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  • Congressman Bob Goodlattte assures us that there is no impeachment in the offing

    07/13/2014 4:02:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Representative Bob Goodlatte took to the Sunday morning chat circuit, specifically ABC’s This Week, to assure his fellow Americans that there was no need to impeach the President and no plans to do so in the foreseeable future. The Corner has the details. Representative Bob Godlattte (R., Va.) does not believe President Obama has done anything that would merit impeachment under the Constitution. “We are not working on or drawing up articles of impeachment,” Goodlatte, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, told George Stephanopoulos on This Week Sunday. “The Constitution is very clear as to what constitutes grounds for impeachment...
  • Brian Schweitzer says his 'gaydar' goes off when he sees Eric Cantor

    06/19/2014 2:52:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer chose an interesting path and offered puzzling critiques since he tossed his name in the hat for a potential presidential run in 2016. But comments the Democrat made about Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a lengthy profile published by National Journal have probably knocked him off that path. In the piece, Schweitzer shared his perceptions on Cantor's sexuality while discussing the Virginia Republican's shocking loss last week against an unknown primary candidate. If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would...
  • Dave Brat rising: A better Ron Paul?

    06/16/2014 1:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2014 | Bernie Quigley
    Like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Dave Brat sends a shock through the New York/Washington axis. His victory shows a classic denial of political reality by the political establishment. It comes because the establishment holds fast to "the way we were" and won't let go. 'Twas ever thus, but all the money, all the influence, all the mainstream propaganda from Hollywood and the Eastern press cannot hold it back. The new century rises to new themes; the old falls away to ruins. I have been saying here that what we have been seeing...
  • Liberal Media Are Very Concerned Over Cantors Primary Loss

    06/15/2014 10:00:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Pirate's Cove ^ | June 12, 2014 | William Teach
    They are Very Concerned about the extremists taking over or something. Heres the NY Times Editorial Board The forces of political nihilism not only remain alive and well within the Republican Party, but they are on the rise. Witness the way they shook Washington on Tuesday by removing from power Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, who had been one of the most implacable opponents to the reform of immigration, health care and taxation. His crime (in addition to complacent campaigning)? He was occasionally obliged, as a leader, to take a few minimalist steps toward governing, like raising the debt...
  • NY Times: GOPers sounding more like Occupy Wall Street, scaring business leaders

    06/15/2014 7:34:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 15, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    As the fallout from Rep. Eric Cantors (R-VA) stunning primary loss continues to settle, one of the many entrenched interests feeling suddenly insecure about their position in the American hierarchy is big business. For some, like the aviation giant Boeing, Cantor was a reliable friend. With his loss, that companys prospects, along with its share price, have crumpled. Mr. Cantors loss is much more than just symbolism, the Times reported on Saturday. He has been one of Wall Streets most reliable benefactors in Congress. And Mr. Brat used that fact to deride the majority leader as someone who has rigged...
  • Top Jeb Bush Adviser: Cantor Didn't Lose Because of Amnesty

    06/14/2014 10:30:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 14, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Top Jeb Bush adviser Mike Murphy, who did not even pay attention to Dave Brat's campaign like Breitbart News did, has falsely been claiming that Cantor's embrace of amnesty for illegal immigrants was not the reason he lost last Tuesday. Liberal writer Mickey Kaus had enough of Murphy's nonsense and slammed him on Twitter on Friday evening. Kaus became Brat's de facto press secretary and top advocate on Twitter in the last months of the campaign because Kaus, like Brat, opposes amnesty for illegal immigrants because it would hurt American workers. He mentioned to Murphy that talk radio host Laura...
  • Michael Steele: 'Lot Of Interest' In Eric Cantor Serving As RNC Chairman

    06/14/2014 4:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 14, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Eric Cantor, next Republican National Committee chairman? Former RNC chair Michael Steele thinks it's a possibility after the House majority leader was defeated Tuesday in a Virginia Republican primary. "With the upcoming presidential election, there's a lot of interest in Eric Cantor serving as national chairman of the RNC," Steele said Saturday on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki.""In fact I think he'd be interesting because he started dialogues on poverty and some other issues that were sort of outside of what Republicans have traditionally talked about. So he could bring a very interesting voice into that space," he said. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Top Democrat: Tea party swallowed GOP

