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  • Flash poll: GOP voters sticking with Trump

    10/09/2016 7:00:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 10/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Despite hurricane-force media hype that Donald Trump’s locker room talk over a decade ago precludes him from the presidency, the GOP base is ignoring its leadership and standing by Donald Trump. A poll by Politico shows: A wave of Republican officials abandoned Donald Trump on Saturday, but, at least for now, rank-and-file Republicans are standing by the party's presidential candidate, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll conducted immediately after audio was unearthed Friday that had the GOP nominee crudely bragging about groping women and trying to lure a married woman into an affair. Overall, fewer than four-in-10 voters --...
  • Campaign 2016...Donald Trump loses support of some Latino leaders who had backed his campaign

    09/02/2016 6:01:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/2/16
    Donald Trump has held photo ops with his National Hispanic Advisory Council and in recent weeks boasted about his increasing support from this crucial voting demographic. But that was before his speech on immigration this week. On Thursday, several who sit on the council announced their resignation, citing Trump's refusal to truly listen to their views on immigration reform. Jacob Monty, a Houston-based immigration lawyer who was a member of the council, said in a Facebook post that he gave Trump a plan that would "improve border security, remove hardened criminal aliens and most importantly, give work authority to millions...
  • First Senate Appropriations Bill Passed Spends More Than Obama Requested

    05/12/2016 3:54:32 PM PDT · by milton23 · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/12/16 | Philip Wegmann
    The U.S. Senate’s first spending bill of 2016 spends more than President Barack Obama requested and lacks significant conservative amendments, but it still sailed to passage in the Republican-led Senate Thursday. An overwhelming number of U.S. senators on both sides of the aisle approved the energy and water development appropriations bill by a vote of 90-8. Conservatives had objected to the higher spending levels and lack of policy riders in the weeks leading up to the vote.
  • Shadow campaign to deny Trump his delegates begins

    03/24/2016 7:54:17 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/24/2016 | KYLE CHENEY
    Kasich and Cruz quietly work to persuade delegates to break with GOP voters in a contested convention. When South Dakota's Republican activists convened in Pierre to pick their delegates to the Republican national convention, they got an unexpected visitor. Merle Madrid, senior aide to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, had flown in from Columbus to make an appeal: If the convention fails to elect front-runner Donald Trump on the first ballot, consider Kasich on the second — even if the state’s Republican voters sent them there to back Trump or Ted Cruz. Madrid was polite and earnest , but according to...
  • Conservative[?] activists plot to stop Donald Trump

    03/17/2016 9:08:38 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3-17-2016
    A group of conservative activists huddled behind closed doors Thursday at a Washington hotel to plot strategy to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump , including calling for a unity ticket to oppose him and a floor fight at the GOP convention to deny him the nomination. The meeting was led by conservative talk radio host Erick Erickson, a longtime outspoken critic of Mr. Trump . “We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement,...
  • It Begins...Trump-Haters Start List of Trump Supporters to Blackball and Punish

    03/17/2016 6:45:45 PM PDT · by ak267 · 211 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-17-2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Trump-bashers are starting up a list of conservative supporters of Donald Trump — so that they can blackball these Trump supporters. The list was initiated by Cruz supporter Amanda Carpenter who is usually kind and intelligent but now suffers from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
  • GOP braces for long battle against Trump (GOP is becoming completely unglued)

    12/04/2015 3:22:32 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 39 replies
    WDSU News ^ | Published 5:06 AM CST Dec 04, 2015 | By MJ Lee
    (CNN) —Donald Trump, defying skeptics and overcoming an avalanche of mockery from establishment Republicans, has extended his streak as the party's presidential frontrunner for almost five months. With the Iowa caucuses less than two months away, Republican leaders are growing deeply alarmed by Trump's resilience. Anxious that his lead may not fade before the voting starts, GOP strategists have begun to brace for a long and painful nomination fight, with Trump's opponents hoping to grind him down over a period of months. In a new CNN/ORC poll released Friday, Trump leads the GOP field of White House hopefuls at 36%...
  • GOP donors wrestle with possibility of Trump nomination

