Here is video of GOP Strategist Mary Matalin bantering back and forth with Don Imus today about Gov. Chris Christie and whether he has any plans to run for President in 2012. Both Imus and Matalin love Christie, but neither thinks he will run this time. On running, Matalin said “if you don’t have it in your (there was a slight pause) ….heart and mind.” That’s the only opening Imus needed!

Mary Matalin, Don Imus Banter about Chris Christie’s “Gut” – Video 2/28/11

Here is an update on the situation in Libya. Fighting continues in cities not far from the Capital City of Tripoli, where Gadhafi forces are reportedly attacking opponents of the regime. In a move to try and buy time – literally, Gadhafi handed out the equivalent of $415 (300 Euro) in cash to each family in Tripoli. The report also says that the Pentagon is moving U.S. Warships closer to Libya.

Gadhafi Handing Out $415 to Each Family in Tripoli; U.S. Warships Move Closer to Libya – Video Report 2/28/11


Here is video of GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch speaking to a group at Utah State University where he bluntly called ObamaCare a “dumbass program.”

Hatch was arguing it is far better to allow states to work out their own solution to problems because every state has different demographics.

“It’s good to allow them to work out their own problems rather than do a one-size-fits-all, Federal Government, stupid, dumbass program. . . . It is really an awful piece of crap.”

He’s right!

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch on ObamaCare: It’s a “Dumb**s Program”; “An Awful Piece of Crap” – Video

Here is video of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today warning the 14 Democrat State Senators who have fled to Illinois that they must return and vote on the Governor’s “Budget Repair Bill” or there will be “dire consequences.”

Those consequences are layoffs of state workers, which Walker said would be necessary if they are unable to move forward with the budget bill. Walker said layoffs are the last thing he wants to do. But it will be unavoidable if the Democrats refuse to allow the budget process to move forward in order to deal with the state’s $3.6 Billion deficit.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Warns 14 Fleeing Democrats of “Dire Consequences” if They Don’t Return Now – Video 2/28/11

In an interview with ABC’s Christiane Amanpour, Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi says he will not leave Libya. Gadhafi laughed when asked if he would leave, and told Amanpour, “They love me, all my people, they love me all. They will die to protect me, my people.”

Libyan Dictator Moammar Gadhafi Tells ABC’s Amanpour He Won’t Leave; Says His People “Love” Him – Video 2/28/11

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Uh-oh. What happened to the Obama who was ready to put on a “comfortable pair of shoes” and walk that picket line?

Here is video of MSNBC’s Chuck Todd saying President Obama “does not want anything to do with Wisconsin.” In fact, Todd said it seems almost daily the Obama White House “ratchets back the rhetoric” on the situation there.

This won’t sit well with Obama’s buddy at MSNBC Ed Schultz who implored Obama to make a “road trip” to Wisconsin to stand in solidarity with the Unions there. Schultz said Obama did not deserve a 2nd Term as President if he failed to do so.


MSNBC’s Chuck Todd Says Obama “Does Not Want Anything to do” with Wisconsin Struggle – Video 2/28/11

Here is video of Karl Rove saying President Obama is “way upside-down” in poll numbers on the public’s approval of his handling of the U.S. Economy and the issue of deficits.

Rove was commenting on a recent Rasmussen Poll showing President Obama’s leadership approval rating taking a huge drop from January to February – a 17 point swing.

Rove said he believes that drop is tied to Obama’s incredibly poor numbers on his handling of the U.S. Economy in a recent Gallup Poll – where only 36% approved of the job he is doing while 61% disapproved. On the issue of deficits, it’s even worse – 32% approve while 64% disapprove!

Rove said those two issues are likely to be right at the top of the voting public’s mind all the way through the 2012 Election.

Obama is in major trouble.

Karl Rove Says Obama is “Way Upside-Down” on Approval of His Handling of Economy, Deficits – Video 2/28/11

Here is video of residents in Arkansas talking about the 4.7 magnitude earthquake that rattled them last night. The quake was reportedly also felt in four other states.

Residents Talk About 4.7 Magnitude Earthquake in Arkansas – Video 2/28/11

Herman Cain has won the “Live Straw Poll” conducted yesterday at the American Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona. The vote was conducted among 1,600 Tea Party Activists who attended the event.

