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  • CNN’s Dana Bash Tries to Take Out Ted Cruz, Fails Miserably

    03/30/2015 11:08:23 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    This is the most hilarious interview with Ted Cruz I’ve seen thus far. Thank you CNN, for delivering this epic bit of blowback: [IVDEO] Please, somebody, help me, I can’t stop laughing. Bash tried to smack Cruz around by comparing him to Obama (funny, she didn’t have a problem with the current president having no executive or much political experience when he ran for the White House in 2008), hoping it would silence and embarrass the senator from Texas. She got a healthy dose of “you’ve got to be kidding” me instead. Two years in the Senate, not much experience...
  • A Review of PolitiFact’s “Obameter:” Outdated Garbage that “Confirms” Patently False Lies

    03/30/2015 9:56:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 5 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/15 | Aurelius
    ...Today, looking at the chart, there are many more “promises kept” than there are “promises broken.” Yet anyone who has been paying attention over the last few years would surely see that Mr. Obama had broken a tremendous amount of promises. So why does PolitiFact still have Mr. Obama’s promises kept at nearly twice those broken? I decided to take a look. The first thing I did was see what promises were considered broken. It’s a fairly hefty list, but some of the very largest are completely missing. The biggest, and most famous, broken promise is that “if you like...
  • AP president: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    03/30/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 30, 2015 9:10 AM EDT | Kelvin Chan
    The president and CEO of The Associated Press called on Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt said a new framework is needed to protect journalists as they cover conflicts in which they are increasingly seen as targets by extremist groups. […] Last year was a particularly deadly year for the AP—four of the news cooperative’s journalists were killed on assignment. Globally, 61 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2014, bringing to more than 1,000 the number who have died since 1992,...
  • MSM Incurious About Harry Reid's Gym Equipment 'Accident'

    03/30/2015 8:12:42 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 30, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    It has been three months since Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's exercise equipment "accident" and he remains blind in his injured eye. So when will Reid sue the exercise equipment company or even mention the brand name? So far nothing solid on this from Reid and the mainstream media continues to remain on incurious mode. This was particularly noticebable last week when Reid announced that he won't be seeking re-relection. Speculation again heated up on talk radio and in the blogosphere about this "accident" but from the MSM.....the sounds of silence. Among those taking note of the strange circumstances of Reid's...
  • Who’s pulling the media’s puppet strings?

    03/30/2015 6:23:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    SharylAttkisson.com ^ | 03/30/2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    There are widespread efforts to create what I call a false reality to engulf you when you’re exposed to most any forms of media. The idea is to give the impression there’s widespread support for or against an agenda–when there may not really be. Those behind the efforts to sway your opinion, sometimes using bullying tactics, are special interests that want to make debates seem over, science seem settled, and make you feel like your an outlier–when none of those things is actually the case.These interests increasingly use PR firms that create sophisticated campaigns to advance their narratives. This may include circulating their propaganda on Twitter...
  • Ted Cruz Signs Up For Obamacare Is Your Short-Sighted Media Fixation Of The Week

    03/29/2015 4:18:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jason Linkins
    As you may have heard, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week officially joined the 2016 GOP primary scrum (or, if you've a yen for parsing narrow legal definitions, leaped past that scrum), in a fancy to-do at Liberty University -- a fitting venue for Cruz to lay down the foundation of his pitch to the conservative base, in which he adopts the persona of Jesus H. Reagan. Or, if you prefer, Ronald H. Christ -- it's essentially the same concept, and I am not a picky man. But what Cruz did next was very puzzling: He signed up for Obamacare....
  • Kathleen Parker: Ted Cruz ‘Obviously’ Will Not Become President

    03/29/2015 2:40:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Appearing on Fox News’ MediaBuzz on Sunday, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker demonstrated a complete 180 degree change of heart surrounding Senator Ted Cruz’ presidential prospects. At first, Parker argued that “he’s obviously not going to win the presidency” before insisting that when it comes to Cruz “the Washington media are really out of touch with real America.” Parker’s comments came during a panel discussing surrounding the media’s treatment of Ted Cruz in which liberal journalist Juan Williams insisted that Cruz received just as much criticism from conservatives as he does from the liberal media. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Parker went on to argue...
  • 'My problem with Cruz is that he's very, very smart'

