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  • McConnell in trouble in Kentucky senate race (Only 45-44 over Democrat; 51% Disapproval Rate)

    01/30/2014 11:40:19 AM PST · by xzins · 64 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 29, 2014 | Michael McGuire
    Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Republican Party in the U.S. Senate, has low ratings among voters in his native Kentucky, according to a survey released Wednesday by Public Policy Polling. According to PPP, 37 percent approve of McConnell's performance as a senator, and 51 disapprove. He has a one point lead, 45-44, over possible Democratic contender Alison Lundergan Grimes. Since the estimated margin of error for the survey is plus or minus about four percentage points, the senate race is essentially even.
  • OFA Year-End Immigration List Thanks Paul Ryan, John McCain for Helping Amnesty(backstabber alert)

    12/31/2013 5:17:23 PM PST · by amnestynone · 12 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 31 Dec 2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Organizing for Action, the community organizing group rebooted from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign remnants that uses BarackObama.com as its website, has thanked House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and other Republicans supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants. In a post published on New Year’s Eve, OFA’s Maria Liebermann listed the Obama campaign remnant’s “13 favorite immigration reform moments of 2013.” The list of chock full of praise for Republicans who have taken the Democratic Party position on amnesty for illegals, like Ryan and McCain. “We made a lot of progress towards making comprehensive immigration...
  • Paul Ryan Most 'Open Borders Person in Congress(backstabber alert)'

    12/06/2013 8:34:38 AM PST · by amnestynone · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 6 Dec 2013 | Mathew Boyle
    Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) executive director Mark Krikorian said on Thursday that House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is by far the most open borders-minded member of the U.S. Congress—even more so than Democrats like Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), who is aggressively and publicly calling for President Barack Obama to halt deportations of illegal aliens. "Paul Ryan is probably the most ideologically committed open-borders person in Congress. I would say even more than the Democrats,” Krikorian said in an interview with American Family Radio’s Sandy Rios, One News Now reports. One News Now’s Chad Groening added that...
  • McConnell: Tea Party 'Bullies' Who Need Punch in Nose

    11/22/2013 11:39:07 AM PST · by bestintxas · 44 replies
    breaitbart ^ | 11/22/13 | m boyle
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said on a conference call organized by Karl Rove’s Crossroads organization for large donors and their advisers on Oct. 30 that the Tea Party movement, in his view, is a “nothing but a bunch of bullies” that he plans to “punch … in the nose.” On the call, according to a donor who was on it, McConnell personally named Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) as Tea Party conservatives he views as problematic for him. “The bulk of it was an attack on the Tea Party in general, Cruz in particular,” the source,...
  • Mitch McConnell at War

    11/08/2013 5:51:45 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 8, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell likes to say, “If someone flicks a pebble at you, you hurl a boulder back at him.” His political team is just as emphatic. Some Republicans in Kentucky who flirted with working for his primary opponent, Matt Bevin, were told by the McConnell allies that they would get the “death penalty.” Another frequent warning: “Mitch McConnell doesn’t take prisoners.” McConnell’s team “shoots the wounded on the battlefield as a matter of course,” says University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato. A former GOP leadership aide who has seen the McConnell operation up close sounds terrified. “They’re...
  • Mitch McConnell Embraces the Anti-Rush Limbaugh Playbook

    11/04/2013 4:16:37 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | November 4, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    For the last year, the left has engaged in an organized campaign to drive Rush Limbaugh off the air. Knowing they cannot go after Rush Limbaugh directly, the left has launched repeated boycotts against any advertisers who dare advertise while Rush Limbaugh is on. Consequently, some advertisers decided to stop advertising at all on political talk radio, depriving the genre as a whole of resources. And it still hasn’t hurt Rush Limbaugh. Mitch McConnell has decided to embrace the same strategy in his war against the Senate Conservatives Fund. He can’t attack the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund outright,...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries

    10/29/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”
  • Now is the time for Obama to challenge Congress for immigration reform (Ryan backstabber alert)

