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  • Obama Makes Surprise Appearance to Kick Off Gay Games

    08/10/2014 2:22:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | August 9, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    President Obama made a surprise video appearance at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland on Saturday. Joining Greg Louganis, Lance Bass, the Pointer Sisters, and Broadway’s Andrea McArdle and Alex Newell in celebrating the event, Obama said, “Since 1982 the Gay Games have given lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes and supporters around the world a chance to come together to compete, celebrate, and inspire others.” President Obama, who is vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, noted how the country has changed since the games began in 1982. “We’ve also seen America change in that time, even since...
  • Ellison urges Minnesota to aid immigrant children

    07/22/2014 12:17:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    SFgate ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A Minnesota Democratic congressman is leading efforts to bring to the state more unaccompanied children who've fled Central America for the U.S. However, immigration advocates and nonprofit groups that serve refugees are concerned Minnesota might not be able to handle a crush of children who need care and have complex legal issues. Rep. Keith Ellison says Minnesota is as well-equipped as any other state to handle the children. The Democratic congressman has been a leader in the national push for immigration reform. "We have capacity to help here and we should," Ellison said Monday at...
  • Americans Protest Illegals as High-Profile Conservatives Pander

    07/21/2014 6:48:54 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2014 | M. Catherine Evans
    While we regular, cash-strapped taxpayers concerned about the well-being of our country stood on the overpasses Saturday protesting the total breakdown of our borders, where were a few of our stalwart conservative spokespeople and politicians? Were they holding anti-illegal immigration signs with we the people on the National Day of Protesting Against Immigration Reform Amnesty and Border Surge?
  • By pandering to the base, Democrats show they know they're losing the Senate

    07/17/2014 11:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/17/2014 | BY DAVID FREDDOSO
    The tell-tale sign Republicans expected to lose the Senate in 2006 appeared June 28 of that year. That was when the GOP turned to stunts to save themselves. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., brought to the floor a constitutional amendment banning the burning of the American flag. Flag-burning had not been a serious issue for years. But after Hurricane Katrina, and with the Iraq War going poorly, Republicans were desperate to change the subject. Flag burning is a form of expression that is spiteful or vengeful, said the late Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., whose chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee...
  • Christie joins GOP courtship of evangelicals

    06/20/2014 6:41:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 20, 2014 5:40 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joining the parade of ambitious Republicans courting religious conservatives as the early jockeying for the next presidential contest intensifies. Christie was to deliver his first major address to an evangelical conference on Friday, the second day of the Faith and Freedom Coalitions annual meeting, which brings hundreds of social conservative leaders to Washington. Hell be joined on a packed agenda that also includes the GOPs 2012 vice presidential nominee, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, and tea party firebrand Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. [] This group of potential presidential contenders largely represents a wing of the...
  • Rand Paul: Were All Racists Now

    05/14/2014 6:20:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Somebody save Rand Paul from himself. At a time when champions for liberty are in short supply, someone has apparently convinced the original wacko bird that the road to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue isnt stand with Rand, but where does Rand stand? Because, you know, it worked so well for President Romney or something. Stop me if youve heard this one before. Ambitious Republican wants desperately to be president, so he begins what amounts to a nationwide pandering tour. To show hes not like all those other spiteful conservatives that inhabit his party, he pre-emptively apologizes for what his base believes,...
  • How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls In Its Quest For Ad Revenue

    02/28/2014 9:46:56 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 5 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 02/28/2014 | Tyler Durden/ Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg
    How Facebook Exploits Underage Girls in its Quest for Ad Revenue Sophie Bean, 14, of Sequim, Wash., said she was thought she was liking a Facebook ad related to fashion modeling. Instead, it promoted a Facebook page that recruited adult webcam models. I just thought it was for modeling, and Im interested in that, and I thought it would help me out, Sophie said. Sophie wasnt the only teen connecting with the page, which Facebook statistics show is most popular with users 13 to 17. Clicking on it didnt pull the teens into nude webcam modeling, but did mean they...
  • Unemployment Checks Forever: Politicians Pandering to Parasites

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by IChing · 41 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/9/14 | Donald Joy
    The majority of sleazes in congress and the chief criminal in the White House talk of doing the right thing and having a heart by their plan to extend unemployment benefits yet again for the millions of deadbeats sitting on their fat rear-ends collecting checks for month after month after month after month after month after month after monthinstead of simply going out and, if nothing else, finding and accepting menial or low-paying, humble work. Waaahhh, if we dont continue to pay them not to work, they might lose their house, waahhh, they might have to pull their kids out...
  • Hail to The Panderer in Chief

