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  • George Pataki Endorses Kasich

    04/14/2016 4:58:49 PM PDT · by scottinoc · 67 replies
    On the Record with Greta
    Former Gov Pataki endorses... John Kasich? Going all in for a contested convention apparently. Greta mentioned that he has only won one state. The Guv dodged the question and droned on about how Kasich is what America needs, blah blah...
  • George Pataki Endorses Marco Rubio for President

    01/26/2016 8:46:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Ryan Struyk, ABC News
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is throwing his support behind Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. "I am proud to endorse Marco Rubio," Pataki said today in an interview with Fox News, adding that he believes Rubio is the right person to unite the Republican Party. "Donald Trump is dividing us," Pataki said. "Marco Rubio is going to bring us together." Pataki's support comes on the heels of the Des Moines Register announcing its endorsement of the Florida senator. Pataki dropped his long-shot 2016 presidential bid last month after low support in polls...
  • George Pataki Leaves Presidential Race

    12/29/2015 5:01:17 PM PST · by DaveyB · 99 replies
    First Draft ^ | 12/29/2015 | By Alexander Burns
    George E. Pataki, the former three-term New York governor who launched a long-shot presidential bid that failed to catch fire, told his supporters Tuesday that he is suspending his campaign, two of Mr. Pataki's key backers said. <--snip-->
  • Report: Pataki To Drop Out Of The 2016 Race

    12/29/2015 3:05:11 PM PST · by presidio9 · 46 replies
    TPM ^ | December 29, 2015 | Tierney Sneed
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) is calling his supporters in New Hampshire to tell him he intends to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, The Boston Globe's James Pindell reported via Twitter. Since entering the race, Pataki, who is 70, has remained in the lower tier of the polls. The moderate Republican was New York governor for three terms after being elected in 1994. Before embarking on his 2016 campaign, there was speculation he would run in previous presidential cycles. His reported decision to drop out comes weeks before Feb. 1's Iowa caucus and Feb. 9's New...
  • James Pindell - Boston Globe: Pataki will withdraw from the race

    12/29/2015 2:20:09 PM PST · by Perdogg · 65 replies
    Scoop: @GovernorPataki is calling his NH supporters this afternoon telling him he will drop his bid for president #fitn— James Pindell (@JamesPindell) December 29, 2015
  • Pataki Demands That AG Lynch Arrest Him For Urging War Against Islam

    12/05/2015 5:14:13 PM PST · by Biggirl · 47 replies ^ | December 5, 2015 | Neil Munro
    Former Gov. George Pataki made a dramatic lunge for publicity in the GOP’s 2016 primary race with a Twitter-broadcast demand that he be arrested by Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

    11/05/2015 4:45:41 PM PST · by maggief · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 5, 2015 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Governor Mike Huckabee missed their chance to debate on the main stage in the Fox Business/Wall Street Journal debate scheduled for next Tuesday. The two low-rated candidates will join former Rick Santorum and Gov. Bobby Jindal in the undercard debate, which will begin early, at 6 p.m. The news is far worse for candidates Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)43% and former Governor George Pataki, who were eliminated entirely from the debates.
  • George Pataki 'chuckles' at Jeb Bush campaign cuts [schaudenfreude?]

    10/23/2015 4:17:33 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 23 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Jeb Bush cutting his campaign salaries is amusing given how much money he has raised -- at least according to his GOP presidential opponent George Pataki, who barely has thousands of dollars in the bank. The former New York governor was asked about the report that Bush's campaign is cutting salaries across the board as a belt-tightening measure on CNN's "At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan" on Friday. Pataki said he knows something about tight belts. "You see many of the candidates now slashing their spending, reducing their staff -- and I kind of chuckle, because they had all...
  • Pataki:"Anti-American"Obama Administration "Threatens Freedom Of Every American"

    10/02/2015 9:30:48 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies ^ | October 2, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday on Newsmax TV The Steve Malzberg Show, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY), GOP presidential candidate, discussed the Secret Services attempt to find embarrassing information on Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) in retaliation for his congressional investigation and blamed the anti-American culture of the Obama administration that uses government power to target citizens, which he said threatens the freedom of every single American.
  • GOP insiders: Jindal and Pataki quit next; Rand Pauls on the departure list too, insiders predict.

