Friday, August 31, 2012

Michael Moore: 'Get used to saying President Romney'

What a difference four years make.

Early signs emerging from Democrats during the Republican National Convention indicate the White House and influential activists are in a panic, fearing that Gov. Mitt Romney is increasingly likely to emerge victorious Nov. 6.

The Obama campaign has sent out a fundraising email by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., warning Democratic supporters that Obama is in the process of being “Swift-Boated” by conservative PACs, while filmmaker Michael Moore has predicted in a Huffington Post interview that Romney will win.
In an email letter sent today, Kerry wrote supporters:
Consider this: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth spent about $23 million on smear ads against me in 2004.

This year, the Romney campaign and super PACs have promised to spend more than $1 billion.

What is Kerry’s plea? Donate $5 and, “Don’t let them get away with it.”
Moore is concerned with Obama’s inability to raise money 2008-style.
“Mitt Romney is going to raise more money than Barack Obama,” Moore told the Huffington Post. “That should guarantee his victory. I think people should start to practice the words ‘President Romney.’
“To assume the other side are just a bunch of ignoramuses who are supported by people who believe that Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago is to completely misjudge the opposition,” Moore said.
Ryan lied?
Conservative pundit Jennifer Rubin, writing in the “Right Turn” blog in the Washington Post, said the Democrats “are losing it, literally.”
Rubin concluded Ryan’s speech Wednesday night at the RNC was so successful that the only thing Obama supporters, including partisans driving establishment media messaging, could do was to claim Ryan lied.
The problem is, Rubin maintained, that despite the “fact-checking” flurry initiated by Obama supporters, Ryan did not lie.
She pointed out Ryan’s claim about the Janesville GM plant was not that Obama closed it, but that he failed to keep his promise to keep it open.
Rubin concluded that Ryan’s attacks stung Obama so badly that “the Obama team and its media allies are crazed to turn facts into lies and aspirations into distortions.”
“It is a revealing moment, for the press and the Obama camp,” Rubin wrote. “For members of the Obama team, it means they are losing the race, and they know it.”

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Clint Eastwood to Speak at Republican Convention

Clint Eastwood will be speaking at the Republican Convention in Tampa on Thursday according to Fox News. The network’s website is reporting that a GOP source confirmed “that Eastwood is indeed the mystery speaker”. Thursday night’s line-up has a “To Be Announced” speaker scheduled ahead of Senator Marco Rubio and GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney himself. Eastwood’s name was floated earlier this week as the speaker along with former VP nominee Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and even a hologram of former President Ronald Reagan. No stranger to politics, Eastwood served as the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988. He supported John McCain in 2008 and endorsed Mitt Romney earlier this month at a Sun Valley fundraiser. “Now more than ever do we need Mitt Romney, I’m going to be voting for him,” the Oscar winner said as the GOP nominee stood next to him on August 4. If Eastwood is really heading to Tampa to speak Thursday evening, he’s going to have to get going soon. Deadline has learned that as of Wednesday afternoon, the actor/director was still at his home in Carmel. Eastwood’s latest film, Trouble With The Curve comes out on September 21, 2012.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012 Republican Convention: Jon Voight Says Obama is a Marxist, Controls the Media(Video)

The actor and noted Republican has made a number of forceful statements against the president during the first few days of the GOP convention.

With a number of acts having canceled on the Republican convention due to the coming inclement weather, Jon Voight is making enough noise for a whole bunch of them.
The Oscar winner and recent GOP convert is in Tampa and has quickly made his presence known. On Monday, he accused President Obama of controlling the media, like a certain South American communist strongman.

“The media has been taken over by this administration,” Voight told The Daily Caller. “It’s not less than what has happened in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez, really, because you can’t get the information through. I’m giving you this because I want to get the press my opinion. You can put it in any way you want to. But, it’s become pure propaganda and we should be appalled."

The media, he said, is complicit in the operation.

"America, guys, wake up," he continued. You should be appalled that they can get away with it, that they can attack – the Republican Party is a victim of a bias, of a destructive bias against the Republican Party. It’s been going on for all this time and it’s getting worse and worse. And, now this? Come on, people, stand up."

