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  • Why Conservatives Should Cheer Up

    11/20/2012 7:51:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 73 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    "Barack Obama won because he recognized a new America." Or maybe an America more fluid, more insubstantial than post-election wisdom is ready to grant. You can't always tell about "new" -- a truth the human race rarely acknowledges. We'll see whether James Carville's and Stan Greenberg's words from a Democracy Corps survey stand up better than the consensus of November 1965, following the Lyndon Johnson-led slaughter of almost every Republican downwind from Barry Goldwater. Johnson, father of the Great Society, was all but run out of Washington on a rail after mucking up the Vietnam War. Meanwhile, as everyone these...
  • Best Foot Forward?

    11/16/2012 7:00:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Our large cruise ship sailed within view of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as a gathering of conservatives sponsored by National Review magazine considered the wreckage of the 2012 election. Most of the writers and commentators on board agreed with Ralph Reed of the Faith and Freedom Coalition that the last thing conservatives need to do now is to form a "circular firing squad." But lessons must be learned. Was Mitt Romney, as some suggested, "our best foot forward" -- a highly intelligent, photogenic, generous, public-spirited, articulate man of great integrity whose loss can only be chalked up to the poor judgment...
  • GOP Convention

    11/15/2012 3:44:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 15, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Any change requires pain. Whatever we are doing now is easy (we think) compared to change, whatever it may be. Changing is hard. It requires us to think anew, to change our habits, our processes, our language. It's venturing out into the unknown. Without a compelling reason, people will stay the same and not change. People begin to change only when the pain of what they are doing becomes more painful than the pain of change. Republicans -- it is time for change. The election last week was painful -- at least for me, a lifetime conservative. It was an...
  • Mitt’s Closing Argument

    11/05/2012 2:15:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian and Garrett Fahy
    Fellow citizens, As voters, you are the jury of this election. You must render a verdict on the president’s stewardship of this nation for the past four years. Yours is a solemn duty, one enshrined in the Constitution and held sacred by over two hundred years of law and tradition. Based on the evidence before you, I believe the verdict is clear. At the Republican convention, Paul Ryan and I asked for your vote, and we explained why we, not President Obama, deserve it. We promised not to lower the seas or heal the planet, but simply to enact commonsense...
  • Who's voting tomorrow - in deference to Election <b>DAY</b>?!!! [Vanity]

    11/05/2012 12:46:26 PM PST · by fwdude · 33 replies
    11/05/12 | fwdude
    I'll be voting early again this year - at 7:00 am on Election Day. Don't trust the "early" voting process because it makes voting often more of a possibility. And IMO ballots are very perishable, the closer you vote to the counting, the fresher and more effective they'll be. How about any of you?
  • The Lord of the Flies Administration

    10/30/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Two recent ads illustrate the great cultural divide in this nation and which parties and presidential candidates represent these competing worldviews. In the handling of the economy and national security, President Obama has shown he's not capable of being the adult in the room. After four years of perpetual campaigning and cheerleading for his pet projects, he still isn't prepared to deal soberly with the consequences of his ideological indulgences. His community organizing fantasy has been to remake America in his more socialistic image, and in the process, he's taken the nation dangerously close to financial ruin. Yet like the...
  • Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

    10/29/2012 8:15:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    IF YOU'VE HEARD IT ONCE, you've heard it a thousand times: It's your civic duty to vote. Between now and Election Day – unless you're planning an extended session in a sensory-deprivation tank – you'll no doubt hear it again. And again. Don't believe it. It's not your duty to vote. Not that I'm against voting. I was 9 when I first saw the inside of a voting booth. It was Election Day, 1968. My father took me with him early in the morning when he went to vote and let me pull the lever for his candidate -- Hubert...
  • Are the TV Anchor People Rooting for President Obama?

    10/27/2012 2:25:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    It is widely perceived that the national television news industry skews left and in some cases actively supports liberal political candidates. While that is debatable on a case-by-case basis, the evidence is overwhelming that the folks who deliver the news to the nation are sympathetic to liberal causes, and that obviously favors President Obama during this election cycle. Let's run it down: --"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams interned for the Carter administration early in his career. He has no registered political affiliation, and I can find no political donations he has made. However, he has denigrated conservatives on late-night...
  • Who Sunk Our Foreign Policy: the Last Face Off Between Obama and Romney

