Jane Horton began crying on the other end of the phone when she learned that Mitt Romney had been using the story of her husband, Chris Horton, who was killed in Afghanistan, as a part of his stump speech. "Wow," the 26-year-old said. "I had no idea. "To be honest, I've been through a lot and I'm not a super emotional person but it brings me to tears," Horton said in an interview with ABC News, after being informed of her husband's newfound spot on the national stage. "Not that he's telling my story, but that he's
Agree, absolutely amazed to see this on the ABC News site.
Almost fell over when I read:
~~"One of the last things my husband said to me before he was killed, when I would ask him, 'Chris, what do you need over there? What can I send you?' he said, 'I need a new president,'" Horton recalled,~~
Obvious hit piece as the typical making him more human comment cropped up again. The difference in humanity between Ears and Romney is that Romney lives his humanity, Ears wants and government mandate for it.
Read the whole article, they are constantly trying to put words in her mouth to say she is being used. When that doesn't work, they just say that what Romney is doing is just trying to change his image as part of their own commentary.
Romney has been quietly contacting this woman for over a year, and quietly met her. The only change is he now is revealing some of the special things he does -things that would make him a President who cares about his soldiers and our citizens. I was never a huge Romney fan on a personal level, but the more I am learning the more I like and respect him.
Let's hope we get a chance to see what kind of a man he is as President.
Nice try, All aBout Cr*p news, to try a "gotcha" story on Mitt Romney! Unfortunately for Ms. Friedbrain, it backfired. Perhaps Ms. Friedbrain should try and find Hairy Reid's imaginary friends, you know the ones who told him how Mitt Romney "hasn't paid taxes in ten years"? THAT friend! Bless Mrs. Jane Horton and everyone who has lost a loved one under the "watch" of obama.
FTA - "But she'd had no idea that he'd continue to do so, again and again."
They were definitely trying to do a hit piece. I do so hope that the legacy media will take a big hit after the election. They are so obviously working for Obama and are not even trying for any semblence of balance.
The best way for the big media to take a big hit is if we stop buying their crap (literally). Cancel your cable and newspaper subscriptions. Don't watch their news shows. Get your information online. Hit 'em where it hurts--in the wallet.
NBC’s ratings woes aren’t just limited to weekday mornings, evenings and late night. The network’s Sunday morning flagship Meet the Press–the longest-running show on network television, as its announcer reminds the audience every week–has recently fallen to a 21-year low. And as of the past few weeks, the show has come in third place on Sunday morning, trailing CBS’ Face the Nation and ABC’s This Week. (Snip) According to Nielsen data, Meet the Press is averaging its smallest total viewer audience (2.913 million) in 21 years and smallest 25-54 demo performance (854,000) in more than 21 years,
FBI agents took the stand Tuesday in the trial of a Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, with one agent testifying the scene of the massacre was the "worst" he had seen. The pace of Maj. Nidal Hasan´s trial slowed as prosecutors shifted to forensic evidence, with FBI agents describing what they found at the medical building where the shootings occurred. Brett Mills, an FBI firearms expert with 23 years on the job said he eventually found more than 270 bullet holes and bullet impacts. “When I walked in there it was probably the worst
It´s a regular quack epidemic. As A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” moves into season four Wednesday night, it has turned into the “Seinfeld” of reality television. Really. With its droll, deadpan style and large, loyal, fascinated audience, it has an uncannily similar appeal. “Duck Dynasty” finished last year as the most-watched series in A&E’s history and second-most-watched series on all of cable, behind only “The Walking Dead.” For those who have not yet contracted Duckmania, the show follows the Robertson family, a Louisiana clan that built a better duck call and has parlayed it into a multimillion-dollar business. BTW, this is a
