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  • Why Is Fed Considering Paying Banks Not To Lend To Main Street

    07/21/2014 5:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    IBD ^ | 07/21/2014 | Mike Cosgrove
    The Federal Reserve created a monster $4.3 trillion balance sheet, up by $3 trillion from 2008, through quantitative easing. QE ends this fall. Now the Fed is trying to figure out what to do with this monster. Their thinking seems to be that they can maintain control over it by paying banks more money to not make loans. So let's get this right. Households and businesses are attempting to borrow money from banks. But the Federal Reserve may eventually pay banks $100 billion per year not to lend to Main Street. Politicians will have a field day with that. The...
  • Top 1 percent reaps 90 percent of income gains since Obama took office

    01/14/2014 4:55:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/14/2014 | Patrice Hill
    Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation. As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his...
  • Occupy Denver to Picket Colorado Walmart Distribution Center tomorrow.

    12/11/2011 3:59:46 PM PST · by Trteamer · 37 replies
    Occupy Denver ^ | 12-11-11 | trteamer
    In response to rumors, lies, and hearsay that have circulated regarding the 12/12 Walmart Action, we, as the General Assembly of Occupy Denver and the planners of the action in Loveland, hereby reaffirm that the 12/12 Action is and has always been a non-violent action, and that we do not and have never condoned or sanctioned violence of any kind or the destruction of property.......
  • Second Hand Dealer Law

    10/19/2011 4:15:35 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 24 replies
    KLFY-TV (Louisiana) ^ | October 18, 2011 | Unattributed
    Cold hard cash. It's good everywhere you go, right? You can use it to pay for anything. But that's not the case here in Louisiana now. It's a law that was passed during this year's busy legislative session. House bill 195 basically says those who buy and sell second hand goods cannot use cash to make those transactions, and it flew so far under the radar most businesses don't even know about it. "We're gonna lose a lot of business," says Danny Guidry, who owns the Pioneer Trading Post in Lafayette. He deals in buying and selling unique second hand...
  • 'Main Street' More Pessimistic on Economy than 'Wall Street'

    09/20/2011 7:44:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/19/2011
    Nearly half of CNBC's audience expects the Federal Reserve to announce another quantitative easing program , a much higher proportion than the number of Wall Street professionals who think that's likely. 'Main Street' is also more pessimistic than 'Wall Street', with a majority expecting the U.S. to fall back into a recession . For the first time, CNBC viewers and CNBC.com users were able to answer some of the same questions we've been putting to the pros in our monthly CNBC Fed Survey. Almost 5000 people took the opportunity to share their forecasts. In our unscientific online survey, 48 percent...
  • Fourth of July Parades; Bad Harbinger for Liberals

    07/04/2011 4:17:03 PM PDT · by Bowtie52 · 12 replies
    7/4/11 | Bowtie
    It’s a fun, yet quiet community, just west of Tampa, Florida. It is probably best known as the home of the Safety Harbor Spa. Safety Harbor was the site of a small Fourth of July parade that can only be called perfect homespun Americana. Residents lined up on Main Street in rows that were, in some places, 15 and 20 deep. Some sat in lawn chairs while others stood and all were sincere as they paid their respects to the July 4th date as well as the flag. Patriots, one and all stood to salute the colors as they passed....
  • Herman Cain Bets On Main Street

    04/13/2011 7:26:28 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 7 replies
    Townhall Finance ^ | 4/13/11 | John Ransom
    If some think that Donald Trump and Mitt Romney best represent the hopes of Wall Street for America, some think that if Herman Cain is elected president he will best represent the interests of Main Street. Cain is the host of “The Herman Cain Show” broadcast out of Atlanta, although he’s taken a hiatus from the show as he explores a run for the White House. Cain is also a retired C-level executive who’s worked for Pillsbury, Coca-Cola, Burger King and Godfather’s Pizza. He’s known as a hands-on manager, who is not afraid to get into the details of business....
  • What's the Matter With Main Street?

