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  • ( Baltimore Mayor ) Rawlings-Blake to take leadership post at DNC

    04/28/2015 6:04:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | January 21, 2013 | John Fritze
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will become the secretary of the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday, giving her a prominent role in national politics. ... The most public role the party secretary performs is to call the roll of delegates at the national convention — a largely symbolic act of recognizing each state on the floor to determine which candidate its delegates will support. Behind the scenes, the secretary is responsible for scheduling meetings, distributing talking points to members and, occasionally, campaigning for candidates across the country.
  • WikiLeaks Puts More Than 30,000 Hacked Sony Documents Online

    04/16/2015 7:57:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2015-04-16 | Kevin Gosztola
    WikiLeaks has made more than 30,000 documents from last year's Sony Pictures hack available to the public. The documents were put online in a searchable database on Thursday, which WikiLeaks says includes more than 173,132 emails from 2,200 Sony Pictures email addresses. "This archive shows the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation," Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, wrote in a statement. "It is newsworthy and at the centre of a geo-political conflict. It belongs in the public domain. WikiLeaks will ensure it stays there." A Sony Pictures spokesperson said in a statement that it strongly condemned the actions of...
  • Who Will Challenge Hillary for the Dem Nomination? A Marine, a socialist, governors, or a veep?

    04/16/2015 7:37:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/15/2015 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – To the surprise of, well, no one, former U.S. senator and secretary of State Hillary Clinton made it official this week – she intends to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. That decision is not news. The real story is that some potential rivals are looking at the race despite facing overwhelming odds, giving new meaning in the view of some observers to the old Alexander Pope stanza “fools rush in where angels fear to tread.” Clinton, who has been on the national scene since her husband, former President Bill Clinton, captured the White House 23...
  • Democratic Leader Says Her Party Supports Legal Abortion Until Moment of Birth (Video)

    04/16/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/16/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    The Democratic Party supports legal abortion until the baby is born, according to Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. When asked if abortion should be legal until the moment of birth, she answered that the decision should be left to the mom and her doctor, adding, "Period. End of story." Wasserman Schultz's answer came three times. First in response to a question by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and two more times during Tuesday CNN and Fox News interviews. On April 8, the same day Paul announced he's running for president, he responded to a reporter's question about abortion exceptions...
  • Three Reasons Hillary Won't Win the Democratic Ticket

    04/13/2015 7:51:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/13/2015 | William Sullivan
    At this point, I understand how this prediction will be received. It’s been common belief for some time that Hillary Clinton would headline the ticket. And there’s ample reasoning to think that she will. So let’s begin there. First, she’s got something that more than half of the field doesn’t have. Namely, a pair of x chromosomes; she’s a woman (and not the Bruce Jenner kind). As such, opposition to her ascendency to the highest seat of political power in America can immediately be panned as archaic fear among a misogynistic rabble of conservative men (and the crowing of millions...
  • Rand Paul Puts on a Clinic

    04/10/2015 7:58:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 182 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    At this point, I am mighty bullish on Sen. Ted Cruz but I very much like several other possible GOP presidential contenders, and I have to say that Republicans can learn a valuable lesson from Sen. Rand Paul's recent handling of the ambush media. Often when Republicans are ambushed, they fumble around, grow defensive and apologetic, and shrink to a point just short of the fetal position. They just can't seem to take the heat of the accusations that they are bigoted or uncompassionate. Instead of striking back, they raise one arm up in defense, get further bludgeoned and descend...
  • [DNC] Say Pence Press Conference Complicates Things

    03/31/2015 1:11:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Clinton Daily News ^ | March 31, 2015 | Ken Hartman
    In response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s press conference today, please see the below statement from Holly Shulman, National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee: “Nothing Gov. Pence said today changes the fact he advocated for and signed into law a bill that allows Indiana business to discriminate against the LGBT community under the guise of religious freedom. Attacking the media is no excuse for the fact that Pence was warned this legislation would hurt Indiana’s economy and its image weeks before Pence even signed it into law. The business community is not lining up against RFRA because of...
  • DNC "Factivists" Already Slamming Ted Cruz Presidential Bid

