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  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Is Bundy's Protest Tarnishing the Tea Party? (Weekly Standard jumping the shark?)

    04/22/2014 6:56:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 261 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2013 | Michael Warren
    Senior writer John McCormack joined Greta van Susteren's political panel Monday on Fox News to discuss the protest at the Bundy ranch in Nevada. Watch the video below:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meanwhile, in this week's issue, the Scrapbook writes about the problems with Cliven Bundy's cause: Twenty years ago, the federal government, which owns the land on which Bundy grazes his 900 cattle, decided to impose a grazing fee. Bundy opposes that fee, has consistently refused to pay it, and the federal Bureau of Land Management now claims that he owes $1 million in unpaid fees. Bundy has challenged the grazing fee in federal...
  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • CPAC Audience: Legalize It!

    03/08/2014 6:12:42 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 123 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-07-2014 | John Sexton
    There are things you expect to see at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and there are things you don't. One of the things you probably don't is an audience cheering and applauding arguments for legalizing pot and bemoaning the war on drugs. A panel titled "Rocky Mountain High" held Thursday afternoon started out as a debate between Mary Katherine Ham of Fox and Hot Air and Christopher Beach a staffer for former Drug Czar William Bennett's radio show. But as the debate wore on it became clear the real disagreement was between Beach and the overwhelming majority of the...
  • NRSC ad asks: Are all of these liars, Senator Reid?

    03/01/2014 10:31:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/28/14 | Ed Morrissey
    Guy Benson got a nice scoop at our sister site on a new ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee highlighting Harry Reid’s attack on people who “dare to complain about ObamaCare.” Consider this just the first salvo in the breach opened by Reid, as I described earlier today:
  • Purity or Strategy: The Debate We Need To Have: Would you rather put up with a RINO, or a Democrat?

    02/23/2014 11:43:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 185 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/22/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    [1]Last week, there was one of those mommy-and-daddy-are-fighting moments on Fox News as two powerhouse conservatives debated one of the most important issues facing the right. In one corner, was the dagger-sharp and stunningly beautiful and did I mention beautiful Ann Coulter. In the other corner, was the valiant, good-hearted and, you know, perfectly presentable in his own way Sean Hannity. No one can doubt either the patriotism or the fearlessness of these two. You may sometimes disagree with one or the other, that’s fine, but it seems undeniable that both have the good of the country first and...
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • ANOTHER Obama Success Story – Flag of Al-Qaeda Flies Over Fallujah

    01/04/2014 5:11:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/3/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Another Obama success story… When George Bush left office the War in Iraq was won. Today the flag of Al-Qaeda flies over Fallujah. It only took five years for Obama to lose all US gains in Iraq.(video at link)The Washington Post reported: A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western...
  • Disabled Military Retirees Betrayed by Gutless Republicans

    12/21/2013 8:17:19 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 21st, 2013 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week the Senate voted across party lines to pass a bill that would reduce the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for military retirees including disabled retirees and survivors. The Washington Free Beacon reported that a provision in the Ryan-Murray budget agreement no longer exempts disabled retirees. The original agreement stated that “This would not affect service members who retired because of disability or injury.” After the bill passed the House, the new summary removed the exemption granted to disabled retirees and survivors. It would be too easy to accuse just one party of this chicanery for remember, this was...
  • Senate Conservatives Fund: Boehner Targeting Conservatives Just Like IRS

    12/16/2013 1:40:52 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 12/16/13 | Daniel Strauss
    In a new fundraising email, the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) said House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is targeting conservatives in the same way that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative organizations seeking tax-exempt status. "What these leaders are doing to conservatives is no different from what the IRS got caught doing to them this summer," Senate Conservatives Fund executive director Matt Hoskins wrote in the email sent to supporters on Monday. "They're using their power to discriminate against people they see as a political threat." The fundraising email on Monday follows Boehner strongly criticizing conservative outside groups for urging lawmakers...
  • [Rand] Paul Hosts Secret Anti-War Meeting

