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Sarah Palin and Greta Van Sustern Plast Politico for “Anonymous” Hit Pieces – UPDATE: Ed Gillespie – Politico Lied

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

We quote Politico.com from time to time, but we are VERY careful when we do and make sure that someone else backs it up because Politico gets the story wrong too often for my tastes.

Lately they have been running a series of hit pieces against Sarah Palin quoting “anonymous sources”. At least some of this is obviously made up.  In a previous hit piece Politico’s narrative was that Palin is such a dingbat that other Republicans and conservative hosts like Glenn Beck are fed up with her. So what did Beck and his staff have to say about that?

Via Newsbusters:

In the Oct. 21 issue of Politico, an article written by Jonathan Martin attacks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for her political activities and her dealings with other conservative leaders. One of Martin’s examples of Palin “wreaking havoc on the campaign trail” involved a disagreement with Fox News host Glenn Beck:

So the same clowns at Politico.com went and did a larger hit piece claiming all sorts of sources; anonymous of course. Greta points out that some of the “facts” in the hit piece are just plain wrong and together they dissect the smear piece, which is quite entertaining to watch.

Of course what is the substantive  relevance of a presidential gossip and soap opera slights BEFORE the 2010 mid term? ….Exactly. The point here is to try and generate rifts and fights between GOP insiders and Palin/Tea Party people because if they keep coming together the leftists in the elite media won’t like it. Charlie Crist and Lisa Murkowski are running independent campaigns against Tea Party supported conservatives and the elite media would love to run hit pieces to help them out.

How these anonymous hit pieces work is like this: first the reporter goes through the rolodex and finds someone who they know hates the target, lets say Sarah Palin. So they pull up the primary opponent of everyone Palin has endorsed. They pull up Lisa Murkowski and Mike Castle Charlie Crist, all of whom are Republicans who will reliably trash her. The reporter already has the narrative for the hit piece pretty much written and just needs to get the right talking head to satisfy a technical requirement of an editor, unless of course the editor goes along with making stuff up as well.

Lets say I work for the New York Times and now President Palin is expanding oil drilling. As a NYT reporter I don’t like us having our own energy so what do I do? I find a radical environmentalist who formerly worked in the Clinton or Obama Department of Interior and present him as an “expert” who then proceeds to tell us how Palin hates the little animals and the fishes and how reckless and dangerous it all is. This happens a lot. When I was in college i once did a report about how the same few leftist talking heads were used over and over by the networks as “random experts”. Here is an example: CNN Debates: Unbiased and Undecided Voters Turn Out to be Democrat Operatives .

 

UPDATE Ed Gillespie on Levin: Politico lied about me in Palin story

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VIDEO: More Violence from the Left Days Before 2010 Election

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

Democrat Tom Perriello (Virginia 5th)  supporter flips out and gets violent. Obviously this man has been incited by the Democrat race bating and Obama referring to Republicans at a recent speech as “enemies”. Warning graphic language –

Gabby Mercer catches Democrats stealing signs, later they toss a rock through her car window –

More on Gabby Mercer –

Steven Crowder attacked at John Stewart “Sanity Rally” –

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Small Business Owners Fed Up!

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

Each one of these guys employs about 300 people. While Democrats give waivers to big business for all sorts of regulations  and taxes, these guys get stuck.

If you are a regular reader of this site, you know that this is exactly what we have been saying for a long time.

This article is a part of our new series on how big business loves big government.

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Hey Joe Donnelly: It’s too late to apologize

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

Hey Joe, it was one thing when it was theory or it was somebody else, but now you have impacted and hurt our neighbors, so now its personal.

It has happened: ObamaCare results in local lay-offsWNDU: Memorial Hospital cites Obama Health Care Reform on hospital layoffs

Get ready for this: 

It’s too late to apologize:

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Awesome Video: Is it November 2nd yet? Are you sick of this kind of pinhead?

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

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It has happened: ObamaCare results in local lay-offs

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

It is just as we stated, just as we predicted, just as we have explained for months; now it isn’t far away places. It’s here.

WNDU:

Memorial Hospital cites Obama Health Care Reform on hospital layoffs
South Bend, Ind.
With St. Joseph County’s unemployment rate still sitting above ten percent, things could be getting worse thanks to cuts at Memorial Hospital.

