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  • Democratic stunner: It isn’t even close in Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary showdown

    01/27/2015 9:00:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2015 | David Sherfinski
    As she reportedly lays the groundwork for an all-but-declared presidential run in 2016, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton leads Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts by commanding margins in new polls testing Democrats’ preference for their 2016 presidential nominee. In a head-to-head matchup, Mrs. Clinton leads Mrs. Warren, 62 percent to 22 percent, when respondents were asked who they would vote for if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary were held in their state today, according to a Rasmussen poll. Sixteen percent were undecided and 18 percent said they had not heard of Mrs. Warren.
  • Hey GREAT JOB accidentally revealing confidential info of ISIS hostage this morning, White House!

    01/25/2015 4:28:13 PM PST · by blueyon · 23 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 1/25/15 | soopermexican????
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough accidentally revealed the first name of a previously unidentified hostage being held by ISIS. Watch
  • Sheldon Silver’s arrest sends Albany into a state of panic (Democrats lighting candles alert!)

    01/24/2015 8:48:12 AM PST · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Carl Campanile, Danika Fears and Aaron Short
    Albany is terrified and in disarray after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest, with lawmakers and insiders fearing he’ll turn on them to save himself. “People are scratching their heads and saying, ‘What did I say the last time I spoke to Shelly?’ ” one veteran Albany lobbyist told The Post on Friday. After Silver’s arrest Thursday, US Attorney Preet Bharara hinted at more to come, telling the public to “stay tuned.” Now legislators are questioning why Silver’s closest Democratic colleagues, including Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, have pledged support for him instead of calling for his resignation. “They want Shelly to...
  • THAT’S RICH: Palm Beach Billionaire Jeff Greene Lectures Americans About Living Modestly!

    01/23/2015 3:23:11 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Gossip Extra ^ | 1/23/15
    Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, who made his fortune by betting against homeowners in the mortgage and credit crisis, has been mouthing off about the lifestyle that the rest of us enjoy. He thinks it’s too much — even though he owns America’s most expensive single-family house! The former U.S. Senate wannabe took advantage of his presence at the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland to tell a worldwide audience via Bloomberg News that we, the common people, need to have fewer things. ... Greene is also known in these parts for making contractors who work on his $36 million-,...
  • Hillary Clinton has double-digit leads over potential GOP presidential rivals, poll shows

    01/22/2015 6:06:48 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 85 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/22/2015 | Anne Guran
    Hillary Rodham Clinton holds double-digit leads over potential Republican challengers Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney as the likely Democratic presidential candidate moves closer to entering the 2016 race, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Although Clinton, Bush and Romney are all longtime politicians and members of political dynasties, registered voters are less likely to count that familiarity against Clinton. That is a good sign for Clinton, a failed 2008 presidential candidate and the focus of Republican criticism that her time has come and gone. Clinton’s potential to make history as the first female U.S. president makes little difference to...
  • Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

    01/22/2015 3:29:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Toshiba ^ | January 22, 2015 | Tom Hays and David Klepper
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks. The 70-year-old Democrat was taken into custody by the FBI on federal conspiracy and bribery charges that carry up to 100 years in prison and could cost him his political seat. He was released on $200,000 bail.
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Took Millions in Graft, U.S. Says

    01/22/2015 10:14:20 AM PST · by proxy_user · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and MARC SANTORA
    The speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday and accused of using the power of his office for more than a decade to secure millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks and then covering up his schemes, according to court documents. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, is accused of a range of corrupt dealings that capitalized on his official position. They include using his position to obtain corrupt payments misrepresented as referral fees from...
  • West Virginia abortion ban bill filed again after veto

    01/20/2015 6:47:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    newsandsentinel.com ^ | January 20, 2015 | Associated Press
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Democrat has refiled a proposal banning abortions after 20 weeks gestation in West Virginia, despite its veto last year. On Tuesday, Fayette County Del. David Perry reintroduced the bill that Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed. It bans abortions after 20 weeks, except for when expectant mothers have certain serious medical emergencies. Leading up to last year's election, the Democratic-run House and Senate passed the proposal overwhelmingly.
  • You guessed it: Michelle Obama's 51st birthday is for fundraising

