America radio network. Yesterday NewsBusters noted a liberal blogger who...
  • McCain Says Citizenship a Dead Issue

    02/28/2008 9:07:57 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 151 replies · 432+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2008 | LIBBY QUAID
    RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Thursday the question of whether he can run for president, despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone, was put to rest 44 years ago in Barry Goldwater's run for the White House.McCain added that he doesn't know why his campaign sought legal analysis of whether his birth outside the continental United States might disqualify him from the presidency.The Constitution says only a "natural-born citizen" may serve as president.McCain's campaign asked former Solicitor General Ted Olson for a legal interpretation of the issue.McCain himself insists the issue was put to...
  • McCain's Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out

    02/27/2008 8:24:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies · 594+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | February 28, 2008 | Carl Hulse
    WASHINGTON — The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming. Mr. McCain’s likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a “natural-born citizen” can hold the nation’s...
  • NYT: McCain's Birthplace in Canal Zone Raises Eligibility Questions...

    02/27/2008 6:12:38 PM PST · by Kay Ludlow · 628 replies · 1,455+ views
    NYT: MCCAIN'S BIRTHPLACE IN CANAL ZONE RAISES ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS...
  • Bennett Slams NY Times Hit Job on McCain

    02/20/2008 7:54:41 PM PST · by kellynla · 116 replies · 522+ views
    newsmax.com ^ | , February 20, 2008 9:34 PM | staff
    The liberal New York Times is wasting no time in smearing John McCain, the Republican Party nominee for President. Late Wednesday, the Times published to its website a story set to hit print editions Thursday, linking McCain to a female lobbyist. The paper suggested the Arizona Senator has been engaged in an illicit relationship. "A female lobbyist had been turning up with him at fund-raisers, visiting his offices and accompanying him on a client’s corporate jet," the Times reported. "Convinced the relationship had become romantic, some of his top advisers intervened to protect the candidate from himself — instructing staff...
  • Group Targets Florida Republicans in Last Minute Email Blast(Exposing Romney's pro-abortion record)

    01/30/2008 10:05:49 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 9 replies · 129+ views
    DENVER, Jan. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- A new 527 political group, American Right To Life Action (ARTLaction.com), has sent 524,000 anti-Romney emails targeted primarily to Florida registered Republican voters. The text of that email: American Right To Life: Evidence proves Romney is Pro-abortion American Right To Life Action is proving to voters that Mitt Romney's record, below, is recently and aggressively pro-abortion. The group's ARTLaction.com site documents Romney's recent promotion of abortion with links to official government websites, Romney's own campaign, mainstream sources, and audio and video clips of the candidate himself. Mitt Romney claims, "On every piece of legislation,...
  • Bill Clinton gets upset with CNN reporter (It's a Clinton/CNN stage show)

    01/23/2008 1:57:54 PM PST · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 11,334+ views
    cnn ^ | 1/23/2008 | cnn
    (CNN) – Bill Clinton became visibly upset Wednesday over comments by a prominent South Carolina Democrat that compared the former president's actions on the trail to those of infamous Republican strategist Lee Atwater. In an interview with CNN's Jessica Yellin, Dick Harpootlian, a former chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party and a supporter of Barack Obama, said some of Bill Clinton's recent remarks on the campaign trail were appeals based on race and gender. He said the comments were meant to "suppresses the vote, demoralize voters, and distort the record," and said they were "reminiscent of Lee Atwater."
  • 5 myths of anti-immigration talk (know thine enemy alert)

    01/20/2008 10:57:57 PM PST · by americanophile · 37 replies · 248+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | January 20, 2008 | Andres Oppenheimer
    Let's debunk the biggest myths of the anti-immigration movement that has swept this country and may still have an impact on the 2008 presidential race: that it is not anti-Hispanic, that it doesn't oppose legal immigration and that it's against only "illegal" immigration. Most U.S. Republican presidential hopefuls -- with the exception of Sen. John McCain -- and cable television anti-immigration crusaders on CNN and Fox News are deceiving the public with their claim that they are only against "illegal" immigration. • Myth No. 1: "We are only against illegal immigration. Undocumented immigrants should get in line for visas." That's...
  • Confederate Flag Takes Center Stage Once Again

    01/18/2008 12:40:04 PM PST · by america4vr · 17 replies · 8,082+ views
    New York Times ^ | january 18, 2008 | Michael Cooper
    The Republican presidential candidates on Thursday moved to appeal to different types of conservative voters before the South Carolina primary, with Mike Huckabee using colorful language to declare the Confederate flag a states’ rights issue and Senator John McCain embracing a supply-side tax cut proposal. “You don’t like people from outside the state coming in and telling you what to do with your flag,” Mr. Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, told supporters in Myrtle Beach, according to The Associated Press. “In fact,” he said, “if somebody came to Arkansas and told us what to do with our flag, we’d...
  • Little-Known Candidate Walks The Walk

    01/10/2008 4:04:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 70 replies · 286+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | Jan 10, 2008 | Hernando Today
    I agree Mr. Stathis! I have some good news for you and other Republicans or Americans who are disillusioned with the candidates at large. There is a candidate that fits so much of what the conservative base wants. I think he is such a good fit that he is being completely ignored by the national media. I am severely disappointed in the national Republican Party that they have not done more to hold this candidate up. Base Republicans do not want RINOS such as McCain, Huckabee or Guiliani. I know it is a long shot, as this man has not...
  • Clinton Adviser Resigns Over Obama Comments

