election 2010

Another day, another liberal warning about the evil conservatives. The Huffington Post highlights hip hop mogul Russell Simmons’ hallucinations:

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Conservatives love being lectured about right and wrong by a hip hop mogul

If we don’t wake up on Tuesday and rush to the polls, by the end of the day, we will find ourselves with an Alice In Wonderland Congress, where up is down and wrong is right, and lies are truth and hating diversity is seen as patriotism. In the new Alice In Wonderland that is today’s Republican Party, Sarah Palin is the Queen of Hearts screaming “Off With Their Heads”; Glenn Beck is the Mad Hatter with all his tears; Rush Limbaugh is the Cheshire Cat, laughing at the madness and loving it.

Unless moderates and progressives quickly put aside their disenchantments and VOTE on Tuesday, we will wake up on Wednesday to newly elected politicians whose meanness, duplicity and downright madness is unique even by the standards of past American moments of extreme right.

Tooooooo late, Russell. Let the madness begin. Feel the madness. Embrace the madness. Luxuriate in the madness. Roll around naked in the madness.

Source: Huffington Post

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Remember when Michelle Obama was supposed to be the Democrats’ secret weapon? Oh, yeah, they were going to send her out on the campaign trail and unleash her remarkable powers of persuasion on the American people.

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Yeah, Michelle Obama's a rock star like Neil Sedaka's a rock star

Looks like it’s not working out that way.

The Independent UK has the “L-shaped fingers to the forehead” details:

The crowd went wild when Michelle Obama swept into a high-school gymnasium in Las Vegas yesterday morning, with little Harry Reid trailing in her wake and a local Mariachi band, in full dress uniform, entertaining the crowd. But behind the flag waving and anthem-singing, and the sunny optimism of a typical American election rally, there was a palpable sense of unease.

Two years ago, at the height of Obamania, the First Lady was a sort of rock-star; with a following wind, she could fill an outdoor stadium. Today, her stock has fallen. A few hundred people did turn out to hear her speech, but there were swathes of seats left empty at the back, and plenty of standing room around the stage.

Michelle speaks to empty seats. Biden speaks to 200. And even the Chicago Savior himself speaks to an arena with 5000 empty seats.

Would someone get us a box of Kleenex? We’re wiping away tears of joy.

H/T: WeaselZippers.us

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The phrase “black Republican” used to be an oxymoron. But here in 2010, highly-qualified black candidates all across the country have abandoned the Democrat Plantation and are running as – gasp – conservative Republicans.

Check out this video. It’s a clarion call to other black voters: “Vote Republican. For the very first time.”

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Damn, we love Vice President Joe Biden. The guy’s guaranteed to give us one at least one “Joe Biden said something stupid” today story every week.

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Tong Wars. That's where two guys from Delaware battle over the same steak on the barbeque.

Sunday was one of those days and the place was a rally in Iowa for Democrat Rep Bruce Braley.

CNN.com reports the Veep’s latest foray into the pseudo-comical:

Biden warned the crowd at an Iowa rally of a pending Republican takeover.

“If these guys take over the House and the Senate this next time out… it will be a Tong War for the next two years,” Biden said.

The Tong Wars were feuds among rival Asian gangs in U.S. cities over the opium trade in the mid-1800s and early 1900s.

“Tong Wars?” Barney Frank said. “This is a huge disappointment. I thought he said ‘tongue wars.’”

Source: CNN.com

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We’re not religious, but we’re praying that Gallup is right.

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The latest Gallup Poll is a real eye opener for Nancy Pelosi. Or maybe it's just her latest nip and tuck.

The results are from Gallup’s Oct. 28-31 survey of 1,539 likely voters. It finds 52% to 55% of likely voters preferring the Republican candidate and 40% to 42% for the Democratic candidate on the national generic ballot — depending on turnout assumptions. Gallup’s analysis of several indicators of voter turnout from the weekend poll suggests turnout will be slightly higher than in recent years, at 45%. This would give the Republicans a 55% to 40% lead on the generic ballot, with 5% undecided…

Fact is, Gallup has a long track record of calling congressional races closer than any other polling group. So let’s assume they’re correct this year, too.

