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Obama’s “Path To 270” Is Full Of Roadblocks

Posted in Tradition by James Pat Guerréro on 12/19/2011

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RNC RESEARCH BRIEFING
Obama’s "Path To 270" Is Full Of Roadblocks
A Dissection Of The President’s Reelection Strategy
THE OBAMA TEAM HAS LAID OUT FIVE PATHS TO VICTORY IN 2012
Obama Has Set Five Paths To Getting The 270 Electoral Votes He Will Need In Order To Win 2012. " During a briefing for reporters at the DNC yesterday, Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina outlined five paths that would get President Obama to 270 electoral votes. Each starts with Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 map (246 EVs): West Path: Win Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, plus Iowa (272 EVs); Florida Path : Win the Sunshine State (275 EVs); South Path: Win North Carolina and Virginia (274 EVs); Midwest Path : Win Ohio and Iowa (270 EVs); Expansion Path: Win Arizona (272 EVs)." (Mike Allen, Politico’s "Playbook," 12/14/11)

David Axelrod Says The 2012 Campaign Is Characterized By A "Hopeful Vision" "But It’s Hard To See How Voters Are Going To See Any Hope At All." "The briefing suggested a pretty rough campaign. When Axelrod was asked whether there were any vestiges of hope left over from the 2008 campaign, he said that the focus on fairness was in the same vein: ‘It is a hopeful vision of the future of broad prosperity.’ But it’s hard to see how voters are going to see any hope at all." (John Dickerson, "Obama’s Victory Plan," Slate, 12/13/11)
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE OBAMA STRATEGY REVEALS ITS FLAWS
"Florida Path"
STRATEGY: "1. Florida Path: If Obama Wins The 29 Electoral Votes In Florida, He’s At 275 And A Winner." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post, 12/14/11)
ROADBLOCK: Florida Voters "Continue To Sour" On Obama. "While he carried Florida in 2008, voters in the Sunshine State, which continues to have a higher unemployment rate than the national average during the Obama administration, continue to sour on the president." (Kevin Derby, "Obama’s Feeling The Heat In Florida," Sunshine State News, 12/8/11) 54 Percent Of Florida Voters Say They Disapprove Of The Job Obama Is Doing As President, Compared To 41 Percent Who Say They Disapprove. (Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,226 RV, MoE 2.8% 11/28 – 12/5/11)

  • 51 Percent Of Florida Voters Say That Obama Does Not Deserve Reelection, Compared To 44 Percent Who Say He Does Deserve It. (Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,226 RV, MoE 2.8% 11/28 – 12/5/11)
  • 48 Percent Of Florida Voters Say They Have An Unfavorable Opinion Of Obama While 47 Percent Say They Have A Favorable Opinion Of Him. ( Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,226 RV, MoE 2.8% 11/28 – 12/5/11)

Just 22 Percent Of Florida Voters Say They Are Satisfied With The Direction The Country Is Headed, With 3 Percent Saying "Very Satisfied" And 19 Percent Saying "Somewhat Satisfied." (Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,226 RV, MoE 2.8% 11/28 – 12/5/11)
"West Path"
STRATEGY: "2. West Path: This Scenario Requires Obama To Sweep Colorado, New Mexico And Nevada And Then Also Take Iowa, Where He Won Overwhelmingly In 2008 But Kerry Lost Narrowly In 2004." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post, 12/14/11)
ROADBLOCK: Among Voters In Colorado, Nevada And New Mexico, Just 42 Percent Approve Of Obama, Compared To 53 Percent Who Say They Disapprove. (Purple State Poll , 1436 LV, MoE 2.6%, 11/13 – 17/11)

  • Only 22 Percent Of Colorado, Nevada, And New Mexico Voters Say The Country Is Headed In The Right Direction, Compared To 69 Percent Who Say It’s On The Wrong Track.( Purple State Poll, 1436 LV, MoE 2.6%, 11/13 – 17/11)


"Midwest Path"

STRATEGY: "3. Midwest Path: The Industrial Midwest Has Turned Against Democrats In A Major Way Since Obama Carried Every State In The So-Called Rust Belt Three Years Ago." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post, 12/14/11)

  • But Obama’s Midwest Path Gives Him The Slightest Win Possible. "But, if Obama wins only Ohio and Iowa, he’s at 270 electoral votes and a winner — albeit by the thinnest margin possible." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post, 12/14/11)

ROADBLOCK: Ohio Voters Aren’t Sold On Obama
If The Election Is A Referendum On Obama, Ohio "Will Be Tough." "Still, if this is an economic referendum on Obama nationwide, winning Ohio — which had 9 percent unemployment in October — will be tough." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post , 12/14/11)
55 Percent Of Ohio Voters Say They Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance, Compared To 41 Percent Who Say They Approve. ( Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,437 RV, MoE 2.6%, 11/28 – 12/5/11)

  • 53 Percent Of Ohio Voters Say That Obama Does Not Deserve Reelection, Compared To 42 Percent Who Say He Deserves It. (Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,437 RV, MoE 2.6%, 11/28 – 12/5/11)
  • Only 42 Percent Of Ohio Voters Say They Have A Favorable Opinion Of Obama, Compared To 52 Percent Who Say They Have An Unfavorable Opinion. (Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,437 RV, MoE 2.6%, 11/28 – 12/5/11)


Just 19 Percent Of Ohio Voters Say They Are Satisfied With The Direction The Country Is Headed, With 2 Percent Saying "Very Satisfied" And 17 Percent Saying "Somewhat Satisfied."
( Quinnipiac University Polling, 1,437 RV, MoE 2.6%, 11/28 – 12/5/11)
ROADBLOCK: And Neither Are Iowa Voters
Just 43 Percent Of Iowans Say They Approve Of Obama’s Job Performance, Compared To 46 Percent Who Say They Disapprove. (NBC News/Marist Poll, 1,393 RV, MoE 2.6%, 11/27 – 11/29/11)

  • Among Independent Iowa Voters, Just 35 Percent Approve Of Obama’s Job Performance, Compared To 47 Percent Who Disapprove.( NBC News/Marist Poll, 1,393 RV, MoE 2.6%, 11/27 – 11/29/11)

"South Path"
STRATEGY: "4. South Path: In 2008, Obama Was The First Democrat To Carry North Carolina Since 1976 And To Win In Virginia Since 1964. If He Repeats That Feat In 2012, He Gets To 274 Electoral Votes." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post, 12/14/11)
ROADBLOCK: Southern Voters Aren’t Giving Any Praise To The President
"Virginia And North Carolina, Key To Obama’s Victories In 2008, Are Becoming More And More Uncertain." (Glenn Thrush, "Ohio Back On Obama’s Dance Card," Politico, 11/10/11)