Voight, who is Angelina Jolie's father, also on Monday accused Hollywood of being brainwashed by liberals. And on Tuesday, he went a step further, not just likening Obama to a communist dictator, but calling him a Marxist.

"Well, his father was a Marxist — of course he was influenced by it,” he told Reveal Politics. “His mother, who led him towards his father’s Marxism – yes. His mentor was a fellow by the name of Frank Marshall Davis, he was a communist. And, of course, his alliances from that time on."

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Box Office Report: Anti-Obama Doc Surges to No. 2 on Monday

The film grossed $1.2 million for the day, according to preliminary estimates, bested only by "The Expendables 2."

As Republicans gathered in Tampa, Fla., for the GOP convention, conservative documentary 2016: Obama's America rocketed to No. 2 at the domestic box office Monday.
Obama's America grossed an estimated $1.2 million for the day from 1,091 theaters, dropping a narrow 37 percent from Sunday. Most films dropped 60 percent or more.
The film, based on Dinesh D’Souza book, now has grossed $10.5 million to become the No. 6 political documentary of all time and the top conservative doc. It's also the top documentary of 2012, excluding nature films.
Monday's number could come in slightly lower or higher once final numbers are released. Obama's America came in No. 7 for the weekend with a hearty gross of $6.5 million.
Lionsgate and Millennium Films' The Expendables 2 continued to top the box office Monday, grossing an estimated $1.4 million.
Obama's America, co-directed by D'Souza and John Sullivan, is planning another major expansion that will push its theater count past 1,800 in the coming days.
"Screens are being added on an hourly basis in response to demand," said Mark Joseph of MJM Entertainment, which is helping to market the film. "Our job over the last six months was to create interest in the film. The rest is up to the people. Ultimately, they'll decide the screen count."
Obama's America -- promoted heavily on talk radio and distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures -- timed its nationwide expansion Friday to the Republican National Convention, which officially gets underway Tuesday after a one-day weather delay due to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Samuel L. Jackson asks why GOP 'spared' by tropical storm

Samuel L. Jackson on Monday tweeted it was "unfair" that Tropical Storm Isaac had spared the GOP convention in Tampa and appeared to be heading for New Orleans. 
Jackson said in a profanity-filled tweet that he was "not understanding God's plan" given the fact that the storm was not disrupting the Republican gathering. 
"Unfair s---," the Oscar-nominated actor known for his colorful language said on Twitter. 
"GOP spared by Isaac! NOLA prolly f----- again!"
Less than a half-hour later, Jackson apologized for the earlier tweet, writing that it had stirred up a hornet's nest. "Apologies to God, Tampa, da GOP& Isaac(sp)! Who played the Race card?!," he said on Twitter. 
Jackson isn't the only one to issue strongly worded language questioning a link between politics and Isaac. Over the past few days, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has suggested that serious warnings about tropical storm weather by the federal government was the Obama administration attempting to scuttle the Republican National Convention.
Earlier on Monday, MSNBC host Chris Matthews accused presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republicans of playing the race card against Obama.

Ellen Barkin Hopes Hurricane Kills 'Every Pro-Life, Xenophobic, Gay-Bashing SOB' At The RNC

In the aftermath of the Family Research Council shooting, prominent voices on the Left have not tapped down their violent rhetoric against their opponents. Two Baby Boomer celebrities have taken to Twitter to hope pro-life, pro-family individuals and U.S. Congressman Todd Akin suffer a drowning or a same-sex rape, respectively.
On Sunday, Ellen Barkin expressed her hope that Tropical Storm Isaac would smash up the Republican National Convention in Tampa and drown all its delegates.
She retweeted the message of one of her followers that read: “C’mon #Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC ” Barkin did not express any disagreement in her retweet.
The storm is expected to grow into a Category 1 hurricane before slamming into the Gulf Coast on Wednesday, the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Monday, August 27, 2012

2012 Republican Convention: Protesters Dressed As Vaginas Greet Delegates (Video)

Giant, walking vaginas have descended upon the Republican National convention.

Several demonstrators from Code Pink, a feminist group, wore frilly pink costumes while others adorned with cardboard cutouts resembling the sexual organ were milling about on Sunday looking for Republicans

A Florida website called captured video of some of them during their preparation (video below). The protesters carried signs saying such things as: “Read my lips. Leave my vagina alone,” and argued that pro-life Republicans are waging a war against women.

