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  • AP-GfK Poll: Majority approves of Obama job on unemployment

    02/08/2015 10:41:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2015 12:02 PM EST | Emily Swanson
    Americans’ views of President Barack Obama have improved slightly in the past two months, and opinions are more positive about the direction of the country and the health of the economy, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds. A slim majority now approves of the way Obama is handling unemployment, according to the poll, conducted before Friday’s release of a surprisingly strong jobs report. Forty-seven percent of those surveyed approve of how Obama is doing his job, compared with 41 percent in December, and 51 percent approve of his handling of unemployment, compared with 44 percent before. Nearly half say the economy...
  • Ted Nugent: Sarah Palin ‘Perfect Example Of What Founding Fathers Wanted'

    02/07/2015 4:31:40 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/6/15
    “She is my hero,” Nugent said of the former half-term Alaska governor. “Sarah Palin is the perfect example of what our Founding Fathers envisioned for an experiment in self-government.” http://radio.foxnews.com/2015/02/06/ted-nugent-sarah-palin-perfect-example-of-what-founding-fathers-wanted/
  • Mr.L: Palin's Presence Looms Over GOP Field & Reason Why Conservatives Can't Have Nice Things

    02/07/2015 8:42:48 PM PST · by ak267 · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | 02-07-2015 | Mr. L
    Various media attacking Sarah Palin for eight days after one speech suggests she might be making the establishment nervous as her presence looms over a crowded GOP 2016 field. American Thinker goes into the stinker with latest anti Palin diatribe. Questioning "Walker Mania" isn't forming a circular firing squad against him. It's called basic vetting. What Rush isn't telling you about Walker's record. Low info voters on the right are the reason why conservatives can't have nice things. Why I will face palm the "lesser of the two evils" argument for 2016.
  • Picked Off: Jeb grabs top spot in 2016 Power Index

    02/02/2015 5:56:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 2, 2015 | Chris Stirewalt
    It wasn’t a goal-line interception, but it was a game changer. Just one week in to our Fox News First Power Index and we already have a major overhaul after frontrunner Mitt Romney’s unexpected departure. (Though his conditional statement to supporters left enough doubt to still be “on the radar” until he makes a more Shermanesque statement.) Not only did the frontrunner self-deport, but several second- and third-tier competitors showed surprising strength to make substantial strides. We would expect to see the field unsettled a year out from the first nominating contest, but as you’ll see below, the tumult is...
  • But Hey, It’s FREE!

    01/26/2015 3:41:36 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/26/15 | Jim Yardley
    The last program that passed through Congress to demonstrate their belief that Obama knew better than anyone what the nation needed was nicknamed Obamacare. You can always count on our President, Barack Obama, for some gimmicky giveaway idea that will appeal to the nearly untutored who don’t understand the one simple fact that is never, ever discussed when Obama unveils his latest brainstorm. They never seem to be able to understand the simple idea that NOTHING IS FREE. Ever. Obama has proposed that if you are still breathing, you ought to be able to get an Associate’s Degree from any...
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

    08/14/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rex W. Huppke
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value.. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art forms, and the American people have made it clear they rate Congress only slightly more favorably than "scorpions in pants." The president isn't viewed much better, with an approval rating hovering around a dismal 40 percent. There's ample blame to go around — leftward, rightward, centerward (which isn't a word, but should be) — but a new poll homes in on...
  • Enough! Most Say They're Over Sarah Palin, Poll Shows (So we wrote yet another story about her)

    07/09/2014 1:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 9, 2014 | Mark Murray
    More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough. That's the result from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll in which 54 percent of voters say they've heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates. That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans. And the results come as Palin has called for President Barack Obama's impeachment. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)But Palin isn't the only former politician voters wish would stay away from politics. Fifty-one percent of voters say they've heard...
  • Netanyahu ‘loathes’ Obama, Israel’s opposition leader charges

    06/06/2014 7:46:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | June 6, 2014 | Staff
    PM’s hostility to president is ‘endangering Israel’s security,’ claims Labor’s Isaac Herzog, in rare confirmation of long-rumored strained ties between ‘Bibi’ and ‘Barack’Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “loathes” Barack Obama, and his hostile attitude to the US president constitutes a danger to Israel’s well-being, the head of the Israeli opposition charged on Friday night, in a highly unusual acknowledgement of the long-rumored strained personal ties between the two leaders. In a bitter verbal assault on the prime minister, Labor party chairman Isaac Herzog slammed Netanyahu for failing to listen to the international community, failing to present peace proposals of his own...
  • Jesse Jackson: Tea Party Attacks Obama Because They “Ideologically Oppose Blacks, Women and Workers”