    10/26/2013 8:09:57 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 26 replies
    Human Rights(communist site) ^ | 10/22/2013 | Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez
    So, when I sit down and talk to people, I clear the table, so I can see Paul Ryan not as budget chairman, not as somebody whose budget I have voted and will always vote against, but as a friend and an ally to free 11 million people. So, I create new friendships and new relationships in regards to comprehensive immigration reform, because, let’s face it, Democrats didn’t do it in 2007, 2008—we were in the majority. Democrats didn’t do it in 2009 and 2010—we were in the majority. Now we’ve got to do it. We have a majority in...
  • NJ Republicans Struggle While Christie’s Popularity Soars (ye olde barfe alert)

    10/18/2013 7:21:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 03:18 PM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Opinion polls show New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is leading in his race for re-election by a 2-to-1 margin, but his fellow Republicans may not take control of the legislature. And, USA Today reports, the potential 2016 presidential candidate, may not want them to. Presenting himself as a leader who can work with Democrats in the legislature and as a Republican who can win Blue State voters could give him more political mileage if he runs for president, the newspaper reported Thursday. Christie is on track to be the first Republican to win more than 50 percent of votes cast...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter on Megyn Kelly Calls for Chuck Hagel to Resign: "He Broke the Sacred Trust"

    10/10/2013 7:34:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | You Tube
    - Rep. Duncan Hunter was on with Megyn Kelly again tonight to discuss the fact that Obama and Harry Reid had a change of heart and tonight Obama signed a bill to ensure military families get the death benefits they so deserve. Megyn Kelly made a great point during this, that if it was really a concern for the DoD that death benefits weren't going to be paid out to military families, that they would have come back to Congress 9 days ago and said fix it. But they never did, according to Hunter, who says that someone made a...
  • It’s Official: Boehner Pushing Amnesty (backstabber alert)

    09/27/2013 9:08:51 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 30 replies
    Dailey caller ^ | 09/26/2013 | Mickey Kaus
    Worst of Three Worlds! House Judiciary Rep. Bob Goodlatte has come out of the closet as an amnesty supporter. Of course, Goodlatte wants legalization, not citizenship–or rather, not a “special path” to citizenship. But he would apparently still legalize more or less the entire illegal immigrant population. Traditional amnesty advocates would clearly jump to accept the plan. … Goodlatte seems to be hoping he can bring along conservatives by claiming his proposal isn’t as bad as the Senate’s massive bill (and, implicitly, by suggesting it would be better for Republicans by delaying the day when all those newly legalized immigrants...
  • Lindsey Graham Polling Under 50 Percent in Primary, Could Face Runoff

    09/08/2013 3:27:04 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 24 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 8 | Matthew Boyle
    Ten months out from his primary election against three different Tea Party candidates, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has dropped to below 50 percent in the polls, meaning he is particularly vulnerable to a runoff strategy conservatives have employed against him. Graham received just 42 percent of support from likely South Carolina GOP voters in an Aug. 25 poll of 500 likely GOP voters conducted by Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications, UnitedLiberty.org reports. “These numbers should be of concern to the Graham campaign. The senator fails to reach 50% of the vote against any of his opponents,” Rosetta Stone Communications...
  • John (backstabber) McCain, Undecided 2016 Voter(get him outta here)

    07/31/2013 8:46:14 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 6 replies
    New Republic | JULY 30, 2013 | ISAAC CHOTINER
    t has been difficult to follow politics over the past several months without sensing the presence of a new John McCain. (Again.) He was a crucial player in the passage of immigration reform through the Senate, he has helped Democrats carve out a deal allowing several of President Obama’s appointments to win confirmation, and he has even teamed up with Elizabeth Warren on a bill to regulate the banking industry. The politician who could once barely hide his disdain for the president has suddenly become one of his most valuable partners in Congress. (This makeover hasn’t extended to foreign policy,...
  • The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides(dealing with a backstabber)

    07/25/2013 8:41:03 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 42 replies
    vvof ^ | unknwon | Sydney Schanberg
    The voters who were drawn to John S. McCain in his run for the Republican presidential nomination this year often cited, as the core of his appeal, his openness and blunt candor and willingness to admit past lapses and release documents that other senators often hold back. These qualities also seemed to endear McCain to the campaign press corps, many of whom wrote about how refreshing it was to travel on the McCain campaign bus, “The Straight Talk Express,” and observe a maverick speaking his mind rather than a traditional candidate given to obfuscation and spin. But there was one...
  • The new power triangle (backstabber alert)

