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3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party
Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt

Posted on 06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […]

It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …

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1 posted on 06/14/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Say...how about making it attractive to Christians and conservatives?


2 posted on 06/14/2014 2:21:51 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Olog-hai
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Newt Gingrich understands ... what many of us know to be true ...

America is dangerously close to becoming a Marxist Godless Socialist Second-World nation ...




====== NEWT GINGRICH'S GREAT 2012 CAMPAIGN SPEECHES ======





CPAC 2012 Speech -- Newt Gingrich, U.S. President Elect


CPAC 2012 Speech -- Sarah Palin, U.S. Vice President Elect




Nancy Reagan (1995) : Ronnie turned that Torch over to Newt



NRA Second Amendent Speech -- Newt Gingrich



U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Speech


U.S. Energy Independence in 2012 -- Newt Gingrich



"America's Space Renaissance" in Florida !


Newt Gingrich -- Vision for America in Space Again




Why is Newt Gingrich So Angry ?


Newt Gingrich : South Carolina Victory Speech (2012-01-21)


Newt Gingrich : Christmas Day in 1776 George Washington's "Victory or Death"




Newt Stoutly Defends the Second Amendment (Right to Bear Arms)


Newt Gingrich – Constitutional Removal of Radial-Liberal Federal Judges




Newt Slams an "Increasingly Radical" EPA




Newt Defends Israel and Shows how the Palestinians are an "Invented" people !


Newt Warns against the Proposed 9-11 NYC Islamic Mosque and Islamic Sharia Law


Gingrich Compares Radical-Isalmics Muslims To Nazis


Newt Gingrich On The Threat Of Radical Islam


Newt Gingrich – America’s Defense of Judea-Christian Ideals and Defense against Islamic Fascism


Gingrich: Aggressive Prosecution of Radical-Militant U.S. Muslim Groups




Newt Gingrich: Response to CNN’s John King “Divorce Question”


Newt Gingrich to Juan Williams: Americans Want Paychecks, Not Food Stamps


Gingrich BLASTS Chris Wallace for his "Gotcha" Questions at Iowa Debate




Newt Destroys Ron Paul's Foreign Policy Vis-à-Vis Killing Osama bin Laden




Gingrich: My Credential Is 4.2% Unemployment


Newt Slams Obama's Stupidity on the Keystone Pipeline


Gingrich attacks Federal Reserve (Bernanke and Geitner) Deception and Corruption


Newt Discusses Job Creation and Dismantling Federal (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac)




Newt: No American President Should Bow to a Saudi King


Newt Gingrich: Super PAC Committee Is Washington's Dumbest Idea





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====== RICK SANTORUM'S Incredible CONSERVATIVE Voting Record ======

(Source: Free Republic's Psycho-Freep, 2012-03-05)



NEA

Voted for taxpayer funding of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Voted against a 10% cut in the budget for National Endowment for the Arts.




Bankruptcy

Voted for a Schumer amendment to make the debts of pro-life demonstrators not dischargeable in bankruptcy.




Defense and Foreign Policy

Voted for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).

Voted against requiring the President to certify that the CWC is effectively verifiable.

Voted against requiring the President to certify that that Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, North Korea, China, and all other countries determined to be state sponsors of terror have joined CWC prior to submitting the instrument of ratification.

Voted for the START II Treaty

Voted to allow the sale of supercomputers to China.

Voted to ban antipersonnel landmines

Voted against increasing defense spending offset by equivalent cuts in non-defense spending.

Voted to require that Federal bureaucrats get the same payraises as uniformed military.

Voted to allow food and medicine sales to state sponsors of terror and tyranical regimes such as Libya and Cuba.

Voted to limit the President’s authority to impose sanctions on nations for reasons of national security unless the sanctions were approved by a multilateral regime.

Voted against requiring Congressional authorization for military action in Bosnia.

