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  • Twisted Sister: Trump can use 'We're not Gonna Take It'

    11/29/2015 6:44:34 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/15 | Joshua Axelrod
    Donald Trump has drawn the ire of musical acts like Neil Young, Aerosmith and R.E.M. for using their songs on his presidential campaign trail. But it appears Trump has finally found an ally from the music industry in the form of Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who explicitly gave the billionaire mogul, who currently leads the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, permission to use their 1984 hit "We're Not Gonna Take It" as a campaign rally cry. Snider told Canadian Business that Trump called and asked for permission to use the song, a gesture that he appreciated. "I said, 'Look,...
  • Fit to print? NY Times smears GOP 'bigotry,' 'insanity'

    11/26/2015 7:03:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/26/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The New York Times opined Thursday that Sen. Bernie Sanders has the right idea on immigration, and that most Republicans support a plan that gone "well beyond the usual nativist bigotry." "Republican presidential candidates are arguing, in all seriousness, about sealing the border with fantastical 2,000-mile fences and weaponized drones; merging state, local and federal authorities and private prisons into one all-seeing immigration police state; forcibly registering American Muslims; mass-deporting 11 million Mexicans and others in a 21st century Trail of Tears; and turning away thousands of refugees fleeing war and terrorism in the Middle East," the Times said. The...
  • Sanders: 'To hell with the fossil fuel industry'

    11/21/2015 3:35:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday called for Republicans to abandon the corrupting influence of the Koch brothers and other wealthy energy magnates. "This is a party that rejects science and refuses to understand that climate change is real," he said of GOP during the annual Blue Jamboree in North Charleston, S.C. "I understand if you stand up to the Koch brothers and the fossil fuel industry, that you'll lose your campaign contributions," the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate added. "[Climate change] is already causing devastating problems all over this world. To hell with the fossil fuel industry. Worry more about...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!'

    11/21/2015 1:29:25 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | November 21, 2015
    protestor at Trump's rally. He pulls off a sweatshirt to show "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt. Trump yells "get him the hell out of here"(Fox) — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 21, 2015 During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. This guy is heckling trump. Now being booed. "Get him the hell out of here." - Trump. #TrumpBham pic.twitter.com/zTxR6OK1t0 — Cort...
  • Muslim immigration is unconstitutional [vanity]

    11/19/2015 8:56:33 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 20 replies
    Free Republic | November 19, 2015 | Tom Hoefling
    The first stated purpose of the U.S. Constitution is "to form a more perfect Union." Allowing immigrants into this country when their religion/political ideology is completely hostile to, and incompatible with, the principles upon which American republican self-government is premised makes that first stated purpose totally impossible of fulfillment. As has been stated, correctly, so many times, the Constitution is not a suicide pact.
  • Why would Bill Kristol want to make a Hillary victory inevitable?

    11/19/2015 7:04:32 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 9 2015 | Mike Ford
    Last week in an article titled "Ben Carson Reconsidered," destined for the November 16 print edition of The Weekly Standard, "conservative" pundit William Kristol shows just how willing he is to risk a Hillary Clinton presidency and all its concomitant damage. He's willing to risk such simply to prevent an outsider from ascending to that office. In a two (internet)-page article, Dr. Kristol excoriates Donald Trump while damning Dr. Ben Carson with faint praise. Here is his final statement: So while Carson probably won’t and likely shouldn’t be the nominee, the Republican party is better for his candidacy. And if...
  • 'South Park' Reminds Viewers about Democrat Debate

    11/19/2015 1:38:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 19, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    If you had watched last night's episode ofSouth Park then you are probably aware of how it brilliantly mocked PC culture. In addition to it's hilarious mocking of PC, it also took on another topic, Saturday's Democrat presidential candidates debate. If you missed that debate, you can be forgiven because the DNC very intentionally wanted as few people to watch it as possible. However, thanks to a South Park scene of that debate many more people will become aware of it, including a topicthat Hillary Clinton would prefer you not dwell upon. Although she came out in favor during the...
  • Trump holds commanding, two-to-one lead among Florida Republicans, poll shows (post Paris)

