Keyword: wishfulthinking

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Occam's Razor

    07/02/2016 2:02:58 PM PDT · by affan76 · 89 replies
    Affan76
    Remember when the Republican senators visited President Nixon to tell him "it's over" you lost Senate support. It is not the "shiny object" of the fact there was a unscripted meeting between the Attorney General and wjc, it is likely the message delivered to him followed by what has been said and done: the Attorney General, in so many words, saying she will accept the FBI recommendation and today, the FBI briefing HRC of their intentions. The trigger to me is the leak of a potential charge of violation of the Espionage Act.
  • Why Does President Obama’s Twitter Account Follow Porn Stars?

    05/14/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Sarah Kessler
    President Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by his "Organizing for Action" staff, follows 636,000 accounts. Many of them you might expect: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry. Even Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg don't really raise an eyebrow. But several accounts on the presidential follow list fit a different theme: Asa Akira, a porn star who has 653,000 followers and, in her Twitter bio, states "I have an award-winning a****le." Joanna Angel (390,000 followers), who describes herself as a "multiple award winning punk porno princess;" Penthouse Pet Of The Year Nikki Benz (808,000 followers); and Ashley Steel (138,000 followers),...
  • Hillary Vs. Trump: Polls show many millenials turning towards Trump if they can't have Bernie

    05/30/2016 11:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | May 30, 2016 | Kim McLendon
    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are currently the presumed nominees of the Democratic and Republican party, however, Bernie Sanders and his devoted young supporters are not giving up just yet. They do have their various reasons, and among those is the thought that neither Trump nor Clinton compare well to Bernie from their point of view. If forced to make a decision between the two, which will they choose? Donald Trump’s popularity among the under-30 crowd is not exactly soaring, as dislike for Hillary Clinton has reached new heights just this month. According to Fortune, 53 percent of people under...
  • Obama: By Almost Every Measure, America and World Are Better Than 8 Years Ago

    05/16/2016 8:22:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies
    CNS News ^ | May 15, 2016
    Delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University in New Jersey today, President Barack Obama told the graduates that "the good old days weren't that good" and that both America and the world are better than they were "even eight years ago." "When you hear someone longing for the good old days, take it with a grain of salt, take it with a grain of salt," Obama said in his address. "In fact," he said, "by almost every measure, America is better and the world is better than it was 50 years ago or 30 years ago or even eight years...
  • Joe Biden: ‘I Would Have Been the Best President’

    05/11/2016 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 11 May 2016 | MARGARET CHADBOURN
    Vice President Joe Biden says he “would have been the best president” if he had mounted a successful campaign in the 2016 election, but that forgoing the race was the right decision for his family. Speaking with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview that aired today, Biden said he had planned to run but changed course only after his eldest son Beau died last May. “No one should ever seek the presidency unless they're able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that,” he said. “And, Beau was my soul. I...
  • Post NY: Trump On Track to Get at Least 1310 Delegates by June, Ending Talk of Contested Convention

    04/10/2016 5:53:53 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 27 replies
    As the media seeks to keep a story alive, with the help of Republican establishment figures, and the likes of Mark Levin, the odds of a “Brokered Convention” are evaporating as more analysts show Trump is on track to get 1310 delegates, making him the nominee, regardless of who is on the second ballot. Even if Trump fails to hit 1237, his team and John Kasichs are now blocking Ted Cruz, and other groups are destroying any chance of a brokered convention. Ohio Gov. John Kasich got fewer votes than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the state’s presidential primary last...
  • Ted Cruz delivers stunning blow to Donald Trump with Wisconsin win

    04/06/2016 6:09:03 AM PDT · by Liberty Tree Surgeon · 559 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/5/2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sen. Ted Cruz was projected to win the Wisconsin primary Tuesday, delivering a stunning blow to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump and resetting the race as it heads east later this month.
  • Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll

    03/23/2016 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 110 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2016
    Why Donald Trump Is Poised To Win The Nomination And Lose The General Election, In One Poll By Philip Bump March 23 Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that the most likely outcome of this presidential race is the following: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in the general election, and Hillary Clinton wins. Standard polling caveats apply, not the least of which is that the campaign hasn't started and that polls taken well in advance of an actual election are often not predictive. But reading this poll on...
  • Russia viewing Assad as persona non grata

    03/21/2016 4:53:44 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 9 replies
    Keyvan Salami
    Plans by Russia to pullout forces from Syria delivered a strong message to Bashar Assad, who recently took a major hardline position. Moscow announced an end of its military intervention in Syria as a success story from its own point of view, not Assad's. This, and other important factors, have accelerated peace efforts in Geneva, posing Assad as the "persona non grata", even for Russia. Not In It For The Long Run Undeniable is the fact that Russia, along with Iran's proxies, helped relieve Assad of definite overthrow at the hands of Syrian opposition forces closing in fast. Russian...
  • Here's How 'President Cruz' Will Govern

    03/09/2016 3:11:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | March 9, 2016 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    The conventional wisdom is that the GOP candidate who poses the far greater peril than Trump can't possibly win the GOP presidential nomination, and would have absolutely no chance in a general election. The result is that few have actually taken the time to closely scrutinize Ted Cruz's actual record. Now that the race for the GOP presidential contest is effectively a two-man race between Trump and Cruz, and the GOP establishment is mounting a furious, all-out full court press to stop Trump, it's time to take the hard look at Cruz that should have been done long ago. In...
  • If Cruz Can Take Over All But The Trump-Won Delegates So Far, He Would Have More (Vanity)

    03/01/2016 11:31:37 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 98 replies
    google ^ | 3-1-2016
    Can Rubio, Kasich and Carson give their delegates to Cruz?
  • Donald Trump Notches More Wins, but Ted Cruz’s Victories Promise Long Race

    03/02/2016 12:22:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 1, 2016 | Patrick O’Connor and Janet Hook
    New York businessman Donald Trump won Republican primaries Tuesday from the Deep South to New England, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took his home state and Oklahoma, ensuring that the race for the GOP nomination will stretch into the spring...
  • Trump Weak in the West

    03/02/2016 1:12:32 AM PST · by dschapin · 116 replies
    3/2/2015 | Vanity
    Now that we have the results from Super Tuesday a weakness is starting to show in Donald Trump's support. He seems to be mainly an East Coast Candidate. There have now been seven states that have voted west of the Mississippi. Of these seven elections Trump has only won two (Nevada, and Arkansas) while he has lost five (Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Minnesota, and Alaska).
  • Trump's Kryptonite

    02/18/2016 3:15:35 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 18, 2016, at 2:20 p.m. | Jean Card
    <p>Watching presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz this week was like watching the bully's punch painfully hit the book the nerd had hidden in his jacket. It was fun to see.</p> <p>Bully in chief Donald Trump likes to throw litigious punches, and a lot of people are scared of them, understandably. Getting sued hurts. A lot. (Come to think of it, any form of bullying is pretty painful.) But we learned this week that Cruz can't be bullied by Trump.</p>
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    02/05/2016 4:47:45 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 67 replies
    Lately, I feel more and more like we are.... Trump: "No more Muslims, no more Spics, no more Jews with their dirty tricks!"The crowd cheered last night at the Raleigh Convention Center when Donald Trump strode on stage with his arms held high and shouted, "No more Muslims, no more Spics, no more Jews with their dirty tricks!" The crowd went wild cheering and clapping.Trump: "Don't get me wrong, some of my best friends are Jews." He hesitated, "but you know, enough is enough!"Crowd: "Enough is enough!"Trump: "And as far as the Indians go, you know, the ones with the...
  • Ted Cruz is Dangerous, Ruthlessly Efficient and a FAR Greater Threat Than Donald Trump

