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Segment 1: Ryan’s Long And Winding Road To U.S. Bankruptcy and Default–A Balanced Budget in 2040!–Tea Party Demands Better–Dead On Arrival–Ditto Obama’s Budget–Videos

THE BEATLES – THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD [w/ lyrics]

The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
I’ve seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door

The wild and windy night
That the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears
Crying for the day
Why leave me standing here?
Let me know the way

Many times I’ve been alone
And many times I’ve cried
Anyway you’ll never know

The many ways I’ve tried
And still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don’t leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door

But still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don’t keep me waiting here
Lead me to your door
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Paul Ryan: We Have a Moral & Legal Obligation to Prevent America’s Debt Crisis

GOP Introduces $5.3 Trillion In Austerity

Republican Study Committee’s FY2013 Budget

Republican Study Committee’s FY2013 Budget

http://rsc.jordan.house.gov/UploadedFiles/RSC_Budget_Cut_Cap_and_Balance–LONG_DOC–FINAL.pdf

Congressman Huelskamp Speaks in Support of Republican Study Committee’s Alternative Budget

Ryan gives Local High School Students a Sneak Preview into the GOP budget

House Budget Trailer: America Deserves A Better Path

Tim Geithner to Paul Ryan: “We don’t have a definitive solution… We just don’t like yours”

S-1 Fy 2013 Path to Prosperity

http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/summary_tables.pdf

Fiscal Year 2013 Historical Tables Budget of the U.S. Government

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/hist.pdf

http://rsc.jordan.house.gov/Solutions/rscfy2013budget.htm

U.S. Debt Clock

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

The Path to Prosperity Budget: Your Country. Your Future. Your Choice.

Democratic Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2013 President’s Budget

(Nominal Dollars in Billions)

Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2012 3,796 2,469 -1,327 11,578
2013 3,803 2,902 -901 12,637
2014 3,883 3,215 -668 13,445
2015 4,060 3,450 -610 14,198
2016 4,329 3,680 -649 14,980
2017 4,532 3,919 -612 15,713
2018 4,728 4,153 -575 16,404
2019 5,004 4,379 -626 17,137
2020 5,262 4,604 -658 17,897
2021 5,537 4,857 -681 18,678
2022 5,820 5,151 -704 19,486
2012-2022 46,995 40,274 -6,664

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2013/assets/tables.pdf

Republican Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2013 Path to Prosperity

(Nominal Dollars in Billions)

Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2012 3,624 2,440 -1,180 11,355
2013 3,530 2,734 -797 12,261
2014 3,476 2,980 -496 12,861
2015 3,536 3,232 -304 13,260
2016 3,690 3,449 -241 13,597
2017 3,824 3,642 -182 13,874
2018 3,977 3,811 -166 14,126
2019 4,199 3,986 -213 14,417
2020 4,409 4,184 -225 14,717
2021 4,605 4,388 -217 15,005
2022 4,888 4,601 -287 15,364
2013-2021 40,135 37,008 -3,127

http://budget.house.gov/UploadedFiles/summary_tables.pdf

Republican Study Committee Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2013 Cut, Cap and Balance Budget (Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Deficits Debt Held By Public
2012 3,624 2,440 -1,180 11,355
2013 3,457 2,734 -723
2014 3,362 2,980 -382
2015 3,409 3,232 -177
2016 3,514 3,449 -65
2017 3,614 3,642 48
2018 3,734 3,811 77
2019 3,924 3,986 62
2020 4,095 4,184 89
2021 4,263 4,388 125
2022 4,483 4,601 118
2013-2021 37,885 37,007 -848  12,203

http://rsc.jordan.house.gov/UploadedFiles/RSC_Budget_Cut_Cap_and_Balance–LONG_DOC–FINAL.pdf

Tea Party Budget Proposals

S-1 FY2013 Tea Party’s Balanced/Surplus Budget(Nominal Dollars in Billions)
Fiscal Year Outlays Revenues Surpluses Debt Held By Public
2013 2,300 2,300 0 11,300
2014 2,400 2,400 0 11,300
2015 2,500 2,500 0 11,300
2016 2,600 2,600 0 11,300
2017 2,700 2,700 0 11,300
2018 2,800 2,900 100 11,200
2019 2,900 3,100 200 11,000
2020 3,000 3,300 300 10,700
2021 3,100 3,500 400 10,300
2022 3,200 3,700 500 9,800
2013-2022 27,500 29,000 1,500 n.a.

Tea Party Budget Based Upon:

The Pronk Plan for A Peace and Prosperity Economy–Videos

Economic Collapse | Depression 2012 | Get self employed

Is Washington Bankrupting America?

The Rahn Curve and the Growth-Maximizing Level of Government

The American Form of Government

It’s Simple to Balance The Budget Without Higher Taxes

Ron Paul: Paul Ryan’s budget doesn’t cut anything of substance – Cavuto, Fox Business

Ron Paul July 19th – If the debt is the problem, how do you solve it with more debt?

Nick Gillespie Talks Paul Ryan/GOP 2013 Budget on Varney & Co.

The Laura Ingraham Show – Sen. Jim Demint: Ryan budget a “modest proposal”

Health On The Hill: Analyzing Ryan’s New Budget Proposal

Paul Ryan’s GOP balanced budget plan is a disaster that would create $4.3

Immoral Move: Faith Leaders Condemn Rep. Paul Ryan’s ‘Cruel Radical Budget’

MSM: Ryan Budget, War Trumps Diplomacy

The President’s Budget in 62 Seconds

Paul Ryan: President’s Budget is a Stunning Dereliction of Duty

Paul Ryan on Meet the Press: The Serious Consequences of the President’s Unserious Budget

Paul Ryan: President’s Budget Doesn’t Even Pretend To Fix Our Debt Crisis

Dan Mitchell Discussing Dishonest Budget Numbers with John Stossel

Taxes and Spending: Daniel J. Mitchell on the Libertarian State of the Union

Daniel J. Mitchell On Balancing The Budget

Taxman

The Beatles I’m A Loser (2009 Stereo Remaster)

Both the Democratic and Republican Parties are killing the American Dream.

Ryan’s and Obama’s budgets are delusional and fiscally irresponsible.

Budget to revenues not to budget baselines.

Dan Mitchell Exposing DC’s Fake Spending-Cut Scam with Judge Napolitano

“Cut, Cap and Balance,” the Debt Ceiling and Federal Spending

Underwhelming Spending Cuts from Congress and Obama

Otherwise when interest rates on Treasury securities move up by 2 to 3 percent, interest on the debt will force Congress to actually cut the budget.

The Crash – The Coming Financial Collapse of America

The Republican Party has become the party of warfare supported by the conservative movement.

The Democratic Party has become the party of welfare supported by the progressive movement.

Both parties and movements are destroying America.

The result is no longer a republican government but a democracy of collectivists with a warfare and welfare state.

Time for a new political party and movement to restore a limited constitutional government with a peace and prosperity economy.

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

~ Eric Hoffer, The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements

George Carlin -“Who Really Controls America”

“Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist.”

“Always do whatever’s next.”

~George Carlin

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Pronk Pops Show 67, April 2, 2012: Segment 0: U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Obamacare Mandates Or Forces American People To Buy Government Approved Insurance That They May Neither Need, Want or Afford–Young To Subsidize The Sick And Old–Unconstitutional And Illegal Power–Videos

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Pronk Pops Show 67: April 2, 2012

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Segment 0:U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments: Obamacare Mandates Or Forces American People To Buy Government Approved Insurance That They May Neither Need, Want or Afford–Young To Subsidize The Sick And Old–Unconstitutional And Illegal Power–Videos

Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Live ’03 London

I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
I knew she was gonna meet her connection
At her feet was footloose man

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you might find
You get what you need

I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, “We’re gonna vent our frustration
If we don’t we’re gonna blow a 50-amp fuse”

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill
We decided that we would have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was “dead”
I said to him

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

You get what you need–yeah, oh baby

I saw her today at the reception
In her glass was a bleeding man
She was practiced at the art of deception
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need

You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need

CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS: The key in Lochner is that we were talking about regulation of the States, right, and the States are not limited to enumerated powers. The Federal Government is. And it seems to me it’s an entirely different question when you ask yourself whether or not there are going to be limits in the Federal power, as opposed to limits on the States, which was the issue in Lochner.

SOLICITOR GENERAL VERRILLI: I agree, except, Mr. Chief Justice, that what the Court has said as I read the Court’s cases is that the way in which you ensure that the Federal Government stays in its sphere and the sphere reserved for the States is protected is by policing the boundary: Is the national government regulating economic activity with a substantial effect on interstate commerce?

