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  • Ted Cruz to deliver keynote address at Lincoln-Reagan Dinner (Alabama)

    07/18/2015 10:14:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | July 18, 2015 | Angel Coker
    In an effort to raise awareness of his presidential campaign among Republicans in Alabama, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will deliver the keynote address at the Tuscaloosa Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Aug. 25. The Lincoln-Reagan Dinner began in 2006 and has featured keynote speakers like Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the GOP 2012 nominee, and Karl Rove, a political consultant and policy advisor who served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush. The local Lincoln-Reagan Dinner also serves to recognize Republican leaders in the state. In the past, Gov. Robert Bentley and former U.S. Representative Spencer...
  • Coosa County Republicans will hold conference call with Sen. Ted Cruz (Alabama, July 21st)

    07/16/2015 6:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Home ^ | July 16, 2015 | Staff
    The Coosa County Republican Party will play host a conference call with presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan will place the call from the Coosa County E-911 Conference Center at 60 Communications Dr. in Rockford. This event is part of the “Calling Alabama” program by the Alabama Republican Party that provides opportunities each month for participants to hear live conversations with presidential candidates. The Coosa County Republican Party is only the second group to hold one of these events live from its meeting. Tallapoosa County played...
  • GOP moves to overturn Confederate flag limits

    07/12/2015 11:01:45 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 8 replies ^ | July 8th, 2015 | By Jamie Dupree
    In a surprise, Republicans late Wednesday moved to overturn limits on the sale and display of the Confederate flag that had been approved a day earlier by the U.S. House, setting up a showdown vote for Thursday on whether the National Park Service should allow sales of the flag and on how the Confederate flag should be displayed at certain federal cemeteries. The move was unexpected, coming as lawmakers were quietly finishing debate on a spending bill that covers operations of the National Park Service. Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), the lead Republican on the measure, had been giving final wrap-up...
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz set for Alabama visit

    07/06/2015 2:29:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Paul Gattis
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is coming to Alabama. Cruz, the first-term senator from Texas, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Aug. 25 hosted by the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party, chairman Jim Zeanah said. Zeanah said tickets are $100 per plate and sponsorship opportunities are available as well. More than 500 people are expected to attend the dinner, he said. "We don't even have tickets printed yet but it feels like a sellout already," Zeanah said. Zeanah said the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, in its ninth year, has a history of attracting well-known speakers. Among those was...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Alabama to deliver keynote address at local GOP dinner

    06/19/2015 1:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | June 19, 2015 | Cliff Sims
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — U.S. Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) will deliver the keynote address at an upcoming event hosted by the Tuscaloosa Republican Party, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. “I am very excited to announce that Ted Cruz will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at The Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Tuesday, August 25,” Merrill told Yellowhammer. The Tuscaloosa GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner has become one of Alabama’s most widely-attended political events in recent years, attracting nationally-known speakers including top George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove and former Mississippi Gov. Haley...
  • Why Alabamians should vote for Ted Cruz: guest opinion

    04/28/2015 12:37:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | April 28, 2015 | Jodi McDade, AL state Republican Executive Committee & Chair, Coosa County GOP
    The Presidential campaign for the 2016 election is getting under way and it is time to start researching the different candidates that have already entered the race or have expressed the possibility of doing so. I have been thinking about this for quite some time and I know exactly what I am looking for in the next President of the United States. I am looking for someone who knows the Constitution backwards and forwards – and who believes in it with all their soul. I am looking for someone who knows and loves the rule of law – and who...
  • Rep. Mo Brooks rips Rubio on open borders

    04/21/2015 10:37:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Tim Constantine
    A Republican congressman ripped congressional leadership for their inaction on President Obama’s executive amnesty plan for illegals and pointed a finger at Sen. Marco Rubio for U.S. problems with open borders. Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks was a guest on Tim Constantine’s “Capitol Hill Show” on Tuesday and the conversation was dominated by the topic of illegal immigration and the effort by the Obama administration to circumvent existing law and grant amnesty to millions. “What I am very disappointed in is the House and Senate leadership,” Mr. Brooks explained....
  • GOP Rep: ‘Cruz Would Be An Equally Great President’ As Reagan