    09/10/2013 6:04:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/10/2013
    In a secret meeting on Tuesday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) hosted a bipartisan group of senators and House members in the Capitol’s basement. According to several participants, the lawmakers plotted ways to stop the use of U.S. military force in Syria. Since the diplomatic situation is fluid, there was no final consensus on how best to combat the administration, but potential legislative maneuvers, press appearances, and letters were discussed. Several undecided members asked questions. Aides say Paul planned the gathering over a week ago, and the list of attendees grew by the day. He is pleased, especially, by...
  • Obama to meet gay activists in Russia

    09/02/2013 3:53:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 202 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama will meet with several LGBT groups during his trip later this week to St. Petersburg, a move likely to ruffle Russian President Vladimir Putin after the recent passage of a series of anti-gay laws. The president will meet with human rights activists Lev Ponomarev and Lyudmila Alexeyeva, legal aid NGO director Pavel Chikov, and Coming Out, a St. Petersburg-based LGBT organization, according to a report in BuzzFeed. The decision to meet with the activists in not unprecedented — Obama also met with human rights leaders in 2009 — but comes amid a period of heightened tension with the...
  • Tea Party to rally against ‘BoehnerCare’ over fight to defund healthcare law

    08/26/2013 3:39:33 PM PDT · by ph12321 · 23 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | Lara Seligman
    Tea Party activists are planning a rally outside Speaker John Boehner’s (R) Ohio office on Tuesday, vowing they will rebrand President Obama’s healthcare reform law “BoehnerCare" if he does not get behind a conservative effort to defund the legislation. “If he funds it, he will own it,” said Janet Porter, president of Faith2Action, one of the groups scheduled to participate in the rally, according to The Washington Times. Boehner, along with congressional GOP leaders like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), has yet to voice support for the effort. A group of right-wing lawmakers vowed before the August recess to...
  • Chris Christie vs. Rand Paul and the Facts

    08/06/2013 2:36:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Fact Check ^ | 08/06/2013
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie conflated statistics when he claimed Sen. Rand Paul’s “pork-barrel spending” is the reason Kentucky receives more federal funds than New Jersey for every tax dollar it sends to Washington. The figures cited by Christie are affected very little by pork-barrel spending.Moreover, Senate Republicans have imposed a voluntary ban on earmarks — otherwise known as pork-barrel spending — since the Kentucky senator took office in 2011. So Paul hasn’t brought any of the traditional pork-barrel spending to Kentucky.Paul also added some confusion to the issue when he seemed to suggest that Kentucky’s ratio was the...
  • A Republican Case for Climate Action

    08/04/2013 12:21:41 AM PDT · by iowamark · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 1, 2013 | WILLIAM D. RUCKELSHAUS, LEE M. THOMAS, WILLIAM K. REILLY and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN
    EACH of us took turns over the past 43 years running the Environmental Protection Agency. We served Republican presidents, but we have a message that transcends political affiliation: the United States must move now on substantive steps to curb climate change, at home and internationally. There is no longer any credible scientific debate about the basic facts: our world continues to warm, with the last decade the hottest in modern records, and the deep ocean warming faster than the earth’s atmosphere. Sea level is rising. Arctic Sea ice is melting years faster than projected. The costs of inaction are undeniable....
  • Are We Rome Yet?

    07/31/2013 4:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | John Stossel
    Unfortunately, the fall of Rome is a pattern repeated by empires throughout history ... including ours? A group of libertarians gathered in Las Vegas recently for an event called "FreedomFest." We debated whether America will soon fall, as Rome did. Historian Carl Richard said that today's America resembles Rome. The Roman Republic had a constitution, but Roman leaders often ignored it. "Marius was elected consul six years in a row, even though under the constitution (he) was term-limited to one year." Sounds like New York City's Mayor Bloomberg. "We have presidents of both parties legislating by executive order, saying I'm...
  • Rep. Peter King: Libertarians in GOP Risk Destroying Party (and RINOs like King don’t?)

