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  • Letter: Elect anyone but Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate

    07/23/2014 12:53:43 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    BillyBoy to Din Maker; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; sickoflibs; cotton1706
    >> Pat Roberts keep drawing a paycheck so he can continue to own his home in Virginia and keep giving the people of Kansas the middle finger. <<

    Just a suggestion... the whole "Roberts doesn't live in the state he's running from.... WAHHHH!!" attack line from Milton Wolf supporters might have worked a tad more effectively if 99% of them HADN'T spent this electing cycle cheering on Liz Cheney when she ran for the Senate in a state she didn't live in.

    You see, the selective outrage thing isn't really working very well.

  • Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

    07/23/2014 12:29:26 AM PDT · 19 of 51
    BillyBoy to Impy
    Eh, the only pic where I'm seeing a resemblance to Barr is this one:

    The rest of the time, nope. He looks a bit like Patrick Stewart with hair though:

    However, I remember during the Obama church controversy, some freepers were saying Jemimah Wright resembles Barr. That's eerily true, especially when Barr wore his older pair of glasses. Did Barr get ordained a minister, become pastor of a radical leftist black church, and start giving "kill whitey" sermons in his spare time? I wouldn't put it past him. ;-)

  • Georgia Runoff: Republicans Pick Senate and House Nominees Tuesday

    07/22/2014 10:13:51 PM PDT · 15 of 51
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> Loudermilk CRUSHES that piece of crap Barr, hopefully putting the final nail in his pathetic comeback attempts. Go away Bob. <<

    Best news of the night, IMO. (ironically Barr was one of my favorite Congressmen in the 90s, before he turned traitor)

  • Letter: Elect anyone but Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate

    07/22/2014 10:28:10 AM PDT · 18 of 25
    BillyBoy to Impy; vette6387; cotton1706; fieldmarshaldj; Republican Wildcat; AuH2ORepublican; ...
    >>> “Sorry, no. I will not back “anybody” Good, we’re done. <<

    Cindy Sheehan is "anybody". If she moved to Kansas and filed against Roberts in the GOP primary, would she have your support? I mean it doesn't matter if the challenger is LESS conservative, as long as they're NOT an incumbent and NOT part of the "GOP-E!!!", right?

  • Letter: Elect anyone but Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate

    07/21/2014 8:18:22 PM PDT · 12 of 25
    BillyBoy to vette6387; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Kansas58
    >> Maybe he just woke up one morning and decided to run, never having been involved in any way in the past. <<

    Exactly. Whereas a real "fearless conservative fighter" who is seeking office for the first time would have a TRACK RECORD of promoting and campaigning for conservative causes as a private citizen for years.

    Wolf's "fearless constitutional conservative" persona is a made up campaign creation, much like Barack Obama's "principled reformer who bridge the partisan divide" was.

  • Archbishop of Canterbury Hopes Approval of Female Bishops will not Block Ecumenical Progress

    07/19/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT · 2 of 3
    BillyBoy to marshmallow
    >> some “ecumenical partners may find this a further difficulty on the journey towards full communion.” <<

    No, actually it makes it easier. More Anglicans will now be willing to leave his church and re-unite with Rome.

  • Pope Francis makes phone call to Israel, Palestine presidents

    07/18/2014 9:05:48 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    BillyBoy to montag813
    >> Pope John Paul II understood that the West was good and the Soviet Bloc was evil. This naive doofus sees Islam as the moral equivalent of Christianity. <<

    Pope John Paul II was the one who kissed the Quran while visiting a mosque and got criticized left and right for it. Pope Francis never did.

  • Elizabeth Warren Could Beat Hillary [Dick Morris is back]

    07/17/2014 11:05:17 PM PDT · 54 of 58
    BillyBoy to Impy

    Judge Lawless is now Chief Justice Lawless:

    http://www.legalnews.com/ingham/1208855

    Maybe Gary Oldman should have gone into politics instead of acting after he graduated college. We should recruit a couple of 18 year old Oldman’s to run against the nursing home age Young’s.

    Former NH Senator Bob Smith is now regarded as a political joke, but he kept winning office back in the 80s and 90s against a RAT candidate named “Dick Swett”. I wish the RATs would bring him out of retirement in NH so the GOP can sweep more races against Swett (pun intended). Sounds like a male porn star name. Wikipedia says former NH Governor Meldrim Thomson, Jr. actually OPPOSED letting Richard Nelson Lantos-Swett file for office as “Dick Swett”. I would have applauded him for it.

  • Elizabeth Warren Could Beat Hillary [Dick Morris is back]

    07/17/2014 10:53:59 PM PDT · 53 of 58
    BillyBoy to Impy
    Some other real life politician's names that Huff Po missed:

  • Elizabeth Warren Could Beat Hillary [Dick Morris is back]

    07/17/2014 8:48:24 PM PDT · 51 of 58
    BillyBoy to Impy
    Heh. Huff Po might be a leftist rag, but this article they have on real life examples of "worst names in politics" is hilarious:

    I also wonder what percentage of the gay vote the California GOP got when they ran "Dick Mountjoy" for Senate? (who ironically is a solid conservative Republican totally against the gay agenda)

  • Elizabeth Warren Could Beat Hillary [Dick Morris is back]

    07/17/2014 8:45:01 PM PDT · 50 of 58
    BillyBoy to Impy; sickoflibs; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Kenny Bunk

    I would assume putting someone with the name “Castro” on the ballot would hurt their chances with Cuban-American voters.

    On the other hand, Missouri RATs just elected a Governor named “Nixon”...

