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  • Christie refuses to campaign for NY GOP’s gubernatorial candidate

    07/24/2014 6:17:21 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Wed Jul 23, 2014 - 5:08 pm EST | Dustin Siggins
    The chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is refusing to campaign for the GOP's nominee for New York governor. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is heading the GOP's gubernatorial efforts across the nation, was campaigning in Connecticut when reporters asked him whether he would campaign on behalf of Rob Astorino in his race against sitting New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. According to Christie, the answer is a nearly-unqualified no.
  • Many undocumented N. TX kids miss first immigration hearing (18 out 20 illegals no-shows)

    07/23/2014 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Fox DFW ^ | 7/23/14 | Natalie Solis
    President Obama has said most of the undocumented children in the U.S. from Central America will not be allowed to stay. The process of deciding which ones will stay and which ones will go is often decided in court, but Tuesday, 18 of 20 undocumented children failed to show up to their first immigration hearing in Dallas federal court. That’s an unusually high number that raises concerns that it could be a trend.
  • Barbour’s Mississippi Mud

    07/21/2014 2:30:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 21, 2014 | Quin Hillyer
    The Republican National Committee should censure the committeeman from Mississippi, Henry Barbour, and perhaps request (although not demand) his resignation from the RNC. Barbour’s apparent involvement with nakedly race-baiting ads and robocalls during the GOP senatorial primary runoff in his state, and his prevarications afterwards both in public and in e-mails to other committee members, merit an official public shaming. To be clear about exactly what in Barbour’s conduct does and doesn’t deserve a rebuke, and to take care of some housekeeping with regard to journalistic ethics, please forgive a bit of personal backstory.
  • Roberts Says Wolf “too Inexperienced for Debate”

    07/21/2014 9:00:38 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 July 2014 | John Semmens
    Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan) continued his refusal to debate challenger Dr. Milton Wolf prior to the upcoming August 5 primary election date on the grounds that “Wolf is not qualified to hold such a high office.” “I’ve been in this political racket for nearly 50 years,” the 78 year-old Roberts pointed out. “I didn’t just leap into the national arena as my first venture into joining the governing elite. I served on the staff of Senator Frank Carlson and Representative Keith Sebelius for over 12 years before I ran for Congress in 1980. Then I put in 16 years in...
  • BORDER BILL EMERGING AS MAJOR TEA PARTY VERSUS ESTABLISHMENT BOUT

    07/18/2014 4:19:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    A flurry of legislative activity to address the border crisis is emerging as a major showdown between Tea Partiers and establishment politicians. Conservatives want to take the fight directly to President Barack Obama, whose executive amnesty policies they say is the primary cause of the problem. Leading the charge on the right are Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Ted Cruz (R-TX), the wily Tea Party freshman. The political establishment, on the other hand, prefers a legislated fix to a 2008 anti-human trafficking law, which they cite as a key cause of the...
  • GOP LOST AT THE BORDER

    07/16/2014 7:29:14 PM PDT · by Bratch · 23 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 16, 2010 | Mike Flynn
    The central weakness of the Republican's political position in Washington has been on vivid display as the situation at the southern border has devolved into a complete crisis. As tens of thousands of foreign nationals overwhelm the border and render our sovereign boundary meaningless, Republicans in DC are tinkering with legislative fixes they say will address the situation. As if the crisis at the border is the result of some drafting error or a failure to enact some specific law relevant to this precise set of circumstances. It is a fool's errand. [...] Republicans in DC have chosen to...
  • Scorched Earth: Eric Cantor’s Staff, Supporters Drain Cash From Virginia GOP, Dave Brat

    06/26/2014 5:56:04 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 35 replies
    PJ tattler ^ | June 26th, 2014 | David Steinberg
    After the skin-crawling exploitation of black voters in Mississippi, the GOP’s current leadership wing gives a second demonstration, this time in Virginia, of just how committed they are to “a big tent,” or to the GOP’s vitality in general. The Senate majority matters, the House majority matters. But this party’s leadership is infested with the same disregard for Washington’s intended purpose as any Clintonian. Third parties fail. But what cost does remaining aligned with this generation of GOP leadership take from the cause of liberty and transparency? Recall, last week Eric Cantor said: “Of course I’ll vote for David Brat...
  • Why Mississippi matters to the GOP’s future