    10/26/2012 7:06:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Crystal Wright
    President Obama is so wrapped up in being Obama, he can’t see that not having a plan for the next for years is a problem when you’re running for re-election. During the final debate on foreign policy, Obama oozed with revisionist history of his record and added a theatrical element to his delivery, glaring at hole through Romney. Meant to be intimidating I’m sure, Romney responded to Obama’s stares and interruptions with calm and confidence, leaving Romney looking like the only adult in the room, as someone commented to me. Romney described the debate and Obama’s re-election campaign well: “Attacking...
  • The 20 Best Quotes From Romney and Ryan In The 2012 Debates

    10/26/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | John Hawkins
    20) I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years. -- Mitt Romney 19) We don’t have to settle for what we’re going through. We don’t have to settle for gasoline at four bucks. We don’t have to settle for unemployment at a chronically high level. We don’t have to settle for 47 million people on food stamps. We don’t have to settle for 50 percent of...
  • Singing the Blues with Barack Obama

    10/25/2012 11:35:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Emmett Tyrrell
    This election is not turning out the way President Barack Obama had expected. Perhaps that is why he has looked so uncomfortable in his three debates with the suddenly debonair Governor Mitt Romney. Possibly President Obama had expected something more from the former governor of Massachusetts, the former CEO of the 2002 Winter Olympics, the former head of Bain Capital -- and, incidentally, is not Bain Capital assuming the same demonic role in this contest between Obama and Romney as Halliburton industries once played in the campaigns of Bush-Cheney? It is, I suppose, an asset that in all their years...
  • Too Much Bluster, Too Late for Obama

    10/25/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 25, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Debates are high-pressure, high-risk events, and they often offer low rewards. A candidate's first goal is not to win the debate, but rather not to lose -- to do no harm to the campaign. A simple misstep can change the course of an election. The first debate was a clear win for former Gov. Romney, who appeared more interested and engaged than President Obama, who appeared aloof, disinterested and arrogant. The difference in their performances -- each standing at a lectern -- enabled Romney to gain momentum in the polls. In their second meeting, they prowled around stage, often circling...
  • Brian Williams: Obama Crowds Down To 5,000 From 50,000 In '08

    10/25/2012 7:00:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Back in 2009, Brian Williams literally bowed to Barack Obama. Today, he's telling like it is from the Obama campaign trail: the size of the crowds is way down from last time around, and the candidate is not the same man he was in '08. This is a stunning admission from a man seen as deeply in the Obama tank. Williams made his admission to Chuck Todd on today's Daily Rundown. Takeaway line: "palpably obvious to you: this is not '08. These are not the crowds, this is not the candidate." View the shocking video here.
  • Under Obama's Leadership, the World is More Dangerous

    10/24/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- The third and final presidential debate Monday raised deeply troubling questions about President Obama's handling of foreign policy in the last four years -- especially on the question of keeping Americans safe in the midst of growing terrorism throughout the world, and resurgent jihadist attacks across the Middle East. Former governor Mitt Romney entered the last debate with a preplanned strategy of calmly addressing the big, overriding issues that threaten our safety and those of our allies. He deliberately toned down both his delivery and his demeanor, as if to demonstrate his confidence that he had already beaten...
  • Why Mitt Romney Will Win

    10/24/2012 6:20:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama was on the ropes in the polls after the first presidential debate. After the second presidential debate, he hit the mat in the polls. And after the third presidential debate, he looks to be down for the count. The question, of course, is why. Looking at the debates alone doesn't tell the full story. Romney surely won the first debate -- in fact, he cleaned President Obama's clock -- but in the second debate, he fought President Obama to a draw. And in the third and final debate, which centered on foreign policy, Romney pulled his punches. So...
  • Obama's Class Warfare: Don't Get Fooled Again

    10/23/2012 3:59:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 23, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    Have you noticed how the Obama campaign has stepped up its class warfare rhetoric as we draw closer to Election Day? President Barack Obama constantly resorts to this tactic because he's simply unable to defend his own record in office, as 23 million Americans are out of work or underemployed and the economy remains in distress. Class warfare is all he has left. But voters aren't buying Obama's polarizing rhetoric. In a Gallup survey about the 12 most important priorities this election year, the issue of "increasing taxes on wealthy Americans" came in dead last among voters. Understandably, Americans are...
  • Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

    10/21/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    YOU'RE A PASSIONATE and committed liberal. Four years ago, enthralled by Barack Obama's biography and inspired by his oratory, you voted for him with pride. You embraced his promise of hope and change. You were deeply moved by the racial progress he symbolized. But above all you voted for him because he expressed such enlightened views. You didn't just want a Democrat back in the White House, you wanted one who would bring progressive clarity to US national policy. For eight years, you'd fumed at George W. Bush's offenses against the Constitution; now at last, you believed, you were supporting...
  • They Didn’t Riot over This Video