    03/29/2015 11:57:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker Blog ^ | March 29, 2015 | Dan Joppich
    If establishment pundits can’t deny a Republican’s intelligence, then they have to claim his intelligence is a problem. The other day, NPR’s Robert Siegel assembled his usual suspects from the New York Times, Washington Post and Brookings Institution to provide a “balanced” review of the week in politics, including the latest from Ted Cruz. These two short sentences provide a perfect example of the uphill climb Cruz and any Republican has ahead: DAVID BROOKS of the NY Times: “My problem with Cruz is that he’s very, very smart – he’s going to Wall Street these days and impressing people with...
  • Cruz Control: A heartfelt missive to the liberally biased reporters in my town.

    03/28/2015 2:06:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 27, 2015 | Patrick O'Hannigan
    Dear journalists: May I have a public word with you, especially if you edit the Raleigh News and Observer? You probably take a dim view of unsolicited advice from a junior member of the guild, but I think I can save you some grief in the run-up to next year’s presidential election, with an assist from the first official candidate for the Republican nomination. That candidate would, of course, be Senator Ted Cruz. Many of the stories about him are written with the same “Get a load of this guy!” tone regardless of where they come from, but I thought...
  • Jeb and Walker’s Immigration Double-Talk

    03/27/2015 12:25:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 27. 2015 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were bound to collide sooner or later. It turned out to be sooner. As the son of a Baptist minister, and the son of the 41st president of the United States, these two were destined to be the odd couple of the 2016 election. Walker is running against the establishment and the Washington elites. Bush embodies both. Walker will need at least $100 million to compete in the GOP primary, and more if he makes it to the general. Most of the Republican donors who write those kinds of checks are on Bush’s speed dial....
  • State Run Media: Feds Paying Politico Big Bucks

    03/26/2015 11:00:19 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    State run media. When you first heard Rush Limbaugh coin that term, many probably believed he was at the very least guilty of a bit of hyperbole. Well, according to Jeryl Bier of the Weekly Standard, in the case of Politico it really does look like state run media due to payoffs by various federal agencies in the form of subscription fees.  Bier lays out in detail the payoffs, uh, I mean "subscription fees," the feds have paid to Politico over the years. Since 2011 nearly a million bucks paid by federal departments and agencies to Politico with nearly $432, 000...
  • Chorus: Late Night Comics Mock Ted Cruz as Anti-Immigrant, Stupid

    03/24/2015 9:56:02 AM PDT · by Maceman · 115 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    In a preview of the 2016 campaign, all five late night comics on Monday night mocked Ted Cruz, hitting the Republican as anti-immigrant, regressive and stupid. CBS host David Letterman didn't bother with a joke. Instead, he lectured, "Here's what I find interesting about Ted Cruz, he was born in Canada. His father fled to the United States from Cuba. Yet, Ted Cruz is against immigration. Isn't that odd?" He then sneered, "Ted Cruz could be president of the United States and if you thought the Secret Service was drinking before –" On TBS, Conan O'Brien hammered, "[Cruz] pledged to...
  • REPORTS: MSM REPORTERS GIVE HILLARY CLINTON STANDING OVATION AFTER SHE TAKES NO QUESTIONS

    03/24/2015 9:06:32 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24,2015
    On Monday evening, mainstream media reporters reportedly gave Hillary Clinton a standing ovation after she joked about her private email scandal and took no questions from the press–at an event honoring excellence in journalism. According to a National Journal report, Clinton took no questions after her 20-minute speech in Washington, D.C., which prompted the Washington Post‘s Dan Balz, who won this year’s Robin Toner award for excellence in political reporting, to reportedly make Clinton an offer: “I am happy to yield my time back to you if you want to take some questions.” Time reported that “Clinton received a standing...
  • An American Renaissance

    03/23/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 2, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin PhD
    The Obama years will be forever known as the Dark Ages of US history, a time of political, cultural and economic deterioration. We have yet to see if they will lead to the fall of the American republic. In the Obama years, the lie became not only a campaign strategy or a means to enact damaging policies, but an institution of government; the Presidency itself, a lie of monstrous proportions guarded by the complicit and the willingly ignorant. In the Obama years, the Congress finally clearly demonstrated that although we have elections, there is no longer a government representing its...
  • BBC Shows Wait Time for Products in Venezuela; Avoids the Why