Reporter: Kevin Lewis

With St. Joseph County’s unemployment rate still sitting above ten percent, things could be getting worse thanks to cuts at Memorial Hospital. Those cuts began back in June and hospital leaders say there’s no end in sight.

While hospital leaders admit the economy sparked this problem, it says the Obama Health Care Reform Act gave the hospital a one-two punch. While more people may soon get more health coverage, Obama’s plan cuts reimbursement dollars for hospitals at a time administrators say they could use them most.

If you roll up a chair and type your way to Memorial Hospital’s web site, you can click your way through 45 active job openings. Pay the hospital a visit and you’ll see it’s still getting patients and paying for construction improvements. So why would it cut nearly fifty jobs in just five months?

“No more discriminating against children with pre-existing conditions. No more retroactively dropping someone’s policy when they get sick, those days are over,” President Obama said at a June press conference.

Hospital leaders say the days of high-priced insurance may be over, but add that the days of cuts are here. In a statement the hospital said:

“Health care reform in its current state has already started to cut reimbursement rates to hospitals across the region and the country and we expect that reality to get worse moving forward.”

It’s too late to apologize:

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Endorsements 2010

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

Dan Coats is going to blow out Democrat Congressman Ellsworth for Indiana U. S. Senate. The polls are not close.

Jackie Walorski is clearly the better choice as Joe Donnelly has ran a campaign of smears and lies against Jackie. The Associated Press, Factcheck.org and other watchdog groups and media outlets have blasted Donnelly for dishonest ads. Even Democrat Party Chairman Tim Cain said that Donnelly is running away from who he is (click HERE for video).  When you cannot defend your record sling mud and that is exactly what has happened in this race.

Jackie is not a get along to go along type of person, she will grab the bull by the horns and drag the GOP into doing the right thing for the economy if she has to. People talk to me and I know that Jackie is prepared to stand up to anyone, even her own party leadership if necessary. Jackie has the tenacity of  Bill O’Reilly and the heart of charity worker.

UPDATE November 1, 2010 It has happened: ObamaCare results in local lay-offs

Charlie White is clearly the best choice for Secretary of State even if you toss out his qualifications it is important to remember that Hungarian billionaire George Soros has launched his “Secretary of States” project in an effort to rig elections in the United States. A vote for Charlie is a vote to stop Soros and preserve election integrity.

Greg Dudeck is running for Indiana House District 7. Dudeck “gets it”. He is a small business man who knows something about the law and how to bring business back home.  Dudeck is a smart, down to Earth guy who is perfectly comfortable having a plain chat with anyone.

Dick Pfiel running for Indiana House District 8. Pfiel is a small business economics guru. His long history of making small to medium sized businesses grow and work through thick and this may be just what Indiana needs right now.

Tim Wesco is running for Indiana House District 7. Wesco is a young man, but he is a young man who has near prodigy ability and intellect. There is little doubt that Wesco will eventually make his mark in national politics.

Jim Fox and Scott Deurring will make a great crime fighting team for St. Joe County. Fox is running for Sheriff and Deurring is running for prosecutor. Crime is just too high in South Bend and everyone knows it, but more importantly Fox and Deurring are men of restraint. Lately we hear more and more about police and prosecutor abuse and having men in these positions who respect the limits of their office is good for all of us.

Deb Fleming, Dale Devon, Dennis Jordan, J Kata,  and Matt Wilson are running for St. Joe County Council. The nepotism, kick backs and other games in local country government are no secret. In the case of Deb Fleming, she destroyed her opponent in their debate. It was clear that Fleming understands the county, the budgets, and the economics of our situation better than her opponent. Fleming is a dentist and a small business owner who knows about making a payroll. Fleming is a natural leader and has impressive athletic ability.

The obvious choice for Indiana State Senate is Joe Zakas.  Joe is a very smart guy who is humble and thoughtful. Joe has been involved in state politics for a number of years now and has served the people of Indiana very well. I was once put in the position of doing opposition research against Joe for a primary fight and I didn’t find much. What I learned is that Joe is the kind of guy who looks for problems and/or places where state law or processes need to be improved and relentlessly works to fix them. Joe is not loud or flashy, but he is wise and tireless. There is not the space to list the ways he has helped his fellow Hoosiers.

There are only one school board race I am following (hey we can’t do it all). Chris Riley is running for PHM School board. Riley is a local attorney who cares about young people and education. I realize that this is easy to say but I have seen Riley in action with young people and he is a natural.  He is also not going to be a puppet of the teachers union.