    03/26/2015 10:05:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    A Republican congressman believes Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, would be as great of a president as Ronald Reagan. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., made the comparison while talking to Yellowhammer Radio with Cliff Sims. “I believe Ted Cruz would be an excellent president. The parallels between Ted Cruz and the way he conducts himself, his belief system, and Ronald Reagan are uncanny,” Brooks said....
  • Ted Cruz Is the First Possible 2016 Candidate Taking Action After Alabama Gay Marriage Case

    02/12/2015 10:14:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 12, 2015 | Fred Lucas
    Since the U.S. Supreme Court rejected hearing Alabama’s appeal on gay marriage earlier this week, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has taken the firmest stance of all potential Republican presidential candidate on the issue. Cruz introduced the State Marriage Defense Act just two days after the high court’s decision, which would allow states to decide on how to define marriage, rather than federal judges. While Republicans have long been the party supporting only traditional marriage, media reports have recently stressed how slow likely Republican 2016 presidential have been to speak out on the Alabama matter. The Supreme Court opted not to...
  • Alabama's first openly gay lawmaker threatens to 'out' officials having extramarital affairs

    01/27/2015 5:36:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | January 26, 2015 | Kent Faulk
    Alabama's first openly gay state legislator fired back on Facebook over the weekend, including a threat to expose the affairs of state officials, to comments made by Republican Party officials in the wake of a federal judge declaring the state ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. State Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, said she was elated and in "shock" when the judge issued the order overturning Alabama's same-sex marriage ban. But after seeing comments by Republican officials, particularly from Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, and seeing Attorney General Luther Strange's efforts to get a stay of the judge's orders, Todd...
  • Holiday Bulletin: The Insiders’ friends and family focus group

    12/30/2014 2:01:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan Blog ^ | December 29, 2014 | Ed Rogers, Lobbyist
    I spent Christmas week in Fairhope, Alabama, which is Alabama’s answer to Sausalito, CA. And now I’m reporting from Palm Desert, California, which is an exclusive enclave of bipartisan one-percenters. Palm Desert is California’s answer to Heaven. The streets here aren’t paved with gold, but they might as well be. I consider Fairhope to be prosperous and affluent, but the people in Palm Desert are rich! They’re not getting new trucks and hunting gear for Christmas, they’re getting Bentleys and Gulfstreams. Roll Tide! Anyway, as you can imagine, my friends and family are pretty pro-GOP – even if there is...
  • Without Cruz, there would be no opposition to President Obama (With 2016 poll to FReep)

    12/21/2014 2:42:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Nolan Chart Blog ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mark Vogl
    An entire nation votes, tens of millions of Americans come out to their local polls to tell Washington it is going in the wrong direction on amnesty and Obama Care, and endless deficits, and cowardice in the face of terrorism…and what do the Republicans leaders do? They give the president everything he could ask for, while turning on one of the few in the Republican ranks that understands we are fighting for the very life of the nation. The Republican Party simply is not up to the task of changing the course of this nation. Too many in the Republican...
  • Rand Paul wins's presidential poll and now, he's coming to Alabama: Today's political update

    12/04/2014 2:33:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Leada Gore
    Alabama Republicans will host Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at its winter dinner on Feb. 20. If a new poll is any indication, he will get more than a warm welcome. A recent poll puts Paul ahead of nine other leading contenders for the GOP presidential nomination. Paul garnered 43 percent of the vote, followed by Ted Cruz at 31 percent and Dr. Ben Carson at 14 percent. Of course, the poll is not scientific. And it's interesting to note the poll was shared widely among Paul supporters, showing up on sites such as Paul, a favorite among...
  • Once More, President Obama Is Doing The Republicans’ Jobs For Them

    11/15/2014 12:05:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | November 15, 2014 | Rmuse
    There is an idiom that parents and employers likely put in practice when an important task has to be completed correctly; “If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.” President Obama certainly understands that sentiment with a slight variation; if the nation wants anything done at all, the President has to do it himself due to Republicans who have done nothing since January 2009. Sometime next week, after waiting patiently for Ted Cruz to order House Republicans to take up, and pass, the Senate’s bipartisan immigration reform, the President will take action on immigration reform. The...
  • War Against Whites? I Think Not

