Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,204
Woo hoo!! And now less than $10.8k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless

Arkansas (GOP Club)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Huckabee's Answer (Immigration Plan)

    12/15/2007 1:28:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1,144+ views
    Real Clear Politics Blog ^ | December 15, 2007 | Tom Bevan
    Yesterday I posed a question to Governor Huckabee about whether his new immigration proposal punishes children for the actions of their parents - something he decried just weeks ago in an exchange with Mitt Romney. Here's the response I received last night from Governor Huckabee: "Under my Secure America plan, immigrants and their families here illegally would have to return to their home countries. "Because we are talking about a policy that has profound implications for people's lives, I suspect that some people will attempt to use these hard cases to discredit the idea that anything can be done about...
  • Fred, getting lively, fires off good line and than(sic) offers civil disobedience

    12/12/2007 12:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 3,317+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 12, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    In an obvious effort to diminish Huck, Fred gets off a line he wants Iowans to chew on in the weeks ahead: Citing a face-off with America's enemies, Thompson asks: "Who do you want sitting on our side representing you? "That ought to be who you elect president." Then, in an attempt to put his foot down on debate silliness, he refused to play along on the raise-your-hand-if line of questioning on global warming. "I’m not doing handshows today," Thompson said to applause. Not offered a full minute to respond, Thompson said, "Well, then I'm not going to answer it."...
  • Mike Huckabee: Women Should Submit To Their Husbands

    12/11/2007 12:18:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 2,541+ views
    Crooks and Liars ^ | December 11th, 2007 | Logan Murphy
    Huckabee’s opinion on gay marriage is out there, but we should also be publicizing Huckabee’s opinions on heterosexual marriage. Specifically, what he believes about a women’s role in a marriage. In August of 1998, Huckabee was one of 131 signatories to a full page USA Today Ad which declared: “I affirm the statement on the family issued by the 1998 Southern Baptist Convention.” What was in the family statement from the SBC? “A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ.” Read on… The...
  • Pro-Fred AND Anti-Huck

    12/10/2007 7:48:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,491+ views
    The National Review ^ | December 10, 2007 | Jonathan Adler
    A quick note about my various Huckabee postings. As many (most) readers know, I am supporting Fred Thompson in the Republican primary (and wrote an article explaining why in NRODT). This is not the reason why I have been posting so much that is critical of Huckabee, however. Rather, I find Huckabee's record and various positions to be particularly problematic, far more so than any of the other candidates. (Note I have not been posting items critical of the other candidates, even though I prefer Fred.) In my view, Huckabee is a big government populist liberal, not a conservative. In...
  • Huckabee admits immigration plan has revolving door (amnesty or "guest" workers)

    12/09/2007 6:52:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 459+ views
    Lone Wacko ^ | December 09, 2007
    Mike Huckabee cannot be trusted on immigration matters. I'll say that again: Mike Huckabee cannot be trusted on immigration matters. In fact, just after releasing a plan that unfortunately took in some people, he now admitted on Fox News Sunday (link, video below) what I suspected: his plan includes a revolving door whereby former illegal aliens would leave the U.S. only to return within "days, maybe weeks" as legal workers. He didn't specify whether they'd just be coming back as "guest" workers with no chance at citizenship, but considering that he's supported a "pathway to citizenship" in the past, and...
  • Eric Johnson is Fred Thompson's rainy-day friend

    12/09/2007 5:36:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 778+ views
    The Savannah Morning News ^ | December 9, 2007
    State Sen. Eric Johnson was among the first prominent Georgians to jump on the Fred Thompson for President bandwagon. The Savannah Republican helped persuade dozens of state lawmakers to endorse the former Tennessee senator earlier this year. But he remained relatively quiet after Thompson officially entered the GOP race this summer. Until last week, that is. That was when Thompson slipped to fifth place in one national poll after doing only a little better in other recent ones. Earlier, he'd led in one national poll and stayed near the front of the pack in others. Against that backdrop, Johnson weighed...
  • The Huckabee (Immigration) Plan

    12/08/2007 4:20:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 1,392+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | December 08th, 2007
    Mike Huckabee’s just-announced plan to stop illegal immigration is about as tough as Fred Thompson’s. It includes the border fence and the employer verification measures that are important to pro-borders voters like me. NumbersUSA now gives Huckabee’s promises scores that are almost as good as the ones it gives Thompson’s. It’s heartening to see Huckabee move so far on this issue; as a governor, he was much more sympathetic to illegal aliens, even supporting special scholarships for them that were not available to US citizens. With Republican presidential candidates endorsing strong pro-borders measures, our prospects of getting the SAVE Act...
  • Huckabee. Really? Huckabee?