    03/23/2015 5:19:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/23/15 | Katie Pavlich
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been a longtime foe of the left and in light of his presidential announcement later today, the DNC is already taking aim with their "factivist" team. "President Ted Cruz. If you're like us, just reading that phrase probably sent shivers down your spine or produced a pretty serious roll of the eyes," an email sent to supporters late Sunday says. "But as of this moment, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is officially running for president, and if we don't do everything in our power to stop him, the possibility of President Ted Cruz could become a...
  • DNC Chair Asks People to Name Their ‘Favorite’ Democratic Policy, Plan Backfires Immediately

    03/15/2015 1:25:39 PM PDT · by kingattax · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 13, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) asked individuals on Twitter to name their “favorite” Democratic policy — many replied, but it’s unlikely the response was what she hoped for. After the DNC chair tweeted her question, individuals on Twitter immediately started to poke fun at the question. Some skewered the Democratic Party for recent email scandals, while others took aim at President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans.
  • Does the Democratic Party Have a Non-Hillary Option?

    03/12/2015 7:41:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 03/12/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hillary will survive her email woes, but scandals serve as tests that show the strengths and weaknesses of politicians. What the email scandal showed is that Hillary lacks her husband’s breezy ability to weather political outrage. Instead her paranoia and resentment combine to make her scandals worse. Democrats are looking for inspiration, but Hillary couldn’t whip up inspiration on a very special episode of Oprah. The petty resentment that Obama camouflages under a likeable exterior is out in the open. That’s why the media doesn’t like her. Hillary doesn’t pretend to inspire. She’s running to win. Obama could have been...
  • (Exempt) DNC previews 2016 attack lines

    02/22/2015 3:53:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/21/15 | Mario Trujillo
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) predicted the 2016 GOP debate stage would be an “incredible circus,” previewing Democratic talking points against a half dozen Republicans considering a run for the White House. Some of her timeliest criticism during a speech Saturday was aimed at Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). She scorned him for not condemning former New York Major Rudy Giuliani’s comments this week questioning President Obama’s love for the United States. “Inexplicably he sat silent when he was feet from Rudy Giuliani the other night and refused to condemn when Rudy Giuliani suggested, and directly said,...
  • Former small town Democratic Party chairman 'plotted to hire hit man to kill girls aged 9 & 10...

    02/21/2015 5:33:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/15 | Myriah Towner
    Former small town Democratic Party chairman 'plotted to hire hit man to kill girls aged nine and ten who he molested' before they could testify against him A former chairman of the Falls Church Democratic Party charged with molesting two young girls is accused of plotting to have them killed before they testified against him during his trial. Michael Gardner, 50, from Falls Church, Virginia, is said to have approached an inmate in 2013 about finding a hit man to kill the young girls. The inmate he contacted notified police in January about their multiple conversations, according to court documents....
  • Debbie's damage control

    02/19/2015 6:04:32 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/19/2015 | MARC CAPUTO
    Wasserman Schultz’s office said she’d switch positions on medical pot if a donor took back his criticism, emails show. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s office offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her, according to emails obtained by POLITICO. The proposal to Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan was straightforward: retract critical statements he made to a reporter in return for Wasserman Schultz publicly backing his cannabis initiative that she had trashed just months earlier. Morgan declined the offer with a sharp email reply sent to a go-between,...
  • Bill De Blasio’s NYC Too Corrupt to Host DNC

    02/12/2015 12:00:38 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-12-2015 | Brent Scher
    February 12, 2015Bill De Blasio’s NYC Too Corrupt to Host DNCBrent ScherNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s bid to play host to the Democratic National Committee’s 2016 convention was derailed by corruption scandals surrounding Democrats such as former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, the New York Post reports.Democrats announced on Thursday that they would be holding the convention in Philadelphia despite de Blasio’s full-scale campaign to bring the convention to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.The Post reports that a major reason Democrats passed on New York City was a fear that more federal corruption charges could be on the way. One national...
  • David Brock resigns from Hillary Clinton PAC

    02/09/2015 7:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    David Brock on Monday abruptly resigned from the board of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, revealing rifts that threaten the big-money juggernaut being built to support Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign. In a resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Brock, a close Clinton ally, accused Priorities officials of planting “an orchestrated political hit job” against his own pro-Clinton groups, American Bridge and Media Matters. Those groups — along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary — had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic...
  • DNC email: ‘Many’ empty seats for Obama’s San Fran fundraiser

