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  • Michelle Obama tells graduates to reject ‘selfish’ leaders

    05/26/2016 2:25:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    The Wasnington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    In a swipe at Republicans in general and Donald Trump in particular, first lady Michelle Obama urged native American high school graduates Thursday to reject leaders who advocate “that we should be selfish.” “More than ever before, our world needs you,” Mrs. Obama told students at the Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. “And you don’t need your first lady to tell you that. All you have to do is tune into the news and you’ll see that right now, some of the loudest voices in our national conversation are saying things that go against every single one of...
  • Report: Vets Charity Turns Down Trump Cash

    02/08/2016 8:43:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 226 replies
    The Weekly Standard | February 8, 2015 | Jim Swift
    The Daily Beast is reporting that a small New Hampshire-based veterans charity has turned down a six figure check from Donald Trump. Liberty House turned Trump's money away because they objected to it being given to them in a public setting: a campaign rally for Trump. The Beast's Tim Mak has more: On Friday, Liberty House executive director Keith Howard received a call from a Trump campaign staffer, who conveyed that Trump would like to publicly present them with a six-figure check at a Londonderry rally on Monday, right before the Granite State primary.It's an enormous amount of money for...
  • 'I have at least 20 Muslim friends', says Donald Trump, but can't name them

    02/07/2016 10:53:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 193 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 7, 2015 | David Lawler, New Hampshire
    ..... The Republican presidential candidate has repeatedly said that "Muslims love him" despite his provocative policies, but has so far failed to name any single individual Muslim supporter. Asked by the Telegraph to elaborate, Mr Trump again ducked the question responding: "Oh, I could give you about 20 of them."... Donald Trump Junior, Mr Trump's son, was also unable to tell the Telegraph who his father's Muslim friends were, saying only that they had "completed a lot of business deals" in the Middle East.
  • CNN owes Ted Cruz an apology

    02/05/2016 2:46:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2016 | William Tate
    CNN's broadside of Ted Cruz is wrong. The network has denied that it bears any responsibility for Cruz's camp spreading rumors that Ben Carson might be quitting the presidential race. CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin even went so far as to call Cruz's explanation "BS" on the air. Yet the network's claim can be true only in the most deceptive - in other words, the most Clintonian - sense. Instead of what the meaning of the word is is, CNN is parsing what the word indicate means. Somewhat ironically, the network rests much of its case on tweets rather than on-air...
  • Trump Desperately Trying to Hide the Shrinking Size of his Crowds

    02/04/2016 11:55:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 245 replies
    Red State ^ | February 4, 2016 | Leon H. Wolf
    There's a reason why Donald Trump is taking his loss in Iowa so hard - it's been devastating to his national standing. His standing in the polls might already be falling like a rock, and now it appears that the rolling concert tour that was his national campaign might be coming to an end. Now comes pretty convincing evidence that his crowds are shrinking, and he's trying to hide it (poorly). Trump was in Little Rock last night, and he tweeted a picture that seemed to show a typical Trump full house, and that specifically claimed that the crowd was...
  • White House promises 'non-traditional' State of the Union

    12/17/2015 4:46:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 104 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2015 6:47 PM EST | Julie Pace
    The White House is promising President Barack Obama will deliver a "non-traditional" State of the Union address next month, eschewing the standard litany of policy proposals for a broader discussion on the challenges facing the country. The format reflects the legislative reality for Obama's final year in office. Much of what the White House and the Republican-led Congress could realistically achieve in an election year is already underway, including discussions on criminal justice reform, and the ticking clock on Obama's presidency leaves little time to jumpstart major new initiatives. ...
  • Byron York: A brief theory of Trump's outrageousness

    11/24/2015 1:49:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 23, 2015 | Byron York
    Donald Trump says a lot of things a lot of people consider outrageous. What is he doing? The first thing to remember is that many of Trump's supporters, and a large part of the American public in general, support the very statements others consider outrageous. Deport 11 million illegal immigrants? Many Americans, including almost everyone in the media, think that's crazy. But many other Americans agree with Trump. The recent brouhaha over whether Trump did or did not suggest a federal government database of all Muslims in the United States is another example. Trump didn't actually suggest it - the...
  • Carson: Hey, I'm Taking a Break From Campaigning For a Few Weeks To Sell Books

