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  • Flagler County Florida Republican Club needs help.

    If you are on facebook can you go to the Club and like. The DemoRats in the area have more facebook friends than us Republicans.
  • Florida Voters: Obama Doesn’t Deserve Second Term [57 percent disapproval rating]

    10/03/2011 9:26:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 3, 2011
    Voters in Florida give President Obama a 57 percent disapproval rating in a new Quinnipiac University poll, the worst Q-poll result for the president in any of the states where it does surveys. Obama would lose to Republican Mitt Romney 47-40 percent and is statistically tied with Rick Perry, the poll found. The one small consolation for Democrats — while Romney could beat Obama in Florida today, and Perry is even with him, it’s Perry who leads the GOP field, with 28 percent to Romney’s 22 percent. Perry leads Romney comfortably at 31-22 percent if Sarah Palin stays out, the...
  • Will The Florida Early Vote Help Mittens?

    10/01/2011 9:40:00 AM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 19 replies
    Self | 10/1/11 | Bushbacker1
    Will the early primary voting hurt the conservatives in the race?
  • New Hampshire Considers Moving up Presidential Primary

    09/30/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Republicans in Florida today officially pushed their presidential primary up to January 31st of 2012, and other early-voting states, including New Hampshire, warn that they'll just move their own contests up. New Hampshire Public Radio's Dan Gorenstein reports. To New Hampshire Republican Party Committeeman Steve Duprey, the calendar fight isn't about whether voters will cast ballots during the holiday season. Iowa held its caucus on January 3rd back in 2008. Duprey says his problem with Florida is that front-loading the primary impacts the entire GOP race. "The net effect of Florida jumping means that it's really too late for any...
  • Romney narrowly edges Cain in Florida poll; Perry trails significantly

    09/29/2011 10:46:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 29, 2011 | Justin Sink
    Herman Cain's win in the Florida straw poll could very well be a harbinger of building momentum, according to a new poll of Republicans in the state released Thursday by SurveyUSA. Pundits had initially questioned whether Cain's victory in the straw poll — in which he earned more than twice the votes of any other candidate — was a protest vote by Republicans disenchanted with the debate performance of presumptive front-runner Rick Perry. But Cain ranked second Thursday in the statewide poll of Republican voters, with 25 percent support — he trails Florida front-runner Mitt Romney by just 2 points....
  • Sacrebleu! Ethno-linguistic flareup in U.S. Senate campaign (FL)

    09/28/2011 2:56:32 PM PDT · by cc2k · 17 replies
    Orlando Slantinel politics blog ^ | September, 28 2011 2:33 PM | bshaw
    The U.S, Senate race between George LeMieux and Adam Hasner continues to heat up, with LeMieux issuing a snarky release blasting Hasner for calling attention to LeMieux’s French heritage. Specifically, Hasner is distributing a bumper sticker that says “LeMieux: It’s French for Crist.” It’s part of Hasner’s effort to hang Crist, the moderate former governor who lost to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio last year, on LeMiuex, who at various times was the governor’s chief of staff, the “architect” of his campaign and Crist’s appointee to the U.S. Senate.Today, LeMieux issued a release calling attention — “In Case You missed It”...
  • Perry reels after Florida flop

    09/26/2011 4:33:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2011 | Alexander Burns and Maggie Haberman
    ORLANDO – The alarm bells are ringing for Rick Perry’s presidential campaign. The Texas governor, who leaped to the top of national polls immediately after his August kickoff, finds himself suddenly reeling from a pair of setbacks in the country’s most prominent political battleground. First, Perry drew a round of scathing reviews for his unfocused debate performance in Orlando Thursday night. Then he suffered a thumping defeat in the Florida GOP’s straw poll – to long-shot candidate Herman Cain, no less – that amounted to a vote of no confidence from dissatisfied activists. The back to back stumbles added up...
  • New York Fallout: Democrats Poised to Lose Florida

    09/15/2011 11:44:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | September 15, 2011 | Javier Manjarres
    The final results from the special election held in New York’s uber-liberal 9th Congressional District could be both an ominous sign and political tide that may roll over the Democrat Party in Florida in 2012. NY-9 was considered one of the “safest” congressional districts that Democrats never thought they would lose. But with greater numbers of traditional Democrats becoming increasingly hostile towards President Obama’s toxic agenda and his mistreatment of Israel, this 40% Jewish district has shifted Republican. Suffice to say, the Republican Party is positively giddy over the results and smells blood in the waters of other once “safe”...
  • Do we have an ongoing thread for the 2012 Republican convention?

