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  • GOPe Playing Very Dangerous Game With Current Political Con

    04/12/2016 7:16:46 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 18 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 12, 2016 | Sundance
    PARTY LEADERSHIP RECOMMENDING AVOID OHIO CONVENTION... Somewhat quietly, though not without some water-cooler discussion, the Republican Party Leadership is warning membership to stay away from the upcoming Cleveland Ohio convention. The media is describing the issue as centering around those elected politicians who may want to avoid the potential for divisive controversy. However, if you look at the actual landscape, and then look at the political ideology of those who are openly saying they are staying away, what you’ll notice is the RINO caucus, the ‘Decepticons’, are the most cautious. If you spend some time digging through the professional GOPe...
  • Jim Rubens to Primary US Senator Kelly Ayotte Stark360 Endorses Rubens in Primary

    We knew this was coming, and here it is. NH Senator Kelly Ayotte has a primary Challenger. STARK360 ENDORSES JIM RUBENS IN THE US SENATE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WILL SUPPORT ANDREW HEMINGWAY AS AN INDEPENDENT IN THE GENERAL ELECTION IF AYOTTE WINS THE PRIMARY A recent Gallup poll showed that 75% in the US now see widespread government corruption, and a Chapman University survey found that Americans now fear corruption of government officials over all other worries including terrorist attacks, bio-warfare and economic collapse. The Center for Public Integrity recently gave the State of New Hampshire a grade...
  • Ron Johnson won't rule out break with Trump, says 2016 campaign 'depressing'

    03/01/2016 1:09:23 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 35 replies
    journaltimes.com/ ^ | MARK SOMMERHAUSER
    Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has declined to rule out a future break with his party's presidential frontrunner, Donald Trump -- a shift from Johnson's past statements that he would back whoever the GOP nominates. Following Trump's reluctance to disavow a former Ku Klux Klan leader in a Sunday TV interview, Johnson told radio host Charlie Sykes that he's happy to disavow any form of white supremacy. Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said he's "praying" for leaders who won't be divisive and -- without naming Trump -- said he's demoralized by the current state of the presidential race. "It's depressing to see how...
  • Kasich campaign disavows ad by pro-Kasich super PAC

    02/08/2016 3:36:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/31/16 | Daniel Strauss
    John Kasich's campaign is disavowing an ad by a pro-Kasich super PAC that targets Marco Rubio for voting against legislation designed to curb violence against women. The 30-second spot, first reported by POLITICO on Sunday and set to begin airing in New Hampshire Tuesday as part of a $1 million buy, is also under fire from Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), who was featured in it without her knowledge. The ad by New Day for America super PAC shows a clip of Ayotte in 2013 calling for renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, then pivots to Rubio's opposition.
  • Republican Ayotte Backs Obamas Climate-Change Rule

    New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte is at odds with GOP leadership and the vast majority of her Republican colleagues over climate-change policy heading into the 2016 elections. Ayotte, who is girding for a difficult reelection fight, on Sunday became the first GOP senator to support President Obamas sweeping regulation that mandates carbon-emissions cuts from the nations power plants.
  • Ayotte to Cruz: Whats your shutdown endgame?

    09/18/2015 5:47:31 AM PDT · by CASchack · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/15 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) is pressing fellow Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to reveal his strategy for success as he risks a government shutdown in an attempt to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood. In a letter to Cruz on Thursday, Ayotte demanded to know why the firebrand Texas senator and presidential candidate is so strongly pushing legislation that the party can't pass. It is abundantly clear that we lack the votes in the Senate to redirect these funds, Ayotte, one of four female Republicans in the Senate, wrote in the letter. She goes out of her way...
  • Ayotte targeted in Planned Parenthood ad

    09/17/2015 3:23:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 7 replies
    WNUR ^ | 9/17/2015 | JoshMcElveen
    Planned Parenthood is at the center of a funding debate in Washington, but in a new ad targeting U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, the organization is firing back. . The women's health organization has been the focus of controversy after videos were released showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the donation and selling of fetal tissue. Supporters of Planned Parenthood said the videos were deceptively edited to smear the organization, but critics have used the videos in a push to defund it. The ad, which will air in a short-run buy, has a familiar but time-tested approach. "First, Kelly Ayotte voted to...
  • Donald Trump: A woman VP would be absolutely great [would consider Ayotte for VP]

