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  • Al Sharpton: 'Rand Paul Is Right'

    08/15/2014 10:09:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 14, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)"Rand Paul is right," Rev. Al Sharpton said on MSNBC's Morning Joe on Friday after the Kentucky Senator empathized with African-Americans who believe their rights were threatened by police officers. Paul published a TIME op-ed on Thursday discussing the issue of the "militarization" of the police force and what it meant in the showdown between police officers and protestors in Ferguson, Missouri reacting to the shooting death of Michael Brown. "Given the racial disparities in our criminal justice system, it is impossible for African-Americans not to feel like their government is particularly targeting them," Paul wrote, after criticizing the racial...
  • I'm a Liberal Democrat. I'm Voting for Rand Paul in 2016. Here Is Why.

    11/17/2014 5:58:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 17, 2014 | H.A. Goodman
    The editor of Breitbart Unmasked, a site that I enjoy immensely and find informative, recently told me that supporting Rand Paul disqualifies a person from being labeled a progressive. My rebuttal was that he might be right. However, I also mentioned that Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia agreed with my latest Congress Blog piece. In the article, I explain why Rand Paul is correct in questioning the legality of President Obama's troop deployments. Sadly, people at UC Berkeley are more interested in protesting Bill Maher than condemning a conflict George McGovern stated weakens our country in the same manner...
  • Ted Cruz on Baltimore riots: 'President Obama has turned us against each other'

    04/30/2015 4:32:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Llorente
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Sen. Ted Cruz called the unrest in Baltimore heartbreaking and called on President Barack Obama and African-American community leaders to lead efforts to unify people and stress common values. “To see a great American city torn apart by violence is fundamentally wrong,” Cruz, who is running for president, said in an interview with Fox News Latino on Wednesday. “Our prayers need to be with the families of those who’ve been injured, those who’ve been murdered.” Cruz said he understands the frustrations among African Americans, who, the Texas Republican said, are “understandably concerned about whether law enforcement policies are being applied...
  • Steny Hoyer: Same-Sex Couples Are Endowed ‘By God’ With Right to Marry

    04/24/2015 8:20:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 24, 2015 | Staff
    Citing the Declaration of Independence, House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (Md.) argued on the House floor yesterday that same-sex couples are endowed by “their Creator—by God” with a right to marry. “Our Declaration of Independence, as all of us quote so often, says: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men’—of course, if Jefferson were writing today, it would be either all people or all humankind—‘are created equal, that they are endowed by’—not a Congress, not by a Constitution, not by a will of the majority—‘their Creator’—by God—‘with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and...
  • Why Won't Rand Paul and Chris Christie Take a Position on Indiana's "Religious Freedom" Law?

    04/01/2015 10:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 1, 2015 | Danny Vinik
    Nearly a week since Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), igniting a nationwide debate about whether the controversial law invites discrimination based on sexual orientation, most potential Republican presidential candidates have taken the opportunity to bolster their conservative credentials. "Governor Pence has done the right thing," said former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on Monday. “I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz said in a written statement. “Governor Pence is holding the line to protect religious liberty in the...
  • Maryland: Where the Democratic civil war may well begin

    03/06/2015 6:57:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 6, 2015 | Noah Rothman
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s (D-MD) decision to retire at the end of her term has sparked a predictable succession feud among Democrats in that deep blue state, but the coming internecine squabble has the potential to engulf the entire party. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), a six-term member of Congress and the former chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, wasted no time in declaring his intention to run for Mikulski’s seat. On Friday, he received a powerful endorsement from Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. “I enthusiastically endorse Chris Van Hollen for the United States Senate,” Reid said in a statement....
  • Ted Cruz stands out at CPAC

    03/04/2015 1:34:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 4, 2015 | James Richard Edwards -
    SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – This past weekend at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, every possible candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination laid out his case on why he should be for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. As could be expected, every speaker from Jeb Bush to Rand Paul to Ben Carson used the opportunity to burnish his conservative credentials and sound like he was the most conservative person alive. Sen. Ted Cruz was one of the few individuals who gave the audience more than just conservative platitudes and anti-Obama rhetoric. Cruz gave the...
  • CPAC Can’t Quit Palin. Neither Can I.

