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  • Actor Robert Duvall to host Romney fundraiser

    07/25/2012 10:39:03 AM PDT · by kingattax · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/12 | Justin Sink
    While President Obama is usually the candidate rubbing elbows with Hollywood's celebrities — just this week it was announced the president's campaign would host fundraisers with the cast of "The Wire" and Vogue editor Anna Wintour — Mitt Romney is looking to cash in with some star power of his own. Actor Robert Duvall, star of "Apocalypse Now" and "The Godfather," will host a fundraiser for the Republican presidential hopeful in September at his Virginia home. According to the invitation — obtained Wednesday by the National Journal — tickets to the event are $2,500 per person, while a $10,000 donation...
  • Obama’s poll spending is obscene

    07/24/2012 6:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2012 | Dr. David Hill, Republican pollster
    What’s up with all that polling the Obama camp is doing? Recently the folks over at the Weekly Standard combed through campaign spending disclosure records of the Obama campaign and related committees, discovering that they’ve spent $15 million on polling since the first of the year. And some of the June spending is still unaccounted for. Oh, my! From one perspective, spending $15 million on polling reeks of desperation. They are on a massive snipe hunt, trying to evaluate the appeal of every alleged accomplishment of the president and to gauge the credibility of every anti-Romney tidbit their dirt-diggers have...
  • List of Republicans (RINOs) Supporting the Marketplace Fairness Act

    07/24/2012 11:38:58 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 13 replies ^ | July 24, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    The Marketplace Fairness Act is in short a national sales tax on online purchases (that is an extreme layman's view).  See the full run down at Breitbart.The List of Republicans supporting this bill are:
  • Obama: Hey, Romney’s taking my “you didn’t build that” line out of context

    07/24/2012 10:41:37 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7-24-012 | Ed Morrissey
    How can you tell when a campaign knows it has stepped into quagmire? It shifts to defense and starts complaining about context. After several days of attempting to defend his “you didn’t build that” remark, Barack Obama shifted last night to a defense that originated with some of his on-line apologists — that Mitt Romney took his remark out of context: The president, after taking a few-day hiatus from campaigning along with Romney out of respect for the victims of the Colorado mass shooting, set out on a round of fundraisers where he tried again to douse the still-simmering controversy...
  • Is President Obama Above Water, and If So, Why?

    07/24/2012 12:21:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Power Line ^ | July 23, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    This morning David Gelernter wrote a thought-provoking post titled, “What Keeps This Failed President Above Water?” How can a president with a record as terrible as Barack Obama’s be running essentially even in the polls? I have some thoughts on that question from a perspective that is slightly different from Gelernter’s. First of all, it is questionable whether Obama is, in reality, above water. He can’t get his approval rating out of the 40s, nor can he get a majority in any head-to-head poll with Mitt Romney, even among registered voters or “adults.” For a sitting president more than three...
  • RNC slams Obama ‘You didn’t build that’ remark in conference call with business owners

    07/23/2012 9:47:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Washington Post's Election 2012 ^ | July 23, 2012 | Felicia Sonmez
    The short-lived pause in campaign politics following last week’s Aurora, Colo., mass shooting came to an end on Monday as the Obama campaign blasted Mitt Romney on foreign policy and Republicans renewed their criticism of the president for his “you didn’t build that” remark. In a Monday afternoon conference call organized by the Republican National Committee, two business owners argued that they were personally offended by the remark, which Obama made earlier this month at a campaign stop in Roanoke. (As The Post’s Fact Checker and others have noted, the original Obama quote was a reference to infrastructure, not to...
  • Obama: Under Me "People Have A New Attitude Toward America" And "More Confidence"

    07/23/2012 9:47:17 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 41 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-23-2012 | Barack Obama
    "Because we're leading around the world, people have a new attitude toward America. There’s more confidence in our leadership. We see it everywhere we go," President Obama said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno. "Four years ago, I stood before you at a time of great challenge for our nation. We were engaged in two wars. Al Qaeda was entrenched in their safe havens in Pakistan. Many of our alliances were frayed. Our standing in the world had suffered. We were in the worst recession of our lifetimes. Around the world, some questioned whether the United States...
  • Bill Daley Asks: Is Obama Campaign Ready for Recounts?

