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  • Colombian President Wets Pants During Re-election Campaign Speech

    03/19/2014 8:01:36 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03-19-2014 | Fox News
    It’s not often that a political candidate’s re-election campaign speech goes viral. But no doubt Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos would have liked the video of his speech over the weekend in the coastal city of Barranquilla to have gone viral because of the power of his message, or mesmerizing oratorical style, instead of The Spot. Video of the speech shows a spot appearing and spreading on Santos’ pants – which unfortunately were a light tan color – during his speech to supporters.
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won't seek reelection

    03/12/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | March 12, 2014
    Republican Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona announced Wednesday she will not run for reelection. "There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership," she said at a school in Glendale. "After completing this term in office, I will be doing just that."
  • California gov. Jerry Brown will seek re-election

    02/27/2014 12:46:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 3:19 PM EST
    California Gov. Jerry Brown says he will seek re-election. […] Polls show Republicans in the race so far remain unknown to many Californians. …
  • John McCain To Hold January Fundraiser For 2016 senate Reelection

    01/10/2014 12:28:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 01/10/2014 | Kate Nocera
    WASHINGTON — In the clearest indication yet that Sen. John McCain is gearing up to run for a sixth term, the Arizona Republican is holding a Washington fundraiser at the end of January. McCain is not up for reelection until 2016, but appears to be kicking things off early. An invitation from “Friends of John McCain” bills a Jan. 28 fundraiser as the senator’s “first DC re-elect reception” at Johnny’s Half Shell in Washington. Requested donations range between $1,000 and $5,200.In December, McCain hosted a New York fundraiser as he “[considered] running for re-election to the U.S. Senate.” McCain...
  • Democratic infighting all the rage

    12/05/2013 1:21:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 4, 2013 | Alexander Bolton with Justin Sink
    Key factions of the Democratic Party, which have largely been unified through some trying times in 2013, are now turning on each other. Amid the botched rollout of ObamaCare and plummeting poll numbers, the simmering tensions within the party have intensified — and become very public. A flashpoint came this week when Third Way, a centrist Democratic think tank, published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal bashing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and her allies for trying to lure the party over a “populist cliff.” They took aim at her proposal to pay for an expansion of Social Security benefits...
  • McCain considering seeking reelection in 2016

    10/22/2013 12:43:10 PM PDT · by twister881 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 22, 2013 | Aaron Blake
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that he is considering running for another term in 2016, when he would be 80 years old. "I'm seriously thinking about maybe giving another opportunity for you to vote for or against me in a few years from now," McCain said on KFYI-AM in Phoenix. "I'm seriously giving that a lot of thought."
  • Rick Scott is no longer a long shot for re-election

    09/08/2013 8:00:33 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9-8-13 | Aaron Deslatte, Tallahassee Bureau Chief
    TALLAHASSEE — When Rick Scott won a bruising battle for Florida's governorship three years ago, he inherited an economy in disarray. He ostracized allies with his stubborn streak, emboldened foes through his slash-and-burn budgeting and was dubbed by pollsters "America's least popular governor." It's still a political eternity until the Republican former health-care CEO stands before voters again. But the crosswinds have shifted in ways that make his re-election in 2014 much less of a long shot than Tallahassee prognosticators once expected. With former Gov. Charlie Crist planning to jump into the governor's race this fall, national liberal groups and...
  • Lamar Alexander Fishing for Distraction from Amnesty Vote

    07/05/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | July 5th, 2013 at 05:03 PM | : Daniel Horowitz
    What happens when you bring a Lamar Alexander to a Chuck Schumer fight? He turns around and becomes a weapon for Chuck Schumer and his allies, albeit an ineffective one. In 2007, before running for a second term, Alexander rightfully noted that “to regain the public’s confidence, we ought to scale it back and fix the problem step-by-step by absolutely securing our borders first, then enforcing our laws without amnesty.” Now, after years of voting for more spending, higher taxes, more debt, expanded government healthcare, massive energy regulations and subsidies, and liberal judicial nominees, the former third ranking Senate Republican...
  • A Great Animated Demonstration Of What America Did To Itself When It Reelected Obama