    02/27/2015 3:48:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 26, 2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    The Sarah Palin who returned to the GOP stage Thursday had no props, few Palinisms, and just a ghost of her former folksy twang. So what if there were still falsehoods? Palin 2016! Failed reality television star and mistress of liberal America Sarah Palin is strutting out onstage at CPAC, clad in a white blazer and black skirt. She places her water bottle on the floor next to the podium and opens a binder. A typical Palin speech usually involves props: Dr. Seuss books or Big Gulp sodas. This year, she has none. A typical Palin speech is usually an...
  • Farage To Get Hero's Welcome From US Group (UK Independence Party [UKIP] Leader)

    02/25/2015 8:51:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 25, 2015 | Dominic Waghorn, US Correspondent
    The UKIP leader will share a stage with high-profile US conservatives including Sarah Palin and NRA gun lobbyists.UKIP leader Nigel Farage is expected to get a celebrity reception in Washington when he addresses America's most high-profile right-wing conference this week. Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Jeb Bush and the National Rifle Association (NRA) gun lobby will be sharing a stage with the British politician after he was invited to address the Conservative Political Action Committee in the US capital. Aides told Sky News his philosophy has much in common with his republican hosts, who also focus on "the battle for smaller...
  • Pre-CPAC Reader Poll Results

    02/25/2015 6:32:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | February 25, 2015 | Professor William A.Jacobson
    And the winner is … We had good participation in our Pre-CPAC Reader Poll, in which readers could pick up to 3 candidates. Of course it’s not a “scientific” poll, it’s a snapshot of the Legal Insurrection Readership at a moment in time — more towards the conservative, Tea Party, libertarian …. definitely not “establishment” (however you want to define that, you know it when you see it). There are two clear winners: Ted Cruz who edged out Scott Walker by a narrow margin, after a late surge, with Rand Paul a clear third. No one else was close. There...
  • Elizabeth Warren Channels Ted Cruz on ‘Cromnibus’

    12/10/2014 6:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Roll Call's #WGDB Blog ^ | December 10, 2014 | Niels Lesniewski and Humberto Sanchez
    One of the Senate’s leading liberals is borrowing a page from the playbook of Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is pushing to strike out language from the “cromnibus” spending bill unveiled Tuesday that would roll back restrictions on “swaps” transactions included in the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank. Repealing the “push-out” provision would mean that certain derivatives could again be held in bank units with federal deposit insurance. Using a strategy sometimes employed by Cruz for entirely different policy reasons, Warren said that with the $1.013 trillion spending package first being considered by the...
  • Michael Steele slaps his GOP team on immigration: 'Get a grip'

    11/19/2014 9:36:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | November 19, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele ripped his party for pushing back hard on President Obama’s immigration plans with a firm demand that they “get a grip.” Appearing on MSNBC, he said he would advise the GOP to work with the previously passed Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill. “Get a grip, because you’re sounding tone deaf here as I think the president is as well but we can talk about that in a moment. Number two, you have the solution already in front of you – the Senate in a bipartisan effort passed an immigration bill...
  • 8 Desperation Moves from Democrats That Show They'll Be Crushed on Tuesday

    10/31/2014 6:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 31, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), in an act of pure political desperation, has now labeled her own constituency racist and sexist. “I’ll be very, very honest with you,” Landrieu said. “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as leader.” The goal: drive out the black vote, the same way President Obama did in 2012. Landrieu then added that the South is “more of a conservative place” and said that women have a problem “presenting ourselves.” The goal: driving out...
  • Maryland County Proposes Lowering Voting Age To 16, Allowing Noncitizens To Vote

