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Jason Shih Did Work for the Corizine Campaign

A kid doing Doing field consulting work for the Corzine Campaign was busted today for drug possession.

 The New York Post put up the story and then took took it down after the Corzine campaign said they never heard of the guy.

 They lied. Via the New Jersey Democratic State Committee Expenditure Detail at Open Secrets, Jason Shih did did do some work for the Corzine campaign as a consultant.

Not what Corzine needs just a few days before the election.

Scozzafava Suspends Campaign - Throws Support to Hoffman

Just breaking:

 "Dede Scozzafava, the Republican and Independence parties candidate, announced Saturday that she is suspending her campaign for the 23rd Congressional District and releasing all her supporters. 
 The state Assemblywoman has not thrown her support to either Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Party candidate, or Bill Owens, the Democratic candidate. "Today, I again seek to act for the good of our community," Ms. Scozzafava wrote in a letter to friends and supporters. "It is increasingly clear that pressure is mounting on many of my supporters to shift their support.
Consequently, I hereby release those individuals who have endorsed and supported my campaign to transfer their support as they see fit to do so.
I am and have always been a proud Republican. It is my hope that with my actions today, my party will emerge stronger and our district and our nation can take an important step towards restoring the enduring strength and economic prosperity that has …

Gavin Newson Drops from California Governor Race

Good thing, it would have brutal. Newsom's mayorship has been one of utter failure and anarchy, and while that sells in SF, it wouldn't across the State.

 "San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who has been seen as a leading contender to be the next governor of California, announced today that he is quitting the race. Newsom is withdrawing from the Democratic primary amid lackluster poll numbers and meager fund-raising receipts.  His withdrawal leaves state Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown, who is expected to run even though he has not officially entered the race, with little opposition in the Democratic primary. “It is with great regret I announce today that I am withdrawing from the race for governor of California,” Newsom said in a statement. “With a young family and responsibilities at City Hall, I have found it impossible to commit the time required to complete this effort the way it needs to — and should be — done.  This is not an easy decision. But it is one made with the be…

White House Only Released Visitor Logs AFTER being threatened with a Lawsuit

Point of fact, several suits by watchdog groups prompted this release, so this isn't exactly a "voluntary" move.

 "As part of President Obama's commitment to government transparency, we are providing records of White House visitors on an ongoing basis online. In December 2009, we will begin posting all White House visitor records for the period from September 15th onwards under the terms of our new voluntary disclosure policy. In addition, as part of our new policy, we will post records dating from January 20th that are specifically requested on an ongoing basis. For more information, read the White House blog post announcing the new policy."

 CREW, a liberal "watchdog" group filed suit in June of this year for the logs. So did Judicial Watch

A settlement was reached and this release is only a small piece of the pie. The rest is to come by year's end. So again, this is far from voluntary, and it's reproachable that the Obama administratio…

Taxes Under Democrat Health Bill

Had enough America?

 Via Americans for Tax Reform here's a list of new taxes under the House Bill.

 Two catch my eye as particulary disturbing.

 "Excise Tax on Medical Devices (Page 339): Imposes a new excise tax on medical device manufacturers equal to 2.5 percent of the wholesale price. It excludes retail sales and unspecified medical devices sold to the general public."

So what does Pelosi and the democrats have against the disabled? Sure enough the cost of certain medical devices will increase as manufacturers will pass the cost of devices to the consumer. Then there is this one. 

"Cap on FSAs (Page 325): FSAs would face an annual cap of $2500 (currently uncapped). Increased Additional Tax on Non-Qualified HSA Distributions (Page 326): Non-qualified distributions from HSAs would face an additional tax of 20 percent (current law is 10 percent). This disadvantages HSAs relative to other tax-free accounts (e.g. IRAs, 401(k)s, 529 plans, etc.)"

 FSA'…

While Obama Swoons in Polls - CNN goes after Palin

Anything to get the focus off the Glory Kid and his fading glory.
"WASHINGTON (CNN) - More than seven in 10 Americans think Sarah Palin is not qualified to be president, according to a new national poll. Seventy-one percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday morning believe the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee is not qualified to be president, with 29 percent saying she does have the credentials to serve in the White House. Republicans appear split, with 52 percent saying she's qualified and 47 percent disagreeing with that view.
The poll indicates that about half of the country, 51 percent, has an unfavorable view of Palin, with 42 percent seeing her in a positive light. Nearly two-thirds of those questioned say Palin's not a typical politician, and feel she's a good role model for women. Fifty-six percent add that Palin cares about people, and a similar amount think she's honest an…

