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  • GOP big pushes Giuliani for vice prez (MEGA BARF ALERT)

    08/28/2011 8:35:50 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 2011-08-22 | Fredric U. Dicker
    One of New York's best-known Republicans is calling on pres idential hopeful Rick Perry to choose Rudy Giuliani as his running mate for next year's election. Former state GOP Chairman William Powers, a longtime Giuliani friend and a key player in his first mayoral election in 1993, told The Post that such a move by Perry could deliver key swing states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Ohio to the Republicans. "He'd be the best No. 2 anybody in the world could pick," said Powers, who has a longstanding relationship with leading Texas Republicans like Karl Rove, former President George W....
  • College Repub Pres: Cindy McCain shows GOP diversity (BARF ALERT)

    01/23/2010 12:00:53 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 631+ views
    Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain, posed for a photo posted on a website supporting same-sex marriage Wednesday. McCain can be seen on the NO H8 Campaign's website with her mouth taped shut, and "No H8" written across her cheek. She's the latest advocate of what the campaign calls "Redefining Republican" - removing the stigma of opposition to same-sex marriage from the Republican Party's platform. With the photo, McCain joins her daughter Meghan in support of same-sex marriage, while her husband remains aligned against her on the issue. David Frantz, president of the...
  • Give Michael Steele More Time (Meghan McCain attacks Tea Partiers as "fringe")

    01/13/2010 6:20:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 52 replies · 1,624+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2010-01-10 | Meghan McCain
    The RNC chairman is indecisive and at times immature, but there is plenty to respect, including his call yesterday for Harry Reid to step down. Meghan McCain on why she hasn’t lost faith.What is going on with Michael Steele? In the last year, the Republican National Committee chairman has become one of the most confusing and controversial figures in politics. Last week brought yet another example of his troubles representing the party: an outburst during an interview in which he said his critics should “fire him or shut up.” It was alarmingly immature coming from someone who is supposed to...
  • Who's To Blame for the Massive Deficit?

    01/03/2010 3:47:53 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,979+ views
    CATO ^ | 2009-12-29 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    The temporary increase in the national debt ceiling approved this month — combined with the prospect of a huge trillion-dollar-plus increase early next year — has once again prompted criticisms of President Obama for runaway spending and record deficits. All this borrowing is only necessary, we are told, because Obama ran up $1.4 trillion of debt in his first year. It's true that the White House is pushing big spending items, not least of which is his multitrillion-dollar scheme for government-run health care. But many critics, either out of ignorance or malice, are blaming Obama for deficits that are not...
  • Why health care reform is mandated to fail (thanks for nothing, Mitt Romney!)

    12/31/2009 9:58:20 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 654+ views
    The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ ^ | 2009-12-31 | Paul Mulshine
    The Democrats’ biggest accomplishment of this decade was getting a package through both houses of Congress mandating that every American have health insurance. Their biggest accomplishment of the next decade will be watching it fail. Then they can get what they really want, a government takeover of health care. That’s my prediction. It’s based on what I call the Frito-Lay theory of health reform: Mandates are like potato chips; you can’t have just one. Just for fun, I ran that theory by someone who has been watching the health care debate up close, Michael Cannon of the Cato Institute, a...
  • GOP lets Scott Brown fend for himself. Local Republicans outraged...

    12/29/2009 2:54:30 PM PST · by Dayvester · 123 replies · 4,605+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has been all but abandoned by the same national Republican committees that pumped hundreds of thousands in campaign cash to former governors Mitt Romney and William Weld
  • Who's to Blame for Obamacare? Two Republicans (Obama is the ultimate Republicrat legacy)

    12/22/2009 7:29:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 215 replies · 4,034+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-12-22 | Mark Skousen
    This week the Senate grinches stole Christmas. The Obama Nation is getting Obamacare. It’s easy to blame the sixty Democrats, as the Wall Street Journal does, for "the worse bill ever." It solemnly declares: "These 60 Democrats are creating a future of epic increases in spending, taxes and command--and control regulation." True enough. But what's the root cause of this permanent disaster? Sorry, friends, but it’s not the Democrats, nor the American people who elected them. The real culprits are two Republicans who ran the show the previous eight years: George W. Bush and his "master political strategist" Karl Rove....
  • McCain Takes Center Stage in Health Fight (wants to lead GOP)

