January 26th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
It was a damningly nefarious quote uttered by a very, very, high level Executive.
One that, in fact, should easily be instituted as the cornerstone of the 2012 GOP Presidential campaign. And yet few actually know of this particular quote.
The utterance, politically delivered in front of a hyper-ventilating mass, at the time, has only been repeated here and in several past columns, and perhaps in some few other unidentified sites, whenever the time was right. But it potently speaks transformational volumes, as to the prescribed "change that we can believe in," yet atheistically reject at every turn. However, to this day, we have yet to hear of any candidate, to include the originator, actually repeat the sad and ominously incipient grouping of words, if not at least for posterity's sake or its reverse.
So, here it is, dutifully laid out and hyper-linked, once again, and probably not for the last time:
The portent of this quote, quite obviously, speaks for itself, but it also additionally speaks to that which this nation has been forced to economically endure over the prior three years.
However, the outrageous hypocrisy of the Center-Left and beyond apparatchiks, along with some few others within the uninspired Right, still choose to blissfully ignore this once and future quote, which could easily drive a number of Independents, and even a few of those preciously modulating Moderates, straight into the arms of an affectionately waiting political Right.
If only they of the unaffiliated could but understand the underlying quotient.
So, why is it that a quote that has been repeatedly documented, time and time again, seems only to be remembered, if not repetitively proliferating, in one particular Conservative writer's columns? Surely I am not the only Capitalist writer or businessman who truly understands the Cloward-Piven import of these words, but maybe I am still only one of the few that actually knows for certain of this event.
The source is clearly documented within the, obviously un-retracted, Chicago Daily Observer underlying link. There is no doubt that the man uttered the words, and those words alone were once, after a particularly disdainful messianic speech, twittered out by this writer in an exasperated fit of extreme frustration. The results of that tweet, by the way, were a bit less than what I had unwittingly expected, when Twitter's Left-Winging officials canceled my former account that same day.
At any rate, Obama's multi-nefarious, anti-Free Market stances are a fact that both the Media-at-large, and even certain Moderate Presidential Candidates, tremble in dread at mentioning, despite the reams of evidence readily available. Obama is clearly not a fan of Capitalism and yet, in a bizarre twist of logic, many of his largest contributors and most vocal supporters, tend to be Capitalists Extraordinaire. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, just to name two, count themselves as ensnared Obama supporters. Another, even more extreme supporter, George Soros, who is the multi-billionaire who financed the genesis of Obama's Presidential run, is an ardent anti-American-American and one-world, Global Capitalist, of the first degree. It is also a documented fact, that George Soros will even tell you, that the World financial crisis of 2008.....
January 26th, 2012
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) is set to announce today that she will not seek reelection in 2012, according to multiple sources familiar with her plans.
Perdue, who turned 65 earlier this month, was set for a rematch of her 2008 race with former Charlotte mayor Pat McCrory (R), but she has been plagued by low approval ratings and faced some tough odds this year.
Perdue’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the North Carolina Democratic Party confirmed that she will make an announcement — though it didn’t specify what kind of announcement — in a statement around noon today.
Perdue has struggled recently with reports about campaign finance violations, and some top aides to her 2008 campaign have been indicted . Perdue has not personally been implicated in any wrongdoing.
Names that are likely to be bandied about as possible Democratic replacements include Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, and former congressman Bob Etheridge.
Dalton appears to be the obvious choice, but Foxx’s profile is rising after an easy 2011 reelection win in a traditionally Republican city. And a former aide to Etheridge, who lost his 2010 reelection race, said he should be considered possibility.
Attorney General Roy Cooper immediately withdrew his name from consideration Thursday, saying he will run for reelection.
State Rep. Bill Faison was already threatening to challenge Perdue in a primary and is expected to run. He is already running TV ads.
Also, Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C.) announced today that he won’t seek reelection, though it’s not clear whether he would have any interest.
Democrats argued that their odds in the race may improve now that Perdue is not longer running, provided that they get a capable candidate.
Republicans said Perdue’s exit shows that the state’s move toward Democrats in recent years hasn’t panned out.
“North Carolina’s lost ground to its neighbors, and now has the worst unemployment rate in the region,” said Mike Schrimpf, a spokesman for the Republican Governors Association. “It’s never been more clear that North Carolina needs a Republican governor who will bring fresh ideas and a new perspective to the governor’s office.”
Perdue was first elected in 2008, the same year President Obama carried North Carolina in one of his most surprising state wins.
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January 26th, 2012
Cr edit note: This story from Center-left Politico, is essentially a no-holds-barred "hit piece" on Gingrich.