    11/18/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    palmbeachpost.com ^ | John Kennedy
    Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential field in Florida — outstripping his nearest rival, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — by two-to-one among primary voters, a new Florida Atlantic University poll shows. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton has coasted to an even bigger lead, leading Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders by 66 percent to 22 percent of the vote in that party’s nomination contest, the poll shows. The survey was conducted Sunday and Monday, in the wake of news about the terrorist attacks in Paris. Among Florida Republican registered voters surveyed, Trump leads with 36 percent, Rubio is at 18...
  • Univ. of Vermont holds privilege retreat for students who 'self-identify as white'

    11/18/2015 6:46:47 AM PST · by boycott · 50 replies
    campusreform.org ^ | 11-18-2015 | Peter Hasson
    The University of Vermont held a three-day retreat so students who “self-identify as white” could confront their own “white privilege.” “Examining White Privilege: A Retreat for Undergraduate Students Who Self-Identify as White” took place last weekend, November 13-15, and was “specifically for white students.” According to the university, the self-identifying white students who attend the retreat will come to “recognize and understand white privilege from an individual experience” and have the opportunity to “conceptualize and articulate whiteness from a personal and systematic lense as well as the impact of white privilege on the UVM community and beyond.” The self-identifying white...
  • Paris attacks force Sanders to adjust campaign strategy

    11/18/2015 6:01:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    "All of a sudden I heard this jarring switch to income inequality," Democratic strategist Brad Bannon said about how Sanders kicked off the debate in Iowa."I know they were trying to shift the debate back to their turf, but it was so jarring. That's not what Americans wanted to hear. They had been watching nonstop coverage of the tragedy in Paris for a full 24 hours at that point." Friday's Paris attacks have forced Bernie Sanders to adjust his strategy to prove to Democrats that he's fit to be commander in chief. While Hillary Clinton has a distinct edge in...
  • Bad news: The big Democratic Socialist explainer has been postponed indefinitely

    11/17/2015 7:01:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    A month ago, Bernie Sanders tried to square a circle by claiming a political affiliation heretofore unnamed in the US. When pressed whether he supported capitalism at all or stuck to his Socialist affiliation, Sanders proclaimed himself a Democratic Socialist. When asked to explain what that means, Sanders offers only fuzzy platitudes and class-warfare sloganeering, but no ideological or economic details. When repeatedly asked how he will pay for his $18 trillion Democratic Socialist agenda, he grows even fuzzier, but promised to offer a detailed explanation in the near future. He’s still looking for an explanation …. or enough OPM...
  • Donald Trump: ‘O’Malley is a clown’; ‘Hillary is owned by Wall Street’

    11/15/2015 5:35:30 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/15/2015 | Dylan Stableford
    During Saturday's Democratic debate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley called Donald Trump an "immigrant-bashing carnival barker." "Let's say it in our debate because you'll never hear this from that immigrant-bashing carnival barker Donald Trump," O'Malley said during a discussion on border security and immigration reform. "The truth of the matter is net immigration from Mexico last year was zero." The real estate mogul and outspoken Republican hopeful responded via his preferred medium: Twitter.
  • Forget Paris: GOP candidate to double funding for Syrian 'refugees'

    11/15/2015 3:55:27 PM PST · by amorphous · 56 replies
    WND ^ | 15 Nov 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    In the wake of the deadly Paris attacks by ISIS, some GOP presidential candidates such as Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and even Marco Rubio are calling for an end to Syrian refugee resettlement in the U.S. Most of the others have been silent or vague on the issue of Syrian refugees - about 2,000 of whom have already arrived in the U.S. despite warnings from the FBI that it’s impossible to vet their backgrounds. But there is one candidate who is clearly on the record wanting more Syrian Muslims to pour into American cities and towns as "refugees," despite the...
  • Vermont Regulator Who Killed Obamacare Co-Op Has No Regrets

