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  • Mike Huckabee, and the death of the populist president

    01/13/2015 8:42:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Week ^ | January 13, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Reporters took joy in the first Mike Huckabee campaign in 2008. Here was a former governor from Arkansas, accompanied by Chuck Norris and only Chuck Norris, kicking ass. Mitt Romney was bussing in clean-cut college Republicans to CPAC and dropping bills everywhere, and Huckabee ó the guy who had to iron his own suit ó was thrashing him. There were no surly and cynical 29-year-old press handlers. There were no rotund money-raisers. It was real populism. A man and his voters. This time around, when Huckabee announced that he was considering another run for president, Washington's journalists collectively began to...
  • Boehner's embrace of GOP rebels nudges House caucus to right

    01/10/2015 4:59:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 49 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/10/15 | Charles Babington
    Die-hard House conservatives, after bungling a coup against House Speaker John Boehner, now look like winners who are pushing their Republican caucus farther right. Rather than punish and isolate those who opposed him as leader, Boehner surprised many on Friday by embracing a major immigration plan that's more stringent and conservative than lawmakers had expected. It not only would block President Barack Obama's recent limits on deportations, but also undo earlier protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children. The House is pushing toward a vote Wednesday. As the rebellious hard-liners celebrated, mainstream Republicans said Boehner's decision probably...
  • Rep. Justin Amash says police arresting Eric Garner used 'clearly excessive force'

    12/06/2014 12:55:59 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 56 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | December 04, 2014 | Andrew Krietz
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI ó The action taken by a New York City police officer against Eric Garner is "clear," writes U.S. Rep. Justin Amash on Wednesday. Clearly excessive force against #EricGarner. I pray that peace and justice will prevail. The incident was captured on video, showing Garner talking with police as they suspected him of selling tax-free cigarettes. The 43-year-old man then is overcome by officers who take him down to the sidewalk. Garner cried out, "I can't breathe," several times before becoming motionless.
  • Mike Huckabee Is a Poison Pill for Conservatives

    01/05/2015 5:13:06 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 5, 2015 | James Antle III
    Mike Huckabee is going to put down his bass and walk away from his lucrative Fox News show to at least contemplate a run for the presidency.The former Arkansas governor should be taken seriously, even if he faces an uphill battle to win the Republican nomination against opponents with superior fundraising and organization.Huckabee already exceeded expectations in his first presidential campaign back in 2008. He started as a lower-tiered candidate while pro-choice, pro-civil unions Rudy Giuliani led in all the national polls‚ÄĒwhich might tell you something about the reliability of name ID-based early polling.Giuliani didn‚Äôt win a single primary, while...
  • Remove The Crying Cheeto

    01/04/2015 1:35:25 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    Original Content | 1/4/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    John Boehner epitomizes all that is wrong with the Republican Establishment. Boehner has thwarted every plan to overturn or ameliorate the most heinous aspects of Obama's neo-tyrannical rule. These days, I like to call Boehner Crying Cheeto. That is because he is an odd orange- or yellow-color, and cries at the drop of a hat. Boehner started, seemingly, on the right track. He was helpful in engineering the Contract with America in 1994, which helped propel Newt Gingrich to the position of the Chairman of the House. He quickly turned, however, and was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to unseat...
  • Incoming Senate chairman: Gas tax increase on table

    01/04/2015 11:52:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 134 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 10:31 AM EST
    The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says all options must be looked at to fill an enormous shortfall when the existing highway legislation expires in May. Ö
  • John McCainís Progressive Hand Is Behind The Purge Of Tea Party Detractors From The Arizona GOP

    01/03/2015 11:54:38 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 3, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    John McCain is the quintessential enemy from within on the right. I am long past the argument of honoring his service to this country. He served his country long ago with distinction, now heís serving it on a platter to the Communists. At every turn he has betrayed America in recent years. Just two words describe the good he has done this country: Sarah Palin and she is Tea Party. Now, in an act of political cleansing, McCain has set about to gut the Arizona GOP of Tea Party riff-raff using an Obama San Francisco donor. How richly appropriate for...
  • Poll: 60% of GOP Voters Want Boehner Out as Speaker

