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  • Storming The Castle

    09/15/2010 6:01:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 15, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Election 2010: Another Tea Party candidate has dispatched another incumbent, riding a tidal wave of voter anger. The "angry mobs" that thronged town hall meetings were laughed at. No one's laughing anymore. When the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill passed the House with the help of eight Republicans, Rep. Mike Castle, one of the eight and Delaware's at-large congressman, offered an explanation right off of President Obama's teleprompter. He cited Spain, which studies show has lost 2.2 jobs for every "green" job created with huge subsidies, and John Podesta's liberal Center for American Progress as approving the mandate-heavy Waxman-Markey bill as a...
  • Cap-And-Trade On Ice

    07/26/2010 6:07:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 26, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: Senate Democrats have shelved job-killing cap-and-trade legislation, at least for now. Neither the political nor the Earth's climate suggests it's a good time to try to fool Mother Nature or the American people. After a Thursday meeting with Senate Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has apparently dropped plans to pursue cap-and-trade before the August recess. He doesn't have the votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, and saving the earth from a phantom threat stands way below jobs on Americans' wish list. But watch out after November. "What he suggested is that we move forward on several bills...
  • Paying President's 'Price On Carbon'

    06/29/2010 5:54:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Energy Policy: The administration plans to use sleight-of-hand politics to sneak through an economy-killing tax on energy as necessary to save the Earth. Make no mistake: Cap-and-trade is a tax every American will pay in every aspect of his or her life.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackCap-and-trade is like Jason Voorhees of the "Friday the 13th" movie series. Just when you think you've killed it, it comes back. Exposures of fraud in the climate science used to justify it seemed to doom its chances as the economy soured and prospective costs seemed prohibitive. Then the Deepwater Horizon...
  • Cap-And-Traitors

    06/11/2010 5:46:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 789+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Politics: The Senate just claimed the title of the world's most delusional body by refusing to strip unelected EPA bureaucrats of the power to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. This was the day freedom died. One wonders why we have a Congress at all. The 53 profiles in cowardice that could not get a cap-and-tax bill through the U.S. Senate voted Thursday to let the Environmental Protection Agency keep the unprecedented power Congress did not expressly give it. It is power that the EPA arrogated to itself through regulation to control every aspect of the American economy and our...
  • Kerry's Powerless America Act

    05/12/2010 5:31:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Regulations: Call it cap-and-trade or bait-and-switch, but John Kerry and Joe Lieberman continue to tilt at windmills with a bill to restrain energy growth in the name of saving the planet.IBD Exclusive Series: American Freedom And Prosperity Under AttackThe bill introduced Wednesday and sponsored by the two senators is called the American Power Act, an Orwellian phrase if ever there was one. Like President Obama's offshore drilling program, for every "incentive" there is a restriction. It's as if Hamlet were to be appointed Secretary of Energy. The legislation has little to do with developing America's vast domestic energy supply. It's...
  • Graham withdraws support for climate legislation

    04/24/2010 6:25:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 153 replies · 5,755+ views
    Washington Post ^ | April 25, 2010 | Juliet Eilperin
    The effort to enact climate and energy legislation this year suffered a critical blow Saturday when Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), the key Republican proponent of the bill, said he was unwilling to move ahead because of Democrats' push for immigration reform. The move forced the other two authors of the bill, Sens. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), to cancel a news conference planned for Monday that would have unveiled the climate and energy plan they negotiated with Graham, the only Republican who had been participating in the discussions. In an interview Saturday, Graham said he...
  • Senators will unveil climate bill April 26 (CAP AND TAX IS NEXT)

    04/15/2010 2:11:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 2,561+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-04-15 | Juliet Eilperin
    Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) will roll out their compromise climate proposal April 26, according to several sources. While the date is a bit later than originally expected -- many environmentalists had anticipated it would become public next week, in time for Earth Day on Thursday -- the definitive date shows the senators are coming close to finalizing their package.
  • Huge crowds expected for McCain-Palin event

    03/23/2010 8:12:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 485 replies · 4,698+ views
    Campaign staff and volunteers of Sen. John McCain and his former vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin are preparing for the pair’s appearance at Mesa’s Dobson High School on Saturday. A spokesman for the camp offered a bit of advice for those wanting to get in: “Folks should get there early,” said Brian Rogers, McCain’s communications director.The event is free, on a first-come, first-served basis and does not require a ticket. (snip) Also speaking at a rally in Tucson on Friday, the appearances are McCain and Palin’s first ones together at a public event since their concession speech in the...
  • Sen. Graham Peeved on Health Care but Will Stick With Climate Bill

