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  • Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore apologizes for criticizing Trump supporters

    12/21/2016 10:22:52 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    Al. com news ^ | December 21, 2016 | Leada Gore
    The head of the Southern Baptist Convention's public affairs division is apologizing for statements he said were interpreted as criticism against evangelical Christians who voted for Donald Trump. ...however. Russell Moore,... said his pre-election comments ...could have been misinterpreted.... Moore had drawn criticism during the general election for calling Trump support by evangelicals and other conservatives "illogical."..... ...However, white evangelical voters turned out in huge numbers for the Republican nominee, with 80 percent backing Trump over 16 percent for ... Hillary Clinton. ... the highest evangelical vote for any candidate since 2004 when they overwhelmingly supported President George W. Bush....
  • Cruz Asked If a "True Conservative" Would Support Trump; Cruz: " That's a Decision Every Voter...

    05/27/2016 2:04:02 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 272 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 27, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    <p>CRUZ said it is his "hope" that the Republicans nominate a conservative, SIGNALING THAT THE NOMINEE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED. "What I hope is that we have a Republican nominee that will actually defend conservative principles," Cruz said.</p> <p>Cruz ... is still working to elect delegates, "even though Donald has the delegates to get the nomination." "One of the reasons that we are continuing to work to elect conservatives to be delegates, ... we intend to do everything we can to fight for conservative principles to prevent Washington forces from watering down the platform."....</p>
  • Ben Carson: Flying Planes Into Twin Towers 'Didn't Require a Great Deal of Sophistication'

    11/19/2015 11:33:36 PM PST · by springwater13 · 47 replies
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on his previous language this morning, saying that al Qaeda was not an existential threat to the United States in 2001 and 2003. Today, he told ABC News that ISIS is more of a threat now than al Qaeda was in 2001 and 2003. "They weren’t nearly as developed as they are now -- at that point,” Carson said in response to an ABC News question. "That was my point. This is so much greater a threat than that was.” Carson also said the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001...
  • Levin issues warning to Trump and Rubio

    11/14/2015 5:25:02 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 125 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | 11/14/15 | Mark Levin
    From Friday's program: (11/13/15 13:40) I want to say something briefly and then I'll move along. If Donald Trump continues to attack Ben Carson the way he is currently attacking Ben Carson, I have to affirmatively oppose him. I like the man very much, but the absolute reckless, personal assaults on Ben Carson, who's one of the most decent men you could possibly know. And I only know him from the public airwaves --a truly accomplished man, is simply unacceptable to me; unacceptable to me. I've never heard this kind of slurring of a man of great integrity. That's number...
  • When Donald Trump Hated Ronald Reagan (here come the "let's divide conservatives" stories!)

    10/25/2015 7:03:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 37 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/25/15 | Michael D'Antonio
    In 2016, there are 14 Republican presidential candidates for whom Ronald Reagan is both the benchmark for conservative values and the lodestar of conservative ideas. Theres also one who wrote, in the second to last year of Reagans presidency, that he had been so smooth, so effective a performer that only now, seven years later, are people beginning to question whether theres anything beneath that smile. The gadfly was Donald Trump, writing in his book The Art of the Deal. But it wasnt just a glancing blow; to promote the book, Trump launched a political campaign that tore into Reagans...
  • WALKER ADVISER ON STRATEGY: MUCH EASIER TO MOVE FROM BEING CONSERVATIVE TO MODERATE LATER ON

    07/14/2015 9:43:44 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Walker has already done some flipping during the unofficial days of his campaign. As Breitbart News reported in March, the Wisconsin governor endorsed a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants then, but later on toughened his stance. Conservatives may accept that Walker has really flipped on illegal immigration, but many are not buying his current stance on Common Core. Walker has had many positions on the controversial education reform, but statements from his press office over the past several months, consistent with his political strategy, always contain the popular buzzword local when it comes to education: Governor Walker wants high...
  • Joe Scarborough Opens GOP Leadership Summit Day 2 with Series of Awkward Jokes

    04/18/2015 10:41:29 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | April 18, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    The second day of the New Hampshire Republican Partys First in the Nation leadership summit kicked off Saturday morning with a speech from MSNBCs Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman. As you might expect, the reception was lukewarm at first especially when he tried to land a series of fratboy-ish jokes but became much warmer when he talked actual policy and tried to stir the crowd into rallying around conservative principles for the 2016 election. But lets run through his awkward jokes: Scarborough approached the stage to noticeably tepid applause (though, to be fair, this was the first...
  • SCOTT WALKERS TEAM PICKS UP A TOP ROMNEY STAFFER

    03/25/2015 12:05:49 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/25/2015 | Breitbart. News
    The Republican governors political action committee has tapped Matt Hall to serve as director of operations. Hall held a similar position for 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
  • Mitt Romney to endorse Monica Wehby in Oregon

    05/01/2014 9:40:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/1/14 | James Hohmann
    Mitt Romney will endorse Monica Wehby Thursday in the Oregon GOP Senate primary. Dr. Wehby is the kind of leader Oregon needs someone who has strong experience outside of government, who can bring trust and accountability back to Washington, the 2012 Republican nominee says in a forthcoming statement, shared first with POLITICO. Dr. Wehby is putting forward a positive and conservative vision for her campaign that will make Oregonians proud. National Republicans are enthusiastic about Wehby, a Portland pediatric neurosurgeon who they hope can put the blue state in play if 2014 becomes a wave election. Before she can...
  • West Virginias Pro-Life Governor Vetoes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