50 Percent Of North Carolina Voters Say They Disapprove Of Obama’s Job Performance Compar ed To 47 Percent Who Say They Approve. (Public Policy Polling, 865 RV, MoE 3.3%, 12/1 – 4/11)
· Among Independent Voters, Just 43 Percent Say They Approve Of Obama’s Job Performance While 51 Percent Say They Disapprove. (Public Policy Polling, 865 RV, MoE 3.3%, 12/1 – 4/11)

Only 43 Percent Of Voters In Virginia, North Carolina And Florida Say They Approve Of Obama, Compared To 51 Percent Who Say They Disapprove. (Purple State Poll, 1436 LV, MoE 2.6%, 11/13 – 17/11)

  • 20 Percent Of Voters In Virginia, North Carolina And Florida Say the Country Is Headed In The Right Direction, Compared To 73 Percent Who Say It’s On The Wrong Track. (Purple State Poll, 1436 LV, MoE 2.6%, 11/13 – 17/11)

"Expansion Path"

STRATEGY: "5. Expansion Path: Three Years Ago, Democrats Were Confident That They Would Have Won Arizona Had Republicans Not Nominated Homestate Sen. John McCain." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post, 12/14/11)

  • "But To Win In Arizona, Obama Needs To Figure Out How To Win Over Some Significant Chunk Of The White Vote. And That Seems Very Unlikely At The Moment." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post , 12/14/11)

ROADBLOCK: Arizona Is "Openly Hostile" To Obama
An "Openly Hostile Environment" Gives Obama "Little Chance Of Winning Arizona." "Given the openly hostile environment, Mr. Obama would seem to have little chance of winning Arizona’s 11 electoral votes in 2012 or even the incentive to make much of an effort here." (Helene Cooper, "Obama To Vie For Arizona As Latino Numbers Rise," The New York Times, 12/1/11)
"Obama’s Arizona Approval Rating Is Only 41% With 54% Of Voters Disapproving Of Him." ("Obama Unpopular In Arizona," Public Policy Polling, 11/28/11)

  • "Obama’s Seen A Fair Amount Of Erosion Of His Numbers In The State Since Early May, When His Approval Came Down At A 46/50 Spread." ("Obama Unpopular In Arizona," Public Policy Polling , 11/28/11)
  • Obama’s Approval Among Independents Is "Pretty Bad" At Only 35 Percent, With 57 Percent Disapproving. "A higher than normal 22% of Democrats disapprove of the job he’s doing, and with independents he’s at a pretty bad 35/57 spread." ("Obama Unpopular In Arizona," Public Policy Polling , 11/28/11)

Arizona State University Professor Bruce Merrill: If The Election Were Held Today, "Obama Would Lose Handily." "Campaign experts still consider Arizona a long shot for Mr. Obama. If the election were held today, ‘Obama would lose handily,’ said Bruce Merrill, a professor emeritus at Arizona State University." (Helene Cooper, "Obama To Vie For Arizona As Latino Numbers Rise," The New York Time s, 12/1/11)
"But Just As About Everywhere Else, Voters Have Soured On Obama Over The Course Of This Year." ("Romney Leads Obama Almost As Much As McCain In AZ," Public Policy Polling , 11/28/11)
MORE TROUBLING, OBAMA’S PATH DOESN’T GIVE HIM ANY ROOM FOR LOSSES
Obama’s Path To Victory Does Not Allow Him To Lose Any States He And Kerry Carried In 2004 And 2008, Including Wisconsin And New Hampshire. "That means that Obama could lose none of the states he and Kerry carried in 2004 and 2008 — including swing states like New Hampshire and Wisconsin — and have the numbers add up. The paths are ranked from most likely to least likely for Obama." (Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake, "How President Obama Gets To 270," Washington Post, 12/14/11)
ROADBLOCK: Obama Doesn’t Have New Hampshire On His Side
"Although Obama Won New Hampshire In 2008 With 54 Percent Of The Vote, His Victory Is Not Assured This Time." (Shira Schoenberg, "While N.H. Eyes On GOP Candidates, Obama And Democrats Work Quietly,"The Boston Globe, 11/10/11)
In New Hampshire, 14.6 Percent Or 38,408 Registered Democrats Have Abandoned The Party Since 2008. (Michelle Diggles And Lanae Erickson, "Independents Day 2012," Third Way, 12/6/11)

Just 40 Percent Of New Hampshire Voters Say They Approve Of Obama’s Job Performance, Compared To 52 Percent Who Say They Disa pprove.
(NBC News/Marist Poll, 2,263 RV, MoE 2.1%, 11/28 – 11/30/11)

  • Among Independents, 40 Percent Say They Approve Of Obama’s Job Performance. ( NBC News/Marist Poll, 2,263 RV, MoE 2.1%, 11/28 – 11/30/11)

ROADBLOCK: And Wisconsin Voters Aren’t Giving Obama A Win
Just 42 Percent Of Iowa, Minnesota, And Wisconsin Voters Say They Approve Of Obama, Compared To 50 Percent Who Say They Disapprove. (Purple State Poll, 1436 LV, MoE 2.6%, 11/13 – 17/11)

  • Among Iowa, Minnesota And Wisconsin Voters, Just 20 Percent Say The Country Is Headed In The Right Direction, Compared To 70 Percent Who Say It’s On The Wrong Track.(Purple State Poll, 1436 LV, MoE 2.6%, 11/13 – 17/11)

AND VOTERS IN STATES ON OBAMA’S "PATH TO 270" ARE RUNNING FROM THE DEMOCRAT PARTY
"President Obama Is Moving To Energize The Democratic Base For His Re-Election Campaign, But In The Case Of A Dozen Battleground States, He’ll Have To Work Harder Than Four Years Ago To Find It." (Susan Page, "Swing States Poll: Downbeat Dems, Resurgent Republicans" USA Today, 12/13/11)
The Number Of Swing State Voters Who Identify Themselves As Democrats Has Dropped 4 Percentage Points, "While The Ranks Of Republicans Have Climbed By 5 Points ." "Since the heady days of 2008, a new USA TODAY/Gallup Swing States Poll finds the number of voters who identify themselves as Democratic or Democratic-leaning in these key states has eroded, down by 4 percentage points, while the ranks of Republicans have climbed by 5 points. Republican voters also are more attentive to the campaign, more enthusiastic about the election and more convinced that the outcome matters." (Susan Page, "Swing States Poll: Downbeat Dems, Resurgent Republicans" USA Today, 12/13/11)
In 2008, Obama Carried Swing States By 8 Percentage Points, "Democrats Swamped Republicans" By 11 Points And Today That Edge Has "Tightened To A Statistically Insignificant 2 Points." "The contrasting conditions of the nation’s two major political parties — discouraged Democrats and resurgent Republicans — underscore how different Obama’s re-election campaign is from the contest four years ago. Consider the math: In 2008, when Obama carried the swing states by 8 percentage points, Democrats there swamped Republicans in party identification by 11 points. Now, that partisan edge has tightened to a statistically insignificant 2 points." (Susan Page, "Swing States Poll: Downbeat Dems, Resurgent Republicans"USA Today , 12/13/11)
"And The ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ That Helped Fuel A Democratic Victory Last Time Has Turned Into A Republican Asset." (Susan Page, "Swing States Poll: Downbeat Dems, Resurgent Republicans" USA Today, 12/13/11)

