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    How to Stop Losing

    Several months ago I wrote an article condemning the manner in which we conducted our tax arguments. I felt they were too divisive and failed to teach anyone why our policies were right. In short, while it feels good to hold up a piece of paper complaining that the 53% pays for everything, it does little to convince the 47% to vote for us. And | Read More »

    GOP Poll Observers Being Blocked in North Carolina

    Reports are coming in that Lenoir County North Carolina has not allowed GOP Poll Watchers into the polls all day because, they claim, something was wrong with a draft of the paperwork submitted with the poll watchers names. However, the State Board of Elections has recommended that the county allow the poll watchers access as, one assumes, the integrity of the process should take priority | Read More »

    Reading the Tea Leaves: Google Donates Big Money to Obama

    There’s no shortage of warnings about what the next four years could involve should President Obama win reelection whether it’s the continuation of Obamacare implementation or Supreme Court nominations. But it’s worth noting the sources of his contributions as well, not only from individuals but from corporations. Specifically which corporations and what the influence of those corporations might tell us about legislative priorities of a | Read More »

    VIDEO: With Apologies to Chevy Owners

    VIDEO: With Apologies to Chevy Owners

    via Revealing Politics: General Motors continues to be one of President Obama’s key talking points with the now famous line, “Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive!” And while it’s true that after receiving billions of dollars in bailout money from both President Bush & President Obama, the question must be asked: at what cost? Cost aside from the billions of dollars we’ll never | Read More »

    VIDEO: Obama’s Changes

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    VIDEO: What About the Laughs?

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    Big Bird vs. Coal

    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 »

    (Video) Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter: Guy

    Ed Perlmutter is a lot of things to a lot of people. After catching up with some of his supporters to find out why they liked him so much, the folks at Revealing Politics made a video in his honor. There’s no telling if this complex record will help him against Republican challenger, Joe Coors. Follow @BenHowe

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Democrat Congressional Candidate Tussles with Cameraman & Takes Camera

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Democrat Congressional Candidate Tussles with Cameraman & Takes Camera

    In the world of politics, trackers have become a part of campaign life. Sometimes they are professionals and sometimes they are concerned citizens who are simply filming and happen to catch something on camera. YouTube has become the stomping grounds for pushing video out that reveals sides of politicians that they’d rather the public didn’t see. Yet, amazingly enough, these candidates never seem to accept | Read More »

    Government Finds New Ways to Perpetuate the Bailouts of Fannie & Freddie

    Government Finds New Ways to Perpetuate the Bailouts of Fannie & Freddie

    The cost of the bailouts seems never-ending and more of the mounting evidence that it didn’t work, like a bailout recipient laying off 16,000 workers this year, continue to make the news. Tied to the root cause of the financial meltdown of 2007-2008, are mortgage giants Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae in light of their penchant for bundling sub-prime mortgage securities in the years preceding | Read More »

    (Video) Rep. Perlmutter Supporters Have No Clue Why They Support Rep. Perlmutter

    (Video) Rep. Perlmutter Supporters Have No Clue Why They Support Rep. Perlmutter

    With all the talk of polling and issues that are important to voters, Caleb Bonham at Revealing Politics decided to ask some people in Colorado why they support their Democrat congressman, Ed Perlmutter. The answers varied but all boiled down to one thing: they have no idea why they support him, they just do. Perhaps it’s time for Ed to worry less about how Obamacare | Read More »

    College Voters for Obama Agree: Free Stuff is Awesome (Video)

    College Voters for Obama Agree: Free Stuff is Awesome (Video)

    Like wildfire across the internet, the debate over the great secret video of 2012 has conquered the media.  Many are taking great offense at the notion that 47% of voters are either dependent on the government or support policies of dependency. So what do the youth of America think?  They don’t know.  They’re too busy waiting to find out if Obama will pay off their | Read More »

    What do Teachers Unions Want? (Video)

    What do Teachers Unions Want? (Video)

    Today, after a week of protesting, the Chicago Teachers Union will meet with the school district to determine if their new contract will meet their expectations in order to end their strike. The protestors are just average folks doing what their unions are convincing them is right: go out and protest for your “rights.” The inconvenient facts about there being no substantive reason to go | Read More »

    Why Does Barack Obama Want Re-election So Badly?

    Why Does Barack Obama Want Re-election So Badly?

    I think this video pretty adequately describes where the president’s priorities are. Follow @BenHowe

    Jay Carney: These Protests are About Video, Not Directed at U.S.

    Jay Carney: These Protests are About Video, Not Directed at U.S.

    The administration continues its insistence that burning the American flag and screaming “death to America” does not indicate that the global protests and embassy assaults are directed at the United States specifically. He also claims there was no advanced warning of the attacks despite evidence to the contrary. No advanced warning? CNN: A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. | Read More »