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  • Tea Party-backed candidates look for Cantor-style upsets in Senate races this week

    08/05/2014 7:25:14 AM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 5, 2014 | FoxNews
    The first test will come Tuesday, when Dr. Milton Wolf tries to end Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts' 33-year run in Congress. Wolf, a radiologist who also happens to be a second cousin of President Obama, has taken heat for Facebook postings of X-rays of gunshots wounds -- while Roberts has awkwardly attempted to laugh off questions about whether he indeed lives in Kansas.
  • Texas Business Groups Ally to Counter Tea Party Influence in GOP Primaries

    01/05/2014 5:55:30 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 55 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 4, 2014 | Christy Hoppe
    Some of Texas’ biggest business trade groups are moving to counter tea party and anti-government forces that have dominated recent Republican primaries. The movement mirrors the schism happening nationally between hard right and establishment Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently pledged $50 million to back pro-business Republicans in U.S. Senate primaries and fight tea party insurgents. Michael Quinn Sullivan, president of the fiscal-hawk group Empower Texans said the Texas Future Business Alliance is nothing but a group of big-money interests wanting taxpayer dollars to flow into their pockets. “This is what we’ve come to expect coming out of the...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries (GET THEM!")

    10/29/2013 4:12:07 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave the clearest indication that proponents of comprehensive immigration reform may make their final--and strongest--push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries. “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.” President Barack Obama has urged Congress to pass immigration reform legislation this year. House...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries

    10/29/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”
  • Rubio Endorses McConnell

    10/20/2013 7:02:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2013 | Katrina Trinko
    Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) endorsed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) in his primary against Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin today on Fox News Sunday. Watch: [video]
  • Video: Brewer endorses Romney

    02/26/2012 3:10:25 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 2/26/12 | ED MORRISSEY
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer made her much-anticipated endorsement in the Republican presidential nomination contest earlier today on NBC’s Meet the Press — and it went to Mitt Romney, who once had a huge lead in her state but has struggled to maintain an edge over Rick Santorum. Will Brewer’s pick help Romney lock up the winner-take-all state on Tuesday?
  • Sarah Palin on Alaska job: I can’t take it anymore, reveals new public emails

    02/24/2012 8:51:50 AM PST · by kristinn · 90 replies
    AP via The New York Daily News ^ | Friday, February 24, 2012
    Fed up with mounting legal bills and rattled by intense scrutiny of her family and work, Sarah Palin was ready to step down as Alaska's governor months before she left office in July 2009. Emails released Thursday, most from the last 10 months of her time in office, show she told her husband in April, "I can't take it anymore" and complained to spokeswoman Sharon Leighow and aide Kris Perry in March that she had been the target of "many frivolous suits and charges since the DAY I became VP candidate." "I can't afford this job," she wrote. The emails...
  • Sarah Palin: Obama’s Anti-American Energy Policies Invite the Next Crisis

    02/24/2012 12:55:16 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 02/24/12 | Sarah Palin
    President Obama doesn’t have an energy plan. He has an energy speech that he continues to give regardless of the facts or his obvious failures. He likes to take credit for actions initiated by the last administration (without telling you that he’s reversed or stymied many of those successes). We should not be surprised by his detached attitude about America’s pain at the pump. He’s not interested in lowering the price of gas because exorbitantly high gas prices are one of his campaign promises. In September 2008, candidate Obama’s Energy Secretary in-waiting said: “Somehow we have to figure out how...
  • Saral Palin says Newt is the toughest fighter of the candidates

    02/18/2012 8:57:52 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 249 replies · 8+ views
    See video - interview Palin: Third-Party Candidate Would Hurt GOP Comments about Mitch daniels
  • Whoa. Sarah Palin Says Obama’s Actions Are “Un-American” (Video)

    02/14/2012 9:42:46 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/14/12 | Jim Hoft
    Sarah Palin slammed Barack Obama’s “un-American” actions against America’s religious institutions tonight On the Record. “Welcome to government-mandated health care,” Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin said when asked about the contraception controversy going on between the government and the Catholic Church.
  • Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing [First NRO, now American Spectator Calls Him To Withdraw]