Lieberman Gives Reid a Noogie

Gotta love this:

 "Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Tuesday that he’d back a GOP filibuster of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care reform bill.
 Lieberman, who caucuses with Democrats and is positioning himself as a fiscal hawk on the issue, said he opposes any health care bill that includes a government-run insurance program — even if it includes a provision allowing states to opt out of the program, as Reid has said the Senate bill will.
"We're trying to do too much at once," Lieberman said. “To put this government-created insurance company on top of everything else is just asking for trouble for the taxpayers, for the premium payers and for the national debt. I don’t think we need it now."
 Asked about Lieberman’s threat to filibuster a final vote on the Reid plan, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said: "I haven't seen the report from Sen. Lieberman or why he's saying what he's saying. I think Democrats and Republicans a…

Pull the Plug on Little Terminal Sally - How Obama's "National Emergency" for H1N1 is a Test for Death Panels

Sarah was right, as were we.
"President Obama has declared H1N1 swine flu a national emergency, clearing the way for his health chief to give hospitals wider leeway in how they handle a possible surge of new patients, administration officials said Saturday.
The president granted Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius the power to lift some federal regulations for medical providers, including allowing hospitals to set up off-site facilities to increase the number of available beds and protect patients who are not infected. Obama said in the declaration that the "rapid increase in illness . . . may overburden health-care resources."
White House officials played down the dramatic language, saying the president's action did not stem from a new assessment of the dangers the flu poses to the public. Instead, officials said the action provides greater flexibility for hospitals that may face a surge of new patients as the virus sweeps through their commu…

A Personal Message - Another Journey - Our Dual Cancer Battles

Hi friends and readers of Macsmind.   Last month my wife of 26 years was diagnosed with cancer during an emergency hospital stay.   Incredibly this month during a routine physical I too was discovered to have prostate cancer.

During the next five to six weeks my wife will undergo both chemo and radiation that will be followed by surgery.  Also during that time I will be undergoing radiation for 8 weeks followed by a 'seed implant".  I have an excellent prognosis of cure 85%.

This is just a note to let you know that at times I will be sporactic in posting, as well as appearing on the MacRanger Show, as well as my local schedule.   Additionally if you are a long time reader and would like to guest post on Macsmind let me know, I surely would appreciate the help and I'm sure the readers would too.

However through the strength of God and his grace we will get through - it's the only way to get through - and will share our experiences with others to help them over come.

Th…

Legal Challenges to Mandated Insurance Being Prepared Even Now

Whether or not Obama is able to mandate you and I buy health insurance, those who will challenge the constitutionality of it have already prepared hundreds of case filings around the country.

This will surely keep the mandate from taking force and in fact may well lead to the Supreme Court, where a ruling is likely to be favorable on the side of liberty.

Back in June, the WSJ provided a early rebuke to Pelosi and other dems who side-step the constitutionality question.

Anyone who imagines that Congress can simply avoid the constitutional issues -- and lawsuits -- by withdrawing federal court jurisdiction over the new health system must think again.  A brief review of the Supreme Court's recent war-on-terror decisions, brought by or on behalf of detained enemy combatants, will disabuse that notion.  This area of governmental authority was once nearly immune from judicial intervention. Over the past five years, however, the Supreme Court (supposedly the nonpolitical branch) has una…

Republicans Low Points in CNN Poll but Still doing Better in the Generic Ballots

Un-huh...

 "WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Republican Party's favorable rating among Americans is at lowest level in at least a decade, according to a new national poll.
 Thirty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they have a favorable opinion of the Republican Party, with 54 percent viewing the GOP negatively.
 According to the poll, 53 percent have a positive opinion of the Democratic Party, with 41 percent holding an unfavorable view. The survey indicates that favorable ratings for the Democrats have dropped 5 points since February, with the Republican number slipping 3 points.
 "The Republican party may still be battling the legacy left to them by George W. Bush," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "They have also spent a lot of time in 2009 working against Democratic proposals. That hasn't left them a lot of time so far this year to present a positive, post-Bush message. Of course, there is …

Dems Close to Pushing Public Option? Not Quite

Lefty blogs all a twitter about hopes for Harry Reid getting through a Public Option.
"Democratic leaders in the Senate and House have concluded that a government-run insurance plan is the cheapest way to expand health coverage, and they sought Friday to rally support for the idea, prospects for which have gone in a few short weeks from bleak to bright. The shift in momentum is so dramatic that many lawmakers now predict that President Obama will sign a final bill that includes some form of government-sponsored insurance for people who do not receive coverage through the workplace.
Even Democrats with strong reservations about expanding government's role in the health-care system say they are reconsidering the approach in hopes of making low-cost plans broadly available. Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) sought support Friday for expansive versions of the public option as they prepared to send reform legislation to the Sen…

A Great Speech - Dick Cheney Provides the Contrast between Leadership and Incompetence

No commentary, I'm posting Dick Cheney's speech in full as prepared and delivered to the Center for Security Policy last night.


