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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
  • Novak: Bush wont support Romney because of immigration

    02/03/2008 9:46:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 184 replies · 498+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 2, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Robert Novak reports that President Bush wont support Mitt Romney because he changed his mind about shamnesty (hat tip - reader Rosebud). While President George W. Bush has maintained neutrality among contenders for the Republican presidential nomination, he privately expresses to friends his exasperation with Mitt Romneys hard-line stance on immigration. Bush is upset that Romney changed his position on the issue, compared to what it had been when he was governor of Massachusetts, at the expense of the presidents immigration reform. Bush and Sen. John McCain are not close, but the president is grateful for McCains support on Iraq...
  • Jeb for McCain (RINO ALERT)

    02/11/2008 12:55:14 PM PST · by wilco200 · 184 replies · 373+ views
    National Review online ^ | 2/11/08 | Byron York
    ARLINGTON, VA U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has endorsed John McCain for president. "John McCain is a patriot and devoted conservative leader," said Governor Bush. "Like no other candidate in the field, John McCain has made tremendous sacrifices for this nation. He is beholden to no interest other than that of the public good. He is determined and steadfast in his commitment to reducing the burden of high taxes, restoring the people's trust in their government, and winning the war against radical Islamic extremists. It is with pride that I...
  • Immigration split still hangs over McCain and Republicans

    03/06/2008 5:53:24 PM PST · by BGHater · 78 replies · 600+ views
    Politico ^ | 05 Mar 2008 | Patrick O'Connor
    While John McCain was being coronated as the heir apparent at a highly publicized White House meeting with President Bush, his colleagues on Capitol Hill couldn't resist rolling out what could be described as a Lou Dobbs dream package of immigration bills. It was one of those moments where one had to wonder if the right hand of the Republican Party was talking to the left, er, moderate hand. Immigration is the preeminent issue that has divided McCain from his party, as he has supported an ill-fated comprehensive immigration overhaul, including a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Since that...
  • U.S. defends Mexico truck pilot program

    02/08/2008 10:17:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 486+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/8/08 | Paul M. Krawzak - CNS
    WASHINGTON In her first public statements on the Mexican trucking controversy, U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters defended yesterday the pilot program that allows Mexican trucks to travel throughout the United States in defiance of a congressional order. U.S. officials also responded to complaints that a Mexican carrier that withdrew from the program several days ago never should have qualified because of an allegedly poor safety record. Peters got an earful of criticism from several lawmakers during a House appropriations transportation subcommittee hearing on President Bush's proposed budget. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, accused Peters of being in violation of the...
  • RUSH: Senator McCain Thanks Democrats

    03/05/2008 11:46:33 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 65 replies · 320+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    Senator McCain Thanks Democrats March 5, 2008 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Listen to this, Snerdley. Listen to this, all of you. A portion of Senator McCain's victory speech. MCCAIN: I want to thank all of you here, all the Republicans, independents, and independent-thinking Democrats in all parts of the country who supported our campaign for the nomination and have brought us across the finish line first, an accomplishment that once seemed to more than a few doubters, unlikely. RUSH: All right. So apparently McCain can thank the Democrats for making him the Republican nominee, can thank independents for making him...
  • My FRiends!

    03/05/2008 5:08:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 79 replies · 265+ views
    John McCain 2008 email | 3/5/08 | John McCain 2008
    Dear Friend, Last night, we did it. We won the Republican nomination for President. It was a long, up and down journey, but we worked hard, spoke honestly to the American people, and our steadfast determination has paid off. As we come to the end of our party's primary contest, we begin what will certainly be a spirited and hard-fought campaign against the Democratic nominee. In November, Americans will have a clear choice to make. And I intend to fight as hard as I can to make it very clear that I am the candidate with the experience and leadership...
  • To the GOP's self-righteous Purists

    03/05/2008 10:14:20 PM PST · by RussP · 362 replies · 2,174+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | March 5th, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    ... If there's a single thread that runs through the e-mails I receive from peevish Republicans, it's that none of the current candidates possesses the conservative purity of Ronald Reagan. One could almost get the idea that Dutch was betrayed by Pontius Pilate and crucified on Calvary. But that wasn't exactly the case. The fact of the matter is that Gov. Reagan gave Gov. Jerry Brown a run for his money or should I say our money? when it came to raising taxes here in California. But, in spite of the additional revenue, he was responsible in large...
  • Bush Orders 'Amnesty' for Foreign-Born McCain (Scrappleface)

