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  • Trump & Lincoln: History Repeating Itself

    03/17/2016 6:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 17, 2016 | John P. Warren
    Let’s not risk the rightful wrath of legions of historians by comparing Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln, but it is undeniable the campaigns of 1860 and 2016 share some eerie similarities. The Republican convention was held in Chicago that year, and on its eve, Harper’s Weekly, the standard of the day, published a huge, double page illustration of the eleven “prominent candidates” for the party’s nomination (see Ronald C. White’s A.Lincoln, p321 and following). Centered on the page was the presumed choice that year, the curmudgeonly William H. Seward, US Senator from New York. His picture was three times the...
  • Report: Obama Heading to L.A. to Reassure Hollywood Donors After Debate Performance

    10/07/2012 11:39:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 7, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obamas fundraising trip to Los Angeles this weekend will provide a boost to his campaign coffers and also an opportunity to soothe his Hollywood supporters left shaken after his widely-panned debate performance against Republican rival Mitt Romney. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sunday nights star-studded concert and $25,000-per-plate dinner will now have Obama reassuring his donors that hes still committed to victory and ready for Romney in round two. As the Reporter noted, the entertainment industry has been a lucrative fountain for the president to tap this campaign cycle, but there is no doubt the Hollywood crowd...
  • "Santorum to 'Reengineer' Campaign"

    04/05/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT · by taraytarah · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-5-12 | Robert Costa
    Richard Viguerie, a veteran conservative activist and top Santorum supporter, tells National Review Online that Santorum is reengineering his presidential campaign. You cant repeat the same behavior and expect different results, he says. Weve got to do things different. Weve got to reengineer the campaign. Weve got to add things, take things out, and make changes. Everyone recognizes that, from the candidate on down. Earlier today, Viguerie, along with a group of movement leaders, met with Santorum at an office in northern Virginia. For over an hour, they discussed ways to revive his bid. We came up with a number...
  • Problems With the Truth: Confessions of a 22-Year Rick Santorum Observer

    04/05/2012 8:17:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 4, 2012 | Jerry Bowyer
    Ive known Rick Santorum for 22 years, having first met him in 1990 before hed won his first campaign for Congress. I interviewed him on WORD-FM, an evangelical Christian radio station where I was a frequent guest host (and eventually a full-time host) early in his campaign. If I was not the first media personality to interview Rick, I was one of the first. I had Rick as a guest at the request of my friend, Mark Rogers, who was running Ricks campaign. Over the years I interviewed Rick at least a dozen times and debated him several times as...
  • Fox News Sunday interview with Rick Santorum (VANITY)

    04/01/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT · by Windcatcher · 10 replies
    My brain | 04/01/2012 | Windcatcher
    (Sigh...) How else can I start? I support Rick Santorum, donated to him, but I'm losing count of the times I watch him on a live interview and feel the need for a facepalm. God love you, Rick, but you do not think well on your feet (or perhaps someone working for isn't doing his job prepping you). When Chris asked Rick about siding with "big labor", the right answer was that "there are valid reasons for labor unions and I'll support them when it's fair to do so. Unions get a bad rap when union leaders abuse their leverage...
  • Why Rick Santorum's once-generous lead in Wisconsin is eroding

    03/31/2012 12:43:50 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 179 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 30, 2012 | Mark Guarino
    By the time Mitt Romney arrives in Wisconsin Friday his first campaign stop in the state before its GOP primary on Tuesday his challenger Rick Santorum will have already become a familiar face. Mr. Santorum has been in Wisconsin since last weekend and has dined, bowled, and played shuffleboard with residents in every pocket of the state. Hes even tossed a football at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Santorums once-generous lead in Wisconsin is eroding. In February, the former US senator polled at 34 percent among the states likely Republican voters, while Mr. Romney, the...
  • Santorum: Im Not Going to Run as a Conservative Im a Conservative Period

    03/30/2012 7:41:34 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday took GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney to task for his past as a self-described independent who claimed he did not want to return to the days of Reagan-Bush. Santorum, speaking to supporters at the Jelly Belly factory which had honored President Ronald Reagan in the past for promoting the jelly bean asked which candidate would be pull together the Reagan coalition and win swings states, which are vitally important for winning the presidential election.(Snip) Governor Romney said that after the Etch-a-Sketch flap that he was going to run as a conservative in...
  • Rick Santorum invokes Ronald Reagan at Jelly Belly factory in California