  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/16/2014 10:32:14 PM PDT · 36 of 38
    BillyBoy to cotton1706; Impy
    >> an Amash, who votes in the 90th is gone after with vigor. (based on the ratings I’ve been using, not yours) <<

    We're definitely using different criteria, that's for sure. I would rank Amash well to the left of so-called "RINOs" Mike Enzi and Pat Roberts (who do indeed vote reliably conservative over 90% of the time, although neither man is perfect and they'd both cast 1 or 2 "bad" votes)

    Both are mainstream Reagan Republicans (again: traditional values, free markets, and a strong national defense). I can't imagine either would be caught dead voting with the Dems for the Palestinian cause, or arguing that they "personally" feel abortion is murder but they're voting with Planned Parenthood routinely because its "unconstitutional" to restrict it on the federal level in any manner. One of Amash's defenders here even admitted he totally agreed with the far-left position of closing Gitmo. Republicans who favor those issues are voting with the far-left frige of the Dem party on national defense issues (Kucinich type Dems). Even "moderate" Dems won't be caught dead supporting that stuff.

    The bottom line is that Paleo-libertarianism, which Amash and Ron Paul promote, is NOT traditional conservativism, no matter how much some "Tea Party" groups have drunk the kool-aid that it is. (many of them are now whining that Rand Paul "betrayed" them so maybe its starting to sink in that his views are not the great conservative savior they thought he was). I also find it interesting that alot of these grassroots conservatives constantly claim that "Standing with Israel" is the "most important issue" and a "deal breaker", yet they have no problem with a Palestinian american who votes with Hamas on "our side"

    Yes, Ted Cruz endorsed Amash. Does that make Amash a "Ted Cruz like" Republican? No more than it makes John McCain a "Sarah Palin like Republican" because she endorsed him. Rand Paul is supporting Lamar Alexander, that doesn't make Lamar's record "Rand Paul like", either.

    I wouldn't place Amash as bad as say, a Lisa Murkowski type ultra liberal RINO, but he goes off the reservation of numerous MAJOR issues and we can simply do better than a terrorist-sympathizing, Ron Paul worshiping lunatic in that district.

    Some of the "ratings" you ought to consider, if you haven't, is the NRLC (single issue pro-life organization, but their ratings are reliable unlike the NRA giving "A" ratings to people with mediocre pro-gun records), Concerned Women for America, Citizens Against Government Waste, Gun Owners of America, Federation for American Immigration Reform, and NumbersUSA.

    A high rating from groups like the ADA (Americans for Democratic Action) is also a big red flag when it comes to any Republican Congressman. The ADA is basically the ACU in reverse, they rate how "Progressive" an incumbent Congressman is. Republicans who vote with Pelosi and Obama, for whatever reason (in Amash's case, its because he thinks every GOP bill on the planet is "unconstitutional" so he joins the Dems to kill it) is a bad sign. I don't give a damn "why" they're voting with Pelosi, just as I don't give a damn why socialist Bernie Sanders voted against Obamacare. I'm just glad he voted against it and stabbed his side in the back.

    Paulbots try to co-opt the Tea Party movement and know how to work a crowd and scream about how much they oppose tyranny and want to restore America to the principles the "founders" wanted, but a lot of them score poorly with traditional values and immigration because they have no problems with abortion on demand and open borders. They also tend to score high with far-left organizations like the ACLU, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, Human Rights PAC, etc. That's because a lot them believe the "zionist bankers" control the world and other crazy leftist conspiracy theories. Non-Paulbots RINOs (the Lisa Murkowski and Mark Kirks for the Senate) aren't given a pass when they get high ratings from Planned Parenthood and the Sierra Club, so why are Paulbots?

  • Elizabeth Warren Could Beat Hillary [Dick Morris is back]

    07/16/2014 8:39:14 PM PDT · 9 of 58
    BillyBoy to SeekAndFind; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican

    Well, we can now say for certain that the RAT nominee in 2016 WON’T be Elizabeth Warren...

  • Sarah Palin backs Barry Loudermilk, Bob Johnson in House runoffs (Georgia)

    07/16/2014 8:14:34 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    BillyBoy to Impy

    I can’t imagine why the heck ANYONE would support Barr, unless they’re longtime fans from the Clinton impeachment era and decided Barr is entitled to lifetime support because of it.

    Hard-core Libertarians weren’t even happy with Barr as the LP nominee in 2008 and admitted they were only voting for him so their party could get ballot access. Once he came crawling back to the GOP and endorsed Romney, it pretty much confirmed what they felt all along about Barr being an opportunity.

    The Paulbots hate anyone not named Ron Paul and those who worship Paul like them. Barr laughably tried to reinvent himself as a Paulbot AFTER leaving Congress (I guess he thought we’d all get amnesia and forget he had nothing in common with Paul when they served together). Paul, of course, got so sick of Barr’s overtures to him that he endorsed the Constitution Party candidate in 2008 just to spite Barr (and openly said so at the time!)

    Conservatives, of course, figured out Barr turned traitor years ago. It was one thing after another... selling his soul to the ACLU, denouncing his support for the Defense of Marrige Act, claiming Bush was worse than Clinton, sucking up to Al Gore’s global warming scheme, endorsing Holder for A.G. to spit in the face of his former supporters, etc., etc. I don’t know a single conservative who trusts Barr now that he came crawling back to the GOP.

    I’d guess most of Barr’s “support” is simply from low information voters who just have no clue about his record or background, and made their decision because “the name sound familiar” and Barr sent them a mailing claiming to be a Reaganite.

  • Rep. Justin Amash earns Ted Cruz endorsement weeks ahead of primary vote

    07/16/2014 7:39:27 PM PDT · 14 of 17
    BillyBoy to House Atreides

    Hamas and The New York Times will be rejoicing if your guy wins as well. Have fun partying with the likes of them. Better to be in bed with terrorists and marxists than the “GOP-E!!” right?