Voted to give $25 million in foreign aid to North Korea

Voted to weaken alien terrorist deportation provisions. If the Court determines that the evidence must be withheld for national security reasons, the Justice Department must still provide a summary of the evidence sufficient for the alien terrorist to mount a defense against deportation.

Voted against delaying the India Nuclear until the President certified that India had agreed to suspend military-to-military exchanges with Iran.

Voted against the Conventional Trident Missile Program




Nominations

Voted for Richard Paez to the 9th Curcuit (cloture)

Voted for Sonia Sotomayor, Circuit Judge

Voted for Richard Holbrooke to be Ambassador to the UN

Voted for Margaret Morrow to be District Judge

Voted twice for Marsha Berzon to the 9thg Circuit

Voted for Mary McLaughlin to be District Judge

Voted for Tim Dyk to be District Judge

Voted for James Brady to be District Judge




Union Labor

Voted against National Right to Work Act

Voted against Real of Davis-Bacon Prevailing union wages

Voted for Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor

Voted for mandatory Federal child care funding

Voted for Trade Adjustment Assistance.

Voted for Job Corps funding

Voted twice in support of Fedex Unionization

Voted against allowing a waiver of Davis-Bacon in emergency situations.

Voted for minimum wage increases six times here here here here here and here
Voted to require a union representative on an IRS oversight board.

Voted to exempt IRS union representative from criminal ethics laws.

Voted against creating independent Board of Governors to investigate IRS abuses.




Guns

Voted to require pawn shops to do background checks on people who pawn a gun.

Voted twice to make it illegal to sell a gun without a secure storage or safety device

Voted for a Federal ban on possession of “assault weapons” by those under 18.

Voted for Federal funding for anti-gun education programs in schools.

Voted for anti-gun juvenile justice bill.




Reform

Voted for funding for the legal services corporation.

Voted twice for a Congressional payraise.

Voted to impose a uniform Federal mandate on states to force them to allow convicted rapits, arsonists, drug kingpins, and all other ex-convicts to vote in Federal elections.

Voted for the Specter “backup plan” to allow campaign finance reform to survive if portions of the bill were found unconstitutional.

Voted to mandate discounted broadcast times for politicians.

Voted for a McCain amendment to require State and local campaign committees to report all campaign contributions to the FEC and to require all campaign contributions to be reported to the FEC within 24 hours within 90 days of an election.




Immigration

Voted against increasing the number of immigration investigators

Voted to allow illegal immigrants to receive the earned income credit before becoming citizens

Voted to give SSI benefits to legal aliens.

Voted to give welfare benefits to naturalized citizens without regard to to the earnings of their sponsors.

Voted against hiring an additional 1,000 border partrol agents, paid for by reductions in state grants.




Taxes

Voted against a flat tax.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for Medicare prescription drugs

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to fund health insurance subsidies for small businesses.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an $8 billion increase in child healh insurance.

Voted to increase tobacco taxes to pay for an increase in NIH funding.

Voted twice for internet taxes.

Voted to allow gas tax revenues to be used to subsidize Amtrak.

Voted to strike marriage penalty tax relief and instead provide fines on tobacco companies.

Voted against repealing the Clinton 4.3 cent gas tax increase.

Voted to increase taxes by $2.3 billion to pay for an Amtrak trust fund.

Voted to allow welfare to a minor who had a child out of wedlock and who resided with an adult who was on welfare within the previous two years.

Voted to increase taxes by $9.4 billion to pay for a $9.4 billion increase in student loans.

Voted to say that AMT patch is more important than capital gains and dividend relief.




Welfare

Voted against food stamp reform

Voted against Medicaid reform

Voted against TANF reform

Voted to increase the Social Services Block Grant from $1 billion to $2 billion

Voted to increase the FHA loan from $170,000 to $197,000. Also opposed increasing GNMA guaranty from 6 basis points to 12.

Voted for $2 billion for low income heating assistance.