    03/19/2013 4:37:35 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-19-13 | The Looking Spoon
    There's something about people being stupid enough to vote for leftist presidents and then becoming extremely dissatisfied with them very quickly. Frances Socialist president is at an all time low and he's only been in office 10 months!It happened to Obama in his first term...and it's happening again now.By the way, I'm sure some liberal will accuse me a racism because of the watermelons...
  • Iowa's Sen. Harkin [D] to retire: Won't seek re-election

    01/26/2013 8:46:09 AM PST · by fieldmarshaldj · 89 replies
    KWWL.com ^ | 1-26-2013 | Dan Schillinger
    <p>CUMMING (AP) - Iowa Senator Tom Harkin said he will not seek re-election in 2014.</p> <p>The 73-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview, "It's just time to step aside."</p> <p>By the time Harkin would finish a sixth term, he would be 81 years old.</p>
  • Reelecting Obama Is Like A Child Voting... (pic)

    11/13/2012 10:09:07 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-13-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • "We Won!" (Communist Party USA headline/story openly heralds Obama victory)

    11/08/2012 11:59:27 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 62 replies
    Peoples World (Official Paper of **Communist Party U.S.A.**) ^ | 7 November 2012 | Stewart Acuff, People's World Writer
    <> Though many of the state margins were narrow President Obama ran the table winning every swing or battleground state with the possible exception of Florida where votes are still being counted as of 5:30 this morning. President Obama also won the popular vote by 2 million votes. The President won 303 electoral votes to 206 for Romney. We knew about 11 pm that the President had won when Ohio was called for him. Democrats also held the Senate. Elizabeth Warren won with a good margin in Massachusetts. Claire McKaskill won in Missouri beating Akin-he of the legitimate rape...
  • How Should Christians Respond to Obama's Re-Election?

    11/07/2012 6:39:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/07/2012 | Russell D. Moore, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
    The American people have decided that Barack Obama should have a second term. And, behind them, in the mystery of providence, God has decided that Barack Obama would be re-elected. So how should Christians respond to our once and future President? Many of us have some disagreements with the President. As a conservative Christian, I believe unborn children have certain inalienable rights, including the right to life, and I wish President Obama would work to protect them. I believe freedom of conscience is the preeminent right in a civil society, and the Administration's incursions on religious liberty are troubling. I...
  • 10 dire consequences of Obama's re-election victory

    11/07/2012 6:27:27 AM PST · by dubyajam · 64 replies
    Natural News ^ | MIke Adams
    10 dire consequences of Obama's re-election victory
  • MY cultural dissidence!

    11/07/2012 4:42:42 AM PST · by SMARTY · 41 replies
    11-7-12 | Me
    In protest: • I will NOT be spending any money which I absolutely DO NOT have to. Let this ass hat turn the economy around WITHOUT MY money and largesse • I have no confidence in him or his abilities, so I will sit on any plans I had to make large and unnecessary expenditures… Example: No remodeling in the kitchen, etc. • I will be the turtle who is going to crawl into my shell and wait out the storm. • I will carry on and increase, if possible, my ‘cultural dissidence’ by withholding MY disposable dollars… I will...
  • Obama's Reelection Will Ensure Complete U.S. Economic Collapse

    10/30/2012 8:36:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Rachel Alexander
    This coming presidential election will determine whether the U.S. ends up in another Great Depression or pulls out of the economic slump. There are numerous signs indicating that the country is headed for economic Armageddon under Obama. Some analysts are predicting the crash could come as soon as next year. Obama is following the failed policies of President Herbert Hoover which led to the Great Depression. Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh says the U.S. is on an unsustainable course; there isn't enough money from taxes to pay everyone lifetime healthcare, lifetime pensions, and hefty incomes. The federal government now spends...
  • Et tu, Bubba?

    10/30/2012 6:32:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    This column was coauthored by Bob Morrision. You must ask yourself this: Why would Bill Clinton want Barack Obama to be re-elected? In 2008, candidate Obama consigned the Clinton Presidency to oblivion when he said it was not like the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Reagan, said Obama then, was a transformational president. Even more insulting to the Clinton legacy, Obama compared his two-terms in the White House to the truncated two terms of Richard Nixon. Can there be any graver offense against a McGovern Democrat than that? President Obama won a convincing 53% victory in 2008. He is now running...
  • Day by Day Cartoon 10.21.2012 (Bedtime for Obonzo)

    10/21/2012 3:57:35 PM PDT · by pingman · 1 replies
    http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/ ^ | 10.21.12 | Chris Muir
    Bedtime for Obonzo By Chris Muir, Daybydaycartoon.com 10.21.2012 (my title)(text transcribed) Once upon a time, Americans elected a lightbringer, who promised toys ‘n unicorns, rainbows ‘n good things for all the girls and boys who would vote for him! To do this, L’il Obama threw out the mean ‘ol Constitution, and children just like him everywhere cheered, ‘cause now THEY were in charge! So, L’il Obama broke open the cookie jar an’ gave them all away to his special friends and family, ‘til there were no more left. But soon, adult people, who made the cookies, said mean things about...
  • “October Surprise” Will Obama Attack Iran?

