Did Romney Win Because of a Typo?

January 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm (2012 Election, GOP, Iowa Caucuses, Iowa Republican Party, KCCI, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Weasel Zippers)

The real winner?

It seems that chaos on election night is always a big news story, and the Iowa caucuses were no different.  A vote counter in Moulton, Appanoose County is claiming that Mitt Romney was credited with twenty extra votes.  As you know, Romney defeated Rick Santorum by a mere 9 votes.  The error may have cost Santorum a significant victory.  While a 20 vote swing would be more symbolic than anything, it does change the GOP landscape somewhat.  Romney had been being praised for victory in a state in which he had dampened expectations.  Santorum was being given an ‘atta-boy’ slap on the back for a great effort and comeback.

What do you think?  If this alleged error turns out to be true, does it change anything?

Via KCCI (h/t Weasel Zippers):

Caucus night was chaotic in many places, with hundreds of voters, candidates showing up and the throngs of media who followed. The world’s eyes were on Iowa. But in the quiet town of Moulton, Appanoose County, a caucus of 50 people may just blow up the results.

Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page. He said when he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa got the count right, he said he was shocked to find they hadn’t.

“When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I’ve got a 20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa,” True said. “Not Mitt Romney.”

True said at his 53-person caucus at the Garrett Memorial Library, Romney received two votes. According to the Iowa Republican Party’s website, True’s precinct cast 22 votes for Romney.

“This is huge,” True said. “It essentially changes who won.”

To be fair, the Iowa Republican Party has said True is not authorized to discuss election results and had no official role in certifying the vote.



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Here’s the Real Rick Santorum Website

January 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm (2012 Election, Bill Maher, Dan Savage, Googlebomb, GOP, Rick Santorum)

Savage Hate

For those who do not know, Dan Savage is a vile slob who has created what some call a Google problem for Rick Santorum.  It is seemingly the only problem Google has been unable to solve for years (remember the White House Googlebombs and the ‘Islam is’ issues in the past).

Courtesy of the Marathon Pundit:

Dan Savage, a former Chicagoan who writes the “Savage Love” sex advice column for various free weeklies, thought it would be real funny–like a freshman caca wee-wee joke–to invent a disgusting connotation to Rick Santorum’s surname about a decade ago. He also purchased a web domain to prolong the snickering.

But the Rick Santorum campaign site is www.RickSantorum.com.

As for Savage, a strident gay activisit, he pretended to be a supporter of Republican candidate Gary Bauer’s presidential campaign in 2000 and worked as a volunteer for him in Des Moines while suffering from the flu–with the explicit hope of giving the candidate his illness. While attending the Iowa Straw Poll the year before, Savage and his brother stole someone’s mail so they could claim residency and vote in the straw poll–neither men were Iowans. 

In addition to these ‘look at me’ acts, Savage has engaged in other hateful rhetoric.

After referring to Republicans as ‘grifters and scumbags’ on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Savage lifted the curtain on who he really is, discussing how he’d like to hate f*** Rick Santorum.

Just so we get, just so you don’t get charges of sexism, because only Michele Bachmann was involved, I sometimes think about f–king the s–t out of Rick Santorum.”

Savage wasn’t done there, as in the same airing he also stated that he wished that Republicans ‘were all f***ing dead!’

I urge you to share this post with as many people as possible, and get the word out on the real Rick Santorum website.

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Doctor Charged With Murder Previously Had Frozen Fetuses in His Albany Office – Democrats Prevented Investigation

January 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm (Abortion, Albany, Democrats, Dr. Mark Binder, Dr. Steven Chase Brigham, Eliot Spitzer, John Meekins, Life, LifeNews, Murder, Times Union)

Welcome Big Government readers…

Last week, LifeNews reported on a pair of abortion practitioners who were charged with murder across two states:

Operation Rescue has learned that abortionists Steven Chase Brigham and Nicola Irene Riley have been charged with murder related to the deaths of viable babies at an illegal secret abortion clinic that the pair operated in Elkton, Maryland.