    12/12/2009 9:16:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies · 2,103+ views
    After Lying Low in Wake of 2008 Presidential-Election Loss, Arizona Senator Mounts Opposition to Obama's Top Priority. BY NAFTALI BENDAVID & GREG HITT Sen. John McCain kept a relatively low profile for months after he lost the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama. Those days are over. In the health-care battle, the Arizona Republican has suddenly emerged as the John McCain of old -- a vigorous political combatant. He has publicly hammered Democratic proposals, engaged in heated exchanges on the Senate floor and lent his voice to automated telephone calls pressuring Democratic senators in Arkansas, Colorado and Nebraska on their...
  • John McCain, critic-in-chief? (Lindsey Graham says McCain is GOP leader) (massive hurl alert)

    12/11/2009 3:49:39 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,324+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-12-11 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Barack Obama began his presidency with an open hand toward the man he had just defeated in a race that was at times bitter. "There are few Americans who understand this need for common purpose and common effort better than John McCain," said Obama at an inauguration-eve tribute dinner to his former foe. But in the year since that evening of comity and collegiality, McCain has emerged as one of the leading critics of the new president. On foreign policy, his traditional area of expertise, and domestic affairs, where McCain has shown new passion, the 72-year-old Arizonan is making it...
  • They Are All RINOs

    12/09/2009 3:24:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 96 replies · 1,998+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 09, 2009 | Pedro Primavera
    Republicans like to point to Ronald Reagan for inspiration. However, we have to resign ourselves to the fact that Ronald Reagan is dead. Worse, his legacy was killed off by his own party, the same Republicans who say he inspired them. The only lasting legacy to George W. Bush was the nomination of two constructionist judges and a fading response to terrorism. For eight years, we saw GW insist more on getting along than being right. Even the war in Iraq was fought on the cheap, probably out of fear of the cost of waging war, which defies the logic...
  • Get Real! Cut the Third Party Crap: The Two Parties Are Not the Same

    12/05/2009 3:41:40 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 876 replies · 10,478+ views
    Rush ^ | December 1st | rush
    I'm all for Ralph Nader running again. I'd love for Howard Dean to get fed up or some other Democrat to get fed up with Obama and I'd love for a third party of Democrats and liberals to establish itself. I want all kinds of liberals to line and up run in third parties. That's how we weaken their side. As for our side, the focus must be to take back the Republican Party. That's the way you win. You can draw attention to yourself by denouncing both parties at the same time, and you can think that you're relating...
  • Huckabee: The Biggest Big-Government Conservative (Big Government®) (**FLASHBACK 12/11/2007**)

    12/01/2009 3:40:52 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies · 486+ views
    If you liked George W. Bush's brand of big-spending, big-government conservatism, you'll love Mike Huckabee. BY MICHAEL D. TANNER Most of the leading Republicans running for president show some support for Bush's ideology, but no other candidate so completely embodies it. As governor of Arkansas, Huckabee dramatically increased state spending. During his two-term tenure, spending increased by more than 65 percent — at three times the rate of inflation. The number of government workers increased by 20 percent, and the state's debt services increased by nearly $1 billion. Huckabee financed his spending binge with higher taxes. Under his leadership, the...
  • 7 years after GOP betrayal, Jim Ryan knows the score

    11/29/2009 2:05:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 2,339+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/29/09 | John Kass
    The last time Jim Ryan ran for governor of Illinois, he offered voters a clear choice between a man who never took a dime in public life and Rod Blagojevich. And though many would like to forget it, they chose Blagojevich. "The infrastructure of the Illinois Republican Party has never really been for me," Ryan said over breakfast the other day as we talked about that 2002 campaign and his current run in the crowded GOP primary for governor. "I'm not a deal-maker. And senior Republicans knew my reputation. They knew I wouldn't be flexible." Seven years ago, Ryan, then...
  • NY-23: Time for Dede to Face the Nation... What Will She Say? (Scozzafava's upcoming CBS appearance)