    07/23/2013 7:43:49 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/23/2013 | Jim Vandahie
    Barack Obama, to hear his advisers tell it, has finally found The One he has been looking for: John McCain. “We have been looking literally for years for someone we can cut deals with, and finally someone has stepped up,” a White House official said. West Wing aides say they now talk with McCain roughly every other day. McCain, to hear fellow Republicans tell it, has finally found The Two he has needed to make such conversations worth the bother: Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat who can actually get things done in the Senate, and Denis McDonough, a White House...
  • Paul Ryan working behind the scenes to push comprehensive immigration legislation (backstabber)

    07/11/2013 6:46:45 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | July 10 | Paul Kane and Ed O’Keefe
    Two weeks after the end of his failed vice-presidential bid, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was already thinking ahead to another big fight: immigration reform. And he was thinking about it in a bipartisan way. Ryan ran into his old friend, Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), and urged him to restart his effort to get a comprehensive immigration package through Congress. Ryan’s arguments stemmed from a religious and economic foundation, not from the huge political liability the issue had become for the Republican Party during the 2012 presidential campaign.
  • ‘Flip-flops like this’: Sarah Palin calls out Sen. Rubio for supporting amnesty

    06/23/2013 12:04:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 170 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Sunday June 23, 2012
    Sarah Palin @SarahPalinUSA: Politicians wonder why we can't trust them? Campaign flip-flops like this and carve-out bribes in the Amnesty... http://fb.me/2IsL1uspC Palin’s tweet links to a story from TownHall.com detailing Sen. Marco Rubio’s (D-Fla.) flip-flop over amnesty for illegal immigrants. During a debate with opponents Rep. Kendrick Meek and Gov. Charlie Crist, candidate Rubio argued that giving illegal immigrants an “earned path to citizenship,” which Crist, Sen. John McCain and former President George W. Bush had advocated, is basically amnesty. Rubio, who won that 2010 election, is now the leading Republican in the U.S. Congress pushing for illegal aliens to...
  • Marco Rubio: In immigration reform, legalization comes first — ‘It is not conditional’

    06/10/2013 11:57:02 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 248 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 6-10-13 | byron york
    In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. “Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization...
  • Ann Coulter’s “Novelty Candidate” Swipe at Sarah Palin

    Mitt Romney supporter Ann Coulter appeared on the ABC News Sunday show, “This Week,” hosted by former Clintonite George Stephanopoulos. Asked about Romney’s potential vice presidential picks, she said this (while seated at a table with former green jobs czar Van Jones, who served under the Biggest Novelty Candidate of Them All, Barack Obama): Ann Coulter: “You can’t have a novelty candidate, I think. That would ring too much like Sarah Palin. I agree with George Will that it be good to have little tea party excitement, and the odds-on favorite, I mean, certainly the betting is on Marco Rubio,...
  • "My Message to Rick Santorum" Bob Grant (RINO Blog)

    03/23/2012 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Politics4US · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Bob Grant Online ^ | March 23, 2012 | Bob Grant
    My Message to Rick Santorum March 23, 2012 Not too long ago, I had asked a woman from Pennsylvania what she thought about Rick Santorum. Knowing that she was as conservative and as Republican as I am, I was surprised at her response. She said, “He is the worst. Those of us who know him best have nothing but contempt for him. He is not an honest person and certainly would not hesitate to stab a fellow politician in the back.” That was a few weeks ago, but I have learned what a tawdry character Santorum is. He is a...
  • The Mitt Romney Report

    03/21/2012 6:18:10 PM PDT · by Randy Larsen · 2 replies
    MassResistance ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Mitt Romney's record on a range of issues over the years as a Presidential candidate (2007-present), Governor of Massachusetts (Jan. 2003 - Jan. 2007), candidate for US Senate (1994), and businessman.
  • Team Romney's Unfair Attack on Santorum