    01/14/2015 12:24:17 PM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 14, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    First lady Michelle Obama’s 51st birthday is this week, and has it’s own jingle, but not the traditional "Happy Birthday." No, it sounds more like “cha-ching,” as in the cash register ringing up a new sale. That’s because the Democratic Party is using her 51st birthday to raise money. [Snip] Click the link to sign the card, and you get directed to a donor page seeking contributions up to $2,000.
  • Pueblo councilwoman who faced recall resigns ( Colorado Democrat )

    01/14/2015 9:33:53 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    krdo ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | Michelle San Miguel
    Pueblo City Councilwoman Ami Nawrocki submitted her resignation letter to City Manager Sam Azad Tuesday (1/13/15). Nawrocki said she's calling it quits after 2 1/2 years on City Council because the recall election is hurting her family. ... Nawrocki became the target of a recall last year after she was accused of breaking state law by keeping the public out of the loop when she discussed public business over email. Former council members Sandy Daff and Chris Kaufman resigned after facing the same accusations. ... City Clerk Gina Dutcher estimates the recall will cost city taxpayers between $35,000-$50,000. That expense...
  • Former Florida lieutenant governor to lobby for medical marijuana

    01/14/2015 4:14:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Jacksonville Biz Journal ^ | 1/13/15 | Alexa Epitropoulos
    A former Republican lieutenant governor of Florida is joining attorney John Morgan's push to legalize medical marijuana statewide. Jeff Kottkamp, who served in Gov. Charlie Crist's administration, signed paperwork to lobby for a Morgan-backed bill, called the Florida for Care bill, which would expand – not overwrite – the existing "Charlotte's Web" law.
  • Ten Reasons Why I Am No Longer a Leftist

    11/08/2014 8:17:44 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 75 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 05 Nov 2014 | Danusha V. Goska
    How far left was I? So far left my beloved uncle was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party in a Communist country. When I returned to his Slovak village to buy him a mass card, the priest refused to sell me one. So far left that a self-identified terrorist proposed marriage to me. So far left I was a two-time Peace Corps volunteer and I have a degree from UC Berkeley. So far left that my Teamster mother used to tell anyone who would listen that she voted for Gus Hall, Communist Party chairman, for president. I wore a...
  • The Left’s Love Affair With the 4-letter N Word

    01/11/2015 3:11:04 AM PST · by combat_boots · 35 replies
    Gun News ^ | 12/19/2014 | Darryl Blonski
    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley I like quotes. Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans. They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on. I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying...
  • Billionaire Sex Offender's Phone Book Contained E-Mail Addresses, 21 Phone Numbers For Bill Clinton

    01/05/2015 9:43:57 AM PST · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | January 5, 2015
    Now that Prince Andrew has found himself ensnared in the sleazy sex slave story of wealthy degenerate Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton can’t be too far behind. Epstein, who paid teenage girls for naked massages at his Palm Beach, Florida mansion, is a convicted sex offender whose circle of powerful friends has included financiers, celebrities, politicians, and scientists. [Snip] While Clinton was never deposed [in a civil suit against Epstein], lawyers obtained Epstein’s computerized phone directory, which included “e-mail addresses for Clinton along with 21 phone numbers for him, including those for his assistant (Doug Band),” according to a court filing.
  • Missouri Lawmaker Hit For 'White Privilege' Remarks On Social Media

    01/04/2015 11:50:36 AM PST · by blam · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-4-2015 | Fox News
    January 04, 2015 FoxNews.com A Missouri state senator who has made controversial comments on social media following the shooting death in Ferguson of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man who was killed by a white police officer, is facing renewed criticism over her recent remark apparently about “white privilege.” State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal apparently said on Twitter: "LET ME BE CLEAR. When you exercise your #WhitePrivilege, don't think I'm not going to remember. I will use it for the future. Uncomfortable?" The tweet by Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, drew sharp responses on Twitter, including suggestions that she was making racist comments...
  • Lawsuit: Guns seized after veteran, decorated cop seeks treatment for insomnia

    01/03/2015 1:43:32 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 20 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | January 3, 2015 | Joe Newbury
    Donald Montgomery, a decorated retired police detective who served in the United States Navy, says in a lawsuit that his pistol permit and four handguns were seized by authorities in New York after he sought medical treatment for insomnia, the Daily Caller reported Friday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who once said conservatives who oppose gun control aren't welcome in his state, and several other state officials are named as defendants in the lawsuit filed on December 18.
  • Party Of The Rich? Not The One Most Think It is

    12/27/2014 10:28:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | 12/272014
    A look at political donations shows that the big-dollar contributors put their money on the Democrats. So which group is really the party of the rich? For decades, the Democrats have been getting away with portraying Republicans as hateful men who do the bidding of the wealthy at the expense of the country's poor and middle class. Yet as the Associated Press reported just before Christmas, "it's actually the liberal-minded who shelled out the most cash in the just completed midterm elections." What's more, "the two biggest super PACs of 2014," the "Senate Majority PAC and House Majority PAC," were...
  • Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?