    03/23/2015 3:02:31 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | March 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    WHY? WHY? WHY?That is what your humble correspondent wants to shout at the computer screen while watching this BBC Mundo report presented by Daniel Pardo in Venezuela. Pardo actually has a good idea, namely to see how long it takes to buy eight basic home products (yes, including toilet paper) while waiting on the notoriously long lines in that country. Unfortunately he does not inform us "why" the situation is so dire even though the S-word providing the answer is proclaimed on wall posters all over that oil-rich but impovershed nation. Therefore Pardo is this week's winner of the John Chancellor Avoidance of...
  • Reconsidering My August Post on Ferguson and ‘Conflicting Accounts’ (NYT's public editor)

    03/23/2015 9:41:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | March 23, 2015 | Margaret Sullivan
    In the heat of a very hot news moment last summer, I criticized a Times story about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, I want to acknowledge that I misjudged an important element of that story.
  • Why We Should Ignore Ted Cruz as Much as Possible (Boy, that was quick!)

    03/22/2015 9:57:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Atlantic Sentinel ^ | March 23, 2015 | Nick Ottens
    If Ted Cruz announces he is running for president on Monday, you won’t read much about it here. Even if he is serious and not, as The Daily Beast believes, only interested in drawing attention to himself, the first-term senator from Texas is not going to win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, much less the 2016 election. He is a political lightweight whose has managed to alienate just about everyone except the most reactionary of Republican activists with his bluster and sabotage. Cruz’ McCarthy-esque denunciations of his political opponents don’t suggest he’ll be able to persuade many Democrats to switch...
  • MSNBC: Critics pile on ahead of Ted Cruz 2016 announcement

    03/22/2015 8:50:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 22, 2015 | Erin Delmore
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is leading the 2016 field with an expected announcement Monday that he will run for president in 2016— and his critics are already piling on. California Gov. Jerry Brown called Cruz “absolutely unfit to be running for office” due to his position on climate change, during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “The man betokens such a level of ignorance and a direct falsification of the existing scientific data,” Brown said. “It’s shocking and I think that this man has rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office.” During an appearance on “Late Night...
  • Jeb Bush, and the predictable arc of presidential primaries

    03/19/2015 3:30:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | March 19, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    I don't know if Jeb Bush is a naturally optimistic fellow, although if you asked him he'd surely say he is (every candidate has to proclaim their optimism, particularly about America). But in recent weeks he's had some cause for concern. Not long ago, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found a full 42 percent of Republicans saying they wouldn't consider voting for him. Bush is the "establishment" candidate at a time when the Tea Party still dominates the Republican base. And Republicans seem unusually taken with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, who has all the correct positions for GOP primary...
  • Study: Yes, Press Was Very Biased During 2012 Election Coverage

    03/18/2015 2:44:54 AM PDT · by South40 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 17 MAR 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    A new study of more than 130,000 news articles on the 2012 presidential election between Republican nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama proves without a doubt that the press strongly leans Democratic. ((snip)) While the study’s findings are not exactly surprising, it’s important nonetheless to show that liberal media bias isn’t exactly a fictional conservative grievance.
  • Reagan Foundation: Walker telling of Bible story is correct

    03/17/2015 2:51:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 17, 2015 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An official at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library on Monday sought to clarify her account of how Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker came to handle a family Bible the late president used when taking the oath of office. Library registrar Jennifer Torres said a "simple misunderstanding" left the wrong impression that Walker personally sought to hold the book. A spokeswoman for the Reagan Foundation says Walker's retelling of the moment is correct. Walker told the story of having his picture taken with the Bible at a 2013 Reagan Day dinner in Milwaukee. He described in...
  • President Obama jokes about Clinton’s emails, Scott Walker and marijuana...