    02/03/2015 3:04:08 PM PST · by Kyle Olson · 27 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 2/3/15 | Olaf Ekberg
    Even a cut-rate price of $10,000 can’t get people interested in having dinner with President Obama. That’s a deep discount, compared to a $32,400 ticket prior to the 2014 election. SFist reports an email promoting an event in San Francisco with the president states the fundraiser currently has “many” seats available.
  • Democrats Just Got A Big Fat Hug From The Head Of A Radical Group Whose Backing They May Regret

    01/30/2015 7:17:49 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 1/30/15 | NORVELL ROSE
    He declares that Democrats offer the “most realistic electoral vehicle” in the fight against greedy Wall Street capitalists, the Tea Party, white supremacists and right-wing evangelicals. “He” is the chairman of the Communist Party USA, John Bachtell, who says that American Communists are ready to align with the Democrat Party to achieve their goals. As writer Eric Owens points out in a piece for The Daily Caller, Bachtell wrote a 2,000-word essay detailing his reasons for embracing the Democrats. It was a manifesto of sorts published at People’s World — a “daily news website of, for and by the 99%...
  • Head of Communist Party USA announces plan to work with Democratic Party

    01/30/2015 12:29:38 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 43 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | January 30, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    John Bachtell, chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA, has penned a 2,000-plus-word essay explaining to his True Believers why the party has chosen to use the Democrats as its vehicle. Eric Owens of the Daily Caller noticed and excerpted some of the gems from the cant-laden prose, but let me offer my own summary.
  • Communist Party USA Chairman Vows Cooperation With Democratic Party

    01/29/2015 8:28:52 AM PST · by b4its2late · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/29/2015 | Eric Owens
    The chairman of the National Committee of the Communist Party USA has penned a 2,023-word manifesto making the critical point that American Communists are eager to work with the Democratic Party to advance the modern communist agenda and achieve communist goals. Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at People’s World, a “daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker.” “[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon,” Bachtell promised. “They still see Democrats as the most realistic electoral vehicle”...
  • Virginia Senate Candidate Honors Hamas Associate

    10/26/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 25, 2011 | Ryan Mauro
    On September 25, the 23rd Arab-American Candidates’ Night Dinner was held in Virginia, attended by 46 Democrats and Republicans seeking office, with former governor and current Democratic Senate candidate, Tim Kaine, as a major speaker. The dinner honored a top Muslim Brotherhood official affiliated with Hamas named Jamal Barzinji, an inconvenient and overlooked fact for Kaine’s campaign team. Tim Kaine was the governor of Virginia from 2006 to 2010 and then was the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. He was on the short-list to become President Obama’s running mate. He is now running for Senate and will likely face...
  • De Blasio makes final personal push on Democratic leaders to bring 2016 convention to Brooklyn

    12/23/2014 4:10:38 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 19, 2014 | Dan Friedman , Celeste Katz
    Mayor de Blasio on Thursday made a final personal appeal to Democratic leaders in hopes of bringing the party’s 2016 convention to Brooklyn. The mayor spent 90 minutes huddling with party chiefs at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington. “The reality is we have the safest city in America, we have tremendous enthusiasm for the convention and an outsanding host committee — people who are really ready commit resources and energy to making this a great convention,” de Blasio as he left. “We think we can provide a really fantastic venue and we think it’s going to have a...
  • House GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans into Accidentally Supporting Obama's Executive Amnesty

    12/08/2014 9:09:35 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-8-14 | Matthew Boyle
    In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges...
  • Election over, but not the fundraising for Obama

    12/02/2014 7:56:04 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ap ^ | 12/2/2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    The midterm elections may be over, but for resident Barack Obama, the fundraising hasn't stopped. Obama is headlining a fundraiser at a ritzy hotel near the White House to benefit the Democratic National Committee. The DNC says roughly 30 donors paid up to $32,400 each to attend.
  • Obama: 'With or Without Help from Congress, I'm Not Done Making Real Change'

    11/12/2014 9:32:05 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/12/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    "With or without help from Congress, I'm not done making real change for the American people," the president wrote in a new email, just three days after a similar email from the Democratic National Committee.
  • It's Almost Official: The Democrats Are the Party of the Devil

    11/12/2014 7:54:11 AM PST · by PROCON · 26 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 12, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Perhaps the first clue, or the ten thousandth, was when many Democrats opposed the reinsertion of God into their party’s platform in 2012 and booed the judgment that the measure to do so had passed. But now it’s all but official: The Democrats are the party of the Devil. Here’s the story, courtesy of CBS Boston: Ruth Provencal is a devout Catholic whose favorite phrase when saying goodbye has now thrust her into controversy. “I would say ‘thank you for voting, God Bless you,’” Provencal explains. After serving as an election volunteer five times, the 67-year-old was told to stay...
  • Abandoned by party, is Mary Landrieu dead woman walking? Or is GOP overconfident?