    01/02/2015 7:42:44 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 1/2/15
    A new poll out today reveals GOP opinions about Speaker of the House John Boehner. The poll was commissioned by a group called The Peopleís Poll, supervised by Pat Caddell of Caddell Associates and fielded by EMC Research. The survey was conducted among self-identified Republicans and independents who say they lean Republican so the opinions in the poll come from the GOPers around the country, not the public-at-large. When asked if Speaker of the House John Boehner should be re-elected only 25% say so, with a paltry 11% strongly supporting Boehner. On the other hand, almost two-thirds (60%) want someone...
  • Tea Partiers Are Right: Jeb Is a RINO

    12/28/2014 6:10:43 PM PST · by Mozilla · 56 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | December 18, 2014 | Matt Taibbi
    o Jeb Bush might be running for president. The rest of the world must be howling with laughter. Apparently, the American political establishment isn't just afraid of new ideas, it's afraid of new people. It wants things so much the same, it's seeking blood guarantees, like the old Euro aristocracies that sealed military alliances with marriages. It's pathetic, and if Bush-Clinton turns out to be the general election menu, it's going to make kleptocratic paradises like the Soviet Union or the PRC look like vibrant democracies in comparison. And man, could anything be less exciting, less of an inspiration to...
  • Can This Republican Bring the GOP Back to Its Senses on Immigration? (Flake: New McCain Mini-Me)

    12/29/2014 1:19:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 29, 2014 | Tim Mak
    Sen. Jeff Flake, the vocal proponent of immigration reform from Arizona, has a New Yearís wish: serious action in the issue from the House of Representatives, and soon. The 2014 midterm elections are just months behind us, but already Flake feels the pressure of the 2016 presidential elections. In an interview with The Daily Beast earlier this month, the Republican senatoróone of the few Republicans in Congress still aggressively push hard for immigration reformóurged quick legislative progress on a series of measures on the matter before politicians get too caught up in the next election cycle. ďThe closer we get...
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the ďboy geniusĒ and the ďarchitectĒ -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ĎRove being Roveí has sewn the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...
  • The Ben Carson Super PAC has some money issues (Won't support Ted Cruz if Carson doesn't run)

    12/22/2014 3:53:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The campaign to draft Dr. Ben Carson into a presidential run is clearly bigger than some flash in the pan and worthy of serious consideration, particularly given his showings in multiple polls. (Of course, Iíve been of the opinion for some time that he really doesnít need that much coaxing and may well be enjoying the idea of needing to be teased into the fight.) One group which is most directly involved in the effort is Run Ben Run, which has already raised more than $12M toward the effort. But where is that money now? For the most part, itís...
  • Backers: Romney more open to 2016 run

    12/12/2014 6:44:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12, 2014 | Ben White and Maggie Haberman
    For most of the past year, Mitt Romney supporters have publicly said he should consider running again. And for most of the past year, Romney has seemed uninterested. Until recently. While some people close to Romney insist he hasnít moved from saying he has no plans to run, the 2012 Republican nominee has sounded at least open to the idea in recent conversations, according to more than a dozen people whoíve spoken with him in the past month. In his private musings, Romney has sounded less than upbeat about most of the potential candidates in the 2016 Republican field, according...
  • Jeb Bush: Time For Gop Congress To Pass Amnesty Bill

    11/21/2014 6:22:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called on Congress to pass bipartisan comprehensive amnesty legislation after President Barack Obama unilaterally granted nearly five million illegal immigrants executive amnesty on Thursday.
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting heís going to help shove President Obamaís amnesty plan right where you donít want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who heíd stop the President. Gowdyís answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • John McCain Encouraging Lindsey Graham To Run For President

