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  • Is Trump’s Rise Giving Progressives Second Thoughts?

    03/16/2016 4:19:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 16, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Herewith, an under-asked question for our friends on the progressive left: “Has Donald Trump’s remarkable rise done anything to change your mind as to the ideal strength of the State?” I make this inquiry because, for a long while now, I have been of the view that the only thing that is likely to join conservatives and progressives in condemnation of government excess is the prospect that that excess will benefit the Right. Along with their peculiar belief that History takes “sides” and that improvement is inexorable and foreordained, most progressives hold as an article of faith that, because it...

    01/15/2016 12:04:41 PM PST · by TBP · 92 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/17/15 AT 1:27 PM | MARC THIESSEN
    Under Trump’s immigration plan, almost all of the 11 million illegal aliens (save for a small minority with criminal records) will get to return and get permanent legal status to stay here in America. Trump supports amnesty. On Fox News on November 12, Trump’s son Eric expressed frustration that the media overlooks this: "The point isn’t just deporting them, it’s deporting them and letting them back in legally. He’s been so clear about that and I know the liberal media wants to misconstrue it, but it’s deporting them and letting them back legally." Eric Trump is right. His father has...
  • Trump Tops Clinton As Cruz Crushes Crashing "Clueless" Carson

    11/22/2015 3:54:33 PM PST · by GilGil · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/22/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The latest poll following the attacks in Paris, by Fox News, shows Donald Trump moving ahead of Democrat-front-runner Hillary Clinton (in a head-to-head match up if the election were held today), but it is the turmoiling below the surface of the GOP nominations that is garnering most headlines. After a week or two of hope for GOP leadership, as Ben Carson appeared to catch up to Trump, the retired neurosurgon's lies and weakness on foreign policy ("he clearly has no idea what he's talking about," as one Iowa GOP insider noted), have sent his poll numbers reeling... and Cruz surging....
  • White Conservatives’ Minstrel Tradition (Their Title!)

    11/18/2015 9:28:40 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 14 replies
    The Afro ^ | November 11, 2015 | Lee A. Daniels
    Ben Carson is in serious political trouble, as his wacky and right-wing views on numerous issues draw more scrutiny and critical pieces of the “inspirational” back story he’s been telling for years get exposed as “fabrications.” A looming question now is what more of the political games of truth and consequences regarding Ben Carson is yet to be played. Nonetheless, it’s still worth exploring why Carson’s near lily-White base of supporters have found him so appealing. Conservative pundit Jonah Goldberg offers a partial – and revealing – answer why in a recent column praising the now retired neurosurgeon.
  • Virgil Goode makes presidential ballot in Virginia

    09/04/2012 2:13:59 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 186 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 4, 2012 | Ben Pershing
    Former congressman Virgil Goode Jr. has qualified for the presidential ballot in Virginia, the State Board of Elections ruled Tuesday, adding a potential obstacle to Republican Mitt Romney’s hopes of winning the pivotal state. The state Republican party has already challenged the eligibility of Goode, who is the Constitution Party’s nominee, and could still get him knocked off the ballot.
  • What would ‘President Romney’ really mean for gun owners?

    09/02/2012 7:56:38 PM PDT · by JohnPierce · 90 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | September 2, 2012 | John Pierce
    “Deadly assault weapons … are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.” - Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney --IMAGE HERE-- As the Republican National Convention comes to a close, it is time for me to live up to the promise I made when I wrote about Why gun owners should fear a second term for President Obama. That promise was to give the Republican nominee the same skeptical scrutiny that I gave to President Obama. And just as in that previous article, I am limiting my discussion...
  • Establishment Republicans Pass Rule at RNC to Suppress Grassroots Influence

    09/01/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 39 replies
    Interview at the Republican National Convention ^ | August 28, 2012 | Julie McCarty
    Watch Julie McCarty, President of the NE Tarrant [County TX] Tea Party and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Over strong grassroots opposition, Rule No. 12 was passed which gives the Republican National Committee the authority to change any rule between convention sessions. According to McCarty, “This rule was deliberately designed to suppress grassroots efforts.” "It is the Establishment Republicans saying to the grassroots, 'we do not want to hear from you, we want to do things our own way.'” They were able to defeat Rule 15. Under this rule, delegates to the National Convention would have no longer been...
  • Romney's "RNC Power Grab": What Really Happened

    08/31/2012 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 81 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | August 29, 2012 | Dean Clancy
    Determined to neuter the grassroots and head off future insurgencies like those of Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and Ron Paul, Republican party bosses have pulled off an audacious coup, high-handedly turning the GOP into a much more top-down, centralized party. Boehner with gavel Yesterday, the Republican National Committee in Tampa adopted some rules changes that shift power from the state parties and the grassroots to the RNC and the GOP presidential nominee. Former Governor John Sununu of New Hampshire touted the new rules as providing “a strong governing framework” for the party over the next four years. But in fact...
  • The national debt increase under President George W. Bush -- $6.1 ZOT

    08/30/2012 11:47:00 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 206 replies
    Treasury Direct ^ | 30 August 2012
    30 September 2001 = 5,807,463,412,200 30 September 2009 = 11,909,829,003,512 Total Increase = 6,102,365,591,312 Increase in by Fiscal Year FY 2002 = 420,772,553,397 FY 2003 = 554,995,097,146 FY 2004 = 595,821,633,587 FY 2055 = 553,656,965,393 FY 2006 = 574,264,237,492 FY 2007 = 500,679,473,047 FY 2008 = 1,017,071,524,650 FY 2009 = 1,885,104,106,599
  • BREAKING: McCaskill up 10 pts over Akin in Missouri Poll

    08/23/2012 7:07:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 427 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 08/23/2012 | CAC
    Rasmussen will be releasing a poll this morning showing Akin costing us dearly in Missouri: McCaskill 48% Akin 38%. Time to pack it up and stop screwing us, big guy.
  • For GOP Senate hopes, is Mike Huckabee the most important man in America?