If that’s the case, what’s your prediction? How many seats will Republicans pick up?

Source: Gallup

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This is classic. Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum was debating Teresa Collett, her Republican challenger, when she made the remarkable claim that there’s no such thing as voter fraud. None. It’s all in her constituents’ heads.

The response? Laughter and catcalls from the audience and a pointed rebuttal from Collett.

H/T: HotAir.com

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Two hundred? Two friggin’ hundred? They should have been able to round up 200 union pipe fitters or government workers on an hour’s notice. Two hundred?

The Associated Press has the bad news for Delaware Democrats:

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Joe Biden counts the number of Democrat supporters at his Delaware rally

Biden headlined a Democratic rally in downtown Wilmington on Monday evening that drew about 200 people. He was confident Democrats would hold on to the Senate seat that had been his for more than 30 years.

Joining Biden were New Castle County executive Chris Coons, who is considered the favorite in his U.S. Senate race against Republican tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell.

Former lieutenant governor and Democrat John Carney also appeared at the rally. He faces Republican Glen Urquhart for the seat held by Rep. Mike Castle, the Republican who gave up his spot to run for Senate and lost the primary to O’Donnell.

Two hundred? They had the vice president of the United States, the state’s candidate for the United States Senate, and a House candidate and they only drew 200 people?

Christine O’Donnell’s coven is larger than that.

Source: Associated Press

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The logic is fuzzy at best, corrupt at worst. A local Milwaukee group is protesting billboards that warn against voter fraud. Their reasoning, apparently, is that voter fraud is exclusive to minorities.

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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the fraudulent facts:

Several community groups Tuesday condemned billboards throughout Milwaukee that warn “Voter Fraud is a Felony,” saying they are an attempt by right-wing sources to intimidate and suppress minority voting.

At a press conference in front of one of the billboards at S. 22nd St. and W. Morgan Ave., the groups called on Clear Channel Outdoor, the owner of the billboards, to take down the ads and disclose who paid for them.

The bottom of the billboards, which show people behind jail bars, the words “We Voted Illegally” and the penalty for voting illegally, disclose only that the billboards were paid for “by a private family foundation.”

“We’re tired of these tactics and signs like these that keep various groups from participating,” said Jayme Montgomery-Baker, state director of the League of Young Voters. “There are so many other issues we should be talking about, like jobs, education and health care.”

The Rev. Ken Wheeler, pastor of Cross Lutheran Church and a member of the Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope, or MICAH, said: “The message is offensive and implicitly and explicitly creates a climate of fear in the African-American community that was historically denied justice and discouraged from voting.”

WTF? Isn’t that a white woman on the right side of the billboard? If anything, white people should be pissed off that they’re being accused of voter fraud. But that’s not the way things work in America 2010.

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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The man who once drew 200,000 people in Berlin is now lucky to fill half an arena in Cleveland.

For god’s sake, man, this was billed as the Democrats’ final big election rally. The one that was going to close the enthusiasm gap. The one that was going to recapture the magic.

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Nevertheless, you could have fired a cannon in this arena on Sunday despite the fact that this get-out-the-vote event featured both President Obama and Vice President Biden.

Total capacity 13,000. Total attendance 8,000.

Empty promises = empty seats.

Source: TheHill.com

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And most important of all, (4) Take out the trash.

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We have a feeling you’ll be seeing this same image on a lot of sites today.

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Guest post by Sonny Palermo

We all hate the media. We loathe their liberal bias. We detest their posturing of neutrality. We abhor their selective enforcement, pounding Republicans every chance they get, handing out free passes to Democrats for the same offenses and all the while hoping no one notices.

