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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...
  • None of Us Are Right - Obama: Mandate Is "Less A Tax Or A Penalty Than It Is A Principal"

    07/18/2012 7:54:29 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-17-2012 | Barack Obama
    Rob Wiercinski, WTOL-TV: The final question comes from one of our viewers; we're sticking on health care. Mike Baas from Perrysburg wants to know: "Is the mandate to buy health insurance in the new law a tax or a penalty?" President Obama: As I've said, it's less a tax or a penalty than it is a principal, which is you can't be a freeloader on other folks when it comes to your healthcare, if you can afford it. Now if you can't afford it, you're out of a job, you're broke, you're trying to make your payments, what we're going...
  • Obama sues Ohio Secretary of State

    07/17/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WKSU-FM Ohio Public Radio/Kent State University ^ | July 17, 2012 | Jo Ingles, Statehouse Reporter
    President Obama’s campaign is suing Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to try to re-instate the three days of early, in person voting before Election day in November. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports. (AUDIO AT LINK) Back in 2004, Ohio’s voting process was under national scrutiny after there were long lines at polling places, causing voters to wait for up to eight hours to cast their ballots at some precincts. After that, Ohio lawmakers passed a law that, among other things, allowed Ohioans to vote in person on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the election. Those rules were...
  • John McCain says Sarah Palin was a ‘better candidate’ than Mitt Romney for VP (Slap!)

    07/17/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The National Post ^ | July 17, 2012 | Staff
    Republican Senator John McCain says he chose Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney as his running mate in 2008 because she was a “better candidate,” not because of Romney’s much-discussed tax records. The McCain presidential campaign received 20 years of Romney’s tax records, much more than what the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has revealed to date. Democrats have suggested the McCain campaign passed over Romney because they found something politically damaging. “Of course not,” McCain told Politico when asked if the tax records hurt Romney...
  • Where is Sarah Palin?

    07/17/2012 1:41:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    WLS-AM ^ | July 16, 2012
    Last May, a cult-like throng of journalists chased Sarah Palin and her bus along the East Coast, eager that she’d drop the slightest of hints that would answer an almost fanatical question: Was she jumping into the GOP primary? This weekend she gave a speech in front of hundreds of supporters, revving them up with some of her favorite lines — blasting both President Obama and “crony capitalism” and calling the “bitter clingers” to action. She even unveiled this new line to huge cheers: “We’re little tea pots, and we’re getting steamed up because Obama is tipping us over, pouring...
  • The Professor, the Ballerina, and the Public Enemy

    07/17/2012 10:32:35 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-16-2012 | Michael Walsh
    (snip) Not since the Copperhead Democrats tried to appease the South and derail the Lincoln presidency have the Democrats been such an explicitly anti-American party. The relatively moderate party of JFK and Hubert Humphrey was hijacked in the streets of Saul Alinsky’s Chicago in 1968 and at the Miami Beach convention of 1972, which nominated George McGovern, and was transformed into a radical group that can no longer contain its animus against our country, our history, and our Constitution. All eminently predictable, of course. (snip) For years now, I’ve been saying that the modern Democratic party is the unholy issue...
  • Romney Says GOP's Not 'Party of the Rich,' But 'of Those Who Want to Be Rich'

    07/16/2012 11:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News / ABC News ^ | July 16, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    JACKSON, Miss. - At a fundraiser at a country club in Mississippi this evening that was expected to raise a record-breaking $1.7 million, Mitt Romney defended the Republican Party against its reputation as the "party of the rich" explaining that really, it is a party focused on helping the poor. "We're accused, by the way - in our party - of being the party of the rich," Romney said. "And it's an awful moniker, because that's just not true. We're the party of people who want to get rich. And we're also the party of people who want to care...
  • Eight Legit Reasons Why Palin is the Only Logical Choice to be Our Nation’s Next Vice President

    07/16/2012 9:00:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 16, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    America is at a crossroads. Our government is out of control. All three branches of the federal government have abandoned First Principles and the Constitution. We have a president who ignores Congress and a Congress that cannot get anything done because of obstructionism by Big Government liberals in both parties. We have a Supreme Court Chief Justice who just ruled on the most evil piece of legislation this country has ever seen, one that will destroy America, not based on his understanding of the Constitution, but because he fears bad press for the Court! Corruption, from the Oval Office, to...
  • I Hope Mitt Romney Fails