  • 61 Percent Of Republicans Say They Are Enthusiastic About Voting For President In 2012, Compared To Just 47 Percent Of Democrats. "Sixty-one percent of Republicans say they are extremely or very enthusiastic about voting for president next year, compared with 47% of Democrats." (Susan Page, "Swing States Poll: Downbeat Dems, Resurgent Republicans"USA Today, 12/13/11)
  • Among The Least Enthused Voters, "Core Democratic Groups That Were Critical To Obama’s Election In 2008, Including Minorities And Younger Voters." "Among the most enthusiastic are some of the GOP’s core voters: conservatives, middle-aged men and those 50 to 64 years old. Those who are least enthused include core Democratic groups that were critical to Obama’s election in 2008, including minorities and younger voters." (Susan Page, "Swing States Poll: Downbeat Dems, Resurgent Republicans"USA Today , 12/13/11)

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Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Newsletter – December 16, 2011

Posted in Tradition by James Pat Guerréro on 12/17/2011

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Florida Unemployment Down

Two Percentage Points

This week, upon returning from a week-long trade mission to Israel, I received welcome news. Florida’s unemployment rate and job numbers for November 2011 were released today, showing unemployment is down two percentage points since I took office, and down 0.4 percentage points from October.

A total of 8,500 new jobs were added in November, which makes the total net new jobs for the year more than 120,000.

We are continuing to move Florida in the right direction by streamlining government, eliminating burdensome regulations, identifying economic development opportunities and prioritizing education. I am hopeful that we will see Florida’s unemployment rate continue to decline as jobs grow and more Floridians find work. I invite you to visit the links below to learn more about my trade mission to Israel and my budget proposal that focuses on funding the education of our young people.

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Promises Made, Promises Kept:

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Education and Jobs Top Governor Scott’s Budget Priorities

Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Carroll, and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2012 Black History Month Contests

Governor Scott’s Weekly Radio Address

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Earlier this year, First Lady Ann Scott sent a personal letter to Florida schools inviting students and school groups to visit the Florida Governor’s Mansion. Since her invitation went out, many groups of school children have traveled to Tallahassee and toured the Mansion.

During the holiday season, hundreds of children have enjoyed the lights and holiday decorations that adorn the Mansion during this time of year. Mrs. Scott has spent time visiting the children, taking photos and answering questions.

As First Lady of Florida, one of the first things she wanted to do was open the Florida Governor’s Mansion to more students and school groups year round. She has made it a priority to showcase the beauty and history of the Mansion, so it will be more welcoming to the public and to guests. Tours will continue during the 2012 legislative session and throughout the school year. Schedule a tour today.

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Students from Canopy Oaks Elementary School in Tallahassee accept First Lady Ann Scott’s invitation and visit the Florida Governor’s Mansion.

On Friday Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll addressed the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce monthly breakfast in Marianna. Her remarks focused on jobs and the economy.

There are more people in the labor force in Jackson County and more people employed in Jackson County today than at this time last year. Wages are also up from last year. An experienced worker could expect to earn $19.56 an hour at this time last year. Today in Jackson County that same experienced worker can expect to earn $19.98. That may seem small but that’s almost $700 extra per year for the same job and experience.

In fact, of Jackson County’s 11 major industries, 9 have seen job growth this year including a 3% growth rate in their top industry of service occupations. Florida is moving in the right direction and Jackson County is helping Florida get back to work. Thanks to Governor Scott’s focus and policies, Florida’s unemployment rate continues to fall.

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The Republican Establishment Has No Fire | James Pat Guerréro

Posted in Presidential Primary by James Pat Guerréro on 12/14/2011

The weakness of dishonesty and critique may finally ember the republican establishment. The republican establishment has lost its fire. One isn’t worried about it, as long as it’s exposed. And it is.

Witness the last ABC News republican debate when Mitt Romney said to Newt Gingrich that we shouldn’t alienate the “Palestinian People” on Gingrich’s recent comment that the Palestinians were historically an “invented people.” Romney was almost beside himself when he stated unequivocally that people shouldn’t tell the truth; that people should shut up when they debate on the Israeli state and the Palestinian demand. This is only one instance of silence in debate, but the republican establishment is rife with it.

Romney gave this reason for what he said: True Leadership. What did this mean? It meant this – the republican establishment does not want a republican candidate to speak out on hot button issues (period). And Romney was following the republican establishment; furthermore, he was LEADING the republican establishment. That’s what the republican establishment calls true leadership, as though paganism is comfortable with the nostalgic; as though paganistic arguments are the most passionate; and as though, if pagans lose, feeling good is the goal. What the hey: No Pain, NO PAIN.

But where does this really lead all the people. Not toward any truth for sure.

Whereas Newt Gingrich did state in the debate unequivocally that the truth should be spoken. Is Newt Gingrich part of the republican establishment? One leaves it for the people to decide. He is on fire with the truth.

Tea Party Substance

Posted in Presidential Primary by James Pat Guerréro on 12/14/2011

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Dear Friend and Supporter,The media feigns shock that polls show Newt Gingrich with a definitive lead among self-identified Tea Party supporters, but as a Tea Party organizer I know whatNewt 2012 they refuse to accept: Tea Party members have spent years gaining a deep understanding of important issues, and they identify with the depth and substance of this campaign. I am proud to have joined this campaign as the National Coalitions Director, and as a Tea Party member I look forward to building a coalition of all branches of the conservative movement because Newt Gingrich is a conservative we can trust.

Unlike many politicians, Newt didn’t play it safe with the Tea Party. While others played it safe, he didn’t refuse to participate in events and rallies as the media falsely accused us of being Astroturf, racists, extremists, and any other insult they could think of in an attempt to marginalize us. I know, because I helped organize the Tax-Day Tea Party in New York City on April 15, 2009, when millions of concerned Americans took to the streets across America to protest bloated government. And did you know that Newt Gingrich was our keynote speaker?!

I have been blessed to meet Tea Partiers from across the country who started a journey that day that Newt Gingrich spoke at our event in NYC. That journey started with a sense of fear and frustration over an unresponsive and growing government, and has led to an in-depth study of how things could have gotten so bad. It is exactly that reason why the well-informed and very conservative members of the Tea Party movement are flocking to Newt Gingrich.

