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  • Palin Endorses Three "True Conservative" Women

    03/27/2014 6:46:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jose R. Gonzalez
    Sarah Palin, who announced a number of midterm endorsements recently, signaled a spring awakening for fellow mamma grizzlies this week, throwing her support behind three female House and Senate candidates on Thursday after backing Iowa’s Joni Ernst the day before. The latest Republican recipients of the Tea Party star’s coveted imprimatur are Florida Senate Majority Leader Lizbeth Benacquisto, who’s running in her state’s 19th Congressional District; and former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel and Minnesota state Sen. Julianne Ortman, both of whom are U.S. Senate candidates. All three endorsements were announced on the former Alaska governor’s Facebook page, and...
  • A bump in radical feminism’s control of the gender agenda

    03/26/2014 12:41:09 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 14 replies
    National Post ^ | March 25, 2014 | Barbara Kay
    The CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi is the most amiable, open-minded guy in the world, with a good sense of humour to boot. The perfect radio host. His weekly show, Q, frequently provides proof of his willingness to explore both sides of a gamut of issues in the classic liberal tradition. Unfortunately, amongst doctrinaire feminists, amiability, intellectual curiosity and even (especially?) a sense of humour don’t cut it when their pet theories fall into Q’s crosshairs. Ghomeshi had the temerity on Monday to host a debate about the veracity of “rape culture,” between Lise Gotell, chair of Women’s and Gender Studies at...
  • Juan Williams: Treatment of Condi Rice by Rutgers a hateful liberal double standard...

    03/08/2014 8:13:07 AM PST · by Bratch · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | MARCH 7, 2014 | ED MORRISSEY
    The rejection of Condoleezza Rice as a commencement speaker at Rutgers by its faculty council won’t surprise many Hot Air readers. It doesn’t surprise Fox News commentator and generally liberal Juan Williams, but he’s not shrugging it off, either. Williams, who has written about the shocking treatment of black conservatives by his supposedly enlightened liberal brethren, makes sure to note this episode as yet another marker in a long arc of hatred and bigotry against African-Americans who dare to challenge liberal orthodoxy — even Juan Williams himself: There is a disgraceful double standard amongst liberals, particularly those in academia, in the...
  • Former Black Diamond Officer, Husband Say Chief Used Gay Slurs

    02/21/2014 10:39:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    k=KIRO ^ | David Ham
    Scott Oak and his husband, Jamie Smith, said they heard Black Diamond Police Chief Jamey Kiblinger use the word "fag" repeatedly. "Cops can talk rough, and I understand things like that, but she used it to personally attack me," said Oak, who was a Black Diamond police officer. He left in 2012. His husband said that he heard Kiblinger use the slur in front of them at a work-related party back in 2011. "When she said that, other officers looked around, and she looked around and she put her hand over her mouth like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ She knew she...
  • Facebook adds 50 gender options for users: For those who can't make up their minds

    02/14/2014 1:27:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Are you confused about your gender? You know, man, woman, trans, queer, neutral...and on and on. Well, there's good news for you people who can't seem to make up your minds. Facebook is adding 50 options to identify what gender your are...or, rather, what you see yourself as...or maybe what you think is hip. From Associated Press: "With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and...
  • What you won't hear during Black History Month

    02/04/2014 6:17:29 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 2/4/2014 | Mychal Massie
    Feb. 1 began the 28 day “ceremony to injustice” that is nothing more than an aversion to modernity that encourages people to mire themselves in the past juxtaposed to embracing the present and the future. That is the essence of Black History Month. Black History Month is used by the nefarious and the corrupt to divide, to evoke blame and guilt, and often for personal gain. Public school children will be immersed in a 28-day vat of a factually flawed and at times fictional history of how bad the blacks had it in America, and they will hear that whites...
  • Transgender Candidate to Challenge Gay Senator in Maryland

    01/30/2014 5:21:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 83 replies
    washington.cbslocal.com ^ | 1-30-14 | CBS DC
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A transgender candidate has announced she will run against an openly gay state senator in Montgomery County in the Democratic primary. Dana Beyer, who is the executive director of Gender Rights Maryland, made the announcement Thursday. Beyer says Maryland residents have waited too long for economic fairness and equal opportunity. Beyer is running against Sen. Richard Madaleno, who has been in the state Senate since 2007. He served in the House of Delegates from 2003 to 2007. Madaleno has been an advocate for gay and transgender rights in Maryland
  • 5 Ways Disavowing Masculinity Changed My Life