    06/13/2014 5:33:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    DES MOINES Its not often that a Democratic Party top national strategist travels to Iowa to lament an election loss of a prominent conservative Republican leader. But that happened Friday when Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz warned that the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican who is the second most-powerful U.S. House leader, could be a harbinger of deeper political extremism, gridlock and obstructionism....
  • The young Haverford grad who helped beat Eric Cantor

    06/13/2014 1:32:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jeff Gammage
    In the space of less than a week, 23-year-old Zachary Werrell went from unknown to boy wonder to angry toddler, depending on who was talking. Werrell, who graduated last year from Haverford College, was lauded for having engineered Tuesday's shocking political defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. And, as campaign manager of insurgent David Brat, he was criticized Wednesday for scrubbing his Facebook page, which included provocative comments comparing the shooting of Trayvon Martin with abortion. Multiple efforts to reach Werrell were unsuccessful. His teachers at Haverford, the rigorous, liberal-arts-and-Quaker-values institution on the Main Line, described Werrell as a...
  • For White House, little joy in Cantor's defeat

    06/12/2014 2:21:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2014 | Julie Pace
    For years, the White House saw House Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a chief driver of Republicans' staunch opposition to nearly all of President Barack Obama's agenda. Now, Cantor's stunning primary loss seems likely to make politics even more difficult for Obama. Rather than opening a pathway for the president, Cantor's defeat could push Republicans more to the right and harden the House GOP's hostility toward the White House, virtually dooming Obama's efforts to pass a legacy-building immigration bill or other major legislation....
  • Cantor Campaign Spent More at One Steakhouse than Brat on Entire Campaign

    06/11/2014 6:52:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) campaign spent more money at one posh steakhouse before his shocking Tuesday primary defeat than his opponent Dave Brat spent on his whole campaign. Cantor's campaign spent $124,177 at Bobby Van'S Grill and Steakhouse and $44,460 at Blt Steak for a total of $168,637. According to Open Secrets, Cantor raised $5.4 million while Brat raised $206,663. While Cantor spent nearly all of his haul ($5.1 million), Brat spent $122,793 for his entire campaign, which was less than what Cantor's campaign spent at Bobby Van's alone ($124,177).[continued]
  • With Eric Cantor's shocking defeat, immigration reform all but dies in US House this year

    06/10/2014 8:35:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Miami Herald's Naked Politics ^ | June 10, 2014 | Marc A. Caputo
    The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House is a goner. And amid the ashes of House Majority Leader Eric Cantors shocking defeat Tuesday, comprehensive immigration reform smolders. This is not to say that immigration reform would have passed if the Virginia Republican had not been the first House majority leader to lose since 1899. Immigration reform was already endangered. But Cantors defeat to tea partier David Brat was so intertwined with immigration -- amnesty and illegal aliens that the few fence-sitters in the GOP-led House are going to flock back to the politically right side of the divide....
  • The Big Murkowski: Will Cantor Try to Salvage Seat Through Write-Ins?

    06/10/2014 6:30:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 10, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) conceded Tuesday night that obviously, we came up short in fending off the Tea Party challenge from economics professor Dave Brat. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Brat had 55.6 percent to Cantors 44.4 percent. I know theres a lot of long faces here tonight and its disappointing, sure, Cantor said. But I believe in this country, I believe theres opportunity around the next corner for all of us. So I look forward to continue to fight with all of you for the things that we believe in for the conservative cause because those...
  • How Low Can You Go? (Virginia Democrat candidate Mike Dickinson)

    04/10/2014 11:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Red Knuckle Politics ^ | April 1, 2014 | Tim O'Donnell
    Virginia Congressional Candidate has a disgraceful past (and present) Some of you may know of Mike Dickinson from his god awful twitter rants. Same may recognize the man who dailykos.com calls the next Alan Grayson. Still others may recognize him from his appearance on Fox News Hannity, where he was eviscerated by the host. Just speaking to him and giving him facts will normally just earn you a block from his account @VoteMike2014. Others arent so lucky. Mike Dickinson recently agreed to an interview with this website as we profiled the Virginia congressional candidates in the 7th district. Mr. Dickinson...
  • Cantor rival Mike Dickinson compares Tea Party to al Qaeda, Palin to bin Laden