    10/21/2012 6:26:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison. After nearly a month of cringing and getting lost in their own contradictions, the Obama administration is finally clinging to an elliptical mention by the president of “acts of terror” that he claims won’t deter us from doing whatever we are supposed to do in the Mideast. What was it we were supposed to be doing over there? Oh, supporting democracy, of course. But democracy in a country where “freedom fighters” roar into town shooting their rifles in the air is going to be hard to achieve. All those celebratory bullets...
  • Optimal Binders Full of Fail

    10/21/2012 3:31:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    Progressives are not having a good week. After a debate “victory” for President Obama, which amounted to simply being caffeinated because the bar was set so low after the first debate, his Libya lies are still haunting him. Yes, moderator Candy Crowley saved his bacon in the moment, but she ended up costing him by forcing a reluctant media to continue to cover the story. He may have won the night, but he lost the week because of it. Had the president simply taken responsibility for his administration’s security failures, apologized, said it would haunt him and shape his actions...
  • Obama Campaign Co-Chair Eva Longoria Gets Schooled

    10/18/2012 10:51:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Liberal celebrities want all of the adoration that social media engagement has to offer -- but none of the accountability that actual engagement requires. For the Hollywood elite, it's "do as they say, not as they tweet." But actress and outspoken Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria learned a hard lesson this week on Twitter: Conservatives online are mad as hell and aren't taking it anymore. On Tuesday night after the second presidential debate, Longoria shared a "retweet" from one of her 4.4-plus million followers on the micro-blogging network. "I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney," the...
  • Operation Rescue Founder Plots To Supress The Obama Vote

    10/13/2012 9:24:16 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 8 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 10/14/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (ACN) The founder of Operation Rescue, Randall Terry, is back in the national spotlight and has found an ingenious and novel way to literally force television stations across the nation to run his hard-hitting and controversial pro-life commercials. His strategy? ... find a cadre of pro-life activists who are willing to run for Congress and "carpet-bomb" pro-life commercials, under the guise of campaign ads, across the nation. The rationale behind Terry's strategy is that television outlets are prohibited by federal law from refusing to run a campaign ad from a candidate for federal office or from asking the candidate to...
  • The Obama Challenge

    10/13/2012 2:17:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    President Obama is in trouble. Poll after poll shows Mitt Romney gaining ground almost everywhere, and Gallup even has the governor ahead by two points nationally. Also, reports say there is a low-level panic going on inside the Obama re-election headquarters in Chicago. So it's crunch time for the president. He must perform well in the debate next Tuesday night or begin auditioning for a cable pundit job. Anyone who knows Obama understands that he likes being the underdog and will most likely deliver a rousing performance at Hofstra University. Obama is certainly aware that another emotional no-show will doom...
  • The Top 10 People, Places, & Phrases Liberals Have Called Racist During The 2012 Campaign

    10/12/2012 3:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | John Hawkins
    "Tainting the tea party movement with the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats. There is no evidence that tea party adherents are any more racist than other Republicans, and indeed many other Americans. But getting them to spend their time purging their ranks and having candidates distance themselves should help Democrats win in November. Having one’s opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness." -- Mary Frances Berry, the liberal former Chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights "Liberals claim Republicans speak in racist code words for the simple...
  • Romney Can Close the Deal

    10/11/2012 6:50:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2012 | Michael Reagan
    Those were my cheers you heard coming from the Left Coast last Wednesday night. I watched the Romney-Obama debate at my home in L.A., where I could hear the gasps and sobs of the creative community get louder and louder as Mitt came out swinging and never let up. That wasn't a debate. It was "The Great Debacle" -- and everyone who watched it for three minutes knew Kid Romney was winning every round on substance and style. I kept waiting for David Axelrod to throw a towel in the ring or referee Jim Lehrer to step in, wave...
  • Election Day Tactics Used By Hugo Chavez To Win (Beware: Obamanists Could Replicate in USA)

    10/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies
    El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela (from original Spanish) ^ | 11 October 2012 | Runrunes (anti-Hugo Chavez Blogger)
    Granted it is rough English to understand, as it is machine translation from the mainstream, non-Chavez "El Universal" newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela today, but it gives the street level tactics the Socialist Community Organizers used in Venezuela to eek out a victory for Communist Hugo Chavez earlier this week. It is provided below in its entirety, with the link to the original Spanish.Of specific interest will be the tactical description of the "double wave" Chavez PSUV strategy on Election Day in polling zones they identified as somewhat sympathetic to the anti-Chavez democratic forces. Pay close attention because these tactics...
  • Missing in Action: Stimulus Sheriff Joe Biden

