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  • Bruce Ray Riggs; Florida 5th district

    04/20/2012 7:53:40 PM PDT · by know-the-law · 5 replies
    dirtyunclesam ^ | bruce ray riggs
    The powers of government were never given the jurisdiction to do the things they are doing today. Many laws, taxes, restrictions and government powers come from this post-constructional (89 years later) jurisdiction. Abortion, Roe V. Wade, prayer in school, gun control are all fruits of the tree of this unlawful and unconstitutional jurisdiction. I will demonstrate, with facts and freely available documents, how this unconstitutional jurisdiction came to be and how to fix it. - Bruce Ray Riggs
  • Chris Reilly with a slight lead over Scott Perry in the Republican race to replace Todd Platts

    04/18/2012 5:30:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Penn Live ^ | April 13, 2012 | David Wenner
    York County Commissioner Chris Reilly has a slight lead over state Rep. Scott Perry in the Republican race to replace Todd Platts representing the 4th U.S. Congressional District, according to a poll commissioned by The York Dispatch newspaper. However, the poll of 400 registered voters found that 57 percent of the voters are still undecided. There are seven Republicans in the race for the seat, which covers the West Shore of Cumberland County, part of Harrisburg and all of York and Adams counties. In the poll, Reilly was favored by 17.8 percent of voters while Perry was favored by 12.6...
  • Mark Meadows for Congress in NC-11

    04/17/2012 4:39:58 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Earlier this year, Heath Schuler decided that masquerading as a conservative Democrat in the era of Obama and Pelosi had become too cumbersome, and summarily announced his retirement. This western North Carolina district has become even more Republican after redistricting, providing us with an easy pickup opportunity. This is the sort of seat that we can easily fill with a conservative without having to battle an incumbent Republican. Our choice is Mark Meadows. A strong comprehensive conservative, Mark was described to us by someone who knows this race as “tea party inside the Republican Party years before the tea party...
  • On Politics: Elections officials vote to allow fake Dems on recall ballots

    04/17/2012 9:04:05 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 22 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:16 am | MARY SPICUZZA
    The state elections board voted Tuesday morning to allow six Republicans to run as Democrats in upcoming recall elections against Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican senators. The Government Accountability Board said that the six candidates could not be blocked from running under Wisconsin law. The vote followed a board staff recommendation in a memo Monday that elections officials did not have the legal authority to keep the six fake Democrats, or "protest candidates," from the ballot. The Republican Party of Wisconsin recruited six candidates — Gladys Huber, Isaac Weix, Gary Ellerman, Tamra Lyn Varebrook, James...
  • Tea party rallies faithful to get involved with 2012 election

    04/16/2012 11:17:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The West Central Tribune ^ | April 17, 2012 | Carolyn Lange
    WILLMAR — Starting with an opening prayer that called President Obama the “liar in chief,” the fourth annual Kandiyohi County tea party rally Monday night in Willmar featured a lengthy line-up of fire-brand speakers that encouraged participants to get involved with the 2012 election to oust Obama and Minnesota Democrats. If that happens there will be “happy days again in Minnesota and it’ll be because of tea parties like this,” said Tom Emmer, the GOP candidate who was defeated by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2010. Emmer said if he was now the Governor in the Republican-controlled House and Senate, Minnesota...
  • Women for Walker

    04/15/2012 9:31:56 AM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/2012 | FB
    Just a Facebook page started to give conservative women an opportunity to express their support for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
  • Palin's Privilege

    04/14/2012 4:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on the Today show last week, and she did very well. It was an enjoyable show, and she handled the occasional barbs against her with class. But don't mention that in mixed company (liberals and conservatives), or anywhere online. Palin's appearance on Today was met with an avalanche of criticism from the left. Websites like Democratic Underground and Huffington Post stewed in their hatred for Gov. Palin. Lefty mocker Jon Stewart ridiculed her. Former Today host Bryant Gumbel even said he was "embarrassed by Palin's appearance on the show," and he complained that she...
  • Congressman Fred Upton says he's not a career politician; Jack Hoogendyk gets endorsements