Here are just a few of the reasons I proudly support Newt Gingrich:

The day that Al Gore testified before the Senate in favor of the cap-and-trade scheme, Newt testified against the scheme and led American Solutions to help defeat the measure.

Newt was an outspoken critic against Obamacare.

Newt holds an impressive record as Speaker, where he forced Bill Clinton to accept four straight years of balanced budgets, paid off more than $400 billion in taxpayer-held debt, passed the fundamental reform of welfare, and significantly cut the capital gains tax, which led Americans to create more than 11 million jobs!

The Tea Party was so effective in the 2010 elections because so many people understood that it takes resources to compete in elections and they pooled their resources together. Now our campaign needs your help to secure the nomination for the conservative candidate. Every contribution has an impact on our ability to unite the Republican Party and the conservative movement to defeat President Obama! There is no contribution too small, and you can give up to $2500 for an individual and $5000 for a couple! I thank you in advance for your continued support!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Newt meets with the Cedar Rapids Gazette Editorial Board
Wednesday, December 14 2011 – 11:15am CT
Cedar Rapids, IA
Note: This interview will stream live at www.thegazette.com.

Newt calls in to Sean Hannity’s radio show
Wednesday, December 14 2011 – 2:30pm CT
LISTEN LIVE

Newt participates in a discussion about the importance of brain science research
Wednesday, December 14 2011 – 2:45pm CT
University of Iowa College of Public Health
Medical Education Research Facility (MERF)
375 Newton Road
Iowa City, IA

Newt calls in to Hugh Hewitt’s radio show
Wednesday, December 14 2011 – 6:30pm CT
LISTEN LIVE

Newt attends the premiere of Governor Mike Huckabee’s new documentary, The Gift of Life
Wednesday, December 14 2011 – 7-9:00pm CT
Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue
Des Moines, IA

Newt participates in a meet & greet with local citizens
Thursday, December 15 2011 12-1:00pm CT
Willow Ridge Golf Course
1788 Madison Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA

Newt participates in Fox News Presidential Debate
Thursday, December 15 2011 – 9pm ET
Sioux City Convention Center
Sioux City, Iowa
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Newt is interviewed on Hannity
Thursday December 15 2011 – 11:00pm ET
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Callista has a book signing at Mount Vernon Vistors Center
Saturday, December 17 2011 – 2-4pm ET
Historic Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22309

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Newt Gingrich Letter to Supporters and Staff

Posted in Presidential Primary by James Pat Guerréro on 12/13/2011

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Gingrich Urges Supporters to Stay Positive
Focus on Solutions Will Guarantee President Obama is not Reelected, He Writes

Atlanta, GA – Following up on a promise he made during a town hall in Windham, NH on Monday, Newt Gingrich released the following letter today sent to his supporters and staff:December 13, 2011

Dear supporters and staff,

Since I announced my candidacy for President of the United States, I have made it clear that I intended to run a positive, solutions-based campaign. There is not doubt, these are difficult times for our country. The American people deserve a respectful and constructive campaign that focuses on a vision for rebuilding the country we love.

It is critical the Republican nominee emerge from this primary campaign un-bloodied, so that he or she can make the case against President Obama from a position of strength.

For these reasons I have refrained from launching attacks on my Republican opponents, though I have reserved the right to respond when my record has been distorted. On Monday this occurred when Governor Romney and I engaged in what in diplomatic circles is called “a frank exchange” over our respective records in the private sector. That same day, however, Mr. Romney announced, “I’m not going to say outrageous things that can be used to hang [a GOP opponent] down the road.” I agree wholeheartedly with this statement. So let us hope that from this point forward we can devote our energies to real issues, such as discussing our plans for our nation’s economic recovery and helping to create millions of new jobs for the American people.

I also want to reiterate to each of you what I have said from the beginning of our campaign, and most recently last Saturday in Iowa: We will run a positive campaign focused on our country’s future. We will not be running any negative advertising. With Ronald Reagan’s eleventh commandment in mind, we will ask our supporters not to contribute to any so-called SuperPAC that runs negative ads against any other Republican contender and we will discourage ad hominem attacks on our fellow Republicans.

Therefore, I am instructing all members of my campaign staff and respectfully urge anyone acting as a surrogate for our campaign to avoid initiating attacks on other Republican candidates. It is my hope that my Republican opponents will join me in this commitment.

Running a positive solutions-based campaign is the only way to guarantee President Obama is not reelected.

Thank you as always for your support and enthusiasm.

Sincerely,

Newt Gingrich

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Iran Conducting Anti-U.S. Operations from Latin America | Documentales Univision

Posted in National Security by James Pat Guerréro on 12/12/2011

 

Iran is conducting anti-U.S. operations from Latin America, including military training camps in Venezuela, and expanding its reach across the border from the U.S. in Mexico, according to footage unveiled late Thursday by the largest Spanish-language network in the United States, Univision.

The documentary showed a former Iran senior official accepting a plan to launch from Mexico a cyber war on the United States, one that would cripple U.S. computer systems, including the White House, the FBI, the CIA and several nuclear plants. The official, former Iranian Ambassador to Mexico Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri, was shown accepting the offer from undercover Mexican university students. A trailer to the documentary can be seen here.

The documentary also showed the undercover Mexican students presenting plans for the cyber attack to Venezuelan officials in Mexico. The Venezuelan official was very receptive to the plot, saying that she was close to Venezuela’s hard-leftist President Hugo Chavez and that she would love to share the information with him as soon as possible. The same happened with Cuban officials in Mexico, who were equally interested in a plot against the United States.

The students in the documentary appeared to have conducted a sting operation similar to the reports carried out by the American journalist James O’Keefe in the U.S.

The documentary, called “The Iranian Threat,” said that undercover journalists were also able to infiltrate Iranian military training camps working from mosques in Venezuela, though it showed no actual footage of the camps. Univision alleged there were links between the alleged camps and a radical Muslim implicated in the 1994 Buenos Aires bombing of a Synagogue that killed 85 and wounded hundreds. The Iranian lives in Argentina, a country which also has strong ties to Chavez.

Ties between the hard line Islamist government in Tehran and the anti-American government of President Hugo Chavez have been growing for years, including a weekly secretive Cairo-Tehran flight that is of grave concerns to U.S. officials.

Undercover journalists also confirmed Iranian-backed money-laundry and drug-trafficking cartels that are used to back Islamist networks and training camps in Venezuela and elsewhere, which exist to attack U.S. interests and undermine the U.S. in Latin America.

Univision said in press release that it had “dozens of hours of secret recordings, conducted extensive interviews with people who participated in the meetings, including a former Iranian ambassador, and examined documents ranging from hand-written notes to internal federal reports and obtained unpublished video of a failed bomb attack against New   York’s JFK airport. In Mexico, Univision, uncovered covert recordings of the alleged Iranian plan to cripple the computer systems of the White House, the FBI, the CIA and several nuclear power plants.”