    11/27/2013 7:53:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "I'm not a particularly ideological person," President Obama told an audience of donors in Seattle over the weekend. He added (in Reuters' words) that "pragmatism was necessary to advance the values that were important to him." This is an old refrain of Obama's. As he said in his first inaugural, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works." "What works" is a cruel standard for the author of Obamacare, which may be one reason the White House has taken to scrubbing the sobriquet from its website and the...
  • Dozens attend 'Rally for Trayvon' in Downtown Richmond

    07/20/2013 9:38:07 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies
    nbc12.com ^ | July 20, 2013 | Geneva Smith
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A large crowd gathered near the Federal Courthouse in Richmond as part of the "Justice for Trayvon" rallies happening all over the country. Mayor Dwight Jones and several other pastors spoke out at Saturday's event. It's been one week since a jury rendered a not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. City and community leaders took this opportunity to push for more peace in the streets. Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones shared his views on Florida's controversial Stand Your Ground law to the crowd. "Stand your ground is something that doesn't exist in Virginia it exists...
  • Detroit: The Shape Of Things To Come

    07/19/2013 9:19:20 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 24 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | July 18, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    Listen up folks, after you read the bankruptcy filing for Detroit. 1. Right now, the City cannot meet its basic obligations to its citizens. 2. Right now, the City cannot meet its basic obligations to its creditors. 3. The failure of the City to meet its obligations to its citizens is the primary cause of its inability to meet its obligations to its creditors. 4. The only feasible path to ensuring the City will be able to meet obligations in the future is to have a successful restructuring via the bankruptcy process that recognizes the fundamental importance of ensuring the...
  • Schumer-Rubio gives pandering a bad name

    07/09/2013 9:34:50 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 46 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7/9/13 | Paul Mirengoff
    A new poll undermines the conventional wisdom, relentlessly peddled by some Republican establishment types, that Republicans need to embrace Schumer-Rubio style amnesty in order to make headway with Hispanic voters. The poll, conducted by Republican pollster John McLaughlin, finds that, by a margin of 60 percent to 34 percent, registered Hispanic voters support granting legal status to illegal immigrants only when the goal of stopping 90 percent of future illegal immigration is reached. The Schumer-Rubio legislation grants legal status to illegal immigrants without regard to any metric of success in preventing illegal immigration. Indeed, as Andrew Stiles points out, the...
  • Immigration "Reform" Is Only About One Thing (and it ain't immigration)

    06/21/2013 4:46:20 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 8 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-21-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Amnesty Will Destroy America

    06/18/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 31 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | June 18, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    Marco Rubio has repeatedly claimed he "wants more" from the Amnesty Bill now moving through Congress. Yes, folks, it's an amnesty bill. Let's cut the crap and call it what it is, because only through calling something what it is can we debate it. "Legalization" of those who are here illegally today is amnesty. I don't care whether it leads to citizenship now or later, the fact of the matter is that it rewards criminal activity by allowing those who stole from Americans and their resources to keep what they stole and remain here in America. There is no restitution....
  • Rand Paul's Message To Evangelicals: "There is a war on Christianity"

    06/13/2013 10:50:56 PM PDT · by boycott · 15 replies
    CBN News ^ | 061313 | David Brody
    Even when weve tried through good intentions to make the world a better place our actions have often backfired. During the Iraq War, over a quarter-million Iraqi Christians fled Iraq. Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator but his government was secular and therefore relatively safe for Christians. Christians, however, feared the Shiite government that we helped put in place after Saddam, and they fled in droves. Where did these Christians go? They headed mostly for Syria, joining the over one million Syrians who have lived as Christians since the time of Christ. Now, the senate is attempting to arm the...
  • Rand Paul to Illegals: We Will Find a Place for You;' Envisions 12 Million New Taxpayers

    06/12/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT · by Fred · 59 replies
    CNS News ^ | 061213 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - In his prepared text for a speech he is delivering today at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.) said to illegal aliens who want to live and work in the United States: [W]e will find a place for you. Paul also said he envisions todays illegal aliens becoming additional taxpayers. Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers, said Paul. Illegal aliens working in the United States today are not exempted from complying with the nation's tax laws anymore...
  • Sen. Tim Kaine delivers floor speech supporting immigration reform in Spanish

    06/11/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 101 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 11, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    I ask unanimous consent I be able to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish.
  • Whose side is Obama on? A pattern of soft-pedaling U.S. response to terrorism prompts questions

    04/30/2013 4:28:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 30, 2013 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, the investigation into its perpetrators has been marred by a series of bizarre and even alarming actions by President Obama and his administration. Unfortunately, these increasingly suggest a pattern that is at odds with our national and homeland security. The question must be occurring to many Americans: Whose side is he on? Consider just a few of the recent examples suggesting the ominous answer is not ours: Team Obama decided precipitously to charge the surviving alleged bomber, Dzhokhar... --snip-- Still more bizarre is what happened next: The Saudi press reported that first...
  • 70+ votes for immigration reform?