  • Sarah Palin backs Barry Loudermilk, Bob Johnson in House runoffs (Georgia)

    07/16/2014 7:31:10 PM PDT · 11 of 17
    BillyBoy to Georgia Girl 2; Impy
    >> For once Palin got it right. Loudermilk is a good choice. <<

    Palin gets it right more often than not (though admittedly, she's made several cringeworthy endorsements). I'm looking forward to Loudermilk steamrolling traitor Bob Barr in the runoff.

  • Rep. Justin Amash earns Ted Cruz endorsement weeks ahead of primary vote

    07/16/2014 7:27:50 PM PDT · 12 of 17
    BillyBoy to House Atreides
    I wonder how long it will take the "true conservatives" defending Paultard Justin Amash to defend voting with Planned Parenthood and Hamas?

    Oh that right, your fellow Amash worshipers have ALREADY have done that on this thread. Amazing how low you're stoop to defend your liberal Palestinian Paulbot.

    $100 says if Amash wrote legislation to make Obama President for life, you'd all line up to defend him and scream "GOP-E!!! GOP-E!! GOP-E!!! at anyone who felt it was a bad idea to give Obama unlimited time in office.

  • REPORT: MS-13 GANG MEMBER ARRESTED WITH CAR FULL OF ILLEGAL RECRUITS

    07/16/2014 7:22:36 PM PDT · 31 of 33
    BillyBoy to Grams A; Impy; South40; Clintonfatigued; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj

    As far as I’m concerned, once little George III won the nomination, there should have been an effort made to abolish the office of Land Commissioner. Nobody thinks George P. ran for the position because he wants to “serve” Texans and cares about improving land records and mineral rights properties. He won the nomination purely on name ID and wants to be “land commissioner” just to enhance his resume for a higher political office. This guy represents everything that is wrong with politics. If I lived in Texas I’ve leave that office blank in November rather than vote for that elitist punk.

    BTW, where are all the Liz Cheney/Milton Wolf/Justin Amash cheerleaders to accuse me of being part of the “GOP-E!!!” on THIS thread? Funny how none of the rest of my posts reflect their smear against me.

  • Rep. Justin Amash earns Ted Cruz endorsement weeks ahead of primary vote

    07/16/2014 7:15:27 PM PDT · 11 of 17
    BillyBoy to cotton1706; Impy
    >> Cruz supports Amash <<

    And freeper favorites Sarah Palin and Fred Thompson supported John McCain for re-election during his most recent primary. Does that mean we should too?

  • Rep. Justin Amash earns Ted Cruz endorsement weeks ahead of primary vote

    07/16/2014 7:13:29 PM PDT · 10 of 17
    BillyBoy to firebrand; fieldmarshaldj
    >> Amash is a fighter on all the right issues. <<

    Support for a "contiguous" Palestinian state (which would destroy the state of Israel by connecting the Gaza strip with the "west bank", when they are opposite sides of Israel) and defending lunatic Iranian dictators are the "right" issues?

    Only if you're a Paulbot, which sadly appears to be the case for Amash and most of his apologists.

  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/16/2014 4:04:32 PM PDT · 33 of 38
    BillyBoy to DarkSavant
    >> He stated abortion was an intrinsic evil regardless of reason. He was correct. <<

    "I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life. And it has particularly informed my social doctrine. Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who can't take care of themselves, people who need help. With regard to abortion, I accept my church's position that life begins at conception. That's the church's judgment. I accept it in my personal life. But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews and--I just refuse to impose that on others" -- Joe Biden

    Joe Biden and Harry Reid have said the same thing as Amash -- they "personally" think abortion is murder and life begins at conception, and they would "never" recommend a woman get an abortion -- but its somehow "unconstitutional" not to vote the way Planned Parenthood tells them to on the issue and make it legal and government sanctioned to murder millions of babies a year for any reason.

    In fact, virtually every pro-abortion legislator in office also claims to be "personally" against abortion. I don't see any politicians claiming they think abortion is a good thing and we need to have more of them. They just vote for abortion on demand why claiming their morally opposed to it.

    Amash joins a long line of two-faced politicians who claim to be "pro-life Christians" and "morally against abortion" when they run for office, but then vote with Planned Parenthood to advance their agenda, claiming the constitution FORCES them to.

  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/16/2014 3:46:38 PM PDT · 31 of 38
    BillyBoy to cotton1706; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
    >> I believe their terms should be limited, but not to one or two terms. <<

    So, in your opinion, how many terms should an incumbent be "allowed" before its automatically "time for them to go" regardless of their record? Will be it be acceptable to challenge Amash in 2016 if he wants a fourth term?

    >> If a congressman votes poorly, by all means remove him <<

    Which applies to Amash. He now has a proven terrible record on national defense issues (being a Hamas and Palestinian sympathizer) and almost certainly the most liberal record on abortion of any self-proclaimed "pro-life" Republican incumbent, as well as other social issues. Brian Ellis would clearly be an improvement over Amash (unlike for example, replacing Mike Enzi with Liz Cheney and ending up with a more liberal Senator who votes to his left on gay rights and illegal aliens)

    >> the Establishment wanted to take out Amash <<

    The establishment wanted to take out RINO Alberto Gonzales, too. Does that mean we should automatically support him because several people in the GOP establishment demanded his head on a platter?

  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/16/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · 30 of 38
    BillyBoy to DarkSavant; fieldmarshaldj; Impy
    >> Damn right it should be shut down. <<

    You agree with the Dems on shutting down Gitmo? "Damn right"? That says a lot more about you than it does Justin Amash. In fact it sounds like a response Michael Moore or Dennis Kucinich would give to the question. Are you sure you're on the right forum? Sounds like you'd be a lot happier at Daily Kos or DU where they'd agree with your beliefs on terrorism.