If you´re going to Thursday´s Bears-Chargers game at Soldier Field and planning to take a bag, you might want to reconsider. Or, at least, downsize. In conjunction with the NFL, the Bears have announced new public safety policies, and Thursday´s game will be the first at Soldier Field under those rules. Team officials are advising fans to not bring any type of bags to games, but here is what´s permitted (one per person): small, clear bags that don´t exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches (exceptions will be made for medically necessary items); one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags;
We´ve got problems. Serious ones. We´ve heard enough about rates of single parenthood among whites and blacks. For most of us, this is not news. The residue from the feel-good 1970s was more toxic than realized. What we once saw as a delightful toy is now a choking hazard. While high-status whites could weather any or all decisions, minorities who appropriated the same lifestyle choices aren´t so lucky. Only Candice Bergen can be Murphy Brown. But like I said, most of us saw this coming. It´s not news; it´s just sad. I’ve been thinking about the latest job figures for
WANSHIP, Utah -A wildfire destroyed 10 to 15 structures and forced the evacuation of hundreds of exclusive Utah homes Tuesday as lightning-sparked blazes devoured dry grass and brush across the West and burned to the edges of small communities in several states. Crews were actively fighting fires in about a dozen Western states, where drought has dried out the landscape and contributed to the extreme fire behavior. Health officials, meanwhile, monitored air quality in areas that have been blanketed by smoke for days. In Utah, shifting winds pushed the fire toward a community dotted with multimillion-dollar homes near the mountain
Aug. 13 is International Left Handers day, which means those 10 percent who always feel like they’re getting elbowed aside have a day to feel special. Continue reading to find out some fun facts and trivia about being a lefty, courtesy of Time magazine and Random History.--Even though the body in generally symmetrical, there are some aspects that leave it one-sided: like whether a person if a lefty or a righty for instance. --Aug. 13 was designated as Left-Hander’s Day in 1996 to bring awareness to the difficulties of being a lefty in a right-handed world. --Mothers who give birth over
Sen. Rand Paul outlined his fears about President Obama’s health care law on “The Daily Show” late Monday, arguing “dinosaur syndrome” has prevented well-intentioned authors of the law from crafting effective reforms. “I’m afraid it’s going to be unaffordable and that’s the real problem,” the Kentucky Republican told John Oliver, interim host of “The Daily Show” in Jon Stewart’s absence. “I’m afraid that everyone will pay a lot more for insurance. And I think precisely the people it was intended to help it may well hurt, because they may not be able to afford it.”Mr. Paul, a potential presidential contender
TRENTON, N.J.— A rising star in the Democratic Party and a Republican former mayor won their parties´ primaries on Tuesday to set up a campaign of political and stylistic contrasts as they seek to fill the final 15 months of the term of the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Newark Mayor Cory Booker defeated three experienced politicians — U.S. Reps. Rush Holt and Frank Pallone and state Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver — in a Democratic primary that may have been more competitive had the field been less crowded. The race was a major draw for them partly because of New
A judge’s overhaul of stop-and-frisk could send Big Apple crime soaring to levels found in blighted cities like Chicago and Detroit, NYPD cops warned yesterday. “Welcome to Chicago,” said a veteran Bronx police officer, who believes cops will become overly cautious about stopping suspects and let criminals slip through their grasp. Numerous members of New York’s Finest blasted Manhattan federal Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling against stop-and-frisk, which included the appointment of an outside monitor and a requirement that cops in some of the most crime-ridden precincts wear cameras to record their conduct.
