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GOP debate crowd cheers blaming protesters for lack of jobs

The audience at Tuesday night’s CNN Republican presidential debate loudly expressed their approval of Herman Cain’s statement that the Occupy Wall Street protesters should blame themselves for not having jobs. “Yes, I do still say that,” Cain told debate host Anderson Cooper. With that, the candidate was forced to pause…

O’Donnell blasts hypocrisy of marijuana prohibition

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell slammed politicians Tuesday night for ignoring reality and continuing to “get high” on alcohol while Americans were being sent to jail for smoking marijuana. Gallup has found that Americans favor marijuana legalization now more than ever. A record-high 50 percent of Americans say the use of…

At GOP debate, Perry accuses Romney of hiring ‘illegals’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to regain some momentum at Tuesday’s CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas by accusing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney of hiring undocumented workers. “The fact is that we have a huge number of illegals that are coming in to this country and they’re coming…

Romney to Gingrich: The individual mandate was your idea

Republican presidential candidates clearly came to Tuesday’s debate with the intentions of taking on former Gov. Mitt Romney. After accusing Romney of backtracking on his suggestion that the Massachusetts health care law should be available to the entire nation, former Sen. Rick Santorum did his best not to allow him…

Ron Paul: Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan too regressive

Republican Rep. Ron Paul of Texas said Tuesday on CNN that businessman Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan was “dangerous” and would place a burden on the poor. Cain’s plan would eliminate the current individual income tax, corporate income tax, payroll tax, and estate and gift tax, and replace them with…

Fox Business host: Obama turning ‘Occupy’ protesters into his ‘shock troops’

Fox Business host Stuart Varney said Tuesday that Barack Obama was turning the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters into his shock troops. The comment came during a discussion of the month-long protest with Democratic Party political pollster Bernard Whitman. “If you actually look at what Occupy Wall Street stands for, they…

Romney: Accelerate foreclosures to ‘allow investors to buy up homes’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney argued Monday that the U.S. housing market would be better off if more American families were renters instead of homeowners. “One is, don’t try and stop the foreclosure process,” the candidate told the Las Vegas Review-Journal in response to a question about what he would…

Fox News promotes Nazis who claim to support ‘Occupy Wall St.’

Conservative media have jumped over the story of the American Nazi Party supporting Occupy Wall Street. It all started last week, when the party’s chairman Rocky Suhayda praised the protests, saying, “My heart is right there with these people.” Seeing that as an opportunity to paint the movement as somehow…

Cain: Electrocuting immigrants quip was just a joke — but not really

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Monday that while he was joking about an electric border fence, he’s not ruling it out as a possibility. Over the weekend, Cain told NBC’s David Gregory that America needed to get a sense a humor about his suggestion that immigrants trying to cross…

Bernie Sanders: ‘Occupy’ protests pushing Obama to stand with working people

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday night that the ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration presented Barack Obama with an opportunity to stand with working people and push for a new jobs bill. “I think what the president is catching on to is that the American people want him…

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