    07/15/2014 12:17:15 PM PDT · by Syncro · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/14/14 08:08 PM EDT | Sal Russo
    Why Mississippi matters to the GOP’s future By Sal Russo - 07/14/14 08:08 PM EDT If the recent Mississippi Senate primary was a GOP establishment bellwether, the Republican Party is in deep trouble. By resorting to a disingenuous and morally bankrupt campaign to win at all costs, the establishment exposed itself to be into politics only for the power. In order to grow the GOP and consistently win at the ballot box in November, Republicans need to start earning votes with conservative ideas, not government handouts. Since the Republicans’ dismal showing in the 2012 elections, party leaders have been working to...
  • Opponent ousts York County [PA] GOP chairman, vows Tea Party inclusion

    07/13/2014 3:39:08 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Matt Miller
    Immediately after he ousted the York County Republican Committee's incumbent chairman Saturday, Alex Shorb vowed to ensure that Tea Party supporters are heard in the party's political deliberations. Yet Shorb, a financial services firm owner from York, said he did not regard his election as chairman as some sort of conservative coup. "I don't see it as a tea party takeover at all," he said. "I'm not a tea party member." Shorb's election and the tandem victory of his running mate, Lower Windsor Township Committeewoman Allison Blew, who is the party's new vice chairwoman, followed a push by conservative opponents...
  • Man who accused Cochran campaign of vote-buying changes story

    07/11/2014 8:35:53 PM PDT · by Sister_T · 22 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | July 11, 2014 | GOPUSA Staff
    A Mississippi man who accused the Thad Cochran campaign of paying African-Americans to vote for the senator in his primary runoff last month is walking back his story. Stevie Fielder told California-based blogger Charles C. Johnson he was asked to buy votes for $15 a pop in the June 24 runoff between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. Now, he's saying he never paid anyone to vote, saying the conversations he claimed he had with Cochran campaign staffers Kirk Sims and Amanda Shook were "hypothetical" and the interview with Johnson was edited.
  • Howard Kurtz’s Questionable Credibility

    07/11/2014 8:45:48 AM PDT · by Bratch · 3 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | July 09 2014 | Steve Flesher
    Among the political cynics out there warning conservatives to run from the word “impeachment” where President Obama’s lawlessness is concerned, we find Howard Kurtz.Before delving into that though, let’s point out a few facts.  First, it is a FACT that President Obama and the administration has refused to enforce the laws on the books many times on illegal immigration.  It is a FACT that when states try to create their own legislation to take matters into their own hands, the administration spends more energy fighting them than they do securing our borders.  Immigration aside, it’s a FACT that Obama and the...
  • Chris McDaniel Confirms the Worst GOP Stereotypes [BARF]

    07/08/2014 5:57:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Stuart Stevens
    How an obscure Mississippi state senator became the poster boy for all that’s wrong with the right. There was a conservative NRA- and Right To Life-endorsed candidate in the Mississippi race, one who opposed Ronald Reagan’s 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants, as well as any similar efforts by President Bush and Obama. Unlike his opponent, he was a veteran who fought the Obama administration’s cuts to the military, including plans to reduce the Navy to a dangerously low level of ships. He had a history of reducing spending when he was chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He had co-sponsored anti-Obamacare...
  • A Senator Wins a Race He Mulled Not Running [Cochran, MS]

    07/02/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies
    NYT ^ | June 24, 2014 | By Ashley Parker
    JACKSON, Miss. — The question seemed to tug at Senator Thad Cochran throughout his bumpy re-election campaign in Mississippi: Why, after a long, distinguished career — 42 years in Congress, including six terms in the Senate — was he seeking a seventh term? By all accounts, Mr. Cochran had needed to be talked into running. He told one national publication that he had planned to retire, and another that the first thing he wanted to do after Election Day was take a nap. And while the snowy-haired, 76-year-old Republican tried to hush whispers that he was not quite as sharp...
  • FEC PROBES PRO-COCHRAN BARBOUR-RUN SUPER PAC

