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  • via press release:
    STATEMENT REGARDING KEITH OLBERMANN

    MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

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    Somehow I don't think we have heard the end of this.

  • Suppose someone – say, the president of United States – proposed the following: We are drowning in debt. More than $14 trillion right now. I've got a great idea for deficit reduction. It will yield a savings of $230 billion over the next 10 years: We increase spending by $540 billion while we increase taxes by $770 billion.

    He'd be laughed out of town. And yet, this is precisely what the Democrats are claiming as a virtue of Obamacare. During the debate over Republican attempts to repeal it, one of the Democrats' major talking points has been that Obamacare reduces the deficit – and therefore repeal raises it – by $230 billion. Why, the Congressional Budget Office says exactly that.

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    Read it all.

    The Flim Flam numbers of ObamaCare are well known. Now, the GOP must communicate the truth to the American people – although I think they have an inkling.

    (tags: Obamacare)
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share save 120 16 Video: Its Over Man: Keith Olbermanns Final MSNBC Sign Off
Keith Olbermann announced on the air tonight that “Countdown” will not return to MSNBC thus making this evening’s broadcast his final one. This is his last sign-off with thanks to his entire staff and a dramatic reading.

And, NBC has released the following statement via press release.

“MSNBC and Keith Olbermann have ended their contract. The last broadcast of “Countdown with Keith Olbermann” will be this evening. MSNBC thanks Keith for his integral role in MSNBC’s success and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Looks to me like Comcast, the new owners on NBC and MSNBC, might be trying to clean up the Left-leaning sewer which is known in the cable television business as MSNBC.

Oh and Keith – don’t let the door hit you in the ass when you leave 30 Rock, ok?

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share save 120 16 Sarah Palin Schedules a New York One Hour Onstage Interview in February
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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Sarah will be speaking to New York business leaders on Long Island, February 17, 2011.
Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin has agreed to a high-profile speaking engagement to New York business leaders on Long Island next month.

Palin will speak to the Long Island Association on February 17 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, New York, the group confirmed Friday.

Palin is also giving two paid speeches in Nevada at the end of January and is scheduled to speak Jan. 24 at a closed-press fundraiser for the Lubbock Christian School in Lubbock, Texas.

Wonder if Sarah will be meeting with Rudy Giuliani, if he is in town?

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share save 120 16 Video: President 2012: Rudy Giuliani to Run for President If Sarah Palin Does   Palins Stalking Horse to Beat Romney?
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani tells CNN’s Piers Morgan that if Sarah Palin Runs in 2012, he’s more likely to as well

Now, this is interesting and I have not heard from any of Rudy’s 2008 campaign people about a Presidential race by the Mayor. But, maybe he is lying low, unlike the last time.

On Monday’s hour-long “Piers Morgan Tonight” interview, Rudy Giuliani tells Piers Morgan he’s more likely to run if Sarah Palin runs in 2012. “The more Republicans in which I can show a contrast…the better chance that I have,” he said, describing himself as a moderate.

But if he does run, Giuliani says he would concentrate on winning Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, sites of the first presidential nominating contests. In 2008 Giuliani focused his resources in Florida, a strategy that that led to the demise of his run after he finished third in the state’s primary.

However, the former U.S. Attorney said he doesn’t see a frontrunner in the Republican field, which makes for “a fluid situation.”

“There is no obvious frontrunner right now,” Giuliani said. “I guess everybody is happy with that, because nobody wants to be the frontrunner at this point because it always seems the frontrunner gets all the attention, all of the negative publicity.”

Well, the Mayor in a three way race with Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin would split the regional GOP alliances. There are many GOP delegates in the Far West and Northeast that would support Rudy over Romney (as the anti-Palin) and Palin.

One of the main criticisms of Sarah Palin is her lack of executive experience and Rudy certainly has that experience – as New York City Mayor and U.S. Attorney.

But, could Rudy win the GOP nomination?

Probably not unless Sarah Palin imploded. But a Rudy candidacy would certainly freeze out Mitt Romney. Two moderates Vs. Palin = a Palin nomination.

There is little doubt that Giuliani COULD beat Barack Obama with a center-right coalition that would challenge the President in more battleground states – like Colorado, Washington, Nevada and Virginia.

But, Rudy will not be running unless it is as a stalking horse and foil for Palin.

Rudy would make a terrific Vice Presidential nominee with Sarah or as U.S. Attorney General under ANY GOP Administration.

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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (L) joins former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) and his wife Judith Nathan as they attend the New York Yankees MLB American League baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium in New York, June 7, 2009

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share save 120 16 President 2012 Poll Watch: Huckabee 24% Palin 14% Romney 14% Gingrich 11% Pawlenty 8%

The latest national PPP poll is out for the GOP Presidential race.

  • Mike Huckabee – 24%
  • Sarah Palin – 14%
  • Mitt Romney – 14%
  • Newt Gingrich – 11%
  • Tim Pawlenty – 7%
  • Ron Paul – 7%
  • Mitch Daniels – 4%
  • John Thune – 1%

But, does this poll really mean anything? Is it relevant?

Probably not since it is obvious that Mike Huckabee will NOT run if Sarah Palin does. And, if Srah Palin runs, it is doubtful that anyone else except Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

But, this poll is a downer for Mitt Romney, especially if and when he faces off with Sarah Palin.

This month’s numbers are indicative of an ongoing problem for Romney: conservative voters just don’t like him nearly as much as they do the rest of the leading Republican contenders. Only 55% have a favorable opinion of him. Gingrich is 10 points better at 65% favorability, and Palin and Huckabee are each almost 20 points higher at 74% and 73% respectively. Our state by state polling has indicated that the Republican electorate in most places is going to be more conservative leaning than it was in 2008 so this is somewhere Romney’s really going to have to step it up if he’s going to be viable for the nomination.

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