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  • f You Can't Beat 'Em, Co-Opt 'Em! (GOP establishment vs. TEA Party)

    09/25/2010 11:30:56 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 9-25-2010 | Ken Connor - Commentary
    If You Can't Beat 'Em, Co-Opt 'Em! Sat, Sep. 25, 2010 Ken Connor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As the midterm elections rapidly approach and Tea Party candidates continue to gain ground in primary battles across the country, the Republican establishment is beginning to feel the sand shift beneath their feet. Rather than resigning themselves to irrelevancy however, key leaders within the GOP establishment are determined to find a way to translate Tea Party enthusiasm into further entrenchment of the Republican status quo. The relationship between the Tea Party Patriots and the GOP has been tenuous since the movement began over a year ago....
  • Rockefeller Republicans

    09/18/2010 11:25:15 AM PDT · by caveat emptor · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | Sept. 16, 2010 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Is the Republican establishment losing it? Is the party leadership capable of uniting a governing coalition as Richard Nixon did before Watergate and Ronald Reagan resurrected in the 1980s? Observing the hysteria and nastiness of Karl Rove and the GOP establishment at the stunning triumph of Tea Party Princess Christine O'Donnell, the answer is no. This party is not ready to rule.
  • Paladino's next challenge

    09/15/2010 3:55:19 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 15, 2010 | Editorial
    Well, New York Republicans went out and got themselves an angry man. They may come to regret it. That's the upshot of yesterday's gubernatorial primary, in which Carl Paladino, multimillionaire developer from Buffalo, pretty much expelled the GOP establishment's candidate, ex-Rep. Rick Lazio, from public life. Actually, Lazio can be said to have lost this race far more than Paladino won. To say the former Long Island legislator kept a low profile is putting it mildly: Lazio ran as the Invisible Man -- refusing to debate, speaking in platitudes and generally just boring folks to tears. Even his notoriously uninspired...
  • LIVE THREAD - DELAWARE PRIMARY ELECTION RETURNS

    09/14/2010 4:22:43 PM PDT · by onyx · 1,287 replies · 2+ views
    State Of Delaware ^ | September 14, 2010 | onyx
    State Of Delaware Department of Elections 2010 Primary Election Polls for the 2010 Primary Election will close on September 14, 2010 at 8:00 PM Please check back after this time for results.
  • Palin makes Mitt come out from under his desk

    06/09/2010 2:48:43 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 41 replies · 98+ views
    conservatives4Palin ^ | 06/09/10 | Doug Brady
    It appears Mitt Romney is getting a bit nervous as a result of all the well-deserved credit Governor Palin received for helping Nikki Haley in South Carolina, both in the media and by Haley herself. In fact Romney is so nervous he feels compelled to return to South Carolina to campaign for Haley before the runoff on the 22nd. Via the Politico: Former Massachusetts GOP Gov. Mitt Romney will soon travel to South Carolina to stump for Nikki Haley in the state’s runoff of the GOP nomination for governor.
  • Independence Day: Crist Likely to Drop GOP Label (Announcement Thursday)

    04/28/2010 3:52:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 933+ views
    NBC Miami ^ | Wed, Apr 28, 2010 | Todd Wright
    Gov. Crist to make announcement on political future ThursdayGov. Charlie Crist's fall from Republican Party grace will finally hit rock bottom on Thursday when he is expected to announce that he will run for the U.S. Senate as an independent, according to several news sources citing anonymous sources. Crist had ducked the question for the past few weeks, but previously was on the record as saying he would never leave his beloved GOP. And by never, he meant as long as he thought he could beat Miami Republican candidate Marco Rubio, which seems like a long shot now. Cruist has...
  • Part 2: Chris Lauzen for Illinois State Senate: How The Combine Targets Good Legislators

    01/26/2010 7:31:15 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 6 replies · 191+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | January 26, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Has Pro-Family Movement Succumbed To "The Money Changers"? Has Movement Become What It Fought Against? EDITOR'S NOTE: In the first part of this series [http://rffm.typepad.com/republicans_for_fair_medi/2010/01/part-1-has-profamily-movement-succumbed-to-the-money-changers-has-movement-become-what-it-fought-aga.html] I referred to something called the Combine and attempted to describe what it is. The following column details the Combine's mission. Even if you don't live in Illinois, this story may be applicable in your state. The Combine is mostly dominated by so-called moderate Republicans. In actuality, many of these moderates are stone-cold liberals masquerading under the Republican banner who are in league with the Daley Democratic Machine. When the Combine says jump, Republicans and...
  • Washington’s Handpicked “Ringer” (NRCC inserts Soros-connected Democrat into TX Rep Primary)

    12/21/2009 7:22:24 AM PST · by ziravan · 65 replies · 3,046+ views
    Timothy Delasandro for Congress Website ^ | 12/21/09 | Timothy Delasandro (R) for Congress
    Washington’s Handpicked Ringer Mr. Delasandro is making the following statement for immediate release: “The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) inserted its candidate into the CD-17 race this past week, Mr. William H. Flores. Flores apparently recently relocated to Bryan/College Station from Sugarland, TX (outside the district). Flores was chosen, not because he represents the values of Central Texas, but because he can self-finance. He has the wealth to self-finance a race for Congress in large part from his business ties to socialist investor George Soros. There is nothing wrong with making a profit and businessmen shouldn’t be required to vet...