Thank you all very much. It’s a pleasure to be here, and especially to receive the Keeper of the Flame Award in the company of so many good friends.
I’m told that among those you’ve recognized before me was my friend Don Rumsfeld. I don’t mind that a bit. It fits something of a pattern. In a career that includes being chief of staff, congressman, and secretary of defense, I haven’t had much that Don didn’t get first. But truth be told, any award once conferred on Donald Rumsfeld carries extra luster, and I am very proud to see my name added to such a distinguished list.
To Frank Gaffney and all the supporters of Center for Security Policy, I thank you for this honor. And I thank you for the great energy and high intelligence you bring to as vital a cause as there is – the advance of freedom and the uncompromising defense of the United States.

Most anyo…

Slip-Sliding Away - More Shrinking Numbers for Kid Obama

Poof!

 "In Gallup Daily tracking that spans Barack Obama's third quarter in office (July 20 through Oct. 19), the president averaged a 53% job approval rating. That is down sharply from his prior quarterly averages, which were both above 60%.  In fact, the 9-point drop in the most recent quarter is the largest Gallup has ever measured for an elected president between the second and third quarters of his term, dating back to 1953. One president who was not elected to his first term -- Harry Truman -- had a 13-point drop between his second and third quarters in office in 1945 and 1946."
I don't find this "shocking at all"  I've said it all along.  The "buyer's remorse" of voting for a Paper Tiger.  Obama's turning out to be all talk, howbeit through a teleprompter, hugely petty - almost Nixonist in his paranoia, and quite frankly something Americans could do without right now.  

Look for this slide to continue.   Bush hit 40-30s in his s…

Obama could use Fox News instead of Childishly Criticizing It

Pathetic:

"A White House attempt to delegitimize Fox News – which in past times would have drawn howls of censorship from the press corps – has instead been greeted by a collective shrug. That’s true even though the motivations of the White House are clear: Fire up a liberal base disillusioned with Obama by attacking the hated Fox.  Try to keep a critical news outlet off-balance. Raise doubts about future Fox stories. But most of all, get other journalists to think twice before following the network’s stories in their own coverage. "We're doing what we think is important to make sure news is covered as fairly as possible," a White House official told POLITICO, noting how the recent ACORN scandal story started because Fox covered it “breathlessly for weeks on end.” “And then you had a couple days of breast-beating from The Washington Post and The New York Times about whether or not they were fast enough on the ACORN story,” the official said.  “And it's like:…

WAPO Poll on Public Option finds "Surprise" that Democrats Like it

But of course, the WAPO headline would have you think that Americans are clamoring for a Public Option.  But note the poll breakdown Republican to Democrat.

"Only 20 percent of adults identify themselves as Republicans, little changed in recent months, but still the lowest single number in Post-ABC polls since 1983. Political independents continue to make up the largest group, at 42 percent of respondents; 33 percent call themselves Democrats."
So we're supposed to take this as a "mandate".

Note quite.  When polling with a more accurate breakdown - not by a news org that celebrated Obama's visit to it's office - it's more..

"Support for the health care plan proposed by the President and Congressional Democrats is down to 42%. Fifty-four percent (54%) are opposed." That same daily tracking poll shows Obama continuing to slide in popularity.  If the WAPO is trying to help Obama it shouldn't be so "honest" in reporting it's h…

Emanuel - We Suck on Afghanistan but of course it's Bush's fault

Everyone knows that your name is good for blaming things on six months after you leave the job. But were at the ninth month and still Obama-World is blaming Bush.
"WASHINGTON (CNN) -- One of President Obama's top advisers said Sunday the Bush administration failed to ask critical questions about the war in Afghanistan, leaving the Obama administration starting from scratch -- and leaving the war "adrift." White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says President Obama is asking new questions about Afghanistan War. "
The president is asking the questions that have never been asked on the civilian side, the political side, the military side and the strategic side," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told CNN's "State of the Union." Among the things the Obama administration wants to know from Afghan leaders: "Do you have a credible Afghan partner for this process that can provide the security and the type of services that the Afghan…