    04/02/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 2, 2014 | Joe Newby
    On Tuesday, Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., compared the Tea Party to the terror group al-Qaeda on Twitter and claimed that Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., are the U.S. equivalent of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attacks. Ultimately, Dickinson called the Tea Party and Sarah Palin "pure unamerican (sic) trash." "The tea party is Americas version of Al-Qaeda. Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin/Rand Paul all on same level as Bin laden (sic)," he claimed. "Tea party and Al-Qaeda: both resort to...
  • Palin, Virginia, & the Road to the White House

    03/31/2014 8:01:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Sarah Palin: Ex-veep nominee backs three Dixie Senate hopefuls. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R), whose support often helps propel underdog conservatives into the winners circle, has now endorsed three Republican US candidates who are challenging establishment-backed contenders. The latest is in Mississippi, where Palin has given her imprimatur to state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) in his challenge to six-term US Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS). Before that, Palin endorsed Oklahoma House Speaker T. W. Shannon (R) over US Rep. James Lankford (R-OK), and Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel (R) in a multi-candidate field to succeed US Sen. Johnny Isakson...
  • Democrats see same-sex marriage as issue that will mobilize voters

    01/26/2014 1:49:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 24, 2014 | Juliet Eilperin, Niraj Chokshi and Robert Barnes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Video: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has concluded that the state's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional and he will no longer defend it in federal lawsuits.Public opinion on same-sex marriage has shifted so dramatically in recent years that Democratic groups now see the issue as a critical way to mobilize voters in a slew of races up and down the ballot. Just a decade ago, widespread opposition to gay marriage did just the opposite, allowing Karl Rove to mobilize conservatives in 13 states and help reelect George W. Bush as president. The changing political dynamics were on full display...
  • Bob McDonnell Scandal.Laughable In Comparison To Long List Of Democrat Scandals.

    01/21/2014 7:03:54 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 19 replies
    Anyone remember the Charlie Rangel Tax Scandal?,And what about the Jon Corzine "Missing Billion Dollar"loss? Harry Reid gets away with bribing members of congress with tax dollars.The list goes on and on and now they are after Governor McDonnell over receiving a few gifts? Maybe it's because he is a "Republican"? possibly running for President, just like Chris Christie?,who are they going to try to take out next? Cruz and Rand?
  • Jim Moran becomes 3rd House Dem this week to retire

    01/15/2014 12:54:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 15, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Publicly, House Democrats declare confidence in their chances to retake control of the lower chamber in the 2014 election cycle, even though presidents routinely lose significant numbers of seats in their second midterms. Their actions speak louder than their boasts, however. Jim Moran, a 12-term Congressman in a safe Democratic district and a close ally of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, called it quits the third House Democrat to do so this week: Senior appropriator and progressive stalwart James P. Moran will step down at the end of this year, making him the thirdHouse Democrat in just three days to...
  • 'Extremist' Cuccinelli Crushed McAuliffe Among Independents

    11/06/2013 7:20:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 6, 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli, abandoned by the Republican establishment as too "extreme" to win in Virginia, crushed Democrat Terry McAuliffe among independent voters by 9 percentage points, 47%-38%. The key to McAuliffe's victory was that the Democrat--assisted by the ruthless data-mining operation that fueled Barack Obama's 2012 re-election--turned out his party's base, while conservative voters were divided. Cuccinelli's winning margin among independent voters was only slightly lower than Mitt Romney's 12-point margin in 2012. Romney also lost the state, however, after failing to bring conservative voters to the polls and mounting a lackluster a get-out-the-vote operation that was badly...
  • Democrat Terry McAuliffe wins Va. governor's race, Fox News projects