  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/15/2014 9:46:39 PM PDT · 22 of 38
    BillyBoy to House Atreides
    Sure, I'm sure the "GOPe" just LOVES all the posts I've done AGAINST Senators Lisa Murkowski, Richard Lugar, Mark Kirk, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Thad Cochran, Rob Portman, Arlen Specter, Lamar Alexnader, Bob Corker, Bob Bennett, and dozens of other Republican incumbents in Washington.

    You can check my posting history if you don't believe me.

    Sorry the facts that I'm vocally against numerous GOP establishment figures don't reflect your smear against me. In fact, I was against many of these slimy RINO insiders, like Peter King and Thad Cochran, long BEFORE the "Tea Party leaders" started opposing them. One of the GOP establishment figures they STILL haven't opposed is backstabbing elitist John Thune, and I've been trying to get people challenge him in a primary to no avail. A lot of fools wanted to give that party hack a promotion to veep.

    But hey, since you can't refute any of the FACTS I've posted about Congressman Amash's liberal record, no longer you've decided to smear me instead. Attack the messager and not the message.

    Have fun cheerleading for your pro-Hamas and pro-Planned Parenthood RINO. I'm sure that's "conservative" in your twisted mind.

  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/15/2014 8:59:37 PM PDT · 20 of 38
    BillyBoy to cotton1706; House Atreides; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; BlackElk
    >> What’s your beef with Amash? Amash votes along the lines of Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, that is, close to 100% conservative <<

    Amash is similar to Rand Paul (whose fan club now has buyer's remorse about him) is that they are both clip off the old blocks of the Ron Paul movement, though they successfully marketed themselves as Reagan Republicans. But even though Rand is a lot like daddy, I would place Amash as more extreme with the paleo-libertarian stuff and to the left of Rand on several issues. Amash's philosophy is indeed to pretty much vote how the way he thinks his idol Ron Paul would vote, and take the position that if a conservative bill is not 100% perfect for his tastes, he will side with Nancy Pelosi to kill it.

    Amash's record doesn't have much in common with Ted Cruz at all. Cruz is a mainstream conservative Republican, NOT a Ron Paul worshiping paleo-libertarian. Feel free to call Cruz's office and see if they confirm he agrees with Amash of ANY of the following:

    Amash was the only Michigan Republican to vote against a ban on gender selection abortions. Right to Life of Michigan noted that Amash’s vote was pro-abortion and cited it such on their scorecard.

    Amash was the only Michigan Republican to vote against the Balanced Budget Amendment.

    Amash voted “present” instead of against funding NPR and Planned Parenthood because he believes the votes are "unconstitutional". Amash's votes earned him kudos from the New York Times, who did a gushing editorial about him.

    Amash also voted "present" on the Keystone Pipeline, and was the only Republican who wouldn't support opening up drilling in Alaska. I believe his excuse also was that the bill was "unconstitutional".

    Amash voted "no" on a GOP bill in 2012 that would have extended lower rates for student loans and pay for it with cuts to Obamacare. It passed the House despite a veto threat from Obama.

    Amash voted against the Small Business Tax Cut Act, which would cut taxes by 20% for small businesses. Only 4% of Republicans voted “no”.

    Amash voted against The Health Act, which would reduce lawsuit abuse and frivolous lawsuits. Only 6% of Republicans voted “no”.

    Amash voted against Republicans on a bill to replace across-the-board spending cuts (the so-called "sequester") with other more targeted cuts, while lifting spending caps on the military.

    Amash voted against the National Right to Carry Reciprocity, which would allow Michigan residents to exercise their second amendment right to carry beyond the Michigan borders.

    Amash was one of just three Republicans (and 20 lawmakers in total) not to vote for more sanctions against Iran last July. At the time, the Obama administration was asking for "some leeway" from Congress to approach the newly elected Iranian regime with "alternatives".

    Amash voted with the Democrats to shut down the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility. Only 1% of Republicans voted “yes” on the legislation.

    Amash is of "Palestinian" ancestry and sympathetic to the "cause" of their "government" Among the things he campaigned on was “a Palestinian state with contiguous borders,” meaning that Gaza and the so-called West Bank should be connected.

    Amash also voted against reaffirming Israel’s right to exist, calling on the Palestinian government to forswear terrorism, and threatening to stop U.S. foreign aid money to the Palestinian government if they continue negotiating with the terrorist group Hamas.

    According to Congressional Quarterly, Justin Amash voted 51% of the time with President Obama’s position in 2012; triple any other Michigan Republican (The next highest Michigan Republican was 18%) and more than any Republican in the entire U.S. House.

    Amash has also voted with Nancy Pelosi over 22% of the time, more than any more Republican in the House.

    >> I would think that if Amash and Peter King voted alike, it would show up in the averages but they’re nowhere near each other. <<

    Amash and Peter King are alike only that they have numerous gullible followers who drink the kool-aid about how they're "true conservatives" because they know how to work a crowd and beat their chest on TV about they are saviors for conservatives against the Washington establishment. Both of them go off the reservation and vote with the Dems routinely, but on completely different issues. King is reliably pro-life and loves to yell about how much he hates Muslims, but he's a gun grabbing big government Clintonite. Amash loves to scream about "liberty" and how much he opposes big government, but he leans libertarian-to-leftist on social issues and national security issues, and is a Hamas sympathizer who is cozy with Palestinian groups. Both men do not fit the traditional 3-legged stool of Reagan conservatism (traditional values, economic freedom, and strong national security) for opposite reasons.

