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  • R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: It Is Time for Newt to Go! [doesn't like his age or his one liners]

    02/16/2012 5:15:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 16, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr
    WASHINGTON -- There is a grisly pallor that has beset former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Then, too, there is a lumpiness: to his face, to his features, to his – well -- to his lump. When he walks into a room I feel rather sorry for him, but then I feel rather sorry for Bill Clinton too and for Hillary. No longer do I call her "Bill's lovely wife, Bruno." She looks grandmotherly rather than tough. I guess maybe her coeval from the 1960s generation of student government goody-goodies, Newt, looks grandfatherly rather than brainy. What does Al...
  • Ann Coulter Sours On Sarah Palin: ‘I’m Starting To Dislike Her Because Of Her Fans’

    01/25/2012 9:54:56 PM PST · by JediJones · 72 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/7/2011 | Frances Martel
    But even if her poll numbers are bad, Coulter argued, “no conservatives will criticize Palin because they don’t want to deal with the hate mail.” She explained that Palin’s supporters made a vice of their loyalty, so much so that “you say her voice is a few octaves too high… and you’ll be inundated with letters.” She later noted that while “we used to all love Sarah Palin for her enemies, I’m starting to dislike her because of her fans.” Ingraham switched gears a bit on what was wrong with Palin as a presidential candidate, suggesting that voters were “hungry...
  • Open letter to O`newt (and a reply from Reddy Kil O'watt)

    01/12/2012 5:27:57 AM PST · by weldAllday · 83 replies
    1-12-12 | weldallday
    Open letter to O`newt Mr. Gingrich you had my vote . Right up to your jumping the shark moment.

    12/28/2011 3:23:53 PM PST · by Syncro · 81 replies · 1+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | December 28, 2011 | Ann Coulter
    ONLY ONE CANDIDATE IS RIGHT ON THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES December 28, 2011In the upcoming presidential election, two issues are more important than any others: repealing Obamacare and halting illegal immigration. If we fail at either one, the country will be changed permanently. Taxes can be raised and lowered. Regulations can be removed (though they rarely are). Attorneys general and Cabinet members can be fired. Laws can be repealed. Even Supreme Court justices eventually die. But capitulate on illegal immigration, and the entire country will have the electorate of California. There will be no turning back. Similarly, if...
  • Newt Is the Problem

    12/12/2011 6:28:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    National Review ^ | December 12, 2011 | Avril Roy
    DECEMBER 12, 2011 Newt Is the Problem On health-care entitlements, Newt has moved left. Newt Gingrich’s rise to the top of the GOP polls is fueled, in part, by Republicans’ mistrust of Mitt Romney. Romney’s signature Massachusetts health-care law, the model for Obamacare, leads many to wonder whether Romney can challenge the president on this most important domestic issue. But any conservative who opposes Romney because of Romneycare should oppose Gingrich with thrice the intensity: Newt Gingrich is one of the principal abettors of the exploding health-care entitlement state we face today. Indeed, it’s not clear what would be worse...
  • Why They Destroyed Cain in the Primary

    11/29/2011 6:21:30 PM PST · by willk · 109 replies
    11-29-2011 | willk
    I've been wondering why they brought these allegations against Cain out during the Primary and not the General Election. After reading about a poll showing most of Cain's supporters will go to Newt it came to me. First of all they gambled that Cain will not win the primary (even without the allegations). Obama and the MSM fear that Romney would have the best chance against Obama. With Cain's voters going more to Newt this is their way of getting a candidate who is easier to beat (notice too how Cain initially suspected Newt and not Romney).
  • Howie Carr thread week of Nov. 20, 2011

    11/19/2011 9:23:06 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 53 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11/20/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • Why I Am Done Defending Herman Cain