    10/15/2015 11:45:52 AM PDT · by Amntn · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10/15/15 | Guy Benson
    This man is in second place nationally, and tied for first if you believe a few recent polls. He's steadily gained momentum and ground on Donald Trump, and now he's going to capitalize on his momentum by...stepping away from the campaign trail for two weeks for a hybrid fundraising push/book tour. ABC News reports: Republican presidential contender Dr. Ben Carson has put his public campaign events on hold for two more weeks to go on book tour for his new tome “A More Perfect Union” and catch up on fundraising events. The campaign has been careful to separate campaign events...
  • Hillary:The Rot that Liberalism Has Wrought

    05/30/2015 6:16:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Google Plus ^ | May 30, 2015 | Darrin Iron patriot Walker
  • Scott Walker's Foreign-Policy Gaffes Don't Matter

    02/27/2015 11:46:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 27, 2015 | David A. Graham
    Does the political class overrate the necessity of diplomacy experience in presidential candidates? n a strange convergence, there's agreement among the diehard right-wingers gathered at the Conservative Political Action Conference outside of Washington this week and left-wing pundits: Scott Walker is on top of the world. Well, maybe not the world—we'll get to that—but the Republican presidential sweepstakes. Although Jeb Bush boasts impressive momentum—nearly insurmountable momentum, in the judgment of D.C. tastemaker Mike Allen—CPAC is a good illustration of Bush's weaknesses. Bush was due to speak later Friday, but just the mention of his name drew boos earlier in the...
  • ELECTIONEERING/FUND RAISING QUESTION

    10/27/2014 7:40:24 AM PDT · by SMARTY · 15 replies
    October 27, 2014 | Self
    I am sure this must be a really stupid question. But, what happens to campaign money when/if a candidate fails to win nomination of his party?
  • Wendy Davis vs. Principle

    10/22/2014 2:26:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 22, 2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    That a doyenne of the midafternoon MSNBC crowd is losing a gubernatorial race in deep-red Texas should come as a surprise to nobody. That she has been reduced to her present antics, however, was a little less expected. There is losing in politics, and then there is losing, and of late Davis has become sorely adept at the latter. In the space of a year, Joan of Arc has been transmogrified into Elmer Fudd, replete with ill-fitting hunting rifle, cartoonish faux-accent, and, now, a good deal of hapless frustration to boot. Among Davis’s recent offerings have been an attack ad...
  • Open Letter to the Pres..ent Obama

    08/10/2014 6:43:45 PM PDT · by hondact200
    August 10 ,2014 | self
    Dear Pres..ent Obama, I am writing a letter in truly wondering where I can attain to have a federal position of employment whereby I can receive the similar perks that you do. Never ending endeavours in Golf Outings. Never ending vacations. Never ending campaigning for whatever suits the fancy of the liberal - progressive agenda. Yet receive a three figure salary and never do anything that signifies work. I am truly concerned that you Mr. President are not concerned about America, But only concerned about a hedonistic lifestyle. By the way get to work and achieve something of substance once...
  • A big election win in Oregon (Saturbray)

    03/15/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by bray · 51 replies
    www.brayincandy.com ^ | 3/15/14 | bray
    And the chief captain answered, with a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, but I was free born. Acts 22:28 It appears the stranglehold of the Marxists may be loosening from America. Not only was the national election in Florida for David Jolly a major victory, but here in deep blue Oregon we had a special election on Light Rail that Conservatives won. Not only was it a defeat for the crown jewel of liberalism, but we won the election against the Oregon Democrat machine which never loses. This election was in a town that runs pretty...
  • Email: IRS’s Lerner, Treasury Department secretly drafted new rules to restrict nonprofits

    02/06/2014 1:18:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 5, 2014 | Patrick Howley
    The Obama administration’s Treasury Department and former IRS official Lois Lerner conspired to draft new 501(c)(4) regulations to restrict the activity of conservative groups in a way that would not be disclosed publicly, according to the House Committee on Ways and Means. The Treasury Department and Lerner started devising the new rules “off-plan,” meaning that their plans would not be published on the public schedule. They planned the new rules in 2012, while the IRS targeting of conservative groups was in full swing, and not after the scandal broke in order to clarify regulations as the administration has suggested. The...
  • Wendy Davis’ Media Fail