My old friend Talia Reed is running for Oregon Township Board in neighboring Starke County. Talia is a pal of mine from college who is now a teacher. I am not sure of the most eloquent way to say this so I am just going to tell it like it is. Talia Reed is one of the greatest minds I have ever encountered. Her knowledge of history, politics, literature, economics, law and philosophy is most impressive. Reed is a relentless learner. Every school has that one mega smart, wise,  self educated teacher that everyone thinks is the coolest; well Talia Reed is that person.

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More Donnelly Dirty Tricks

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

Check out this flier the Democrats sent out to Republican voters:

Mark Vogel is the Libertarian Party candidate.

Of course this is no surprise as Joe Donnelly has ran a campaign of Lies. I do not say that lightly. Left leaning watchdog groups like factcheck.org and even the Associated Press blasted Donnelly’s campaign ads as just plain false.

More Lies from Desperate Democrats: Joe Donnelly Lies About Jackie Walorski Again – UPDATE: Associated Press Blasts Donnelly for Social Security Lie!

FactCheck.org Blasts Donnelley’s False Claims

Time-Yahoo News Blast Obama & Donnelly

DNC Chair: Donnelly Running Away From Who He Is

Donnelly Tries to Fool South Bend Tribune – Indicates He Might Not Vote for Pelosi as Speaker UPDATED!

Video: Who did that? Donnelly did…

 

 

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Media Matters Lies About Vote Fraud Reporting – Obama Justice Department Talks Tough While Encouraging Fraud

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

This is a part of our new last minute Dirty Tricks” category.

Picking on Media Matters is pretty easy as much of the nonsense that they post can be debunked in minutes utilizing a couple of internet searches. Since George Soros gave this bunch a million dollars to smear people I thought it would be fun to go and pick part one of their posts just as a reminder.

So I started reading and laughing at how transparent the lies they post have become. Behold this latest example:

John Fund and Jedediah Bila baselessly suggest Obama wants felons and illegal immigrants to vote rather than soldiers [on Hannity].

Baselessly? Well apparently Media Matters missed it when the  media and think tanks wrote and broadcast about this, but they also missed it when Obama’s own Justice Department commented on the issue!

The Justice Department is not enforcing the MOVE Act and as a result some states decided not to mail out ballots to military members overseas in time for the election. Yet Felons had their ballots hand delivered to them in the jails.

MOVE is the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) act. Nine states failed to get this done while the Dept. of Justice yawns. The military is being disenfranchised from the election. This is an old tactic used by Democrats as Al Gore’s lawyers convinced a Democrat appointed federal judge to agree to toss out all military ballots in Florida in 2001.


Fox News:

Military voters from the land of Lincoln could be shut out of the midterm election after the Justice Department reached an agreement with Illinois that gave the state “a pass” for violating federal election law, an advocacy group warned Monday.

The Justice Department hammered out the court agreement Friday addressing the failure of 35 Illinois counties to send military and overseas absentee ballots 45 days before the election — a requirement of the MOVE Act. The agreement gave voters from six of those counties a few extra days to send back their ballots but did not specifically address the other 29 counties.

Eric Eversole, a former Justice voting section attorney who runs the nonprofit Military Voter Protection Project, told FoxNews.com the deal effectively lets wayward Illinois election officials off the hook and does little to ensure the state’s military voters get their ballots in time.

Investors Business Daily:

The Justice Department, which has been woefully lax in enforcing MOVE and ensuring compliance among a number of states that have missed their deadlines, reached an agreement in court last Friday with 35 Illinois counties that didn’t get their ballots out on time. Six counties got an extension by two or three days to receive and count overseas ballots by Nov. 16.

The other 29 counties essentially got a pass. Justice spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said these counties already have 14 extra days after the election to count soldiers’ ballots. But if any votes aren’t counted in a timely manner, she said, “we can file a lawsuit.” This is not how soldiers who may get killed not knowing if their votes counted should be treated.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Board of Elections hand-delivers ballots to inmates in Cook County Jail. The board doesn’t even wait for the inmates to apply — it brings the applications with the ballots! More than 2,600 inmates have cast ballots — strikingly similar to the 2,600 soldiers who will likely not receive a ballot for Tuesday’s election.