    02/14/2012 6:00:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 14, 2012 | DAVID CATRON
    Time for Newt to Do the Honorable Thing By DAVID CATRON on 2.14.12 Gingrich can perform one last service for the GOP, drop out and endorse Santorum. About a week after his surprising victory in the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich did an interview with ABC News, most of which he devoted to complaints about the tactics Mitt Romney was using against him in Florida: "We have not been as effective in telling the truth as he has been in running ads… which have had to be pulled because they were so inaccurate." His most notable remark, however, was a...
  • The all have defects; so can a brokered convention be the answer?

    02/14/2012 8:17:08 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Those who scoff at Newt Gingrich’s plans for space should keep in mind similar arguments were made against John Kennedy when he proposed his moon quest. JFK had a cold war going on, but still saw the necessity of going to space. Today, our President will face China in the race to a moon base. Does anyone really want China controlling space from a militarized moon base? Or controlling all the minerals available on the moon? Along with the great idea proposed by Rick Santorum concerning Manufacturing companies and Capital Gains taxes, a US/China “base race” would make America’s economy...
  • Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)

    02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST · by red flanker · 282 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Mitt Romney is getting some heavy air support in Michigan — the state where he was born and raised — as the “super PAC” supporting him invests almost $500,000 on television ads there. According to someone who tracks Republican media spending, Restore Our Future has committed just over $470,000 for commercials starting Tuesday and set to run through Feb. 20. That marks the group’s largest purchase yet in Michigan, where it will have spent more than $700,000 on ads by next week. The group said Monday that it would continue for now to run an ad called “Risk” that targets...
  • Poll: Romney Back in Control in Florida (Insider Advantage)

    01/25/2012 7:41:26 PM PST · by VinL · 117 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 1-25-12 | Adams
    Mitt Romney now leads Newt Gingrich by eight points in the volatile GOP presidential race in Florida, according to a new poll from Insider Advantage. In another Insider Advantage poll released Monday, Gingrich, riding a wave of momentum after his resounding victory in the South Carolina primary, led Romney by eight points, 34 percent to 26 percent. Now, however, after several days in which Romney has hammered Gingrich over his consulting work for mortgage giant Freddie Mac, the former Massachusetts governor leads the former House speaker, 40 percent to 32 percent. In addition to slamming Gingrich on Freddie Mac, Romney...
  • VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich (McFarlane)

    01/25/2012 9:24:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies
    VIDEO - Reagan's National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich At a veterans townhall meeting in Wolfeboro, NH, Bud McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan, explains why Newt has the right experience and knowledge to be the Commander in Chief. "He also brings to the presidency a knowledge of how to move the U.S. Congress, how to have the courage to go against conventional wisdom, how to balance a budget, and at home and abroad show the kind of leadership that President Reagan did only 25 years ago. Nobody else in this race has those qualities of knowledge and...
  • Top Romney Advisors Lobbied For Freddie

    Top Romney advisers lobbied for Freddie Mac 11:22 AM 01/25/2012 Mitt Romney’s campaign is attacking Newt Gingrich as an “influence peddler.” But it turns out that some of Romney’s closest advisers (or the firms they lobbied for) were paid hundreds of thousands — maybe millions — of dollars on behalf of failed mortgage giant Freddie Mac. The Romney campaign did not respond to requests for comment. According to the AP, former Rep. Susan Molinari — a top Romney surrogate and adviser (watch her attacking Gingrich in this video) — was one of the former GOP lawmakers paid quite handsomely to...
  • Reagan's Young Lieutenant. Gingrich a star on Reagan team...