    03/15/2015 12:36:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 15, 2015 | y Ben Terris and Roxanne Roberts
    "....The president—speaking at the dinner for a third time as president, fourth time overall — told the room that Democrats had determined they needed to do better with older white voters....Why is this night different from all other nights? Because on this night, when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker makes a joke about Hillary Clinton, it’s not part of a future negative ad campaign.“I really do have a lot of close friends who are Democrats,” said Walker, serving as the official Republican speaker for the evening. “ I even have Hillary’s private email. . . It’s HillaryClinton@Wallstreet.com. You know the best...
  • Where is Obama's Sam Donaldson?

    03/13/2015 9:41:48 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    13 March 2015 | Steely
    That's my question.
  • Italy bishops lambast paper for publishing secret confessions (Catholic Caucus)

    03/12/2015 3:19:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    The State ^ | March 12, 2015
    ROME — An Italian newspaper came under fire from the Catholic Church on Thursday for publishing details of priestly advice given to an undercover reporter posing as an ordinary parishioner during secret confession. "I find this perverse from the point of view of professional ethics, and unspeakable from a human point of view," the segretary general of the Italian Bishops' Conference, Monsignor Nunzio Galantino, said in Rome. A day earlier, the Archbishop of Bologna Carlo Caffarra, speaking on behalf of other bishops from the northern Emilia-Romagna region, issued "the strongest protest" against "serious violation" of a Catholic sacrament. The editor...
  • Report: Military brass demand NBC reporter apologize for calling Chris Kyle 'racist'

    03/11/2015 11:31:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/10/15 | New York Post
    NBC is once again under fire from Iraq War veterans — this time for a correspondent’s claims that sniper Chris Kyle was “racist.” More than 20 retired generals and admirals penned a letter to Comcast, which owns NBC, following a Jan. 29 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” with Middle East reporter Ayman Mohyeldin, according to a report in the Washington Examiner. “Some of what people have described as his racist tendencies towards Iraqis and Muslims when he was going on some of these, you know, killing sprees in Iraq on assignment,” Mohyeldin said of Kyle, whose career was recently the...
  • Thanks, Chris Hayes, for Making Our Case About Liberal MSM Bias!

    03/11/2015 7:15:57 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On his MSNBC show tonight, trying to explain away a poll showing Fox News to—once again—be the most trusted national news network, Hayes argued that it was unfair since Fox was the only conservative outlet, pitted against MSNBC, CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS. Hayes analogized the poll to one in which Mike Huckabee was placed against Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry and Al Gore. Huckabee would win, said Hayes, but only because people were split among the others. Hello? The others are all DEMOCRATS. Just like all the non-Fox outlets you mentioned lean left. Thanks, Chris, for...
  • Former network news reporter: My network didn’t want to hold government accountable

    03/11/2015 2:21:15 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 12 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 3-11-15 | Ed Morissey
    Sharyl Attkisson has bravely spoken out about her experiences with editorial bias at CBS News over the past couple of years, but … it wasn’t Attkisson who spoke to the Des Moines Register’s Courtney Crowder. This time the whistleblower is NBC News’ Lisa Myers, who is currently on the lecture circuit discussing her experiences as a journalist. Myers left NBC a year ago after clashing with Brian Williams over his refusal to air reports that he considered “divisive,” but that Myers considered part of the job of news organizations to keep government accountable. One of Myers’ spiked stories was that...
  • Democratic Party says Scott Walker proposed selling state parks [Rated: FALSE!]

    03/10/2015 11:58:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Politifact Wisconsin ^ | March 10, 2015 | James B. Nelson
    Many aspects of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2015-’17 budget have come under heavy criticism, but this headline on a state Democratic Party news release really caught our attention: "Scott Walker's Iowa Caucus Budget Would Sell Off Wisconsin's State Parks." The Iowa part didn’t surprise us -- it’s just the party’s latest dig at Walker for spending more time out of state as he weighs a potential 2016 presidential bid. That includes Iowa, home to the first voting in that contest. But would Walker’s budget "sell off Wisconsin’s state parks"? As in, to private bidders? No. It wouldn’t. When we asked Democratic...
  • Eric Burns and the Cult of Liberal Media

