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  • Romney: Spending cuts slow economic growth

    02/22/2012 8:49:20 AM PST · by Qbert · 40 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2/21/2012 | Michael O'Brien
    Mitt Romney said Tuesday that cutting spending slows growth in the economy -- a rhetorical slip more akin to an argument a Democrat might make than a Republican. Speaking in Shelby Township, MI, the former Massachusetts governor took a question about the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission empaneled by President Obama to address the nation's deficit and debt issues. In his response, he said that addressing taxes and spending issues are essential. "If you just cut, if all you're thinking about doing is cutting spending, as you cut spending you'll slow down the economy," he said in part of his response. "So...
  • Santorum slams media, gives defiant defense of campaign ‘misstatements’ (Drudge attack flops)

    02/22/2012 5:56:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rick Santorum appears to be gearing up for a showdown. In remarks to about 250 supporters in the auditorium of a Masonic lodge, the surging Republican presidential hopeful and former Pennsylvania senator didn’t directly refer to any of his recent campaign-trail statements that have drawn controversy. -snip- The audience applauded, as did the man, who earlier in the speech was holding up a sign that read, “Drudge wants Mitt. AZ picks Rick.”
  • Romney Campaigner in Arizona Resigns After Accusation (Homosexual scandal within Team Romney)

    02/18/2012 2:59:55 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/18/12 | ASHLEY PARKER
    Paul Babeu, an up-and-coming member of the Republican Party, stepped down from his role as a co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign on Saturday, in the wake of allegations that he threatened to deport a Mexican ex-boyfriend when the man refused to keep quiet about their years-long relationship.
  • Aide to Romney Leans to the Right With a Soft Touch (Peter G. Flaherty, RINO Fixer)

    02/18/2012 4:40:52 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/18/12 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    The response seemed to defy the rough-and-tumble rules of modern politics. One of the nation’s most prominent opponents of same-sex marriage, Maggie Gallagher, had just told aides to Mitt Romney that she was endorsing Rick Santorum, a favorite of social conservatives, and encouraging her supporters to do the same. So what did the Romney camp do? A few hours later, it invited her to send over a copy of her forthcoming book, for which Mr. Romney, it suggested, might provide a flattering blurb. “It was,” Ms. Gallagher recalled, “extremely unusual and gracious.”
  • CNN Poll: Romney's likability fading (Drudge, Coulter, GOP-e deeply saddened...)

    02/14/2012 3:45:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/12 | CNN
    Mitt Romney's overall favorable ratings have dropped, while Rick Santorum's standing has jumped among Republicans, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday indicates Romney's popularity has especially taken a tumble among Republicans, with a 13-point decline in positive reviews from his own party.
  • Quick Hits from CPAC ("Seriously Conservative" Romney won't win the CPAC straw poll?)

    02/11/2012 12:09:21 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/11/12 | W. JAMES ANTLE, III
    Like my colleagues, I've spent the past couple days at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists. A few random thoughts: 1. There is a heavy Rick Santorum presence this year. His mometum with conservative activists is still noticeable. I'll be surprised if he doesn't win the straw poll. 2. Ron Paul, by contrast, does not have a large presence here this year despite winning the last two straw polls. Paul is the only major Republican presidential candidate who didn't address CPAC. The wisdom of this decision will be evaluated in large part based...
  • Santorum takes 15 per cent lead – but watch out for a furious Romney negative ad campaign

    02/11/2012 11:40:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/11/12 | Mike Smithson
    There is a new national poll of Republican primary voters just out from Public Policy Polling which has some good news for Rick Santorum the ex-Pennsylvania senator who on Tuesday beat Mitt Romney in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. -snip- The immediate worry for the Santorum campaign is that they are likely to be on the end of a furious negative advertising campaign ahead of the Arizona and Michigan primaries at the end of the month. That is how the Romney team dealt with others who threatened their position and what is likely to happen now.
  • CPAC 'severely' conflicted over Mitt Romney

    02/11/2012 5:26:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2012 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Mitt Romney wanted to use his CPAC speech Friday to allay concerns about his candidacy on the Republican right, but with one ad-libbed word he reinforced conservative fears that he’s not one of them. “I was a severely conservative Republican governor,” Romney told the annual gathering. The response was immediate. “Severely?” “I have never heard anybody say, ‘I’m severely conservative,’” Rush Limbaugh noted on his show. “That didn’t get a lot of applause,” firebrand Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) observed with a tight smile. “Some things are too funny to comment on,” a laughing Newt Gingrich commented as he walked into...
  • For Some CPAC Viewers, Romney Doth Protest Too Much (Mitt's CPAC disaster)

    02/10/2012 5:17:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/10/12 | KYLE PETERSON
    Mitt Romney gave a deeply conservative speech Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but those who question the frontrunner's sincerity said it was all campaign and no conviction. "It just doesn't bubble up like it does with Newt or Santorum," said Shawn Gregg, an attendee from Traverse City, Mich. "He's not convincing me. I just don't think he in his heart believes it."
  • Conservative activists are revved up but lukewarm on Romney (Mitt flops at CPAC...)