    10/11/2012 12:48:23 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 28 replies
    New Zeal ^ | October 11, 2012 | Trevor Loudon
    "Obama loves Russia. Moscow loves Obama, because he is destroying the United States military, just as Moscow has always wanted. If Obama gets four more years, America’s once mighty military will become nothing more than a strike force for the United Nations – which is effectively controlled by Russia and China."
  • Election Day Tactics Used By Hugo Chavez To Win (Beware: Obamanists Could Replicate in USA)

    10/11/2012 12:52:39 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies
    El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela (from original Spanish) ^ | 11 October 2012 | Runrunes (anti-Hugo Chavez Blogger)
    Granted it is rough English to understand, as it is machine translation from the mainstream, non-Chavez "El Universal" newspaper in Caracas, Venezuela today, but it gives the street level tactics the Socialist Community Organizers used in Venezuela to eek out a victory for Communist Hugo Chavez earlier this week. It is provided below in its entirety, with the link to the original Spanish.Of specific interest will be the tactical description of the "double wave" Chavez PSUV strategy on Election Day in polling zones they identified as somewhat sympathetic to the anti-Chavez democratic forces. Pay close attention because these tactics...
  • Obama Would Double Down in a Second Term

    10/09/2012 7:51:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Do you know what's scarier than the possibility that President Obama could be re-elected? It's that in a second term, he would double down on his failed policies. Don't take my word for it; he's admitted it on the campaign stump. In a speech to his fellow cultural icons in Hollywood, he said, "Everything we fought for in 2008 is on the line here in 2012. And I need your help to finish what we started. ... We've come too far to turn back now." Note that Obama did not say this: "My agenda obviously isn't working, so I have...
  • Obama's Reelection Isn't Just Bad News For America...

    09/26/2012 4:16:22 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 9 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-26-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This joke has a few versions, here's my take...
  • Little Johnny! (Vanity)

    09/17/2012 4:59:39 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 8 replies
    9-17-12 | Unknown
    The kids filed into class Monday morning. They were all very excited. Their weekend assignment was to sell something, then give a talk on salesmanship. Little Sally led off. "I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30" she said proudly, "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success." "Very good", said the teacher. Little Debbie was next. "I sold magazines" she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events." "Very good, Debbie", said the teacher. Eventually, it...
  • Celeb presence will be smaller this year for Dems

    08/25/2012 12:15:00 AM PDT · by John W · 3 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2012 | Jocelyn Noveck
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, Ben Affleck was a familiar presence around the Democratic convention, packing produce for charity and even winning a poker tournament. Singer Fergie performed with her Black Eyed Peas. Sheryl Crow sang, too, with Susan Sarandon joining in from the audience. But none of these celebrities are planning a similar trip to Charlotte this year, and that's likely true for a number of other A-listers who were in Denver as well. In terms of star wattage, this gathering will be decidedly less sparkly. Some reasons are obvious. A re-election bid is hardly as exciting as...
  • Obama Needs Pact with Iran for Reelection, Says Tehran MP

    05/28/2012 6:29:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    President Barack Obama needs an agreement with Iran to get reelected, claims a senior Iranian legislator speaking to government-controlled media. Iran is locked in talks between six world powers, including the United States, over its unsupervised nuclear program and Tehran’s demand to enrich high-grade uranium. "No international consensus will be made for any measure in the next six months and until the presidential election in the US, and at present it is the US which is in need of an agreement with Iran and attempts to lead the western sides to the same path," said Mahdi Sanayee. A member of...
  • On Marriage, ("First Gay President") Obama Tried to Limit Risk