    09/12/2010 8:47:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2010 | Salena Zito
    BIG BEAVER, Pa. – Voters throughout river towns like this one, from the Mid-Atlantic through the Mid-West and into the Deep South, are frustrated with Washington. Most are working-class Democrats and independents who placed their trust in Democrats in the past two election cycles. Interesting, then, that with all of the poll numbers and focus groups available to it, Washington’s ruling class still does not understand Main Street. In fact, it wants to know what is wrong with Americans. President Barack Obama, his advisors, congressional leaders and even many of the D.C. Beltway’s elite pundits collectively believe that voter anger...
  • (Obama and Giannoulias) Banking on Corruption In The Windy City

    03/09/2010 4:34:10 PM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies · 571+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 9, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Politics: Another bank failure is nothing new these days — except if the bank is run by the family of a U.S. Senate candidate who profited handsomely and lent millions to a convicted felon. But then, that's the Chicago way. 'I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat-cat bankers on Wall Street," President Obama said in a recent interview with "60 Minutes." Speaking to those bankers, he said: "You guys are drawing down 10, 20 million dollar bonuses after America went through the worst economic year that it's gone through in — in decades,...
  • Too Green To Fail?

    05/21/2010 5:38:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 316+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Scandal: Sometimes banks are too small to fail, such as when they are in the president's hometown, deal with the president's friends and serve the president's agenda. Or should we perhaps say too connected to fail? ShoreBank's Web site boasts: "Van Jones saves at ShoreBank so his money fights for green jobs just like he does." It proudly notes, "According to former Vice President Al Gore, 'Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans.' " That may tell us all we need to know about ShoreBank...
  • Renacci(OH-16)funded by liberal MainStreet PAC-Boehner and OH GOP behind RINO not the conservative?

    04/29/2010 10:37:32 PM PDT · by Paul Kib · 3 replies · 405+ views
    Ohio businessman Jim Renacci, whom national Republican officials prefer as their nominee against Democrat John Boccieri in the Canton-area 16th district, was the source for most of the money his campaign raised in the final three months of 2009. In a filing to the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, Renacci said that he had loaned his campaign $120,000, or nearly 60 percent of the $211,000 he raised overall. Renacci made the loan on Dec. 31, the last day of the reporting period. Renacci raised about $79,000 from individual donors and another $11,500 from political committees, including $5,000 from the centrist...
  • HOW THE BIG BANKS ARE LOOTING MAIN STREET USA (This isn't capitalism. It's nomadic thievery)

    04/06/2010 2:10:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1,230+ views
    Liberty News Online ^ | 04/06/2010 | Matt Taibbi
    This article is about how the nation's biggest banks are ripping off American cities with the same predatory deals that brought down Greece. The article is long but well worth reading. If you want to know what life in the Third World is like, just ask Lisa Pack, an administrative assistant who works in the roads and transportation department in Jefferson County, Alabama. Pack got rudely introduced to life in post-crisis America last August, when word came down that she and 1,000 of her fellow public employees would have to take a little unpaid vacation for a while. The county,...
  • Obama to pitch "cash for caulkers" in Georgia

    03/02/2010 4:19:08 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 33 replies · 930+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 2, 2010 | Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce details of an estimated $6 billion program on Tuesday to generate jobs by providing incentives for Americans to make their homes more energy efficient, the latest step in his bid to convince Americans he can ease their economic woes. The plan, which must be passed by Congress, is intended to prompt Americans to invest in everything from insulation or new windows to overarching energy upgrades of their homes, creating construction and manufacturing jobs, and boosting energy efficiency. "The current thinking is that the program would be in the range of $6 billion,...
  • CNN Money : Why Main Street isn't hiring

    12/03/2009 5:16:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1,185+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 12/3/2009 | Catherine Clifford
    With unemployment at its highest rate in a generation, Washington's policymakers are zooming in this week on a thorny part of the problem: Starved for credit and sales, small companies aren't hiring. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees cut another 68,000 workers in November, according to a report released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP (ADP, Fortune 500). Small companies have collectively shed 2 million workers over the last 12 months. That's a sizeable chunk of the 5.3 million jobs lost this year, according to ADP's estimates. The rate of job cuts has slowed, but economists don't anticipate a pickup in...
  • Bedford Falls, USA

    11/29/2009 6:27:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies · 1,464+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2009 | Salena Zito
    INDIANA, Pa. – Turn the corner onto Philadelphia Street in this small Western Pennsylvania town, and you might be on the main street of Bedford Falls, the mythical town in Frank Capra’s Christmas classic film, It’s a Wonderful Life. “This is a town where you hear people tell each other ‘Merry Christmas’ without ever considering if it is politically correct,” said Chris Carter of Dayton, Ohio, here for the day on business. Earlier Carter, 30, posed for a picture with the statue of Jimmy Stewart, Indiana’s hometown everyman. Carter thinks places like Indiana or his hometown of Dayton are overlooked...
  • Why Wall Street Isn't Main Street