    02/10/2012 3:55:44 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    KC Star ^ | 2/10/12 | DAVID LIGHTMAN
    Conservatives are fired up, convinced that this will be a big year, but they worry that Mitt Romney will make their task harder. The foot soldiers of the American political right have been meeting in Washington this week, and stickers and signs touting the former Massachusetts governor - who's still the favorite for the GOP presidential nomination - are scarce here.
  • I am 'severely conservative,' Romney to CPAC (Romney, GOP-e are severely delusional)

    02/10/2012 3:30:51 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2/10/12 | BRYN WEESE
    Mitt Romney is boasting about his "severely conservative" bona fides to convince the Republican base he is not a moderate. Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich all addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, and the stakes were high for all of them given this three-day gathering of thousands of conservatives comes at a pivotal time in the GOP nomination race.
  • Mitt Romney uses the word ‘conservative’ more than 20 times in 25-minute speech

    02/10/2012 3:26:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/10/12 | Houston Chronicle
    Mitt Romney sent a clear, unambiguous message to hundreds of conservative activists gathered for the 2012 Conservative Political Action Committee, the largest annual gathering of conservative activists. He’s a conservative. The man mocked as a “Massachusetts moderate” (or worse) by his Republican presidential rivals used his family values, business background and experience as Massachusetts governor to defend his conservative bona fides. Romney used the word conservative more than 20 times in a span of 25 minutes.
  • Sputtering Romney campaign retools message (Drudge-Rhoades carpetbomb strategy backfired on Mitt?)

    02/10/2012 8:00:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/10/12 | UPI
    Some Republicans expressed concern that Mitt Romney's campaign is stuck in neutral and limping, not lunging, toward the party's U.S. presidential nomination. Even before Rick Santorum's sweep of contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri Tuesday, the Romney campaign was getting warnings and advice from Republicans concerned about the former Massachusetts governor's performance on the stump, which hasn't improved since the state caucuses and primaries began early in January,
  • A fourth defeat for Romney? Lack of ads could hurt (Drudge-Rhoades holding their fire in Maine?)

    02/09/2012 3:09:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/9/12 | BETH FOUHY and STEVE PEOPLES
    Mitt Romney is in danger of losing his fourth straight state in Saturday's caucuses in Maine, where he and his allies have been all but absent from TV. That's no coincidence. Over the past month, he has won in states where he and an allied super PAC, called Restore Our Future, have pounded his rivals with millions of dollars in negative ads. But he has tended to lose big when he has stopped using his power to crush other contenders by spending a ton of money — particularly on TV.
  • Romney gets a wake-up call from Republican voters (When will Drudge-Rhoades attack Rick?)

    02/08/2012 2:52:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/8/12 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney acknowledged on Wednesday that his path to the Republican presidential nomination is not going to be easy after three shock losses to newly ascendant rival Rick Santorum. A day after Santorum beat him in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, Romney attempted to play down the results, saying his campaign did not devote a lot of time and money to the three state nominating contests and chose to compete strongly elsewhere.
  • Republi-crats The Two Parties of Tyranny

    01/03/2012 4:32:52 PM PST · by drdavidberman · 3 replies
    AIP NEWS | 1/3/2012 | Dr. David M. Berman
    Republi-crats - The Two Parties of Tyranny Dr. David M. Berman www.smellthetruth.com There was a day when Constitutional Americans saw hope in the Republican Party. After years of liberalism, and the four years of the inept, big government administration of President Carter, Reagan was elected. Reagan brought back a sense of belief in the American system of freedom, and personal responsibility. Through the presidency of Ronald Reagan conservatives gave the President a pass on many things because we all saw this as a transition to sanity and doubled our efforts to get the House and Senate into Republican control. We...
  • Steady in Iowa, Romney Counts on New Hampshire, Florida