The severity of this threat cannot be ignored. The Obama’s Administration has shown its policies in the Middle East have failed. This documentary raises some serious issues that need to be further investigated. We also need a serious commitment to stem the growing presence of terrorist elements in this Hemisphere. Instead, this Administration has stood silently as civil liberties and democratic institutions deteriorate in Latin America inviting Iran and other rabid anti-American forces to fester.

In 2009, President Obama said his Administration was willing to talk to Iran “without preconditions” and would work towards the abolition of nuclear weapons. As this documentary clearly reveals, the Obama Administration’s soft-diplomacy approach has failed.

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Israel Ortega is the Editor of Heritage Libertad, www.libertad.org The Heritage Foundation’s Spanish language website.  James Phillips is the Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

Newt Presidente – Newsletter Número 1 – Fecha de envío: 2011/12/11

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Programa Público de Newt Gingrich. Semana del 12 de Diciembre

Lunes Diciembre 12

Londonderry, NH – 9:20AM ET – Newt Gingrich participará en una reunión del “Town Hall” con empleados de “Insight Technology”. El evento se llevará a cabo en la cafetería del “Insight Technology” en Nine Akira Way. Contaremos con la presencia de medios de comunicación.

Hollis, NH- 10:45 AM ET- Newt Gingrich pasará por "Hollis Pharmacy" para saludar a clientes locales. La farmacia está situada en 6 Ash Street.

Manchester, NH – 4:00 PM ET – Newt Gingrich tomará parte en un debate uno a uno con el Gobernador Jon Hunstman y discutirán temas nacionales en materia de seguridad y política exterior. El evento se llevará a cabo en "The Dana Center" en el "St. Anselm College" localizado en 100 St. Anselm Drive.

Windham, NH – “The Southern New Hampshire 9-12 Project” será el anfitrión de Newt Gingrich en una reunión con el "Town Hall" en el Auditorio del "Windham High School" localizado en el "64 London Bridge Road.

Miércoles 14 de Diciembre

IOWA-Por confirmar

Jueves, 15 de Diciembre

Sioux City, IA- 8 PM CT- Newt Gingrich participará en el Canal de “Fox News” en un debate presidencial del Partido Republicano en Iowa el cual se llevará a cabo en el “Sioux City Convention Center."

Newt 2012 Public Schedule Week of December 12th

Monday, December 12th

Londonderry, NH – 9:20am ET – Newt Gingrich will participate in a town hall meeting with employees of Insight Technology. The event will take place in the cafeteria of Insight Technology at Nine Akira Way. A media avail will follow.

Hollis, NH – 10:45am ET – Newt Gingrich will stop by Hollis Pharmacy to greet local customers. The pharmacy is located at 6 Ash Street.

Manchester, NH – 4pm ET – Newt Gingrich will participate in a one-on-one debate with Governor Jon Hunstman on the topics of national security and foreign policy. The event will take place in The Dana Center at St. Anselm College at 100 St. Anselm Drive.

Windham, NH – The Southern New Hampshire 9-12 Project will host Newt Gingrich at a town hall meeting in the Auditorium of Windham High School at 64 London Bridge Road.

Wednesday, December 14th

IOWA – TBD

Thursday, December 15th

Sioux City, IA – 8pm CT – Newt Gingrich will participate in the Fox News Channel/Iowa Republican Party GOP presidential debate taking place at the Sioux City Convention Center.

Notas Newt….

"ESTO NO ES LO QUE TE HACE GANAR A LOS SEGUIDORES DE TU PARTIDO O GANAR LAS ELECCIONES AQUI EN IOWA”:

En una teleconferencia el viernes, la presidenta principal de Newt 2012 en Iowa, Linda Upmeyer, dijo: "Lo que hemos visto de Mitt Romney en Boston es desesperación y pánico, y pienso que esto será frustrante para las personas que ya se han adelantado".

"Quizá a él no le importa. Quizá no tiene el interés de ganar Iowa. El sólo quiere derribar al Portavoz," dijo Greg Ganske, quien sirvió a Newt cuando fue Portavoz de la Casa y es ahora parte del equipo de Newt en Iowa, en cada llamado".

”POR QUE WASHINGTON ESTA CONMOCIONADO”: Después de citar a partir de algunos columnistas, Christian Whiton escribe:
Al no escribir para el registro, las voces de la organización aún son más incrédulas. Newt es no solamente su primera elección—es su última elección. ¿Por qué es así?

La respuesta recae en la naturaleza de la organización “Beltway Republican”. El problema está en que, en la mayoría de lo que Gingrich propone está en contra de lo que ha sido condicionado para aceptar.

Después de todo, esto queda básicamente en la organización Republicana que dirigió, en mayor parte, las ramas políticas de gobierno federal en gran parte de la última década y dirigió con el propósito de alcanzar esencialmente metas no conservadoras.

Ahora regresa Newt Gingrich, el hombre quien el Washington Republicano solamente sabe que falló como el Portavoz de la Casa, con el subsidio de apoyo del estado, el impuesto de plusvalía y las reformas del balance presupuestario que se quedaron plasmadas en sus huellas dactilares.

"QUIERO CONSEGUIR LA IGUALDAD MOTIVANDO A LA GENTE: Después de que Newt estuvo en el programa de CNBC, Larry Kudlow escribió: “[Gingrich] Dijo, ‘quiero conseguir la igualdad motivando a la gente. [Obama] Quiere conseguir la igualdad desmotivando a la gente. ‘

“[Gingrich] dijo, ‘quiero ser el tipo que dice, ‘quiero ayudar a cada Norteamericano para tener un mejor futuro’. [Obama] quiere asegurarse de mantener a los Norteamericanos desmotivados para que todos tengamos un futuro igualmente mediocre".

Kudlow: "Ahora, yo no he oído nada de los otros candidatos del Partido Republicano ofreciendo esta clase de respuesta al discurso reciente que dio Obama relacionado a la lucha de clases”.

Kudlow, quien estuvo en la Administración Reagan, también se dio cuenta que Newt hablaba de luchar al lado de la Casa Blanca con Reagan y personas en el Congreso como Jack Kemp promulgando las políticas económicas de Reagan.

"GINGRICH CONSIGUIO UN CLAMOROSO Y PROLONGADO APLAUSO CON EL PUBLICO PONIENDOSE DE PIE" :
Escribiendo acerca de la Reunión de Newt con cerca de 70 líderes conservadores, fué citado por Richard Viguerie en el “Time”: "Hemos estado en la sala con él durante 32 años," esto significa que no solamente Newt ha sido un líder en el movimiento conservador sino también se ha involucrado regularmente en sus activistas.