    04/14/2012 3:17:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | April 10, 2012 | Fritz Klug
    Upton was on The Rocker Morning Show on WRKR-FM 107.7 today, and amid jesting with the hosts, talked about what's coming up in Washington D.C. for him and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, which he chairs. At the end of the interview, co-host Mike McKelly told Upton, “I don’t consider you a career politician.” Upton responded, "I'm not." Upton, 58, served his first year in Congress in 1987 and has been in office for 25 years. Before that, he worked on the staff for U.S. Rep. David Stockman from 1976 to 1980 and was in the Office of...
  • Palin Responds To Fox News Chief Saying She Had ‘No Chance’ Of Becoming President

    04/13/2012 6:17:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 13, 2012 | David Taintor
    Sarah Palin, in an interview with Breitbart News, responded to Fox News chief Roger Ailes’ remark that she “had no chance” of becoming president. Palin called the Fox executive’s comment “interesting.” She continued: I haven’t heard all of his remarks, but I wonder if he is aware that the same thing was said about me when I ran for city council, mayor, and eventually governor. No doubt many people who are told they can’t do something will work that much harder, and they succeed. Maybe you guys should send him a copy of Steve Bannon’s The Undefeated. The theme of...
  • Palin: Rosen's comments have awoken a lot of mamma grizzlies

    04/13/2012 5:23:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 13, 2012 | Whitney Ksiazek
    Sarah Pain on Fox News Channel about Democratic strategist and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen's criticism about Ann Romney being a stay at home mother.: Look at what is going on today with Hilary Rosen. She, who has the ear of the president, who is advising the Democrat Party and making such disrespectful comments about a woman who has made a very honorable choice to stay home and do the toughest job, the most important job there is, and that's raising good kids. The comments Hilary made Thursday has awoken a lot of MAMMA grizzly women across the nation. I have...
  • Poll: Menendez challenger 9 points behind

    04/12/2012 7:20:49 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 12, 2012 | Josh Lederman
    Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)'s lead over his likely Republican opponent has narrowed to 9 points, a new poll showed. Menendez takes 44 percent to 35 for state Sen. Joe Kyrillos (R) in a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. Eight in 10 New Jersey voters don't know enough about Kyrillos to form an opinion, but 35 percent have a favorable opinion. Menendez's approval, meanwhile, climbed from 42 percent in October to 45 in April — within the margin of error. A Rutgers-Eagleton poll released in February had Menendez up 22 points on Kyrillos, but pollsters in the state have been anticipating...
  • Love Letter to Joe Biden (She's serious!)

    04/12/2012 5:17:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Boston University Quad ^ | April 12, 2012 | Annie White
    The Republican presidential primary is now stretching into its fourth month, and I am not ashamed to say that I have had about enough pandering and word-mincing to last me a lifetime. With the Rick Santorum adventure drawing its final rasping breaths and seven months of a national campaign looming, I sometimes wish I could close my eyes and open them to a world free of politics and politicians. So, as a little political therapy, if you will, I present Vice President Joe Biden. Whom I love. The idea of dropping Amtrak Joe from the re-election ticket in favor of...
  • GOP Acceptance Speech Appropriate More Today

    04/11/2012 11:02:43 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 2 replies
    The menacing tendency of the present day is not chargeable wholly to the unsettled and fevered conditions caused by the war. The manifest weakness in popular government lies in the temptation to appeal to grouped citizenship for political advantage. There is no greater peril. The Constitution contemplates no class and recognizes no group. It broadly includes all the people, with specific recognition for none, and the highest consecration we can make today is a committal of the Republican Party to that saving constitutionalism which contemplates all America as one people, and holds just government free from influence on the one...
  • Moran Challenger Allowed on Ballot, in Reversal

    04/10/2012 6:47:25 AM PDT · by muawiyah · 1 replies
    Mount Vernon Patch ^ | april 9, 2012 | rachel leonard
    The Virginia State Board of Elections announced Monday evening it would allow a Democratic primary challenger to U.S. Rep. Jim Moran on the ballot after initially disqualifying him.
  • Why Jewish Voters Might Like Mitt Romney: His Religion