    01/24/2012 2:36:34 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/24/12 | JEFFREY LORD
    Gingrich a star on Reagan team: Romney "work product" as conservative at issue. Mitt Romney has raised the issue of Newt Gingrich's "work product." Wow. Intended to prod the former Speaker on the issue of his work for Freddie Mac (Gingrich last night released his contract with Freddie), the question, as seems to be a Romney characteristic, has clumsily backfired. It raises an all-too obvious question that is becoming increasingly revealing. What is Mitt Romney's "work product" for the conservative cause? The closest Mitt Romney ever got to the Reagan Revolution is apparently because he reads about it 30 years...
  • Palin on Christie's "Newt = embarrassment": Chris made a rookie mistake..got his panties in a wad

    01/23/2012 1:15:05 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 118 replies
    Eric Bolling, host of 'Follow the Money' 10pmET on the Fox Business Network, is having Sarah Palin on his show tonight - he usually pre-records his interviews with Palin and just tweeted this: WOW!Gov Palin on Gov Chris Christie's "Newt-embarrassment": "Chris made a rookie mistake...got his panties in a wad" 14min"FollowTheMoney" intv 10p
  • Paul’s charade as a Republican comes to a crashing end and other thoughts on South Carolina

    01/23/2012 11:31:50 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 6 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | January 23, 2012 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    By We TEA partiers have always known we had to first scare the Democrats, then scare the Republicans and finally scare the media. We got the first one done in 2010, now Newt Gingrich is helping us scare the Republicans and the media. All three are worried “…the world as they know it is slipping away.” Gingrich will turn Washington upside down make no mistake about it. His burning desire to become a historic figure will not allow him to do otherwise. The “buzz” about Marianne was over before Gloria Allred could fly to her side- proof Axelrod can fool...
  • Rick Santorum Says Newt Gingrich Can’t Bully Him to Quit Race

    01/18/2012 12:24:34 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 76 replies
    ABC News Blog ^ | January 17, 2012 | Russell Goldman
    Rick Santorum says he is not ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination anytime soon — not if he loses in South Carolina, and certainly not because Newt Gingrich wants him to. Vying to be the conservative alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Santorum today brusquely brushed off Gingrich’s suggestion that he and Texas Gov. Rick Perry should quit the race to allow right-wing voters to coalesce behind the former House speaker. Santorum called Gingrich’s suggestion “arrogant” and reminded reporters that he bested the speaker in both the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. “It is an enormous...
  • Hot Air Presidential Survey: December

    12/01/2011 9:46:59 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 12 replies · 1+ views
    HotAir ^ | December 1,2011 | PATRICK ISHMAEL
    We’ve developed a bit of a reputation, so a big thank you to everyone who’s participated in these over the past year or so. On to the next survey: Hot Air Presidential Survey: December http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/01/hot-air-presidential-survey-december/
  • Sarah Palin still untried

    11/30/2011 8:05:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    Hot Air comments yesterday that "the polls in every one of the early states have been pretty much of a roller coaster ride since summer. There’s probably time for at least one more rise and fall before the state’s [South Carolina's] residents actually go to the polls.” The Republican campaign degenerates now to a state like that in the mid-'70s when political contrast was phrased “hippies v. hard hats.” The hard hats, rednecks today, were characteristically pictured sitting by a construction site on lunch break with American flag decals on their safety helmets and on their metal lunch pails poignant...
  • SARAH PALIN WRITE IN POLL: 42% !!!

    11/29/2011 1:05:40 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 125 replies
    micropoll ^ | 11/29/11 | micropoll
    If the election for the Republican nominee for President were held today, who would you REALLY vote for, INCLUDING write-in options?
  • Debuting the C4P Iowa Television Ad: “The Challenge” (Run Sarah Run)

    11/28/2011 2:52:59 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 23 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Monday November 28, 2011 | Ian Lazaran
    Palin: We will not solve our economic problems in this country until we confront the crony capitalism of our permanent political class. This is socialism for the very rich and the very poor but it is a brutal form of capitalism for the rest of us. It’s the collusion of big government, big business. It’s at the heart of President Obama’s economic vision. We need sudden and relentless reform. That will return power to we the people. We need people with a proven record of reform. I served in public office in a state that had a corruption problem. I...
  • Palin's "Crony Capitalism" Mantra Gets "60 Minutes" Boost

