An unsettling development has reared its ugly head for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just one week before the midterm elections. Fox News reports, “An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reportedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover up an illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation.”
In a last-ditch effort to salvage the Democratic majority, President Obama is encouraging Hispanic voters to remain inspired by stalled immigration "reform" to vote against Republicans on Election Day. More importantly, President Obama is inspiring his constituents to "punish our enemies and reward our friends," encouraging a similar kind of "thugocracy" we have seen with labor unions.
President Obama indicates that he and his aides have outlined an agenda for after the midterm elections on November 2, one that will be “bipartisan,” and will focus on cutting the deficit, overhauling No Child Left Behind, and passing further free-trade pacts.
Dallas-area Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden caught nationwide flak October 22 for telling a local radio talk-show host that a violent revolution against a runaway federal government is possible. "The option is on the table. I don't think that we should remove anything from the table as it relates to our liberties and our freedoms," Broden told the talk-show host on the local radio station WFAA, adding: "However, it is not the first option."
A report published by the Wall Street Journal on October 25 revealed details of an internal memorandum written by leaders of Tea Party Patriots, to maintain pressure on new members of Congress after Election Day.
The CNBC “Remington Under Fire” documentary that premiered October 20 misfired in terms of substantiating allegations that the trigger mechanism on Remington's highly popular 700 series is unsafe. Instead, the "10-month investigation" essentially rehashed charges, allegations and complaints stretching back into history for years. The timing for the recycling of unsubtantiated charges was curious, considering the proximity of the program's release to the elections.
According to John Amato, founder of the Crooks and Liars blog, a Bloomberg poll confirms a notion that readers of The New American may celebrate but left-wing media outlets such as Crooks and Liars lament: The Tea Party movement's ideals are an extension of those held by The John Birch Society. The not-so-happy liberal blogger wrote, "A new Bloomberg poll on the Tea Party movement confirms ... Tea Party activists are an extension of the most extreme, far-right John Birch Society values, with the added bonus of funding from the corporate right."
With less than two weeks left until the 2010 midterm elections, key senate races across the country are tightening. Both Democrats and Republicans who found themselves behind their opponents have revived their polling numbers and are now within striking distance.
The attacks on Rand Paul's Christianity because of an alleged college school prank are similar to those on Christine O'Donnell's presumed "witchcraft" of decades ago. Rand Paul's wife, Kelley, a deacon at the family's church, has described the onslaughts as a "desperate, shameful attack on our family." The couple and their three children have attended the local Presbyterian church in Bowling Green, Kentucky, for 18 years.
Earlier this week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights announced their intent to release a report entitled, Tea Party Nationalism: A Critical Examination of the Tea Party Movement and the Size, Scope, and Focus of its National Factions.