    04/08/2012 9:51:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2012 | Michael Medved
    Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, so often described as an impediment to his political prospects, might work to his advantage with one crucial segment of the electorate: Jewish voters. The very fact that his Mormonism makes him less popular among evangelical Christians almost certainly makes him more popular among American Jews. Academic analysis of the intersection of religion and politics suggests that Jews maintain a distinctly—and surprisingly—favorable view of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ When comparing these figures with the exit polls from major primaries, Romney fares much better among Republican Jews than he does among any...
  • Tennessee GOP poised to leave Democrats powerless in Legislature

    04/08/2012 7:18:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 4/8/12 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Passage of the qualifying deadline for legislative candidates last week leaves Republicans well-positioned to achieving their goal of making Democrats politically irrelevant in the 108th General Assembly that convenes next year. In part, that's because 11 incumbent Democrats — seven representatives and four senators — are voluntarily not seeking re-election. At least four more incumbent Democrats — three representatives and one senator — are certain to be ousted later because of Republican-controlled redistricting leaves incumbents running against one another in the same district. In part, the GOP advantage also rests with money. Financial disclosures filed earlier this year...
  • Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll Finds Majorities of Americans Think Country Divided by Race

    04/07/2012 1:54:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 7, 2012 | Douglas Schoen, Democratic Pollster
    A new Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll finds that America is facing a deepening level of racial division and polarization. Majorities of both whites (72%) and blacks (89%) believe the country is divided by race, the Poll finds. But twice as many blacks (40%) as whites (20%) say it is very divided. And just 19 percent of whites say that racism is a big problem in America, vs. 60 percent of blacks. Meanwhile, the killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin has further polarized America along racial lines, the Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll finds. In the survey, whites are divided over whether they think...
  • Sen. Dick Durbin Sets Racial Profiling Hearing

    04/05/2012 2:50:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2012 | Humberto Sanchez
    As the nation focuses on the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) announced today that he will hold a hearing on racial profiling in America. A Durbin spokesman said that the hearing “has been in the works for a number of weeks prior to” Martin’s death, but he expects the case to be discussed during the hearing, which is scheduled for April 17. Durbin chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. “I think it is certainly expected that it will come up,” the spokesman said, adding that the...
  • Heather Wilson Has GOP Confident in New Mexico

    04/05/2012 12:56:57 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 5, 2012 | Kyle Trygstad
    New Mexico insiders from both parties describe Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, as a tough and disciplined campaigner, a strong fundraiser and someone whose broad support, including among Hispanics, is in the mold of former Sen. Pete Domenici (R). There’s also no better wingman in the state than Gov. Susana Martinez, a likely surrogate whom Wilson has known for about 20 years. “I think New Mexico is always going to be a swing state on races like this,” said Jay McCleskey, a GOP media strategist in the state and former regional political director at the Republican National Committee. “But...
  • Sen. Lugar’s GOP foe slams energy group affiliations

    04/05/2012 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 5, 2012 | Ben Geman
    Richard Mourdock, who is Sen. Richard Lugar’s (R-Ind.) Tea Party-backed GOP primary foe, is calling on the incumbent to renounce his affiliation with two groups that support legislation to cap greenhouse gas emissions. Mourdock, the state treasurer, wants Lugar to resign from his advisory positions with the Alliance to Save Energy and the Brookings Institution’s Energy Security Initiative. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Alliance to Save Energy, which advocates for energy efficiency, backed legislation the House approved in 2009 that included a cap-and-trade system and several green energy and efficiency provisions. The group also supported Senate efforts to pass climate legislation that collapsed...
  • Illinois’ Timothy Johnson to Retire

    04/05/2012 9:54:06 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 4, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    Local Republican officials in the 13th district will now select a new nominee to replace Johnson, who was first elected to the House in 2000. A senior Illinois GOP operative immediately pushed Rodney Davis, the former Illinois Republican Party executive director, as a potential successor to Johnson. The source also suggested Davis would have the support of his former boss, Rep. John Shimkus (R). Shimkus currently represents much of the redrawn 13th district but is seeking re-election in a nearby safe Republican district. State Reps. Chapin Rose and Adam Brown as well as state Sen. Sam McCann are also considered...
  • RINO List out on Kindle! (WITH NOTE TO FREEPERS!)

