Bill Clinton visited the Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg on November 2 to rally the troops for Barack Obama. Luckily, 912’s Sully Grasso also showed up with a camera and a simple question: “What do you know about Benghazi?”
The day after Barack Hussein Carter appeared on Univision and admitted that the most important lesson he’s learned as president is that “you can’t change Washington from the inside”, the Republican National Committee pounced on the opportunity and released the following ad. Ah, how refreshing when Romney and the Republicans actually come out swinging.
In most forms of discourse, it’s understood that just because someone utters a statement does not mean that said statement is accurate or even truthful for that matter. Apparently this unwritten law does not apply to politics, specifically when a Democrat is composing the statement. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the floor of that very chamber this morning with the assertion that Mitt Romney failed to pay federal income taxes for an unspecific ten-year period. With no documentation and no proof to substantiate his erroneous claim, Reid trumpeted that “the word is out”. Yet, the “word” is complete here-say. Where did he get such information? Purportedly, someone from Bain Capital leaked this information to him. Who exactly? Reid’s not telling, at least not yet. Continue Reading
Since the Supreme Court decision was handed down last Thursday, Republicans, conservatives and other critics of the new health care law have been falling all over themselves in an attempt to find positives. Their attempts are genuine and notable but moot at the same time. Some argue that Chief Justice John Roberts “fell on his sword” so to speak; ruling in favor of the legislation’s constitutionality under the tax code and therefore sticking it to Obama and the Democrats who have railed all along that the individual mandate was not a tax. Others have pointed to the effect the ruling has had and will continue to have on the conservative grassroots. For those feeling un-energetic about the Romney campaign, this should light a reasonable sized fire under them. The “glass-is-half-full” mentality is admirable, but it’s important that we understand where this ruling puts us – politics aside. Continue Reading
I know most of you are having a hard time containing your excitement over Mitt Romney’s Tuesday night victories in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Wisconsin. Just imagine – we’re one step closer to a Romney coronation in Tampa. How historic. Is this what you all had in mind back in 2009? The Tea Party forms. Constitutional conservatism is revived. The Republicans take back the House in 2010. And a moderate former governor of Massachusetts is being propelled toward the 2012 nomination by the GOP establishment? The Tea Party does the hard work of beating back Obama and the Democrats and the establishment reaps the benefits? Continue Reading
Paul Ryan is the latest Republican to throw his support behind Mitt Romney – endorsing the former Massachusetts governor last Friday. It was easy to shrug off the others who filed in line behind the GOP’s candidate: Bush 41, Chris Christie, John McCain, establishment Republicans, the usual suspects, etc. But Ryan’s endorsement set off a warning flare for conservatives. Members of the establishment have been telling us that a drawn-out primary process is bad for the party and bad for whoever our candidate might be. That sort of thinking now seems to be permeating within the ranks outside of the establishment – as evidenced by Ryan’s sudden endorsement. Continue Reading
Without all the facts and a clear picture of what transpired the night of Trayvon Martin’s death, it’s hard to cast judgment upon neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman – that is unless you’re not concerned with the facts. It seems that Democrats in Congress and the Sharpton/Jackson duo are content with playing on stereotypes, dividing us all along racial lines and exploiting a tragic situation in Sanford, Florida. Continue Reading
Many of us are waiting with bated breath as the Supreme Court meets today behind closed doors to decide the future of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare. The Obama administration fielded a weak defense of the legislation this week as three days of oral arguments allowed for many of the Justices to pile on Solicitor General Donald Verrilli. The audio and transcripts are available at the Supreme Court website. Continue Reading