Here is video of Politico’s Jim Vandehei discussing divisions within the Democratic Party over entitlement reform as it relates to the “Fiscal Cliff” negotiations. He explained that all the focus is on the pressure and problems faced by Republicans in the wake of their election loss, but that President Obama and the Democrats have some real divisions to deal with if a deal is to be reached. Vandehei said many Democrats serving in red states will likely join with Republicans on some of the tax issues, and on entitlement reform, particularly those that have to run for re-election in 2014. But the Left-wing base of the Democratic Party really does not want any reform of entitlements, something Republicans have said must be a part of any deal.
I wonder how many other pro-Hillary Democrats will do the same on Tuesday?
POLITICO: Mitt Romney has been making a pitch for bipartisanship in the closing days of the race, and this morning rolled out an endorsement from Hillary Clinton’s former Senate state director, Gigi Georges:
“For most of my life, I’ve been an active Democrat. I am proud to have worked for President Bill Clinton and then-Senator Hillary Clinton, and, during that time, I saw firsthand what can be accomplished by strong, bipartisan leadership. I know what it means to work across the aisle on issues that are important to the American people. And that’s why I am supporting Mitt Romney. Governor Romney has a plan to restore the prosperity this country deserves and expects. He will work with people of good will no matter what their party, and he will pursue the policies that are in the best interest of our country, no matter who proposes them. That’s what President Obama promised to do four years ago. But like so many of his promises, bipartisan cooperation is just another one he has broken. We can’t have four more years of failed policies and two parties that can’t work together. We need the change Mitt Romney is offering.”
For people in New York politics, Georges, who now lives in Boston, is a familiar name and face – she was also the executive director of the state Democracy Party when Clinton was in office. . . . Read More
Here is audio of Rush Limbaugh today reacting to Vice-President Joe Biden’s behavior in last night’s Vice-Presidential Debate. Limbaugh said he is glad Biden acted like such a jerk because it was a perfect display of what the modern-day Democratic Party has become.
As the Democrats begin their 2012 National Convention, it appears they have been busy beavers working on their platform. They decided to remove the use of the word “God” which was in the 2008 Party Platform:
CBN NEWS – David Brody: Guess what? God’s name has been removed from the Democratic National Committee platform.
This is the paragraph that was in the 2008 platform:
“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values, and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”
Now the words “God-given” have been removed. The paragraph has been restructured to say this:
“We gather to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and the most prosperous nation on Earth – the simple principle that in America, hard work should pay off, responsibility should be rewarded, and each one of us should be able to go as far as our talent and drive take us.” . . . Read More
Here is video of the “intellect of the Democrat Party” – as Clint Eastwood said about Joe Biden – on full display at the Democrat National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is the Chair of the California Democrat Party trashing GOP Vice-Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan for “lying” about the Janesville GM Plant, even though Paul Ryan is absolutely not lying.
Besides his potty-mouth attack on Ryan in this video, it is being reported that John Burton also likened Ryan and Republicans to Nazi Propaganda Minister “Joseph Goebbels.” Never mind, it’s the Democrats who have falsely called Mitt Romney a “felon,” and suggested he was responsible for the cancer death of a woman. That’s just for starters.
Expect much more of this all week at the Democrat National Convention. They just can’t help themselves.
Here is video of Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning dumbfounding the chair of the upcoming Democrat National Convention by asking Antonio Villaraigosa why it is the Republicans who have elected more women and Latino Governors and Senators than have the Democrats, even though the Democrats are constantly pushing the lie that the GOP is the party of old, white men. Villaraigosa was clearly shocked he got a real question from someone at MSNBC, and did not have much of an answer! Kudos to Todd for asking a real question.
And another North Carolina Democrat in Congress sees the light. This time it’s Rep. Hayden Rogers from the 11th Congressional District. He won’t endorse Barack Obama for President, and may not attend the Democrat Convention to be held in Charlotte:
THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Earlier today, news broke that North Carolina congressman Larry Kissell is refusing to endorse President Obama and might not attend the Democratic convention later this year in Charlotte, N.C. And now, there’s word that Rep. Hayden Rogers won’t be endorsing Obama or even attending the convention. . . . Read More
The money is not rolling in for the Democrats this year the way it did for Obama in 2008. Word is out that the Dems have canceled a big kickoff event planned at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to begin their nominating Convention in September. They have only raised $10 million for the event, way short of the goal of $36 million:
BLOOMBERG: Democrats canceled a political convention kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and will move the activities to Charlotte’s main business district, the convention’s host committee announced.
“While we regret having to move CarolinaFest away from our great partners at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the City of Concord, we are thrilled with the opportunity that comes with hosting this event in Uptown Charlotte,” said Dan Murrey, the executive director of the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee.
The move comes as party planners are grappling with a fundraising deficit of roughly $27 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss internal party politics. With a party ban on direct contributions from corporations, the host committee has raised less than $10 million, well short of its $36.6 million goal, said one of the people.
Murrey said that logistics, not costs, were behind the decision to cancel the Speedway event. . . . In January, Steve Kerrigan, chief executive officer of the convention committee, said that Democrats were shortening their convention from four days to three “to make room for a day to organize and celebrate the Carolinas, Virginia and the South and kick off the convention at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Labor Day,” Sept. 3. . . . Read More
Here is video of “Meet the Press” Moderator David Gregory asking Obama Campaign Adviser David Plouffe if he is now having to deal with “a sense of panic among Democrats” at the prospect Barack Obama could lose this election.
Plouffe, while saying “No,” did go on to as much as admit there is “hand-wringing” among Democrats, because he said the focus of Dems needs to be on “working like heck” to win instead of “hand-wringing.”
Here is video of a distraught Democrat in Wisconsin saying Scott Walker’s victory tonight means the “end of Democracy” in the USA.
Actually, it just means voters preferred Scott Walker over the Democrat alternative! The Democrats were not concerned about Obama’s huge money advantage in 2008. It only matters when they get outspent.