    08/27/2012 11:05:15 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 27, 2012 | Byron York
    TAMPA — It’s an understatement to say Republicans are worried about losing the Senate race in Missouri. Amid the Todd Akin controversy, they’re terrified by the prospect of losing a state they previously thought they could win — and thus falling a single seat short of winning control of the Senate. Now, many of them view Mike Huckabee as the key player in the Akin situation. The former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate has supported Akin all along and has prominently refused to join in the Republican chorus — which includes virtually every office holder, former office holder, political operatives...
  • Todd Akin comments used in new attacks on House Republicans

    08/27/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/27/12 | Lisa Mascaro
    TAMPA, Fla. – Republican leaders may want to turn the page on Rep. Todd Akin’s comments about women and rape, but Democrats won't let them. Phone calls started Monday in 20 congressional districts held by the GOP, linking the incumbent lawmaker to the six-term Missourian’s suggestion that pregnancy “rarely” results from “legitimate rape.” Akin is running for Senate, in a close race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill
  • Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus In 2002

    08/19/2012 8:30:28 AM PDT · by xlib · 24 replies
    Up with Chris Hayes ^ | 8/19/12 | Sal Gentile
    The latest line of attack from the left against Ryan. He needs to own it, and agree it was the wrong thing to do; chalk it up to a youngster's misguided party loyalty. The more R&R distance themselves from Bush's Keynesian flights of fancy the better.
  • Flashback to 2008: Bush apologizesto Iraq for koran shooting

    02/26/2012 8:48:13 AM PST · by jeltz25 · 35 replies · 1+ views
    BAGHDAD (AFP) — US President George W. Bush has apologised to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki over the shooting of a Koran by an American soldier near Baghdad, state television announced on Tuesday. "The prime minister received an apology from US President George W. Bush on the incident of shooting of a Koran by a US soldier," Al-Iraqia television said. US military authorities in Iraq have apologised to the local community west of Baghdad where the staff sergeant fired at the Koran during shooting practice on May 11.
  • Cain left with millions after withdrawing from presidential race

    12/06/2011 8:18:22 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 5, 2011 | Luke Rosiak
    Mr. Cain raised more than $5 million through September. Information on the financial activity since that time won’t be disclosed until January, but the campaign said it raised $9 million over a few weeks alone. The funds allowed Mr. Cain and associates to dine and travel in style, using $350,000 on private chartered air in a few weeks, spending thousands at hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton and the Four Seasons, and eating largely steak dinners, records show. One of the campaign’s top recipients was T.H.E New Voice, a company set up to sell Mr. Cain’s books and motivational talks, which...
  • Herman Cain Ends 2012 Bid

    12/03/2011 5:15:38 PM PST · by lbryce · 77 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 2011 | DAvid Beasley
    Former pizza magnate Herman Cain dropped out of the presidential race on Saturday after accusations of sexual misconduct overwhelmed his bid to win the Republican nomination as an anti-Washington tax reformer. Cain's departure set off a competition among other candidates to win over his conservative supporters with voting to start next month in the race to determine the Republicans' presidential pick for 2012 to oppose President Barack Obama. Cain, a former Godfather's Pizza chief executive, told followers in his hometown of Atlanta that "false and unproved" sexual accusations had forced him to suspend his White House bid. He said he...
  • Herman Cain On FOX Sunday With Chris Wallace

    05/23/2011 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 110 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | Gargantua
    While it is clear from the outset that a large percentage of lurkers and posters on FreeRepublic are staunch supporters of Sarah Palin, there are nonetheless a significant if considerably smaller number who avidly support Herman Cain. My curiosity piqued by this fact, I decided to watch Herman in his interview yesterday on “2012 One-on-One” with Chris Wallace, FOX NEWS Sunday. As the show opened, Chris ran a videotape of Herman at a campaign stop where he commandeered the stage with an undeniable presence, arms spread expansively, and said “Once I am president, Americans will be able to say, “Free...
  • Conservatives denounce GOP 'Pledge' as sellout, inside job

    09/26/2010 9:19:11 AM PDT · by GOPavenger33 · 244 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/10 | Jon Ward
    House Republicans have been relatively successful this week at presenting a united front around their “Pledge to America,” but only through a strategic outreach campaign to lawmakers, media and outside groups, that has managed to keep deep dissatisfaction over several key issues largely under wraps. Still, interviews with Republican aides reveal that many in the GOP caucus are unhappy that there was no earmark ban and no promise to pass a balanced budget amendment in the proposal, which was unveiled Thursday by House Minority Leader John Boehner. The inclusion of a health insurance provision considered to be mandate angered many...
  • Karl Rove -- When did FreeRepublic learn to hate you?

    09/17/2010 4:45:56 PM PDT · by Dryman · 251 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/17/10 | Dryman
    Karl Rove -- When did FreeRepublic learn to hate you? Please explain why we hate Karl Rove.
  • The end of the American war in Iraq is the beginning of its defeat (Iraqi blogger Hammorabi)

    09/05/2010 11:04:04 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 39 replies
    Hammorabi ^ | 9/05/2010 09:53:00 AM | hammorabi
    War on Iraq was started in 1991 by the war criminal George W Bush the father which then reinforced by the subsequent attacks by the war criminal Bill Clinton. Along the time there was the most criminal act against humanity is the long run genocide and inhumane act of the blockade on Iraq since 1991. The barbaric inhumane act of sanction by the UN on Iraq and its consequences led to the death of hundred of thousands if not millions of Iraqi children especially if that was taken with the use of the weapons of mass destruction such as DU...