    07/02/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. The FEC “Request for Additional Information” says the PAC does not appear to have disclosed some of its spending in a timely manner. The FEC notes in the letter sent to treasurer Brian Perry that failure to “adequately respond” by Aug. 1 “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”...
  • Thad Cochran Press Call Descends into Madness After Question About ‘Harvesting Black Votes’

    07/02/2014 2:16:25 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 40 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 2, 2014 | Josh Felman
  • Ted Cruz Doesn’t Disavow SCF Call to Defund NRSC

    07/02/2014 7:35:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 1, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski
    A conservative outside group whose efforts Sen. Ted Cruz backed has called for defunding the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Cruz, an NRSC vice chairman and Texas Republican, has not rebuked the effort. This weekend, Senate Conservatives Fund launched a campaign calling on conservatives to pledge not to give any money to the NRSC in the aftermath of last week’s runoff in the Mississippi Senate race. As is typical, the NRSC backed Republican Sen. Thad Cochran, while the SCF and other outside groups backed his failed challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “The Senate Republican establishment betrayed the grassroots and recruited Democrats...
  • Holy Crap: Corruption in the Mississippi Senate race looks much worse than we thought

    06/30/2014 8:17:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 151 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 6-30-2014 | The Right Scoop
    According to the work of Charles C. Johnson and Joel S. Gilbert, what we thought was just a racist campaign to get people out to vote in the Cochran vs McDaniel Mississippi Senate race was the tip of the iceberg. It now appears to be a vote buying scandal right out of the office of Thad Cochran himself: Reverend Stevie Fielder, associate pastor at historic First Union Missionary Baptist Church and former official at Meridian’s redevelopment agency, says he delivered “hundreds or even thousands,” of blacks to the polls after being offered money and being assured by a Cochran campaign...
  • McCain says Obama weakened America, encourages donations to RNC

    06/30/2014 1:12:35 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 30 2015 | Washington Examiner
    Because “friends and foes” view President Barak Obama’s America as weak, people should donate to the Republican National Committee, says U.S. Sen. John McCain. McCain On Monday, the RNC sent out a mass email to supporters containing a letter from the Republican senator from Arizona, in which he blasted the president. “President Obama’s policies continue to cost millions of Americans jobs and access to health care,” McCain says in the email. “When the world needs American leadership, our President fails to lead. As a result, friends and foes alike are coming to see America as weak, unreliable and lacking credibility....
  • John McCain: Cochran's Tactics against Tea Party in MS Worth Emulating

    06/30/2014 11:22:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 105 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/30/14 | Awr Hawkins
    One week after traveling to Mississippi to do his utmost to help Senator Thad Cochran (R) beat Tea Party rival Chris McDaniel, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talked about the strengths he saw in Cochran's approach to campaigning. According to AZ Central, McCain dismissed criticism over the tactics the Republican Establishment used to get black Democrats to cross over and vote for Cochran. Said McCain, "There are some people complaining that African-American voters voted. [But] I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans." He described...
  • JOHNSON: An obituary for the Tea Party (Another one?)

    06/30/2014 8:45:09 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Drew Johnson
    The Tea Party, the popular political movement that grew from widespread public concern over the growth of government, died on Tuesday, June 24, in Mississippi. During its short life, the Tea Party grew from a passionate patchwork quilt of grass-roots efforts to become an important and effective political force capable of altering elections and influencing national, state and local policies. It died a fractured, ineffective confederacy of discordant coteries that bore little resemblance to its original incarnation. (snip) For a time, it appeared possible that the Tea Party would redefine, or perhaps even replace, the Republican Party. Until, that is,...
  • “Several” Republican senators reportedly uneasy with GOP’s tactics in Mississippi runoff

    06/30/2014 2:22:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 27, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that it’s not the tactics themselves that bother them as much as the attention those tactics are receiving from conservative voters. Says Red State’s Leon Wolf, “If any of these bastards want to avoid the fallout they should go on the record.”
  • Update From Mississippi [TPX]

    06/27/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Syncro · 67 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 27, 2014 | Taylor Budowich
             Update from Mississippi Patriots, I am sorry it has taken me so long to give you an update, but things in Mississippi have been fluid and there is a lot to dig through. What we know right now is nefarious campaign tactics, employed by incumbent Senator Thad Cochran's campaign, were undeniably responsible for Cochran's victory Tuesday night. This includes using race-baiting that encourages liberal Democrats to swing a Republican Primary election- but that's just the start of it. As our friend Chris McDaniel has said, "There is nothing they won't do to hold onto power." It's true....
  • Chris McDaniel Rushes to Review Ballots From Tuesday's Election [Massive fraud by Cochran camp.]