    Robert Reece has found that ignoring the Man Code has improved his life enormously. Not only does traditional masculinity oppress women but it also severely restricts the agency of men (a topic, I’ve written about in the past in the context of straight man love and hip-hop), often in simple, taken-for-granted ways. Straight men go to extreme lengths to perform masculinity. They avoid a wide variety of activities that they arbitrarily deem feminine or “gay” without analyzing the detrimental effects of this type of gender policing. Often mundane, seemingly inconsequential activities are heavily policed, inhibiting men’s ability to live freely...
  • CNN's Stelter: Megyn Kelly Mightn't Have Insisted Santa Was White If Fox Had More Black Viewers

    12/15/2013 5:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 15, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    My nomination for the dumbest comment of the week by a television host on a news channel goes to CNN's Brian Stelter. While talking to Slate's Aisha Harris about the reaction to her article calling for Santa Claus to be a penguin, the new Reliable Sources host wondered if Megyn Kelly wouldn't have been so adamant about Santa being white if Fox News had more black viewers (video follows with transcript and commentary):http://www.mrctv.org/videos/cnns-stelter-megyn-kelly-mightnt-have-insisted-santa-was-white-if-fox-had-more-black-viewers BRIAN STELTER: You know, to tell you what I think for a minute, I kind of wonder if FOX had a different audience demographic, if she would...
  • Group Says Plans Discourage HIV Patients (Drug Coverage on Exchanges Requires Steep Payments)

    12/14/2013 5:38:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2013 | MELINDA BECK
    A coalition of 31 HIV/AIDS organizations is urging the Obama administration to investigate whether some health insurers are trying to discourage HIV-infected patients from enrolling in new policies being sold under the health-care law, a move the groups say could be illegal. The Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination against people who are sick; insurers can't deny them coverage or charge them more than healthier peers. But in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius last week, the coalition said it had noticed "a number of disturbing trends" in plans on the insurance exchanges, including plans that...
  • Faith leaders urge Redskins owner Dan Snyder and NFL to change team’s name

    12/05/2013 6:11:17 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/5/2013 | Theresa Vargas
    Dozens of area clergy members have signed a letter to the owner of the Washington Redskins and the commissioner of the National Football League, calling on the team to recognize that “words can cause great pain” and change its name.“The derogatory term ‘redskin’ offends many Native Americans and others in this country,” said the letter signed by 61 faith leaders. “This word, defined in the dictionary as a slur, should not be publicly marketed and celebrated in America, which is built on the ideals of respect and inclusion.”The missive marks the latest effort in the push to change the team’s...
  • Seven Phony Hate Crimes Trumpeted By The Media

    11/30/2013 4:38:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | John Hawkins
    One of the oldest rules in psychology and economics is that if you reward a behavior, you can expect to see it more often. In America, we reward victimhood. That makes us feel good about ourselves and in some cases, it helps improve the lives of the people who've been victimized, but there's a dark side to it as well. It creates perverse incentives for people, it helps legitimize a victimhood mentality, and it also encourages people to fake hate crimes. Under normal circumstances, that would seldom happen. However, in a society where we celebrate victimhood and savagely attack people...
  • US seeks to fine websites if disabled are unable to use

    11/27/2013 3:44:27 AM PST · by AstralisLux · 53 replies
    Spero News ^ | 11/27/13 | Spero News
    The US Justice Department is intervening in a private lawsuit against H&R Block for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. H&R Block is a large provider of American tax services and informational services for tax payers.
  • WHY DO LIBS OWN THE ARTS?

