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  • Romney: Trump won't be GOP nominee

    09/30/2015 10:21:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 118 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/30/15 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Mitt Romney says he’ll support whoever the Republican candidate is, but he’s not going to go out and order a Make America Great Again hat anytime soon. “I will support the Republican nominee. I don’t think that’s going to be Donald Trump,” the GOP's 2012 candidate said. “My party has historically nominated someone who's a mainstream conservative.”
  • McCarthy on How He Would Differ From Boehner: ‘I Won’t Be As Tanned’

    09/29/2015 1:11:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 29, 2015 | 10:40 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    A reporter on Tuesday asked House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) how he would differ from John Boehner if McCarthy succeeds Boehner as House Speaker: “I won’t be as tanned,” McCarthy joked. “There’s a generational difference between us as well,” he added later. “I’m a little younger.” Speaking at a Republican leadership news conference on Capitol Hill, McCarthy praised Boehner as a “very good and decent man.” “We want to make sure that we’re closer to the people—that they feel this is their government, they’re in charge, and we serve them. Now, that’s not easy and it won’t change overnight....
  • South Dakota proposes plan to expand Medicaid

    09/29/2015 1:23:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | James Nord
    South Dakota may join 30 other states in expanding its Medicaid program if federal officials approve a plan Gov. Dennis Daugaard is set to outline to the nation’s top health and human services administrator in Washington on Tuesday. The Republican governor is meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to explain the plan, and the federal government has so far been more open to discussions than in the past, said Tony Venhuizen, chief of staff to Daugaard. The proposal, which is in its early stages, would make about 48,500 South Dakota residents newly eligible for the program. It’s...
  • Boehner says he'll get lots done in last month as speaker

    09/28/2015 5:29:50 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 51 replies ^ | Sep 28, 7:44 AM (ET) | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner says he's determined to clean up some of the mess of a politically gridlocked Congress in his final month before his successor takes over. The Ohio Republican says a spending bill to keep the government running will pass and there will be no shutdown when money runs out at midnight Wednesday. Beyond that, he said on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday he expects "I might have a little more cooperation from some around town to try to get as much finished as possible." "I don't want to leave my successor a dirty barn," he...
  • John Boehner vs. the 'crazies': Should GOP just let tea party win?

    09/27/2015 9:22:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 27, 2015 | Mark Sappenfield, Staff writer
    John Boehner is leaving as speaker because he can't control the tea party. Should the whole GOP give in? It has happened before. The Republican Party is barreling head-first toward a worst-case scenario – or is that a best-case scenario? The tea party wing of the party has essentially toppled House Speaker John Boehner. His replacement will almost certainly need the tea party's stamp of approval. Meanwhile, the Republican presidential campaign continues to confound the establishment. Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Ted Cruz together have more support than all other Republican candidates combined, according to polls....
  • Conservatives to 2016 GOP field: Defy us at your own peril

    09/26/2015 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 3:27 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin
    The Republican Party’s conservative wing, pumped up by House Speaker John Boehner’s stepping down, is warning the 2016 presidential candidates that defying its wishes will come at their peril. Religious activists forcefully conveyed this message Saturday: embrace our uncompromising stance against abortion rights and gay marriage, among other priorities, even if doing so risks a federal government shutdown. An emboldened conservative movement signals fresh trouble for White House candidates viewed by the party’s frustrated base as insufficiently committed to their cause. Chief among them is former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. “Conservatives are on fire at the moment,” said Gary Bauer,...
  • Boehner: ‘This Morning I Woke Up … Said My Prayers’ and Decided ‘Today’s the Day’ (SMH)