    02/07/2014 4:34:33 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 41 replies
    Rev. Jesse Jackson was interviewed last week at Yale for their "Everybody Has a Story" segment on the Yale Daily News website: "Well the attacks have been so personal and degrading, the attempts to marginalize him: 'You're not an American,' 'You're not born here,' the birthers, 'You're not a Christian,' 'You're not qualified' -- the attempts undermine his authority as president, his moral authority, has been such an organized movement by the ...organized for some of the Tea Party eliminate [who] ideologically oppose blacks, woman and workers..."
  • State Department Buys Million Dollar Granite Sculpture from Irish-Born Artist

    12/04/2013 3:28:48 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 50 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | DEC 3, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    At the end of September, the federal government's fiscal year was drawing to a close, the threat of a shut down was increasing, and the State Department was shopping for art. Four contracts were awarded in the last two weeks of September, including $1,000,000 for a granite sculpture by Irish-born artist Sean Scully to be installed at the new U.S. Embassy in London. Notice of the awards was posted Sunday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
  • Tea Party to Mitch McConnell: 'You Cannot Win Without Us'

    11/22/2013 5:36:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/22/13 | Matthew Boyle
    A major GOP donor who told Breitbart News Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made disparaging remarks about the Tea Party movement and about Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) continues to stand by his original story after claims that the reports were not accurate. This individual reported that on the Oct. 30 fundraising call American Crossroads’ Karl Rove and Steven J. Law held with McConnell, “McConnell specifically talked about Mike Lee by name, specifically talked about Ted Cruz by name, and he specifically talked about the Tea Party by name,” the donor told Breitbart News in response to...
  • Texas A&M Professor Says We Need to Repeal “Outdated” Second Amendment (Gun grabber Alert!!!)

    11/17/2013 4:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Mary Margaret Penrose, a full time professor of Law with Texas A&M University, has called for the full repeal of the Second Amendment. Utilizing her unquestioned exercise of the First Amendment, the Texas Professor insisted the Constitution was outdated, and needed some substantial re-writing. Penrose was speaking in Connecticut (at a gun-control symposium) when she launched into her misinformed explanation of the Second Amendment; implying that our enumerated right to possess a firearm is largely responsible for the mass shootings that have cropped up in recent years. Her argument, and blatant contempt for the Constitution (which she admits to describing...
  • Politics' Leading Man Ted Cruz just put on one hell of a show

    11/13/2013 4:18:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    American Spectator ^ | November issue | Kyle Peterson
    Pundits in Washington simply cannot decide about Ted Cruz. Does the Texas senator’s demagoguery more resemble that of Joe McCarthy (the New Yorker), or Father Charles Coughlin (MSNBC)? Was his fight to defund Obamacare a political version of General Custer’s last stand, or was it General Pickett’s charge (separate columns, both in the Washington Post)? Will Cruz hold the country hostage like the Taliban (the Daily Beast) or remake his party in his image like Vladimir Lenin (the Atlantic)? Should we imagine him as Don Quixote, the clueless would-be knight tilting at windmills (the New York Times), or as the...
  • Americans For Tax Reform's Policy Director Calls Tea Party 'Freaking Retarded'

    10/24/2013 4:14:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | October 24, 2013
    Americans For Tax Reform Tax Policy Director Ryan Ellis said on Wednesday night that he's starting to think tea party activists are "freaking retarded."
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • Holder to call for tighter gun control in Fast & Furious testimony tomorrow

    11/07/2011 7:14:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/7/11 | Allahpundit
    Why not? We pay for having a terrible federal government every day. Why should this be any different just because it involves lost rights instead of lost money? Seriously, though, having Obama’s AG mumble about more gun regulation in front of a mic will accomplish two things. One: It’s bound to worry all sorts of swing-state gun owners in Pennsylvania and Ohio once word of his testimony gets around, which is all to the good for election day next year. Two: The more gun owners perk up about Holder’s testimony, the more public interest there’s bound to be in Fast...
  • David Gregory: Are GOP Supporters of Herman Cain Seeking 'Absolution' For Charges of Racism?

