Anti-Obama film does well at box office
But even more amazing: it had the highest average revenue per-screen of the top ten films. This suggests that if it had been shown more widely it would have done even better.
"OMG, our beloved Emperor is gone! (sorta') But don't worry: the Democrats are fanning the flames of crazy, so it's just a matter of time before they run things again."
Up to now we have had working families outside all of Romney's events protesting his outsourcing policies at Bain,” reads a PAC statement. “We're now going to expand that message to incorporate Ryan and the plan to end Medicare ... What Romney and Bain did to middle class families and companies, Romney [and] Ryan want to do to all Americans with their plan to end Medicare.Did you know Ryan had a plan to end Medicare?
Aligning himself with the poster-child for ending Medicare and Social Security puts to rest any suggestion that Romney has a clue what the middle class needs. (Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO thug)Fun, fun, fun, huh? Just release the most outrageous lies you can devise, and trust the MSM will reprint those lies verbatim. After which roughly half the electorate will believe those lies.
Let’s tally the risks of a Ryan pick. For one thing, Ryan has no significant private-sector experience.Oh my, yes, Mr. Lizza, you have nailed it. How could *anyone* with an IQ above 70 vote for a guy with "no significant private-sector experience" to be Vice-president?
Ryan’s Washington experience is also light, at least for a potential President—which, after all, is the main job description of a Vice-President.Let's see here...Ryan has been a member of the House for 14 years and is chairman of the Budget Committee. Contrast that with the magnificent experience of the current Democrat preezy, who spent--was it two years?--as a senator before running for president. However, during this time Obama's keen analytical skill, hard work and brilliant oratory won him key leadership positions as chairman of the powerful senate Parking Assignment committee and vice-chair of the key senate School Lunch Menu Planning committee.
I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.Uh...to "do the same thing" as you did with the "auto industry"? First, you gave over $60 Billion of taxpayer money to GM, bought controlling interest, then essentially gave control to the UAW. Is that what you want to repeat?
Clarification: This post was updated to reflect the president's intent to express his support for manufacturing success. An earlier version was unclear about his intent."Updated to reflect the president's intent to express his support for manufacturing success," huh? How, exactly, did you determine his intent? Did someone at the White House tell you what it was? Maybe take you to task over an ambiguous headline?
Programs are piled upon programs, without any effort at coherence; there are 82 separate federal programs, for example, for teacher training. Ancient subsidies from the New Deal are treated as sacred cows. The idea of setting priorities is anathema. Nothing can get taken away, because that would offend a special interest.But he's also got a solution, if only tongue-in-cheek:
Government is played as a game, not as a fiduciary responsibility to get things done. Running the country is not what political leaders mainly think about. They wake up every morning calculating how to beat the other party. You think this is too cynical? Hearings for completely unobjectionable judicial candidates are held up for years because of unrelated partisan bickering. A chief of staff for a Democratic senator once told me that a bill that perfectly reflected Democratic policy was rejected because it was introduced by a moderate Republican.
Right and wrong no longer matter in this deviant subculture. Sealed off from personal responsibility by accumulated bureaucracy and thick walls of special interest money, our government is covered by a putrid mold of cynical gamesmanship and everyday hypocrisy. People scurry around its baseboards seeking short-term advantage, but big change is so inconceivable as to be laughable.
[We] should move the national capital. It wouldn't matter where, as long as government is run by new people not infected by the current culture. Almost no current public employees would be able to move to the new capital ... because they wouldn't be able to sell their homes. Just imagine it: a sea of "For Sale" signs up and down the streets of Georgetown and Chevy Chase, with no takers because there are soon to be no jobs. I ended this riff with Disney taking over Washington as a theme park and rehiring everyone to do just what they're doing now -- pretending to do something.Definitely worth reading the whole thing.
Campaigns are won in the abstract, but governance occurs in the concrete.Yep.
As long as Obama stayed on the plane of smoke and mirrors he could tell voters the lies that 52% of them were eager to hear. But when it came down to where his people would find the money to fund all the wonderful promises, then the truth became unavoidably evident.
But according to the authors of a new book about the 2008 race for a U.S. Senate seat for Minnesota, not only was there a lot of fraud but it almost certainly threw the election to the Democrat. In other words, fraud decided the winner of a critical race.
In the '08 race, Republican Norm Coleman ran against Democrat Al Franken. The vote was incredibly close: on the morning after the election Coleman led Franken by 725 votes out of 2.9 million.
Democratic strategists immediately challenged the results. After the first canvass, Coleman's lead dropped to 206 votes. Finally, after seven months of wrangling and litigation Franken was declared the winner by 312 votes.
During the fight over which ballots should count, a conservative group called Minnesota Majority began to look into claims of vote fraud. Comparing criminal records with voting rolls, the group identified 1,099 felons -- all ineligible to vote -- who had voted in the Franken-Coleman race.
Minnesota Majority took this information to prosecutors across the state, but curiously, most showed no interest in pursuing it, even though Minnesota law requires authorities to investigate such leads.
So far, the authors report, 177 people have been convicted -- not just accused, but convicted -- of illegally voting in the Senate race. Another 66 are awaiting trial. "The numbers aren't greater," the authors say, "because the standard for convicting someone of voter fraud in Minnesota is that they must have been both ineligible, and 'knowingly' voted unlawfully." The accused can get off by claiming not to have known they did anything wrong.
Still, that's a total of 243 people either convicted of voter fraud or awaiting trial in an election that was decided by 312 votes. With 1,099 examples identified by Minnesota Majority, and with evidence suggesting that felons, when they do vote, strongly favor Democrats, it's a reasonable bet that Franken was elected because of vote fraud.
And that's just the question of voting by felons. Minnesota Majority also found all sorts of other irregularities that cast further doubt on the "official" results.
This race was particularly important because Franken's alleged win gave Democrats the crucial 60th vote in favor of Obama's national health care proposal -- the exact number needed to shut off a Republican filibuster. If Coleman had kept his seat, Obamacare would not have become law.
Voter fraud matters. Yet Democrats across the country continue to downplay the importance of the issue. Last year, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, denounced "the gauzy accusation that voter fraud is somehow a problem, when over and over again it has been proven that you're more likely to get hit by lightning than you are to [be] a victim of voter fraud."Except when a guy elected by fraud turns out to be the deciding vote in congress that results in passage of a disaster like Obamacare. In that case we're all victims.
Vice President Joe Biden today will kick off the Obama administration’s “Recovery Summer,” a six-week-long push designed to highlight the jobs accompanying a surge in stimulus-funded projects.So imagine my surprise when the same David Axelrod went on one of the Sunday morning talk shows and carefully implied that he never used that term. He's clearly surprised when the host says he used the term, and counters with "Well I was always very careful...you'll have to show me the tape."
David Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president, said: “This summer will be the most active Recovery Act season yet, with thousands of highly-visible road, bridge, water and other infrastructure projects breaking ground across the country."
There’s a different leader in Syria now. Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.The speaker, as you may have guessed, was the U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, appearing on “Face the Nation,” March 27, 2011.