    08/14/2015 10:09:49 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/14/2015 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trump heaped praise on Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire in a Friday interview with a Concord radio station, calling the idea of having a woman as his running mate absolutely great. Trump referenced his private meeting with Ayotte earlier this year, as well as a couple of times they had met, in his discussion with WKXL. Calling the New Hampshire senator a terrific woman and tremendous, Trump said that he really liked her a lot and would be somebody that you would consider as veep.
  • With OBrien, Smith at his side, Cruz calls Ayotte a friend

    07/01/2015 3:22:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    WMUR ^ | May 29, 2015 | John DiStaso
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz stood next to former New Hampshire House Speaker Bill OBrien on Friday and called Sen. Kelly Ayotte a friend. He also called embattled U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta a good man." Cruz would not say whether he agreed with OBrien that Ayotte should face a primary next year, saying that he is focused on my own primary. (SNIP) And I think it is incumbent on every elected official to make the case to his or her constituents that were going to do the job were elected to do. And so I will leave those suggestions to the...
  • GOPs most frustrating 2016 problem: That Steve King is from Iowa

    01/28/2015 4:01:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    Salon.com ^ | Jim Newell
    The people who run the Republican party want two things heading into the 2016 election. They want the new, unified Republican Congress to show the party can govern, avoiding the shutdowns and debt default threats and vote-counting calamities on the House floor, while perhaps even working with the president to pass a significant achievement like corporate tax reform. (SNIP) If King were from Kansas, his nuttery could be avoidable and isolated. He would be a Tim Huelskamp, a highway tourist trap thats not worth the lost driving time. (SNIP) And before the State of the Union, he introduced the word...
  • Graham, Ayotte, McCain Statement on Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainees to Oman, Estonia

    01/19/2015 12:07:02 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham ^ | 01/15/2015 | U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), and John McCain (R-Arizona) released the following statement today regarding the Administration's announcement last night that it has transferred four Guantanamo detainees to Oman and one to Estonia: "As this week's transfer demonstrates, the Administration continues to transfer Guantanamo detainees while providing virtually no details to the American people regarding the risk the detainees present to our country and our allies, as well as the detainees' affiliations with terrorist groups and the conditions of their transfer. "Of the five Yemenis transferred this week, four were sent to Oman,...
  • Republican bimbos unanimously vote to reelect John Boehner

    Mia Love, a pro-amnesty Marxist, is a favorite among low-information Republicans. Last year, Love distanced herself from the Tea Party, and publicly opposed the effort to defund Obamacare Congressional candidate Mia Love rejected the tea party label Wednesday and said she disagreed with how Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and others in the conservative grass-roots movement fought the new health care law. I think I would have taken a different approach. (SNIP) On Tuesday, Love, along with the entire incoming class of Republican congressbimbos, voted to reelect John Boehner as Speaker Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., had told CNN on Sunday...
  • Richard Burr, a Ted Cruz ally? (*Um, Riiiiiiiiiight.*)

    12/20/2014 6:20:44 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    Thats what the DC establishments steno pool over at The Politico would have us believe: (SNIP) Seven of the 20 Republicans who voted against Cruz are up for reelection in two years, including Sens. Dan Coats of Indiana, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Lisa Murkowksi of Alaska. (SNIP) It was real simple: It was saying the president didnt have the constitutional authority to do what he did, said Burr, who is up for reelection in 2016 and could face a primary challenge. I agree with [Cruz].[] Do not fall for this. This is a man who...
  • Folks, You Just Gotta Hear This

    12/16/2014 1:41:23 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | Oct 16, 2013
    RUSH: I allowed one interruption from what I said the agenda for this hour was going to be, because you have to hear this. You just have to hear this. This afternoon in Washington on the Senate floor. You've heard, by the way -- I don't remember who said it, but -- it's been said in recent days that if women were running this show, none of this would have happened. There wouldn't have been a shutdown. I think the... (interruption) (SNIP) RUSH: I am reminded of Jimmy Carter, who said once that he learned everything about nuclear warfare from...
  • Ayotte discusses immigration, Ferguson chaos

    It has been a busy few weeks in Washington lately, from the president's executive order on immigration to the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. (SNIP) Ayotte said she also believes the president's executive order on immigration last week was a mistake. "Right now, as someone who wants to solve this problem, I think it makes it more difficult to address the underlying immigration problem, and he should not have acted unilaterally," she said.
  • Scott Brown LOLs about Thad Cochrans tactics: "I dont really care about what happened..."