    12/07/2007 5:44:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,073+ views
    Reason's Hit and Run ^ | December 7, 2007 | Brian Doherty
    Ah jeez: Mike Huckabee has vaulted from nowhere into second place in the Republican presidential race, riding a burst of support from evangelicals, Southerners and conservatives, a poll showed Friday. The upsurge by the former Arkansas governor has come largely at the expense of Fred Thompson, according to the national survey by The Associated Press and Ipsos. Thompson has dropped after failing to galvanize the party's right-wing core as much as some had expected. Rudy Giuliani remains the front-runner, yet while his support long has been steady it shows signs of fraying. Huckabee's growing strength in the South has come...
  • Fred compares Huck to Clinton, hits him on taxes (Iowa Mailer)

    12/06/2007 7:45:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,049+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 06, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    In one of the toughest mailers to hit yet, Fred Thompson is going after Mike Huckabee on taxes in a piece that is hitting Iowa households. And he's doing so by using the ultimate GOP insult: comparing Huckabee to his fellow Hope native and former Arkansas governor. Thompson badly needs to move the needle in Iowa, and he and Huck are targeting the same voters. Voters who, to put it mildly, have minimal regard for the 42nd president.
  • 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...
  • Good Bye, Mike

    12/05/2007 5:38:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 336+ views
    Just One Minute ^ | December 5, 2007 | Tom Maguire
    Put a fork in the former fat boy - Huckabee is toast. Byron York has the more sympathetic piece on Huckabee's role in the parole of Wayne Dumond, the convicted rapist who was freed under Huckabee’s administration, only to rape and kill a woman in neighboring Missouri. Even presented sympathetically the story is ghastly - Wayne Dumond raped a seventeen year old cheerleader, then was assaulted and castrated while out on bail (although there is innuendo that the castration was self-inflicted.) Conservatives railed against an injustice (the cheerleader was a distant Clinton cousin). Huckabee promised to review the case with...
  • Mr. Nice Guy Huckabee apparently not so nice…(Push polling disses Fred, Mitt, McCain)

    12/03/2007 7:03:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 555+ views
    Plunderbund ^ | December 3, 2007
    I guess IÂ’m not that surprised: some folks are using some underhanded push-polling to promote Huckabee. A newly-formed group claiming to support Mike Huckabee hit the phones of Iowa Republicans tonight with an automated push-poll attacking HuckabeeÂ’s GOP opponents and praising the former Arkansas governor. Officials representing the Iowa campaigns of Fred Thompson, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani all said that their supporters contacted them to complain about the calls. A spokesman for RomneyÂ’s campaign said they had gotten reports of calls, but did not know of anything negative being said about their candidate. It appears this group might be...
  • "Mike Huckabee's Missed Opportunity"

    12/03/2007 6:27:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 349+ views
    Townhall ^ | December 03, 2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Carol Platt Liebau didn't care for the former Arkansas governor's debate performance. The invitation to appear on my show for as long an interview as the governor would like will be extended again, as the Huck Duck goes into week five. These exchanges from yesterday's "The Week" may explain why the governor has been avoiding conservative audiences: Huckabee Supports In-State Tuition Breaks For Illegals HUCKABEE: "But I'll tell you what I do believe, that you don't punish a child because a parent committed a crime or committed a sin. You just don't do that." STEPHANOPOULOS: And that's why you...