    12/24/2014 5:42:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    **SNIP** Paul Begala, Democratic media consultant Santa is definitely a Democrat. Rather than cater to the wealthiest one percent he rewards people who work hard and play by the rules. And while he's not a participant in the first lady's anti-obesity campaign he's very concerned about climate change. After all, Rudolph can fly but he can't swim. **SNIP** Billy Moore, Democratic lobbyist My sister Kiki suggests he is a Democrat: "He cares about all the children, rich or poor. He cares about the elf's as workers and he believes there is good in the world to be celebrated not just...
  • Dem lawmaker may commute to work from jail

    12/15/2014 2:19:11 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/15/14 | Brent Scher
    Democratic Virginia state delegate Joseph Morrissey, who reached a plea agreement for charges relating to a sexual relationship he had with his 17-year-old office assistant, is yet to decide whether he will resign or commute to work from jail. The 57-year-old Democratic representative for Henrico county was sentenced to 12 months in jail with 6 months suspended for charges of “contributing to the delinquency of a minor,” according to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Morrissey’s lawyers say that he will be allowed to continue his work in the general assembly and his private law practice as part of a...
  • Democrats Vote to Shut Down Government

    12/12/2014 4:11:17 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Democrats Vote to Shut Down Government December 11, 2014 by Rush Limbaugh BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay. We have a vote on the rule on the budget resolution in the House called the cromnibus omnibus and it's a little bit in the weeds to explain this,therefore nobody better than me to do it.What just happened isthat THE RULE setting the stage for the vote later BARELY PASSED.They had to vote on the rule, the procedure, in order to set the stage for the vote on the final passage of the omnibus bill in the House of Representatives. The vote was...
  • 13th Court Justice of Appeals Nora Longoria’s traffic stop that led to her DWI arrest

    12/07/2014 8:51:13 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 10 replies
    Valley Central Action 4 ^ | December 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Espinosa
    Friend of Hillary??? McAllen police have released dashcam video from 13th Court Justice of Appeals Nora Longoria’s traffic stop that led to her DWI arrest. The dash cam video shows Longoria performing a field sobriety test. The footage shows she struggled to walk a straight line, and even stumbled several times during the test. According to a police report, she allegedly told him "Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away” and "You are going to ruin my life. The case went to court November 20th, but the charges were dropped. DA Rene Guerra told Action...
  • Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative

    12/05/2014 8:57:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 42 replies
    New American ^ | Friday, 05 December 2014 | Steve Byas
    Friday, 05 December 2014 Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative Written by Steve Byas Jeb Bush Will Not Run as a Conservative His father and his brother captured the Republican nomination for president, posing as conservatives, then governed as moderates. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (shown), however, appears determined to chart a different course. If he does make a bid for president, this Bush is sending clear signals that it will not be as a conservative. After two previous Bush presidencies, in which conservative positions were adopted sporadically, this should not come as a surprise. But, following the...
  • Kathleen Kane won't defend NRA-backed Pa. law on firearm rules

    12/05/2014 5:05:27 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    AP via Lehigh Valley Times ^ | 12/05/2014 | staff
    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is leaving it to the governor's office to defend a lawsuit challenging a National Rifle Association-backed law that was designed to dismantle illegal municipal firearms ordinances, officials said Friday. A spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett said the governor's legal office will defend the law against the challenge led by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Lancaster. Kane's office sent word earlier in the week that she would not take the case. Corbett, a Republican who opposes new forms of gun control, signed the law last month. The law widens the ability of the NRA or gun owners to...
  • Don’t call it a shutdown …

    12/05/2014 4:46:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    Am I missing something …? : I think Obama’s executive amnesty is probably unconstitutional, and in any case it’s bad policy. A Congress mindful of its place in our democracy would stop it on balance-of-powers grounds alone. I also share Byron York’s puzzlement over why, exactly, it has to be stopped now, as opposed to after January when Republicans will have majorities in both Houses. What I (and others) also don’t understand, though, is why the Republican House can’t at least try now, by attaching a defunding “rider” to whatever budget bill it decides to pass. (There are lots of...
  • Former Dem Staffer Gets No Jail Time After Pleading Guilty To Rape

    12/03/2014 9:33:43 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    AP ^ | December 3, 2014
    A former Democratic congressional aide has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two women who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. [Snip] Donny Ray Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday in D.C. Superior Court. Williams had served as a staff director for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee. [Snip] Prosecutors plan to seek a suspended prison term and five years of supervised probation.
  • California Dem: ‘Is a Police Officer Supposed to Be the Jury and the Executioner?’