    12/22/2015 4:43:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Politicus ^ | December 22, 2015 | Political People Blog
    America and the world have been stunned by the success of Donald Trump. His dangerous, eccentric rhetoric has been extremely controversial and divides opinion within media circles and the general public. Some attribute his success to his campaign’s core anti-establishment, nationalist message while others say his campaign is merely a personality cult – full of supporters who only support him because he intrigues and entertains them....
  • Ted Cruz Questions Donald Trump's 'Judgment' to Be President (Uh oh)

    12/10/2015 7:49:24 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 370 replies
    NY Times ^ | Maggie Haberman and Matt Flegenheimer
    Senator Ted Cruz raised questions on Wednesday at a private fund-raiser about whether Donald J. Trump, his bombastic rival for the Republican presidential nomination, has the "judgment" to be president and mused about "strength," according to two people who attended the event in Manhattan The remarks from Mr. Cruz came as he has studiously avoided public criticism of Mr. Trump, who is handily beating the rest of the Republican field in opinion polls. Mr. Cruz has positioned himself to be the beneficiary of any erosion of support for Mr. Trump. While he has said he doesn't agree with Mr. Trump's...
  • Fund: Has Trump Finally Jumped The Shark?

    11/13/2015 5:51:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    National Review ^ | November 13, 2015 | John Fund
    Donald Trump told Fox News after the last debate in Milwaukee that he was in a "diplomatic" phase of his campaign. No longer. This Washington Post report of Trump's rally in Iowa last night is a must read. Trump's popularity has always been based in part on his entertaining qualities. But apparently his audience wound up seeing a darker side last night.
  • Early men and women were equal, say scientists

    10/21/2015 1:53:57 AM PDT · by SteveH · 61 replies
    the guardian (uk) ^ | 14 May 2015 | Hannah Devlin
    Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists. A study has shown that in contemporary hunter-gatherer tribes, men and women tend to have equal influence on where their group lives and who they live with. The findings challenge the idea that sexual equality is a recent invention, suggesting that it has been the norm for humans for most of our evolutionary history. Mark Dyble, an anthropologist who led the study at University College London, said: “There is still this wider perception...
  • Ted Cruz Isn’t Trump Voters’ Second Choice, Part Two

    10/14/2015 7:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/2015 | Henry Olsen
    My last post on this subject got a little pushback, so I decided to look at some other data points to see if Trump voters are likely to switch to Ted Cruz if they start to see their American Idol as more of a political apprentice. So far, these data confirm the initial thought: Cruz will pick up his share of Trump supporters, but nowhere near the majority. Three recent national polls asked respondents who their second choice is. Two helpfully provided tabulations for the percentage of each second choice by the person’s first choice (i.e., the percent of Trump...
  • The End Comes Soon for Trump

    10/12/2015 3:00:21 PM PDT · by detective · 83 replies
    RedState ^ | October 8th, 2015 | Leon Wolfe
    A little noticed event earlier this week brought ominous tidings to the Trump 2016 campaign, which spent most of the summer riding high on a wave of triumphalism and defiance against the GOP establishment machine. Donald Trump held a campaign event in Iowa, and CNN didn’t even acknowledge that it was happening. Indeed, while the assembled crowd waited to hear the latest Trump Brand Pablum in person, even CNN’s chryon blared on about the huge crowds that were at that moment being drawn by … Bernie Sanders.
  • Here’s Audio And Video Of Trump’s Forceful Praise Of Barak Obama In 2009 (Bye Bye Trump)

    09/23/2015 5:29:00 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 292 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 14, 2008 | Youtube
    This one too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iuj7VMB48o
  • Clown Time Is Over as Trump Crumples

    09/22/2015 11:41:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 22, 2015 | Toby Harnden, Washington bureau chief of The Sunday Times.
    Donald Trump is not going to be the leader of the free world. That was the reality check delivered to the reality TV star when he was subjected to a pounding in last week’s Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan presidential library. A summer of bombast from the bumptious billionaire had led to his anti-immigration rhetoric and populist demagoguery lifting him to the top of all the Republican party polls. The debate in Simi Valley, however, brought him crashing back to earth. By the time the dust had settled, Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard and the widely...
  • Panic for GOP Establishment as Kashkari is Distant 3rd in New Poll (CA)

