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  • Floor fight erupts as Pelosi speaks ahead of vote to condemn Trump's 'racist' comments

    07/16/2019 1:04:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 168 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 16, 2019
    Escalating tensions on Capitol Hill erupted into a contentious floor fight in the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke in favor of a proposed resolution condemning "racist" comments by President Trump -- even as Republican leaders stood steadfast behind the president. As Pelosi's remarks turned personal, Georgia Republican Rep. Doug Collins rose to challenge her and demand that her words be "taken down." The extraordinary rebuke, the first of its kind by a member of Congress and a speaker of the House in decades, theoretically could result in Pelosi being barred from speaking on...
  • Cruz v Trump is Delegates v the Voter [vanity]

    03/15/2016 2:02:28 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 70 replies
    Yesterday, Hannity quoted the notorious Cruz accusation*, interviewed Senator Sessions, interviewed Newt Gingrich, and hotly debated Kasich over a potential convention challenge [the least exciting but most important part]. It was one of Hannity's all-time best radio programs. And it might be his most important one since the early days after 9-11-01. The most informative moment on his radio show was his run-in with Jamie Dupree about the specifics of delegates. It gave me a creepy feeling. Hannity mentioned how delegates are selected. Every state has its own system, and I'm left with the impression that not many delegates feel...
  • Seven Questions regarding a Convention Fight [vanity]

    03/12/2016 2:18:05 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 40 replies
    Are GOP delegates patriots above all else? Would the delegates' own opinions be respected enough for unity? If everyone falls short of the 'magic' 1236 [or whatever it is], is it possible that Cruz can actually prevent a brokered convention? Will most Trump supporters understand if Trump is defeated via a convention fight? How much time does Trump have to enter ballots as an independent if a convention fight is a certainty? Under such circumstances, should he consider doing so? How much leverage will the Establishment have on Trump if he's forced to make a deal with them at the...
  • Sarah Palin to provide comments on RNC actions to shut out conservative voices

    08/28/2012 4:20:02 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 34 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | August 28, 2012 | Mark Levin
    Mark is interviewing Sarah who will provide comments on this afternoon's actions by the RNC at the convention. Interview will be 7:30 p.m. EDT. Listen live: Mark Levin Show live stream
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Tuesday, August-28-2012

    08/28/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT · by Fudd Fan · 73 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Controversy Over New RNC Rules (Boehner: "rules unanimously adopted". Entire VA delegation NO!)

    08/28/2012 4:34:50 PM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 72 replies
    GPB News ^ | 8/28/12 | Parker Wallace
    At a crucial time for GOP unity, there has been some dissent at the Republican National convention over new rules for delegate selection. The controversial rules were challenged by grass roots factions of the Republican Party, ultimately resulting in a last minute compromise. A new RNC rule would have allowed presidential candidates to vet and choose their own delegates, leaving state parties out of the selection process. This angered many grass root party activists, like Ron Paul supporters, because it would limit their ability to gain delegates at future conventions. Columbus State University political scientist Greg Domin says it cuts...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Tuesday, August 28, 2012

    08/28/2012 8:15:04 AM PDT · by IMissPresidentReagan · 59 replies
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  • Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules Updated

    08/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 114 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Drew McKissick is a longtime conservative activist and blogger who is in attendance at the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee meetings. He and others on the ground are sounding the alarm over rules changes that he and many other attendees believe will hurt grass-roots movement conservatives. The battle is being cast by some observers as a narrow fight between Ron Paul advocates and the rest of the party. Drew says that’s not true. And many other state delegations who oppose top-down delegate choices are chiming in. First, here’s Drew’s call to arms (my emphasis added in bold): Fellow conservatives, Those...
  • The fight for the Republican nomination, by the numbers

    03/19/2012 2:03:52 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2012 | Adam Levy
    ...."We believe that May 8th is the beginning of the end for MittRomney and the date that puts RickSantorum on a path to the nomination," JohnPatrickYob, a Santorum strategist, wrote in a recent campaign memo. NorthCarolina, Indiana and WestVirginia vote that day; a win in all three could be pivotal to changing the momentum of the race. Santorum isn't the only one looking ahead to May. The Gingrich campaign believes those and other May contests such as Arkansas,KentuckyandTexas will be fertile ground for delegates as well. The 152 delegates at stake in Texas could be a boon for all the...
  • Would You Welcome a Contested Convention?

    03/19/2012 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 19, 2012 | NRO
    VOTE Poll on middle of page. Current APROX numbers: 40% YES and 60% NO.
  • Divided GOP may have to throw away the convention script

    03/18/2012 2:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies · 2+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG
    For the first time in a generation, Republicans are preparing for the possibility that their presidential nomination could be decided at their national convention rather than on the campaign trail, a prospect that would upend one of the rituals of modern politics. Romney struggles to win the hearts of conservative voters and hold off a challenge from Rick Santorum, party leaders, activists and the campaigns are for the first time taking seriously the possibility that neither he nor anyone else will get to that total. In that case, the nomination would be decided by the more than 2,200 delegates...
  • Clinton Issues Post-Primary Schedule (Yes, Post-Primary Schedule)