    12/02/2007 9:24:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 512+ views
    Ron Gunzburger's Politics 1 ^ | December 2, 2007 | Ron Gunzburger
    According to The Politico, New York Post columnist and FOX News contributor Dick Morris has been secretly advising former client Mike Huckabee on his Presidential campaign. Morris claims he is acting in an entirely voluntary capacity by simply offering free advice. Keep in mind that nationally syndicated columnist George Will was pilloried by the media when it became public that he had secretly and voluntarily helped Ronald Reagan prepare for his Presidential debates in 1980. A prominent national GOP insider tells Politics1 that he believes Morris -- despite his claims to the contrary -- is paid for his services through...
  • The Real Conservative…(Ain't Mike Huckabee)

    12/01/2007 9:07:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 605+ views
    The Van Der Galiën Gazette ^ | December 1, 2007 | Michael van der Galiën
    Rick Moran has a post up exploring Mike Huckabee’s record as Governor of Arkansas in which he concludes that although Huckabee is a social conservative he most certainly isn’t a ‘real’ conservative. “While Huckabee claims to have cut taxes 90 times totaling $378 million, the state’s Department of Finance and Administration says he also raised taxes 21 times that brought in a whopping $883 million,” Rick writes. “Under his ‘conservative’ governance, the ‘average Arkansan’s tax burden’ went “from $1,969 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 1997, to $2,902 in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2005, including...
  • Viva the Ron Paul Revolution! (Barf Alert)

    12/01/2007 4:31:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 876+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | December 1, 2007 | Morbo
    Like noxious bugs swarming over a crumbling tenement, followers of Ron Paul have invaded the blogosphere. Their target is anyone who dares to criticize their hero. Bloggers have dealt with them in various ways. Some have tried banning them outright. Others allow readers to engage them in back-and-forth debates that can easily take a thread to several hundred responses. I used to find the Paulites annoying, but recently I had a revelation: Far from being scorned, Paul’s rabid fans should be welcomed and encouraged. We should do everything we can to make certain they keep pushing their man, sending him...
  • Huckabee's Tax Increases: No laughing matter

    11/29/2007 10:35:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 370+ views
    Fred08 ^ | November 29, 2007
    Mike Huckabee appeared tonight on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and once again tried to laugh away his record as governor of Arkansas. Huckabee should stop cracking jokes about raising taxes and start taking responsibility for his actions. Excerpted quotes from Mike Huckabee on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, November 29, 2007 HUCK CHECK #1 : Huckabee claimed that if you dismantle the IRS and implement the Fair Tax, make "the federal government operate more efficiently...[and] get rid of a $10 billion industry." In reality, Huckabee's plan replaces one government bureaucracy with another. * Reality: "It is...
  • Yes, That Would Be Fred GOP YouTube Debate Flubs

    11/29/2007 8:11:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 653+ views
    Daily Pundit ^ | November 29, 2007 | Bill Quick
    Falsehoods, exaggerations and stumbles Summary The CNN/YouTube debate among Republicans lacked any talking snowmen, but we did note a few false and misleading statements by the candidates. * Romney claimed New York called itself a “sanctuary city” for illegal aliens. It didn’t. * Giuliani denied New York actually was a “sanctuary city.” But the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has classified it as such, based on immigrant-friendly policies Giuliani still defends. * Huckabee claimed he would “abolish the IRS.” He failed to mention that he’d replace it with another big tax bureaucracy. * Huckabee said he had proposed to make children...
  • Giuliani continues to drop in early GOP contests

    11/28/2007 8:43:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 424+ views
    The Carpetbagger Report ^ | November 28, 2007
    It’s still early in the process, and a lot can happen in the next few weeks, but it’s getting increasingly difficult to see how Rudy Giuliani’s campaign survives a series of early (and humiliating) defeats. In Iowa, Giuliani has gone from first to third, and he’s not done dropping yet. In New Hampshire, Giuliani is either a distant second possibly even third. And then there’s South Carolina, where Giuliani was, up until fairly recently, hanging onto to a first-place lead. Not anymore. On the heels of polls showing Rudy dropping fast in New Hampshire and out of contention in Iowa,...
  • Finally, The Actor Shows up!