    10/10/2012 3:47:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Remember when President Obama bragged about Joe Biden's fiscal discipline cred in 2009? "To you, he's Mr. Vice President, but around the White House, we call him the Sheriff," Obama warned government employees. "Because if you're misusing taxpayer money, you'll have to answer to him." Fast-forward to 2012. Call in the search teams. Since being appointed the nation's stimulus spending cop, Sheriff Joe has taken a permanent donut break. He's AWOL on oversight. In fact, he's been bubble-wrapped, boxed and kept completely out of sight. The garrulous gaffe machine hasn't sat down for a national media interview in five months....
  • Obama Zombies on Twitter Threaten to Riot if BHO Loses His Re-election Bid

    10/09/2012 11:00:50 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 149 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 9, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    New civility: Obama supporters threaten to riot if Romney wins; Update: Deleted tweets (Note: Below are some samples of the Tweets posted by Obama supporters, reported and re-posted on the Twitchy site. Link over to Twitchy to read the rest.) If Romney wins I'm Starting a Riot....Who's WIT ME??? — Facey!™ (@daboifacey) October 08, 2012 Is this what Obama meant when he called for a “more civil” tone in U.S. politics? I Hope The USA Is Well Aware That If In The Event This Character Romney Wins The Election, The People Will Start A Country Wide Riot! #Power— John Kramer...
  • Shanghai Calling (China-based donor to pro-Obama Super PAC has Cayman Islands connections)

    10/08/2012 12:23:13 PM PDT · by parisa · 14 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 11, 2012 | Andrew Evans
    A top Obama campaign bundler living in Shanghai, China, is an international businessman with ties to the Cayman Islands. Robert W. Roche has lived in China and Japan for the past 27 years, although he maintains a residence in Chicago. He has used his extensive connections to raise money for the Obama campaign, and has pledged to raise $500,000 for the Obama campaign this year, an upgrade from the $100,000-200,000 he agreed to raise four years ago. He donated the maximum $50,000 allowable to Obama’s inauguration fund in 2009. Roche’s wife, Ritsuko Hattori-Roche, along with Roche’s business partner Don Yang,...
  • How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

    10/08/2012 3:32:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress. As...
  • What's the Real Race Issue Here?

    10/07/2012 9:15:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    Twice Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren have faced off in televised debates, and twice the Massachusetts Senate candidates traded blows over Warren's claim to American Indian ancestry within seconds of the opening bell. The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger have launched dueling campaign ads calling even more attention to the issue, and there has even been a mini-kerfuffle over the low-rent antics of a few Brown staff members, who were filmed war-whooping and tomahawk-chopping at a campaign event in Dorchester. Plainly the question of Warren's Cherokee heritage isn't going away any time soon. I'll be surprised if she and...
  • Mitt Romney: Born Again

    10/06/2012 6:51:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2012 | Steve Deace
    He tried ignoring his base in the primary when it was rallying behind marriage in North Carolina and rallying behind Chick-fil-a when it was under attack, and that didn’t work. Then he tried just scaring people into voting against Obama, and that didn’t work. Finally, Mitt Romney tried conservatism at Wednesday night’s debate—and that did. The result was Romney – that’s right, the guy that was once named the No.8 RINO in the country by Human Events – provided the country the most teachable moment on the differences between Republicans and Democrats in a presidential election since before Al Gore...
  • The Great Debate

    10/05/2012 8:22:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Armstrong Williams
    Romney's stated policies in business during the first presidential debate: champion the growth and development for the middle class. Until now, Romney's position was widely perceived as one of the biggest enemies to the middle class. One of his most powerful moments during the debate was the contrast he illustrated between the president’s decision to finance the five big banks, while allowing small banks to fail across America. Some credit should be given to the president, however, for his short-term policies to save the banks, and the wise business decision to make interest from the banks that were save through...
  • The Inexhaustible Vice President, Or: Of Hogs, Acorns and Joe Biden

    10/05/2012 5:07:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Paul Greenberg
    The worst gaffe a politician can make, it's been said, is not the mistakes he makes on the campaign trail but when he tells the truth. The vice president of the United States, who's a kind of genius at embarrassing himself, did it again the other day when, almost in passing, he mentioned the hallmark of this president's stewardship of the American economy, "the middle class that has been buried these past four years." Oops. Even a blind hog will stumble across an acorn now and then, but this time the vice president had hit on an essential truth, one...
  • Quips, Slips and Gaffes in Presidential Debates