    06/27/2014 2:13:39 PM PDT · by Linda Frances · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/27/2014 | Matthew Boyles
    When asked how Perry could have succeeded in not switching the books—since he and other Democrats refused to cooperate with his request on the grounds that they believed it was illegal—McInnis replied that he worked with Sen. Cochran’s sister-in-law—the election commissioner in Hinds County—to get the job done. “Connie Cochran is the election commissioner,” McInnis said.
  • UH OH: Looks like Haley Barbour’s nephew was behind the racist Cochran ‘robo-calls’

    06/27/2014 10:51:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | June 27, 2014
    Or maybe we should call it the ‘Barbour machine’. According to NRO and the FEC, Haley Barbour’s nephew paid a couple of ‘get out the vote’ groups in Atlanta, via his SuperPAC, for ‘phone services’. These local groups are affiliated with a black pastor who is also a Democratic staffer and political strategist and it seems she may have been the key to getting out the black vote for Cochran: She is, from all appearances, something of a renaissance woman: She is not only the pastor of Atlanta’s Emmanuel Baptist Church but also a former president of the Atlanta school...
  • Scorched Earth: Eric Cantor’s Staff, Supporters Drain Cash From Virginia GOP, Dave Brat

    06/27/2014 9:00:24 AM PDT · by bigbob · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6-27-14 | David Steinberg
    After the skin-crawling exploitation of black voters in Mississippi, the GOP’s current leadership wing gives a second demonstration, this time in Virginia, of just how committed they are to “a big tent,” or to the GOP’s vitality in general. The Senate majority matters, the House majority matters. But this party’s leadership is infested with the same disregard for Washington’s intended purpose as any Clintonian. Third parties fail. But what cost does remaining aligned with this generation of GOP leadership take from the cause of liberty and transparency? Recall, last week Eric Cantor said: “Of course I’ll vote for David Brat...
  • Chris McDaniel: We've Found 1,000 Examples of Ineligible Voters in One County (News Hits Breitbart)

    06/26/2014 9:53:15 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/26/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Chris McDaniel, the Republican candidate in last Tuesday’s GOP primary that fell just shy of defeating long-time incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), reacted to the outcome. McDaniel laid out his Republican credentials and questioned why his state’s Republican Party had gone to such lengths to for Cochran. “It was shocking,” McDaniel said. “I’m a two-term state senator. I’ve been a Republican since I was 13-years old. I’ve paid my dues. I’ve gone door to door. I’ve given money. I considered these men and woman to be my friends and colleagues. But desperation and the quest for power pushed them somewhat...
  • John Fund: Remember Mississippi!

    06/27/2014 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 27, 2014 | John Fund
    How far did the establishment GOP forces backing Senator Thad Cochran go in Mississippi this week? Too far, and their tactics are likely to leave permanent scars in a civil war with Tea Party forces that are out of all proportion to the importance the establishment placed on saving one 76-year-old senator’s ability to please Washington’s K Street lobbying interests. “This is a win for the establishment, but it’s a win with an asterisk, because it’s so tainted that it might be one of those things where they’re going to be sorry they ever won the runoff in Mississippi,” Craig...
  • BREAKING! There May Be Enough Invalidated Votes to Overturn Cochran Victory

    06/26/2014 2:36:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 503 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/26/14 | Jim Hoft
    The Chris McDaniel campaign has identified multiple Mississippi counties in which enough improper ballots have been cast that a legal challenge to the outcome of the election is warranted.
  • The staggering price of crushing the Tea Party