    11/12/2015 11:39:46 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 13, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    .....Susan L. Donegan was commissioner for Vermont's Division of Insurance in 2013 when she refused to issue a license to the proposed Vermont Health CO-OP.....Today, she looks like a prescient state official who likely saved thousands of Vermonters from buying their health insurance from a doomed insurer. That's because 13 of the 24 co-ops set up under Obamacare have collapsed,costing the federal treasury $1.3 billion. More than 800,000 co-op customers now find themselves without health insurance coverage and are scrambling to find new policies...Turns out that some of the biggest problems she identified two years ago in her state also...
  • Opinion: Why millennials are supporting Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

    11/09/2015 1:13:32 PM PST · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 09 November 2015 | Paul Brandus
    The ‘wasted generation’ may not bother voting, for good reason ___ I’m talking about the 15.6 million Americans born between 1995 and 1999 — the first generation of the post-World War II era to grow up in a land of diminished economic expectations, corrosive cynicism and institutional distrust. Think about it. Born during the petty, partisan end of the Clinton era, they were barely out of their diapers when the towers fell on 9/11 and elementary, middle school and high schoolers while their country fought, at the same time, the two longest wars in its history. They came into the...
  • Clinton Seeks Looser Marijuana Laws, Use Weed for Pain Relief

    11/08/2015 3:20:55 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 105 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 7, 2015 | Thomson/Reuters
    Hillary Clinton on Saturday called for looser federal regulations governing marijuana, to boost scientific research on a drug that many tout for relieving pain, among other medical benefits, according to media reports. Speaking at a campaign event in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Democratic presidential candidate said changing U.S. rules would acknowledge the drug's potential for medical uses and give scientists access to the drug for further investigation. "Universities, (the) National Institutes of Health can start researching what is the best way to use it, how much of a dose does somebody need, how does it interact with other medications," Clinton...
  • Sanders: Media Scrutiny Of Ben Carson Is Why People Hate Politics

    11/08/2015 1:21:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the aggressive media scrutiny of Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is the “reason so many people are turned off to the political process.”
  • Education Expert: Political Elites Only See Children As Cogs In A Machine

    11/08/2015 8:04:38 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/08/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Joy Pullmann, a nationally-recognized education expert, claims that "normal people in fly-over country" feel exploited by cultural and political elites who have moved from not listening to the people, to exploiting them. What worries the education expert - who is now the managing editor of The Federalist - the most about a Hillary Clinton presidency is "the distaste factor" stemming from the former secretary of state raising her child with nannies. According to Pullmann, Hillary is "so out of touch" with so little to share with parents. Pullmann continues in the exclusive interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation by...
  • Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders - gun violence a 'black problem'

    11/05/2015 2:53:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders by hinting he is calling gun violence a 'black problem' Hillary Clinton seems to have a new critique of Bernie Sanders' gun stance. While not naming her Democratic rival directly, Clinton said before the Charleston, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP Friday that talking about 'urban' gun violence, as Sanders did at the first debate, was simply code for 'black.' 'There are some who say that it is an urban problem,' Clinton stated. 'Sometimes what they mean by that is: It's a black problem. But it's not. It's not black. It's...
  • Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton's Emails Deserve Scrutiny

    11/04/2015 9:31:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Marina Fang
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who declared during last month's Democratic presidential debate that "the American people are sick and tired" of hearing about Hillary Clinton's private email account, on Wednesday defended a federal probe into the matter and said it should continue. “You get 12 seconds to say these things,” Sanders told The Wall Street Journal, referring to his comments at the debate. “There’s an investigation going on right now. I did not say, ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly. ... Let the investigation proceed unimpeded.” In one of the most memorable moments of the debate, Sanders chided the media for...
  • Bernie Sanders introduces legislation to legalize recreational marijuana

    11/04/2015 10:07:10 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 29 replies
    Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced a Senate bill today that would legalize recreational marijuana use on a federal level, The Hill reports. This is the first Senate bill ever to propose completely legalizing recreational marijuana. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act would remove marijuana from the Drug Enforcement Administration's list of "most dangerous drugs" and from the Controlled Substances Act, which regulates the manufacture, possession and use of certain drugs, according to The Huffington Post.
  • Word Games