    11/24/2014 12:40:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," said Arizona Senator and former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, of a possible presidential bid by his colleague and friend Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, (R). "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away," added McCain.
  • ĎConservative Heroí Ben Carson To Beck: You Have No Right To Semi-Automatic Weapons In Large Cities

    11/12/2014 8:29:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 117 replies
    Mediate ^ | March 3rd, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on Glenn Beck‚Äės radio show this past week, Dr. Benjamin Carson took a vastly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, claiming you shouldn‚Äôt be able to own semi-automatic weapons in large cities.Carson became a newfound conservative hero last month when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and laid out a series of criticisms of ObamaCare, political correctness, and tax policy right in front of the president himself. Many called the speech ‚Äúinappropriate‚ÄĚ given the apolitical nature of the event, but many conservatives lauded Carson for his ‚Äúbold‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúsensible‚ÄĚ suggestions for policy...
  • Billionaire David Koch Says Heís a Social Liberal

    12/14/2014 11:33:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/14/14 | Benjamin Bell
    Reclusive billionaire David Koch, a powerful donor in American conservative politics, says heís a ďsocial liberal.Ē ďIím basically a libertarian, and Iím a conservative on economic matters, and Iím a social liberal,Ē Koch told ABC Newsí Barbara Walters.... Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said he isnít concerned with candidates he supports who donít share some of his views. He said his primary concern when choosing a candidate to support is their fiscal policies.
  • Rand Paul breaks with other 2016 GOP contenders to back Obama's opening to Cuba

    12/19/2014 6:13:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 18, 2014 | Doug Mataconis
    Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky is breaking with many members of his own party and other potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 in†offering at least some support for the presidentís opening to Cuba, highlighting yet another area where he seems likely to offer a contrast but which is also likely to become an area of attack against him in a primary race: Sen. Rand Paul broke with other likely Republican presidential contenders on Thursday by saying that opening up more trade with Cuba ďis probably a good ideaĒ and declaring that the US embargo on the country ďjust...
  • Cokie and Steven Roberts: Jeb, Hillary mirror each other

    12/21/2014 3:54:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | December 21, 2014 | COKIE and STEVEN ROBERTS
    Cokie and Steven Roberts: Jeb, Hillary mirror each other Posted on December 21, 2014 COKIE and STEVEN ROBERTS Syndicated columnists Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton badly need each other. They cancel out each othersí greatest weaknesses and deprive their foes of some of their strongest arguments. Both have similar flaws and are vulnerable to the same charges: that they are too old (Jeb would be 63 on election day 2016; Hillary, 69), too out of practice (Jeb was last elected governor of Florida in 2002; Hillary was last elected senator from New York in 2006), too tied to previous presidents...
  • Jeb Bush huddles w/advisors: How can I avoid being tripped up by conservative base in the primaries?

    12/12/2014 6:27:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Good question, but the question Jeb should be considering is how do you survive two tons of ROMNEYMANIA dropping square on your head. ĎCause itís cominí, son. No, seriously, with each passing day this sounds more like Huntsman II. But with lots, lots, lots more money involved. ďI just said to him, ĎI think if you look back, despite the far rightís complaints, it is the centrist that wins the nomination,íĒ Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, said he told Mr. Bush. In the past few weeks, Mr. Bush has moved toward a run for the White House. His familyís resistance...
  • 2016ĖMitt Romney: I'm the Establishment GOP Leader, Not Jeb

    12/05/2014 6:09:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 5, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not yet ready to relinquish his title as the head of the pale-pastels establishment wing of the Republican Party to former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. "A senior Republican who has met with Mitt Romney" tells Politico that Romney is telling donors on Wall Street "not to commit to a candidate that is not their first choice and that they arenít excited about. He does not think much of the current field and does not think it is jelling. He still views himself as the leader of the establishment wing of...
  • Ben Carson tries to get right on gun rights