Brigham is currently in the custody at the Camden County Jail in New Jersey and Riley was arrested and is currently in the custody of the Salt Lake County Jail in Utah. Both are awaiting extradition to Maryland.


Brigham was charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of second-degree murder. Riley was charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder. The charges are the result of a Grand Jury investigation.


Now we’ve learned that one of those doctors had a long history of late-term abortions, including harboring 17 frozen fetuses in his office.

The Times Union has discovered that:

A New Jersey doctor charged with murder last week for performing several late-term abortions in Maryland had once operated an abortion clinic in Albany County at which state investigators discovered 17 frozen fetuses in 1996.


The discovery was part of a broader investigation by the New York attorney general’s office, which declined to pursue criminal charges related to allegations that late-term abortions, in violation of New York’s fetal homicide law, were being performed at the Colonie clinic then owned by Dr. Steven Chase Brigham.


At the time, investigators said there was evidence that Dr. Mark Binder, who worked for Brigham at the Central Avenue facility, American Women’s Services, had performed abortions on fetuses that exceeded 24 weeks.


The frozen fetuses were discovered in a freezer at Brigham’s Central Avenue clinic, and were later buried in Albany Rural Cemetery.

Charges though, other than Medicaid fraud, were never brought.  John Meekins, a former assistant attorney general who worked the case stated he “encountered political pressure against the investigation from the Albany Democratic machine, including a judge who had ties to the Colonie clinic’s landlord.”


There is no level Democrats won’t stoop to in order to promote their pro-abortion agenda, as this seems to indicate.

Details of the case are bone-chilling:

Meekins said, “In fact, I spoke to an undertaker and he said he picked up the body of a child there that looked to him like it was fully developed. I couldn’t get any confirmation of that,” Meekins said. But a health department report refers to a coroner describing one of the fetuses as appearing in size to be about 7 or 8 months.


Perhaps had Albany Democrats not stepped in to hinder Brigham’s prosecution back in 1996, they could have saved other babies from meeting the same fate, preventing further murders.

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GM and the Chevy Volt, Flopping Together

January 5, 2012 at 11:07 am (Bailout, Chevy, General Motors, GM, Government Motors, Volt)

General Motors has been reckless time and again with taxpayer money, turning roughly $80 billion in bailout money into a potential $16 billion loss on the backs of the American people.

Then there is the official car of the Obama administration, the Chevy Volt, which has seen their production line shipped to China, and has garnered the Worst Flop of 2011 Award.

The first problem I see with these electric vehicles is in the naming.  Manufacturers need to start a line of more masculine vehicles.  I would no sooner purchase a Chevy Volt, or a Nissan Leaf, than I would a Honda Cottonball, or Ford Baby Powder.

The following statement is from Seton Motley, President of Less Government.  Check out the site, as they are, in my opinion, the leading authority on highlighting the hypocrisy and corruption coming out of Government Motors and the Obama administration today…

Via Less Government:

“From the moment the bailouts began – and General Motors became Government Motors – we have seen GM stack failure upon failure.

“There’s the unprofitable, unpopular, combustible electric Chevy Volt – a ‘Worst Product Flop of 2011’ winner. That costs We the Taxpayers $250,000 per unit sold. GM sold in 2011 25% fewer Volts than they had planned – but is in 2012 bizarrely increasing production by 500%. And despite all of this failure – including the inability to determine what is causing Volts to burst into flames – GM will next year begin producing an electric Cadillac and an electric Cruze.

“GM in 2010 received more clean (non-energy) energy patents than any other entity – of the Solyndra,Tesla, Fisker, uber-failure variety.

“And on, and on, and….

“And GM and its Obama Administration-Democrat backers ludicrously tell We the Shareholders that all of this failure is a ‘success.’

“Well, GM was last year the worst car stock of all – and the Chevy Volt was an award-winning flop. So the market ain’t buying it. And neither are We the People.”

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