    09/26/2015 4:23:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2015 | 2:05 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Singing “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” as he began his press conference, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) formally announced his resignation from his leadership post and from Congress effective at the end of October. […] “Now as you’ve often heard me say, this isn’t about me. It’s about the people. It’s about the institution. Just yesterday, we witnessed the awesome sight of Pope Francis addressing the greatest legislative body in the world, and I hope that we will all heed his call to live by the golden rule,” Boehner said. “But last night I began thinking about this, and this morning I woke up,...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • Rep. King: ‘This is a victory for the crazies’ (Peter King on Boehner resignation)

    09/25/2015 9:22:05 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 25, 2015, 11:47 am | Bradford Richardson
    Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) decision to resign from Congress at the end of October is “a victory for the crazies,” Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) said Friday. “I’m disappointed. This is a victory for the crazies,” King told Newsday. “You can’t appease these people.” King said Boehner was resigning “to avoid putting the party through tumult” amid challenges to his leadership and an impending government shutdown. The Long Island Republican also told Reuters that House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is the leading contender to replace Boehner as Speaker. …
  • Endgame Begins: Boehner Forced to Rely on Democrats to Keep Speakership

    09/25/2015 2:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner still won’t be able to win reelection without Democratic votes, Breitbart News has learned, and he has abandoned yet another plan to try to embarrass conservatives seeking his ouster, which he was going to move forward with on Friday. The day after Pope Francis addressed the Congress for the first time—in front of a teary-eyed Boehner—the Speaker had planned to move forward by bringing forth a resolution to vacate the chair, then holding a vote for his reelection intended to prove he had widespread support in the GOP conference. But just as when Rep. Mark...
  • Mitch McConnell Has Funded the Abortion Industry For Years

    09/23/2015 5:44:22 PM PDT · by GraceG · 23 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | Senate Conservatives Fund
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wants you to think he opposes the effort to defund Planned Parenthood in the continuing resolution (CR) because it could cause a government shutdown. He also wants you to think it's because he doesn't have 60 votes in the Senate when in fact it only takes 41 votes to filibuster funding for the organization. But the real reason he won't fight is that he doesn't really care about stopping funding for Planned Parenthood, and he never has. Here are the facts that he doesn't want you to know: (1) In 1992, McConnell voted to...
  • Rep. Brat on GOP Leadership: ‘We’re Not Winning…I’d Give Them All F’s’

    09/22/2015 7:09:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2015 | 2:29 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) gave his own Republican congressional leadership a failing grade for not going “all in” to solve the nation’s fiscal problems and for not fighting President Obama’s executive overreach. “I’d give them all F’s. Fail. We did not fight. We didn’t win. My district sent me up here to score some points,” Brat said Friday after C-SPAN Washington Journal host Peter Slen asked the Tea Party-backed freshman congressman what he thought about House Speaker John Boehner’s leadership over the past year. Brat noted the Republican-controlled Congress’ failure to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of graphic undercover...
  • Graham Tells American Muslims: Ignore Carson, This Is Your Country Too

    09/21/2015 6:44:03 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 09/21/2015 | Sara Jerde
    Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told American Muslims on Fox Monday that, despite what GOP rival Ben Carson said, it was their country too. Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, was asked on Sunday by NBC host Chuck Todd if a President's faith mattered — and whether he thought Islam was consistent with the Constitution. "I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation," Carson told Todd. On Fox, Graham noted that he had served with American Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan. "So, I want to let every American Muslim serving in uniform know...
  • GOP leaders face tough test in Congress to keep gov’t open

    09/21/2015 3:41:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2015 4:54 AM EDT | Erica Werner and Andrew Taylor
    Congress’ Republican leaders face stark tests as they fight to keep the government open past month’s end, amid fears a shutdown could imperil their party’s White House ambitions. For House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, any wrong move could throw his very future into question, opening him to a threatened showdown vote on the floor of the House over whether he can remain in his job. If that happens, there is no certain outcome. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., must contend with the ambitions of several GOP presidential candidates. One of them, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, has made it...
  • NBC Poll: Trump More Popular Than Ever

    09/21/2015 1:52:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 52 replies ^ | September 20, 2015
    In the wake of the latest televised Republican presidential debate, New York businessman Donald Trump has more support than ever for the GOP's 2016 presidential nomination, according to an NBC/Survey Monkey Poll released Sunday. According to the survey, Trump has the support of 29 percent of Republicans, up from 22 percent in July and August. Other contenders for the nomination are far behind Trump, according to NBC. Maryland pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson is second with 14 percent. Carson has gained steadily in NBC polls, registering 7 percent in April, 8 percent in July, and 10 percent in August. Carly Fiorina,...
  • Jeb Bush Responds To Trump: Obama Is An ‘American, He’s A Christian’ [Calls Obama "Talented Man"]

    09/18/2015 7:48:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2015 | Sean Sullivan
    Jeb Bush Responds To Trump: Obama Is An ‘American, He’s A Christian’ By Sean Sullivan. September 18. MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Jeb Bush responded Friday night to Donald Trump's decision this week not to correct a questioner who said President Obama is a Muslim who is "not even an American." "Barack Obama is a talented man -- and by the way he's an American, he's a Christian -- his problem isn't the fact that he was born here or what his faith is," said Bush in a speech here. "His problem is that he's a progressive liberal who tears down...
  • Boehner confidant likens conservatives to right-wing Marxists

    09/18/2015 5:26:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 9/17/2015 | Bob Livingston
    had planned to comment today about Wednesday’s GOP debate. But after watching it I thought, “What’s the use in devoting a whole column to it when it can be summed up in a couple of paragraphs?” The military-industrial complex should feel secure. Regardless of which faux-conservative takes the nomination, more money to the MIC and more wars are in our future. For a while there, I wasn’t sure whether I was watching a campaign for U.S. president or Israel prime minister; and for some of the candidates I’m still not sure (Huckabee, Cruz, Rubio, Christie, particularly). But overall, there was...
  • Fund Planned Parenthood? McCain: ‘I Will Not Vote to Shut Down the Government’

    09/18/2015 5:18:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 17, 2015 | 1:52 PM EDT | Mairéad McArdle
    When asked whether he would vote for a continuing resolution that permits federal funding of Planned Parenthood, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) responded that he would “not vote to shut down the government.” The continuing resolution currently in force authorizes funding of most of the federal government through Sept. 30, the last day of fiscal 2015. To fund the government after that date, Congress needs to pass another continuing resolution, which may or may not include language that prohibits federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood. …
  • New Barrier for Immigrants: Texas Birth Certificate

    09/18/2015 4:41:44 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/17/2015 | MANNY FERNANDEZ
    McALLEN, Tex. — At the Republican debate Wednesday and throughout the campaign, candidates led by Donald J. Trump have assailed illegal immigration, and some have questioned whether children who are born to immigrants in this country illegally should be considered American citizens. But here on the Texas border some communities are engaged in activities that go beyond talk, enforcing some of the toughest rules in the country limiting the types of ID parents can show to receive copies of birth certificates. The result has been a refusal to issue birth certificates to many of the Texas-born children of immigrants here...
  • McConnell tries to lower GOP expectations on spending (spending must always go up!)

    09/17/2015 3:55:44 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Wednesday that he and the House Speaker are discussing a short-term government funding bill to avoid a shutdown on Oct. 1. McConnell (R-Ky.) also warned his GOP colleagues that they are almost certainly going to have to accept spending levels above those in the 2011 Budget Control Act that introduced the sequester, the series of automatic cuts and ceilings meant to restrain federal spending. The GOP leader blamed Democrats for not allowing Republicans to move forward on any appropriations bills, which he said had delayed any progress. “And so we are inevitably going to...
  • What's at Stake in the Second Republican Debate: Full Panic in the GOP

