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  • Column - Norma White: You want change? Try these ideas

    02/02/2016 11:27:50 AM PST · by pilgrim · 41 replies
    Amarillo Globe ^ | October 21, 2008 | Norma White
    Here are a few that I believe all Americans want. Limit Congress from serving more than two terms. That is all that presidents are allowed. Stop Congress from voting for their own raises. How did that ever get started? Stop paying for lawmakers' high-priced insurance premiums. After all, they are only part-time employees. They might pass some law changes on the insurance companies, if they had to find one. Stop paying lawmakers their full salary after serving just one term, or at retirement. We need to get rid of that pension plan; they've let other companies get rid of theirs....
  • Whistling Past The Graveyard: GOP Insiders Say Trump Can't Win

    08/14/2015 9:42:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 55 replies ^ | August 14, 2015 | Breitbart News
    From Katie Glueck writing at Politico: Six in 10 Republican insiders in the early states say Donald Trump can’t win Iowa or New Hampshire. That’s the assessment of this week’s POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top operatives, strategists and activists in Iowa and New Hampshire. Their conclusion comes on the heels of the latest national poll, from CNN/ORC, that reports the controversial real estate mogul is leading the GOP presidential field even after crudely attacking Fox News host Megyn Kelly last week following the first GOP debate, which she co-moderated.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz on Face the Nation

    01/26/2014 11:04:15 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    You Tube via CBS ^ | 1/26/2014 | You Tube via CBS
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Face the Nation
  • Birthday shoutout: Sarah Palin

    02/11/2013 10:58:04 AM PST · by BO Stinkss · 69 replies ^ | 02/11/2013 | Daily Press
    Sarah Palin turns 49 years old today, still relatively young and poised for the third act of her public life, whatever she chooses for that to be. Act I: Ambitious young woman rises through the ranks in local Alaskan politics to become the state's youngest governor (and first female governor). Picked in 2008 as the unconvential running mate for Republican John McCain's presidential bid. Her presence on the ticket certainly didn't help McCain, but her image as a folksy soccer mom and an arch-conservative firebrand energizes her own base and she becomes a Tea Party icon. Act II: After McCain's...
  • The Curse Of The Even "8" Rule - Why Williard Mitt Romney Will Be Our Next President (Vanity)

    10/31/2012 10:00:07 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    There’s the even 8 rule... no President elected in a even numbered year ending in “8” in the last 150 years has ever been re-elected. Ulysses S. Grant elected in 1868 would have been defeated in 1872 if it hadn’t been for Reconstruction. Benjamin Harrison elected in 1888 was defeated for re-eletion in 1892 by Grover Cleveland. Howard Taft elected in 1908 was defeated for re-election in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson. Herbert Hoover elected in 1928 was defeated for re-election in 1932 by FDR. Harry Truman elected in 1948 would have been defeated in 1952 had he opted to run...
  • Sources say Arpaio will announce run for governor Monday

    04/30/2010 6:30:56 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 105 replies · 2,130+ views
    ABC news ^ | April 30 2010 | Josh Bernstein
    PHOENIX – Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is expected to announce Monday if he'll run for Arizona governor. Several sources confirm to the ABC15 Investigators that Arpaio has already made a decision, and will likely run for the office. In a news conference after this story was first published, the Sheriff said he was still weighing his options, but also that he would in fact have an announcement on Monday. However, when asked about a state sales tax during the news conference, the Sheriff either misspoke or leaked his decision. "When I'm the governor, I'll study the issue," he said....
  • Video: Arpaio Defends New AZ Immigration Law On Geraldo

    04/25/2010 4:37:30 AM PDT · by careyb · 36 replies · 2,047+ views
    Geraldo ^ | 4/24/10 | Joe Arpaio
    Bonus: Geraldo warns an Hispanic Congressman that he might get stopped in AZ for "walking while Hispanic".
  • Illegals haunt McCain