    03/10/2015 2:00:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 10, 2015 | Jeffery Lord
    ".....It is the telltale sign of what the late Mr. Buckley once called the liberal “mania.” Said Buckley: “Cross a liberal on duty, and he becomes a man of hurtling irrationality.” A point perfectly illustrated by this latest from Eric Burns.How in the world does it make sense that Bill O’Reilly—quite visibly and openly not a “right-winger” — gets to be the head of a cult of right-wingers?... how in the world does Fox News get to be a cult — but not liberalism and the liberal media that marinates in said liberalism?One of the striking factors of modern American...
  • The Main Rules of the Mainstream-Media Herd

    03/09/2015 11:05:53 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 3 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | January 10, 2015 | E. L. Core
    Those rules are not rules in the same way that the laws of nature are rules, that cannot be broken. They are rules in the sense that they describe observed behaviors, much as one might get some sense, at the least, of the rules of a sport or game by observing those who play the game and those who enforce the rules. The rules were formulated by way of observation over many years. Attempts to order them according to importance have languished. Here follows one approach to analysis that may be helpful.
  • The most trusted name in news is … Fox?

    03/09/2015 9:44:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/09/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It depends on how one measures trust, but Fox News wins in at least one definition provided by Quinnipiac in their latest polling. When ranked head-t0-head in a single question — notably asked after individual trust questions in this survey — Fox News wins by a significant margin against other national television news outlets, 29/22 over CNN and with NBC and ABC tied for a distant third at 10%. On the individual trust questions, though, the results become more nuanced: When asked, “Do you trust the journalistic coverage provided by FOX News,” 20 percent of U.S. voters say “a...
  • NY Times Crops George and Laura Bush Out of Front-Page Photo of Selma Anniversary

    03/08/2015 10:41:36 PM PDT · by grundle · 47 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 8, 2015 | Tim Graham
    MRC's Dan Gainor alerted us that Ben Smith of the Daily Signal tweeted out a shocking visual: the New York Times front page on Sunday cropped George W. and Laura Bush out of its photo of a Selma anniversary march. They cropped it just to include President Obama. (Notice the Bushes didn't try to crowd right next to the president to get into the frame.) And a fuller shot: The online story by Peter Baker and Richard Fausset doesn't have column-inch limitations, but its photo, too, excludes the Bushes. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/obama-in-selma-for-edmund-pettus-bridge-attack-anniversary.html?_r=0
  • 23 Republicans at Selma despite media claims of zero

    03/08/2015 5:24:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    Yesterday, the media and leftists kept whining about there being zero Republicans at Selma for the anniversary march. As is typical for the media and leftist progressives, there were actually 23 Republicans in attendance yesterday. Even George W. Bush, the devil to the media and the left was at the march, though you wouldn’t know it if you saw today’s New York Times with George Bush and Laura Bush cropped out of their photo.
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • David Corn on Hillary Email: Her People Telling Press Things That 'Are Not True'

    03/07/2015 8:40:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 38 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    David Corn of mucho-left Mother Jones was the object of considerable ire for going after Bill O'Reilly in what Rush and others saw as attempted tit-for-tat over Brian Williams' inventions. But credit Corn where it's due: he is now speaking out about how Hillary's camp is in a "defensive crouch" over her email, in which Hillary's people have told him and other members of the press things that "are not true." Corn, who has also written on the matter, made his allegations on Steve Kornacki's MSNBC show today. Corn claimed "I was told by a Clinton advocate, speaking for her,...
  • I stand with Archbishop Cordileone! (Show your support by signing the petition)

    03/06/2015 1:34:32 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | March 6, 2015
    Background:San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, well-known for his uncompromising defense of orthodox Catholic teaching and pro-life and pro-family values, urgently needs your help!Gay activists, politicians and dissident Catholics have launched an all-out media attack campaign against the archbishop after he recently announced that he wants to codify a long-standing, commonsense expectation that Catholic schoolteachers in his diocese uphold and display public integrity regarding Catholic teachings on a wide variety of topics.This includes Catholic teaching on controversial issues like abortion, contraception, chastity, and same-sex “marriage,” as well the Eucharist and the teaching authority of the Church.Opponents of the archbishop are...
  • Democrats' only choice? Defend Hillary Clinton

