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  • The GOP Can Keep Their California Puppets

    05/18/2014 5:38:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 5/18/14 | Ann-Marie Murell
    “He was the political figure all politicians fear:the moralist who cannot bear to let any wrong deed go undenounced.As a politician he had the fatal defect of the totally honest man:He insisted on the truth even when the truth was most inconvenient.”Introduction to George Orwell’s Animal Farm by Russell Baker In 2010 billionaire Meg Whitman ran for governor of California. Whitman had everything going for her; she was a former successful businesswoman, and despite being a little “squishy” on immigration and other issues she had the backing of the establishment GOP.Naturally I wanted to do my civic duties and help...
  • Donnelly slams GOP elite rallying around rival Kashkari (CA)

    05/15/2014 6:03:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 5/14/14 | Seema Mehta
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly on Wednesday lashed out at the GOP elite that is rallying around rival Neel Kashkari, saying they are scared of his own candidacy.. "I'm a threat to the country club Republicans,” Donnelly, an assemblyman from San Bernardino County, told the San Francisco Chronicle’s editorial board. “I'm a danger -- because I might bring a little more country into the club." Donnelly is the front-runner among GOP candidates to win a spot on the fall ballot to take on Gov. Jerry Brown in the fall. He is running an insurgent campaign on a shoestring budget that...
  • Panic for GOP Establishment as Kashkari is Distant 3rd in New Poll (CA)

    05/29/2014 8:05:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/29/14 | Joel Pollack
    Neel Kashkari swings an axe in his ubiquitous television commercial. But he hasn't found an axe big enough to cut into Tim Donnelly's lead among Republican voters. A new Hoover Institution "Golden State" poll shows that Kashkari is only pulling 5% of the vote, barely above the 4% margin of error, a distant third behind popular Democrat incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown at 36%, and Tea Party favorite Assemblyman Tim Donnelly with 12%. A large chunk of voters--35% overall--is still undecided. Kashkari will need to tap into those voters in the final few days of the race in order to finish...
  • Whose War? (Israel’s “amen corner” has plans for America to fight many wars in the Middle East.)

    03/11/2003 1:14:12 PM PST · by quidnunc · 138 replies · 1,403+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | March 24, 2003 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    A neoconservative clique seeks to ensnare our country in a series of wars that are not in America’s interest. The War Party may have gotten its war. But it has also gotten something it did not bargain for. Its membership lists and associations have been exposed and its motives challenged. In a rare moment in U.S. journalism, Tim Russert put this question directly to Richard Perle: “Can you assure American viewers … that we’re in this situation against Saddam Hussein and his removal for American security interests? And what would be the link in terms of Israel?” Suddenly, the Israeli...
  • How Scott Brown Got it Right

    10/16/2014 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Alex Smith
    The contrast between New Hampshire’s two candidates for U.S. Senate couldn’t have been clearer this past weekend. In one town, Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke to the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers over a pancake breakfast, and in another, former Senator Scott Brown received a rowdy and enthusiastic reception at a tailgate organized by College Republicans at the University of New Hampshire. It sounds like a normal weekend in October, so why the significance? I can’t help but marvel at the juxtaposition: a traditional, pre-planned campaign event with the candidate as the main attraction and the other, a tailgate loosely organized...
  • Got an Email from the Republican Party chastising me for not giving.

    10/16/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT · by DH · 57 replies
    Email | 10/16/2014 | Unknown
    From:'info@nrsc.org' David, I'm really disappointed — and worried. I've been counting on your support to end Harry Reid's disastrous control of the U.S. Senate on November 4th. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ben Carson, Mike Lee, and John McCain have all taken the time to contact you and ask for your support — but unless my information is wrong we haven't heard from you. We've got less than 20 days until Election Day — I'm not sure what else to do. Are you sure you really want to see Barack Obama's Harry Reid-ruled rubberstamp majority in the Senate continue for two...
  • McConnell Says CDC Should Get Money Needed to Battle Ebola [Defers to CDC on travel ban!]