    03/30/2014 11:24:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Democratic Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who describes himself as pro-life and campaigned as a pro-life candidate, has vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. West Virginians for Life, the statewide pro-life group, tells LifeNews it is disappointed in Governor Tomblins veto of HB 4588, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Similar bills have been passed in ten other states and Governor Tomblin is the only governor who has vetoed one of these bills. fetalpain2In his veto message, the Governor claimed that attorneys advised him the bill was unconstitutional. Many cite an Arizona law as proof,...
  • Kerry vs. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: No contest (Washington Post's House "Conservative" with Kerry)

    09/05/2013 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 4, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry did a bang-up job debunking the nonsense coming from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that retaliating against Bashar al-Assad would make it more likely hed use WMDs again: I have to say, in denying reality, namely that WMD use isnt going to stop unless we do something, and in castigating those concerned about U.S. credibility in the world, Rand Paul demonstrates how unworthy of leadership his faction of the GOP would be. (I would say the same of the far left of the Democratic Party.) If he becomes...
  • Ann Romney 'pushed Mitt' to consider Condoleezza Rice as Vice-Presidential running mate

    08/31/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2012 | Toby Harden
    Ann Romney strongly advocated that her husband consider Condoleezza Rice as his vice-presidential running mate, according to campaign fundraising sources. 'I know that Ann Romney was intrigued by the idea of having Condi on the ticket,' a top Romney fundraiser with close personal ties to the Romneys told MailOnline. 'At the Utah fundraiser, she gave an unbelievable speech. 'Ann is a sounding board for Mitt. He values her intuition. Their relationship is the real deal. After the fundraiser, Condi was vetted and she filled out all the forms but she was reluctant and I don't think she was ever going...
  • Oh really Mr.Reptilian Republican?

    08/30/2012 6:30:27 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 25 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 8/30/2012 | Karl Denninger
    Oh Really Mr. Reptilian Republican? By Karl Denninger (8/30/2012) Last night was a spooge-fest at the RNC; one of the more-common lies was Ryan's: Before the math and the momentum overwhelm us all, we are going to solve this nations economic problems, Ryan said. And Im going to level with you. We dont have that much time. But if we are serious, and smart, and we lead, we can do this. Oh really Paul? Paul Ryan, for those who have been living in a cave for the last couple of years, has put forward two separate "budgets" that are nothing...
  • Sellout: Santorum Proves Hes Just Another Washington Insider

    04/19/2012 11:47:55 AM PDT · by jmstein7 · 47 replies
    In my estimation, the hallmark of the true politician, the true Washington insider, is the intentional evasion of responsibility and/or blame the sin of omission. By this standard, Rick Santorum, in the end, is nothing but a typical two-bit political hack. For all his bloviating and posturing, painting himself as a true conservative, selling his alleged genuineness and values a regular Joe Santorum has shown his true colors by failing to endorse when it could have made a difference. Plainly, he is avoiding the ire of the GOP establishment by not endorsing Gingrich, and he is avoiding...
  • Rick Santorum invokes Ronald Reagan at Jelly Belly factory in California

    03/29/2012 11:13:33 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. Republican leaders and voters, frustrated by their party's prolonged presidential contest, are increasingly coalescing behind front-runner Mitt Romney. Yet Rick Santorum on Thursday urged conservatives not to forsake their principles under pressure. He did so by conjuring the memory of Ronald Reagan, still the conservative icon, at an oddly symbolic place: the jelly bean factory that created the former president's favorite treats. "Let them know, conservatives all across this country have not given up the fight, we're not going to concede to the moderate establishment who wants to convince everybody that it's over, it's time to go...
  • Ann Coulter: RINO?!

    03/14/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/14/2012 | Noah Kristula-Green
    Ann Coulter seems to be continuing her flirtations with RINOism. First she defended Romneycare. Now she is taking on the Conservative Pundit-Fox News-Complex. Here is the latest heresy from Coulter, courtesy of Jeff Poor: And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party, she said. I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money....
  • Santorum wins Oklahoma Republican primary: Fox projects

    03/06/2012 5:32:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/06/2012
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential primary in Oklahoma on Tuesday, Fox News projected shortly after polls closed. It was the first victory of the night for Santorum, a staunch conservative who has been trying to establish himself as the conservative alternative to the more moderate front-runner Mitt Romney. Ten states are voting in nominating contests on Super Tuesday
  • Newt Gingrich: I Crossed The Line (Bain Criticism)

    01/11/2012 12:10:06 PM PST · by truthkeeper · 173 replies · 9+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2012 | Jonathan Allen
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. Newt Gingrich signaled Wednesday that he believes his criticism of Mitt Romneys record at Bain Capital is a mistake and that hes created an impression that he was echoing Democratic rhetoric. Gingrich conceded the problem when pressed by a Rick Santorum supporter at a book-signing here Wednesday. Im here to implore one thing of you. I think youve missed the target on the way youre addressing Romneys weaknesses. I want to beg you to redirect and go after his obvious disingenuous about his conservatism and lay off the corporatist versus the free market. I think its...
  • (PowerLine Blog Endorses Mitt) For President in 2012, Mitt Romney

    12/27/2011 10:04:55 PM PST · by pogo101 · 24 replies
    PowerLine Blog ^ | December 27, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    It is time for Republicans to get serious. After flirting with just about every candidate in a large presidential field, is is time to come home to the one candidate who has the demonstrated ability to run the largest organization in the United States, the Executive Branch of the federal government; who has never been touched by the slightest taint of scandal; whose success in the private sector makes him the outsider that Republicans say they are looking for; and who has by far the best chance of beating President Obama: Mitt Romney.{Snip}
  • When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? (Epic Barf Alert)

    11/21/2011 8:48:45 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11-21-11 | David "Worldest greatest idiot" Frum
    Its a very strange experience to have your friends think youve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I was fired from the think tank where Id worked for the previous seven years, I tried to reassure my wife with an old clich: The great thing about an experience like this is that you learn who your friends really are. She answered, I was happier when I didnt...