Del mismo artículo: "Ron Godwin, el alcalde de “Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University”, dijo en medio de una reunión, el concluyó que el apoyará a Gingrich"

"ESTO ES UNA VICTORIA PARA CAROLINA DEL SUR Y PARA TODOS LOS DERECHOS LABORALES DE LOS ESTADOS": Con las noticias de que el Comité del “National Labor Relations” estaba haciendo una demanda en contra de Boeing, Newt — que ha luchado en contra de esta demanda desde que fue presentada en Abril — también dijo: "Los padres fundadores nos advirtieron que cuando el gobierno crece demasiado grande la ley será usurpada para propósitos políticos. Este caso fue un ejemplo de eso".

MAS DE 200 CAMPOS UNIVERSITARIOS SE HAN UNIFICADO DETRAS DE LA PROPUESTA DE LA CUENTA PERSONAL DE JUBILACION DE NEWT: La iniciativa coloquial de estudiantes, encabezada por Estudiantes con Newt 2012, incluyen 4 co-presidentes nacionales, 6 presidentes regionales, y está estableciendo comités en 50 estados. Todos los 200 campos universitarios están reclutando nuevos miembros a través de códigos de Rápida Respuesta (QR), con “Newt” los cuales les da la bienvenida para unirse a la coalición en la página Web del Seguro Social en Newt.org. "

El ímpetu sigue creciendo," dijo Kevin Preskenis, el Coordinador de “National Coalitions” para la campaña de Gingrich. "Newt es un candidato de grandes ideas, y nosotros estamos entusiasmados de que miles de estudiantes universitarios pueden ser parte de la conversación en las cuentas personales del Seguro Social con él," Preskenis dijo.

"Nuestra generación y futuras generaciones serán impactadas por este tema, y finalmente tenemos un candidato que pondrá el Seguro Social pasado en el camino correcto," dijo Todd Carney, co-presidente nacional, quien dejo su posición en la mesa directiva con Estudiantes por Rick Perry para unirse con Estudiantes por Newt.

Newt Notes….

"THAT ISN’T WHAT WINS YOU CAUCUSES OR ELECTIONS HERE IN IOWA":

On a conference call Friday, Newt 2012’s chair in Iowa, Linda Upmeyer, said: "What we’re seeing from Mitt Romney in Boston is desperation and panic and I think that’s going to be very frustrating to people moving forward."

“Maybe he doesn’t care. Maybe he doesn’t care about winning Iowa. He just wants to tear down the Speaker," said Greg Ganske, who served with Newt in the House and is now on Newt’s Iowa team, on the call.”

"WHY WASHINGTON IS SHOCKED": After quoting from a few columnists, Christian Whiton writes:
When not writing for the record, the voices of the establishment are even more incredulous. Newt is not only not their first choice—he is their last choice. Why is this so?

The answer lies in the nature of the Beltway Republican establishment. The problem is that most of what Gingrich proposes runs counter to what they have been conditioned to accept.

After all, this basically remains the Republican establishment that ran both of the federal government’s political branches for the better part of the last decade and managed to achieve essentially no conservative goals.

Now reenter Newt Gingrich, the man whom Republican Washington just knows failed as Speaker of the House, despite the welfare, capital gains tax and balanced budget reforms that bear his fingerprints.

"I WANT TO GET EQUALITY BY BRINGING PEOPLE UP: After having Newt on his CNBC show, Larry Kudlow wrote: "[Gingrich] said, ‘I want to get equality by bringing people up. [Obama] wants to get equality by bringing people down.’

"[Gingrich] said, ‘I want to be the guy who says, ‘I want to help every American have a better future.’ [Obama] wants to make sure that he levels Americans down so we all have an equally mediocre future."

Kudlow: "Now, I haven’t heard any of the other GOP candidates offer that kind of response to Obama’s recent class-warfare speech."

Kudlow, who himself was in the Reagan Administration, also noted that Newt talked about fighting alongside the Reagan White House and people in Congress like Jack Kemp to enact the Reagan economic policies.

"GINGRICH GOT A RESOUNDING, SUSTAINED STANDING OVATION": Writing about Newt’s meeting with nearly 70 conservative leaders, Time quotes Richard Viguerie: “We’ve been in the room with him for 32 years," meaning Newt has not only been a leader in the conservative movement but has regularly met with its activists.

From the same article: "Ron Godwin, the provost of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, says in the wake of the meeting, he’s concluded he’s going to support Gingrich."

"THIS IS A VICTORY FOR SOUTH CAROLINA AND ALL RIGHT-TO-WORK STATES": With the news that the National Labor Relations Board was dropping its suit against Boeing, Newt — who has fought against the suit since it was filed in April — also said: "The founding fathers warned that when government grows too big the law would be usurped for political purposes. This case was an example of that."

OVER 200 COLLEGE CHAPTERS HAVE UNIFIED BEHIND NEWT’S PERSONAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT PROPOSAL: The student-led initiative, spearheaded by Students with Newt 2012, includes 4 national co-chairmen, 6 regional chairs, and is setting up committees in all 50 states. All 200 college campuses are recruiting new members through “with Newt” QR codes, which bring them to the Social Security page on Newt.org to join the coalition.“

The momentum keeps building,” said Kevin Preskenis, the National Coalitions Coordinator for the Gingrich campaign. “Newt is a candidate with big ideas, and we’re thrilled that thousands of college students can be a part of the conversation on personal Social Security accounts with him,” Preskenis said.

“Our generation and future generations will be impacted by this issue, and we finally have a candidate who will put Social Security back on the right path," said Todd Carney, national co-chairman, who left his board position with Students for Rick Perry to join Students with Newt.

MENSAJE DE NEWT

¿Por qué la Administración de Obama esta tan dedicada a criticar Israel?

Por Newt Gingrich

La semana pasada, en un evento de recaudación de fondos, el Presidente Obama dijo que su administración: “ha hecho más que administraciones previas en términos de seguridad del Estado de Israel”

¿Acaso el Presidente está viendo lo que estamos viviendo? La semana pasada las noticias profundizaron con evidencia que su administración a menudo se alía a fuerzas de oposición a la existencia de Israel al mismo tiempo que sus funcionarios exageran públicamente la brutalidad de de Israel en el ámbito diplomático.

El desplegué de la hostilidad hacia Israel se ha convertido en un hábito para los miembros de la Administración de Obama. La semana pasada, el Embajador de Bélgica argumentó en un discurso dirigido a la “Union Jewish European”( Unión Europea Judía) que el Antisemitismo excesivo entre Musulmanes era culpa de Israel. “Se debe de hacer una distinción”-dijo, “entre Antisemitismo tradicional y el odio de los musulmanes hacia los judíos el cual proviene del conflicto progresivo entre Israel y los Palestinos.” Esta tentativa atroz enfatizando el “odio hacia los judíos” como problema político descalificó inmediatamente al embajador como servidor de la Administración del Presidente.