    09/11/2011 4:42:55 PM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Does Freeper have an ongoing thread for the Republican convention in 2012? It will be in Tampa, Florida. I don't think its too early to plan for Freepers who may be going. The Dems already are planning to protest and encouraging their minions to get hotel rooms, etc. I'm in Jacksonville, Fl and plan on being there to support our conservatives. I used to live in St Petersburg/Tampa so I know the area.
  • Bachmann plans to hit Perry on Social Security

    09/11/2011 7:41:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 11, 2011 | Byron York
    Mitt Romney and his advisers have been pushing hard against Rick Perry over the Texas governor's description of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme." Now, another Republican rival, Michele Bachmann, is preparing to hit Perry on the same issue. "Bernie Madoff deals with Ponzi schemes, not the grandparents of America," says a Bachmann adviser. "Clearly she feels differently about the value of Social Security than Gov. Perry does. She believes Social Security needs to be saved, that it's an important safety net for Americans who have paid into it all their lives." Bachmann is in Florida for private meetings and...
  • All that glitters

    07/11/2011 5:08:24 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 4 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | July 11, 2011 | Sid Dinerstein
    Sid Dinerstein was elected Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Palm Beach County in 2001 and in December, 2002 was elected Chairman, a position he holds to this day. _________________________________________________________ What do drunk drivers, hospitals and hurricanes have in common? They remind us why we buy insurance -- auto, health and homeowners. What’s interesting about insurance is that we buy it hoping to lose the money we paid for it. Imagine hoping for a car accident so that you can get paid back more than you spent. (When my car got hit by lightning, the insurance company paid $18,000...
  • Crowd more interesting than speeches at Republican Lobsterfest

    07/08/2011 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 8 replies ^ | 7/8/2011 | Jack Furnari
    The Palm Beach County Republican Party’s annual Lobsterfest extravaganza was another big success, with 271 tickets sold and attendees dining on succulent South African lobster tails at The Beach Club on Palm Beach on Thursday. Those in the crowd seemed more interested in talking to one another than listening to the perfunctory speeches given by candidates and elected officials, none of whom offered any truly memorable moments in their largely boilerplate comments. That’s par for the course for an off-year political event held three days after the Fourth of July, but it was a pleasant evening nonetheless. In the Republican...
  • Mitt Romney Leading in Florida; Palin, Bachmann Battle for Second

    06/23/2011 1:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | June 23, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll released from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to prominent national Democrats, found that former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is leading the pack of Republican hopefuls seeking their party’s presidential nomination in Florida. A PPP poll back in March found Romney tied in Florida with a rival from the 2008 Republican primaries, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, with 18 percent each. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was right behind them with 15 percent. Since then, Huckabee has announced that he is not running for president,...
  • Juan Williams: The Perfect GOP Ticket In 2012 Would Have Jeb Bush and Rob Portman's Names On It

    06/21/2011 1:11:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2011 | Juan Williams
    A Wall Street Journal/NBC poll reported last week that 45 percent of GOP voters are not satisfied with the candidates running for their party’s presidential nomination. While the exact same percentage said they are content with the field, the current split is a long way from the same point in 2008 when 72 percent of Republicans said they were pleased with candidates running for the nomination. The poll comes as the 2012 presidential field is pretty much set. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman formally enter the race Tuesday. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann made her entry official at the beginning of...
  • Wasserman Schultz strikes again: “We own the economy,” she says

    06/15/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 15, 2011 | Tina Korbe
    She’s not backing down. Let the Republican National Committee poke all the fun it wants, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stands by what she said: The nation is in an economic turnaround and Democrats deserve the credit. “We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place,” Wasserman Schultz told Mike Allen at a breakfast hosted by POLITICO’s Playbook. The economy,...
  • DNC Chairwoman Bashes GOP For Supporting Foreign Car Companies, Owns Foreign Car

    05/28/2011 10:13:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 27, 2011 | Josh Feldman
    It’s a general rule of thumb that whenever a politician says something negative about their opposition, they better not be guilty of the same thing, otherwise they would end up looking incredibly foolish. The latest pol to suffer from this is Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Since she began her tenure as head of the DNC, Wasserman Schultz has gone on the offensive against the Republicans. She accused the GOP of “waging war on the unemployed” and slammed their budget proposal as a “path to poverty.” But her latest attack on the opposition backfired in a major way....
  • Bold moves by new GOP governors spur a political backlash - Walker, Scott read wins as mandates