    11/14/2011 3:16:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 14, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    If Sarah Palin had run for president, Sunday night's episode of "60 Minutes" likely would have marked a significant moment for her campaign. In the venerable CBS News program's opening segment, Hoover Institute fellow and Palin adviser Peter Schweizer previewed his forthcoming book, "Throw Them All Out," which details allegations of legal, yet ethically dubious insider trading and conflicts of interest among members of Congress. “There are all sorts of forms of honest graft that congressmen engage in that allow them to become very, very wealthy,” Schweizer told correspondent Steve Kroft. “So it's not illegal, but I think it's highly...
  • Romney leads Cain 2-to-1 in electability, says CBS News poll

    11/12/2011 9:22:59 AM PST · by Innovative · 102 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Lucy Madison
    Four out of ten Republicans believe Mitt Romney would be the most likely candidate to beat President Obama in the general election, according to a new CBS News poll. Cain trailed in the category with just 20 percent... Electability, however, was not most Republicans' top priority when selecting a candidate: 58 percent said they believe it's more important to have a nominee who agrees with them on the issues than one who can beat Mr. Obama next year. Thirty-nine percent said the opposite. But the race could still change; seven in 10 Republican primary voters say it is still too...
  • Sarah Palin: Fire Eric Holder

    11/10/2011 12:37:33 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 96 replies
    Facebook ^ | 11/10/11 | Sarah Palin
    It’s tempting to get distracted with the horse race aspect of electoral politics during a primary season. But as pundits talk about “who’s up and who’s down” in the 24 hour news cycle, we must keep our eye on the ball with the Obama administration. They rely on distraction to skirt responsibility, but we’re going to hold them accountable for their corruption and incompetence. When the stories about Operation Fast and Furious first broke, it sounded too crazy even for this administration. Why would any government official with an ounce of common sense think it’s a good idea to facilitate...
  • Psst! Just Asking! (Palin's speech was better)

    11/07/2011 7:12:26 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 20 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Monday November 7, 2011
    Psst! Just Asking! Have any of the actual GOP candidates given a speech as good as Sarah Palin’s “crony capitalism” talk in Iowa on September 3? It took a concerted MSM effort to sneer at that one. … P.S.: Here is one of the better passages: We sent a new class of leaders to D.C., but immediately the permanent political class tried to co-opt them – because the reality is we are governed by a permanent political class, until we change that. They talk endlessly about cutting government spending, and yet they keep spending more. They talk about massive unsustainable...
  • Headed for the Gingrich-Cain Debate in Houston

    11/05/2011 9:36:10 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 48 replies
    Political Insider ^ | 11/04/2011 | Jim Galloway
    HOUSTON — You could call it a debate in the style of America’s most famous series of oratorical confrontations — but only if Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas had addressed each other from comfy, high-backed armchairs. And spectators had been willing to shell out at least $200. Georgia’s two Republican candidates for president, friends who have watched each other’s back during much of the early campaign, will go toe to toe Saturday evening in a two-man debate in the backyard of a third contender, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
  • Report: Sarah Palin Reconsidering Run For Presidency

    11/04/2011 1:53:33 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 236 replies
    Politicons ^ | 11-2-2011 | Henry D'Andrea
    Take with a HUGE grain of salt… Huge. Conservative talk show host, Dr Gina Louden, says that she has “information from a reliable source,” that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is reconsidering a run for the White House in 2012. Sarah Palin announced on October 5, that she would not be running in 2012 and that she would not run third party. With the recent fire storm that has hit Herman Cain about sexual harassment charges and with Romney being a complete RINO, a Palin entrance would be pretty awesome right now. You can listen to audio of Dr. Gina...
  • Palin: Don’t Let Obama Blame Bush For The ‘Fiasco That They Have Created’ (video)

    11/03/2011 9:10:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-3-11
    PPalin: Don’t Let Obama Blame Bush For The ‘Fiasco That They Have Created’From the RPOF (Republican Party of Florida) speech
  • GOP candidates are better fit for monster’s ball than inaugural ball. So just how can Obama lose?