    12/01/2015 10:43:16 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 35 replies
    // ^ | November 29, 2015, 07:00 am | Jonathan Swan
    When asked who he would vote for if the presidential race comes down to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the former mayor of Los Angeles and a longtime Republican establishment figure, Dick Riordan, says: "I would probably go find a deserted island." "I think Hillary is disgusting," said Riordan, a wealthy investor who has exceeded $500,000 in political donations throughout his career. "And I think Trump is crazy," Riordan added in a telephone interview Monday. Riordan is not alone. In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors have confided to The Hill that for the first time in recent...
  • World Net Daily: GOP establishment to back Hillary if Trump nominee

    11/29/2015 8:19:03 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 215 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 11/29/2015 | JOE KOVACS
    'They want a puppet that they can control, Donald will never be that person' Although Donald Trump has signed a pledge to support the Republican Party's nominee, that doesn't mean the party's establishment will support him, should he win the GOP presidential nod. A report by the Hill suggests the big money Republican donors are actually looking to support Hillary Clinton for commander in chief if Trump is at the top of the GOP ticket. Yes, the Democrat Hillary Clinton could be getting millions of dollars from Republicans. The website says: "In conversations over the past month, GOP establishment donors...
  • New Hampshire GOP Chair Attacks Donald Trump for 'Bombast and Divisive Rhetoric'

    11/26/2015 7:33:21 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-26-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    New Hampshire GOP chairwoman Jennifer Horn has abandoned all pretext of impartiality by launching an aggressive attack against Donald Trump. In an interview with the Boston Globe Horn says: "Shallow campaigns that depend on bombast and divisive rhetoric do not succeed in New Hampshire, and I don’t expect that they will now." She went on to say that establishment candidates like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio are "underestimated" and will almost certainly perform better than most. This despite their disappointing poll numbers, both nationally and in her state: "People are probably underestimating [New Jersey Governor] Chris Christie. And,...
  • Media's Topple Trump Efforts Fail

    11/26/2015 6:56:10 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 11/26/15 | Matt Towery
    Much like the 1960s comedy "Get Smart," GOP establishment operatives and candidates have formed their own version of "KAOS," the evil organization that continually tried to "get" Agent Maxwell Smart. Except in this case, it's many Republican traditionalists that are trying to "get" Donald Trump. These efforts will backfire on them, as did the best attempts at mischief by KAOS in the comedy classic. To fully comprehend how off-base the pundits and establishment consultants are about the 2016 race for the GOP presidential nomination, let's first examine a tale of two polls taken in Florida recently. The first was conducted...
  • Donald Trump's 8 (Most Recent) Blatant Lies [double bag barf alert - JR]

    11/25/2015 4:16:33 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 48 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | November 24, 2015 | Rob Garver
    It should be clear by now to anybody paying attention that Donald Trump long ago determined that the traditional concepts of "true" and "false" have no relevance when he decides what words to let fly from his mouth. Even for Trump, though, the last few weeks have presented a stunning parade of howlers, fibs, falsehoods and fabrications - also known as lies. The thing about Trump is that he's so blase about lying, and does it so frequently, that people tend to forget how many made-up facts they've heard from him. Sometimes, it's instructive to make a list of his...
  • In a Desperate Bid to Take Down Donald Trump, Republicans Are Unleashing the F-Word

    11/25/2015 3:57:36 PM PST · by entropy12 · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 25, 2015 | Zeeshan Aleem
    The F-word: CNN's MJ Lee has a useful round-up of Republicans who are deciding to unite around the "fascist" label. As she points out, a number of prominent voices in the Republican race have decided it's an appropriate way to characterize Trump's rhetoric. One is Max Boot, an adviser to Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, who tweeted that Trump deserved the label:
  • Trump camp warns GOP on super PAC attacks (Liz Mair and Trump Card LLC)

    11/24/2015 6:26:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/24/15 | NICK GASS
    The super PACs going after Donald Trump are making a "bad, bad decision," the candidate's special counsel and adviser warned Tuesday morning, saying that if the reports are true, "it changes everything." "Donald Trump wants to be treated fairly. He will demand that the GOP treat them fairly," Michael Cohen told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day." If the party does treat him fairly, Trump "will honor the pledge because he’s an honorable guy," he said. But, "if they break that agreement with him, as they say, woe be on them," Cohen cautioned, referring to the loyalty agreement Trump signed,...
  • Republican donors, operative fueling new anti-Trump ad blitz