Government Waste

Sponsored An amendment to increase Amtrak funds by $550 million

Voted to use HUD funds for the Joslyn Art Museum (NE), the Stand Up for Animals project (RI) and the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Project (WA)

Voted to increase spending on social programs by $7 billion

Voted to increase NIH funding by $1.6 billion.

Voted to increase NIHnding by $700 million

Voted to for a $2 million earmark to renovate the Vulcan Monument (AL)

Voted for a $1 billion bailout for the steel industry

Voted against requiring that highway earmarks would come out of a state’s highway allocation

Voted to allow Market Access Program funds to go to foreign companies.

Voted to allow OPIC to increase its administrative costs by 50%

Voted against transferring $20 million from Americorps to veterans.

Voted for the $140 billion asbestos compensation bill.

Voted against requiring a uniform medical criteria to ensure asbestos claims were legitimate.

Voted to increase community development programs by $2 billion.




Spending and Entitlements

Voted to make Medicare part B premium subsidies an new entitlement.

Voted against paying off the debt ($5.6 trillion at the time) within 30 years.

Voted to give $18 billion to the IMF.

Voted to raid Social Security instead of using surpluses to pay down the debt.




Health Care

Voted to allow states to impose health care mandates that are stricter than proposed new Federal mandates, but not weaker.

Voted twice for Federal mental health parity mandates in health insurance.

Voted against a allow consumers the option to purchase a plan outside the parity mandate.




Education

Voted to increase Federal funding for teacher testing

Voted to increase spending for the Department of Education by $3.1 billion.

Voted against requiring courts to consider the impact of IDEA awards on a local school district.




Energy

Voted to allow the President to designate certain sites as interim nuclear waste storage sites in the event that he determines that Yucca Mountain is not a suitable site for a permanent waste repository. Those sites are as follows: the nuclear waste site in Hanford, Washington; the Savannah River Site in South Carolina; Barnwell County, South Carolina; and the Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee.

Voted to make fuel price gouging a Federal crime.



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3 posted on 06/14/2014 2:22:42 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: who knows what evil?




"We have to frankly break the back of the secular-socialist machine, elect people committed to representing the American people, and then methodically rip the system apart."

~Newt Gingrich, 2012







4 posted on 06/14/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.

Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.

Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.

If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...

This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.

Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...
[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]

5 posted on 06/14/2014 2:23:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Olog-hai

Rick Santorum is a nobody, he was thrown out office in 2006 in a loss worse than Christine O’Donnell’s loss, and he was the sitting Senator, not a first timer.

How does this guy Romney, Specter, supporting idiot hold on?


6 posted on 06/14/2014 2:23:57 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Olog-hai

Al three suck. Just say no.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:22 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: who knows what evil?
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The "Gay Marriage Advocate Lawyer's" plan is easy -- easy -- easy ---


The Sodomites don't need to spend all that $$$ on fifty-seven (57) individual state referendums ...


They just need to find eight (8) corrupt, blackmailable Federal District judges ... into whose courts they will "steer" the lawsuits into.


"The will of the American people" be DAMNED ...




This is precisely "why" the Democrats, MSM, Karl Rove and Mitt Romney "pooped their pants" (for the children in the audience) ...


when Newt Gingrich suggested that we (in the 21st century) follow Thomas Jefferson's and James Madison's 1800 example ...


with a "constitutionally approved" FIRING OF CORRUPT FEDERAL JUDGES.





============= Today's American Judicial History Lesson ==============


The Democratic-Republicans (originally called anti-Federalists) held the majority in Congress under the new Jefferson administration, and soon repealed the Judiciary Act, effectively terminating the new judges to prevent the Federalists from gaining more control of the judiciary.



This was the only way Congress could legitimately get rid of Article III federal judges, who are entitled to serve lifetime commissions unless they commit impeachable offenses.


The old Congress passed another act during its lame duck session, The Organic Act of the District of Columbia of 1801, which established Washington, DC, as an independent federal territory.


One provision of the legislation was that President Adams could appoint an unspecified number of justices of the peace, low-level judicial workers, to serve the needs of the newly incorporated District of Columbia.


