July 16, 2012

Remind me to never get in twitter debates with idiots ever again………

April 29, 2012

Wanna know what happens when a senator endorses Romney at the Alaska State Convention? [HD]

April 3, 2012

Gary Johnson

Libertarian presidential candidate Governor Gary Johnson believes in fiscal conservatism and social tolerance.


February 14, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, this is how you get fired from Fox, or any other major news network (including MSNBC, CNN, ect.), in less than five minutes.

I applaud you Judge Napolitano and you were the last, and only reason I watched Fox.  Your show will be greatly missed.

January 21, 2012
Newt Gingrich wins South Carolina primary

The remaining results are:

2) Mitt Romney

3) Rick Santorum

4) Ron Paul

January 19, 2012
What’s your opinion of the first question asked of the debate today, regarding Newt’s marital infidelity?

Do you feel it was appropriate or inappropriate? 

January 19, 2012
Marianne Gingrich, Newt’s ex-wife, says he wanted ‘open marriage’

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in 1999 asked his second wife for an “open marriage” or a divorce at the same time he was giving speeches around the country on family and religious values, his former wife, Marianne, told The Washington Post on Thursday.

Marianne Gingrich said she first heard from the former speaker about the divorce request as she was waiting in the home of her mother on May 11, 1999, her mother’s 84th birthday. Over the phone, as she was having dinner with her mother, Newt Gingrich said, “I want a divorce.”

Shocked, Marianne Gingrich replied: “Is there anybody else?” she recalled. “He was quiet. Within two seconds, when he didn’t immediately answer, I knew.”

The next day, Newt Gingrich gave a speech titled “The Demise of American Culture” to the Republican Women Leaders Forum in Erie, Pa., extolling the virtues of the founding fathers and criticizing liberal politicians for supporting tax increases, saying they hurt families and children.

“When a liberal talks about values, will he or she actually like us to teach American history?” Newt Gingrich told the women’s group. “Will they actually like young people to learn that George Washington was an ethical man? A man of standards, a man who earned the right to be father of this country?”

Appearing at a campaign event in South Carolina on Thursday, the former speaker called the interview by his ex-wife “tawdry and inappropriate,” and refused to answer any questions about it.

“I’m not going to say anything about Marianne,” he said, as his third wife Callista stood a few paces behind him.

Marianne Gingrich said she was speaking out for the first time this year because she wanted her story told from her point of view, rather than be depicted as the victim or suffer a whisper campaign by supporters of Newt Gingrich’s presidential bid.

“How could he ask me for a divorce on Monday and within 48 hours give a speech on family values and talk about how people treat people?” she said.

Asked about the timing of the revelations, she said she had had so many requests for interviews that “it was unavoidable.” She said that during a campaign season, “I knew I wouldn’t get through this year without” doing the interview.

The Gingrich campaign spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.

In the four weeks after that 1999 phone call, Marianne and Newt Gingrich saw a counselor. During that time, he seemed to vacillate about what he wanted to do. Marianne Gingrich had learned the name of his then-paramour, Callista — now his wife — though Newt Gingrich never talked about her by name.

Newt Gingrich asked Marianne for an “open marriage” so that he could continue to see whoever he wanted. Marianne Gingrich, who had attended services in a Baptist church with Newt Gingrich, refused.

She said she decided to go public when she heard someone make derogatory comments about her on a radio program.

“Truthfully, my whole purpose was to get out there about who I was, so Newt couldn’t create me as an evil, awful person, which was starting to happen,” she said.

She talked on video for two hours to ABC investigative reporter Brian Ross, an edited version of which will be broadcast on Thursday night’s “Nightline,” and a transcript of which was released today. She laughed when told that some were reporting that she had a “bombshell,” and emphasized that many of her views of Newt Gingrich and his political positions are positive.

In anticipation of the interview, Newt Gingrich told NBC’s “Today” show that his divorce was a private matter. He said his daughters from his first marriage had written a letter to ABC News asking the network to spike the broadcast.

“Intruding into family things that are more than a decade old is simply wrong,” he told NBC.

Newt Gingrich has said that he has asked God for forgiveness, but Marianne Gingrich said he has not spoken to her since the divorce.

Staff writer Nia-Malika Henderson and researcher Alice Crites contributed to this report.

January 16, 2012
Jon Huntsman Ends Presidential Campaign, Backs Romney


Republican presidential candidate former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman descends stairs during an event at Virginia’s on King restaurant, Jan. 15, 2012, in Charleston, S.C.

Jon Huntsman bowed out of the Republican presidential race on Monday morning and endorsed Mitt Romney, winnowing the GOP field and giving Romney a boost just five days before South Carolina’s pivotal Jan. 21 primary.

“Today I am suspending my campaign,” Huntsman said in Myrtle Beach. “I believe it is now time for our party to unite behind candidate who can best beat Obama.”