    11/24/2015 5:35:07 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/24/15 | Fox News
    Republican donors with links to several presidential candidates - as well as a prominent GOP operative - are pooling their resources in a new effort to go after Donald Trump and keep the party's presidential front-runner from winning the nomination. The most recent bid is a reported "guerrilla campaign" led by a group called Trump Card LLC and run by Liz Mair, former communications official for the Republican National Committee. The group's goal, according to The Wall Street Journal, is to collect money from anonymous donors to "defeat and destroy" Trump, who has essentially led the GOP presidential field since...
  • GOP Establishment Targets Trump

    11/23/2015 2:18:08 PM PST · by detective · 70 replies
    The New American ^ | November 23, 2015 | Bob Adelmann
    The latest poll results from Rasmussen weren't cheered by the GOP establishment, which has been holding its breath for months, hoping that the frontrunner would fade and allow someone more willing to toe the establishment's line to come to the fore. The poll, taken last week, wasn't encouraging: 63 percent of Likely Republican Voters think Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's nominee for president (up from 59 percent the week before), while 51 percent of all likely voters agree. Trump's claim that President Obama's decision to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees into the United States next year is the "ultimate...
  • GOP Retreat: Rep. Jeff Denham Says Party’s Quietly Crafting Broad Immigration Bill

    01/16/2015 5:18:57 PM PST · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | Jonathan Strong
    The GOP’s most outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform let loose in an interview with reporters here, detailing quiet efforts to draft far-reaching legislation, saying House leadership is “committed” to bringing the hot-button topics on the floor and criticizing President Obama for carrying out too many deportations. “I think leadership’s commitment is not only to bring up immigration reform, but to bring it up in multiple different bills. The question is the timing of that and the sequence of those bills,” Denham said. (ed: CA Rep. Jeff Denham) The revelation is important because shortly after the election, Speaker John Boehner...
  • Don't give up the ship! We have not yet begun to fight!

    06/24/2014 8:54:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies
    Yes, FReepU GOPe, but surrender? NUTS! The battle rages on. Landslide in November and again in 2016! Repeal all of Obama's Marxist disasters! Take our country back!! Rebellion is brewing!!
  • 16 former elected GOP officials backing Warner [Virginia]

    06/20/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    The News Virginian ^ | June 17, 2014 | MARKUS SCHMIDT
    Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., announced Monday that 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials have endorsed his re-election bid, including 14 former state legislators as well as former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner and former Gov. Linwood Holton. (snip) The list of Republican Warner supporters includes former Delegates Vincent F. Callahan Jr. of McLean, a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Katherine Waddell of Richmond; L. Preston Bryant Jr. of Richmond, who served as secretary of Natural Resources in Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's Cabinet; Robert S. Bloxom Sr. of Mappsville, who served as secretary of Agriculture and Forestry under...
  • 2014: The Year of the Primaries

    12/17/2013 10:26:47 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary)
    Next year Republican primary voters will have an unprecedented number of choices for whom to nominate to the United States Senate. There have never been so many primary challenges against such high-level and long-serving members of the Senate. There are now primary challenges in Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kansas, and Wyoming. The challengers vary in degrees of viability, competence, and skill. Not all of them have been endorsed by conservative groups; not all of them necessarily will receive endorsements. But all of these states are represented by entrenched ruling class Republicans of yesteryear. They are also all states...
  • Virginia Republicans Organizing to Blunt Tea Party Power

    11/22/2013 4:08:50 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 56 replies
    BLOOMBERG | 20 NOVEMBER 2013 | Laura Litvan & Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    Virginia Republicans Organizing to Blunt Tea Party Power Stupid Party is going to moderate itself out of business.
  • An Idea for dealing w/ GOP-e/Rinos/Backstabbers...