    11/03/2015 11:52:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Bernie Sanders has been the congressman from little Vermont (a state so small it has only one) since 1990 and one of its senators since 2006. And as columnist George Will notes, in all that time he's been indistinguishable from his Democratic colleagues. For he "caucuses with the Democrats. He gets his committee assignments from the Democrats, and he's seeking the (presidential) nomination, of guess what, the Democratic Party." What a surprise. Yet he proudly describes himself as a socialist -- and an independent, too. (He's got a lot or irons in the ideological fire.) But if a politician acts...
  • Recreational weed laws could be in for a change

    11/02/2015 11:48:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 2, 2015 | Washington Examiner Staff
    Sen. Bernie Sanders brought marijuana into the national conversation last week, calling for legalizing and regulating the drug. Under his plan, people in possession of the substance would be treated no differently than people smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol. By removing marijuana from the list of dangerous drugs, Sanders' move would allow states to legalize the marijuana without Washington having a say. Beyond campaign speeches meant to appeal to young voters, a host of state ballot initiatives on marijuana will be greeting voters next November. In California, which became the first state to legalize medical marijuana in 1996, residents may...
  • Bernie Sanders: Abortion is 'Choice' But Death Penalty is 'Murder'

    11/01/2015 8:15:40 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I took it for granted that a leftist like Bernie Sanders would be opposed to the death penalty. Still, I was truly shocked to see Sanders—not in some throwaway comment on the campaign trail but in prepared remarks on the Senate floor—flatly call the death penalty "murder." On his MSNBC show this morning, Al Sharpton played the Sanders clip to illustrate how Sanders is working to differentiate his policy positions from those of Hillary Clinton, who says she supports the death penalty in "rare" cases. Question: how can we begin to explain the moral compass of liberals like Sanders who...
  • Top Senators Question IRS Use Of Secret Cellphone Tracking Technology

    10/30/2015 6:34:57 AM PDT · by unixfox · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/29/2015 | Todd Beamon
    Two top senators Thursday demanded that the Obama administration explain why the Internal Revenue Service is using technology to secretly track cellphones that is normally the domain of law-enforcement agencies. The move by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont followed IRS Commissioner John Koskinen's admission to the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday that the agency uses the technology.
  • Ed Klein: The Day the White House Caught Hillary Red-Handed

    10/26/2015 8:06:38 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 40 replies
    newsmax ^ | Monday, 26 Oct 2015 03:42 PM | Ed Klein
    Retire Comfortably on $2,000 — It’s Possible! Read More Here. Hillary Clinton walked out of a meeting with President Barack Obama when he confronted her about using a private email server, according to bestselling political writer, Ed Klein, author of "Unlikeable: The Problem With Hillary."
  • Girl Gone Wild: Hillarys $350 Billion Free College Plan

    10/26/2015 5:17:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Hillary Clinton didn’t become Washington, D.C.’s #1 Girl Gone Wild by winning wet T-shirt contests but by offering the most seductive plan on college affordability. Here’s how we can beat her at her own wild game… Hillary knows Obama won the youth vote in two consecutive presidential elections by promising to erase the burden of college loans. She also knows the average college student graduates with $33,000 in debt. Finally, she knows independents and Republicans are offering young voters little by way of a counter offer. Today I’ll lay out a three-step proposal we can use to counter Hillary’s offer...
  • Single Payer In Colorado? Learn From Vermont

    10/26/2015 3:32:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2015 | By Brian Joondeph
    Colorado took a brave, or perhaps foolish depending on your perspective, leap forward by legalizing recreational marijuana a few years ago. For the states encore, it may take a stab at a single-payer healthcare plan. Proponents of ColoradoCare collected 156,000 signatures, well in excess of whats needed to create a ballot initiative for November 2016. Such a plan would replace not only the Obamacare exchanges, but also commercial insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid. Everything would be wrapped into one state-run insurance plan. Proponents say it wont be government-run healthcare but instead administered by an elected 21-member board. How exactly is an...
  • Bernie's Wife Twice Corrects Herself: He Throws a 'Holiday' Not a 'Christmas' Party