Two days before leaving office, President Adams nominated 42 Federalists to fill these positions (these men later became known as the "Midnight Judges").


The Senate approved the nominations the day before Adams' administration ended, and John Marshall, then Secretary of State (and Supreme Court Chief Justice, as of February 1801) stayed late recording and sealing the commissions.


Unfortunately, he was unable to deliver them before Thomas Jefferson took office.

Jefferson found the undelivered commissions sitting on a desk in the Secretary of State's office, and decided 42 justices of the peace was entirely too many.

He immediately eliminated twelve positions, then appointed members of his own party to five of the remaining thirty judgeships.


Four of the seventeen men who lost their opportunities filed suit in the US Supreme Court in an effort to compel Secretary of State James Madison to deliver their commissions so they could take office. This lead to the landmark case Marbury v. Madison, (1803).



Source:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_US_President_fired_all_the_federal_judges_right_after_taking_office




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8 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:25 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: ansel12

Santorum....cmon, this is a serious election.

Time to smell the java Rick.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 2:25:31 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: who knows what evil?











10 posted on 06/14/2014 2:26:37 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Olog-hai

Jindal is the only one I would even consider out of that bunch.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 2:28:53 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Olog-hai

Randy is pulling an Eric Cantor... he’s simultaneosuly on both sides of the amnesty debate.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 2:29:00 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: who knows what evil?

In my experience, when you are trying soooooooo hard to make something “attractive” to me, you already are trying too hard. It really should sell itself, whatever it is you are peddling. Why most of us haven’t marched on Washington is because we really don’t want them to “DO” any MORE for us, like the parasite chattering class demands. In fact, we want them to DO about 90% LESS. I just want to be LEFT ALONE as the Founding Fathers intended — to pursue my own happiness. Constitutionally limited govt. makes me happy. There is NO WAY to make the Republican party attractive to both the Big Govt. RINOs and people like me.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 2:31:53 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Olog-hai

The idea of “Unifying the Party” is BS. It is how they destroyed the party. The Party is to be about a set of good values(which they already had at one point). Who ever chooses to believe in those values joins. The party must remain faithful to those values.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 2:32:58 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Patton@Bastogne

That chart says it all...


16 posted on 06/14/2014 2:38:00 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Revel

Unifying the party = GOPe rule

The Republican party needs to be rebuilt on principals it once stood for...that means all these RINO’s need to get back to its platform and principals. The party needs a true leader who speaks to them and doesn’t shrink...the RINO’s can either get on board or leave, but don’t ask us to throw away our values just for this unity bullcrap tripe coming from faux conservatives and mealy mouthed guys like Reince.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 2:39:21 PM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Patton@Bastogne; Kaslin; Jim Robinson; trooprally; BuckeyeTexan; Texas Fossil; All

Majority Leader Eric Cantor is infected with the cancer of BOEHNERISM.

An always present symptom of BOEHNERISM is that the infected Republican Politician ALWAYS Caves-In to whatever any Democrat Politician wants.

Replacing anyone in the US House Leadership who is terminally infected with the cancer of BOEHNERISM, in the words of President Ronald Reagan: “- - - wouldn’t make any sense at all.”


18 posted on 06/14/2014 2:40:03 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Sioux-san
I just want to be LEFT ALONE as the Founding Fathers intended — to pursue my own happiness.

Most conservatives I know feel the same way.

19 posted on 06/14/2014 2:46:04 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Olog-hai

Hope we can do better than those three.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 2:49:11 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: who knows what evil?

Yup - so then what do we do?