    11/13/2011 3:07:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 161 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | November 11, 2011 | Mary Kate Cary, former Bush 41 speechwriter
    People have been asking me all week if conservatives will stick with Herman Cain, but I think he's got a bigger problem than the conservative vote. A lot more women than conservatives vote, and the women I've talked to are finished with him. There's a new CBS poll which says that 38 percent of female Republican primary voters are "less likely to back him" now that more accusers have come forward. Among all registered voters, CBS reports that Cain has lost support among women since last month—from 28 percent in October to 15 percent now. My sense is that 15...
  • Krauthammer: Perry should sever ties with Mormon-denouncing pastor (Video)

    10/10/2011 8:10:32 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 58 replies
    TheDC ^ | October 10, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has apparently learned the hard way that in a high-stakes presidential campaign, you’re not just accountable for what you and your campaign staff say, you’re also accountable for what your supporters say. According to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, Perry should address an emerging media frenzy about one of his supporters, Rev. Robert Jeffress, who at the Values Voter Summit on Friday denounced former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s candidacy due to his adherence to Mormonism, which he called “a cult.” Krauthammer expects to hear questions about Romney’s religion at Tuesday night’s GOP debate. ...more (w/video)...
  • What's Wrong With Romney?

    10/07/2011 4:32:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | October 7, 2011 | Mona Charen
    Two new sets of Republicans are feeling deflated today -- the Chris Christie hopefuls and the Sarah Palin stalwarts. The Christie decision didn't surprise me, perhaps because I grew up in Jersey. In fact, Christie and I attended the same high school! Anyway, Jerseyans are many things (not all of them nice), but slick dissemblers we are not. When Christie said, repeatedly, and in ever more colorful terms, that he wasn't running, I believed him. And, while I understand the boomlet for him, I'm also a little relieved to see that he is indeed a truthful guy. Sarah Palin, by...
  • Other GOPers likely to follow Gingrich’s lead in criticizing Ryan’s budget plan

    05/17/2011 4:34:44 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2011 | Amanda Carey
    Other GOPers likely to follow Gingrich’s lead in criticizing Ryan’s budget plan, say political analysts 12:04 AM 05/17/2011 Though former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been skewered by conservative opinion makers since criticizing House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan on “Meet the Press” Sunday, political prognosticators expect that other Republican candidates will soon follow Gingrich’s lead. Popular entitlement programs like Medicare, which would be drastically altered in Ryan’s budget proposal, have historically been the third rails of American politics, issues which politicians on both sides of the aisle are reluctant to target for change. While cutting spending is the...
  • Aide: Romney 'Proud' of Massachusetts Health Care Overhaul

    02/25/2011 6:08:50 AM PST · by nhwingut · 35 replies
    National Journal ^ | 02/24/11 | Beth Reinhard
    Offering a sneak peak of the 2012 Republican primary, a spokesman for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday defended the sweeping health insurance overhaul that Romney helped enact in Massachusetts in response to criticism from former and possibly future presidential rival Mike Huckabee. “Mitt Romney is proud of what he accomplished for Massachusetts in getting everyone covered,’’ said Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom. “What's important now is to return to the states the power to determine their own health care solutions by repealing Obamacare. A one-size-fits-all plan for the entire nation just doesn't work.''
  • Book: Palin used to mispronounce 'Mitt' (Unintentionally funny)

    02/22/2011 9:01:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 22, 2011 | Andy Barr
    Sarah Palin used to pronounce Mitt Romney's name "M-I-L-T." In one of the many embarrassing anecdotes about the former Alaska governor, former aide Frank Bailey writes in a leaked manuscript that Palin actually argued with some of her staffers about how to correctly pronounce Romney's name. During her own 2006 campaign for governor, when Romney was chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Bailey writes that Palin didn't seem to know much about the then-Massachusetts governor. “During the campaign for governor, when Romney was in the background of our Republican Governors’ mess, Sarah didn’t even have a clear idea who he...
  • 2012: It Has Begun (Or, The Scott Heard 'Round the World, Round 2)

