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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Cantor's Graceless 'Concession Speech'

    06/11/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 158 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) failed to congratulate or even acknowledge Dave Brat in his concession speech last night. Neither did Cantor offer Brat his support in November's general election against his Democratic opponent, or call Brat to concede the race, according to Brat. "Cantor's concession speech did not mention Dave once," Brat's campaign manager Zach Werrell noted to Breitbart News.
  • Rand Paul Touts GOP Unity, Endorses Susan Collins 'Wholeheartedly' in Maine

    04/28/2014 10:12:40 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday April 28, 2014
    Telegram: You’re going to join U.S. Sen. Susan Collins for a state party fundraiser today. She’s defended National Security Agency spying programs you oppose, and she’s also running against a Democrat, Shenna Bellows, who comes pretty close to sharing your views on that and other privacy issues. Do you support her, despite disagreement on many of those issues? Rand Paul: I wholeheartedly endorse Senator Collins for re-election. I think she’s doing a great job for Maine and for the country. ... I don’t really know, exactly, what her position is on the NSA; you’d have to ask her about that....
  • Which Side Are You On? (You have to bend over for the GOP)

    03/30/2014 5:53:19 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    national review ^ | March 29, 2014 4:00 AM | Kevin D Williamson
    I am not naďve enough to believe that having elected Mitt Romney president or consigning the Democrats to the minority in both houses of Congress would change all that. But unless you are ready to give up on electoral politics entirely — and I confess to wavering on that question with a bias toward despair — then it is a matter of deciding whether X is preferable to Y. And sometimes that is a pretty easy call. Contemplating the inevitable shortcomings of elected Republicans, conservatives may consider the situation and think: “The lesser of two evils is still evil.” And...
  • McCain: Arizona GOP censure may spur sixth run

    01/28/2014 11:40:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2014 1:49 PM EST | Brian Skoloff
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the Arizona Republican Party’s censure of him over the weekend may just motivate him to run for a sixth term. […] … McCain tells The Associated Press he has a strong conservative voting record and led the fight in the Senate against Obama’s health care plan. He blames the censure on uninformed “extremist” party elements. …
  • Sessions to Republicans: GOP Elite View on Immigration Is 'Nonsense'

    07/30/2013 11:54:09 AM PDT · by virgil283 · 6 replies
    weeklystandard. ^ | Jul 29, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Senator Jeff Sessions argues that the GOP elite view on immigration--shared by President Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer--is "nonsense.".....The Sessions memo begins, "The GOP needs to flip the immigration debate on its head. The same set of GOP strategists, lobbyists, and donors who have always favored a proposal like the Gang of Eight immigration bill argue that the great lesson of the 2012 election is that the GOP needs to push for immediate amnesty and a drastic surge in low-skill immigration.."....
  • Will Grassroots Conservatives' Effort to Defund Obamacare Also Take Out McConnell?

    07/27/2013 7:42:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 57 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/26/13 | CHQ Staff
    The effort to stop the further implementation of Obamacare that Utah’s principled limited government constitutional conservative Republican Senator Mike Lee got rolling is starting to gather steam at the grassroots, with conservative commentator and talk radio superstar Mark Levin, the Club for Growth, Heritage Action and Freedom Works all weighing-in to support of Lee’s effort. Yet the Senate Republican leadership, especially Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, have been using every behind the scenes tactic they can muster to spike the effort of conservatives to defund Obamacare. This ain’t rocket science, all it takes, as Senator Lee observed, is for Republicans to...
  • National Review Online: The Cruz Birthers

    42-year-old Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, to an American mother and a Cuban father. By dint of his mother’s citizenship, Cruz was an American citizen at birth. Whether he meets the Constitution’s requirement that the president of the United States be a “natural-born citizen,” a term the Framers didn’t define and for which the nation’s courts have yet to offer an interpretation, has become the subject of considerable speculation. Snip~ Legal scholars are firm about Cruz’s eligibility. “Of course he’s eligible,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz tells National Review Online. “He’s a natural-born, not a naturalized, citizen.” Eugene Volokh,...
  • Jeb Bush Calls Gap Between Rich and Poor 'Un-American' (An idiot for the next GOP nominee?)