21 posted on 06/14/2014 2:52:38 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Graewoulf

There are only a handful (literally) of Repubs who are worth the powder to blow them to hell. The rest have flipped to the Big Govt. Oligarchy party along with the Dems. How much more evidence do we need? 70% in Boehner’s district voted to re-elect him - do you think he cares about this bad publicity? Nawww.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 2:56:39 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Jindal is the only one I would even consider out of that bunch.
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Amen. No one has mentioned yet that Rand Paul endorsed Mitch McConnell in the Primary against Matt Bevin.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 2:56:59 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Sioux-san

Some ‘Go Galt’, others seek to grow closer to the Lord Jesus Christ, still others continue to put their faith in the political system...I don’t see a single solution.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 2:58:46 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Sioux-san

Yup - so then what do we do?
_____________________________________________________________

Well, you can start by considering....

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 2:59:54 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Olog-hai

NO THANK YOU ...to any of these three.
I don’t want to unify with the Democrats
I want to re establish this as one nation under God, invisible and the moral compass the Founders believed in. Otherwise I am not voting for the leper with the most remaining fingers
Freegards
LEX


26 posted on 06/14/2014 3:00:07 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Din Maker; All

Yup - so then what do we do?
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Well, you can start by considering....

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.


27 posted on 06/14/2014 3:03:08 PM PDT by Din Maker (Susana Martinez in 2016! Governor, Conservative, Female and Hispanic.)
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To: Olog-hai
Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican party.

Well this should be interesting.

28 posted on 06/14/2014 3:05:36 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Patton@Bastogne

I take it you’re not a sweater vest fan. Me neither. Rick Santorum is not presidential material.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 3:08:29 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: Patton@Bastogne
On the Romney vs. Burns list. Are you sure about number 14?
30 posted on 06/14/2014 3:09:20 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Din Maker

I have heard good things about Martinez, but New Mexico sounds a bit out of control. Did the man from the real Mexico (Bill Richardson, that is) leave a big mess for her to clean up? The police have committed some really awful crimes IMO on shooting citizens - I don’t know what she can do, but should she do something?

http://reason.com/blog/2014/03/31/people-protest-police-brutality-in-new-m
http://www.everyjoe.com/2013/11/06/crime/david-eckert-colonoscopy-enemas-deming-new-mexico-police/


31 posted on 06/14/2014 3:14:00 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Olog-hai

Most of the talk of unity that’s going on the Iowa GOP today is empty.

It amounts to “let’s unify around unity.” And “you have to be part of the team.”

Which is as content-free as cotton candy.

The only true unity that will ever be gained is around truth and principle. The very things that I know very personally most of them don’t want to hear about, because to listen to that message, you have to reject the establishment that owns “the team.”


32 posted on 06/14/2014 3:14:24 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Olog-hai

If its not Cruz or Perry I just can’t interested.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 3:16:20 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: DoodleDawg

If any ‘unity’ prescription involved the Chamber of Crony Capitalism, count me out!


34 posted on 06/14/2014 3:18:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai
Newt brags about being a PROGRESSIVE.....

Question; who else brags about being progressives.?.
If you do not know.. you're probably a progressive..

Note; there is a lot of "good guy", "bad guy" going on in Washington D.C... and State Capitals.. and really.. local school boards..

CLUE: the good guys and bad guys are on THE SAME TEAM... Its a game, a gambit, a diversition.. for confusing FOOLS..


35 posted on 06/14/2014 3:31:28 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Olog-hai

Conservatives need to negotiate with RINOs the way that Democrats do: “Let’s unite the party. Do what we want and everything we want, or go to hell.”

Since the Republican party leadership acts like the abused, co-dependent spouse of the Democrats, maybe what they need is for conservatives to abuse them as well.


36 posted on 06/14/2014 3:50:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Olog-hai

While away, Jindal just let Common Core take full effect in LA.


37 posted on 06/14/2014 4:08:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: hosepipe

That picture cannot be unseen, thanks.


38 posted on 06/14/2014 4:32:16 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

Newt is that you?

It used to be considered rude to hijack a thread.

Newt isn’t much better then the 3 mentioned in the article.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 4:43:30 PM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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To: Olog-hai

And why the hell would we want a unified gop? If they’re unified, you can bet its for no good.


40 posted on 06/14/2014 6:18:02 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Be a part of the American freedom migration: freestateproject.org)
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To: Sioux-san

Boehner is not my target.