    07/28/2013 1:00:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 28 Jul 2013 02:04 PM | Greg Richter
    If Republicans don’t quash the libertarian streak shown recently by some of their members they risk following the destructive lead of Democrats in the 1960s, says GOP Rep. Peter King of New York. “When you have Rand Paul actually comparing [NSA leaker Edward] Snowden to Martin Luther King or Henry David Thoreau, this is madness,” King said Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union. “This is the anti-war left-wing Democrats of the 1960s that nominated George McGovern and destroyed their party for almost 20 years. I don’t want that happening to our party.” …
  • Unlikely allies target McConnell's personality, campaign style

    07/28/2013 4:03:47 AM PDT · by onyx · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-28-2013 - 6:00AM | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican Matt Bevin may become unlikely allies in trying to tear down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the marquee Senate race of the upcoming cycle. Both are signaling plans to frame McConnell with similar themes, targeting his personality and "scorched earth" campaign style as much as his policy positions. The strategy reflects what his opponents believe to be his greatest vulnerability — McConnell's deep unpopularity among Kentucky voters of both parties. But it's also a strategy informed by the challenges Grimes and Bevin face in trying to defeat what many observers agree...
  • Christie goes after libertarians — hard

    07/25/2013 8:32:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/25/13 | Aaron Blake
    ASPEN, Colo. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) on Thursday offered a clear broadside against Republicans drifting toward a more libertarian view of foreign policy, lumping Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in with them and suggesting they explain their position to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The House earlier this week narrowly voted against a reduction in funding for the National Security Agency, as libertarian-leaning members from both sides joined together to vote for the amendment. “As a former prosecutor who was appointed by President George W. Bush on
  • Lindsey Graham Wants War With Iran at the End of the Summer (military force resolution)

    07/24/2013 5:31:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/23/13 | Connor Simpson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham told a "cheering" audience Tuesday that if the relationship between the U.S. and Iran doesn't improve by the end of summer, he will ask Congress to authorize going to war."If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb," the South Carolina Republican said, according to a post on CQ Roll Call, at a conference for members of Christians United for Israel today. "The only way to convince Iran to halt their nuclear program is to make it...
  • Four Reasons People Are Abandoning the GOP

    07/12/2013 1:07:16 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 85 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | 7/7/12 | Dave Blount
    People aren’t bailing out of the Republican Party to go over to the dark side. They are leaving because thanks to the ongoing infestation of the party by liberal statists, they don’t see a fundamental difference between the GOP and the Democrats. The Lesser Evil argument that has persuaded some of us to vote for the likes of John McCain is no longer cutting it: A new study by the Frontier Lab, a conservative market research group, found that Republican voters who leave the party do so because they are tired of being told to vote Republican as the “lesser...
  • Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome

    06/27/2013 4:54:45 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    ExplosiveReports ^ | 6/24/13 | Jurriaan Maessen
    Henry Kissinger: Balkanized Syria Best Possible Outcome Jurriaan MaessenExplosiveReports.Com June 24, 2013Former secretary of state eyes breaking up of current-day Syria into “more or less autonomous regions”In a very recent presentation at the Ford School, former secretary of state Henry Kissinger commented on the current Syrian situation, expressing his preference for a broken-up and balkanized Syria to emerge out of the current Assad-controlled unity (from 19 minutes and 30 seconds onward):“There are three possible outcomes. An Assad victory. A Sunni victory. Or an outcome in which the various nationalities agree to co-exist together but in more or less autonomous regions, so...
  • The Worst Piece of Legislation in American History

    06/23/2013 6:22:02 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 26 replies
    RedState ^ | June 22nd, 2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    As we noted on Friday, even though Schumer completely repackaged the amnesty bill with only 3 days to comb through 1190 pages, the fix is in. Every Democrat is prepared to vote for this bill, and at least 10-12 Republicans couldnÂ’t care less about their constituents. They have the votes. They donÂ’t care about the American people. Amazingly, there is a supermajority of Senators who are more in tune with the whims of foreign lobbies than with the security needs of the American people. I have no plans to reread this entire bill in order to ascertain all the changes...
  • Cruz and Rubio: A tale of two Republicans