But with the official proceedings, along with two Lynyrd Skynyrd concerts and the premier of an anti-Occupy Wall Street Movie canceled on Sunday and Monday due to weather, it wasn’t until Sunday night at The Welcome Event that the protesters found a large group of Republicans to confront.

As several thousand conventioneers arrived in buses at Tropicana Field, an indoor stadium where baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays play, they were met by about 400 protesters – some of whom were in their vagina costumes. By that time, though, convention-goers hardly took notice of the crowd, and well-armed police and military personnel kept the demonstrators away from the party inside the stadium

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Natalie Portman to Campaign for Obama in Nevada; Hollywoods Conservative Underground response : "Read the Bill"

The Oscar-winning actress will appear at a rally Saturday in Las Vegas.

Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman will hit the campaign trail on President Barack Obama's behalf Saturday at a major event in Nevada, which has emerged as a crucial swing state.
Portman will join a pair of Obama insiders, political strategist Valerie Jarrett and Democratic activist Cecilia Munoz, for a Las Vegas event designed to get women to vote.
The America-Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit represents three consistent themes of the Obama re-election campaign that have emerged as the election cycle moves into its crucial final phase. One is enlisting as much A-list celebrity support as possible. (That’s where Portman comes in.)
The second and increasingly important theme is the president’s support for issues such as reproductive rights and support for families that are of particular concern to women. (That’s why all three headliners are women.)
The third is the centrality of Latino voters to the president’s re-election hopes. (Hence Munoz.) Latinos have emerged as a particularly important voting bloc in Nevada, and there is some research that suggests that Latinas outnumber Latinos among Spanish-surnamed voters there.
The event will be held at the historic 5th Street School Auditorium.
"President Obama fights for women every day, and I am proud to stand with him on behalf of women and girls across the country," Portman said. "The president has proven that he is a strong advocate for women and a defender of the issues that are important to women and their families, from affordable health care to fair pay and quality public education."

Hollywoods Conservative Underground has some advice for Ms. Portman; "Read the Bill" says President of the Hollywoods Conservative Underground.  Ms. Portman continues to support Mr. Obama but fails to point out specifics on how how he has done more for woman than previous administrations.  "Ms. Portman is out of touch with policy and votes like many women in the country; one issue voters", says the HCU.

Peter Guber: Hollywood 'Disappointed' With Obama's First Term

The Mandalay Entertainment CEO told Fox Business: "The first term was not exactly a stellar performance."

Mandalay Entertainment  CEO Peter Guber told Fox Business' Neil Cavuto in an interview this week that Hollywood expected President Barack Obama to be a "Magic Man." "Even the most ardent supporters have said, 'Yeah the first term was not exactly a stellar performance.' It wasn't really a win-win," Guber said.
More from the interview:The veteran producer also attempted to explain why Hollywood is dominated by liberals. "They're in the arts," Guber said. "The arts tend to be more liberal."
GUBER: They're disappointed with the first term. They're not exactly going to register to vote for the other side, but they expected more. They expected this person was going to to be a "Magic Man," that somehow he was going to cure all the ills of the country.
Certainly that was the promise that was inherent in what he was saying and he was just a man. and he was a first termer, and he hadn't run a big business and he hadn't run a company as large as this.
And suddenly he had all these monstrous and challenging problems for anyone and he didn't face them all too good. So the question is, even with Hollywood, he went Silicon Valley.
I think a lot of these people who have been doing fundraisers and supporting him have some real questions.
They have questions on whether this will really change in the second term. Will it be more of the same? Can he really solve what he couldn't solve in the first term in the second term? Or should they make a change?
So I think whether there are cracks, or fissures or gaps, I think the issues are out there, and even the most ardent supporters have said, "Yeah the first term was not exactly a stellar performance. It wasn't really a win-win."
CAVUTO: Well, Peter, you know these guys better than I do, but I don't exactly see them stormin' for the Mormon, if you know what I mean. Maybe they'll sit it out. Maybe they won't write as big of a check. But they certainly aren't going to be running to Mitt, are they?
GUBER: That's correct. The question is will they remain neutral. Will they not vote? Will they endorse him thoroughly and unconditionally? Probably not.
CAVUTO: Why are they so monolithically liberal?
GUBER: It's not so much that they're monolithically liberal. They're in the arts. The arts tend to be more liberal. There tends to be more social relevance in the arts. They tend to grow into that environment.
I don't think it's necessarily New York or Hollywood. I think it's the people in that type of an industry. For example, I know some of them, even like myself, are fiscally conservative but socially liberal. You have that kind of dichotomy. They are not monolithic in that sense.
But what is interesting, this is a distraction. No one is going to vote for someone because Sarah Jessica Parker is holding a fundraiser for him. They're not doofs. They're all smart. The ideal is they get the attention of the public.