    01/31/2014 12:41:17 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | January 31, 2014 | David Mann
    I’ll concede here at the beginning that I’ve never worked on a political campaign. Nor do I have any experience in media relations, publicity, political communication or whatever else flacks do. I don’t know the nuances of trying to defuse controversy with a speech. But I have covered many political campaigns in Texas the past decade, so I know what it looks like when a campaign handles the press well. And the Wendy Davis operation is about the worst at media relations that I’ve ever seen. Her team’s mismanagement of the press is damaging her candidacy. The foul-ups began as...
  • Public university sex week at the University of Tennessee

    01/28/2014 1:37:29 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 25 replies
    www.campusreform.com ^ | 1/28/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    University of Tennessee (UT), a public school, has announced the schedule for its second annual Sex Week, complete with a lectures on orgasms as a political act and masturbation. One event, “Get Wet: Exploring the Connections Between Sexual Pleasure, Health, & Advocacy” will ask students “When is an orgasm a political act? When is lube a tool of the revolution?” The event description promises that host Megan Andelloux will "demonstrate how three components of sexuality - pleasure, health, and advocacy - flow into one another as we explore a variety of topics centered on reproductive justice and sexual freedom." The...
  • Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican

    01/07/2014 2:12:21 AM PST · by MAKnight · 21 replies
    Redstate ^ | 01/06/2014 | Martin A. Knight
    NOTE: I started writing this in May. Dan wrote something along these lines in August. Read it. He put it down much better than I ever could.Things to keep in mind when running for President as a Republican. Somewhere between 93% to 98% of the people who would be covering the race on behalf of the nation’s largest national and regional news media outlets will be supporting your Democrat opponent – whoever she (or he) may be. This lopsided level of support for Democrats in the news media, especially within the Beltway has been consistent for nearly half a century....
  • Liberal group touted access to Hillary Clinton for $250,000

    12/18/2013 5:03:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2013 | Kevin Bogardus
    The liberal Center for American Progress (CAP) this year promised corporate donors a chance to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton in return for a $250,000 donation, documents obtained by The Hill show. The meeting never happened, though Clinton spoke at the anniversary gala at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium that was cited on the solicitation. “None of the patrons were able to meet with Secretary Clinton but our board and trustees did meet with her at the event,” said Andrea Purse, a CAP spokeswoman. The documents ask prospective donors to contribute to CAP’s “Progressive Party,” which was held Oct. 24 to...
  • Help Wanted: A Real President, No Campaigners Need Apply

    10/22/2013 6:55:04 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 8 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 10/22/13 | LD Jackson
    One of the biggest complaints I hold against President Obama is how he is always campaigning. Make no mistake, he is very good at campaigning, as was evidenced by the elections in 2008 and 2012. He is great at stirring up the crowds and telling them what they want to hear. That ability probably stems from his days as a community organizer in Chicago. Thing is, he hasn't stopped campaigning since he started his first run to the White House. Campaigning is his default mode and it kicks into high gear, when he is faced with a problem he doesn't...
  • Dan Pfeiffer was the man with a plan - "relentless guardian" plotting the WH's every move

    10/16/2013 4:33:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 16, 2013 | Amie Parnes
    Dan Pfeiffer’s fingerprints are all over the White House’s strategy of not negotiating with congressional Republicans over the government shutdown and debt ceiling. The senior adviser to President Obama has been plotting the White House’s every move, and is described by some within the administration as the “relentless guardian” of Obama’s no-negotiations stance. “He’s been the most ferocious on that principle,” one senior administration official said. “He was quite adamant and relentless about this. And on the face of it, it’s not an easy argument to make.” Even before the shutdown began on Oct. 1, Republicans had turned their fire...
  • Another Reason Romney Lost: He Had A Full Blown Idiot (Stuart Stevens) Running His Campaign.