    11/05/2013 7:05:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 5, 2013
    Democrat Terry McAuliffe is projected to win the Virginia gubernatorial race, defeating Republican nominee Ken Cuccinelli in a surprisingly close victory. Fox News projected McAuliffe as the winner Tuesday night. The closely watched raced pitted a Tea Party-backed Republican and an establishment Democrat locked in an expensive, ideological battle whose outcome is expected to set a course for the 2014 and 2016 elections -- in large part forcing the GOP to consider whether a strong conservative candidate is the partys best pick to win a national election. Cuccinelli, trailing late by single digits, tried unsuccessfully to use voter dissatisfaction with...
  • Pro-Life Cuccinelli Draws within 4 points of pro-abortion McAuliffe in race for governor of VA

    10/30/2013 7:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    National Right To Life News Today ^ | October 30, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    Next Tuesday Virginians will elect a new governor. The choices could hardly be more stark. Ken Cuccinelli is the pro-life Attorney General; Terry McAuliffe is a pro-abortion Democratic operative with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton. The major newspapers loathe Cuccinelli and have clobbered him hammer and tong. Negative advertising by the McAuliffe camp and his pro-abortion allies (such as Planned Parenthoods political arm) has washed over the airwaves in Northern Virginia where my family lives. But with just a handful of days to go, Cuccinelli received his first good news in a long while. The respected Quinnipiac University...
  • What impact will the election results have on Tea Party and GOP?

    10/19/2013 10:34:05 PM PDT · by granada · 12 replies
    If a Democrat wins in Virginia, Chris Christie wins in New Jersey........ The polls indicate so called "moderate democrat" will get redstate Virginia, and so called "moderate republican" will survive in a bluestate.
  • Run Newt Run: (Senate Seat Yawn)

    09/18/2013 12:45:47 PM PDT · by RBStealth · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A new political action committee is hoping to convince former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia next year. Draft Newt PAC insists Gingrich, now a host of CNNs Crossfire, is Republicans best hope for retaking the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Mark Warner (D., Va.), who is vying for his second term.
  • Virginia June 11 Primary: Banglist VCDL Endorsements

    06/10/2013 8:07:05 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    VCDL ^ | 6/10/11 | Bob Sadtler
    Primary -- Tuesday, June 11, 2013 We are in the fight for our lives -- the fight for our gun rights -- the fight for freedom. We have some particularly bad candidates in this primary. Sadly, in only two cases do we have distinctive candidates, so we have only been able to make endorsements in two races. The first is the need to unseat long term incumbent Republican Delegate Joe May from Virginia's 33 House district, which covers western Loudoun County, a swath through northern Clarke County, and northern Frederick County as far west as Winchester -- all in Northern...
  • Tea Party Rage: Nothing Fails Like Excess

    05/20/2013 9:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 21, 2013 | Froma Harrop
    Back in their day, the tea party folks were riding high, fueling indignation over alleged government-run death panels, a treasonous Federal Reserve and the like. They commandeered sparsely attended Republican primaries, managing to nominate for Senate seats a dabbler in witchcraft in Delaware, holders of strange views on rape in Missouri and Indiana, and in Nevada, a candidate suggesting armed insurrection if her people didn't win elections. All lost -- some in races an old-fashioned Republican would have won. In the interest of party self-preservation, Republican leaders sidelined the more extreme tea partiers, or tried to. Meanwhile, the tea party's...
  • Romney criticized for advocating that graduates get married and have families

    05/04/2013 5:07:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    You just have to shake your head at some liberals who think that having a baby is like catching a disease. Mitt Romney gave the commencement address at Southern Virginia University, a largely Mormon school, where he told the grads to marry young and have children. He quoted Psalms 127: Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in...
  • Anchor Hits Back At Cantor: No Ones Asking You To Marry Another Man (VIDEO)

    04/06/2013 12:22:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 5, 2013 | Tom Kludt
    CNBC host Joe Kernen took House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) to task Friday over the Republican Party's opposition to same-sex marriage. In a rare discussion of social issues on the financial news program "Squawkbox," Kernen argued that the GOP has squandered its appeal with fiscally conservative voters by virtue of its opposition to gay nuptials. Cantor said some people, himself included, have legitimate religious objections to same-sex marriage. There are those of us who have personal religious convictions about the issue," Cantor said. "And I think that we as a country need to respect people about their opinion, not...
  • Cuccinelli to rescue when truck catches fire