    09/18/2014 1:57:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | September 18, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Montgomery County, Maryland, is one of the wealthiest and most liberal counties in America. If there’s a dumb progressive idea that didn’t start there, it will get there sooner or later. Along those lines, the powers that be in Montgomery County are very concerned about low voter turnout. So concerned, in fact, the all Democrat County Council formed a “Right to Vote” Task Force to come up with ways to encourage more people to vote. The task force produced a 76-page report with more than a few suggestions that could raise a few eyebrows. Recommendations 1-3 are: 1. The Task...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • You can help a true Conservative defeat President Obama's Cheerleader

    08/24/2014 10:13:49 AM PDT · by Trueblackman · 7 replies
    Vaughn4congress ^ | 24 August 2014 | Trueblackman
    Having secured the Republican Nomination in Maryland's 7th Congressional District, Corrogan Vaughn now needs the help of true Conservatives across the nation to defeat President Obama's #1 cheerleader in the House, Rep. Cummings. Cummings has used his position on the House Oversight Committee over the last 6 years to try to protect President Obama from any type of accountability, while promoting the general lie that any oversight of this President is racist in nature. With the election of Mr. Vaughn, Conservatives can remove this stumbling block to any accountability of this administration, while increasing the number of true Conservatives in...
  • Top Dem: U.S. 'Cannot Be Expected to Give Sanctuary to Every Single Child in the World'

    07/09/2014 12:13:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 8, 2014 | Caroline May
    The unaccompanied children from Central American crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally should be deported except in extreme circumstances, according to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer. “We have an immediate humanitarian crisis that confronts this country, we also have a crisis in terms of this country cannot continue to absorb, nor should it, a limitless number of people who — particularly children who want to cross our border,” Hoyer told reporters Tuesday. According to the Democratic whip the influx is unsustainable in the U.S. “We cannot give these children sanctuary except in extraordinary circumstances. Obviously we have refugee status and protective...
  • Sarah Palin Endorses Dan Bongino for Congress

    05/02/2014 9:15:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 2, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Maryland Congressional candidate, former Secret Service agent for Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and best-selling author Dan Bongino Friday. Palin called Bongino, who is running in Maryland's Sixth Congressional District, a "unique candidate in politics today" because "his boots on the ground experience in Washington, D.C. has given him the wisdom and warrior spirit we need to stop the far left liberal agenda that is fundamentally transforming America." Palin cited Bongino's background of "rigorous training as a U.S. Secret Service agent." She said he will "put to good use the positive characteristics...
  • [Republican Congressman] Andy Harris on Trayvon Martin verdict: 'Get over it'

    07/16/2013 3:55:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 16, 2013 | John Fritze
    Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's sole Republican representative in Congress, is receiving attention for comments he made on WMAL radio Tuesday about last week's verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman. "We're hung up on this one case where this one fellow was in fact found not guilty by a jury," Harris said during the interview. "That's the way the American law system works. Get over it." Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida, fatally shot Trayvon Martin last year in a case that captured national attention. He was acquitted of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges on Saturday, sparking protests around...
  • Ex-RNC Chair Michael Steele: I Don’t Understand The Fear Of Gun Registration (VIDEO)

    04/10/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | April 9, 2013 | David Taintor
    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday said he doesn't understand why gun owners fear the registration of their firearms. "I don't get the fear of registration," Steele said on MSNBC. "I don't get the, the concern about trafficking. Are we saying that we want criminals to, you know, make … back-alley sales out of the trunks of their cars?" Steele was part of a panel on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," during which former Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) said that responsible gun owners insure their guns, which means they're registered. "I mean, I don't understand," she said. MSNBC...
  • GOP catfight: Michael Steele calls Reince Priebus 'numb nuts'

    03/19/2013 4:03:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | March 19, 2013 | Paul Bedard
    The catfight between former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele and his replacement, Reince Priebus, has reached screech level, with Steele belittling the party's new focus on minorities as old news. Appearing on the "Andrea Tantaros Show," a nationally syndicated radio show, Steele called the GOP establishment that on Monday unveiled a $10 million minority outreach effort a bunch of "numb nuts" for ignoring the plan he instituted four years ago. Steele also sounded ready to beat up Priebus. Asked by Tantaros who would win in a cage fight, Steele said, "Oh, no question, I would clean his clock." How?...
  • CPAC source: Christie wasn’t invited this year because he has a “limited future” in the GOP...