    06/18/2013 6:45:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Times Cold, Hard Truth Blog ^ | June 18, 2013 | Judson Phillips
    Two Republicans came to Washington as United States Senators. Both were immediately haled as being the future of the Party. Both were young, charismatic and claimed they were devoted to the conservative cause. Both have been talked about as potential Presidential candidates. The problem is, only one of them is a conservative. One is Ted Cruz and the other is Marco Rubio. Ted Cruz burst on to the scene last year in Texas, defeating a RINO Establishment candidate. He has quickly become a superstar. He has stood steadfastly against Amnesty. Yesterday, after the Supreme Court ruled that states could not...
  • Pope Francis: A Disappointment for Catholics Who Don't Like Being Catholic

    03/14/2013 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/14/2013 | Drew Belsky
    How can we tell that the conclave made a good decision in elevating Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the papacy? Exhibit A (through at least D): liberals are annoyed. But leftists' problems with Pope Francis, well-emblazoned as they were within hours of the announcement, reveal some crucial truths about the Church that even many Catholics are loath to confront. When it came to Benedict XVI, the willfully uninformed chattering class had a field day -- rather, a field eight years -- with the thoroughly discredited "Nazi pope" meme. (We might call noted luminary and theologian Susan Sarandon the "Nazi ambassadrix" in...
  • Libertarians' Awkward Bedfellows

    02/27/2013 9:28:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 120 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2013 | John Stossel
    Last week, Conservative pundit Ann Coulter told me and a thousand young libertarians that we libertarians are puss- -- well, she used slang for a female body part. We were in Washington, D.C., at the Students for Liberty conference, taping my TV show, and she didn't like my questions about her opposition to gay marriage and drug legalization. "We're living in a country that is 70 percent socialist," she says. "The government takes 60 percent of your money. They take care of your health care, your pensions ... who you can hire ... and you (libertarians) want to suck up...
  • Chris Christie surprised to find people not happy that he lavished Obama with praise before election

    11/20/2012 8:51:44 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 106 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 11/20/12 | Allahpundit
    I keep thinking, “Christie can’t possibly come back from this.” And then I think, “Wait, did we actually just nominate John McCain and the guy responsible for RomneyCare?” Never underestimate the Republican capacity to forgive, my friends: But behind the scenes, the intensity of the reaction from those in Mr. Christie’s party caught him by surprise, interviews show, requiring a rising Republican star to try to contain a tempest that left him feeling deeply misunderstood and wounded...The tensions followed Mr. Christie to the annual meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Las Vegas last week. At a gathering where he...
  • Ronald Reagan and What I Got Wrong [Note to Mitt Romney: really, it’s you, not them. Seriously.]

    11/20/2012 12:10:08 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 77 replies
    RedState ^ | 11/20/12 | Erick Erickson
    Every person who talks and writes about politics gets stuff wrong. I’ve gotten my fair share wrong. But what I think I got most wrong in Campaign 2012 was the damage Mitt Romney’s “47%” remark would do to him. It may seem obvious, but bear with me. Mitt Romney was talking off the cuff to a supposedly off the record group of donors and muddled several data points together, ultimately telling the tale of the 47% who won’t vote for him for any reason. He was referencing the 47% who don’t pay taxes and interwove it with a 47% of...
  • Mitt Romney’s legacy: No ‘Romneyists’

    11/14/2012 12:35:08 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 92 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | Jonathan Capehart
    In a New York magazine piece this week, Benjamin Wallace-Wells eulogizes Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. The headline pretty much sums it up: “So long, Mitt: In love with America, terrified for its future, relegated to its past.” But in the final paragraph, Wallace-Wells made a good observation about Romney’s lasting legacy as the GOP nominee. “[J]ust a week after Romney seemed poised to become president,” he writes, “there is no segment of the Republican Party that could be called Romneyist.” That’s part of the reason why he lost. Many times during the campaign, I slammed Romney for his ideological promiscuity....
  • Akin was Arrested at Least Eight Times in 1980's

    11/03/2012 3:32:05 PM PDT · by randita · 41 replies
    Hot Line ^ | 11/3/12 | Dan Friedman
    Missouri Republican Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin was arrested at least eight times in the 1980s at anti-abortion protests, according to newly obtained records. That is four arrests in addition to four the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported last month based on a review of its contemporaneous coverage of protests. The four additional arrests each appear to have occurred outside a women's health clinic in Ballwin, Missouri in St. Louis County between 1985 and 1987. "Right Wing Watch," a project of People For the American Way, a nonprofit group critical of Akin's ties to what it calls radical elements of the...
  • Lincoln: An invented hero