JUSTICE KENNEDY: But the reason, the reason this is concerning, is because it requires the individual to do an affirmative act. In the law of torts our tradition, our law, has been that you don’t have the duty to rescue someone if that person is in danger. The blind man is walking in front of a car and you do not have a duty to stop him absent some relation between you. And there is some severe moral criticisms of that rule, but that’s generally the rule.

And here the government is saying that the Federal Government has a duty to tell the individual citizen that it must act, and that is different from what we have in previous cases and that changes the relationship of the Federal Government to the individual in the very fundamental way.

SCOTUS Obamacare Individual Mandate Oral Arguments March 27, 2012

Obamacare, Mandates and Regulatory Confusion: Reason-Rupe Poll Results with Emily Ekins

32 Percent Favorable of New Health Care Law; 50 Percent Unfavorable

Emily Ekins | March 28, 2012

http://reason.com/poll/2012/03/28/32-favorable-of-new-health-care-law-50-u

Reason-Rupe Public Opinion Poll March 2012

http://reason.com/assets/db/13327241811317.pdf

AFTERBURNER: How to Steal Power

Yaron Answers: Should the Supreme Court Overturn Obamacare?

Special Report Examines ‘Substantial’ Cost Increase For President’s Health Law

Obamacare: Broken Promises

Andrew Napolitano Predicts 5-4 Obamacare Defeat!

Toobin: Mandate in grave trouble

“This Is A Train Wreck For The Obama Administration!” Jeff Toobin On Healthcare Supreme Court

Ron Paul Exposes Obamacare on Freedom Watch

Andrew Napolitano – Commerce Clause Gone Wild

David Rivkin Explains the Problem with ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate

Is Health Law’s Individual Mandate Constitutional? Legal Scholars Debate

Audio From Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Healthcare Mandate – Obamacare Part 1

Audio From Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Healthcare Mandate – Obamacare Part 2

Audio From Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Healthcare Mandate – Obamacare Part 3

Audio From Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Healthcare Mandate – Obamacare Part 4

Toobin: Obama healthcare reform law ‘in grave, grave trouble’

By Daniel Strauss – 03/27/12

“…A top legal analyst predicted Tuesday that the Obama administration’s healthcare reform legislation seemed likely to be struck down by the Supreme Court.

Jeffrey Toobin, a lawyer and legal analyst, who writes about legal topics for The New Yorker said the law looked to be in “trouble.” He called it a “trainwreck for the Obama administration.”

“This law looks like it’s going to be struck down. I’m telling you, all of the predictions, including mine, that the justices would not have a problem with this law were wrong,” Toobin said Tuesday on CNN. “I think this law is in grave, grave trouble.”

Toobin’s observation came on the second day of oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Earlier that day, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who could be the deciding vote on whether to uphold the law, told Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that there appeared to be a “very heavy burden of justification” on aspects of the law, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Toobin described Kennedy as “enormously skeptical” during the arguments Tuesday. …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Yu7PFwBZo

Obamacare Mandates Justified by ‘Interstate Commerce’?The administration’s argument before the Supreme Court recycles an old trick.

By Thomas Sowell

“…Roscoe Filburn was an Ohio farmer who grew some wheat to feed his family and some farm animals. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture fined him for growing more wheat than he was allowed to grow under the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, which was passed under Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce.

Filburn pointed out that his wheat wasn’t sold, so that it didn’t enter any commerce, interstate or otherwise. Therefore the federal governmenthad no right to tell him how much wheat (which never left his own farm) he could grow.

The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution says that all powers not explicitly given to the federal government belong to the states or to the people. So you might think that Filburn was right.

But the Supreme Court said otherwise. Even though the wheat on Filburn’s farm never entered the market, just the fact that “it supplies a need of the man who grew it which would otherwise be reflected by purchases in the open market” meant that it affected interstate commerce. So did the fact that the home-grown wheat could potentially enter the market.

The implications of this kind of reasoning reached far beyond farmers and wheat. Once it was established that the federal government could regulate not only interstate commerce itself, but anything with any potential effect on interstate commerce, the Tenth Amendment’s limitations on the powers of the federal government virtually disappeared.

Over the years, “interstate commerce” became magic words to justify almost any expansion of the federal government’s power, in defiance of the Tenth Amendment. That is what the Obama administration is depending on to get today’s Supreme Court to uphold the administration’s power to tell people that they have to buy the particular health insurance specified by the federal government. …”

“…Since virtually everything affects virtually everything else, however remotely, “interstate commerce” can by this kind of sophistry justify virtually any expansion of government power.

The principle that the legal authority to regulate X implies the authority to regulate anything that can affect X is a huge and dangerous leap of logic in a world where all sorts of things have some effect on all sorts of other things.

As an example, take a law that liberals, conservatives, and everybody else would agree is valid — namely, that cars have to stop at red lights. Local governments certainly have the right to pass such laws and to punish those who disobey them. No doubt people who are tired or drowsy are more likely to run through a red light than people who are rested and alert. But does that mean that local governments should have the power to order people when to go to bed and when to get up, because their tiredness can have an effect on the likelihood of their driving through a red light?

The power to regulate indirect effects is not a slippery slope. It is the disastrous loss of freedom that lies at the bottom of a slippery slope. …”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/294623/obamacare-mandates-justified-interstate-commerce-thomas-sowell

Background Articles and Videos

Wheat, Weed, and ObamaCare: How the Commerce Clause Made Congress All-Powerful

The Consitutionality of the Individual Mandate

Cato’s Michael F. Cannon Discusses ObamaCare’s Individual Mandate

Mark Levin: ObamaCare And The Supreme Court (Part 1)

Mark Levin: ObamaCare And The Supreme Court (Part 2)

Mark Levin: ObamaCare And The Supreme Court (Part 3)

Jagadeesh Gokhale Details ObamaCare’s Medicaid Cost Increases

The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate 1-7-11

Thomas Sowell on the ineffectiveness of federal agencies

Thomas Sowell and a Conflict of Visions

Dirty Harry Quotes

A man’s got to know his limitations

Dirty Harry IV – Too much sugar is bad for you

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Pronk Pops Show 67, April 2, 2012: Segment 2: The Big Squeeze–The Forced Downsizing of The U.S. Government–Rising National Debt Requires More Interest Payments–Cut Spending By At Least $1 Trillion Now!–Videos

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Segment 2: Obama’s war on Texas woman, children and religious freedom–Videos

Women’s health affected by political decision

Battle Over Women’s Health in Texas

Texas Health Providers

Video: Kathleen Sebelius visits Houston

Marcia Ball Is Seeing Red

Abby Johnson

Women’s Health Care Caught in Texas Vs. Gov’t Showdown

Dispute may cut health services for TX women

Bitter debate over Planned Parenthood participation in health program

“Don’t Mess With Texas Women” Planned Parenthood rally, Austin, Texas

Women’s Health Program – YNN

Gov. Rick Perry on Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health in Texas

Joe Pojman, Ph.D., Executive Director

Beverly Nuckols MD, FAAFP, Family Physician

Carol Everett

John Zerwas on Abortion and Women’s Health Programs

BLACK DIGNITY.org – What is the #1 cause of death in the African-American community?

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President Barack Obama’s popularity with women is falling in the polls as gas prices rise and unemployment remains high. Unless this is reversed quickly, Obama is going to lose in November.

For weeks now, Obama, the Democratic Party and their supporters in the media peddled the propaganda of a Republican Party war on women. This distraction is simply not working.

Laura Ingraham Exposes the Phony War On Women

Obama’s War On Women

Why? Propaganda works when people trust or believe you. Many Americans simply do not trust or believe Obama, anymore. Case in point is the Texas Woman Health Program (WHP).

The Obama administration announced on March 15 that it will be terminating federal Medicaid funding of WHP. An estimated 130,000 of the state’s poorest low-income women who are between 18 and 44 and who do not otherwise qualify for Medicaid are covered by the program. Established in 2006, this research and demonstration program provides family planning services, physical exams, gynecological exams, breast and cervical cancer screening, diabetes testing, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) screenings and contraceptive services. Texas is the first state to have the federal funding cancelled for this type of demonstration program.

Many Texans think if there is a war on women, Obama started the war.

Texas law prohibits public funding of health care provider clinics with affiliates that offer abortions. According to the Texas Health and Human Service Commission (THHSC) website:

“Section 32.0248, Human Resources Code, prohibits payment of WHP funds to a provider that performs elective abortions. A provider that performs elective abortions (through either surgical or medical methods) for any patient is ineligible to serve WHP clients and cannot be reimbursed for those services. This prohibition has been in effect since Sept. 1, 2005. The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) may recoup WHP funds that it determines were paid to providers that have performed elective abortions.”

