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Tweet Follow me Were GOP operatives – people who either give money to or politically support the objectives of the Republican Party – the real people behind the making of the movie Innocence Of Muslims? Consider this: There’s mounting evidence to support this seemingly dramatic claim. First, Steve Klein. Mr. Klein is an outspoken Anti-Islam and Anti-Muslim insurance sales agent out of Hemet, California. Klien founded a group called “Courageous Christians United,” and has openly acted...

Tweet Follow me The good news as Wall Street gives a thumbs-down to the “No taxes, No jobs” deficit-ceiling-deal (with its built-in automatic spending cuts virtually certain to kick in amid more Congressional gridlock) is that U.S. crude oil futures ended Thursday at $86.63 a barrel in New York — down $5.30! The bad news is that oil companies only use the futures price to justify increasing prices at the pump no matter what their profits have been lately. Still, the GOP got out of the way of putting...

Tweet Follow me Not in 2012. The debate last night showed there’s still room for national-caliber candidates, which is probably why Ambassador Huntsman is set to jump in. While Huntsman comes as no surprise to pundits, he needs the national exposure now if he’s to have name recognition to run for 2016. And that’s what last night was all about, because unseating an incumbent President in a bid for a second term is harder than it may seem. Just look at the previous administration. All but two of last...

Tweet Follow me The GOP majority in the MN state legislature invited controversial “Reverend” Bradlee Dean, who advocates the killing and or incarceration of gays, to make the opening “prayer” for today’s session. Dressed in a track-suit, Dean used the time to question the religious affiliation of U.S. President Barack Obama. Bradlee Dean, opening 20 May 2011 MN Legislative session at invitation of GOP   Editor, journalist, entrepreneur, political consultant, photographer, and...

Tweet Follow me I think it’s safe to assume that there will remain a certain non-trivial segment of the electorate that isn’t so much “for” anything as they are, to put it in plain words, “against President Obama.” Their numbers will fluctuate some, and their fervor (which is to say, willingness to make noise) is likely to increase as the November 2011 election approaches. Nikki posted a great dissection of the Trumpster’s disdain for Mitt Romney yesterday, and it got me...

Tweet Follow me Democrats took a shellacking, and it’s partly my fault — not because I took time away from journalism to help manage a Congressional Campaign against an incumbent Republican in Minnesota’s Second Congressional District, rather because I failed to engage more people in the process. Look, both major parties have a collection of loyal supporters who consistently identify as a Democrat or a Republican, and many of them turn out reliably to vote even in non-Presidential elections. Polls...

Tweet Follow me Many of the pundits and commentators have been speculating, uttering for public consumption variations on a disingenuous theme: the Tea Party threatens to undermine the grand old Republican party. Are you falling for it? Nothing could lead you further from the truth. Ask what motivates those who echo this “conventional wisdom” In the case of most employed in the media the answer is simple enough, they seek attention because their producers use ratings as the primary metric – corporate...