    09/25/2015 3:32:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2015 | Katie Glueck and Kristen Hayford
    Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. Thats the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. A quarter of Iowa Republicans say its Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added another, who like all participants was granted anonymity in order...
  • Pataki: Trump Immigration Plan Un-American, Outrageous and Demagogic

    08/23/2015 4:47:05 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/23/15 | p key
    Sunday on WABC New Yorks The Rita Cosby Show, Republican presidential candidate former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trumps immigration plan of deporting the over 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the Untied States and then letting the good people back in the country after being screened, and ending birthright citizenship is un-American, outrageous and Demagogic. Pataki said, Ill tell you, this is crazy. First we have to secure the border, and know that people come here illegally. But think about the idea. Whether or not its Constitutional Requires a Constitutional Amendment, or, as Sen....
  • Ted Cruz connects at 'Basque Fry' (Northern Nevada)

    08/15/2015 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/15 | Elena Schneider
    The Texas senators anti-establishment message resonates in northern Nevada. GARDNERVILLE, Nev. Four Republican presidential hopefuls gathered Saturday at a picturesque Northern Nevada ranch and pounded anti-establishment themes, but it was Ted Cruz who gave the most convincing performance at the first annual Basque Fry. He didnt say anything new, but the Texas senators fiery and forceful denunciation of Washington and political elites from the back of a flatbed truck resonated with the crowd of about 1,500 conservatives even on a day when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina sounded similar notes....
  • 2016 Republican Candidates "Voters First Forum" - August 3 (C-SPAN at 7:00 pm ET)

    08/03/2015 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Isara · 320 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | July 31, 2015
    C-SPAN Partners with New Hampshire Union Leader To Bring August 3rd New Hampshire Republican Forum To A National TV Audience #Voters First (For Immediate Release: July 31, 2015) C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspapers August 3rd Voters First Forum and will provide live nationwide coverage, beginning at 6:30 pm ET to 9:30 pm ET.Fourteen Republican presidential candidates* are participating in the two-hour Forum, which will start at 7pmET at St. Anselms College in Manchester on Monday, Aug. 3. Veteran New Hampshire political...
  • Pataki Challenges Trump to Mano a Mano Debate on Immigration

    07/06/2015 7:38:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | July 6, 2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Never mind the however many other Republican candidates in pack: former New York Gov. George Pataki wants to go mano a mano with Donald Trump on immigration. Last week, Pataki called on fellow Republican presidential candidates to condemn Donald Trumps comments about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement. Trumps quote: When Mexico sends its people, theyre not sending their best. Theyre not sending you. Theyre not sending you. Theyre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyre bringing those problems with us. Theyre bringing drugs. Theyre bringing crime. Theyre rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. Since the...
  • Pataki, Jindal address Trump's comments at New Hampshire picnic

    07/05/2015 9:23:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    WMUR-TV ^ | July 5, 2015 | Kristen Carosa
    Pataki sends letter to other GOP candidates asking them to call out Trump on comments regarding illegal immigrants.ALLENSTOWN, N.H. Presidential candidates flocked to the Granite State during the July Fourth weekend. Former New York Gov. George Pataki and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal attended a cookout hosted by the Merrimack County Republican Committee. The event was low-key and gave both Republican candidates the chance to talk one on one with voters. Both candidates had something to say about recent comments from Republican challenger Donald Trump. I am disappointed he (Trump) hasnt seen that it was a stupid and wrong comment, Pataki...
  • 'Stand Up To Trump' Petition Launched By GOP Candidate George Pataki