    03/20/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 95 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 3/20/2012 | Guy Benson
    First, here's the set-your-hair-on-fire clip about which we're all supposed to be enraged, via Rick Santorum on the stump: "I don't care what the unemployment rate's going to be. It doesn't matter to me..." The horror! Rick Santorum doesn't care about the unemployment rate! Except, the former Senator's sentence went on: "...my campaign doesn't hinge on unemployment rates and growth rates. It's something more foundational that's going on." What Santorum was conveying -- albeit terribly ham-handedly -- is that his candidacy is about more than mere economic issues. He's arguing that while Mitt Romney's campaign relies on harnessing and exploiting...
  • Romney charity used for conservative donations {read political donations]

    12/25/2011 8:40:40 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 8 replies
    AJC ^ | December 23, 2011 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    In the Republican primary struggle to define the most reliably conservative presidential candidate, Mitt Romney has put his money where his mouth is. Over the past six years and two presidential campaigns, Romney has donated at least $260,000 from his family charity foundation to GOP causes and influential conservative groups that could deepen his ties within the party and establish his credibility on the right. Romney's campaign said there was no hidden motivation behind his contributions.-SNIP-.....the Romney campaign is studded with former Bush political veterans and appears to lead its rivals in financial support from former Bush fundraisers.-SNIP-...Romney gave...
  • Evitable (Romney is not "inevitable")

    11/19/2011 5:40:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 94 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 18, 2011 | Bill Kristol
    Should Mitt Romney be the nominee of the Republican party for president in 2012? Perhaps. Should voters support him because he's the "inevitable" nominee? No. For one thing, his nomination is evitable - perhaps all too evitable (see below). For another, we are a proud, self-governing people. We're sometimes even an obstreperous bunch—and a good thing it is for the cause of liberty. We often balk at yielding meekly to claims of inevitability. Here in America, we the people rule by electing. We don't bow to those anointed by pundits. But really, you might ask - isn't Romney inevitable? And...
  • Rollins Has More Tough Words for Bachmann

    09/19/2011 8:04:51 PM PDT · by freespirited · 82 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 09/19/11 | Michael Shear
    Ed Rollins is at it again. Mr. Rollins, the former campaign manager for Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, has questioned her ability to extend her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination beyond Iowa, the first state in the nation to hold a nominating contest. In an interview on MSNBC, Mr. Rollins told Andrea Mitchell that Mrs. Bachmann does not have the money or resources to compete with her better-financed rivals, like Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. “Right now, she’s competing hard in Iowa,” Mr. Rollins said. But, he added, “she doesn’t have the ability or resources to go beyond that,...
  • Pawlenty Quitting Presidential Race

    08/14/2011 6:07:08 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 301 replies
    Foxnews TV ^ | 08-13-11
    Story to Follow Breaking News Alert Only from Fox at 850h on TeeVee...
  • Post Runs Hatchet Job on Bachmann From Palin-basher

    08/08/2011 7:19:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 8, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    If liberal New York Times columnist Joe Nocera can apologize for comparing Tea Party activists to terrorists, then The Washington Post can and should apologize for pretending that Nicolle Wallace is someone who should be taken seriously by Republicans. The Post ran a Wallace article on Sunday claiming that Michele Bachmann is too conservative to be president, in part because of her association with the Tea Party. Wallace was headlined as the “former Bush aide” and adviser to the McCain-Palin campaign. The article was the lead in the popular Post Sunday “Outlook” section of opinion. Bachmann, wrote Wallace, “holds views...
  • The old McCain rides again (BARF ALERT)

    08/02/2011 7:33:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies
    Scripps Howard ^ | 2011-08-02 | Martin Schram
    An old friend came back to town last week and it was good to see him again after all these years. Because we really needed him, now more than ever. John McCain -- the old straight-talking, tough truth-telling John McCain -- stood up on the floor of the U.S. Senate and picked up just where he'd left off some four years ago: Telling it like it really is. Never mind that he was ticking off fellow conservative Republicans. Even the ones who knew in their hearts he was right. For months, Republican leaders had allowed themselves to be led by...
  • McCain: Revenues on table, but GOP skeptical

