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  • The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter

    01/18/2016 8:47:32 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/18/16 | Matthew McWilliams
    f I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? They’re uneducated? You’d be wrong. In fact, I’ve found a single statistically significant variable predicts whether a voter supports Trump—and it’s not race, income or education levels: It’s authoritarianism. That’s right, Trump’s electoral strength—and his staying power—have been buoyed, above all, by Americans with authoritarian inclinations. And because of the prevalence of authoritarians in the American electorate, among Democrats as well as Republicans, it’s very possible that Trump’s fan base will continue to grow. My finding is the result of a national...
  • Ben Carson’s “Red Herring” fishing fleet

    11/15/2015 8:21:52 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/15/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The tenor of our times requires this disclaimer: I think Ben Carson is a nice man who got attacked with phony charges regarding whether or not he was offered a chance to go to West Point. Oh, and I think he is brilliant. Now that Carson-the RNC’s current favor of the month-has bombed once again in the latest Republican candidates’ debate the man they are hoping will derail Donald Trump needs lots of help. In five available public polls Carson registered an anemic 5.5% of those who voted. In a survey released Wednesday morning on the question of who...
  • Why Are Conservatives Covering Up the John Boehner Knuckle Dragger Comment?

    08/16/2012 7:06:27 AM PDT · by rightjb · 20 replies ^ | 8-16-2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Although Ive been attacked by fellow conservatives, FINALLY someone is speaking the truth about Paul Ryan lack of true fiscal conservatism. And John Boehners reply together with complicit cover ups by some conservatives had better damn well wake the rest of you up who are partying as if the Ryan nomination means the election is over.The entire 50 second video is here, but I will paraphrase it:Greta Van Susteren: Ryans supposed to be a fiscal hawk. How does he explain his vote for the stimulus in 08, the auto bailout, and TARP?Speaker John Boehner: Hes not a knuckledragger...
  • The Cook Report: Its Perrys to Win

    10/07/2011 1:47:11 PM PDT · by shield · 107 replies
    National Journal ^ | 8th October 2011 | Charlie Cook
    Now that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced he will not seek the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, all of the Republican donors, elected officials, and party activists pining for a savior to jump into the race must face the reality that the field is set. They need to channel Stephen Stills: If you cant be with the one you love, love the one youre with. No doubt the fundraisers for Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are tying up the phone lines into New Yorks financial district, wooing donors who had either been holding out for Christie or had used...
  • Cruel thoughts on a weak field

    08/12/2011 9:29:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 49 replies
    Power Line ^ | August 12, 2011 | Scott Johnson
    On last nights Republican presidential candidates debate in Iowa, as William Buckley used to say, a few observations. Mitt Romney: He has the frontrunner role nailed, and his canned responses on Romneycare and Bain were enough to deflect attention last night. He escapes relatively unscathed for the moment. But his defense of Romneycare is a defense in substance of Obamacare. And his comments on his work at Bain havent improved much since his debate with Teddy Kennedy in 1994. He is one cold fish. Rick Santorum: I admired him greatly as a United States Senator, but his wipeout by Bob...
  • White House stokes debt-ceiling crisis (No to new plan)

    A Republican aide e-mails me: The Speaker, Sen. Reid and Sen. McConnell all agreed on the general framework of a two-part plan. A short-term increase (with cuts greater than the increase), combined with a committee to find long-term savings before the rest of the increase would be considered. Sen. Reid took the bipartisan plan to the White House and the President said no.
  • Herman Cain On FOX Sunday With Chris Wallace

    05/23/2011 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Gargantua · 110 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | Gargantua
    While it is clear from the outset that a large percentage of lurkers and posters on FreeRepublic are staunch supporters of Sarah Palin, there are nonetheless a significant if considerably smaller number who avidly support Herman Cain. My curiosity piqued by this fact, I decided to watch Herman in his interview yesterday on 2012 One-on-One with Chris Wallace, FOX NEWS Sunday. As the show opened, Chris ran a videotape of Herman at a campaign stop where he commandeered the stage with an undeniable presence, arms spread expansively, and said Once I am president, Americans will be able to say, Free...
  • Michele Bachmann fakes her own family's history