    10/26/2015 4:34:19 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    God forbid it should be said that Bernie Sanders throws a "Christmas" party! Sanders wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders, was interviewed on today's With All Due Respect. When Mark Halperin asked the affable Mrs. Sanders to share a side of her husband that people might not know, she twice mentioned that Bernie organizes an annual "Christmas" party. And twice she promptly corrected herself, calling it a "holiday" party. View the video here.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,October 26,2015

    10/26/2015 1:45:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | October 26, 2015 | Mark Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Marks Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles. --Mark Levin in Liberty and Tyranny Welcome to The Levin Lounge Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Marks show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Poll: NRA more popular than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton

    10/26/2015 5:00:27 AM PDT · by The_Victor · 8 replies
    FoxNews/Gallup ^ | October 22, 2015 | Unattributed
    A new poll shows The National Rifle Association is more popular than the Democratic party's two most prominent members, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.According to the Gallup Poll, 58 percent of Americans surveyed said they have a favorable view of the gun rights group, while 35 percent said they have an unfavorable view.In a year plagued with mass shootings, including a recent tragedy at a community college in Oregon, there has been a national debate as to whether the NRA, with its ardent support for gun rights, is somehow complicit in these shootings, Gallup points out.Gallup's survey shows that, even...
  • The Concealed-Carry Fantasy (NYT fantasy)

    10/26/2015 9:36:18 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    The more that sensational gun violence afflicts the nation, the more that the myth of the vigilant citizen packing a legally permitted concealed weapon, fully prepared to stop the next mass shooter in his tracks, is promoted. This foolhardy notion of quick-draw resistance, however, is dramatically contradicted by a research project showing that, since 2007, at least 763 people have been killed in 579 shootings that did not involve self-defense. Tellingly, the vast majority of these concealed-carry, licensed shooters killed themselves or others rather than taking down a perpetrator. ---------------------------------------------------------------------snip-------------------------------------- The tally by the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety...
  • Hillary Clinton Takes Jab at Bernie Sanderss Shouting Remark

    10/26/2015 5:13:33 AM PDT · by McGruff · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/26/2015 | Thomas Kaplan
    Hillary Rodham Clinton has seized on remarks Senator Bernie Sanders made in the first Democratic debate that all the shouting in the world would not keep guns out of the wrong hands, suggesting that Mr. Sanders used those words because of Mrs. Clintons gender. I havent been shouting, but sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think its shouting, she said at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday.

    01/28/2004 1:29:38 AM PST · by kattracks · 27 replies · 163+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/04
    <p>January 28, 2004 -- Al Franken is a big fat blabbermouth, and now he thinks he's Hulk Hogan. OK, maybe not that fat.</p> <p>But a blabbermouth for sure - and now he's unleashed a new weapon: the body slam.</p> <p>At a Howard Dean campaign stop in New Hampshire Monday, Franken lost control of himself when lunatic-fringe acolytes of Lyndon LaRouche began heckling the former Vermont governor.</p>

    01/27/2004 9:03:29 AM PST · by batmast · 103 replies · 180+ views
    The New York Post ^ | January 27, 2004 | VINCENT MORRIS
  • 'Wild Man' Franken Assaults Dean Critic

    01/27/2004 7:12:41 AM PST · by kattracks · 143 replies · 738+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 1/27/04 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    The Democratic Party's official talk radio host got violent yesterday, in an altercation he described as an effort to protect free speech. Attending a Howard Dean rally in New Hampshire, unfunny funnyman Al Franken physically assaulted a heckler in the crowd, wrestling him to the ground in a bid to silence him. "I got down low and took his legs out," Franken boasted to the New York Post afterwards. The altercation was witnessed by NBC Washington Bureau chief Tim Russert, who called Franken's antics "unbelievable." "One of the Lyndon LaRouche guys got up and started screaming and yelling," Russert...