    On NBC's Meet the Press: Press Pass, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings explained Republican support of Herman Cain to host David Gregory this way: "...they've been accused as being racist and I think when they can vote for a Herman Cain....they feel like, 'Well, you know, I support this guy...it shows that I'm not racist, and I'm supporting him.'"
  • Herman Cain: 'I Am the American Dream'

    10/30/2011 1:57:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Parade Magizine ^ | OCTOBER 13, 1996 | Wallace Terry
    Cain turned to Win Wallin, the president of Pillsbury, for help. “I can’t get to your job from where I am,” Cain told him. “What do you recommend?” Wallin suggested getting on the operations training track in the company’s Burger King division, which could lead to being a regional vice president. “If you want to run a business,” Wallin said, “you have to start at the bottom and learn it from the ground up.” It would be an unconventional move. Cain would have to resign his title, give up his company car and nice new office, and forgo stock options...
  • CARTOON: Choice of Toppings

    10/20/2011 10:33:04 AM PDT · by daletoons · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 10-20-11 | Dale
    Herman Cain lacks the gooey extra cheese which is the hallmark of the professional politician. His 999 plan would remove the social engineering and lobbyist feeding trough features of our currently insane income tax scheme. Time will tell if there's still hope for a "Citizen Statesman" to lead in America. Maybe he's just what the founders ordered.
  • In spotlight, Herman Cain survives Attacks

    10/12/2011 4:56:29 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 155 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/12/11 | Staff
    Herman Cain woke up Tuesday to another day of soaring polling numbers, showing him moving into second place behind Mitt Romney and pushing Rick Perry out of the spotlight. The day ended with the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO under attack from his rivals, both on stage and in a series of post-debate press releases meant to tear him down. But from his new center-stage spot next to Mitt Romney, Cain calmly weathered every jab from them, the moderators and even the Democrats, walking out from the Dartmouth auditorium having done little to hurt his standing.
  • Mark Levin: Sarah Palin NOT running in 2012

    10/05/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 1,709 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 10/5 | Mark Levin
    Take it for what you will...posted on Mark's page just now: BREAKING: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN TELLS MARK LEVIN SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012.
  • Inslee: Ready to ‘rumble’ with the Tea Party(That's just meanspirited)

    09/30/2011 5:35:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | September 30, 2011 | Joel Connelly
    He didn’t break into song, but Rep. Jay Inslee otherwise sounded like a character in “West Side Story” as he excoriated young supporters during a Thursday fundraiser at Nabob on Queen Anne Hill.“It is time to get out on that field of battle with the Tea Party: It is time to stop rumbling with ourselves and start rumbling with the Tea Party,” said the gubernatorial hopeful.Inslee has sought to tie GOP Attorney General Rob McKenna, his all-but-certain 2012 opponent, to the Tea Party: Polls show rising public disapproval of the right-wing movement.Inslee was ready to rumble with a lot of...
  • Herman Cain wins Florida straw poll in stunning victory; Rick Perry in deep trouble

    09/24/2011 5:24:39 PM PDT · by iowamark · 446 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09\24\2011 | Marc Caputo and Alex Leary
    From the bottom of the polls to the top of the pack, businessman Herman Cain won the Republican Party of Florida’s nationally watched presidential straw poll Saturday in a sign that frontrunner Rick Perry is in deep trouble. Cain’s victory with 37 percent of the vote was a major defeat for Perry, the frontrunner in Florida and national polls, who garnered only 15 percent after wooing the nearly 3,000 party faithful with a free breakfast and mailers. The vote also showed how soft Republican support is for Mitt Romney, who came in third with 14 percent. Unlike Perry, though, he...
  • Rep. Waters urges Obama to drop nice-guy act and fight Republicans, Tea Party

    09/22/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 67 replies
    Rep. Waters urges Obama to drop nice-guy act and fight Republicans, Tea Party By Mike Lillis - 09/22/11 02:46 PM ET It’s time for President Obama to quit watching sports and drinking beer with his political opponents in the hope it will lead to a bipartisan agreement, Rep. Maxine Waters said Thursday. The outspoken California Democrat needs to fight harder against the GOP and Tea Party and for Democratic policy priorities, outspoken Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) said Thursday. “He's been very nice about it,” Waters said of Obama’s budget negotiations with Republicans. “He's been on the other side of the...
  • Obama: Election Odds Better in 2012 Than 2008

    09/16/2011 2:42:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies
    Obama: Election Odds Better in 2012 Than 2008 At a campaign fundraiser Thursday night in Washington, D.C. on President Obama said he believes his chances of being reelected in 2012 are “much higher” than they were in 2008. “Over the last couple of months there have been Democrats who voiced concerns and nervousness about, well, in this kind of economy, isn’t this just — aren’t these just huge headwinds in terms of your reelection?” Obama said. “And I just have to remind people that, here’s one thing I know for certain: the odds of me being reelected are much higher...
  • OBAMA WEB TO REPORT 'GOSSIP, SMEARS, ATTACKS' ON PRESIDENT