    08/07/2014 9:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Charles M. Blow
    When Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, claimed earlier this week that Democrats were waging a “war on whites,” he lifted the lid on a simmering resentment that is very real and very resilient and feeds on anxiety — and fear — about a changing America, and the possibility of those changes upending historical architectures of privilege. On Monday, Brooks was on Laura Ingraham’s radio show to talk about Republicans’ deportation policies. She played a clip of Ron Fournier of National Journal on Fox News saying: “The fastest-growing voting block in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This...
  • The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Is Saving the GOP Establishment at Ballot Box

    07/14/2014 7:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 14, 2014 | Alex Altman
    Business group has been major force in 2014 races.On the day after New Jersey and Virginia’s gubernatorial elections last fall, Mitch McConnell showed up at a board meeting of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with another race on his mind. He announced that the day’s most consequential contest had been neither Chris Christie’s victory nor Ken Cuccinelli’s defeat. Instead, the Senate minority leader explained, it had been a GOP primary in South Alabama. The Chamber had shelled out about $200,000 in the sleepy district on the Mississippi border to rescue a mainstream candidate who was struggling to fend off a...
  • Palin speaking in Huntsville: Dem says it's 'absolutely appalling,' Repub says it's 'fantastic idea'

    05/13/2014 5:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | May 13, 2014 | Paul Gattis
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The views are as different as their political parties. When it comes to Sarah Palin speaking in Huntsville next week at the New Hope High School graduation, Republicans love it and Democrats don't. Palin, who ran for vice president on the John McCain ticket in 2008 and the former governor of Alaska, will speak at the Von Braun Center's Propst Arena on May 21. reached out to the chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties in Madison County for their thoughts about Palin. First, from Clete Wetli, chair of the Madison County Democrats: "I really thought...
  • Meet Sarah Palin's most devoted supporters -- Sarah Palin's Earthquake Movement

    04/26/2014 5:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | April 25, 2014 | Brendan Kirby
    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – Rock and Roll has the ‘Deadheads.’ Politics has ‘Sarah Palin’s Earthquake Movement.” The organization, formed in 2010, filled three tables at The Wharf’s Events Center in Orange Beach for Palin’s speech at the Baldwin County Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner. The men and women came from states far and wide. Members said the speech was the first Palin event they attended as a group but that members have gone to other appearances individually. “It was mostly to show we support her,” said Sandra Bailey, a New Mexico woman who founded the group. Organizations said the group...
  • In speech to Alabama Republicans, Sarah Palin blasts Obama and 'RINOs' alike

    04/25/2014 11:10:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | April 25, 2014 | Brendan Kirby
    ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin offered plenty of red-meat attacks on President Barack Obama during an appearance at the Baldwin County Republican Party’s annual fundraising dinner Friday, but she did not spare her own party. Palin, who rocketed to political stardom after presidential candidate John McCain tapped her as his running mate in 2008, expressed nearly as much exasperation with the GOP establishment as she did with Democrats. She referenced her own upbringing in an Alaskan hunting family in declaring that she would fight politicians that conservatives deride as “Republicans in Name Only” during intra-party squabbles....
  • Sarah Palin to speak at Baldwin County Republican Party annual dinner (Alabama)

    01/21/2014 1:39:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | January 21, 2014 | Staff
    The Baldwin County Republican Party announces that former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin will be the featured speaker at their annual dinner. The dinner will be held April 25 at the Orange Beach Event Center at The Wharf in Orange Beach. “We are excited to bring Governor Palin to Baldwin County. We have had an amazing response with ticket sales so far, including selling out of our Gold Sponsorships,” said Matt Simpson, chairman of the BCRP. “The dinner will be a little more than one month before the June 2014 primary so we are expecting a large turnout from throughout the...
  • When moderates fight back: GOP civil war could be brutal in 2014 elections

    11/07/2013 5:08:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | November 7, 2013 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There's a fight brewing and it could get ugly. In one corner is the Republican Party. And in the other ... the Republican Party. The stakes could not be higher. The GOP has failed to get a majority of Americans to vote for its presidential candidates in five of the last six elections. And Tuesday night's gubernatorial races -- a win in New Jersey and loss in Virginia -- sent confusing signals, at best, about where the party is headed. The fight spilled out into the open in a race for Alabama's 1st Congressional District, with two Republicans the face...
  • Megyn Kelly Guests Take On Left’s Favorite Target: ‘Demonizing Cruz Only Makes Him Stronger’