    11/24/2013 2:30:43 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 128 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11-19-13 | Teresa Mull
    I went to a lecture recently presented by the Smithsonian. The subject of the talk was Jack Kerouac’s Francophone roots, and I was expecting lots of intellectual wanna-be Beatniks. Instead I was surrounded by a roomful of typical old lib academics. It felt as though I were living inside of NPR. You know the type: the women are skeletal from not eating meat and from biking too much and have salt and pepper hair which they cut when they decided they hated men and also decided to look like one. They prefer the unkempt, “natural” look to actually bothering to...
  • Army email advising use of 'average looking women' in photos draws fire

    11/21/2013 10:03:19 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies
    upi ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    The U.S. Army is drawing some unfriendly fire about an email obtained by POLITICO recommending that photos of “average-looking women” should be used for stories about female soldiers. The email, written by Col. Lynette Arnhart, was meant to advise Army spokespeople about how they should educate the public about the Army’s integration of women into combat. “In general, ugly women are perceived as competent while pretty women are perceived as having used their looks to get ahead,” Arnhart wrote. “There is a general tendency to select nice looking women when we select a photo to go with an article (where...
  • White Guy Wins Election After Making Voters Think He’s Black

    11/09/2013 7:34:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/09/2013 | Rick Moran
    Here’s a candidate who turned identity politics on its head while managing to break every politically correct rule about politics in the process.KHOU: Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign.“I’d always said it was a long shot,” Wilson says. “No, I didn’t expect to win.”Still, he figured he’d have fun running, because he was fed up with what he called “all the shenanigans” at the Houston Community College System. As a conservative white Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him.Then he came up with an...
  • 'Wait, Wait. . .Don't Tell Me' show apologizes for Polish joke

    11/01/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 1, 2013 | Lauren Zumbach,
    The joke in question came from the Bluff the Listener segment of the show Saturday, in which an audience member was asked to identify which of three stories about an old joke coming true had been taken from that week's headlines. Peter Grosz, an actor and TV writer who has appeared as a panelist and guest host on "Wait Wait," offered a supposed news item referencing a joke asking how many Poles it takes to screw in a light bulb.
  • (Barf alert): P.C. censors come to haunt at Hampshire

    10/31/2013 2:29:41 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 14 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2013 | Robert Shibley
    This Halloween, Hampshire College students — and Americans who care about free inquiry — have reason to be spooked. As part of its “Hampshire Halloween” celebration, Hampshire’s “Hype Committee” scheduled a performance by Afrobeat band Shokazoba. But that decision quickly turned sour. As Hampshire carefully explained, some students asked “whether [Shokazoba] was a predominantly white Afrobeat band and express[ed] concerns about cultural appropriation and the need to respect marginalized cultures.” Shokazoba keyboardist Jason Moses explained in emails that it began when someone posted, “lol leave it to hampshire to book a bunch of white folks playing afrofunk” on the event’s...
  • Pentagon training manual: white males have unfair advantages

    10/31/2013 11:33:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 69 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/31/2013 | Todd Starnes
    A controversial 600-plus page manual used by the military to train its Equal Opportunity officers teaches that "healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian" men hold an unfair advantage over other races, and warns in great detail about a so-called "White Male Club." “Simply put, a healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian male receives many unearned advantages of social privilege, whereas a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health receives many unearned disadvantages of social privilege,” reads a statement in the manual created by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).-snip- “I’m participating in teaching things that are not true,” the instructor told me. He...
  • MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting

    10/29/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer
    The liberal claim that Republicans are engaging in a perpetual “war on women” seems to have taken a new turn on MSNBC. No longer does the term “war on women” apply only to access to abortion but now encompasses voting rights as well. Appearing on MSNBC on October 29, liberal MSNBC host Thomas Roberts claimed that Republicans are trying to restrict a woman’s access to the ballot box. This comes one week after fill-in host Michael Eric Dyson made a similar complaint on The Ed Show. [See video after jump.]  MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting Speaking...
  • Where’s the Real Diversity?

