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  • Another Poll: Americans Say Tough CIA Interrogations After 9/11 Were Appropriate

    12/17/2014 2:34:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 17, 2014 | Guy Benson
    After days of brow-furrowed, self-righteousness analysis from much of the national media over Senate Democrats'†tendentious and dishonest "torture report,"†poll after†poll has shown that the American people†aren't eager to join the anti-CIA mob. The latest,†from NBC/WSJ: Fewer than three in ten Americans are willing to second-guess the intelligence community's use of harsh techniques in questioning captured terrorists in the wake of 9/11's deadly attacks. †Most people's†memories of the fear and chaos of that time are fresh enough to give the CIA the benefit of the doubt. †Plus, Dianne Feinstein's squad did themselves no favors by refusing to interview a single person...
  • 2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie

    12/15/2014 9:16:56 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 3 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Kyle Smith
    2014 is the Year of the Liberal Lie By Kyle Smith Bowe Bergdahl. The IRSís missing e-mails. Lena Dunham. ďHands up, donít shoot.Ē Jonathan Gruber. GM and that faulty ignition switch. Andrew Cuomo and that anti-corruption commission. The Secret Service and that White House intruder. Rachel Noerdlinger and her ďdisabledĒ son. Rolling Stone and gang rape. 2014 was the year when truth was optional. 2014 was the year when convenient fabrication was the weapon of choice for celebrities, activists, big business and politicians. 2014 was the Year of the Lie. In each case, the liars used their powerful positions to...
  • Greg Abbott Wins in Texas; Wendy Davis Joins MSNBC

    11/05/2014 5:42:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The National Review's The Corner ^ | November 4, 2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Okay, the second half of that headline is not true ó yet. But after being catapulted to national stardom for her pink athletic shoes and abortion extremism, Texas Democrat Wendy Davis has been trounced in her bid for the Lonestar State governorís mansion by Republican Greg Abbott. Fox News has called the race for Abbott with 43 percent reporting. The victory comes after Davisís myriad campaign missteps, from declining to answer whether she thought her wheelchair-bound opponent was exploiting his disability for political purposes, to questioning his fidelity to the right to interracial marriage, despite the fact that Abbott himself...
  • New York Lawmakers Outraged at Trayvon Martin Verdict

    07/13/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    politicker.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Officials and various candidates for office joined in the flood of outrage tonight following the not guilty verdict in the racially-charged trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, the mayoral raceís only black candidate, released and tweeted a terse, one-line statement slamming the decision, which was read tonight just before 10 p.m. ďTrayvon Martin was killed because he was black,Ē declared Mr. Thompson. ďThere was no justice done today in Florida.Ē City Council Speaker Christine Quinn further slammed the acquittal as ďa shocking insult to his family and everyone seeking justice...
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scottís victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on ďThe Kelly FileĒ tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to ďsend Kay Hagan home.Ē In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • Bob Beckel: Get ready for an October surprise, Republicans

    09/21/2014 4:37:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | posted at 11:21 am on September 19, 2014 by Allahpundit
    Via NRO, nothing says ‚Äúslow news Friday‚ÄĚ like a lazy post devoted to half-assed speculation. On the one hand, he‚Äôs an old Democrat with friends in the Democratic establishment. He might conceivably have heard something from a friend who‚Äôs heard something from someone who‚Äôs in a position to know. On the other hand, I haven‚Äôt seen a single other liberal in media anywhere say anything about an October surprise. What‚Äôs most likely? That Bob Beckel, Fox News liberal, is somehow more tapped in to the White House than MSNBC? That lots of other lefties in media know what he‚Äôs talking...
  • Pelosi will buy the election without you

    08/27/2014 4:36:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    NRCC | Karl Rove
    Friend, Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama have announced how they plan to win back 25 conservative House seats in this yearís Midterm Elections. Whatís their strategy? Use a massive cash advantage to roll over our candidates. They're already $27 MILLION ahead of us and continue using Obamaís money machine to rake in millions from liberal mega-donors nationwide. The year's biggest fundraising deadline is only 7 days away on August 31st. Itís now or never if we are to catch up with them so we can win key races around the country. (SNIP) Friend, Iíve reviewed the data and am confident...
  • MSNBC Contributor Michelle Bernard Sees 'War on Black Boys' in America, Fears 'Genocide'