    07/04/2015 3:31:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    IB Times ^ | July 03 2015 1:46 PM EDT | Tim Marcin
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate George Pataki has joined the chorus calling for action against fellow candidate Donald Trump in the wake of his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. Pataki posted on his website Friday a petition targeting the real-estate mogul -- titled "Stand Up to Trump" -- labeling the candidate's comments "unacceptable." At Trump's announcement speech at the Trump Tower in New York last month, the businessman said: "When do we beat Mexico at the border? They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us." He later added: "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime....
  • George Pataki Calls on Other GOP Candidates to Denounce Trumps Mexican Rapists Comments

    07/03/2015 6:44:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/03/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki has called on fellow Republican presidential candidates to condemn Donald Trumps comments about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement. Trumps quote: When Mexico sends its people, theyre not sending their best. Theyre not sending you. Theyre not sending you. Theyre sending people that have lots of problems, and theyre bringing those problems with us. Theyre bringing drugs. Theyre bringing crime. Theyre rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. Since the mid-June comments, Macys, Univision and NBC have dropped relationships with Trump. In a letter addressed to the rest of the Republican flock ...
  • Pataki calls on GOP candidates to denounce Trump comments; The Donald fires back

    07/02/2015 12:46:30 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 88 replies
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki has launched a broadside against Donald Trump over his controversial remarks on Mexican immigrants, sending an open letter this week to every other Republican presidential candidate urging them to "denounce his comments today." The letter has, in turn, triggered a bitter Twitter feud between the two 2016 candidates, as Trump also spars with everyone from NBC to Macy's to the New York City government. After Pataki tweeted a link to the letter (in which he cc'd Trump), Trump thundered back on Twitter:
  • Pataki seeks to pressure GOP field over Trump

    07/02/2015 6:05:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 7/2/15 | Theodore Schleifer and Ashley Killough
    Latest poll: Trump 12%, Pataki 1%. Republican presidential candidate George Pataki is hoping to grab some of the spotlight fellow candidate Donald Trump is occupying, by pressuring the rest of the field to denounce Trump's inflammatory comments on immigration. -snip- Trump responded to Pataki via Twitter on Wednesday, saying ".@GovernorPataki was a terrible governor of NY, one of the worst -- would've been swamped if he ran again!"
  • George Pataki wants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to stand up to Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 5:01:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/2/15 | Alex Leary
    George Pataki sends a letter to fellow Republican candidates for president, asking them to stand up to "unacceptable" comments from Donald Trump about Mexicans. Most candidates have avoided saying anything. To the best of our knowledge, Marco Rubio has not remarked. Jeb Bush has. In Nevada on Saturday Bush said in Spanish, according to Bloomberg News, that Trump spends his life fighting with people and does not represent the values of the Republican Party. The story went on, But when Bush was asked the same question about Trumps remarks in English, he seemed put out at having to repeat himself,...
  • GOP presidential candidate slams Donald Trump as 'disrespectful'

    07/01/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 1, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) on Tuesday slammed fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who he said has been "disrespectful" toward Latinos with recent disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants. "Yes, clearly, they're disrespectful," Pataki told Business Insider of Trump's comments in a brief interview before the annual New York Republican Party's gala. Trump characterized Mexican immigrants in his campaign launch speech as "rapists" and drug runners when talking about how he'd focus as president on reducing illegal immigration. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best; they're not sending you," Trump said in his announcement speech....
  • Christie Finally Figures Out the Confederate Flag is 'Divisive' (Many other GOP contenders agree

    06/24/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/23/2015 | Olivia Nuzzi
    On Tuesday, after the entire Republican primary field - including Donald Trump and George Pataki - had taken a position on the Confederate flag, and after the Republican governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, had asked for its removal from the state capitol grounds, Chris Christie seemed to calculate that it was politically safe to do the same. The New Jersey governor said in a statement that Haley had "demonstrated what it means to be a leader" and that he commended her decision. ... Every Republican presidential candidate, including the not-yet announced ones, had said something, even if it was,...
  • Pataki on Huckabees Transgender Comments: We Should Show Respect Instead of Mockery