    12/13/2007 1:35:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 53 replies · 206+ views
    Clinton Adviser Resigns Over Obama Comments Obama Reveals Teen Drug Use In His Memoir POSTED: 9:51 am EST December 13, 2007 CONCORD, N.H. -- Bill Shaheen has resigned as co-chairman of Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, reported WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H. The resignation comes in the midst of fallout over comments Shaheen made regarding candidate Barack Obama's past drug use. Shaheen earlier said he regrets having made the comments. In an interview with The Washington Post, Shaheen said the Democratic party should beware of picking Obama as its candidate because Republicans could dredge up his past. In his memoir, "Dreams...
  • CNN debunks false report about Obama

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) -- Allegations that Sen. Barack Obama was educated in a radical Muslim school known as a "madrassa" are not accurate, according to CNN reporting. Insight Magazine, which is owned by the same company as The Washington Times, reported on its Web site last week that associates of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, had unearthed information the Illinois Democrat and likely presidential candidate attended a Muslim religious school known for teaching the most fundamentalist form of Islam.
  • More gay men describe sexual encounters with U.S. Sen. Craig

    12/02/2007 8:27:20 AM PST · by Leisler · 100 replies · 552+ views
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 12/02/07 | DAN POPKEY
    David Phillips. Mike Jones. Greg Ruth. Tom Russell. Four gay men, willing to put their names in print and whose allegations can't be disproved, have come forward since news of U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's guilty plea. They say they had sex with Craig or that he made a sexual advance or that he paid them unusual attention. They are telling their stories now because they are offended by Craig's denials, including his famous statement, "I am not gay, I never have been gay." Those words, spoken on live national TV on Aug. 28, are now memorialized on a just-released-for-Christmas Talking...
  • 44 Years After JFK's Death, New Assassination Plot Revealed

    11/22/2007 1:21:57 PM PST · by Wallaby · 160 replies · 2,506+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2007 | Chuck Goudie
    Just Three Weeks Before Dallas, Feds Uncovered Plot to Kill JFK in Chicago, Says Ex-Secret Service Agent By CHUCK GOUDIE, WLS-TV Nov. 22, 2007 — A former Secret Service agent has told WLS-TV there was a plot to kill President Kennedy in Chicago three weeks before he was assassinated in Dallas. Kennedy was murdered on Nov. 22, 1963. Today is the 44th anniversary of JFK's assassination. Lee Harvey Oswald would never have had the chance to kill Kennedy in Dallas, had an assassination plot in Chicago succeeded three weeks earlier, a plot that has been mentioned over the years. Kennedy...
  • DNC: [Fred]Thompson Continues to Skirt Law as He Fundraises in Twin Cities

    08/28/2007 12:03:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Dallas Examiner ^ | August 27, 2007 | DNC Staff
    WASHINGTON (Map) - Former Washington lobbyist and candidate for the GOP Presidential nomination Fred Thompson hasn't let accusations that he's violating Federal Elections Commission (FEC) law by running a shadow campaign slow him down. Thompson will be in the Twin Cities today to raise money for his "testing the waters" campaign while experts continue to assert that Thompson is using a loophole in the law to avoid the scrutiny that comes with becoming an official candidate for the GOP nomination. For someone who is only "testing the waters," Thompson's campaign team has seen a lot of upheaval. Today his communications...
  • MSM Consensus: 'Just an Actor' it is for Thompson

    08/03/2007 7:51:45 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 50 replies · 1,021+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | August 2, 2007 | Warner Todd Huston
    A few months ago, when Fred Thompson first began to ruminate about running for the White House, I wondered aloud about just what line of attack the MSM would settle upon when they began going after Thompson in earnest. There were several candidates, but the one I thought would be their favorite charge would be that of the "he's just an actor" meme. And it looks like this is, indeed, the winning MSM charge against Thompson, as since my first article, the line has been used in many more Thompson hit pieces promulgated by the MSM. Here Mr. Thompson is...
  • DNC Mailing against Fred Thompson

    06/19/2007 9:54:21 AM PDT · by Greystoke · 83 replies · 1,867+ views
    Email ^ | 6/19/2007 | Tom McMahon
    Remember the Republican culture of corruption? The revolving door of Republican politicians moving in and out of top political offices and Washington D.C. lobbying firms? That's Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson. For years, acting wasn't the Law & Order star's profession -- it was a hobby. In the real world, Thompson has made a fortune in a decades-long career as a Washington lobbyist. And just this month, as part of his role as the ultimate Washington insider, Thompson offered to host yet another fundraising event for Scooter Libby's legal defense fund. Thompson has been vocal in his support of Libby,...
  • Will Fred Thompson's racist role have political repercussions?

    05/04/2007 11:56:38 AM PDT · by Fred · 79 replies · 2,013+ views
    LA (behind the) Times ^ | 05/040/07 | By Tina Daunt
    So can "Law & Order" actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) become the first presidential candidate with this credit? Thompson played a white supremacist, spewing anti-Semitic comments and fondling an autographed copy of "Mein Kampf" on a television drama 19 years ago. His colleagues say that he was just an actor putting everything he had into playing the role of a charismatic racist, named Knox Pooley, in three episodes of CBS' hit show "Wiseguy" in 1988. "Do you call Tom Cruise a killer because he played one in a movie?" asked show creator and writer Stephen J. Cannell. But...
  • Network of Homosexual Political Donors Influencing State Election Campaigns

    02/13/2007 4:11:24 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 585+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/13/07 | Gudrun Schultz
    DENVER, Colorado, February 13, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A powerful initiative to influence American politics toward pro-homosexual policies was recently exposed in extensive coverage by The Atlantic Monthly’s Joshua Green, in an article published in the March 2007 issue. Green’s article revealed a network of wealthy homosexual philanthropists, led by Colorado technology billionaire Tim Gill, who joined forces in the last election to target state level politicians opposed to homosexuality by donating to competing candidates. The campaign was conducted “stealthily”, says Green, with little fanfare to alert those targeted by the nationally-based campaign working against them. One such target was Iowan...