    08/18/2014 8:37:27 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 64 replies
    Move over, War on Women, there's a new war in town. On the August 18 edition of MSNBC's Hardball, contributor Michelle Bernard warned there is a "war on black men" in the United States, as evidence both by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and persistent criticism of President Barack Obama from Republicans. What's more, Bernard insisted, there would be a "genocide" of young black men unless the problem were seriously addressed to her satisfaction.
  • Senate GOP Elects Pro-Life Mitch McConnell Leader, Promises 5-Month Abortion Ban

    11/13/2014 10:17:38 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life news ^ | 11/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Fresh from their overwhelming victory on Election Day, handing them control of the Senate over pro-abortion Democrats led by Harry Reid, Senate Republicans have unanimously elected pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell as their leader. McConnell, hailing from Kentucky, has promised the Senate will vote on a House-passed bill that bans abortions after 5 months because scientific research shows unborn children can feel pain at that point in pregnancy. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act: bans abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy and would save at least 18,000 lives a year. McConnell previously pledged that if his party won the...
  • MIDTERM DEMOCRAT DEMOLITION DERBY FACTOIDS: (why O has acid reflux)

    12/07/2014 4:47:52 AM PST · by Liz · 97 replies
    VARIOUS SOURCES | 12/7/14
    REPUBLICANS STUNNING WINS MAKE ELECTORAL HISTORY The treasure trove of Congressional and down-ticket wins: <><> midterms were a massive and awesome rejection of liberals and Progressives, <><> Southern Democrats control not a single governorship, US senator or legislative chamber, <><> 73 percent of LA's white voters say they "strongly disapproved" of Obama, <><> Democrat losses stretch from the Carolinas westward to Texas, <><> Of 140 Southern States election districts---110 went Republican. <><> GOP House majorities are huge and solid. <><> NBC's Chuck Todd says Dems can't recapture losses until 2022, <><> Some pundits say Republicans have a 100-year majority;...
  • 2014 elections: Lessons, new landscape, new challenges (Commies have a problem...)

    12/07/2014 12:40:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    CPUSA ^ | 11/21/14 | John Bachtell
    There's no sugarcoating it. The November 2014 election results marked a serious setback for Democrats, the anti-ultra right alliance and the broad people's coalition led by labor. The fight for jobs at living wages, workers and immigrant rights, racial and gender equality, for climate justice and peace proceeds under more unfavorable conditions. The election resulted in a wave of victories for the Republicans and ultra right that may have surpassed 2010. However, while the GOP claims otherwise, it was not a mandate for right-wing policies. Grassroots efforts by labor and its allies mobilized millions of voters. Tens of thousands of...
  • West Virginiaís Saira Blair is learning to balance college life, state politics

    12/06/2014 11:20:14 PM PST · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/06/2014 | Monica Hesse
    What do you have going on tomorrow?Ē asks Craig, who is himself a state senator and was his daughterís campaign manager. ďI might see some friends. I have to write those thank-you letters.Ē The letters are to her supporters, some of the 18,000 West Virginians Saira will be representing in the 59th District ó a mostly rural, mostly Republican region two hours from Washington. She won the election in November by beating her opponent, a 44-year-old attorney, with 63 percent of the vote, and since then she has become the most famous state legislator in the country, as well as...
  • DNC Head: ĎVoters Agree with Us,í Just Werenít Motivated During Midterms

    12/06/2014 7:43:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Dec. 6, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    The Democrats suffered some pretty crushing losses this election season, and they know it. So the DNC convened a special committee to look into why they did as badly as they did, and various individuals serving on the committee have different reasons for why they lost so badly. Was it Obamaís unpopularity? Actually, no, according to the testimonials of Nevada state party chair Roberta Lange and Indiana state party vice chair Cordelia Burks:
  • Behold: Mary Landrieu in full meltdown