    10/16/2014 5:07:12 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 37 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/16/2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    If federal health agencies under President Barack Obama want more money to fight Ebola, they should get it, according to the Senate’s top Republican. “I think they should have anything they want. The president asked for $88 million a few weeks ago, we gave it to him,” Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told MSNBC. “Whatever the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] thinks they need, we’ll give it to them.” The White House hasn’t yet requested more money, although some Democrats have blasted cuts to the CDC budget and other accounts from sequestration. MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked McConnell about...
  • SAUDI ARABIA TO ISLAMIZE LIBERIA, W. AFRICA?

    10/16/2014 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Veto! · 8 replies
    The Liberian Observer ^ | 5/5/14 | "Observer Staff"
    Alleged: Saudis Plan to Install Islamic Successor to (president) Ellen. "The Saudis’ plan for Liberia is first to ensure that a candidate of Muslim faith and background contests and wins the Liberian presidency." ~ Ghorbani, Assouin & Al Zahrani …………. "the Saudis’ plan is to identify the most volatile environment in the region, and so far, they have identified Liberia as the suitable test ground to begin installing Islamic political leadership in the rest of West African states that have no Muslim political majority and control."
  • John McCain jumps on the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ bandwagon with Mitt Romney

    10/16/2014 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-15-2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Well-known Wedding Crashers star John McCain seems excited that a sequel to comedy classic Dumb and Dumber is finally coming out this fall -- based on this hashtag and exclamation-point-dotted tweet he sent out Wednesday, at least. Fellow film star Mitt Romney has also seemed intent on getting everyone excited about Dumb and Dumber To. On his frequent media appearances -- sometimes it feels like Matthew McConaughey is the only person getting more attention than Romney! -- he is often prone to quoting Jim Carrey.
  • Insiders Blame Rove for Covering Up Iraq’s Real WMD

    10/16/2014 4:54:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 16, 2014 | by Eli Lake
    There’s one man, some Republicans say, who kept the public from learning about the chemical shells littered around the Iraqi battlefield. He was Bush's most important political adviser. Starting in 2004, some members of the George W. Bush administration and Republican lawmakers began to find evidence of discarded chemical weapons in Iraq. But when the information was brought up with the White House, senior adviser Karl Rove told them to ‘let these sleeping dogs lie.’ The issue of Iraq’s WMD remnant was suddenly thrust back into the fore this week, with a blockbuster New York Times report accusing the Bush...
  • Sen. Rand Paul argues against U.S. arming Syrian rebels on Senate Floor (prepared remarks)

    09/18/2014 2:08:18 PM PDT · by Plummz · 28 replies
    Office of Senator Rand Paul ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | Sen. Rand Paul
    Sen. Rand Paul today took to the Senate floor to offer a unanimous consent request to separate the Syria rebel funding language from the Continuing Resolution. Senate Democrats objected to this request. Sen. Paul then delivered a foreign policy address outlining his opposition to arming the Syrian rebels. A video and copy of Sen. Paul's remarks as prepared for delivery can be found below. SEN. PAUL DELIVERS FOREIGN POLICY ADDRESS REMARKS: If there is one theme that connects the dots in the Middle East, it is that chaos breeds terrorism. What much of the foreign policy elite fails to grasp...
  • How to Fight Back Against the GOP Establishment’s Worst Treachery Yet

    06/28/2014 10:52:04 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 27 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Jun 28, 2014 | Steve Deace
    What transpired in the Mississippi Senate run-off is a red line for many conservatives across the country, because the Republican Party establishment essentially took a civil war and escalated it to a war for independence.
  • Ukrainians in Scotland urge First Minister to apologise

    04/30/2014 4:25:27 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 2 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Kate Devlin
    UkraInians in Scotland have accused Alex Salmond of "giving succour" to Vladimir Putin's regime and its undemocratic invasion of their country. A group representing the Ukrainian diaspora in Scotland said that the First Minister should issue a "sincere apology" for his controversial remarks praising the Russian President. Mr Salmond has come under fire after comments that he admired "certain aspects" of Mr Putin's leadership. Michael Ostapko, chairman of the Scottish branch of the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, Scotland, said: "I have been overwhelmed by the reaction of the Ukrainians in Scotland to the comments."They are variously insulted, dismayed...
  • Democrats have a 1 percent chance of winning back the House

