By Ed Barnes Feb. 1, 2010
In every major election since 2000 Secretaries of State have emerged as key, often decisive, and partisan figures in the outcomes of those ballot battles.
Since 2006 the Democracy Alliance, a left leaning influence group funded by George Soros among others, has had remarkable success in targeting and claiming Secretary of State’s offices in 11 of 13 critical states they targeted, including Ohio, Minnesota and Iowa.
Called the Secretary of State Project (SOSP) its aim is to target and capture the obscure, often overlooked office and implement election rules changes that give democrats a better chance of winning a plurality. Among those changes that SOSP calls “election protection,” are a loosening of voter registration requirements and a lessening of efforts to prevent fraudulent voting, according to Matthew Vadum, a political analyst with the Capitol Research Center.
‘The thing that is amazing is that they can get the office for as little $100,000 in campaign funding because no one pays attention to it, and they get to control election opportunities in a state. It is cheap,” Vadum said.
He said SOSP is currently targeting three states in the 2010 election: California, Michigan and Minnesota. In total they count for 82 electoral votes.
Vadum says that because of chaos and demoralization the Republican Party has not formulated a response to the SOSP or tried to match their efforts.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/29/states-secretaries-state-tipping-balance-power/ (Thanks, Jim Altiere)
In 2003, billionaire George Soros came up with the idea to form a liberal alternative to the conservative Heritage Foundation. While the Leftist staffed the Center for American Progress (CAP) with former Clinton administration employees, they have heavy influence with the Obama administration, including a role in guiding the Obama transition team and loaning out staff to join President Obama’s administration. At least one of CAP’s employees was so controversial that he was compelled to step down: Van Jones, President Obama’s nominee for “green czar,” had close ties to Marxist and other radical groups and theories. After leaving the administration, Mr. Jones rejoined CAP. Former Sen. Tom Daschle, a lobbyist on the staff of CAP, was in line to become President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services but withdrew his name after records showed he was negligent in his taxes. After returning to the lobbying world, Sen. Daschle continued to advise White House and congressional leaders on the issue of health care–despite the conflict of interest.
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‘Big Brother’ Cybersecurity Law Clears First Hurdle
Almost a full year ago, Jay Rockefeller stating that the internet should never have been created.
On 2.4.2010, just days ago, the house companion bill, H.R. 4061: Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009 passed, clearing the first hurdle to allow the White House total control over the internet with Jay Rockefeller’s S773 and S778.
D.C. Catholics End Foster-Care Program Over Gay Marriage Bill
The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., has ended an 80-year-old program of arranging foster care after the city council voted to legalize same-sex marriage.
The archdiocese took action because the marriage bill, approved on Dec. 15, would allow children to be adopted by homosexual couples….
“The real losers are the children who were served by the Catholic Church.”
Same-sex marriage is also legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.
We The People: Champions of Freedom – FREE booklet by Rep. Thaddeus McCotter
CPAC Speech: Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (11th District- Livonia, Wayne)
Geert Wilders Speech, House of Lords, London, Friday the 5th of March 2010
Thank you. It is great to be back in London. And it is great that this time, I got to see more of this wonderful city than just the detention centre at Heathrow Airport. [See http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/10/muslim-protestors-insult-geert-wilders-threaten-wilders-with-death.html ]
Entire speech http://lionheartuk.blogspot.com/2010/03/geert-wilders-speech-house-of-lords.html
English Defence League
We are ordinary, non-racist citizens of England and supporters who have had enough of being treated as second-class citizens to the Jihadis in our own country.
Throwing Shoes at Obama in Indonesia, the Country of his Childhood
Indonesian students throws their shoes towards an image of U.S. President Barack Obama during a protest against his planned visit to Indonesia, outside the parliament building in Jakarta March 5, 2010. Dozens of Indonesian students staged an anti-Obama protest two weeks prior to his visit.
Obama advisers set to recommend military tribunals for alleged 9/11 plotters
By Anne E. Kornblut and Peter Finn March 5, 2010
President Obama’s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s plan to try him in civilian court in New York City.
The president’s advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and demands, mainly from Republicans, that Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators remain under military jurisdiction, officials said. While Obama has favored trying some terrorism suspects in civilian courts as a symbol of U.S. commitment to the rule of law, critics have said military tribunals are the appropriate venue for those accused of attacking the United States.
By Jim Kouri March 6, 2010
While many Americans complain about the cost of health care in the United States — and lawmakers in Washington, DC are seeking control of the medical industry — perhaps all concerned should first learn about the horrors of having access free or inexpensive health care that kills, causes suffering, and offers little in the way of health or care, according to the opponents of ObamaCare.
Syndicated radio talk show host and attorney Mark Levin reported that an investigation of a British health care facility revealed horrible conditions including hundreds of deaths and unsanitary conditions.
Levin, who served as chief of staff at the U.S. Justice Department during the Reagan Administration, stated on the Thursday night edition of his highly rated show that the British Secretary of Health Andy Burnham commissioned a probe of a medical facility. The probe revealed a shockingly high death rate at that hospital.
The State as the Parent Syndrome
by Dean Tong, MSc March 6, 2010
In loco parents is defined as the state as the parent. The Clintons reinforced this mind-set in the 90′s when former President Bill Clinton signed the Violence Against Women Act into law in 1994 as part of the national crime act. Mothers could/can now claim ex parte they “are in fear of threatened harm” and fathers couldn’t/can’t see their kids without supervision unless they proved their innocence. His wife, former presidential candidate, and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton authored the book “It Takes A Village” in 1996. Her husband’s presidential opponent Republican Bob Dole said this about her book in part “…with all due respect, I am here to tell you, it does not take a village to raise a child. It takes a family to raise a child.” While there is case law, Stantofsky v. Kramer, Troxel v. Granville, et al, that protects a fit biological parent’s rights to his children, the English speaking world has taken “perceived impropriety” to a new and disgusting level.