    12/03/2014 3:54:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Guy Benson
    t‚Äôs almost the end of the line for the Mary Express, and she knows it. First, she tripled down on her ‚Äėsexism and racism‚Äô smear against an electorate that has entrusted her (a woman!) with 18 years in the US Senate, and that handed Gov. Bobby Jindal (whose skin is brown!) a re-election victory so comprehensive that he carried every single parish in the state. Then, she offered no comment after top aides and supporters confirmed Republicans‚Äô principal charge against her, and exhorted partisan Democrats to vote illegally. Next, she blundered through her final debate, assailing her Republican opponent for...
  • The Demise of the White Democratic Voter

    12/03/2014 3:00:53 PM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/11/2014 | Thomas B. Edsall
    Republicans are not satisfied with winning 62 percent of the white vote. To counter the demographic growth of Democratic constituencies whose votes threaten Republican success in high-turnout presidential elections, Republicans have begun a concerted effort to rupture the partisan loyalty of the remaining white Democratic voters. Their main target is socially liberal, fiscally conservative suburbanites, the weakest reeds in the Democratic coalition. These middle-income white voters do not share the acute economic needs of so-called downscale Democratic voters and they are less reliant on government services. The Republican strategy to win over these more culturally tolerant, but still financially pressed,...
  • NYT: Working-Class Disgust with Democrats Hitting 'Dangerous Levels'

    12/03/2014 12:00:42 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    Progressive New York Times columnist Thomas B. Edsall wrote on Tuesday that Democrats' embrace of Obamacare's redistribution scheme has angered and alienated working-class and middle-class Americans. "Even though midterm elections favor Republicans, the 2014 results show middle and working-class dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party rising to dangerous levels, which threatens the party's growing demographic advantages," wrote Edsall. As Breitbart News reported last Wednesday, the latest Gallup poll finds that President Barack Obama's approval rating with working-class white voters has hit an all-time low 27%. Moreover, the Gallup poll's findings were taken from opinion data collected prior to racially-charged riots in...
  • G.O.P. Gains by Tapping Democratsí Base for State Candidates

    11/30/2014 1:36:25 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 29, 2014
    WASHINGTON ó As Republicans took control of an unprecedented 69 of 99 statehouse chambers in the midterm elections, they did not rely solely on a bench of older white men. Key races hinged on the strategic recruitment of women and minorities, many of them first-time candidates who are now learning the ropes and joining the pool of prospects for higher office.
  • Did ObamaCare Cost The Democrats The Election?

    11/29/2014 4:59:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    As I wrote at Forbes yesterday, New York Senator Charles Schumer has placed the blame for the Democratís disastrous defeat in this fallís election squarely at the feet of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Speaking at the National Press Club the other day, the third-ranking Democrat in the US Senate said that whatever the merits or demerits of health reform, it was bad politics. About 95 percent of all voters have health insurance, Schumer said, and the vast majority of those like the insurance they have. By contrast, most of the uninsured donít vote. Only a third of them are...
  • President Pinocchios' Nose Is Growing Longer and Longer

    04/16/2014 7:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama and the Democrats have been peddling some whoppers lately about women in the workforce and Obamacare that are patently untrue, or based on questionable, exaggerated data. Obama and his party are betting they can get away with such falsehoods because the news media swallows them whole, regurgitating their charges as facts. Washington's ultra-liberal press corps rarely digs into the veracity of his claims. The first is the White House's election year claims that average working women are paid a great deal less than men, often for the same amount of work. Here's what Obama said...
  • President Pinocchio

    01/22/2014 11:05:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Obama's bogus promises, predictions and claims are legendary, but perhaps you've forgotten his "sky is falling" forecast about the $85 billion budget sequester. Last February, as Congress's automatic budget cuts began chipping away at the government's out-of-control spending levels, Obama went hyperbolic. The spending cuts would deal a "huge blow... to our economy as a whole" and "all our economic progress could be at risk." In a string of speeches, the president played his fear card again. Air traffic control operations were being put at risk. Cancer research projects would be halted. Your food safety was in...
  • 2014 and Republican Morale