Axelrod: Fox isn't Real News

Doof:
"White House senior adviser David Axelrod said Sunday that the Fox News Channel is "not really a news station" and that much of the programming is "not really news." "I’m not concerned," Axelrod said on ABC's "This Week" when George Stephanopoulos asked about the back-and-forth between the White House and Fox News. "Mr. [Rupert] Murdoch has a talent for making money, and I understand that their programming is geared toward making money. The only argument [White House communications director] Anita [Dunn] was making is that they’re not really a news station if you watch even — it’s not just their commentators, but a lot of their news programming. "It’s really not news — it’s pushing a point of view. And the bigger thing is that other news organizations like yours ought not to treat them that way, and we’re not going to treat them that way. We’re going to appear on their shows. We’re going to participate but understan…

Al Sharpton IS a Criminal

Seems Mr. Anti-Semtic is mad about being called a "criminal".
"“Not only did Rush Limbaugh try to criminalize the NFL,” Sharpton told Page2Live, “but now he is saying I’m a criminal. He can call me a race-baiter and all that stuff like he does. But don’t call me a criminal. [...]"
Well in fact aside from his involvement in stroking riots and such Mr. Anti-Semitic IS a criminal in every sense of the word. Cheating on your income taxes is criminal.

 The IRS last year determined he did just that, to the tune of 1.8 million. Mr. Anti-Semitic settled for half of that and narrowly avoided being sent to jail. IRS sources told me he was essentially one step away from being charged with tax evasion and tax fraud.

Additionally,  via Freepers in 2007, "After Sharpton’s name surfaced on wiretaps in an unrelated Philadelphia City Hall corruption case, the FBI launched a probe into Sharpton’s fund-raising for his failed 2004 presidential run. The FBI secretly videotap…

NFL Boycott Blitz - Flood the Phones and Emails!

In line with my call to boycott the NFL over it's treatment of conservatives, at 12pm today and continuing throughout the day, I'm calling for people to flood the following contacts with faxes, emails and phone calls. NFL - Contact Form.

 Email for Robert Goodall - Roger.Goodell2@nfl.net   Phone number 1-212-450-2000 .

 Team Texting and Hotlines:


























Main Sponsers:  NIKE Call 1-800-344-6453; 


Anheuser Busch 1-800-Dial-Busch




More to come.






Obama Thuggery - Threatens Insurance Companies over Truth Telling

Fishwrap.
"WASHINGTON — President Obama mounted a frontal assault on the insurance industry on Saturday, accusing it of using “deceptive and dishonest ads” to derail his health care legislation and threatening to strip the industry of its longstanding exemption from federal antitrust laws. In unusually harsh terms, Mr. Obama cast insurance companies as obstacles to change interested only in preserving their own “profits and bonuses” and willing to “bend the truth or break it” to stop his drive to remake the nation’s health care system.
The president used his weekly radio and Internet address to challenge industry assertions that legislation will drive up premiums. “It’s smoke and mirrors,” Mr. Obama said. “It’s bogus. And it’s all too familiar. Every time we get close to passing reform, the insurance companies produce these phony studies as a prescription and say, ‘Take one of these, and call us in a decade.’ Well, not this time.” Rather than trying to curb costs and help p…

Saturday Night Comedy: Anti-Semitic Sharpton wants to Sue Limbaugh

Clown.
"The Rev. Al Sharpton is ready for a Rush to judgment. The civil rights leader, typically impervious to insults, said Saturday that he will sue Rush Limbaugh for defamation unless he gets an apology from the right-wing radio host.
Sharpton was outraged by a Limbaugh op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal that blamed him for the 1991 Crown Heights riot and a 1995 killing spree at a Harlem store. "I am definitely going to prove he makes reckless, unaccountable statements," Sharpton said. "Which is why he was forced out of buying an NFL team in the first place."
Limbaugh lashed out at Sharpton over the right-wing radio host's failed attempt to purchase a piece of the St. Louis Rams. Sharpton, among others, blasted Limbaugh's bid for NFL ownership. Limbaugh replied in his op-ed piece that Sharpton "played a leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot ... and 1995 Freddie's Fashion Mart riot." Seven people were killed by a gun-to…

Putting Our Money where it Counts - Conservative Boycotting of the NFL will Continue