    04/06/2011 5:48:19 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 294 replies
    City pages Blog ^ | 04/04/2011 | Nick Pinto
    There are some cultures in which telling self-serving lies about your own ancestors would be so shameful as to be inconceivable. Michele Bachmann's culture is apparently not one of these. Bachmann, who's flirting with a presidential run, was in the early-primary state of Iowa last week for the Rediscover God in America conference. Bachmann was born in Iowa, as she told the crowd. But she couldn't leave it at just being an ordinary Iowan: "I'm actually even more than just an Iowan," she told her audience. "I'm a seventh-generation Iowan. Our family goes back to the 1850s, to the first...
  • The end of the American war in Iraq is the beginning of its defeat (Iraqi blogger Hammorabi)

    09/05/2010 11:04:04 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 39 replies
    Hammorabi ^ | 9/05/2010 09:53:00 AM | hammorabi
    War on Iraq was started in 1991 by the war criminal George W Bush the father which then reinforced by the subsequent attacks by the war criminal Bill Clinton. Along the time there was the most criminal act against humanity is the long run genocide and inhumane act of the blockade on Iraq since 1991. The barbaric inhumane act of sanction by the UN on Iraq and its consequences led to the death of hundred of thousands if not millions of Iraqi children especially if that was taken with the use of the weapons of mass destruction such as DU...
  • Why I'm not a republican

    05/15/2010 12:57:52 AM PDT · by The Watcher · 95 replies · 1,694+ views
    vanity | The Watcher
    I watched the video of Gov Christie talking to the reporter and it reminded me why I just can't be in the GOP. Or any party, it seems. I thought I'd post my thoughts on the topic, which I wrote separately in a moment of introspection. I've never voted for a Democrat, just to be sure... But why can't the GOP be something besides simpering, terrified lapdogs, afraid of their own shadow? Seriously, why can't you grow some...something... and develop at least a minute fraction of the guts of Christie? Why is the RNC so utterly deferential to libs and...
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham: Miranda rights 'counterproductive' (in interrogating U.S. citizens)

    05/06/2010 7:44:13 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1,171+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-05-06 | Kasie Hunt
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants to allow the government to interrogate U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism without warning them of their right to remain silenta proposal that would dramatically rewrite the rules regarding suspects captured inside the United States. Miranda warnings are counterproductive in my view, Graham said at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing Wednesday. The homeland is part of the battlefield. So this idea that you get to America, the rules dramatically change, to the benefit of the suspect the terrorist makes no sense, he said. Graham told POLITICO he is working on...
  • The Problem With Palin

    04/19/2010 5:52:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 530 replies · 5,826+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 19, 2010 | Quin Hillyer
    Sarah Palin, 55 percent unfavorable poll ratings notwithstanding, is a political phenomenon the likes of which American public life rarely has seen. There's something distinctive, something deeply personal, about the way her legions of strong supporters rush not just to defend her but to counter-attack any and all of her critics. Palin has a way of establishing a sense of connectedness with her backers -- such a strong, attitudinal sense that she is not just like them but one of them -- that she has created what amounts to a one-woman, conservative "identity politics" writ very, very large. Yet if...
  • Bush Was a Statist, Not a Conservative

    04/12/2010 10:30:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 172 replies · 2,300+ views
    CATO @ Liberty ^ | 2010-04-12 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A former White House speechwriter, Mark Thiessen, has jumped to the defense of his former boss, writing for the Washington Post that George W. Bush established a conservative record without parallel. Even by the loose standards of Washington, that is a jaw-dropping assertion. Ive been explaining for years that Bush was a big-government advocate, even writing a column back in 2007 for the Washington Examiner pointing out that Clinton had a much better economic record from a free-market perspective. I also groused to the Wall Street Journal the following year about Bushs dismal performance. Bush doesnt have a conservative legacy...
  • Palin: Michael Steele 'doing a great job' (BARF ALERT)

    04/08/2010 11:47:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 148 replies · 2,339+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-04-07 | Bob Cusack
    Sarah Palin said Wednesday that the embattled chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is "doing a great job." During an appearance on conservative commentator Sean Hannity's show on the Fox News Channel, Palin said, "I support Michael Steele.... I think he's doing a great job. Michael Steele is an outsider. The machine, I think, is tough to penetrate... I think it's been good to have an independent outsider trying to create some change in the Republican Party." The former Alaska governor's remarks are in sharp contrast to the comments of other leading Republicans, who have criticized Steele in recent...
  • Is the tea party movement being hoodwinked by the establishment?