    11/03/2011 11:15:35 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Monday, October 31 2011 | Mike Lupica
    The Republican candidates for President may not pose much of a threat to Barack Obama. The very best Halloween parade this year would feature all the Republicans trying to get their party’s presidential nomination. At a time of debt and joblessness and so often hopelessness in this country, in a Foreclosure America where the President seems better at raising money than making very much for Americans, the question on Barack Obama ought to be this. How can he possibly win a second term? Only the way things are going with the Republicans, right up to Halloween 2011, and only a...
  • Fun rumor of the day: Palin reconsidering?

    11/02/2011 6:04:56 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 58 replies
    HotAir ^ | 11/02/11 | Allahpundit
    It’s wafer thin but lots of fun to game out, and I figure our resident Palinistas would appreciate having a new reason to believe after last month’s great disappointment. Here you go. The ballot deadlines have passed in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida, which means there are three possibilities. One: It’s not true. Two: It is true but she’s going to run third party, which means she doesn’t have to worry about primary deadlines. Three: It’s true and she’s going to run as a Republican, having been lured back into the race by the vacuum on the right after...
  • Should more Republicans skip the debates?

    10/28/2011 7:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    When a credible candidate for significant political office makes a statement or adopts a strategy that seems obviously counterintuitive, criticism will shower down first, followed by a wave of wait-maybe-this-is-brilliant rebuttals. Byron York offers a bit of the latter (as well as some of the former) in a thoughtful piece that poses the question of whether Perry’s announcement that he might not attend future debates isn’t just self-serving, but actually a rational strategy that other Republicans should adopt: Until a few weeks ago, there seemed to be lots of time for debating. The Iowa caucuses were set for Feb. 6,...
  • Brit Hume on Fox News Sunday: "Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline"

    10/23/2011 1:58:15 PM PDT · by martosko · 123 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2011 | Jeff Poor
    While former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain’s poll numbers have been sky-high in recent weeks, the honeymoon may soon be over for him, says Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume. “The abortion blunder was inexplicable,” Hume continued. “It doesn’t walk it back when you say it ought to be the person’s choice but it is also illegal. I’m sorry — that doesn’t help. I suspect Herman Cain may have peaked and may begin to decline.”
  • Long live the TEA party rebellion!! NO MORE RINOS!! NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!!

    10/16/2011 2:06:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 583 replies
    vanity | Oct 16, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party sprang up in spontaneous rebellion to big government's big spending, big taxing ways. TARP, the bailouts, the PORKULUS package and ObamaCare lit the fuse. TEA partiers support the constitution's limited government restrictions. TEA partiers are non-partisan, i.e., we oppose the big government, big spending, big taxing moves of both the major political parties. This is an open rebellion against business as usual big spending, overreaching government! We demand a return to constitutionally limited government!! The socialist/progressive Democrat party is our natural enemy and they understand that and attack us accordingly. The big government RINO...
  • Herman Cain on Killing Awlaki and the 9-9-9 Plan

    10/04/2011 9:39:18 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 64 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | John McCormack
    Herman Cain continues to surge in the Republican presidential primary. A new national Washington Post/ABC poll shows Cain tied for second place with Texas governor Rick Perry, and Public Policy Polling finds Cain leading in North Carolina, Nebraska, and West Virginia. Herman Cain But with greater success, Cain is also facing greater scrutiny. During a brief phone interview this afternoon with THE WEEKLY STANDARD, Cain responded to questions that have been raised about his positions on the war on terror and taxes. Asked why he had backed off his opposition to the U.S. military's targeting Anwar Awlaki, the al Qaeda...
  • Christie says ‘Not My Time'--All Eyes Now on Palin

    10/04/2011 11:18:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Human Events ^ | October 5, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Coincidentally, on the day New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held a formal press conference to again announce that he would not officially enter the presidential contest, DVDs of a documentary titled The Undefeated, an independent film about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s record of reform in taking on the crony capitalists and the political establishment in Alaska, went on sale at Walmart stores and online outlets such as Amazon.com. A new national CBS poll, has Herman Cain tied with Mitt Romney with 17% of the vote. What may be more striking though, is that 18% of those polled were still...
  • Sarah Palin-affiliated law firm made early-state deadline inquiries