Rush writing in the WSJ:
"As I explained on my radio show, this spectacle is bigger than I am on several levels. There is a contempt in the news business, including the sportswriter community, for conservatives that reflects the blind hatred espoused by Messrs. Sharpton and Jackson. "Racism" is too often their sledgehammer. And it is being used to try to keep citizens who don't share the left's agenda from participating in the full array of opportunities this nation otherwise affords each of us. It was on display many years ago in an effort to smear Clarence Thomas with racist stereotypes and keep him off the Supreme Court. More recently, it was employed against patriotic citizens who attended town-hall meetings and tea-party protests. These intimidation tactics are working and spreading, and they are a cancer on our society."
And on the NFL. As I said before I'm absolutely sure that conservatives make up the lion share of money that comes to the NF…

Fox Finally Fires Racist Cop-Killer Sympathizer Marc Lamont Hill

It's about time.  There is no way any network should give this cop killer lover face time on TV:

"Hill, a frequent guest on "The O'Reilly Factor" and other Fox News shows, has been the target of increasing criticism on the blogosphere for alleged sympathies to controversial figures includingAssata Shakur and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Though Hill bills himself as an expert on hip-hop culture, he also drew fire for serving as a liberal foil for various Fox News personalities on subjects far from his stated area of expertise."

Good!    As David Horowitz pointed out"

"Not only is Fox News Contributor Marc Lamont Hill an admirer of convicted cop killer and radical icon Mumia Abu-Jamal, he’s also his publisher. AIM’s Cliff Kincaid discovered that Abu-Jamal had been promoted on Hill’s now-deleted myspace account. Well it goes even further than Kincaid initially reported. One of NewsReal’s astute readers just informed me of even more disturbing (though not parti…

Limbaugh to Sue - UPDATE

Rush on yesterday's program.
" I walked out of the studio at the top of the hour. I went into the control room where the trusted and loyal staff is just outraged. I no more than got one foot in the door, and Dawn starts shouting at me, "We are not satisfied, that first caller was wrong, we don't feel better. Sue 'em!" And then Snerdley stood up, started spitting out the same thing in anger. Brian said, "To hell with it, I'm leaving," and went and got a bottle of water. (laughing) I've become the new owner of the National Action Network. (interruption) Own the Monochrome Coalition? No, no, no. Look, folks, I understand. If you think you're enraged by this, trust me I'm right in there with you leading the pack. But there is a strategery here that has to play out, that has to take place. I don't want you to sit around and think that we're not looking into this. We have been for a while. It's gotta be done right, evidence ha…

Breaking: Limbaugh to File Lawsuits Against Slanderers

First the news.

"Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was dropped from a group bidding to buy the St. Louis Rams. ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported the story on Wednesday. Limbaugh was to be a limited partner in a group headed by St. Louis Blues chairman Dave Checketts. Checketts said in a statement Wednesday that Limbaugh's participation had become a complication in the group's efforts and the bid will move forward without him. Checketts told the Associated Press he will have no further comment on the bid process.
Three-quarters of the league's 32 owners would have had to approve any sale to Limbaugh and his group. Earlier this week, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay predicted that Limbaugh's potential bid would be met by significant opposition.
Several players have also voiced their displeasure with Limbaugh's potential ownership position, and NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, who is black, urged players to speak out against …

Undoing the Damage After 2010 and 2012

It's pretty much a given that the GOP will win a boat-load of seats come next November, not enough to win back the House, but enough to even things up.  We should take Congress back by 2012.


I'm predicting also that by 2012 the American people will be so ready to dump Obama that they'll chip in to by the U-Haul trucks to help him move back to Kenya.


But then the next question is how to we reverse the damage he and the Democrats have done.   Much of the Obamacare won't take effect until 2013 which means that a new conservative Congress with a new President can repeal much of the legislation before it takes a hold such as Social Security did.




Wexler Target of Probe - To Step Down from Congress

Wexler is stepping down, but not to get a new position, unless it's "THE POSITION".

There is a buzz that his past has caught up to him, having been in a recent Broward County Commissioner dust up, specific to Josephus Eggelletion.


There isn't any other confirmation besides the chatter over the radio tonigh, but we should know by tomorrow. 






Want a Real Racist? How About NBC Sports Firing Keith Olbermann

Since the media is all hyped up about false comments that Rush Limbaugh never made, how about these real racist comments from Keith Olbermann of NBC Sports. During a September 9, 2007 broadcast of NBC’s “Football Night in America,” Keith Olbermann offered the following color commentary during highlights of the Buffalo Bills/Denver Bronco game.