    04/25/2013 7:27:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    Politco ^ | 4/25/13 | Carrie Budoff Brown
    The two lead negotiators in the Senates Gang of Eight said on Thursday that they believe their immigration reform bill will not just have a filibuster proof majority in the Senate but majority support from both parties. I think it is doable, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said at a breakfast sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the bill cannot slip by with 60 votes because the House would feel less pressure to take it up. Others in the negotiating group have said they think the bill could win at least 70 Senate votes. But...
  • The Founders recipe for reaching immigrant communities: translate into their language

    04/20/2013 10:00:59 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 7 replies
    On the whole, the Spanish Translation of George Washington's Fifth Annual Address here, that I was involved with creating, has been met with positive response both online as well as personally. But I do think that among quite a few that there has been a bit of either a miscommunication, or perhaps even outright resistance. There really isn't any need for that, and I hope that I can either clear things up for some, or for others, persuade them that this is not only a good thing to pursue but the right course of action.(one among many, naturally) Firstly, I...
  • Rubio To Deliver GOP Response to Obama's State of the Union (in English and Spanish)

    02/06/2013 4:31:21 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/13 03:40 PM E | By Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Feb. 12. Rubio's response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office. "Marco Rubio is one of our partys most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our partys banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His familys story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America," Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday. "Hell deliver a GOP address that speaks from the heart to the hopes and dreams...
  • Obama's Spanish Language Ads

    10/27/2012 6:36:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 27, 2012 | Tom Tancredo
    In an off the record conversation with the Des Moines Register that made it on to the record, Barack Obama stated that, Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community. Obama, did not mention, however, what he and the Democrats will offer to the Hispanic community. To see what he thinks will animate this demographic, it is worth looking at his Spanish language ads. In September he released an ad featuring...
  • Hillary Celebrates End of Ramadan at State Department with Libyan Ambassador

    09/15/2012 7:48:17 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 10 replies
    CNS NEWS ^ | Sept 14, 2012 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) At an event officials say was planned before the attacks in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Libyan Ambassador to the U.S., Ali Aujali, celebrated the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the State Department on Thursday. The Eid ul-Fitr reception was held almost a month after the official end of the month on Aug. 19, delayed, officials say, because of Clintons travel schedule. The date [of the reception] was set purely because of scheduling considerations, especially given lengthy travel abroad recently, a State Department spokesman...
  • HUD Secretary: Without tax hikes, Latinos will go to the 'back of the line'

    09/14/2012 10:29:53 AM PDT · by heartwood · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 9/12/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Congress must raise taxes on the wealthy "because there just isn't enough to go around," Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute today. "Latino growth has meant that often they're at the back of the line for housing assistance or other things," Donovan said during CHCI's annual Public Policy Conference this morning at the Ronald Reagan Building in D.C. "And the fundamental problem here (in part) is, are we going to continue to invest in those things? And if we continue to cut the budget for Section 8 housing and public housing and a...
  • Hispanic News You Can Use from the EPA

    09/13/2012 5:06:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies
    National Review The Corner ^ | September 13, 2012 | NRO STAFF from EPA
    The Environmental Protection Agency sent an internal e-mail to staff today celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month featuring a picture of Che Guevara: From: Susie Goldring/DC/USEPA/US Subject: Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic news you can use! Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15, the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countriesCosta Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico declared its independence on September 16, and Chile on September 18. Over the past decades, the Hispanic population in the USA has shown tremendous rise. For the uninitiated, Hispanics are people who have origins related to the country Spain....
  • Caption This Photo..