    02/26/2013 4:03:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 95 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/25/2013 | Martin Knight
    Meaning Romney Was Also An Idiot For Not Noticing ... Sometime before Election Day, before the debates, people already knew Stuart Stevens and his team were in over their heads. From the utter fiasco of Romney’s convention speech, which he stripped down to a thin gruel of bland forgettable pablum (and of course, stripped of any mention of America’s servicemen and women abroad), throwing aside Bush’s micro-targetting programmed wholesale, allowing his Hollywood aspirations to make him give the prime speaking slot at the RNC to Clint Eastwood (without any vetting) instead of people who would humanize his candidate, I just...
  • Jindal To Obama: Stop Campaigning And Scaring The American People

    02/24/2013 11:51:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/24/13 | nbc
    GOV. BOBBY JINDAL (R-LOUISIANA): My recommendation to the president is it's time to stop campaigning. It is time to actually do the job here in Washington D.C. In our second term, for example, last year, we passed one of the most sweeping educational reform laws in the country, giving real choice to our kids, putting right teachers in the classroom. We're forming our tenure laws, letting the dollars follow the child. This year, like my colleague, we're proposing tax, significant tax reform. We've got different ideas about that. We're trying to get rid of the income tax in Louisiana. My...
  • Comparing the Obama administration to terrorists...

    01/12/2013 6:25:38 AM PST · by thepoliticalcom · 2 replies
    The Political Commentator ^ | January 12, 2013 | Michael Haltman
    While at the same time comparing the Republicans to Opie! When I say that a comparison can be made between the Obama administration and Islamic extremists and terrorists let me be perfectly clear! In no way am I saying this relative to anything having to do with the Obama administration vis a vis the killing of innocent human beings! I do however say it in the context of the ability to listen to words, spoken or written, and then be faced with the prospect of having to successfully decipher the true meaning behind those words. Put another way, it's the...
  • My experiences campaigning door-to-door in Virginia

    10/27/2012 5:36:20 PM PDT · by Wage Slave · 47 replies
    Been going door-to-door for Romney for the past three Saturdays in central Virginia. A lot more Obama signs cropped up this week, even though we are in Falwell country. Yikes! In one house there was a group of women inside who informed us they would not vote for Romney...one of them yelled, "women's rights!" After we left two of them got in their car and followed us for awhile, trying to intimidate us. Good thing my partner was carrying. Another lady informed us she "loves Obama" because her main concern is the economy and he is her go-to man to...
  • Yesterday’s sandwich board campaign update: Democrats are getting very nervous

    10/23/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 18 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | OCTOBER 23RD, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Yesterday I continued my sandwich board campaign at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in my hometown. I have been there, mostly with another retired cop and fellow Marine, on Mondays and Fridays, for the past 6 weeks, wearing a sandwich board with various messages. Over the weeks I have been surprised to draw thumbs up smiles and “thank you” from Black females. Black females have often stopped and patiently read every word on our boards. They read statistics on unemployment, the January 2009 price of gas compared to today’s and the “Are you better off now” question among many other...
  • How each of us can work to defeat Obama

    10/07/2012 9:09:23 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 3 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Imagine sitting at your kitchen table with a group of family and friends trying to figure out what you can do to save yourselves from an enemy who is coming your way from just two towns over. Wouldn’t you do ANYTHING you could to save yourself and your family? What would you do; what would you give from what you had left to defeat an approaching enemy? Would you hold back ANYTHING? VOTING IS NOT ENOUGH! There’s no one in our country that can’t do something. Here are some suggestions of how to fight back. Set up a table wherever...
  • Wide-eyed Chipotle worker, Romney photo goes viral

    10/04/2012 2:36:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 3, 2012 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — The manager of a Denver Chipotle restaurant has become an Internet celebrity thanks to the wide-eyed pose he struck alongside Mitt Romney when the Republican presidential candidate stopped by for lunch. Marty Arps, 20, posed for a group photo with Romney and Chipotle employees Tuesday afternoon. Arps is seen making a wide-eyed expression while pointing at Romney. ...Romney seemed unaware of Arps' pose and the mood was jovial, said AP photographer Charles Dharapak, who snapped the picture. "It didn't seem awkward. Everyone was having a good time," Dharapak said. .....Arps told The Daily he doesn't know yet...
  • Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion on Obama family last year, perks questioned in new book

    09/27/2012 6:24:18 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/26/2012 | Alex Pappas
    Taxpayers spent $1.4 billion dollars on everything from staffing, housing, flying and entertaining President Obama and his family last year, according to the author of a new book on taxpayer-funded presidential perks.In comparison, British taxpayers spent just $57.8 million on the royal family.Author Robert Keith Gray writes in “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” that Obama isn’t the only president to have taken advantage of the expensive trappings of his office. But the amount of money spent on the first family, he argues, has risen tremendously under the Obama administration and needs to be reined in.Keep reading...
  • Tea party group’s message on Elkhart billboard draws fire