    03/05/2013 3:58:20 PM PST · by bestintxas · 99 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/5/13 | Greg McDonald
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Tuesday described the growing economic chasm between rich and poor as "un-American" and called it the biggest "structural" problem facing the nation on Tuesday. "Going forward, we have to deal with our longer structural problems. The biggest one, as far as I'm concerned, is that we're no longer socially mobile as a country," Bush said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "You have people that are born poor and there's a higher and higher probability that they're going to stay poor. And you have people that are born rich and there's a greater probability that they'll...
  • Pharisees and Sadducees of the GOP

    01/21/2013 6:45:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Every Republican knows another Republican who agrees with them on 99% of the issues, yet will attack them relentlessly over the 1% of issues they disagree upon. Instead of uniting against the left, these busybodies waste countless hours criticizing other Republicans. They will frequently do it under the ruse of being the “true conservatives,” claiming that anyone who does not agree with them is not conservative enough. Yet the 1% of issues they disagree with others on are often arbitrarily decided and not legitimate issues. Mitt Romney was criticized for being too moderate of a Republican presidential candidate, yet he...
  • GOP Consultants Seek to Regain Control (From Tea Party, Conservatives)

    12/19/2012 4:56:58 PM PST · by kristinn · 73 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | Abby Livingston
    The internal battle for the direction of the Republican Party has enveloped Washington’s GOP consultant class, as pragmatic party strategists hired to win campaigns ponder how to reclaim control of the primary process from powerful conservative activist groups. This developing conflict comes in the aftermath of consecutive election cycles that saw Republicans blow as many as five Senate races because the party nominated flawed candidates over those who were better suited to compete in the general election. Some of these losing 2010 and 2012 nominees received crucial support from Washington-based tea party groups that made their primary campaigns viable. GOP...
  • Forget Tea Party Candidates, We Need Birther Candidates (Vanity)

    12/08/2012 8:13:39 AM PST · by kreitzer · 41 replies
    The GOP-e was shaken by the Tea Partyers a couple years back, but fought back and succeeded in pushing the Tea Partyers/Palin backers out of the convention and nominating their man Romney. But the Tea Partyers had some success, like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Who's to say a few well placed Birther candidates couldn't have some success? If we could field a few Birther candidates who promise to make the ineligibility of the current Commander-in-Chief a central issue, even if only one of them gets through the system it will be a 100% gain for conservatives. Simply...
  • To all you Anti-Birthers who said we have to defeat Obama at the ballot box...

    11/14/2012 8:14:02 AM PST · by DiogenesLamp · 293 replies
    today | DiogenesLamp
    A lot of people who were against us "birthers" said the issue was nonsense, and a distraction, and that we should quit wasting time on it because "we have to defeat Barack Obama at the ballot box." As a person who saw how the media swindled us out of the 2008 election, I never took it as a given that we would be ABLE to defeat Obama at the ballot box. Why would the media not do the same thing to us in 2012? Given that the election fraud perpetrated by Democrats had been taken to an entirely new level...
  • Birthers (Vanity)

    11/06/2012 8:02:50 PM PST · by kreitzer · 19 replies
    kreitzer
    So will the GOP and Conservative Inc. concede that joining the Left in ridiculing birthers and actively participating in the cover up of Obama's past was a failing strategy? All this time they could not even bring themselves to ask if Obama was ever a citizen of Indonesia. Will they concede that living in fear of being called racist by Candy Crowley is a losing strategy. I doubt it.
  • Slums, drugs, and spousal abuse..The sordid tale of Claire McCaskill

    10/20/2012 7:19:56 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/20/2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    The domestic violence in Shepard’s past is both shocking and repulsive in detail. On February 15, 1998, police were called to then-Mrs. Shepard’s house (the couple had been separated since June of the previous year) by a girlfriend. According to the police report (.pdf file), Mrs. Shepard said of her husband: Read on. Joseph entered my home. I told him to leave. He came up to me looking angry. I put my hands up to protect my breasts as they are sore (cancer). He has hit me before in the breast. He grabbed my wrist and arm and pushed me...
  • Sen. Hatch: ‘I Still Have a Very High Opinion of Chief Justice Roberts’

    07/09/2012 8:58:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Nev.) said Monday he “still has a very high opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts," despite Roberts opinion upholding the individual mandate in Obamacare as constitutional. Hatch, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been one of the earliest and most forceful voices in the Senate speaking out against the constitutionality of the individual mandate when it was first proposed in 2009. On Monday, however, Hatch told CNSNews.com that Roberts “certainly had the right” to rule that the mandate is constitutional as a tax. “Naturally, I...
  • Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster
    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States. These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a...
  • Shamir Called Netanyahu 'Squishy and Soft'

    07/03/2012 1:27:28 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/7/12 | Gil Ronen
    Yitzchak Shamir, who passed away Saturday, called Binyamin Netanyahu "squishy" and "too soft," according to James Baker, who was Secretary of State under George H. W. Bush. Shamir himself was "really hard-line," in Baker's view. However, the diplomat said, Shamir's relationship with President George H. W. Bush got off to a bad start when Bush felt Shamir had misled him regarding settlement in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron). An interview with Baker last year gives fascinating insights into the dynamics that led to the Madrid Conference in 1991 and the Oslo Accords in 1993. The loan guarantee request came...
  • What will Romney have to do to keep from being DUMPED in Tampa?