    Democrats have a 1 percent chance of winning back the House By Chris Cillizza April 21 at 3:40 pm Ask any Democratic elected official about the party's chances of winning back the House this November and he/she will tell you that it's possible but not likely. That's true(ish) but requires a decidedly broad definition of the word "possible", according to the latest House election model by John Sides at the Monkey Cage Blog. Writes Sides: "The prognosis for Democrats isn’t any better: the median estimate is a small seat loss (to 196 seats). The chance of their regaining the House...
  • Whoever The GOP Nominee, Obama Must Be Defeated

    01/19/2012 5:29:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 19, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    Election '12: As Mitt Romney's loss in Iowa to Rick Santorum shatters the "historic" mantra, Rick Perry withdraws to endorse the former House speaker. The fat lady has not yet sung. What a difference 24 hours can make in the political arena. One minute Romney looks to be sailing toward the GOP nomination with a third straight win in South Carolina's primary. Now it may only be one of three. We may never really know who won the Iowa caucuses, but we do know that Romney's "historic" wins in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary deserve an...
  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • GOP Establishment Plays Games: America Loses

    04/08/2014 1:09:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Our friend Matthew Boyle of Breitbart has an enlightening article posted about the Republican establishment’s latest game to stay in power, and the losers in the game are the people of Tennessee, you the American taxpayer, and your children and grandchildren. The way the game works is that if you are Lamar Alexander, an establishment Republican Senator who regularly votes with President Obama (certainly more than any other Senator from the South) and are facing a tough challenge from limited government constitutional conservative state Rep. Joe Carr you recruit a third “spoiler” candidate to split the anti-Alexander vote and help...
  • (Vanity) NO MORE BUSHES!!

    04/06/2014 10:45:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 83 replies
    Fox is on the Bush push this weekend! Read MY LIPS! I will note vote for anyone with the last name Bush for President. PERIOD! Jeb Bush don't waste our time! You will not win.
  • Jeb Bush Outlines Campaign Strategy, Should He Choose to Run

    04/06/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/14 | PETER BAKER
    With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he ran for president: one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thought that with a “hopeful” message, he could avoid “the...
  • California's Anti-GMO Hysteria

    04/01/2014 4:02:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 31, 2014 | Henry Miller
    A new bill to mandate labeling of genetically altered food gets history and science all wrong.Last week, in a victory for California’s radical anti-technology minority, S.B. 131 passed the state’s senate Health Committee by a vote of five to two. This misguided piece of legislation, introduced by state senator Noreen Evans, would require that “any food, except as provided, offered for retail sale in the state be considered misbranded if it is entirely or partially genetically engineered, as defined, and that fact is not disclosed in a specified manner.” In other words, it would require a label to inform consumers...
  • Lavrov: contact group for Russia-Ukraine talks ‘unacceptable format’

    03/29/2014 12:18:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/29/2014 | Itar-Tass
    PETROPAVLOVSK KAMCHATSKY, March 29. /ITAR-TASS/. The contact group proposed by the West for talks between Russia and Ukraine is “absolutely unacceptable” as it would mean that Moscow will have to start a dialogue with the persons who have seized power in Kiev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sergei Brilev’s Vesti v Subbotu (News on Saturday) television programme on March 29. “My latest meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in The Hague and my contacts with Germany, France and several other countries show the outlines of a possible joint initiative that could be offered to our Ukrainian colleagues. This...
  • Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side

    03/29/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT · by annalex · 81 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | MARCH 25, 2014 | Mitchell A. Orenstein
    Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side Gabor Vona, president of the Hungarian radical right-wing party "Jobbik," delivers a speech at a rally in Budapest, March 15, 2014.(Bernadett Szabo / Courtesy Reuters) Given that one of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stated reasons for invading Crimea was to prevent “Nazis” from coming to power in Ukraine, it is perhaps surprising that his regime is growing closer by the month to extreme right-wing parties across Europe. But, in both cases, Putin’s motives are not primarily ideological. In Ukraine, he simply wants to grab territory that he believes...
  • McCain, Manafort, and The Ukraine (GOPe behind Putin's Ukrainian lackey president?)