    11/10/2014 4:31:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 11-10-14 | Byron York
    For months, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign was based on one simple pitch: Elect me to a fourth term, and I'll chair the Senate Energy Committee, and that means money, money, money for Louisiana. Landrieu's case for re-election was all about clout. That was then. Now, as Landrieu heads to a Dec. 6 runoff with Republican challenger Rep. Bill Cassidy, Democrats have already lost control of the Senate — a reality that won't be affected by the outcome of the runoff. So while Landrieu still has a chance to win, one thing is absolutely certain: She will not...
  • The Dense-o-Crats Learned Nothing

    11/09/2014 5:12:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    It’s one of life’s little ironies that the political party most often screaming about “democracy!” is also the party least likely to care what the majority of citizens actually vote for. Tuesday’s election sent a clear message: We don’t like what the Democrats have been doing. What did Democrats hear? Well, one senior Democratic aide told Politico, “As a party, we need to change. [Voters] like our policies. All this leftie [talk], the country likes, but somehow the message about us as individual members of the conference isn’t breaking through.” Yes, people love the policies of the past six years....
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz pledges party review

    11/08/2014 9:03:34 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/8/14 4:45 PM EST | ADAM SNEED |
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, announced Saturday that the party will conduct a full review of its poor performance in recent midterm elections. In a video posted to YouTube, Wasserman Schultz said Democrats need to examine why their party suffered significant losses this year, costing them control of the Senate, and in 2010, when they lost control of the House. At the same time, Democrats have fared well in presidential election years, winning the White House and making gains in both chambers in 2008 and 2012. “The electoral success we have when our presidential nominee...
  • Concha: Wasserman Schultz’s Time As DNC Chairwoman About to Expire

    11/07/2014 1:05:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11-6-14 | Joe Concha
    When mentioning the most polarizing figure in the Democratic party outside of the president himself, that one person who creates a visceral reaction every time he or she speaks, one of the following contestants is invariably in the running for top prize: A) Eric Holder B) Susan Rice C) Charlie Rangel D) Debbie Wasserman Schultz But with Holder on the way out, Rice (thankfully) muted lately after a series of unintentionally comical Sunday talk show appearances, and Rangel stuck somewhere between stupid and 1866, first prize falls to the DNC Chairwoman — who may be forced to update her LinkedIn...
  • 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...
  • Biden Tossing In Towel on Tomorrow's Elections?

    11/03/2014 4:12:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    C'mon man! That's no way for a plucky VP like you to talk just two days before the elections! As a loyal member of the DNC email list, last night I received a message from Joe Biden that sounded decidedly down in the mouth; frankly fatalistic. Here's how Good Ol' Joe opened [emphasis added throughout]: "No matter what happens on Tuesday, I'm proud of you, Mark." "No matter what happens?" Not exactly a bold prediction of victory! Particularly when it was followed by this: "You've helped to keep us in this campaign." Just kept us in it? Don't you remember...
  • 'It will be ugly': GOP Senate win to ax hundreds of Democratic jobs

    11/01/2014 9:02:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 93 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-31-14 | Paul Bedard
    With projections of a GOP win growing daily, nervousness in Senate committee offices has turned to panic as an army of Democratic staffers braces to be fired, replaced by a Republican majority and their aides. The spoils of political war? Estimates are that 300-600 Democratic committee and personal staff jobs would be on the chopping block if the Republicans pull off the expected victory. “There will be a mass exodus of Senate Democrat staff from committees,” said one insider. And Republicans will get to hire hundreds more aides. A loss on Tuesday that keeps the Democrats in charge of the...
  • Democrats threaten non-voters: We know who you are