    05/13/2012 7:43:44 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    ny times ^ | 5/13/2012 | By PETER BAKER and RACHEL L. SWARNS
    About two hours after declaring his support for same-sex marriage last week, President Obama gathered eight or so African-American ministers on a conference call to explain himself. He had struggled with the decision, he said, but had come to believe it was the right one. The ministers, though, were not all as enthusiastic. A vocal few made it clear that the president’s stand on gay marriage might make it difficult for them to support his re-election. “They were wrestling with their ability to get over his theological position,” said the Rev. Delman Coates, the pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church...
  • Insurers must credit ObamaCare when giving new round of rebates, feds say

    05/13/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/13/12 | WSJ
    Health-insurance companies must tell customers who get a premium rebate this summer that the check is the result of the Obama administration's health-care law, according to federal guidelines released Friday.
  • The campaign is underway. What do you think Obama’s bragging about? Obamacare? Not exactly…

    05/07/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 7 replies
    In case you missed it, the presidential campaign is underway. How do we know? That’s a good point, actually, because the incumbent has been campaigning non-stop ever since his last campaign ended. But TV ads are rolling out, so this must indicate a new phase, at least, if not the starting point. What, you may ask, is President Barack Obama pointing to as his great accomplishment? First, ask yourself . . .
  • Barack Obama's Re-election Bid is Already in Deep Trouble. "Hot Diggity Dawg" Says it All!

    04/19/2012 8:46:37 PM PDT · by lbryce · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Newt Gingrich may not have got the memo but the battle for the Republican nomination is over. Some in the Romney campaign were hoping for a Febuary end but others were fearing it would go on until June and a small number of Republicans even predicted a convention fight in August. All in all, April is not a bad result for Mitt Romney - long enough to test him, short enough to allow him to focus solely on the general for the final six months. Despite the very recent and ugly and negative primaries, Romney's struggle with conservatives and the...
  • Buffett tax goes nowhere. Was it meant to?

    04/17/2012 11:36:45 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 4 replies
    The president seemingly lost a major fight Monday when the Senate shot down his “Buffett rule” minimum tax on the wealthy. Or did he? For that matter, if it had passed, what would he have achieved? “This legislation will do nothing with regard to job creation, with regard to gas prices, with regard to economic recovery,” said Sen. John Kyl of Arizona, one of the Republicans who blocked the measure from getting the necessary 60 votes for continued debate. To that we might add...
  • Obama pledges immigration reform early in 2nd term

    04/14/2012 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 14, 2012
    CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) - President Barack Obama is promising to tackle immigration reform in the first year of a second term. Obama says in a television interview that he would work on immigration this year, but can't get support from Republicans in Congress.
  • Those who believe Obama can’t be beaten relax, Dick Morris is wrong Obama’s a lock

    04/09/2012 7:28:11 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 32 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 9, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Recently Dick Morris had the nerve to insist Barack Obama will lose in a landslide next November. As a service to those who feel better believing otherwise here is a deconstruction of his argument. Relax this will reassure you. Obama is a lock. Morris is wrong because Obama will win the Catholic vote: BIG. There are only a handful of Catholics (mostly old and not able to get out of bed) who will side with the Catholic Bishops against Obama. Since Obama is fighting to change Catholic doctrine, they will crawl to the polls to show they support Obama not...
  • Weak jobs report could spell trouble for Obama's reelection bid (earlier growth an illusion)

    04/06/2012 11:13:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/06/12 | Vicki Needham
    Weak jobs report could spell trouble for Obama's reelection bidBy Vicki Needham - 04/06/12 01:48 PM ET Federal Reserve officials have expressed concern that the strong job growth seen earlier this year was an illusion. The weaker-than-expected jobs figures released on Friday could spell trouble for President Obama’s reelection bid. The Labor Department reported that the economy added 120,000 new jobs in March, falling well short of the more than 200,000 that had been expected. The unemployment rate dropped from 8.3 percent to 8.2 percent, but that decline came mostly from people giving up on their job searches. Whether the...
  • The Flexible Flip-Flopper

    04/02/2012 6:14:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2012 | Dan Holler
    President Obama’s hot mic moment defined his trip to South Korea and may very well define his reelection bid. The reason his uncensored remark resonates is that it supports a pre-existing narrative that President Obama’s promises are not to be trusted. Before he backed off the campaign trail, no one made this argument more frequently than Newt Gingrich. After his second place finish in Florida, he said, “If he [President Obama] can have a record this bad, unemployment this bad, deficits this bad, policies this bad, gasoline prices this high, and still get re-elected, you can’t imagine how radical he’ll...
  • One Reelection Doc, Six Falsehoods, Zero Media Attention