    >> The ACU has definitely gone round the bend. And their “lifetime ratings” are deceiving, and allow politicians to use their votes from 20 years ago to cover them for this year. <<

    Agreed. Though in Amash's case he's only been in office two terms so it's not a Bob Barr type situation where he's using votes from 20 years ago to sell himself as a conservative. Replying on the ACU alone is not a guaranteed way to determine how reliable a GOP congressman is. That's why I look at numerous organizations (not just the five you cherry picked to make Mike Enzi look bad), and on many scorecards, Amash is repeatedly shown as one of the most Democrat-friendly Republican incumbents. Certainly he's the worst in Michigan, objectively looking at his voting record. He's "100% conservative from some organizations when it comes to cutting government, for example, but for numerous other conservative organizations (like pro-life and pro-national security organizations), his record is horrible

    >> I think his “beef” with Amash is simply that Amash is on the GOPe’s “hit list” of conservative incumbents <<

    No my beef with him is that he's a Palestinian Islamo-sympathizing NPR and Planned Parenthood supporter who votes with Nancy Pelsoi more than any Congressman in the House. If that's your idea of a "conservative incumbent", I'd hate to see what a liberal one looks like.

    So what's YOUR beef against Brian Ellis? I thought challenging ALL incumbent politicians was GOOD no matter how conservative they are, isn't that what the "all incumbents must go" crowd has told us over and over again? Mike Enzi and Pat Roberts have MUCH more conservative views than insane Paulbot Justin Amash, and that didn't stop the anti-incumbent club from saying that they "must go" and that "anybody" else who runs would automatically be preferable to the incumbent, because he we need "new blood" and of course "they're not entitled to another term". But Amash is?

    Why the exception for Amash? Because he screams "Tea Party" and tells you what you want to hear?

    Why is Brian Ellis a "RINO"? Simply because he dares to challenge a self-proclaimed "Tea Party" incumbent? Marco Rubio is an incumbent who won office as a "Tea Party" candidate too. That doesn't magically make him a good conservative.

  • Pete Hoekstra backs Brian Ellis over Rep. Justin Amash in primary race (Establishment loser)

    07/15/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT · 10 of 38
    BillyBoy to fieldmarshaldj; House Atreides; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; cotton1706
    It's weird how all these so-called "conservative activists" who claim they're anti-career politicians and anti-every incumbent ("he's not entitled to another term") still line up to kiss Rep. Amash's butt -- the ultimate "career politician" and Washington incumbent.

    I guess he just tells the Tea Party groups what they want to hear and uses their talking points, so they look the other way when stabs conservatives in the back and votes with Obama & Pelosi more than any other Michigan Republican.

    Amash could introduce legislation to make Obama president for life, claim he's doing it because "the constitution and the founding fathers" REQUIRE him to, and they'd applaud him for it.

  • Republicans Sneak Amendment Into Bill That Forces The Pentagon To Deny Climate Change

    07/15/2014 10:28:04 AM PDT · 14 of 28
    BillyBoy to Citizen Zed

    Where’s the barf alert?

  • Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention (Its RINO time!)

    07/14/2014 4:44:51 PM PDT · 35 of 38
    BillyBoy to Viennacon; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican
    >> How about a convention in Texas. <<

    We had one there in 1992. We lost to Slick Willie.

  • Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention (Its RINO time!)

    07/14/2014 4:39:38 PM PDT · 34 of 38
    BillyBoy to Kahuna
    >> Portman is as boring as they come. He may be a good man <<

    Portman is certainly NOT a "good man". If his son was a crack addict, would his position that crack is bad "evolve"? It seems so.

  • Laura Ingraham says she’s ‘all in’ for Lamar Alexander’s primary challenger

    07/14/2014 4:34:14 PM PDT · 7 of 9
    BillyBoy to cotton1706; Impy; sickoflibs

    Better late than never.

    This is certainly good news and hopefully helps give Carr momentum. Unfortunately Laura Ingraham does not have the god-like personality cult that Mark Levin has, and as far I know he’s still silent on this race.

  • Kasich, Portman to get spotlight at Cleveland GOP convention (Its RINO time!)

    07/14/2014 12:19:37 PM PDT · 7 of 38
    BillyBoy to Viennacon; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; AuH2ORepublican
    >> And why the hell are we having the convention in a blue state? <<

    We've having a convention is a SWING state (sorry, I refuse to use the colors that the media tells me to, and even so, Ohio is a 50-50 state, not a safe Democrat one) because you win elections by convincing swing voters to support your vision, not by preaching to the choir in a state you're guaranteed to win no matter how badly you do nationally.

    The GOP doesn't win elections by drumming up support only in Texas and Wyoming, and the RATs don't win elections by drumming up support only in Massachuttes and San Francisco. (see Walter Mondale and John Kerry).

    In short, I have no problem holding the convention in Ohio. I DO have a problem with having a backstabbing RINO scumbag like Portman get a major speaking slot and having him represent the face of the party.

  • Do Evangelical Churches Have to Accept Gay Marriage to Attract Millennials?

    07/13/2014 11:59:06 AM PDT · 51 of 55
    BillyBoy to IrishBrigade
    >> ...plenty of these millennials are joining the mega churches, where worship consists of having song and fun, and ‘preaching’ is meant to be ‘interpretive’... ...by the way, all denominational churches, in addition to the ones you named, are suffering from this poaching... <<

    A lot of megachurches (as well as televangelists) ARE denominational as well. For example, Saddleback Church is SBC, LifeChurch.TV is Evangelical Covenant, Church of the Resurrection is United Methodist, etc.

    As for me, I fail to see the appeal of both megachurches and non-denominational Christianity. I wouldn't want a "pastor" who you can never see face to face because he ministers to 20,000 other people on Sunday, nor would I want generic "non-denominational" sermons whose only theology is that they "follow Jesus" but don't discuss specifics like the Holy Trinity or virgin birth.

    Some non-denominational "MegaChurch" may have 20,000 members, but hardly beats a organized Christian church that has millions or billions of members.