    02/29/2008 12:27:10 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies · 164+ views
    ScrappleFace ^ | February 29, 2008 | Scott Ott
    President George Bush today signed an executive order granting amnesty to foreign-born Sen. John McCain, allowing the presumptive Republican nominee to bypass the Constitutional requirement that a president be a natural born citizen. John Sidney McCain III was born in the Panama Canal zone when his Naval officer father was stationed there in 1936. The Supreme Court has never definitively interpreted the phrase natural born, but no person known to be born outside U.S. borders has ever been elected president. Under President Bushs order, Sen. McCain would be granted an immediate P visa allowing him to remain in the U.S.,...
  • Ex-President Bush says attacks on McCain "unfair"

    02/18/2008 9:31:33 AM PST · by meandog · 123 replies · 328+ views
    Reuters (via Drudge) ^ | 2/18/08 | By Jason Szep
    HOUSTON (Reuters) - Former President George H.W. Bush urged disgruntled conservatives on Monday to rally around John McCain, calling their criticism of the Republican presidential front-runner "grossly unfair." The father of President George W. Bush said he was annoyed by attacks within the conservative wing of the Republican Party against the Arizona senator, the all-but-certain Republican nominee to face Democrats in November election. Many conservatives distrust McCain because of his moderate views on illegal immigration and campaign finance reform and for having originally voted against President Bush's tax cuts. Persuading them all to vote for McCain in November will be...
  • McCain Wraps It Up (Mike Huckabee Drops Out!)

    03/04/2008 7:56:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies · 797+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 4, 2008
    CBS News projects Republican Sen. John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination for president. Click here for the state-by-state tally. McCain will win Republican primaries Tuesday in Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Rhode Island, CBS News projects. McCain's last Republican rival, Mike Huckabee, dropped out of the race after the results came in. "The most important race begins," McCain said. "It's a very humbling thing, and I say that with all sincerity." McCain will travel to the White House tomorrow where he will receive the endorsement of President Bush. The president and McCain will have lunch and then appear together in...
  • If principles matter, so does McCain

    03/03/2008 3:15:40 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 77 replies · 202+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2008 | Mark Hillman
    If principles matter, so does McCain By Mark Hillman Monday, March 3, 2008 It's not about John McCain. Nor is it not about Rush Limbaugh or Laura Ingraham or James Dobson, although their views harmonize more closely with my own and those of most conservatives than do McCain's. This election isn't about party or personalities, but about principles that will guide our country for the next four years or more. Will our nation trend in a direction that is generally conservative or one that reverses modest gains of the past 28 years and lurches toward cradle-to-grave paternalism? That's why, despite...
  • Calling all GOP Purists: It's time to support John McCain

    03/04/2008 12:01:44 PM PST · by jdm · 328 replies · 1,175+ views
    Red State ^ | March 04, 2008 | by Alexham
    Barring a political miracle, Senator John McCain will win the GOP primaries in Texas and Ohio today, and most likely garner enough delegates to lock up our party's presidential nomination. I know many of you aren't thrilled about supporting McCain, and some of y'all have even made blood oaths that you will never vote for "that man." And trust me. I get it. I know exactly where y'all are coming from. For some, it was McCain's opposition to President Bush's tax cuts. For others, it was McCain's cheerleading for patently unconstitutional campaign-finance legislation. For social conservatives, it was McCain's support...
  • Fox News: John McCain Wins GOP Nomination

    03/04/2008 6:00:25 PM PST · by jern · 277 replies · 1,301+ views
    Fox News
    John McCain Wins GOP Nomination
  • McCain: "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican." (VIDEO)

    02/29/2008 8:31:26 PM PST · by MeanGreen2008 · 161 replies · 700+ views
    "I am a proud conservative liberal Republican." http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=4363279
  • RNC Members Endorse Governor Mitt Romney

    09/26/2007 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 105 replies · 173+ views
    Mitt Romney for President 2008 ^ | 09/26/07 | Kevin Madden
    Wednesday, Sep 26, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390Boston, MA – Today, five members of the Republican National Committee (RNC) endorsed Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States. They join 27 other current and former RNC members supporting Governor Romney. "From New Hampshire and Iowa to California and Florida, the success of the Republican Party in 2008 will, in part, rest upon the work of our Republican National Committeemen and Committeewomen. That is why I am proud to have the support of so many members of the Republican National Committee. Change in Washington begins with...
  • Where is our Republican Leadership

