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- The National Memo » Poll: Colbert Busch Opens Up Big Lead Over Sanford In South Carolina Special Election
According to the latest poll on the special election in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, Mark Sanford may be at the end of his comeback trail.
Public Policy Polling finds that Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch has opened up a commanding 50 to 41 percent lead over Sanford in the closely-watched House race. Colbert Busch’s 9-point advantage represents a marked shift from PPP’s previous poll on March 26, when she led Sanford by just 2 percent (within the poll’s margin of error).
Sanford has nobody but himself to blame for his slide in the polls. The revelation that Sanford repeatedly trespassed on his ex-wife’s property has kept the former governor’s highly-publicized marital troubles in the headlines, which has clearly taken a toll on his numbers — 51 percent say that the trespassing charges give them doubts about Sanford’s fitness for public office, and 35 percent say that those doubts are “very serious.” The controversy certainly figures into Sanford’s abysmal 38 to 56 percent favorable/unfavorable rating.
Making matters worse for Sanford, the National Republican Campaign Committee decided to pull its support for Sanford in the wake of the trespassing scandal, leaving space for Democrats to dominate the airwaves. Unchecked exposure to attack ads like this vicious hit from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will surely complicate Sanford’s mission to convince voters that he is a changed man. […read the complete article… ]
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- Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was an Alex Jones Fan | Alternet
The elder brother and alleged mastermind of the Boston bombings read InfoWars, according to a relative. — April 23, 2013
In a bizarre twist befitting a Hollywood conspiracy theory movie, the AP reports today that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was influenced by conspiracy theories, including Alex Jones’ website InfoWars, which has been pushing a narrative that the Tsarnaev brothers were patsies set up by a government cabal to take the fall for the bombing.
Tamerlan “took an interest in Infowars,” according to Elmirza Khozhugov, the ex-husband of Tamerlan’s sister. He was also apparently interested in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and was trying to find a copy of “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” one of the most notorious conspiracy tomes of history.
There’s no doubt that Jones will take this report as confirmation of everything he’s been preaching. The report, he will claim, was planted in the AP — the government controls the media, after all — and is a naked attempt to discredit him and definitive proof that the globalist cabal views him as a serious threat. He was getting too close to the truth in Boston, so the decided to try to take him out. It’ll be a big shot in the arm to Jones’ grand theory of the bombings, which has suffered from an embarrassing lack of evidence and logical consistently . He said the government first planed to the blame the Tea Party, but then was found out and had to switch Plan B — blame Muslim extremists — so with the AP report, Jones will say, the government is trying to return to plan A. […read the complete article…]