    06/14/2013 5:52:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 14, 2013 | Matt Wilstein
    Freshman Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has become an increasingly controversial figure in American politics as evidenced by comments MSNBC’s Chris Matthews made this week comparing Cruz to Nazi sympathizer Father Coughlin. Fox’s Bill O’Reilly laid into Matthews last night for equating his “black Irish” looks with Cruz’s and today Megyn Kelly picked up the thread by asking what it is about the senator that makes liberals so angry. Conservative radio host Mike Gallagher said people are only attacking Cruz because he’s “effective.” He said people are “impressed” with the “tea party darling” who “rose out of nowhere” and used this...
  • Sessions: 'Tide Is Beginning to Turn' Against Immigration Bill

    05/02/2013 6:49:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 1, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told Boston’s conservative radio host Howie Carr on Wednesday that the political momentum is starting to turn against the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill. When Carr asked the senator if this process behind the push for this bill is the “same thing as Obamacare” where “we have to pass it so we can read it,” Sessions replied: “Absolutely, it really is.” “That is exactly what it is,” Sessions said. “They’re selling the sizzle. They’re selling the smell. And it’s a shoe leather instead of a steak.” Carr said that though everyone...
  • AL lawmaker's email: 'Slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, snaggle-toothed kin folk'

    03/27/2013 3:55:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 27, 2013 | George Talbot
    State Rep. Joe Mitchell, D-Mobile, had an outlandish exchange via email with a Jefferson County man who asked him and other lawmakers not to pass any laws that would restrict gun ownership. Eddie Maxwell sent a mass email to state legislators late on Jan. 27, warning them that even attempting to introduce a gun control bill was, in his opinion, a violation of state law. Mitchell responded from his public, email account an hour later, telling Maxwell: "Your folk never used all this sheit (sic) to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed...
  • Former Dem Artur Davis, Squarely in Romney's Corner

    07/07/2012 8:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    BRISTOW, Va. -- Four summers ago, then-Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama delivered a nominating speech in support of Barack Obama. The Illinois senator's election as party standard-bearer “takes us closer to becoming what we know America can be," he said at the Denver convention. But times have changed in the intervening years -- especially for Davis himself. Now a Virginia Republican, he spent part of Thursday afternoon at the home of a Northern Virginia family talking about how Obama failed the country on the economy, and how he believes presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney is best equipped to revive...
  • Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis now a Republican

    05/30/2012 1:14:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 29, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has turned in his Democratic Party card as he prepares to register for the GOP in Virginia. The switch was rumored for some time following his departure from Democratic politics in 2010. Davis left political circles after his unsuccessful run for governor in Alabama. He lost in the 2010 primaries, and generating hostility from some fellow Democrats who disliked his effort to avoid identity politics. The winning Democrat was trounced by the Republican candidate in the general election. “If I were to run [for office], it would be as a Republican … [because] wearing...
  • Paul Begala: Romney’s Dixie Debacle in Mississippi and Alabama Primaries

    03/14/2012 8:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 13, 2012 | Paul Begala
    One of the great legends of political consulting is the Dog Food Problem: an apocryphal tale of a company that had the best packaging, the best advertising, the best marketing. But there was only one problem: the dog wouldn't eat it. Forevermore we should no longer call it a Dog Food Problem. We should call it a Mitt Romney Problem. In truth Romney is still probably the most likely GOP nominee. He has the most money, the best organization, the most endorsements, and the best hair. There is only one thing wrong with the Mitt Romney campaign: Mitt Romney. If...
  • LIVE at 9PM ET -The Mitt Romney Radio on GOP race and National security

    03/12/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT · by jacobny · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Mitt Romney Radio Channel ^ | 03/12/2012 | JacobNY
    Jacob Kornbluh discusses Governor Mitt Romney and National Security each Monday evening at 9pm Eastern. Join us for news and commentary on the presidential candidacy of Gov. Mitt Romney, as well as discussion about the political strategies and news relating to other leading GOP contenders.
  • Alabama Democrats scrub Bill Maher fundraiser off website

    03/12/2012 3:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    The Alabama Democratic Party has now scrubbed a web page advertising its upcoming fundraiser with HBO’s Bill Maher following an uproar from conservatives about the event because of the comedian’s history of making sexist statements about women. The web address — — once took visitors to an invitation to the Maher reception in Huntsville on March 17. Now it redirects to the homepage of the Alabama Democratic Party. Bradley Davidson, the executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, has not returned multiple requests for comment from TheDC about the reception. The scrubbing was first reported by the Alabama blog...
  • Deal not sealed, Romney hits Santorum with big ad buys