    11/28/2007 8:27:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 582+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 28, 2007 | Matt Lewis
    "I just want to give my buddies here a little air time." -- Fred Thompson sounding like Ronald Reagan (after showing a video about Romney and Huckabee that would take the bark off the trees, and being told the others would have time to respond) ... Thompson's video utilized YouTube clips that have been circulating for quite some time on YouTube. Only this time, they are also being broadcast on CNN. My bet is getting this negative information out is a lot better use of his time than merely putting out some puff-piece ...
  • Huckabee's Record: Freed a Rapist Who Became a Killer, etc...

    11/28/2007 1:34:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 657+ views
    The Brad Blog ^ | November 28, 2007 | Jon Ponder
    Huckabee's Record: Freed a Rapist Who Became a Killer, Destroyed Gov't Hard Drives, Raised Taxes, Misappropriated Funds Extremist Religious Views Appeal to Christian Nationalists But Will Repel Normal Voters in the General Dems Should Pray He's on the Ticket Recent polls show that Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and Baptist preacher, is rising in popularity in Iowa, where he is cutting into Mitt Romney's lead. (Romney has 28 percent, Huckabee has 24 percent in the ABC news survey; Romney is at 27 percent and Huckabee's at 18 percent in the local KCCI-TV poll.) He's also moving up in...
  • Matthews: 'Liberal Media' Going Soft on 'Crazy' Huckabee

    11/27/2007 12:07:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 528+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | November 26, 2007 | Scott Whitlock |
    According to MSNBC host Chris Matthews, 2008 Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has been given "the biggest free ride from the liberal media that I have ever seen in my life." Appearing on Monday's edition of "Morning Joe," the "Hardball" anchor speculated that left-wingers would enjoy seeing the GOP "chaos" that a Huckabee victory in Iowa would produce and, as a result, are ignoring the Republican's "crazy" views on gun control. Matthews derided as "black helicopter stuff," the former Arkansas governor's assertion that owning a gun gives Americans the ability to fight tyranny. "It sounds crazy," he told "Morning Joe" host...
  • The Rightosphere Temperature Check For November: Special GOP Primary Edition

    11/26/2007 10:06:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 624+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | November 27, 2007 | John Hawkins
    Right Wing News emailed more than 240 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to answer 8 questions about the 2008 candidates. The following 61 blogs responded: The Absurd Report, David All Group, AtlanticBlog, The American Princess, Betsy's Page, Bit's Blog, BizzyBlog, Blogs of War, Blonde Sagacity, Bluey Blog, Boi From Troy, Bookworm Room, Keith Burgess-Jackson, Cassy Fiano, Dr. Melissa Clouthier, Cold Fury, Conservative Grapevine, Damian Penny, Dispatches from Blogblivion, Argghhhh!, Ed Driscoll, Eckernet, Musings, Fraters Libertas, Ian Schwartz, Jeff Gannon - A Voice of the New Media, Ghost of a Flea, (Michael) GOPUSA Northeast, (Hank) GOPUSA Northeast, GraniteGrok, Gocinatlanta, Guardian Watchblog,...
  • Republicans Sharpen Knives to Attack Huckabee

    11/25/2007 9:48:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 560+ views
    Dallas Blog ^ | November 25, 2007 | Tom McGregor
    Republican presidential candidates have pulled out their knives for Mr. Nice Guy. A surprising surge of support for Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, who had long seemed a rank outsider in the 2008 presidential race has turned him into a target six weeks before voting in Iowa. The Times of London reports that “running on a shoestring budget as an affable conservative with unrivalled religious qualifications (he is a former Baptist minister), Huckabee has been previously dismissed as an under-funded no-hoper. He is mostly known for a quirky sense of humor and his skills on bass guitar -...
  • Mike Huckabee: In the words of those conservatives who know him best

    11/22/2007 12:08:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 558+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | November 21, 2007 | Tyler Jones
    Here are some recent statements on the character and background of recent conservative favorite Mike Huckabee: Phyllis Shlafly, president of Eagle Forum: "He destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the Republican Party a shambles ... Yet some of the same evangelicals who sold us on George W. Bush as a 'compassionate conservative' are now trying to sell us on Mike Huckabee." Betsy Hagan, Arkansas director of the Eagle Forum and a key backer of his early runs for office: "He was pro-life and pro-gun, but otherwise a liberal ... Just like Bill Clinton he will charm you, but...
  • Laying it all out(Romneybots,Rudybots,Huckabots, Fredheads and McCainiacs-Convince me)