    03/28/2010 8:01:00 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 196 replies · 2,513+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2010 | Brian Shoemake
    Is the tea party movement being hoodwinked by the establishment?Brian Shoemake The one thing I take away from today's rally in Searchlight Nevada, is that the tea party is without question coalescing, and fiercely I might add, around a single Presidential candidate for 2012. . .Already. It's early in the game yet, and the whole idea behind the Tea Party movement was to objectively review all of our potential choices, so we would never be led down the path again. At least that's what I thought. After today, I'll never again look at the Tea Party movement as one made...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: (RINO) Brown to campaign for (RINO) McCain (will be followed by Sarah)

    02/07/2010 5:09:07 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 91 replies · 1,788+ views
    (CNN) - The newest member of the Senate will soon hit the 2010 campaign trail for Arizona Sen. John McCain. A McCain source confirms Sen. Scott Brown, R-Massachusetts, will campaign with the 2008 Republican presidential nominee in early March. McCain is facing a primary challenge from former Rep. J.D. Hayworth. (snip) Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will also hit the campaign trail for McCain at the end of March.
  • Sarah Palin, Enigma (Supporters having serious doubts, McCain endorsement, Kittens have NO doubt)

    01/25/2010 9:45:18 AM PST · by FrankRep · 301 replies · 4,924+ views
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2010 | Bob Adelmann
    When Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced her support for three prominent Republicans, her Facebook statement entitled Ride the Tide with Commonsense Candidates resounded with laudibles such as supporting those who offer commonsense government, and those who promise to fight FOR the people and AGAINST politics as usual. by Bob Adelmann SOURCE:
  • Why Tea Party Means Nothing!

    01/23/2010 1:05:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 930+ views
    United Liberty ^ | January 23, 2010 | David Carlson
    In my opinion the term Tea Party or Tea Party Candidate and the whole Tea Party Movement is irrelevant. It means nothing! It hasnt meant anything meaningful for a long time. Perhaps this is too radical a statement for most people, but ask yourself this: Do Ron Paul and Sean Hannity have the same political views? The clear answer is no. Hannity supports supply-side economics, Paul Austrian. Hannity supports our current foreign policy (including Guantanamo Bay, torture, and our foreign presence in over 100 nations) while Paul supports a foreign policy of non-intervention. Hannity supports Bush regardless of the argument,...
  • Yes, Sarah Palin is a RINO.

    01/23/2010 10:19:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 509 replies · 7,648+ views
    The Reality Check ^ | 2010-01-23 | Zbigniew Mazurak
    Paul Streitz has decided to call Sarah Palin by her real name, because she endorsed John McCain (who is trying to win a fifth term as Senator) and said she will campaign for him. Fanatic Palinites, such as the editors of the misnamed website (they should rename it, lambasted him and called him a backstabber. If Paul Streitzs support of Governor Palin is contingent upon his agreeing with every decision she makes or her selling out her deeply-held values, thats unfortunate. While all support is appreciated, the governor has never been for sale. Ask the Alaska establishment, who...
  • 3 Cheers for Obamas defeat-no cheer from the RINO victory - ALAN KEYES

    01/20/2010 9:50:36 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 506 replies · 5,593+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | January 20, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    Loyal to Liberty Wednesday, January 20, 2010Alan Keyes I can't help but look at Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts in the context of the larger strategy clearly being implemented by the RINO (Republican-In-Name-Only) clique that currently controls the GOP. Sean Hannity is the clique's bellwether media tool. It was no coincidence that he featured Mitt Romney on his program last night to revel in the Scott Brown victory. Scott Brown in Massachusetts is the advance guard for Mitt Romney in the White House (or vice-versa). He becomes the poster child for the RINO clique's archetypal GOP candidate who: Has no...