    08/09/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 18 replies
    GeorgeWashingtonsGhost ^ | August 9, 2012 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Which caption do you like best? Can you think of a better one?.. Have at it!
  • Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner

    07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 262 replies
    ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; SURPRISE NAME EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
  • York: Romney's timidity on court's immigration ruling

    06/25/2012 7:51:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Monday June 25, 2012 | Byron York
    In Arizona v. United States, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the federal government has no basis to nullify the "show me your papers" provision of Arizona's immigration law. Conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, moderate Anthony Kennedy, liberals Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- even Obama appointee Sonia Sotomayor -- all shot down the administration's effort to stop that part of the law. (Obama appointee Elena Kagan stayed out of it because she had taken part in the action as a member of the administration.) Yet even with that unanimity -- a position supported, if the polls are...
  • Marco's Constituent Mailbox: A Conservative Way To Help Undocumented Youth

    05/15/2012 3:35:47 PM PDT · by Mich1193 · 16 replies
    Today we encourage you to watch Senator Marco Rubio answer questions from constituents on his proposal to the alternative version of the DREAM Act. Click here or on the image below to watch the full video.
  • Obama wont lose Latinos and Blacks because of gay marriage

    05/10/2012 12:46:09 PM PDT · by SmithL · 74 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 5/10/12 | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Political Writer
    One key point conservatives made in todays story about President Obama backing same sex marriage is that it would drive away conservative Latino and African-American voters. Thats what folks like conservative activist Gary Marx told us. That possibility is wildly unlikely, said Gary Segura, professor of American Politics and Chicano Studies at Stanford University and a principal in the polling firm Latino Decisions. While many Latinos are Catholic, a religion which does not condone same sex marriage, Segura said Latinos rarely let their religious beliefs steer their votes.
  • Warren's Campaign Goes Up in Smoke

    05/04/2012 12:40:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have some Elizabeth Warren news, and we are going to go back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorites and pick out a tune as our Elizabeth Warren Update Theme. Picture Cher as an Indian squaw on horseback. CHER: (singing) My father married a pure Cherokee. My mother's people were ashamed of me. The Indians said that I was white by law. The White Man always called me "Indian Squaw." "Half-Breed," that's all I ever heard. RUSH: "One-thirty-second breed," actually. CHER: "Half-Breed," how I learned to hate the word. "Half-Breed, she's no good," they warned. Both sides...
  • Obama, Romney agree: Admit women to Augusta golf club

    04/06/2012 3:05:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2012 | Matt Spetalnick - Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama believes women should be allowed to join the all-male Augusta National Golf Club, the White House said on Thursday, adding pressure on the exclusive 80-year-old organization to drop its restrictive policy. "His personal opinion is that women should be admitted," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying he had spoken to Obama about the issue, as the prestigious Masters tournament got under way in Augusta, Georgia. In a rare moment of agreement with Obama, Republican front-runner Mitt Romney, the Democratic president's likely opponent in the Nov. 6 election, said if it...
  • Important: Dems mad at RNC chief for comparing women to caterpillars or something

    04/05/2012 10:05:10 PM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 5, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    How pathetic is this? Pathetic enough that even TNR can only shake its head sadly at the lameness of the contrived involved outrage. Alternate headline: Blogger shifts from beer to hard liquor to cope. HUNT: Let me ask you this. The Democrats of course say you are waging, the GOP is waging a war on women. I know you dont agree with that, but looking at the polls, you have a gender gap problem. Recent polls show a huge, huge margin for Democrats among women voters. How big a problem is it? How do you close it? PRIEBUS: Well, for...
  • Obama campaign website yanks BET videos following The DCs reporting

    04/05/2012 10:25:31 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 2 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2012 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obamas re-election campaign website has removed several videos that pitched alarmist messages to African-American voters, following reporting by The Daily Caller and the Fox News Channel. In one video that the campaign yanked from the African-Americans for Obama section of its website Tuesday, actress Tatyana Ali seemed to predict that a second Obama term would bring a host of benefits to African-Americans once the president no longer had to concern himself with campaigning.
  • Romney in Puerto Rico: a case study in political pandering

    03/19/2012 2:05:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert G. de Posada
    In Puerto Rico, for the price of 20 delegates, Mitt Romney sold out his conservative principles. There is a long history of Congress requiring English to be the language of government and schools for territories seeking to be admitted to the Union e.g., Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. For all of the territories that had large non-English speaking populations, Congress announced before the territories voted on the question of statehood that a change in language policy would be a prerequisite for statehood. In the case of Puerto Rico, where according to the latest Census only 15% of residents...
  • The "Hispanic vote bogeyman" threat is actually a Democrat problem, not ours