    11/08/2014 5:08:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | 30 June 2014
    In Last Tuesdays win over Chris McDaniel, Senator Thad Cochran engaged in all manner of political chicanery and racial subterfuge. In a scheme concocted Haley Barbour, the Cochran campaign accused Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party of plotting to disenfranchise African-Americans. When asked to comment about Team Cochrans unethical and borderline illegal tactics NH GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown giggled demonically. I know youre not gonna like it, butI dont really care about what happened in Mississippi.
  • Sen. Ayotte: Obama Only Attacking ISIS to Help Dems in Midterm

    10/06/2014 10:04:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 5th, 2014 | Evan McMurry
    Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) told Fox News Sunday that she worried President Barack Obama was only confronting ISIS to help Democrats in the upcoming midterms, and that he would ease up on the Sunni militants after the election. I think we have a problem where the presidents foreign policy is being trapped by his campaign rhetoric, Ayotte said. Im very fearful as we look at the current military strategy that it is surrounding the November elections, and he wont have the resolve to follow through with what needs to be done in a sustained effort to destroy ISIS.
  • Granite State Debate, U.S. Senate: Candidates discuss how they disagree with Kelly Ayotte

    09/04/2014 6:09:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | WMUR-TV
    The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire discuss how they disagree with Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Terri Lynn Land campaigns with McCain

    06/30/2014 1:18:27 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | June 20, 2014 | Terri Lynn Land
    What an honor it was to have Senator John McCain come to Michigan and join me for a chat with Paul W this morning on the radio.
  • Ayotte & Brown: Putting New Hampshire First

    06/20/2014 2:29:25 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Scott Brown
    He's a patriot who cares deeply about this country. He has devoted his life to public service. (SNIP) Scott understands and he has stood against Obamacare. He has stood against Obamacare, which is hurting New Hampshire right now. Its hurting New Hampshire families. Obamacare is hurting New Hampshire businesses. And he will vote to repeal and replace Obamacare.
  • Up To 14 Years For Undocumented Immigrant In Milford Dragging Death

    05/19/2014 10:25:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    A man from Ecuador convicted of dragging a Milford motorcyclist to his death under his pickup truck has been sentenced to up to 14 years in prison. A judge Monday sentenced 37-year-old Nicolas Dutan Guaman after clearing him of a second-degree murder, but convicting him on other charges including vehicular manslaughter in the August 2011 death of 23-year-old Matthew Denice.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 May 2014

    05/04/2014 5:01:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 218 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 4 May 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows May 4th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas; Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, California; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Richard Williams, father of tennis players Serena and Venus Williams.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.; former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabber; former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.
  • Mark Levin accurately describes Kelly Ayotte as a dimwit

    05/03/2014 5:30:19 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 14 replies
    Mark Levin on recent comments by Bob Goodlatte, Kelly Ayotte and Cathy McMorris-Rodgers signaling GOP leadership intends to push forward on amnesty "What is it with these idiots!?" The much-maligned status quo is immeasurably preferable to granting eventual voting rights to 40 million of the least-educated, most anti-gun, most pro-big government parasites that Mexico has to offer.
  • Senate Dems consider adding immigration to NDAA

    05/02/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | Jeremy Herb
    Powerful Democratic senators are considering including a measure in the Senates defense authorization bill that would offer legal status to young undocumented immigrants who join the military. With a similar effort in the House stalled, the Senate might provide a new opportunity for immigration advocates. But some senators are warning that including the proposal could sink the annual defense bill, one of the few must-pass bills remaining in Congress.
  • Kelly Ayotte: Ive not seen the planIve not seen the plan"

    04/24/2014 9:04:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    The Jr. Senator from NH was on the Howie Carr show as TMEW and I went out to do some errands right after supper tonight. We missed the beginning of her segment but it was clear that people were switching from talking about Obamacare to illegal aliens, immigration, and Amnesty. And they were not happy! And I really dont think that Kelly Ayotte was all that happy about having to defend her Kerry-esque monster flip-flop on this issue as she had campaigned for really being against amnesty.
  • 2016 Elections: Is Palin the GOPs Answer to Hillary Clinton?