    04/23/2011 8:56:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 18 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | Sean Lengell
    Impeach Scott Walker? Recall Rick Scott? Although it’s highly unlikely either first-year governor will be booted from office anytime soon, both are among a list of tea party-backed Republican state leaders who are facing significant public backlash after less than four months on the job. Online petitions to impeach the governors or redo their elections are common. Polls show that Mr. Walker, of Wisconsin, and Mr. Scott, of Florida, along with freshman GOP governors in several other states, would lose to their 2010 Democratic rivals in a do-over of the Nov. 2 elections. “They’re all trying to govern ideologically, and...
  • Potential presidential candidate Trump to stump at Boca Tea Party event Saturday

    04/14/2011 3:04:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 14, 2011 | George Bennett
    BOCA RATON — Politicians often claim they don't pay much attention to polls, especially ones taken several months before the first voters head to caucuses and primaries. Then there's Donald Trump. Less than two hours after CNN released a poll Tuesday showing Trump tied for the lead among potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates, the billionaire developer and reality TV star wanted to make sure a reporter interviewing him had seen it. Trump also directed an employee to e-mail the reporter fresh ratings numbers showing that the latest episode of his Celebrity Apprentice show on NBC had clobbered CSI: NY on...
  • Sen. Rubio On Donald Trump’s Birtherism: ‘Why Are We Talking About This?’

    04/09/2011 7:20:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Meiaite ^ | April 9, 2011 | Frances Martel
    While the media is reveling in Donald Trump’s newfound status as Republican presidential candidate, not everyone on the right seems to understand why Trump has chosen President Barack Obama’s nationality as a battlefront. One voice opposed to spotlighting the “birther” issue is Sen. Marco Rubio, who wondered aloud this week how President Obama’s birthplace has become a legitimate campaign issue. Speaking to the Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis, Sen. Rubio appeared genuinely puzzled that the President’s birthplace is still an issue so many years later. “There are more important things facing our country,” he noted. “What does that have to do...
  • Sarah Palin to the Ritz: You betcha I'll be around in 2012

    03/23/2011 7:50:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Naples Daily News ^ | March 23, 2011 | Jenna Buzzacco-Foerster
    The question on everyone’s mind loomed throughout Sarah Palin’s hour-long appearance in North Naples on Wednesday: Will Floridians see more of the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012? The answer was simple: You betcha. “I’m thinking about it and praying about it,” Palin said when asked whether she’d run for president in 2012. “(But) whether I’m a candidate or not … I’m going to stay engaged.” Palin spoke to a sold-out audience Wednesday as part of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series at the Ritz Carlton Naples Beach Resort. Her speech focused on issues facing...
  • In a field of pygmies, Bush looks gigantic (I don't think Dan likes Republicans)

    02/21/2011 3:25:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | February 22, 2011 | Daniel Ruth, columnist
    There is probably a very good reason why, in the goo-goo eyes of so many in the Greek chorus of Republicans chanting and panting for his return to the hustings, Jeb Bush stands as an electoral colossus of the Club for Growth, the Rambo of the Cato Institute, the beefcake boy of the National Review. Consider the current crop of GOP presidential pretenders positioning themselves for a run against President Barack Obama next year. For nonstarters there's Newt Gingrich, the bumptious gasbag bloviating at the end of the bar; Mike Huckabee, the Gomer Pyle with a pulpit; Mitt Romney, who...
  • Alan Grayson Blames Palin, Collects Cash

    01/19/2011 2:44:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | January 19, 2011 | Tricia Miller
    On Wednesday, controversial former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) mocked former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, outlined death threats he and other Members received last year and detailed inflammatory rhetoric, asking his supporters to “stand against it.” “[T]here has been a stream of violence and threats of violence by the right wing against Democrats. [Rep. Gabrielle Giffords] warned against it, and then became a terrible victim of it. Palin has instigated it, and then tried to pretend that it doesn’t exist,” Grayson wrote in an e-mail to supporters. Grayson said it was Palin’s appearance on “The Sean Hannity Show,” where she complained...
  • BEWARE The GOP is trying to slip us the Jebbie!