    10/17/2013 9:01:57 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 99 replies
    17 Oct 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Ok everyone how about this, in ALL furure Election Cycles we WORK OUR A$$ES OFF to get Tea Party/9-12ers elected and if the "GOP-e/Rinos/Backstabbers" come against us then we WORK OUR A$$ES off to get the Dem elected.
  • Reid and McConnell talk deal "taking the lead"

    10/12/2013 9:48:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 12, 2013 | Alexander Bolton and Peter Schroeder
    enate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) are taking the lead on talks to raise the debt limit and reopen the government, according to senators. Reid and McConnell are working off a six-point proposal sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) that would fund the government for six months and raise the debt ceiling until Jan. 31, 2014. Senators view discussions between the two leaders as a promising sign of potential bipartisan compromise. “Reid and McConnell are talking now and those discussions continue so I see that as progress,” said Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas)....
  • Now 18 House Republicans Are Ready to Throw in the Towel in Obamacare Fight [Title Shortened]

    10/02/2013 3:37:24 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 110 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 2, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    There are now reportedly a total of 18 House Republicans ready to throw in the towel in the current battle over Obamacare in order to end the first government shutdown in 17 years. As TheBlaze reported on Tuesday, Democrats needs just 17 GOP lawmakers to defect from the majority of Republicans in the House to pass a “clean” continuing resolution that fully funds both Obamacare and the federal government.
  • Exclusive–Source: McConnell, Cornyn Whipping Votes Against Ted Cruz

    09/24/2013 5:39:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 161 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    A source in Congress tells Breitbart News that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn are using their leadership positions to pressure other Republicans to oppose Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his campaign to defund Obamacare. "Right now in the Senate, Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn are actively whipping Senators to shut down debate on the House continuing resolution so that Harry Reid can gut it with just 51 votes,” a senior congressional staffer with intimate knowledge of the situation said in an email to Breitbart News. “Unbelievably, they actually are leading the fight to fully...
  • Rubio Dances on FNC Cavuto today (5/22/2013) says Obama will not like this Immigration bill

    05/22/2013 7:48:26 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 76 replies
    FNC Cavuto Your World | 5/22/2013 | SOL of course
    Rubio was on Cavuto and Hannity’s shows today and so naturally I watched Cavuto (watch daily) not Hannity and he (Rubio) was outraged about the current IRS scandal and said we need MORE investigations into it. See? He is one of us. And he says we can’t trust Obama with big government health care, (how about big government amnesty-care Rubio?) and we must repeal it , see, he is going after Obama ? He is on OUR side. He really ripped Obama on that too. Then Cavuto got to immigration and never letting us down he started by played a...
  • Posting the address of for those FReepers who can no longer stomach FR

    07/10/2012 2:39:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 843 replies
    Received yet another FReepmail message regarding the underground campaign to get disgruntled freepers to move on over to the latest anti-freeper site. I'll save them the trouble of having their moles to do their underhanded dirty work underground. If you're totally fed up with me and my absolute refusal to support the GOP-e's outright plunge into supporting the progressive/statist agenda and no longer wish to resist tyranny, please by all means go join the RINO squishes over on ( actual address: ). But when you join them, please do us all favor and don't come back. It'll save...
  • The Obama Administration knifes Britain yet again over the Falklands

    06/01/2012 9:29:42 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | June 1, 2012 | Nile Gardiner
    In his talks with President Obama in March, David Cameron reportedly gained assurances from the White House that Washington would stop pressing for negotiations between London and Buenos Aires over the sovereignty of the Falklands. If such an assurance was given, it was surely worthless. As Mercosur Press (South Atlantic News Agency) has just reported, the State Department is once again calling for UK-Argentina negotiations, ahead of next week’s Organisation of American States summit in Bolivia: “Our policy is unchanged. We believe that this is a bilateral issue that needs to be worked out directly between Argentina and the United...
  • Obama pledges additional $50 million to fight AIDS

    12/01/2011 5:43:59 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2011 | David Ariosto
    An additional $50 million is going toward treatment and medical facilities across the United States to help combat the AIDS virus, President Barack Obama announced Thursday during a Washington event marking World AIDS day. "We are going to win this fight," Obama said. "But the fight's not over, not by a long shot."
  • Budget Deal Doesn’t Cut Spending

    08/01/2011 4:34:33 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 114 replies
    The Cato Institute ^ | Aug 1, 2011 | Chris Edwards
    House Speaker John Boehner’s bullet points on the deal say that it cuts discretionary spending by $917 billion over 10 years, as “certified by CBO.” These discretionary “cuts” appear to be the same as those in Boehner’s plan from last week. The chart shows CBO’s scoring of those spending cuts (see here and here).
  • Payback may be coming for congressman's 'disloyalty'