    03/23/2010 5:52:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 146 replies · 3,368+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-03-23 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he is not abandoning negotiations on a comprehensive energy and climate bill even as he warns of partisan gridlock following the Democrats' push this week to pass health care reform. "It's going to make it very difficult to do anything complicated and controversial," Graham told reporters yesterday. "I'm still committed to trying to roll out a vision of how you can price carbon and make it business-friendly. We're still going to do that. ... But the truth of the matter is, I think you're going to find most of our colleagues around here risk adverse."...
  • Gore gives Romney kudos for acknowledging climate change (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    03/19/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 962+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-19 | Ben Geman
    Al Gore, on his website, flags this passage in Mitt Romney’s recent book No Apology: “I believe that climate change is occurring — the reduction in the size of global ice caps is hard to ignore. I also believe that human activity is a contributing factor.” Gore writes: “We can have disagreements about the solutions to this crisis, but we need to acknowledge fundamental truths. The science proving the existence of the climate crisis is not in question. That is where our debates about policy need to begin.” Romney, a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, and Gore certainly disagree on...
  • Obama-Graham partnership emerges in climate debate (McLame's lap dog says Obama "reasonable")

    03/11/2010 12:29:43 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 879+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2010-03-11 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON, March 10 (Reuters) - It's rare when a conservative Republican in Congress heaps praise on President Barack Obama, especially in regards to fighting global warming, but Senator Lindsey Graham did just that on Wednesday. The South Carolina lawmaker has, despite opposition from many in his party, worked with Obama and Democrats on a comprehensive energy and environmental bill, winning their support of more government aid for nuclear power and expanded oil and gas drilling. Nuclear power and domestic oil production are at the core of Republican platforms. "The president has been great to work with on energy and climate,"...
  • Statement by Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl on Unemployment Benefits Extension (FLIP FLOP ALERT)

    03/03/2010 6:57:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 646+ views
    STATEMENT BY SENATORS JOHN McCAIN AND JON KYL ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENSIONMarch 3, 2010 Washington, D.C. ­– The U.S. Senate approved late Tuesday a temporary extension of unemployment benefits and other expiring provision of law. U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who both supported the extension, released the following joint statement: “When the Senate approved the last unemployment benefits extension in November, we supported it, but warned that without additional measures to promote economic growth and jobs creation, many Americans would remain unemployed when that extension ran out. Indeed, that extension has now run out, and the...
  • How the G.O.P. Goes Green (McLame's lap dog touts amnesty, carbon taxes, compromise with Rats)

    02/28/2010 12:57:37 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 38 replies · 888+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-02-28 | Thomas L. Friedman
    It is early evening on Capitol Hill, and I am sitting with Senator Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican, who, along with John Kerry and Joe Lieberman, is trying to craft a new energy bill — one that could actually win 60 votes. What is interesting about Graham is that he has been willing — courageously in my view — to depart from the prevailing G.O.P. consensus that the only energy policy we need is “drill, baby, drill.” What brought you around, I ask? Graham’s short answer: politics, jobs and legacy. We start with politics. The Republican Party today has...
  • Report: Key Senators Would Nix 'Cap and Trade' (but they will push for higher gasoline taxes)

    02/26/2010 10:25:00 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1,017+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-02-26
    Report: 3 key senators propose jettisoning 'cap-and-trade'; favor reducing carbon pollution. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three key senators are writing a new climate bill without a broad "cap-and-trade" approach to reducing carbon pollution, leaving behind what has been the central feature in the debate over climate legislation for years, The Washington Post reported Friday night. Cap and trade, in which overall pollution reduction targets are met by allowing facilities to buy and sell pollution credits, has become so politically unpopular that its Senate passage is viewed as unlikely. So Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn,., are...