    01/02/2012 5:15:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 2, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Election year has finally arrived, well after the beginning of a turbulent and unpredictable elections season, and voting begins on Tuesday in the Iowa Republicans caucuses. The few days of post-Christmas polling have shown the numbers oscillating and opinion changing in ways it hadn't been earlier in the campaign. Pre-Christmas, Barack Obama's job rating was on a bit of an uptick, nudging up toward but not quite reaching 50 percent approval in several polls. But two polls taken in the three days after Christmas by Gallup and Rasmussen show him with solidly negative job ratings, and Rasmussen shows him trailing...
  • Romney Quotes His Favorite Patriotic Songs and Offers Voters an Interpretation (Mitt Pukefest)

    01/01/2012 12:31:21 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 31, 2011 | Ashley Parker
    Iowans have spent the last week getting to know Mitt Romney as presidential candidate, businessman and ... performance artist? As Mr. Romney has rolled across the state on a three-day bus tour, he has been breaking into song — or at least reciting the lyrics of his favorite patriotic anthems. “I love that song: ‘O beautiful, for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,’ ” Mr. Romney said of “America the Beautiful” at a stop in Mason City on Thursday. “If you count corn as an amber wave of grain, why, you have them right here. What a wonderful place...
  • Pledge to support the anti-Romney after South Carolina (and not RuPaul either)

    12/30/2011 3:18:58 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 9 replies
    To defeat Romney and Paul, I believe that we should pledge to support the non-Romney non-Paul candidate with the most delegates going into South Carolina. Perry, Bachmann, Gingrich, or Santorum are the candidates that we can back. The one with the most delegates after NH is the one we need to back to make sure Romney does not win SC. Oh, and Huntsman is not a choice here either.
  • Scott Brown haters, consider the alternative

    12/27/2011 10:48:49 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/28/11 | Howie Carr
    IÂ’d like to address a question to all the people I hear from who tell me how bad U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is, how heÂ’s a turncoat, sellout, backstabbing, snake-in-the-grass Republican in Name Only (RINO). My question is, if Scott Brown is so damn liberal, how come the Democrats already are spending millions upon millions of dollars to knock him out of the Senate next year? Granted, I donÂ’t think there are that many of these Brown haters out there, but they are way overrepresented in the universe of talk-show radio callers. When the first words out of their mouths...
  • Anybody But Romney?

    11/05/2011 7:36:07 PM PDT · by delacoert · 76 replies
    PBS ^ | November 3, 2011 | DANTE CHINNI
    The 2012 primary contests have not yet begun, but one trend has emerged in the early stages of the campaign. In national polls, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney sits firmly in the 25 percent support range. Romney's struggles are not in character with the traditional path for Republican candidates. Usually, the candidate who has run before and not run afoul with the party is treated as the heir apparent. The big campaign bank account that comes with that position -- something Romney also has -- doesn't hurt either. So why is Romney having a hard time locking down front-runner status?...
  • David Gregory: Are GOP Supporters of Herman Cain Seeking 'Absolution' For Charges of Racism?

    On NBC's Meet the Press: Press Pass, Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings explained Republican support of Herman Cain to host David Gregory this way: "...they've been accused as being racist and I think when they can vote for a Herman Cain....they feel like, 'Well, you know, I support this guy...it shows that I'm not racist, and I'm supporting him.'"
  • Long live the TEA party rebellion!! NO MORE RINOS!! NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!!

    10/16/2011 2:06:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 583 replies
    vanity | Oct 16, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    The TEA (Taxed Enough Already) party sprang up in spontaneous rebellion to big government's big spending, big taxing ways. TARP, the bailouts, the PORKULUS package and ObamaCare lit the fuse. TEA partiers support the constitution's limited government restrictions. TEA partiers are non-partisan, i.e., we oppose the big government, big spending, big taxing moves of both the major political parties. This is an open rebellion against business as usual big spending, overreaching government! We demand a return to constitutionally limited government!! The socialist/progressive Democrat party is our natural enemy and they understand that and attack us accordingly. The big government RINO...
  • Inevitably, Romney Declared ‘Inevitable’

    10/15/2011 6:18:17 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/15/2011 | Rick Moran
    The drumbeat has begun by the establishment to prematurely anoint their preferred candidate One of the reasons the Republican Party enjoys any popularity at all is because it is as comfortable as an old shoe: predictable, safe, conservative, and welcoming of those Americans who believe in old-fashioned values like overt patriotism, nuclear families, faith in God, and American exceptionalism. It is not a party of revolutionaries (the Tea Party is more classically defined as a counter-revolution), boat rockers, non-conformists, renegades, or heretics. This usually makes choosing a presidential candidate a rather staid affair with polite but pointed scrums among the...
  • Which US Presidential Candidate Would YOU Hire to Balance YOUR Personal Checkbook?