    05/29/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Joel Pollack
    Neel Kashkari swings an axe in his ubiquitous television commercial. But he hasn't found an axe big enough to cut into Tim Donnelly's lead among Republican voters. A new Hoover Institution "Golden State" poll shows that Kashkari is only pulling 5% of the vote, barely above the 4% margin of error, a distant third behind popular Democrat incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown at 36%, and Tea Party favorite Assemblyman Tim Donnelly with 12%. A large chunk of voters--35% overall--is still undecided. Kashkari will need to tap into those voters in the final few days of the race in order to finish...
  • Operation American Spring: Militias promise to oust Obama, Boehner on Friday

    05/15/2014 11:16:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 11 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 05-15-2014
    A retired United States Army colonel expects as many as 30 million like-minded individuals will descend on Washington, DC this week and demand that President Barack Obama and other members of his administration be booted from office. Those are just some of the demands that Col. Harry Riley, founder of “Operation American Spring,” said he’ll ask the Obama administration to adhere to when militia members and patriots of all sorts arrive in the nation’s capital on Friday and begin demonstrating against a government the group considers to be in violation of the principles established by the founders of the country....
  • Why Putin’s Adventure in Ukraine Is Doomed

    04/16/2014 6:21:13 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 51 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 4/16/14 | David Francis
    From Russian President Vladimir Putin’s perspective, the plan to annex parts of Ukraine probably goes something like this: take Crimea; ignite Russian nationalism in parts of the country where ties to Moscow run deep; then incite anti-Ukrainian protests in these places and use the protests as an excuse to send Russian troops into eastern Ukraine and annex it -- just as he did in Crimea. “It is classic Russian foreign policy to try to destabilize a country before it completely takes it over,” said Edward Goldberg, a professor at Baruch College and the New York University Center for Global Affairs....
  • Fox News has a “crumbling foundation”: Roger Ailes’ biographer talks to Salon

    01/21/2014 2:15:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Salon ^ | January 21, 2014 | Josh Eidelson
    Gabriel Sherman’s exhaustive, inflammatory biography of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, released days ago by Random House, has already prompted network pushback. “While we have not read the book,” a Fox News spokesperson told the New York Times, “the only reality here is that Gabe was not provided any direct access to Roger Ailes and the book was never fact-checked with Fox News.” Sherman’s 538-page tome, “The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country,” is the product of three years of work and hundreds of interviews. It paints...
  • Meltdown in Washington: President Obama Reported Sedated Following Emotional Breakdown (Humor)

    09/21/2013 7:13:40 PM PDT · by bigtoona · 85 replies
    Natinal Report ^ | 9/21/13 | Nigel J. Covington III
    National Report> Late this afternoon White House insiders leaked information stating the president has suffered a mental breakdown and is presently resting and under a doctors care. This afternoon the National Report received three calls on our nationwide hot tip line (206) 222-1975. Two of the three callers are insiders known to the National Report to be reliable confidential informants. The caller unknown to this publication is a low level employee who could only state that there was some kind of a medical emergency involving President Obama. The other two callers known to us are both support personnel within the...
  • Is Obama Down For the Count?