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued Opinion No. GA-0844 letter dated Feb. 17, 2011 on the Constitutionality of subsection 32.0248(h), Human Resources Code, which prohibits the THHSC from contracting under the WHP with entities that perform or promote elective abortions or with affiliates of such entities. The opinion summary stated:

“Human Resources Code section 32.0248(h), which applies to women’s health care demonstration project services, provides that the Health and Human Services Commission may not contract with entities that are affiliates of entities that perform or promote elective abortions. This provision is not preempted by federal law.”

The opinion letter points out that Medicaid was established under Title XIX of the Social Security Act and under Title 42, section 1396a(p) of the United States Code:

“(1) In addition to any other authority, a State may exclude any individual or entity for purposes of participating under the State plan under this subchapter for any reason for which the Secretary could exclude the individual or entity from participation in a program under subchapter XVIII of this chapter under section 1320a-7, 1320a-7a, or 1395cc (b) (2) of this title.”

Without these restrictions on abortions, the WHP would not exist because the Texas Legislature would have not have created and funded the program.

There are more than 2,500 qualified providers that offer health care but do not promote or provide elective abortions, according to the THHSC. Planned Parenthood is a qualified provider with 44 clinics in Texas, making it the largest abortion chain in Texas. Federal regulation mandates that patients can pick any qualified provider participating in Medicaid. Texas requested a waiver from the regulation for the first time in 2011.

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius decided to decline Texas’ waiver request solely because Texas law prohibits taxpayer dollars from being allocated to entities that perform or promote elective abortions. On March 16, the Texas attorney general, Gregg Abbot, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Waco Division, challenging Sebelius’ decision. The lawsuit alleges that:

“The Secretary’s action violates the Administrative Procedure Act because it is arbitrary, capricious, an abuse of discretion, and “not in accordance with law.” See 5 U.S.C. § 706(2)(A). It also violates the Constitution of the United States by seeking to commandeer and coerce the States’ lawmaking processes into awarding taxpayer subsidies to elective abortion providers.”

The program is funded 10 percent by the state and 90 percent by the federal government. Administrative costs are split 50 percent by the state and 50 percent by the federal government. For 2012 Texas provided $3.3 million and the federal government $29.8 million for the WHP.

This funding will be phased out over the next three months, according to Cindy Mann, Director for Medicaid and State Operations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This federal division is responsible for overseeing and administering the Medicaid law for HHS. She said, “We don’t have a choice. Medicaid law is clear: Patients, not the state, are able to choose the doctors and health care providers that can best serve them.” Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed that Texas will find state funding to replace the $30 million from the federal government.

Planned Parenthood has endorsed and supports Obama for president. In an election year, the funding of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics apparently takes priority over the health care needs of Texas woman. For additional background information about Planned Parenthood see the sidebar commentary below.

On Jan. 20 HHS mandated that nonprofit religious employers that provide a health care plan for their employees must provide free contraceptives, sterilization procedures and abortifacients (abortion-inducing drugs) without the insured paying a co-pay, co-insurance or deductible.

Most group insurance employer-based plans do cover so-called “reproductive services,” namely contraceptives, sterilization procedures, abortifacients and abortions. However, employers in the past were allowed to select a health insurance plan that excluded these reproductive services.

The Obama administration is now forcing all employers including nonprofit religious employers to provide these services even if it is against the religious beliefs and convictions of employers and their employees. This includes both group insurance employer-based plans as well as employer self-funded plans where the employer funds or pays for all claims and a third party such as an insurance company is administering the plan.

The issue is not whether “reproductive services” are included in health insurance plans, but religious freedom. Obama’s war on women, children and religious freedom is a direct assault on the American people, their religious beliefs and the U.S. Constitution.

The American dream cannot long survive if we abandon our poor, murder our children and lose our faith. Obama and his progressive supporters need to be reminded of the words of Martin Luther King Jr. who said “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.”

[Raymond Thomas Pronk is host of the Pronk Pops Show on KDUX web radio from 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and author of the companion blog http://www.pronkpops.wordpress.com]

Planned Parenthood’s Inconvenient Truth

Planned Parenthood has a deep dark secret—an inconvenient truth.

The American Birth Control League (ABCL) was founded in 1921 by Margret Sanger (1879-1966). ABCL together with other groups became the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942.

Sanger was a progressive proponent of population control and eugenics. Eugenics is a racist ideology and pseudoscience that believes the human race can be improved by encouraging the reproduction of the “fit” (positive eugenics) and discouraging the reproduction of the “unfit” with genetic defects or undesirable traits (negative eugenics).

The essence of the eugenics movement was control by an enlightened elite over the masses in determining who was fit and who was unfit. Sanger was insistent that contraception not be called family planning but birth control. Sanger said, “birth control is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defective.” A popular slogan of the eugenics movement was “Quality not quantity.”

A master race could be created by controlling who had children and who did not. This could be achieved by birth control through the use of condoms, contraceptives, sterilization and segregation. When birth control fails, abortion could be used to stop the birth of “unfit” babies.

In 1939 Sanger initiated the Negro Project with the goal of slowing and reversing the growth of the black population in America. Planned Parenthood cannot deny the inconvenient truth that its founder was a eugenicist.

“Margaret Sanger’s Eugenic Legacy: The Control of Female Fertility” by Angela Franks provides a detailed history and analysis of Sanger’s eugenic ideology. Edwin Black’s “The War against the Weak: Eugenics and America’s Campaign to Create a Master Race” chronicles the history of the eugenics movement and its funding by the Carnegie, Harriman and Rockefeller fortunes.

Three excellent documentaries that can be viewed on YouTube are “Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America,” “How Planned Parenthood Works” and “Racism: A History.”

Margaret Sanger and Her Reproductive Revolution

Four excellent documentaries that can be viewed on YouTube are Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America, How Planned Parenthood Works and Racism: A History, and BLACK GENOCIDE — The Negro Project — Pastor Clenard Childress, Jr.:

Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 1/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 2/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 3/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 4/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 5/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 6/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 7/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 8/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 9/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 10/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 11/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 12/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 13/13)

How Planned Parenthood Works

How Planned Parenthood Works (1 of 4)

How Planned Parenthood Works (2 of 4)

How Planned Parenthood Works (3 of 4)

How Planned Parenthood Works (4 of 4)

Racism: A History

Racism: A History [2007] – 1/3

Racism: A History [2007] – 2/3

Racism: A History [2007] – 3/3

BLACK GENOCIDE — The Negro Project — Pastor Clenard Childress, Jr.

Alveda King hits President Obama, Jesse Jackson and Occupy

Planned Parenthood has been successful in achieving Sanger’s Negro Project goals. More than 54 million babies have been aborted since the 1973 Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States according to numberofabortions.com website. The two leading sources of information about abortions are the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Guttmacher Institute, once part of Planned Parenthood.

Since 1973 more than 15 million black, 10 million Hispanic and 20 million white babies have been aborted. Across America Planned Parenthood clinics have aborted more than 6 million babies since 1973. Planned Parenthood’s primary target market has always been the poor, especially blacks and Hispanics. Minority babies are disproportionately targets for abortion.

Credit: http://www.abort73.com/abortion/abortion_and_race/

Notes: “Other” includes Asians, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans and those of mixed race. These numbers add to 101% because of a small overlap among the Hispanic, black and other categories.

Credit: Guttmacher Institute, 2008, http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/gpr/11/3/gpr110302.html

Killing babies for profit is big business and Planned Parenthood is the industry leader. Planned Parenthood markets its abortion services to both federal and state governments. Like any big business, its executives lobby and make campaign contributions to progressive politicians of both political parties who support their eugenics population control agenda.

Every abortion or baby killed saves the federal government and state governments thousands of dollars annually in education, health care and welfare expenditures for poor black, Hispanic and white babies who did not make it out of their mother’s womb alive.

Today abortion is no longer rare but commonplace. Abortion is a public private partnership. Abortion is not an equal opportunity killer. Abortion is womb lynching. Abortion is death by government—genocide.

[Raymond Thomas Pronk is host of the Pronk Pops Show on KDUX web radio from 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and author of the companion blog http://www.pronkpops.wordpress.com]

Background Articles and Videos

HHS Messes with Texas
Obama’s real agenda is clear: abortion.

By Patrick Brennan

“…Recently, Texas conservatives have taken dramatic strides to ensure that federal women’s health-care funding didn’t specifically fund or encourage abortion — and thus dealt serious blows to the abortion industry in Texas. Over the past year, with legal help from advocacy groups such as Texas Right to Life, the Texas legislature has continually redirected “family planning” funds away from health-care providers that provide or refer for abortions to other clinics.