    05/21/2008 5:29:06 PM PDT · by pissant · 85 replies · 132+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/21/08 | Jeff Young
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) is backing the renewal of a $250 million-a-year program that will pay illegal immigrants’ hospital bills. The very idea that McCain is again supporting a program that some view as rewarding illegal immigrants is certain to attract attention from the same conservatives he’s trying to win over for the White House. The measure, which would reimburse hospitals for the cost of treating illegal immigrants, has broad support from both parties, including from some immigration hardliners and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.). Even some of McCain’s toughest critics on immigration admit...
  • Obama: "I Will Raise Taxes"

    05/08/2008 6:06:06 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 250 replies · 432+ views ^ | May 8, 2008 | Amanda Carpenter
    By Amanda Carpenter Thursday, May 8, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama flatly promised to raise taxes in a television interview Thursday afternoon. “I will raise CEO taxes,” Obama told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.” “If you’re a CEO in this country you’ll probably pay more taxes,” Obama said. Obama speculated his CEO tax rates “won’t be prohibitively high, you’ll pay roughly what you did in the 90’s when they were doing fine.” Obama also said he would eliminate the Bush tax cuts and install what he called a “middle class tax cut.” Blitzer asked Obama to define...
  • Ron Paul's glorious drive for freedom

    12/30/2007 8:30:31 AM PST · by imd102 · 27 replies · 205+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12/30/07 | Bill Steigerwald
    It won't matter how high Ron Paul finishes in the Iowa caucuses this Thursday or in the New Hampshire primary Jan. 8 or anywhere else. He's already won his prize.... In April, shortly after he announced he'd run for president, Paul told the Trib that his goal -- besides winning, of course -- was to make an impact on the race and to spread his ideas about maximizing freedom, limiting the federal government and practicing nonintervention overseas.... Though his presence at the debates has shown what a bunch of unprincipled, flip-flopping, war-loving, faux conservatives Messrs. Romney, Giuliani, Huckabee and McCain...
  • Would Rudy Be Good for the Courts?

    10/10/2007 11:43:00 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 44 replies · 508+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 16, 2007 | Robert Alt
    Would Rudy Be Good for the Courts? Well, Meese was good for the courts, and Giuliani didn’t think much of him. By Robert Alt After a disappointing performance in the first Republican presidential debate, Rudy Giuliani walked away from last night’s debate as the clear winner. Not only did he play to his strengths, reclaiming the mantle of America’s mayor by shaming Ron Paul for his “blame America first” comments, but he finally appears to have settled on a more politically palatable answer to the abortion question by emphasizing a reduction in the frequency of abortions. (An answer which, by...
  • Fred Thompson Shares His Thoughts on Hillary Care - Video 9/19/07

    09/18/2007 9:19:30 PM PDT · by · 70 replies · 1,426+ views
    Blogs For Fred Thompson ^ | September 19, 2007 | brkcmo
    Here is vintage Fred Thompson giving his thoughts on the latest version of "Hillary Care" in a new video reminiscent of his Michael Moore slapdown...............
  • Rudy Giuliani on partial birth abortion (Youtube Video - stick a fork in him)

    04/18/2007 4:15:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 63 replies · 1,667+ views
    Youtube ^ | various | Rudy Giulaini
    In light of what he said today, is there any doubt this man is unfit for office?
  • Giuliani Speaks Truth to the GOP (and still leads in the polls)

    04/18/2007 10:27:50 AM PDT · by meg88 · 46 replies · 898+ views
    Donklephant ^ | 4/17/07
    Rudy is the new straight talker. No doubt about it. From the NY Post: Giuliani made his sharpest case for moving beyond social issues this weekend in Iowa, telling The Des Moines Register, “Our party is going to grow, and we are going to win in 2008 if we are a party characterized by what we’re for, not if we’re a party that’s known for what we’re against.” Asked about abortion, he said, “Our party has to get beyond issues like that.” The GOP and the modern conservative movement have always prided themselves on being the idea people. Rudy wants...
  • "Respect Conservatism" - Rudy Giuliani's distinctive brand?

    02/26/2007 7:08:07 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 183 replies · 1,832+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/26/07 | Ross Douthat & Reihan Salam
    When Rudolph Giuliani first ran for mayor of New York in 1989, he made a critical mistake. Assuming that he'd be running against the blue-collar, socially conservative Democrat Ed Koch, Giuliani cast himself as a liberal. Playing against his tough-guy image, he spent his first months on the campaign trail talking about the victims of homelessness and AIDS and drug abuse, causes that united elite liberals and poor minority voters while leaving the city's shrinking middle class cold. The prosecutor who brought down mob boss Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Wall Street renegade Ivan Boesky tried to reinvent himself as...
  • Giuliani's Golden Ticket? [California Polls]

    02/21/2007 11:03:00 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 230 replies · 2,741+ views
    Claremont Institute ^ | 02/21/07 | Michael Brandon McClellan
    In a move to increase its relevance in the presidential selection process, the Golden State is set to jump up its primary from June of 2008 to February 5th, less than a year away. This may benefit New York's presidential aspirants, and especially its Republican one. Last week I noted Giuliani's electric support at the California Republican Party convention. A recent poll has resoundingly brought forth the same message. This morning, the Wall Street Journal's John Fund notes the following numbers: With California moving its presidential primary to Feb. 5 of next year, what Golden State voters think about White...
  • Is the American Right ready for Rudy?

    02/20/2007 12:22:22 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 100 replies · 1,216+ views
    Guardian ^ | 02/10/07
    But that analysis may be too simple. In Delaware Giuliani is asked for the umpteenth time if his views on 'social issues' would be fatal to his presidential ambitions. 'I don't get to decide what the issues are. But they are not usually the ones you think they are going to be,' he says. He is right. National security will still be the overwhelming issue of 2008. Giuliani's strong credentials there could make up for weaknesses elsewhere. There are also signs that his problems with the conservatives could be overstated. First, their power is waning. In 2006's congressional elections the...
  • Giuliani's Star Might Be Rising (Lavish Praise from Gingrich Caps Big Week for 'America's Mayor')

    02/16/2007 4:34:15 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 400 replies · 4,214+ views
    ABC News ^ | Feb. 16, 2007 | TEDDY DAVIS
    Long dismissed by Washington insiders as incapable of receiving the Republican Party's presidential nomination because of his pro-abortion rights, pro-gay rights and pro-gun control views, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was lavished with praise Friday by an icon of American conservatism. "He is much stronger than anyone could have predicted six months ago," said former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich from Georgia. "New York is four times safer than it used to be. It's one of the greatest achievements of government capability in the 20th century. And Rudy just has to go out and say, 'This is who...
  • Rudy the Rude

    02/14/2007 6:49:58 AM PST · by CrawDaddyCA · 67 replies · 1,505+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 14, 2007 | David Freddoso
    As a presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is for real. Despite his unorthodox Republicanism — his support for legal abortion, his embrace of gun-control, and his unwillingness to act against court-imposed same-sex marriages — Giuliani now leads in several polls for the GOP nomination. The common wisdom is that most Republican voters know nothing of Rudy’s social liberalism, and so his support will dwindle as they learn more. But this may prove wrong. Knowledgeable folks on the Right, disheartened by a presidential field that lacks viable, trustworthy conservatives, are talking themselves into supporting the man who...
  • A Giuliani Fundraising Mailer (appallingly invokes Reagan for un-Republican, anti-Reagan candidate)

    02/14/2007 3:26:41 PM PST · by Spiff · 701 replies · 6,317+ views
    A Giuliani Fundraising Mailer The Rudy Giuliani Exploratory Cmte. sent out fundraising letters on 2/5. In a letter, Giuliani paints himself as Reagan 2.0, quoting the fmr. pres. as saying "The future belongs to the free." Giuliani: "Today, as Republicans, we need to restore that optimistic spirit to our party and to the national political debate that is shaping the future of this great nation." Giuliani writes that he believes the GOP is the "party of freedom" and then lays out the party platform of low taxes, small gov't, entitlement reform, and school choice, and then lists his GOP record...