    05/25/2012 8:51:41 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 90 replies
    Commonsense | May 25, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Now that the State Primaries are almost completed, it is important to ask if Moderate Mitt from Mass. has proven himself to be able to beat unqualified, incompetent, arrogant, Marxist Obama? The RNC made the Primary Campaign rules, and so the RNC can change those same rules. No Federal Regulator will be involved, 'I guarantee it.' IF Romney has only a slight chance to win in November, THEN it is incumbent upon the RNC to DUMP Romney and choose a stellar Dark Horse, such as Rep. Allen West from Florida. Nominee Allen West would nullify Obama's race card, attack Obama"care"...
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • Note to the Establishment: Rebellion is no longer "brewing" - rebellion is HERE.

    02/06/2012 8:46:57 PM PST · by publius321 · 40 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 2/6/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Dick Morris was practically CRYING on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program about how we need to stop attacking Mitt Romney, especially the three conservative candidates in the race. Ann Coulter was up next on Hannity where the two of them played out a charade that almost looked rehearsed. Coulter was just fawning over the very thought of Romney saying how we “should all be celebrating because we have a conservative candidate” and she even blasphemously compared Romney to Reagan. There’s a hole in Ann’s theory. Maybe Mitt can smile like Ronald Reagan and even make a half decent speech. The...
  • Tea Party Leader To GOP Establishment: We Aren’t Going Anywhere, Deal With It

    01/30/2012 10:26:28 PM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies
    VVICTORY SESSIONS AUDIO- Tea Party Leader To GOP Establishment: We Aren’t Going Anywhere, Deal With It
  • Romney Advisor: Putting the boot on the neck of Gingrich. Aiming to destroy Gingrich in FL for good.

    01/29/2012 12:30:25 PM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 153 replies · 1+ views
    After Gingrich Newt scored a surprise blow-out victory in South Carolina last week, the former Massachusetts governor not only unleashed a political broadside of epic proportions. "It not about winning here anymore," one Romney staffer told BuzzFeed. "It's about destroying Gingrich — and it's working." After two standout debate performances that put him up 9 points in recent polls, Romney is keeping the pressure on Gingrich, looking to score a blow-out victory of his own here. To that end, Romney has rolled out a team of surrogates in the Sunshine State to take the fight to Gingrich in person: from...
  • Schmidt: GOP Establishment Will Have A Meltdown If Newt Wins Florida

    01/21/2012 8:01:49 PM PST · by VinL · 213 replies
    Schmidt: "Not only are we not moving toward a coalescing of support with the establishment of Newt Gingrich, we're probably moving toward a declaration of war on Newt Gingrich by the Republican establishment. And if Newt Gingrich is able to win the Florida primary, you will see a panic and a meltdown of the Republican establishment that is beyond my ability to articulate in the English language. People will go crazy," And you will have this five week period until the Super Tuesday states that will be just as unpredictable, tumultuous as any period in modern American politics. It will...
  • Money for Santorum

    01/21/2012 10:53:47 PM PST · by gogogodzilla · 139 replies
    RedState ^ | 22 January 2012 | Erick Erickson
    I can confirm tonight from multiple sources that phone calls are in fact occurring between Republicans in Washington and among evangelical leaders to raise money for Rick Santorum rapidly. The sources tell me that this is not for a Santorum win, though the evangelicals I spoke to continue to hope it is possible. This is to stop Newt Gingrich. One evangelical leader I spoke to said, “If Newt wins, we won’t be able to make family values an issue in the general.” One lobbyist I spoke to said, “They [the GOP leaders in DC] are really nervous about Gingrich and...
  • Next Phase of Newt's March: The Coming Onslaught of Scandal and Barbs (Vanity)

    01/21/2012 10:34:06 PM PST · by elvis-lives · 28 replies
    My Noggin ^ | 12/22/12 | Elvis
    Now that Newt has struck the first blow, Newt supporters will have to steel themselves, because in the next couple of weeks the poop is going to hit the fan. The GOP Elite are pissed and scared. They are angry that their wisdom has been challenged and that conservatives have shown that we will not be led around like sheep. For that reason the character assassination of Newt is about to begin. Every nasty rumor, slip up, photo, recording, anything they can get will come out in the next few weeks in an attempt to destroy the conservative we have...
  • Romney Denialists

    01/17/2012 8:22:06 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2012 | Gene Schwimmer
    Though I have yet to read anything on the Internet that caused me literally to bash my laptop computer into the nearest available hard surface, comments like this, in the comments section of a popular conservative website, come pretty close: Oh no we won't. The GOP has been forcing us to choose their candidates. No thank you. As most of you reading this probably have already guessed, the "oh no he won't" the commenter is vowing is that he won't unite behind Mitt Romney should the ex-gov of Mass win the GOP nomination. Well, let me be the first to...
  • VANITY- Why does GOP "Elite" hate Cain?