    07/23/2012 9:33:06 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 15 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jul 23, 2012 | James Warren
    A top Democrat who was intimately involved in the rancorous 2000 presidential recount in Florida is raising an almost diabolically complex prospect: what if the Obama-Romney contest inspires recounts in multiple states? Former presidential chief of staff William Daley disclosed in an interview that he’s broached the subject to the Obama reelection campaign, given the closeness of polling in several key states and his experience as then–vice president Al Gore’s campaign chairman in 2000. His message is simple: be well prepared for such an eventuality, regardless of its unprecedented nature. .... The historic Florida recount and eventual U.S. Supreme Court...
  • The Reality of "Chicago-Style Politics"

    07/23/2012 2:21:36 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 7-23-2012 | Jacob Weisberg
    If I hear one more person accuse the Obama campaign of practicing “Chicago-style politics,” I'm gonna kick all his nephews off the park-district payroll. I’m gonna send some precinct captains over to straighten him out. Mitt Romney and his surrogates don’t understand what Chicago-style politics means. No one seems to have told them that it’s been gone for 25 years. And they don’t get that Barack Obama, in his Chicago days, never had anything to do with it. Chicago-style politics, in common parlance, refers to the 1950s-1970s era of the Richard J. Daley machine. If you want to read a...
  • Cantor Urges Tolerance On Gays, Muslims

    07/23/2012 8:04:49 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7-19-2012 | John Stanton
    In an interview with BuzzFeed, a top Republican leader says the GOP needs to be “the party of inclusion.” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Thursday urged his party, and the nation, to guard against intolerance on issues ranging from gay marriage to the role of Muslims in the government, arguing the country’s diversity of opinion and acceptance are part of America’s basic fabric. “There can’t be some kind of monolithic opinion handed down from the government or a political party. I don’t think we’re monolithic beings,” Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said in an interview with BuzzFeed. ... But many Republican...
  • Survey USA Poll: Obama's Lead Cut in Half Since Last Poll (Could Obama actually lose Minnesota?)

    07/23/2012 1:06:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KSTP-TV ^ | July 22, 2012 | Michelle Knoll
    RESULTS OF SURVEY USA/KSTP Poll In an election for President of the United States in Minnesota today, 07/20/12, three months till voting begins, Barack Obama captures the North Star State's 10 electoral votes, defeating Mitt Romney 46% to 40%, according to a SurveyUSA poll for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis / St. Paul. Romney and Obama are effectively even among male voters. All of Obama's advantage comes from female voters, where Obama leads by 14 points. Romney edges Obama among Minnesota's Independents, but not by enough to offset Obama's 2:1 advantage among Minnesota's moderates. Romney leads in Northeastern MN, but Obama leads...
  • The Next Big Star from Florida? Byron Donalds - Surprise Endorsement by Naples News

    Southwest Florida Republicans have two of them in the primary race for U.S. House District 19, now held by Connie Mack IV, R-Fort Myers, who is running for U.S. Senate. Voters have a chance for a fresh slate with a seat that is open for the first time in eight years. We recommend that they make the most of that opportunity by choosing a political newcomer who can be a leader in Washington as well as locally. Byron Donalds, 33, of Naples rises above a field that includes three veteran public servants, including the son of Mack's predecessor. Voters at...
  • State Senate District 33 in Minnesota - A Clear Choice

    07/21/2012 11:13:19 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 1 replies ^ | 7/21/12 | MplsSteve
    This thread is directed primarily at Minnesota Freepers - but obviously your support (at any level) is encouraged. This is a GOP primary taking place in state Senate District 33 in Minnesota. Geographically, it includes a number of the western and northwestern suburbs of Minneapolis. This is a good GOP district. The incumbent state senator is retiring. David Osmek, a member of the Mound City Council won the GOP endorsement with 81% of the vote - but he's being challenged by state rep Connie Doepke. As I'll point out to you, Doepke's record is decidedly a un-conservative one. Click on...
  • Romney over Obama in New York Times poll