  • Meet the Republican Who Could Take Hawaii Away From Democrats

    07/12/2014 8:09:37 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    BillyBoy to Catsrus; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal
    >> Didn’t Hawaii have a female Republican governor before Abercomie? (sp) If I’m correct - I think she was a huge RINO. For some reason the name Linda comes to mind <<

    Linda Lingle, Hawaii's version of Christie Todd Whitman.

    Since she was a former Governor, you'd think she'd at least run a competitive U.S. Senate race, but I recall that the RAT cruised to victory against her.

  • Meet the Republican Who Could Take Hawaii Away From Democrats

    07/12/2014 8:07:08 PM PDT · 22 of 28
    BillyBoy to Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...
    A three way race is how Djon won the house seat in the first place, so since there's a similar dynamic in this year's Governor's race (two liberals splitting the vote and 1 Republican on the ballot), there's a decent chance of winning the office in 2014.

    Hopefully Aiona is much more conservative than Lingle. I don't know much about him but I recall liking him better than her when they were in office together.

  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/12/2014 5:59:46 PM PDT · 235 of 242
    BillyBoy to Theodore R.; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; Clemenza; LS; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj
    >> I don’t think Reagan had any input at all in the choice of the convention in Detroit; it was made by the Bill Brock people, and I know Brock was once “conservative” to a degree. <<

    I'm still baffled why the GOP selected Detriot in 1980, it seems a bit like the RATs deciding to hold their convention in Myrtle Beach, SC.

    Even though it was 34 years ago, I think by 1980, Detroit would have had a similar reputation as it has now, as a RAT-infested cesspool. If the point of the convention was indeed to be a "symbolic" representation of how the Carter administration was taking America in the same direction as Detriot, it seems to have worked.

    Of course, in that respect, it makes equal sense to have it in Cleveland in 2016:

    http://www.citymayors.com/gratis/us_cities_shrinking.html

    Cleveland isn't the crime-ridden hellhole that Detroit is, of course (there are a number of popular tourist attractions like the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as well a very picturesque historic area called the Tremont neighborhood), but the city's population decline and stagnant economic situation is similar.

    Fieldmarshaldj's suggestion makes more sense for an Ohio showdown though: having the RATs meet in Cleveland and the GOP meet in Cincinnati.

  • Do Evangelical Churches Have to Accept Gay Marriage to Attract Millennials?

    07/12/2014 3:07:14 PM PDT · 45 of 55
    BillyBoy to ReformationFan

    Ironically, most of those “Christian” denominations that celebration abortion and homosexuality are suffering from an aging elderly white population, and they’re not getting any new members to replace the older ones that die off. Conservative traditional Christians are also leaving churches like the Episcopalians in droves. Worse, they can’t even get liberal members of churches who support traditional marriage (Catholics, Southern Baptists, etc.) to jump ship to a “tolerant” mainline protestant church.

  • Do Evangelical Churches Have to Accept Gay Marriage to Attract Millennials?

    07/12/2014 12:00:31 PM PDT · 32 of 55
    BillyBoy to SeekAndFind
    churches need to that end their opposition to same-sex marriage or they will die off.

    Fixed it.

    Ask the Episcopal Church USA, Presbyterians Church USA, United Church of Christ, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, etc., how their membership rolls have been since they "embraced same sex marriage". Any "millennials" beating down the door to join those "churches"

  • Gallup Poll: Muslims Most Supportive of Obama; Mormons, Least

    07/11/2014 10:10:13 AM PDT · 18 of 39
    BillyBoy to smoothsailing
    Let's see... 23% of U.S. Muslims are black according to that survey. Which means the remaining 77% of Muslims in the U.S., around 4 out of 5 of them, are NOT black. Most of the Muslims they're polling who "approve" of Obama are Arabs of middle eastern origin

    If you think Muslim=Black I doubt you've met many American Muslims. There are far more Christian blacks in america than Muslim blacks, and most of the "Christian" blacks are totally supportive of Obama.

  • Gallup Poll: Muslims Most Supportive of Obama; Mormons, Least

    07/11/2014 9:50:22 AM PDT · 13 of 39
    BillyBoy to Opinionated Blowhard
    >> Muslims in the US are disproportionately black. <<

    Really? News to everyone else, since 90% of the Muslims we've seen are arabs.

  • Report: GOP Leaders Deny Rep. Diaz-Balart's Final Plea for Amnesty Bill

    07/10/2014 3:41:57 PM PDT · 10 of 18
    BillyBoy to vette6387; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy; sickoflibs
    I remember when Mario Diaz-Balert first got elected, he had a large conservative fan club that claimed even though Lincoln Diaz-Balert was a borderline RINO, his brother was "MUCH more conservative" and would be a proudly conservative reliable vote we could "count on".

    I looked it up 3 years later or so, and Lincoln had a lifetime ACU rating of 72% or so, and his "much more conservative" brother Mario hovered around 74%

    Screw the whole family, IMO. (and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is even worse than BOTH of them and is basically the pro-life FL version of Olympia Snowe) Merely being pro-life and anti-Castro doesn't make you a good conservative. We need to nominate better candidates down there.

  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/09/2014 11:36:18 PM PDT · 210 of 242
    BillyBoy to Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican
    >> Yeah if they want a major city with an actual GOP presence, there aren’t a lot of choices <<

    A lot of these freepers complaining about the GOP having conventions in cities filled with liberals don't seem to realize that major urban areas, by default, tend to be leftist. Conservatives do best in rural areas and RATs do best in big cities, with a handful of exceptions to these rules (e.g. some areas of rural Mississippi lean heavily RAT because of the large black population).

    Even in states that are OTHERWISE solidly conservative, a lot of the major cities are overrun with insane RATS, even in places like Salt Like City, Boise, Dallas, Indianapolis, etc.