    04/05/2012 5:28:29 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 18 replies ^ | April 5, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    Late last night, the Kindle version of this year's RINO List went live! For $9.97, you can have the ebook sent to your Amazon Kindle immediately. Get the list, and vote the bums out! Many thanks to Amazon for their very simplified user interface and thorough support. If you haven't yet checked out the RINO List 2012, the physical copy or the Kindle version are available now. Get'em before the Convention so you can tell your friends which bums to vote out!
  • Saw DeMint in Rock Hill, SC today

    04/04/2012 7:43:21 PM PDT · by nakutny · 19 replies
    Jim DeMint came to Rock Hill today to answer questions and lay it on the line.
  • Why the Trayvon Martin Circus Could Derail Obama's Re-election (Fawning sycophantcy alert)

    04/04/2012 3:19:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Huffington Post | April 4, 2012 | James Marshall Crotty.
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  • Why in the World Would John McCain Tell Mitt Romney to Pick Sarah Palin for His Running Mate?

    04/04/2012 2:36:00 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 18 replies ^ | 4-4-12 | Erin Gloria Ryan
    Today, Arizona Senator John McCain told CBS This Morning that it's time for Rick Santourm to drop out of the race for the GOP Presidential nomination so Mitt Romney can get to focusing on the important stuff — like picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. Since John McCain probably hasn't forgotten about that one time he was running for President and picked Sarah Palin for his running mate and her abject stupidity kind of sank his Presidential campaign, there has to be some reasonable explanation as to why he'd encourage the Republican candidate for President to do the political...
  • Mitt Romney Wins Gene Simmons' Vote [Regrets Voting For Obama]

    04/04/2012 2:15:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    billboard | 4/3/12
    Back in 2008, KISS bassist/demon Gene Simmons cast his vote for Barack Obama in the presidential election. This time, the rocker has had a change of heart, telling FOX News' "Fox and Friends" that he's a Mitt Romney man. "Hindsight is 20/20," he said. "I have some real issues with the economy and how it's being done. America should be in business and it should be run by a businessman."
  • Palin rises to early hour

    04/04/2012 1:53:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    ... if Palin is shopping around for a new job, and not treasuring some wild hope of rising like a phoenix at this year's Republican convention, a morning show like "Today" would not be a bad choice. Whatever personal teeth-gritting it required - Lauer did not look pleased when, after her initial appearance, Palin was installed in his dressing room - the "Today" team seemed to have a humanizing effect on the former governor.
  • The disenfranchised GOP voters of Wisconsin

    04/03/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT · by JudgeNap · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 4.3.12 | Sean Scallon
    Don’t be surprised if the county-by-county map of today’s Republican primary for President looks exactly like the one for the GOP primary for governor two years ago. Mark Neumann, who is also running for the U.S. Senate this year, won 42 of the state’s 72 counties. Just judging by visual appearances, Neumann did quite well. But of course, those maps only mean something if deer and trees could vote. Since they don’t, the only thing that matters is votes of real people. And in the Republican Party, most of those persons live in southeastern Wisconsin, specifically the three-counties of Waukesha,...
  • How Bad Is It for Obama That Oprah Won't Campaign for Him?

    04/02/2012 9:49:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 2, 2012 | David A. Graham
    If patterns from 2008 are any indication, the media mogul's absence from the stump could make the president's reelection a little bit harder. Back in the heady days of May 2007, when Oprah Winfrey endorsed Barack Obama, the future looked bright for both of them. Five years later, they've both gotten somewhat bogged down. Obama, of course, won the presidency, but inherited a nation in the throes of recession. While the economy is back on course, he still faces a tough road in his quest for reeelection. And he'll be down one major asset: Oprah herself. That's because Winfrey's gotten...
  • By Even Academic Standards, David Dewhurst is “centrist”

    04/02/2012 6:23:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | April 2, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    In the race for U.S. Senate in Texas, the conservative candidate clearly is Ted Cruz. His record of fighting for conservative ideals is clear, as I have noted before. Senator DeMint has endorsed him, as has Senator Mike Lee, the Club for Growth and a number of other important conservative voices. But the establishment and conventional wisdom remains behind Lt. Gov Dewhurst as the favorite – despite the fact he has shown relatively poor polling, mediocre fundraising and is relying on his personal wealth to try to persuade Texans he is actually conservative. But the truth is hard to hide....
  • North Dakota: Republicans Endorse Brian Kalk for Open House Seat