    02/24/2010 3:35:38 PM PST · by mdittmar · 54 replies · 1,545+ views
    SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ^ | February 23, 2010 | SENATOR JOHN McCAIN
    Madam President, I come to the floor to discuss for a few minutes with my colleague from South Carolina the issue of climate change. We all know the budget will be forthcoming. We already understand there will be some $650 billion included in the budget for general revenues that would go as revenues from climate – here it is: $646 billion over 8 years. According to some aides to the administration, it could be as much as $2 trillion. Remarkable. What we have done is we have gone from an attempt to address the issue of climate change through cap...
  • (AZ-Sen. 2010) Challenged Back Home on His Right, McCain Stays Away From Climate Bill

    02/10/2010 10:44:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 1,021+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-02-10 | Darren Samuelsohn
    Sen. John McCain once led the global warming debate on Capitol Hill, pledging to force repeated floor votes on cap-and-trade legislation until it passed. "Over time we will not be elected Miss Congeniality in the Senate, but we will win," the Arizona Republican said in April 2006. But McCain has gone on hiatus from the issue since losing the presidential election to Barack Obama. And he is likely to keep his distance even more over the next six months due to a primary challenge from a conservative former congressman that threatens to end his Senate career after four terms. "The...
  • Adviser: Gov’t needs to look at global warming (McCainiac continues to push cap-and-tax)

    02/01/2010 2:13:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 324+ views
    The Telegraph, Nashua, NH ^ | 2010-01-17 | David Brooks
    New Hampshire would seem to be surprise proof when it comes to visits from prominent people urging support for various causes, but it was something of an eyebrow raiser a when a former policy adviser for John McCain’s presidential campaign went before business folks Tuesday to say that federal oversight is needed to control greenhouse gases.“I won’t pretend that I get standing ovations,” joked Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was a staff economist for President George H.W. Bush and served as chief economic adviser to McCain’s campaign. He spoke Tuesday to a gathering of New Hampshire businesspeople at the New Hampshire Institute...
  • Could Illinois Senate Race Copy Massacusetts?

    02/01/2010 9:29:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 5 replies · 439+ views ^ | February 1, 2010 | staff
    CHICAGO - Buoyed by their surprise Senate victory in Massachusetts, Republicans in President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois sense the Senate seat he left vacant is ripe for their picking come November elections. Obama's Democrats have long dominated Illinois politics. But Republicans view their man Scott Brown's capture in January of the late Edward Kennedy's seat in Massachusetts as a sign of voter dismay with Democrats in the White House and Congress. Public opinion polls ahead of Tuesday's party primaries in Illinois show five-term U.S. Representative Mark Kirk likely to win the Republican nomination easily. Favored to win the...
  • Retired admiral repeats warning; (global) warming, oil thirst called security threats

    01/30/2010 11:06:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 690+ views
    The Post & Courier, Charleston, SC ^ | 2010-01-30 | David Slade
    Retired Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn returned to Charleston on Friday to repeat his message that climate change and U.S. dependence on foreign oil are national security threats that must be addressed together."If you don't believe in climate change, great, let's focus on energy security," he said at a small private luncheon at High Cotton. "There is no excuse for inaction." (snip) McGinn commanded the U.S. Third Fleet in the 1990s, was deputy chief of Naval Operations, Warfare Requirements and Programs and is a member of the Center for Naval Analysis' Military Advisory Board. (snip) McGinn was among a bipartisan panel...
  • Graham: Congress Needs A Win On Climate Policy

    01/29/2010 9:37:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 164 replies · 4,598+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2010-01-27
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said today that skeptical Republicans and Democrats should throw their support behind climate change legislation not only because it's good for the economy and the environment, but because Congress desperately needs a win under its belt. "We tried immigration. It's hard. And we failed. We tried Social Security. It's hard. And we failed. We tried health care. It's really hard. And it looks like we're going to have to start over again," Graham somberly told a luncheon audience of energy and climate advocates on the Hill. "On the energy, climate change front, I don't want to...
  • Illinois GOP Senate Primary: Kirk 53%, Hughes 18%(Just last week he had 9%)

    01/29/2010 10:01:44 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 4 replies · 698+ views ^ | January 28, 2010 |
    Republican Congressman Mark Kirk is well ahead of his closest challenger in the race for the Republican Senate nomination in Illinois. GOP voters will pick their candidate on Tuesday. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters in the state finds Kirk leading attorney Patrick Hughes 53% to 18%. Twelve percent (12%) prefer some other candidate, and 18% are still undecided. Conservatives have been critical of Kirk for some of his positions in the House, and Hughes, chairman of a group called Sensible Taxpayers Opposed to Increased Taxes, is challenging him from the political right. But 51%...
  • Senators huddle over competing climate change plans (Graham, Collins perfidy alert) (BARF)