    10/31/2014 4:45:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/30/14 | Carl Campanile and Natalie O'Neill
    Democrats are telling voters that they had better head to the polls — or else. The New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting next week with intimidating letters warning that it can easily find out which slackers fail to cast a ballot next Tuesday. “Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record,” the letter says. “We will be reviewing voting records to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014.” It ends with a line better suited to a mob movie than a major political party: “If...
  • Ex-Con: Most Black Youths See Obama As 'Deadbeat' Leader

    10/30/2014 9:01:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/29/2014
    Most African American youths believe President Barack Obama is a "deadbeat" leader, says Paul McKinley, a member of Voices of the Ex-Offender, a grassroots group of former inmates. "Every time they question the president about the black community, he's apologetic or embarrassed. Half of the time, I would say 97 percent of the time, he doesn't even want to say the black community exists," McKinley said Wednesday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "A lot of the young people are seeing this double standard that the president has." McKinley says black Americans have identified with the Democratic Party...
  • DNC head: Democrats 'stand on their own' (& flee Hussein)

    10/29/2014 4:08:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said that with just six days until the midterm elections, Democrats are standing on their own, apart from President Obama. "As someone who is on the ballot myself in six days from now, I can tell you that any candidate wants to be able to stand on their own," Schultz told MSNBC on Wednesday. "That's what our candidates are doing. They're focused on the issues that matter to their constituents," she said, adding "of course we have a common agenda that really unites us all," citing jobs and the economy. Democrats are...
  • Elizabeth Warren vs. Hillary Clinton: Dems say 'Why not?'

    10/28/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2014 | By Kevin Cirilli
    The Democratic field in 2016 has more than enough room for two women competing to be the nation’s first female president, according to liberal activists. They pour scorn on the notion that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), or any other woman, ought to step aside if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launches a second quest for the White House. "The idea that you can't run because there's somebody else who looks like you running? Oh my God, what would all the white men do?" quipped Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). "I think the argument that...
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Democratic Night

    10/21/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-14 | Wesley Pruden
    This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench. Some of the crucial races for control of the U.S. Senate are still tight, but if there’s any momentum — “the big Mo,” as George Bush the Elder once called it — propelling a Democratic candidate anywhere, it’s hard to find it.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • We be turnt up round da globe – to fight Ebola. Yo!

    10/16/2014 7:28:56 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-16-2014 | MOTUS
    I’m pretty sure you’ve seen Lady M’s Vine video (note to self: redundant) by now, butt in case you just fell off a turnip truck, here it is again:Brought to you by the DNCHow on earth, you ask, did the turnip dance “turn up?” You’ll be shocked to hear it was all preplanned as part of one of our “#askthefirstlady” social media events. The question was asked in such a way (vapid, by some accounts) as to give Lady M a lead-in to her really cool rap and turnip dance. The intent, in case it was lost on you, was...
  • Don't 'Vote for the Candidate'

    10/14/2014 2:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 141 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Dennis Prager
    There is a noble-sounding attitude that many Americans hold regarding whom they vote for. "I vote for the candidate," they say. It sure sounds good. Voting for the best candidate, rather than the party, sounds as American as apple pie. But as the Democratic Party has become a doctrinaire left-wing party, this sentiment is no longer noble. It is actually foolish and dangerous. There was a time when there were terrific Democrats whom an independent and even a Republican could vote for. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was such an example. He was a liberal -- he believed in the good...
  • DHS Chief: ´We´re Asking Passengers to Fill Out a Declaration About What Symptoms Do You Have

    10/09/2014 10:50:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 35 replies
    CNSnews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Susan Jones
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday announced "more enhanced screening" for the estimated 150 travelers flying into the United States every day from West African countries where the deadly Ebola virus is spreading."The protocol is, first of all, our Customs personnel are very skilled at examining people, assessing people for a variety of reasons. And we're asking passengers to fill out a declaration about what symptoms do you have? Are you feeling ill? Where have you been for the last 21 days and where will you be for the next few days?"And, through a non-contact thermometer, we're going to...
  • President Obama Wreaks Vehicular Havoc Today En Route To Gwyneth Paltrow Fundraiser Dinner