    08/02/2011 7:29:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-08-02 | Bernie Becker
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Tuesday that a proposed joint deficit committee should discuss fresh revenues — but added that he did not believe Republicans would get on board with tax increases. The Arizona Republican, who backs the compromise debt-ceiling legislation the Senate is poised to vote on today, also predicted the measure would pass. McCain also sounded cautiously optimistic that the 12-lawmaker panel set up by the bill would be able to find some common ground. “Once they sit down and start negotiating and realize if they report out they cannot get an agreement, that is a reflection on...
  • Why I'm Still Glad John McCain Lost in 2008

    08/02/2011 7:28:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2011-08-02 | A.W.R. Hawkins
    Our country is in crisis. Not the kind of crisis liberals invent out of mid air but the kind that results from the implementation of their policies and brings a country to its knees (and proves the president a rank amateur and many of the legislators unsuited for office). We are in debt, we have an energy crisis, we have high unemployment, and we’re more worried about whether our enemies think we’re nice that we are with crushing them with our military might. In a word: times are crazy. Yet in the middle of all this, I can honestly say...
  • McCain says he'll 'swallow hard' and support deal

    08/01/2011 5:59:26 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-08-01
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he'll vote for compromise legislation averting a government default, although "I will probably have to swallow hard."
  • Tim Pawlenty campaign manager: Michele Bachmann won’t last over the long haul

    07/24/2011 7:13:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Tim Pawlenty’s campaign manager yesterday sent out an e-mail outlining Pawlenty’s accomplishments and assuring supporters that the former Minnesota governor’s fan club will continue to grow, while enthusiasm for other candidates — most implicitly, Michele Bachmann — will fade.“In 2008, voters elected a member of Congress with no executive experience. We can’t afford the cost of inexperience any longer, and Iowans are getting that,” Ayers wrote. “[A]s more Republican primary voters start to tune in to the race, they are finding out that the governor’s record and message will stand the test [of] a brutal campaign. Other candidates’ records (or...
  • Mitt Romney's Deception:His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’

    07/21/2011 8:15:51 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 16 replies
    amycontrada.com ^ | July 16, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Contrada details how Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney supported the homosexual and transgender agenda on same-sex ‘marriage,’ sexual-radical indoctrination in the schools, and societal transformation – while posing as a defender of the Constitution and traditional family values. Mitt Romney is no conservative, despite his attempts to appeal to that element in the Republican Party. He is an ‘establishment fixer’ – a preserver of the status quo at best, or a promoter of social liberal causes and institutions at worst. In Massachusetts, the establishment – protected and advanced by Romney – was uniquely committed to the radical homosexual and transgender agenda....
  • McConnell unveils debt limit ‘Plan B’

    07/12/2011 1:03:07 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 235 replies
    washington post ^ | 7/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    <p>Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled a “back-up plan” for raising the debt ceiling in case the ongoing negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House fail to produce a result by an Aug. 2 deadline.</p> <p>At a Capitol news conference little over an hour before the latest round of negotiations was set to begin at the White House, McConnell described a plan that would allow the debt ceiling to be raised in three separate stages through the end of next year, for a total of $2.5 trillion.</p>
  • GOP frontrunner Romney shirks pro-life pledge: Bachmann, Santorum criticize

    06/20/2011 8:42:09 AM PDT · by RINOs suck · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/20/2011 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Massachusetts governor and leading GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused to sign a pro-life pledge by the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, inviting a rash of criticism from more overtly pro-life candidates. The pledge asked candidates to promise to nominate conservative federal judges and appoint only pro-life persons to “relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch” positions. SBA List also called upon the candidates to promise to advance government-wide Hyde amendment legislation and a federal Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and to “defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal...
  • Why Newt?