    03/07/2014 1:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mark Musser
    In October of 2008, Sarah Palin was mocked as being too far-fetched by foreign policy media elites for predicting that if Obama won the presidency, Putin’s Russia’s might indeed invade Ukraine. "Saturday Night Live" had fun with Palin by lampooning her statement when she said one could see Russia from Alaska. Yet late last week, Palin got the last laugh when Putin invaded the Ukrainian Crimea, “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I'm usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine....
  • Priebus Tweet Sparks Outrage: Sarah Palin Not Mentioned as Important Figure in Women’s History Month

    03/01/2014 7:18:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | March 1, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Reince Priebus ✔ @Reince This month, we all honor all women, including the many Republican women trailblazers http://bit.ly/ME3EMX #WHM 10:20 AM - 1 Mar 2014 RNC Statement on Women’s History Month - GOP WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month: “Today marks the... RNC @GOP 21 Retweets 10 favorites RNC Statement on Women’s History Month Posted March 1, 2014 WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month: “Today marks...
  • NRSC ad asks: Are all of these liars, Senator Reid?

    03/01/2014 10:31:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/28/14 | Ed Morrissey
    Guy Benson got a nice scoop at our sister site on a new ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee highlighting Harry Reid’s attack on people who “dare to complain about ObamaCare.” Consider this just the first salvo in the breach opened by Reid, as I described earlier today:
  • Romania's peasants: standing in the way of foreign investors making a lot of money [New to EU]

    02/20/2014 9:25:49 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/19/2014 | Luke Dale-Harris
    Amid the hysteria surrounding Romanian immigration at the beginning of this year, something crucial was forgotten: borders open both ways. As the English tabloids were throwing a tantrum about the impending "Romanian invasion", the would-be-intruders were preparing for an invasion of their own: 1 January 2014 marked the day when Romania's honeymoon period as a new EU member came to an end and, under EU law, the country was obliged to open up its land market to foreign investors. As a country with almost 5 million peasant farmers – a quarter of the population – this was a matter of...
  • Pro-Obamacare, GOP Establishment Forces Line Up Against Nebraska's Ben Sasse

    02/20/2014 7:53:33 PM PST · by House Atreides · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 February 2014 | Frances Martel
    Healthcare industry lobbyists connected with the Republican establishment in Washington are making a concerted effort to sink the campaign of the Nebraska Republican who has been branded the “anti-Obamacare candidate,” Breitbart News has learned....
  • Democrats critical of Cornyn, Hutchison on stimulus (2010 Flashback: Cornyn Cloture Hijinks)

    02/17/2014 9:43:37 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/17/10 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Democrats are targeting as hypocrits Republicans who voted against stimulus funding and then sought money for their state’s or districts. A pair in the crosshairs are U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison, both R-Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency received two letters from Sen. John Cornyn of Texas asking for consideration of grants for clean diesel projects in San Antonio and Houston. Mr. Cornyn is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. One of the letters was signed jointly with Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, also of Texas. The letter said...
  • Cornyn: 2014 and beyond about ‘mitigating Obama policies’ (from yesterday's Cornyn-Rove rally)

    02/17/2014 9:18:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Glenn Evans
    The senior senator from Texas predicted little movement in Congress for the rest of the year on immigration reform, or much of anything, during a campaign stop in Longview Sunday. “I think this is going to be about mitigating the policies of the president,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn said, noting the GOP needs a net six-seat gain to win control of the Senate. “We’ll be in strategic position to mitigate some of the harm of some of those policies.” Cornyn brushed off a recent, milder push-back on Obamacare to “mend it, don’t end it.” “You can’t actually update the policies...
  • Where are they, Mr. President? (Buchanan about no WMD found so far in Iraq)

    05/07/2003 7:15:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 242 replies · 469+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Patrick J Buchanan
    After each war, historians sift through the record to discern its real causes. Invariably, they divide into two camps: the court historians who defend the war leaders and the revisionists who prosecute them before the bar of history. After World War II, the evidence that FDR had steered us into war, while asserting he was doing his best to avert war, was so massive even his court historians admit he lied. Wrote Thomas A. Bailey in FDR's defense, "He was like the physician who must tell the patient lies for his own good." Roosevelt had cut off Japan's oil, sent...
  • America resembling anti-democratic regime - Russia's moment to lead