    01/26/2010 4:46:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 904+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-01-26 | Ben Geman
    Architects of competing Senate climate change plans met Tuesday as behind-the-scenes talks continue over legislation that advocates of greenhouse gas limits are struggling to keep alive in 2010. Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are trying to craft a compromise climate and energy bill, and they met in the afternoon with Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). Cantwell and Collins introduced a so-called cap-and-dividend approach in December. Kerry, Graham and Lieberman are hoping to blend emissions caps with energy provisions including expanded offshore drilling and new subsidies for nuclear power. “They [Cantwell and...
  • Lets knock Cap n Traitor Mark Kirk out of D.C., and replace him with Patrick Hughes

    People of Illinois after witnessing the slaughter Senator Brown gave the chosen one for Ted's seat. Lets not have to go through the same stuff Hoffman did in New York. The plan is to make sure to tell everyone to vote Patrick Hughes and tell everyone that Kirk is nothing more then same as Pelosi. Below you will find he is the real conservative. Conservatives lets see this happen. And Thank You. On The Issues Fiscal Policy Our economy grows when private citizens and businesses are freed from unnecessary government intervention. Lower taxes, restrained government spending and the elimination of...
  • ABC 7 Chicago's GOP U.S. Senatorial Debate: Where Kirk Really Was

    01/18/2010 2:51:42 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 8 replies · 486+ views ^ | January 16, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    SPECIAL REPORT has learned U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk's first name and middle initial is really James T. That's right. The congressman from Illinois' 10th U.S. Congressional District is actually James T. Kirk, the Captain of the starship Enterprise. Captain Kirk is not really in the Navy Reserves, he's a member of the United Federation of Planets, as well as a member of Congress. There has been much speculation why Kirk has not been participating in any U.S. Senate debates which led to this special investigation. In reality, Kirk is on a dual mission. He's not only seeking the...
  • Graham says he’s ready to make a deal on climate change legislation (wants to be 60th vote)

    01/07/2010 6:13:25 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 180 replies · 6,361+ views
    Sen. Lindsey Graham is ready to be the 60th Senate vote to get the climate change and energy bill passed, he told a Midlands audience Tuesday at Harbison State Forest. “Since they’ve got no Republicans but me, business is open,” Graham said. Graham has been criticized by his own party for pursuing bipartisan resolutions on such issues as illegal immigration and possible filibusters of judicial nominees. And he believes that the cap-and-trade bills being debated this year are another occasion to do so, he told the audience at a forestry conference hosted by the S.C. Wildlife Federation. He said he...
  • (RINO) Graham censured again by county party in S.C. ("contempt and belligerence")

    01/04/2010 9:45:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,703+ views
    (CNN) - The Lexington County Republican Party in South Carolina voted late Monday to censure Sen. Lindsey Graham for his positions on several controversial issues, including his recent support for a compromise on cap-and-trade legislation. The Lexington GOP is now the second county party organization in a matter of months to censure Graham after Charleston County leaders approved a similar resolution in November. But unlike Charleston County, Lexington is one of the most conservative counties in South Carolina and is considered a bellwether of Republican sentiment in the state. The measure passed by a 13-7 vote after more than an...
  • McCain doesn't love climate bill (or does he?) (bipartisan RINO alert)

    11/19/2009 9:20:53 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,056+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-11-19 | Lisa Lerer
    Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joe Lieberman have been working overtime to craft a climate bill that can attract significant GOP support. But they aren’t exactly scoring points with their mutual best friend in the Senate, John McCain. “Their start has been horrendous,” McCain said Thursday. “Obviously, they’re going nowhere.” McCain has emerged as a vocal opponent of the climate bill — a major reversal for the self-proclaimed maverick who once made defying his party on global warming a signature issue of his career. (snip) Former aides are mystified by what they see as a retreat on the issue, given McCain’s...
  • Graham hit again for cap-and-trade support (RINO alert)

    11/16/2009 10:35:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,044+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - An energy advocacy group is launching another television ad in South Carolina taking aim at Sen. Lindsey Graham for his support of energy legislation that would include a cap-and-trade program. The 30-second spot is the latest salvo in an ongoing campaign against the Republican by the American Energy Alliance, a group funded in part by oil and gas companies that has spent roughly $375,000 over the last month knocking Graham on South Carolina's radio and TV airwaves. The newest ad comes one week after Graham was censured by the Charleston County Republican Party for supporting the legislation,...
  • IL-Sen. 2010: Dem. chief says Kirk "moderate" (hahaha)