    03/11/2013 1:53:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March11, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    We always knew that Obama has a glass jaw, that he can’t take a punch. But it’s a little surprising that he’s started staggering around the ring so soon after November, his approval numbers bleeding away, desperately counting the seconds until the bell rings at election time in 2014 to save him from further pummeling. It’s also hilarious. On paper he’s a bruiser. This is a guy who won a knockout reelection bout even though the economy was in the toilet. He hit the GOP with an uppercut over the Fiscal Cliff. He’s got an awestruck media in his corner...
  • The tea party is helping Democrats

    10/19/2012 11:30:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2012 | by Dana Milbank
    There are those who say that the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic. A year ago, famed political handicapper Charlie Cook gave Republicans a 60 percent to 70 percent likelihood of capturing control of the Senate; now, he tells me the likelihood of it remaining Democratic is 60 percent. The switch in fortunes can be attributed to many causes — a slate of lackluster Republican candidates high among them — but one thing...
  • Obama Says Texas Will Be a Battleground State ‘Soon’

    07/17/2012 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    abc ^ | Jul 17, 2012 4:36pm | Arlette Saenz
    SAN ANTONIO — Greeting a crowd of donors with “Hello San Antone,” President Obama revved up Democrats in the traditionally red state by telling them he sees shades of purple in Texas that might ultimately turn blue down the line. “The next four months, you guys won’t see them, because, you know, you’re not considered one of the battleground states, although that’s going to be changing soon In the next four months,” Obama said of negative ads at a fundraising luncheon at a downtown convention center here. “There is going to be more money spent than we’ve ever seen before,...
  • Cancer says "Totally Free" of Venezuela's Chavez ... (Spoof)

    Cancer says "Totally Free" of Venezuela's Chavez ... (Spoof) Venezuela's Chavez says "totally free" of cancer, again CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez declared himself fully recovered from cancer on Monday, three months before an election in which he is seeking another six-year term. "Free, free, totally free," he told reporters when asked if he was free of the disease that struck a year ago. The 57-year-old socialist leader was first diagnosed with cancer in the pelvic region in mid-2011. He wrongly declared himself cured at the end of that year before having a recurrence of the disease in...
  • Schumer: Roberts Broke His Promise On Commerce Clause

    07/01/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 69 replies
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo ^ | July 1 2012 | Kapur
    U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts’ swing vote to uphold ‘Obamacare’ under Congress’s taxing powers has drawn praise from his usual critics. One top Democratic senator lauded Roberts’ “judicial independence” in saving President Obama’s signature law, but also argued that the Bush-appointed jurist broke his promise by narrowing the scope of the Commerce Clause. In his opinion, Roberts explained in detail why he believes his view is not inconsistent with precedent, siding with conservative architects of the legal challenge in the argument that Congress may not regulate inaction. “In my view it certainly merited upholding under the Commerce Clause,” said Sen....
  • Quietly, the Republican Party is embracing gays (barf alert)

    05/16/2012 8:16:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | May 16, 2012 | Curtis Tate
    WASHINGTON -- A quiet transformation is taking place in the Republican Party, which has begun to embrace openly gay candidates - and among gay Republicans, who now feel more comfortable speaking out in a party that may have accepted them but didn't always show it. While differences still exist, the party is on the cusp of a generational shift in which the longtime foes of gay rights are replaced by younger party leaders who are more accepting. "It's an exponential change from a few years ago," said former Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe. "It's happening, and it's going to continue to...
  • For Herman Cain, the campaign all but over

    12/01/2011 4:44:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1,2011 | SHANNON McCAFFREY
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Herman Cain is still campaigning for president. But by most measures, his White House bid is all but over. His standing in polls is cratering. Supporters are wavering if not fleeing. Fundraising is suffering.And, these days, the former pizza company executive is less a serious candidate than the butt of late-night comedy jokes after a string of accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior and, now, an allegation of a 13-yearlong extramarital affair."His chance at winning the presidency are effectively zero," said Dave Welch, a Republican strategist who worked on both of John McCain's presidential bids.
  • Hope and Change in Egypt... (Western Mass Media Apologists For Islamist Totalitarianism Alert)