    04/02/2012 5:32:56 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    Roll Call ^ | April 2, 2012 | Shira Toeplitz
    Republicans rallied behind Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk at their annual convention over the weekend, giving him their endorsement in the race for the open, at-large House seat. After three rounds of ballots, Kalk obtained more than a majority of delegates — 929 votes — to win his party’s official support over a crowded field. Republican hopefuls traditionally abide by the GOP convention’s endorsement. This weekend, almost every other GOP House contender dropped out of the race prior to Kalk’s acceptance speech, including state Rep. Bette Grande, state Rep. Kim Koppelman, former Commerce Commissioner Shane Goettle and businessman DuWayne Hendrickson....
  • Ann Coulter’s “novelty candidate” swipe at Sarah Palin

    04/02/2012 4:27:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Michelle Malkin's Website ^ | April 2, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Mitt Romney supporter Ann Coulter appeared on the ABC News Sunday show, “This Week,” hosted by former Clintonite George Stephanopoulos. Asked about Romney’s potential vice presidential picks, she said this (while seated at a table with former green jobs czar Van Jones, who served under the Biggest Novelty Candidate of Them All, Barack Obama): Ann Coulter: “You can’t have a novelty candidate, I think. That would ring too much like Sarah Palin. I agree with George Will that it be good to have little tea party excitement, and the odds-on favorite, I mean, certainly the betting is on Marco Rubio,...
  • Why all the Romney in his own words, pro-abortion Youtubes?

    04/02/2012 12:11:47 PM PDT · by stpio · 17 replies
    Good Lord, how can Republicans be so blind? Romney changes his stand on life, four times in counting, depending on the electorate. Besides his own words in more than one Youtube supporting abortion, you hear Romney sharing his mother fought for abortion! Abortion is in Romneycare, the man is for abortion, run from him to save your soul. You cannot support someone who has legislated abortion, it is a sin on your soul now. Repent and confess to God this sin and if you voted for Romney in the past. Let us stop, take a moment, please say an "Our...
  • Joe Biden: I wouldn't want 'a real job'

    04/01/2012 11:39:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 1, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Vice President Joe Biden, long known for making embarrassing verbal gaffes, echoed the cynical criticism many people levy against career politicians, stating he had stayed in the Senate for 36 years because he didn’t want to get “a real job.” Biden was speaking to a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, when he turned to praise the work of Richard M. Daley, the city’s former mayor of over 20 years. “I never had an interest in being a mayor, ’cause that’s a real job. You have to produce,” Biden said, according to a White House pool report. “That’s why I...
  • Governor Sarah Palin: God, Guns, the Constitution – Still Clinging

    03/29/2012 11:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 28, 2012 | Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK)
    I found a great book that would be a neat Easter basket addition for grown-up revelers who enjoy reading as much as eating those solid chocolate bunnies and Peeps we’ll thieve from the kids’ baskets on April 8. Todd Starnes boldly wrote “Dispatches From Bitter America: A Gun Toting, Chicken Eating, Son of a Baptist’s Culture War Stories,” and it couldn’t be more timely. It’s especially relevant because Todd lays out in detail the Obama Administration’s war on religious liberty. In addition to covering the state of the union in general, Todd writes about how the government is turning traditional...
  • If only Sarah Palin had run ...

    03/29/2012 11:19:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2012 | Dr. Timothy Stanley, Oxford University
    The Republican presidential primary hasn't exactly overflowed with talent. In December, it was a roll call of the undesirable Right: Romney, Santorum, Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Huntsman and Bachmann -- a list so long and bizarre that Count Dracula could have slipped in on the end and no one would have noticed. Except, as the citizens of Chicago will tell you, the dead always vote Democrat. Now, we're down to a final three, discounting Ron Paul, who, I'm guessing, is only staying in the race to collect air miles. Although the talent pool has shrunk, it has gotten no deeper. As...
  • Jeff Flake, Wil Cardon line up big business donors in race to replace Jon Kyl