    06/03/2015 7:32:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/03/2015 | Josh Feldman
    In reacting to recent comments by Mike Huckabee about transgender individuals, GOP candidate George Pataki said everyone should be showing respect for people who make those choices, not mockery.Huckabee made the comments months ago, but they’ve received lots of attention today because, thanks to Caitlyn Jenner, trans issues are back in the news. Huckabee joked about identifying himself as female in high school so that he could shower with the girls in the locker room.Pataki told Wolf Blitzer on CNN earlier that Huckabee’s comments were clearly in jest, but did go on to say, “We should give people their...
  • Rick Santorum announces doomed presidential bid in interview with pretend journalist

    05/28/2015 9:36:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Herman Cain TV ^ | May 28, 2015 | Robert Laurie
    Ugh. I may give Bernie Sanders a lot of flak for being unelectable, but I don't want anyone to think Democrats have the market cornered when it comes to candidates with no chance of winning. Though he hasn't announced, we assume Jeb Bush is going to seek the Republican nomination, and the party already has Mike Huckabee in the race. Now, it will have to deal with a doomed Rick Santorum candidacy as well. Santorum made his announcement in a televised interview with pretend journalist George Stephanopoulos, and you can watch the clip below. To quickly sum it up, he's...
  • George Pataki will have announcement on White House run on May 28

    05/14/2015 8:41:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/14/2015 | Nick Gass
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Thursday that he will announce at a May 28 event in New Hampshire whether he will run for president. Pataki said he was not worried about the increasingly crowded Republican field of candidates. Ive learned early on that you cant worry about what you cant control. You can only control your ideas, your vision and how hard you work, and thats all Im worried about, he said on MSNBCs Morning Joe.
  • South Carolina Freedom Summit *Live* (Cruz speech vid #23)

    05/09/2015 11:51:33 AM PDT · by Syncro · 47 replies
    cspan ^ | May 9, 2005 | CSPAN
    Cruz on now
  • CNNs Borger Squares Off Against Issa Over Giuliani Hateful Remarks

    02/22/2015 10:41:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, host Gloria Borger was rebuked by former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) for the medias obsession with Rudy Giuliani comments last week accusing President Obama of not loving America. Borger twice called the comments hateful, as the panel continued to refuse her prodding to attack Americas mayor. I dont think Rudys ever going to get the dust from Ground Zero out of his lungs, Issa said. He was there during the fall of those towers so for him to take personally a president...
  • ?

    10/26/2014 4:01:34 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    ( ^ | (today) | (question)
    Hi I just saw a commercial on Foxnews, it was very quick, but featured George Pataki, and said interesting things. It was very quick. The commercial is evidently on the website:
  • George Pataki for President: Right Wing Republicans with a Human Face

    10/13/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London School of Economics and Political Science ^ | October 13, 2014 | Richard Brodsky
    If hes serious, the Republicans of New Hampshire and elsewhere are in for an interesting time. George Pataki is heading north from New York, where he retired as an undefeated three-term Republican Governor in 2006. Do not underestimate him. Theres a sort of aw-shucks persona he puts out there. Hes smart. Hes not encumbered by previous entanglements with the nutty Republican infrastructure. He beat a Democratic liberal icon, Mario Cuomo. He is/is not conservative enough. The big money boys like him. I worked with him and against him for 12 years. Hes got genuine human qualities that are admirable. Hes...
  • Reports: Former Gov. George Pataki considering presidential run

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field. The paper says Pataki recently met with Republican donor David Koch. Pataki was governor from 1995 to 2006 and was mentioned as a potential presidential contender in the 2008 and 2012 elections. David Catalfamo, a former top Pataki adviser, says it's premature to talk about his former boss running for president. He says Pataki and Koch are...
  • Cuomo, Pataki come together to condemn gov. shutdown