    10/29/2013 1:03:59 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2013 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The latest issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education includes a special supplement on “Diversity in Academe” that is only missing one thing. Diversity in Academe features articles on: “A special orientation for White Students;” “Welcoming Gay Students to HBCUs [historically black colleges and universities, an official designation];” “‘I wish I were black’ and Other Tales of Privilege;” “What My Students Have Taught Me About Race;” “Why So Few Asians Are College Presidents;” “Sharing Math’s Appeal With First-Generation Students;” “For Remedial Students, Where the Hallway Leads;” “First-Generation Students” who “Find Crucial Support;” and “Adding Diversity to Curricula, Starting in the...
  • What Isn't Racist? According to the Media, Nothing

    10/24/2013 9:05:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | 10/24/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    President Obama's election was supposed to usher in an era of racial unity greater than any Americans had previously experienced. By making the historic move to place the first black president in the White House, Americans signified that they were ready to move beyond the racial conflicts of the past and move forward, arm-in-arm. At least that's what we were told. So much for that. In the last two weeks, MSNBC's Chris Matthews, official hot-air-trial balloon for the Obama administration's public relations strategy, has played the race card incessantly. First, he proclaimed that Republican New Jersey senatorial candidate Steve Lonegan...
  • ‘Godfather of Hipsterdom’ Gavin McInnes: Feminism makes women miserable

    10/23/2013 9:27:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-23-2013 | Caroline May
    Gavin McInnes, co-founder of Vice and often described as “The Godfather of Hipsterdom,” kicked a hornets nest this week by suggesting that modern feminism has been detrimental to women. “We’ve trivialized childbirth and being domestic so much that women are forced to pretend to be men. They’re feigning this toughness. They’re miserable,” McInnes said in part during a contentious and expletive-laced exchange on a HuffPost Live panel on Monday. McInnes received forceful push back from the panel, media and social media for his comments. The founder of Street Carnage, however, explained in an interview with The Daily Caller that he...
  • Postal Service to issue Harvey Milk stamp

    10/12/2013 12:17:23 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 11, 2013 | Kurtis Alexander
    Thirty-five years after Harvey Milk made history as California's first openly gay elected leader, he's closing in on another historical first. The U.S. Postal Service said Friday that the late San Francisco supervisor and civil rights leader will join the likes of John F. Kennedy, Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson by being recognized with a commemorative stamp - an honor that had apparently never before gone to an openly gay politician.
  • Matthew Shepard Narrative Challenged in New Book (was he killed by lover/drug customer?)

    09/17/2013 8:36:16 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 15, 2013 - 9:20 am | by Rick Moran
    Breitbart is highlighting a book of an award-winning investigative journalist that turns the narrative surrounding the tragic death of a gay Wyoming man, whose murder gave the impetus for hate-crime legislation, on its head. The Book of Matt by Stephen Jimenez will be published this week and is already causing consternation among gay activists because it turns a homophobic hate crime into a spat between two meth-addled gay lovers. The story that we are most familiar with is that Shepard met a couple of men in a bar who offered him a ride home. They instead took him to a...
  • Matthew Shepard, Trayvon Martin, Brandon Darby and the Power of Leftist Mythmaking

    09/14/2013 7:16:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 9/14/2013 | LEE STRANAHAN
    The blockbuster story that the facts in the Matthew Shepard murder case have been distorted in order to promote a political agenda is another example of the power of the left's narrative mythmaking. Gay journalist Stephen Jimenez presents a new argument as to the details of Shepard's murder in The Book of Matt, but he's up against 15 years of storytelling and inverted reality. A piece in the gay culture magazine The Advocate by Aaron Hicklin lays out the facts about the Shepherd mythology, but it also contains a line that is the Rosetta Stone to understanding how leftist narrative mythology...
  • NO H8? -- BOMBSHELL BOOK: MATTHEW SHEPARD TORTURED, MURDERED BY GAY LOVER

    09/14/2013 10:35:23 AM PDT · by Bratch · 65 replies
    Big Government ^ | September 14, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    But what really happened to Matthew Shepard? He was beaten, tortured, and killed by one or both of the men now serving life sentences. But it turns out, according to Jiminez, that Shepard was a meth dealer himself and he was friends and sex partners with the man who led in his killing. Indeed, his killer may have killed him because Shepard allegedly came into possession of a large amount of methamphetamine and refused to give it up.
  • First Lady: Obama Will 'Shake His Groove Thing' at Latin Music Night

    09/16/2013 2:35:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 78 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/16/13 | ap
    Michelle Obama says the beats and melodies in Latin music are so irresistible that even President Barack Obama "will shake his groove thing" Monday night. Gloria Estefan, Romeo Santos, Lila Downs, Marco Antonio Solis and other top Latin musicians are joining the Obamas to tape the latest installment of the PBS series, "In Performance at the White House." It will celebrate the various styles of Latin music during Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday.
  • Is it ever OK to use the N-word?