Conservative Movie Takes in over $9 Million First Weekend; #8

Friday’s very weak box office stayed soft Saturday to end the weekend with total moviegoing only around $90M on a par with last year. As predicted, Millenium’s and Lionsgate’s holdover The Expendables 2 finished in first place, followed by Universal’s two-week-old The Bourne Legacy in second place. But no new movie opening this week or weekend could even break $7M. “It’s exhausting working with numbers this bad,” one studio exec griped to me.
Among this weekend’s crop of newly released films, Sony Pictures’ Premium Rush opened poorly with very soft grosses of $6.5M. Producer Gavin Polone just saw his Pariah Television freshman ABC Family series Jane By Designcanceled and now this Pariah production tanks as well. (Guess it sucks to be Polone these days. Maybe he should make his day job writing that lame column.) The studio tried to interest young males with sports programming (NFL pre-season, UFC, MLB and wrestling) and a promotion running in over 4,000 GameStop stores. But what’s to be expected from a tired premise about a bicycle messenger being chased through Manhattan. And what a waste of talented actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt or director/screenwriter David Koepp. With a $30sM budget, the pic even underperformed Sony’s very low expectations. Only hope is if it does business overseas.
Hit And Run opened Wednesday and lost what little steam it had going into this weekend. Open Road picked up the U.S distribution rights and changed the name of the film from Outrun. My sources said the low-budget comedic chase movie would have been a solid win for Open  Road with $10M for the 5-day opening.  But it made only $5.5M. The film stars Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell who tried their best to drum up biz with appearances at word-of-mouth screenings all summer and on Kimmel, MTV, CMT, Spike. The film’s featured 1967 Lincoln also offered marketing opportunities on car enthusiast TV shows and websites. No go. Well, you know a movie is in trouble when Bradley Cooper appears in it looking unrecognizable in dreds.
Dark Castle/Warner Bros’ new release The Apparition didn’t stand a ghost of a chance as a parting present for producer Joel Silver.
release and expanded into theaters across America this weekend. It wound up 
The shocker among all the films was Rocky Mountain Pictures’ political documentary 2016 Obama’s America which opened July 13th in very limited
in 4th place Friday and 8th place for the weekend. That’s  stunning because it was playing in 2/3 fewer theaters across North American than the other wider release films. (See below for more details). Due to its hot pre-sales, the pic proved frontloaded which explains why its ranking started out #1 and then fell steeply by end of Sunday. But the doc’s new cume of $9.2M makes it the #1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary, besting Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’s $7.7M. And the 6th all-time biggest political documentary behindliberal docs by Michael Moore and Al Gore. 2016 Obama’s America is based on conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’Souza’s New York Timesbestselling 2010 book The Roots Of Obama’s Rage and co-directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan and produced by Academy Award winner Gerald R. Molen (co-producer of Schindler’s List). In fact, Molen credits “learning some lessons” from Michael Moore for the film: “When he released Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 ahead of the election, it sparked intense debate.” And 2016 Obama’s America‘s success comes from equally savvy marketing on the eve of the Republican National Convention next week. Exhibitors were reporting busloads arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips to the pic. It also employed much of the same marketing techniques used to garner attention and support for faith-based films, understandable since the audience is overlapping. Its campaign included advertising nationally over the past two weeks on talk radio and cable news channels including Fox News Channel, A&E, History and MSNBC. ”I didn’t believe it when I first saw the film taking off in pre-sales on Tuesday,” an exhibition insider tells me. “Because there’s not a lot of new product that’s taking off.”
The Top Ten based on weekend estimates are:
1. The Expendables 2 (Millenium/Lionsgate) Week 2 [3,355 Runs] R
Friday $3.7M, Saturday $5.4M, Weekend $13.0M (-55%), Cume $53.8M
2. The Bourne Legacy (Universal) Week 3 [3,652 Runs] PG13
Friday $2.7M, Saturday $4.1M, Weekend $9.5M, Cume $85.6M
3. ParaNorman (Focus Features) Week 2 [3,455 Runs] PG
Friday $2.3M, Saturday $3.7M, Weekend $8.7M (-38%), Cume $29.3M
4. The Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/WB) Week 6 [2,606 Runs] PG13
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $3.1M, Weekend $7.3M, Cume $422.3M
5. Odd Life Of Timothy Green (Disney) Week 2 [2,598 Runs] PG
Friday $2.0M, Saturday $3.0M, Weekend $7.2M (-34%), Cume $27.1M
6. Premium Rush (Sony) NEW [2,255 Runs] PG13
Friday $1.9M, Saturday $2.3M, Weekend $6.5M
7. The Campaign (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,302 Runs] R
Friday $2.2, Saturday $2.5M, Weekend $6.5M, Cume $62.6M
8. 2016 Obama’s America (Rocky Mountain) NEW [1,091 Runs] PG
Friday $2.2M, Saturday $2.3M, Weekend $6.4M, Cume $9.2M
9. Hope Springs (Sony) Week 3 [2,402 Runs] PG13
Friday $1.7M, Saturday $2.4M, Weekend $5.7M, Cume $44.8M
10. Hit And Run (Open Road) NEW [2,870 Runs] R
Friday $1.4M, Saturday $1.8M, Weekend $4.3M, Cume $5.5M
12. The Apparition (Dark Castle/WB) NEW [810 Runs]
Friday $1.1K, Saturday $1.1M, Weekend $3.0M