    09/16/2015 7:47:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New Republic ^ | September 16, 2015 | Brian Beutler, senior editor
    If you imagine a scenario in which Donald Trump vanishes from the Republican presidential race, and isn’t replaced by an equally brash panderer—that is, where his supporters scatter to a variety of other second-choice candidates—then you can make the case that behind all the dirt Trump has kicked up, the Republican presidential field is basically healthy. Conservative Bloomberg View columnist Ramesh Ponnuru flirted with that argument at the end of August, by listing all the reasons Trump is unlikely to win the primaries, including the fact that “Republican elected officials would consolidate behind a consensus choice if Trump started winning...
  • How the GOP leadership hit rock bottom with its base

    09/15/2015 3:27:08 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 9/14/15 | W. James Antle III
    When conservatives held a Washington, D.C., rally last week in opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran, which names do you suppose inspired the loudest boos from the crowd? Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and John Kerry would be good guesses. So would Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. But none of those are the right answer. Instead, it was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, the two most important Republican leaders in Washington, who seemed to get the loudest boos. When Dave Brat, who won his Virginia congressional seat by beating then-House Majority Leader...
  • When Did Jeb Bush Become the Smarter Brother?

    09/14/2015 7:37:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/14/15 | Anna North
    Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign has brought with it a resurgence of the idea that he’s the smarter of the two political Bush brothers. Experts on the Bush family say it’s an old idea, but it may not be correct. The notion that Jeb is the smart one has its roots in the brothers’ youth, according to Bill Minutaglio, the author of “First Son: George W. Bush and the Bush Family Dynasty.” “Growing up,” he said in an email, “Jeb’s older brother was given to the kind of backslapping, grinning and preening that led some family members and friends to believe...
  • Colin Powell Backs Iran Deal as ‘Israel Lobby’ Crumbles

    09/06/2015 12:12:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Former Secretary of State and Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell backed the Iran deal on Sunday. The retired statesman, who played a key role in the push for war in Iraq, later supported Barack Obama for president. Powell made his announcements on NBC News’ Meet the Press on Sunday. “My judgment…is that it’s a pretty good deal.” Powell said that while Iran could continue working toward a nuclear weapon when the deal expires, the agreement would at least slow that down. “We have stopped this highway race that they were going down.” Powell added that “they get nothing”...
  • Homeland Security Cmte: ‘More U.S.-Based Jihadist Terror Cases in 2015 Than in Any Full...

    09/04/2015 5:50:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9/4/15 | Michael W Chapman
    The “Terror Threat Snapshot” for August 2015, released by the majority staff of the House Homeland Security Committee, states the terror threat level in America is high and “getting steadily worse,” and that there have been “more U.S.-based jihadist terror cases in 2015 than in any full year since 9/11.”The “Terror Threat Snapshot” also reported that the Islamic State “is fueling the Islamist terror” globally; that Islamist terrorists “are intent on killing law enforcement” officers and U.S. troops, as well as civilians; and that 25,000 fighters from 100 countries have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State.In...
  • Jeb Bush Fires Back At Donald Trump: Speaking Spanish ‘Reality Of America’

    09/03/2015 7:58:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/3/15 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is defending his use of Spanish on the campaign trail, calling Donald Trump’s criticism of him a “joke” that made him laugh. “I laughed. I mean this is a joke,” Bush said when asked by ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos about his response to Trump’s attack. “Part of it is, you laugh, because it’s so bizarre but it’s hurtful for a lot of people and Mr. Trump know there is. He’s appealing to their angst and fears rather than higher hopes.” In an interview with Breitbart News, Trump chided Bush for speaking Spanish to attack...
  • Oh yes: Some Romney donors still holding out hope he’ll jump in and rescue the GOP

    09/01/2015 12:27:18 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 1, 2015 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT
    The more you hate Romney the more you should want him in the race, not just for strategic reasons, because it’ll split the center further, but for sheer comic value. If you think it’s funny watching Trump invent new insults daily to question Bush’s masculinity — we can’t be more than a week away from him calling Jeb “low T” — then you’ll have the time of your life watching him hassle Mitt as a choke artist whose piddling $300 million fortune would relegate him to carrying people’s clubs at Mar-a-Lago. **************************** One Romney bundler puts the odds of him...
  • McConnell: Defunding Planned Parenthood must wait for new president