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Political campaigns aren't always glamorous, but someone has to do it

We notice. And we call BS on them. We make light of it here, we use humor and sarcasm to bring your attention to it, but we take their insidious agenda seriously, because we know their intent and the damage they cause.  Last week I witnessed it, first hand, when I went to do some volunteer work at Sharron Angle’s campaign headquarters.

After filling out the requisite forms and showing them my ID, the office manager showed me a list of over a dozen areas that volunteers can participate in, including door knocking, putting up signs, and poll watching (Yes, poll watching. Voter fraud and abuse by Democrats is real, and the campaign has attorneys and supporters at every location watching out for and recording any shenanigans). Their research shows that phoning voters at home is the most effective use of volunteers so they asked if I would help man the phone banks and I complied.

The office was a beehive of activity, the cubicles filled with volunteers of all ages, with a slight lean towards seniors. I was given a script, with an opening, “Hi, I’m (your name here) and I’m calling on behalf of Sharron Angle for Senate” and two questions: “Will you be voting Republican in this election cycle?” and “Will you be participating in early voting?”

The objective was to reach out to as many voters as you can, remind them that early voting ends on Friday, October 9th, and answer any questions they may have regarding Sharron’s stance on the issues. Most phone calls I made were met with answering machines. I also got hung up on a lot, as can be expected when cold calling people at home. But all those misses were worth it when you get a “hit” – an undecided independent voter, providing the opportunity to discuss the issues.

I made six hundred phone calls that day, and am proud to say I believe I made more than a few converts. Unfortunately, as stated above, I also witnessed firsthand the damage that the liberal media can inflict. I spoke with a registered voter who said, “Angle? She’s with the Tea Party, right? They’re all just a bunch of racists!”

I was tempted to reply, “No, you’ve been misinformed. Why, Sharron’s husband is black!” but I doubted the campaign would share my sense of humor. I asked if she had ever been to a rally, and she said “No.”

“Then why do you think they’re racists?” I said.

“Because I saw it on TV.”

I pointed out the biased coverage of the networks, but there was no changing her mind – it was already perverted by the media. Sadly, she wasn’t the only voter I spoke with who had been indoctrinated. The mainstream media is attempting to shape the nation, not report on it. It’s our job to stop them. And we have to succeed, because the alternative is a government-run nanny state, exorbitant taxation and the loss of our personal freedom.

Success can be achieved. You just have to get involved. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines – stand and be heard.

Vote.

Volunteer.

One person CAN make a difference, as I learned in my day at Sharron Angle’s headquarters. A hundred hangups and answering machines are well worth it when you reach that one undecided voter and get to point out the lies of the media, the lies in the campaign ads, when you’re able to educate a fellow citizen on the issues and convince him to listen to both sides of the debate and then make a well informed decision, knowing that when he does it will bring an end to the freedom-suffocating, tax-and-spend crazy, reckless regime of Obama, Reid, Pelosi and their ilk.

I made a difference in this campaign and I have never felt more patriotic in my life. It’s a feeling I highly recommend to you.

– Written by Sonny Palermo

See Part I: Meeting Sharron Angle

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tv-network-logos Will you watch Fox News so you can support the home team as the results of the Democrats’ debacle roll in?

Will you watch MSNBC just to see Olbermann’s, Matthews’ and Maddow’s heads explode?

Will you try ABC because they’ve signed up Andrew Breitbart and Dana Loesch as contributors?

Will you tune to CBS to watch Katie Couric’s final national election coverage?

Or will you switch around to get the best (and worst) of all worlds?

It’s open for discussion. Let us know who you’ll watch and why.

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Sarah Palin had some choice words for the media in Alaska when she appeared on Fox News Sunday.

Specifically, she was discussing the reporters who accidentally recorded themselves plotting smears against Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller when she called them “corrupt bastards.”

We’re not sure that’s fair, Sarah. Their news may be illegitimate, but we’re not sure they are.