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Kelsey Grammer tells Jay Leno being a Republican cost him Emmy nod for 'Boss'

After asking him questions about an early stand-up routine and his first tattoo, Leno brought up the Emmys, which air in September.

“Now explain something to me, you get a Golden Globe for ‘Boss,’ but you don’t even get an Emmy nomination,” Leno asked.
“Yeah, its hard to figure,” Grammer said. “It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible, I mean, I am a, I’m a declared out of the closet Republican in Hollywood.”

Light applause rippled through the audience and Leno emitted a comic gasp.

“Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor, or even older voting member for the Emmys, would sit there and go, ‘Yeah, that’s a great performance, but oooooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’” Grammer asked hypothetically, before answering with sarcasm: “I don’t believe that’s possible.”

Leno pointed out Grammer was no stranger to winning Emmys, having won for his work on “Cheers” and “Frasier.”
Grammer explained that it was only after his last win did it become known he was a member of the GOP.

“Just after that last [Emmy win], I became (a Republican),” he said.
Leno offered another explanation, saying that while “The Boss” is great, it was on a network, Starz, that not a lot of people, including Emmy voters, watch.

“Well that’s not good is it,” Grammer laughed.

Earlier this year, right after he picked up his Golden Globe, Grammer told at a post-show party that "being a Republican in Hollywood is easy for a guy like me because I was such a revolutionary."


Mainstream Media Ignors Shooters ties with LGBT

ABC was the only broadcast network that offered a full story on the FRC office shooting on Wednesday night. They led with the story and gave it two and a half minutes. None of the network newscasts reported the breaking detail that shooter Floyd Corkins volunteered for six months at the D.C. Center for the LGBT Community, adding depth to his political motivation.

On NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams gave the story just 17 seconds: “In Washington today, police say a man with a gun walked into the offices of the conservative lobbying group the Family Research Council, and opened fire. He never made it past the lobby. He shot a security guard in the arm before the guard was able to subdue him.”

On CBS Evening News, substitute anchor Bob Schieffer offered 20 seconds: “A gunman opened fire today at the Washington headquarters of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian lobbying group. The man shot a security guard in the arm before that guard and others tackled him, and he was arrested. Police say that the suspect made negative comment about the council's work just before the shooting.”