    03/06/2015 9:23:55 AM PST · by fifedom · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | March 5, 2015 | Gloria Borger
    Democrats don't actually have the luxury of standing by and seeing how this all plays out. Hillary Clinton is their candidate; their putative nominee. Over the past six years, there's been a sharp structural decline of elected Democrats everywhere below the presidential level. Sure, we all know about how the Republicans regained control of the Senate in 2014, but what about the fact that blue-state governors fell like tent poles? Or that GOP governors now outnumber the Democrats by almost two-to-one, 31 to 18. Or that Republicans have complete control of nearly three times as many state legislatures as the...
  • Is Scott Walker Losing His Ability to Enrage the Left? [signals for state media to ignore him]

    03/06/2015 3:04:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | March 5, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    MADISON, Wisconsin—Walker Derangement Syndrome is dead. A few hours ago, unions and their supporters held one last protest before the passage of right-to-work legislation in Wisconsin, and it was a staid affair. This is not normal. People who don’t like Scott Walker typically aren’t calm about it.Walker is a strong contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination largely because upward of 100,000 protesters descended on the state capitol in 2011 when he oversaw the passage of legislation that dramatically curbed the power of public-sector unions. Walker’s ability to draw rage from the left transcends space, time, and state lines—during his...
  • How Press Attacks On GOP 2016 Contenders Could Backfire

    03/05/2015 4:27:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 5, 2015 | Christian Toto
    The next presidential election is more than a year away, but news reporters are pummeling GOP presidential hopefuls like Rocky taking on a freezer full of meat. The attacks could work against the Scott Walkers and Jeb Bushes of the party, but they also leave the press vulnerable to months of assaults on its integrity. The latter appears more likely thanks to conservatives hammering guilty reporters on social media. Their message is clear: this isn’t 2012 or 2008. Just do a Twitter search on #ObamaLovesAmerica and you’ll be inundated with snarky and sober comments from the Right. It’s only a...
  • Attacks on Scott Walker Remind of Reagan - What it’s like when the gotcha left is out to get you

    03/05/2015 1:16:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Paul Kengor
    [SNIP] ".....Whoa. Now is that fair? The minute that this PolitiFact item was released, I got an email from a fellow Reagan expert who was steamed. “Paul, you’ve got to take this on!” he wrote. No, I didn’t want to take it on. I instantly recognized what Walker was talking about, and was mystified by the harsh reaction. I knew the PATCO material published in Peggy Noonan’s and Edmund Morris’ books, and elsewhere. Because a politician in an unscripted TV interview referred to documents rather than books by biographers, he’s a liar with his pants on fire? Should we hold...
  • It’s Not Just Hillary: Scott Walker’s Email Controversy [Will the Daily Beast print the truth?]

    03/05/2015 12:20:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 4, 2015 | Lloyd Green
    ".............It would behoove both Clinton and Walker to take a page out of Jeb Bush’s playbook, like yesterday, and start disclosing stuff right now. Otherwise, rest assured, Clinton and Walker will be subjected to an endless drip of stories, and a cloud of suspicion. As the lone Democrat who is up and running, and Clinton being Clinton, she can delude herself into thinking that she has time. As for Walker, tomorrow is already here."
  • Scott Walker’s Education May Hurt A Presidential Bid in 2016 [student is trying to understand]

    03/04/2015 6:12:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    IVN ^ | March 4, 2015 | Taylor Lybrand
    The point of mentioning all of this is not to say that those without college degrees cannot be successful. Clearly Walker’s experience has been the exact opposite. Rather, this information simply highlights why some Americans might be surprised when they come across his education experience coupled with the success he has obtained.Over the past month or so, several media outlets have made a big deal about the fact that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s education does not include a bachelor’s degree, and have speculated on how this could affect a potential 2016 presidential run. Some have taken to the media to...
  • When media, journalism diverge [navel gazing by the Left]

    03/04/2015 2:59:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    News Journal - Longview TX ^ | March 4, 2015 | Ruben Navarrette
    You’ll have to excuse some of my journalism colleagues. They’re not themselves lately. When someone is attacked by a mob of critics, we’re not supposed to pile on additional and unnecessary criticism. It used to be unseemly to beat a dead horse; now it’s how too many in the Fourth Estate spend much of their time — especially if the horse is really an elephant. All too often the folks who get piled on by the media are conservatives and Republicans. People like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. In a previous incarnation as a reporter for CBS News many years ago,...
  • Latest Scott Walker Scandal: His Spokeswomen Are WAY TOO HOT