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Alaska Republican Joe Miller has every right to hate the media. The state’s top TV station was stupid enough to leave a voicemail in which the news director and an unidentified reporter are clearly heard plotting to create last second smears against the Senate candidate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAylfUoogg

Here’s how BigGovernment.com tells the sordid tale:

The following voice mail message was inadvertently left on the cell phone of Joe Miller campaign spokesperson Randy DeSoto.

The voices are believed to be those of the news director for CBS Anchorage affiliate KTVA, along with assignment editor Nick McDermott, and other reporters, openly discussing creating, if not fabricating, two stories about Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Joe Miller.

… It was later authenticated by McDermott, who sent a text to Randy DeSoto stating, “Damn iPhone… I left you a long message. I thought I hung up. Sorry.”

Clearly the reporters were conspiring to set up some type of smear of Joe Miller. With glee, they even cite a recent controversy over an incident involving the Rand Paul campaign, while discussing how they would spread the story via social media after whatever incident they had in mind came off.

The Miller campaign responded immediately:

Now the media has gone from trying to create stories to openly lying. The audio was pulled directly from the voicemail message. Nothing was altered. “Everything that was recorded on my phone is what we released without change,” said Randy Desoto.

Joe Miller hates the media. Welcome to the club, Joe.

Update: Sarah Palin responds to smear campaign against Joe Miller

H/T: BigGovernment.com

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The race for United States Senate in Pennsylvania has gone to the dogs. Literally.

Who thought this was a good idea? Joe Sestak’s new commercial may qualify as not only the most tasteless campaign commercial of the year, but the stupidest.

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“Hey, this race is a damn dead heat and that poll that showed me seven points down was a big, fat fake.” Or words to that effect.

Has there ever been another Congressman you love to hate more than Alan Grayson? It’s almost like he’s a villain created for the WWE.

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We love Teri Davis Newman. She’s been reading IHateTheMedia.com and leaving pithy comments since about day three.

Teri’s the Republican nominee for Congress in Illinois-12. She’s running against fat-and-happy, 12-term incumbent Democrat Jerry Costello, who hasn’t had a real challenge in god knows how long.

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That's the Honorable Congressperson Teri Davis Newman to you

She’s smart, spunky, and not afraid to say what needs to be said even if it’s not the “smart” thing to say. For some unknown reason, she agreed to do IHateTheMedia.com’s first congressional candidate interview.

As you might expect, her answers are better than our questions.

1. If you were a witch, would you be Glenda the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz, Samantha from Bewitched or Nancy Pelosi?

Nancy Pelosi isn’t qualified to be a witch. The only magic she’s ever performed is convincing the people of California-8 that she’s not a psychotic Botox-addicted knuckle-dragging vodka-swilling spotted owl-loving liberal. The rest of the country knows better.

2. On gay marriage, would you vote as a typical conservative and be against it, or would you be in favor of it because as a wedding planner it could increase your income?

I’m not one to sell my integrity for money.

3. You can invite any three people – living or dead- to dinner. How do you split the bill and under whose name is the reservation made?

I’ll make the reservation and pay the bill. They’re dead so it’s a cheap date.

4. Beatles or Stones? PC or Mac? Ninja or pirate? Hayak or Keynes?

Stones, PC, Ninja, Hayek

5. Celebrated movie The Graduate is left famously unresolved. In your estimation what happened to characters Benjamin and Elaine after they departed from the bus?

They get married, have 2.3 children. Subsequently they divorce and Elaine takes half of the money he made in “plastic.” Sadly, Benjamin is killed in a prison riot where he was doing time for insider trading.

[Don’t miss the other 15 questions…click here]

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Whaaaaa. We thought the Democrats had already exhausted their supply of weak reasons they’re going to lose Tuesday’s election. But they’ve come up with a new one.

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Proof that Republicans aren't afraid to go out in the rain

TheHill.com has the inclement information:

In more bad news for Democrats, rain is in the forecast for much of the country on Election Day.

Weather tracking websites, including weather.com and The Old Farmer’s Almanac, are calling for rain in the Midwest, Southeast, and Northeast regions, with chances for precipitation in other parts of the country as well.

