More Dem playbook in action, shredding GOP registrations
Sunday we warned that the Democrats would dust off their 2004 Election Playbook and engage in all kinds of shenanigans in an all out effort to do whatever it takes to ensure President Obama is reelected.
No sooner had the warning been published, than did the Des Moines Register and ABC News report about absentee ballot irregularities in Iowa.
Somehow a Democrat campaign worker gave his 75-year-old mother the impression that it was OK for her to sign his name on an absentee ballot request form when he wasn’t home. In addition, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was looking into unauthorized absentee ballot paperwork in which someone allegedly requested paperwork for an absentee ballot without the voter’s consent or knowledge:
“The DCI has approached paid Democratic Party staff to ask questions about allegations of unauthorized requests for absentee ballots in Floyd County, a party official confirmed. Norm Sterzenbach, the party’s executive director, said a DCI agent spoke briefly to three workers at the Organizing for America office in Charles City. The party’s attorneys then contacted the agent “and said if you need to talk to … any of our employees, have those conversations with our attorneys,” Sterzenbach said…”
Now, Monday evening, we learn that a so-called non-partisan organization was caught shredding Republican voter registrations:
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Polling Puts Romney Up in OH, even in PA
Mystical polling genius Sate Nilver has obtained Romney campaign internal polling, signed a non-disclosure agreement, utilized a magical, mystical, sophisticated statistical analysis system (known to some colloquially as “Microsoft Excel”), and has uncovered that Romney is up in Ohio, and dead even in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Nilver immediately disclosed these findings to the media, particularly the Daily Mail because, claims Nilver, they are the paper | Read More »
USA 2012 is not +11 D
National and state polls continue to show the future ex-President with a slight lead in key areas. A few points up in OH, VA, WI, NH, and others pointing to Obama running away in PA, MI, and IA. Nationally he maintains a 2-3 point lead in most polls. Governor Romney has flipped the map, but not enough it would appear. Looks like we get four | Read More »
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, Electoral College
A Call to Our Brothers and Sisters in Coal Country
Americans often exude an apathetic attitude regarding the importance of elections. Many people feel as if their lives will be the same the day after the elections, irrespective of the outcome. As such, they are not enthusiastic about voting. Well, in this case, if Obama is reelected, our country will never again resemble the Constitutional Republic that it once was and should continue to be. | Read More »
Do you want to repeal Obamacare?
Claire McCaskill. Bob Casey Jr. Sherrod Brown. Bill Nelson. Tammy Baldwin. Tim Kaine. These Senators and Senate candidates all support or even voted for Obamacare. Importantly, they all have Republican opponents who have a chance to win, thanks in part to the growing support for Mitt Romney in their swing states.
If we want to defeat Obamacare, it is critical that we elect Republicans to as many Senate seats as we can. The sad fact is that we can’t just get 50 and hope to win on a reconciliation tiebreak vote cast by Paul Ryan. You never know if the Democrats might find an anti-TEA party Republican who oppose the will of the voters and come to the other side. So we need to elect as many Republicans as we can.
That means no Republican left behind. George Allen, Tommy Thompson, Connie Mack, Josh Mandel, Tom Smith, and yes, Todd Akin are six key anti-Obamacare votes we need to elect, along with of course Mitt Romney.
We can only do this if we knock on doors, contact voters, and get out the vote for this important election. Please help.
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, Bob Casey Jr.
, Claire Mccaskill
, connie mack
, George Allen
, Josh Mandel
, Sherrod Brown
, Tammy Baldwin
, Tim Kaine
, Todd Akin
, tom smith
, Tommy Thompson
11 Days to Election Day: Pennsylvania
OOPS!!! Forgot to hit publish yesterday. Better late than never. Every four years, I hear the political pundits and talking heads yammer on about how Pennsylvania is a swing state and target of opportunity for the party not in power. And then every four years, the Democrat wins Pennsylvania’s electoral votes. In 2008, Obama took 17 Pennsylvania counties. His primary base of power was in | Read More »
RS Interview: Tom Smith (R CAND, PA-SEN).