Does anyone believe that under the same circumstances -- hostile ideological shooter captured after security guard only shot in the arm -- a conservative nut attacking a gay activist group or abortion advocacy group would draw just 20 seconds? (For one example, a quick Nexis search reminds me CBS This Morning offered a full story from Wichita on August 20, 1993, after late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller was shot in both arms.)

On both NBC and CBS, the FRC brief was followed by a full story promoting President Obama’s new deferral program for illegal alien "Dream Act" students. NBC gave that two minutes, CBS two minutes and fifty seconds.

Soledad O'Brien React To Her Left Wing Media Bias

CNN morning anchor Soledad O'Brien granted an interview to The Hollywood Reporter to react to charges she was reading from the left-wing Talking Points Memo blog on air. She insisted she's utterly non-ideological on the CNN set.
"I don't think I show bias in my TV show. I think I am aggressive with people about trying to find the facts behind what they say," O'Brien told the Reporter's Paul Bond. "Am I a liberal or conservative? I'm neither. Like most Americans, I find politics very frustrating. Like most Americans, I'd like to hear from politicians the facts. That is what drives me." She admitted using TPM, but only for facts, a quote from Sen. Ron Wyden, because her Republican guest was lying:
"Editorially, I was not reading off the Talking Points Memo," she said on Wednesday. "The memo had an accurate, verbatim quote of what Sen. Wyden said, and when I was talking to Ms. Comstock, she was saying something that was patently untrue."
She also said she uses conservative sources, like
Bond asked O'Brien about Rush Limbaugh's critiques, including photos on his website of her with a bumper sticker on her forehead touting the Obama-Biden ticket.

"I didn't hear what he had to say, and it's sort of irrelevant to what I do," O'Brien said Wednesday. "People are entitled to do what they want, and I do what I do -- which is, as a journalist, focus on the substance of someone's argument."
Bond noticed that the critiques keep coming: "Meanwhile, one of O’Brien’s more relentless critics, the conservative media-watchdog group Newsbusters, was suggesting that the CNN anchor was again using TPM as an uncited source, also during a discussion about Medicare and budgets."

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him

For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40 percent of America's youth vote, a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters.
Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What's more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds.
"This is the first time I am seeing Romney's numbers this high among 18-29 year olds," said Zogby. "This could be trouble for Obama who needs every young voter he can get."
Zogby helped Secrets dig deeper into his weekend poll, which we reported on earlier. The poll had Romney and Obama tied at 46 percent.
Zogby has been especially interested in the youth vote this election. In 2008, 66 percent chose Obama over Sen. John McCain,the highest percentage for a Democrat in three decades. But their desire for hope and change has turned to disillusionment and unemployment. Zogby calls them "CENGAs" for "college-educated, not going anywhere."
In his latest poll, Obama receives just 49 percent of the youth vote when pitted against Romney, who received 41 percent. In another question, the independent candidacy of Gary Johnson is included, and here Obama wins 50 percent, Romney 38 percent and Johnson 5 percent.
But while taking Johnson out of the equation in the past has seen a surge in support for Obama, now the numbers for Romney--and undecideds--increase.
Zogby speculates that Romney's selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan helped turn more younger voters to him. "It could be his youthfulness," said Zogby of Ryan. Plus, he said, more younger voters are becoming libertarian, distrustful of current elected officials and worried that they are going to get stuck with the nation's looming fiscal bill.
"They want change," said Zogby.

CNN's Soledad O'Brien Goes to Liberal Blog for Guidance

"Put an Obama sticker on your forehead when you do this," John Sununu tells her during Tuesday's show.

Soledad O’Brien was making waves Tuesday, which was using the CNN news anchor as evidence of liberal bias in the mainstream media.

 First, while filling in for Anderson Cooper on Monday night, she was seen reading from notes provided by Talking Points Memo, a liberal blog, during an interview with Mitt Romney campaign advisor Barbara Comstock. Second, on Tuesday during her own show, Starting Point, Republican guest John Sununu became so infuriated with  Soledad’s bias in favor of Democrats that he told her, “Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this."