    10/31/2012 9:08:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 233 replies
    National Post via Canada.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Kevin Gutzman
    The Abraham Lincoln of popular perception is a mythological figure. He has little to do with the actual 16th president.
  • Many 2008 Conservative Obama Backers, or ObamaCons, Will Stay True

    09/04/2012 9:03:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 4, 2012 | John Avlon, Sr. Columnist, Newsweek & Daily Beast
    Mitt Romney has failed to win over many of the prominent Republicans and conservatives who publicly backed Barack Obama in 2008. Charles Fried, Douglas Kmiec, and others tell John Avlon why they’re sticking with the president. Back in 2008, Barack Obama boasted the support of more than 40 prominent Republicans and conservatives, including Colin Powell, Bush press secretary Scott McClellan, and Reagan solicitor general Charles Fried. These “ObamaCons” were offered as a barometer of Obama’s crossover appeal, evidence of his ability to unite the nation. And surprisingly, Obama won 20 percent of conservatives that fall. But four years later, how...
  • Dimwit Energy Policies, Record Corn Prices

    08/11/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    The price of corn is at all all-time high because of extreme drought conditions in the US coupled with the hottest July temperatures since records began 117 years ago. Inane Policies US policy mandates production of ethanol for blending in gasoline. That ethanol comes mostly from corn. Diverting corn crops to inefficient ethanol production has members of the Group of 20 leading economies – including France, India and China – concerned about the US ethanol policy. In response, the UN urges US to cut ethanol production The US is poised to divert around 40 per cent of its corn into...
  • Catholic Former Lt. Gov. backs same-sex marriage

    08/09/2012 6:28:13 AM PDT · by kevcol · 38 replies
    WBAL ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | news
    BALTIMORE - One of Maryland's most recognizable yet seldom-seen politicians publicly entered the same-sex marriage debate Tuesday. Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend made a rare public appearance to rally Catholics to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law at the polls. She urged Catholics, who are a major voting block, to buck church policy. "I learned from the nuns to love one another and that that was the most important commandment," she said, finding a way to reconcile her Catholic faith with her support of the idea. The daughter of civil rights stalwart Robert Kennedy said the law does gel...
  • WHAT? Andrea Saul Uses Romneycare to Slam Obama 'Cancer' Ad???

    08/09/2012 4:44:28 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 48 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | 08/09/12 | Matt Vespa
    RedState’s Erick Erickson tweeted this could be the moment when Mitt Romney lost the election. In an interview of Fox News, Romney Press Secretary Andrea Saul decided to invoke Romneycare as a counterpoint to the despicable narrative being pushed by Priorities USA. I’m sure you’ve seen the infamous ‘cancer ad.’ Business Insider reported on August 8th that: …In defending Romney, she [Saul] veered way off message, explaining that if the steelworker, Joe Soptic, had lived in Massachusetts, he and his wife would have been able to get health insurance under Romney’s health-care reform legislation.Here’s what she told Fox anchor Bill...
  • K Street Republicans’ war on Palin

    08/08/2012 11:59:43 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies
    NetRightDaily.com ^ | 08/08/12 | Rick Manning
    I’m getting sick of the rewriting of 2008 presidential campaign history as K Street Republicans continue to assault Sarah Palin in the fear that a similarly conservative Republican will rise to the top of the VP sweepstakes. It has been so fashionable in D.C. Republican circles to bash the Palin nomination as a mistake, ill-conceived or even disastrous, that even Dick Cheney has gotten into the act. These self-serving attempts to change history are nothing more than a smear campaign designed to influence the Romney VP pick by obscuring the truth that the choice of Sarah Palin to be the...
  • Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention

    08/06/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rick Moran
    It appears that the GOP convention will feature a lot of Republican governors as speakers. This is in keeping with Romney's campaign which is selling the candidate as a competent, experienced leader willing to deal with the other side to solve our problems. But I will guarantee you it won't sell with a lot of the conservative base. Tampa Bay Times: _________________________ Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among seven headline speakers announced today for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The first look at featured speakers also includes South Carolina...
  • Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney and Why You Should Too

    07/27/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 363 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 7/27/2012 | Gary DeMar
    The first reason is easy: Barack Obama. It is shocking to think that a Marxist could ever be president of the United States. But it happened. People always ask, “How could those people have sat back while ________________ came to power. That could never happen here.” Well, it did happen here. As a nation, we sat back and let Barack Obama win in 2008, and look at what we got. Granted, John McCain was not much of an alternative. Some people might argue that the reason I don’t like Barack Obama is because he’s black. There’s no truth it. There...
  • Hundreds of Christians walked in LGBT Pride march in London

    07/08/2012 4:09:36 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 66 replies
    Ekklesia ^ | 8 July 2012 | Staff writers
    [picture from "Queering the Church"] Around 200 Christians marched as a group in the Pride procession in London yesterday (7 July) to show their support for the dignity and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Many wore T-shirts declaring "Christian and proud". Many other Christians joined other parts of the parade. A small number of Christians stood at the side of the march with placards expressing their sorrow for Christian homophobia. Later, a Christian service for Pride participants was hosted at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church. There were also participants of other faiths at the event, including Jews...
  • The White House Is Not Enough

    06/18/2012 6:20:08 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 17 replies
    RedState.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Consider this Wall Street Journal editorial your must read of the day. It highlights why adding conservatives to the United States Senate is so important. This past week, Republican in the Senate, including Mitch McConnell’s leadership picks, sat idly by saying nothing while the Senate Democrats pushed forward the nomination of Andrew Hurwitz, who helped formulate the reasoning behind Roe v. Wade while a law clerk. Hurwitz is quite fond of that bit of his legacy. Andrew Hurwitz’s nomination could have been blocked from consideration had just one more Republican voted no. John McCain, Jon Kyl, and Lamar Alexander all...
  • House GOP Death Wish

    04/04/2012 5:47:54 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 14 replies
    Ever since Rick Santilli’s “rant heard ‘round the world” spawned the Tea Party rebellion, establishment Republican leaders have been loath to admit that what motivates Tea Partiers is distaste for them and how they ran Congress, as much as it is distaste for Obama and the Democrats. Or maybe Republican leaders, particularly in the House of Representatives, are just too dumb to understand what brought them back to power after the 2010 Tea Party wave election – and it wasn’t that voters thirsted for a return to the failed policies of the Bush – Hastert – Frist axis that voters...
  • Dem Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper: I Wouldn't Have Voted for Obamacare If I'd Known About HHS Regulation

    02/07/2012 11:14:39 AM PST · by Lmo56 · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/7/12 | John McCormack
    Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucial vote in favor of Obamacare in 2010. She lost her seat that November in part because of her controversial support of Obamacare. But Dahlkemper said recently that she would have never voted for the health care bill had she known that the Department of Health and Human Services would require all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the "week-after" pill "ella" that can induce early abortions.
  • When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? (Epic Barf Alert)

    11/21/2011 8:48:45 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11-21-11 | David "Worldest greatest idiot" Frum
    It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I was fired from the think tank where I’d worked for the previous seven years, I tried to reassure my wife with an old cliché: “The great thing about an experience like this is that you learn who your friends really are.” She answered, “I was happier when I didn’t...
  • Don't Let the GOP Cave on Spending

    11/15/2011 2:31:06 PM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 9 replies
    Senate Conservatives.com E-mail ^ | 11/15/2011 | Jim DeMint
    Fellow Conservatives: Despite bipartisan promises to cut spending after the 2010 elections, Washington politicians are still voting to make the government even bigger and more expensive than ever. Don't believe me? Even though the federal government is nearly $15 trillion in debt, it's spending at record-high levels. Federal spending has gone up 5 percent in the first nine months of this year alone. Just two weeks ago, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate passed three new spending bills to increase 2012 funding above 2011 funding levels. The bills will increase spending for the Department of Agriculture by $6.4 billion; for...
  • The Right-Wing War Against Sarah Palin [CINOs Krauthammer, Will, Pete Wehner, etc]