    10/02/2013 5:48:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 2, 2013 | Carl Campanile
    Former Republican Gov. George Pataki joining forces with current Democratic Gov. Cuomo slammed national leaders Wednesday for permitting the federal government shutdown. Its hard to say this calmly, but government has to work. When you look at what is happening in Washington, its extremely sad for the people of this country, said Pataki, who flirted with running for president, said during a press conference at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y. Elections are political. Governing should be about the people and the public interest. In a coup, Cuomo, who is running for re-election next year and is said to...
  • Obama mixes high-tech, political broadsides in speech (at chip lab created under Repub )

    05/08/2012 12:32:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Times Union ^ | May 8, 2012 | Paul Grondahl, Larry Rulison and Cathleen Crowley
    President Barack Obama, accompanied by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, holds a silicon wafer, as they tour the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at State University of New York at Albany's Nano-Tech complex, Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Albany, N.Y., with Chris Borst, assistant V.P. for Engineering and Integration. ALBANY — Using the University at Albany's nanotechnology center as a backdrop, President Barack Obama delivered a speech about the U.S. economy that touted a combination of private and public funds that go into the high-tech school.He also fired a broadside at Republicans in Congress who he blamed for...
  • Pataki: Any GOP candidate would be an improvement over Obama

    01/31/2012 11:43:29 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    ALBANY Former Governor George Pataki told the New York State Conservative Partys annual political action conference in Albany Monday that conservatives make the difference, not only in fiscal policy, but in fighting crime. Pataki said the Republican Party, with the support of Conservatives, must defeat Democratic President Barak Obama in the fall. He would not back one particular candidate, though. I think the weakest Republican candidate would be a dramatic improvement over this president, Pataki said. Former Congressman Rick Lazio, who ran unsoccessfully for governor and US Senate, told the Conservative Party members that he supports Mitt Romney as...
  • George Pataki: This Administration Has Never Understood the Meaning of 9/11

    08/31/2011 4:07:32 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 31, 2011 | Bill Hemmer
    The White House is now defending some of its talking points over how it will mark the tenth anniversary of September 11th, namely by minimizing references to Al Qaeda in an effort to show the terror group is increasingly less relevant. A former staffer of Vice President Dick Cheney spoke out against the move, saying I think the fact that you would actually instruct government officials to speak differently about 9/11 simply based on where theyre standing is not just insulting to American audiences and to foreign audiences, but again I think its a little bit of a window into...
  • George Pataki won't run for president

    08/26/2011 11:41:45 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 29 replies
    WHO-TV, Des Moines IA ^ | 8/26/11 | WHO-TV
    NO PATAKI: Former New York governor George Pataki won't run for president and has opted out of a scheduled event in Des Moines Saturday Former New York governor George Pataki has cancelled plans to attend a Polk County Republicans event in Des Moines Saturday, as he announces he won't seek the office of president. Pataki had been scheduled to speak at the Polk County Republicans summer picnic at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Many expected Pataki to reveal he would run for president in 2012 at the picnic, but now sources close to him say he has decided against declaring as...
  • Bush to attend 10th anniversary of Sept 11 in NYC

    07/30/2011 2:23:04 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 43 replies
    AP ^ | July 30, 2011 | Colleen Long
    NEW YORK The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event ... President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said.
  • George Pataki: Ill Certainly Feel Compelled To Run If No Strong Candidate Emerges

    06/23/2011 7:00:06 PM PDT · by randita · 39 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 6/23/11 | Jillian Rayfield
    George Pataki: Ill Certainly Feel Compelled To Run If No Strong Candidate Emerges Jillian Rayfield | June 23, 2011, 11:55AM Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) may be getting closer to a run for president in 2012, saying Wednesday that if no candidate with a strong deficit-reduction plan emerges -- one who actually has a shot at beating President Obama -- then "I'll certainly feel compelled to take a look." In an interview with the Fiscal Times, Pataki said that the national debt is "if not the most important issue, then one of the two most important issues facing...
  • Gov. George Pataki Looking at Run for President; Peekskill Twice the Size of Wasilla

