October 24, 2014 By Jennifer Burke
The Democrat candidate for governor, S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who is challenging imcumbent Republican Governor Nikki Haley demonstrated today precisely which party demeans, disregards, and degrades women. During a recent campaign rally, not only did State Senator Sheheen call Gov. Haley a whore, he laughed about it and said, “You have to say the truth.”
Is he following in the footsteps of Democrat candidate for Governor in Texas Wendy Davis on how to implode your own campaign?
Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe’s personal Facebook account was shut down Friday.
O’Keefe was trending on Facebook Thursday after his group Project Veritas’ latest video captured Colorado-based Greenpeace official Christen Topping describing a “ghetto” neighborhood in Aurora where ballots could be found in garbage cans for use by those seeking to commit voter fraud. Greenpeace fired Topping Friday.
O’Keefe’s Facebook page was deactivated and inaccessible to him for approximately one hour Friday, according to Project Veritas. The group said it contacted Facebook but received no explanation for the deactivation.
“I was talking with a prominent national reporter about my account being shut down,” O’Keefe in a statement. “Within ninety seconds of that conversation, the account was mysteriously reactivated.”
Oct. 24, 2014 10:47pm Jason Howerton
New York Democratic House candidate Martha Robertson’s seemingly planned remarks about her Republican opponent’s role in the “war against women” backfired in a big way during a televised debate on Thursday.
“Tom Reed, you’re part of the war against women,” Robertson began.
The crowd immediately reacted with loud groans and chuckling.
“Please everybody, please,” the moderator interjected.
When the crowd quieted down, Robertson accused Republican Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) of supporting “wage discrimination against women” and voting against “women’s right to choose.”
She did not receive applause for her talking points. Then Reed responded.
“It’s false. This is political rhetoric at its worst,” he said, adding that he will always “stand and fight” for equal treatment of women under the law.
“I believe in the American dream. It is what I was raised on and I will continue to be committed to it. And to engage in the rhetoric of the war on women, to me, that is offensive and it’s just not accurate,” he added, sparking some applause from the audience.
BY MICHAEL HAUSAM (
Much has been made of the President’s promises that, under the Affordable Health Care Act, “nothing in our plan requires you to change what you have” – that neither a change in one’s coverage nor doctor would be required. He also promised that the plan would “bring down premiums by $2,500 for the typical family.”
Well, take a look at this graph about how that promise has been kept in 2014:
2014 Obamacare Premium RiseSo, unless you’re in all but a small handful of states, you’ve seen premiums increase from 10% to as much as 85%. One thing to note is that for New Jersey, which the graph shows as declining by 37.5 percent, the data is incomplete and the decrease is an estimate.
Just ahead are two more significant events: Firstly, the 2015 premiums, which are expected to be even higher than 2014’s, will be released just after the November midterm elections. Secondly, the employer mandate kicks in at the first of the year and the ripple effect of that on existing plans, similar to the effect from last year’s individual mandate, is also yet to be known.
When it comes to Obamacare, the assurances made on the front end of the plan, when it was sold to American people and sent through Congress, have turned out to have been off by a wide margin.
Whether these effects will moderate over time still remains to be seen.