    11/09/2009 9:59:58 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 382+ views
    During two heated Democratic challenges, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk of Highland Park was targeted by millions of dollars in TV ads painting him as a far right Republican in his north suburban district. Much of the time, it was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paying for and writing those ads. Kirk spent millions of dollars himself on ads to cultivate a moderate, independent brand in the 10th District. Now it seems the DCCC agrees with him. DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen said during a C-SPAN interview Sunday that Kirk is a "moderate," contradicting his own organizations efforts to paint him...
  • GOP's Graham steps out on a limb on climate change ("I don't think it will cost me my job")

    11/07/2009 3:34:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 2,021+ views
    McClatchy / The Miami Herald ^ | 2009-11-07 | James S. Rosen
    WASHINGTON — When it comes to combating global warming, Sen. Lindsey Graham is right where he loves to be — ahead of the curve, in the mix on a major issue, at the table for high-level, bipartisan talks behind closed doors. Graham, a South Carolina Republican, is working with Democratic Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut to craft a climate change bill. They face the dual challenge of overcoming widespread GOP opposition and withstanding relentless attacks by Big Oil and allied energy interests. "Our goal is to create a vision that not only will...
  • Kerry, Graham, Lieberman announce a "dual track" on the climate bill

    11/04/2009 1:07:04 PM PST · by Mozilla · 95 replies · 3,850+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/4/09 | David Fahrenthold
    Even before a Senate committee could begin marking up the "Kerry-Boxer" climate bill, Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) himself announced a new "track" of negotiations over climate policy that makes his original bill look somewhat irrelevant. Kerry, appearing at the U.S. Capitol with Sens. Lindsay O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.), said the three legislators would work with business groups and the White House to forge a compromise climate measure that could get 60 votes in the Senate. These negotiations would be separate from the work that six different Senate committees are doing on climate legislation, including the...
  • We Can Do It [in NYT op-ed, UN praises maverick Lindsey Graham for compromising] [BARF!!!]

    10/25/2009 10:27:10 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,910+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-10-25 | Ban Ki-Moon
    (snip) U.S. leadership is crucial. That is why I am encouraged by the spirit of compromise shown in the bipartisan initiative announced last week by John Kerry and Lindsey Graham. Here was a pair of U.S. senators — one Republican, the other Democratic — coming together to bridge their parties’ differences to address climate change in a spirit of genuine give-and-take. We cannot afford another period where the United States stands on the sidelines. An engaged United States can lead the world to seal a deal to combat climate change in Copenhagen. An indecisive or insufficiently engaged United States will...
  • (RINO) Graham Joins Kerry On Cap-And-Trade

    10/19/2009 6:59:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 47 replies · 3,119+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Politics: Move over, John McCain and Olympia Snowe. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is fast becoming the Democrats' favorite Republican as he partners with John Kerry to push cap-and-trade through the Senate. Earlier this year, eight Republican congressmen made it possible for Waxman-Markey, the 1,400-page job- and economy-killing cap-and-trade legislation, to barely pass the House of Representatives. At the time it seemed dead on arrival in the Senate if it was brought up there this year. Once again, as with their medical plan, the Democrats seek to better the odds by putting a GOP hood ornament on a Democratic clunker....
  • A Bit of Bipartisanship [NYT editorial board lavishes praise upon RINO traitor Graham] [BARF!]

    10/17/2009 10:20:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,316+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-10-18 | Unsigned Editorial
    Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who has long resisted climate change legislation, has joined the ranks of those pushing for a bipartisan agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. We welcome his change of heart. Mr. Graham has sensibly decided that it helps neither the planet, the country nor his party to block efforts to solve the problem of global warming. . . . . . Mr. Graham’s conversion could encourage Senator John McCain and Maine’s Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins — all past supporters of climate change legislation — to come forward again, and it could attract fence-sitters...
  • Graham steps from McCain’s shadow right into his shoes [giddy Democrats laud "the new McCain"]

    10/16/2009 5:10:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 2,187+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-16 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a longtime friend and ally of Sen. John McCain, is now going a step further, Democrats say, and actually becoming the new McCain. Senior members of the majority party say the South Carolina Republican has displaced his Arizona mentor as the dealmaker on two big agenda items of the Obama administration: climate change and immigration. As McCain, on the heels of his presidential election defeat, has distanced himself from Democrats, Graham has moved in to fill the vacuum.
  • Mark Kirk Says He Would Change Vote on Cap and Trade? Amazing!