    03/03/2015 12:42:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies
    DC - The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The crusade to find some scandal — any scandal — to sink 2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Scott Walker officially jumped the shark on Monday when a deeply concerned American suggested that the Wisconsin governor’s spokeswomen are problematically attractive. Isthmus, an alternative weekly newspaper out of Madison, raised the allegation in Tell All, a regular advice column. “Dear Tell All,” troubled reader Kate Mallet wrote, “I can’t help noticing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker picks beautiful young women to be the spokespeople for his administration and his campaigns.”
  • The Republican Who Can Win

    03/03/2015 9:45:18 AM PST · by RightGeek · 185 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 3/1/2015 | Andrew Klavan
    I sincerely wish that GOP candidates who cannot win the presidency would simply not run and save us all the trouble. Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry — none of these people is going to be the next president of the United States and each of them could do his country and his party a service by staying out of the race. Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee both stand a slim shadow of a ghost of a chance but I wish they’d drop out, too. Presidential Candidate is not supposed to be a prestigious line on your CV....
  • Writer of False Story About Scott Walker Slashing Funding for Rape Reporting is ‘Sorry, Not Sorry.’

    03/02/2015 12:11:28 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    IJR - IJ Review ^ | March 2, 2015 | Mike Miller
    The Daily Beast has retracted an article claiming that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker cut all provisions requiring the state’s universities to report sexual assaults. Before finally admitting she “screwed up,” the source of the post tried to defend herself on Twitter. As reported by Politico: The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin system requested the deletion of the requirements to get rid of redundancy, as it already provides similar information to...
  • Just when you think Obama-bashing can’t get worse, it does

    03/02/2015 9:35:32 AM PST · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | March 2, 2015 | Joe Henderson
    It wasn’t enough for the residents of Wingnut Nation to argue in defiance of facts that Barack Obama was not born in America. Some of them even cling to the belief he is an agent of radical Islam sent to destroy our country by, I don’t know, raising the minimum wage. Despite all the preaching, pleading and warnings of doom from Donald Trump, American voters elected this man to the highest office in the free world. Twice. So what’s next? Step right up, Rudy Giuliani, America’s mayor. He charges the president, leader of these United States, with the high crime...
  • Scott Walker Survives His National Baptism by Fire and Solidifies 2016 Hopes [Video]

    03/01/2015 11:41:41 PM PST · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | March 1, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    February was crucial month for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, but in surviving his national baptism by fire he has solidified his place as a force to be reckoned with for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. In being thrust in the spotlight by a less-than-friendly media, his detractors on both the right and left hoped he would prove to be "not ready for prime-time" and be chased from the race before it really began. As we head into March, Walker is not only still on his feet, but may be building a wave of momentum that can carry him not only to...
  • Media Too Busy Manufacturing Scott Walker Attack Pieces to Fact Check Them

    03/01/2015 1:59:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 28, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How desperate is the media for Scott Walker attack pieces? So desperate it’ll pick up material from a third-rate Gawker blog that even most of the left thinks is a joke and run with it. The Daily Beast has retracted an article from one of its college columnists that claimed that the Wisconsin governor’s budget would cut sexual assault reporting from the state’s universities. The post, published Friday, cited a report from Jezebel that wrongly interpreted a section of the state budget to mean that all assault reporting requirements were to get cut altogether. In fact, the University of Wisconsin...
  • The Lesson in MSM's Response to Rudy

    02/28/2015 3:59:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 2-28-15 | Lloyd Marcus
    A week or so ago, the MSM wanted Rudy Giuliani boiled in oil for daring to question Obama's love for America. They were shocked and outraged. How dare Rudy be so rude to Obama? They ran to Republicans for comments, hoping they would throw Rudy under the bus. As I watched the MSM go nuts over Rudy's “rudeness”, I thought, give me a break. This man (Obama) just unlawfully took over the internet. Obama refuses to acknowledge the radical Islamic Holy War and slaughter of Christians. ISIS publicly raped a three-year-old girl. Women are forced to divorce their husbands to...