    03/08/2012 10:50:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | March 9, 2012 | Patricia Zengerle
    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign would like to be focusing its attacks on Democratic President Barack Obama around now. But after failing to seize control of the Republican nomination race on "Super Tuesday," Romney cannot shake off rival Rick Santorum, whom he criticized on Thursday as a political insider. Opening up a new front against Santorum, the Romney campaign accused him of being a lobbyist in his home state of Pennsylvania even before he went to Washington in 1991. Romney's campaign also attacked Santorum for holding regular meetings with lobbyists as a Senate leader, part of the Republican "K Street Project"...
  • Ala. GOP leaders have 2nd thoughts on immigration

    12/09/2011 11:35:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | December 9, 2011 | Phillip Rawls
    Alabama Republicans who pushed through the nation's toughest law against illegal immigrants are having second thoughts amid a backlash from big business, fueled by the embarrassing traffic stops of two foreign employees tied to the state's prized Honda and Mercedes plants. The Republican attorney general is calling for some of the strictest parts of it to be repealed. Some Republican lawmakers say they now want to make changes in the law that was pushed quickly through the legislature....
  • Deep Red States Devastated By Tornadoes.Does Obama Really Feel Sorry For Them? Maybe Pretending?

    04/28/2011 7:17:03 PM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 21 replies
    Do any of you conservatives actually believe that Our Hero Barack Obama is actually saddened and deeply concerened over the tornatic destruction in the south? Remember when he came to save a black man in the Blue Of State of Massachusetts over the Cambridge Police Department acting "STUPIDLY"? and Where was Obama when Kentucky got nailed with Ice Storms? When Ohio polls showed that Obama's approval tanked to 40(ish)per-cent,he threw a few billion at them to buy back the votes. And this week the south gets hammered with intense tornadoes,mass destruction&deaths. What do you think? Is Obama secretly laughing at...
  • 2 former presidents, Palin will be in Ala.

    10/07/2010 6:57:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2010
    MOBILE, Ala. — Alabama will host three political heavyweights on the same day with former presidents George W. Bush and Jimmy Carter, as well as former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, at separate events. Bush will speak Thursday evening at the University of Mobile's annual leadership banquet at the Mobile Convention Center...
  • Romney Attempts to Endorse GOP Nominee for AL Governor, Fails Miserably When Endorsement Turned Down

    10/02/2010 9:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 2, 2010 | Zip
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama Republican governor candidate Robert Bentley has turned down an offered endorsement from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, expected to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Romney on Thursday endorsed a list of 24 Alabama Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, state treasurer Kay Ivey in her race for lieutenant governor and Birmingham lawyer Luther Strange, who is running for attorney general. The Birmingham News reported that Bentley turned down the endorsement. A spokeswoman for Bentley, Rebekah Mason, said Friday that Bentley wanted to concentrate on the race for governor and did...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Calls Alabama State Senate District “Heir Property” for African-Americans – Video

    09/05/2010 2:05:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 4, 2010
    (VIDEO AT LINK) Here is Naked Emperor News video of the Rev. Al Sharpton speaking at a rally in Alabama back in July in which he essentially said African-American candidate Johnny Ford should win his State Senate Primary runoff against a white candidate – Billy Beasley – because the district is “heir property” to African-Americans. Sharpton, for all his talk of wanting equality, actually uses “race” as a cottage industry for himself. It is impossible to square these comments with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream that people would someday be “judged by the content of their character” and not...
  • Sarah Palin endorses Chapman, Roby in Alabama

    08/18/2010 4:25:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is supporting Republican Beth Chapman for re-election as Alabama's secretary of state. Palin made an endorsement Tuesday on her Facebook page. She described Chapman as a "conservative reformer" who has served with distinction, integrity, and common sense. Chapman says it's a great honor to be supported by Palin. The former Alaska governor also endorsed Republican Martha Roby for Alabama's 2nd Congressional District...
  • A certain je ne sais quoi — Say this about Tim James: He’s full of chutzpah (AL GOP candidate)