The legislature’s rules and funding priorities have reduced the federal funding for abortion providers in Texas by 37 percent over the past year, resulting in the closure of twelve Planned Parenthood branches. The funding has been merely redirected, and thus has in no way restricted poor women’s access to necessary and preventive care (as abortion proponents might have claimed).

But the redirections have put a serious financial strain on abortion providers. Planned Parenthood and other groups are thus loath to see more of their federal dollars snatched away, and, as Graham puts it, consider any more restrictions as “salt in the wound.” It looks now as if the federal government is stepping in specifically in order to bail them out. The state of Texas has done an exemplary job of proving that liberal concern for “women’s health” has as much to do with support for abortion providers as it does with ensuring equity and access.

HHS’s recent contraception mandate, its most infamous policy, isn’t primarily concerned with “women’s health,” despite claims to the contrary. Claims that free coverage of birth control is an essential health benefit because women take it for other hormonal or prescriptive reasons ring hollow, since, if the administration were actually so concerned with protecting particular women’s health issues, it could require coverage of all the relevant treatments, such as other treatments for certain kinds of cancer, rather than just those that happen to double as contraception. The HHS mandate is thus, on closer inspection, another politically tinged program trumpeted as a groundbreaking expansion of women’s health care. …”

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/294129/hhs-messes-texas-patrick-brennan

Eugenics: The End of Humanity with Host Aaron Dykes – Infowars Nightly News

Eugenics In America

Eugenics Movement in US w/ Wanda Franz

Barack Obama and Margaret Sanger’s “Negro Project”

Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s Racist Founder

Obama: Babies are a “punishment”

Barack Obama Promises to Sign FOCA

“…Last year before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Barack Obama told pro-abortion activists: “The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”

FOCA would establish the right to abortion as a fundamental right (like the right to free speech) and wipe away every restriction on abortion nationwide.

It will eradicate state and federal abortion laws that the majority of Americans support and prevent states from enacting similar protective measures in the future. …”

Barack Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood

OBAMA SUPPORTED INFANTICIDE IN 02 AS SENATOR…

Obama And Infanticide – Part 1 – 45 Minutes / Documentary Video / Why Was There The Need For The Born

Obama And Infanticide – Part 2 – 23 Minutes / Documentary Video / The Evidence Against Obama / Illinois

Abortion Inc: Promoting Black Genocide in US?

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“…What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?”

Jessee Jackson

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BLACK GENOCIDE — The Negro Project — Pastor Clenard Childress, Jr.

Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 1/13)

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Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 11/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 12/13)

Abortion: Black Genocide in 21st Century America (Part 13/13)

How Planned Parenthood Works

How Planned Parenthood Works (1 of 4)

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War on the Weak: Eugenics in America

Gates of Hell

“…In 2014, abortion will be banned across the United States. An electrifying documentary from the year 2016, “Gates of Hell” explains how and why. …”

Alveda King hits President Obama, Jesse Jackson and Occupy

How we respect life is the over-riding moral issue

By Jesse Jackson

“…Those advocates of taking. life prior to birth do not call it killing or murder; they call it abortion. They further never talk about aborting a baby because that would imply something human. Rather they talk about aborting the fetus. Fetus sounds less than human and therefore can be justified.

In conclusion, even if one does take life by aborting the baby, as a minister of Jesus Christ I must also inform and-or remind you that there is a doctrine of forgiveness. The God I serve is a forgiving God. The men who killed President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. can be forgiven. Everyone can come to the mercy seat and find forgiveness and acceptance. But, and this may be the essence of my argument, suppose one is so hard-hearted and so in-different to life until he assumes that there is nothing for which to be forgiven. What happens to the mind of a person, and the moral fabric of a nation, that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience? What kind of a person, and what kind of a society will we have 20 years hence if life can be taken so casually?

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/rauch/nvp/consistent/jackson.html

Jackson’s Reversal On Abortion

by Colman McCarthy

“…If Jesse Jackson of the 1970s were to debate the Jesse Jackson of 1988 on abortion, the old would flatten the new and leave him mumbling pro-choice slogans. As Jackson now does: ”Women must have freedom of choice over what to do over their bodies.” The 1977 Jackson would repeat his still-sound conviction: ”Some argue, suppose the woman does not want to have the baby. They say the very fact that she does not want the baby means that the psychological damage to the child is enough to abort the baby. I disagree. The solution to that problem is not to kill the innocent baby but to deal with her values and her attitude toward life — that which has allowed her not to want the baby.”

Jackson of 1988 says abortion is acceptable because ”it is not right to impose private, religious and moral positions on public policy.” The 1977 Jackson handily dismissed the privacy argument: ”If one accepts the position that life is private, and therefore you have the right to do with it as you please, one must also accept the conclusion of that logic. That was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside your right to be concerned.”

None of Jackson’s six Democratic opponents made an issue of his desertions. Perhaps they saw him ”maturing,” which is said of Jackson’s ’88 campaign. A pro-abortion party can embrace Jackson, but it is getting a defective product. Jackson has become the kind of politician he warned about a decade ago, one whose pro-abortion arguments ”take precedence over human value and human life.” Or as the word master could say: Don’t agonize, compromise. …”

http://groups.csail.mit.edu/mac/users/rauch/nvp/consistent/mccarthy_jackson.html

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The Four Etch A Sketch Candidates For President
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Rockefeller Owns Romney and Gingrich

“…Aired May 23, 1966. Mitt’s Romney’s father was George Romney, Governor of Michigan. He was a progressive, establishment Rockefeller Republican who viciously opposed to the Conservative wing of the party led by Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan. This is very apparent in the video as they praise Senator Jacob Javits, an arch-liberal Republican who led the effort to legalise abortion.”

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George Romney was brainwashed and Mitt Romney was etch a sketched.

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” Our markets have gone crazy and there is 200 times as much speculation as there is investing.”

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High Oil Prices and Recessions

When Consumers spend more at the pump, they often cut back on discretionary purchases.

The WSJ shows this graph, linking oil price hikes to recessions:

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END FED: Greatest Con Exposed; Fed=Cheap Money, Bankers=Bailed Out, Gov=Bad Law, You=Patsy

END FED: Bernanke Explains How To Devalue the Dollar, Quantitative Easing AKA Asset Purchase

Ron Paul: One Dime for a Gallon of Gasoline

PETER SCHIFF -The Truth About Gas Prices

James Grant

More Cheap Fed Money Won’t Create Jobs

Energy and Power Subcommittee Examines High Gas Prices

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman on Gas Prices and Domestic Oil and Gas Production

FLASHBACK: Fox News On Gas Prices In 2008

Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In Presidential Election

Reporting Esme Murphy

“…It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were the most important factor in their vote.

The poll reflects growing consumer anxiety as gas prices have risen nearly 50 cents a gallon in just over two months.

Consumers have been telling us they are cutting corners because for most driving is a necessity. …”

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/03/07/gas-prices-now-a-big-factor-in-presidential-election/

How Wall Street Speculation is Driving Up Gasoline Prices Today

Robert Pollin and James Heintz

Political Economy Research Institute

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

“…While the market for energy futures contracts is not new, what is new is that the

amount of trading of crude oil futures contracts has exploded over the past decade.

For example, the overall level of futures market trading of crude oil contracts

on the New York Mercantile Exchange is currently 400 percent greater than it

was in 2001, and 60 percent higher than it was only two years ago. Measured

relative to the increases in the physical production of global oil supplies, trading

is still 300 percent greater today than it was in 2001, and 33 percent greater than

only 2 years ago.

The reason the crude oil futures market has exploded is that a new type of trader

has come to dominate the futures market. These traders entered the market with

enormous financial resources, enabling them to influence the ups and downs of

market prices to an unprecedented degree. To a large extent, these traders are

affiliated with major investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs or UBS. They

became involved in this market to buy energy futures contracts as an alternative

to holding stocks, bonds, or other types of derivative assets, such as mortgagebacked

securities. But when these traders came to hold dominant positions in the

market, they also gained the power to move prices up or down through their own

trading decisions. Among other strategies, they can make large profits by staying

ahead of other market participants. For example, when market prices are rising,

they can buy large numbers of futures contracts, aiming to push prices up further

upward, then sell their contracts at market peaks.

This type of speculative activity on the crude oil futures market influences the

prices today (spot prices) of both crude oil and gasoline at the pump by affecting

expectations of future price changes. That is, traders in the market for current

supplies (the spot market) look to the speculative futures market to determine

where to set prices today.

http://ourfinancialsecurity.org/blogs/wp-content/ourfinancialsecurity.org/uploads/2011/06/PERI-AFR-Research-Brief-June2011.pdf

2012 Energy Prices

By Ed Wallace

“…Gambling on Black Gold Prices

Americans won’t just have to endure the daily reality of gas prices hiked by the speculation in the oil markets; we’ll also get to listen to vested traders trying to convince us that they’re not to blame – those high crude prices result solely from supply shortages. Oh well, that hasn’t actually been the case in the last eight years; maybe this year it will be.