    11/20/2007 10:25:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 551+ views
    RedState ^ | November 20, 2007 | Hooah Mac
    I believe I represent the average Republican voter, or at least a significant slice of the R base. My positions - in no particular order - are as follows: Immigration - Amnesty is a deal breaker. If they are here illegally and we come into contact with them, send them home. Iraq - We were winning, we are winning, and we will win. The various pitfalls and difficulties that we have had do not equal defeat. We need a President to stand firm, and to fire all the traitors(I am not using this word lightly) in the State Department and...
  • Mike Huckabee: For states' rights before he was against states' rights

    11/18/2007 11:53:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 558+ views
    The Arkansas Times ^ | November 18, 2007 | Max Brantley
    FLIP FLOP ALERT! FLIP FLOP ALERT! CALLING ROMNEY OPPO TEAM! Earlier today, we linked coverage of The Huckster on Fox News, where he couldn't have been clearer that he opposes a state-by-state solution to abortion. This is to differentiate himself from Fred Thompson, who's taken that approach and thus, in effect, would permit abortion to remain legal in at least some states, regardless of how the Bush court might rule someday on Roe v. Wade. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rejects letting states decide whether to allow abortions, claiming the right to life is a moral issue not subject to...
  • Campaign watch: Socialist Security

    11/16/2007 12:26:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 371+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | November 16, 2007 | Andy W. Rogers
    Lately, Democrats have taken to showcasing the hallmark courage overflowing their party’s ranks. For instance, Senator Clinton has boldly unveiled her plan to fix the looming train wreck that is Social Security—namely, to dodge unveiling a plan to fix Social Security. Who knew? One-upping this bawdy exhibition of true grit, Senator Obama, presented his own daring strategy. His plan? “Tax the rich!” Brilliant! Of course, by “rich” he means you, through raising the payroll tax cap to get at even more of your income. How “innovative.” An added bonus: deepening the eventual crisis by reducing tax receipts, but that’s a...
  • Club vs. Huck (Club For Growth goes after Mike Huckabee)

    11/08/2007 7:04:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 352+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | November 8, 2007 | Chris Cillizza
    The last month has been the best one of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He appears to be emerging as a viable conservative alternative -- rising in polls in Iowa and finally putting together a serious fundraising effort. There's just one problem with this rosy scenario. And, its name is the Club For Growth. The Club, a D.C. based organization that proudly touts both its fiscal conservatism and its willingness to dabble in contested Republican primaries, seems intent on not allowing Huckabee to coalesce the Republican conservative base behind his candidacy. From the start...
  • Survey USA Poll: Arkansas Congressional District 2

    09/25/2006 6:35:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 1,228+ views
    Survey USA ^ | September 21, 2006
    Vic Snyder (D) 56%; Andy Mayberry (R) 42%
  • Goldwater's Campaign Manager suspect in Push Poll Mystery

    09/03/2006 9:34:22 PM PDT · by az politico · 4 replies · 2,280+ views
    9/3/06 | Bob Haran
    SOLVING THE GREAT PUSH POLL MYSTERY Push polls are to civilized political campaigns what terrorism is to international diplomacy. I have talked to many people in the Republican party about this push poll against Len Munsil, and they are very angry. I got one of the push poll calls myself, and it was obviously designed to make Goldwater look good and start a rumor campaign to make Len Munsil look bad. It was not only an attack on the candidate, Len Munsil, but also on his wife and eldest child, and that is unacceptable to people with any sense of...
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out:
  • Hutchinson, supporters respond to Rockefeller's anti-abortion claims

    05/06/2005 11:55:17 AM PDT · by Gadfly-At-Large · 4 replies · 932+ views
    Associate Press ^ | 5/06/05 | AP
    LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Asa Hutchinson and his supporters took a campaign mailing by Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller as their cue to fire the first major salvos in the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary campaign. A major Rockefeller campaign mailing repeatedly emphasized the billionaire lieutenant governor's anti-abortion bona fides, and Hutchinson, a former congressman and Homeland Security undersecretary, responded by saying Rockefeller was trying to shift away from his previous support for abortion rights
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views Neckwear ^ | 03-27-2005 |
    Wear a necktie to show your interest. We deal with government agencies, fund raisers, private organizations. We are a wholesale neckwear business. Star Wonders WHOLESALE Neck Tie Store | $3.50 to $4.75 a Tie ANY Variety. 100's of Ties.
  • Another Rockefeller to Seek Arkansas Governorship