    11/25/2014 6:32:14 AM PST · by CPT Clay · 3 replies
    Red State ^ | November 24th, 2014 at 05:00 PM | Dan McLaughlin
    ERICK ERICKSON FRONT PAGE WRITERS FEATURES E-LETTERS COFFEE & MARKETS GATHERING FRIENDS RedState Gathering Set For Atlanta in 2015! Click here for more information. ę BACK | PRINT RS FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR 2014 and Republican Morale By: Dan McLaughlin (Diary) | November 24th, 2014 at 05:00 PM | 15 RESIZE: AAA Share on Facebook 12 57 SHARES Sexy Karl Rove 622 Thereís been a lot written about the impact of the 2014 elections, but letís not overlook one of the really crucial points: its effect on Republican morale. Republicans didnít just need a win: we needed a win that met...
  • Obama thanks New England for its support with a finger in its eye

    11/19/2014 9:02:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/19/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New England is beyond a doubt the most socialist section of the country. For all their talk about ďBoston StrongĒ and ďHearty New Englanders,Ē they are the most committed supporters of Democrat liberals. Last Wednesday their loyalty to Barack Obama was rewarded with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís (NOAA) crushing blow to New Englandís cod fishing industry. Obamaís henchmen at NOAA placed a, ďsix-month ban on most cod fishing off New England this week and are threatening to cut next yearís catch by up to 75 percent.Ē Given the extent of the damage this ban will do, observers have...
  • Two weeks after the election, five house seats remain undecided.

    11/19/2014 9:52:29 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 19 November 2014 | Election Command Center
    Five congressional seats in three states remain too close to call or undecided. They are: Arizona 2nd: GOP Challenger Martha McSally leads incumbent Ron Barber by 179 votes. California 7th: GOP Challenger Doug Ose leads incumbent Ami Bera by 530 votes. California 16th: GOP Challenger Johnny Tacherra leads incumbent Jim Costa by 741 votes. Louisiana 5th: Single Democrat candidate Jamie Mayo leads with 28% of the total, but has an uphill climb against a crowded GOP field who garnered 69%. The leader was Ralph Abraham with 23%, who seems all but certain to win the December 2nd run-off. Louisiana 6th:...
  • Obamacare repeal is more likely, and now GOP needs an alternative

    11/17/2014 9:08:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 132 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Philip Klein
    This month, two developments have shaken the conventional wisdom that repealing President Obamaís healthcare law is an impossibility. First, Republicans scored a historic election victory, not only taking control of the Senate but likely winning the most House seats since 1928 ó the year before Ernest Hemingway published A Farewell to Arms. Second, the Supreme Court took up another case on Obamacare, and if the justices rule against the administration, it would force a re-opening of the law. This doesnít even account for the recently released videos of one of Obamacareís main architects, MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, conceding that Democrats...
  • Nancy Pelosi reveals the GOP conspiracy behind Democrat midterm disaster

    11/17/2014 9:04:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/17/14 | Doug Book
    Countless politicos and media pundits have offered what each believes the real reason for the drubbing Democrats took on November 4th. A few mavericks even suggested the impossibleĖthat Barack Obamaís policies were to blame for the carnage rather than his Blackness. But leave it to San Franciscoís brainy congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, to provide the indisputable skinny on a midterm catastrophe which strengthened the GOP hold on the House and robbed Harry Reid of the Senate. As Nancy explains it, ďto succeed, we must inspire, educate and remove obstacles to participation. Only by changing our political environment and broadening the universe...
  • How Democrats Defeated Themselves

    11/17/2014 4:20:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2014 | Star Parker
    New Gallup polling on party favorability ratings should be useful reading for leaders of the Democratic Party who are still in denial about the meaning of the Republican sweep in the recent elections. The percentage of Americans giving the Democratic Party a favorable rating is at an all time low Ė 36 percent. It now stands below the current 42 percent favorable rating of the Republican Party. Notable is that Democrats themselves are increasingly unhappy with their own party. Whereas now 81 percent of Democrats give a favorable rating to their own party, this is 14 points below the 95...
  • Obama To Voters Ė My Voice is The Only One That Counts

    11/16/2014 6:14:16 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 11/16/2014 | Don Feder
    The day after the 2014 election, the president made one of his Olympian pronouncements: "To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you," he declared. But, "to the two-thirds of Americans who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you too." But what are non-voters saying, that they love the president so much that they couldn't bear to take part in an election where he'd be crushed? It's more likely non-voting is due to laziness, apathy or cynicism about a political process that offers Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as alternatives. In 2014,...
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicansí Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; ďIf you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.Ē President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senateís bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • Is This the Political Map of the Future?