    05/29/2008 3:52:28 PM PDT · by The_Republican · 18 replies · 90+ views ^ | May 29th, 2008 | Eloise Harper
    ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: The press traveling with Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign received an email Thursday afternoon informing reporters they could sign up for travel through June 6 on the campaign website. Given the speculation surrounding plausible outcomes from this Saturday's DNC Meeting and the final Democratic primaries on June 3, many confused looks passed between reporters on the back of the press bus. When asked for comment, Clinton spokesman Jay Carson looked past Tuesday's primaries to the general election. "There are a lot of places for us to go between June 4 and November," Carson said.
  • Pelosi won't allow convention fight

    05/28/2008 9:07:53 PM PDT · by SmithL · 63 replies · 188+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/28/8 | Carla Marinucci
    San Francisco -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will step in if necessary to make sure the presidential nomination fight between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama does not reach the Democratic national convention - though she believes it could be resolved as early as next week. Pelosi predicted Wednesday that a presidential nominee will emerge in the week after the final Democratic primaries on June 3, but she said "I will step in" if there is no resolution by late June regarding the seating of delegates from Florida and Michigan, the two states that defied party rules by...
  • Democratic Donor Gets Money Back Due To [Florida]Primary Dilemma

    03/28/2008 6:55:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 681+ views
    NBC 6 TV ^ | March 28, 2008
    MIAMI -- A donor to the Democratic Party asked for a rebate out of frustration over the party's Florida delegate dilemma -- and he got it. Federal records show that Paul Cejas has given six-figure sums to the Democratic National Committee for years, NBC 6's Nick Bogert reported. Cejas asked for his last donation back. He said he was angry with the party, particularly party Chair Howard Dean, over the failure to resolve Florida's delegate dilemma. "Frankly, he's dropped the ball, and I told him, 'You're going to go down in history as the worst chairman of the Democratic Party...
  • When Travel Is Experience [Michael Reagan - Spot On!]

    03/28/2008 9:25:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,370+ views
    Townhall ^ | March 27, 2008 | Michael Reagan
    I'm indebted to Hillary Clinton for the revelation that my global wanderings when my dad was president qualify me to run for the presidency myself. Mrs. Clinton has been insisting that her global junkets as first lady, and her meetings with foreign leaders, qualify her to be president of these United States. I never thought of it that way, but if she is correct then I am eminently qualified to follow my father's footsteps and take up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., not merely as a member of the president's family, but as president in my own right. Hillary, who...
  • Obama for President? Be serious. (Oldie, but a Goodie)

    03/25/2008 12:33:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 921+ views
    Political Gateway ^ | January 17, 2007 | Andy Martin
    In the 1960's I had a lady friend who loved Robert Redford. So, naturally, I got dragged to all of Redford's movies. I saw "The Candidate" several times. In that film, Mr. McKay (Redford), a "community organizer" like Barack Obama, hatches a slogan, "McKay, The Better Way" to run for office. Ironically, Barack "Barry" Obama has now chosen "The Better Way" as his mantra through February 10th. Well. Obama's slogan has about as much substance as the celluloid version popularized by Robert Redford. Obama is entirely a creation of wealthy contributors and powerful, liberal media interests. So what he does...
  • The Case for an Obama-Clinton Ticket

    03/24/2008 4:47:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,027+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | March 24, 2008 | Steve Kornacki
    Maybe, just maybe, it’s now worth at least asking whether Hillary Clinton might wind up as the Democratic candidate for vice president. When the chatter about a Democratic “dream ticket” began last year, it was easy to dismiss. Either Clinton or Obama would win a clear victory in the primaries and, after what inevitably would be a contentious campaign, each would want as little to do with the other as possible. Clinton, if she emerged victorious, would instead choose some kind of national security graybeard to her political right, a retired general perhaps, or maybe even a Republican. Likewise, Obama...
  • Obama's brilliant bad speech (The LA Times!)

    03/24/2008 1:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,703+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 24, 2008 | Gregory Rodriguez
    In some ways, Barack Obama's speech on race last week was as brilliant as it was nuanced. But for all its rhetorical beauty, it was also an enormous step backward and, in the end, a rather self-serving call for more discussion about racial grievance in a country that has already done way too much talking. Until last week, so much of Obama's appeal lay in the fact that he was not asking us to talk about the racial divide. Instead, he offered himself as a living and breathing symbol of racial reconciliation; his very origins pointed to the goal of...
  • Deepening Democratic Dilemma [Robert Novak]

    03/24/2008 2:33:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,684+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 24, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Barack Obama's speech last week, hastily prepared to extinguish the firestorm over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, won critical praise for style and substance but failed politically. By elevating the question of race in America, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate has deepened the dilemma created by his campaign's success against the party establishment's anointed choice, Hillary Clinton. In rejecting the racist views of his longtime spiritual mentor but not disowning him, Obama has unwittingly enhanced his image as the African-American candidate -- not just a remarkable candidate who happens to be black. That poses a racial dilemma for...
  • A Disaster Brewing For The Democrats? (DNC Convention in Denver)

    03/21/2008 9:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies · 3,334+ views
    Transterrestrial Musings ^ | March 21, 2008 | John Kavanagh
    In Denver. Denver is not equipped to handle any convention scenario other than a coronation, and certainly not the most (potentially) contentious national convention in 40 years. It is important to point out that the state of Colorado, and the city of Denver, is currently nearly completely controlled by Democrats at every level of government. This puts these locals in a box, politically and from a law enforcement standpoint. This sets up a scenario similar to Seattle 1999 WTO debacle. I happened to be living in downtown Seattle during that awful experience, and what stands out is that the city...