    01/11/2014 6:44:32 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    english.pravda.ru ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Griffing
    In recent decades, Russia has undergone vast political and social reforms underscored by a return to religious roots, the end of Soviet Communism, and new existential threats (among them domestic Islamic radicalism). All of these changes have necessarily resulted in political transformation. As Russia has changed, its former adversary - the United States of America - has also changed, with breakneck speed. America is in rapid moral and institutional decline - fueled by lawless government leaders and a seismic move away from God (at least the Judeo-Christian God that underpins Russian and Western societies), as well as the parallel rise...
  • Brotherhood Students Threw A Soldier From The Third Floor In Al-Azhar University

    01/09/2014 11:19:58 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Eman Nabih ^ | January 9, 2014 | Eman Nabih
    On 8/1/2014, Muslim Brotherhood Students in Al-Azhar University kidnapped two police soldiers and stolen their Identities. The two soldiers were in their way to buy lunch, when Muslim Brothers students surrounded them and dragged them inside the university. The police forces managed to release one of the soldiers, the other soldier was thrown by Muslim Brothers Students from a window in the 3rd floor of the highest building in the university. The soldier had serious injuries and fractures. Source of Information: On Tv and Almogaz Newspaper.
  • Russia throwing Iran lifeline: Negotiating big oil-for-goods deal

    01/11/2014 10:05:28 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    JPost ^ | 1/10/2014 | Unattributed
    Iran and Russia are negotiating an oil-for-goods swap worth $1.5 billion a month that would let Iran lift oil exports substantially, in defiance of Western sanctions that helped force Tehran to agree a preliminary deal to end its nuclear program. Russian and Iranian sources close to the barter negotiations said final details were in discussion for a deal that would see Moscow buy up to 500,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil in exchange for Russian equipment and goods. "Good progress is being made at the moment with strong chances of success," said a Russian source. "We are discussing the...
  • Wal-Mart Relies On Taxpayers To Subsidize Low Wages

    01/06/2014 6:54:56 AM PST · by steelhead_trout · 366 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 1, 2013 | Emily Coyle
    <p>Wal-Mart’s wages are so low that many of its workers must rely on food stamps and other government aid programs, costing taxpayers as much as $900,0000 at just one Wal-Mart Supercenter in Wisconsin.</p> <p>So how did the report’s authors come up with the $900,000 figure? First, they took into account the number of Wal-Mart stores and employees across Wisconsin and the per-person costs of Badgercare, the state’s health care program, estimating that the cost of the publicly funded health care comes to $251,706 per year for a Supercenter that employees 300 workers.</p>
  • ANOTHER Obama Success Story – Flag of Al-Qaeda Flies Over Fallujah

    01/04/2014 5:11:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/3/2013 | Jim Hoft
    Another Obama success story… When George Bush left office the War in Iraq was won. Today the flag of Al-Qaeda flies over Fallujah. It only took five years for Obama to lose all US gains in Iraq.(video at link)The Washington Post reported: A rejuvenated al-Qaeda-affiliated force asserted control over the western Iraqi city of Fallujah on Friday, raising its flag over government buildings and declaring an Islamic state in one of the most crucial areas that U.S. troops fought to pacify before withdrawing from Iraq two years ago.The capture of Fallujah came amid an explosion of violence across the western...
  • War Begins: Slandering Conservatives has Started [Empire Strikes Back in No. Virginia Campaign]

    12/20/2013 8:41:45 AM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The attacks have begun. The Republican establishment in the U.S.A. has now actually started the shooting war in the 2014 primary elections they have been threatening against conservative candidates for Congress. “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio. His new political group, Defending Main Street, plans to raise $8 million to defeat tea-party candidates and elect moderate Republicans instead. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.” LaTourette was a close ally of moderate Republican Speaker John Boehner in...
  • Disabled Military Retirees Betrayed by Gutless Republicans

    12/21/2013 8:17:19 AM PST · by darkwing104 · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | December 21st, 2013 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    This week the Senate voted across party lines to pass a bill that would reduce the cost of living adjustment (COLA) for military retirees including disabled retirees and survivors. The Washington Free Beacon reported that a provision in the Ryan-Murray budget agreement no longer exempts disabled retirees. The original agreement stated that “This would not affect service members who retired because of disability or injury.” After the bill passed the House, the new summary removed the exemption granted to disabled retirees and survivors. It would be too easy to accuse just one party of this chicanery for remember, this was...
  • Manhunt Continues for Short Hills Carjackers (Hey, Christie! No perp descrips after 3 days?)