However, unlike three and a half years ago, more people understand that the oil market has always been not a “just in time” inventory system, but a “five minutes after you needed the oil” inventory system.

Certainly Gary Gensler, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, admitted months ago that 80 – 90 percent of all oil contracts are now held by speculators, not by legitimate hedgers trying to purchase oil for refining. Likewise John Bogle, considered one of the finest investors ever to grace the halls of Wall Street, seems infuriated that our financial industry is no longer geared toward long-term investment in America, but instead is solely focused on the quick buck that can be made in the gambling hell we call commodities speculation.

We Adapt, Improvise, and Overcome

Of course the world’s economy to varying degrees is being held hostage to this ramped-up speculation – and that includes the automobile industry.

True, car sales improved again for 2011, in spite of the record high annual cost for gasoline. Many factors combined to make this happen; one is the fact that, as we saw with the Energy Crises of 1973 and 1979, over time the average American family adjusts its spending to compensate for its higher fuel costs.

Also helping in 2011 was that, for the first time in decades, the humble four-cylinder engine was our best selling power plant in new cars, beating even the V-6. But more than anything else, we’ve been driving fewer miles in order to lessen the amount of gasoline we use. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report for the last week of December shows that, for the four-week average that started in late November, gasoline demand in this country fell by an incredible 5.6 percent from a year earlier. And in 2010 we were not buying or using anywhere near as much gasoline as we were before the 2008 financial meltdown.

Shorten Gas Supplies to Raise Prices

That’s right, we not only reduced our overall gasoline use in America, reversing a century-long trend, but in 2011 we dropped our demand for gasoline once again. This likely explains why in December WTI oil jumped by close to $7 a barrel, but the futures market for gasoline barely budged, moving just a few cents in either direction.

Another way to look at it is in the percentage of utilization of our refineries for this time of year. According to the government’s data, the last week of December our refineries ran at 84.2 percent of capacity. But if one compares that week to the same week in the boom years, 2003 to 2007, our refineries were running at 91.7 percent, 94.2 percent, 88.9 percent, 90.9 percent and 89.4 percent. For those who have forgotten, that last figure in that chain, marking the last week of December 2007, also denotes the month we officially slipped into a recession. Interestingly, data released by the International Energy Agency in September of 2008 showed oil and fuel demand falling worldwide starting in August of 2007. …”

“…Almost four years ago in this space, armed with 1,500 pages of oil data, I laid out in five columns the facts proving that the price of oil was no longer based on supply and demand, but was totally under the control of speculators. BusinessWeek republished my work with a sixth column added, and it changed the national discussion on the oil equation. Today, even one of the most respected investors in American history, John Bogle, is blasting the new Wall Street culture and warning of the long-term economic damage to everyone because we no longer invest in America, we simply gamble on commodities.

Yet nothing changes.

Well, one thing has changed: How you and I deal with it. Today our car market is flooded with impressive cars that get 39 to 40 miles to the gallon on the highway. And more are coming throughout this year. This on top of the fact that for the fourth year running we have purposely used less gasoline. And there’s one major positive to all of this, and that’s the fact that when we see record high prices for oil, those profits flood into Texas. That’s why our state has done so well in the past decade.

It would be nice to see the government finally put a lid on excessive speculation and give the average American family a break. That’s not happening, but at least they told the car companies they had to improve the fuel efficiency of their corporate fleets. Which, if nothing else, gives us more great choices.

“Bona Fide Hedging” Exemption Reinflates Oil Bubble

Published July 1st, 2009 in Natural Resources

http://www.tradersnarrative.com/bona-fide-hedging-exemption-reinflates-oil-bubble-2712.html

As oil rallies, passive investors increase their holdings

Investments linked to commodity indexes rise as Congress eyes new regulation

“…Big pension and endowment funds that invest in commodities by modeling their exposure on popular indexes have increased their purchases of crude rapidly in recent months, an analysis of regulatory data shows.

This stake has likely contributed to the doubling in oil prices this year, a swift advance that has brought the role of financial speculators back onto the radar of policy-makers — some of whom say financial investments in commodities should be curbed.

Passive investors increased their crude-oil holdings to the equivalent of more than 600 million barrels in June, up more than 30% from the end of last year, a MarketWatch analysis of Commodity Futures Trading Commission data and the most popular commodities indexes shows. See detailed description of MarketWatch’s findings.

Over the same period, crude futures have jumped 60%, topping $70 a barrel in early June on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil rallied 41% in the second quarter alone, the biggest three-month gain in 19 years, even as energy agencies forecast a second-straight yearly decline in global oil demand this year.

The correlation between rising oil prices and increased index investment has reawakened calls to restrict the ability of financial investors to take large stakes in commodities.

Unlike in past decades, though, shadowy hedge funds and secretive financiers aren’t getting the major blame. Instead, it’s long-term investors like California’s biggest public-employee pension fund and Harvard University’s endowment that have gradually widened to include assets beside stocks and bonds.

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/index-investors-hike-stake-in-oil-as-prices-rise?pagenumber=1

U.S. EIA predicts gasoline prices will spike to nearly $4 in May, stay nearly as high over the summer, return to where they are now through 2013

By John Funk, The Plain DealerThe Plain Dealer

“…What you paid for gasoline this week is roughly what you will be paying for the next two years, federal forecasters predicted.

And this summer, average prices could approach $4 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. There is a slight chance that gasoline will average $5 a gallon in May, according to the agency.

Locally, however, average prices may lag as they have in the past, barring Midwest refinery problems.

Average prices in Northeast Ohio on Tuesday were $3.74 a gallon, while the national average was $3.76, according the AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. And that’s not too different from what the Energy Administration sees at the pumps through 2013.

In its March Short Term Energy Outlook released Tuesday, the agency said consumers can expect gasoline prices across the nation to average $3.79 per gallon this year and $3.72 per gallon in 2013.

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2012/03/us_eia_predicts_gasoline_price.html

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Who is winning the race for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination?

On March 6 Super Tuesday former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the most delegates in Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, Ohio Vermont and Virginia. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the most delegates in Oklahoma, North Dakota and Tennessee. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won 43 delegates out of 76 delegates in his home state of Georgia. Texas Rep Ron Paul did not win a single state but did add a total of 21 delegates in Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont and Virginia.

Romney with 385 delegates is clearly the front-runner in the race for the 1,144 delegates needed to be nominated the Republican presidential candidate. Santorum is in second place with 160 delegates. Gingrich is in third place with 121 delegates. Paul is in fourth place with 72 delegates.

On March 3 Romney won the Washington primary with 19,111 votes or 37.65 percent of the popular vote winning 16 delegates. Ron Paul came in second with 12,954 votes or 24.81 percent of the popular vote winning 10 delegates. Santorum came in third with 12,089 votes or 23.81 percent. Gingrich received 5,221 votes or 10.28 percent of the popular vote.

On Feb.28, Romney won the Michigan and Arizona primaries. Both Michigan and Arizona were penalized for scheduling their primary early and lost 50 percent of their delegates. Arizona was a closed primary with the statewide winner taking all the 29 delegates. Michigan was an open primary with winner-take-all in each congressional district and proportional for the statewide delegates.

Romney received 216,085 votes or 44.27 percent of the popular vote, thereby winning all of Arizona’s 29 delegates. Santorum received 122,008 votes or 26.62 percent of the popular vote. Gingrich received 74,110 votes or 16.66 percent of the popular vote. Paul received 38,753 votes or 8.45 percent of the popular vote.

Romney defeated Santorum in Michigan’s open primary by over 30,000 vote. Romney received 409,131 votes or 40.07 percent of the popular vote, winning 15 delegates. Santorum received 377, 153 or 37.86 of the popular vote, winning 13 delegates. Paul came in third with 115,778 votes or 11.62percent of the vote and received zero delegates. Gingrich came in fourth with 65,007 or 6.53 percent and received zero delegates.

On Feb. 11, Romney narrowly beat Paul in the Maine caucus by just 194 votes. Romney received 2,190 or 39.6 percent of the popular vote, winning eight delegates. Paul received 1,996 or 36.1 percent of the popular vote, winning eight delegates. Santorum came in third with 989 or 17.9 percent of the popular vote, winning four delegates. Gingrich came in fourth with 349 or 6.3 percent of the popular vote, winning one delegate.

Since several Maine counties have scheduled their county caucuses after Feb. 11, the vote count will change. Washington County was the only county caucus scheduled for Feb. 11 that was postponed due to a forecasted 3-5-inch snow storm. Washington County was expected to heavily favor Paul over Romney based on the Feb. 7 precinct caucus results.