    06/26/2014 6:40:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/26/2014 | By ALEXANDER BURNS
    National Republican leaders are toasting primary season as a smashing success over activist conservatives that has put the hard right on the ropes and given the Washington GOP the slate of candidates it wanted for 2014. Those victories, however, have come at a staggering cost — and Republicans are painfully aware of the price of putting down an intraparty insurrection. Establishment-aligned groups have already spent some $23 million on independent expenditures propping up favored House and Senate candidates in contentious primaries, according to a POLITICO review of Federal Election Commission records. By comparison, Republican nominees raised and spent that amount...
  • Chris McDaniel: I was “betrayed” by the GOP establishment

    06/25/2014 7:35:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 522 replies
    MOFO Politics ^ | 25 Jun 14 | MFP
    Chris McDaniel, onthe blatantly unethical and illegal tactics employed by Thad Cochran and Haley Barbour in the Mississippi GOP runoff Tuesday… “McDaniel: I am a two-term state senator, I have fought for this party my entire life, I’ve given money…I’ve done everything they’ve asked me to do– and last night, they pulled over 35,000 Democrats into a Republican primary to defeat me…we feel betrayed. … Hannity: Do you foresee any circumstance under which you would support this guy? Because I don’t think I could do it. McDaniel: I prayed about it last night…my core principle is gonna have a hard...
  • Sean Hannity: I would not support “despicable” Thad Cochran in the general election

    06/25/2014 4:20:27 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 78 replies
    The electoral shenanigans employed by the victorious Cochran campaign in the Mississippi Republican runoff were too much for even GOP establishment spokesman Sean Hannity– who urged listeners not to reward Thad Cochran’s “disgusting” tactics by voting for him in the general election…
  • Rand Paul on Mississippi: ‘I’m for more people voting’

    06/25/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25 at 2:34 PM | Paul Kane
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), a potential 2016 presidential contender, declined to support tea party critics of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's efforts to mobilize non-GOP voters to win the Republican nomination."I'm for more people voting, not less people voting," Paul told reporters Wednesday.Paul, an original tea party icon for his 2010 GOP primary win over the establishment, has worked assiduously the past year on broadening his party's appeal to minority voters, including negotiating with Democrats on efforts to rewrite the Voting Rights Act.Cochran's vote total grew by almost 40,000 votes from the initial June 3 primary to Tuesday's runoff against state...
  • DEACE: GOP Establishment Uses Democratic smear tactics to win Mississippi runoff

    06/25/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 52 replies
    It turns out the Republican Party can mobilize minority voters after all — by despicably playing the race card against its own base. In a kamikaze move that could’ve been sponsored by the Hemlock Society, a ruling class desperate for a Pyrrhic victory decided it was better to save fossilizing Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran than preserve whatever scintilla of party unity remains. It’s one thing to disagree with your base. It’s entirely another thing to use the most slanderous assaults on their character from their opponents for your own benefit. [.....] Numbers never lie. The GOP establishment mobilized Democrats to...
  • Defiant Chris McDaniel declines to concede in speech to supporters [plus C-Span Video]

    06/24/2014 10:53:20 PM PDT · by bd476 · 85 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2014 12:24 AM EDT | By ANNA PALMER
    Politico Defiant Chris McDaniel declines to concede in speech to supporters By ANNA PALMER | 6/25/14 12:24 AM EDT HATTIESBURG, MISS. — A defiant Chris McDaniel walked up to the podium at his election night headquarters here after the Republican runoff was called for his opponent Sen. Thad Cochran — and then he didn't concede. "We had a dream and the dream is still with us," said McDaniel to an increasingly vocal crowd, telling them that the fight is not over. "Today the conservative movement took a backseat to liberal Democrats in Mississippi." Cochran's strategy Tuesday was to expand...
  • How the GOP Establishment Won in Mississippi

    06/24/2014 10:54:42 PM PDT · by grandpa jones · 24 replies
    nukegingrich.com ^ | 6/25/14 | by nuke gingrich
    Perhaps it was an echo of Obama's 2009 declaration to the GOP, "I won," or Stalin's observation that, "It's not the people who vote that count, it's the people who count the votes." Tonight's runoff between Chris McDaniel and has left me a little discouraged, but more than just a little bit angry. I read a tweet from the NYT that history was made tonight when an elderly white Republican in Mississippi was bailed out by crossover votes from Black Democrats. Indeed, that is exactly what happenned. Cochran won by roughly 7,000 vote. Hinds county, which includes the capital city...
  • Don't give up the ship! We have not yet begun to fight!