    There was a study a while back of the most conservative cities in America, and while you could find numerous examples of American cities over 100,000 where the mayor and nearly all the elected officials would share our values, none of these cities would be very logical choices for hosting a national convention. The "finalists" for conservative cities with big populations would be something along these lines:

    1 Provo, UT
    2 Oklahoma City, OK
    3 Colorado Springs, CO
    4 Anchorage, AK
    5 Gilbert, AZ
    6 Lubbock, TX
    7 Overland Park, KS
    8 Tulsa, OK
    9 West Valley City, UT
    10 Ft. Wayne, IN

  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/09/2014 11:02:57 PM PDT · 208 of 242
    BillyBoy to AuH2ORepublican; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
    I can't imagine the RATs would pick Birmingham (they seem to be paranoid of ANY area of the deep south, no matter how RAT it is). However, they love citing it in their history revisionism where the "right-wing Republicans" were oppressing blacks down there instead of their fellow RATs. North Carolina was acceptable to them only because it went RAT in 2008, something that Alabama has no chance of doing in 2016.

    A Cleveland vs. Cleveland matchup in 2016 would be interesting, as Impy noted they haven't tried to compete with each other in the same city since 1972. They even used the SAME convention location that year (Miami Beach Convention Center, which must have been really happy to get all the attention), one week apart. In 1948, both the GOP and RATs had a convention in Philadelphia, but different locations (RATs were in Convention Hall, GOP was in Municipal Auditorium). I think both parties also had the same chaplin for the closing prayer that year, something that was repeated in 2012... and certainly won't be repeated in 2016. (Best case scenario would the lunatic RATs invite a Muslim Iman to give the closing prayer in 2016, and he uses the opportunity to denounce gay marriage as satanic). Plus if the RATs choose Cleveland in 2016, Kookcinich will demand a speaking slot.

    The RATs REALLY want to win Arizona, but every time they gloat that immigration will put the state "in play" for them, Republicans win statewide easily without breaking a sweat. The Dems chased their delusional "we're gonna win AZ" fantasy last time around, and the GOP did it with "we're gonna win over Jewish voters". Both parties are undeterred by reality slapping them in the face and are predicting victory in those areas again in 2016.

    If I had to bet money, I'd say both parties duke it out in Ohio in 2016, but the RATs end up in Columbus while the GOP goes to Cleveland. Boring. And if I were the RATS, I would have chosen Cincinnati as a "finalist" instead. Then they'd be symbolically waging war for control of Ohio on opposite end of the state.

  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/09/2014 10:41:07 PM PDT · 207 of 242
    BillyBoy to Impy
    >> the theme will be, “look at how America sucks after 8 years of Obama”. Hmm, maybe they should have picked Detroit. <<

    Well, it worked for Reagan in '80...


  • Cleveland chosen to host 2016 Republican National Convention

    07/09/2014 6:39:16 PM PDT · 203 of 242
    BillyBoy to Impy
    I have mixed feelings about having it in Cleveland, though it has nothing to do with Ohio voting for Obama twice. We SHOULD be having conventions in swing states rather than preaching to the choir in some safe Republican area. The RATs didn't any mileage out of nomination Lurch in Boston ('04 RAT convention) or Walter Mondale in San Francisco ('84 RAT convention)

    Of course, looking at post #21, the GOP's track record of winning the state of their host convention has been pathetic in the last 20 years. I dread the thought of Portman getting a prime time audience (even if his address has nothing to do with gay rights and he's up there blah blah blahing about tax cuts, the backstabbing weasel we will use the spotlight to promote himself nationally and help his re-election campaign), and we'll probably get the usual country club GOP dinosaurs that do nothing to inspire voters (as someone else noted John McCain, Mitt Romney, John Boehner, Bob Dole, etc.)

    I'm amusing by the freepers whining about how it would have been soooooo much better to have it in "conservative" Dallas than "liberal" Cleveland, though. Texas as a whole may be conservative, but the city of Dallas is not. It has the nation's only "openly lesbian" sheriff and gave 57% of the vote to Lurch when favorite son GWB was up for re-election in 2004 (although the surrounding COUNTY of Dallas was split almost 50-50 between the candidates). Just like Cleveland, Dallas is a big urban area that is heavily influenced by Democrat minority voters, union thugs, and the liberal college crowd.

  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/08/2014 10:21:54 AM PDT · 80 of 81
    BillyBoy to Osage Orange; Impy
    >> My point is Roberts is a DINO RINO...doing nothing of real importance all these years. He's been watching the destruction of our country. And SAY'S NOTHING!!!! FWIW-...I have the same questions for Coburn!!!! <<

    FWIW-....I have the same questions for Milton Wolf.

  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/07/2014 8:42:19 PM PDT · 78 of 81
    BillyBoy to Osage Orange; Impy
    >> you all have your orders from the GOPe....... <<

    This is the other tired talking point that Liz Cheney/Milton Wolf fans repeat ad infinitum: "If you don't blindly support MY candidate, you're working for the GOPe!!!!" GOPe! GOPe!!! GOPe!!!!

    Accusing fellow conservatives of being part of the "GOPe!!!!" if they don't blindly shut up and agree with you has become the Milton Wolf/Liz Cheney supporter equivalent of leftists screaming "RACIST!!!" at anyone who disagrees with Obama.

    Which of course, would be news to entrenched Republican establishment incumbents like Lisa Murkowski, Bob Bennett, Lamar Alexander, Thad Cochran, Richard Lugar, Arlen Specter, etc., etc. since we've been outspoken AGAINST them when they're up for re-election, and have the track record to prove it on FR. But in all those cases, their primary opponent had a PROVEN track record of being a much more conservative opinion. Weird how we have no qualms about opposing the "Republican establishment" in those cases if we work for the "GOPe", isn't it?