    10/04/2012 4:43:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2012 | Michael Barone
    Mitt Romney was 13 years old and Barack Obama had not been born when an energetic-looking John Kennedy, 43, and a tired-looking Richard Nixon, 47, walked into the WBBM-TV studio in Chicago for the first general election debate between presidential candidates. It is generally held that television viewers felt Kennedy won the first debate, while those listening on radio, unaware of Nixon's improvised makeup, felt Nixon won. That's probably overstated. Contemporary accounts suggest most viewers felt both candidates did well, while the single poll of radio listeners had a small sample possibly tilted toward pro-Nixon rural areas lacking TV reception....
  • 20 Reasons You Just Might Be A Liberal (2012 Election Edition)

    10/02/2012 4:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 2, 2012 | John Hawkins
    With apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, you just might be a liberal if... 1) You get extremely upset about the idea of the government coming into our bedrooms unless it's to give everyone free birth control. 2) You believe that people who hold the exact same position on gay marriage that Barack Obama did last year are horrible bigots who are unfit to hold office. 3) You think that Mitt Romney, who has raked leaves for old people, helped a dying child with his will, and paid for college educations for kids who became quadriplegics in a car wreck, is less...
  • The Particulars of Polls

    10/01/2012 3:45:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2012 | Michael Barone
    As a recovering pollster (I worked for Democratic pollster Peter Hart from 1974 to 1981), let me weigh in on the controversy over whether the polls are accurate. Many conservatives are claiming that multiple polls have overly Democratic samples, and some charge that media pollsters are trying to discourage Republican voters. First, some points about the limits of polls. Random sample polling is an imprecise instrument. There's an error margin of 3 or 4 percent, and polling theory tells us that one out of 20 polls is wrong, with results outside the margin of error. Sometimes it's easy to spot...
  • Debates go to Aggressor, Not the Aggressive

    09/27/2012 5:43:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2012 | Matt Towery
    As a pollster, I understand how polling numbers can lead to the misimpression that televised debates never decide presidential elections. But I first got involved in competitive debate at age 14, and I was coaching state and national politicians in debate starting at age 20. My experience taught me that debates can be the difference. The key to winning televised presidential debates, and ultimately the election, is for a candidate to come across as being the "aggressor," rather than being "aggressive." It's an important distinction. The "aggressor" is the candidate who answers questions with forceful language and a laser focus...
  • Romney's taxes: Who cares?

    09/25/2012 6:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2012 | Cal Thomas
    Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney's tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including President Obama's failed domestic and foreign policy record and approaching massive tax increases? If so, please call me for a great deal on Arizona swampland. The Obama campaign's deputy manager, Stephanie Cutter, accused Romney of taking advantage of lower tax rates for capital gains available only to "those at the top." Is Cutter saying Romney is wrong to obey tax law? The tax code is a mess. It, not Romney, should be the object of...
  • Campaigning on Government Dependency

    09/24/2012 7:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2012 | Dan Holler
    All the pundits and self-described strategists weighing in on Mitt Romney’s 47-percent comments are missing the point. Indeed, most are so immersed in Washington’s corrupting culture that they cannot imagine a political system that creates anything other than ever-increasing government dependence. No one likes to admit it, but most career politicians want you to be dependent upon government. Politicians of all stripes campaign on what they have done for their constituents. That’s what made earmarks so popular with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. They could fire off a press release touting a new bike path or attend a...
  • Lefty Attack: Mitt Romney “Darkened” Skin Before Univision Event

    09/22/2012 11:44:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    At a time when 23 million Americans are unemployed and unemployed, the national debt is exploding, and poverty rates are the highest they’ve ever been, the national media should be focused on issues of paramount importance. That didn’t happen on Friday. Instead, at a “Meet the Candidate” event in Florida sponsored by Univision, a bunch of Lefty bloggers accused Governor Romney of “darkening his skin” in order to curry favor with Latino voters. Appalling: Mitt Romney appeared on Univision's "Meet the Candidate" event on Wednesday evening to talk about issues of importance to Latino voters, including immigration, education and foreign...
  • American Dream On