    11/14/2014 4:51:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Michael Barone
    If you're a political junkie -- or at least if you're a conservative political junkie -- you've probably seen the map. It's a map of the United States showing the congressional districts won by Republicans in red and those won by Democrats in blue. It looks almost entirely red, except for some pinpoints of blue in major metropolitan areas and a few blue blotches here and there -- in Minnesota, Northern New Mexico and Arizona, Western New England, along the Pacific Coast. Of course, it's misleading. Congressional districts are of basically equal population, and Democrats tend to roll up big...
  • Voting 'No' on Obama's Immigration Policies (An Absolute Must)

    11/13/2014 4:04:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Everyone finds a lesson in the Republican midterm tsunami. One message was that so-called comprehensive immigration reform and broad amnesty have little national public support. Polls have long shown that, but so do last week's election results. Candidates in swing states who promised amnesties got no edge from such opportunistic posturing. Candidates who pandered to identity groups and played the ethnic card lost in most cases. Voters in liberal Oregon overwhelmingly rejected driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. In reaction, President Obama sulked, threatening to quickly push through an unpopular amnesty by executive order. Obama apparently knows that he enjoys neither...
  • Sen. Landrieu Pushes For Keystone Pipeline on Senate Floor: "I Believe It Is Time To Act" [Video]

    11/12/2014 3:10:22 PM PST · by Third Person · 50 replies
    RCP ^ | November 12th, 2014 | Senator Mary Landrieu
    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-Louisiana) took to the Senate floor this afternoon to push for the Keystone XL pipeline. "This has been a project that has lingered far too long," she said. "It is clearly supported by 60 or more members of this body. It is a piece of legislation that has been endorsed by the new Majority Leader, to-be Majority Leader, is a cosponsor and a leading cosponsor of the legislation." "I believe it is time to act," Landrieu said. "I believe that we should take the new Majority Leader at his word and stop blocking legislation that is broadly...
  • GOP adds another Senate seat as Sullivan wins Alaska

    11/12/2014 1:59:00 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 93 replies
    FOX ^ | NOV 12, 2014 | FOX
    <p>Republican candidate Dan Sullivan defeated Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Begich in Alaskaís U.S. Senate race Wednesday.</p> <p>The win gives the GOP eight Senate pickups in the midterm elections. The party is also seeking a ninth seat in Louisianaís runoff in December.</p>
  • Heh: Watch How MSNBC Hosts Reacted on Election Night

    11/11/2014 3:16:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Townhall.com staff
    The Washington†Free Beacon strikes†again: MSNBC's Fun Election Night Coverage | SUPERcuts! #123
  • National vote totals for 2014 Senate & Governor elections

    11/09/2014 6:51:47 AM PST · by ReaganThatcherJohnPaul2 · 23 replies
    Nice maps and colors at the site. http://uselectionatlas.org/2014.php
  • Feminist Writer Canít Stand Republican Women

    11/10/2014 3:40:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Whether liberals would like to admit it or not; 2014 was a historic moment for women, especially Republican women. Besides it being a wave election, Republicans elected the first female senators from Iowa and West Virginia, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and the first black Republican woman¬ĖMia Love¬Ėin Utah. Yet, these were Republican women; they¬íre a horrid subset of the human species beholden to their patriarchal masters according to feminists. Well, it all comes down to abortion¬Ėagain¬Ėand this super-secret conspiracy to make life for American women¬Ėand women around the world¬Ėmiserable (via¬†the Guardian) [emphasis mine]: In a way, female...
  • It's the Second Amendment, Stupid

