Herman Cain dropped out of the race for president. Mr. Cain in a long-winded, self-praising statement said that he was “suspending” his campaign. The end came as a result of allegations of a 13-year affair. His wife Gloria was at the speech today.
BREAKING: MSNBC is reporting that Herman Cain’s campaign will issue a “major announcement” on Saturday.
Is it over for him? Mr. Cain is meeting with his wife today after more allegations from a woman who says they have carried on an affair for 13 years.
Ginger White says that their relationship was never “love affair, it was a sexual affair,” according to an interview last night by Lawrence O’Donnell. Mr. Cain, however, denies that anything other “friendship” although he has conceded that he frequently gave her money, a fact that his wife found out about at the same time the rest of us did!
Ms. White is one of several women who have come forward with allegations against Mr. Cain. The difference with Ms. White’s allegations is that she is claiming to have been his mistress; the other women have claimed sexual harassment.
“I became aware of Keith’s political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay,” said MSNBC TV President Phil Griffin, according to MSNBC.com
Olbermann admitted he gave the maximum amount to 3 candidates including the candidate who ran unsuccessfully against Tea Party winner Rand Paul of Kentucky.
NBC News and MSNBC did the right thing in this case whether or not you agree with their political commentary. The policy prohibits “anyone working for NBC News who takes part in civic or other activities may find that these activities jeopardize his or her standing as an impartial journalist because they may create the appearance of a conflict of interest,” according to MSNBC.com. MSNBC / NBC News policy requires that all employees obtain approval first before engaging in political contributions.
MSNBC / NBC News policy is a good one. How many other news outlets – FOX News, for instance – have this same policy?
- MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann suspended after donating to Dems (chicagonow.com)
- Keith Olbermann Suspended Indefinitely From MSNBC Over Donations (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Keith Olbermann Suspended From MSNBC (buzzfeed.com)
- Keith Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC (cbsnews.com)
- Olbermann suspended indefinitely without pay (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Olbermann suspended by MSNBC (dailykos.com)
- Buh Bye Keith Olbermann (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC for Campaign Donations (observer.com)
- Keith Olbermann SUSPENDED From MSNBC Indefinitely Without Pay (huffingtonpost.com)
- MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann Suspended After Contributing To Three Democrats (blogs.forbes.com)
- Keith Olbermann suspended over political donations (msnbc.msn.com)
“A typical family of four with a household income of $50,000 a year would have to pay $2,900 more in taxes in 2011, according to a new analysis by Deloitte Tax LLP, a tax consulting firm. The same family making $100,000 a year would see its taxes rise by $4,500.”
Christine O’Donnell, a “tea party” candidate who was endorsed by Sarah Palin, won the Republican Senatorial primary in Delaware last night, knocking out Michael Castle, the favored choice of the national party leaders. As a result of the defeat of the nine-term House incumbent, the Republican national party will not endorse her nor will they support her with funding.
Rove questioned the voters choice because of “serious character problems” he alleges against O’Donnell on Fox’s Sean Hannity last night. Krauthammer, before the poll even closed, assaulted Palin for making an “irresponsible” decision to endorse her.
How stupid do Rove and Krauthammer – and others like them – think Americans are? Do they really believe that voters make decisions based only on what Sarah Palin says? Or on what Rove or Krauthammer say? Or on what party leaders say?
The voters made a decision. And it is my belief that the vast majority of those Delaware voters made a well-informed responsible decision based on research they did for themselves!
It says only one thing really: that the national leaders of both parties are becoming aware that the people have had it with both of them, and they are doing everything to try to steer the tide back to the old status quo.
Rove’s and Krauthammer’s remarks come out of desperation and will prove futile in stopping the coming tide. The people are replacing power-driven tone-deaf candidates with people who are not elitist and who, yes like most of us, have flaws.
It’s not right that party national elitists should be making choices of who we vote for. That choice is for the people. I hope – in light of the Republican Party shunning O’Donnell – that the people themselves will support her in order to operate her campaign; that’s the only way to have a fair choice in November.