You see Media Matters that is the Justice Department commenting on the story… But wait there’s MORE!

The Washington Times:

Holder Puts Felons Over Soldiers

The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus.

Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least 45 days before the election. Yet, as former Justice Department lawyer Eric Eversole first reported in The Washington Times last week, the department seems to be encouraging states to apply for waivers so they won’t have to follow that law. More than 17,000 Americans serving overseas were denied the vote in 2008 – but, presumably because military personnel are thought to lean conservative, the liberal Obama administration is in no hurry to correct the situation.

The Justice Department is so unenthusiastic about military voting that its website still lists the old requirement for a shorter 30-day military voting window, rather than the current law mandating 45 days. On the other hand, the Justice Department has no legislative mandate whatsoever to involve itself with helping felons to vote, but its website devotes a large section – 2,314 words – to advising felons how to regain voting privileges.

As confirmed by The Washington Times last week, Justice Department official Rebecca Wertz told a Feb. 1 conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State that the new law’s requirements are somehow open to interpretation. On July 28, an attendee at that conference – heretofore uninterviewed – told The Washington Times that Ms. Wertz’s message was “totally undermining” the law. The earlier reports actually underplayed the effect of Ms. Wertz’s comments. “It was even more pronounced at the meeting,” said the source. “She undermined [the law] right in front of everybody. When I heard what she was saying, I thought: ‘You’ve got to be kidding!’ … It was a clear reversal of roles for Justice to no longer be enforcing the law.”

After looking at the minutes of that conference, Mr. Cornyn responded forcefully. His office confirmed that he did place the hold on Mr. Cole because of the military voting issue. His July 26 letter to Mr. Holder does not actually mention his hold, but its tone was strong stuff.

“The statute does not create any discretion for the Executive Branch to decide whether or not to enforce its legal requirements,” the senator wrote. Ms. Wertz’s comments “fly in the face of the clear statutory language, undermine the provisions in question and jeopardize the voting rights of our men and women in uniform.”

The senator laid out a series of four steps he wants Mr. Holder to take to ensure that states respect the 45-day deadline, including a demand that the Justice Department provide a state-by-state accounting of compliance efforts. The hold on Mr. Cole, reportedly a personal friend of Mr. Holder, is sure to grab the attorney general’s attention. Our troops deserve his respect.

Oh look Media Matters the Justice Department commented on the story again!

The Washington Times did a second editorial on this story HERE.

Starting on October 27th (how is that for late in the game) after seeing some local news outlets and the elite media start to pick up on the story the Justice Department held a press conference announcing that they will get tough with states that do not get ballots out in time (of course this is the opposite message they were on record as having before).

CNN:

Justice Dept. pushes states on new law to protect military voters

The ballots of U.S. military personnel abroad — even those in remote war zones — must be received and counted before the November election results are declared final, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights chief asserted Wednesday.

Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez told reporters his voting rights attorneys have repeatedly gone to court in recent weeks to force states to abide by the 2009 law designed to get ballots to soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen in time.

The new law, called the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, requires states to transmit absentee ballots to service members, their families and other overseas citizens at least 45 days before a federal election.

The military ballots were supposed to be out at least 45 days ago but in the last few weeks the Justice Department leaps into action! Ohhh sound so tough right? Ok now read this very carefully:

Four states and one territory were compelled by courts to comply with the law. Wisconsin, New York, New Mexico, Illinois and Guam were ordered to provide ballots, and in most cases required to provide extra days to receive and count the ballots.

Most of the voters (43,000) are from New York. The court order requires New York to wait until November 24 to receive and count absentee ballots to ensure the military votes are tallied.

New York gets an extension to November 24th to count ALL absentee ballots … hello let the ballot stuffing begin. New York is has  highly contested Governor, House and Senate races. It is no secret that New York has issues with absentee ballot fraud – LINKS –  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

But in Illinois when the GOP asked for a similar extension for military ballots only what was the Justice Department position:

However, in Illinois the Republican Party went to court to argue that in some cases it may be necessary for military personnel to cast ballots after Election Day. The Justice Department objected, insisting post-election voting has never been allowed. A federal judge Wednesday denied the GOP request.

So the Justice Department makes deals that allow some areas extra time to mail out the ballots – some deal since they are still no good if they come back late in most states – In New York the Justice Department is all for an extension as long as ALL absentee ballots can be counted late (let the stuffing begin!) – and in Illinois well no, even though military ballots are sent out late the Justice Department says opposes letting them count if they can’t get back in time.