    09/22/2012 6:14:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    "I expect to be judged by results ... If stuff hasn't worked and people don't feel like I've led the country in the right direction, then you'll have a new president." Barack Obama may regret saying this comment in a stimulus pep rally in 2009. After hearing from numerous independents and Democrats from swing states, all of whom are enormously disappointed in Obama's first term, "Can we go through another four years of this?" is the question that the new documentary "The Hope and Change" ends on. What could America look like after another term of squandered economic opportunities and...
  • Obama's Machiavellian Tricks and the Big Lie About Taxing the Middle Class

    09/21/2012 6:09:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Donald Lambro
    President Obama's entire campaign strategy is based on an age-old political trick that he can overcome his weakness on the economy by changing the subject. His strategists concluded more than a year ago that he was unlikely to win a second term based on his promise to restore the economy to full health and put tens of millions of long unemployed Americans back work. So they fashioned a divisive campaign that was heavily focused on single issue voters -- women, for one, and the large Hispanic vote, for another -- in a handful of critical battleground states he needs to...
  • One Down, Three to Go: Assessing the Brown/Warren Debate

    09/21/2012 3:27:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Tonight marked the first of four, head-to-head debates between US Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and Senator Scott Brown. And what a night it was. As expected, the one-hour long discussion covered a wide array of topics, including jobs and the economy, foreign affairs, and women’s issues. Earlier today, I previewed what I expected to happen. Now, I will evaluate each candidate’s performance, starting with the Democratic challenger. Elizabeth Warren: Welcome to the big time, Professor. Considering this was the first time Ms. Warren had debated publicly, let alone on national television, she was well prepared and ready for the...
  • It Is Time to Use the "The Trump Card"

    09/20/2012 5:54:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Perhaps the most significant and disappointing theme that has run through not only my decades in politics, but my years afterward as a pollster and analyst, has been the GOP's increasing tendency to shy away from anyone or anything that is bold or unique. I've watched that play out once again this year, as the same old suspects have struggled with how to use, or not use, Donald Trump. In fact, most candidates that have actually captured the White House, post-Nixon, did so by taking incredible risks in order to shake things up. Ronald Reagan used his unflappable determination and...
  • Distractions and Diversions

    09/20/2012 4:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Obama’s America

    09/19/2012 10:01:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2012 | Rebecca Hagelin
    As anti-American riots and murderous attacks continue to erupt across the Middle East, America’s response will be dictated by a man that few Americans really know—Barack Obama. It’s time to change that. A new movie, 2016: Obama’s America , is doing just that, breaking box-office records in the process. Who would have thought a documentary, in the midst of a tight economy, would draw record crowds to America’s theatres? But a documentary is a story, and this one has a compelling message, and it's been my honor to help promote it. Americans are flocking to the theatres to learn the...
  • Romney's "Secret Video" and the Dem Politics of "Squirrel!"

    09/19/2012 3:50:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2012 | MIchelle Malkin
    Democrats need to change their party mascot from the donkey to the squirrel. They divert the media's and the electorate's short attention spans with fleeting, fuzzy objects -- like the main canine character in the animated Pixar movie "Up," who was easily distracted from his main thoughts and serious duties by every last little moving trifle. Embassy attacks? Quick, find a squirrel! Warnings ignored? Squirrel! American troops killed by long-plotting jihadis exploiting security weaknesses? Squirrel! First Amendment sabotage by White House officials in the name of political correctness? Squirrel! Chronic joblessness, high gas prices, exploding dependency? Squirrel! Squirrel! Squirrel! As...
  • Romney Will be Judged on Actions, Not Coverage

    09/18/2012 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Byron York
    Salena Zito, a reporter with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, watched Mitt Romney's Wednesday morning news conference from a diner in Wisconsin. Customers paid careful attention to the TV as reporters repeatedly asked Romney if he had made a mistake by criticizing President Obama's handling of the embassy crises in Egypt and Libya. The exchanges left no doubt that Romney's questioners thought he had made a mess of the situation. But Zito found an entirely different reaction in the diner. "People were just floored by the press," she says. "The group was pretty mixed between Obama supporters and Romney supporters, and even...
  • Why This Ex-Libertarian is Voting Mitt Romney

    09/17/2012 8:33:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Before I introduce myself and tell you about the most important decision of my political life, let me first cut to the chase. If Obama is re-elected on November 6th, you haven’t seen anything yet. Because the first Obama term was just a small taste of things to come. Without ever having to answer to voters again, he will be free to be his REAL radical self. Without any need for restraint, Obama will throw caution to the wind, ignore Congress, and govern by Executive Order. He will be free to truly wreck this economy from sea to shining sea-...