During a speech about civil rights before the American Bar Association Monday, Hillary Clinton botched the name of Medgar Evers, calling the civil rights icon "Medgar Evans." Normally, no one would care, but today´s mainstream media is merciless at using slips of the tongue to undermine the competency of Republicans. Democrats, however, always get a pass. Even if the gaffe is noted by the media, it is never used to define or undermine the pol. This morning I tweeted out the story of Clinton´s "Medgar Evers" slip. Politico´s White House reporter, Glenn Thrush, responded:
According to what is being called an “inside” source, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) will not seek re-election to her seat and will, instead, run for governor of Texas. Ben Johnson at LifeSiteNews reported that sources told Robert Miller, chairman of the Locke Lord’s Public Law Group, that Davis is aware that she will be a polarizing figure regardless of the position she seeks. “If she is going to have a tough nationalized race, she would prefer it be for governor,” Miller wrote. Davis was celebrated by liberal media as a “national hero” when she donned a pair of
The sales assistant who refused to show U.S. talkshow billionaire Oprah Winfrey a luxury handbag costing nearly £25,000 claims the superstar lied about what happened in the luxury Swiss boutique where she works. Speaking anonymously to Sunday newspaper SonntagsBlick, the Italian bag lady said she felt ´powerless´ and in the grip of a ´cyclone´ after Winfrey went on TV in America to claim she had been the victim of racism. Winfrey was in Switzerland in July when she walked into the Trois Pommes boutique in Zurich looking for a handbag to match the outfit she was going to
In a story that has remained largely under the mainstream media radar, Congress announced late last month that it would finally investigate the Aug. 6, 2011 helicopter crash in Afghanistan that resulted in 38 deaths, including 22 members of SEAL Team 6, made famous three months earlier when they killed Osama Bin Laden. Grieving family members insist that soldiers in the elite unit were placed in unnecessary danger by the recklessness of the Obama administration, whose actions they characterized as criminal. “We’re going to dive into this,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT),
LOS ANGELES -- Oprah Winfrey says she's "sorry" a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland."I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I'm really sorry that it got blown up. I purposefully did not mention the name of the store. I'm sorry that I said it was Switzerland," Winfrey said "I was just referencing it as an example of being in a place where people don't expect that you would be able to be there," she continued.In recent interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Winfrey recalled a clerk at an upscale Zurich boutique refusing to show her a handbag. Winfrey said she was told she could not afford the $38,000 purse. Staff has added more text.
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Last week I wrote a column about the reality that House Republicans are ready to cave on so-called comprehensive immigration reform. There was a final paragraph in that column my editor decided not to use. That is the editor’s right for two reasons: one, every site has a voice they wish to adhere to interns of form and content; and two, he who pays, gets the final say. Ironically, what was omitted by my editor was not lost on scores of astute letter writers who commented on the piece. I would like them to know that I have the same feelings
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In the wake of a rodeo clown’s anti-Obama skit this weekend, the Missouri State Fair is forcing all clowns to undergo sensitivity training. The state fair commission voted Monday to ratify the decision to ban the clown in question who wore an Obama mask as the rodeo announcer asked if the crowd wanted to see him get run down by a bull. The crowd enthusiastically approved, according to local media reports. But the state commission went further, saying it will require that before the Rodeo Cowboy Association can take part in any future state fair, “they must provide evidence to
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that she will soon tour the nation and deliver a series of speeches to promote more trust in government. She made her remarks at an annual American Bar Association meeting in San Francisco. More specifically, Mrs. Clinton said she was launching a series of speeches on foreign policy. And as part of those addresses, she planned to speak about the need to restore faith in government, Breitbart reported. She also bashed voter identification laws, telling 1,000 members of the
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The father of one of three Florida teens charged in a vicious school bus attack said his son is “sorry” for taking part in the July beating that made national headlines. As the trio headed to court on Tuesday, Julian McKnight said his son Julian, 15, has also suffered in the aftermath of the July 9 attack on a Pinellas County school bus after it left Lealman Intermediate School in the St. Petersburg-area community of Gulfport. “All I can say is that he had his consequences already, you know?” McKnight said. “This is life. I am sorry what happened
Over the weekend, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is “for big government and trying to go along to get along.” She added that Christie has “got a schtick going there where he’s got a YouTube videographer following him around, kind of these set-up situations sometimes so he can be seen as perhaps a little bit avant-garde and going rogue on things.” Christie said nothing in return. He should. Here’s why.Taking on Palin is good politics for Christie or Jeb Bush or anyone else who is planning to run as a quasi-establishment candidate for president in
The U.S. Air Force said that a well-known drag queen group was invited to perform on base during a “Diversity Day” celebration because drag is a “symbol of gay pride and unity. But the performance sparked outrage among some airmen who called the drag show “totally offensive and inappropriate.” Jewels and the Brunchettes performed to a small crowd at the Los Angeles Air Force Base on Aug. 8, the military confirmed. The Air Force said in a statement to Fox News that “Diversity Day” featured eight cultural groups and was meant to “foster equality and diversity in the workplace.”