    10/14/2011 8:39:08 PM PDT · by Cookies4ever · 96 replies
    scrippsnews ^ | 10/14/2011 | cookies4ever
    This is my very first post after a decade+ of reading FR online so if I've made a formatting error, please forgive me. What is the GOP "elite" problem with Herman Cain? He's a legitimate candidate with great conservative plans. He's had no political experience, but why is that a bad thing? What career politician has accomplished what Mr. Cain has? Why do O'Reilley, Hannity, Rove, etc. hold Mr.Cain with such contempt? What do they fear...or...do they just swallow the left's pablum that Romney is the only viable candidate--and the only GOP candidate that Obama "fears" which is total BS!!!
  • Criminalization of Politics and the Scourge of Tom DeLay (Overwhelming silence from the GOP)

    12/03/2010 7:18:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2010 | Sibyl West
    I cannot help but notice the overwhelming silence from the GOP on the matter of ex-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's prosecution and trial. Ever since he was forced to step down back in 2005, he has been in a kind of limbo or worse. Two things stand out to me: He was extremely focused and effective in his efforts -- none of which benefited him personally but which benefited his party and his state immensely. His success has earned him the abandonment of his party's members. No one says a peep about him. He may as well have dropped off...
  • Okay, So You Knew Reagan

    12/02/2010 5:54:04 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 38 replies · 26+ views
    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion ^ | 12/2/2010 | William Jacobson
    The attack dogs are out, and they're not Democratic. They are Republicans who "knew Reagan" and play the phony "you're no Reagan" or "how dare you compare yourself to Reagan" or "how dare you put down Reagan," or some variation on that theme, against Sarah Palin. The latest is Ed Rollins (Palin, I knew Reagan. You're no Reagan.), who just happens to be Mike Huckabee's former campaign manager, doing his best impression of Joe Scarborough, Kathleen Parker and Peggy Noonan. Okay, so you knew Reagan. His greatness and class obviously didn't rub off on you. What have you done for...
  • Republican Good Ol'Boys: "Hey, let's make Sarah Palin RNC Chairman"

    07/05/2010 6:56:00 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 93 replies
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 07/05/2010 | Gary P.
    You really have to laugh at these Republican establishment types. These “good old boy” characters couldn’t be more pathetic if they tried. As you know, Michael Steele has once again opened mouth and inserted foot. Full disclosure, I like Michael Steele. I don’t have bad feelings for the guy. But he’s proven that being the Chairman of the RNC isn’t the best use of his talents. This latest flap is way overblown, however. He’s said worse. Anyhow, this isn’t about bashing Michael Steele. Nope, this is all about exposing the pathetic milquetoast moderates and their silly notions. With all of...
  • What Do We Do About Trent Lott? (Mind-Numbed Talk Radio Rushbot Followers Alert)

    06/15/2007 6:22:37 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 94 replies · 3,846+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 06/15/2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What are we going to do about Mississippi Senator Trent Lott? What are we going to do about Senator Lott? You remember when he got into trouble with the Strom Thurmond comment? We're out there defending the guy. The White House threw him overboard. All kinds of Republicans were throwing him overboard. Talk radio came to his defense. Trent Lott is now one of the engineers of the Senate immigration bill, the amnesty bill, and they're trying to bring this thing back. The amendments are being kept under wraps. By the way, I understand Lindsey Grahamnesty, senator from South...
  • Outrage! Mel Martinez Condemns U.S In Latin America (Debbie Schlussel Open Borders RINO Alert)

    06/15/2007 11:40:49 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 71 replies · 2,544+ views
    Now, he's really gone too far. Republican Party Chairman and Florida U.S. Senator Mel Martinez needs to get out of politics before he single-handedly (well, actually with the help of President George W. Bush and other Senators like Jon Kyl) destroys the Republican Party forever. Today's Wall Street Journal Washington Wire reports that--despite the GOP's jilted lover stalking of the Hispanic vote (including such tactics as the Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill)--more Hispanics than ever identify themselves as Democrats rather than Republicans. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll finds that they identify 51% to 21% as Democrats to Republicans. But, instead...