    08/10/2012 11:29:38 AM PDT · by happilymarriedmom · 50 replies
    The Elkhart Truth ^ | 08/10/2012 | Tim Vandenack
    A tea party group’s political message on a billboard here has unified local Democrats and Republicans, generating bipartisan criticism. The heads of the two parties here even used similar language in blasting the sign. “I say I’m appalled,” said Dale Stickel, head of the Elkhart County Republican Party. “I think it’s appalling,” said Shari Mellin, head of the Elkhart County Democratic Party. The message in question, from We the People of Marshall and Fulton Counties, a tea party group, appears on a billboard at the busy intersection of Nappanee Street and John Weaver Parkway, where Nappanee curves into Bristol Street....
  • Obama Asks Americans to ‘Sign His Birthday Card’ & Guess What You Get to Do in Return?

    08/03/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 15 replies
     Barack Obama will turn 51 years old on August 4th, 2012.  The President’s campaign is not missing the opportunity to let Americans know this.  On many social, news and online media sites one will find peculiar ads declaring “Happy Birthday Barrack” and asking you to “Sign the Card.”  Here is what you get when you sign the card.A simple click through takes you to a landing page that asks for some personal information in order to “Join Michelle” in  celebrating the day of our Presidents birth.  The card features an antiquated picture of the President and his then elementary school aged children, singing...
  • Elizabeth Warren's 'Native American' claims: if a Republican, the media would call her a racist

    06/15/2012 10:11:37 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 14, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    Imagine if a Republican candidate claimed, confidently, that she was part Native American. Imagine if she had actually used that identity to have herself listed as a minority at Harvard, qualifying her for special treatment and celebration as proof of how diverse and progressive her department is. Imagine if, many years later, it turned out that her claims to Native heritage were dubious and, when pressed for proof, she offered her “high cheekbones.” Oh, and she once contributed a recipe to a Native American cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow” (that may even have been plagiarised).
  • Obama tending to affairs of state

    06/12/2012 3:49:35 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 8 replies
    A Green Bay Wisconsin television reporter asked President Barack Obama why he didn’t help out the unions in the Wisconsin recall. ABC News reported that Obama didn’t visit the state because, the president said, “the truth of the matter is that as President of the United States, I have a lot of responsibilities.” So, what kept the president so busy . . .
  • RutherfordGate: Historian Responds to President Obama’s Hayes Slur

    03/15/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 35 replies
    New York News and Features ^ | 3/15/2012 | Dan Amira
    It's not unusual for President Obama to criticize his Republican predecessors from time to time, but this morning, he targeted his scorn not at George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan, but ... Rutherford B. Hayes. As Politico reported: Speaking about the need to develop new sources of American energy in Largo, Md., Obama used our 19th president as a failure of forward-thinking leadership. "One of my predecessors, President Rutherford B. Hayes, reportedly said about the telephone: 'It’s a great invention but who would ever want to use one?'" Obama said. "That's why he's not on Mt. Rushmore."
  • John McCain Concerned About "Negative" Tone in GOP Race

    02/19/2012 3:04:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Arizona Senator John McCain, the man who lost to Barack Obama after trying to pull the "my friends" card on both his opponent and the media, is expressing concern about the negative tone of the GOP primary race. Former Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) said Sunday he’s worried the negative tone in the GOP campaigns could help President Obama win a second term in the White House. “I think there's reason to be concerned about it,” said McCain on ABC’s This Week. "I've been in very tough campaigns. I don't think I've seen one that was as personal...
  • Soldier at Ron Paul rally could face legal trouble

    01/05/2012 4:23:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies
    Des Moines, Iowa (AP) -- The military is investigating an Army reservist who took the stage at a political event for Ron Paul and expressed his support for the Republican presidential candidate. At a Paul rally on Tuesday night in Iowa, Cpl. Jesse Thorsen stood at a podium wearing his military fatigues and said the congressman's foreign policy was "hands down better than any other candidate's."
  • VA AG Ken Cuccinelli calls for primary ballot reform, write-in option.