    10/09/2014 9:49:58 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 10/09/14 | Lisa de Moraes
    Los Angelenos will have lots of time on the roads this afternoon to contemplate the midterm elections when President Obama flies in for one of those “Hollywood fundraisers” news outlets love to sniff at — especially this one, at the home of Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth’s Brentwood neighborhood was festooned with Obama Drone non-fan posters in anticipation of the president’s visit — tickets to which raised $1K to $32K per head for the Democratic National Committee, depending on whether the ticket holder wanted to actually get dinner as well as a photo with Obama. Press already is reporting that Obama plans...
  • Risk of Contracting Ebola a Small Price To Pay For Enriching America With Diversity <satire>

    10/08/2014 4:33:33 PM PDT · by Redcat · 17 replies
    Diversity Chronicle ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Amina Shabez
    The radical, racist, and reactionary right is at it again! This time, they are stoking ugly, xenophobic, and nativist fears that Americans could contract the deadly ebola virus from African immigrants or visitors to the US! These fears are really just a smokescreen for those who hate African-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Muslims and other immigrant groups along with hating the LGBT. They have no basis in reality, and the accusation really proves how desperate racists are to find ANY and EVERY excuse possible for limiting immigration. What are these white hate mongers so afraid of? The truth is that racist white people...
  • President Obama in City Today for DNC Fundraisers

    10/07/2014 9:41:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    twc news ^ | 10/7/14
    .....Obama is coming to the city today to raise money for the Democratic party. The president is expected to arrive at JFK Airport around 1:30 p.m. From there he will head to Manhattan for two events involving the Democratic National Committee.
  • DNC chief vows to stay in office

    10/04/2014 12:58:43 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 3, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) reaffirmed her commitment to stay on as Democratic National Committee chairwoman in the aftermath of reports suggesting the party is souring over her leadership. “I was elected to a four-year term, and I will serve as DNC chair till Jan. 21, 2017,” she said to the Sun Sentinel. ADVERTISEMENT A Politico article published last month said Wasserman Schultz is losing the support of prominent Democrats, including President Obama. It also said the White House debated replacing her as DNC chair, going as far as selecting a candidate before deciding against the change. The report came...
  • Scott Walker's new ad is answer to Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    10/02/2014 8:52:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    Scott Walker Campaign ^ | 10-2-14 | Friends of Scott Walker
    Teri is the face of an infamous Wisconsin case in 2004 where an estranged husband beat his wife with a baseball bat on a bitter January day and stuffed her body in a garbage can that was half full of snow, leaving her to die in an unheated storage unit. Teri has joined the campaign to re-elect Scott Walker, and here is what she has to say: http://www.scottwalker.com/teri So, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is that really how Scott Walker "gives women the back of his hand"?
  • Waukesha County judge tosses out GOP lawsuit seeking ballot changes

    09/24/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-24-14 | Patrick Marley
    A Waukesha County judge tossed out a lawsuit Wednesday attempting to force changes to the Nov. 4 ballot. Waukesha County Circuit Judge James Kieffer dismissed the case after 25 minutes of arguments because those who brought the suit had not followed a procedure requiring them to first file a complaint with state election officials. The case was brought last week by the campaign committees of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). In another blow to the lawsuit, Kieffer also ruled that only electors could bring such a challenge, not the political committees of candidates....
  • Limbaugh spokesman: #StopRush operatives to be outed later today

    09/23/2014 11:54:29 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    legalinsurrection.com ^ | 9-23-2014 | William A. Jacobson
    I can’t believe I’m writing about “StopRush” again.Longtime readers will recall my extensive and groundbreaking research into the StopRush operation just after Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke in 2012, for which he apologized.I proved then that the operation — at least at that time — was a Media Matters astroturfed assault on Limbaugh’s advertiser base, based on a pre-existing plan just waiting for the right moment. Supposedly independent groups coordinated their efforts with an MMFA operative, and then tried to cover it up. My research led Limbaugh to activate his personal Twitter account to spread the results of my research....
  • How gender mattered in the rise and fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

    09/19/2014 3:52:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9-19-14 | Nia-Malika Henderson
    <p>That's really the only way to describe Politico's piece on DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.</p> <p>Based on interviews with DNC staffers -- both former and current -- the piece described Wasserman Schultz as something of a modern-day Tracy Flick: over-eager, disloyal and not shy about promoting her ambitions.</p>
  • Is DWS Getting Fired?

    09/18/2014 7:23:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    DNC Spokeswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been under fire for weeks now after comparing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to a domestic abuser. As a reminder: "Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality...What Republican tea party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch." Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz: Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand Now, it looks like Democrats have had enough of...