Yup real tough.

And another lie from Media Matters destroyed in mere minutes. It’s so easy. Felons pushed to vote, military screwed, Obama Justice Department helping it along.

Ralated:

The Heritage Foundation also wrote about the issue HERE asking “Why is Obama Letting Non-Citizens Get Away with Voting?”

Early Voting Vote Fraud Roundup!

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TV Station “Forgets” to Run O’Donnell 30 Minute Spots….

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

This is a part of our new last minute Dirty Tricks” category.

County government run TV Station Channel 28 in Delaware claims they “forgot” to run the 30 minute spots Christine O’Donnell bought as her closing argument to Delaware voters.

So let us be clear; O’Donnell bought the 30 minute spots, reminded the TV station about it, promoted it on other media so everyone knew about it and the government owned TV station just forgets to air it….

O’Donnell’s reaction on Twitter:

1 minute until the premiere of our 30 minute feature. Tune in to meet all the heart warming people I’ve met on the campaign trail. Ch. 28

Okay… this is NOT our show! Must be a programming mix up. We will get back to you…

This isn’t our show either! We are told channel 28 “forgot” to air it…both times… even though we paid for the time slot last week.

Dirty politics again? I’d like to think the County run station really did just “forget” even though we reminded them this morning.

This should give people yet another example of what Republicans have deal with regularly when it comes to the corrupt elite media in this country.

You can view O’Donnell’s closing argument at the following link and it is obvious why they didn’t run it; it is good! I feared that it might have been a snoozer but wow was I wrong. You will love it! – http://christine2010.com/we-people

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CBS News Reporters On Tape Conspiring to Manufacture a Scandal Against Republican Senate Candidate – Elite Media Nearly Mum…

Posted by iusbvision on November 1, 2010

This is a part of our new last minute Dirty Tricks” category.

This is not the first time the “make it up media” has been caught red handed conspiring to manufacture smears against Republicans to change an election.

CBS News reporters were caught on voice-mail via a phone, that was thought to be shut off, conspiring to invent a scandal by claiming a campaign volunteer is a child molester or manufacturing a violent encounter.

Transcript:

FEMALE REPORTER: That’s up to you because you’re the expert, but that’s what I would do. … I’d wait until you see who showed up because that indicates we already know something.
[Laughter]

[INAUDIBLE]

FEMALE REPORTER: Child molesters…

MALE REPORTER: Oh yeah. … Can you repeat Joe Miller’s, uh, list of people, campaign workers, which one’s the molester?

[INAUDIBLE]

FEMALE VOICE: We know that out of all the people that will show up tonight, at least one of them will be a registered sex offender.

[Laughter]

MALE REPORTER: You have to find that one person.

[INAUDIBLE]

FEMALE REPORTER: And the one thing we can do is, we won’t know, we won’t know but if there is any sort of chaos whatsoever we can put out a twitter/facebook alert: saying what the… ‘Hey Joe Miller punched at rally.’

FEMALE REPORTER: Kinda like Rand Paul. I like that. That’s a good one.

Sarah Palin reacts on Fox News Sunday early Sunday morning.  –

The rest of the elite media is not reporting the story with any justice; a Google search late Sunday night for this story shows only a handful of media outlets reporting the story and most of them are local Fox affiliates. This story has been out since Saturday night and below is screen shot of the Alaska Daily News senate race coverage (notice the links section has no mention of the story) late Sunday Night (10:30 PM Eastern complete with Lisa Murkowski Ad). The ADN had an article on their web site late Sunday but it was not promoted not was it in their Senate Race link list till Monday.   This is not a surprise considering that ADN was “investigating” the bogus “Trig is not Sarah’s baby” allegation MONTHS after the story was debunked.

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Below is the reaction from The Washington Post, which was to claim that the media is “Pro-Palin Corrupt” and that Palin gets too much coverage for her popularity and why… because she isn’t in the top few most followed people on Twitter… amazing. Of course Sarah Palin is THE most followed/Liked person on Facebook (and Facebook is way more popular than twitter), but reporting that does not fit the narrative that the Washington Post wished to present. This piece is so outrageous and laughable that I fear that the Post will scrub it so I took a screen shot:

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