President Obama's chief campaign strategist and all round henchman David Axelrod got greeted by hecklers as he launched an effort to denigrate Mitt Romney's record as governor of Massachusetts in Boston.
Mitt Romney scooped President Obama's henchman David Axelrod who planned big hit on Romney in his hometown of Boston. Romney responded by calling a press conference in Fremont, California on a big business failure of President Obama's on the taxpayers' dime, Solyndra, the green energy company that went bankrupt.
The "Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham centered on the House debate over selective abortion and the measure against it which went down. The bill would levy penalties on any health care professional that would abort a baby based on gender, race, etc..
Ingraham said that this issue is beyond pro-life but goes to basic human decency. She cited President Obama's statements about not allowing his daughter to be punished by being forced to bear a child. O'Reilly noted that there has been little coverage of this story in the mainstream media and Ingraham commended Lila Rose of Live Action whose stings have highlighted such abuses.
Laura Ingraham hosted Raymond Arroyo of EWTN of "The World Over" on "Art and Soul".
Arroyo said the debate on sex selective abortions puts Democrats in the cross hairs. Both he and Ingraham said this is the real war on women. Both commended Lila Rose's Live Action pro0life group for bringing this issue into the public conversation with a sting operation at a Texas Planned Parenthood site. The House of Representatives is voting on this today.
Ingraham and Arroyo discussed whether men are struggling. Two factors are the video game and porn addictions making them have difficulty getting out of an ego centered fantasy world.
Barnes said that she isn't for any Massachusetts Senate candidate, but her group is demanding the truth from candidate Elizabeth Warren about having Cherokee ancestry. Warren has now come out saying that she had forgotten that she told Harvard that she had Native American ancestry.
Barnes said that a person shouldn't claim to be Native American unless one belongs to a recognized tribe which Warren isn't. She said a true Cherokee is very aware of their ancestry each day of their lives. She explained the details of how Warren would have to document her claim.
Gingrich said there should be an operational person to be in charge of a terror kill list as the president wouldn't have time for this task. He thinks the administration leaks anything they think will prop up Obama, regardless of the consequences.
Gingrich said political parties are compressed when they don't reach out to states that aren't traditional winners for them. He thinks California would be easier than New York for the GOP. Both he and Ingraham agreed that no state should be written off.
Rumsfeld and Ingraham discussed the tactics of terrorists and how the Obama administration has adhered to most of the policies that the Bush administration had in place, even as President Obama vigorously condemned them during the 2008 campaign. Rumsfeld said that once a president sees the threats and the shadowy network of terror, he said one's outlook changes.
Rumsfeld said the international community isn't a community but a disparate set of nations with their own issues. He said the options in dealing with Syria are wide and cautioned about the consequences if Assad is overthrown, even as he is as brutal as his father. He said he's not sure how the Obama administration is handling this as he doesn't have all the information and says there may be covert operations going on. Both commented on the ineffectiveness of Kofi Annan and the UN's actions there.
Rumsfeld remarked on the irony of how Obama is picking out the terrorists to be killed. He and Ingraham agreed that the administration leaked this story. Rumsfeld said it is egregious that the administration spilled out so much information about the killing of Osama bin Laden. He said he hopes Romney will be elected.
Considine said fracking aka hydraulic fractioning in which water is injected into rocks to break them open and has been around for sixty years and perfected over the past twenty years along with directional drilling. He went through violations in the Pennsylvania Marcellus drilling site and found less than one percent violated environmental aspects and that this form of drilling is safer. He said the fear is that the water supply would get contaminated. He said shale beds where the drilling takes place is a mile below the water table and thus there is distance between the two areas.
Considine said the University of Buffalo has stood by his study. He deson't agree with the Public Accountability Initiative's criticisms. He is employed by the University of Wyoming in the energy area which he also did at Penn State.
Ingraham noted that he's accused of being bought and paid for by the shale industry and said he doesn't seem like someone who would airbrush his results. He said he tells it like it is to the best of his ability. He said much research is funded by industries and that they do a lot of R and D for industries.
Obviously this is a slap in the face to the Obama administration who is hoping to marshal international pressure against Syria - and its sponsor Iran.
"China opposes military intervention in Syria and opposes regime change by force," foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters in Beijing.
"We believe that a review now by the Security Council of any new measures on the situation would be premature," Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told the Interfax news agency in comments that appeared to dash Washington's hopes of a change of heart in Moscow.
Dewhurst decried the unfair inbalance in China's treatment in free trade matters which he sees as a pervasive problem. He cited their stealing of intellectual property and said he's for creating more American jobs.
Ingraham noted that Dewhurst's campaign to replace Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has been self-financed. Dewhurst said he's been fighting against the Washington establishment and that he is very proud of Texas' record and his skills demonstrated in the process. He said he was a poor boy who worked his way up to be a successful, very conservative businessman and later politician while his opponent Ted Cruz is a lawyer who hasn't racked up this record or has such credentials. He also claimed Cruz has expressed pro-amnesty positions which Cruz denied.
As a teacher heavily involved in educational technology in the 1980's and 1990's, one key concern was digital access for all children.
Not any more.
Studies are now showing poor children are using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites. But not to worry.
The new divide is such a cause of concern for the Federal Communications Commission that it is considering a proposal to spend $200 million to create a digital literacy corps. This group of hundreds, even thousands, of trainers would fan out to schools and libraries to teach productive uses of computers for parents, students and job seekers.
However, this fails to tackle the real problem which isn't lack of digital access, but of parental supervision. What's next, funding for cameras in each home to monitor family computer usage?
What we suffer from is poverty of values, not technology which is best cured by loving, concerned parents, not a nanny state, money wasting government bureaucracy.
Walker discussed the recall and detailed his savings to the state's budget and the jobs that have resulted. He and Ingraham expressed confidence in his prospects to retain his office as governor. He said he and other GOP recall candidates are taking nothing for granted for the recall election. He said the leadership in the capital, Madison, is very lieberal and doesn't represent the rest of the state.
Walker said Wisconsin is a microcosm of America and consequential to both parties for the 2012 elections. He said the state hasn't been carried by the GOP since Ronald Reagan's landslike in 1988, but that it has been very close several times.
Walker said President Obama encourages people to be on government benefits rahter than growing the economy. He said Governor Romney is one of the few officials who has encouraged him throughout the recall process.
Stetler discussed the new "hopper" feature of Dish TV that allows consumers to pay more and to skip commercials. He noted that viewers are sick of ads as there are more of them than ever. Ingraham raised the issue of how shows would be financed without ads.
Stetler said this is a competitive move by Dish and that more people are moving toward subscriptions. He said if the ads were more interesting, offensive and repetitive. He cited the Super Bowl commercials are viewed more often because they are better ads.
Ingraham and Stetler discussed the derivative nature of the content in the media today. He said it's the best of times and the worst of times with some best and worst storytelling today. Ingraham said there's lots on television but nothing to watch. Stetler said that demand media may be the solution. He and Ingraham commented on Hulu and Netflix offering their own original content. Ingraham praised Johnny Carson and the quality of his show.