    06/18/2011 6:17:33 PM PDT · by jspeelman · 26 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6/18/2011 | J.J Speelman
    It could be said that Newt Gingrich's campaign "problems" of late have put the White House beyond the former speaker of the House's reach. The most recent issue was the defection of Newt's campaign staffers, who believed there was a strategy difference between themselves and Gingrich on how to move forward. But not so fast. The departure of Gingrich's staffers is nothing more or less than a breath of fresh air -- after all, it is Newt himself, and not his campaign advisers, who is running for president. The fact is that Newt Gingrich has a vision on how to...
  • Newt's one-man RLC show

    06/16/2011 10:47:12 PM PDT · by jageorge72 · 93 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 06/16/11 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    No longer constrained by campaign advisers who insisted on such conventions as “message discipline,” Gingrich fulminated against President Obama, the news media, activist judges and assorted other liberal bogeymen for 41 minutes here Thursday night. It was classic Newt – slashing attacks, an array of ideas, and a few plugs for his website. All jumbled together with little cohesion. The former speaker, it seems, is very much enjoying the post-consultant phase of his candidacy. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/57183.html#ixzz1PVO4yauY
  • (LIVE THREAD!) Republican Presidential Debate #2 - June 13, 2011 8pm/5pm: New Hampshire

    06/13/2011 4:49:56 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 1,315 replies
    Broadcast on: CNN Broadcast time: 8pm EDT/5pm PDT The Candidates:Michele Bachmann Bachmann is serving her 3rd full term in the U.S. House. Founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, she earned a Master of Laws degree, worked as a tax attorney, and was a foster mother for 23 teenagers. She is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Herman Cain Cain is the former chief executive of Godfather's Pizza and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He lost the Georgia Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in 2004. He was recently the...
  • Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter

    06/07/2011 5:29:34 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter By Matt Lewis A few weeks ago, I pointed out that a prominent Sarah Palin blogger had turned on Michele Bachmann. On Fox News Sunday this week, Palin pointed out that she, unlike Bachmann, had executive experience (though added that Bachmann had strengths, too). The feud was taken to a new level, however, when Bachmann’s new “celebrity” campaign manager, Ed Rollins referred to Palin as “not serious.” This was too much for Palin supporter and talk radio host, Tammy Bruce who took to her Twitter feed. Bruce, who also appears in the new film...
  • Bachmann to announce in Waterloo next month

    05/26/2011 7:19:00 PM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 59 replies
    A ganette rag | 5/26/11 | TONY LEYS
    Gannett Rag - Link Only http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/05/26/bachmann-to-announce-in-waterloo-next-month/
  • Calif. GOP official emails Obama ape 'joke,' says it's not racist

    04/18/2011 5:27:20 AM PDT · by Scanian · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 17, 2011 | AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES — A Southern California Republican Party official was under fire yesterday after allegations she sent an email that included an altered photo depicting President Barack Obama as an ape.</p> <p>An email reportedly sent by party central committee member Marilyn Davenport shows an image, posed like a family portrait, of chimpanzee parents and child, with Obama's face artificially superimposed on the child. Text beneath the photo reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate."</p>
  • OC Republican allegedly sent offensive Obama email

    04/17/2011 10:54:28 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    AP ^ | 16 APRIL 2011 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
    LOS ANGELES – A Southern California Republican Party official was under fire Saturday after allegations she sent an email that included an altered photo depicting President Barack Obama as an ape. An e-mail reportedly sent by party central committee member Marilyn Davenport shows an image, posed like a family portrait, of chimpanzee parents and child, with Obama's face artificially superimposed on the child. Text beneath the photo reads, "Now you know why no birth certificate." Davenport, when reached by The Associated Press, said she would provide a written statement with her response, but several hours later she had not issued...
  • Rove: Don’t Worry, 2012 GOP Candidates Busy with Strategy.

    03/21/2011 4:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 21, 2011 | David Steinberg
    The prospective GOP candidates are behaving like Ruling Class. Did they learn anything from 2010? The inestimable Karl Rove (inestimable, in that conservatives either wish to buy him a scotch or label him Ruling Class, dependent on whatever he last said to Bret Baier) published a WSJ op-ed on March 17 claiming “The GOP Race is Underway.” Don’t worry, the piece sums: the failure of anyone to step ahead in the 2012 GOP race is tactical. Mitch “Mitt” Huckaromney is busy analyzing, outreaching, and sweater-testing and any day now he’ll reveal himself as the George Washington you’ve been asking for...
  • Egyptian FM says US message was confusing