    07/28/2011 12:23:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 7/28/11 | Joe Hallett
    U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan's open defiance of Speaker John Boehner's efforts to solve the debt-ceiling crisis could cost the Urbana Republican his safe seat in next year's election. Two Republican sources deeply involved in configuring new Ohio congressional districts confirmed to The Dispatch today that Jordan's disloyalty to Boehner has put him in jeopardy of being zeroed out of a district. "Jim Jordan's boneheadedness has kind of informed everybody's thinking," said one of the sources, both of whom spoke only on condition of anonymity. "The easiest option for everybody has presented itself." Jordan's rural 11-county district, which has a 60...
  • Obama briefed columnists before speech (Including Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol)

    03/29/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/28/2011 | Ben Smith
    Before delivering his defense of the American action in Libya this evening, President Obama surprised a group of top newspaper columnists by dropping by their briefing with national security aide Denis McDonough. The guests at the meeting included David Ignatius of the Washington Post, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, Doyle McManus of the L.A. Times, and Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, according to a source who asked that his name not appear. (Obama's argument appears to have worked, at least, on Kristol .)
  • Powell still bullish on Obama, not joining govt

    01/23/2011 8:53:11 AM PST · by Qbert · 35 replies · 1+ views
    AP via ^ | 1/23/2011 | Matthew Lee, AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Sunday ruled out a return to government service but said he still supports President Barack Obama even though he hasn't yet decided who to vote for in 2012. The highly respected retired general and moderate Republican made waves when he endorsed Democrat Obama in 2008. He told CNN's "State of the Union" that he thought Obama's presidency remains a work in progress and that tough issues such as the economy and unemployment need to be addressed. Powell said he hoped the president would tackle these matters in his State of...
  • Angle's campaign sank candidate (Establishment consultants at it again with trusty Politico)

    11/22/2010 4:34:47 PM PST · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/21/2010 | Shira Toeplitz
    It’s widely recognized that in the marquee 2010 Senate race, Majority Leader Harry Reid ran a nearly flawless, textbook campaign, an operation so extraordinary that it enabled him to defy an almost certain political death. It turns out he got some inadvertent inside help. Interviews with Nevada and Washington Republicans familiar with the campaign of Reid’s GOP opponent, Sharron Angle, describe a not-ready-for-prime-time effort that was equally astonishing — a model of dysfunction that was as bad as Reid’s campaign was good. At the center of it was Terry Campbell, Angle’s closest adviser, who held the title of campaign manager....
  • Murkowski: DeMint cost us majority

    11/16/2010 3:32:14 PM PST · by Qbert · 94 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/16/2010 | Manu Raju
    After ripping Sarah Palin, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski isn’t mincing words about another one of her high-profile GOP critics: South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint. “I think some of the Republicans in the Congress feel pretty strongly that he and his actions potentially cost us the majority by encouraging candidates that ended up not being electable,” Murkowski told POLITICO outside her Senate office. “And I think Delaware is a pretty good example of that, and I think there’re some folks that feel that DeMint’s actions didn’t necessarily help the Republican majority.” Murkowski suggested the South Carolina conservative and favorite of the...
  • The Establishment Strikes Back

    11/06/2010 8:38:01 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | November 6, 2010 | Joseph Ashby
    At the climax of the 1977 film Star Wars, hero Luke Skywalker destroys the evil Empire's dreaded Death Star. The Rebellion's celebration, however, is short-lived. The movie series' next installment, The Empire Strikes Back, depicts the Empire's use of its still vastly superior weaponry and manpower to reassert its authority. In the 2010-midterm elections, the tea party movement has played the role of the Rebellion. But the Empire is not played by the Democrats. It's true that the Democrat-controlled federal government was resoundingly defeated in the November 2nd general election, but that loss, unlike the destruction of the Death Star, was...
  • Memo to the Right: "The Lombardi Rule" Is In Effect