    10/04/2011 10:34:57 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 206 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Ken Vogel and I both have sources telling us that calls were made on behalf of a mystery candidate to various early states to determine presidential filing deadlines. Continue Reading The calls were made by representatives of the law firm Baker Hostetler - a firm that employs lawyer Mark Braden, who represents Sarah PAC, her political action committee. As Ken notes, while he nor representatives of Palin’s campaign would comment on the calls, Palin is the only GOP politician eying the presidential race who is represented by the firm. It wouldn’t be the first time that her representatives have sought...
  • Sarah Palin: Why the Marist poll showing Palin within 5 points of Obama is no fluke!

    09/22/2011 10:11:34 AM PDT · by techno · 15 replies
    September 22, 2011 | techno
    The $64,000 question: Was the recent Marist-McClatchey poll that showed Sarah Palin within 5 points in a head-to-head matchup with President Obama a fluke? Here are 10 reasons why I do NOT believe this particular result or the overall poll was a fluke: 1)The piece by pollinsider.com explaining in his usual analytical fashion why the result "is no fluke" http://pollinsider.com/2011/09/21/palin-47-obama-47-turnaround-why-marist-poll-is-no-fluke/ Besides his discussion of how the Democrats were oversampled by 8 points, he also points out that of the 6% undecided in the 49/44 head to head result in Obama's favor, 67% are independents, 20% are Republicans and only 13%...
  • Palin 47% Obama 47%: Turnaround & Why Marist Poll Is No Fluke

    09/21/2011 2:41:21 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 147 replies
    Poll Insider ^ | September 21, 2011 | Pollinsider
    So, there has been much debate about a recent Marist Poll that shows Sarah Palin within 5% of Barack Obama and whether or not this is a fluke. For one thing, the numbers are actually closer to 47% Palin, 47% Obama, a tie. The Marist poll actually oversample Democrats compared to Republicans by 8 points, and oversamples both of them with Independents. (There has been a rise in Indy voters, but not to the tune of almost 40% of the population. Using historical trends, the anticipated 2012 Voter Turnout rate is 36% D, 36% R, 28% I. If your prefer...
  • GOP presidential calendar threatened by rogue states

    09/17/2011 3:13:44 PM PDT · by Clairity · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 16, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    In the final days before states submit their primary and caucus plans to the Republican National Committee, the GOP is sweating bullets over the possibility that a gang of rogue states could still wreak havoc on the 2012 presidential nominating process. One state, Arizona, has already announced that it will violate RNC rules and hold its primary on February 28 - a full week before joint RNC-Democratic National Committee rules permit states to do so. Michigan's legislature is also moving toward scheduling its vote for the same date. Then there's Florida, a repeat offender when it comes to calendar mischief,...
  • 10 clear clues in Sarah Palin’s New Hampshire Labor Day speech that she is running for President

    09/06/2011 2:17:05 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 143 replies
    HillBuzz.org ^ | September 6, 2011 | Kevin DuJan
    Last year, I asked readers of HillBuzz.org to employ their photoshopping magic and deal Governor Sarah Palin into the famous “Republican Presidents Playing Poker” painting (officially called “Grand Ol’ Gang” by artist Andy Thomas) because I believe President Palin will be joining this grand old gang herself in 2013. Governor Palin is the most artfully stealth political strategist of her generation. Her affable, folksy nature and easy smile have fooled opponents into underestimating her killer instincts since the “Saracuda” years when she dominated the basketball court with her guile and cunning. Those of you who’ve seen the documentary “The Undefeated”...
  • Sarah Palin runs half-marathon incognito in Iowa

    09/04/2011 7:20:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | 9/4/11 | Robin Abcarian
    Doug Adams, the former potato chip salesman who founded the Iowans4Palin website last year, was asleep Sunday morning at home in Storm Lake, Iowa, when his wife, Diane, woke him up with a panicky phone call. “She was squealing,” Adams said Sunday night. “I was kinda scared.” Diane told him to get down to the lake post-haste. Sarah and Todd Palin were there, and Sarah was about to run the half-marathon. Diane had risen early to walk the course. Adams thought his wife was joking at first, since they had just returned the night before from Indianola, more than 150...
  • Palin Takes Second for 40-49 Women in Iowa Half Marathon