    02/26/2013 7:12:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 26, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Hard to argue with that assessment today of all days, but … Mitt Romney’s also been invited this year. The future doesn’t get any more limited than that. Also, since when is one’s prospects in the GOP a litmus test for whether you’re CPAC-worthy or not? Every time someone objects to GOPround’s exclusion, the rejoinder inevitably comes that it’s the “Conservative Political Action Conference,” not the “Republican Political Action Conference.” Okay, in that case, who cares about Christie’s future in the GOP? Either his ideas are conservative enough or they aren’t. Verdict: They aren’t. Or rather, one isn’t. New Jersey...
  • 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”...
  • How gun control is already shaping the 2016 Democratic primary

    01/15/2013 7:16:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2013 | Ryu Spaeth
    This week, as lawmakers in Congress braced themselves for a protracted and impassioned debate over gun control, Democratic governors moved swiftly to push tough new gun laws in response to the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily shepherded legislation through a divided state legislature to produce the strictest gun laws in the country. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed similarly stringent measures, including a ban on assault weapons, while Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for universal background checks on all gun sales. And what do all three governors have in common (besides a strong...
  • Maryland Democrat Governor Accuses Romney of Racism

    08/28/2012 11:31:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 27, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Is there any calumny that Barack Obama and his minions have not tried to use against Mitt Romney? They have accused him of being: •A murderer. Remember the Joe Soptic ad? •A felon. Remember Stephanie Cutter calling Romney a felon? •A man who tolerates those who are soft on rape. But those slanders weren’t enough. Now the Democratic governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, who has ambitions for 2016, has called Romney a racist, and you’ll never guess which site gave him a megaphone to use. That’s correct: Politico. Here’s the Maryland party hack’s attack: "When you have a party that...
  • McCain, Palin on opposite sides of Maryland governor's primary

    09/13/2010 9:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday endorsed former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich in the state's GOP gubernatorial primary, pitting him against his former presidential running mate, Sarah Palin. The former GOP Alaska governor and potential 2012 presidential candidate endorsed Republican investor Brian Murphy, a once-little-known candidate who is mounting a primary challenge against Ehrlich. McCain told the Associated Press that Ehrlich is a "fine guy" and that he is backing his shot at another term in office. The Maryland governor's primary is one of the first in which McCain and Palin have found themselves supporting opposing candidates. Palin has endorsed...
  • Maryland: Palin endorses Brian Murphy for governor

    08/04/2010 9:40:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 4, 2010 | Annie Linskey
    Conservative darling and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has endorsed gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy today, according to a post on her Facebook page. It is the first Palin endorsement in Maryland. Murphy is running for the state GOP nomination as a more conservative alternative to Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who has most of the establishment GOP support in the state. So far, Murphy has not shown up in polls or had much of an impact on the race, but in other states a nod from Palin has given outlying candidates momentum. On the stump Murphy says both...
  • Help Defeat Steny Hoyer in 2010

    03/23/2010 5:21:27 AM PDT · by maddog55 · 10 replies · 422+ views
    Maryland could use some serious help in defeating Steny Hoyer in November... yeah it CAN be done. Charles Lollar for Congress Marylands 5th District This guy has the potential and I believe is a serious challenger. Lollar is a former Marine officer who spent time overseas in Kosovo and continues to serve in a reserve capacity as an Intelligence Analyst at the Pentagon. Former Charles County Republican Party chairman Charles Lollar is intent on unseating House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer this fall, thus ending the Maryland Democrat’s 28-year run in Congress. “The demographics are different across Prince George’s, Calvert...
  • General Anthony Tata: Governor Palin ‘Pioneer Tough‘ [Visits Walter Reed]

    02/15/2010 9:34:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 698+ views
    Conservatives For Palin ^ | February 11, 2010 | Doug Brady
    Brigadier General (R) Anthony J. Tata wrote a great piece today for Big Government in which he, among other things, recalled Governor Palin's visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center last December: "As a retired flag officer, I often have the privilege of visiting with our wounded and their families and so I commit some time and money, donating so far 100% of the book royalties to the USO Metro DC Hospital Services Fund for our wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda National Naval Medical Center. The huge response my review of her book generated, and...
  • Vaughn is the Republican Party Best chance of winning a U.S. Senate Seat in Maryland.