    09/19/2010 12:22:19 PM PDT · by radioone · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-19-10 | Legal Insurrection
    We have heard so much about the supposed Buckley Rule, which Charles Krauthammer and other Mike Castle supporters over-simplistically synthesized as follows: "Support the most conservative candidate who is electable." The Buckley Rule is for primaries. The Delaware primary is over. To paraphrase Krauthammer, Castle supporters didn't go to Delaware and make it happen. The choice now is between Christine O'Donnell and Chris Coons. Yet some of our leading bloggers and pundits are on a mission to prove that they were right, and that O'Donnell was not the best pick. To that end, they regurgitate every snippet of gossip and...
  • 1980 GOP Convention: Reagan, Bush41 and W all in same shot(Cool to see all 3 of them like that)

    06/05/2010 11:17:22 PM PDT · by jeltz25 · 59 replies · 1,906+ views
    I was just browsing around watching some of Reagan's 1980 GOP convention speech. An excellent address, by the way. Anyway, as he was nearing the end, at around 5 seconds in to this clip, I noticed the camera panned back to show some of the people on the platform, and you can see Bush41 and Bar behind him. And then right behind 41 you can see a 34 yr old W and Laura. W looks like a cross between Sonny Corleone and Ron Burgundy. You can see Jeb next to Laura. I just thought it was amazing that in that...
  • Bennett open to indy run (Utah's very own Charlie Loafers)

    05/11/2010 11:14:08 AM PDT · by pissant · 34 replies · 780+ views
    Politico ^ | 5/11/10 | Manu Raja
    Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah), who lost his bid for re-nomination on Saturday, has not ruled out running as a write-in candidate for the Senate this fall. "I've made no decisions to make a decision," he said Tuesday when asked about his political future. Bennett would only say he'd make a decision "later." Such a decision would put his colleagues - who personally like Bennett but will only endorse a GOP candidate in the primary - in a tough position. "It's a little like going to your own funeral while you're still alive," the 76-year-old, three term senator said of his...
  • Polish president's body 'found' in crash wreckage - source

    04/10/2010 7:42:33 AM PDT · by lizol · 78 replies · 2,435+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 10/04/2010
    Polish president's body 'found' in crash wreckage - source 18:0510/04/2010 The body of Polish President Lech Kaczynski may have been found in the wreckage of the plane that crashed earlier on Saturday in western Russia, a highly-placed police source told RIA Novosti. Speaking from the scene of the clean-up operation, the source said however that "additional tests, including DNA," would be needed to identify many of the bodies. All 97 people on board died when a plane carrying Kaczynski, his wife, and a delegation of senior officials crashed in thick fog while attempting to land at Smolensk airport. Kaczynski was...
  • How local Congress members voted..Illinois

    06/27/2009 5:11:18 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 11 replies · 638+ views ^ | Published: 6/27/2009 | Daily Herald Staff Report
    Here is how our suburban Congress members voted on the cap and trade bill: Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Highland Park: YES Rep. Melissa Bean, D-Barrington: YES Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston: YES Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Wheaton: NO Rep. Bill Foster, D-Batavia Democrat: NO Rep. Judy Biggert, R-Hinsdale Republican: NO Rep. Don Manzullo, R-Rockford: NO
  • Jack Straw denies he and Powell 'wobbled' over the Iraqi WMD

    05/31/2003 5:44:19 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 2 replies · 218+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/01/03 | David Bamber
    The Foreign Office mounted a fightback yesterday against allegations that Jack Straw and Colin Powell had expressed serious doubts about whether Baghdad possessed weapons of mass destruction before the start of the Iraq war. As Tony Blair faced allegations from a former Cabinet colleague that he had "duped" the British people over Saddam Hussein's weapons capabilities, the Foreign Office issued a detailed rebuttal of allegations, made in the Guardian newspaper, that were seized on by news media around the world. The paper said Mr Straw, the Foreign Secretary, and Mr Powell, his United States counterpart, had privately expressed serious doubts...
  • GM to move car manufacturing to China

    05/31/2009 8:39:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 74 replies · 4,304+ views
    Fox News Channel | 5/31/09
    <p>Congressman McCotter was interviewed this morning on FOX regarding the GM pre-programmed bankruptcy. I was interested that learn that GM car manufacturing will be moved to China, where impressive vehicles like Le Car! will be made and then shipped-back to the US for purchase by reluctant consumers. McCotter noted that not only is this bankruptcy a gift to the UAW, but also a victory for the EnviroNazis who will at last force Americans to buy the small, dangerous, lawnmowers-with-4- seats they have demanded for years.</p>
  • Bush Irked by Leak on Private Talk With Obama Over Trade, Aid to Automakers