    01/18/2011 10:16:39 AM PST · by Ummah Gummah · 25 replies
    Need to Know January 18, 2011 Ahead of the curve! Lib writer praises Jeb Bush Posted by Staff Ezra Klein writes: I think Jon Chait gets Jeb Bush very wrong here. When Bush says that "second-generation Hispanics marry non-Hispanics at a higher rate than second-generation Irish or Italians" and that "second-generation Hispanics' English language capability rates are higher than previous immigrant groups," he's directly answering a critique that has a lot of power among anti-immigration groups: that there's something different about this wave of immigrants as compared with previous waves of immigrants.
  • Gun Enthusiasts Push For Open Carry Law (petition going on at

    01/07/2011 8:37:28 PM PST · by greatdefender · 11 replies
    WESH 2 Orlando ^ | January 7, 2011
    ORLANDO -- Guns may soon be out in the open around Central Florida. Displaying a gun in public is illegal, but local groups are telling gun owners to strap their pistols on their belts Saturday and head out into public. "Open carry is an active deterrent to crime," said Sean Caranna. He is the man leading the movement to let Floridians carry their guns openly in holsters wherever they want. Caranna organized an Open Carry Fishing Event at the Port Orange Dunlawton Causeway Park Saturday. It's one of many that will be held throughout the area. "We are holding six...
  • Will Obama ditch Biden for... Charlie Crist?

    01/05/2011 2:48:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Week ^ | January 4, 2011 | Various pundits
    2011 is just a few days old and the 2012 election rumor mill has already kicked into high gear. Beyond the usual speculation surrounding Sarah Palin, Beltway gossips have been talking up Jon Huntsman, President Obama's ambassador to China, as his strongest potential GOP rival next year. But the Obama ticket itself isn't immune from the scuttlebutt: A Florida blogger is predicting Obama will ditch his current vice president, Joe Biden, for outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent. Is this worth taking seriously? Short answer — No: The notion that a president will switch his vice president midstream is...
  • Poll: Romney down 31 points in Florida since March

    12/27/2010 4:11:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 6+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 27, 2010 | Allahpundit
    I usually don’t write about single-state 2012 polls, but hoo boy. He was at 52 percent in March, more than 30 points ahead of Huckabee, and now? 21 percent, two points behind Huck. What happened? PPP’s theory: Why has Romney fallen so far? I think part of the reason he polled so well earlier in the year is that he was the anti-Palin. Palin’s favorability numbers with GOP voters in Florida are a good deal worse than they are most places and Romney did well in those earlier surveys as one of the few named alternatives to her. As more...
  • Jeb Bush Opposes Arizona's SB 1070 Law

    12/22/2010 1:35:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Latina ^ | December 7, 2010 | Mariela Rosario
    Jeb Bush—former President George W. Bush's younger brother and member of one of the most esteemed Republican families in the country—announced his opposition to Arizona's SB 1070 laws over the weekend. At the National League of Cities convention in Denver, Colorado, he explained that doesn't believe racial profiling is an affective way to determine citizenship and pointed out that his half-Latino children (he is married to a Mexican woman) could be suspects. "It's the wrong approach," Bush said according to the Denver Post. "The net result is not much has been done." Bush went on to criticize the call for...
  • Jeb Bush Says Sarah Palin Is 'Fantastic'

    11/30/2010 7:24:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | November 30, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, on the list of dark horse candidates of many Republicans eager for him to challenge President Obama in 2012, has rejected his mother's slap down of Sarah Palin, calling the Tea Party favorite's political skills "fantastic." In an obvious but diplomatic counter to former first lady Barbara Bush's wish that Palin would hole up in Alaska and not run for president, Bush heaped praise on the former Alaska governor who tops many 2012 presidential popularity polls. "She has an incredible skill to connect with people. She has fantastic political instincts, I think," he told NewsmaxTV,...

    10/31/2010 7:44:36 PM PDT · by FactReal · 9 replies
    FactReal ^ | 10/31/2010 | FactReal
    Rick Scott Fought Against HillaryCare...the Clinton Admin. Responded with Regulations and Investigations - Rick Scott, then-CEO of Columbia/HCA, coordinated private health providers to fight HillaryCare during the Clinton Administration - After HillaryCare was defeated, the Clinton Administration decided to give a hard time to every health care group that had opposed them. They pushed for stricter interpretation of Medicare regulations which consisted of well over 100,000 pages. - The Clintons targeted many health providers in addition to Rick Scott’s Columbia/HCA.(Forbes, 1998, Other companies fined) Investigations took years. - The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Clinton regulations...
  • Rant From a Poll Watcher

