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Saturday, January 21, 2012

South Carolina Republican primary results (with continual live updates)

*Notice! For continual live updates on the votes as they are reported, scroll down to the end of the article.
South Carolina Republicans went to the polls today to choose the candidate they prefer to face Barack Obama in the general election in November. Since 1980 the Palmetto State has chosen the one that would go on become the Republican nominee in each election since Ronald Reagan's historic victory over Jimmy Carter.
Thus, the state is viewed as a bellwether for Republicans, a reliable indicator as to who will become the likely nominee.

MSM hit-piece on Gingrich backfires

With all of the major polls of likely voters today in the South Carolina Republican primary showing Newt Gingrich in the lead and increasing that lead, the politically-motivated hit-piece against the former House Speaker in the MSM (the mainstream media) has clearly backfired.
All of the major polling organizations are indicating that Gingrich's lead over Mitt Romney is ranging from 2% all the way up to 9 percentage points, depending on when the poll was taken. The most recent polls, completed last evening, show Gingrich with a major lead, indicating that the trend that began Monday night with the debate in Myrtle Beach has continued to intensify throughout the week.

Friday, January 20, 2012

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Large crowd greets Ron Paul at College of Charleston

In what observers say is the biggest rally of the various campaigns involved in the South Carolina Republican Presidential primary, Ron Paul was greeted by a large, energetic crowd yesterday at an event at the College of Charleston as part of its 'Bully Pulpit' series. 
The gathering was held outdoors in the Stern Student Center courtyard and consisted primarily of young adults who were wildly enthusiastic about Dr. Paul's appearance in the area.
Speaking for approximately 30 minutes, Dr. Paul presented his standard stump speech, without notes, extolling the virtues of a free society that is unhampered by the unnecessary restrictions of government. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Gingrich catapults to first place in South Carolina

After spending months far behind in 3rd or 4th place in South Carolina, Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has catapulted into first place in the latest Rasmussen Poll released today, just 2 days prior to the SC Primary.
Gingrich now garners 33% support among likely Republican primary voters in the Palmetto State. Former front runner Mitt Romney has dropped to 31%. Ron Paul comes in 3rd with 15%, and Rick Santorum is last with 11%.
Today Texas Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race.
However, an in-state poll presents a conflicting picture. 

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, January 19, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Mike Vanderboegh points to an excellent read for your consideration--'Civilization in Reverse.'

David Codrea has breaking news on Gunwalker--Issa's latest subpoena.

Kurt Hofmann reports news on violent crime and the necessity for self-defense.

From WRSA: 'So You Want a Revolution?'

Brigid has a rather interesting post--'SOPA on a Rope.' Huh? lol

Squeaks brings us up to date on what she's been doing lately.

CLO alerts us to a 'Constitutional carry' bill that is now before the Colorado legislature.

Days of our Trailers posts the latest news from Media Matters--an anti-gun George Soros org.

Every Blade of Grass reports that the U.S. has allowed the export of thousands of Garands from South Korea.

Mike McCarville has news from the Ron Paul campaign in Oklahoma.

Bombshell allegations against Obama--murder, addiction, atheism?

According to a person who is described as a long-time Democratic Party operative and White House insider, a series of bombshell allegations have been made against Barack Obama revolving around possible murder, addiction, and atheism.
The allegations were made yesterday in an interview conducted by a reporter who works for a major news organization and posts interviews with the insider under the anonymous pen-name 'Ulsterman.'
Last year Ulsterman made headlines when he first began to publish the interviews with the insider, who claimed that traditional Democrats in the mold of Doug Shoen, Pat Caddell, and James Carville are alarmed over the direction Obama is taking the country and the damage he is doing to the Democratic Party.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why I Stand With Israel

A definitive, sharply-worded defense of Israel.

It's over at the ministry site.

Read it!