    09/14/2013 2:44:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 70 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | September 13, 2013 | Peter Hall
    A federal jury in New York awarded $250,000 in damages to a woman who said she was subjected to a racist tirade at work. In his defense, her boss argued that the N-word can be a term of love and endearment between black people. Reporter Peter Hall reached out for opposing views. . . . Q: Are there any social settings or contexts where it is acceptable to use the N-word? [Monica Miller] A: The recent federal ruling against workplace use of the N-word has sparked, once again, a discourse on the limits and boundaries of what we can say....
  • Blacks Trash Conservative Actress On Twitter After She Quotes MLK: “SHUT UP WHITE B**CH”

    08/30/2013 7:30:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://www.mrconservative.com ^ | August 29, 2013 | Kristin Tate
    Black actress Stacey Dash recently tweeted a part of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, in order to celebrate its 50th anniversary. But, since Dash is a conservative, she got blasted by other blacks on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets, via The Blaze. (WARNING: Explicit language)
  • Pat Buchanan: 'Whites Are the Only Group That You Can Discriminate Against Legally in America Now'

    08/24/2013 3:20:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 24, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan made a statement Friday guaranteed to make liberal media members' heads spin. During a discussion about Affirmative Action on PBS's McLaughlin Group, Buchanan said, "Whites are the only group that you can discriminate against legally in America now" (video follows with transcript and commentary): (VIDEO-AT-LINK)JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, HOST: Are you saying college admissions should be based on diversity? ELEANOR CLIFT, NEWSWEEK/DAILY BEAST: Yeah, I mean, I think lots of factors go into diversity. I think race can be one of them, and I think the Supreme Court so far agrees with that. MCLAUGHLIN: 67 percent opposed it,...
  • Nike Reacts to Racism Claims

    08/19/2013 5:12:35 PM PDT · by Bon of Babble · 22 replies
    Vogue ^ | 8/19/2013 | Ella Alexander
    NIKE has pulled a pair of leggings after the design was criticized for being racist. The monochrome print, which features on the label's Pro Tattoo Tech Tights, has caused controversy in Australia and New Zealand for its similarity to the traditional Samoan Pe'a male tattoo.
  • 11 Liberal Rules for Racism in America

    08/13/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | John Hawkins
    When America was a racist country, Democrats were primarily the ones engaged in racism. However, now that racism has been largely relegated to the fringes of American society (the KKK, the New Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam, La Raza, MEChA, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, American Nazi Party, etc.), the Democrats are constantly wagging their fingers about it. Of course naturally, given the racist history of the Democrat Party, liberals have managed to rig the rules in order to benefit themselves and hurt their political opponents. That's a pretty neat albeit despicable trick that they've managed to pull off. 1)...
  • 40-Year-Old Photo Still Makes Us Smile (A picture is worth a thousand words)

    07/20/2013 8:17:19 PM PDT · by skoob2u · 45 replies
    http://theblacksphere.net/ ^ | July 19,2013 | Tami Jackson
    I thought this picture was a great reminder of the great opportunity Obama has squandered to unite our great country. I am so very tired of his divisive identity politics and contempt for America. It's hard to keep a positive attitude these days and I thought this picture provided a little inspiration for why we need to keep Obama from tearing our country apart.
  • Blacks Enslaving Themselves

    12/20/2012 7:19:56 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    Separate incidents in entertainment news last week highlighted just how deeply blacks are in thrall to the divisive racism of identity politics. First, ESPN commentator Rob Parker raised viewers’ eyebrows with his astounding musings about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III on the show First Take. Parker, who is black, openly questioned whether the black “RG3” is black enough: Is he a ‘brother,’ or is he a ‘cornball brother’? He’s not really… he’s black, he kinda does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause. He’s not one of us. He’s kinda black, but he’s not really, like,...
  • Book: Rise of gender and ethnic studies programs helped bring about decline of modern academia