    10/03/2007 6:58:08 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 11 replies · 116+ views
    www.GOP.com ^ | Oct. 3, 2007 | Self
    Who is this guy & why hasn't his organization come out in support of Rush Limbaugh and denounced the Democrat Phony Patriots in the House & Senate?
  • Martinez Quits As RNC Chairman

    10/19/2007 10:22:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 158 replies · 244+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/18/7 | LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Mel Martinez, the public face of the Republican National Committee as its general chairman, announced Friday he was stepping down from his post after serving only 10 months. "I believe that our future as a party and nation is bright and I have every intention of continuing to fight for our president, our party, and our candidates," the Florida senator said in a statement. He said he was relinquishing the post to spend more time focusing on his constituents, and because the RNC reached the objective it set out to when he assumed the role last fall.
  • Martinez resigns as general chairman of the RNC

    10/19/2007 2:33:51 PM PDT · by Baladas · 48 replies · 62+ views
    Politico ^ | October 19, 2007 | Martin Kady II
    Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) resigned Friday as general chairman of the Republican National Committee, leaving all top-level leader duties for the embattled GOP to Mike Duncan, the current chairman. Martinez, who took the job nine months ago as the public face of the national GOP, stepped down during a tough time for the Republican Party, out of power on Capitol Hill and trying to gain traction in the national campaign under the shadow of an unpopular, lame-duck president. Martinez, who publicly parted ways with GOP congressional leaders earlier this year on immigration issues, will not be replaced as general chairman....
  • Latino head of RNC resigns (Sen. Mel Martinez, frustration over anti-illegal immigration stance)

    10/20/2007 6:39:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 210 replies · 324+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10/20/07 | Peter Wallsten
    WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's highest-ranking Latino official abruptly resigned Friday, marking the latest casualty in the GOP's bitter internal fight over immigration and dealing another setback to President Bush's years-long effort to court Latino voters. The announcement by Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida that he was quitting as general chairman of the Republican National Committee came after he had expressed frustration over the tenor of the immigration debate within his party. ... "Mel Martinez was a symbol of the party's outreach to Latinos, and that seems to be disappearing," said Lionel Sosa, a longtime Republican strategist and advisor to...
  • DeLay Knocks GOP: "The leadership just isn't getting it"

    11/20/2007 1:51:03 PM PST · by StatenIsland · 59 replies · 196+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 11/20/07 | Jeff Dufour and Patrick Gavin
    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay may not be in a leadership position on Capitol Hill anymore, but that doesn't mean he can't weigh in on the current GOP leadership. DeLay told Yeas & Nays that Republicans in Congress are "looking for something to believe in" and "they're not getting it out of this Republican leadership. The leadership just isn't getting it." "They're looking for some backbone," said DeLay, who also chimed in on the 2008 election. He said the Republican party is "going to get our clocks cleaned in 2008" and unequivocally said that "Hillary [Clinton] will be...
  • I just told the RNC to go pound sand (Vanity).

    12/03/2007 12:07:50 PM PST · by KenHorse · 125 replies · 63+ views
    I just received a call from the RNC fundraising machine. I told the unfortunate soul at the other end... "Until such time that the RNC and its leadership starts showing some balls, starts standing up the Democrat pukes and starts standing up for conservative principals again, the RNC will not receive another red cent from me". I then hung up.
  • VANITY: Dear RNC, tabulate THIS!

    01/20/2008 9:32:17 AM PST · by OKSooner · 38 replies · 49+ views
    Vanity ^ | 1-19-08 | Vanity
    My wife and I just received a solicitation for money from the RNC, along with the usual "survey" about what issues are important to us... The last few survey items were the usual choices of amounts to donate, but the last two choices were rather creative: "I can't donate today, but here's $11 to pay for the cost of tabulating our ballot. - and - something to the effect of "I'm not donating today because I'd rather see liberals elected in 2008.
  • Thompson is in Trouble - And so are ALL other Republicans

    01/21/2008 5:56:07 PM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 664 replies · 514+ views
    National Ledger ^ | January 21, 2008 | JB Williams
    Fred Thompson was drafted by the conservative base of the Republican Party for two very simple reasons. The Republican National Committee offered no other viable conservative choice Only a true traditional conservative can challenge todays Democratic Socialists Thompson was not planning on running for an office he never aspired to hold. He was asked to put his personal life on hold, and answer the call to serve his fellow conservatives in desperate need of real conservative leadership. Thompson didnt enter the race late. The other eight eager beavers entered the race a year early, throwing the nomination process...
  • Republicans decry use of 'Hussein' in Obama's name (Wimpy GOP determined to lose)

