Tuesday, October 2, 2012
In Patch's latest survey of political insiders, Democrats are riding a wave of confidence as Obama leads in polls. GOP insiders say that's a result of faulty national and swing state polling — and the "liberal" media.
Heading into the final weeks before the presidential election, it appears the Democrats are feeling better than Republicans when it comes to whose going to win in November — at least according to Patch latest survey of political insiders. However, many of the GOP insiders say that Democratic confidence is built on a foundation made of sand. For them, the latest national and swing state polls showing President Barack Obama with a widening lead over Republican Mitt Romney have been faulty at best. Patch's GOP insiders also say Romney is not only fighting Obama in this election, but a liberal media that “exalts” the current president. Throughout the campaign, Patch has polled both Democrat and Republican influencers in its "Blue Wisconsin" …
Monday, October 1, 2012
I doubt President Obama will go as far as he has with his supporters and claim he has been frugal. Translation he thinks voters are stupid.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
GOP candidate's wife will be at Marquette University on Thursday, while president will hold a rally on the Summerfest grounds on Saturday.
Wisconsin stands as a crucial swing state in November, and both parties are taking notice. President Barack Obama and Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, both have scheduled campaign stops in Milwaukee this week. Romney will hold a rally at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Marquette University. The event will be held in the old gym at 1530 W. Clybourn St. The event is open to the public, but anyone who wants to attend must RSVP online at the campaign's website. Obama has scheduled at rally Saturday at Henry Maier Festival Park on the Summerfest grounds. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and tickets are required for admission. Free tickets will be available starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the following Obama campaign locations…
Monday, July 2, 2012
State GOP leaders announce press conference Tuesday in Wauwatosa to remind president of his 2008 campaign statement against adding to the national debt.
As political statements go, this should be a barn-burner. Republican heavy-hitters Gov. Scott Walker and Congressman Paul Ryan will hold a joint press conference at 3 p.m. Tuesday, the day before Independence Day, to commemorate the four-year anniversary of President Barack Obama saying it would be "irresponsible" and "unpatriotic" to add $4 trillion to the national debt. At a campaign event in Fargo, ND, on July 3, 2008, Obama said: “The problem is, is that the way Bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents – No. 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome, so that we now have over $9 trillion…
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Senator Ron Johnson says the House budget plan is a good start, but there's more work to be done to curb spending.
From Senator Ron Johnson's Weekly Report from Washington: Washington is not talking about real spending cuts, just reducing the rate of growth in spending. Rather than reducing the size of the federal government, Congress is debating how much more government should grow. In 2001, the federal budget was $1.9 trillion; in 2011, it was $3.6 trillion. In just 10 years, we have nearly doubled spending. Under President Obama's budget, federal spending would increase to $5.8 trillion just 10 years from now - tripling the size of government in just 20 years. Under the budget approved by the House of Representatives, federal spending would increase from $3.6 trillion to $4.8 trillion over the next 10 years. Government would still grow, just not as …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Presidential address scheduled at the same time as the first Packer game.
Monday, August 8, 2011
For the most part, challengers are more savvy than incumbents when it comes to Twitter and Facebook.
When state Sen. Alberta Darling sent out this tweet to her nearly 360 Twitter followers, she didn’t use a penny of the more than $1 million in campaign cash she has raised so far. “Check out this editorial from the Journal Sentinel about the complaint filed regarding Citizen Action and my opponent http://ow.ly/5U8jF,” the River Hills Republican incumbent tweeted. Darling’s Democartic opponent in Tuesday’s 8th District recall race, state Rep. Sandy Pasch (D-Whitefish Bay), fired her own missile with this tweet, “UPDATE: WHAT IS SHE HIDING?: New Details Emerge in Alberta Darling Coverup http://dld.bz/ajWCV.” Candidates tossing out accusations against their opponents is nothing new in politics. But in an era where social media is playing a …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Several Congressional websites experience server overloads after President Barack Obama urges Americans to contact their representatives regarding the debt-ceiling.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
President Barack Obama on Monday night asked the American people to speak out about the debt-ceiling crisis, and they listened. His call for comments sent unusual amounts of traffic to Congressional websites, causing a majority of those sites to crash on Tuesday, many remaining down, as reported on Politico. More about the crash: