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It’s official! Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has jumped into the 2012 presidential race.

Tim Pawlenty‘s campaign reports:

In the third year of Barack Obama’s presidency, unemployment is at unbearable levels, gas and food prices are skyrocketing and federal government spending is out of control. “ObamaCare” is unconstitutional, and it is already driving up health costs — not reducing them.

The president’s policies simply aren’t working. And more than that, he won’t even tell us the truth about the problems we’re facing and what it’s really going to take to get America back on the right track.

As a candidate for president, it would be easy for me to just tell the American people we can solve our debt crisis and fix our economy without making any tough choices. But we have now seen where that type of leadership gets us.

Leadership isn’t about fancy speeches and empty promises. It’s not about telling people just what they want to hear. It’s about telling the truth. Like too many Washington politicians, President Obama governs with an eye toward the next election, at the expense of the next generation. He would rather pretend there is no crisis and attack those who are willing to stand up and try to solve it rather than risk doing anything about it himself.

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The problems facing our nation are severe. But we can overcome them. We will grow our economy if we shrink our government. We will create good jobs if we encourage job creators. And our children will be free to pursue their dreams if we rescue them from our debts.

Together, we will change our country, and this time, it really will be for the better.

Ever since the 2010 midterm elections ended, I have been a big fan of Pawlenty and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. Unfortunately, I awoke to the news yesterday that Daniels decided to withdraw his name from the 2012 presidential election talks. This leaves a lot of room for other GOP hopefuls, including T-Paw.

On the political advertising side of his announcement, Pawlenty’s ads have been on fire ever since he has hinted at a presidential run. Although his “I’m going to tell you the truth” stance isn’t anything new for a politician, the introduction and outro of the ad were great. They definitely portrayed a humble candidate who is ready to take on President Obama and his campaign war-chest. I just hope Pawlenty can keep up with others in his own party.

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Run Tim Pawlenty, run!

Politico reports:

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee on Monday, taking the first concrete step toward a 2012 run. He made the announcement on Facebook, posting a video with the dramatic camera angles and crescendoing music that we have come to expect from the former governor. Pawlenty made a post on his Facebook wall this morning telling visitors to return at 3 p.m. for a special announcement. In keeping with the theatrics of the video, a countdown clock ticked down the seconds until the announcement.

Obviously this was not a surprise to those who have been paying attention to the political scene on a regular basis, but it was important that Tim Pawlenty threw his name in the ring as a presidential candidate before any of the other bigger names. Unfortunately for T-Paw, the news of his formation of a presidential exploratory committee has the potential of quickly fading out relevance  due to the 24/7 news cycle and chaotic events occurring around the globe.

On the bright of it all, Tim Pawlenty’s political advertisements are absolutely amazing and I can’t wait for more to come in the future!

Right now, Tim Pawlenty and Mitch Daniels are the two realistic candidates I have my eye on for the 2012 presidential race.

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Her defeat to US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is not slowing Sharron Angle down.

Politico reports:

After unceremoniously crashing the Nevada Senate race last year — raising record amounts of money and becoming a headache for establishment Republicans while also endearing herself to tea party activists nationwide — Sharron Angle is returning for an encore performance with a run for the U.S. House.

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Chris LaCivita, who served as political director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2010 election cycle, described Angle’s Senate campaign staff as severely incompetent.

“It’s a huge problem [for the party] if she has the same cast and crew,” said LaCivita. “She brings a lot to the table — she has an enormous fundraising base. But you can have all the money in the world and if you have the wrong people spending it, it’s mitigating.”

But, he added, “As long as she doesn’t have the ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ crew around her, I think she’s the frontrunner.”

Although I did not support Sharron Angle in the Nevada Republican primary, she was not that bad of a candidate. As mentioned above, she definitely had a awful campaign team surrounding her. Also, it is hard to ignore the fact she was going up against the Senate Majority Leader and his enormous campaign war chest. Ms. Angle’s image as a so-called “extreme right-winger” would have been formed whether she was one or not. Let’s face it, demonization was the only efficient campaign strategy Democrats had during the 2010 midterm elections.

Hey, at least she’s actually doing something right this time: She actually has a working website online.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked President Obama’s re-election campaign?

Answer: He is expected to raise a whopping $1 BILLION and that money has to come from somewhere.

The relationship between labor unions and the Democratic Party is one that needs to watched.

AFSCME (a public employees union) was biggest outside spender of the 2010 midterm election:

The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats’ hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push. The group is spending money on television advertisements, phone calls, campaign mailings and other political efforts, helped by a Supreme Court decision that loosened restrictions on campaign spending.

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Previously, most labor-sponsored campaign ads had to be funded by volunteer donations. Now, however, AFSCME can pay for ads using annual dues from members, which amount to about $390 per person. AFSCME said it will tap membership dues to pay for $17 million of ads backing Democrats this election.

Labor unions were created to be a vehicle to get workers more of the profits they help create. Government workers, however, do not generate profits. They merely negotiate for more tax money. Unfortunately, when government unions strike, they strike against the taxpayers who fund their salaries, pensions, benefits, etc.

Props to the Republican National Committee for releasing this political advertisement. It’s refreshing to see them take a firm stand on this issue.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked US Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)?

Answer: He continues to protect President Obama’s far-left agenda.