    12/01/2011 5:20:45 PM PST · by goldstategop · 3 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/02/2011 | Barry Rubin
    Much of the mass media seems to be saying, to paraphrase John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “All we are saying is give the Muslim Brotherhood a chance.” There are three arguments supporting this policy that are worth discussing in large part because the Muslim Brotherhood’s advocates don’t have any others. The first, which one hears everywhere, is that the Muslim Brotherhood is full of factions that are moderate and hip young people who want real democracy. If this were true it should be easy to prove. Here are some of the ways to do that: Who are the leaders of...
  • Blog pimp's favorability drops after zotting

    11/05/2011 10:33:44 PM PDT · by bullypulpit · 302 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 6, 2011 | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Allegations that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain sexually harassed women in the 1990s have begun to damage his bid for the White House, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. The poll showed the percentage of Republicans who view Cain favorably dropped 9 percentage points, to 57 percent from 66 percent a week ago.
  • Poll: Rick Perry loses the tea party (campaign is dead)

    10/04/2011 11:51:35 AM PDT · by bobk333 · 208 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/4/11 5:29 AM EDT | Alexander Burns
    This is from a national poll before Florida's recent poll which showed Perry plummeting even further: In early September, Perry had a 3-to-1 advantage over any other candidate among those “strongly” backing the tea party, but his support has plummeted from 45 percent to 10 percent in this group. .
  • Could world social unrest come to America's streets?

    09/19/2011 8:18:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 86 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2011 | Daniel Nasaw
    The beginnings? Historian Rick Perlstein says union protests in Wisconsin show the birth of a movement It was a long, hot spring and summer on the streets of Greece, England and Madrid, as protesters and rioters vented their fury at high unemployment, painful austerity measures and following a fatal police shooting in London. The US, meanwhile, has been virtually free of rioting and even of widespread peaceful political protest. This is despite some of the highest unemployment in decades, growing income inequality, dissatisfaction with the nation's direction, frustration with its dysfunctional government and the threat of drastic cuts to social...
  • Fmr. Bush Aide: Chris Christie Actively Considering Getting In This Race

    09/04/2011 1:23:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 52 replies
    Mediaite ^ | Sept. 4, 2011 | Josh Feldman
    After suggesting the current Republican primary field is a weak one, former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson claimed that New Jersey governor Chris Christie is strongly considering a presidential run of his own, despite his many public statements to the contrary. Even with the rise of Rick Perry into the race, Gerson argued that Republicans are still unsatisfied with the current field of candidates, and dropped the tiniest of bombshells on This Week to Christiane Amanpour. GERSON: Last week, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey was in Chicago, had two meetings with serious Republican groups from the Midwest… AMANPOUR: Even though...
  • 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...
  • Reid: Tea Party hold on GOP will fade away

    08/14/2011 9:08:44 PM PDT · by Justaham · 43 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8-13-11 | Michael O'Brien
    The Senate's top Democrat told a home state newspaper he expects the conservative movement's grasp on the GOP to diminish. The days of the Tea Party's influence on American politics are numbered, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said this weekend. The Senate's top Democrat told a home state newspaper that he expects the conservative activist movement's grasp on the GOP to diminish, a bold prediction given the influence that group showed Saturday in Ames, Iowa, where Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a Tea Party darling, won an influential presidential straw poll.
  • Tea Party’s heyday may be coming to an end, say political experts

    08/14/2011 1:02:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 165 replies
    Tea Party’s heyday may be coming to an end, say political experts By Alexander Bolton - 08/14/11 02:57 PM ET The reign of the Tea Party may be coming to an end in Washington, according to academic political experts who say polls show a backlash against the conservative movement. Two national polls released this month by CNN and The New York Times in conjunction with CBS News showed the Tea Party’s unfavorable rating at an all-time high. Political scientists say the data shows a backlash of independent voters against conservative lawmakers who have taken a hard line against bipartisan compromise...
  • Why Obama won't seek 2nd term

    06/18/2011 2:28:03 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 133 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | June 18, 2011 | Joseph Farah
    I know this sounds crazy. I know it goes completely against the grain of mainstream political opinion. I know you probably haven't heard this anywhere else before. But I don't think Barack Obama will be on the Democratic ballot as a candidate for re-election to the presidency. And I know he's not going to win a second term. Just look at the way he is already second-guessing his announcement to run again. In an interview that aired on the "Today" show earlier this week, he said this: "There are days where I say that one term is enough." Aside from...
  • Turkey: A Riddle Wrapped in a....