    03/23/2012 4:48:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/12 | John Sexton
    We all remember how the media attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney's credibility for days due to what they described as a "misquote" in one of his campaign ads, but up until now, other than obligatory reporting, this same media has refused to call any serious scrutiny or attention to the growing pile of falsehoods discovered in Obama's reelection documentary, "The Road We've Traveled." Something else the media is all but ignoring is that the documentary is narrated by Hollywood A-lister Tom Hanks, who is now embroiled in a racial scandal surroundinga "blackface" incident caught on video tape in 2004. An...
  • Biden woos South Florida seniors with new attack on Republicans

    03/23/2012 4:24:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | March 23, 2012 | Anthony Man
    COCONUT CREEK— – Vice President Joe Biden opened a new phase in President Barack Obama's reelection campaign here on Friday, warning seniors that in 2012 they face a stark choice between Democrats who want to protect Social Security and Medicare, and Republicans who supposedly would gut the programs to favor the rich.
  • Exclusive: U.S., Britain to agree emergency oil stocks release

    03/15/2012 8:56:46 AM PDT · by mojito · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/2012 | Richard Mably
    Britain has decided to cooperate with the United States in a bilateral agreement to release strategic oil stocks, two British sources said, in an effort to prevent high fuel prices derailing economic growth in an election year. A formal request from the United States to the UK to join forces in a release of oil from government-controlled reserves is expected "shortly" following a meeting on Wednesday in Washington between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, who discussed the issue, one source said. Britain would respond positively, the two sources said.
  • Hundreds of anti-Putin protesters detained in Russia

    03/05/2012 9:46:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 5, 2012 4:37pm EST | Lidia Kelly and Alissa de Carbonnel
    Russian riot police detained more than 500 protesters including opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday at rallies challenging the legitimacy of Vladimir Putin's victory in the presidential election. Putin, who secured almost 64 percent of the votes on Sunday, portrayed his return to the presidency as a triumph over opponents who were trying to usurp power, though international monitors said the vote was clearly skewed in his favor. But opposition leaders said they drew 20,000 people into Moscow's Pushkin Square, the scene of dissident protests during Soviet times, to call for new elections and an opening up of the political...
  • EDITORIAL: Can more jobs save Obama's job?

    02/24/2012 11:27:24 AM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 2-24-2012 | Orange County Register editorial boarad
    The jobs situation nationally is slowly improving, but is the pace fast enough to reward President Barack Obama with reelection? The administration says January saw a net gain of 243,000 jobs, and 351,000 newly laid-off workers sought unemployment benefits last week, the fewest since March 2008. These encouraging signs come as the number of people receiving unemployment benefits fell to 7.5 million in the week ending Feb. 4, the latest numbers available, down from 7.7 million the week before. But there's a flip side . . .
  • Allen West on Egypt: 'I think we need to just cut off all relations'

    02/23/2012 1:05:58 PM PST · by T.O.K. · 9 replies
    BizPac Review.com ^ | February 21, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Before addressing the Boca Raton Republican Club Monday at the Marriott, U.S. Congressman Allen West spoke to BPR about his campaign, support for local small businesses and his thoughts on how the U.S. should handle Egypt. He gave a fifteen minute speech to the dinner crowd focusing on what defines an American president and spent the bulk of the evening visiting with guests. Video interview
  • Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection

    02/18/2012 5:18:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/12 | Jordy Yager
    Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelectionBy Jordy Yager - 02/18/12 12:24 PM ET Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation. Pelosi joins President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month. Though Halvorson has raised only one-fifth the amount of money that Jackson has, she has waged a relentless campaign against the incumbent lawmaker, frequently pointing to the House Ethics Committee’s ongoing...
  • Protest Obama in Kirkland, WA Friday, Feb. 17

    02/16/2012 7:49:28 PM PST · by garjog · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Creative Anti O Protest ^ | Feb. 16, 2012 | garjog
    Attention Seattle area Freepers and America lovers: Obama will land in Marine One on the Northwest University athletic fields in Kirkland, WA at 11 AM Friday Feb. 17. He will have lunch with Bill Gates and buddies at 12 PM at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue to extort money for his re-election. I think that he will fly way about 2:15 PM from Northwest U. campus, which means he will be returning before 2 PM. The university is getting no payment for the huge inconvenience of jamming our wireless, moving classes and parking. 55th street runs east west bordering the...
  • Michelle Obama judges 'Top Chef'