    01/10/2010 5:22:44 PM PST · by Trueblackman · 17 replies · 718+ views
    vaughn ^ | 10 January 2010 | trueblackman
    For Immediate Release Vaughn is the Republican Party’s best hope in claiming Maryland’s U.S. Senate Seat Baltimore, Md.--, Corrogan R. Vaughn is the Republican Party’s best hope at reclaiming the U.S. Senate Seat currently held by Barbara Mikulski. Vaughn, a Baltimore Resident and businessman has long been active in Maryland’s Republican Party becoming one of its rising stars over the years. Vaughn, a behind-the-scenes conservative who has seen his influence grow as of late due to his association with the Tea Party Movement, opposition to Government-Run Health Care and the renewed interest in conservative fiscal and social values espoused by...
  • Corrogan Vaughn speaks to Maryland's Republican Liberty Caucus (Video)

    10/15/2009 6:14:50 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 1 replies · 412+ views
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  • Another pitched GOP primary forming on the Eastern Shore

    06/10/2009 8:34:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1,592+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 9, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    With freshman Rep. Frank Kratovil’s (D-Md.) conservative Eastern Shore district near the top of the Republican target list next year, Maryland state Sen. Andy Harris aims to avenge what turned out to be one of the most disappointing losses of 2008 for the GOP. But he might not be alone. Sources say state Sen. E.J. Pipkin is also leaning toward entering the primary for a second-straight cycle, and former state House Minority Leader Al Redmer told The Hill on Monday that he too could run against Harris.
  • (Maryland) Session sets up some for future stardom

    04/28/2009 6:34:27 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies · 1,340+ views
    The Gaithersburg Gazette ^ | April 24, 2009 | Sean R. Sedam and Alan Brody
    Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio (R-Dist. 37B) of Newcomb At just 31 years old, Haddaway-Riccio has long been considered one of the GOP's rising stars. Some see her as an ideal candidate for the 1st Congressional District. She's the daughter of an Eastern Shore waterman, boasts a strong environmental record, owns a graphic design company and is a fiscal conservative who has strong crossover appeal. Her composed presence within the GOP caucus and her strong debating skills on the House floor have earned kudos. She also has won plaudits for her advocacy of women's issues and her promotion of rural broadband. "Jeannie's...
  • Michael Steele goes from massive support to massive outrage in just a few seconds

    03/02/2009 8:16:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 1,897+ views
    Sister Toldjah ^ | March 2, 2009 | Sister Toldjah
    I can’t really find too much to argue with what Michelle Malkin said here regarding RNC Chair Michael Steele’s recent comments (audio and video here of Steele’s comments and Rush’s response) about Rush Limbaugh and how Steele fed right into the mainstream media/lefty (but I repeat myself) playbook in agreeing with their over-simplistic characterizations of Rush Limbaugh - and of the convention goers at the GOP National Convention. For the last comment, where he didn’t speak up and protest when the interviewer (CNN’s D.L. Hughley) said that the GOP convention looked like “Nazi Germany,” Steele owes every single conservative an...
  • Club for Growth PAC Endorses Andrew Harris in Maryland-1 (over RINO Wayne Gilchrest)