    06/24/2014 8:54:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies
    Yes, FReepU GOPe, but surrender? NUTS! The battle rages on. Landslide in November and again in 2016! Repeal all of Obama's Marxist disasters! Take our country back!! Rebellion is brewing!!
  • Poll: Clinton Leads Jeb Bush By Double Digits In Iowa

    06/24/2014 10:27:53 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Talk Radio News Service ^ | 6/23/14 | Justin Duckham
    Bush trails by 13 points. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds a wide lead over former Florida Governor Jeb Bush in Iowa, according to a hypothetical 2016 Presidential poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Clinton holds 49 percent while Bush trails with 36 percent. Clinton leads all potential 2016 contenders, but holds the greatest margin over Bush. She leads 47-41 percent over Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), 46-40 percent over Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
  • No Ex-Im lifeline from Boehner

    06/24/2014 9:05:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2014 | Russell Berman
    Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday refused to offer a lifeline to the Export-Import Bank, sending another signal that Congress could allow the lending agency’s charter to expire at the end of September. Boehner has supported the bank in the past, but in response to questions from reporters, he distanced himself from that position and deferred instead to the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), an outspoken opponent of reauthorization. “Listen, I have a different job than I had then,” Boehner said following a private House GOP meeting. “My job is to work with our...
  • EXCLUSIVE - RON PAUL: ESTABLISHMENT "PANICKING" THAT MCDANIEL MAY BECOME US SENATOR

    06/23/2014 4:58:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Mathew Boyle
    BILOXI, Mississippi — Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), a 2012 presidential candidate and one of state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s big name endorsers over Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), told Breitbart News in a phone interview that he thinks the Washington, D.C., political establishment is “panicking” now that McDaniel may win his runoff on Tuesday.
  • A year of living negatively (Obama's favorite journalist - GOP-e must believe this stuff)

    06/23/2014 7:56:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2014 | E.J. Dionne Jr.
    "..........The survey also showed that Republican divisions are not the invention of right-wing talk-show hosts or bloggers. Republicans who support the tea party are well to the right of others in their party. As NBC’s First Read reported, 68 percent of tea party Republicans said that immigration hurts the United States, compared with only 47 percent of non-tea party Republicans and 42 percent of all Americans. And a PRRI/Brookings survey (with which I was involved) found that while 41 percent of tea party members favored identifying and deporting illegal immigrants, only 26 percent of non-tea party Republicans preferred this option....
  • Ex-Im Bank renewal in jeopardy

    06/22/2014 4:05:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    As part of his bid to become majority leader, McCarthy told his Republican colleagues in a closed-door meeting that he wouldn't overstep Hensarling on Ex-Im -- a major blow to the bank's future. The bank expires if the House doesn't produce a bill to reauthorize it, and Hensarling's committee has jurisdiction on the issue.Business groups fear the shake-up in House leadership will set back their efforts to renew authorization for the Export-Import bank. With Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) -- an Ex-Im critic during the 2012 battle -- jumping into the majority whip post, supporters of the bank say a divided...
  • 16 former elected GOP officials backing Warner [Virginia]

    06/20/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    The News Virginian ^ | June 17, 2014 | MARKUS SCHMIDT
    Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., announced Monday that 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials have endorsed his re-election bid, including 14 former state legislators as well as former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner and former Gov. Linwood Holton. (snip) The list of Republican Warner supporters includes former Delegates Vincent F. Callahan Jr. of McLean, a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Katherine Waddell of Richmond; L. Preston Bryant Jr. of Richmond, who served as secretary of Natural Resources in Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's Cabinet; Robert S. Bloxom Sr. of Mappsville, who served as secretary of Agriculture and Forestry under...
  • Let’s Deal With Reality and Pass Immigration Reform

    06/20/2014 10:01:00 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/19/14 | SHELDON G. ADELSON
    Radio show hosts and political pundits are suggesting that the primary election defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is the final nail in the coffin for passing immigration reform in this session of Congress. They surmise that other Republicans will be especially reluctant to tackle the issue for fear of losing political support. If we are led to believe that the results of a local election with 12 percent voter turnout in a single congressional district (one out of 435) with a mere 65,000 votes cast is all that it takes to disrupt a necessary and important national policy...
  • PALIN: GOP SUPPORT FOR AMNESTY MAKES ME WANT TO RENOUNCE TIES TO PARTY