    03/29/2012 11:13:33 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 30, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    FAIRFIELD, Calif. Republican leaders and voters, frustrated by their party's prolonged presidential contest, are increasingly coalescing behind front-runner Mitt Romney. Yet Rick Santorum on Thursday urged conservatives not to forsake their principles under pressure. He did so by conjuring the memory of Ronald Reagan, still the conservative icon, at an oddly symbolic place: the jelly bean factory that created the former president's favorite treats. "Let them know, conservatives all across this country have not given up the fight, we're not going to concede to the moderate establishment who wants to convince everybody that it's over, it's time to go...
  • Newt Gingrich campaign asks state GOP to not seat Stacey Campfield as delegate

    03/30/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 95 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3-30-12 | Knoxville News Sentinel Staff
    Newt Gingrich's campaign has asked the Tennessee Republican not seat Knoxville state Sen. Stacey Campfield as a Gingrich delegate at the national convention. Campfield, who served as a state co-chair for Gingrich's campaign, abruptly switched his support to Santorum days before the March 6 "Super Tuesday" election. "Please be advised that Stacey Campfield does not have the consent of the Newt Gingrich for President Campaign to be seated as a delegate at the Republican National Convention," wrote John Fluharty, the campaign's director of delegate access, in a Thursday letter to the state GOP committee. "As a matter of information,...
  • Pennsylvania slipping away from Santorum? (13-point drop in one month)

    03/28/2012 7:42:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    April will be a tough month for Rick Santorum. The primary schedule has nine contests next month ... three on Tuesday, a non-binding caucus in Missouri (again!), and five primaries on the 24th. The two most likely states for a Santorum win are winner-take-all Wisconsin on the 3rd and the candidate's home state of Pennsylvania on the 24th. Santorum trails in the latest Wisconsin polling, and a new poll by Frank & Marshall College suggests that his support back home has declined significantly: Rick Santorum appeared to be the Republican presidential candidate to beat in Pennsylvania a month ago.With the...
  • "My Message to Rick Santorum" Bob Grant (RINO Blog)

    03/23/2012 4:54:36 PM PDT · by Politics4US · 52 replies · 3+ views
    Bob Grant Online ^ | March 23, 2012 | Bob Grant
    My Message to Rick Santorum March 23, 2012 Not too long ago, I had asked a woman from Pennsylvania what she thought about Rick Santorum. Knowing that she was as conservative and as Republican as I am, I was surprised at her response. She said, He is the worst. Those of us who know him best have nothing but contempt for him. He is not an honest person and certainly would not hesitate to stab a fellow politician in the back. That was a few weeks ago, but I have learned what a tawdry character Santorum is. He is a...
  • Santorum Suggests Obama Preferable to "Etch-A-Sketch" Romney.

    03/22/2012 6:27:59 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 761 replies · 17+ views ^ | March 22, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    Rick Santorum's latest attempt to use a Mitt Romney aide's "Etch-A-Sketch" remark against the Republican front-runner instead gave his rival a chance to fire back on Thursday, after Santorum seemed to say he'd rather see President Obama reelected than send Romney to the White House. Speaking at an event in Texas, Santorum again made the case that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom's comments Wednesday on CNN about a "reset" of the campaign if Romney clinched the nomination showed the former Massachusetts governor's efforts to appeal to conservatives were insincere. "You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision...
  • Santorum Ahead In Louisiana [Leads By 13 Points: Without Gingrich Leads Jumps To 21 points]

    03/21/2012 5:05:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 21, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Poll: Santorum Ahead In Louisiana By Jonathan Easley - 03/21/12 Rick Santorum leads the GOP presidential field by double digits heading into Saturdays primary in Louisiana, according to a poll released late Tuesday by Magellan Strategies. Santorum took 37 percent, followed by Mitt Romney at 24 percent, Newt Gingrich at 21 percent and Ron Paul at 3 percent. The poll was conducted on March 19, before Romneys convincing victory in the Illinois primary, and has a 2 percent margin of error. Gingrich finished a distant fourth in Illinois, and will likely hear growing calls this week for him to end...
  • FACT CHECK: Santorum on Earmarks