    10/28/2010 6:36:56 PM PDT · by lovesdogs · 24 replies
    10/28/10 | vanity
    I think this is pretty clear: (1)(a) Any registered elector or poll watcher of a county may challenge the right of a person to vote in that county. The challenge must be in writing and contain the following oath, which shall be delivered to the clerk or inspector: (oath omitted) The clerk or inspector shall immediately deliver to the challenged person a copy of the oath of the person entering the challenge, and the challenged voter shall be allowed to cast a provisional ballot in accordance with s. 101.048 Well apparently it is not clear to the Broward Co Fl...
  • District by district - Florida - 02 Rep. Boyd trails by double digits

    10/27/2010 6:49:27 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Hill Staff
    Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.) is down a dozen points in his race against Republican Steve Southerland, 38 percent to 50, with 9 percent of likely voters undecided, according to The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll. Southerland leads among males, females and middle-aged and older voters. He’s also winning 12 percent of Democrats. Boyd, meanwhile, has high unfavorable ratings. The poll found 54 percent of voters gave him unfavorable marks to the 34 percent who rated him favorably.
  • Crowd Cheers As Sarah Palin Evokes George W. Bush’s Record At Campaign Rally

    10/23/2010 2:40:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2010 | Francis Martel
    Sarah Palin is a trendsetter, and she’s going to make this George W. Bush character popular on the campaign trail no matter what challenges stand before her. Yes, Palin invoked he-who-shall-not-be-named at a campaign event earlier today to get Republicans and independents fired up about foreign policy, fiscal responsibility, and “good ol’ Reaganism.” Too soon? Palin was in Florida with RNC Chairman Michael Steele to energize voters and supporters to get out the vote and get involved in the few days leading up to the midterm elections in early November. She began first and foremost by plugging her new program,...
  • Would Jeb Bush vote for Sarah Palin vs Obama? 'You betcha!'

    10/22/2010 5:02:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Top of the Ticket ^ | October 22, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    It's Friday. Let's get right to it: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was on CNN today with John King. They talked about numerous things: That Republican ex-Gov. Bush would like to hear some more substance in today's campaign debates. And he thinks Republicans in 2012 need a positive agenda that is "big and bold and aspiritional." Then, King asked Bush a question off of Facebook: "Would he endorse Palin for president if he does not run himself." Bush's quick reply: "Well, A, I'm not running. And if Sarah Palin is the nominee and she's running against Barack Obama, you betcha."
  • Greer Apologizes To Obama For GOP Racism, Recants Critique Of Socialist School Speech

    09/14/2010 10:25:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | September 14, 2010 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Florida's school children are getting a lesson in how the political winds affect the political backbone today. Last year, Jim Greer, then the chair of the Florida Republican Party, was happy to, as he says now, "placate the extremists who dominate" the GOP and publicly accuse President Obama of orchestrating a socialist plot by addressing the nation's public schools via video. Today, he's apologizing for ever saying any such thing, and calling members of his former party racist. It seems that after a year which say Greer get booted from the GOP and disgraced by scandal, he's had a change...
  • No More Complacency It's time to watch and listen

    09/07/2010 10:57:19 PM PDT · by MattAMatt · 4 replies
    My enthusiastic brain | 9/8/10 | Matthew Council
    This country was founded by selfless men who held integrity, character, courage and honor above all by risking their lives because they believed in freedom. American’s have taken these freedoms for granted and our complacency is not without consequence. The sands of American freedom are quickly eroding into a sea of lies, division and greed perpetrated by individuals who allow their political aspirations to supersede the will of the people. Yet, we continue to elect politicians based on name recognition, popularity and party affiliation while ignoring the obvious warning signs. Let’s face it; these signs are not hard to find...
  • Palin criticizes Obama, Fla. gov [Crist] on abortion

    08/26/2010 6:49:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | August 26, 2010 | Brendan Farrington
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is lumping President Barack Obama and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist together while criticizing their positions on abortion. Palin said that Obama is the most pro-abortion president ever and that his health care plan will expand access to the procedure. She also mocked Crist, who recently left the Republican Party, for still claiming to be pro-life after he vetoed a bill that would have required women to get ultrasounds before having an abortion.
  • One RINO down, the Other got away

    08/26/2010 8:36:51 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 19 replies ^ | Aug 26, 2010 | donjuanluis07
    As the dust settled yesterday on the Tuesday Primary, Conservatives counted their victories and losses. Outstanding victories in Flordia for Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have given rise to a narrative that the Tea Parties have galvanized the Conservative Base of the Republican Party. In Rick Scott's case, his opponent Bill McCollum was the insider endorsed by Jeb Bush and Mike "Huckles" Huckabee. Sadly, Sen. John "Amnesty" McCain will be roaming the Senate for 6 more years. J.D. Hayworth was done in by two things: a $21 million war chest and an open primary with many Democrats running over to...
  • Morning Joe for President: The Fantasy Continues [Chris Buckley & Mark McKinnon are so there!]