My targets are the sorry Republicans in the House who daily choose to keep him there as Speaker.

Because of them, they allow Boehner to stay on as Speaker, who then agrees to Cave-In to anything that any loud Democrat voice wants.


41 posted on 06/14/2014 7:40:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

I wonder why that is (keeping him on) - it is inexplicable out here in the peanut gallery.


42 posted on 06/14/2014 7:47:47 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

A variation of that question is what I post on FR everyday.

BTW, please ping me when you figure it out - - - .


43 posted on 06/14/2014 7:52:36 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: stockpirate
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Speaker Newt Gingrich isn't an announced candidate ... yet ...


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Is ANYONE in the Tea Party or Conservative Movement offering these types of DETAILD solution proposals ?

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Enjoy ...




Eric Cantor, Lindsey Graham and the Future of the GOP

Tuesday night's primaries had two interesting results.

First, in a shock which can legitimately be called a political earthquake, House Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his seat in Richmond, Virginia after 13 years of service in Congress.

Second, in a turnaround from what many observers might have predicted two years ago, Senator Lindsey Graham won his primary by a wide margin.

The news media is focusing on the Cantor defeat only, but that is misleading.

Graham potentially had fully as much grassroots opposition as Cantor. He knew it and he responded to that reality. Senator Graham went home frequently, listened to his constituents' complaints, explained his policies and emphasized the points on which they agreed.

Graham understood the first rule of American politics, which is that the voter is King. The voter loans power to the elected official but they can always take it back. Wise elected officials always remember that power really does come from the people.

In retrospect, Cantor’s constituents clearly believed that he had forgotten this fact. In the last few weeks, there were a few indications of trouble for the Leader.

At an event in his district, conservative activists booed him. His preferred candidate to chair the congressional convention was also defeated.

Cantor’s opponent, Dave Brat, is a local college professor who was virtually unknown until the Cantor campaign began running attack ads against him.

It may be that the attacks reminded voters that there was an alternative--that they were ultimately sovereign--and tempted them to exercise that power against one of the most senior members of Congress.

Cantor should sue his pollster and his consultants for malpractice.

They outspent the challenger 25 to 1 and lost. They spent almost as much on steakhouse dinners ($170,000) as Brat's entire campaign spent (about $200,000).

Cantor is a very smart, hard-working, and serious man with an admirable record of 13 years of service in Congress and another decade of service in the Virginia legislature before that.

Losing a race does not have to be the end of the line. Bill Clinton lost the governorship in 1980 after one term and came back to serve ten more years in the Governor's mansion. I lost my first two races for Congress.

If Cantor slows down, visits with folks in his district and reflects on the lessons of leadership in a free society, he could well end up as governor or a senator. He could also pursue a career in the private sector or become a cabinet officer in the next Republican presidency.

There was one other big winner Tuesday night.

The Independent Women's Voice organization has developed a pledge to repeal Obamacare.

Brat signed it. Cantor did not.

Chris McDaniel signed the pledge in the Mississippi Senate primary and is now ahead in a runoff against a 36-year incumbent.

Clearly, repealing Obamacare will have to be a major Republican pledge this fall.

I was surprised at the intense reaction to Cantor's defeat I got from a number of old friends around the country. They weren't mad at Eric as a person.

But they were infuriated with the general Republican failure to fight Obama effectively and saw the loss as a signal of that frustration.

On Friday I will outline the challenge to Republican Congressional leadership in a post-Cantor world.

Your Friend,

Newt


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A Third Strategy for Congressional Republicans

In the 20th anniversary year of the Contract with America, it is time to confront the need for a new Republican strategy to defeat Obamaism.

Many Americans believe they are watching increasing lawlessness, incompetence and dishonesty in President Obama and his administration, and that this poses an increasingly powerful challenge for the Congressional Republicans.

The scale of the threat and the breadth of Obama's activities leaves them feeling angry and hopeless.