    01/27/2004 2:06:35 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 248 replies · 410+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/27/03 | VINCENT MORRIS
    <p>Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean. The tussle left Franken's trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.</p> <p>Franken - who seemed in a state of shock and out of breath after the incident - was helped back to his feet by several people who watched the tussle. Police arrived soon after.</p>
  • WP: A high school teacher helps clarify socialism for Donald Trump (and you!)

    10/25/2015 5:11:57 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 24 at 8:30 AM | Philip Bump
    The day after the first Democratic presidential debate, Donald Trump called Bernie Sanders a maniac. "This socialist-slash-communist," Trump said to raucous cheers. "I call him a socialist-slash-communist, because that's what he is." Well, no. The terms "socialist" and "communist" are often confused, thanks in large part to the Cold War. Layer on top of that the nuance of the term "democratic socialist," which is how Sanders describes himself, and it's easy to see why people might generally be confused... To offer America a bit of a primer, I reached out to Dr. Lawrence Quill, chairman and professor of political science...
  • In Ego, Obama and Trump Are Two Of A Kind

    10/24/2015 10:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 288 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    ARE YOU crazy about Barack Obama? Do you fervently hope the next president of the United States will be as similar to the current president as possible? Then Donald Trump may be the candidate for you. Of all the candidates running for president, the one who most resembles the incumbent is not Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley. To be sure, the Democrats' policy views largely overlap with Obama's. But when it comes to attitude and self-image, it's Obama and Trump who are birds of a feather. Everyone knows about Donald Trump's bottomless narcissism; this is a man...
  • Bernie Sanders Hails Castroite Education, Healthcare

    10/24/2015 1:07:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Whoops! Sorry for the classic “Dog Bites Man” headline. Let’s try this headline instead: “Best we can tell, Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb has never hailed anything Castroite.”There. That’s better: a proper “Man Bites Dog” headline. After all, a prominent Democrat hailing Stalinist Cuba is hardly worth a headline by now. But please indulge me here. You see, back in 1985 after a visit to Nicaragua where (then) Burlington mayor Bernie Sanders came away highly impressed with Daniel Ortega (the Castro-Muppet then busily Sovietizing Nicaragua) Sanders also felt obligated to compliment the Soviet-Muppet jerking the Nicaraguan Muppet’s strings.“In 1959 everybody...
  • Behar: "I'm Starting To Warm Up To Trump," "He Agrees With Bernie"

    10/21/2015 1:31:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 49 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on ABCs The View, co-host Joy Behar said there is so much agreement between Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on issues like taxing the rich, single payer health care and the Iraq war that she is starting to warm up to Trump.
  • Hear Michael Savage Channel Bernie Sanders

    10/21/2015 11:27:58 AM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10-16-2015 | Michael Savage
    Hes been known in his daily three hours on the radio to slide into humorous mimicry of public figures to make a point, but Michael Savage has developed a particular knack for channeling Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, nailing his voice and parodying his unapologetically socialist prescriptions for America. When I take over in this country, the rich are going to pay their fair share, says Savages Bernie Sanders. Nobody has earned anything in this country, he goes on, except that was on the backs of others. Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/10/hear-michael-savage-channel-bernie-sanders/#GJzqGFUpe7QXxM4E.99
  • S-Word Avoided in Stories About Near Worthless Venezuelan Currency

    10/19/2015 4:56:39 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 19, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    How inflated is Venezuelan currency? So inflated that even thieves in Venezuela are refusing to steal it. This has been reported in several media outlets such as the New York Times and Vox but a certain word is very noticebably absent in both reports. It is the S-word that dare not speak its name. One big reason it is taboo in liberal circles to associate that word with economic failure is that one Democrat candidate for president is openly an advocate of the unspoken system and most of the rest of the other candidates silently support it. We start with...
  • No, Bernie Sanders, Scandinavia Is Not a Socialist Utopia