    11/28/2014 12:30:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 28, 2014 | Bridgett Johnson
    A California Democrat said a lesson in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting is a need to look at police acting as “jury and executioner” when confronting suspects. Rep. Karen Bass, a House Judiciary Committee member, said in a statement after the grand jury opted to not issue an indictment this week that it “continues a trend of injustice that has rightfully created an environment of anger and concern in Ferguson, Missouri and across the United States.” “Ferguson officials botched this case from the beginning when they left Michael Brown’s body on the street for over four hours after...
  • Federal suit filed in Barber, McSally CD2 race. Contest ballots the issue

    11/25/2014 8:25:53 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Ron Barber filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to stop certification of the 2nd Congressional District race in Arizona as his campaign argued for including ballots that were rejected in the Nov. 4 election. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Tucson is the latest attempt by the Tucson-area Democrat to challenge the results that had him losing to Martha McSally by 161 votes. Barber wants 133 disqualified votes to be counted before the election is certified. The results are headed for an automatic recount that will begin next week, as mandated by state law...
  • Prosecutor a Democrat

    11/24/2014 8:47:48 PM PST · by boycott · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standart ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    The prosecutor that announced Darren Wilson will not face charges for the murder of Michael Brown is a Democrat. From the 8th paragraph of a CBS report from the summer: McCulloch, a Democrat who has been in office since 1991, referenced his father's death in his initial campaign. He survived a Democratic primary earlier this month and faces no Republican opposition in his re-election bid.
  • Patriotism: GOP vs. Democrats…

    11/24/2014 4:07:26 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 11-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Say what we will, about the GOP, nobody questions what team they're on (most of them anyway)...
  • President's Usurpation of Legislative Authority Hailed by Democrats [satire]

    11/21/2014 3:20:48 PM PST · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Nov 2014 | John Semmens
    President Obama's decision to enact immigration reform legislation that Congress has refused to enact inspired some lavish praise from fellow Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) called it "a courageous first step. President Obama's determination to take a politically unpopular position so soon after voters elected a Republican dominated Congress stakes out new ground in the battle for control over the government and policy." "It's important that we build upon the President's innovation and transform our nation from the archaic plan of trying to extract policy from a fragmented legislative body, where no one has a mandate for governing,...
  • Terry Bean Arrested on Charges of Sex Abuse of a Minor (BIG 0 supporter)

    11/19/2014 6:09:56 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 32 replies
    Willamette Week ^ | November 19, 2014 | NIGEL JAQUISS
    Terry Bean, a Portland power player in national Democratic politics and the gay rights movement, was arrested today on charges of sex abuse in a case involving a 15-year-old boy. Law enforcement sources familiar with the case say Bean will be charged with two counts of sodomy in the third degree, a felony, and sex abuse in the third degree, a misdemeanor. The arrest comes after a six-month investigation that began with allegations Bean secretly made video recordings of men having sex in his bedroom. As WW reported in June, Bean accused a former lover, Kiah Lawson, of attempting to...
  • The Vanishing White Democrat

    11/19/2014 8:59:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/19/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It wasn’t all that long ago that the Democrats were predicting the end of the Republican Party. With the rise of Obama, James Carville began peddling a new book “40 More Years” promising that the Dems would rule for generations. Just this year Carville predicted that the Republican Party would become extinct if it lost to Hillary Clinton. But it was the Democratic Party that was going extinct in Carville’s own backyard. Republicans began winning Senate seats in Louisiana for the first time in a century in just the last ten years. If Landrieu loses, then both of the Louisiana’s...
  • SHOCKING: Hillary Clinton Could Be the Youngest Democrat Running in 2016