    12/17/2013 6:24:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | 12/17/13 | Dan Alexander
    Police are checking surveillance video at the mall to identify the assailants who are caught on tape circling the parking lot in a green SUV according to the New York Daily News. One eyewitness on Sunday night told the Star-Ledger he saw a green Subaru speed out of the parking lot at “over 100 MPH” in his estimation. Friedland put up a fight to protect his wife according to the Daily News, refusing to hand over the keys as his wife sat inside their 2012 silver Range Rover. Four shots were fired according to the newspaper, including the fatal one...
  • Huckabee Scolds the Tea Party Groups: ‘Politics Is Not Theology’

    12/15/2013 4:46:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 14, 2013 | Noah Rothman
    Former Arkansas Governor and Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee weighed in on the escalating feud between establishment Republican politicians and conservative activist groups on Saturday. Asked for his thoughts on House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) admonition of the idealized purism advocated by some outside groups, Huckabee sympathized with Boehner saying that governing is more difficult than activism and “politics is not theology.” Huckabee began by saying that Boehner was not scolding the tea party movement but conservative groups that capitalize on that movement. He added that some of those groups appear to have an “all or nothing mindset” and...
  • Democrats Using Boehner in Fundraising Efforts

    12/14/2013 1:23:27 PM PST · by Qbert · 40 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12 Dec 2013 | Cynthia Fagen
    Democrats are gleefully using House Speaker John Boehner's own words in an effort to garner donations for mid-term elections next year. 21st Century Democrats, which bills itself as "building a progressive majority from the grassroots up since 1985," uses Boehner's proverbial public spanking of tea party opponents of the Congressional budget proposal to take back control of the House. "Even Speaker Boehner can't hide his disdain for the outside conservative tea party groups," the email reads.
  • Steve Stockman is a loose cannon - be very afraid

    12/14/2013 6:01:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 13 December, 2013 | Dave Nalle
    AUSTIN, Texas, December 13, 2013 — In the few days since Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) declared his intent to challenge Senator John Cornyn for his Texas Senate seat, there has been a frenzy of attack articles from the left in Texas and in the national media. Stockman’s name is apparently like chum before sharks for leftist commentators and this latest move has them totally unhinged. Stockman’s great offense? He’s a conservative with a sense of humor. Apparently it is absolutely unforgivable to mock the president and the administration. Stockman’s transgressions in this area make him the target of the righteous...
  • Republicans moving to overhaul 2016 primary process

    12/11/2013 8:58:49 AM PST · by kobald · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2013 | Peter Hamby
    A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN. In a series of closed-door meetings since August, handpicked members of the Republican National Committee have been meeting with party Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington to hash out details of a sweeping plan to condense the nominating calendar, severely punish primary and caucus states that upend the agreed-upon voting order and potentially move the party's national...
  • Eric Cantor calls for GOP unity

    12/08/2013 5:41:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2013 | JAMES HOHMANN
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pleaded for Republican unity here Saturday as he prodded his party to offer more solutions that make voters feel like they have their backs on “kitchen table” issues. The congressman, who represents a district around Richmond, told about 500 party activists during a lunch at The Homestead resort that the GOP does not need to compromise its core principles. “If we want to win, we must begin to offer solutions to the problems that people face every day,” he said. “We have not done this recently and it has allowed the Democrats to take power,...
  • Muslim Holiday Ashoura: Islamic Blood Rituals on American Streets