    04/02/2014 5:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | April 2, 2014 | Anthea Mitchell
    Will Sarah Palin run against Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election? No, its safe to say that she likely wont. Though, as she said herself when asked, never say never. She followed the statement up by adding, I dont have a team of people, you know, getting out there doing these poll-tested whatever they do to let you know if you should run or not. I dont have any of that kind of organization going, according to The Examiner. While her candidacy would certainly be welcomed by some within the GOP, especially further to the right including the...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 March 2014

    03/23/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 103 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 March 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former President Jimmy Carter; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Mitt Romney; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Tony Blinken, President Barack Obama's deputy national security adviser; Reps. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Senators Graham, Ayotte and McCain Pen Letter to President Obama Requesting Benghazi Answers

    02/06/2014 10:08:42 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    Kelly Ayotte Senate website ^ | Feb 6 , 2014 | Sen Kelly Ayotte
    Dear President Obama, We watched with great interest your recent interview with Bill O'Reilly. Unfortunately, we believe the interview raises more questions than it answers regarding the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans. The American people and their representatives in Congress deserve to know the truth regarding what happened before, during, and after the terrorist attack. For that reason, we ask that you help clarify some of the questions raised by your interview.
  • Scorched by illegal IRS credits, Reid sits on jobless bill amendments (Kelly Ayotte!)

    01/13/2014 2:44:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Watchdog ^ | 1/13/14 | Kenric Ward
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Bowing to a flurry of cost-cutting amendments on a bill extending unemployment benefits, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he will allow votes on reasonable reforms. But he didnt say when. Reids shuffle comes after Republicans blasted the Nevada Democrat for unilaterally blocking amendments that could yield $70 billion in taxpayer savings. I am not surprised that Senator Reid is backtracking, said David North. The immigration-law expert praised GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., for her amendment to halt IRS child tax-credit refunds going to illegal immigrants.
  • Ayotte: Deal cuts military survivor benefits

    01/13/2014 1:27:24 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Jan 14 | Jeremy Herb
    The Pentagon has determined that the budget deal passed last month cutting $6 billion in military pensions would also reduce survivor benefits, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said Monday. But the cuts to survivor benefits and two other programs related to combat and disability pay will be repealed in the omnibus spending bill, said a senior Senate aide familiar with the government funding measure expected to be released later Monday. "At the end of the day, this will all be addressed," the aide said. Ayotte has been one of the most vocal senators opposing the cut to military retirement benefits...
  • Will Jeb Bush, Huckabee, McCain, Ayotte, Graham, King, Etc, Adhere To Reagan's 11th Commandment?

    10/21/2013 7:01:01 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    10/21/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    That is what it has now come down to. Will they (and others of a similar persuasion) hold to this commandment - or not? Time to choose...
  • Last Night Mike Huckabee Talked About Primarying "Republicans." Feeding LMSM Trolls...

    10/21/2013 6:45:36 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 40 replies
    10/21/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Stop feeding the LMSM trolls! Keep things PRIVATE. Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republicans! (Reagan). Once again, out in public, but this time not McCain or Ayotte or Graham or Peter King, or... you name it.. we have someone giving their PUBLIC two-cents worth on Republicans primarying Republicans, some having so-called Pharisaical attitudes and so forth. When will they (and now Jeb Bush talking about Ted Cruz) get it through their heads, that they aren't helping the Republican Party by going out in public and feeding the LMSM trolls. If they have a beef with Tea Partiers,...
  • On Hannity's Show Cruz & Lee: Enough With McCain, Ayotte, Etc, Publicly Bashing Conservatives

    10/17/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    10/17/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    This public bashing needs to stop. Yesterday, I saw on television Ayotte still going at it talking about how this shutdown doesn't need to happen again. Maybe so, but enough of McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Corker, Peter King, etc, airing things out in public. Cruz, last night talked in part abvout McCain dive-bombing House Republicans, how this disunified Republicans, and how non-unity in the House/Senate torpedoed any chance of delaying or altering parts of ObamaCare - and Hannity brought up other individuals. But enough is enough. If they have a problem with someone or something take it to them in private...
  • GOP Waking Up to a New Reality