    11/09/2014 9:19:36 AM PST · by PROCON · 2 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 8, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    As Democrat postmortem sets in and gun control proponents grasp for ways to explain the political beating they took on November 4, the explanation is already evident to voters -- "It's the Second Amendment, stupid." In 1992 James Carville provided a singular focus for the Bill Clinton campaign by quipping, "It's the economy, stupid." The Harvard Institute of Politics reports that this went from being a statement to an "internal audience of campaign workers" to being the way Clinton packaged and sold his presidential campaign. Fast forward 22 years and "It's the Second Amendment, stupid." The Washington Post admitted that...
  • Reid leaves a legacy of wreckage

    11/09/2014 7:53:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    suntimes ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Steve Huntley
    The first order of business for the U.S. Senate under Republican Mitch McConnell will be getting the Senate back in business. For most of the last four years, Democrat Harry Reid manipulated what was once the worldís greatest deliberative body for political purposes, not for the hard task of governing. The House passed more than 300 bills but they mostly died from neglect in the Senate. What little legislation that made it to the floor crashed as Reid manipulated Senate rules to ban amendments and debate. When Republicans refused to bow to his tin-pot dictatorial rule, he accused them of...
  • How did it all go so wrong with Wendy Davis?

    11/08/2014 2:48:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    I think I can speak for nearly all the pundits in the right side blogosphere when I say that we’re going to miss Wendy Davis. Few candidates have offered more fun coverage and easy peasy headlines than the pink sneaker wonder delivered during the 2014 races. When the end came, it came down like a hammer, and even with all of the rosy pictures being drawn by Texas Democrats about shifting demographics and a new majority, Davis took home a brutal, 20 point drubbing for her efforts. (Prompting Salon to proclaim that White Women had let down the entire state.)...
  • Final Senate Breakers & Governors Breakers Report November 3, 2014 (warning - optimism alert)

    11/03/2014 3:27:22 PM PST · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Here we are: the end of the campaigns. We have likely seen our last polls. And yet, they seem unsatisfying. The mood in 2006 and 2010 was clear: the Presidentís party was going to suffer, and the only question was how much
  • Holder Sends 'Election Monitors' to Polls

    11/03/2014 3:11:57 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 58 replies
    WEEKLY STANDARD ^ | Nov 3, 2014 | Daniel Harper
    Holder Sends 'Election Monitors' to Polls NOV 3, 2014 ē BY DANIEL HALPER Attorney General, Eric Holder is dispatching "federal election monitors" to polls tomorrow for Election Day. http://weaselzippers.us/wp-content/uploads/BPP-500x281.jpg "As Americans across the country prepare to vote in tomorrow's midterm elections, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Department of Justice has dispatched federal monitors to polling places around the country," reads the press release from the Department of Justice. "Just as they do during every election, these officials will gather information on numerous aspects of local election procedures, including whether voters are treated differently depending on their race or...
  • The South: Solid once againófor Republicans

    11/08/2014 9:37:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 8, 2014 8:17 AM EST | Bill Barrow
    With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy. The results put Southern Republicans at the forefront in Washingtonófrom Senate Majority Leader-in-waiting Mitch McConnell of Kentucky to a host of new committee chairmen. Those leaders and the rank-and-file behind them will set the Capitol Hill agenda and continue molding the GOPís identity heading into 2016. In statehouses, consolidated Republican power affords the opportunity to advance conservative...
  • Wendy Davis Campaign Blames Massive Defeat on Ebola

    11/07/2014 7:08:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    In one of the most bizzare explanations for losing a campaign ever, a spokesman for pro-abortion Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis blamed the massive loss to pro-life Governor-elect Greg Abbott on ebola. From Breitbart: wendydavis11Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was steamrolled in her bid to become the stateís next governor, and it appears that her staff believes Ebola has something to do with the failure of her campaign. Speaking on behalf of Davisí campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, ďThe losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas...
  • Itís Shocking How Little Was Spent on the Midterms