    09/01/2015 11:48:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 1, 2015 | Peter Sullivan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that defunding Planned Parenthood will have to wait for a new commander in chief in 2017. “The president’s made it very clear he’s not going to sign any bill that includes defunding of Planned Parenthood, so that’s another issue that awaits a new president, hopefully with a different point of view about Planned Parenthood,” McConnell said Monday on the Kentucky station WYMT’s “Issues and Answers.” Defunding Planned Parenthood has become a leading cause among some Republicans in the wake of controversial undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of fetal tissue...
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Donald Trump Says He'll Decide on Third Party Bid Soon

    08/29/2015 11:29:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Associated Press
    Trump told reporters following a speech in Nashville Saturday that he's going to make a decision "very soon." He says he thinks the decision will make a lot of people "very happy." Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee. He says it gives him leverage.
  • Obama calls on Congress to pass budget without drama

    08/28/2015 3:33:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 27, 2015 6:15 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama is highlighting good economic news during a period of wildly erratic stock markets to make the case the United States remains an anchor of global strength. […] Obama is warning lawmakers not to keep the economy hostage over what he describes as ideological demands. He also says Congress will eventually pass the budget, so “let’s just do it without too much drama.” …
  • Trump has supported nearly all of Obama’s economic policy agenda

    08/27/2015 11:39:41 PM PDT · by z taxman · 279 replies
    Redstate Diaries ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | Southernconstitutionalist
    <p>“I identify with some things as a Democrat…I was never a Bush fan. [When] the economy crashed so horribly under George Bush, because of mistakes they made having to do with banking and lots of other things, I don’t think the Democrats would have done that.”</p>
  • Rand Paul: Don't punish federal workers who used Ashley Madison

    08/26/2015 10:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that government workers who were outed by hackers as members of - a website created to facilitate extramarital affairs - should not face punishment. Before he could register that opinion, though, he had to figure out what the heck "Ashley Madison" is. "I keep seeing that headline, but I'm terrible - I don't know what it is," he confessed to a Washington Post reporter when he was asked about the hack of the risqué website, which exposed the contact information of millions of its users. The senator asked, "So, she has done...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Graham: If ‘Idiot’ Trump Is the GOP Nominee, We’ll Lose and We Should Lose

    08/25/2015 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 25, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s calls for the deportation of the 11 million illegal immigrants and their American citizen children is “Joseph McCarthy-like” and “illegal” and he added, “he’s a complete idiot when it comes to Middle East Policy” so if he is the nominee the GOP will “lose, and we should lose.” Graham said, “Well, I think Donald Trump’s pretty much an idiot on policy and Jeb Bush is a good man. What Jeb was talking about is birth right tourism. Millionaires from China and other...
  • Glenn Beck Won’t Support Trump if He’s Nominee… Believes Rubio Better Candidate…

    08/25/2015 6:04:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/25/2015 | Breitbart News
    Glenn Beck will not support Donald Trump if he wins the GOP presidential nomination. In a Monday evening interview on CNN, the radio personality also said he preferred Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) –who was the face of the Gang of Eight’s massive comprehensive amnesty bill–over Trump and even mocked Trump for having a “special place” to keep all of the Bibles that people send him. Host Don Lemon asked Beck, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, will you support him?” Beck, who over the weekend declared on left-leaning NPR that Trump was not a conservative, replied, “No.”
  • Is Trumps movement fascist rather than conservative?