    02/10/2012 12:08:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 2/10/12 | BYRON TAU
    First lady Michelle Obama was in Dallas Friday to judge a Top Chef cooking competition as part of her three-day Let's Move national tour. Obama joined White House chef Sam Kass and "Top Chef" host Tom Colicchio as judges in a televised competition that paired child sous-chefs with professional chef — all former contestants on the Bravo television show. Fabio Viviani, Jennifer Carroll and Spike Mendelsohn were the celebrity chef contestants. "Are you guys fired up?" Obama asked the kids before the event started. "The whole point of this is making sure you're healthy." At the end of the 30...
  • War and presidents: would Obama dare?

    02/08/2012 12:57:36 PM PST · by landsbaum · 11 replies
    Let’s stipulate that this is purely conjecture. OK. But can you remember or find an instance in the history of the United States when voters changed presidents during a war? Go ahead and look it up. No, LBJ and Vietnam didn’t meet that test. He quit. He wasn’t voted out...
  • Why the official 8.3% unemployment rate is phony — and what it means for Obama’s reelection

    02/06/2012 8:01:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The American ^ | 02/06/2012 | James Pethoukoukis
    The January jobs report is out and it seems pretty strong, at least superficially. The unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent from 8.5 percent, the lowest rate since February 2009. And the economy added 243,000 jobs, the most since April 2011.But does anyone believe an "official" unemployment rate of 8.3 percent really gives an accurate picture of the U.S. labor market? Even though the unemployment rate fell, so did the labor force participation rate (as more Americans became discouraged and gave up looking for work). Here’s what that means:1. If the size of the U.S. labor force as a share...
  • “America’s Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio Announces Re-Election, Needs Your Help

    02/01/2012 2:10:02 PM PST · by thesaleboat · 19 replies · 3+ views
    JoePac ^ | 1 Feb 2012 | JOEPAC
    The open-borders crowd just can’t believe it. After all the trumped-up “investigations”, the race-baiting by Obama officials and La Raza activists, the politically-driven charges by the Department of Justice… Sheriff Joe is running for another term. That’s right. “America’s Toughest Sheriff” refuses to quit, refuses to knuckle under or stop doing his job protecting the people of Maricopa County – the 4th most populous county in America – from illegal invaders and criminal aliens. And Sheriff Joe is also staying on the job for ALL Americans. Because Arpaio's office - a single sheriff's office - apprehends a staggering 25% of...
  • Obama the Angry, part II

    01/27/2012 5:10:09 PM PST · by landsbaum · 10 replies
    It's finger-shakin' timeWe normally don’t comment on blogs in the neighborhood, but this one was too sweet to ignore. Some fella named Prevatt over at some blog called TheLiberalOC.com took exception to our characterization of the angry fellow in the White House as being, well, angry. Our post was titled “Obama the Angry,” for reasons pretty much apparent to anyone with ears to hear. But Mr. Prevatt said that we went on, “to promote the stereotype of the ‘angry black man’ to describe the president’s” State of the Union speech. Stereotype of an angry black man? . . .
  • Editorial: Obama has greens squirming a bit

    01/26/2012 5:08:33 PM PST · by landsbaum · 7 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | 1-26-2012 | Orange County Register editorial boarad
    When President Barack Obama promised this week to open 75 percent of potential offshore gas and oil resources to drilling and praised the controversial fracking method for extracting untapped oil reserves on land, a collective shudder went through his green constituency. Welcome to election-year rhetoric. The green lobby is learning what other loyal Democratic Party constituencies have learned about being taken for granted. Like blacks and union members before them, the green lobby is discovering that, despite promises to champion their cause, reelection campaign rhetoric commands higher priority. It's safe for the president to offend loyalists. To whom would they...
  • President Obama: I’m going to win reelection ("food stamp president" laced with racism?)

    01/26/2012 4:34:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/11 | Amie Parnes
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  • Sources: Perdue won't seek re-election

    01/26/2012 8:22:06 AM PST · by think4yrsf · 9 replies · 1+ views
    News and Observer ^ | Jan 26, 2012 | newsobserver.com blogs
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