    11/08/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 7, 2014 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    The ďmost expensive election in history.Ē Our democracy is being ďbought and sold.Ē This election, ďdebased by money, shames us all.Ē These are some of the recent expressions of outrage about what the Center for Responsive Politicsestimates to have been $3.67 billion spent for federal offices during the 2014 midterms. Two days before the election on ďFace the Nation,Ē CBSís Bob Schieffer asked viewers to name one item whose costs have gone up as much over time as campaigns. Thatís easy. While campaign spending soared to $3.67 billion this year from $1.6 billion in 1998, federal government spending rose 5%...
  • ACLU lawsuit challenges Iowaís felon voting rules

    11/08/2014 6:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 7, 2014 | Ryan J. Foley
    The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Friday challenging Iowaís tough policies that bar felons from voting, seeking to restore the right to thousands of former offenders before the 2016 presidential election. The case aims to end confusion over rules that followed a 2011 policy change by Gov. Terry Branstad and a criminal investigation into people who improperly voted. Iowa is among three states where felons cannot vote after completing their sentences unless their rights are restored by the governor. ďThe widespread denial of voting rights on the basis of a felony conviction is the single biggest denial of...
  • Rep. Scott Peters beats Carl DeMaio for San Diego seat (Homosexual Rino loses afterall)

    11/08/2014 6:56:35 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/14 | MJ LEE
    California Democratic Rep. Scott Peters has defeated (homosexual)Republican challenger Carl DeMaio in one of the most competitive House races in the country. The Associated Press called the race Friday night, nearly 72 hours after polls closed in the San Diego-area district. Peters, who trailed DeMaio in early returns, currently leads the Republican by 4,491 votes, 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent.
  • [Vanity] Silent Campaign Exposes the Democrats

    11/08/2014 3:36:08 AM PST · by sr4402 · 30 replies
    Vanity | 11/8/2014 | Self
    The Republicans did not have a national campaign except to send back Obama's words to haunt him. It was a nationally silent campaign and whoever came up with it was a genius. As long as the Republican spoke out about any national issue, the Lamestream Media would speak out against it. Whether it was abortion, healthcare, racial bating; it did not matter, the media would take the side of the Democratic party. By avoiding speaking on these issues and focusing like a laser on Obama's misstatements and obvious mistakes (Ebola and ISIL), they avoided the Democrats and the Lamestream Media's...
  • Monster Win for Natural Marriage [Great Analysis]

    11/08/2014 12:28:30 AM PST · by GonzoII · 48 replies
    American Family Association ^ | Friday, November 7, 2014 8:53 AM | Bryan Fischer
    Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals struck a reverberating blow on behalf of natural marriage and the Constitution by upholding bans on sodomy-based marriages in its jurisdiction.It is impossible to overestimate the importance of this ruling.It means, for one thing, that the issue is now on the fast track to the Supreme Court. If the Court accepts a marriage case by January, a decision will almost certainly be issued by next June.From a constitutional standpoint, the 6th Circuitís ruling is a model of sound jurisprudence. The ruling observes that the Supreme Court has already settled the question of the...
  • Jobs Mirage Caught Up with Obama, Dems

    11/08/2014 5:49:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John Ransom
    On the heels to two so-so jobs reports‚ÄĒone from the government, one from ADP-- the spotlight remains firmly on the non-jobs recovery that Obama and the Democrats were successfully able to cover up for six years. The government reported jobs growth of 214,000 jobs for the month of October this week. While the number is okay, it is nowhere near what is needed to heal the wounds to the labor market.As our own Peter Morici observed:The official jobless rate is 5.8 percent, down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but that has been mostly accomplished by encouraging prime working-aged...
  • 'Morning Joe' to Congressional Republicans: Ignore Rush Limbaugh

    11/07/2014 9:20:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | November 7, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On his Wednesday radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh emphatically stated that it was not the job of newly elected Republican majority in both chambers of Congress to govern, work together, find common ground or compromise. Instead, Limbaugh told his audience the message was clear, which was the American people wanted Congress to stop President Barack Obama. On MSNBCís ďMorning JoeĒ on Friday, host Joe Scarborough and Bloomberg Politics John Heilemann dismissed that suggestion from Limbaugh and warned Republicans not to follow that advice. ďIf you listen to talk radio and some of the right-wing, the far right...