#TCOT Tuesday

Swing States poll: Women push Romney into lead

9:06PM EDT October 15. 2012 - WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney leads President Obama by four percentage points among likely voters in the nation’s top battlegrounds, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and he has growing enthusiasm among women to thank.

As the presidential campaign heads into its final weeks, the survey of voters in 12 crucial swing states finds female voters much more engaged in the election and increasingly concerned about the deficit and debt issues that favor Romney. The Republican nominee has pulled within one point of the president among women who are likely voters, 48%-49%, and leads by 8 points among men.

Read more at USA Today 

Biden gives speech at Keene State, recycles Bain Capital smears

Joe Biden openly mocked Romney’s experience at Bain Capital, during Tuesday’s speech at Keene State College in N.H, by saying that private equity, “no more qualifies you to being a president than being a plumber.”

Unfortunately for Biden, he once again did not think before he spoke, and thoroughly insulted many of the same middle-class people whose votes he is vying for.

After scattered bits of applause, the Vice President hastily added, “And, by the way, there are a lot of awful smart plumbers.”

RAP’s Inaugural 30 Under 30 List

Red Alert Politics is looking for young Republicans, conservatives and libertarians under the age of 30 who are going above and beyond to change their communities for the better.

Red Alert Politics wants to recognize the Top 30 young conservatives across the country who are blazing the path for our generation.

They can be young elected officials, community activists, journalists, campus leaders or any other young conservatives who are making a difference.

We want to hear from you and recognize tomorrow’s top conservative talent today. Submit their name, age, profession (or college and year in college) along with a short description (no more than 300 words) of why they should be chosen to Info@RedAlertPolitics.com by May 15, 2012.

#FollowFriday: Kent McCarty (@TheDysJunction)

Conservative. College. Caffeine.” Kent McCarty (@TheDysJunction) lives by these three words.

“The world of political punditry is dominated by adults, which gives young people the impression that politics is only for adults,” McCarty said. “Of course, those who have followed the primary election thus far know that politics isn’t just your grandfather’s game.”

This is why McCarty, a freshman at the University of Southern Mississippi, launched his political blog The Dysfunction Junction, last September. McCarty says he called his blog The Dysfunction Junction because “the only thing more dysfunctional than my life is U.S. Politics.” Dysfunction and all, it’s where conservatism, college life, and caffeine combine to form an irresistible read.

#TCOT Tuesday: @RBPundit

General George Patton once said “Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”

Follow @RBPundit on Twitter for one day and you see this quote personified.

When asked what he thinks the greatest threat to the conservative movement is he said, “Apathy. This idea that you don’t need to confront Leftists and their lies at every turn.”

And confront he does.

He has practically made a job of calling out lies from the left, not only on Twitter but also by contributing to conservative sites like Big Journalism, The Right Sphere and Misfit Politics.

#TCOT Tuesday: Ben Domenech (@bdomenech)

During a presidential primary race that has many conservatives looking for sharp objects and tall buildings, Ben Domenech is working to make sure conservatives don’t lose their sense of humor.

Inspired by a New York Mag slide show, Ben (@bdomenech) created his now-famous Newt Judges You tumblr blog last November. Ben said the original slide-show “was funny but, I didn’t think it was anywhere near funny enough.” Thus, Newt Judges You was conceived.

The blog currently boasts more than 250 pictures of Newt and captions that will leave your sides aching.

Red Alert Celebrates One Month Anniversary: Our Best Of

In all the hustle and bustle of the news cycle, we almost forgot Friday was the one-month anniversary of Red Alert Politics! In honor of Red Alert’s one month anniversary, we’d wanted to spotlight the top 10 articles by number of views published during our first month on the web. Thank you so much for your readership! Here’s to another great month! Please let us know what we can do to better reach out to young conservatives moving forward in the comment section!

#TCOT Tuesday: James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII)

James O’Keefe is always creating headlines, most recently filing suit against Al Gore’s Current TV, Keith Olbermann and David Shuster. Shuster of course is a respected, award winning television journalist (unlike O’Keefe) and thought it was hilarious to falsely label O’Keefe a convicted felon who had been accused of rape. O’Keefe’s willingness to counterattack and his frankly confrontational take on the “fascist” media has made him a figure of loathing on the Left, while even frightening some conservatives that shy away from his adversarial tactics.

Lost in the caricature is what James O’Keefe is really all about. Reluctant to label himself a right-winger, he considers himself an “artist” more in the spirit of the Old Left. His motivation is to “stick it to the man, expose things, educate people,“ and most of all, “reveal the truth about powerful institutions.”

Exclusive: @JonahNRO interview

Did you like our #TCOT Tuesday profile of the National Review’s Jonah Goldberg? Read our exclusive interview with him where we talk twitter, the best advice his dad gave him and why he’s a conservative (hint: it involves tattoos).

#TCOT Tuesday: Jason Whitman (@JasonBWhitman)

Dr. Jason Whitman is a busy man. When he’s not practicng eye care as an optometrist in Cody, Wyoming, he chairs the Young Republican National Federation’s Policy Committee and the Wyoming Young Republicans. He also writes for Big Government.

“Twitter is like the king of RSS feeds. I find I can skip opening up a single news site and still be fully informed by lunchtime.” If he wasn’t already addicted to watching the news, he says he’d “never turn on the television!”

#TCOT Tuesday:@AmericanPapist

The recent battle in Washington between people of faith and the Obama administration about the Department of Health and Human Services’ new contraception mandate clearly illustrates that nothing is sacred in politics.

It’s situations like this that prompt blogger Thomas Peters (@AmericanPapist) to consider attempts to “silence and marginalize” conservatives and people of faith as the number one threat to the conservative movement.

#TCOT Tuesday: Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO)

If you’re even slightly interested in politics and you have a twitter account, you’re probably one of the 32,528 people already following Jonah Goldberg on twitter. With an average of 41 tweets a day, @JonahNRO definitely falls in the category of prolific tweeters who are hard to miss.

Goldberg is an editor for National Review Online and writes for the LA Times and USA Today. He’s the author of a #1 New York Times best-selling book, Liberal Fascism, and is set to release his second book The Tyranny of Clichés: How Liberals Cheat in the War of Ideas on May 1. Goldberg is also a Fox News Contributor and a fellow at American Enterprise Institute, where he got his start in Washington.