    10/13/2011 9:18:50 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 41 replies
    Opinion/Vanity | October 13, 2011 | Graewoulf
    REALITY CHECK: Would you hire this candidate to balance your own checkbook? SPENDAHOLIC Obama has added tens of thousands of debt dollars to your balance sheet in under three years! Can you afford to support any of the various DEBT GREED candidates running for FEUDAL LORD of The Beltway? Forget about the MSM pleas about THEIR ideas about "Who is electable?" and vote to protect YOUR checkbook!
  • Palin: Already Almost Forgotten (Double bag alert)

    10/06/2011 8:46:17 AM PDT · by Qbert · 78 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | October 5th, 2011 | DAVID FRUM
    - “I will continue driving the discussion for freedom and free markets…” - From Sarah Palin’s statement announcing her decision not to run for president. Um, probably not. Sarah Palin’s political voice had dwindled well before she announced her decision not to run. Now it will sink altogether into inaudibility. She will be no kind of force in future national discussions. She will have no sway over party debates. She will retain some starpower for a little while longer. She may for another cycle or two be able to help certain candidates for certain political offices raise some money. Even...
  • Christie seriously considering presidential bid after GOP prodding (The Big Tease again)

    09/29/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 117 replies
    NYPost ^ | Thursday September 29, 2011 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    After months of hedging, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is giving serious thought to jumping into the ring for a GOP presidential run -- and could make his decision next week, The Post has learned. The announcement may come as soon as Monday, said sources familiar with Christie’s thinking. The renewed consideration about a White House run came after prodding this week from some Republicans he idolizes, including former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former President George W. Bush, sources said. [..] Christie pals said the pol’s “mind-blowing” experience at the Reagan library in...
  • I am Undecided

    09/26/2011 1:20:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 73 replies
    Vanity
    I am from New Jersey and I am undecided which GOP candidate for president I support. Care to identify yourself as undecided as well and the state you live in?
  • How Cain won Florida

    09/25/2011 6:44:27 AM PDT · by MontaniSemperLiberi · 64 replies · 1+ views
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Sep 25, 2011 | Byron York
    It wasn't fully clear at the time, but the political ground was shifting under Rick Perry's feet from virtually the moment he arrived here in Orlando for the Republican presidential debate and Florida GOP straw poll. Just how much the ground shifted wasn't apparent until early Saturday evening, when Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the poll's results: Perry, and fellow leader Mitt Romney, and the rest of the Republican field finished far behind longshot winner Herman Cain. ..... Perry made a big effort to win the straw poll, and a week before the voting, it appeared he would reap big...
  • Rick Perry's campaign stuggles to explain straw poll loss

    09/24/2011 7:07:02 PM PDT · by free me · 311 replies
    latimes.com ^ | September 24, 2011, 6:06 p.m | By Paul West
    Reporting from Tampa, Fla. -- A black, threatening cloud hung low over the Orange County Convention Center on Saturday evening as top members of Gov. Rick Perry’s brain trust left a place their candidate would love to forget. At best half showed up, leaving tables groaning with uneaten bagels, scrambled eggs, bacon and fruit cocktail. At the end of the governor’s rather perfunctory eight-minute speech, the breakfast crowd offered a rather perfunctory round of applause, the first public clue that all might not be going well in Perryville. The Texan’s campaign fielded the largest cadre of volunteers and paid staff...
  • Shock : Herman Cain wins GOP Florida straw poll

    09/24/2011 4:25:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 214 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    ORLANDO — Former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain won the Presidency 5 straw poll here Saturday, delivering a blow to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s frontrunner status and a victory for a candidate who has struggled to transform his grassroots popularity into strong showings in national polls. “Tonight’s winner is Herman Cain,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced. “It shows you something, the road to the White House come through Florida, and it pays to spend time here.” He received 37 percent of the more than 2,600 votes cast. “Thank you to the Republican voters for this incredible honor of being named...
  • HERMAN CAIN TOOK THE FLORIDA STRAW POLL!!!!