    08/24/2010 7:21:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | August 24, 2010 | Marc Ambinder, Politics Editor
    Joe Scarborough, former congressman from Florida and co-host of MSNBC's agenda-setting wake-up show Morning Joe, has protested, kindly and loudly (he is kind and loud), when speculation arises about his presidential ambitions. He points out that MSNBC is not the platform a conservative would use to build street credentials among his base. He insists he enjoys his current job, turning down entreaties from Republicans to run for Senate by noting that he has more influence as a broadcaster than as a member of the saucer cooler. Nonetheless, a studio apartment industry has arisen of conservatives who think that Scarborough might...
  • August 24th Primary Breakdown! *RINOs Aplenty!*

    08/23/2010 10:32:18 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies ^ | Aug 23, 2010 | donjuanluis07
    Here is a breakdown of tomorrow’s Republican primary elections. We have 5 states voting: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Vermont, and a run-off in Oklahoma. Leave your thoughts on the various candidates in the comments section. Don’t forget to be here tomorrow for our LIVE Chat starting at 8 am at our Election HQ. Just go to our Front page and click on our Election HQ, and join the Election Watch!
  • Dem Poll Boosts GOP Election Hopes-FL survey shows conservatives rising, libs on the sidelines

    08/14/2010 1:44:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | August 14, 2010 | Kenric Ward
    Bad news may be coming for Democrats in the November elections -- and that dismal prediction comes from a Democratic pollster. Hamilton Campaigns, a Jacksonville- and Washington-based Democratic consulting firm, reports that Democrats are ambivalent about the fall election as President Barack Obama's popularity flags. A memo obtained by Sunshine State News shows the results of a private poll, which surveyed 1,000 Florida voters who say they are likely to cast ballots in the Nov. 2 election. Among the findings: * The electorate in Florida identifies as moderate to conservative -- 24 percent liberal; 29 percent moderate; and 47 percent...
  • Jeb on 2012 Run: Thanks, But No Thanks

    07/27/2010 2:42:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 3+ views
    Newsweek ^ | July 27, 2010 | Daniel Stone
    D.C. flacks like to complain that sometimes a juicy Washington narrative can take on a life of its own based on nothing but rumors. It was certainly the case last week when, seemingly out of no where, Jeb Bush was widely floated as a candidate in the race for the 2012 GOP nomination. ABC News picked up on the fact that Bush’s personal Web site – – was empty, which could only mean he was preparing to fill it with a presidential platform. Other strategists suggested that with the former Florida governor’s low profile, moderate stances, and fluent Spanish,...
  • Romney v. Palin: When business gets personal

    07/20/2010 1:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | A.G. Gancarski
    As I type this, I am watching former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on “The Wendy Williams Show” talking about his impending talk show on Fox and am reminded, not for the first time, that quite a few presidential candidates function as if they never expected or even wanted to be president in the first place. They ran to gain a media platform. But few have done so as brazenly as Huckabee, who typically ended his homespun stump homilies with pedestrian pluckings of his bass guitar. Huckabee’s ultimate role in the 2008 race was to assist in the splintering of evangelicals...
  • Matthews: Jeb Bush In 2012? Palin Would “Drastically” Have To Change Her Image

    07/18/2010 1:19:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies · 4+ views
    Mediaite ^ | July 18, 2010 | Glynnis MacNicol
    Here’s a new entry into the GOP 2012 presidential field (and by new I mean so old he’s new again): Jeb Bush. On his show this morning Chris Matthews pondering “who might beat Barack Obama in 2012?” This of course is the question plaguing the Republican Party. For all the attention and hoopla surrounding Sarah Palin no one is really convinced that even if she could snag the Republican nomination she has any shot at beating President Obama in the general. Matthews points out that what Jeb — the Bush brother the family had originally intended for the White House...
  • Michael Barone: Bush vs. Palin in 2012?