    08/25/2015 1:58:59 PM PDT · by dschapin · 225 replies
    self | dschapin
    I am honestly getting a little scared of what I see happening in politics at the moment. Trump seems to be creating a personality cult where his supporters don’t seem to care what they are supporting provided he attacks the people they don’t like. I am starting to feel a little bit like a German citizen in the early 1930’s watching normally rational conservatives start to cultishly follow a strong leader who they thought would fight back and stop the communists. Seriously if I had to pick a political philosophy for the Trump movement I would say that it is...
  • Obama Brands Iran Deal Opponents as ‘The Crazies’

    08/25/2015 2:10:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 8/25/2015, 8:38 PM | Ari Yashar
    US President Barack Obama on Monday let loose with a condescending insult against opponents of the Iran nuclear deal he is trying to force through Congress, claiming those who are critical of the controversial agreement are “crazies.” Obama arrived in Las Vegas on Monday after a two-week vacation in the posh Martha’s Vineyard. He spent Monday evening with retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), speaking at a green energy conference hosted by Reid, and then riding with him to a fundraising event for the Democratic candidate seeking to become Reid’s successor. Obama said after his vacation he was “refreshed,...
  • Rand Paul: 'Trump mania' shows country swooning for celebrity over substance

    08/24/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he stands by his outspoken criticism of fellow candidate and reality show star Donald Trump because he is worried about the country succumbing to an obsession with celebrity over substance. "My fear ... is that there are countries that do succumb to celebrity... often in the developing world, celebrities and very wealthy people will win," said Paul during a 22-minute pre-taped interview posted on the web site of NBC's "Meet the Press." "I worry about the country because I don't believe that there's any sincerity to what [Trump's] message is." "And even...
  • Jeb: Trump Immigration Plan ‘Unrealistic,’ ‘Will Violate Civil Liberties,’ ‘Not Conservative’

    08/24/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday in Texas at the U.S.–Mexico border, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized front-runner Donald Trump’s “unrealistic” immigration plan. Bush said, “The proposal made by another candidate of building a fence based on the common sense practices that are being applied here doesn’t work. You have to have a deeper strategy than just building a fence.”
  • (June 28, 2015) GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage

    08/23/2015 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 28, 2015 | REENA FLORES
    By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS June 28, 2015 GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage Possible Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes it's "time to move on" from the same-sex marriage issue in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. "I do believe in traditional marriage and the court has ruled and it's time to move on," Kasich said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that there's "so many other things now that we have to focus on." Gov. John Kasich talks issues ahead of possible 2016 run Kasich, who has not yet...
  • George Will: Guardian of The GOP “Establishment”

    08/23/2015 6:37:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    It is difficult to determine wither George Will has remained within the confines of the GOP “Establishment” for so long that he actually believes what he writes, or if he’s so steeped in conceit and self-absorption that he’s convinced he can alter reality by the sheer power of his baseless assertions. In either case, it is glaringly apparent that he and his kind have completely lost touch with the nation that surrounds them. And in the face of a Tsunami of grassroots rejection of the D.C status quo (as epitomized by the meteoric political rise of Donald Trump), they flail...
  • Bush struggles to keep spotlight, break away from last name

    08/20/2015 2:59:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 5:39 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples
    Having been knocked from his front-runner perch, a fiery Jeb Bush lashed out at Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday as the former Florida governor fights to energize his stalled campaign and stop the billionaire businessman’s summer surge. Bush’s name recognition and money—see his recent $100 million-plus fundraising haul—have kept him near the top of the Republican pack, where he has saved his most aggressive criticism for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for much of the year. Now slipping in the polls, Bush abruptly changed course over the last 24 hours, following some Republican competitors who acknowledge Trump has become a...
  • The GOP establishment’s nightmare: What if the race comes down to Trump versus Ted Cruz?