    03/13/2012 9:30:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/13/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Its election time so that means Democrats rolls out one of its favorites weapons: the Hispanic vote bogyman threat. The script goes this way: The Democrat supporting Hispanics dictate a demand list to Republicans then watch them squirm and pander. To add some salsa to the threat they promise retaliation at the polls if Republicans dare to ignore them. This kind of knuckling under has never gone well for Republicans. Endless concessions and saying things like, Well give your cousin amnesty. Well give your kids our kids college classroom seats and throw in our jobs food stamps and ignore...
  • Grover Norquist and radical Islam (old reminder)

    02/11/2012 1:15:34 PM PST · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Dec 9, 2003 | Various
    Frank Gaffney has written in FrontPage magazine an article that is much needed and long overdue: "A Troubling Influence," about the extensive ties that conservative activist Grover Norquist has with radical Islamic elements. This is a lengthy and exhaustively documented piece about a man who has stood as a singular obstruction to efforts to alert people to the gravity of the threat from radical Islam. All of it should be read carefully, but here are a few highlights: The association between Grover Norquist and Islamists appears to have started about five years ago, in 1998, when he became the founding...
  • Number of deportation cases drops by nearly a third, report says

    02/25/2012 6:32:15 PM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 24, 2012 | Paloma Esquivel
    The drop recorded in the last three months of 2011 may reflect the administration's plan to focus its deportation efforts by weighing discretionary factors, including whether the person is a veteran, came to the United States as a child or is a college student. The number of deportation cases filed by federal immigration officials dropped by nearly a third in the first three months of the fiscal year, according to a report by the Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. The drop recorded in the last three months of 2011 may reflect the Obama administration's plan to focus its deportation...
  • To Irish Eyes, an Error in the "OBama" Campaign

    02/24/2012 5:05:52 AM PST · by CharlesThe Hammer · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2/24/12 | Andy Newman
    The e-mail from the Obama campaign found the right target: Dave Hunt, lifelong Democrat from Upper Manhattan and owner of an Irish saloon, had contributed to President Obamas 2008 victory drive. Now, just in time for St. Patricks Day, barackobama.com was peddling OBama T-shirts, playing on the presidents wee trace of Irish blood and his joke on a visit to Ireland last year that he had come home to find the apostrophe that we lost somewhere along the way. But Mr. Hunt, an owner of Coogans in Washington Heights, noted something wrong with the message on the T-shirt itself: below...
  • The GOP's Working Class Muddle (Santorum, Romney and class-warfare)

    02/02/2012 1:50:41 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 13 replies
    WSJ (opinion, editorial) ^ | January 6, 2012 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    < snip > ..... If Republicans have an opening this year, it is with the white working class, a crowd the Democratic Party has been hemorrhaging for decades. Barack Obama did better than John Kerry or Al Gore with these voters, though even he earned just 43% of their vote. ..... < snip > ..... The white working class will make up as much as 55% of the vote in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania. ..... < snip > ..... And so at the heart of the Santorum agenda are policies designed to give special handouts to the working class,...
  • Romney likens work at Bain Capital to Obamas auto industry bailout

    01/11/2012 7:40:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 113 replies · 6+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/12 | Jonathan Easley
    On the heels of his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney took the attacks on his private sector record used by GOP rivals and turned them against President Obama. Romneys critics have accused him of destroying jobs in order to increase profits for his investment firm, Bain Capital, but speaking Wednesday on CBS, Romney said that what he did was no different from the Obama administrations auto industry bailouts. In the general election Ill be pointing out that the president took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler closed factories, closed dealerships laid off thousands and...
  • Why does the republican establishment like Marco Rubio?

    01/07/2012 7:11:49 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 16 replies
    Have you ever thought about that? How many times have you seen establishment types posit about how beautiful it would be to have a Romney/Rubio ticket? Even after Rubio has made it clear he isn't interested, I keep hearing it. It can be summed up in one word: Hispanic. The republicans have absolutely nothing in common with a conservative like Rubio, yet every time they mention his name, they always go off on a tangent about how he can win the hispanic vote. Because of his skin color?!?! Yep. The republicans are that superficial. It's that simple. They're in full...
  • Rick Perry Wants to be the Tim Tebow (Not the Joe Flacco) of the Iowa Caucus

    12/16/2011 6:25:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, I knew that this was coming, but I would have never guessed where it's coming from. ... I'm not disappointed that it's coming from where it's coming from. I'm just a little surprised. I knew it was coming. Jealousy of Tim Tebow has surfaced in the National Football League. Brian, you're a big football aficionado. Tell me which quarterback has just expressed frustration and jealousy. You don't know yet, do you? So take a wild guess. Which quarterback has expressed frustration and jealousy over the coverage that Tebow is getting? (interruption) No. Not Aaron Rodgers. Not...
  • Newt's Citizenship Problem (What does he mean by long established illegals who are "law abiding"?)