According to Laurel Harbridge, a Northwestern University political science professor, said GOP voters are not typically discouraged by rain. “Republicans are helped by bad weather…it does harm Democratic prospects.”

Wendy Schiller, a political science professor at Brown University, echoed Harbridge. “Bad weather almost always hurts Democrats,” she said. “The traditional Democratic base tends to include lower income people and the elderly. Both of those demographic groups have a hard time getting to the polls.”

Nonsense. Of course, Democrats are capable of voting in the rain. But sometimes, when it gets really wet, they only vote once.

Source: TheHill.com

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Pity CBS and the New York Times. They can see the Republican tidal wave coming, but their liberal bias is so strong that they can’t bring themselves to admit the size of what they see.

Take the results of the latest CBS/New York Times poll, for example:

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CBS and the New York Times love black people 77% more than the U.S. Census Bureau does

With the midterm elections less than a week away, a new CBS News/New York Times poll finds that Republicans continue to hold an advantage over Democrats in the generic House ballot. Forty-six percent of likely voters say they plan to vote Republican, while 40 percent say they will vote Democrat.

Americans are divided in their views of the job President Obama is doing: 45% approve, while 47% disapprove.

If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the poll, however, you’ll find the following paragraph:

This poll was conducted among a random sample of 1,173 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone October 22-26, 2010. An oversample of African Americans was interviewed, for a total of 273 interviews with African Americans.

What this means is that CBS and the New York Times have stacked the deck in this poll two different ways. And both of them lessen the impact of the aforementioned tidal wave.

First, they oversampled blacks, who are not just predominantly Democrat, but overwhelmingly Democrat. Blacks are approximately 13% of the population, yet in this poll they account for 23% of the respondents.

Obama’s not on the ballot and it is widely expected that black turn-out will decrease in this election, not increase. So what rationale could possibly justify oversampling by 77% (10/13) an ethnic group that voted 95% Democrat in the last election?

Based on this, we assume somewhere around 170% of blacks will vote Democrat in this election. Of course, this will necessarily require a major “get out the vote” effort in cemeteries across the country, but those are traditional Democrat strongholds.

Second, self-identified party breakdown (weighted) in this poll shows 28% Republicans, 38% Democrats and 45% Independents. Do CBS and the New York Times really think Democrats outnumber Republicans by 35% (10/28) in a year when Republicans are expected to dominate the balloting? For god’s sake, man, Obama only won by 7% in in 2008 in what was widely considered a runaway election.

To show just how distorted these figures are, on the same day this CBS/New York Times poll was released, Gallup released a poll on the composition of likely 2010 voters. It shows 55% Republican/Lean Republican, 40% Democrat/Lean Democrat and 4% Independent.

Of course, it’s always possible that Gallup oversampled racist, sexist, homophobic conservatives. But we doubt it.

Source: CBS News, Gallup

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Congratulations, Democrats. Now that we’ve seen this ad, nominations for Most Offensive Ad of the Year are closed and you have officially been declared the winners.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (that’s what the Democrat Party calls itself in Minnesota) sent out this remarkably offensive “Ignore the Poor” anti-Catholic mailer.

How loud would they squeal if someone – anyone – would have run an ad this offensive about Muslims?

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H/T: Gateway Pundit

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Gawker.com called this “our new favorite dystopian political advertisement.” But since don’t know what the hell that means, we’ll just say it’s the most over-written, over-produced, over-acted, over-thought piece of crap of this election cycle.

Luckily, it was produced by the leftists at MoveOn.org, so we’re happy that they saw fit to waste the money.

In that sense, it’s perfect. It stimulates the economy while being completely ineffective.

Bravo, MoveOn.org, bravo.

H/T: Gawker.com

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In the sleepy little town of Troy, New York there is a case of what is being referred to as “massive voter fraud.” The shock isn’t that it was perpetrated by Democrats, it’s that ACORN wasn’t involved.

