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VIDEO: Did Andrew Breitbart (who had no known health problems) really die of ‘natural causes’ at age 43?
You decide after watching this video of Andrew’s speech to CPAC in February
At age 43, a life insurance policy for $1,00,000 would cost him about $100 a month.
In other words, the likliehood of Andrew Breitbart, at age 43, dying of “natural causes” is an extremely unlikely event.
BIG JOURNALISM: Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.
We have lost a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a dear friend, a patriot and a happy warrior.
Andrew lived boldly, so that we more timid souls would dare to live freely and fully, and fight for the fragile liberty he showed us how to love.
Andrew recently wrote a new conclusion to his book, Righteous Indignation:
I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.
Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.
Andrew is at rest, yet the happy warrior lives on, in each of us.
Artist Jon McNaughton is a man who has a message for America . . .
“Wake Up America!”: Jon McNaughton’s painting on what our national debt is doing to America’s soul . . .
Jon McNaughton explains his “Forgotten Man” Painting . . .
Here Jon McNaughton explains his “One Nation Under God” painting . . .
Here Jon McNaughton explains his “Wake Up America!” painting” . . .
Jon McNaughton is a patriot who is using his great skill as an artist to remind Americans what made our nation great and why America is quickly disappearing as the “land of the free.”
It’s fun to read what liberals like Rachel Maddow have to say about this. To Maddow, conservative are just on another planet. She really has no clue what patriots like Jon McNaughton are so concerned about. It’s as if conservatives and liberals are different life forms living in different universes, in two completely separate realities. There are just no common frames of reference between the liberal world and the conservative world.
Glenn Beck Comments . . .
For your disaaproval, here was the song . . .
FOX NEWS: Herman Cain takes the lead in the Republican presidential nomination contest as GOP voters continue to deny Mitt Romney clear front-runner status.
A Fox News poll released Wednesday shows support for Cain has quadrupled among GOP primary voters since late August. At that time, he stood at 6 percent. After three September debates, he jumped to 17 percent. And now Cain leads the pack at 24 percent.
While it’s the first time Romney has trailed Cain, it’s the second time he’s been ousted from the lead since July. Romney receives 20 percent — a new low for him but still within the margin of error of 5.5 percent among Republican primary voters. Romney was at 23 percent last month and a high of 26 percent in early August.
Carville says Perry should do himself and his family a favor and drop out
THE HILL: Democratic strategist James Carville said Mitt Romney is almost certain to win the Republican presidential nomination, and that both Rick Perry and Herman Cain are not serious candidates.
“I don’t think so,” Carville said Thursday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in response to the idea that anyone other than Romney could get the nomination. “I mean, Rick Perry’s completely blown himself up. There’s zero chance that Herman Cain’s going to be the nominee.”
Carville said the only way Romney won’t become the nominee is if the former Massachusetts governor is unable to win enough delegates to clinch the nomination at the Republican National Convention.
“The only thing that I can see is that Republicans just don’t like him enough, that he can’t accumulate half the delegates as he goes through this,” Carville said. “That these candidates just keep going and becoming such an irritant that he can’t close the deal — but that’s almost impossible to imagine.”
At this point, Carville said, Perry should just drop out of the race.
Cain’s gaffes and Karl Rove not hurting Cain — who I call “The Black Reagan”
The chattering classes used to be aghast at Reagan’s gaffes too. Remember this: “The bombing [of Moscow] starts in five minutes”
CBS NEWS: CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.
Businessman Herman Cain is now atop the field of Republican White House hopefuls, squeaking past former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.
Cain garnered 25 percent support of Republican primary voters in the poll released on Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 21 percent.
And here’s how Cain does among Tea Party supporters . . .
This is fantastic news for Cain because Tea Party supporters are the ones most likely to vote in caucuses and primaries. Can’t imagine anyone being real excited about trudging through the snow to vote for Mitt.
Herman Cain is under fire for his confusing answers on abortion.
On CNN’s Piers Morgan show, Cain said “the government shouldn’t be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decisions that they need to make.”
He later issued a statement reiterating his opposition to abortion. But his answers have left many of us scratching our heads, wondering what his position on abortion really is.
I’m a huge fan of Herman Cain.
I believe Herman is pro-life. He has been solidly pro-life in the past. He was endorsed by the Georgia Right to Life Committee when he ran for Senate in the Republican primary in 2004.
Still, let’s face it, he did flub his answer to the Piers Morgan question pretty badly. Almost worse than his meandering, confusing answer is that he did not seem to be familiar with the basic vocabulary and terms that are used in the abortion debate. Tough to fault anyone who will now wonder, in light of this: “How will Cain fare in a debate with Obama?”