    07/21/2012 9:16:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 21, 2012 | Dwight L. Schwab, Jr.
    When the New York Times produce a poll showing a Republican in the lead, that in itself is news. That's exactly what the legendary liberal flagship of the Democratic Party printed this week. Economic concerns are clearly the foremost issue on voters minds. The new poll shows Romney clearly in front for the first time since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee. Even after months of negative advertising and attacks on his position at Bain Capital, Romney is clearly in the lead over incumbent Barack Obama. The New York Times/CBS News Poll provided opinions on President Obama's handling of the economy...
  • Breaking: Tea Party Express Announces “Take A Stand” Radiothon for Ted Cruz

    07/21/2012 1:46:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 20, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    As Texans and Conservatives, we know how important this Senate race is. The rest of the country needs to understand how it will impact them as well. We have Ted Cruz, a Reagan Conservative who, as Solicitor General of Texas, has fought not only the United Nations and the World Court, but also the Obama regime, while defending both Texas and United States sovereignty which were under attack. Ted Cruz exemplifies the Texas spirit and is a champion of Liberty and Freedom. He’s served Texas well and will be an asset for the nation. We are fighting to stop current...
  • Opinion: Obama "You Didn't Build That" Comment Incites Class Warfare

    07/20/2012 7:07:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WYNC-FM ^ | July 20, 2012 | Karol Markowicz
    Ever since President Obama made his anti-business comments there has been an outcry by liberals that his words were taken out of context. I would never want to misquote my president so here is the full comment: Look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are...
  • President says you didn’t build that

    07/20/2012 3:49:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Peoria Times ^ | July 19, 2012 | Rick Gray, AZ State Representative
    As a former business owner, I was shocked by the audacity of our President when he declared, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Someone else made that happen.” That statement not only shows his audacity, it also shows his naiveté. As a business owner, it was common for me to spend 70 to 80 hours a week working to build my business. It was also common to have my employees taking home a larger salary than I paid myself. In fact, I think it was 18 months before I took any salary out of my company just...
  • Polling insight: Ignore pundits, follow the economy

    07/19/2012 10:16:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | July 19, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    I’ve been arguing that virtually all of what media are obsessing over — Bain outsourcing, Mitt Romney’s departure from Bain and Romney’s tax returns — is irrelevant to voters, at least those whose minds aren’t already made up. Little did I know how accurate I was. The CBS/New York Times and Fox polls show nationally that the race is within the margin of error. There has been no statistically significant movement in the head-to-head race. Both polls suggest that President Obama is getting killed on the economy. He may be running against Romney, but the economy is beating him down....
  • Poll: Enthusiasm up for Romney, down for Obama

    07/18/2012 3:07:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 18, 2012 | Donovan Slack
    A new CBS News/New York Times poll to be released Wednesday found some troubling trends for Team Obama. From the CBS report: "[T]hree and a half months before election day, Republican enthusiasm about voting this year has shot up since Mitt Romney clinched the nomination in April, from 36 percent of Republicans saying they were more enthusiastic in March to 49 percent now. President Obama was helped to election in 2008 by a wave of voter enthusiasm among Democrats, however this year, Democratic enthusiasm is down a bit since March. Twenty-seven percent of Democrats said they were more enthusiastic about...
  • For Romney, a 'safe' choice for VP is a big mistake

    07/18/2012 10:57:36 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-17-2012 | LZ Granderson
    .... It seems he (Romney) hasn't figured out that as long as Barack Obama is president, his base will be fired up in spite of his dull personality, so what he doesn't need to do is waste this pick on a running mate Republicans will like. What he needs is someone who can attract voters on the fence. A media darling with a successful track record to point to and someone whose social politics won't immediately get them labeled by independents as "crazy." Enter Michael Bloomberg: that union-fighting/gay-couple-loving renegade who would make things complicated for Democrats because he's managed to...