    11/21/2014 4:28:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 21, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    If we had any doubts that Ben Carson was running for president, Iím pretty sure they can be laid to rest now. A person who planned on either continuing their work as a neurosurgeon, going into the ministry or just retiring wouldnít be hosting a conference call ahead of a trip to Iowa to assure everyone that heís on board with Second Amendment rights. The confusion and accusations arose from a 2013 interview that Carson did with Glenn Beck where he was asked about who should be able to own a semi-automatic rifle. ďIt depends on where you live,Ē Carson...
  • Itís OFFICIAL: Dr. Ben Carson has switched parties

    11/22/2014 2:58:24 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 43 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 11/22/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    When he challenged President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast, Dr. Ben Carson, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, became an overnight sensation in conservative circles. Here was a super-accomplished African American man who dared to serve as a culturally conservative counterbalance to the most Left-wing president in the modern era.
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasnít always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now heís a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long ó unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the ďYoung Turks.Ē They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • George Will: Let Illegals Stay; 'Preposterous' US 'Can't Assimilate These 8-Year-Old Criminals'

    07/27/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    On Fox News Sunday, Republican writer George Will said that America should let all of the illegal immigrant juveniles from Central America remain and ensure they are allowed to "go to school and get a job." "My view is that we have to say to these children, 'Welcome to America. You're going to go to school and get a job and become Americans,'" Will declared. "We have 3,141 counties in this country. That would be 20 per county. The idea that we can't assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous." Will was asked to respond to Republicans...
  • George Will: ĎIím an amiable, low voltage atheistí

    05/04/2014 12:34:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 582 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:10 PM 05/03/2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Legendary conservative columnist George Will says he is an atheist. [Ö] ďIím an amiable, low voltage atheist,Ē Will explained. ďI deeply respect religions and religious people. The great religions reflect something constant and noble in the human character, defensible and admirable yearnings.Ē ďI am just not persuaded. Thatís all,Ē he added. Ö
  • Bill OíReilly to Cliven Bundy supporter: What makes you different from Occupy Wall Street?

    04/23/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2014 | Elias Isquith, assistant editor
    The Fox News host grills a member of the militia movement on why it's OK for Bundy to break the law but not OWS.To a significant degree, American politics is a story of insiders vs. outsiders, so itís inevitable that people among the latter group would be lumped together, even if theyíre quite different by any other measure. Still, itís probably fair to say that when most people think of Nevada renegade rancher Cliven Bundy, the Zuccotti Park protesters of Occupy Wall Street donít immediately ó or eventually ó come to mind. Yet on the Tuesday night edition of his...
  • Whose Side is God On?

    04/05/2014 8:09:38 AM PDT · by varmintman · 100 replies
    "But the war to be waged with the West is not with rockets. It is a cultural, social, moral war where Russia's role, in Putin's words, is to "prevent movement backward and downward, into chaotic darkness and a return to a primitive state." Would that be the "chaotic darkness" and "primitive state" of mankind, before the Light came into the world? This writer was startled to read in the Jan-Feb. newsletter from the social conservative World Council of Families in Rockford, Ill., that, of the "ten best trends" in the world in 2013, number one was "Russia Emerges as Pro-Family...
  • Jerk of the Week - American Medical Association

    03/23/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    That time of the week has come again where we sift through the debris of the preceding week and find out which person or group has been acting against the American people. Sometimes these entities are cloaked in the aura of righteousness, but they can mostly be described as hypocrites or opportunists. Our Jerk of the Week this time is a surprising choice is it is a group that represents an occupation that most Americans greatly respect and admire: doctors. Recently, the American Medical Association began to whine about an obscure rule in ObamaCare that could cost medical practitioners a...
  • Ron Paul on Crimea: Why does US Care ?