    11/12/2009 2:49:57 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 518+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2009 | Jeffrey R. Carter
    The Obama administration has taken great pains to blame Wall Street for the woes of the financial system. Representative Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd have held numerous hearings, pointing fingers at greedy capitalists and unchecked, unregulated risk-taking. What they should be doing is pointing their fingers at the American financial regulatory system that the committees oversee. The rules of the game need to be changed so that the playing field is actually competitive. Structures need to be altered, and regulations written, so actual risk is being assumed or transferred when money is invested. Goldman now makes millions of dollars...
  • Wall Street’s New Gilded Age (Wall Street players thrive, Main Street dives)

    09/12/2009 7:07:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 1,271+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 9/12/2009 | Niall Ferguson |
    Since its birth, the United States has grappled with the problem of an over-mighty financial sector. With the exception of Alexander Hamilton, the Founders' vision was of a republic of self-reliant farmers and small-town tradesmen. The last thing they wanted was for New York to become the London of the New World—a mammon-worshiping metropolis in which financial capital and political capital were rolled into one. That was why there was such resistance to creating a central bank, and why—despite two attempts—we have no Bank of the United States to match the Bank of England. That was why populists railed against...
  • How Wall Street is Cheating Main Street

    07/28/2009 1:26:30 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies · 832+ views
    Careful thought | July 28, 2009 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Wall Street has been cheating main street for years. We know it is happening because of several pieces of evidence. One that sticks out is that the markets frequently seem to go the opposite of what common sense, economics, fundamentals, etc. would dictate. While working on my car today (ironic), it came to me. All the pieces of the car have to work together to cause the common function of a given process of the car. And, in intelligence, it is the aggregate data that give you the final one answer as to what the plan is or what is...
  • Former Va. Rep. Davis to lead GOP centrist group [RINO herd]

    01/07/2009 9:01:31 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 622+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-01-07 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Rep. Tom Davis (Va.) will lead the Republican Party's centrist Main Street Partnership, the organization announced Wednesday. Davis, who represented a Northern Virginia district for seven terms, takes over a group self-billed as "the nation’s largest organization of elected centrists." As a member, he led the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “The 2006 and 2008 election results make it clear that the Republican Party must — once again — reach out to independent and centrist voters if we are to restore our congressional majorities and return a Republican to the...
  • New Ohio Survey Shows More Than 54% of 'Main Street' Business Owners Will Vote McCain/Palin

    10/07/2008 11:19:18 AM PDT · by Signalman · 25 replies · 992+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/7/2008 | Unk.
    Small Business Owners Choose McCain, Even Though 53% Say the Current Administration Has Not Represented Local Business Owners Well LOS ALTOS, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- MerchantCircle, the largest social network of local business owners in the nation, today releases results from an Ohio survey of members. Of 338 small business owners surveyed, 54% planned to vote for Senator John McCain to 32% that planned to vote for Senator Barack Obama. Over 51% of Ohio business owners reported a decline in sales and revenue during the past year. The survey was conducted nationally from September 25 to October 6 and...
  • Where is Main Street Located?

    Is Main Street longer or busier in some locales and nonexistent in others? And if so why? And is it time the American people learn the difference between wants and needs?
  • From Main Street to Wall Street: The End of an Era

    10/05/2008 10:19:59 PM PDT · by giant sable · 9 replies · 709+ views
    Pajamas Media/Edgelings ^ | October 3, 2008 | Michael S. Malone
    The oil crisis and the credit crunch mark the end of one epoch and the painful but promising beginnings of another that won't come from Wall Street or Washington.
  • Main Street America angry over credit crisis (Guy doesn't have enough to buy bigger truck)

    09/30/2008 3:00:08 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 35 replies · 1,114+ views
    http://news.google.com ^ | Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:20pm EDT | By Andrea Hopkins
    Auto salesman Ryan Thomas is watching the credit crisis hit Main Street America. On Monday, as Congress rejected a bailout plan and stock markets plummeted, Thomas had to turn away a customer with $3,000 in his hand who wanted to buy a new vehicle. "He wanted to get into a bigger truck for his job, he was a union worker," Thomas said. But the man still owed money on the vehicle he was trading in, so his loan request was denied. "He didn't have enough money down. He would have needed about $5,500 down and he had $3,000. A year...
  • Wall Street is Main Street

    09/30/2008 1:18:37 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 36 replies · 630+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | September 30, 2008 | Salena Zito
    Not everyone gets the Wall Street-Main Street connection. But they should, because both streets intersect on every block in America. “In the sense that if the credit market dries up on Wall Street, capital will be unavailable on Main Street,” said University of Arizona political science professor Robert Maranto. “So no car loans, house loans, business loans and the like.” In the short run, Maranto explains, there is no reason to panic, but over two years it would lead to higher unemployment. Maranto also reminds that most of Middle America's savings are plowed into the stock markets, “so if the...
  • Time to "cowboy up" to Main Street

    09/28/2008 4:51:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 460+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2008 | Salena Zito
    Last week, Main Street received an opportunity to sit in the front seat of the election, thanks to John McCain’s decision to suspend his campaign to go to Washington to help Congress fix the financial meltdown. Whether that was an admirable decision by a man who once said he “would rather lose an election than a war” or a political stunt to boost his economic muscle, it did accomplish one thing: The rhetoric of both candidates pivoted to Middle America and working families. Let’s hope it stays there. Until now, chin-wagging by the political elite and endless e-mails from the...
  • House passes $61 billion stimulus bill

    09/26/2008 7:14:46 PM PDT · by BGHater · 15 replies · 990+ views
    The Hill ^ | 26 Sep 2008 | Jared Allen
    As negotiations on a Wall Street bailout bill got back on track, the House passed a $61 billion economic stimulus bill Friday, that Democrats said was needed to help a struggling Main Street. Democrats won the support of 41 Republicans in passing the measure on a 264 – 158 vote. A number of Republicans, including GOP leaders, objected to the bill on the grounds that it was rushed through the House. Democrats sent the bill to the Rules Committee Thursday night and brought it to the floor Friday. But Democrats had been talking about the broad outlines of their stimulus...
  • Sad Faces on CNBC(vanity)

    09/26/2008 9:06:39 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 38 replies · 2,233+ views
    CNBC | 8/26/08
    Watching CNBC and they all have sad faces. I guess Aunt Nancy, and Uncles George and Harry, can't come through to save Wall Street. Also watching CNBC and they had Wall Street god former GE CEO, Jack Welch on, and his driver of 10 years said that he was against the bailout. Mr. Welch was dumbfounded.
  • Democrats see boost for $50 billion econ stimulus (renewed hope? or 'they hope to buy some votes')

    09/20/2008 1:30:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 161+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/08 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The urgent need for the U.S. Congress to approve a Bush administration plan to rescue Wall Street has given Democrats renewed hope of enacting another economic stimulus package for Main Street, congressional aides said on Friday. For months, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other leading Democrats in Congress have been pushing $50 billion in emergency spending they say would spur the flagging U.S. economy. Now, with Congress leaving town soon so that members can campaign for re-election on November 4, the likely passage of a Wall Street bailout requiring hundreds of billions of dollars could...
  • The Presidential Race: Graham soars as McCain’s wingman

    07/07/2008 12:01:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 85 replies · 163+ views
    The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2008-07-05 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — If Andrew Jackson created the notion of a president’s “Kitchen Cabinet,” Sen. John McCain is reinventing it months before his possible election to the White House. And Sen. Lindsey Graham seems to be McCain’s one-man Kitchen Cabinet. Graham’s visibility as the Arizona senator’s closest political confidant has risen in recent weeks as the two men crisscross the country and travel abroad on McCain’s presidential quest.
  • Conservatives To Battle McCain Over Platform

    07/07/2008 6:40:40 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 64 replies · 206+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 06 July 2008 | Michael D. Shear
    Conservative activists are preparing to do battle with allies of Sen. John McCain in advance of September's Republican National Convention, hoping to prevent his views on global warming, immigration, stem cell research and campaign finance from becoming enshrined in the party's official declaration of principles.
  • No Permanent GOP Minority

    07/07/2008 4:19:11 AM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 20 replies · 141+ views
    RealClearPolitics -- Articles ^ | July 07, 2008 | Robert Novak
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When House Republican leaders left Washington for their Fourth of July break, they felt good about outwitting the Democratic majority. The feeling was not reciprocated 3,000 miles away, where conservative California Republican activists were drafting an ultimatum. The Lincoln Club of Orange County is telling GOP leaders of both the House and Senate that it is too late to repent. They must go -- or else lose big money. The message: "Come Nov. 5, should the current GOP leadership in either house survive to lead in a new Congress, the Lincoln Club of Orange County will review...
  • CA: Will Whitman and Poizner donations to Democrats sink them in 2010?