    10/04/2013 11:41:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/4/13 | Mike Flynn
    The media and the DC establishment are abuzz with reports that Senate Republicans recently lashed out at Texas Sen. Ted Cruz over the government shutdown. New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte confronted Cruz with copies of ads run by an outside conservative group against her over her vote to allow Sen. Harry Reid to gut the ObamaCare defunding provisions of the House-passed Continuing Resolution. She demanded that Cruz explain his "strategy" over the defunding fight. It would be more interesting to hear Sen. Ayotte's and other Republican Senators' strategy for reversing the government leviathan that is engulfing us. In 1996, the...
  • Report: GOP Senators Became Lynch Mob Against Cruz In Private Lunch

    10/04/2013 12:25:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 110 replies
    Time.com ^ | Oct. 04, 2013 | Laura Stampler
    <p>A small group of Republicans reportedly turned against Ted Cruz in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, attacking the outspoken Texas Senator for leading the charge against funding Obamacare which led to the government shutdown, the New York Times reports.</p> <p>Cruz apparently did not offer further shutdown strategy and allegedly implied his colleagues were defeatists.</p>
  • G.O.P. Elders See Liabilities in Shutdown

    10/04/2013 5:26:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 3, 2013 | By JONATHAN MARTIN
    The hard-line stance of Republican House members on the government shutdown is generating increasing anger among senior Republican officials, who say the small bloc of conservatives is undermining the party and helping President Obama just as the American people appeared to be losing confidence in him. Fighting with the president is one thing, said Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri. Fighting with the president and losing is another thing. When youre in the minority you need to look really hard to find the fights you can win. And on Wednesday at a private luncheon, several Senate Republicans Dan Coats...
  • Kelly Ayotte's Letter to the Dopes Back Home

    09/28/2013 6:19:47 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 83 replies
    Senator's Office ^ | September 28, 2013 | Senator Kelly Ayotte
    Dear Friends, On Friday, I joined members of both parties in supporting a key procedural motion - known as "invoking cloture" - to prevent a stalemate in the Senate that could have led to a government shutdown. Had this vote not succeeded, debate in the Senate would have come to a halt - making it harder to prevent a government shutdown. As you know, I fully support defunding, repealing and replacing Obamacare. I outlined the negative impact this law is having on New Hampshire in a speech on the Senate floor this week. In that speech, I also stated my...
  • The Ted Cruz effect: How one man destabilized the government (Beutler, again)

    09/02/2013 3:49:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Salon ^ | September 2, 2013 | Brian Beutler
    Certain norms have held together America's legislative governance for nearly a century. They're now being destroyed. Late in August, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, traveled to a private residence in Dublin, N.H., to headline a fundraiser for the state Republican Party. Cruzs spiel lasted about an hour, and was packed with the mix of straw men and inflammatory nonsense weve come to expect out of the junior senator from Texas. But before he really got into it, he took a moment to say a few nice words about his GOP colleague from the state, who was also in attendance. Kelly Ayotte...
  • Tea party groups to target skeptical GOP senators on defunding Obamacare

    08/19/2013 10:15:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2013 | By Aaron Blake
    A pair of tea party groups is teaming up to pressure key Republicans to support an effort to defund Obamacare. Tea Party Patriots and the grassroots group For America are launching online ads against a dozen GOP senators who either oppose the effort or havent announced a position. Along with the ads, leaders of the groups will embark on a six-state, five-day Exempt America tour (the idea being that the American people should be exempt from Obamacare) that will bring them to the home states of several of these senators. Update 12:01 p.m.: The conservative group Heritage Action is also...
  • Border blunder Ayotte's blown call

    07/01/2013 5:43:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Union Leader (NH) ^ | June 29. 2013 | Masthead Editorial
    U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte's support for the Gang of 8 immigration bill, which passed the Senate 68-32 on Thursday, was disappointing enough. Worse were her statements that it would secure the border and fix our immigration system, which it will not do. She is going to have to work really hard to regain the trust of the Republican base, which had high expectations after her impressive performance regarding the Senate gun-control legislation. Ayotte co-sponsored the Corker-Hoeven amendment that added a vast new border security section to the immigration bill. It would add about 20,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents, doubling the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Palin throws down gaunlet on primary challenge to Rubio, Ayotte

    06/25/2013 10:18:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 125 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Wednesday June 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate's immigration bill. Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill," Palin told Breitbart News. "Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is entitled to anything." She continued,...