    03/18/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Former Rep. Ron Paul says that Americaís reaction to Crimeaís vote to secede from Ukraine should be,ďso what?Ē ďWhy does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?Ē the Texas Republican and libertarian icon wrote in a USA Today op-ed Monday. ...Over the weekend, Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia,which the Russian government has moved to approve. American politicians have called the vote a sham and the administration has said it does not recognize the results of the vote,placing sanctions on some Russian officials in response. Ron...
  • Bill O'Reilly---Jesus Scholar

    03/12/2014 6:25:03 PM PDT · by far sider · 28 replies
    FNC-O-Reilly Factor | Mar. 12, 2014 | Bill O'Reilly
    Did anyone else hear the Jesus scholar tonight? O'Reilly said that when Jesus was in the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights, he "ate nothing but bugs and honey." So that's why Christians give up something for Lent. (He said it during the final segment: The Factor Tip of the Day.)One would think the author Killing Jesus would know the difference between John the Baptist and Jesus.
  • BOR defects from fellow conservative pundits, calls Duck Dynasty star's anti-gay remarks Ďa mistakeí

    12/22/2013 3:20:54 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 74 replies
    National Post ^ | December 20, 2013 | National Post Staff
    Several high-profile conservative pundits have voiced their support of Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson in the wake of his suspension from the A&E show following his ant-gay remarks to GQ magazine, but theyíre now missing one of their loudest voices. On Thursday, OíReilly Factor host Bill OíReilly told his guest Laura Ingraham he thought Robertsonís remarks were ďa mistake.Ē ďMr. Robertson, I believe, made a mistake in the condemnation line,Ē OíReilly said, referring to Robertsonís assertion that homosexuals and other such sinners ďwill not inherit the kingdom of God.Ē ďItís not about the Bible or believing or not believing in...
  • Thank You All for Welcoming Me! [ZOT! Calling Viking Kitties!]

    11/11/2013 8:25:45 PM PST · by lesliecortner · 788 replies
    Leslie Cortner
    I would like to thank all who have welcomed me within the past almost 3 wks; esp ., "the old lady". I also vividly recall also "null and void" & lazmataz. It's been nice having a posting priviledge here as a guest but I don't think FR is for me. I'm a Constitutional Conservative and as many conservative opinions are voiced here I'm not seeing what I'm personally looking for in commentary. It's sort of like dating isn't it? After a few dates, a few comments,a few opinions, one begins to draw conclusions. Free Republic just isn't for me. I...
  • Aideís resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paulís war with neocons

    07/22/2013 5:44:27 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    DES MOINES, Iowa ó Some Republicans are accusing the partyís neoconservative hawks of playing dirty pool in an attempt to smear Sen. Rand Paul as a bigot for having an aide who once expressed admiration for Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth. The aide, Jack Hunter, who quit on Monday, was eased out by Mr. Paul after a neoconservative publication revealed that, as a radio ďshock jockĒ some years ago, Mr. Hunter advocated that the Southern states secede once again from the union. Saying he had become more libertarian and broad-minded since his days as the ďSouthern Avenger,Ē Mr. Hunter revealed...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Dick Cheney: ĎSomeone Should Have Been Removed From Officeí For Pre-9/11 Failures

    07/19/2013 11:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18 2013 | Noah Rothman
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNNís The Situation Room on Tuesday evening where he was asked to respond to former Vice President Dick Cheney who told Fox News Channelís Chris Wallace that the junior Kentucky senator was wrong when he criticized the NSAís surveillance programs. Paul tore into the Bush administrationís role in the establishment of the post-9/11 security regime, noting that he thinks it is possible to catch terrorists using methods consistent with the Constitution. Cheney told the Fox News Sunday host that Paul was incorrect in his criticisms of the NSAís communications monitoring programs. The former vice...
  • Rep. Peter King: Would Run to Save the GOP (u kidding?)