    11/19/2014 3:28:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Grandmother Hillary Clinton, 67, is vying to become one of the oldest world leaders in history. In order to achieve that goal, however, she may have to defeat a slate of Democratic challengers who are even older than she is. [Snip] {Jerry] Brown would be the oldest Democrat in the race; he’ll be 78 in 2016. Biden will be 73. Sanders will be 75. Hillary, who will be 69 on Election Day, would be younger by comparison. If Elizabeth Warren decides to run, she would be the youngest Democrat, thought not by much. Warren will be 67 in 2016. Democratic...
  • Response to “You Americans have no idea just how good you have it with Obama”

    Response to “You Americans have no idea just how good you have it with Obama” This planet will not be the same in generations to follow the Obama administration. Let’s address some of the blatant falsehoods in the article, then address some of the glaring omissions from the record. First, the most egregious claim would be that the unemployment rate has decreased. I think the most important part of this is to lay out how the unemployment rate is calculated, and it will be clear why simply referring to that number (5.8%) and saying everything is okay is so misleading....
  • GRUBERED!!

    11/15/2014 1:29:53 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 65 replies
    DU | NOV 15, 2014 | ME
    The denizens of DUMMIELAND really have their knickers in a knot, their favorite economist's big mouth has done them in! Just a couple of juicy morsels here, this DU thread has a lot of potential!
  • The Washington Post called Jonathan Gruber the "party's most influential health-care expert"

    11/14/2014 6:10:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economist that said that Obamacare had to be made deliberately deceptive, in order to be passed, was considered the most influential expert of the Democrat Party in 2007.   This was no self promotion, but a pronouncement by one of the most influential and prominent of the old media outlets, the Washington Post: On the other side was an economist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who has become possibly the party's most influential health-care expert and a voice of realism in its internal debates. In a precursor to the revelations recently that Gruber aided in...
  • With His Policies Under Attack in His Own Party, Obama is

    11/14/2014 11:18:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - After the thrashing Barack Obama and his party got in last week's elections, it is now clear that the Democrats are leaderless and in disarray and he is no longer relevant in the domestic policy battles of his last two years in office. The Republican-run House and Democratic Senate now plan to vote to bypass Obama's stubborn opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline -- that would be seen as a stunning, bipartisan rebuke of the president's failed energy policies. Leading the charge for the oil pipeline is the politically embattled Sen. Mary Landrieu, Democrat of Louisiana, who is...
  • CHICKENS COMING HOME TO ROOST

    11/13/2014 12:57:19 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 85 replies
    ME | NOV 13, 2014 | swampsniper
    ------------------------------------===========================================================Reality is coming home to roost in DUMMIELAND!!!
  • Potential Dem Presidential Candiate Pardons Own Son on Drug Charge

    11/13/2014 8:34:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/13/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    No wonder Arkansas is turning Republican.Democratic Arkansas governor Mike Beebe decided to wrap up his second term by pardoning his own son for a drug offense. Forced out by term limits, Beebe had been discussed as a potential Dem presidential candidate in the New York Times, but he finally made national headlines for the wrong reason.Not content to simply pardon his son, Beebe went through the farce of releasing his son’s request for a “second chance” letter, as if the son of an Arkansas governor needs a second chance or has to write a letter to his father asking...
  • Black Ohio Democrat Denounces "Plantation-Style" Management by His State Party

    11/13/2014 6:02:06 AM PST · by Shery · 12 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/ ^ | 12 November, 2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Democrat John Barnes, a member of the Ohio state legislature, has pulled back the curtain on the racial politics that pervade his party. Barnes, who is African-American, alleges in a lawsuit against the Ohio Democratic Party and its outgoing chairman Chris Redfern that he faced discrimination, retaliation, and defamation at the hands of his own party for refusing to join the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus and for raising the issue of racism by Democrats. I don’t know whether the conduct Barnes alleges is legally actionable, but it certainly is revealing. As Paula Bolyard at PJ Media reports, Barnes describes a...
  • Boston Globe: Time for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to go

    11/12/2014 3:49:47 PM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 12, 2014 | Scot Leigh
    In politics, there’s nothing harder than realizing that it’s time to go. People who have made their careers as Beltway politicians start to think they’ve become indispensable to Washington, when in fact it’s Washington that has become indispensable to them. And so they can’t or won’t recognize when the moment has come to move on to other things. For Democrats Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, that moment has arrived. With the Democrats’ midterm losses, the two 74-year-olds should announce that when this session of Congress ends, they will relinquish their roles as leaders of their respective Democratic caucuses.
  • Big review set by Democrats after election losses