    09/13/2011 4:59:29 PM PDT · by libh8er · 272 replies · 1+ views
    http://www.attackwatch.com/
  • The Undefeated is not a Documentary, it's a Declaration of War

    09/08/2011 9:38:59 AM PDT · by Steel Wolf · 55 replies
    Local O4P Event ^ | 9/8/2011 | Steel Wolf
    So, I inadvertently crashed an O4P event last night. Long story short, I wanted to see Undefeated, and I wound up with a little more than I bargained for. I thought I'd share some insights, while the scene is still fresh in my head. The local theater was hosting a private screening of the Undefeated, followed by a Q&A session with the director, Stephen Bannon. Mr. Bannon, was apparently pulled away at the last minute 'For a project that I think you'll all like', we were told, at which point none other than Andrew Brietbart was called to substitute in....
  • Four Reasons Why Sarah Palin Will Win

    08/20/2011 11:45:34 PM PDT · by Windflier · 241 replies
    Mark America.com ^ | 20 August 2011 | Mark America
    I’ve been approached several times today by doubters who advance arguments as to why Sarah Palin cannot win the nomination, or if she secures it, why she can’t defeat Barack Obama. All of the theories I’ve had pitched in my direction today share a couple common faults, and it’s important to point them out here. The most common reason I’ve heard today is the belief that the Media will destroy her. That’s silly. Is there a single Republican, never mind conservative, who the media will not seek to destroy to defend their darling, Barack Obama? Anybody who watched the media...
  • Barack Obama's 2012 plan: 'Kill Romney' (The Thug-In-Chief now threatening possible opponents)

    08/09/2011 5:18:33 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/9/2011 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s re-election campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee. ,,,, Unless things change and Obama can run on accomplishments, he will have to kill Romney,” said a prominent Democratic strategist aligned with the White House.
  • Palin on downgrade: I told you so

    08/08/2011 5:41:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Monday August 8, 2011 | Rebecca Stewart
    (CNN)-Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin took to her Facebook page Monday to warn Americans about President Barack Obama’s plan to improve the nation’s economy. “Be wary of the efforts President Obama makes to ‘fix’ the debt problem,” she said. “The more he tries to ‘fix’ things, the worse they get.” A “surprised” Palin sounded off on reaction to the nation’s credit rating downgrade and chided “so-called smart people” who doubted her forecast of economic repercussions. “I’m surprised that so many people seem surprised by S&P’s decision,” Palin wrote. “Weren’t people paying attention over the last year or so when we...
  • What would YOU get 0bama on his birfday? (eBay eNanities)

    08/04/2011 4:00:32 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 52 replies
    eBay ^ | 8/4/11 | Various eBayers
    Do tell.
  • Why I think Sarah Palin should run for president

    07/09/2011 11:20:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Treasure Coast Palm ^ | July 9, 2011 | Elizabeth Hawkes
    Sarah Palin has stolen my patriotic heart because we both share a love for country and down-home American values and I am pleased to write this tribute to the next and first female American president. Palin was thrust onto the world's stage as America's foremost political newcomer in 2008 and I was drawn to her by simply listening to the truth her words conveyed. She spoke of reducing the size of government, her pride in her country and of fidelity to America's continued fight for freedom and liberty. Now, more than two years later, Palin continues the fight by speaking...
  • Report: Taxpayer Funds for La Raza ‘Skyrocket’ After Leader Secures White House Job

    06/18/2011 5:41:04 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 18 Jun 2011 | Meredith Jessup
    The progressive politically-connected National Council of La Raza has been a staple (illegal) immigration advocacy group on the left and has long benefited from the generous support of government financial grants. But according to an investigation by Judicial Watch, federal funding of the group “skyrocketed” shortly after one of its top officials got a job in the Obama White House. Cecilia Munoz, La Raza’s senior vice president and lobbyist, joined the Obama administration as director of intergovernmental affairs in 2009. Since then, Judicial Watch reports, federal funding being poured into the organization has more than doubled: At the pro illegal...
  • Long-lost Sarah Palin surfaces in emails Once, there was a different Sarah Palin.