Like the good puppet he is, Sen. Manchin voted against repealing the healthcare reform law after promising his constituents that he would stand up to Obama. So far, we have yet to see it.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee reports:

In the wake of Wednesday evening’s health care repeal vote, in which liberal U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) voted to protect ObamaCare – including its individual mandate, $500 billion in Medicare cuts, and $570 billion in tax hikes – the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) today launched a new online ad campaign titled “Joe & O: On Tour.”

In addition to the NRSC’s first web ad of the 2012 cycle, the campaign will also include a new microsite,www.JoeAndO.com, a one-stop-shop for information on Manchin’s pro-Obama voting record. The NRSC will drive traffic to the site using Google and Facebook ads targeted at West Virginia, as well as banner ads on the Drudge Report and West Virginia news sites.

“Joe Manchin has tried again and again to hide his support for the Obama agenda, but his vote for ObamaCare leaves no doubt as to where he stands: for Medicare cuts, tax hikes and government mandates, and against West Virginia’s best interests,” said NRSC Communications Director Brian Walsh. “Despite his many campaign promises as he sought West Virginia’s Senate seat, Manchin has used his time in Washington to embrace President Obama’s liberal policies, and voters won’t be fooled by his election-cycle posturing when he faces them at the polls next year.”

Props to the NRSC. Not the best political advertisement, but it is pretty humorous.

Sen. Manchin, who won a special election last year, is going to face a tough 2012 reelection battle. He currently leads any potential Republican candidates, but that is expected at this point. The left leaning Public Policy Polling reports:

Joe Manchin seems to have made a pretty easy transition from Charleston to Washington DC. He was one of the most popular Governors in the country and now he’s one of the most popular Senators in the country.

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Shelley Moore Capito is very popular as well, with 54% of voters across the state holding a favorable opinion of her to only 30% with a negative one. In addition to being beloved by voters in her own party, independents rate her favorably by a 62/20 spread and she has an unusual level of crossover popularity with Democrats who break nearly even in their assessments of her, 42% positive and 43% negative. Despite Capito’s popularity she would still start out nine points behind Manchin in a hypothetical contest at 50-41.

Against a couple other potential Republican opponents we tested- new Congressman David McKinley and his opponent from last year, Raese, Manchin leads by considerably more dominant margins. It’s 57-28 over McKinley who a majority of voters in the state still don’t have an opinion about yet. And it’s 60-31 over Raese, whose favorability rating with the state’s voters is now an awful 30/52 spread. That’s definitely not the direction Republicans want to go in again.

Obviously there is no need to be worried at this point. We have a long way to go until the 2012 general election. However, this I do know: We must turn the state of West Virginia red.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the Democrats’ latest political campaign strategy?

Answer: Go after House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) in an attempt to tie him to lobbyists.

Over the past week, President Obama has clearly made it a point to go after Rep. Boehner (Watch here and here). To put more emphasis on the House Minority Leader, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released the new political advertisement posted above. Unfortunately for Rep. Boehner, this is not the only attack he is receiving. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs used his Twitter account the other day to tweet about Rep. Boehner’s so-called “lobbyist friends.”:

Press Secretary Robert Gibb's Twitter

Unfortunately for the White House, they must not have looked into themselves and their own beloved Democratic Party. Take a gander at the members of Congress who received the most money from lobbyists this campaign cycle:

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Hmm… That’s odd! I don’t see GOP House Minority Leader Boehner’s name on that list anywhere. Also, if you’re color blind, 15 out of the 20 are Democrats. Shucks, it appears the Democrats’ new attack strategy might be a little hypocritical and doesn’t work out too well.

Here’s another interesting point:

If you concentrate on the House of Representatives where John Boehner serves the story is just as bad for Gibbs and the progressive Democrats. There are 60 Members of the House who accept more lobby money than Bohner, 45 of them (75%) are members of the President’s party. Boehner’s $39.5 thousand in lobbyist donations (the red bar) pale on comparison to that of the Democratic house leadership.

You can see that comparison here:

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Plus, let’s not forget about all that handy-dandy organized labor union/special interest money the Democratic Party is extremely addicted to. After all, $40.3 million (out of the total $43.2 million) in union campaign contributions was given to House Democrats. As for the top recipients of that money, here you go:

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😯 Well, would you look at that! That graph appears to be bluer than the ocean! Talk about outside influence…

Go ahead President Obama, Robert Gibbs, and the rest of the Democratic Party. Keep on pushing your new narrative and demonization approach, because you just look completely desperate and insanely hypocritical.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the latest political advertisement from Mattie Fein (congressional candidate for the 36th District in California)?

Answer: One freaky advertisement.

Oh boy… A Frankenstein parody? There has been quite a few ‘unique’ political advertisements that have been popping up on YouTube this year (examples: Ad #1, Ad #2, Ad #3, Ad #4) and they don’t appear to be stopping anytime soon. Once you look past the parody aspects of this ad, it’s not that bad. Mattie Fein is attacking her opponent for profiting from doing business with Iran. In the end, this ad will definitely go viral.

California Republican Mattie Rein is taking on Democrat Rep. Jane Harman’s seat and it will not be easy. Although the district is heavily dependent on the aerospace and defense industries, Rep. Harman’s husband is loaded. After all, the man bought the failing Newsweek magazine. Talk about instant propaganda!

Feel free to help out Mattie Fein’s campaign, because she’ll definitely need all the support she can get. Personally, I’m hoping that we’ll see some more of these ‘unique’ advertisements in the near future. 😆

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