    09/09/2009 12:33:01 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 31 replies · 1,859+ views ^ | September 9, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On August 26th, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-10th District) was one of eight Republicans who voted for a bill commonly called Cap and Trade. HR2454 officially titled, the "American Clean Energy and Security Act" passed the House of Representatives, but has yet to be considered by the U.S. Senate. The legislation passed by a total of seven votes. Indeed, without the support of these eight Republicans, the Cap and Trade bill would not have passed in the House. The Republicans who voted for Cap and Trade have come under a great deal of criticism. In fact, the bill is so...
  • IL 2010: Sen. John McCain stumps for Rep. Mark Kirk [McCain-Kirk alliance] [Axis of RINOs]

    08/30/2009 4:55:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 1,210+ views
    WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago, Ill. ^ | 2009-08-30 | Sarah Schulte
    August 30, 2009 (GLENVIEW, Ill.) (WLS) -- Republican Congressman Mark Kirk received a big endorsement Sunday in his bid for the U.S. Senate. Former presidential candidate and current Arizona Sen. John McCain was in the Chicago area to help give Kirk's campaign a financial and political boost. Kirk is among more than six people who have announced their candidacy for the February 2nd GOP nomination, all hoping to take the seat that will be given up by appointed Democratic Sen. Roland Burris. The Senate seat is one Republicans want badly. So, voters are likely to see the national Republican Party...
  • IL 2010: McCain to boost Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk ["has my strongest endorsement"]

    08/29/2009 1:30:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 1,422+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2009-08-29 | Rick Pearson
    (snip) “The people of Illinois deserve a senator who will restore honest government, strengthen our national security, fight for veterans and bring fiscal discipline to Washington,” McCain, an Arizona senator, said in a statement. “Mark Kirk has my strongest endorsement.”(snip)
  • IL 2010: McCain to back Kirk [RINO war on conservatives continues]

    08/28/2009 3:46:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 948+ views
    The Daily Herald, Chicago, Ill. ^ | 2009-08-28 | Joseph Ryan
    U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk will land the high-profile endorsement of Sen. John McCain in his early Republican bid for Senate at a suburban event on Sunday. The former GOP presidential candidate from Arizona is set to hold a news conference with Kirk in Glenview and then a fundraiser expected to bring in half a million dollars, according to Kirk's campaign office. The endorsement comes early in the GOP primary. Petitions to get on the ballot won't even be filed until November. But Kirk has locked in praise early from key Republican leaders who hope to propel the North Shore representative...
  • IL 2010: John McCain to endorse, fund-raise for Mark Kirk Illinois Senate bid [RINO Party]

    08/28/2009 3:10:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies · 2,455+ views
    Below, release from Kirk.... McCain to Endorse Kirk at Veterans Gathering in Glenview McCain: "The people of Illinois deserve a Senator who will restore honest government, strengthen our national security, fight for veterans and bring fiscal discipline to Washington. Mark Kirk has my strongest endorsement." Who: Congressman Mark Kirk Senator John McCain When: 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 Where: Glenview Park Center, Lakeview A Room 2400 Chestnut Ave. Glenview, IL What: Senator John McCain will endorse Congressman Mark Kirk for U.S. Senate at a veterans gathering in Glenview on Sunday afternoon. Kirk, an early supporter of McCain's presidential bid during...
  • Mark Kirk's(IL)U.S. Senate Bid Doomed: When Will GOP Ever Learn?