    01/26/2013 10:00:11 AM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    richmond times-dispatch ^ | 01/25/2013 | Associated Press
    ........................ The trucker pulled over and Cuccinelli helped the driver out of the cab. He then assisted her in putting out the fire with an extinguisher .......................
  • Va. lawmaker who brandished AK-47 during session was disbarred following assault, death threat

    01/20/2013 9:30:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 20, 2013 | David Martosko, executive editor
    A Virginia lawmaker who drew gasps from his colleagues when he brandished a borrowed AK-47 during an anti-gun speech Thursday was found guilty in 2002 of committing a vicious 1999 assault, was sanctioned for legal misconduct while prosecuting a rape case, spent six months in jail for contempt of a federal court, and saw his law license revoked in 2003. Democratic Delegate Joseph Morrissey brought the rifle to the floor of the House of Delegates to demonstrate how easy it is to carry firearms in Virginia. Republican Delegate Todd Gilbert interrupted Morrisseys speech to ask him to remove his finger...
  • Fox: Romney in Fairfax, VA

    11/05/2012 1:21:41 PM PST · by IsaacDian · 12 replies
    Romney on FoxNews speaking in Fairfax, VA. Very bold of him: he's going into Obama's areas in NoVA. TONS of "Moms for Mitt" Signs - Ann and Mitt look so great! They were holding each other at the podium, he introduced Ann to speak first: "Are we going to be neighbors soon, Virginia?!" Crowd is chanting so much Romney can't even speak, he looks like he's going to cry: "One more day! One more day!" They announced more people waiting outside than are inside the room. I'm about to tear up watching this. We're going to do this you guys...
  • Obama way off the pace in early voting in Virginia

    11/01/2012 10:36:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 1, 2012 | Allahpundi
    Very welcome news from Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report: Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Today's new 10/31 numbers even more troubling for Obama. His best counties way off '08 pace: https://t.co/6WgvhBSC 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Turnout down 13.6% in Obama '08 localities, vs. just 1.1% in McCain '08 (statewide down 9.2%): docs.google.com/spreadsheet/cc 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: Obama strongholds Arlington -20.0%, Fairfax - 20.9%, Richmond -13.7% (vs. just -9.2% statewide). Hmm... 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Dave Wasserman@Redistrict VIRGINIA EARLY VOTE: In Romney strongholds,...
  • Here Come The Other States

    10/21/2012 9:59:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Dick Morris
    While all national attention is focused indeed riveted on the seven to nine swing or battleground states, a major shift is taking place in the rest of the country: Voters are turning off Obama and onto Romney. In the forty states where the Obama campaign has not spread toxic negative ads against Romney, the Republican is gaining by leaps and bounds and will likely carry a bunch of non-swing normally blue states. Specifically, Romney is now three points ahead in Pennsylvania, one point behind in Michigan, and only two points behind in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Together, these four...
  • Presidential Polls 2012: Romney Ahead Nationwide, Has a Real Shot at Victory

    10/27/2012 8:23:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | October 27, 2012 | Jake Horowitz, co-founder
    With just 10 days to go until election day 2012 finally arrives, President Obama and Mitt Romney are in the final sprint, and the latest presidential polls reveal the race is a dead-heat. According to Gallup's daily tracking polls, Romney leads 50 to 47. According to Washington Post/ABC, Romney leads 50 to 47, including a national lead of 9 points on who would better handle the economy (52 to 43). President Obama has long been considered the favorite to win election 2012, but these starting numbers beg the question: Could Romney actually win this thing? In short, the answer is...
  • Again The Polls; Again The Clueless Pundits

    10/23/2012 10:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | October 23, 2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    It would be better for left- and left-leaning pundits to watch future debates in isolation rooms so that they do not produce among themselves the sorts of collective misjudgments that dominated the post-debate commentariat after the second, third and last night's final debate. Indeed, mass herd instinct led to hysteria and derangement after the first debate which took a terrible night for the president and made it a fatal one. Now having proclaimed victory yet again, their followers wil yet again watch polls soldify around Romney (and perhaps even increase in his favor as happened with Rasmussen's tracking poll today)...
  • Romney Up in RCP "No Toss up" Map