    02/26/2005 8:19:29 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 1,143+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 24, 2005
    Arkansas Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller, the billionaire great-grandson of the founder of Standard Oil Company, said on Thursday he will run next year for governor
  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
  • 2004 US SEnate Predictions

    10/22/2004 9:31:16 AM PDT · by sboyd · 1 replies · 1,861+ views
    22 Oct 04 | Stephen Boyd
    2004 US Senate Elections These are the states I am watching: Florida: I believe that Martinez will help Bush here. I think Cubans that are having doubts about Bush will support him when they vote for Martinez. I think most Hispanics would like to have Martinez representing them and that will push him past Castor. Castor comes off very old and too loyal to the “party.” And she is in real trouble when she has to explain about how she handled the “terrorist professor” when she was the president of USF. She has been around in politics for over ten...
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln's Lead In Arkansas Narrows Against Underfinanced Opponent

    10/04/2004 5:45:07 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 1,073+ views
    Survey USA Polling ^ | September 30, 2004
    Poll shows Lincoln's lead now at 54% to 40%, also shows Bush pulling ahead and Vic Snyder beginning to slip.
  • Vic Snyder Opponent Taking Road Less Traveled

    09/11/2004 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 880+ views
    The Hill ^ | September 9, 2004 | Patrick O'Conner
    State Rep. Marvin Parks Draws Critisism For His Commute Plans
  • Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Queue for Government Intervention?

    07/18/2004 9:49:31 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 4 replies · 4,997+ views
    July 19, 2004 | Joe Alloway
    Gannett Fails One-Newspaper Communities/Counties- Port Huron Times Herald a Queue for Government Intervention? In particular, with today’s concentration of all reporting medium with just a few companies- who determines the void or lack of reporting in the best interest to citizens. I’ve challenged a Gannett newspaper, the Times Herald of Port Huron Michigan of its obligation citizens in one-newspaper counties. There appears to be an immediate need to make certain legislation be brought requiring corporate newspapers to better report news and serving the communities they cover. At a crucial time with the 2004 Primary literally days away- this particular newspaper,...
  • Poll: JOE ALLOWAY leads PHIL PAVLOV in Michigan House District 81 - Alloway predicted winner

    07/18/2004 9:31:03 AM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 3,079+ views
    Ann Arbor PTM/UM Polling | July 17, 2004 | Andrea VanAndle
    The poll of 600 likely Republican voters in St. Clair County Michigan’s State Representative District 81 countywide found Alloway leading Pavlov by 12 points, 48 percent to 40 percent in a three-way race with Yale Republican Steve Pray Nader included in the ballot test.
  • Illegal Michigan State Paid Employee's Electioneering and Campaign Fixing Near Day of Reckoning

    07/10/2004 8:22:08 PM PDT · by housecandidate · 1 replies · 2,656+ views
    “A Michigan Impossible until we work together ending illegal state house electioneering practices” Joe Alloway-R Michigan House District 81 St. Clair County Michigan PORT HURON – JULY 11, 2004 - Please listen to a recent interview ( exposing Michigan’s #1 area to reform and that’s ending illegal activities in Michigan’s House Republican Caucus Communications Office! Very few citizens asked have no idea of what that word means. Folks, the bottom line is we’ve had some major problems in this antiquated, 50-person staffed office and they’re just coming public. Take recent revelations of state employees assigned to representatives as campaign managers...
  • My trip across the country

    07/03/2004 12:05:22 PM PDT · by elder5 · 11 replies · 4,354+ views
    I just got back last week from driving across the country, I live in Washington State and drove to PA in see my wifes family and took I-80 and I-90 back home. With my Bush/Cheney sticker from 2000 in my back window along with my W-04 sticker I got a aproviel rating of about 75% judging from the honks and thumbs ups from fellow drivers. Funny how I got the 1 finger salute from the folks with the Kerry stickers. My question to you is do you vent your hate and anger at fellow drivers on the road with a...
  • The most taxpayer-unfriendly members of congress