- Report: National Republican Senatorial Committee Won’t Fund Christine O’Donnell (mediaite.com)
- Civil War: Karl Rove Slams Christine O’Donnell – Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin And More Fire Back (mediaite.com)
- Delaware Primary Results 2010:Christine O’Donnell vs Mike Castle (nowpublic.com)
- In Delaware Senate Primary, Christine O’Donnell, Insurgent Republican, Wins (gloucestercitynews.net)
- Christine O’Donnell: media reaction (guardian.co.uk)
- Tea Party Notches Huge Upset With O’Donnell Senate Victory in Delaware (politicsdaily.com)
- “Christine O’Donnell, whose candidacy was supported Tea Party activists and backed by Sarah Palin, stunned Republicans Tuesday night…” (althouse.blogspot.com)
- Christine O’Donnell, Rand Paul and the Primaries: Are They the Right Stuff? (politicsdaily.com)
- Delaware Election Results: Christine O’Donnell Defeats Mike Castle In GOP Senate Primary (huffingtonpost.com)
- Castle Will Not Endorse O’Donnell For Senate, NRSC Won’t Fund Her Campaign (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Charles Krauthammer: Palin And DeMint O’Donnell Endorsements “Destructive” “Capricious” “Irresponsible” (alan.com)
- Christine O’Donnell: How she and other Sarah Palin endorsees are faring (csmonitor.com)
- Christine O’Donnell on Rove’s ‘Un-factual’ Remarks and ‘Republican Cannibalism’ (blogs.abcnews.com)
- Scarborough: ‘I Blame Sarah Palin’ For O’Donnell Win (newsbusters.org)
- Scarborough: ‘I Blame Sarah Palin’ For O’Donnell Win (newsbusters.org)
- Krauthammer: Palin Endorsement Of O’Donnell Is “Destructive” (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Christine O’Donnell takes bite of Rove (nowpublic.com)
- Tea Party Choice, Christine O’Donnell, Jolts GOP in Del. Senate Primary (blogs.abcnews.com)
- Tea Party Wins: Bigots Christine O’Donnell, Ovide Lamontagne Overtake Republican Challengers in Delaware, NH (queerty.com)
- Christine O’Donnell brings unlikely Tea Party triumph to Delaware (guardian.co.uk)
Talk about your conspiracy theorists! Pelosi is in denial that the majority of Americans don’t want a Islamic center so close to the site that was attacked by radical Moslems on 9-11. According to FoxNews.com:
“There is no question that there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some,” she said in remarks posted Tuesday in a video on the San Francisco Chronicle website. “And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded.”
My question to Ms. Pelosi and President Obama is: Why is the building of this Islamic center at Ground Zero so important to you?
Even though Moslems have the right to practice their religion and build their mosques anywhere, just as any other religion in this country, it doesn’t make it right to build this Islamic center there!
I’ve heard the spin on this that we should all be “sensitive” to their feelings, but sensitivity is a two-way street. This Moslem group may be moderate and peace-loving but their Islamic brothers who attacked the Twin Towers on 9-11 weren’t. If this group really wants to build understanding between the religions, as they claim, they should be sensitive to the feelings of Americans who lost loved ones in the attacks and to the feelings of the majority of Americans who are against this.
- Pelosi asks: Who is funding opponents of mosque? (sfgate.com)
- Pelosi wants investigation of Ground Zero mega-mosque opponents (jihadwatch.org)
- Pelosi: Probe mosque opposition (politico.com)
- Pelosi Calls for Investigation into Anti-Muslim Groups (littlegreenfootballs.com)
- Pelosi adds to comments on anti-mosque funding (thehill.com)
- A speaker, not a listener (powerlineblog.com)
- Mosque Leaders Are Not Planning to Move, and Other Cordoba House Developments! [Controversy] (gawker.com)
- Pelosi calls for transparency from both sides in mosque dispute (jta.org)
- King calls Pelosi comments a ‘threat’ to 9/11 families (thehill.com)
- Ground Zero mosque is ‘local decision’ Pelosi says (telegraph.co.uk)
As we approach mid-term elections this fall, more Democratic candidates are saying, “Thanks, but no thanks!” to President Obama’s political endorsement and support.
With increased pubic discontent with Obama’s policies and continued economic decline, has his presidency seen better days? Has Obama’s promise of “hope and change” become obsolete?
According to Fouad Ajami’s opinion piece in today’s Wall Street Journal, the answer is yes, Obama has become obsolete and is now just marking time:
“The country has had its fill with a scapegoating that knows no end from a president who had vowed to break with recriminations and partisanship. The magic of 2008 can’t be recreated, and good riddance to it,” writes Ajami.
Ajami compares Obama’s presidency to the failures of LBJ. He also cites Obama’s “detachment” as a reason why public opinion continues to go negative for him pointing out the differences to presidents, like Reagan and Clinton, who had charismatic personalities and who could better relate to people.
More than that, however, Ajami credits public displeasure with Obama’s attitute of shoving his idealogy down the public’s throat:
“If public opinion displayed no enthusiasm for the overhaul of the nations health-care system, the administration would push on. The public would adjust in due time.
No wonder, just today, we hear of another Dem backing away from Obama even though Obama has endorsed him! These candidates want to win, if they can, and riding Obama’s coat-tails won’t take them there!
With all due respect, Mr. President, you are the one in charge of your staff. And, according to Ms. Sherrod, it was your White House who ordered her to be terminated from her job. This looks like you’re afraid of media criticism. And that is not what a real leader should be doing. Toughen up and stand by what you believe in. Or cave to media-created crises, and you will find yourself looking for another job after 2012!
Remember during the fight over healthcare reform when President Obama insisted that the changes to the IRS code which would force Americans to purchase a private insurance was not a tax? Well, it appears now that either Obama’s Administration has had a change of heart about that, or, they lied to us in order to get the massive legislation passed.
According the New York Times, Obama’s Justice Department is now admitting that the health insurance mandate IS in fact a tax and “is ‘a valid exercise’ of Congress’s power to impose taxes.”
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