In my view, Herman Cain should explain his abortion position this way:
I am 100% pro-life — no ifs, ands, or buts. I believe abortion is the taking of a life of an innocent child. It’s my view that the Roe v Wade case was wrongly decided by the Supreme Court in 1972. That was the ruling that overturned anti-abortion laws in all 50 states. There is no right to an abortion anywhere in the Constitution. So that ruling was clearly wrong, pulled out of thin air by activist liberal justices.
In terms of law and government policy on abortion, what needs to happen is for Roe vs. Wade to be reversed and for this issue to be up to the states to decide. This is not an issue for the federal government. That’s what I meant when I said it’s not up to the government to decide. I meant the FEDERAL government because this should be a state issue.
Remember, the federal government, under our Constitution, is supposed to be a government with specific and enumerated powers. Those powers are spelled out in the Constitution. I am a subscriber to the Tenth Amendment. Unlike most of our political leaders today, I take the Tenth Amendment seriously. If our federal government actually followed the Tenth Amendment, it would not be doing most of the things it’s doing now. Most of the governing and law-making in America is supposed to be handled by the state and local governments.
That’s what federalism is.
As President, I will appoint judges and justices who will follow the Constitution. I will also work to defund Planned Parenthood and stop any and all taxpayer-funding of abortion. I will fight to overturn ObamaCare, which does include taxpayer-funding for abortion.
I will work to create a culture of life in America. I believe we should make adoption much easier in America so that unwanted children will have loving families who will take them in. I will also speak out as President in favor of life and try to show Americans, especially young Americans who find themselves in trouble, why abortion is not the answer.
In an ideal world, I favor a Constitutional amendment to protect life. Actually, in an ideal world we should not even need such a Constitutional amendment because people should know that killing is wrong. Constitutional amendments, of course, are very difficult to pass, so that would not be my immediate focus. My focus would be steps I could take immediately to save as many lives as possible right now. Ending all taxpayer-funded abortion, ending all funding for Planned Parenthood, and appointing judges who will follow the Constitution — strict constructionist judges — would be priorities #1, #2, and #3 for me.
After that, I think it’s better and most practical to have this issue decided at the state level, which was how this issue was handled for two centuries in America prior to the misguided Roe v Wade ruling by the Supreme Court in 1972.
Cases of homicide, manslaughter, and most crimes are handled at the state and local level, and are not considered federal matters. The issue of abortion should be a state issue as well.”
What do you think of this position, if Cain were to put it this way?
Cain’s poor handling of these kinds of questions is what happens when non-politicians run for President on a big national stage. Ross Perot and Donald Trump were both reduced to looking like babbling idiots because they were not used to answering these kinds of questions.
Cain, Trump, and Perot might be great at business, but running a business is not at all like running for President. These are two totally different ball games. It would be like asking Tiger Woods to compete with Roger Federer in tennis.
What Cain really needs right now is to bring some professional handlers in to help him get his answers straight. He can no longer wing it, no longer make it up as he goes along.
Mitt Romney is highly seasoned politician. He has an answer for every question. He glides smoothly from issue to issue. Romney is certainly no conservative, but he is a political pro. Romney is fluent in the language and rhythm of politics.
Herman Cain needs to understand that these are the big leagues now. Time to bring in some big time campaign pros and get a tighter script. Yes, time to put together a big fat briefing book with well thought out answers to every conceivable question. And he needs to do this quick.
RASMUSSEN: Reflecting national trends, businessman Herman Cain has now jumped to the front of the Republican pack in Iowa.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa caucus-goers shows that Cain is in front with 28% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 21%. Congressman Ron Paul is a distant third at 10% followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 9%, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann at 8%, and Texas Governor Rick Perry at 7%. The sixth place finish for Perry is a sharp decline from early September when Perry was the frontrunner both nationally and in Iowa. (To see survey question wording, click here).
Former Senator Rick Santorum picks up 4% of the vote and former Governor Jon Huntsman is at 2%. Another 4% would prefer some other candidate and 8% are not sure.
Only one-third of the caucus-goers (32%) are certain of their vote and don’t expect to change their mind. Among these voters, 30% prefer Cain, 22% Romney, and 17% Paul.
Among those absolutely certain they will show up and participate in the caucus, Cain leads Romney 31% to 18%. Many have criticized the Cain campaign for not having a strong organization in Iowa which is seen as essential to turning out the vote. According to such conventional analysis, Cain might be at risk of raising expectations too high and then underperforming.