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Archive for December 10th, 2011

Gallup poll shows anti-incumbent sentiment at all-time high

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 10th, 2011 5:34 am by HL

Gallup poll shows anti-incumbent sentiment at all-time high

A new Gallup survey shows that more than three-quarters of registered voters think most members of Congress do not deserve to be reelected – the highest such number in the 19 years that Gallup has asked the question.

Seventy-six percent of registered voters in the Gallup survey said they don’t think most lawmakers deserve to be reelected, while 20 percent said they believe most members of Congress do deserve reelection.

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DCCC buys $1 million in ad time in Oregon special election for ex-Rep. David Wu’s seat

Democrats have bought $1 million worth of ad time in the upcoming special congressional election in Oregon – a significant sign that the heavily Democratic seat of former congressman David Wu (D-Ore.) could be at risk.

But just how at risk?

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Perry gets number of justices on Supreme Court wrong, forgets Sotomayor’s name

DES MOINES — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday there are eight Supreme Court justices, not nine, and couldn’t remember Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s name in an editorial board meeting with The Des Moines Register newspaper.

Perry’s repeated stumbles are keeping him from steadying his Republican presidential campaign with less than a month remaining before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa.

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John Bolton to Newt Gingrich: Focus on nomination before secretary of state

This week, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said if he won the 2012 election, he would ask his former American Enterprise Institute colleague, John Bolton, to be secretary of state. However, on Thursday night on Greta Van Susteren’s Fox News show, “On the Record”, Bolton expressed his reservations.

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Obama Parrots Chavez, Shows Why He Can’t Lead

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 10th, 2011 5:31 am by HL

Obama Parrots Chavez, Shows Why He Can’t Lead
Peter Ferrara, Forbes
On Tuesday, President Obama went to Osawatomie High School in Kansas to deliver an address framing the economic issues for the 2012 election.  He was following in the footsteps of turn of the century “progressive” Teddy Roosevelt, who spoke at that same site 100 years ago to rail against big corporations and the privileged, while calling for “fair play” for ordinary Americans.But the speech only showed why Obama can’t lead America on the economy.  Instead of leading us forward into the modern economics of the 21st century, he…

Eric Holder Stonewalls On
Michael Walsh, New York Post
For the sake of argument, let’s assume that everything Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee yesterday was true. That the answer to several questions about who ordered Fast and Furious — the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “deeply flawed, reckless, misguided and inexcusable” (Holder’s words) gun-trafficking operation — is: “We don’t know yet.”

All the GOP’s Gordon Gekkos
Paul Krugman, New York Times
Almost a quarter of a century has passed since the release of the movie “Wall Street,” and the film seems more relevant than ever. The self-righteous screeds of financial tycoons denouncing President Obama all read like variations on Gordon Gekko’s famous “greed is good” speech, while the complaints of Occupy Wall Street sound just like what Gekko says in private: “I create nothing. I own,” he declares at one point; at another, he asks his protégé, “Now you’re not naïve…

No Need to Rush Primary Process
Jonah Goldberg, Boston Herald
In 2008, the Democrats were blessed with two candidates the party's rank-and-file admired almost as much as the press corps did.Ultimately Barack Obama, the hope-and-change guy, was more popular than Hillary Clinton if for no other reason than that the former first lady came with so much baggage "” mostly in the form of her husband, but also some scandals of her own "” while Obama was a fresh start.But everyone let that contest play out. There was little urgency over the need to pick a candidate as soon as possible.This time, the Republican field is…