    07/16/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 146 replies ^ | July 16, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    After the election of Barack Obama in 2008, Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves in January 2009 to announce his hope for the failure of Barack Obama's policies. He was very quick to make sure people understood he was not against Obama due to the color of his skin, but solely due to his policies. In the same vein, I would like to announce a similar sentiment. I agree with Rush that Obama's polices should fail, and I hope they do. I also hope that the policies and philosophies of Mitt Romney fail as well.
  • Why Mitt Romney Needs to Show Voters The Kind of Person Obama Really Is

    07/16/2012 11:03:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WEB Commentary ^ | July 16, 2012 | Michael J. Gaynor, esquire
    The American people have been hoaxed, and they need to know it. Hoax( 1. An act intended to deceive or trick. 2. Something that has been established or accepted by fraudulent means US Senate candidate in New York Wendy Long deftly debunked Team Obama's Republican "War on Women" hoax factually, saying: “The 'War on Women' is a hoax and Kirsten Gillibrand is the chief purveyor of its cynical propaganda. Here in Onondaga County alone we have Congresswoman Buerkle, County Executive Mahoney, Lysander Town Clerk Lisa Dell and Sandy Schepp, candidate for Onondaga County Clerk, all strong successful Republican women. The...
  • Romney Campaign Sings Back at the Obama Campaign

    07/16/2012 7:34:51 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 12 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | Bryan Preston
    Over the weekend, the Obama campaign slammed Mitt Romney with an ad featuring the GOP’s presumptive nominee singing “America the Beautiful” while the ad flashed statistics about Romney’s wealth. Today, the Romney campaign is responding with a singing ad of its own. Titled “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs,” the ad features President Obama singing Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” while the video track flashes facts about the Obama economy and charges that the president has engaged in paying off his political supporters at taxpayer expense. Watch the new Romney ad below. (link to embedded video) Hopefully after the dueling...
  • Anti-Obama tide means all political news now is national

    07/15/2012 8:05:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 15, 2012 | Tom Humphrey
    Republicans can thank President Barack Obama for the party's solid control of the Tennessee Legislature, starting with his appearance at the top of the national Democratic ticket in 2008 — after losing the state's presidential primary even among Democratic voters — and continuing in more dramatic fashion in 2010. The GOP has used advertising that linked many Democratic state legislators, even some who were staunch fiscal and social conservatives, to the evil national Democrats. "You'd think Nancy Pelosi was my high school sweetheart and I played golf with Barack Obama every weekend," grumbled state House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner...
  • The full outbreak of Romney Derangement Syndrome

    07/14/2012 1:29:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 209 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 14, 2012 | Karl
    This week in the presidential campaign was driven by several stories, primarily Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP convention; the likely bogus rumor that Romney was considering Condoleeza Rice as his vice-presidential pick; and the hysterical, bogus claim that Romney may be a felon based on decade-old SEC filings. Let’s look at the common thread running through them. Partisans on both sides of the aisle questioned Romney’s decision to appear at the NAACP convention, given that African-Americans have been a solidly reliable Democratic voting bloc for decades. However, a Romney campaign adviser told BuzzFeed that Romney’s attendance at the convention...
  • Perry to hit trail for ex-foe Romney

    07/14/2012 12:55:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    KXAN ^ | July 13, 2012 | AP
    Gov. Rick Perry is putting his months of attacks on Mitt Romney behind him and rallying to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's banner. The Texas Republican makes his first campaign trip on behalf of Romney on Friday when he visits Elko, Nev. He'll make two evening stops there Friday evening, with visits to the Silver State Stampede Rodeo and a Romney campaign office. Romney, who's a former Massachusetts governor, isn't expected to appear. Nevada is a key state Obama won in 2008.
  • Obama spends nearly $100 million on campaign ads

    07/13/2012 6:32:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    President Barack Obama's campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, unleashing a sustained early barrage designed to create lasting, negative impressions of Republican Mitt Romney before he and his allies ramp up for the fall. In a reflection of campaign strategy, more than one-fifth of the president's ad spending has been in Ohio, a state that looms as a must-win for Romney more so than for Obama. Florida ranks second and Virginia third, according to organizations that track media spending and other sources....
  • Breaking: Sarah Palin Endorses Florida Congresswoman Sandy Adams

