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  • How the GOP Got Here - Understanding and recriminating.

    11/06/2008 6:51:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies · 1,184+ views
    National Review Online ^ | November 05, 2008 | An NRO Symposium
    November 05, 2008, 9:00 a.m. How the GOP Got HereUnderstanding and recriminating. An NRO Symposium Well that wasn't good news for the Right, last night! National Review Online asked some regulars to address: “What happened to the Republican party Tuesday? Who’s to blame?”L. Brent BozellThe election of Barak Obama will go down as one of the greatest political sleights of hands of all time. Obama campaigned on the empty rhetoric of change and hope and will instead deliver socialism, something too many of his supporters never saw coming. The leftist so-called “news” media was complicit in this charade, refusing...
  • McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice

    03/24/2008 9:40:28 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 74 replies · 1,435+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 24, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    McCain Almost Left the GOP -- Twice March 24, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT Senator McCain has not wrapped up the Chuck Hagel endorsement yet, and I wanted to mention this to you. Hagel was on This Week with Stephanopoulos on Sunday, and Stephanopoulos said to him, "Senator McCain is a good friend of yours. Why haven't you endorsed him?" HAGEL: When I work for someone or commit to someone, I want to be behind that person in every way I can. I've obviously got some differences with John on the Iraq war. That's no secret. I want to understand a...
  • A Republican Team More Liberal Than Clinton?

    03/21/2008 5:54:02 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 10 replies · 314+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 3/21/08 | Purple Mountains
    The McCain people have been floating the name of Governor Crist of Florida as a potential vice presidential candidate. I realize, of course, that publishing the names of several people in this way is a time-honored practice that gives them publicity and gains the support of people who have no chance of ending up as the vice presidential candidate. As a conservative Republican, I have had to swallow hard to embrace Senator McCain for president, but at least I have always felt that his views, including some that were badly mistaken, were honestly held.
  • McCain Cautions GOP On Immigration

    03/17/2008 2:31:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 94 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Politico ^ | 17 March 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
    (The Politico) "The hot-button issue of immigration doesnt appear to be going away anytime soon at least not in Republican circles. On NPRs Morning Edition today, John McCain suggested that strong anti-immigrant rhetoric contributed to two recent, high-profile GOP Congressional losses of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who badly lost to Sen. Bob Casey in 2006, and Jim Oberweis, who lost the heavily Republican seat of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this month in a special election.
  • GOP Committee: Ex-Official Stole Up To $1M

    03/14/2008 10:17:12 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 16 replies · 754+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 14, 2008 | Paul Kane
    <p>The former treasurer for the National Republican Congressional Committee diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars -- and possibly as much as $1 million -- of the organization's funds into his personal accounts, GOP officials said yesterday, describing an alleged scheme that could become one of the largest political frauds in recent history.</p>
  • Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign

    03/08/2008 6:55:07 AM PST · by OnRiver · 187 replies · 2,361+ views
    Capitol News Company ^ | 03/07/2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Rove explained that he and McCain got to know each other during the 2004 campaign. In a separate interview, Mehlman noted that McCain was completely loyal to the president in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to help him get elected. According to Taylor, The Bush Republicans here in town are excited for John McCain.
  • FAIRPRIMARY.ORG

    03/12/2008 8:52:16 PM PDT · by Christopher Schwinger · 54 replies · 727+ views
    To the Leaders of the Republican National Committee and the Members of the State Legislature in the state of_________________: We, the undersigned registered members of the Republican Party in the state of ____________________, hereby protest and reject the current and ongoing results of the 2008 Republican presidential primary selection process on the grounds that the incongruous methods, rules, and provisions set forth by the individual and various state Republican National Committee Leaders, and the members of the various State Legislatures, have failed to provide the members of the Republican Party across the nation with an effective primary election process, thwarted...
  • 'Houston, we have a problem': Strobe Talbott and George Soros are pleased with all the candidates

    03/13/2008 1:12:05 PM PDT · by pissant · 65 replies · 1,279+ views
    World Tribune/AIM ^ | 3/12/08 | Cliff Kincaid
    Its not the kind of endorsement that a Republican presidential candidate should welcome. But former Clinton State Department official and alleged Russian dupe Strobe Talbott says that Senator John McCain and Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are all moderate pragmatists in foreign policy with the demonstrated ability to reach across party lines. This is good news, says Talbott, who is an advocate of world government. Can our media stop talking about race, sex and gender long enough to examine whether the American people will be given a choice or an echo on foreign policy issues this November?...
  • McCain topper to allies: Stay on message (Talking Points For ALL To Follow)

    03/12/2008 11:27:16 AM PDT · by Conservative Vermont Vet · 87 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | March 11, 2008 | Jonathan Martin
    After being forced to respond to three separate incidents in recent weeks of conservatives alluding to Barack Obama's middle name, John McCain's campaign manager today sent a memo to top supporters urging them to stick to the campaign's preferred message -- and to avoid taking gratuitous shots at their Democratic rivals. "We expect that all supporters, surrogates and staff will hold themselves to similarly high standards when they are representing the campaign. To help guide you, please find talking points below."
  • McCain aide linked to Russian billionaire

    02/20/2008 4:10:21 AM PST · by Man50D · 31 replies · 393+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 19, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Sen. John McCain has asserted his opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin a number of times, going so far as joining with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., in 2005 to introduce legislation calling on President Bush to suspend Russian's membership in the Group of Eight. That opposition, however, is being called into question by links that have been established in various reports between McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, and Ukrainian billionaire Oleg Deripaska, who is suspected of having ties to organized Russian crime. Davis even arranged for McCain to meet Deripaska at a time when Davis' lobbying firm was working under...
  • All in the Family (Who is the real John McCain?)