    06/19/2014 4:24:57 PM PDT · by Bratch · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Like many conservatives and American workers, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said that the Republican establishment's embrace of amnesty for llegal immigrants is the one issue that is making her think about renouncing her ties to the GOP. Palin has always spoken for American workers who are pro-free markets and against the permanent political class. And amnesty, as Dave Brat said after he ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) last week, is the biggest issue that divides the bipartisan Wall Street elites from Main Street. Palin, echoing the voice of blue-collar workers who sit at home when establishment "Wall...
  • Republican EPA chiefs to Congress: Act on climate

    06/18/2014 9:52:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 18, 2014 11:15 AM EDT | Dina Cappiello
    Top environmental officials for four Republican presidents are telling Congress what many Republican lawmakers won’t: Action is needed on global warming. EPA administrators for Richard Nixon, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan said Wednesday they hoped to inject reason into a debate that is increasingly colored by politics. …
  • Principle Over Profits

    06/17/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    RedState ^ | June 17th, 2014 at 04:30 AM | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday at the New York Meeting, a gathering of conservatives in New York, Haley Barbour said the GOP’s goal should not be purity. He also praised Eric Cantor.There is a great disconnect in the political press and among politicians like Haley Barbour over the endgame of conservatives in America. It is not actually about purity for the sake of purity. It never has been. What it has been about is getting people into office who mean what they say and say what they mean. It has, in other words, been about putting men and women in office who put principle...
  • Common Core Protesters Give Jeb Bush a New Hashtag: #StopJebNow

    06/17/2014 6:14:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Beth Reinhard
    rotesters gathered Monday in Cincinnati, where Mr. Bush was headlining a fundraiser for the Republican National Committee. Some placards wielded the hashtag #StopJebNow. “Gov. Bush led on higher standards long before Common Core was in the picture, and he won’t back away from higher standards just because some pundits question their political impact,” said Sally Bradshaw, Mr. Bush’s former chief-of-staff and a current political adviser. “That’s just not how he rolls.”Nearly every one of his possible GOP rivals in 2016 have assailed Common Core (Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
  • Governor Palin: If Only the National GOP Would Fight Obama Instead of Conservatives

    06/17/2014 12:12:45 PM PDT · by Bratch · 7 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | June 17, 2014 | Sarah Palin via Steve Flesher
    Another excellent Facebook post by the Governor: The more things change the more they stay the same? Seems so! If the national GOP machine spent as much time fighting President Obama’s disastrous and dangerous agenda as they’ve spent fighting that great conservative candidate Chris McDaniel, well, maybe they’d have been successful at stopping Obama’s "fundamental transformation" of our country. Negative results from Obama fulfilling that one promise of his to transform America are just beginning to be felt at home and abroad.Let’s cut through the GOP Establishment’s rhetoric and the predictable media bias in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race and look directly at...
  • Mitt Romney for president in 2016? [Double-BARF alert]

    06/15/2014 5:10:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 226 replies
    CBS ^ | 5:21 p.m. EDT June 14, 2014
    Far from being excommunicated by Republicans after his loss to President Obama, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is enjoying a brand resurgence of late, drawing several potential 2016 candidates to his "ideas summit" this weekend in Utah and even earning some 2016 speculation himself.Meanwhile, some other potential candidates are in Iowa for the state Republican Party's convention there Saturday. And not to be left out, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was in California Friday to raise money for the Republican gubernatorial candidate there and participate in a Facebook chat.It all adds up to a busy weekend for the early 2016...
  • Eric Cantor to step down as majority leader at end of July

    06/11/2014 10:11:57 AM PDT · by dware · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2014 | Paul Kane
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) plans to step down from his leadership post by the end of July, setting off a weeks-long scramble for the chamber’s number two job, according to three Republicans familiar with his plans. Cantor will formally announce his plans later Wednesday in a meeting with his House Republican colleagues in the basement of the U.S. Capitol.