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Obama Faithful Walk Out on President’s Speech

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2014

Maryland Dems scramble in effort to spin walkout.

We’ve reported several times on Democratic candidates’ unwillingness to be associated with Obama’s failed Administration, but things just got a little bit more embarrassing for the President and his supporters. At yesterday’s GOTV rally for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown, Democrat supporters who had waited hours for the chance to see…
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Ron Klain Ebola Czar

Branco Cartoon – Cover-Up

Posted by  ▪  October 20, 2014

He’s good at that.

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Nikko Jenkins Ad NRCC

Is this ad race-baiting?

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Or just hard-hitting.

Salon.com said This may be the worst race-baiting campaign ad since Willie Horton. Greg Sargent at WaPo announced Willie Horton is back!. The freaking out was over an NRCC-sponsored ad linking Rep. Lee Terry’s (R-Neb.) Democratic opponent to convicted murderer Nikko Jenkins, who also happens to be African American. The ad attacks state…
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Democrats have a woman problem due to this guy

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Falling in and out of love.

Who saw this coming? Obama’s standing with women hurts Senate Dems: Female voters powered President Barack Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney in 2012, as Democrats leaned heavily on social issues to rally single women and suburban moms to the polls. But with two weeks until Election Day, the president’s diminished standing with women is…
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Frank Luntz

What we have here, is a failure of confidence and trust

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Frank Luntz: Crisis of confidence in government and media

Pollster Frank Luntz appeared on CBS News Friday to comment on a poll which found trust in government institutions is extremely low. He went on to point out widespread distrust in media as well. Kyle Drennen of News Busters has the story: Frank Luntz on CBS: ‘Collapse in Confidence’ of Government, Media Appearing on…
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LI #13 Poinsettia Fire

Golf Club Sparks San Diego Wildfire — and a Lawsuit

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Watch that chip shot.

We all know that President Obama golfs even as the world burns, but a San Diego golfer’s swing may have been the cause of one of the many wildfires that plagued California back in May. The Poinsettia fire began at a golf course and eventually incinerated 600 acres and destroyed or damaged…
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Ben and Jerry's Hazed and Confused

Ben & Jerry’s: Critics of our ice cream name are dazed and confused

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Refuses to change name of ice cream to appease PC Police.

Vermont ice cream maker Ben and Jerry’s drew the ire of the political correctness brigade when they released “Hazed and Confused,” a concoction of chocolate and hazelnut deliciousness. Part of their new Core series, “Hazed and Confused” is injected with a chocolate, hazelnut, fudge core. “Hazed and Confused” being a play off the…
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We Have a “Truthy”-ness Problem

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Liberals are concerned about “astroturfing” online, so here comes science to save the day.

When it comes to quantifiably productive debate about politics, Twitter is the abyss. Those who choose to wade into its murky depths accept the fact that they’re jumping into the deep end with the hackers, the trolls, and the most enthusiastic dregs of internet society. The government recognizes this, and they’re…
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Wisconsin GOTV

GOTV: Early Voting Numbers Case Study in Asking For Votes

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Want to win in November? Make a phone call (or knock on a door.)

Yesterday I posted an article detailing what a recent Pew data dump tells us about how voters most likely will behave through early voting and the end of the 2014 election cycle. We already know that hard Democrats’ minds won’t be changed in time for the midterms, and that instead we…
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Obamamedia found someone other than Bush to blame for Ebola

Posted by  ▪  October 19, 2014

Politico: This Ebola thing sure Looks bad for Rick Perry

Remember all the times Obama golfed, traveled to Hawaii, vacationed in Martha’s Vineyard and the liberal media insisted that it was no big deal because an executive can do their job from anywhere? Apparently, that rule doesn’t extend to Republican governors and while most Americans might think the government’s poor handling of…
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Academic boycott busted — American Studies Assoc backs off anti-Israel conference rules

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2014

ASA Exec. Director pretends no Israelis ever were to be excluded, and “Prime Minister Netanyahu can attend if he wants to.”

We have covered the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel since inception, and compiled the definitive list and accompanying statements of universities and associations rejecting the boycott.  Scroll through the ASA Tag for the full history. The short version is that the boycott targeted all Israeli academic institutions, and importantly, faculty and scholars…
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Charles Krauthammer on Putin and Obama

“So we have a virus on the loose that turns your organs into liquid … “

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2014

… and the answer is to appoint a guy to do the messaging,” says Charles Krauthammer on choice of Ron Klain as Ebola Czar.

Yesterday’s announcement that the Obama administration was appointing partisan bureaucrat Ron Klain as Ebola Czar was met with partisan reactions. Liberals think it’s a great idea while conservatives are skeptical. Perhaps no one put the situation in perspective better than Charles Krauthammer who, by being a psychiatrist is also a medical doctor…
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Ebola-infected nurse in “fair condition,” speaks from hospital room

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2014

Nina Pham remained upbeat before being transferred to Bethesda, Maryland

Nina Pham tested positive for Ebola. The 26 year old nurse from Dallas, Texas was among the health care crew taking care of Eric Duncan. Ebola took Duncan’s life, October 8. Prior to being transported to Bethesda, Maryland to receive more intensive treatment, Pham seemed to be in good spirits. She teared…
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#BringBackOurGirls Update: Deal to release girls for real?

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2014

Far from certain, but Nigerian officials are suggesting ceasefire will enable release

Earlier this year “#BringBackOurGirls” rose, trended, then fizzled on Twitter; but recent negotiations between the Nigerian government and Islamist group Boko Haram might lead to the release of the 200 schoolgirl hostages whose plight inspired the hashtag. Designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. in 2013, Boko Haram began its mission of…
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Alison Grimes repeats: Sure I voted for Hillary, but how dare you ask me about Obama

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2014

New Rasmussen poll has Grimes 8 points down to Mitch McConnell.

Let’s face it, Alison Grimes hasn’t been helped by any of her recent missteps regarding whether she voted for Obama. She repeated the refusal to answer the question on local TV again: U.S. Senate Candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes continues to refuse to say who she voted for in the 2008 and 2012 presidential…
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Supreme Court allows Texas Voter ID law

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2014

Massive victory for Voter ID.

AP reports via HuffPo: The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo…
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GOTV: Pew finds likely voters not likely to change allegiance

Posted by  ▪  October 18, 2014

Focus on independents, emphasize straight ticket voting.

A new data dump from Pew Research suggests that political campaigns might want to abandon any last-ditch efforts to change minds prior to this year’s midterm elections. A continuous panel survey of 3,154 adults showed that this years likely voter demographic is more polarized than the average American. This polarization also affects…
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