The voters of Maine are usually accustomed to driving on snow-covered roads. Several counties along Maine’s coastline had the same snow storm forecast including Cumberland County, which includes Portland, where Romney ran ahead of Paul. The Washington County caucus postponement appears politically motivated. Romney’s campaign needed a first-place win in Maine to counter the momentum of Santorum’s three wins in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri. Paul was apparently robbed of a first-place finish by Maine’s Republican Party’s decision to postpone the Washington County caucus due to snow.

When all the votes are counted next week, Paul said, “If I were a betting man, I would bet that we will control the Maine caucus when we go to Tampa,” the site of the Republican National Convention.

Romney is still the national front-runner in the race for the Republican Party’s nomination for president with an estimated total of 107 delegates. Santorum is second with 43 delegates, former Speaker of the House Gingrich is third with 42 delegates and Paul is fourth with 36 delegates.

On Feb. 7, Santorum jolted the race for 1,144 delegates and the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination by a three state sweep of first place finishes in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. In his victory speech to his supporters, Santorum said, “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t stand here to claim to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney. I stand here to be the conservative alternative to Barack Obama.” His supporters shouted, “We pick Rick.”

Santorum won the Republican open non-binding Minnesota caucus on Feb. 7 with 21,436 or 44.81 percent of the popular vote, winning 17 delegates. Paul came in second with 13,030 or 27.24 percent of the popular vote, winning 10 delegates. Romney came in third with 8,096 or 16.92 percent of the popular vote, winning 6 delegates. Gingrich came in fourth with 5,134 or 10.73 percent or 10.73 percent of the popular vote, winning 4 delegates.

No candidate won any of the 52 delegates in the Missouri “straw poll” or non-binding primary on Feb.7. However, Santorum won with the primary with 138,957 or 55.17 percent of the popular vote. Romney came in second with 63,826 or 25.34 percent of the popular vote. Paul came in third with 30,641 or 12.17 percent of the popular vote. Delegates will be selected on the March 7 county caucus.

Santorum also won the Republican closed non-binding Colorado caucus on Feb.7 with 26,372 or 40.24 percent of the populat vote, winning 13 delegates. Romney came in second with 22,875 or 34.91 percent of the popular vote winning 12 delegates. Gingrich came in third with 8,394 or 12.81 percent of the popular vote, winning 4 delegates. Paul came in fourth with 7,713 or 11.77 percent of the popular vote, winning 4 delegates.

Romney won the Republican closed Nevada Caucus on Feb. 5 with 16,486 or 50.10 percent of the popular vote, winning 14 delegates. Romney beat out second place finisher, Gingrich, with 6,956 votes or 21.10 percent of the popular vote, winning 6 delegates. Paul finished third with 6,175 votes or 18.73 percent of the popular vote, winning 5 delegates. Santorum came in fourth with 3,277 votes or 9.94percent of the popular vote. winning 3 delegates.

Romney won the Republican Party’s closed Florida primary on Jan 31 with 774,989 votes or 46.42 percent of the popular vote, thereby winning all of the state’s 50 delegates. Romney beat out second place finisher, Gingrich, with 533,091 votes or 31.93 percent of the popular vote. Santorum came in third with 222,790 votes or 13.34 percent of the popular vote. Paul finished fourth with 117,100 votes or 7.01 percent of the popular vote.

Romney has now won in five states–Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Florida and Nevada–and has a total of 99 delegates with an estimated total popular vote of 1,117,894. In second place is Gingrich, with a total of 41delegates with an estimated total popular vote of 837,302. In third place is former Santorum with 39 delegates with an estimated total popular vote of 381,793 votes. In fourth place is Paul with 28 delegates with an estimated total popular vote of 305,228.

Gingrich will petition the Republican Party of Florida to allocate delegates proportionally rather than on a winner-take-all basis. Republican Party rule 15 (b) (2) clearly states “Any presidential primary, caucus, convention, or other meeting held for the purpose of selecting delegates to the national convention which occurs prior to the first day of April in the year in which the national convention is held, shall provide for the allocation of delegates on a proportional basis.” This rule was approved by the Republican Party National committee in August 2010 for the 2012 Presidential nominating process. If Gingrich is successful, Romney would receive 23 delegates instead of 50 and Gingrich would receive 16 delegates instead of zero. Gingrich would then have a total of 48 delegates and would be slightly behind Romney with 54 delegates.

The estimated total delegate count is summarized in the table below:

Republican Party U.S. Presidential 2012

Estimated Delegate Count By Candidate and State

State

Romney

Gingrich

Santorum

Paul

Totals*

Iowa

6

4

6

6

28

New Hampshire

9

0

0

3

12

South Carolina

2

23

0

0

25

Florida

50

0

0

0

50

Nevada

14

6

3

5

28

Minnesota

6

4

17

10

40

Colorado

12

4

13

4

36

Maine

8

2

4

7

24

Arizona

29

0

0

0

29

Michigan

15

0

15

0

30

Wyoming

10

2

8

6

29

Washington

16

4

10

10

43

Alaska

8 3 7 6

27

Georgia

13 46 2 0

76

Idaho

32 0 0 0

32

Massachusetts

38 0 0 0

41

North Dakota

7 2 11 8

28

Ohio

35 0 21 0

66

Oklahoma

13 13 14 0

43

Tennessee

10 8 25 0

58

Vermont

9 0 4 4

17

Virginia

43 0 0 3

49

Totals

385

121

160

72

798

*Totals include all delegates including those that are available but not pledged to a candidate such as each state’s party leadership delegates or delegates for candidates that have dropped out of the race.

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions:

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/IA-R  http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/NH-R

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/SC-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/FL-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/NV-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MN-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/CO-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ME-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/AZ-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MI-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WY-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WA-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/AK-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/GA-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ID-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MA-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ND-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/OH-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/OK-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/TN-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/VT-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/VA-R

The estimated popular vote count is set forth in the table below:

Republican Party U.S. Presidential 2012

Estimated Popular Vote By Candidate and State

State

Romney

Gingrich

Santorum

Paul

Totals*

Iowa

29,805

16,163

29,839

26,036

121,501

New Hampshire

97,591

23,421

23,432

56,872

248,475

South Carolina

168,152

244,113

102,482

78,362

603,856

Florida

776,159

534,121

223,429

117,461

1,672,634

Nevada

16,486

6,956

3,277

6,175

32,963

Colorado

23,012

8,445

26,614

7,759

66,027

Minnesota

8,222

5,272

21,932

13,228

48,795

Maine

2,269

391

1,052

2,030

5,814

Arizona

216,805

74,110

122,088

38,753

458,631

Michigan

409,120

65,002

377,144

115,778

996,156

Wyoming

822

165

673

439

2,108

Washington

19,111

5,221

12,089

12,594

50,764

Alaska

4,224 1,832 3,760 3,106 12,956

Georgia

225,925 417,362 172,471 57,126 879,763

Idaho

27,513 938 8,113 8,087 44,667

Massachusetts

260,508 16,754 43,612 34,576 361,387

North Dakota

2,690 960 4,508 3,187 11,345

Ohio

453,926 174,604 441,906 110,634 1,194,873

Oklahoma

80,290 78,684 96,757 27,573 286,301

Tennessee

153,888 132,140 204,976 49,783 550,174

Vermont

22,532 4,606 13,399 14,408 59,614

Virginia

158,049 0 0 107.471 265,520

Total Vote*

2,922,639

1,811,260

1,933,553 891,438

7,974,325

Popular Vote Percentage

36.65%

22.71%

24.25%

11.18%

100.00%

*For all candidates on the ballot and write-ins.

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/IA-R   http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/NH-R

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/SC-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/FL-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/NV-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MN-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/CO-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ME-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/AZ-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MI-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WY-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WA-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/AK-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/GA-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ID-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MA-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ND-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/OH-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/OK-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/TN-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/VT-R http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/VA-R

On March 6 the voters of Alaska voted in a closed caucus.

Results for Alaska Republican Closed Caucus

U.S. Presidential March 6 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney 4,224 32.60% 8
Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 3,760 29.02% 7
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 3,106 23.97% 6
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 1,832 14.14% 3
Available

3

Totals 12,956 100.00%

27

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/AK-R

*Alaska has a total of 27 delegates consisting of 3 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 11 bonus.

On March 6 the voters of Georgia voted in a modified primary.

Results for Georgia Republican Modified Primary

U.S. Presidential March 7, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich
417,362 47.44% 46
Willard “Mitt” Romney 225,925 25.68% 13
Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 172,471 19.60% 2
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 57,126 6.49% 0
Available 15
Totals 879,763

100.00%

76

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/GA-R

*Georgia has a total of 76 delegates consisting of 42 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 21 bonus delegates.