    06/25/2013 3:55:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 113 replies
    FoxNews Radio ^ | Tuesday June 25, 2013
    In an interview on Gibson Radio today Sarah Palin said Marco Rubio has flipped and flopped on Immigration, and as a result if someone wanted to primary Rubio, fine by her. Same with Kelly Ayotte. She is not alone. Not a few people recall that Marco Rubio attacked Charlie Crist in 2010 for holding the exact same position Rubio holds today. In fact, you could say Rubio beat Crist for the Florida Senate seat on precisely that issue: Rubio opposed what he called Amnest (legalization without border security), and today he seems to support it.
  • The Stories They Told

    06/25/2013 9:07:44 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/25/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Republicans (and red state Democrats) used to tell voters amazing things about their opposition to amnesty. Then they got elected and supported legislation that actually weakens border security and puts people on a path not just to legalization, but to citizenship, before ever securing our borders. 1. Rubio: I would vote against anything that grants amnesty because I think it destroys your ability to enforce the existing law and I think its unfair to the people who are standing in line and waiting to come in legally. I would vote against anything that has amnesty in it. 2. Corker: We...
  • Ayotte to back immigration overhaul

    06/09/2013 8:55:34 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    AP ^ | 6-9-13 | Adminstration Propaganda
    WASHINGTONRepublican Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she will back the bipartisan overhaul of the nation's immigration system. The New Hampshire senator said Sunday the nation's immigration is broken and needs to be fixed. She says the Senate proposal secures the border and provides a "tough but fair" way for immigrants to earn citizenship. A bipartisan group of eight senators drafted the bill and then guided it through the Judiciary Committee to the full Senate. Despite widespread support, the bill's passage is by no means certain
  • Liberal sexism? Ed Rendell calls Kelly Ayotte a dumbbell (Re: Gun Control)

    05/10/2013 4:59:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Rare ^ | 5/13/13 | WPHT - Philadelphia
    In a radio interview with a Philadelphia radio station today, former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.) called GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a dumbbell for her opposition to gun control. Listen to the full interview below.
  • Senators may resurrect defeated gun control after making cosmetic changes (GOA letter)

    05/09/2013 3:42:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 5-9-2013 | Gun Owners of America
    "Superficial" "A source close to the Senate negotiations [says] that two senators who voted against the background check bill would vote for it after minor, superficial changes." - Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC, May 6, 2013ACTION: Senators who voted pro-gun last month are under intense pressure - by Senate Democrats and Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s hit ads - to switch their votes.  We need to keep applying the heat and let them know that gun owners are ready to help in any Senate campaign, no matter which state, to defeat ANY SENATOR who votes for gun control.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FROM WASHINGTON, DC. It’s...
  • The Ayotte Delusion - Kelly Ayotte is not your typical New England Republican moderate.

    05/06/2013 1:24:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 6, 2013 | Robert Costa
    Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is the gun-control crowds latest target. At town halls last week, they tried to rattle her, and irate protesters toted signs scrawled with Shame. But its doubtful that Ayotte will suddenly buckle under pressure and support an expansion of background checks, mere weeks after voting against such legislation. For one, Ayotte has never played the role of your typical New England Republican moderate think Susan Collins or Scott Brown. Yes, shes friendly with dealmakers such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, but her alliances with them are almost entirely on national-security issues. On...
  • National media exaggerate anti-Ayotte gun control protests

    05/03/2013 3:12:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2 May, 2013 | Alex Pappas
    Two very different pictures are emerging of what took place this weekend at a series of townhall meetings by Kelly Ayotte, the Republican senator from New Hampshire.Ayotte traveled back to the Granite State to meet with constituents, and among the topics that came up were hervotes against new gun control measures.But local and national news media are giving sharply contrasting accounts of what really happened when the gun control issue surfaced.If you read about the meetings in the national press, you likely went away thinking the Republican lawmaker was overwhelmed by pro-gun control critics. You might think the opposite if...
  • Sen. Kelly Ayotte becomes focus of gun-control groups after voting against background checks

    05/01/2013 5:16:20 AM PDT · by saywhatagain · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, May 1 | By Ed OKeefe
    Ayotte is facing new constituent anger and a coordinated effort by gun-control groups to turn her vote into a political liability. These organizations include Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group founded by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I), and the liberal think tank the Center for American Progress. Other groups are deploying organizers to New Hampshire, Arizona, Arkansas, Nevada and North Dakota in hopes of shaming moderate senators of both parties who voted against the background-check plan.