    02/04/2008 9:50:23 AM PST · by spacejunkie · 20 replies · 913+ views
    JOHN McCAIN Who is the real John McCain? McCain dumped his first wife after she had been disabled in an auto accident. Although this woman had worked tirelessly to get him released from captivity as a POW in Vietnam, he did not hesitate to betray her with other women upon finding her crippled when he returned home. In fact, McCain developed a serious reputation as a womanizer during the years following his release. Finally, he acquired a fortune through his second marriage and settled down with his second wife, Cindy. According to the Phoenix Gazette of May 19, 1987, "the...
  • How Conservatives See John McCain (Powerline talks with Mark Levin)

    03/10/2008 9:16:44 AM PDT · by jdm · 96 replies · 1,722+ views
    Powerline ^ | March 10, 2008 | Staff
    Over the weekend, Paul did a post that talked about demands that some conservatives are making on John McCain as the soon-to-be Republican nominee. I added some comments of my own; it's fair to say that both Paul and I are skeptical of the reasonableness of such demands. That prompted an email from talk radio host Mark Levin, the subject heading of which was "John, Did You Actually Mean to Write This?" This initiated an exchange between Mark and me, which, with Mark's permission, I'm reproducing below: John, did you actually mean to write this? If there are conservatives who...
  • McCain Campaign Condemns Backer's Obama Remarks (Congressman Steve King gets the McCain treatment)

    03/10/2008 3:31:56 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies · 1,619+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 3/10/08 | Mike Shear
    A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain today condemned comments by Iowa Rep. Steve King (R), who on Friday said terrorists would be "dancing in the streets" if Barack Obama is elected president. "The Senator rejects the type of politics that degrades our civics and this campaign will be about the future of our country," Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker said. "[Sen.] McCain could not be clearer on how he views these types of comments and obviously that view extends to Congressman King's statement." King, a three-term Republican, made the remarks to a radio station Friday as he announced his bid for...
  • McCain lashes Democrats for "NAFTA-bashing"

    03/11/2008 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 150 replies · 1,615+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | Steve Holland
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized his Democratic rivals on Tuesday for pledging to renegotiate a hemispheric trade treaty that Democrats blame for U.S. manufacturing job losses. At a town-hall meeting in St. Louis, the Arizona senator also called for the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress to approve a free-trade treaty with Colombia that is being stymied on Capitol Hill. "On trade, I'm a free trader," McCain told employees at Savvis Internet company, a session dominated by questions about the ailing U.S. economy. McCain, the likely Republican nominee to run in the November election, is spending the week...
  • No Way McCain: The Downgrading Of Conservatism

    02/11/2008 6:15:31 AM PST · by Nextrush · 53 replies · 3,123+ views
    2/11/08 | Self
    John McCain is a "strong conservative." That's the message that President Bush put out on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday. How does one define "strong conservative?" Is it defining waterboarding of terrorists as torture like John McCain has? Is it when one wants to close down Gitmo like John McCain does and give suspected terrorists the rights of American citizens. And speaking of the rights of American citizens, is a "strong conservative" one who wants amnesty and a path to citizenship for people who enter America illegally. Well, that's one where President Bush and Senator McCain have been on the same...
  • Looking Presidential With the nomination wrapped up, McCain plots his campaign

    03/09/2008 8:28:10 AM PDT · by OnRiver · 20 replies · 542+ views
    Weekly Standard, ^ | 03/09/2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    McCain will begin a cross-country tour emphasizing his life story. His advisers believe that while most Americans have a vague sense that McCain served his country in the military and in political life, they don't actually know his story. This trip--the "Service to America" tour--is intended to fill out that narrative.
  • Dennis Hastert's seat lost in Special Election today

    03/08/2008 7:56:08 PM PST · by The_Republican · 380 replies · 12,513+ views
    Fox News-Star Tribune ^ | March 8th, 2008 | AP
    A longtime Republican district fell to the Democrats Saturday when a wealthy businessman and scientist snatched former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's congressional seat in a closely watched special election. Democrat Bill Foster won 52 percent of the vote compared to 48 percent for Republican Jim Oberweis. With 565 of 568 precincts reporting, Foster had 51,140 votes to Oberweis' 46,270.
  • U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez elected to be general chairman of Republican Party(Pro Amnesty)

    01/20/2007 5:33:15 AM PST · by kellynla · 28 replies · 587+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | January 19, 2007 | LARRY LIPMAN
    WASHINGTON Over a smattering of opposition, U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida was elected today to be general chairman of the Republican Party. Martinez, 60, a native of Cuba, is the first Hispanic to hold the largely honorary position that has not existed in recent years. Mike Duncan of Kentucky was chosen to be the Republican National Committee's chairman and will be in charge of the party's day-to-day operations. In accepting the position, Martinez said: "I am truly humbled by the opportunity that you give me and the responsibility that you place upon me." A handful of delegates objected...
  • Illegal Immigration, Amnesty Supporters Endorse McCain.

    03/01/2008 2:41:45 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 61 replies · 368+ views
    Illegals Hurt Us ^ | Feb. 4, '08 | staff
    Geraldo Rivera and Juan Hernandez, two of the most flagrant supporters of illegal immigration and amnesty in the media, have both announced their support for McCain. The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) also known as the Council of the (Hispanic) Race has announced their positive feelings for McCain while labeling any group or personality opposed to amnesty as an ally of the KKK. Even Ruben Navarrette, a CNN columnist who constantly rants in support of illegal immigration, while slinging mud at anyone who stands up for immigration enforcement, loves John McCain. Every illegal immigration supporter is signalling they want...
  • Caption This (FLASH: McCain advisers will ask White House to deploy president for fundraising ...

    02/17/2008 5:21:41 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies · 139+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | Feb. 17, 2008