    06/13/2011 6:39:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2011 | Bruce Bialosky
    On October 1, 1939 – two weeks after their invasion of Poland – Winston Churchill described Russia with these memorable words: “It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, but perhaps there is a key.” Today, as it faces the political and economic realities of the 21st century, the same statement can be made about modern-day Turkey. We happened to be in Turkey during the 2007 re-election of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. We traveled all over the country, and we were so enamored with the city of Istanbul that we decided to return this spring. However,...
  • Is Right-Wing Talk [Radio] Dying?

    02/10/2011 7:47:47 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 106 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 10, 2011 | John Avalon
    Is Right-Wing Talk Dying? by John Avlon Info Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh are losing fans in a key market. John Avlon on why listeners and station managers are sick of anti-Obama tirades—and who bucks the trend. Here’s another sign that the tide might be turning against the Wingnuts—Glenn Beck’s TV ratings are down 50 percent and major market radio stations are dropping him. That’s not all—a look at radio ratings shows that hyper-partisan talk has been declining or flat-lining between ‘09 and ‘10, despite the intensity of the election year. There’s a demand for something different—smart, un-predictable,...
  • NPR regrets Giffords death reports, mulls changes ("sources were not as optimal as desired)

    01/11/2011 11:24:09 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 12, 2011 | Jessica Heslam
    National Public Radio yesterday detailed the chain of events that led the news organization to wrongly report that Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had died in Saturday’s shooting rampage, and said it is considering new safeguards regarding the deaths of public officials. “NPR follows a basic two-source rule when reporting that someone has died. In this case, we followed the two-source rule, but the sources were not as optimal as desired. Also, we did not cite our sources,” spokeswoman Anna Christopher said. “We’re not changing our policy, but we will reinforce best practices going forward.” NPR was the first of several...
  • Is Rudy Giuliani a 2012 dark horse?

    12/22/2010 7:09:21 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 124 replies · 1+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | 12/22/10 | Christian Heinze
    As a 2008 primary front-runner, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tanked. But as a 2012 dark horse, he could do surprisingly well. It’s not because Giuliani has shifted; it’s because the Republican Party has. The 2010 election was less about social conservatism than it was fiscal conservatism, and that aligns with Giuliani’s socially moderate and fiscally conservative ideology. There is another promising wind of change blowing Giuliani’s way, one that’s less ideological. This isn’t the era of kinder, gentler politicians. This is the age of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and...
  • Have You Noticed How Thin Obama Is?,Too Much Stress Finally Catching Up To His Appearance?

    12/07/2010 7:05:11 PM PST · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 76 replies
    Presidents Generally Age In Office,But have you ever known of a President Shrinking? Did you take notice of Obama's side-view today during his speech? He looks about 160 Pounds! At Six-Foot One,a healthy weight is around 185/190.Obama already appears as a weak leader&being so underweight only shows that he is stressing out&caving in on Conservatives being he knows now that he will never get his way. And so now he is losing his appetite or being attacked by Republican Tapeworms.
  • Pelosi says election not a rejection of agenda, Obama will be two-term president

    11/03/2010 8:13:45 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | NOVEMBER 3, 2010 | Jon Ward
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who saw her powerful position taken from her in Tuesday’s landslide election, was adamant the day after Democrats lost 60 seats in the House that the results were not a rejection of the agenda pursued by President Obama and herself. “Let’s understand the message,” Pelosi told ABC’s Diane Sawyer. “The message was not, ‘I reject the course that you are on.’ The message is it didn’t go fast enough to produce jobs.” Pelosi, who would not comment on whether she will retire from Congress rather than go back to the minority, also predicted that Obama will...