    11/08/2014 2:39:09 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 8, 4:35 PM EST | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are planning an extensive review of what went wrong in the 2014 and 2010 elections, hoping to find ways to translate success in presidential campaigns into future midterm contests. A party committee will conduct a "top-to-bottom assessment" of the Democrats' performance in recent midterm elections and try to determine why they have struggled to turn out its core voters in nonpresidential elections. "It's apparent that there are increasingly two separate electorates: a midterm electorate and a presidential electorate. We win one and we don't seem to be able to win the other,"
  • Post Election Day Haikku

    11/07/2014 5:57:51 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 43 replies
    Self | November 7, 2014 | EqAndyBuzz
    Post Election Haikku Time. This could get interesting.
  • The Democratic Party’s Civil War Is Here

    11/06/2014 10:26:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-6-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    There are really two Democratic parties. One is the old corrupt party of thieves and crooks. Its politicians, black and white, are the products of political machines. They believe in absolutely nothing. They can go from being Dixiecrats to crying racism, from running on family values to pushing gay marriage and the War on Women. They will say absolutely anything to get elected. Cunning, but not bright, they are able campaigners. Reformers underestimate them at their own peril because they are determined to win at all costs. The other Democratic Party is progressive. Its members are radical leftists working within...
  • Obamacare as Permanent Welfare

    11/06/2014 2:28:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 6, 2014 | Grace-Marie Turner
    "..........Certainly the last six years have been dreadfuleconomically — from older workers whose factory and other blue-collar jobs have vanished to young people struggling to find that first job that will let them launch their career. But it would be a tragedy if we were to build an infrastructure that sees expansion of entitlement programs as the future. If we do, we will have an even more difficult time moving beyond our current economic troubles to once again envision a bright economic future with financial independence, not dependency, as the goal. Abraham Lincoln celebrated the dignity of work as an...
  • Lena Dunham threatens multi-million dollar lawsuit against website

    11/05/2014 1:23:55 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 56 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15:09 EST, 5 November 2014 | Ashley Collman
    Lena Dunham is now threatening to sue the right-wing website which last week published an article claiming she sexually abused her little sister when they were children. The claim is based on an excerpt from the Girls star and creator's new book, Not That Kind of Girl, and details how she once looked at her sister Grace's vagina when her sibling was a year old and she was seven. Lena defended the action as innocent childhood exploration based on curiosity, but the website Truth Revolt called the memory 'unsettling' and disturbing'. Since then, she has been in a war of...
  • Democrat Senator Manchin Unloads On Obama

    11/05/2014 12:14:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 11/5/14 | Wynton Hal
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) blasted President Barack Obama Tuesday night in the wake of a devastating Democratic defeat in the midterm elections. "It doesn´t make sense that we have to fight so hard against our own government and our own administration and our President to try to find a balance," said Manchin on MSNBC. Manchin said West Virginians have "the perception of the government attacking them, which basically is what´s happening." Manchin added, "The people are speaking loud and clear. They don´t like what they´re seeing. I don´t like what I´ve been involved with the last four years and I´ve
  • Did This Video of Blacks in Chicago Describing Life Under Democrats Help Swing the Election?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUSRZo1BE5o
  • Historic Victory for Republicans as America says "NO!" to Liberalism

    11/05/2014 5:46:22 AM PST · by Arcy · 16 replies
    Last night, American's in large numbers poured into their local election houses and polling places to send a message that they have had enough! 6-years into an 8-year presidency the promises of prosperity continued, but as families have continued to suffer under these failed draconian policies of an amateur president and a clueless but arrogant liberal Senate, American's decided to send a [mandate] to stop the madness before it's too late! The road of liberalism has only resulted in economic and social disaster and America was tired of the lies. They said, "Enough! We cannot sustain the unsustainable. It's time...
  • Ex-Charlotte mayor, a convicted felon, votes in violation of bond (DEMOCRAT)

    11/04/2014 3:57:41 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | Nov 4, 2014 | Jake Miller
    Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon was stripped of his right to vote in October when he was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to felony corruption charges. But just over two weeks later, Cannon cast a ballot in North Carolina's midterm elections. And the vote, a violation of Cannon's bond, has again landed the former mayor in hot water. "Let's cut to the chase: He shouldn't have done that, and we're going to talk to him tomorrow," Greg Forrest, chief of the U.S. Probation Office in Charlotte, told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday.