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  • GOP senator knocks Romney: The last thing we need is ‘a Jeff Flake on steroids’

    01/05/2019 3:01:58 PM PST · by bitt · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/2019 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) needled fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (Utah) in an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday, arguing that the GOP doesn't need "more distractions." "The mainstream media and Democrats want to further divide Republicans, and now Romney has played right into their hands," Perdue wrote. "Jeff Flake (Ariz.) filled that role before his retirement; the last thing we need now in the Senate is a Jeff Flake on steroids. We certainly don’t need more distractions. We need constructive leaders who want to get things done." Perdue invoked Flake, a vocal critic of President Trump who retired...
  • Oklahoma gov vetoes bill allowing adults to carry guns without a permit

    05/11/2018 9:08:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/11/18 | John Bowden
    Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) that would have allowed state residents to carry a firearm without a permit or training. "I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal," Fallin said in announcing her veto of Senate Bill 1212, which would have removed the requirement for Oklahoma residents to complete a training course and demonstrate competency with a firearm before carrying in public. The governor argued that the bill would have taken away the ability of the state's law enforcement personnel to...
  • John Kasich rips GOP, hints at 2020 run against Trump: ‘I can bring that party back’

    04/29/2018 8:33:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 166 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich hinted again Sunday at a possible 2020 presidential run by ripping the Republican Party and declaring “I can bring that party back.” The Republican governor accused the GOP of being “anti-immigrant, anti-trade, in favor of debt,” and implored party members to “come home.” “We should care about people from top to bottom, not just at those at the top but everybody,” Mr. Kasich told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I can bring that party back, that’s what I’m going to do, in one way or another.”
  • Trump Derangement Syndrome Turns Into Treason - The real threat we face is not from Trump's rhetoric

    02/28/2016 11:40:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 29, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    The stakes in 2016 are huge and the party is fractured. The rhetoric reflects a Trump Derangement Syndrome in which Trump is either a monster or a savior, instead of a politician. On the left, Bush Derangement Syndrome expressed itself in the conviction that he was unalterably and uniquely worse than every other president and would get around to declaring martial law and ruling forever. The danger of exaggeration is that previously unacceptable views suddenly become acceptable. Bush Derangement Syndrome made it acceptable for Democrats to descend into open treason by making common cause with Saddam Hussein, the Sunni terrorist...
  • Romney leaves Cruz off his list of 2016 GOP stars

    11/03/2013 1:58:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 160 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2013 11:36 AM EST
    Mitt Romney isn’t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans’ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016. … … Romney says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “stands out as one of the very strongest lights.” …
  • Conservative-GOP marriage over?

    05/07/2012 8:59:54 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 172 replies
    politico ^ | Monday May 7, 2012 | Craig Shirley
    It should come as no surprise that the Republican National Committee has been “covertly” supporting Mitt Romney throughout the primaries, as POLITICO recently “revealed.” It was the worst-kept secret in Washington Reagan, the über outsider, called for a “new Republican Party” back in 1977. Reagan wanted the GOP to shed its country club, corporate boardroom image and become a genuine conservative movement, focused on the individual. Reagan’s words threatened the status quo of the scions and heiresses of the country club and corporate boardroom set. The former California governor and his conservative followers were never accepted by these insiders [...]...
  • ‘It’s Not Worth Getting Angry About’ (Tell that to the Tea Party)

    01/27/2012 8:38:12 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 11 replies ^ | Jan 27, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    More than anyone else during any of the previous Republican presidential debates, Rick Santorum took dead aim tonight at the similarities between Romneycare and Obamacare. Arguing that those similarities could pose great problems for the Republican party and for the prospects for repeal if Mitt Romney were to win the nomination, Santorum implored GOP voters to remember, “We can’t give this issue away in this election.” Mitt Romney The exchange over Romneycare and Obamacare began when Santorum responded to a health care question from an audience member. He said, “Governor Romney was the author of Romneycare, which is a top-down...
  • GOProud to hold "Ho Ho HOMOCON" Just In Time For Christmas (Thanks CPAC)

    11/09/2011 2:45:18 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 49 replies
    GOPROUD ^ | 11/9/11 | GOProud
    Celebrate the holidays GOProud style at our Ho Ho HOMOCON party on Capitol Hill! Join us at 8 pm on Monday, December 5 at Sonoma Restaurant, 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC. More details coming soon.
  • Republicans Raise Money for Gay Agenda (Palin Sabotage, CATO Inst, Grover Norquist, John Podesta)

    09/20/2010 12:32:37 PM PDT · by unspun · 44 replies reposted on Gulag Bound Blog ^ | September 20, 2010 | Clilff Kincaid
    <p>The civil war in the Republican Party takes another turn on Wednesday night when Sarah Palin basher Nicolle Wallace lends her name to a fundraiser for a pro-homosexual group called American Foundation for Equal Rights. Wallace, an adviser to the 2008 McCain for President campaign, figures prominently in Sarah Palin’s book, Going Rogue, as someone determined to get her on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric so that she could be sandbagged by the left-wing anchorwoman.</p>
  • Good riddance? GOP relies on Specter-like recruits

    05/07/2009 5:40:21 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 27 replies · 968+ views
    Politico ^ | May 6, 2009 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    For many Republicans, including Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, the reaction to Sen. Arlen Specter’s party switch was unequivocal: good riddance. Yet even as his jilted former party slams the door behind him, the GOP is quietly pursuing a 2010 strategy that relies heavily on candidates nearly identical to Specter. The party’s road to winning back a Senate majority, it seems, is paved with moderates whose records are sure to make conservatives blanch. For the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s recruitment list for 2010 reads like a roster of some of the party’s best-known RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) and...
  • Will GOP follow moderates into oblivion? [RINOs are stupid, arrogant losers]

    05/06/2009 8:30:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 782+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2009-05-06 | Chris Adamo
    Republican stalwarts are fond of recalling the 1992 Democrat National Convention, and the manner in which Bob Casey Sr., the Governor of Pennsylvania, was prevented from giving a speech on account of his strident pro-life views. Here was the incontrovertible proof that Democrats censor and oppress those who do not toe the party line. What is rarely recalled is that, four years later in the Republican National Convention, the official party policy was to avoid any mention whatsoever of the entire abortion issue. GOP candidate Bob Dole sought to sidestep controversy that party insiders feared might be overly "divisive," since...
  • What Happens to Liberal (Extremist) GOP Senators? (Hint: Like Liberal Rep's, They Lose.)

    02/14/2009 2:52:58 AM PST · by Robert A Cook PE · 20 replies · 715+ views
    The Lehigh Valley Political Blog ^ | Tuesday, January 27, 2009 | Joe Hilliard
    I wrote about the 2008 ADA rankings for the House and Senate. How Liberal are they? I also ran an analysis of the ten most liberal House Republicans. They didn't fare too well in 2008. As I explained the Geithner vote, Arlen, PINO's, Extremism & a Tax Cheat why are the minority of Republicans considered mainstream? Why are they labeling principled Republicans as "extremists"? They are liberal extremists in the GOP and should not be setting policy or directing strategy. In fact, they should be sitting in the back of the Big Tent because they are out of the mainstream...
  • The Republican Party: It's time for a Revolt

    01/19/2009 3:56:08 PM PST · by The Mayor · 254 replies · 4,159+ views
    My post at RedCounty ^ | Rus Thompson
    Time for a revolt? Yes, it is. It is actually long past due for one, and now is the time to start. "The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." Thomas Jefferson All over the country Republicans have been losing elections, from here in New York to the National elections. Why? Simple, they have lost their way and have strayed so far from their base no one wants to support them or vote...
  • GOP unity yields to dissenters of all stripes

    10/29/2008 9:36:08 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 26 replies · 600+ views ^ | October 29, 2008 | Glen Johnson
    BOSTON — The Republican Party was the model of unity leaving its national convention barely two months ago. But no more. Displaying a fracture that stands to become a clean break if John McCain loses the election next week, Republicans of all stripes and stature have broken with their party's nominee and are not only supporting Democrat Barack Obama, but trashing the GOP in the process. Former Sen. Charles Mathias of Maryland wrote Tuesday in The Washington Post: "For me, the decision is based on the long-range needs of our country and which of these two candidates I feel is...
  • Pat Robertson endorses Giuliani

    11/07/2007 5:51:19 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 366 replies · 1,830+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 7, 2007 | Mike Allen
    Pat Robertson, one of the nation's most influential Christian leaders, plans to endorse former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani today, the Politico has learned. Giuliani has struggled to win support of social conservatives because of his moderate views on abortion and gay rights. But now he has one of the most resonant imprimaturs with Christian voters. Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), meanwhile, plans to announce his surprise endorsement of former Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president on Wednesday, a campaign official told Politico. The endorsement is to be announced in Dubuque, Iowa. The alliance gives McCain — once a front-runner, now...
  • GOP centrists' poll: Shun social issues

    06/28/2007 1:58:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies · 953+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2007 | Sean Lengell
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES - The Republican Party must temper its emphasis on moral issues like abortion and same-sex "marriage" if the party is to regain seats lost during the 2006 congressional elections, a new poll says. Fifty-three percent of Republicans say the party "has spent too much time focusing on moral issues such as abortion and gay marriage and should instead be spending time focusing on economic issues such as taxes and government spending." "The results of this poll confirm what we have long believed — that what holds the GOP together is a belief in core economic principles," said...
  • Yankee Republicans on Last Legs

    11/13/2006 12:28:51 AM PST · by xtinct · 46 replies · 1,431+ views
    AP Washington ^ | 11-13-06 | Michelle R. Smith
    The classic New England Republican -- fiscally conservative, socially liberal -- is near death, following a long and quiet decline that began more then a decade ago when the GOP nationally began its move to the right. It is a political breed generations old. The Democratic tidal wave in Tuesday's elections claimed several victims in seats that had long been in Republican hands. Scholars say the losses may be the death knell for the traditional "rock-ribbed" New England Republican.
  • Rep. Mark Foley drops out of race [Fox: also resigned]

    09/29/2006 12:01:58 PM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 1,573 replies · 62,379+ views
    Just breaking on CNN
  • The Democrat Party -- 1828* - 2006 -- R.I.P.

    08/09/2006 10:40:08 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 95 replies · 3,175+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 9 August 2006 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Democrat Party died yesterday in Hartford, Connecticut. Present when this venerable institution breathed its last were a minority of the Democrats in the Nutmeg State. The Party was the child of the Republican-Democrat Party, and the Anti-Federalist Party. It leaves no known descendants. However, political parties sometimes spawn children many years after their deaths. Is that verdict too harsh? The leaders of the Democrat Party in Washington, New York, and elsewhere, are not admitting even to a serious illness. It’s difficult to conduct a proper Irish wake when on-lookers insist on prodding the deceased to sing and dance. These...
  • Patti Davis: America is Rude to Immigrants

    05/03/2006 7:19:32 PM PDT · by BrerRabbit · 88 replies · 2,063+ views ^ | May 3, 2006 | Patti Davis
    May 3, 2006 - I don’t know a single person who isn’t acutely aware of the fact that we’ve become a very rude country. It’s gotten to the point that if we don’t encounter rudeness at least twice a day, we’re shocked. < snip > I understand we have a problem with imigration, but it seems very un-American to suggest that 11 million people who have lived and worked here for years and years should be forced to leave. Particularly since they might be some of the most patriotic among us.