    03/22/2012 4:33:01 AM PDT · by Mangia E Statti Zitto · 21 replies
    Club For Growth ^ | 1/6/2012 | Club for Growth
    In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, reporters found that Santorum sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Pennsylvania, by looking at press releases from Santorums office and at news accounts at the time. Thus, we can conclude that Santorum did request earmarks as a member of Congress. Furthermore, Santorum voted for the notorious 2005 Highway Bill, which contained literally thousands of earmarks including the infamous Bridge to Nowhere, (Senate Roll Call Vote #220, 2005). Not only did Santorum vote for the bill that contained the Bridge to Nowhere, but when Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma offered an...
  • Santorums lost message

    03/22/2012 7:06:45 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/12 | A.B. Stoddard
    Somewhere, buried in Rick Santorums fatally flawed campaign messaging, were winning words. Had he committed to them, the former senator could have derailed Mitt Romneys path to the GOP nomination. Despite Romneys overpowering resources and organization, Santorums potent argument that the party could not throw the issue of healthcare away by nominating someone who had supported mandates was his key to victory, but he threw it away. As he transformed from Senator 2 Percent to the last credible alternative to Romney, Santorum often made the point that nominating Romney or Newt Gingrich would take the issue...
  • Gingrich: Santorum's Ill. Loss Shows He's Not Conservative Alternative

    03/21/2012 2:43:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 79 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 21, 2012 | Hiram Reisner
    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says Rick Santorums double-digit loss in the Illinois primary shows he is not the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney and he cant defeat President Barack Obama..... Governor Romney had a pretty good day I think he took a step towards clearly proving he was the front-runner. Senator Santorum didnt have a particularly good day, Gingrich said. This is the third time now he has tried an industrial Midwestern . . . state and not succeeded. And I think that the conservatives have to think through the right strategy if they hope to stop Romney....
  • VA Democrats on Day 1: Zero New Ideas

    01/12/2011 1:21:57 PM PST · by Gopher Broke
    For Immediate Release Contact: Garren Shipley (540) 686-1138 Democrats on Day 1: Zero New Ideas -- After months of complaining that Governor McDonnell's transportation plan isn't good enough, the only ideas from Democrats are higher taxes and no real plans-- The 2011 Session of the Virginia General Assembly is off and running. While Governor McDonnell and the entire GOP team are working to improve the Commonwealth's roads, streamline government, and hold the line on taxes, Democrats are ... sitting on their hands. Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Brian Moran admitted to the Washington Post that not only does his party...
  • Democrats Move to Exploit Iraq Missteps (House to vote on torture ban)

    11/05/2005 3:34:12 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 41 replies · 702+ views ^ | November 5, 2005 | LIZ SIDOTI
    Democrats are intensifying efforts to hold President Bush and his fellow Republicans accountable for missteps in the Iraq war, as they seek to exploit a potential GOP vulnerability heading into Congress' midterm election year. Outnumbered on Capitol Hill, Democrats are embracing the little power they have in the GOP-controlled House and Senate by using procedural techniques to highlight Iraq troubles and issue blistering critiques of Bush's war policies. At the same time, increasing numbers of Democrats are calling for the president to start withdrawing U.S. troops by year's end and are laying out their own timetables for pulling out of...
  • DFU SONG: Anticipation (desperation.....the DemocRATS' desperation is showing for the world to see)

    07/14/2005 12:54:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 264+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2005 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - ANTICIPATION They know that their hopes really have been dropping fast And their ideas are so yesterday Full-fledged panic...because their glory days have long since passed They keep grasping for some straws before they're sent away Their desperation...their desperation's a blue thong For DemocRATS everything is going wrong Weasel Joe Wilson has led them out onto the building's ledge Join me in chanting to them --- jump, jump, jump Mental health pros...would surely tell them they're over the edge We can laugh because what they try bites them in the rump Their desperation...their desperation's a...