In just the last few weeks, President Obama has released terrorists without consulting Congress, failed to coordinate on the collapse in Iraq, allowed thousands of children to illegally enter the United States, issued extraordinarily destructive (and probably illegal) new, job-killing rules from the Environmental Protection Agency--and the list goes on.

Meanwhile, the President has been presiding over the corruption and collapse of the Veterans Administration with at least 51 sites in 29 states and the District of Columbia already implicated in wrongdoing. (See this interactive map for more.)

Most Republican supporters see the Congressional response to the Obama Administration as too small, too slow, or too weak to be effective.

Both their oath of office to defend the Constitution and the rising fear and anger of their constituents require the Congressional Republicans to develop a new strategy.

Most of the Washington elite discounts the depth of anger among conservative Americans about what they see as literally the destruction of their country. Most of our elites shrug off the fears, alienation and hostility these conservative Americans feel toward a president they view as weakening the nation, destroying the rule of law, and undermining the values they believe in and live by.

There have been two initial Republican strategies to respond to Obama. Both have failed.

First, there has been the strategy of heroic but suicidal frontal assaults. Obama has the power of the presidency, the support of an overwhelming majority of the news media and an extraordinary willingness to say whatever is needed with no regard for the truth.

Given the President's advantages, any poorly thought-out frontal attacks are as doomed as frontal attacks against machine guns were in World War I.

The shutdown last fall is a classic example of choosing a fight where the other side has all the advantages.

Luckily for the Republicans, the Obamacare implementation disaster was so extraordinary that it rapidly erased any damage done to Republicans by inflicting much worse damage on Obama and the Democrats.

Second, faced with the enthusiasm of some of their colleagues for suicidal heroics, a number of Republicans decided that a better strategy was to do nothing, pick no fights, and take no risks.

This strategy of minimal effort was endorsed by a consulting class which loves to focus its candidates on raising money to buy negative ads (a strategy which blew up disastrously for Majority Leader Cantor in Richmond this week).

The power of the consulting community's hostility to positive ideas and positive solutions cannot be underestimated.

The problem with the take-no-risk, pursue-no-ideas, offer-no-reforms, fight-over-nothing strategy is that it is ultimately self defeating.

First, we are told we should take no risks so that we can get through the 2014 election because then we will win control of the Senate and gain 8 to 12 seats in the house.

Then we will be told that we should take no risks in 2015 because we want to focus on keeping control of the Senate and wait for a presidential nominee who will tell us what to do.

Of course, having taken no risks, avoided all fights, and developed no new solutions, our candidate will have a bare cupboard for a platform and will be told to run on an anti-Hillary ad campaign.

If we win a purely negative campaign in 2016 (remember the 2004 anti-Kerry campaign), we will have no political capital to reform anything.

If we lose the presidency in 2016, we will face a newly elected chief executive who will claim a mandate and will try to move America even further toward big government bureaucracy and leftist values.

And we will have had no practice at fighting and winning.

For both practical and moral reasons, doing nothing, avoiding fighting and offering no ideas is a losing strategy.

So if suicidal fights are bad and doing nothing is bad, what is the third strategy?



A THIRD STRATEGY FOR CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS

Republicans need a new strategy of running a John Wooden-style full court press against the Obama Administration.

They can't beat Obama and his media allies in one single, narrowly focused frontal fight.

On the other hand, the are so many different things going wrong that Obama and his media allies can't defend themselves against a hundred different fronts, each eroding the administration's position and building an alternative governing majority for Republicans.

This new strategy requires a series of large changes for the Congressional Republicans.


1. First, they must announce and emphasize a new strategy of dramatically improving America through better solutions. This is not a political strategy. This is a strategy of creating a better future for America. The core concept--that we can break out in virtually every aspect of government by looking for best practices throughout the private sector and by looking for the new capabilities being developed by pioneers of the future--should be emphasized in every committee and subcommittee.