    06/03/2004 7:27:36 PM PDT · by aardbokonon · 7 replies · 2,861+ views
    Last night, I was told that a report was recently published by some DC think-tank. This report ranked members of congress in order of taxpayer-friendliness, i.e. it examined their votes on tax-related bills and determined where any particular member of congress came in on higher or lower taxes for their constituents. The same person who told me about the report told me that a whopping 75% of house and senate members from my state were in the top 20 LEAST friendly to taxpayers in their voting records. Have any of you heard of this report? Can you point me to...

    05/10/2004 11:34:21 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 6 replies · 7,989+ views
    Are you a registered voter?? Do you know anyone who needs to register?? Check this out: Ultra liberal "MoveOn" is attempting to register 100,000 new left wing voters. WE need to register 200,000 new conservative voters!! Just click on the above link, click on your State, fill in the necessary information, print it out, and mail it in!! It's a simple as that!! As you all know, this will be the most important election in our lifetime. Our future depends on it, and the future of our children depends on it. It is an election we MUST win!! DO...
  • Congressional Races to watch so far 2004 - ALL States

    04/09/2004 11:41:43 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 20 replies · 10,035+ views
    Several Sources | 4-8-04 | Dan from MI
    I've seen the senate races heating up, but not nearly as much on the house seats. I'm mostly using information from DC POLITICAL REPORT and POLITICS1. STATES Alabama DISTRICT 3 - The other Mike Rogers (R) won in 02 with 50.3% over Democrat Joe Turnham(48.2%) in an open seat. So far, it looks as he is facing Democrat Bill Fuller, Ex-State Human Resources Commissioner. I haven't heard much about this race, but the first defense is hardest. Alaska SENATE - Lisa Murkowski(R) vs Ex governor Tony Knowles. This will be a tough race as Knowles is an ex-governor and Murkowski...
  • Why Spanish Election results are irrelevent to US War on Terror

    03/15/2004 7:06:23 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies · 2,593+ views
    3/15/04 | John Knight
    Journalists, political pundits and other Hysteric Left activists are desperately trying to spin some cosmic significance out of Sunday's Spanish elections. The "conventional wisdom" is that the Spanish Election results are some sort of significant defeat for President Bush and the War on Terror. As usual the "News Media's" thinking is neither conventional nor wise. What all the various activists miss is the reality of American Exceptionalism. As much as the International Political Left hates, and try's to deny, the reality is the USA operates on a completely different political level then the rest of the world. On Sunday, the...
  • Democrat Primary turnout not a even close to being a record

    03/09/2004 8:08:22 PM PST · by MNJohnnie · 3 replies · 2,798+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | Paul Weyrich
    The reason for my apology was that throughout this primary season we have been hearing about the record turnout of voters participating in Democrat caucuses and primaries. I bought the lie. The truth is that, except for Iowa and New Hampshire, there has not been any sort of record turnout for the Democrats. Even in New Hampshire the vote was far less than what the Republicans had when they last had a contested primary in 2000. The Democrats this year had 219,787 votes in their primary. The GOP in 2000 had 239,523 votes. That 20,000 difference is major in a...
  • Freep this poll

    03/07/2004 10:07:11 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 2,575+ views Votes has a vote on President Bush's current Ads. Please take a minute to vote here
  • Heinz Foundation Bankrolled Group Protesting Bush 9/11 Ads

    03/07/2004 6:25:25 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 11 replies · 4,351+ views Well isn't this intresting. The "objective news media" supposed 9-11 surviors protesting Bush's ads are actually anti-war stooges financed by John Kerry's wife. Please take a moment and vist the New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CBS, NBC and ABC etc to email the Omsbudsman, the Publisher, the News Editor and demand to know why they allowed clearly partisan advocates of Kerry's Presidential Campaign were presented on their "News" programs with no reference to their ties to the Kerry camp. We absolutely must demand the "News Media" be held accountable for their free advertising for the Kerry camp.