    11/08/2010 9:09:12 PM PST · by pissant · 48 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/8/10 | Rick Klein
    Sarah Palin isnt the only former governor/former mayor whos mulling a run for president in 2012. On ABCs Top Line today, former Gov. George Pataki, R-N.Y., told us that as Palin has said hell run for president if he determines the other Republican candidates dont offer the right kind of leadership going forward. When you look back at the past two years, it's been very disappointing, not only -- not just for Republicans, but for the American people, Pataki told us. And I think it shows the importance of experienced leadership -- leaders who have shown the ability...
  • Carl Paladino pulls no punches: Pataki's a 'degenerate idiot,' and Shelly Silver 'belongs in Attica'

    09/16/2010 1:06:59 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 09/16/10 | Douglas Feiden
    Buffalo - Here was Carl Paladino, marching around the state, promising bloody insurrection in Albany - and calling himself heir to the heroic Americans who killed Nazis and Taliban.
  • RINO Fixers Are Part of the GOPs Problem

    05/26/2010 9:14:47 AM PDT · by IndePundit · 7 replies · 289+ views
    National Review Online | February 26, 2009 | Deroy Murdock
    At the state level, governors like New Yorks George Pataki and Californias Arnold Schwarzenegger pandered to government-employee unions and opened the spending spigots, to taxpayers ongoing horror. Other culprits include the state-level influence peddlers who seem more interested in cash than in free-market and conservative principles.New York s former U.S. senator Alfonse DAmato is a perfect example of this breed. Senator Pothole personally discovered an obscure state senator, George Pataki, from Peekskill, N.Y. After being muscled through the state GOP convention, Pataki scored the partys nomination and won the governorship in 1994. After some limited first-term tax cutting, Patakis spend-o-rama...
  • Gillibrands Dirty Tricks - Will AG Cuomo Get The Facts?

    05/26/2010 8:51:35 AM PDT · by IndePundit · 3 replies · 166+ views
    StoneZone ^ | January 25, 2009 | Roger Stone
    The appointment by New York Governor David Paterson of Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to the vacant senate seat of Hillary Clinton raises serious questions surrounding the illegal dirty tricks employed to elect Gillibrand to Congress in the first place. In 2006 Governor George Pataki's Chief of Staff Zenia Mucha illegally obtained New York State Police records regarding a domestic dispute between then Congressman John Sweeney and his wife. The records were obtained by former State Police captain Daniel Wiese, who functioned as a dirty tricks operative for Pataki and later Governor Eliot Spitzer. Wiese was also the operative who pressured State...
  • Caution: Ideological Adjusters Ahead

    04/19/2010 9:07:57 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 3 replies · 209+ views ^ | 04/20/10 | CaroleL
    Have politicians completely given up even pretending they have core personal beliefs? While it's reasonable to believe that over the course of a long career new information and new experiences may necessitate an occasional ideological adjustment; the wholesale changes on where some perpetual candidates stand from campaign to campaign has made the term flip--flopper a virtual given and woefully inadequate. A few years ago it was a wave of hope and change that made moderate seem like the way to go for many Republicans. Now a strong trend among the electorate toward conservatism and increased involvement by those who always...
  • Pataki 2012?

    04/16/2010 8:21:17 PM PDT · by paltz · 20 replies · 459+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 4/16/10 | Kerry Picket
    Former Governor of New York Republican George Pataki could be eyeing a run for 2012. A New York GOP insider told me today that Mr. Pataki seems to be considering a presidential run. Mr. Pataki recently making it clear he would not be running against New York Democratic Senator Kirsten GIllibrand, though his poll numbers show he could have very well had a strong chance at taking her seat during this year's mid term elections.
  • Pataki: Romney version of health reform unconstitutional (Romney hides behind Tenth Amendment)

