Saturday's "Rally to Restore Sanity," hosted by Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, proved to be a forum of absurdity and mockery of all things conservative, most notably, Glenn Beck. Intended to be a satirical version of Beck's Restoring Honor rally, the October 30 rally seemed to restore little sanity.
A new New York Times/CBS News poll illustrates the mass exodus of support for President Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress in favor of the Republicans. Jim Rutenberg writes that "critical parts of the coalition that delivered President Obama to the White House in 2008 and gave Democrats control of Congress in 2006 are switching their allegiance to the Republicans." [They] have wiped out the advantage held by Democrats in recent election cycles among women, Roman Catholics, less affluent Americans and independents.
Many Americans objected to the numerous unconstitutional questions that were contained in this past year's U.S. Census forms. Most of the objections were based on unconstitutionality, invasions of personal privacy, or concerns over possibly using the Census data to make a national database of all the people. All of these are valid reasons to raise objections. But there may be another, more insidious danger from that unconstitutional gathering of information. The data collected could be used to commit electoral fraud by bypassing the voter registration process and adding selected individuals directly into voter registration databases via a computer data feed.
She has been called "Hurricane Sarah," and she is predicting a "political earthquake" on Tuesday, but whatever the forecast, there is no doubt Sarah Palin has created a storm during the 2010 campaign season. And on yesterday's edition of Fox News Sunday, the former Alaska Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate labeled reporters at CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage "corrupt b*******" for allegedly trying to concoct a scandal and negative stories about Alaska's Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller.
In the nine years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have been subjected to a great deal of "spin" from the political elites and the media regarding the history and teachings of the Islamic religion, and the rise of jihadist terrorist organizations around the globe. America's history of religious freedom and the religious dimensions of the current conflicts in which American troops are engaged leave many citizens feeling confused: How should they perceive Islam? How may they best understand the faith of Muslims living in the United States?
Despite allegations of racism in Tea Party organizations, the Republican Party, and conservative groups, 2010 has witnessed more black Republican activism than ever before. Thirty-seven African Americans in 16 states have been in contention for seats in the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives this year.
“You might as well know right now … that the Tea Party, no matter how successful it is at the polls in November, will certainly betray the party of liberty,” wrote Lew Rockwell, proprietor of LewRockwell.com, on September 22.
Former President Bill Clinton has catapulted himself into the campaign arena this year, traveling the nation to stump for his favorite candidates, but also attempting to pressure senatorial candidates into dropping out of their primaries. Clinton’s most recent campaign arm-twisting involves a reported attempt to persuade Florida’s Democratic Senate candidate, Kendrick Meek, to step down from Florida’s three-way Senate race between Meek, Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Independent), and Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio.
In yet another orchestrated attack on conservative pundit Glenn Beck, George Soros' Media Matters called upon former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to repudiate the "erratic" Mr. Beck. In response to Media Matters' request, Palin called Beck on his radio program Thursday morning to assert, "I stand with you, Glenn."