    12/27/2011 1:40:03 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | December 27, 2011 | Moe Lane
    This just keeps getting better and better for the Virginia GOP, doesn’t it? Via Ballot Access News, first we get the Attorney General for Virginia pointing out that the requirements for ballot access are far too restrictive: _____________________________________________________ I would throw out for consideration that we should lower our requirements to 100 legitimate signatures per congressional district. Let’s face it, absent a serious write-in challenge from some other candidate, Virginia won’t be nearly as ‘fought over’ as it should be in the midst of such a wide open nomination contest. Our own laws have reduced our relevance. Sad. _____________________________________________________ …and...
  • Perry on Haley: I'd rather call in the Marines

    12/17/2011 2:40:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 121 replies
    Politico ^ | December 16, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry shrugged off his fellow southern state governor, South Carolina's Nikki Haley, deciding to back rival Mitt Romney, in an interview with CNN's John King. "That’s one vote, I’ll be real honest with you, I’ve got a medal of honor recipient Jim Livingston, who endorsed me on the deck of the Yorktown last week, and you know, no offense but I like those guys that have that type of long-time record of endorsements," said Perry, according to POLITICO's Emily Schultheis. "I greatly respect Gov. Haley, but if I had to pick between the two, love having those veterans stand...
  • Gingrich Wrongly Claims Support from State Senator Who Backs Perry

    12/15/2011 1:38:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | December 15, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Newt Gingrich’s campaign released a list of 55 supporters in Iowa today, but the announcement is filled with errors and inaccuracies. Along with several misspellings, the campaign claims State Senator David Johnson from Osceola County is one of 14 elected officials who endorsed Gingrich. “That’s not correct,” Johnson tells TheIowaRepublican.com. “I have not endorsed Speaker Gingrich. I think there is confusion on that campaign.” The Gingrich campaign press release also misspelled Osceola County as “Osceloa County”. Johnson says the Gingrich campaign reached out to him, but he made it clear his allegiance lies with Texas governor Rick Perry. “It’s interesting...
  • Rickperry.com would like for you to support Ron Paul’s campaign (newtgingrich.com is available)

    12/12/2011 6:16:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 7, 2011 | Francisca Ortega
    ...Yes, that’s actually Ron Paul’s website asking you to donate to his campaign. It appears someone has bought the rickperry.com domain name and set up a redirect to ronpaul2012.com. If you’re looking for information on how to donate to Rick Perry’s presidential campaign you’d want to go to rickperry.org. .....Also, a warning to Newt Gingrich’s campaign: newtgingrich.com is currently for sale. His campaign, located at newt.org, might want to look into that.
  • Newt Needs Cain to Hang Around

    12/02/2011 1:34:58 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 2, 2011 | Chris Stirewalt
    ...The trouble for Gingrich is that Cain isn’t doing what Perry is and hanging on. Cain maintained his Real Clear Politics Average high-point of 26 percent, essentially tied with Mitt Romney, for only two weeks. And he may go front frontrunner to hash mark in less than a month. Gingrich would have been better off if Cain’s candidacy would have slowly withered. Gingrich wants to be in a two-way race with Romney and to have only to appear more conservative and more consistent than Romney. Gingrich might survive daily releases of new skeletons from his past...[snip]....But only if juxtaposed as...
  • Kevin’s Korner: The No-Debating Debate, Branstad’s New Career & You Go First Newt

    11/06/2011 5:37:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 6, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    ...The much-hyped Lincoln/Douglas style debate never came close to resembling the Lincoln/Douglas style … Or a debate, for that matter … It did expose Herman Cain’s inability to answer tough questions. Cain was asked about Medicare. He sat there for several seconds with a deer in the headlights look, before finally submitting with “You go first, Newt”. Translation: “I have no idea what you’re asking me. Let’s hears Newt’s answer so I can copy it.” … Cain deferred to Newt again later in the debate when he couldn’t answer a question. Gingrich was respectful in choosing not to dismantle Cain,...
  • Register Poll Show that Iowa is Still Up for Grabs