    05/12/2010 10:18:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 219+ views
    The Anniston Star ^ | April 30, 2010 | Bob Davis, Editor
    “This is Alabama, we speak English.” — Tim James, candidate for governor, speaking in a campaign commercial decrying that Alabama offers driver’s license exams in 12 languages What, is he loco? If this ninja candidate was feeling angst at recent polling and looking for a way to add panache to his bid to be Alabama’s next governor, James found it. With this YouTube sensation, he can say “sayonara” to campaigning under the radar. Or, as famed Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto might say, “Se trata de Alabama. Hablamos Inglés.” So, what was the motivation — the raison d’être — of...
  • The Making of An American Leader

    02/15/2010 7:56:16 PM PST · by MarvelynLouise · 1 replies · 176+ views
    Alabama Tea Party Network ^ | 02/15/2010 | Bamabelle
    He says something that affected him profoundly is, “The Oath of Office I took when I put my hand up on July 7, 1981. There was no expiration date on that oath. Even at the age of 18, I realized it was the Constitution, not the man nor the office but that document I was protecting. I still take that oath seriously today.” Phillip understands the U.S. Constitution is not a “living, breathing document” as some try to depict it.
  • Gibbs mocks Sarah Palin's palm-writing at briefing (Aren't they classy?)

    02/09/2010 1:34:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 1,576+ views
    The Washington Post / The Associated Press ^ | February 9, 2010 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs flashed a left palm with notes written on it at the news briefing Tuesday, an apparent mocking reference to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's use of her hand as notepad during the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville. The words "hope" and "change" were written on Gibbs's hand where Palin had written "energy," "tax" and "lift American spirits" on hers, the AP reports.(continued)
  • Matthews on Griffith’s flip: The GOP is sort of the party of the confederacy now, huh? (w/Video)

    12/23/2009 10:30:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 924+ views
    Bully Pulpit ^ | December 23, 2009 | Andy W. Rogers
    Allahpundit: Via Weasel Zippers. The money line: “Are you going to keep building your party with Dixiecrats, ex-Democrats, who think the Democratic party is too mainstream?” Savor that last word, as it suggests that a party pushing a signature bill that’s now -20 in net approval in some polls is the one that speaks for the great “mainstream.” The idea of a liberal silent majority goes hand in hand with the idea of the GOP as a radical collective, which is where the confederacy meme comes in here. Nothing new for “Hardball”: Kathleen Parker pushed that smear herself back in...
  • Roby announces run for Congress (AL)

    05/22/2009 4:20:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 970+ views
    WSFA Channel 12 News ^ | May 20, 2009
    Montgomery City Councilwoman Martha Roby has confirmed that she is going to run for Congressional District 2 in Alabama. In a statement to WSFA 12 News, Roby says that she has filed her Statement of Candidacy and Statement of Organization with the Federal Election Commission, which allows her to begin to raise the resources necessary for a campaign. "For the past six years on the Montgomery City Council, I've used common-sense leadership and conservative Alabama values to guide my decision making, and in Congress I will continue to apply those same principles when seeking solutions to get this country back...
  • Stop the Spread of Gambling in Alabama.

    03/25/2009 8:32:30 AM PDT · by nateriver · 9 replies · 857+ views
    Eric Johnston, director of Citizens for a Better Alabama Has put together this video in response to the misleading high price ads the promoters of the gaming industry are showing. With your help we can get the truth out about what the harmful effect gambling has on communities. To find out who your legislators are click here. Website for state senate Website for House of Representatives.
  • GOP House candidate in Alabama runs 1st Palin ad

    09/10/2008 7:24:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 515+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle/The Associated Press ^ | September 10, 2008 | Bob Johnson
    A Republican House candidate from Alabama began running a television ad Wednesday featuring vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, making it the first congressional campaign commercial to include the Alaska governor. "I'm supporting pro-lifers Sarah Palin and John McCain," state Rep. Jay Love, of Montgomery, says in the ad. The spot shows Palin together with GOP presidential nominee John McCain. Love said ad is intended to highlight the differences between him and the Democratic candidate, Montgomery Mayor Bobby Bright. He also said he wanted his would-be constituents to know he was proud to support McCain and Palin. Campaigning as a conservative...
  • poll shows Democrat Bobby Bright leading Republican Jay Love in race for 2nd Congressional Seat