If you will note, many within the article who are referenced represent more of the establishment wing of the Republican Party rather than the Conservative wing. This would mean that every time you read "Conservative" within the article, you should try , in your mind, to replace it with the words "establishment," and you will have a much more accurate reading.
Coulter, for instance, has come out in an attack on the entire state of very Conservative South Carolinan, for awarding Gingrich the win. This, after she, among many of these others, have selected Moderate Romney as their man, along with consistently backing other Moderates.
These establishment types, however, consistently forget what happened the last time we selected a Moderate to run, which was in 2008. The results in a US that has been noticeably shifted into a left-leaning paradigm, left much to be desired, to put it mildly.
The thing to remember is that we, of the Right-Wing, are all on the same team, its simply that we have differing preferences for who should quarterback that team.
January 26th, 2012
By the CNN Wire Staff
Buenos Aires (CNN) -- It's been nearly 30 years since British and Argentinian troops fought over the Falkland Islands, but politicians from both countries are ratcheting up their rhetoric over the British-controlled territory.
The ideological battle comes as Prince William is scheduled to begin a Royal Air Force tour of duty there next month -- a move which has drawn more attention to islands at a time when Argentinian officials are increasingly criticizing the British presence in the area.
"They are preying on our natural resources, our oil, our fish," Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said Wednesday.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered a different take, criticizing Argentinian officials for their renewed claims to the island.
"We support the Falklands' right to self determination, and what the Argentinians have been saying recently I would argue is actually far more like colonialism, because these people want to remain British, and the Argentinians want them to do something else," he told lawmakers last week.
The islands have been under British rule since 1833.
Argentina invaded the Falklands in 1982, prompting a war in which more than 600 Argentinian and 255 British troops died. After the war, the United Kingdom retained control of the islands, which are off Argentina's coast in the South Atlantic.
About 2,500 residents live on the islands, in addition to 1,700 people stationed at the British military's Mount Pleasant Complex there, according to the islands' government website.
Fernandez has recently emphasized her country's claim to the territory, saying she wants British officials to enter into talks with Argentina over the islands, which are known as the Malvinas in Argentina.
Cameron's comments about colonialism have roiled Argentinian politicians and protesters alike.
Demonstrators marching outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires this month burned British flags and urged Argentina to sever ties with the United Kingdom.
The foreign relations committee of Argentina's Senate is scheduled to hold a meeting Thursday to draft a resolution condemning Cameron's remarks, the state-run Telam news agency reported.
Fernandez has won over several neighboring countries.
Last month, members of the Mercosur trade bloc -- which includes Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay -- said they would stop ships bearing the Falkland Islands flag from entering their ports.
That move angered British officials.
"It is unacceptable to engage in an economic blockade of the Falklands. Mercosur should take the responsible decision and not do this," UK Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne said.
Fernandez thanked Argentina's allies for their support.
"The Malvinas are not an Argentine cause, but a global cause," she said.
Prince William will be one of four Royal Air Force pilots to be sent to the Falkland Islands military base next month, the British Ministry of Defence said in November.
The Duke of Cambridge, who is qualified as a search and rescue pilot, has been flying Sea King helicopters for the Royal Air Force from a base in Anglesey, Wales.
CNN's Jose Manuel Rodriguez, Max Foster, Claudia Dominguez and Antonia Mortensen contributed to this report.
January 26th, 2012
USA TODAY / By Catalina Camia
Another new poll out today shows Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in a dead heat in Florida, less than a week before voters go to the polls.
Romney leads Gingrich, 36%-34%, among likely GOP voters in the CNN/Time/ORC International poll released this afternoon. Those numbers are identical to the findings of a Quinnipiac University poll released this morning.
The Florida primary is Tuesday, Jan. 31, and is the biggest prize to date in the GOP race, with 50 delegates at stake. The primary is winner-take-all.
Rick Santorum has 11% support in the CNN/Time/ORC poll, followed by Ron Paul with 9%.
Time magazine's Alex Altman notes in his story that Romney leads Gingrich "among female and white voters, voters over 50, and those with a college degree." Gingrich does the best among "men, Tea Party voters, self-identified conservatives" and born-again Christians.
The poll of 369 likely GOP voters was taken Sunday through Tuesday. When Monday and Tuesday's results are isolated, Romney was leading Gingrich by 9 percentage points.
That could mean Romney's more aggressive performance at Monday's debate in Tampa could be resonating.
"Gingrich's post-Palmetto State bounce did not last long," CNN polling director Keating Holland is quoted as saying in the Political Ticker blog.
"Monday's debate may have something to do with that, but the data indicate that the shift to Romney began before the debate started, so there are clearly other forces at work."
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