    07/12/2012 8:10:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 12, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    From Congresswoman Adams: Governor Sarah Palin Endorses Conservative Sandy Adams for U.S. House Orlando, FL – Today, freshman Sandy Adams announced that she had earned the endorsement of former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin. Governor Palin’s support is proof-positive that Sandy Adams is the conservative choice for Florida’s new 7th Congressional District. “Governor Sarah Palin has led the charge for conservatives,” said Adams. “While many politicians subscribe to the notion of the status quo, Governor Palin has risen above it. She knows that the true power of our country comes from the American people – not the...
  • Mitt Romney Gains on Obama Among Latino Voters, Poll Says

    07/12/2012 11:37:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 11, 2012 | Roque Planas
    <p>President Barack Obama’s support among Latino voters has dropped to a new low, according to a poll by Quinnipiac University.</p> <p>The poll, released Wednesday, found Obama support at 59 percent, well ahead of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, which had 30 percent support. But the figure was significantly lower than that registered in a Fox News Latino poll released in March (he had 73 percent support) and a USA Today/Gallup poll published in June (66 percent).</p>
  • Corn Futures SURGE As USDA Cuts Crop Forecast By 12%

    07/11/2012 6:49:51 AM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-11-2012 | Mamta Badkar
    Corn Futures SURGE As USDA Cuts Crop Forecast By 12% Mamta Badkar Jul. 11, 2012, 8:38 AM Corn prices are jumping after the USDA cut corn yield by 20 bushels per acre to 146 bushels per acre. This is down from 166 bushels per acre because of poor crop conditions from early June and because of the heatwave and drought conditions plaguing the Midwest. The corn crop forecast was cut 12 percent to 12.97 billion bushels. Corn futures are up 3.20 percent on the news. From the report: "Persistent and extreme June dryness across the central and eastern Corn Belt...
  • Do You Wish You Voted For Obama Instead Of McCain?

    07/10/2012 11:14:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Western Center for Journalism ^ | July 10, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    A google search using the term, “McCain voters say they wished they’d voted Obama” shows about 7,450,000 items, but searching through them yields not a single article about voters feeling this way. When most people are asked, “We all know people who voted for Obama and say they wished they had voted for McCain, but where are the people who say they voted for McCain but wish they had voted for Obama?” they start laughing. By now, we have all heard the public “secular confessions” of the Barack Obama supporters who wish they hadn’t done what they did. These people...
  • Army Pulls Candidate's Mistakenly-Awarded SF MOS (Democrat, naturally)

    07/10/2012 7:55:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | Bryant Jordan
    The Army has revoked the Special Forces military occupational specialty of an Arkansas political candidate who claimed he served as a Green Beret in Iraq and Afghanistan. Kenneth Aden, a Democrat running against incumbent Rep. Steve Womack for Arkansas' 3rd District, has said in interviews he served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Green Beret, though a DD-214 and other documents he released to substantiate the claim only raised questions. In a statement Tuesday, a spokeswoman for the Special Warfare Training Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., said Aden was dropped from Special Forces training in April 2008 "after failing...
  • GOP runoff candidates Mullin, Faught spar over 'single payer' comment (Oklahoma runoff)

    07/10/2012 5:44:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Tulsa World ^ | July 6, 2012 | Randy Krehbiel
    Republican 2nd Congressional District runoff opponents Markwayne Mullin and George Faught continued to tussle Thursday over something said by Mullin last August and used by Faught in a recent campaign spot. The setting this time was Mullin's Broken Arrow plumbing business, where a representative for Faught showed up to hand out a statement from Faught after Mullin essentially called Faught a liar at a Thursday afternoon press conference. Mullin's campaign team eventually shooed the Faught operative off the grounds, but not before he'd passed around copies of Faught's statement. At issue is Mullin's use of the term "single payer" during...
  • It’s Time to Dump Upton for Jack Hoogendyk in MI-6

    07/10/2012 5:33:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | May 15, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    It’s hard to think of a more liberal Republican that occupies a more consequential position in Congress than Fred Upton. It’s not just the fact that the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, one of the most powerful House panels, is a big supporter of green energy. It’s not just the fact that this same man was the Thomas Edison of the incandescent light bulb ban. It’s about Republicans shedding an image of hypocrisy. Upton is charged with oversight over Obama’s Solyndra-like loan guarantees, yet he pushed for the same type of loan for United Solar Ovonics, whose parent...
  • North Carolina: YG Action Fund Goes Big for Richard Hudson (conservative attacked in runoff)