Video of O’Brien’s heated exchange with Sununu is below.
On Tuesday, the Drudge Report linked to a story from conservative watchdog group Newsbusters about Obrien’s use of Talking Points Memo data, and Rush Limbaugh talked about that and the Sununu interview during his Tuesday-morning radio show.
“She’s been nailed twice,” Limbaugh told his estimated 15 million listeners. “This is another reason their ratings are in the tank. CNN, if you want to know why nobody’s watching, here it is.”
At Limbaugh’s website, he posted his on-air commentary about O’Brien and included photos of her segments Monday night with Comstock and Tuesday morning with Sununu, except that in Limbaugh’s version O’Brien actually does sport a bumper sticker for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on her forehead.
“You want to make the claim that you guys are objectively in the middle? Soledad O’Brien’s doing McCarthyism – Charlie McCarthyism. She is a puppet,” Limbaugh said Tuesday. “She doesn’t know what to ask unless she goes to a liberal blog for guidance. She has to print it out and use it on the air, and she’s one of their stars.”
A website called Viral Read got the right-wing ball rolling against O’Brien beginning Monday night, when it freeze-framed O’Brien “furiously flipping through notes,” and revealed that it was a Talking Points Memo story called “The Myth of Paul Ryan the Bipartisan Leader" that she was reading.
“She never cited it, but used its contents,” Viral Read’s Ali Akbar reported.

Monday, August 13, 2012

.Mitt Romney Chooses Paul Ryan as VP: Hollywood Reacts

With the confirmation that the presumptive GOP nominee picked the congressman as his running mate, Rupert Murdoch, Alec Baldwin and other industry names chime in.

Given that Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate was a move to excite the right wing of the Republican Party, and that Hollywood is closely aligned with the re-election effort of President Barack Obama, it should come as little surprise that the immediate reaction from the industry has been less than enthusiastic.

Though it remains early, a few filmmakers and comedians have already chimed in. Michael Moore called the pick a smart choice, if only for Ryan's ability to "get people to the polls," as he slammed him for stoking "ignorance and fear." Meanwhile, Kal Penn joked that he was upset Romney hadn't chosen Lousianna Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he could have played him on television. And Alec Baldwin went so far as to liken Ryan to Sarah Palin.
Russell Simmons displays he true hate for white people.  Racism on display.
Two supporters: Suzanne Somers and Rupert Murdoch, both of whom praised the Ryan pick.


"Another center-right Republican Pres'al candidate tries to burnish his right wing cred with a fringe right running mate. "
"Channeling Bush, war supporters/military dodgers Romney & Ryan insult those who served by using battleship as their prop."


"Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, two men who will destroy our people."


"Thank God! Now we might have a real election on the great issues of the day. Paul Ryan almost perfect choice".


 "He is an excellent choice."

Saturday, August 11, 2012

America's Come Back Team

Mitt Romney today announced Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. Below is Congressman Ryan’s biography:
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan is in his seventh term in Congress representing Wisconsin’s First Congressional District.  He is Chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he has worked tirelessly leading the effort to reign in federal spending and increase accountability to taxpayers. He also serves on the House Ways and Means Committee, where he has focused on simplifying the tax code and making health care more affordable and accessible.
In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his “Roadmap for America’s Future,” a proposal to eliminate the federal deficit, reform the tax code, and preserve entitlements for future generations.
Representative Ryan was born in Janesville, Wisconsin on January 29, 1970. A fifth-generation Wisconsin native, Ryan was the youngest of four children born to Paul Ryan Sr., who worked as an attorney, and Betty, a stay-at-home mom.
In April 2000, Ryan proposed to Janna Little, a native Oklahoman, at one of his favorite fishing spots, Big St. Germain Lake in Wisconsin. Later that year, the two were married in Oklahoma City.
The Ryans reside in Janesville with their three children, Liza, Charlie and Sam. The family are parishioners at St. John Vianney Catholic Church.
Upon entering Congress in January of 1999, Ryan was the youngest member of the freshmen class at the age of 28. Prior to running for Congress, Ryan served as an aide to Republican Senators Robert Kasten Jr. and Sam Brownback, former U.S. Rep. and Vice Presidential Candidate Jack Kemp, and as a speechwriter for Education Secretary William Bennett.
Ryan is a graduate of Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville and earned degrees in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio.  He is an avid outdoorsman and is a member is of his local archery association, the Janesville Bowmen.