    06/11/2011 6:02:30 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11, 2011 | MOLLY BALL
    She was hands-on and averse to partisan politics. She championed openness in government and had normal relations with the media. She was a little starstruck by her interactions with national politicians but unafraid to do battle with the chief executives of the world’s largest oil companies The emails from her governorship, released Friday, brought back the memory of a long-lost Palin: the popular, charismatic, competent woman of the people. Far from being a knee-jerk partisan, she praises then-Sen. Barack Obama for his energy ideas — “pretty cool,” even though he is the “wrong candidate.” She derides the Republican establishment just...
  • (RINO) Mitt Romney: No apologies on climate change stance

    06/09/2011 3:01:43 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/9/2011 | By DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Mitt Romney won't be doing any apology tours on climate change. The early GOP presidential front-runner has broken with his party's conservative ranks to declare global warming a real threat to the planet that merits some sort of action to curb heat-trapping emissions. But the former Massachusetts governor is also quick to trash cap and trade, carbon taxes and other controversial policies that have been kicked around over the last decade in Washington. In a sense, Romney's initial global warming stance sounds a lot like that of former President George W. Bush, who during his two terms reluctantly accepted climate...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/08/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 53 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
  • Sarah Palin Is Hurting Republicans Whether She Runs or Not

    05/30/2011 4:35:45 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 320 replies · 1+ views
    YahooNews ^ | May 30, 2011 | Rodney Southern
    In a political world where perception is everything, Sarah Palin is really hurting right now, according to The Week. The worst part is, she is pulling the Republican Party right down the drain with her. In the past few weeks, Palin has shown all kinds of signs that she is running for president in 2012. She has bought a home in Arizona, hijacked a ride intended for veterans, released a book and announced a bus tour. All of these things say that she is building toward a run for the Republican nomination...or does it? Rumors abound that Palin is simply...
  • Here Comes Sarah: How a Palin candidacy could help and hurt Mitt Romney

    05/26/2011 6:06:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | May 26, 2011 | John Dickerson, chief political correspondent
    The Mama Grizzly is coming out of hibernation. This weekend, Sarah Palin is launching her "One Nation" bus tour, visiting historical sites across the country. Palin will start on Memorial Day at the Rolling Thunder weekend motorcycle rally that starts at the Pentagon. Where it will end has yet to be announced. But given Palin's other recent move—the announcement of a feature-length film on her tenure as governor—it looks as if her ultimate destination may be the White House. Whatever Mitt Romney had on his plate for Memorial Day, he'd better make room. If we assume—for the purposes of page...
  • Romney advisors: Sarah Palin’s candidacy would help him dramatically (Michele Bachmann too)

    05/23/2011 7:44:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2011 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Politico buries lead.” “It’s possible someone may get in later on,” Gillespie said, “but Republican activists, officials and donors are going to begin picking a horse from the current field. We have a field that will produce a nominee capable of beating Obama next November.”…Republicans officials have no idea what [Palin is] planning, although they agree she would have tons to lose by entering a race that would cost her the mystique she has built up. And Romney advisers said her entry would help the former Massachusetts governor dramatically.“The shock value would cause elected officials and party officials...
  • Who Still Wants Sarah To Run? [Vanity]

    05/18/2011 5:39:22 AM PDT · by paulycy · 183 replies
    self | 5/18/2011 | paulycy
    I do.
  • Huckabee, Trump Departures Could Boost Palin

    05/16/2011 10:47:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    411 Mania ^ | May 16, 2011
    If she decides to run... With both Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump announcing that they will not be running for President, it eliminates two major variables from the scrambled GOP primary field. Huckabee, in particular, would have been one of the frontrunners had he decided to run, so his decision to sit out has major ramifications on the rest of the field. Huckabee would have once again been the favorite to win Iowa. His departure leaves a major void with Iowa's large Republican evangelical Christian base, a group that is now up for grabs. Sarah Palin likely won't run, but...
  • With Huckabee out, the next in line for the fundie vote is Sarah Palin (Extreme hurl warning)

    05/14/2011 11:02:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The San Francisco Sentinel ^ | May 14, 2011 | Sarah Jones
    Conservatives for Palin is rejoicing for the same reason some of you now have a dark cloud of fear hanging over your Saturday night. The fundie vote is up for grabs now that Huckabee is out and the second in line candidate is Sarah Palin. Yes, that’s right. Sarah Blood Libel Palin. One day years ago, after the sportscaster fill-in job didn’t work out, a young Sarah Palin told a friend she wanted to be President one day. Today she wants it so bad she chokes on her own bitterness every time she has to say “Obama”. Palin has still...
  • Sarah Palin, quit bashing Obama (UK Obot says "Leave Obama alone!)