    11/23/2013 8:22:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/22/13 | Pamela Geller
    Ashoura is a bloody Shi'ite Muslim ritual where the men beat themselves to a bloody pulp. The craziness. (WARNING: Graphic Photos and video – Remember, this is all taking place inside the United States) Once again the annual bloody ritual of Ashura is upon us. Muslims flagellate themselves and their children with whips and chains until bloody to commemorate the death of our President's namesake, Hussein. Why is this savagery tolerated in the US, considering that blood borne illnesses could be hazardous and such? But it's more important to adhere to and to respect the sharia and not offend Islam....
  • 5 Reasons Sarah Palin Not Supporting Chris Christie

    11/14/2013 1:20:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    New Jersey Newsroom ^ | November 13, 2013 | Bob Holt
    Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin took time out from her book tour to offer her thoughts on the 2016 presidential election. Governor Chris Christie is considered the Republican frontrunner in some circles, but Palin isn’t in his corner. She says the Party doesn’t have to “settle” for any particular candidate. Palin said in a Fox News interview, according to Politico, “We certainly don’t have to settle for any candidate that would go along with an agenda that stifles our economy and would strip any of our freedoms that are constitutionally protected.” Also, in an interview with...
  • Quinnipiac: Christie Leads Clinton in 2016 Match-Up, Dems Congressional Advantage Gone (Groan)

    11/13/2013 3:51:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | November 13, 2013 | John Sexton
    A poll published Wednesday by Quinnipiac finds that in a theoretical 2016 match-up between Governor Chris Christie and former Secretary Hillary Clinton, Christie would have a slight edge. The poll of American voters showed Christie garnering 43 percent while Clinton received 42 percent. Christie was the only Republican who beat Clinton in potential head to head race. Other possible Republican nominees trailed Clinton by between 9 and 15 points: • 49 - 40 percent over U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky; • 51 - 36 percent over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas; • 49 - 40 percent over U.S....
  • USA: Republicans keep pounding Christie ahead of 2016 election (But not Milt, of course)

    11/13/2013 3:34:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    EuroNews ^ | November 13, 2013 | Staff
    Think of something that is one World Cup, two Olympics and three Christmases away – would you give it much thought? Well, last week’s landslide victory of Chris Christie as New Jersey governor has energized the Republican Party ahead of the 2016 presidential election. But it’s not that Christie, a pragmatic and mainstream Republican by party standards, would be embraced as someone who can win big in a heavily Democratic state. The opposite is true. Not a day goes by that sees conservative Republicans stabbing Christie. Three years before Election Day, the gloves are off and the knives are out....
  • Is the writing on the wall for Chris Christie?

    11/13/2013 6:45:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2013 | M. Joseph Sheppard
    Anyone who needs further proof that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had best stay away from a presidential run will find it in the double-whammy aimed at him yesterday. First, an NBC poll shows that in a head-to-head match-up with presumed Democrat 2016 nominee Hillary Clinton, Christie trails by ten points. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could face a strong challenge not only from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if he seeks the presidency in 2016 but also from his own party, a new NBC News poll reveals. The survey of 1,003 adults released Tuesday, shows Clinton with 44...
  • Schmidt: Chris Christie landslide a template for GOP success

    11/12/2013 9:52:34 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 44 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | November 12, 2013 at 9:13 PM | Jenna Portnoy
    LAWRENCEVILLE — Steve Schmidt, a senior advisor to U.S. Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential bid and New Jersey native, tonight called Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign a model for the national GOP. "There is a template there for success because Chris Christie as much as anything stands for the expanding model of the Republican Party, not the contracting model of the Republican Party," Schmidt said during a talk at the Rebovich Institute for New Jersey Politics at Rider University.
  • Sarah Palin on Chris Christie: No need to settle

    11/12/2013 3:30:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 12, 2013 | Lucy McCalmont
    Sarah Palin continues to withhold resounding support for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in 2016, saying Republicans don’t have to “settle” for candidates. “We certainly though don’t have to settle for any candidate, any politician that would go along to get along with an agenda that stifles our economy and would strip any of our freedoms that are constitutionally protected,” Palin said Monday on Fox News’s “Hannity,” when asked about the GOP establishment saying Christie is the only Republican candidate who could win the presidency in 2016. Palin said “those establishment people have been quite wrong, it seems, especially in...