    08/20/2015 10:51:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Gooooood question by Scott McKay, and he’s not just blowing smoke. A Trump/Cruz death match, while still implausible, is more plausible than it might seem thanks to Cruz’s surprising fundraising strength. He’s got the dough to make a long run if voters give him a reason to keep going. And so does Donald Trump, of course.Two populists enter, one populist leaves. Cruz has regional strength in Texas and Louisiana, which could translate into his picking up Perry and Jindal supporters. Despite his clashes with Graham in the Senate, Cruz’ calls for a muscular foreign policy could appeal to the...
  • Jeb Bush on Donald Trump’s immigration ideas: ‘A plan needs to be grounded in reality’

    08/17/2015 9:24:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 at 9:50 PM | Ed O'Keefe
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday night dismissed as impractical Donald Trump's proposals to erect a U.S.-Mexico border wall, use remittances to pay for its construction and to revoke birthright citizenship. "How do you revoke remittances?" he asked shaking his head. "A plan needs to be grounded in reality." "I like my plan," he added in a one-on-one interview with The Washington Post. The former Florida governor has written and said more about comprehensive immigration reform than any other presidential candidate of either party. A 300-page book he published in 2013 outlines in minute detail how...
  • New Poll: Boehner Under Water With GOP Voters

    08/13/2015 3:47:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 8/12/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Rank-and-file GOP House members are now confronted with an important question: do they want to head into a presidential election with a leader who is unpopular with their own voters and hated by Independents? Gallup released a poll today showing that just 23% of Americans view Speaker John Boehner favorably. A clear majority have an unfavorable view of him. What is more revealing is that Boehner is under water in terms of approval with his own party. Just 37% of Republicans have a favorable view of the Speaker, while 42% view him unfavorably. His numbers are atrocious among Independents –...
  • GOP Consultant Accuses of Being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump

    08/15/2015 8:34:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 28 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/15/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former George H. W. Bush consultant Rick Wilson lashed out at Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow tonight on CNN accusing of being the “Pravda” for Donald Trump. Despite Rick Wilson’s insults Alex Marlow probably delivered the sharpest blows. Breitbart reported: The two men, before addressing each other, established a stark contrast with the other’s view. Wilson defended Bush on several questions and, unprompted, said: “I don’t work for Jeb Bush, and I’m not here to advocate specifically for him.” All the while, he threw a few bombs at Trump. “Every one of these pressers this guy does is a dumpster...
  • Conservatives Need to Redefine Themselves as More Caring, John Kasich Says

    08/13/2015 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jonathan Martin
    DERRY, N.H. – It was the last question at Gov. John R. Kasich’s town-hall-style meeting here on Wednesday, and it also was perhaps the bluntest. “Governor Kasich, how do you feel about amnesty for the illegals?” asked a voter near the back of a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here. Mr. Kasich, an Ohio Republican, started off sounding like a border hawk, saying he wanted to “finish the wall” along the border with Mexico. But when he answered the question at hand, he sounded a far more pragmatic note. “If they’ve been law-abiding, then I think they should stay,” he...
  • Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone: "The Ruling Class Is Pissing Their Pants"

    08/12/2015 11:22:24 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 48 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | August 12, 2015 | RealClearPolitics
    On "With All Due Respect," Former Donald Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone discusses his abrupt departure from the campaign, whether the real estate mogul can win the Republican nomination and who would potentially fill a “Trump void.” He also provides a glimpse inside the mind of “The Donald.” Stone was advising Trump's presidential campaign but left right after the Megyn Kelly-FOX News debate debacle. Stone did not bash Trump and had nothing but praise to give.
  • Christie vetoes NJ bill that would allow transgenders to change their birth certificates

    08/12/2015 7:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m just counting the days until this particular battle shows up at the federal level. (As you’ll see in a moment, I’m not sure if that’s even possible, but if it is, the Justice Department will figure out a way.) Legislators in New Jersey passed a bill (for the second time) which, if signed into law, would allow transgender individuals to alter their birth certificates to reflect their “new” gender of choice. And for the second straight time, Christie broke out the veto pen. For the second time in 18 months, Governor Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that...