 "With the Denver drive having stalled, Roscoe Parrish on the punt return. Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles at its finest. He could go the entire distance and does and it's seven-zip Bills."

A Call for a Conservative Boycott of the NFL

In light of Roger Goodell lack of intestinal fortitude and seeking to block Limbaugh's right to ownership, I hereby call for a conservative boycott of the NFL, NFL merchandise, and further protests at NFL events.

This isn't about Limbaugh, this is about Goodell, who is an Obama supporter and obviously using that bias. Fine, conservatives make more than 70 percent of the base of NFL fans.

 I love football like anyone else but it comes time to make a stand. The first event I'll be planning will be a protest outside Landshark Stadium during the next Dolphin's home game.

 Further, I think since Goodell is abusing his position as a political statement he should be made to pay a price as well. Tomorrow I will be on local 560am talking about this.

Matthews Could Be Charged with Threats of Assault

Yes it's true.


 This on top of DUI Killer Rick Sanchez spreading a false rumor about Limbaugh, attributing something to him he hadn't said.

 Again, I think Limbaugh files a defamation lawsuit against MSNBC, and authorities look into Matthew's statement to see if DC hate crime laws have been violated.

UPDATE:  It's seems that Limbaugh has already begun legal action, it's about time.

It's Time to Call the Code Red - Snowe is on the Hit List

I've had enough, how about you?
"Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine) is risking a shot at becoming the top Republican on an influential Senate committee by backing Democratic healthcare legislation, according to senators on the panel.
A Senate Democrat on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee said Republicans on the panel are threatening to vote against Snowe, who is in line for the senior GOP post that is about to come open. “Wake up,” the Democrat told a reporter last week when questioned if the Republicans would retaliate against Snowe for crossing party lines. Snowe, a potential swing vote on the Senate Finance Committee, could give Democrats a major boost Tuesday when that panel holds a final vote on Chairman Max Baucus’s (D-Mont.) bill.
She could also support the bill in the coming weeks on the Senate floor. “A vote for healthcare would be something that would weigh on our minds when it came time to vote,” said a Republican on Commerce, who said Snowe would other…

Al Sharpton's Secret Love - He can't stop Limbaugh

Fat chance.

"The Rev. Al Sharpton has joined those imploring the National Football League to deny conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh the opportunity to buy the St. Louis Rams franchise. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, Sharpton wrote that he was “disturbed” to hear about Limbaugh’s interest in the Rams and asked for a meeting with Goodell “to discuss the myriad of reasons as to why [Limbaugh] should not be given an opportunity” to purchase the team. Sharpton argued that Limbaugh has been “anti-NFL” in his comments about several of the league’s players, specifically naming Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb. Limbaugh sparked controversy several years ago by contending that the media want McNabb to succeed simply because he is black. In addition, Sharpton wrote that Limbaugh’s “recent statement — that the NFL was beginning to look like a fight between the Crips and the Bloods without the weapons — was disturbing.” Lim…

White House Whining: Fox News is a Wing of the Republican Party

No wonder Chris Wallace called them a bunch of cry babies.
"Fox News is simply "a wing of the Republican Party," a top White House aide said today. Appearing on CNN this morning, White House Communications Director Anita Dunn said Fox News exists simply to further the agenda of the GOP. "
Fox News often operates almost as either the research arm or the communications arm of the Republican Party," Dunn said. This is the second time in a week that Dunn has blasted Fox. She was quoted in Time Magazine on Thursday blasting the cable network as "opinion journalism masquerading as news."
Fox News Senior Vice President of News Michael Clemente said Fox News' growing viewership speaks for itself. "An increasing number of viewers are relying on FOX News for both news and opinion," said Clemente. He added that Fox has a clear barrier between hard news programming and opinion shows.
"The average news consumer can certainly distin…

McCain for Palin 2012

Well now.
"Former Republican presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain is openly admitting that there were tensions between his former campaign manager Steve Schmidt and those close to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, McCain’s one-time White House running mate. Still, McCain calls Palin “a formidable force” in the GOP and remains open to the possibility of Palin being his party’s presidential nominee in 2012... “There are fundamental facts … that cannot be denied,” McCain adds. “When we selected or asked Sarah Palin to be my running mate, it energized our party. We were ahead in the polls, until the stock market crashed. And she still is a formidable force in the Republican Party.” “I have great affection for her,” McCain continues. But “did we always agree on everything in the past? Will we in the future? No."
You have to ask where was McCain all this time since the election, nevetheless it's about time.
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