    02/09/2011 12:32:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Egypt's foreign minister has said he was furious at what he described as "confusing" messages from the United States in the early days of Egypt's protests. In an interview Tuesday with "PBS NewsHour," Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said the Obama administration's message is now "much better" because he believes it understands that abrupt change will lead to chaos. Anti-government protesters want President Hosni Mubarak to resign immediately, but he has said he plans to finish his term this year and then not stand for re-election. The White House says it wants an orderly transition in...
  • Sen. John McCain will not back Sarah Palin for president

    02/07/2011 9:38:01 AM PST · by mandaladon · 100 replies
    The Daily Column ^ | 4 feb 2011
    Arizona U.S. Senator John McCain says he will not be backing any of the potential Republican presidential candidates as they look to defeat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election. “I think I’m staying out of this for the first time in many years,” Mr. McCain told Politico on Thursday. The comment comes as Mr. McCain returned from a one on one meeting with President Obama at the White House. The Arizona Republican said he viewed the meeting as a sign of increasing bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, adding that his meeting with the president was “cordial” and that Mr. Obama...
  • WikiLeaks cables: US agrees to tell Russia Britain's nuclear secrets

    02/04/2011 2:03:33 PM PST · by tje · 394 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9:25PM GMT 04 Feb 2011 | Matthew Moore, Gordon Rayner and Christopher Hope
    The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britain’s nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose. Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britain’s policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.
  • Cornyn to Miller: NRSC to Stay Neutral in Alaska Primary

    08/30/2010 10:38:08 AM PDT · by free me · 25 replies
    CQ POLITICS NEWS ^ | Aug. 30, 2010 – 12:19 p.m. | David M. Drucker, CQ-Roll Call
    National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) spoke with Joe Miller over the weekend and assured him that the NRSC will stay neutral in the Alaska GOP Senate primary and support whoever wins, according to Republican sources. Miller, a Fairbanks attorney, led Sen. Lisa Murkowski by nearly 1,700 votes with all precincts reporting following last Tuesday’s primary election in Alaska. The state this week is set to begin counting around 20,000 additional ballots, including absentee ballots and others referred to as questionable.
  • "Doc Drop: Miller Camp Cites Possible Vote Tampering By Murkowski Observer"

    08/29/2010 9:52:10 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 127 replies
    Riehlworld ^ | 08/29/2010
    Rut Roh - a troubling three page letter from the Miller campaign citing multiple potential infractions of election law and procedure by a Murkowski observer, who, after mis-identifying himself, was allowed unfettered access to a computer he should not have accessed. The access presented a clear opportunity for vote tampering. The other problems include trying to access the ballot area with a large bag, an action prohibited by law. Fortunately, security stopped him. Read it all in pdf below.
  • More Shenanigans in the Alaska Republican U.S. Senate Primary Race

    08/30/2010 2:07:40 AM PDT · by theanchoragedailyruse · 19 replies
    Red County ^ | August 30th, 2010 | Thomas Lamb
    This evening, I made a call to the same source who told me on August 25th, about the rumor that there were 1000 ballots missing. It seems that there is some concern on how high the percentage is in the returned absentee ballots. Some number crunching has been going on and in the story published yesterday by the Anchorage Daily News, the number of the returned absentee ballots and questioned ballots stood at 23,472 with more ballots coming in. There were more allegations by the Joe Miller campaign of ballot-counting monkey business on Saturday as the absentees continue to pour into the Alaska Division of Elections. State elections officials...
  • More accusations made in close Senate race (Miller V Murkowski)

    08/29/2010 5:48:42 AM PDT · by onyx · 150 replies
    adn.com ^ | August 29th, 2010 02:05 AM | SEAN COCKERHAM
    SENATE RACE: Miller's camp says GOP group is preparing for legal battle. There were more allegations by the Joe Miller campaign of ballot-counting monkey business on Saturday as the absentees continue to pour into the Alaska Division of Elections. State elections officials now say there are 23,472 ballots to process, with more coming, and the first count set for Tuesday. Miller currently leads Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski by 1,668 votes in the Republican primary. Miller campaign spokesman Randy DeSoto said in an e-mail Saturday that there are many calls going out to Alaskans who voted absentee ballots, asking them who...