    08/31/2008 6:06:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 496+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | August 13, 2008
    Democrat Bobby Bright leads Republican Jay Love in the race for the 2nd congressional district seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Rep. Terry Everett, R-Rehobeth, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Capital Survey Research Center. Bright, the mayor of Montgomery, was the choice of 47.1 percent of the district voters surveyed. Love, a state representative from Montgomery, was the choice of 37.4 percent. Another 15.5 percent of voters surveyed said they didn't know or didn't reply when asked for whom they would vote in the congressional race.
  • Parker and Guthrie in 5th District GOP runoff

    06/04/2008 4:58:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 432+ views
    WZTV Channel 17 ^ | June 3, 2008
    Huntsville insurance executive Wayne Parker and Huntsville attorney Cheryl Baswell Guthrie will be in a runoff for the Republican nomination for the 5th Congressional District seat. Parker nearly won without a runoff but didn't quite reach 50 percent of the GOP primary vote Tuesday. The runoff is July 15. State Sen. Parker Griffith of Huntsville won the Democratic Party primary Tuesday. The winner of the 2nd District race will replace veteran Democratic U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, who has represented the district since 1991. Parker has previously run twice against Cramer.
  • Butler no candidate for Congress

    04/01/2008 5:27:42 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 469+ views
    The Huntsville Times ^ | April 1, 2008 | John Peck
    State Sen. Tom Butler, D-Madison, announced today he will not be a candidate for the Congressional seat being vacated by Bud Cramer. Butler, who is serving his seventh term in the Alabama Legislature (fourth in the Senate), was considering running as a Republican for the north Alabama congressional seat. "After much prayer and consideration, I have decided not to run. I appreciate the support of many across the district and the state who encouraged me to seek the office, but at this time being with my family and finishing the job I stated in the State Senate is my priority,"...
  • Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks won't run for Congress

    03/20/2008 5:01:37 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 580+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | March 20, 2008
    Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks says he won't run for the 5th Congressional District seat being vacated by Bud Cramer. Brooks, who's a Huntsville lawyer, said Thursday he has been encouraged by many voters to qualify as a Republican for Congress. But he said he has many trials coming up and can't abandon his clients during their time of need. Brooks said he also has family commitments that take priority. Brooks ran for lieutenant governor in 2006 and finished third in the Republican primary.
  • Republicans angle for Cramer's House seat

    03/15/2008 2:28:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies · 857+ views
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | March 15, 2008 | Dana Beyerle
    The announcement produced outpourings of praise for Cramer and then immediate scrambling by potential successors who have until April 4 to qualify for the June 3 Democratic and Republican primaries. The general election is Nov. 4. State Sen. Parker Griffith, D-Huntsville, said he plans to visit with political and other leaders in Washington to gauge his chances of winning the seat. The physician joins about a half-dozen others who either have been asked to run or are considering running, including Huntsville attorney Ray McKee, who has qualified as a Republican. State Sen. Tom Butler, D-Madison, is being courted by Gov....
  • History Says Pick Clinton, Thompson

    12/06/2007 6:12:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1,127+ views
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | December 06, 2007 | Paul Bedard
    If history matters to you, then voters should pick Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton and Republican Fred Thompson as their parties' presidential nominees. That's because they are the choice of America's social studies teachers. In a miniconvention sponsored by Pearson, the education and media giant, Clinton, the former first lady viewed as the most experienced in the field, was first with 41.9 percent, followed by Sen. Barack Obama with 34 percent and John Edwards at 12.3 percent. On the GOP side, Thompson, the actor and former Watergate prober, won 23.2 percent, followed by Rudy Giuliani at 20.5 percent and surging Mike...
  • Be A Star! Submit Your Fred08 Videos

    11/09/2007 4:11:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 441+ views
    Fred08 ^ | November 9, 2007 | Sean Hackbarth
    Here's your chance to make a cameo appearance in Fred's Presidential campaign. Make a video telling us why you support Fred Thompson for President and upload it using the form below. We'll share these videos with all of our supporters on, and allow you, and them, to pick the best one. Here's your chance to be a star. Submit your video now. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sure, Fred Thompson is an accomplished lawyer, prosecuting criminals in Tennessee before serving as counsel on the Watergate hearings. And yes, he served the people of Tennessee as a common sense, conservative Senator for eight years....