    10/18/2012 11:04:38 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/18/2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Modern academia has gone astray and identity studies programs are in large part the culprit, argues author and poet Bruce Bawer in his new book ”The Victims’ Revolution: The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind.”“Identity studies sum up everything that’s wrong with the humanities today,” Bawer told The Daily Caller. “They’re about nothing other than group identity, group oppression, and group grievance. Instead of engaging in objective scholarly study of, say, black American history or women’s literature, these departments are boosters for everything having to do with the group in question. It’s all slogans. Kids don’t...
  • Actress Stacey Dash Endorses Romney, Liberals Fling Racist Insults

    10/08/2012 7:45:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | October 8, 2012 | Matthew Sheffield
    In his speech to the Republican National Convention earlier this year, actor Clint Eastwood told the assembled crowd that there are more conservatives and moderates in Hollywood than they might think. Such people “play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it,” Eastwood said. Unfortunately, actress Stacey Dash is finding out the hard way what happens to those celebrities who are willing to think for themselves: they get attacked by the very people who claim to preach “tolerance” and “peace.” (Note: This blog post is “not safe for work” and certainly not for children.) The self-proclaimed...
  • Gender Bias Against Sarah Palin: A Content Analysis Of National Newspapers (Master's Thesis)

    10/06/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT · by Kolath · 7 replies
    Auburn.edu ^ | 10/06/2012 | Katherin C Irwin
    A content analysis was conducted to examine whether a gender bias existed in national newspaper coverage of the 2008 presidential election. This presidential race proved to be historical in many aspects. Not only was the first African-American man elected to the office, but two female contenders with a viable chance of being elected also ran for the offices of president and vice president. The focus of this study is on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who was a newcomer to the national political scene and who was the second female in history to run for vice president.
  • A Single, Blunt Question for the Non-(White, Male, Christan) Voter (VANITY)

    08/12/2012 3:10:20 PM PDT · by Windcatcher · 18 replies
    Me | August 12, 2012 | Windcatcher
    Now that Mitt Romney has chosen his Vice Presidential pick and the obligatory praises and hand-wringing has begun, I'd like to focus on one particular aspect of the Ryan pick: He isn't a member of any of the protected/privileged/special minority classes. Which is to say, he's a white male Christian. The horror! Already, whispering across the Plains of Punditry and echoing through the Canyons of Polling comes an unwelcome sound: the chant that this does nothing for women and minorities. Romney didn't appeal to them before picking Ryan, and the two of them don't after. So let me get right...
  • Obama's Hyphenated America

    07/08/2012 5:34:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 8, 2012 | Salena Zito
    When Carolyn Coulson was deciding how to vote in 2008, she found Barack Obama’s rhetoric “exciting,” especially when he talked about a “different kind of politics.” Then a student at Vanderbilt, she said John McCain was dull in comparison. Coulson, now 25 and a Wall Street consultant, finds no trace of that Obama today. “His rhetoric is aimed just at specific groups of people, not as someone who would bring the country together,” she said. Identity politics is something you do when you don't have the worst economy since World War II, according to David Woodard, a Clemson University political...
  • FBI may charge George Zimmerman with hate crime

    05/14/2012 6:15:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 171 replies
    http://www.wftv.com ^ | May 14, 2012
    <p>WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious.</p> <p>State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime.</p>
  • "My Message to Rick Santorum" Bob Grant (RINO Blog)

    03/23/2012 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Politics4US · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Bob Grant Online ^ | March 23, 2012 | Bob Grant
    My Message to Rick Santorum March 23, 2012 Not too long ago, I had asked a woman from Pennsylvania what she thought about Rick Santorum. Knowing that she was as conservative and as Republican as I am, I was surprised at her response. She said, “He is the worst. Those of us who know him best have nothing but contempt for him. He is not an honest person and certainly would not hesitate to stab a fellow politician in the back.” That was a few weeks ago, but I have learned what a tawdry character Santorum is. He is a...
  • Santorum: 'I Would Never Vote for Barack Obama Over Any Republican'

    03/23/2012 10:21:40 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 23, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Santorum: 'I Would Never Vote for Barack Obama Over Any Republican' MAR 23, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER Rick Santorum is pushing back against what he's calling a misinterpreted quotation, in which he's being reported as saying he'd vote for Barack Obama over Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential contest. "I would never vote for Barack Obama over any Republican," Santorum says in a statement, "and to suggest otherwise is preposterous." Santorum blames Mitt Romney's camp for "distort[ing]" and "distract[ing]" voters. "This is just another attempt by the Romney Campaign to distort and distract the media and voters from the...
  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Santorum Ahead In Louisiana [Leads By 13 Points: Without Gingrich Leads Jumps To 21 points]