    10/19/2012 8:20:57 AM PDT · by NY4Romney · 7 replies
    Recently, we were very excited when Romney finally took a lead in the RCP map, 206 to 201. That's a huge step, and today the RCP made another positive change for us! Romney has now gained Virginia in the "no toss up" map, making it 281 Obama to 257 Romney. For comparison, as recently as TWO WEEKS ago, the no toss up map was Obama 347 to Romney 191. That's a HUGE, HUGE change this close to the election, and the momentum is clearly with us, with a state changing from Obama to Romney every few days. We are just...
  • Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado?

    10/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.” Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss...
  • Kimball Political Consulting Results for 10-12, 10-13 VA Poll (Romney 54%, Obama 43%)

    10/17/2012 12:02:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Methodology (Caller ID) All respondents interviewed in this study were part of a fully representative sample of registered voters in the state of Virginia using a probability sampling method of landlines for a total sample of N=696 registered likely voters. The Margin of Error for the sample is +/- 3.7% with a confidence level of 95%. The survey was administered using an Automated Telephone Interviewing (ATI) system. The ATI system allows data to be entered directly into a computerized database through the numbers on interviewees phone, providing a highly reliable system of data collection. A random sample of registered voters...
  • Romney now on track

    10/14/2012 2:18:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | October 14, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mitt Romney leads President Obama in national polls, and the president is approaching his all-time low in the RealClearPolitics average. Romney leads in some key swing states (e.g., Florida, Colorado and North Carolina) and has largely erased the deficit in others (Ohio, Virginia, Nevada). His approval rating (the likability rating so many liberals have obsessed about) is in positive territory; the gap between the two candidates approval ratings has all but disappeared. Obama is below 60 on Intrade. Crowds for Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) are swelling in battleground states like Ohio. The Associated Press reported: The crowds tell...
  • State of the Race

    10/12/2012 9:19:36 PM PDT · by NY4Romney · 7 replies
    So the race for the White House has definitely become much easier for us in the past week and a half...and the VP debate probably didn't do anything to help Obama. After analyzing the polls and history, I think we can safely say that the electoral vote count is: Romney: 257 I give Romney all McCain states plus Indiana, Nebraska 2, NC, FL, VA, and Colorado. I think Romney will definitely win those, meaning he needs only 13 more electoral votes with theses states left: PA, WI, MI, NH, Iowa, Nevada, and Ohio. These are the states Romney needs to...
  • Oh my: Romney up 7 in new VA poll

    10/12/2012 8:34:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 12, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    A new poll from McLaughlin & Associates, highlighted by Breitbart’s Tony Lee, provides even more supporting evidence for Suffolk University’s conclusion that there’s not much chance of Barack Obama winning the state. Mitt Romney has taken a seven-point lead and grabbed a majority, 51/44, in the survey taken on Monday and Tuesday of 600 likely voters in the state. More importantly, Romney has a double-digit lead among independents (via Drudge Report): According to a McLaughlin & Associates poll that had an R+.02 sample, Romney leads Obama in Virginia 51%-44%. Among independents, Romney beats Obama by 11 points, 50%-39%. If these...
  • Polls Are Collapsing For Obama All Over The Place After The Debate

    10/06/2012 11:15:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | October 6, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Both national and swing-state polls are beginning to tighten in the presidential race between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. It's a signal that an expected Romney bump is starting to take shape after his consensus win in the first presidential debate on Wednesday. Polls that track both national and swing state voting have shown nothing but bad news for the president over the last couple of days. Here's a sampling of the national polls: Gallup: Romney is starting to close in on Obama, trailing by only 3 points in the seven-day rolling average. And that average only...
  • Romney struggles to get 'hillbilly' vote