    05/31/2008 10:05:20 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 802+ views
    PolitickerCA ^ | May 30, 2008 | Alex Isenstadt
    Should they decide to enter the 2010 race for governor, former EBay CEO Meg Whitman and State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner will likely have to explain to Republican voters why in recent years they have donated thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates. Contribution reports show that Whitman gave former State Controller Steve Westly, with whom she worked at EBay, $20,000 in combined donations for his 2002 run for controller and 2006 campaign for governor. In 2005 she contributed $1,000 to state Sen. Joe Simitian’s 2008 reelection campaign. She made contributions to candidates for national offices as well: $1,000 to U.S....
  • CA: New Majority edges state, local GOP toward middle

    06/10/2007 10:33:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 920+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 6/10/07 | Rick Orlov
    The name might be more wishful thinking than practical politics, but a group of Republican business leaders calling themselves the New Majority are hoping to reshape the GOP to give it a stronger role in state and local politics. Launched in Orange County seven years ago, the group raised more than $8 million - more than any other contributor - for the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis and replace him with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who also is a New Majority member. Since then, the group has expanded to Los Angeles County and now has about 90 members in the area....
  • The New Majority wants to make California a "Red State"

    08/09/2007 1:19:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 166 replies · 2,705+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 8/9/07 | Jon Fleischman
    There is no doubt that in the eight years since they arrived on the California political scene, the New Majority has made a significant impact. But what is the New Majority? Who are they? And what are their goals? Just the other day, I was invited to participate in a "media roundtable" with the leadership of the California New Majority and the Orange County New Majority Chapter. It was an informative session, and so I thought that I would share some observations with FlashReport readers. The meeting was conducted by four leaders in the New Majority -- Tom McKernan, the...
  • GOP Convention: Positions on Bond Measures will Define the GOP

    08/19/2006 11:34:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 439+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 8/19/06 | Jon Fleischman
    Your trusty FlashReport Publisher has been to every State GOP Convention since 1988 and I can tell you that as far as these events go, this one is perhaps one of the most sparsely attended gatherings to which I have ever been. Why is the attendance so low? First and foremost, it is a weekend in August, which traditionally is vacation time for many people. That has been a factor with a number of people who told me ahead of time that they would not be here. But the "I'm on vacation" cases do feed into a bigger set of...
  • Club for Growth Continues to Undermine GOP Majority (.. a Loss For Reagan Republicans Everywhere)

    08/09/2006 9:41:01 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 77 replies · 1,612+ views
    (Washington, DC) – “Nancy Pelosi should make sure that Pat Toomey is on her Christmas card list. Once again, Toomey and the folks at the Club for Growth are doing Pelosi’s work for her by undermining the GOP majority,” said Sarah Chamberlain Resnick, head of the RMSP PAC. “The Club for Growth’s vicious and deceptive campaign against Congressman Joe Schwarz shows just how far the Club will go to destroy our party. Congressman Schwarz’s loss tonight is a loss for Reagan Republicans everywhere.” “During the campaign, Tim Walberg and his backers at the Club for Growth worked hard to hide...
  • Republicans Love Competition -- New Moderate GOP Web Site Kicks Off

    08/02/2006 9:43:55 AM PDT · by PDR · 35 replies · 967+ views
    Hotline On Call ^ | August 2, 2006 | MARC AMBINDER
    The goal of GOPProgress.com, according to one of its founders, is to provide a counterweight on the web to conservatives sites like RedState and serve as an online forum for moderate/centrist/mainstreet/mainstream/libertarian Republican candidates across the country. Site editor Liz Mair today calls on RNC chairman Ken Mehlman to stop giving interviews to RedState because they're leading a crusade against MI GOPer Joe Schwarz, who faces a competitive challenge from a conservative. Writes Mair: "Mr. Mehlman needs to hear from Republicans--moderates, libertarians, conservatives and everyone else--that the Chairman of the RNC should not be undercutting the efforts of his President, and...
  • New Majority Drives To Swell Numbers & Influence -- But To What End?

    06/27/2006 4:10:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 461+ views
    FlashReport ^ | 6/27/06 | Matthew J. Cunningham
    Orange County has given birth to and/or nurtured its share of people and organizations that have powerfully impacted the Republican Party -- for good or ill. Richard Nixon was born here, and Ronald Reagan's political home base was here. The state's two leading GOP groups -- the Lincoln Club of Orange County and the New Majority -- also originated here. The Lincoln Club was formed in the wake of the bitter 1962 gubernatorial primary between Richard Nixon and Joe Schell. The purpose was to "build Republican strength by lowering the intensity of intra-party warfare and making party politics more orderly...
  • It’s Time To Go RINO Hunting By Herman Cain

    06/10/2006 9:34:32 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 17 replies · 926+ views
    The New Voice ^ | June 7, 2006 | Herman Cain
    It’s Time To Go RINO Hunting By Herman Cain June 7, 2006 The split in the majority party between conservatives and RINOs – Republicans in Name Only – first became apparent during last year’s debate over proposals to restructure the Social Security program. The chasm has only deepened this session in debates and votes in Congress on immigration, tax policy, spending and judicial nominees. Whether we agree or not with all aspects of President Bush’s agenda, we at least know his positions. Conversely, Congressional Republicans are like a lost ship adrift at sea with no captain or compass. President Bush’s...
  • CONSERVATIVES SHUT OUT OF WA STATE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

    05/26/2006 12:36:12 PM PDT · by holyscroller · 130 replies · 2,068+ views
    In a series of moves unprecedented in modern Party history Washington State Republican Chair Diane Tebelius this morning led a blackout session of the State Executive Board to ban the Ronald Reagan Wing of the Party from a display booth at the State Convention, reversing her position for the second time in less than a week. Whatever accusations were made of the group behind closed doors will remain unknown because, according to National Committeeman Jeff Kent, every member present was banned from talking about the session. There was no hearing of any kind, no defense allowed, no reasons given for...
  • Conservatives sitting out 2006 hurts the GOP’s right, not the RINOs

    05/22/2006 10:21:56 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 183 replies · 1,975+ views
    National Reviews ^ | May 15, 2006 | Jim Geraghty
    What’s really stunning is this absolute certainty of angry conservatives that A) Republicans will learn the right lessons from the defeat, and not, say, respond in a panic by embracing their inner RINO and flailing around for MSM approval and B) that the Republicans can easily win back Congress in 2008, just by stiffening their spines and pledging to return to their conservative roots. I have my doubts on both counts. For starters, why would Republicans get the message that “we need to be more conservative” in a year that conservatives were knocked out? In the Senate, a bad year...
  • Don't Let Christie Whitman Destroy the GOP

    05/12/2006 8:49:24 AM PDT · by no dems · 41 replies · 855+ views
    Human Events ^ | May 12, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    Former New Jersey governor Christie Whitman wants to destroy the Republican Party. You think I’m exaggerating? Think again. The liberal media’s favorite Republican is up to her old tricks. Whitman, writing on her new “blog” at MyPartyToo.com, says little of substance, but implies a great deal. Frustrated by the lack of progress on immigration reform and the budget, she wants everyone to kiss and make up. But what Whitman really wants is for conservatives to stop putting up a fight for the bedrock principles voters sent them to Washington to uphold—an enforcement-first immigration bill and a budget bill that doesn’t...
  • Ad Backers Tied to Schwarzenegger - Backers of Ads Skirt Rules on Disclosure (New Majority)

    04/16/2006 10:47:57 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 299+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/16/06 | Peter Nicholas
    SACRAMENTO — A television ad campaign portrayed as an independent effort to help Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been bankrolled partly by a group with deep ties to his political operation. An official with the New Majority, a Southern California Republican group at the core of Schwarzenegger's fundraising apparatus, said its members have given about $1 million to the Washington, D.C., business group that is the public face of the ads: the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. By pumping the ad money through the chamber, well-heeled New Majority members have bypassed requirements that their donations be publicly disclosed. And they skirted the...
  • Moderate Republican PAC has forged close ties with Schwarzenegger

    03/19/2006 7:55:03 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 11 replies · 332+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Sunday March 19, 2006 7:44 a.m. Pacific Standard Time | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger could find a lot of reasons why the Legislature turned away his public works plan to spend billions of dollars on highways, schools and levees, but Paul Folino wasn't one of them. The wealthy chairman of computer-components maker Emulex Corp. who also is a personal friend of the governor and one of his most generous financial patrons was just one of the administration supporters who called legislators in an ultimately futile bid to secure votes for the massive bond issue. Folino's participation wasn't happenstance. His informal lobbying is just one example of the close and beneficial relationship...
  • CA: Governor thanks O.C. business donors - New Majority members and potential recruits gather

    03/07/2006 9:43:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 153+ views
    OC Register ^ | 3/7/06
    NEWPORT BEACH – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger met in Newport Beach on Monday with about 200 members and potential recruits of the New Majority to thank the group of wealthy Republican businesspeople for its support. He also stumped for his $222.6 billion public works plan, which would revamp roads, schools, levees and other infrastructure critical to keeping California running, said several businessmen who attended the Islands Hotel luncheon. "It was low-key," said Tom Tucker, a Newport Beach venture capitalist and co-founder of the New Majority, of the 45-minute speech and question-and-answer session. Tucker said the governor's message "played especially well because...
  • CA: New Majority now 'integral' to O.C.'s GOP

    01/27/2006 10:37:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 498+ views
    OC Register ^ | 12/25/2004 | Martin Wisckol
    The New Majority Committee burst onto the scene five years ago with a flurry of political gunfire and a manifesto calling for reform of the county Republican Party. A civil war erupted, with the millionaires of the New Majority funding a $300,000 takeover attempt and the GOP establishment turning from battles with Democrats to fend off the insurgency. Today when the former combatants meet, you can practically hear strains of "Kumbaya" wafting in the air. The New Majority's drive to bring an abortion-rights, pro-gun control, pro-minority faction into the party has lost its aggressive, strident tone - to the point...
  • Sorry ACLU, Nativity Scenes are on the rise in 07

    12/02/2007 7:55:55 PM PST · by Bowtie52 · 18 replies · 331+ views
    Dec. 1 07 | Bowtie52
    A small town in West Central Florida during the Christmas season of 06-07. A small community located between Clearwater and Tampa boasting roughly 17,000 residents within City limits. Safety Harbor is best known for the Spa which is almost a City within a City where celebrities play. Outside of the Spa, Main Street is decorated with lights, larger than life foil candles on the light posts, a Huge Christmas tree near the gazebo at the center of town as well as a Menorah both in the door of City Hall and the park land surrounding the gazebo. All was most...
  • (1984) New Right's on target as Republicans gather in Dallas

    09/12/2007 5:57:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 32 replies · 309+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune via Bar Of Integrity ^ | August 18, 1984 | Betsy Bates; Tribune Staff Writer
    New Right's on target as Republicans gather in Dallas Moderates lose custody of party's mainstream As a prelude to the Republican National Convention, two factions within the GOP are engaged in a fight for the right to claim they represent the mainstream of America . But when the cards are dealt to the New Right and self-dubbed moderates of the GOP, the New Right has control of the deck in 1984. And it has succeeded in drawing up the most conservative party platform of the last 20 years. In four years, the deck will be reshuffled, and moderates of the...
  • Davis' popularity in north may sting in south(VA)

    09/11/2007 10:56:44 AM PDT · by JZelle · 18 replies · 721+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-11-07 | Seth McLaughlin
    U.S. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III knows that his popularity in Northern Virginia would help him in a campaign for the Senate but hurt him in the state's more conservative, southern regions. "I am not going to back off my record," Mr. Davis has said. "It's not going to please everybody, but I am who I am." That approach has helped Mr. Davis, 58, win 11 races in a region that has been an Achilles' heel for fellow Republicans. Last year, Sen. George Allen lost in Northern Virginia by about 120,000 votes and handed his seat to a Democrat, James...
  • (June 2005 article) Huckabee promotes 'open door' policy at LULAC convention

    08/15/2007 5:54:10 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 54 replies · 4,773+ views
    Arkansas News Bureau ^ | June 30, 2005 | Wesley Brown
    Huckabee promotes 'open door' policy at LULAC convention Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 By Wesley Brown Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - In a impassioned speech before hundreds of influential Hispanic civil rights leaders from across the nation, Gov. Mike Huckabee told a captive audience Wednesday that America is great because it has always opened it doors up to people seeking a better way of life. "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you," Huckabee said, citing the Golden Rule. "I have tried to govern that way and it stands to reason that I really do believe that...