    07/19/2013 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 19 Jul 2013 12:31 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Rep. Peter King of New Yorkówho told Newsmax this week he may seek the GOP nomination for president in 2016ósays the major reason he would run is to save the troubled Republican Party. And the New York congressman took a shot Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and other Republican lawmakers for their ďisolationist policies.Ē ďIt bothers me when the leading Republicans out thereósomeone like Rand Paul seems more concerned about an American being killed in Starbucks by a CIA drone than he is about Islamic terrorism,Ē King told MSNBCís ďMorning Joe.Ē Ö He added Paul and...
  • Rep. Peter King Mulls 2016 Presidential Bid

    07/17/2013 7:40:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 09:49 PM | John Gizzi
    In a recent political development that could only be called unexpected, Newsmax has learned that Rep. Peter King (R-NY), past chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is being encouraged by friends in and outside the Empire State to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016. Several of those friends told us that the popular Republicanówho turned 69 in April and is now in his 11th term as congressman from New Yorkís Third Districtóhas returned the show of support in a presidential bid with a strong maybe. King, one of the Houseís most vocal national security advocates, is said...
  • Savage: You have to find Zimmerman Guilty (audio)

    07/06/2013 7:29:00 PM PDT · by Signalman · 143 replies
    conservativebyte.com ^ | 7/5/2013 | unk
    This is a strange analysis from someone who is usually pretty conservative. He is claiming some things that the prosecution isnít even presenting. Even if what Savage is saying is true, Iím not sure how that changes what happened. Check it out: On his show on, talk show host Michael Savage said that George Zimmerman, who is currently on trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, should be found guilty of second-degree manslaughter based on two things: 1) The state of his firearm and 2) The language he allegedly used on a 911 call when he was first reporting his...
  • Rubio suggests government surveillance programs here to stay

    06/08/2013 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 50 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 6.7.13 | Alex Leary
    Sen. Marco Rubio said the government surveillance programs that leapt back into the news this week are subject to "intense congressional oversight," and represent a difficult balance of privacy issues and national security interests. He also suggested they are here to stay. "Much of what that program involves is classified," Rubio said in an interview Thursday with Florida reporters, referring to the report about NSA phone monitoring. "I'll tell you that program is part of intense congressional oversight. It's a program members are aware of and they get to review from time to time and see how it's being applied."...
  • Keeping the peace with Russia

    05/24/2013 5:33:38 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 4 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2013 | Paul J. Saunders
    Why the hysteria about Russia? From the tone of what passes for policy discourse in Washington, one would think that Russian troops were massing on the countryís western border and that opposition activists were being executed by the hundreds. Some realities in Russia are indeed disturbing, but a sense of perspective is needed. If Moscow were really the capital of a brutally authoritarian anti-American state, things could be far worse ó and profoundly damaging to U.S. national interests. But demonizing Russia doesnít change conditions there and only undermines our ability to get what we want and need. Domestically, Russia is...
  • Why Do Hawks Want to Antagonize Russia?

    05/27/2013 7:23:56 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 9 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 24, 2013 | Daniel Larison
    The U.S. is fortunate that Russia is not intent on undermining our interests, which makes it a little odd that so many American hawks insist that this is so and sometimes seem eager to make it so. Consider Syria. Syria hawks see Russian opposition to Western and Arab intervention in the country as proof of Russian antagonism to America, but Russia is at most half-heartedly defending the status quo and continuing its formal policy of objecting to outside interference in other statesí internal affairs. It has committed itself to nothing except occasionally vetoing a resolution at the U.N., and if...
  • Pro-Ron Paul SuperPAC is funded by global hedge fund manager [also GOProud supporter]

    02/27/2012 9:50:23 AM PST · by Antoninus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | February 27, 2012 | Florentius
    Ron Paul, who claims to be a fierce opponent of globalism and big money interests, as well as a strong proponent of traditional morality, is receiving millions of dollars in political support from global hedge fund manager, Peter Theil. An article that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle yesterday detailed the $2.6 million in donations made by Thiel, co-founder of Pay Pal, to a Pro-Paul super-PAC, Endorse Liberty, that has produced videos attacking Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry. You will note that Mitt Romney is not among those the SuperPAC has attacked. Thiel also counts himself a libertarian,...
  • Andrew Sullivan: How Obama's Long Game Will Outsmart His Critics [hurl til you drop]