    07/10/2012 5:26:34 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 10, 2012 | Joshua Miller
    The YG Action Fund, a super PAC aligned with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), is taking out its big guns in North Carolina’s 8th district. The group reported today that it was spending about $450,000 backing Richard Hudson, a North Carolina GOP Congressional candidate in a competitive runoff with Scott Keadle, a candidate aligned with the Club for Growth. That brings the total spent by group in support of Hudson in both the primary and the runoff to $525,000. The Club for Growth and its affiliated entities have spent more than $720,000 backing Keadle in the runoff and the...
  • The Surprising Moral Case for Free Enterprise

    07/10/2012 2:38:50 PM PDT · by NorseWood · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 10, 2012 | Arthur Brooks
    Government keeps growing -- and freedom keeps shrinking -- because we fail to make the moral case for free enterprise. Based on his best-selling book "The Road to Freedom," AEI President Arthur C. Brooks explains how we can win the fight for free enterprise by articulating what's written on our hearts. "We have to see that we're not in an economic battle for the future of America," Arthur says. "We're in a moral battle."
  • Good news for Romney: Enthusiasm gap is shrinking

    07/10/2012 11:45:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2012 | Rachel Weiner and Scott Clement
    President Obama still inspires more enthusiasm than former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, but the gap is shrinking. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 91 percent of Obama voters are enthusiastic, compared with 85 percent of Romney supporters. That gap widens when you look at the “very enthusiastic.” Fifty-one percent of Obama backers are very enthusiastic, compared to 38 percent of Romney backers. When we asked the same question in May, the same 51 percent of Obama fans said they were very enthusiastic, but only 26 percent of Romney supporters said the same. Overall, in May, 93 percent of...
  • [Team Obama E-Mail] We could lose if this continues

    07/09/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Obama For AmeriKKKa | July 9, 2012 | Ann Marie Habershaw, COO OFA
    Well, I've got some good news and some bad news. Good news first: June was our best fundraising month yet. We exceeded expectations -- more than 706,000 people stepped up and pitched in for a grand total of $71 million raised for this campaign and the Democratic Party. Bad news? We still got beat. Handily. Romney and the RNC pulled in a whopping $106 million. So, to recap: We had our best fundraising month yet, and we still fell about $35 million short. We can win while being outspent -- but we need to keep it close. You know what...
  • bumper stickers

    07/09/2012 8:08:21 AM PDT · by upcountryhorseman · 9 replies
    World Net Daily | 07/09/2012 | upcountryhorseman
    Does anyone know where we can get a bumper sticker "Vote for the American" or would someone be willing to make them?
  • Former Dem Artur Davis, Squarely in Romney's Corner

    07/07/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    BRISTOW, Va. -- Four summers ago, then-Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama delivered a nominating speech in support of Barack Obama. The Illinois senator's election as party standard-bearer “takes us closer to becoming what we know America can be," he said at the Denver convention. But times have changed in the intervening years -- especially for Davis himself. Now a Virginia Republican, he spent part of Thursday afternoon at the home of a Northern Virginia family talking about how Obama failed the country on the economy, and how he believes presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is best equipped to revive...
  • Cruz Poll Shows Lead

    Ted Cruz led Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst by 9 points in a recent internal poll conducted for the former Texas solicitor general’s campaign, a Cruz source has confirmed. From the earliest days of the race to replace retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R), Dewhurst has been the frontrunner. But in this survey, 49 percent of respondents said they would vote for Cruz. Forty percent supported Dewhurst, and 11 percent were undecided.
  • Third parties a dud in 2012

    07/06/2012 6:08:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 6, 2012 | Michael McGuire
    Voter dissatisfaction or not, there is very little support this year for third party presidential candidates. In a Gallup Poll released Friday that includes three minor-party candidates, Barack Obama received 47 percent support, Mitt Romney 40, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson 3, Green candidate Jill Stein 1 and Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode less than 1. Two percent of voters said they favor U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), 1 percent mentioned someone else, 2 percent had no opinion and 5 percent said they will not vote. Voter dissatisfaction or not, there is very little support this year for third party presidential...
  • Poll: Romney up big in battleground states

    07/05/2012 9:09:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 3, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney has a sizeable lead in 15 battleground states, according to a CNN/ORC poll released late Monday. The Republican candidate leads President Obama 51 percent to 43 in 15 states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election. Obama won 12 of these battleground states in 2008 — Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin — and will need to keep about half of those in 2012 if he’s to secure reelection. The poll also included Missouri, Indiana and Arizona as battleground states. That’s good news...