    03/21/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Poll: Santorum Ahead In Louisiana By Jonathan Easley - 03/21/12 Rick Santorum leads the GOP presidential field by double digits heading into Saturday’s primary in Louisiana, according to a poll released late Tuesday by Magellan Strategies. Santorum took 37 percent, followed by Mitt Romney at 24 percent, Newt Gingrich at 21 percent and Ron Paul at 3 percent. The poll was conducted on March 19, before Romney’s convincing victory in the Illinois primary, and has a 2 percent margin of error. Gingrich finished a distant fourth in Illinois, and will likely hear growing calls this week for him to end...
  • Santorum’s lost message

    03/22/2012 7:06:45 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/12 | A.B. Stoddard
    Somewhere, buried in Rick Santorum’s fatally flawed campaign messaging, were winning words. Had he committed to them, the former senator could have derailed Mitt Romney’s path to the GOP nomination. Despite Romney’s overpowering resources and organization, Santorum’s potent argument — that the party could not throw the issue of healthcare away by nominating someone who had supported mandates — was his key to victory, but he threw it away. As he transformed from Senator 2 Percent to the last credible alternative to Romney, Santorum often made the point that nominating Romney — or Newt Gingrich — would take the issue...
  • It's Time For Gingrich To Drop Out of Race For GOP Nomination [Editorial]

    03/18/2012 9:05:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Times Herald (Georgia) ^ | March 15, 2012
    Sunday, March 18, 2012 It's Time For Gingrich To Drop Out of Race For GOP Nomination EDITORIAL The time has come for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to drop out the Republican presidential race and allow Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum to battle it out for the GOP nomination. After an up-and-down campaign, Gingrich based his chances primarily on a Southern strategy. That worked, with wins in South Carolina and Georgia. Then Gingrich set his sights on Alabama and Mississippi, where voters make their decisions on Tuesday. Gingrich had been first or second in those two states in pre-election polls....
  • Romney, Santorum Tie as Gingrich Voters' Second Choice

    03/17/2012 7:23:09 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 6 replies
    Gallup ^ | March 16, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    These results are based on Gallup Daily tracking interviews conducted March 8-15 with more than 1,900 Republican registered voters, including a sample of 290 Gingrich supporters. Some conservative Republicans have called for Gingrich to drop out of the race on the assumption that conservative primary voters would then unite behind Santorum as the conservative alternative to the more moderate Romney. But Gallup data indicate that Gingrich voters would not be likely to coalesce behind Santorum, suggesting that factors other than candidate ideology may be attracting voters to Gingrich, Santorum, and Romney. Gallup can simulate Republican preferences without Gingrich in the...
  • Rick Santorum: If I Win The Illinois Primary, I Win The Nomination

    Rick Santorum: If I Win The Illinois Primary, I Win The Nomination By Andrew Rafferty EFFINGHAM, Ill. -- Rick Santorum on Saturday guaranteed that a win in the Illinois primary will result in his nomination as the Republican presidential nominee. "This is a primary, and turnout is everything. You do your job, you do your job, then this is the pledge," Santorum said. "If we're able to come out of Illinois with a huge or surprise win, I guarantee you, I guarantee you that we will win this nomination." Illinois has largely been predicted to favor Mitt Romney for Tuesday's...
  • All Odds Aside, G.O.P. Girding for Floor Fight

    03/17/2012 5:07:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 44 replies
    All Odds Aside, G.O.P. Girding for Floor Fight By JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG CHICAGO — For the first time in a generation, Republicans are preparing for the possibility that their presidential nomination could be decided at their national convention rather than on the campaign trail, a prospect that would upend one of the rituals of modern politics. The race remains Mitt Romney’s to lose, and if he continues to accumulate delegates at a steady clip starting with contests in Puerto Rico on Sunday and Illinois on Tuesday, he can still amass the 1,144 necessary to secure the nomination before...