    12/12/2011 4:48:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/12/2011 | Daren Jonescu
    After the November 22 Republican debate in Washington, D.C., many conservatives took issue with Newt Gingrich's proposal to establish a system of local boards of review to assess the cases of illegal immigrants who have lived in the United States for twenty-five years. While his opponents on stage chose to focus on concerns that the plan would entrench a powerful new "magnet" for illegal aliens, others isolated the strangest aspect of Gingrich's proposal, which was his explicit description of such long-established illegal immigrants as "law-abiding citizens." How, people reasonably asked, can an illegal alien who has never been granted U.S....
  • Time: Why Rick Perrys New Ads Are Wrong on ReligionAnd Obama

    12/09/2011 3:33:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Time ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Sullivan
    .....Im not ashamed to talk about my faith, he says in the first spot. Some liberals say that faith is a sign of weakness. Well, theyre wrong. In the second ad, titled Strong, Perry bravely comes out as a follower of Christ. Im not ashamed to admit that Im a Christian, he says, before vowing that as President, Ill end Obamas war on religion. ......But most flagrant is Perrys reference to Obamas war on religion without evidence or explanation. He leaves the strong impression that it is Obamas administrationinstead of Supreme Court decisions from the 1960sthat took school-sanctioned prayer and...
  • Rick Perry Writes Letter Appealing to Cain Supporters

    12/04/2011 8:58:45 PM PST · by BagCamAddict · 121 replies
    Rick Perry Website ^ | 12-03-11 | Rick Perry
    Dear Friends, Today a friend who sacrificed much in the effort to lead our great country suspended his campaign. I want to wish Herman Cain, his wife Gloria, and the entire Cain Family the very best and Gods blessings as they move forward. Herman Cains appeal was that of a Washington Outsider someone not beholden to the entrenched Beltway interests, and who hasnt spent his life cutting deals at the expense of conservative principles. As the race goes forward, with the Iowa Caucuses 32 days away, I am truly the only Washington Outsider left in the race. I havent...
  • Gingrich seeks middle path on immigration

    10/14/2011 7:15:24 AM PDT · by Pelham · 106 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 13, 2011 | Martin Wisckol
    <p>Newt Gingrich called for a middle path on immigration reform implying a limited amnesty as he made his presidential campaign pitch to the Republican-friendly Hispanic 100 on Thursday at the Newport Beachs Balboa Bay Club.</p> <p>Both sides are wrong, he said to the 300 gathered at groups annual black-tie gala. Those who say, Kick everybody out theyre wrong. Those who say, Give amnesty to everyone theyre wrong.</p>
  • Salazar Wants More Latino-Focused Nat'l Parks, Sites

    10/13/2011 11:04:03 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 33 replies
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 13 October 2011 09:30 | Bruce Walker
    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been pressuring the National Park Service to locate sites related to the histories of women and minorities, particularly Latinos, which could be added to the National Register of Historic Places or otherwise preserved as parks or properties. According to the Washington Post: With the nation's Latino population booming and now the country's largest minority group, the Obama administration's top Hispanic official is concerned that the federal government is not giving enough attention to Hispanic history and culture. Salazar bemoaned the paucity of such locations: Less than three percent of all the national landmarks that we have...
  • Report: Obama Wanted to Release Pollard, Biden Refused

    10/01/2011 5:51:43 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/11 | Elad Benari
    U.S. President Barack Obama was set to release Jonathan Pollard but his vice president thwarted the move, The New York Times has reported. According to the report, Vice President Joe Biden met last week with 15 rabbis in Boca Raton, Florida, when he was asked by one of them why Pollard, who was convicted in 1986, was still in prison. In response to the question Biden said, President Obama was considering clemency, but I told him, Over my dead body are we going to let him out before his time. He added, If it were up to me, he would...
  • Why Gov. Rick Perry is wrong about a border fence

    10/01/2011 1:46:14 PM PDT · by heiss · 55 replies
    Lodi News ^ | Oct 1, 2011 | Joe Guzzardi
    Rick Perry can't get out of his own way. During the presidential debates, he has reviled three immigration issues that Republicans hold dear: passing mandatory E-Verify legislation, rejecting federal and state versions of the DREAM Act, and building a border fence.