    04/16/2010 1:35:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 475+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2010-04-16 | Hillary Chabot
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki blasted the Bay States health care reform created under former Gov. Mitt Romney today, telling the Herald its unconstitutional. He also conceded that Romney is probably the (Republican) front runner in the 2012 presidential election. Pataki is in Boston on Sunday to kick off a nationwide effort to repeal President Obamas health care reform. I think the idea of what they call an individual mandate ... is not just wrong, in all likelihood its unconstitutional, Pataki told the Herald in a telephone interview today. Romney has defended his plan, saying he was able to...
  • Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki Announces Plan to Repeal Health Care

    04/14/2010 2:45:08 PM PDT · by Southnsoul · 15 replies · 660+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2010
    Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki Announces Plan to Repeal Health Care Law Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Wednesday the creation of a national organization working to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul, which he called a "horrific" and costly bungle. Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Wednesday the creation of a national organization that will work to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul, which he called a "horrific" and costly bungle. Pataki said his nonprofit group, Revere America, will develop a grassroots network and highlight national opposition to the health care law, which he believes will impose a...
  • Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki Announces Plan to Repeal Health Care Law

    04/14/2010 4:06:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 733+ views
    fox ^ | 4/15/10 | staff
    Former New York Gov. George Pataki announced Wednesday the creation of a national organization that will work to repeal the Democrats' health care overhaul, which he called a "horrific" and costly bungle. Pataki said his nonprofit group, Revere America, will develop a grassroots network and highlight national opposition to the health care law, which he believes will impose a $500 billion burden on U.S. taxpayers and tighten government control of the health care system
  • Excerpts: George E. Pataki -(Gathering Signatures To Repeal HC Bill)

    04/14/2010 10:12:54 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies · 851+ views
    The Wall Street Journal: I understand you made a decision about the Senate race and I was hoping you could talk to me a little bit about why you decided not to challenge Sen. [Kirsten] Gillibrand (D., N.Y.). George E. Pataki: I'm very excited about Revere America. This is a great group of people that I'm going to be working with and as I've said for some time, I do want to get more involved in the national political dialogue and I think this is the best way to do it. We're going to be kicking off the end of...
  • Watch your back, Kirsten (Cuomo's looking for a gig)

    03/30/2010 9:25:07 PM PDT · by dangus · 5 replies · 317+ views
    Vanity ^ | 3-31-10 | Dangus
    Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is very popular in New York. Governor David Paterson and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are not... and they're both up for re-election. Conventional wisdom has had it that Cuomo will run for one of their jobs: Paterson's. Amidst unsourced press reports that Cuomo would begin his campaign for governor sometime in March, Paterson even announced he would not be seeking re-election. But now March has come and just about gone, and there's no announcement. Cuomo, in fact, keeps insisting he's running for attorney general. But it's hard to believe the heretofore ruthless politician, suddenly lacks any ambition...
  • Poll: Ex-Gov Pataki Has an Edge on Underwhelming Gillibrand

    03/30/2010 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 396+ views ^ | March 30, 2010 | Sabrina Jaszi
    Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is losing out in the polls to an opponent who hasn't even announced his candidacy yet. "We'll see down the road," said Republican ex-governor George Pataki, when asked if he would vie for the seat. Marist College research shows Pataki beating the former upstate congresswoman by two percentage points, 47-45. As for job approval, a scant 27 percent of the electorate believe Gillibrand, who critics say fails to connect with voters, is doing good work, reports the Post.
  • NY Poll: GOP Voters Favor Lazio As Levy Switches Parties

    03/22/2010 2:04:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 444+ views
    realclearpolitics ^ | March 22nd, 2010 | Mike Memoli
    A new Siena poll (810 RVs, 3/15-18, MoE +/- 3.4%) is the first in New York to test the potential Republican primary for governor between former Rep. Rick Lazio (R) and Steve Levy, the Suffolk County Executive and soon-to-be-former Democrat. Lazio leads Levy 45-16 in an initial test, with 40 percent undecided. When Republican voters are informed of Levy's political affiliation, Lazio's lead expands to 60-19, with 22 percent undecided. Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, continues to be the early heavy favorite to ultimately win the seat in November.