They should contrast the incompetence, inefficiency and at times corruption of the old bureaucratic systems with the potential speed, accuracy, accountability and transparency of new modern systems.

Developing a 21st century veterans service system would be a logical starting place since the VA is so clearly collapsing and corrupt.

The VA transformation would be a good template for transforming other departments and for thinking through the challenge of an Obamacare replacement.


2. Every subcommittee has to be empowered to hold hearings, undertake investigations, and develop issues. For example, a subcommittee should be on the border this weekend investigating the flood of children pouring into the United States.

The scale of activism required means that leadership has to rely on training and planning to create a culture of decentralized activism. It is impossible to centrally plan and implement a multiple-front campaign.

Subcommittee chairs and their staffs need to be trained and then released to learn by doing. The key steps that every member and staff needs to be prepared for are:

explaining why this hearing matters and what the struggle to change and improve things is all about;

explaining how this particular hearing or bill relates to the values and goals of the American people so their lives will be better;

explaining what the current administration and the current systems are doing wrong and how that is hurting people; explaining how our replacement would improve things and what the principles that explain it are;
explaining how your life will be better if we succeed in changing the law and the bureaucracy.


3. Each area of investigation and policy development needs to have language developed which gives Republicans moral dominance in debating Democrats about those issues.

We have to train ourselves to understand the importance of winning the argument in the media. We also have to work to talk in common, everyday language so people understand that we care about them and their lives.

As Jack Kemp taught us, "People have to know that you care before they care that you know." Learning to both speak about the impact on people’s lives and to win the argument will make a huge difference.


4. Wherever possible, focus the fight on Obama's bureaucrats rather than Obama.

The news media may have a lot of sympathy for the president, but they don’t have it for the bureaucrats. Look at the coverage of the VA scandal and you can see the enormous gap between media affection for Obama and willingness to be very tough with his subordinates.


5. Develop new solutions for new coalitions and constituencies. FDA reform, for example, could appeal to virtually every person concerned with finding cures for diseases. Fighting to allow Uber to serve its customers attracts an amazing number of young people.

A new veterans service system that put veterans in charge of their health and gave them a smartphone solution that made them (rather than the bureaucracy) the key player in their care could attract a lot of veterans.

The opportunities are endless. In many cases the new solutions threaten the old order (often unionized bureaucrats and their lobbyists) and many Democrats will simply not be allowed to be for a better future because of their allies (take the Keystone pipeline as an example).


6. As issues and solutions develop, turn them into bills in the House and amendments in the Senate and begin peppering Democrats with difficult choices.

They can be in favor of their folks back home and of a better future, or they can side with Obama and a poorer, less desirable future for the American people.



This new strategy could meet the passionate desire of our base for a fighting party and could erode the Obama administration and set the stage for a catastrophic Democratic defeat in 2016.

There is a lot of operational detail to develop about this new third strategy but it is clearly more promising than the strategies of suicidal defeat or passive conflict avoidance.


Your Friend,

Newt


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44 posted on 06/14/2014 7:55:22 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (.)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

bkmk


45 posted on 06/14/2014 9:40:05 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Olog-hai

Pushing amnesty is not going to unite the party.


46 posted on 06/15/2014 7:08:31 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Olog-hai

What’s the definition of insanity, again....?


47 posted on 06/15/2014 7:12:47 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Olog-hai

link does not work.


48 posted on 06/15/2014 8:03:56 AM PDT by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark
Well, it was working yesterday.

Here’s the same story from WWLP’s website (NBC affiliate for Springfield MA).
49 posted on 06/15/2014 9:37:23 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Patton@Bastogne

So to hijack a thread to serve your own means is okay with you.

BTW - post that picture of Newt sitting with Nazi Pelosy to remind everyone who he really is.

Your posts go unread and I for one find you very rude to hijack another topic to serve your own vain interests, and it is very Newt of you.


50 posted on 06/16/2014 6:34:44 AM PDT by stockpirate (Only a tidal wave of tyrants blood will return our tree of liberty......)
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