    08/13/2007 7:33:28 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies · 826+ views
    The Club For Growth ^ | August 14, 2007
    Today, the Club for Growth PAC endorsed Republican Maryland State Senator Andrew Harris in Maryland’s first congressional district’s Republican primary. State Senator Andrew Harris has a consistent track record of fighting for limited government and pro-growth policies. Harris led the floor fight against the Wal-Mart Tax bill in the Maryland State Senate and sponsored a repeal of the Maryland inheritance tax (SB 160, 2000). In a demonstration of his principled independence, he voted against 6 out of 9 state budgets (SB 323, HB 935, SB 508, HB 147, AP 03/28/06, HB 50) and sponsored of a constitutional amendment to protect...
  • Ehrlich backs challenger in party primary

    06/28/2007 2:45:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 2 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 26, 2007 | Tom LoBianco
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has thrown his support behind state Sen. Andrew P. Harris' attempt to unseat a fellow Republican, Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest, in the upcoming congressional races. Mr. Ehrlich's chief fundraiser, Richard E. Hug, has joined Mr. Harris' exploratory committee and cultivated donors for a Harris fundraiser last week in Baltimore that featured an appearance by Mr. Ehrlich. "Many of you know [Mr. Harris]. He is a tireless campaigner and has an excellent shot at winning this seat," Mr. Hug wrote to supporters in advance of the fundraiser. In addition, Mr. Harris is a frequent guest...
  • Gilchrest votes make him a target

    05/23/2007 7:15:43 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 29 replies · 1,833+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2007 | Tom LoBianco
    House Republican Wayne T. Gilchrest's votes to stop funding the war in Iraq has challengers saying the long-term congressman may have run his course. Two Democrats -- Eastern Shore lawyers Frank M. Kratovil Jr. and Christopher R. Robinson -- announced they will run for Mr. Gilchrest's seat, and state Sen. Andrew P. Harris, a Baltimore County Republican, is expected to announce that he is running.

    10/31/2006 3:20:44 PM PST · by Binstence · 2 replies · 960+ views
    LiveFreepOrDie | 10/31/06 | binstence
    Subject: Restoring Reason and Balance (Please visit my Brother John R. Austin's website, He is running for The Maryland House of Delegates
  • Great Mike Steele Counter Attack Ad on Stem Cells in Maryland

    10/27/2006 10:03:19 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 8 replies · 1,268+ views
    Great video ad in response to phoney Mike J Fox attacks ads on Stem Cells
  • Poll Shows Latest on Senate, Governor's Races (Maryland--Mfume within 1% of Cardin!)

    04/17/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by AuH2ORepublican · 19 replies · 1,913+ views
    The Washington ^ | April 12, 2006 | Tim Craig and John Wagner
    It turns out the numbers in the Comptroller's race aren't the only interesting ones in a new poll commissioned by Del. Peter Franchot (D-Montgomery), a hopeful for the office. The same poll, conducted by Garin Hart Yang, showed the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in a statistical dead heat between Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin of Baltimore and Kweisi Mfume, the former congressman and NAACP leader. Cardin had the support of 32 percent of likely Democratic voters, while Mfune netted 31 percent. No other caniddate received more than 3 percent and 32 percent were undecided. In the Democratic primary for governor,...
  • The Steele Deal in Md.

    02/20/2006 5:32:13 AM PST · by Coop · 12 replies · 1,244+ views
    Roll Call/Steele for Senate ^ | 2/16.06 | Josh Kurtz
    [snip from Roll Call]Black Republican Could Scramble the Free State’s Senate Race Math By Josh Kurtz Roll Call Staff February 16, 2006 CAPITOL HEIGHTS, Md. — This is what a nightmare looks like for Senate Democrats: a roomful of black people, most of them lifelong supporters of the Democratic Party — and many of them committed to, or seriously considering, voting for the Republican in a close election...----------[snip from]He's Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the GOP's great black hope, the Republican with the best chance of winning a Senate election in Maryland since 1980. … "He's more liberal than the...
  • Election 2006--The Hill's Five State Political Coverage

    11/21/2005 7:01:42 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies · 2,227+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2005
    Key races in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, and Washington State are covered.
  • Check This Group Out. They did great in Ohio