    09/24/2011 2:54:17 PM PDT · by Marie · 85 replies
    Knight News Feed ^ | 9-24-11 | Knigth News Feed
    He did it!
  • Breaking: Florida Straw Poll Results: Herman Cain Wins Florida Straw Poll

    09/24/2011 2:56:10 PM PDT · by tutstar · 499 replies
    hot air pundit ^ | 9 24 2011 | hot air pundit
    Results Herman Cain 37% Perry 15% Romney 14%
  • Gardasil and the GOP

    09/13/2011 2:48:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 188 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | September 13, 2011 | Henry I. Miller
    More than an hour into last night’s debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann attacked Gov. Rick Perry on the HPV vaccination controversy — or more accurately pseudo-controversy. It stems from an executive order issued by Perry in 2007 that required all Texas girls to receive Gardasil, a vaccine against the most common strains of human papilloma virus, before entering the sixth grade. However, Texas lawmakers blocked that mandate. Some critics argued that the vaccine was too new to have been confirmed safe, while others said that Perry’s order would preempt parental rights or give girls a false sense of security, possibly causing...
  • Perry Candidacy, Still Not Official, May Begin In Earnest Tonight

    07/29/2011 11:20:14 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 13 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7-29-2011 | Seth Mandel
    Perry Candidacy, Still Not Official, May Begin In Earnest Tonight Seth Mandel July 29, 2011 Rick Perry made a shrewd decision to officially stay off the ballot in the Iowa straw poll next month, as a way to escape expectations and cause his potential rivals to underperform (since his supporters are planning to write him in). But that tactic is not an option this weekend in Denver. Perry will give one of two keynote addresses tonight, on the opening day of the Western Conservative Summit, which will be held through Sunday.The conference will also feature Herman Cain, John Bolton, and...
  • Sarah Palin and Rick Perry Ready to Challenge Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney?

    07/12/2011 10:37:21 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 44 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 7-12-2011 | Thomas Costello
    Sarah Palin and Rick Perry Ready to Challenge Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney? By Thomas Costello July 12, 2011 12:01 PM GMT Rick Perry could be close to announcing his candidacy for GOP presidential nomination just hours after it was revealed that Sarah Palin could also be ready to announce her nomination for the presidential nomination. The decision from Rick Perry comes off the back of a report that suggests Republican donors are not willing to back Michele Bachmann or Mitt Romney and they want both Sarah Palin and Rick Perry to stand to give the Republican party the greatest...
  • NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS

    05/26/2011 8:31:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,586 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | May 26, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    NOTICE: FR DOES NOT AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ABORTIONIST, GAY RIGHTS PUSHING BIG GOVERNMENT STATISTS FOR PRESIDENT!! This message is intended for those posters on FR who seem to have missed my prior statements in this regard and insist on advocating for these bastards. I'd rather shut the place down than be involved in any effort to install abortionist/gay rights pushing RINOS like Romney or Giuliani into the White House!! Do NOT push this crap on FR. Take your business elsewhere!! And I don't care how long you've been here!!
  • Romney to Tea Party movement: No third party bids!

    06/07/2011 11:51:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 352 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/9/2010 | By: CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney has a message to Tea Party candidates nationwide: If you lose your Republican primary bids, stay on the sidelines. The former Massachusetts governor on Monday warned the grassroots movement not to mount third party efforts in general elections, which he said would siphon votes from Republican nominees. "If there is a conservative candidate that runs in the general election, then obviously, divide and fail is the result," Romney said in an interview with the conservative Web site Newsmax. "Hopefully Tea Party candidates will run in respective primaries and they will either win or lose. And...
  • Time to Start Taking Names

    04/14/2011 3:46:32 AM PDT · by Nicojones · 36 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Today is the Vote on the budget sellout in the House. We need to note which purported "tea party" freshman vote for this abomination and which self proclaimed fiscal conservatives do the same. List them here or in your own thread, but make sure you take down their names for all of us to see. We need to call out the phonies, the posers and the RINOs once and for all. The sheer magnitude of this oversold and hyped fraud requires our action.
  • DeMint e-mail indicates he'll play major role in Texas race

    01/16/2011 11:40:37 AM PST · by FTJM · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/14/11 | Shane D'Aprile
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) served notice Friday that he intends to play a major role in deciding who emerges from a sizable pack of GOP Senate contenders in Texas. In an e-mail to supporters of his Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), DeMint talked up two rumored candidates to replace Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), who announced Thursday she will not be seeking reelection in 2012. Both of the candidates are supported by the Tea Party grassroots movement. His e-mail notably talked down state Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is seen by some political observers in the state as the Republican front-runner,...
  • Mehlman’s gay revelation outs GOP elite’s charade - ALAN KEYES