    10/01/2012 12:23:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Australian ^ | October 1, 2012 | Nico Hines
    DEAD possums litter the roads of the southern United States and whenever Bernie Smith encounters another fallen marsupial he pulls over and hurls the corpse into the back of his truck. One man's detritus is another man's feast: cooked slowly with potato, carrot and celery, the meat becomes tender in a rich and spicy stew known as burgoo. Mr Smith, 67, was showing off this traditional technique at the annual Road Kill Cook-Off festival in Marlinton, West Virginia, an isolated town nestled in the Appalachian mountains. Thousands were on hand this weekend to compare his casserole with barbecue squirrel, bear...
  • James Zogby: Arab American Voters 'Overwhelmingly' Support Obama

    09/27/2012 3:58:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Prominent Middle East expert Dr. James Zogby tells Newsmax that President Obama is polling about 18 percent below his 2008 numbers among Arab-American voters. But those Arab-Americans who are Muslims now overwhelmingly support the Democratic candidate compared to four years ago, he adds. Zogby also discloses that Arab-Americans across the board consider jobs and the economy as the most important issue in this years elections. Zogby is founder and president of the Arab American Institute, a Washington, D.C.based organization that serves as a political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community, and author of the book Arab Voices: What...
  • Mike Duncan: Undecided Voters Will Choose Romney Late in Campaign

    09/21/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 21, 2012 | Jim Meyers and John Bachman
    Mike Duncan, chairman of the powerful super PAC American Crossroads, tells Newsmax.TV that undecided voters will make up their minds late in the campaign and elect Mitt Romney as the next president. He also says he is confident that Republicans will retain control of the House and are within striking distance of winning the Senate. (VIDEO AT LINK) Duncan served as the chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2007 to 2009, and on the campaigns of five presidents. He is also the president and CEO of American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. His political action committee American Crossroads, backed...
  • F. Chuck Todd Doubts the Polls

    09/14/2012 6:28:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | September 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I got this last night. Wall Street Journal, NBC poll. And it was depressing, folks. You know what it was? I don't have it right in front of me, but I remember it. In essence, it said it's over in Virginia, Florida, and Ohio for Romney. The latest NBC News/Washington Post poll has shown that President Obama has pulled ahead in these three swing states to the point that if Romney's to have any chance whatsoever he's going to have to convince Obama voters to vote for him because the undecideds have already made up their minds....
  • Virginia Results (Romney +5)

    09/12/2012 3:03:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics / Gravis Marketing ^ | September 11, 2012 | Doug Kaplan,
    Executive Summary On the days of September 8th and 9th, Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research company, and Capitol Correspondent conducted a survey of 2,238 likely voters in the state of Virginia. The survey covered the same questions as the August survey, which comprised questions regarding the presidential election, Virginias senate race, the direction of the United States, and the effect of a libertarian candidate on Romney and Obama. Overall, from August to the most recent survey, Obamas 44% to 40% lead has turned into a Romney lead of 49% to 44% in the most recent poll. Interestingly, Obama didnt lose...
  • Romney reaching out to white male voters at NASCAR race: VA starts early voting on Sept. 21

    09/08/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 8, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Sept 8 (Reuters) - Mitt Romney was set to try another lap around the track on Saturday to win over NASCAR stock-car racing fans. Romney, the Republican presidential candidate facing President Barack Obama, will visit a NASCAR race on Saturday night in Virginia, targeting white male voters in a swing state where early voting begins in two weeks. Romney needs to win among white men by a healthy margin to offset the advantages Obama enjoys with women as well as black and Hispanic voters. A Reuters/Ipsos poll last week showed Romney with a 20 percentage-point lead among...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • Planned Parenthoods Action Fund planning revenge on Mitt Romney

    08/25/2012 11:41:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Planned Parenthoods Action Fund plans to spend more than $3 million in Ohio and Virginia against Mitt Romney in the wake of his pledge to get rid of the womens health advocacy group. The group is one of several liberal-leaning womens organizations planning to spend millions of dollars in crucial election states to swing undecided female voters toward President Obama. Joining them are NARAL Pro-Choice America and EMILYs List, two abortion-rights groups who are also planning aggressive campaigns. Their message is in line with Obamas increased courtship of female voters. Several women will address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte....