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  • Republicans purging supporters they should embrace

    09/19/2015 4:41:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 19, 2015 | Taylor Millard
    Richard Viguerie and Bobby Jindal have both referred to the Republican Party as the “Party of Stupid” and they’re correct. There are times the GOP can’t get out of its own way when it comes to alienating voters or just being plain petty towards dissent. House Speaker John Boehner has wrongly kicked conservative and libertarian Republican Congressmen from committees, while Jason Chaffetz briefly removed Mark Meadows from a committee in June. The American Conservative Union wouldn’t allow the Log Cabin Republicans into CPAC this year, until inviting LCR Executive Director Gregory Angelo to be on a panel. This isn’t just...
  • Republican Committee Quietly Rejects Anti-Gay Marriage Resolution

    08/06/2015 9:33:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Time ^ | August 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    The Republican National Committee’s resolutions committee quietly rejected a pair of resolutions critical of homosexuality Wednesday. The controversial resolutions dealing with sex education and same-sex marriage threatened to cast a shadow on the first GOP presidential debate Thursday in Cleveland, as the party looks toward expanding its base in the key swing state. According to a member of the committee, both failed to gain support to be recommended to the full 168-member party governing body on Friday.
  • US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans

    04/22/2015 12:46:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Asia One / Reuters ^ | April 22, 2015
    NEW YORK - Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party's future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator's staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans "going back some time", their executive director, Gregory Angelo, told Reuters. The meetings with the advocacy group were to discuss legislation, issues and opportunities to "partner on," Angelo said. Rubio's office declined to comment on the meetings. The discussions highlight the tricky electoral math for Republican presidential aspirants like Rubio....
  • Is Graham a RINO, or a reasonable conservative? (Incredible) [Poll to FReep]

    12/12/2014 5:01:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | December 12, 2014 | Brian Hicks
    So Lindsey Graham is on the warpath ... again. In the past month, South Carolina's senior senator has been busy - which stands in stark contrast to most members of Congress this time of year. Or any time, for that matter. Not only has the hawkish Graham renewed his call to send troops into Syria, he also criticized the release of a report that detailed the CIA's rather torturous methods of extracting information from suspected terrorists. Graham didn't exactly endorse waterboarding, mind you, but he made it clear that enemy detainees really don't want to be locked in a dark...
  • E.J. Dionne: Bush offers best hope for Republicans

    11/22/2014 10:19:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | November 23, 2014 | E.J. Dionne
    President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in U.S. politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is Jeb Bush. Yes, Democrats have their own divides, usually described as differences between their populist and Wall Street camps. Still, there is broad agreement inside the party, even among most of its Wall Streeters, that wage stagnation and economic inequality are major problems for the country and that Democrats need to make dealing...
  • New rules favor GOP moderates in presidential primary (New Hampshire)

    11/15/2014 10:40:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Newburyport Daily News ^ | November 15, 2014 | David M. Shribman
    LEBANON, N.H. -- Can you discern, deep in the new Republican Party -- amid the conservative warriors and tea-infused crusaders -- a faint moderate heartbeat? Hardly anyone is asking that question this month, in the wake of the Republican tsunami that swept Democrats out of office and swept a Republican majority into the Senate chamber. But two unrelated events this month make the question worth posing, if only to explore the possibility and to understand the political landscape here in the state that only 15 months from now will hold the first presidential primary. The first of those events took...
  • More GOP Lawmakers Shifting to Support Gay Marriage

    07/30/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT · by PlasticMan · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/14 | Melanie Batley
    Republican lobbyists are working to persuade GOP lawmakers to change their position on same-sex marriage and revise the party's official position that "traditional marriage" is between a man and a woman. Gay marriage advocates say their efforts are paying off as an increasing number of members of the congressional delegation are diverging from the party line, The Hill reported. "The issue is losing its toxicity, from a Republican perspective," Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland & Knight, who helped write the Defense of Marriage Act, told The Hill. She has been visiting dozens of Republican offices...
  • National Guard Not Welcome This Time At San Francisco LGBT Pride Weekend; Chelsea Manning Is

    06/15/2014 2:48:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    KPIX-TV ^ | June 13, 2014
    Organizers of San Francisco’s pride weekend festivities have yanked the welcome mat away from the National Guard, voting to ban the Guard from setting up a booth at the festival. The decision comes at the same time Pride organizers are allowing a controversial Army private who leaked military secrets to be honorary grand marshal. The board of the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration Committee rejected a request from the Guard to set up an informational booth at Civic Center Plaza during Pride Weekend. Last year, the National Guard had a booth at Pride Weekend for the first time – staffed...
  • Hatch: gay marriage will become law of the land

    05/29/2014 6:51:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2014 7:31 PM EDT
    Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch conceded Wednesday it’s only a matter of time before gay marriage is legal across the country, even though he doesn’t think that’s the right way to go. Hatch said people who can’t see what’s happening aren’t living in the real world. He made the remarks during an appearance on KSL-Radio’s Doug Wright Show. […] Hatch also questioned whether judges should be able to tell states how to handle an important matter like marriage. He said he believes nobody should suffer discrimination, and said religious people should try to understand other people’s beliefs. …
  • Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortions, gay marriage, endorses Sandoval

    04/15/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 37 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 04-12-2014 | Laura Myers
    Amid raucous debate, Nevada Republican Party conventioneers on Saturday stripped opposition to gay marriage and abortion from the party platform and endorsed Gov. Brian Sandoval for governor in the June 10 primary despite misgivings by conservatives, his criticism of the process and his absence from the meeting. The convention also backed Sue Lowden for lieutenant governor over state Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas, who was endorsed by Sandoval and who also spurned the party’s move to endorse candidates before the primary. A nominating committee proposed more than three dozen pre-primary endorsements, although the panel decided against recommending anybody in the...
  • San Diego Republican Candidate Includes Same-Sex Partner in Campaign Advertisement

    02/18/2014 5:32:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/18/2014 | Morgan Lee
    A San Diego council member has become the first openly gay Republican to include his same-sex partner in a campaign advertisement. Carl DeMaio, who is currently attempting to win the Republican primary, and challenge Democrat Rep. Scott Peters, has featured footage of his partner, Johnathan Hale, and himself at a pride parade in 2012 in a campaign spot that was released on Thursday. GOP campaign officials and Elizabeth Wilner, who tracks campaign ads for the nonpartisan firm Kantar Media, told The Wall Street Journal that to their knowledge this was the first political advertisement from either party which included a...
  • 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.” …
  • GOP rep with gay son: I’m still a no on gay marriage (Rep. Matt Salmon of Arizona)

    04/01/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 1, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via NRO, Rob Portman was criticized by gay-marriage supporters for reconsidering his stance on SSM only after it affected him personally. This guy, naturally, will be criticized harshly for not reconsidering his stance after it affected him personally. His choice of words is interesting, though. Not only does he not think that his son chose to be gay, he uses a term more often heard from gay-rights supporters when he says he hasn’t “evolved” to the point of supporting SSM. More backstory via WaPo: Salmon voted for the Defense of Marriage Act and for a ban on gay adoptions in...
  • How gay rights tipped so quickly

    03/26/2013 9:03:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Week ^ | March 26, 2013 | Marc Ambinder
    In some ways, today's Supreme Court arguments over California's proposition 8 were overshadowed by the decision of several Democratic senators from red or purple states to openly and active support marriage equality. Actually, even that pales in comparison to Richard Land, the key Southern Baptist political evangelist, who just said, basically, "nevermind," when it comes to the next generation of evangelicals being uncomfortable about gay rights. (To be sure, he still opposes gay rights, still thinks that gay marriage will lead to polygamy, and believes that anti-gay leaders are being ostracized from polite society.) On that last part, he's kind...
  • My answer to the Conservative Political Action Conference

    02/23/2013 7:33:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes ^ | February 23, 2013 | Chris Hayes
    So last week, I was surprised and oddly delighted by something that my friend Rachel Maddow also picked up on: “They have invited Chris Hayes to CPAC this year, Chris Hayes host of Up w/ Chris Hayes here on MSNBC invited to speak on a panel with Ralph Reed…I don’t know if he’s going to go, but it’s cool that they asked him.” Yes, the legendary Conservative Political Action Conference had invited yours truly to participate at its 40th annual conference this March. I was specifically invited to be part of a panel called: “CSI Washington, D.C.: November 2012 Autopsy”...
  • US pundit says gays have ‘no business’ being Republican[UK Gay site]

    08/27/2012 9:23:52 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 18 replies
    Gay Star News ^ | Aug 27 2012 | Joe Morgan
    American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has slammed gay right-wing groups such as Log Cabin Republicans A homophobic pundit has said gay people have ‘no business’ being Republican, saying they undermine the ‘pure morals’ of the GOP. American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, who supports the criminalization of homosexuality in the US, said gay right-wingers ‘undermine and subvert’ the ‘moral foundations’ of the Republican Party. Speaking ahead of the Republican National Convention, he slammed the rise of gay groups like the Log Cabin Republicans. In an interview with Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Fischer said: ‘They have no business being there. Our message to them...
  • Is Snowe’s Retirement a Blow to LGBT-Friendly Republicans?

    03/04/2012 2:44:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Edge ^ | March 2, 2012 | Michael K. Lavers, National News Editor
    Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe’s announcement on Tuesday that she will not seek re-election after more than three decades on Capitol Hill certainly sent shockwaves across Washington, D.C. What does it exactly mean to LGBT-friendly Republicans? Snowe is among the six Republicans in the U.S. Senate who voted for a bill that repealed the military’s ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers. She is also a co-sponsor of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act. The vast majority of her Republican colleagues were obviously unwilling to meet her in the middle on these issues. "As I enter a new chapter, I see a...
  • One Shall Stand and One Shall Fall — the Tea Party vs. the Cocktail Party Enter Thunderdome

    02/18/2012 1:38:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies · 1+ views
    HillBuzz ^ | February 16, 2012 | Kevin DuJan
    I’m going to an interesting Tea Party event here in Chicagoland that’s going to keep me busy all morning, where I’ll have the chance to meet some people with the true pulse of what’s going on. I’ve had this visual in my mind for quite a while, of the Tea Party and the Cocktail Party entering Thunderdome in this election — where one shall stand and one shall fall when the dust settles. Either Willard “Mittens” Romney becomes the Republican nominee (in which case the Cocktail Party GOP establishment wins), or he’s defeated and someone other than the permanent political...
  • Feds ask court to dismiss ’don’t ask’ lawsuit

    09/20/2011 7:06:39 PM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies ^ | 09/20/2011 | Associated Press
    Even as federal officials laud the end of the U.S. military’s ban on openly gay troops, Justice Department lawyers are trying to dissuade a federal appeals court from deciding if the "don’t ask, don’t tell" policy was unconstitutional. They filed a motion Tuesday asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to vacate a lower court ruling last September that found the ban violated the civil rights of gay service members. The gay political group Log Cabin Republicans, which brought the case, wants the appeals court to address the ban’s constitutional implications.
  • Gay rights champion aims to become Republican presidential candidate

    02/12/2011 8:16:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | February 13, 2011 | Paul Harris in New York
    Fred Karger walked into a coffee shop in Manhattan looking every inch the sort of man who wants to be a Republican presidential candidate. The long-time "Grand Old Party" operative, who has served three different Republican presidents, had close-cropped grey hair and wore a sharp blue business suit. He clutched a folder of campaign literature and handed out a T-shirt emblazoned with "Iowa 2012". But one key detail made Karger a little different in a Republican field swirling with names like Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. On his suit lapel Karger wore a badge pairing the...
  • In Palin's Absence, Romney Plays Front-Runner at CPAC (Good for a chuckle)

    02/12/2011 10:07:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2011 | Erin McPike
    The presidential field may be wide open, but one candidate is playing the role of the inevitable front-runner, as his performance at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference this weekend shows. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney brought with him to the event a large entourage that stayed for several days, while most other potential candidates dropped in and out of the conference to make their speeches and headline a reception or two. Other serious contenders brought just a few key staffers, but many didn't even have their top political aide in tow. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas...
  • Palin has earned the right to run for president

    12/02/2010 3:34:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 2, 2010 | Grover Norquist and Christopher Barron
    To the dismay of all but hard-core political junkies, the endless campaign is a reality of modern politics. With some midterm races still unresolved, voters’ attention is already turned to 2012. And no potential presidential candidate now garners more attention than former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Love her or hate her, admire her or fear her, respect her or ridicule her, it seems no one in the chattering class is without an opinion on Palin. Virtually every part of her life is dissected — sometimes by her own choice. Each word is scrutinized, and each misstep — no matter how...
  • Obama urges officials to allow gays in military

    11/17/2010 9:32:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    TVNZ / Reuters ^ | November 18, 2010
    President Barack Obama and senior White House officials urged top lawmakers to pass a measure this year that would allow gay men and women to serve openly in the US military. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate would vote on a measure to end the Pentagon's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy after the Thanksgiving holiday break. "Our Defense Department supports repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' as a way to build our all-volunteer armed forces," Reid said in a statement. "We need to repeal this discriminatory policy so that any American who wants to defend our country can do...
  • Palin's erratic behavior mars 2010 elections (Attacks beginning already!)

    11/02/2010 12:36:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | November 2, 2010 | Michael Gerson
    For many Republicans, the bright, golden haze of Election Day is marred by a thunderhead on the horizon -- the increasingly erratic political interventions of Sarah Palin. In the past, Palin embodied the populist style of the Tea Party movement while espousing a fairly mainstream Republican ideology. On economic, social and foreign policy, Palin seldom strayed from a simplified, popularized Reaganism. The mama grizzly may have been ferocious, but her talking points came from the Heritage Foundation instead of from darker corners of the right. But this election season has called that perception into question. Palin's endorsement of Christine O'Donnell...
  • Fringe party not Christie's cup of tea [He's no conservative, folks]

    10/05/2010 3:08:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Woodland Park Record ^ | October 5, 2010 | Charles Stile
    There's a better chance of seeing Governor Christie mingling with President Obama at the private dinner reception in Cresskill on Wednesday than finding him on stage with Sarah Palin or any other Tea Party gathering, for that matter. The pugnacious, rant-and-ramble governor may sound like a Tea Party activist from time to time, and Glen Beck may be smitten with a severe case of political man-love, but in reality Christie wants as little to do with them as possible. He prefers the high ground of the GOP establishment, perched at a safe distance from the roiling Tea Party tide. That...
  • Why Christine O'Donnell's victory is scary

    09/14/2010 9:41:11 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 99 replies
    WaPo ^ | 9/15/10 | Ruth Marcus
    Partisan Democrats are delighted about Christine O'Donnell's Republican primary victory over Rep. Mike Castle in the race for the open Delaware Senate seat. I’m despondent. From the Democratic point of view, the defeat of the moderate, well-known Castle turns what had looked to be a lost cause into a likely win. Keeping the seat in Democratic hands could be the margin of control in the Senate. So the folks who focus on electing Democrats and keeping a Democratic majority can't be blamed for breaking out the champagne over O'Donnell's win. Not me, for two reasons. First, I had thought the...
  • McCain versus Palin, the Next Generation (Meghan McCain part of "Team Romney")

    09/08/2010 12:16:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The National Post ^ | September 8, 2010 | Sheldon Alberts
    Talk about going rogue. Meghan McCain, who fancies herself the hippest, most progressive young Republican in America, talked some trash last night about Sarah Palin. I know, where have you heard this song before? Ever since Palin imploded in her Katie Couric interview before the 2008 election, just about everyone involved in John McCain’s presidential campaign – the candidate excluded – has publicly declared how they never really liked Mama Grizzly to start with. Now the candidate’s daughter is piling on. In an interview with Jay Leno to publicize her recently-released book, Dirty Sexy Politics, Meghan McCain confesses to weeping...
  • Run, Sarah, Run (Says Obama would beat her, which he thinks is a good thing)

    09/02/2010 3:34:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 114 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | September 02, 2010 | William McKenzie
    Yeah, you read that right. May Sarah Palin get the 2012 GOP nomination. Putting her on the top of the ticket would be the best thing that could happen to the GOP, and here's why: Unless Barack Obama totally blows the next two years, she would get waxed in a general election. Then she would be out of the way and the GOP can go about building a strong, broad coalition, the kind that can lead to a governing coalition. I've more or less said that before about Palin, but reading her undermining of GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski's reelection bid...
  • Mitt Romney’s Realistic Approach To The 9/11 Mosque: Focus On The Economy

    08/25/2010 1:14:02 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 22 replies
    / ^ | August 25th, 2010 1:56 am | Jared A.
    Newsweek reports that Mitt Romney is taking a different and unique approach than other potential 2012 candidates are. Unlike other politicians, including Obama himself, who feel compelled to offer their opinion on every issue that stirs controversy, Mitt Romney remains focused on the core issue that worries, as well as, unites Americans: the economy. But now, while Palin and Co. are using the Ground Zero mosque controversy to burnish their far-right bona fides, Romney is seizing on the kerfuffle as an opportunity to do something else entirely: prove that he’s the only potential Republican nominee with the fortitude to ignore...
  • 2012 poll shows Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin neck and neck

    08/13/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney - believed by many political observers to be a clear GOP front-runner in the 2012 presidential race - is virtually in a dead heat with contender Sarah Palin, according to a new CNN poll. The poll shows Romney only 3 percentage points in front of former Alaska Gov. Palin, within the margin of error. “It’s a pretty open contest, and that’s interesting in and of itself,” said Suffolk University political professor John C. Berg. “It means the primary contest will be tighter.” Only months from the unofficial start of the 2012 presidential campaign, Romney...
  • Don’t You Want to Go to a Gay Rally Headlining Ann Coulter?(self-professed ‘right-wing Judy Garland)

    08/07/2010 7:21:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 174 replies · 1+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/6/10 | Chris Rovzar
    The five-month-old Republican gay group GOProud wanted to create a big splash with its first convention, Homocon 2010 (that is a real name that we did not make up). And to do so, they lined up a whopper of a headliner. Says chairman Christopher Barron: "The gay left has done their best to take all the fun out of politics, with their endless list of boycotts and protests. Homocon is going to be our annual effort to counter the ‘no fun police’ on the left. I can’t think of any conservative more fun to headline our inaugural party then the...
  • The smart set: Are “Liberals” really smarter than “Conservatives”? (FReepers/Palin dissed)

    07/25/2010 11:01:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 5+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | July 25, 2010 | Joseph Cotto
    So, Barack Obama’s approval rating is falling so quickly that it may soon be journeying to the center of the earth. So, the economy is in such terrible shape that those supposedly untouchable middle class tax cuts may expire. So, Florida happens to have three of the most corrupt politicians in the country running for one of its United States Senate seats. So, what? Instead of my usual weekly analysis of political happenings across the United States, I have decided to take a different approach with today’s article. A few nights ago, I stumbled across a very interesting study conducted...
  • Palin and Romney preview 2012

    07/20/2010 12:02:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Aaron Guerrero
    If the Republican nomination in 2012 shapes up as a two-way race between former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, expect fireworks to fly. Last week, GOP primary voters caught a glimpse of how things might play out between the two Republican heavyweights when anonymous aides from both camps exchanged pointedly personal barbs. The scuffle began when Time magazine’s Mark Halperin anonymously quoted one Romney aide in a column last Thursday, blasting Palin for her lack of substance, “She’s not a serious human being.” Another aide to the former Massachusetts governor ripped into Palin, arguing, “If...
  • Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?

    04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 214 replies · 2,411+ views
    Truth in advertising: I've been an off and on, Mitt Romney supporter. By and large, off. But I'm beginning to wonder if maybe Mitt deserves a second look.
  • Romney’s Nomination No Lock (No ****, Sherlock!)

    03/14/2010 2:59:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 512+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | March 2, 2010 | Alex Knepper
    An ABC News review of Mitt Romney’s new book ends thus: “If history is any guide, however, Romney stands a decent chance of getting his party’s nod. Although he was hurt last time by questions about his authenticity, Republicans have a long tradition of nominating second-time candidates: think Richard Nixon in 1968, Ronald Reagan in 1980, George H.W. Bush in 1988, Bob Dole in 1996, and John McCain in 2008″ This is the conventional wisdom; we’re all used to hearing it. It’s the idea that Republicans nominate the “next-in-line” candidate, or the runner-up from last season’s primaries. It’s superficially plausible....
  • Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    02/20/2010 2:42:51 PM PST · by onyx · 702 replies · 15,479+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/20/2010 | FOX NEWS CHANNEL
    Ron Paul Wins CPAC 2012 Presidential Straw Poll
  • Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

    02/20/2010 2:33:18 PM PST · by byteback · 54 replies · 1,615+ views
    Ron Paul 31% Mitt Romney 22% Sarah Palin 7% Tim Pawlenty 6%
  • Log Cabin [Republicans] miffed at Howard Dean's remarks

    03/28/2008 11:53:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,323+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 27, 2008
    SUMMARY: He says: "Who in their right mind, if they were African-American or Hispanic or Asian-American, if they were gay or lesbian, would join the Republican Party?" Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean came under attack for speaking out against conservative gay men and lesbians as well as Republicans of color. "They can't become more diverse," Dean said Tuesday at a speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Who in their right mind, if they were African-American or Hispanic or Asian-American, if they were gay or lesbian, would join the Republican Party?" The Log Cabin Republicans issued a statement Wednesday against...
  • Mitt Romney ad from 1994 (With Video)

    11/26/2007 8:18:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 335+ views
    Brain Droppings ^ | November 26, 2007
    This is why a lot of people wanted Fred Thompson in the race. Who do you trust? Mitt today or Mitt from...whenever he changed his mind on abortion. What? Three years ago? That doesn't smack of a real change of heart more than a political calculation. If the abortion issue doesn't bother you then listen to Mitt run from the "Reagan-Bush" years.
  • Romney Accidentally Advertises On