This is a race that has recently hit the radar, largely because Tom has seriously narrowed the gap between him and incumbent Senator Bob Casey – and if you don’t like a Republican-leaning pollster’s +2, well, there’s always Quinnipiac’s -3, or Morning Call’s -2. Heck, even the Democratic-leaning PPP had to struggle to get Casey at 50: amazing what you can get with a D+11 | Read More »
PA Government Union Money: 2012 Election Edition
After Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania launched our government union money website, we had a number of requests from people who wanted to know how much candidates for the legislature had received. We put together spreadsheets that contain all of the candidates and members of the legislature: House 2012 Government Union Money Senate 2012 Government Union Money The data is arranged alphabetically, and we include all | Read More »
Big Bird vs. Coal
“If you don’t have a record to run on… you make a big election about small things.” – Barack Obama, 2008. In 2008, Barack Obama made the above comment. In 2012, he is proving it to be true, attempting to refocus this year’s presidential election on the weighty topic of… Big Bird. But while Obama attempts to eke out a win by spotlighting a muppet, | Read More »
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The PA Voter ID Debacle: A Birds Eye View
In case you haven’t heard, an injunction was issued against the enforcement of PA’s Voter ID Law. This follows the PA Supreme Court punting the law back to a lower court. At this point the State has not indicated if it will appeal this verdict back to the Supreme Court, but it is within the realm of possibility. While most of the ire has been | Read More »
Economic Development or Legal Plunder
Should taxpayers “give” $2 million to a $16 BILLION company? Most of you would undoubtedly answer with a resounding: NO! Unfortunately, that’s what’s happened in the case of an expansion to a Hershey’s Chocolate factory and they aren’t the only ones. As we have previously noted, much of the “economic development” funds come through taxpayers taking on more debt. Milton Hershey was a man who | Read More »
Union Money and Pennsylvania Politics
To help taxpayers track government (or public sector) union influence in Pennsylvania, Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) has created a new website (paunionmoney.com) that will allow people to easily access information about the financial contributions of public sectors union made to the political campaigns associated with members of the General Assembly. In 1937 President Roosevelt noted the conflict inherent in the creation of government unions. | Read More »
Tech at Night: More on Republican support of the Marketplace Fairness Act
Governors Robert Bentley, Mitch Daniels, Dennis Daugaard, Bill Haslam, Paul LePage, Rick Snyder, and Tom Corbett are part of push for the Marketplace Fairness act. I’ve come across a July letter to John Boehner, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and Nancy Pelosi. I find it odd they’d do so now, unless they think they have no chance under a potential Republican Congress. Could that be the case? I wonder.
And yes, those are all Republican governors, some of whom were part of the 2010 landslide. It’s only Republicans I’m seeing back MFA, not Democrats. Democrats are fine with just passing new taxes or raising old ones. They aren’t as hard up to maximize collections of old taxes as Republicans are.
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, Bill Haslam
, Consumer Watchdog
, Dennis Daugaard
, Marketplace Fairness Act
, Mitch Daniels
, paul lepage
, Rick Snyder
, Robert Bentley
, South Dakota
, Tech at Night
, Tom Corbett
Thuggery in the City of Brotherly Love
What happens when developers buck the status quo? If a recent case study is example, the answer is violence, vandalism and other indecent behavior. In 2010, the owners of Post Brothers Apartments in Philadelphia purchased an abandoned textile factory with the goal of transforming it into upscale rental apartments. Like any responsible business owners, they began accepting bids for the projects. When all was said | Read More »
Another businessman for the Senate: Tom Smith
One upside of President Obama’s hostility to business is that business leaders like Senator Ron Johnson from Wisconsin have come forward to share their experience. Tom Smith, the Republican Senate nominee in Pennsylvania is one of them. He is endorsed by Pat Toomey. He is up against Bobby Casey, a career politician son of a career politician. But at least his dad was willing to | Read More »