On March 6 the voters of Idaho voted in a closed caucus.

Results for Idaho Republican Closed Caucus

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney 27,513 61.60% 32
Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 8,113 18.16% 0
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 8,087 18.11% 0
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 938 2.10% 0
Available 0
Totals 44,667

100.00%

32

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ID-R

*Idaho has a total of 32 delegates consisting of 6 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 13 bonus delegates

On March 6 the voters of Massachusetts voted in a modified primary.

Results for Massachusetts Republican Modified Primary

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney 260,508 72.09% 38

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

43,612 12.07% 0
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 34,576 9.57% 0
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 16,754 4.64% 0
Available

3

Totals 361,387

100.00%

41

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MA-R

*Massachusetts has a total of 41 delegates consisting of 9 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 1 bonus delegate.

On March 6 the voters of North Dakota voted in a closed caucus.

Results for North Dakota Republican Closed Caucus

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum
4,508 39.74% 11
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 3,187 28.09% 8
Willard “Mitt” Romney 2,690 23.71% 7
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 960 8.46% 2
Available 0
Totals 11,345

100.00%

28

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ND-R

*North Dakota has a total of 28 delegates consisting of 3 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 12 bonus delegates.

On March 6 the voters of Ohio voted in a modified primary.

Results for Ohio Republican Modified Primary

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney 453,926 37.99% 35
Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 441,906 36.98% 21
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 174,604 14.61% 0
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 110,634 9.26% 0
Available

10

Totals 1,194,873

100.00%

66

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/OH-R

*Ohio has a total of 66 delegates consisting of 48 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates and 3 party leader delegates and 5 bonus delegates.

On March 6 the voters of Oklahoma voted in a closed caucus.

Results for Oklahoma Republican Closed Caucus

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 96,757 33.80% 14
Willard “Mitt” Romney 80,290 28.04% 13
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 78,684 27.48% 13
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 27,573 9.63% 0
Available

3

Totals

100.00%

43

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/OK-R

*Oklahoma has a total of 43 delegates consisting of 15 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 15 bonus delegates.

On March 6 the voters of Tennessee voted in a open primary.

Results for Tennessee Republican Open Primary

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 204,976 37.26% 25
Willard “Mitt” Romney 153,888 27.97% 10
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 132,140 24.02% 8
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 49,783 9.05% 0
Available

15

Totals 550,174

100.00%

58

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/TN-R

*Tennessee has a total of 58 delegates consisting of 27 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates and 3 party leader delegates and 18 bonus delegates

On March 6 the voters of Vermont voted in an open primary.

Results for Vermont Republican Open Primary

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney 22,532 39.80% 9
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 14,408 25.45% 4
Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 13,399 23.67% 4
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 4,606 8.14% 0
Available
Totals 56,614

100.00%

17

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/VT-R

*Vermont has a total of 17 delegates consisting of 3 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 1 bonus delegate.

On March 6 the voters of Virginia voted in an open primary.

Results for Virginia Republican Closed Caucus

U.S. Presidential March 6, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney 158,049 59.52% 43
Ronald E. “Ron” Paul 107.471 40.48% 3
Richard J. “Rick” Santorum 0 0.00% 0
Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich 0 0.00% 0
Available 3
Totals 265,520

100.00%

49

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/VA-R

*Virginia has a total of 49 delegates consisting of 33 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 3 bonus delegates.

On March 3 the voters of Washington voted in a closed caucus.

Results for Washington Republican Closed Caucus

U.S. Presidential March 3, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

19,111

37.65%

16

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

12,594

24.81%

10

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

12,089

23.81%

10

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

5,221

10.28%

4

Available

3

Totals

996,156

100.00%

43

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WA-R

*Wyoming has a total of 43 delegates consisting of 30 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates and 3 party leader delegates.

On Feb. 29 the voters of Wyoming voted in a closed caucus.

Results for Wyoming Republican Caucus

U.S. Presidential Feb. 29, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

822

38.99%

10

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

673

31.03%

8

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

439

20.83%

6

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

165

7.83%

2

Available

3

Totals

996,156

100.00%

29

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/WY-R

*Wyoming has a total of 29 delegates consisting of 3 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 13 bonus delegates.

On Feb. 28 the voters of Michigan voted in an open primary.

Results for Michigan Republican Primary

U.S. Presidential Feb. 28, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

409,131

40.07%

15

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

377,153

37.86%

13

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

115,778

11.62%

0

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

65,007

6.53%

0

Available

2

Totals

996,156

100.00%

30

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MI-R*Michigan would have had a total of 59 delegates consisting of 42 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 4 bonus delegates. However, the state rescheduled the state primary to Feb. 28 and under the Rules of the Republican Party forfeited 50 percent of its delegates. Also, the three state party leader delegates attend the national convention as guests.

On Feb. 28 the voters of Arizona voted in an open primary.

Results for Arizona Republican Primary

U.S. Presidential Feb. 28, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

216,805

47.27%

29

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

122,088

26.62%

0

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

74,110

16.66%

0

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

38,753

8.45%

0

Totals

458,681

100.00%

50

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/AZ-R#0228*Arizona would have had a total of 58 delegates consisting of 27 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 18 bonus delegates. However, the state rescheduled the state primary to Jan. 22 and under the Rules of the Republican Party forfeited 50 percent of its delegates. Also, the three state party leader delegates attend the national convention as guests.

From Feb.3-11 the voters of Maine voted in a closed causus.

Results for Maine Republican Caucus

U.S. Presidential Feb. 11, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

2,190

39.64%

8

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

1,996

36.13%

8

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

989

17.90%

4

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

349

6.32%

1

Available

3

Totals

5,585

100.00%

24

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/ME-R#0211

*Maine has a total of 24 delegates consisting of 6 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 5 bonus delegates. The 24 National Convention delegates are not bound to the candidate.

On Feb. 7 the voters of Minnesota voted in a closed causus.

Results for Minnesota Republican Caucus

U.S. Presidential Feb. 7, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

21,436

44.81%

17

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

13,030

27.24%

10

Willard “Mitt” Romney

8,096

16.92%

6

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

5,134

10.73%

4

Available

3

Totals

47,836

100.00%

40

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/MN-R#0207

*Minnesota has a total of 40 delegates consisting of 24 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 3 bonus delegates. The 40 National Convention delegates are proportionally bound to Presidential candidates based on the caucus vote.

On Feb. 7 the voters of Colorado voted in a closed causus.

Results for Colorado Republican Caucus

U.S. Presidential Feb. 7, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

26,372

40.24%

13

Willard “Mitt” Romney

22,875

43.91%

12

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

8,394

12.81%

4

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

7,713

11.77%

4

Available

3

Totals

32,961

100.00%

36

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/CO-R#0207

*Colorado has a total of 36 delegates consisting of 21 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 2 bonus delegates. The 36 National Convention delegates are are not bound to Presidential candidates.

On Feb.5 the voters of Nevada voted in the second closed causus state.

Results for Nevada Republican Primary

U.S. Presidential Feb. 7, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

16,486

50.02%

14

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

6,956

21.10%

6

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

6,175

18.73%

5

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

3,277

9.94%

3

Totals

32,961

100.00%

28

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/NV-R#0204

*Nevada has a total of 28 delegates consisting of 12 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 3 bonus delegates. The 28 National Convention delegates are proportionally bounf to Presidential candidates based on the caucus vote.

On Jan. 31 the voters of Florida voted in the first closed primary state where the candidate with the most votes statewide receives all of the state’s 50 delegates. Romney won and received all Florida’s 50 delegates.

Results for Florida Republican Primary

U.S. Presidential Jan. 31, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

774,989

46.42%

50

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

533,091

31.93%

0

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

222,790

13.34%

0

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

117,100

7.01%

0

Totals

1,669,585

100.00%

50

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions.

http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/FL-R

*Florida would have had a total of 99 delegates consisting of 21 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 16 bonus delegates. However, the state rescheduled the state primary to Jan. 22 and under the Rules of the Republican Party forfeited 50 percent of its delegates. Also, the three state party leader delegates attend the national convention as guests.

On Jan. 21 the voters of South Carolina voted in the second open primary state where the candidate with the most votes statewide receives 11 delegates and the winner in each congressional district receives two delegates. Gingrich won statewide and received 11 delegates and won six congressional districts for additional 12 delegates for a total of 23 delegates. Romney won one congressional district and received two delegates.