    07/10/2010 2:04:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 2+ views
    The San Francisco Examiner ^ | July 9, 2010 | Michael Barone
    John Ellis has an interesting blogpost in which he argues that Sarah Palin is the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. What particularly caught my eye was his final paragraph: What this means is two things: (1) the pressure on former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for the GOP presidential nomination will increase as the year moves along, and (2) the likelihood of a strong independent party candidacy increases as Palin’s support within the GOP broadens. Oh, and it also means one other thing: President Obama is not doomed. Why is this interesting? Well, John Ellis, with whom...
  • FReep this poll:Should untested technology be used in the Gulf to clean up the oil?

    07/06/2010 7:59:01 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Journal of Business ^ | 7/6/2010 | The Journal of Business
    Should untested technology be used in the Gulf to clean up the oil? Yes, anything that can help will help and should be used. Yes, after additional testing has taken place. No, only tested technology should be used. No, the technology isn't 100% reliable. I don't know
  • Jeb Bush, 2016? (Not this again!)

    06/23/2010 10:13:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 3+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2010 | E.D. Kain
    Rob Long – riffing off this piece in the New York Times – wonders why Jeb Bush couldn’t be a viable presidential candidate in 2012: I know, I know: the usual stuff. But the "usual stuff" is what small-time thinkers (and political pundits) cling to when they feel like they're expected to predict the unpredictable. The great thing about American politics is how unpredictable it is. Whenever I hear people saying "Here's what's gonna happen...." or "There's no way the voters will accept...." I know two things for sure: it's not gonna happen that way, and the voters will get...
  • Mike Huckabee and 2012 (Jourbalists and Schmidt fawning over him, for now)

    06/22/2010 8:32:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 21, 2010 | Mark Murray
    Like it or not, the 2012 presidential campaign season is already underway. Right now, we're in the nascent stage of the cycle where folks are asking: Will he/she run? A new 8,300-word New Yorker profile asks that question of Mike Huckabee. Among the nuggets in the piece (some of which we had already heard): -- Huckabee is now registered to vote in Florida, not his native Arkansas -- He has gained weight since his '08 campaign days, though he doesn't weigh the 300-odd pounds he once weighed -- Former McCain campaign manager Steve Schmidt says some VERY nice things about...
  • Rick Scott Dodges Basic Questions

    06/18/2010 10:48:44 AM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 10 replies · 249+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6.17.10 | John Frank/Steve Bousquet
    "Sweating in the TV lights, Scott dodged other questions about McCollum's attacks and acknowledged knowing little about some top state issues, such as this year's amendment to abolish the public campaign financing system." Scott: "You guys have a lot of questions." Scott turned to a "staffer for assistance." Scott: "This is hard." After his filing, McCollum "went on the attack, telling reporters his rival has a 'suspicious background' that makes him unfit to hold office." McCollum supporters "boldly suggested Scott personally profited from abortions as the CEO of a major hospital chain." McCollum: "I'd like to believe that people at...
  • Election 2010: The Jason Sager story (Florida)

    06/10/2010 4:03:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 176+ views
    Hernando Today ^ | June 5, 2010 | Michael D. Bates
    Last year, Jason Sager burst onto the local scene after he formed a nonprofit group dedicated to the traditional values of the Founding Fathers and a strict adherence to the Constitution. After gaining an increasing group of followers to his Department of Constitutional Protection, Sager, 36, announced he was taking his mission to the national stage and running for the District 5 U.S. House seat. Sager's opponent in the Republican Aug. 24 Republican primary is Sheriff Richard Nugent. Nugent is a well-recognized figure in the community. But just who is Jason Sager?
  • Rick Scott Profits from Abortions

    06/09/2010 2:58:09 PM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 6 replies · 53+ views ^ | June 9, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Rick Scott jumped into the Florida GOP gubernatorial primary, calling himself “pro-life,” when he profited by running a hospital chain that performs abortions. Scott’s Republican rival, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, explains: “In his most egregious attempt yet to run from questions of his role in overseeing massive Medicare fraud, Rick Scott is now claiming he is a ‘pro-life leader’ who allegedly believes ‘every life is worth defending’. Unfortunately for some, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. “As the disgraced CEO of Columbia/HCA, Rick Scott profited from elective abortions performed at his hospitals. He can say he’s pro-life, but...