    03/14/2011 9:09:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 14, 2011 | Joshua Green, senior editor
    Over the last few weeks, Washington conventional wisdom has begun to coalesce around the idea that Sarah Palin won't run for president. A number of news outlets and commentators have pointed out that she isn't doing the sorts of things that serious candidates usually do at this point in the calendar, hiring veteran staffers in the key early primary states, visiting those states regularly, and delivering speeches that begin to lay one's "vision" for the country. Roger Ailes of Fox News pointedly did not suspend her contract, as he did those of two other candidates, because, he said, she has...
  • Peggy Noonan: Obama Rises to the Challenge - He sounded like the president (Slobber warning)

    01/15/2011 11:26:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 15, 2011 | Peggy Noonan
    The beginning of the president's speech wasn't good, and was marked by the sonorous banalities on which White House staffs in times of crisis always insist. "We join you in your grief," "We mourn with you for the fallen," "a quintessentially American scene . . . shattered by a gunman's bullets." Modern presidents sometimes speak as if their words were crafted by producers for a TV newsmagazine like "Dateline." This is bad because television producers tend to think their audience is composed of people who require the plonkingly obvious to be repeatedly stated in the purplest prose. The trend should...
  • Premier's Unholy Row With Cardinal [Pell]

    01/09/2011 2:51:22 PM PST · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | 1/9/11 | Troy Bramston
    PREMIER Kristina Keneally has lashed out at the head of her church in Australia, saying she was "saddened" by Cardinal George Pell for denouncing Catholic politicians who do not follow the church's teachings. In an exclusive interview, Ms Keneally said Cardinal Pell risked being "interpreted as condemnatory and threatening" by urging MPs to stick to their religious convictions when making policy decisions on contentious social issues such as same-sex marriage. Ms Keneally, a deeply committed Catholic with a Masters degree in religious studies, said: "I read those comments from the Archbishop and, if anything, they saddened me. "Almost every Catholic...
  • On second day in office Cuomo attends church with daughters and Sandra Lee

    01/03/2011 1:24:12 PM PST · by madprof98 · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | January 2, 2011 | Glenn Blain and Kenneth Lovett
    The new governor began his second day in office at 9 a.m. Mass at Albany's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, where he was urged to move forward with a sense of "evangelical daring" in his work to fix the broken state government. *** Cuomo, who was with his three daughters and live-in girlfriend, Sandra Lee, sat in the front pew as [Albany Bishop Howard] Hubbard described evangelization as the work of addressing not only a community's spiritual needs, but its social and political ones as well. *** The divorced son of former Gov. Mario Cuomo, who was once chastised by...
  • Most Catholics in US Congress Voted to Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

    12/23/2010 9:43:59 PM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies · 3+ views
    Of the 160 Catholics serving in the current US Congress (135 in the House of Representatives, 25 in the Senate), 117 voted to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that had barred homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Thus 73% of the Catholics in Congress approved the new policy-- signed into law by President Obama-- which will allow avowed homosexuals to enlist in the armed services. Fewer than one-fourth of the Catholic legislators (a total of 39, or 24.4%) voted to retain the "don't ask, don't tell policy. Four Catholic legislators did not cast a ballot on the...
  • Panicked GOP Leaders Have Lost Control of the Party

    09/15/2010 12:30:17 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 166 replies · 1+ views
    ConservativeHQ.com ^ | September 15, 2010 | Richard Viguerie
    GOP leaders -- Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn, John Boehner, Karl Rove and others -- as well as establishment Republicans have no idea how livid Americans are with them. Republican leaders are in a panic because they have lost control of the Republican Party. Grassroots constitutional conservatives are inside the Citadel, and are poised to take over. All across the country -- in the Northeast, the South, the West -- Americans feel betrayed by Republican politicians. Last night’s election results show that the grassroots anger is directed at more than just the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Democrats. Christine O’Donnell’s inspiring upset in Delaware, Ovide...