    11/11/2008 10:03:37 AM PST · by pleikumud · 93 replies · 1,250+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2008
    President Bush is unhappy the conversation between him and President-elect Barack Obama has been cast as a trade-off between Bush signing a second stimulus package in exchange for congressional passage of the Colombia Free Trade Deal, administration officials told FOX News on Tuesday.
  • Mitt Romney: I’m no back stabber

    11/09/2008 3:27:03 PM PST · by GVnana · 309 replies · 1,818+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/8/2003 | Dave Wedge
    Aides blast accusations, not from Mitt camp By Dave Wedge Saturday, November 8, 2008 - Mitt Romney’s camp is firing back at reports his foot soldiers are behind a brutal smear campaign against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a backdoor strategy to position the former Bay State governor for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. “It’s a completely absurd allegation that is totally divorced from the truth,” Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said. Fox News, the New York Times [NYT] and Newsweek have reported on a host of criticisms of Palin, including that she threw tantrums that made staffers cry and didn’t...
  • Campbell Brown Inadvertently Stumbles Upon a Point (Ref: Sarah Palin Bashing)

    11/07/2008 3:20:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 4,350+ views
    Townhall ^ | November 07, 2008 | Matt Lewis
    Last night, CNN's Campbell Brown had this to say about the attacks on Sarah Palin: "I find it so stunning that the very people who introduced us to Sarah Palin, who told us she would make a great Vice President, have now turned on her with a vengeance..."Yes, that does sound "stunning." So stunning, in fact, that it is unbelievable. ... How do I know the attacks on Palin are a calculated preemptive strike from supporters of a potential 2012 Palin foe -- not from a McCain loyalist? Aside from my personal knowledge that some of this stuff (not necessarily...
  • Powell Sticks It to McCain: a Person He Greatly Respects

    10/19/2008 8:15:13 AM PDT · by ThankGod4W · 57 replies · 2,029+ views
    Vanity | 10-19-2008 | Shawn Hines
    Frankly, I could care less that Powell chose to endorse Obama for the presidency. However, I find his logic and reasoning for doing so very weak. It is like he tried to find a better answer than that Obama is the black guy, but couldn't. And, Powell is quick to point out that he greatly respects McCain and knows that he has disappointed a long-time friend by making this endorsement. Sounds like Powell is conflicted about the endorsement, right? Well, my biggest problem with the whole thing is the timing of his announcement. If he really respected McCain as he...
  • ISG (Iraq Study Group - remember them?) moves from consensus to conflict

    04/23/2008 7:36:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 200+ views ^ | 4/22/08 | DANIEL LIBIT
    ISG moves from consensus to conflictBy DANIEL LIBIT 4/22/08 4:32 AM EST In December 2006, in an effort to build a national consensus on a “new way forward in Iraq,” the Iraq Study Group painted itself as a portrait of bipartisan chumminess, with all political hackery checked at the door. Sixteen months later, seven of the 10 ISG members are backing presidential candidates with radically different views about how to proceed in Iraq. Republicans James Baker, Lawrence Eagleburger and Ed Meese are supporting Sen. John McCain, who argues that the United States should be sending more troops to Iraq. Democrats...
  • McCain: "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican." (VIDEO)

    02/29/2008 8:31:26 PM PST · by MeanGreen2008 · 161 replies · 700+ views
    "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican."
  • McCain Now Trying To Woo Conservatives By Talking "Border Security"

    02/28/2008 8:34:27 PM PST · by levotb · 52 replies · 387+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | 2/28/08 | levotb
    WARNING TO CONSERVATIVES!!! When the AP quotes Open Borders moll Tamar Jacoby, Arlen Specter, RINO/Bushie/McCainite Charlie Black as saying McCain is "looking strong" or good on immigration" and no conservatives or anti-Invasion advocates or experts are quoted in the [following] story, you know the fix is in! McCain is on a major media effort to try to make conservatives like him enough to vote for him and he knows he's in deep trouble. So he's going to try to pull the wool over our eyes by saying he's going to get tough on the Border--if elected. What he WON'T discuss...