También, la semana pasada, es Secretario de Defensa, León Panetta, declaró que Israel necesita “sentarse a la mesa” con los Palestinos, implicando a Israel como obstáculo principal para alcanzar la paz en el Medio Este.

¿Con quién, exactamente, Israel debe “sentarse a la mesa”? con Mahmoud Abbas, Presidente de la Autoridad Palestina, quien se ha detenido para reconocer los derechos de la existencia de Israel. El también ha insistido repetidamente que Israel ha abandonado sus derechos de protección de sus fronteras inclusive, después de que el Estado Palestino fue creado.

Otros de los Miembros más sobresalientes del Gobierno de Abba han sido aún más extrovertidos. Uno de ellos declaró a principios de este año que el Partido Fatah de Abba “jamás ha reconocido a Israel y jamás lo hará.” Y, el mes pasado, el Embajador de la Autoridad Palestina en la India escribió en el Periódico PA:

“[Los israelis] tienen un error en común, y una concepción errónea por la que se engañan a sí mismos, asumiendo que Fatah los acepta y reconoce los derechos de existencia de su Estado, y que solo Hamas los aborrezca y desconozca los derechos de la existencia del este Estado. Ignoran el hecho de que este Estad, basados en la fabricación Empresarial Sionista, nunca han tenido ni el mínimo derecho de existir…”

¿Estas son las personas en las que el Secretario Panetta reclama deben de “sentarse a la mesa”?

Mientras que los oficiales de la administración critican públicamente a Israel, se les da la bienvenida dentro de sus oficinas a grupos Islámicos que expresan ideologías contradictorias a las sociedades libres y a la existencia del Estado de Israel. Solamente, días después de criticar a Israel por el trato “no justo” de las mujeres, la Secretaria de Estado, Hillary Clinton, le dará la bienvenida en Washington a un grupo Islámico originario de Arabia Saudita llamado “Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)” (Organización de Cooperación Islámica) para la presentación de una conferencia relacionada con “La tolerancia”. Lejos de una organización tolerante, la misión primaria de la “OIC” es la del restringir la libertad de expresión critica del Islam, como lo que escribieron Nina Shea y Paul Marshall en el “Wall Street Journal”el lunes.

En el 2009, El “International Islamic Figh [Jurisprudence]Academy” (La Academia Internacional de [Jurisprudencia] Islámica”) un órgano oficial de la “OIC” prohibió la libertad de expresión, incluyendo la “legislación internacional” dirigida a proteger “los intereses y valores de la sociedad [Islámica],” y el castigo jurídico por la expresión pública de la apostasía del Islam. El Secretario General del “OIC”, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu enfatizó que “nadie tiene el derecho de insultar a otros por sus creencias.”

En un ejemplo de políticas recomendadas por el “OIC”, reportaron que “En Afganistán, Ali Mohaqeq Nasab, editor del la Revista “Haqooq-i-Zen” (“Derechos de la Mujer”) fue encarcelado, por ordenes del gobierno de Karzai, por publicar artículos “Anti-Islámicos” criticando el castigo exagerado por el adulterio.”

Las organizaciones de Entretenimiento Islámico tampoco son restringidas por el Departamento del Estado. En Octubre, el Departamento de Justicia removió todas las referencias al Islam dentro del material de entrenamiento para el terrorismo, después de lo que describieron: “quejas por parte de organizaciones de apoyo incluyendo el “Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)” (El Consejo de Relaciones Americo-Islámicas) y otras identificadas como Grupos de Poder como La Fraternidad Musulmana en el “Holy Land Foundation” (Fundación de la Tierra Santa) del 2004 con el intento de la recaudación de fondos para el terror.” .

Todo esto ocurrió en el lapso de una semana: Uno de los Embajadores del Presidente, dijo que se le tiene que culpar a Israel por el Antisemitismo, su Secretario de Defensa dijo que Israel tiene que “solamente sentarse a la mesa” para negociar con sus afiliados que se niegan a reconocer su derecho de existir, y su Secretario de Estado criticó el trato “injusto” ocasional de Israel hacia las mujeres al mismo tiempo que se les esta dando la bienvenida a Washington como una organización que promueve la censura de expresión acerca del Islam.

¿Y esta es la administración que ha “hecho más en materia de seguridad en el Estado de Israel, más aún que administraciones previas”?

No nos pueden engañar.

Why Is the Obama Administration So Devoted to Criticizing Israel?
By Newt Gingrich

At a fundraiser in New York last week, President Obama said his administration “has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration.”

Is the President looking at the same record we are? Last week’s news abounded with evidence that his administration often coddles forces opposed to Israel’s very existence while his officials publicly brutalize Israel in the diplomatic arena.

Displays of hostility towards Israel have become a habit for members of the Obama administration. His ambassador to Belgium argued last week in a speech to the European Jewish Union that pervasive anti-Semitism among Muslims was Israel’s fault. “A distinction should be made,” he said, “between traditional anti-Semitism, and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” This outrageous attempt to dismiss “hatred for Jews” as a political problem should have immediately disqualified the ambassador from continuing to serve in President’s administration.

Also last week, Secretary of Defense​ Leon Panetta declared that Israel needed to “just get to the damn table” with Palestinians, implying that Israel is the primary obstacle to Middle East peace.

Who is it, exactly, that Israel needs to “get to the damn table” with? Mahmoud Abbas​, President of the Palestinian Authority​, has stopped short of even recognizing Israel’s right to exist. He has also repeatedly insisted that Israel abandon its right to defend its borders even after a Palestinian state is created.

Other high level members of Abbas’s government have been even less coy. One declared earlier this year that Abbas’s Fatah party “has never recognized Israel and will never do so.” And last month, the Palestinian Authority’s ambassador to India wrote in the PA newspaper:

“[Israelis] have a common mistake, or misconception by which they fool themselves, assuming that Fatah accepts them and recognizes the right of their state to exist, and that it is Hamas alone that loathes them and does not recognize the right of this state to exist. They ignore the fact that this state, based on a fabricated [Zionist] enterprise, never had any shred of a right to exist…”

These are the people with whom Secretary Panetta claims Israel must “get to the damn table”?

While administration officials publicly criticize Israel, they welcome into their offices Islamist groups that express ideologies counter to free societies and the existence of an Israeli state. Just days after chastising Israel for “unfair” treatment of women, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton​ will welcome a Saudi-based Islamist group, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to Washington for a conference on “tolerance.” Far from a tolerant organization, however, a primary mission of the OIC is to restrict free speech critical of Islam. As Nina Shea and Paul Marshall wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Monday:

In 2009, the "International Islamic Fiqh [Jurisprudence] Academy," an official OIC organ, issued fatwas calling for free speech bans, including "international legislation" aimed at protecting "the interests and values of [Islamic] society," and for judicial punishment for public expression of apostasy from Islam. OIC Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu emphasizes that "no one has the right to insult another for their beliefs."