    11/07/2007 1:19:42 PM PST · by felisberto · 44 replies · 143+ views
    It's a tough call which accidental placement of Mitt Romney's online campaign ads, as reported by the New York Times, is funnier: The irony of the same-sex marriage-opposing former governor unintentionally urging readers of to "Join Team Mitt!" is pretty strong. But in the end we're going to have to go with the Mormon family man, desperate for Americans not to perceive his religion as some kind of weird cult, advertising on In case you're not familiar, that's where users can write their own plots about their favorite fictional characters or read the work of others "including pornographic...
  • Will Giuliani Stick It To The GOP? (On "Gay Issues")

    11/05/2007 3:10:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies · 175+ views
    Queerty ^ | November 5, 2007
    The Republican party’s having a gay identity crisis as of late - and the ideological winner could change the party’s political fate, not to mention the election. As Kerry Eleveld eloquently explains in the Advocate, three of the presidential contenders oppose a federal amendment against gay marriage: John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson, although the latter wants to make sure no one state has to endorse another’s married gays. Regardless of Thompson’s middle ground, his and his peers’ moderate stances show that the Republican party’s facing an important decision. Will they stick to their guns and give the once...
  • The myth of Rudy's electability [MUST READ!]

    11/03/2007 5:12:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 121 replies · 920+ views
    North Star Writer's Group via The Keizer Times ^ | November 2, 2007 | Paul Ibrahim
    Most Republican presidential candidates can brag about attracting followers with their valiant stances on important issues. Rudy Giuliani's followers support him because they think he can beat Hillary Clinton. In and by itself, the reasoning of Giuliani's supporters is not illogical. Many people do take into account electability when voting for a primary candidate (although most will not sacrifice their basic principles in the name of an election victory). The problem is, this perceived electability is the only thing going for Giuliani. But here is the real kicker: Giuliani is not electable. In fact, he is far less electable than...
  • Alex Whitney out for votes as a gay Republican (Minnesota PING!)

    10/18/2006 11:05:20 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 14 replies · 556+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 10/18/06 | Conrad deFiebre - Staff Reporter
    Printer friendly E-mail this story Alex Whitney out for votes as a gayRepublican In the deep-blue DFL election precincts around Minneapolis' Lake of the Isles, a young Republican legislative candidate with strong GOP bloodlines is trying on a new campaign color: lavender. "My name is Alex Whitney and I am a Gay Republican," reads a campaign mailing sent Tuesday by the GOP-endorsed opponent of state House DFL Leader Margaret Anderson Kelliher. "There ... I said it." Whitney, 26, is making his first run for office in a district that hasn't been friendly to Republicans of any orientation for decades.
  • Honest, Abe? (cont.) [The author answers Andrew Sullivan]

    01/14/2005 7:58:08 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 24, 2005 | Philip Nobile
    MY REVIEW of C.A. Tripp's The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln for THE WEEKLY STANDARD has caught the attention of several bloggers--but Andrew Sullivan seems to have been the most irritated. Indeed, his website contains half a dozen angry references to my essay--and that's not counting the drive-by blast he fired off in a column for the New Republic.Perhaps Sullivan deserves some answer, for he insists THE WEEKLY STANDARD must apologize for my calling Tripp's book a hoax and a fraud--although one would have more confidence in Sullivan's complaints if he gave a stronger sense of having actually read my...

    04/09/2004 11:49:48 AM PDT · by ambrose · 5 replies · 95+ views
    Andrew Sullivan ^ | April 9, 2004
    THE PASSION OF IRAQ: Iraq has been a free country for a single year after decades of fascism, mass murder, communal paranoia, hysteria, random violence, and economic collapse. Did we expect the place to become Toledo overnight? The closer we get to transferring power, the more the extremist factions need to prevent a peaceful transition and establish their own power bases for the next phase. The closer we get to a self-governing Arab state, the more terrified Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and the rest will be that their alternatives - theocratic fascism and medieval economics - will look pathetic in...
  • Gay Marriage Debate Heading to Louisiana Legislature

    01/31/2004 8:49:50 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 294+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 01-31-04 | Hill, John
    <p>BATON ROUGE - The national debate over gay marriage is headed for the Louisiana Legislature this spring.</p> <p>The religious right is gearing up for a state ban on gay marriage and an outlaw of any state or local taxpayer dollars spent on domestic partner benefits, whether they are extended to straight or gay couples.</p>