Newt surges; Mitt blasted over gun rights

Since the Republican Presidential debate Monday night in Myrtle Beach, the political landscape in South Carolina has undergone a major shift that is moving in Newt Gingrich's favor. Newt's dazzling performance is now reflected in the polls with Rasmussen showing that he is now within 3 points of 'front-runner' Mitt Romney.
The Romney camp is fully aware of the shift against them. The campaign has launched an avalanche of negative ads, despite the candidate's personal statements in public denouncing them.
But Mitt, it seems, has his own problems brewing with a major voting block--gun rights activists, who are strong in South Carolina.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

The New York Liberty Report presents a most interesting read on Senator DeMint's statement that Ron Paul forms a natural part of the Republican base. DeMint is SC's conservative Republican Senator.

Denise Simon's latest article shows why Iran is so critical to our defense, given that the rogue nation has allies right in our backyard, down in South America. 

Ann Barnhardt provides a most interesting set of answers to a question-and-answer session. Always controversial yet insightful.

The Maddened Fowl says, "Ah, dude, it helps to have a gun." Read this for what could be a nominee for 'the Darwin awards.'

CLO posts something to think about. Read it!

Alphecca points to a good read on how Glock became 'America's gun.'

Billy Beck comments on the civil rights movement in the 1960s and provides some deep insight. A MUST-read!

David Codrea says that Eric Holder's position on Voter I.D. laws exposes his racial discrimination against gun owners.

Newbius highlights essential reading from Barron Barnett on the Brady campaign to rob citizens of their Constitutional rights.

The Wandering Minstrel highlights Jeff Cooper's motto--accuracy, force, speed. Take a look. 

Last night's GOP debate--the winners, the losers

As the Republican field of candidates continues to be weeded out, each debate becomes more important. Those left standing--Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Rick Perry--must demonstrate why they are better than the others standing with them on the platform.
This is make or break time. And the losers could find themselves plummeting in the polls, meaning that campaign donations dry up, forcing them off the campaign trail.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, January 16, 2012

All guns and politics from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Kurt Hofmann says, "Honor Martin Luther King by defeating racism inherent to gun control." A must-read!

The War on Guns reports some big news out of New Jersey on the right to carry.

WRSA posts 'how to destroy a country in three parts'--essential reading.

Market Guru Karl Denninger comments on the ongoing and deepening crisis in Europe and its ramifications for the U.S.

Standing By offers an important read in which he asks the question, "Who is servant to whom?"

Tam blogs on a holster that makes it easier to carry.

Way Up North has a report on the record breaking snows in Alaska, along with a neat video that brings back a lot of memories from The Mamas and the Papas.

John Jacob H reports a most interesting story on a handgun that somehow made its way to a prisoner sitting in a jail cell.

Around O-Town notes that algore and the failed Tampa terrorist have something in common. Take a look.

Pamela Geller announces that her legal team has formed a mammoth new legal organization called 'The American Freedom Law Center.'

Ron Paul's TV ad in SC--$1 trillion in cuts the first year

Critics of Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul have several legitimate complaints concerning his views on Iran and the bomb, Israel as an ally, and radical Islam as a threat to our very existence. But one thing upon which virtually all can agree is that when it comes to fiscal policy, economics, and the financial stability of America, Ron Paul is unsurpassed. His latest TV ad in South Carolina is a prime example.
The ad, which began running on all of the major TV stations in the state last week, describes Paul's proposal to address the debt crisis by cutting $1 trillion dollars in federal spending the first year he is in office, if elected.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Breaking--Huntsman bows out

Minutes ago a source inside the Jon Huntsman campaign told the AP and Fox News that the former Utah Governor is bowing out of the Republican Presidential primary race. A meeting is scheduled for in the morning during which Huntsman and his top aides will discuss the specifics, prior to a formal announcement.

Vanderboegh: "Black-robed scoundrels strike again" on Gunwalker scandal

In a stunning Friday afternoon ruling that allows the ATF--the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives--to continue with the scandal and its consequences surrounding the 'Project Gunwalker' scheme, a federal judge has decided to allow the bureau to proceed with its new 'long-gun' regulations, mandating firearms sales registration for anyone buying over 2 long guns in a 24 hour period in the states along the Mexican border.
Mike Vanderboegh, the reporter who first broke the Gunwalker scandal, also known as 'Operation Fast and Furious, stated in response to the ruling, "The black-robed scoundrels strike again."