    08/27/2010 9:03:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 190 replies · 1+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | August 26, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    *excerpt* As a matter of public policy, the issues on which Ken Mehlman exerted his retrograde influence within the GOP are not about his personal behavior. They are about the truth or falsity of the great principles, the self-evident truths, from which the liberty of the American people derives. If there is no natural right, no natural family, no ways of God reflected in the nature of mankind, then there are no unalienable rights; no principle of justice that requires their security; no authoritative basis for the rightness of government based on consent; no claim to self-government, of, by and...
  • A Senator and His 'Disciples' (Jim DeMint)

    08/28/2010 3:02:40 AM PDT · by mazda77 · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Saturday, August 28, 2010 | By STEVE MOORE
    'I'd rather lose with Pat Toomey than win with Arlen Specter any day." That's South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint defending his Senate Conservatives Fund, a new PAC that has taken Washington by storm.
  • Insider Poll: Mitt Romney a Potential Presidential Candidate

    12/13/2009 10:56:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 4,735+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY - Over the course of two weeks, Utah Republicans had the chance to see the two most talked-about potential presidential candidates in their party. Mitt Romney attended an event for ADX security systems and Sarah Palin visited to sign her bestselling book. The Utahpolicy.com, Fox 13 Insider Poll finds that Mitt Romney is taken far more seriously as a potential presidential candidate. 53.5 percent of Republicans say they expect Romney to be the Republican party candidate to face Barack Obama. 31.3 percent of Democrats think Romney will be the candidate. Only 4.7 percent of Republicans and 6.3...
  • Abel Maldonado Given First Ever "Richard Rich Backstabber Award"

    11/27/2009 2:29:43 PM PST · by U of IL Conservative · 3 replies · 630+ views
    Americans for Tax Reform ^ | Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | Patrick Gleason
    Today Americans for Tax Reform, a non-profit taxpayer advocacy group, gave the first ever “Richard Rich Backstabber Award,” to current California State Senator and newly appointed Lt. Governor, Abel Maldonado. For those unfamiliar with Rich and why Abel Maldonado should be bestowed with an award in his name, Rich was Lord Chancellor during the reign of Henry the VI of England and Solicitor General under Henry the VIII. Rich is best known for perjuring himself in order to secure a death sentence for Saint Thomas More (who happens to be the patron saint of those who work in politics and...
  • Free Republic does not and will not support RINOS!! Not now!! Not ever!!

    11/26/2009 9:55:25 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 2,501 replies · 41,088+ views
    My day after Thanksgiving message | 11/26/200 | Jim Robinson
    Apparently there are still some posters on FR who are fast asleep. Wake up! Dammit! We are in the middle of a conservative rebellion! While you were sleeping we, along with millions of other freedom loving grassroots Americans have participated in hundreds of tea parties all across this great land and fully intend to keep it up until all of America is awake. We are fed up and mad as hell! We grassroots Americans are delivering a message to the ruling class: NO MORE!! No more big government! No more high taxes! No more government bailouts! No more government takeovers!...
  • Top Republicans jump ship in NY-23 (Santorum joins Palin, Bachmann, Thompson, Armey, Forbes)

    10/24/2009 4:19:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 145 replies · 5,480+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/23/09 | Andy Barr
    Top Republicans jump ship in NY-23Andy Barr – Fri Oct 23, 7:12 pm ET Some of the most prominent names in national Republican Party politics are lining up against the GOP nominee in a key upstate New York House special election, the latest being former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who weighed in Friday. In endorsing Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman in the Nov. 3 contest, Santorum joined former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes, all of whom announced their backing for...
  • Breaking: Palin endorses Hoffman

    10/22/2009 7:30:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies · 1,867+ views
    Hot Air ^ | October 22, 2009 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    If national media wasn’t following this race before, they will be tomorrow. It’s my honor to endorse Doug and to do what I can to help him win, including having my political action committee, SarahPAC, donate to his campaign the maximum contribution allowed by law. Our nation is at a crossroads, and this is once again a “time for choosing.” The federal government borrows, spends, and prints too much money, while our national debt hits a record high. Government is growing while the private sector is shrinking, and unemployment is on the rise. Doug Hoffman is committed to ending the...
  • Gingrich Warns of Conservative 3rd Party in 2012

    04/03/2009 6:40:17 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 141 replies · 2,881+ views
    Newsmax ^ | April 3, 2009 | Newt Gingrich
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    06/25/2008 5:55:52 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 66 replies · 556+ views
    Politico.com ^ | June 25, 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
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    06/04/2008 6:26:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies · 120+ views
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