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Perhaps this map will help Democrats who've lost their way in Troy, New York

FoxNation has the details:

A special prosecutor investigating allegations of voter fraud, Trey Smith, is collecting DNA from the majority of the city council all Democrats. Five city councilmen, including the council president, as well as four other city and county public officials and political operatives, have been ordered to or have had their saliva swabbed for DNA samples to compare to absentee ballots and absentee ballot applications that were allegedly forged.

Wait – it gets worse:

It has been alleged that Democrats tried to steal the primary election for city council and county legislature, by forging absentee ballots and ballot applications.

However, the Democrats tried to handle the crisis in true Democratic fashion. First of all, “No comment,” was apparently the first comment off the lips of Democratic Council member Gary Galuski and several other public officials who are under investigation.

Sarah Couch, who is not under investigation, said that when the story broke last year another councilman asked her to issue a press release that would “’point blame at the Republican Party,’ and she refused to do so.”

Finally, “One of the others who allegedly gathered absentee ballot applications, former Troy Housing worker and Democratic Committeeman Anthony DeFiglio” said “’what appears as a huge conspiracy to non-political persons, is really a normal political tactic that went out of control.’”

Just a normal political tactic. Really? That sounds familiar. Isn’t that what they said about the “Louisiana Purchase” and the “Nebraska Kickback”?

Hopefully when these clowns are convicted they’ll be placed in a nice normal jail cell.

Source: Fox News

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Remember just two short years ago when the election of Barack Obama ushered in an era of love and peace and harmony? That’s officially over. Even among Democrats.

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As far as we know, Frank Caprio has not told Miss Rhode Island to shove it

ABC News has details of the Rhode Island rebuff:

This morning on WPRO Radio Providence, Democratic Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio, whom President Obama has not endorsed, lashed out.

“I never asked President Obama for his endorsement and what’s going on here is really Washington insider politics at its worst,” Caprio said. “He can take his endorsement and really shove it as far as I am concerned.”

Deferring to his friendship with former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, the former Republican senator currently an independent gubernatorial candidate who endorsed the president in 2008, the president has not endorsed Caprio.

Recent polls indicate that Caprio and Chafee are in a tight race. According to the Providence Journal, Caprio was unaware that the president would not be endorsing him until a reporter told his campaign the news over the weekend.

Let’s just say that Caprio is not happy with President Obama.

Caprio today charged that the president is “coming into Rhode Island treating us like an ATM machine. I will wear it as a badge of honor and a badge of courage that he doesn’t want to endorse me as a Democrat.“

Note that Caprio doesn’t object to Barack Obama treating the American people like an ATM for the last two years.

Source: ABC News

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Here’s a commercial that will give you the kind of chills you may not have felt since viewing Ronald Reagan’s Morning In America commercial. Anyone who can watch this and not vote for Marco Friggin’ Rubio is obviously an anti-American, communist son of a bitch.

In one week, Marco will become the next Republican senator from Florida. He’s conservative. He’s telegenic. He’s a great speaker. He’s the son of immigrants. He’s Hispanic. He believes in American exceptionalism. And he’s married to a former NFL cheerleader. For god’s sake, man, what more could you ask of a candidate?

Far be it from us to stick our necks out, but we think we’re looking at the future of the Republican party.

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Democrat Congressman Robert Brady put his foot deep into his mouth on MSNBC on Monday, but trusty leftist apologist Andrea Mitchell came to the rescue.

Mitchell: What is the secret here to turn-out? In the old days, in the old machine days, it used to be what we called “walking around money,” handing out money to get people to the vote. Is it still the case? What do you do? What is the magic of the Democratic machine in Philadelphia?”

Brady: We still have the street money and we’re very knowledgeable.


The meaning seems clear. Brady’s admitting that the Democrats buy votes in Philadelphia. In fact, it seemed so clear that Mitchell revisited the issue five minutes later just to give Brady a way to explain away his previous statement.

Does anyone doubt that the producer was in the booth screaming, “Andrea! Go back and give this moron some cover.”

H/T: Breitbart.tv

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