    11/28/2009 1:08:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies · 1,221+ views
    The Governeur Times, Governeur, NY ^ | 2009-11-28 | Jeff Graham
    What should Diedre Scozzafava want to accomplish by Sunday's appearance on Face the Nation on CBS? Is it just another post-election 'poor poor pitiful me' about being beat up by tea party thugs led by Dick Armey, who will be on the same show? Well, I hope not. Ms. Scozzafava knows politics aint bean bag and there is something for all to learn from the NY23 GOP meltdown. In retrospect, which is a lot like hindsight, Ms. Scozzafava was not the best hope for North Country Republicans and her selection by a handful of county chairs was another example of...
  • Free Republic does not and will not support RINOS!! Not now!! Not ever!!

    11/26/2009 9:55:25 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 2,501 replies · 41,088+ views
    My day after Thanksgiving message | 11/26/200 | Jim Robinson
    Apparently there are still some posters on FR who are fast asleep. Wake up! Dammit! We are in the middle of a conservative rebellion! While you were sleeping we, along with millions of other freedom loving grassroots Americans have participated in hundreds of tea parties all across this great land and fully intend to keep it up until all of America is awake. We are fed up and mad as hell! We grassroots Americans are delivering a message to the ruling class: NO MORE!! No more big government! No more high taxes! No more government bailouts! No more government takeovers!...
  • RNC brings in veteran strategist (a Romneybot, CNN shill who once attacked Palin)

    11/23/2009 4:43:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 2,544+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican National Committee will announce Monday that veteran political strategist Alex Castellanos will assume a senior communications role at the committee, an RNC official tells CNN. (snip) "Now the RNC has a new focus and direction - the 2010 elections," Castellanos said when reached by telephone. "And I am happy to help."
  • GOP Michael Steele Says RNC Will Stop Providing Abortion Coverage (RNC funded abortions since '91)

    11/13/2009 3:07:02 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,172+ views
    Republican Party chairman Michael Steele told Republican National Committee staff to immediately put an end to providing RNC employees with insurance for elective abortions. After learning of the abortion coverage from a news report, late Thursday evening Steele issued a statement: "Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose. I don't know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled." According to RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho, Steele then instructed staff to let their insurance carrier know that the RNC wished to opt out of the...
  • Gingrich: Contract with America round 2 (Gingrich, Steele, RNC alert)

    11/13/2009 2:54:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 2,276+ views
    Tribune ^ | 2009-11-13 | Mark Silva
    Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker and purveyor of the GOP "Contract With America'' that helped his party win control of the House after President Bill Clinton's election, says GOP chairman Michael Steele has started work on a new framework for 2010 that he is calling "First principles.'' "I've been talking with Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, '' Gingrich said today, speaking with students at C-SPAN's Cable Center Class. "He is developing a first principles model that I think is a very exciting , positive step in the right direction,'' said Gingrich, who has said that he will...
  • IL-Sen. 2010: Dem. chief says Kirk "moderate" (hahaha)

    11/09/2009 9:59:58 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies · 382+ views
    During two heated Democratic challenges, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk of Highland Park was targeted by millions of dollars in TV ads painting him as a far right Republican in his north suburban district. Much of the time, it was the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee paying for and writing those ads. Kirk spent millions of dollars himself on ads to cultivate a moderate, independent brand in the 10th District. Now it seems the DCCC agrees with him. DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen said during a C-SPAN interview Sunday that Kirk is a "moderate," contradicting his own organizations efforts to paint him...
  • Fight for soul of GOP in Orange County

    11/07/2009 3:21:33 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 4 replies · 453+ views
    OC Register ^ | Steve Greenhut
    If you want to know what's wrong with Sacramento, you need look no further than Orange County. That's where Republican Party insiders have cast aside one of the GOP's most principled members in its drive to fill the 72nd Assembly District seat vacated by disgraced Assemblyman Mike Duvall, who resigned after being caught on tape bragging in lurid detail to another assemblyman about his sexual exploits with lobbyists. The first major candidate to announce his intention to replace Duvall was Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby. If the local GOP were serious about the limited-government rhetoric it constantly preaches, Norby would...