    03/29/2012 4:00:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Phoenix Business Journal ^ | March 19, 2012 | Mike Sunnucks
    Some big names in Phoenix business are offering financial support to both U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake and Mesa philanthropist and businessman Wil Cardon in the Republican race to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl. Click the image to the right to see high-profile Phoenix business donors backing Flake and Cardon. Cardon just launched his first television ad in the race, in which Flake is the favorite in the primary and general election. Cardon has close to $1.3 million of his own money into the GOP race. Flake has raised $3 million, according to the Federal Election Commission. Flake has financial...
  • Georgia Representative Lee Anderson: Political Smoke and Mirrors? You Decide

    03/28/2012 9:44:39 PM PDT · by Billlknowles · 2 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 3/27/2012 | Bill Knowles
    In the Republican Primary for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District Lee Anderson has demonstrated he is very different from his three Republican opponents Rick W. Allen, Wright McLeod, and Maria Sheffield. And not in a good way. Lee Anderson has, in effect, made the primary a three person race for conservatives based on four instances where he demonstrated a negative approach to the campaign which disqualifies him from serious consideration. 1: Walking Away from Ethics Lee Anderson attended the press conference held by the Ethics Alliance, made up of various organizations concerned about the state of ethics under the Gold Dome,...
  • So Long Landline? Senate Bill Could Cut the Cord

    03/28/2012 4:03:14 PM PDT · by jonascord · 30 replies
    Fox Channel 8, Cleveland ^ | 9:10 pm, March 26, 2012 | Emily Valdez
    Landline telephones could soon be a thing of the past in parts of Ohio if a senate bill passes. “I would not like it too much. I think landlines are important and I have to make a lot of long distance calls,” said Jerry Viola. Snip...
  • Shocker: One of CA’s most promising young Republicans abandons GOP...

    03/28/2012 1:37:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 3/28/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Shocker: One of CA’s most promising young Republicans abandons GOP in midst of heated SD mayoral raceCalifornia State Assemblyman and San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher, seen as one of the California Republican Party’s most promising future possibilities for statewide office, announced today he’s abandoning the GOP and “partisan politics” to become an independent. The defection of Fletcher, who served in the Marine Corps for more than a decade and is an Iraq war veteran as well as a spouse of a prominent GOP activist — Mindy Tucker Fletcher, the former campaign spokeswoman for George W. Bush — is an...
  • Tehama GOP rescinds invite to CRP chair Tom Del Beccaro

    03/27/2012 9:52:26 PM PDT · by SmithL
    Halfway to Concord ^ | 3/27/12 | Bill Gram-Reefer
    The Tehama County GOP announced it has disinvited California Republican Party Chairperson Tom Del Beccarro from speaking at its May Lincoln-reagan Dinner. Apparently the Tehama GOP does not appreciate the CRP Chair’s hamfisted disregard for party bylaws and the state party’s controversial endorsement process that picks favorites before the California Primary. Not like we’ve never heard these complaints before. And brushing off bylaws concerning endorsements is just the tip of the iceberg.CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro,After serious discussion of the endorsement actions taken by the California Republican Party Board of Directors during their March 11th meeting, the Tehama County Republican...
  • Folsom Assembly candidate's pledge could mean backing rival

    03/26/2012 6:44:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/26/12 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Assembly hopeful Andy Pugno kicked off his campaign today with a pledge that could leave him backing his rival over his own candidacy in November. The Folsom Republican is challenging Assemblywoman Beth Gaines, R-Rocklin, in the 6th Assembly District. Under the state's new top-two primary rules, voters could send both Republicans to the general election. But voters in the safe GOP district might be spared a second round of a same-party slug fest if that happens. Pugno said today that he would support whichever Republican gets the most votes in the June 5 primary -- even if he secures...
  • Karen Finney and MSNBC Slander Conservatives with Martin Killing

    03/26/2012 10:02:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 18+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | March 25, 2012 | John Sexton
    Former DNC spokesperson Karen Finney has been leading the effort at MSNBC to turn the Trayvon Martin shooting into a political story implicating conservatives. It began with her smear of Rush Limbaugh and GOP presidential candidates while filling in as host of the Martin Bashir show: "So, when Newt Gingrich, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that, quote, "really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash, unless it's illegal," or Rick Santorum says, "I don't want to...
  • 5 Republicans, 1 Dem seek to oust US Rep. Kissell