CNN: Which Republican should become the next president? Herman Cain, according to a number of Tea Party activists gathered at a weekend summit in Phoenix.

Cain, a conservative talk show host and former Godfather’s Pizza chief executive, won the American Policy Summit’s presidential live straw poll on Sunday. . . . . Read More


22% Herman Cain

16% Tim Pawlenty

15% Ron Paul

10% Sarah Palin

6% Mitt Romney

6% Michele Bachmann

Cain spoke at the event this weekend, and as I said, if he can get a hearing and his message gets out, it is going to resonate with GOP voters and beyond.

Herman Cain Wins Straw Poll among Vote of 1,600 Tea Party Activists – 2/27/11

Police at the Wisconsin State Capitol decided last night not to force pro-Union protesters to leave the building, where they have been camped out now for two weeks. Protesters had been told they would have to vacate the building so it could be cleaned. But many of the pro-Union crowd refused to go, and police decided they would not forcibly remove them from the Capitol.

Gov. Scott Walker’s office reportedly declined to comment on the decision to allow the protesters to remain, but did say that Walker’s resolve to push forward with the “Budget Repair Bill” has not weakened in the face of the protests.

Pro-Union Protesters Refuse to Leave Wisconsin State Capitol; Police Decided to Not Forcibly Remove Them; Walker Unfazed – Video 2/28/11

Opposition forces continued making gains in Libya today, taking control of the western Libyan town of Zawiyah’s city center. Zawiyah is a strategic refinery town only 50 kilometers from the Capital City of Tripoli where Dictator Moammar Gadhafi appears ready to make his last stand. This report does show that there are people in Libya who are remaining loyal to Gadhafi.

Opposition Forces Continue Making Gains in Libya; Some Support for Gadhafi Remains – Video Report 2/28/11

Here is a video report summarizing the results of the 2011 Academy Awards from last night, where “The King’s Speech” won the Oscar for Best Picture. Actor Colin Firth won Best Actor for his role in the film, and it also won the Oscar for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Natalie Portman took Best Actress for her role in “Black Swan.”

“The King’s Speech” Wins Oscar for Best Picture at 2011 Academy Awards – Video Report 2/27/11

Here is video of Gov. Mike Huckabee on with Chris Wallace today where he said he believes President Obama’s refusal to enforce the “Defense of Marriage Act” (DOMA) is unconstitutional. Huckabee said it is a very strange precedent for a President to set that he will pick and choose what laws he is going to enforce.

After all – that is one of the primary responsibilities of the Chief Executive of the United States – to enforce the laws. If you don’t like the law, then change it using the constitutional process. But a President cannot just decide not to abide by the Constitution. Americans need to let Obama know that at the ballot box in 2012.

Gov. Mike Huckabee Says Obama’s Decision to Not Enforce DOMA is Unconstitutional – Video 2/27/11

Fox News reporter Mike Tobin gets heckled and hit by pro-union protesters during a live broadcast in Madison, Wisconsin. The protesters chanted “Fox News lies” and covered up the cameras to try to prevent Tobin from being able to do his job.

Fox News’ Mike Tobin Shouted At and Hit During Live Report In Wisconsin – Video 2/27/11

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Here is video of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour responding to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumpka’s assertion that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to take away the “rights” of the state’s public sector workers.

Barbour very correctly responded to Trumpka by saying “there is no right to this (collective bargaining) under the Constitution.” He also pointed out that Federal Workers have no collective bargaining rights for wages or retirement benefits.

Gov. Haley Barbour Trumps Trumpka on Collective Bargaining “Rights” – Video 2/27/11

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Here is video of Sen. John McCain reacting to a Rolling Stone claim that the U.S. Military used “psy-ops” (psychological operations) on U.S. Senators to manipulate them into providing more funding and support for the war effort.

McCain’s response?

“Well, you know that’s been tried on me before, David (David Gregory). . . . . Put me down as skeptical.”

McCain spent 5 1/2 years as a U.S. Prisoner of War in Vietnam where he endured repeated beatings and torture. He could have left early once the Vietnamese found out his father was an admiral. But he refused to go, adhering instead to code that prisoners should only leave in order of capture.

John McCain Reminds David Gregory He’s Faced Up to “Psy-Ops” Before – Video 2/27/11

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