    05/08/2011 1:12:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | May 8, 2011 | Rachel Roberts
    As someone who aspires to run a country one day, Sarah Palin (@sarahpalinusa), the problems you have running your own Twitter account concern me. Between made up words ("Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate") and inflammatory rhetoric ("Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: "Don't Retweet, Instead RELOAD!"), your stint on Twitter has not been a resounding success. Can you be helped? You betcha! Being good at Twitter could be as easy as seeing Russia from your house. How do you solve a problem like Bin Laden? Last week, you tweeted: "Show photo [of Bin Laden's corpse] as warning to others seeking America's...
  • Sarah Palin Versus the Field with 2006 as a Barometer

    05/07/2011 7:47:04 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 146 replies
    05/07/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    I have observed that the polls and the news readers have taken to reminding us that Sarah Palin's nomination spells certain defeat for the GOP in 2012. Let's examine the question of Sarah Palin's prowess as a candidate, measured against the current field: It has been noted that former Senator Rick Santorum won his Senate seat in a big GOP year (1994) and lost it big in a Democrat year (2006), sweeping in with one tide and out with another. This is evidence of weakness as a candidate. Let's examine the rest of this field, using 2006 as the barometer....
  • Glenn Beck Responds to Huckabee and Bugga Bears

    04/22/2011 8:17:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 68 replies
    April 22, 2011 | Vanity
    Just caught Beck on the car radio. A quick summary. After Huckabee emailed Beck about Beck calling him a "progressive" on air, Huckabee also followed it up with a piece on his site ridiculing Beck and his "bugga bear" conspiracy theories. Beck played it on the air this morning. After playing Huckabee's comments, Beck detailed how Huckabee (a Christian and someone who he has met, interviewed and knows many people who are friends of Mike Huckabee -- and that his comments are in response to Huckabee's big government politics) isn't a conservative and is someone who raised taxes when he...
  • Mitt Romney under siege: can the GOP’s one-time frontrunner survive?

    04/21/2011 2:10:48 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/21/2011 | Stewart Lawrence
    Poor Mitt Romney. He already had one big strike against him — his Mormonism — even before he contemplated his second run for the presidency. But thanks to the Tea Party, he’s also under serious fire for his 2006 Massachusetts health care plan, which his conservative critics liken to Obamacare — dubbing it “Romneycare” — since both plans mandate individual health coverage and expand the reach of Medicaid... ...Obama, and his close friend and political ally, current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who says Romney’s plan is working “brilliantly,” expanding affordable health coverage to nearly 98% of the state’s residents. The...
  • Five Reasons Not to Count Sarah Palin Out for 2012

    04/19/2011 7:32:11 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    TimeSwampland ^ | April18,2011 | Jay Newton-Small
    1. She just launched a new website yesterday that could significantly boost her grassroots outreach and fundraising. On the site, supporters can ask Palin to appear at events, donate money to her political action committee and follow her latest musings on Facebook and Twitter 2. Palin has said repeatedly that she’d only get into the race if there was no other viable candidate. “I would consider it if there is no one else running who represents the common sense principles our country needs to secure our children and grandchildren’s futures,” she told me last November. Now, let’s look at the...
  • Gallup Finds Palin Still leads in Favorables in the GOP with 69%

    04/19/2011 4:11:46 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 83 replies
    04/19/2011 | unseen1
    The new gallup poll out today has a chart on page 2 that breaks down the GOP candidates favs/unfav. Palin continues to be the most favorable candidate in the GOP field with a 69% favorable rating. She also continues to be the candidate with the highest strongly favorable ratings at 23%. This is good news as she continues to ramp up for a 2012 primary run.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Blames High Gas Prices On Washington

    (AP) Democrat Barack Obama on Friday blamed high gasoline prices on Washington and a political establishment that he says hasn't stood up to oil companies, his two rivals for the presidency included. "The candidates with the Washington experience - my opponents - are good people. They mean well, but they've been in Washington for a long time and even with all that experience they talk about, nothing has happened," Obama said in remarks delivered at a gas station.
  • DOWNHILL ONLY ... Mark Steyn

    04/19/2011 4:00:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 Apr 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>Wandering round this great republic predicting the apocalypse, I’m often asked by audience members why it is I’m being quite so overwrought if not an hysterical old queen about the whole business. After all, President Obama’s now-forgotten “Deficit Commission” produced a report melodramatically emblazoned “The Moment of Truth” and proposing such convulsive course corrections as raising the age of Social Security eligibility to 69.</p>