Results for South Carolina Republican Primary

U.S. Presidential Jan. 21, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

244,113

40.43%

23

Willard “Mitt” Romney

168,152

27.85%

2

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

102,482

16.97%

0

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

78,362

12.98%

0

Herman Cain

6,338

1.05%

0

James Richard “Rick” Perry

2,534

0.42%

0

Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

1,173

0.19%

0

Michele M. Bachmann

491

0.03%

0

Totals

603,856

100.00%

25

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/SC-R

*South Carolina would have had a total of 50 delegates consisting of 21 congressional district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, 3 party leader delegates and 16 bonus delegates. However, the state rescheduled the state primary to Jan. 22 and under the Rules of the Republican Party forfeited 50 percent of its delegates. Also, the three state party leader delegates attend the national convention as guests.

On Jan 10 the voters of New Hampshire voted in the first state primary where the states 12 delegates were bound proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.

Results for New Hampshire Republican Primary

U.S. Presidential Jan. 10, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Willard “Mitt” Romney

97,591

39.28%

7

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

56,872

22.89%

3

Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

41,964

16.89%

2

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

23,421

9.43%

0

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

23,405

9.42%

0

James Richard “Rick” Perry

1,764

.71%

0

Michele M. Bachmann

350

.14%

0

Available

3

Totals

248,448

100.00%

15

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/NH-R

*New Hampshire would have had a total of 23 delegates consisting of six district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, three party leader delegates and four bonus delegates. However, the state rescheduled the state primary to Jan. 10 and under the rules of the Republican Party forfeited 50 percent of its delegates. Also, the three state party leader delegates attend the national convention as nonvoting delegates.

On Jan. 3 the voters of Iowa met in 1,774 precinct caucuses to vote for their choice for the Republican presidential candidate by electing delegates to their county conventions. The 99 county conventions then select delegates to the Iowa Congressional District Convention and the State Convention on June 12. This convention determines the delegates to the Republican National Convention. In 2012 Iowa will send 28 delegates to the nominating convention including 10 at-large, 12 for the four congressional districts (three per district), three party and three bonus. However, unlike other states where delegates are usually bound for the first vote, Iowa delegates are soft-pledged or not bound to vote for a particular candidate.

Results for Iowa Republican Caucus

U.S. Presidential Jan. 03, 2012

Candidate

Popular Vote

Percentage

Delegates*

Richard J. “Rick” Santorum

29,839

24.56%

6

Willard “Mitt” Romney

29,805

24.53%

6

Ronald E. “Ron” Paul

26,036

21.43%

6

Newton Leroy “Newt” Gingrich

16,163

13.30%

4

Richard J. “Rick” Perry

12,557

10.33%

3

Michele M. Bachmann

6,046

4.98%

0

Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

739

0.61%

0

Available

3

Totals

121,501

100.000%

28

Source: The Green Papers, 2012 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses and Conventions. http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/IA-R

*Iowa has a total of 28 delegates consisting of 12 district delegates, 10 at-large delegates, three party leader delegates and three bonus delegates. The 25 non- party leader delegates were allocated to the candidates with more than five percent of the popular vote. This is an estimate that will change by the time the state convention meets.

On Super Tuesday, March 6, the greatest number of states hold their primary and caucus elections with the greatest number of national convention delegates, 437, elected on a single date. There are seven primary states–Georgia, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia; and three caucus states–Alaska, Idaho and North Dakota holding elections on this date.

A firm date for the Texas open primary is still awaiting a federal court decision by a three-judge panel in San Antonio approving Texas voting maps. The primary will most likely take place on May 29 for 155 delegates.

[Raymond Thomas Pronk is host of the Pronk Pops Show on KDUX web radio from 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and author of the companion blog www.pronkpops.wordpress.com]

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Andrew Breitbart speaking at Tea Party rally at Independence Mall in Philadelphia in July 31, 2010

IN MEMORIAM, ANDREW BREITBART: PJTV Remembers a True Patriot and Friend

“PJTV’s Roger L. Simon, Bill Whittle, Lionel Chetwynd and Stephen Kruiser remember the energy and impact of the great Andrew Breitbart. From his internet savvy, to his willingness to battle ACORN and the left, Andrew Breitbart will be greatly missed by the PJ Media community.”

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On March 1, conservative activist, blogger and new media publisher, Andrew Breitbart, collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack shortly after midnight while walking near his home in Westwood, California. A bystander saw him collapse and called paramedics. They rushed him to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. The Los Angeles Coroner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy.

Breitbart spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2012 on Feb. 10, where he made a surprise announcement about videos he claimed to have of Barack Obama from his college days:

“This election we are going to vet him from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008. The videos are going to come out and the narrative is going to come out. That Barack Obama met a bunch of silver ponytails in 1980s, like Bill (Ayers) and Bernadine (Dohrn), equally radical, who said one day we would have the presidency, and the rest of us slept as they plotted, and they plotted, and they plotted and they oversaw hundreds of millions of dollars in the Annenberg Challenge and they had real money, from real capitalists. …Then they became communists. We got to work on that. That is a parenthesis. Barack Obama is a radical, we should not be afraid to say that! Okay? And Barack Obama was launched from Bill and Bernadine’s salon. I’ve been there.”

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For 10 years Breitbart had been an editor of the Drudge Report website and researcher for Arianna Huffington who he helped launch The Huffington Post web publication.

Breitbart published his own websites breitbart.com and a video blog breitbarttv.com and the “bigs” websites–Big Government, Big Hollywood, Big Journalism and Big Peace.

His Big Journalism website posted on May 28, 2011, a sexually explicit photo of New York Rep. Anthony Weiner. The congressman had sent a 21-year-old college student a link to the photograph. On June 8, 2011, Brietbart reported that Weiner has sent other photos. Weiner resigned from Congress on June 21, 2011.

Weiner Takes on Blitzer over Weinergate

Breitbart at Rep. Weiner’s press conference

Dennis Miller Interviews Andrew Breitbart About Anthony Weiner And The Jokes Came Naturally

Weiner apologizes to wife, family and Andrew Breitbart

In 2009 Breitbart and his Big Government website assisted in the demise of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). Videos of Hannah Giles, who posed as a prostitute, and James O’Keefe, her boyfriend, meeting with ACORN staff in several offices were aired on both the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity television shows and Fox News. ACORN was subsequently liquidated in November 2010.

PJTV: How Breitbart Conquered ACORN (and the MSM)

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Hannity Interviews Couple Behind ACORN “Pimp And Prostitute” Video

Sean Hannity with Hannah Giles, Andrew Breitbart discuss ACORN

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Sean Hannity, Hannah Giles and Andrew Breitbart discuss ACORN San Bernadino

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Death Of A Breitbart

He wrote a weekly column for the Washington Times and his work was also published by the National Review Online, the Weekly Standard Online and the Wall Street Journal.

Breitbart wrote two bestsellers, “Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon — the Case Against Celebrity,” in 2004 and “Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World,” in 2011. He recently wrote a new conclusion to “Righteous Indignation” where he said:

“I love my job. I love fighting for what I believe in. I love having fun while doing it. I love reporting stories that the Complex refuses to report. I love fighting back, I love finding allies, and—famously—I enjoy making enemies.

Three years ago, I was mostly a behind-the-scenes guy who linked to stuff on a very popular website. I always wondered what it would be like to enter the public realm to fight for what I believe in. I’ve lost friends, perhaps dozens. But I’ve gained hundreds, thousands—who knows?—of allies. At the end of the day, I can look at myself in the mirror, and I sleep very well at night.”

The Politics of Hollywood with Andrew Breitbart

Andrew Breitbart — Media War

Breitbart was 43 and is survived by his wife, Susie Bean, daughter of actor Orson Bean, and four young children.

[Raymond Thomas Pronk is host of the Pronk Pops Show on KDUX web radio from 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays and author of the companion blog www.pronkpops.wordpress.com]

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OBAMA: ‘Open up your hearts and your minds’ to racialist prof

“…Well, we found it. And it is damaging, because Barack Obama was as close or closer to Derrick Bell than he ever was to Jeremiah Wright. Obama didn’t merely sit in the pews – or not — for Derrick Bell. He didn’t just hang out with Derrick Bell for prayers. He said:

“Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell.”

If we did, here’s what we’d be opening our hearts and minds to. This is a close associate of Jeremiah Wright, a man who was quoted by Jeremiah Wright regularly. This is a man who posited that the civil rights movement was too moderate because it accepted the status quo, and believed that the entire legal and constitutional system had to be transformed in radical fashion. This is a man so extreme that, as we’ve reported, he wrote a story in 1993 in which he posited that white Americans would sell black Americans into slavery to aliens to relieve the national debt, and that Jews would go along with it. …”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/07/buzzefeed-selectively-edits-obama-tape

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