    01/16/2012 11:03:26 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 1/16/12 | Andrew Sullivan
    ...given the enormity of what he inherited, and given what he explicitly promised, it remains simply a fact that Obama has delivered in a way that the unhinged right and purist left have yet to understand or absorb. Their short-term outbursts have missed Obamaís long gameóand why his reelection remains, in my view, as essential for this countryís future as his original election in 2008.
  • Iím with stupid: How Rupert ruined the Republican Party

    08/02/2011 7:46:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 33 replies
    star ledger ^ | 07.26.11 | Paul Mulshine
    Someone forgot to tell him that nerds are supposed to be smart. Iím talking about the geeky ex-governor of Minnesota. The other day, the New Republic carried a piece titled "The Tragedy of Tim Pawlenty" in which the writer, Walter Shapiro, tells of watching the wannabe GOP presidential nominee deliver his stump speech. It offered the following passage about how Pawlenty ended up in law school: "I remember walking past my dentistís office," he recalled, "and, as I looked at his Buick Riviera parked in the driveway, I began thinking that, to get ahead in life, you had to be...
  • GOOOH will run candidates in 2012 ! [Breaking News]

    12/29/2010 4:15:06 AM PST · by davidosborne · 26 replies · 2+ views
    http://www.GOOOH.com ^ | 29 December 2010 | David Osborne
    From GOOOH HQ: Tim Cox, Founder of GOOOH, recently announced that GOOOH is officially GO in 2012 ! Our FIRST Nationwide campaign will begin on or about 18 January 2011 ! As the Florida Director for GOOOH I am on a mission to place an ad in every LOCAL newspaper, HOA newsletter, and any other LOCAL venue you can think of. GOOOH Florida will fund this project but I need GOOOH memebers in FLORIDA to step up and help run these ads in YOUR local papers. Please call me if you can help with this effort David Osborne 850 933...
  • 10 Reasons Sarah Palin Would Make a Good President + POLL

    12/28/2010 4:22:09 PM PST · by onyx · 179 replies · 4+ views
    USNews-WashingtonWhispers ^ | December 28, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    As Sarah Palin continues to make political headlines, the mania surrounding her future and potential GOP presidential primary candidacy is heating up. Some think she'll start a conservative think tank, but many hope she runs for the highest office in the land. So would she make a good president or not? To answer this, we quizzed our large group of political insiders on whether she would make a good or bad president. Following are the 10 reasons Sarah Palin would make a good president.
  • A President Romney would make no apologies

    03/26/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT · by pietraynor · 130 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 03/26/2010 | Peter Lucas
    Here is one thing I am certain about: A President Mitt Romney would never have bowed to anyone -- not to Saudi King Abdullah, not to Japanese Emperor Akihito. Here's another thing: A President Romney would not have traveled around the world badmouthing his country and making apologies for it. Here's a third: A President Romney would never have ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay or lowered the American flag in Haiti.
  • Romney tops bestseller list

    03/10/2010 6:18:25 PM PST · by GVnana · 216 replies · 2,673+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2010 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney's new book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," will debut on top of the New York Times bestseller list due out March 21, a source tells me. Romney's book tour has, so far, attracted pretty large crowds, serving -- along with the book sales -- to reassure his supporters that, though he may not draw Sarah Palin style hordes, he's a figure of genuine popular interest.
  • Boos as Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

    02/20/2010 6:56:45 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 97 replies · 2,655+ views
    Politico ^ | Feb 20, 2010 | JONATHAN MARTIN & JESSICA TAYLOR
    Paul's victory renders a straw poll that was already lightly contested among the likely 2012 GOP hopefuls all but irrelevant as the 74-year-old Texan is unlikely to be a serious contender for his party's nomination. CPAC organizers were plainly embarrassed by the results, which could reduce the perceived impact of a contest that was once thought to offer a window into which White House hopefuls were favored by movement conservatives. A spokesman for the conference rushed over to reporters following the announcement to make sure they had heard the unmistakable boos when the screen first showed Paul had won the...