In one example of policies advocated by the OIC, they report that “In Afghanistan, Ali Mohaqeq Nasab, editor of "Haqooq-i-Zen" ("Women’s Rights") magazine, was imprisoned by the Karzai government for publishing "un-Islamic" articles criticizing stoning as a punishment for adultery.”

Entertaining Islamist organizations is not restricted to the State Department​ , either. In October, the Department of Justice removed all references to Islam from its terror training materials after what were described as “complaints from advocacy organizations including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and others identified as Muslim Brotherhood​ front groups in the 2004 Holy Land Foundation terror fundraising trial.”

All of this happened in just one week: One of the President’s ambassadors said Israel was to blame for anti-Semitism, his Secretary of Defense said Israel needs to “just get to the damn table” with negotiating partners who refuse to recognize its right to exist, and his Secretary of State criticized Israeli treatment of women as occasionally “unfair” while welcoming to Washington an organization which promotes censorship of speech about Islamism.

And this is the administration that has “done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration”?

We aren’t fooled.

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LO ÚLTIMO

En un debate clave del sábado noche que marcaba el inicio del sprint final para los caucus de Iowa, Newt Gingrich supo salir airoso de un bombardeo de ataques por parte de sus rivales republicanos y emergió como el ganador, solidificando su posición de líder de los candidatos.

Vea aquí nuestro vídeo y breve crónica en Newt Presidente.
http://www.newtpresidente.com/2011/12/11/newt-gingrich-gana-otro-debate-mas/

THE LATEST

In a key Saturday night debate that marked the beginning of the final sprint to the Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich weathered an onslaught of attacks from his Republican rivals and emerged as the winner, solidifying his position on top of the field.

See here our video and short chronicle at Newt Presidente.
http://www.newtpresidente.com/2011/12/11/newt-gingrich-gana-otro-debate-mas/

Newt Owns the Stage in Critical Debate

Posted in Tradition by James Pat Guerréro on 12/11/2011

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Dear James,

Last night on the ABC News debate stage, Speaker Gingrich faced a new level of Newt 2012scrutiny from the other candidates and moderators who sought to stem the incredible momentum of this campaign. Speaker Gingrich stayed positive and continued to effectively communicate the bold ideas our country desperately needs.

While listening to Newt simultaneously answering every sharp criticism and communicating the potential of big ideas, I couldn’t help but imagine President Obama flailing in the face of real optimism on a debate stage. Newt Gingrich is offering a positive vision of America while speaking honestly about the incredible challenges that we face. That is the leadership that we need.

The media continues to hold on to the narrative that we have no political organization, but thanks to your support we have built strong organizations in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. Now we are building organizations across the country in anticipation of securing the presidential nomination. Your continued financial support will allow us to start building the organization necessary to make President Obama a one-term president!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Newt Gingrich participates in a townhall meeting at Insight Technology
Monday, December 12 2011 – 9:20am ET
Inisght Technology cafeteria
Nine Akira Way
Londonderry, NH

Newt Gingrich stops by Hollis Pharmacy to greet local customers
Monday, December 12 2011 – 10:45am ET
6 Ash Street
Hollis, NH

Newt and Gov. Jon Huntsman have a Lincoln-Douglas Debate on foreign policy
Monday, December 12 2011 – 4pm ET
St. Anselm College
The Dana Center
Manchester, NH
Click here to reserve a ticket.

Newt Gingrich participates in a townhall meeting hosted by the Southern New Hampshire 9-12 Project
Monday, December 12 2011 – 7pm ET
Auditorium of Windham High School
64 London Bridge Road
Windham, NH

Newt participates in Fox News Presidential Debate
Thursday, December 15 2011 – 9pm ET
Sioux City Convention Center
Sioux City, Iowa
Host a debate watch party

Callista has a book signing at Mount Vernon Vistors Center
Saturday, December 17 2011 – 2pm ET
Historic Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22309

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Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Newsletter – December 9, 2011

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Education and Jobs Top Governor Scott’s

Budget Priorities

This week, I unveiled my budget recommendations for the 2012 – 2013 fiscal year. This budget year, Florida faced some significant education funding challenges. In addition to the loss of federal one-time stimulus funds for education:

  • Florida gained 30,000 more students that will require almost $200 million more in state funding.
  • Florida faces a $400 million reduction in ad valorem taxes, due to declining property values, and one-time state education funding.

I toured the state and spoke with educators, parents and students and heard them say that in spite of the education shortfall we face, our top priority in this budget should be state funding for K-12 education.This budget submitted to the legislature this week includes:

  • Over $1 billion in new state funds versus last year.
  • Increases per student funding to $6,372.
  • The 3rd largest education budget in Florida history.
  • And this budget increases per student funding versus last year even though we have 30,000 more children in our public school system and less local funding due to declining property values.

I will not sign into law any budget that does not contain more state dollars for education than we have this year. To everyone who has shared their concerns: Thank you taking time to share your ideas with me. It has been very meaningful and important to me to listen to all of you and hear your concerns and priorities.

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Promises Made, Promises Kept:

Education and Jobs Top Governor Scott’s Budget Priorities

Governor Scott, Lt. Governor Carroll, and First Lady Ann Scott Announce 2012 Black History Month Contests

Governor Scott’s Weekly Radio Address

Governor Scott and Colt’s Manufacturing Co. Announce New Jobs Coming to Osceola County

Florida’s Natural Resources: The State’s Economic Engine

Florida breaks through 100,000 Jobs Barrier

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Earlier this year, First Lady Ann Scott participated in the 2011 Read for the Record campaign in which children and adults join together in reading the same book on the same day. After much tallying, the campaign recently announced that it has broken a world reading record. More than two million people around the globe read Llama, Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney on October 6, officially setting a new record and raising awareness for literacy and early education worldwide.

Mrs. Scott read the book with more than 100 kindergarteners all dressed in their pajamas at Central Elementary School in Clewiston.

First Lady Ann Scott is passionate about promoting reading, literacy, and early learning in the state of Florida. She is an avid reader and knows that books can have a profound and lasting impact. Throughout her first year as First Lady, Mrs. Scott has visited many schools across the state, hosted reading events with children at the Florida Governor’s Mansion, promoted the work of Florida authors, and participated in a variety of literacy events.

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On Wednesday, Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll had the distinct honor to represent Governor Rick Scott and the people of Florida in honoring and remembering the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. To commemorate the day, the Lt. Governor was joined by Pearl Harbor Survivors and Florida residents Chuck Ellis, Edmund Kmiec and Duane Reyelts at Naval Station Mayport aboard the USS Underwood. As Navy Veterans themselves, Governor Scott and Lt. Governor Carroll will always remember Pearl Harbor.

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