    10/31/2011 3:18:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | October 31, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    The front page of the Sunday Des Moines Register depicted a caricature of the presidential candidates raking leaves..... The subtitle below the artwork read, “After top trio, other candidates struggle to rake in votes.” It’s a good thing for them that it’s imposable for any candidate to “rake in votes” at this moment in the race. While the First-in-the-Nation caucuses loom large, they are still 63 days away. A more appropriate graphic may have been a rollercoaster.... Herman Cain leads the latest Iowa Poll with 23 percent. Rick Perry led a late August Rasmussen Poll with 29 percent. Mitt Romney...
  • Romney, Perry, and Tax Returns

    10/31/2011 2:42:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    .....“Governor Perry has always released his tax returns and Mitt Romney and the other candidates should do the same.” If history is any indication, watch for Perry to push that theme hard, and for Romney to remain firm in his decision to keep his returns private. “We’ll take a look at the question of releasing tax returns during the next tax filing season,” says Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul about the Perry campaign’s request. By then, of course, the primary campaign could be effectively over. Perry communications director Ray Sullivan responds: “Governor Perry made a decision a long time ago in...
  • Perry's right: Republicans drowning in debates

    10/28/2011 12:07:40 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 27, 2011 | Byron York
    Everyone knows why Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to skip some of the coming Republican presidential debates. He's a lousy debater, and the biggest single factor in his fall from front-runner to back-in-the-pack has been his poor performance in a number of high-profile debates. That said, Perry has a point when he suggests there are just too many debates scheduled in the rapidly dwindling number of days before voters go to the polls in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and other key primary states. There are at least a dozen GOP debates scheduled between Nov. 9 and the Florida primary...
  • Why Governor Perry is still likely to be nominated

    10/27/2011 11:05:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 256 replies
    Red State ^ | October 27, 2011 | barleycorn
    Numerous preemptive obituaries are being written for Governor Rick Perry’s campaign. These efforts are premature because they fail to understand and appreciate the fickle winds of political fortune. Governor Perry has substantial political assets that make him a potent candidate and that will give him another chance to prove himself to Republican voters. Each candidate brings their own set of positives and negatives to the game: Mitt Romney has money to burn, establishment support, business experience, and passable debating skills. He also has a record far to the left of the majority of Republicans, a history of changing his position...
  • Rick Perry aide says yes to Michigan debate, but maybe not beyond

    10/27/2011 12:15:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | October 26, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry, who made clear during his Bill O'Reilly interview last night that he finds the debate formats geared toward promoting a fight, is going to the No. 9 one after that - but is a question mark for some of the glut of face-offs after that. Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the issue is using time wisely, and noted their campaign is not alone in that. "I think all the campaigns are expressing frustration right now," Miner told POLITICO. "We said we would do Michigan but the primaries are around the corner and you have to use your time...
  • Rick Perry revives by rattling Mitt Romney in Las Vegas debate

    10/19/2011 2:13:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | October 19, 2011 | REID J. EPSTEIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry went into Tuesday night’s debate looking to rattle Mitt Romney — and it worked. Perry’s been under fire for his own immigration record, and resurrecting the 2007 report that Romney had hired illegal workers helped him blunt the advantage Romney had been able to get on the issue as Perry looks to recover from his collapse in the polls. Plus, according to a Perry source, there was an added bonus: by going after Romney personally — the accusation has to do with Romney’s own house — they saw the potential to make Romney react the hardest. And despite...
  • Obama gets back on the bus for trip to NC, Va.

    10/16/2011 6:55:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    ap ^ | Oct 16, 2011 | JULIE PACE
    Barack Obama is campaigning for both his jobs bill and his re-election on a three-day bus tour beginning Monday through North Carolina and Virginia, two southern states crucial for his chances in next November's election. ... on a $1.1 million bus purchased by the Secret Service... The effect is a campaign-style trip that allows the president to engage in a little retail politics, while also garnering the national media coverage typically afforded only to a sitting president.
  • Mitt Romney raises $14.2 million, trails Rick Perry in cash on hand

    10/14/2011 6:16:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | October 14, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Mitt Romney's campaign just announced its third-quarter fundraising number: $14.2 million, which is about what early reports had indicated. That's a solid quarter, but the number that stands out is the $14.7 million Romney reportedly had in the bank at the end of September. That's less than the $15 million Rick Perry's campaign says it will report having in reserve. Continue Reading The difference is small and could be really minimal, depending on how the two campaigns are rounding. But it's still notable given that Romney had a four-month head start. Romney's burn rate has also increased since last quarter....