    08/04/2005 6:18:57 AM PDT · by Doc_J_Butler · 3 replies · 2,662+ views
    You guys should check this group out. I met one of their members out in Ohio working with a congressional candidate. They knew what they were doing and I was impressed but i didn't realize that Alex had his own team until yesterday. I looked at their website its got some really solid ideas in terms of strategy. Check it out:
  • Getting started in a political/campaign advisorary career

    06/27/2005 8:31:05 PM PDT · by qawarner · 9 replies · 2,563+ views
    I've been a lurker on Freep for a couple of years and love the site; I was hoping maybe some of you guys could give me some career advice. I'd like to get involved in the political game as a professional. I'm not a policy wonk; I'd like to be a behind the scenes image crafter/campaign strategy type guy. I am currently in IT, where I use my analytical/logical mind to solve complex problems. To me it's boring and I feel like I'm wasting my talents as someone with both a logical and creative 'outside the box' mindset. I’ve got...
  • Politician Republican Democrat Congress Lawyer Neckwear

    03/27/2005 7:04:33 AM PST · by starwonders · 1,624+ views Neckwear ^ | 03-27-2005 |
    Wear a necktie to show your interest. We deal with government agencies, fund raisers, private organizations. We are a wholesale neckwear business. Star Wonders WHOLESALE Neck Tie Store | $3.50 to $4.75 a Tie ANY Variety. 100's of Ties.
  • Neither Ehrlich or Steele Will Rule Out Running For Senate (Potential GOP Senate Pick-up))

    03/14/2005 8:13:03 AM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 34 replies · 2,416+ views
    The Hedgehog Report ^ | March 13, 2005 | Dave Wissing
    Neither Ehrlich or Steele Will Rule Out Running For Senate While O’Malley and Duncan have given unequivocal statements stating that they will not run for Paul Sarbanes’ seat and will remain in the Governor’s race, neither Governor Ehrlich or Lt. Governor Michael Steele would give the same unequivocal statement when asked. From The Baltimore Sun. "Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday that he and Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele had been contacted by “the powers that be” in Washington about the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Paul S. Sarbanes, and that the two had planned a discussion...
  • Lt. Governor Steele of Maryland may run for Sarbanes Senate Seat?

    03/12/2005 3:42:34 PM PST · by W04Man · 2 replies · 1,448+ views
    The Beltway Boys ^ | 03/12/05 | Beltway Boys
    Fred Barnes says that Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele may run for the US Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen Sarbanes.
  • Mfume, O’Malley Lead 2006 Democratic Pack for Md. Senate, Poll Shows (Maybe Mfume vs. Steele?)

    01/16/2005 6:41:04 PM PST · by AuH2ORepublican · 40 replies · 4,505+ views
    Roll Call ^ | January 12, 2005 | Josh Kurtz
    Mfume, O’Malley Lead 2006 Democratic Pack for Md. Senate, Poll Shows By Josh Kurtz Roll Call Staff Wednesday, Jan. 12; 11:35am Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley and former NAACP President Kweisi Mfume are running neck and neck in a new independent poll on the 2006 Maryland Senate Democratic primary, with Rep. Benjamin Cardin close behind.
  • Apple pie proud !

    11/16/2004 9:39:17 PM PST · by marquisdesloth · 2 replies · 1,713+ views
  • Chuck Floyd for Maryland's 8th District Has Guts!!!

    10/12/2004 9:37:49 AM PDT · by lward99 · 1,064+ views
    Chuck Floyd for Maryland's 8th District Has Guts!!! ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | Tim Craig
    I like this guy!! Chuck Floyd has guts, It's about time we caught the Dems Napping. I for one am giving the a donation. Their phone number is 301-656-1313 Van Hollen Is Caught Off Guard; Name Is Used by Foe's Web Sites The GOP candidate for Congress from Maryland's 8th District says it was an opportunity he couldn't let pass. But incumbent Rep. Chris Van Hollen said Charles R. Floyd's Web sites represent "a new low for politics in this area." Repeating a tactic he used against his Republican primary opponent this year, Floyd bought three Internet domain names...