    In fact, most of the self-proclaimed "Tea Party leaders" wouldn't even lift a finger to oppose entrenched RINOs like Lamar Alexander and Lisa Murkowski. Funny how you rant and rave that fellow freepers are part of the "GOPe" because we won't support a joke running against a 90% conservative Senator, but you have nothing bad to say about the "Tea Party leaders" who stand by ideally while the worst RINOs in the Senate cruise to re-nomination. Worse, some of these supposed heroic conservative "reformers", like Steve Lonegan and John Thune, have actually openly ENDORSED the WORST members of the liberal Republican establishment, (like Leonard Lance & Mark Kirk), simply because those RINOs give them $$$. So much for their "principles". Let me known when you denounce them for getting in bed with the worst members of the "GOPe". I won't hold my breath.

  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/07/2014 8:39:27 PM PDT · 77 of 81
    BillyBoy to Osage Orange; Impy
    >> you all have your orders from the GOPe....... <<

    This is the other tired talking point that Liz Cheney/Milton Wolf fans repeat ad infiminium: "If you don't blindly support MY candidate, you're working for the GOPe!!!!" GOPe! GOPe!!! GOPe!!!!

    Accusing fellow conservatives of being part of the "GOPe!!!!" if you don't blindly shut up and agree with you has become the Milton Wolf/Liz Cheney supporter equivilent of leftists screaming "RACIST!!!" at anyone who disagrees with Obama.

    Which of course, would be news to entrenched Republican establishment incumbents like Lisa Murkowski, Bob Bennett, Lamar Alexander, Thad Cochran, Richard Lugar, Arlen Specter, etc., etc. since we've been outspoken AGAINST them when they're up for re-election, and have the track record to prove it on FR. But in all those cases, their primary opponent had a PROVEN track record of being a much more conservative opinion. Weird how we have no qualms about opposing the "Republican establishment" in those cases if we work for the "GOPe", isn't it?

    In fact, most of the self-proclaimed "Tea Party leaders" wouldn't even lift a finger to oppose entrenched RINOs like Lamar Alexander and Lisa Murkowski. Funny how you rant and rave that fellow freepers are part of the "GOPe" because we won't support a joke running against a 90% conservative Senator, but you have nothing bad to say about the "Tea Party leaders" who stand by ideally while the worst RINOs in the Senate cruise to re-nomination. Worse, some of these supposed heroic conservative "reformers", like Steve Lonegan and John Thune, have actually openly ENDORSED the WORST members of the liberal Republican establishment, (like Leonard Lance & Mark Kirk), simply because those RINOs give them $$$. So much for their "principles". Let me known when you denounce them for getting in bed with the worst members of the "GOPe". I won't hold my breathe.

  • Rand Paul’s Not Endorsing Lamar Alexander, But The Two Are Making A Point To Be Seen Together

    07/07/2014 10:07:23 AM PDT · 24 of 27
    BillyBoy to cotton1706; Impy; fieldmarshaldj
    >> Rand Paul has gotten the whispers in the ear: support these people and we will support you! <<

    Rand Paul started off pretty good when it comes to the company he keeps (I never trusted the guy though). However, he's gotten worse and worse as time goes on. I'm glad I didn't drink the "Rand Paul is our savior" kool-aid back when it was popular to do so.

    Ironically this latest "unofficial" endorsement (playing footsie with Lamar) isn't making Lamar! look more conservative, its making Rand look LESS conservative.

    >> Senator Alexander’s main challenger – state representative Joe Carr of Rutherford County – has been seeking out Tea Party support but has been unable to get endorsements from icons within the movement. <<

    No kidding. Cotton1706 makes a valid point that he's been opposing Lamar as well, but most of the self-proclaimed "Tea Party leaders" in this country won't give Carr the time of day, while they CONSTANTLY tout "Obama's conservative cousin" in Kansas. I have to question their priorities.

  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/07/2014 9:17:52 AM PDT · 73 of 81
    BillyBoy to vette6387; Impy
    >> They actually belief that they owe some sort of “debt of gratitude” to Pat Roberts simply by reason that the old coot has been in office for 47 years <<<

    Straw man argument.

    Not ONE Roberts supporter here has claimed we "owe" him a "debt of gratitude" for being in office in 47 years or that he's "entitled" to another term. The Liz Cheney fanclub (most of whom are are also Milton Wolf supporters and have now flip-flopped 180o degrees on their "principles" about whether a politician should have a track record of living in the state they're running from), made this straw man argument about Enzi, and it wasn't true then, either.

    What we actually SAID was that if you put up a candidate who is a PROVEN reliable conservative and we know would vote BETTER than the incumbent, then we'd have reason to get rid of the incumbent.

    But since all you can find are creeps who put X-rays of autopsy photos on the internet for laughs and market themselves because of they're distantly related to Obama, your candidate is simply NOT an improvement over the incumbent. Find one who IS and we'll support them. The concept is not that hard to understand.

    Carr is a clear improvement over Alexander but the Levin crowd won't lift a finger to support him. Does that mean Mark Levin thinks we "owe" Alexander a "debt of gratitude" for being in office since 1978? Levin hasn't said so, but going by your "logic", if he's not sold on Carr, he MUST think Alexander is "entitled" to a lifetime career, right?

  • Senator Pat Roberts Makes Major Freudian Slip in Interview (Video)

    07/07/2014 9:07:45 AM PDT · 72 of 81
    BillyBoy to Impy
    I love how they rant and rave that Roberts hasn't DONE anything in 20 years, but they're backing a guy who literally NEVER lifted a finger in his life to do ANYTHING conservative and didn't even start TALKING conservative until he decided he was going to run for the U.S. Senate in 2013 and reinvented himself as a "fearless conservative leader"

    One set of rules for Roberts, and another for Wolf, apparently.