    02/28/2008 4:25:56 PM PST · by tobyhill · 152 replies · 1,763+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/28/2008 | Alex Mooney
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan formally denounced on Thursday the Tennessee Republican Party's use of Barack Obama's full name in a recent news release questioning the Illinois senator's commitment to Israel. "The RNC rejects these kinds of campaign tactics," Duncan said in a statement. "We believe this election needs to be about the critical issues confronting our nation." The statement in question, which was released Monday, said the state party is joining a "growing chorus of Americans concerned about the future of the nation of Israel ... if Sen. Barack Hussein Obama is elected president of...
  • Conservatives Have Stepped In It Again!

    02/27/2008 6:04:33 AM PST · by PlainOleAmerican · 406 replies · 596+ views
    NewsByUs ^ | February 27, 2008 | JB Williams
    When searching for answers as to how we got here in America - here being a steadily accelerating march into Democratic Socialism - there is plenty of blame to go around. Personally, I dont see an innocent individual in the lot. Those who consider themselves to be the most politically astute people in America, conservatives, have once again been out-foxed by those they call ignorant. Forest Gumps momma was right; stupid is as stupid does! Steeped in worthy principles, yes. Politically astute? You must be kidding America has exactly the mess of a government it deserves because it always has...
  • Republicans to Conservatives: Get lost.

    01/31/2008 11:30:40 AM PST · by Imperial Warrior · 113 replies · 211+ views
    Once again a familiar pattern emerges, one that has occurred many times before especially after a disasterous election result for the party in question. Case in point the Republican Party which had its asses handed to them in the last federal election wherein Republicans across the board were slaughtered, not because the Republican constituency suddenly embraced liberal ideology and rejected conservatives values and principles, but because Republicans in positions of power did. Thus they were rewarded with a withdrawl of support which greatly contributed to their defeat. The crystal clear lessons of the elections of 2006, instead of being a...
  • Giving an earful to the fundraising phone call girl at the RNC.

    02/01/2008 12:33:34 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 66 replies · 106+ views
    2/1/08 | Recovering_Democrat
    Got a phone call earlier today from the RNC. A nice young lady reminded me Hitlery had raised $100 Million and we needed to defeat her. She asked if I was a strong Republican. "yes!" I answered. Asked if I could give some money for the cause. I told her I would give to a conservative candidate, but if we nominate John McCain, I couldn't donate. She said she hoped I'd still support the nominee, even if I didn't agree with them on every issue....and that is when I lost it. Not totally...I was nice, and I told her I...
  • Republicans the Stupid Party!

    02/05/2008 6:41:16 PM PST · by pwatson · 38 replies · 69+ views
    2-5-08 | self
    Like a script from some Sci-Fi channel movie Conservatives find ourselves in the Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Instead of solid conservatives we ended up with a bunch of Spaceballs. A Prissy Easterner Yankee Banker, a NYC Yankee, Another Hillbilly from Arkansas, A country club political maverick known for his willingness to defy Republican orthodoxy, and a crazy uncle From Texas. What the Hell, slap me; tell me its just a bad dream. Did we just pick an old white guy; Bob Dole Redux? Oh thats the ticket. Democrats are running a Woman and a smart looking Black guy. Do...
  • An Idea that may get the RNC's attention

    02/06/2008 5:01:17 PM PST · by spindoctor · 78 replies · 246+ views
    Self | 2-6-2008 | Self
    For those conservatives who feel betrayed by the Republican Party, I have just two words -- Money Talks. Write to the RNC and tell them that this year you will be sending your RNC contributions to Romney. Don't just do it. Tell the "powers that be" that you're doing it. If enough members act, I think the big boys will start getting the message.
  • 2008 Republican National Convention Names Official Innovation Provider (Google and YouTube)

    02/15/2008 1:02:54 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 87+ views
    2008 Republican National Convention Names Official Innovation Provider Friday, February 15, 2008 Google Inc., YouTube Combining Forces with GOP to Create Tech-Savvy Convention (SAINT PAUL, Minn.) - Embracing technology that will propel the 2008 Republican National Convention to the forefront of the digital age, the GOP today announced that Google Inc. will serve as the Republican National Convention's Official Innovation Provider. Convention President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Cino made the announcement in a unique video posted to the convention's new YouTubeTM channel (www.youtube.com/gopconvention2008). The video is also showcased on the convention's website (www.GOPConvention2008.com), and highlights Google's cutting-edge, computer-generated...