    09/04/2011 2:13:45 PM PDT · by Anamnesis · 187 replies
    40-49 Results - Women 21100 Half Marathon 1 Marks, Julie W46 Des Moines, IA 12 Heath, Sarah W47 Des Moines, IA 2 3 Beermann, Sheila W49 Elk Point, SD 4 Lasota, Jennifer W43 Minnetokna,MN 5 Strawser, Michelle W42 Unattached 6 Amundson, Roxanne W47 Fremont, NE 7 White, Julia W43 Storm Lake, IA 3 8 Sweet, Misty W45 Spencer, IA 9 Lai, Cal W46 Storm Lake, IA 4 Ground Report from Iowa4Palin blog: Governor Sarah Palin is running! ~ In a half marathion in Storm Lake Iowa Sunday morning. ~ My wife is a big time walker. She was registered to...
  • Governor Sarah Palin is running!

    09/04/2011 7:57:52 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 44 replies
    Greta Wire/Fox News ^ | 09/04/2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    Above is a picture of Governor Sarah Palin running in a half marathon this morning in Storm Lake, Iowa. By the way, I understand she had a very good running time…I am trying to get that for you.
  • What pundits should be talking about when it comes to Palin

    08/26/2011 10:42:47 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Friday August 26, 2011 | Jedidiah Bila
    So while the business-as-usual boys and girls play their games, I thought we could do something productive and revisit ten aspects of Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial record worth highlighting. Whether she makes a run for the presidency or not — and I personally believe that she will — let’s take a look at some things the media and the D.C./Manhattan elite haven’t quite gotten around to mentioning. 1.. As governor in 2007, Palin was responsible for the largest veto totals in state history, while investing $1 billion in forward-funding education and fulfilling public safety and infrastructure necessities. 2. Palin invested $5...
  • Why is the Ron Paul Campaign Touting Suspicious Polling?

    08/19/2011 12:36:23 PM PDT · by FirstCavTommy · 12 replies
    The Right Sphere ^ | 8/19/2011 | Tommy Harris
    Over the past few days, some polls have been floating around showing Ron Paul beating Texas Governor Rick Perry and the entire field in the state of Texas for the GOP nomination. This is surprising because, even though Ron Paul is from Texas, there has (to my knowledge) never been a poll that wasn’t either a straw poll or some other non-scientific survey showing him leading the GOP race at any time. I then saw that Ron Paul himself tweeted a blog post that linked to the poll in question. I already had some suspicions about this poll, so I...
  • Palin Conquers the Storm

    08/09/2011 9:23:17 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Human Events ^ | Tuesday August 9, 2011 | John Hayward
    Sarah Palin Facebook page is a battleship from which many powerful broadsides have been launched. On Monday afternoon, she wrote one of her longer posts, called “Conquering the Storm,” to address the Obama Downgrade. It’s a big piece, but well worth reading in full. Compare it to the weary talking-point retread our clueless President delivered in his statement on the same afternoon, and you can see why the markets were nose-diving even as Obama spoke. Palin wrote the speech he should have given, but is utterly incapable of conceiving. As Palin points out, the S&P downgrade wasn’t a surprise to...
  • Palin Power Coming On Stronger!

    08/08/2011 12:22:23 PM PDT · by curth · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8/6/2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    Sarah Palin's latest "in your face" to the Obama administration in defense of the Tea Party is guaranteed to infuriate the left and terrify the timid on our side. Sarah said, "If we were real domestic terrorists, shoot, Obama would want to pal around with us, wouldn't he?" Wow! I looooove this woman! Compare Palin's cojones to those of Republican presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman. Huntsman encouraged Republicans to surrender to Obama during the debt ceiling battle. Get this, folks: as a contender for the White House, Huntsman said he will not attack Obama. How absurd is that? Huntsman's going into...