    10/18/2015 6:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/18/2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    WHEN BERNIE SANDERS was asked during CNN's Democratic presidential debate how a self-proclaimed socialist could hope to be elected to the White House, he gave the answer he usually gives: Socialism has been wonderful for the countries of Scandinavia, and America should emulate their example. "We should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people," Sanders said. When the moderator turned to Hillary Clinton, she agreed that America has to "save capitalism from itself" and that, yes, Scandinavia is great. "I love Denmark," declared Clinton. It was the...
  • The Poor in the US Are Richer than the Middle Class in Much of Europe

    10/18/2015 2:44:21 PM PDT · by expat_panama · 35 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | October 16, 2015 | Ryan McMaken
    In this week's debate, Bernie Sanders claimed that the United States has the highest rate of childhood poverty. CBS reports that Sanders said: "We should not be the country that has the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country and more wealth and income inequality than any other country," As even CBS notes, according to UNICEF, which is probably the source of Sanders's factoid, the US has lower childhood poverty rates than Greece, Spain, Mexico, Latvia, and Israel, all of which are OECD countries or regarded as peer countries. The US rate (32.2 percent) is also more or...
  • Sanders and Clinton vs. Capitalism

    10/18/2015 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, along with other Democratic presidential candidates, were in Las Vegas, a city that does not believe in stifling commercialism, at the Wynn hotel, where suites go for as much as $900 per night. They came to deplore the evils of capitalism. The senator from Vermont identifies himself as a "democratic socialist," and he's no pretender. In 1985, as mayor of Burlington, he traveled to Nicaragua to celebrate the sixth anniversary of what he called the "heroic revolution" of the Marxist Sandinistas. CNN debate moderator Anderson Cooper asked, "You don't consider yourself a capitalist,...
  • Citizens Against Virtually Everything

    10/18/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Things are up to date in Kansas City politicians are going about as far as they can go. Unless the people get in the way. But, but . . . the people are the fountain of all power, James Madison, father of our Constitution, wrote . . . well, quite some time ago. Today, Kansas Citys brilliant and heroic political leaders fully recognize Madisons people power, and indeed want to frolic in the enormous fountain. Or even build a brand new, bigger and better fountain a fantastic fountain, the very best. Whether the public is smart enough to...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Democrats Cross Epees (ripping Hillary)

    10/18/2015 10:14:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    Well, this was the week of the late but heavily hyped Democratic debate in which a bunch of old white people mostly touting long-failed 1930s policies were asked softball questions designed to make Hillary look good and the panel civil. Her challengers are complicit in the game, making sure to cover her considerable weaknesses as best they can -- dueling with bladeless, blunted weapons. The medias role in this charade is to pretend that if she could speak in complete sentences without falling off the stage, she won Sultan Knish parodied the volleying Heres a sample: Anderson Cooper: Can anyone...
  • [August 5, 2007] Downside of Diversity:A Harvard political scientist finds that diversity hurts civi

    10/18/2015 9:58:51 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies
    Boston globe ^ | August 5, 2007 | M jonas
    IT HAS BECOME increasingly popular to speak of racial and ethnic diversity as a civic strength. From multicultural festivals to pronouncements from political leaders, the message is the same: our differences make us stronger. But a massive new study, based on detailed interviews of nearly 30,000 people across America, has concluded just the opposite. Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam -- famous for "Bowling Alone," his 2000 book on declining civic engagement -- has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on...
  • How Bernie Sanders Can Teach Conservatives To Win Over The Youth [VIDEO

    10/18/2015 8:57:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10/17/2015 | Ginni Thomas
    As conservatives scratch their collective heads on how to win over young people, a millennial whose online audience is center-left explains why Bernie Sanders is appealing to youth. Devin Foley, the thoughtful President of Intellectual Takeout and Better Ed, explains Sanders is growing in popularity among young people because he gives voice to those who cant find jobs, who see unfair disparities and who suffer from massive debt. Besides that, Foley says conservatives refuse to reach out to youth in ways that resonate or make sense of the fallen world to them, a world that once promised going to college...