    07/31/2009 12:08:12 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 21 replies · 1,851+ views ^ | July 30, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    He is one of the most liberal members of the United States House of Representatives. He is a staunch defender of abortion rights and he recently voted for the largest tax increase in American history--Cap and Trade. Who am I talking about? U.S. Representative Mark Steven Kirk of Illinois' 10th Congressional District. Earlier this month, Kirk threw his hat into the ring, seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in 2010. Oh, and one more thing...Kirk will never win the seat currently held by Roland Burris who was appointed to the U.S. Senate to fill the office vacated by...
  • IL 2010: Kirk announces Republican bid for Obama's Senate seat [McCain, Cornyn, RINOs endorse]

    07/20/2009 10:15:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,213+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 2009-07-20 | Rick Pearson
    KENILWORTH—Five-term North Shore Rep. Mark Kirk formally announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate today, billing himself as an independent who wants to lead others who are “not afraid to stand alone” against the corruption that has infiltrated Illinois politics. Standing in front of his late father’s north suburban home, Kirk said his record as a moderate on social issues shows he is “not an ideologue or party partisan.” . . . . . Kirk listed as endorsers Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, who heads the Republican National Senatorial Committee, as well as GOP Sens. Mitch...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And

    07/15/2009 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies · 5,697+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: John Kerry, replying to an op-ed Sarah Palin wrote on cap-and-trade, suggests the Alaska governor "check the view from her front porch." What she sees from there, senator, is energy wealth going to waste.The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's...
  • Cap and Traitors

    07/01/2009 6:31:16 AM PDT · by steve-b · 10 replies · 572+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 7/1/09 | Michael Gerson
    With the cap-and-trade bill passing the House of Representatives last week by seven votes, the eight Republicans who supported it were bound to feel some rapid political warming. Conservative Internet and radio accused them of single-handedly passing President Obama's "cap-and-tax" legislation, which is a myth; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi probably would have forced the requisite number of Democratic votes in the absence of Republican backing. But these eight Republicans were still termed "traitorous." It is typical that we praise independent judgment and political nerve in our elected officials -- until they show those qualities.... ...A serious concern about global climate...
  • Obama's Poll Numbers Drop

    07/12/2009 11:23:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1,522+ views
    Dick Morris' website ^ | July 10, 2009 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    President Obama has crossed the red line in his dropping approval rating. The percentage of Americans who strongly or somewhat approve of how he is doing his job has fallen to 51 percent in the latest Rasmussen polling — the lowest ever. Because Obama got 52 percent of the vote in the presidential race, defeating McCain by 52-47, the fact that his approval has dropped below his vote share indicates that he is actually shedding real support for the first time. Until this drop, all Obama was doing was losing McCain voters. Now he is losing his own. It didn’t...
  • The 4 RINO cap ‘n traiters with Twitter accounts have nothing to tweet

    06/27/2009 6:51:10 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies · 1,925+ views ^ | June 27 2009 | hatethemedia
    Eight so-called republicans voted “Yes” for the Cap and Trade (American Clean Energy and Security Act) tax bill that goes against the most basic of core conservative principles.Four of the eight RINO’s active Twitter accounts, so we checked their page at 6:00PM PST, more than 24 hours after they helped the democrats pass what was no doubt the most devastating vote they have ever made in the House of Representatives. Let’s see what they tweeted (posted, for those of you not fluent in the language of the bird). Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) @markbonomackNot even a mention of Cap and Trade,...
  • FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 477 (Names 8 RINOs who Voted for 50% higher electric rates)

    06/26/2009 8:03:26 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 58 replies · 2,790+ views
    Republicans in Italics: Bono MackCastleKirkLanceLoBiondoMcHughReichertSmith (NJ)
  • Moderate RINOS Undermine the GOP

    11/11/2005 5:49:45 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 54 replies · 1,549+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | November 11, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    Moderate RINOS Undermine the GOP November 11, 2005 Download Windows Media PlayerListen to Rush Conduct Broadcast Excellence BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, now the White House has fought back. Will the congressional Republicans get their acts in gear? It looks like they're falling part. This gang of moderates under the tutelage of George Soros that killed the ANWR drilling project-- (interruption) You are unaware that the Republican mainstream partnership is funded by George Soros? I kid you not. It's on Michelle Malkin's website. I pulled it down last night. Here we go. She writes, "Many of you were asking for...
  • Profiles in Cowardice: Mary Bono Mack

    06/27/2009 9:24:05 AM PDT · by clyde_m · 11 replies · 794+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 27, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    History and rankings of one of the turncoats from yesterday's energy vote.
  • Profiles in Cowardice: "Mike" Castle (R-DE)

    06/28/2009 3:08:52 PM PDT · by clyde_m · 7 replies · 557+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 28, 2009 | Clyde Middleton
    Second in the series on the defectors in the Waxman-Markey vote. Conclusion: Putz. Makes Arlen Specter looks good. He's gotta go.