    03/25/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 1+ views
    The Salisbury Post ^ | March 22, 2012
    Four years after being elected to Congress in the same year that Barack Obama won North Carolina, Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell faces a tough re-election contest in a district that has been redrawn to favor Republicans. Kissell must first fend off a May 8 primary challenge from a fellow Democrat, Lumberton lawyer Marcus Williams. If Kissell prevails, he will compete against the winner of a five-candidate GOP primary in the sprawling 8th District, which extends across parts of 12 counties. Running on the GOP side are state Rep. Fred Steen II, a two-term legislator and small business owner from...
  • Kennedy Helped Shape Romney’s Career, and Still Haunts It

    03/24/2012 6:06:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 24, 2012 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    When Gov. Mitt Romney signed legislation in April 2006 requiring most Massachusetts residents to have health coverage, Senator Edward M. Kennedy stood by his side, beaming like a proud father. They were onstage at historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, a setting that had a special resonance for the two. Twelve years earlier, they shared that stage as opponents in a bitter Senate race. Back then, Mr. Romney accused Mr. Kennedy of waging “untrue, unfair and sleazy” personal attacks. Now, the Republican governor was introducing the liberal Democratic senator as “my collaborator and friend.” Mr. Romney’s complicated relationship with Mr. Kennedy,...
  • Ex-Newsweek's Wolffe Warns of 'Ugliness' Toward Obama from GOP Crowds, 'Same Thing' as '08 Campaign

    03/24/2012 2:07:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 24, 2012 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Friday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, host Ed Schultz and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe - formerly of Newsweek - drew attention to a woman at a shooting range who recently encouraged Rick Santorum to "pretend it's Obama" while the GOP presidential candidate was firing at a target. After Schultz noted that Santorum criticized the comment when it was brought to his attention, Wolffe warned viewers: (VIDEO AT LINK) Well, think what happened towards the end of the McCain campaign in 2008, the kind of comments that were coming out of the crowds then, we're going to see the...
  • Louisiana shows Rick’s hopelessness

    03/24/2012 12:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2012 | Don Surber
    Republicans hold their presidential primary in Louisiana today. Rick Santorum leads all the polls by double digits. If as expected, he wins, Santorum will need to win 39 of the 46 delegate races — 85% — just to offset Mitt Romney’s 42-10 shellacking of Rick in the delegate count in Tuesday’s primary in Illinois. If through some miracle Rick Santorum took all 46 delegates in this proportional primary — an improbability — he would still not break even in the delegate race because Romney picked up 20 delegates in Sunday’s winner-take-all primary in Puerto Rico. And even if he breaks...
  • Bernie Goldberg: Time to Go, Rick

    03/23/2012 10:12:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 3+ views ^ | March 23, 2012 | Bernard Goldberg
    It’s time for Rick Santorum to go. He’s getting more whiny than usual and it’s getting tiresome. Like Newt Gingrich, he’s not going to win the nomination, and I suspect he knows it. But I get the impression that he doesn’t really care who wins in November – unless it’s him. Where did I get an idea like that? From Rick Santorum himself. On the campaign trail in San Antonio, he said: “You win by giving people a choice,” You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, not someone who’s just going to...
  • What the 2012 election boils down to.

    03/23/2012 9:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | March 23, 2012 | Mark Vogl
    Unlike every other election where people like Sean Hannity call it "the most important election" each and every time, this election does have some serious importance, especially if the Supreme Court rules against the states and the Constitution and finds for Obama Care. Should that happen, this election will be the last chance to reverse course before we enter the Euro - socialist world and destroy the foundations ofthe United States of America. So this election is kinda important. How do the candidates stack up? Who can you support as a conservative and why? Sarah Palin is my choice, and...
  • I Don’t Want to Date a Republican!

    03/23/2012 7:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles ^ | March 23, 2012 | Tamara Shayne Kagel
    As a lifelong Democrat, I never thought I would be in this place. I never thought I would have to confront this dreaded unforeseen fear - the terror that is for me, dating a Republican. I don’t even know very many Republicans. But it turns out, I’m not alone. Outside of Washington D.C., the entire country is pretty segregated when it comes to political parties. According to dating website, seven out of ten people are in a relationship with someone of the same political persuasion. I grew up knowing very few Republicans and the rare ones I did know got...