After failing to break through in New Hampshire, where he placed third less than a week ago, Huntsman’s days in the race were numbered. Though he treated the disappointing result as a triumph — confetti showered the stage at his New Hampshire send-off Tuesday night — and journeyed south vowing to fight on, Huntsman’s campaign was running on fumes, lacking the money and momentum needed to contest a protracted primary fight. While his exit was anticipated, the timing was a surprise. Earlier Sunday, he earned the endorsement of South Carolina’s The State newspaper.

Advisers cast Huntsman’s decision as a way to help Romney wrap up the nomination and turn his sights on Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor, fresh off wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, is scrambling to fend off attacks from a slew of conservative challengers who see Saturday’s Palmetto State primary as their last, best hope to stall Romney’s push for the nomination. Huntsman’s slim support base — after notching 17% in New Hampshire, he has polled in the low single-digits in South Carolina — is most likely to throw its support to Romney.

Whether Romney’s camp will embrace the endorsement is another matter. After pledging to make comity a hallmark of his campaign, Huntsman sharpened his tone toward the Republican front-runner as his own fortunes sputtered. In recent weeks, he bitterly hammered Romney for being a political “chameleon” who lacked core convictions and “likes firing people.” On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Huntsman suggested Romney’s remarks about sacking insurance companies, taken against the backdrop of his record at Bain Capital, rendered him “completely unelectable.” Now Huntsman is calling Romney the GOP’s best hope to oust Obama in the fall.

Huntsman’s exit caps a campaign that sputtered badly after a splashy beginning. A popular governor with impeccable foreign-policy credentials, Huntsman’s plunge into the presidential race last summer was met with media fanfare and whispers among Democrats that his moderate tone and knack for knitting together bipartisan coalitions could make him a tough general-election match-up. His campaign kickoff in June painted him as a conservative in the Reagan mold. But he struggled from the start to find a foothold in a crowded GOP field.

As Utah governor, Huntsman compiled a conservative record on fiscal issues, abortion and gun rights while presiding over a surge in job growth. Instead of heralding these credentials, Huntsman often preferred the language of moderation. He decried partisan bickering, made a show of bucking GOP doctrine on issues like global warming and refused to criticize Obama, under whom he served as Ambassador to China. With primary voters hungry for red meat, he served up a steady diet of civility and compromise. The dish wasn’t popular.

At debates Huntsman was by turns wooden and jocular, muddying his strong grip of foreign policy and conservative tax plan with an off-kilter joke or a Mandarin phrase. Behind the scenes, his campaign was racked by infighting early on. In one of the race’s richest ironies, Huntsman — the wealthy son of a billionaire chemical manufacturer — was hamstrung all along by a lack of money, struggling to raise enough cash to go up on the air until it was too late. In the end, his super PAC spent some $2 million to run spots in New Hampshire, more than any other campaign.

It wasn’t enough. As a relative moderate running in a bull market for conservatives, Huntsman may have been doomed from the start, but he inflicted further damage by failing to zero in on a message. A few days before the New Hampshire primary, during a campaign stop in Concord, Huntsman was asked whether the experience of running had disabused him of the notion that there was still a place in politics for a centrist like himself. Huntsman, whose aides labored daily to cast him as a conservative alternative to Romney, didn’t bother to dog whistle. “Some people like to call it centrist or something else. I do what I do based on a view of this country and its future,” he said. “I’m a realist, at the end of the day. I don’t like to spend a lot of time posturing…I’m just going to be who I am.” Too many voters were left unsure what that was.

Updated, 11:31 a.m. Monday

Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/01/16/ending-campaign-huntsman-plans-to-drop-out-and-back-romney/#ixzz1jeEpJ7ON

January 15, 2012
Ron Paul Wins Texas Straw Poll.

January 11, 2012
Gingrich: Ron Paul’s base is “people who want to legalize drugs”

ByWalt CronkiteSarah Huisenga

"During a radio interview with conservative commentator John McCaslin, the former House speaker also said Paul is naive about the war on terrorism and Iran’s nuclear program. "This is a guy who basically says, if the United States were only nice, it wouldn’t have had 9/11. He doesn’t want to blame the bad guys. … He dismisses the danger of Iranian nuclear weapon and seems to be indifferent to the idea that Israel could be wiped out. And as I said, I think the key to his volunteer base is people who want to legalize drugs."

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57347050-503544/gingrich-ron-pauls-base-is-people-who-want-to-legalize-drugs/

Personal comment: I thought Newt was running a ‘positive’ campaign? Hmm. If he wants to gain support through this election cycle he probably shouldn’t be attacking voters.  His job is to try and convince those supporters to eventually support him as the presidential nominee (if he actually receives that title). Doesn’t seem too smart, eh?

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