    12/14/2010 5:41:54 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-14-10 | Stoutcat
    Barely a year ago, Scott Brown stunned state and national pundits with his leap to stardom as a poster-boy for the Tea Party, and against all expectations, ended up taking the People’s Seat as Senator Brown (R-MA). So he’s had almost a year of grace to prove that he is, in fact, a Massachusetts Republican, which is far better than a Massachusetts Democrat, by any stretch of the imagination. And now, not yet even into 2011, the campaign against Sen. Brown has begun. The Huffington Post reports on the first salvo, which was fired by The Agenda Project, the selfsame...
  • Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Run (She'd do better promoting conservatism on TV, not as President)

    11/19/2010 6:50:35 AM PST · by WebFocus · 602 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2010 | Mona Charen
    By telling Barbara Walters that she thinks she can defeat President Obama, Sarah Palin has dimmed hopes cherished by sensible Republicans that she might decide against a run for the White House in 2012. Here are just some of the reasons she should not run. The Republican nominee should be someone with a vast and impressive record in government and the private sector. Voters chose a novice with plenty of star power in 2008 and will be inclined to swing strongly in the other direction in 2012. Americans will be looking for sober competence, managerial skill, and maturity — not...
  • The GOP can't be led by Sarah Palin. But can it live without her? (From Client #9's sidekick)

    11/09/2010 10:58:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2010 | Kathleen Parker [WaPo's CINO]
    Despite its considerable gains in the midterm elections, the GOP has a problem looming in the margins named Sarah Palin. She who can rouse the base like none other is now She to Whom Respect Must Be Paid. Like it or not. Many within the so-called party establishment don't quite know what to do about Palin. She's adored by Tea Partyers, to whom she conveniently attached herself as soon as she sensed a shift in the air. A rogue like Palin isn't going to let a rogue movement fill a stadium - or a desert - without her. She also...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Oct. 3, 2010

    10/02/2010 9:58:19 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 56 replies ^ | 10/3/10 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Herald column
  • Alabama gov candidate turns down Romney endorsement for governor (ROFL)

    10/01/2010 8:35:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/1/10 | staff
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama Republican governor candidate Robert Bentley has turned down an offered endorsement from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, expected to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Romney on Thursday endorsed a list of 24 Alabama Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, state treasurer Kay Ivey in her race for lieutenant governor and Birmingham lawyer Luther Strange, who is running for attorney general. The Birmingham News reported that Bentley turned down the endorsement. A spokeswoman for Bentley, Rebekah Mason, said Friday that Bentley wanted to concentrate on the race for governor and did...
  • The Ruling Class Hits Christine O'Donnell (Elite Republicans Wish to Shun the Country Class)

    09/10/2010 9:27:14 AM PDT · by This Just In · 81 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9.10.10 | Jeffrey Lord
    The Ruling Class Hits Christine O'Donnell By Jeffrey Lord on 9.10.10 @ 6:09AM Breathes there a soul who doesn't love the editorial page of the Wall Street Journal? Who has not been delighted by National Review and its National Review Online? Well, yes, actually. Lots of souls, undoubtedly the finest of liberals and left-wingers in America. So to disagree with our friends at the WSJ or NRO is something we do in this space with some care. The Journal has lifted the editorial lamp to shine it on Delaware's Republican Congressman Mike Castle, engaged in what was once thought to...
  • Frum: Republican Waterloo

    03/22/2010 5:53:57 AM PDT · by ironangel · 93 replies · 4,213+ views
    moderatevoice ^ | March 21, 2010 | JOE WINDISH
    Former Bush speechwriter David Frum says it’s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the GOP disaster. And he blames this “most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s” on conservatives and Republicans: At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the marbles. This would be Obama’s Waterloo – just as healthcare was Clinton’s in 1994. Only, the hardliners overlooked a few key facts: Obama was elected with...
  • We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While?

    03/14/2010 2:32:38 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 239 replies · 3,111+ views
    A Request of Personal Privilege: We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While? We are in a huge Constitutional and practical crisis in our country. Obama and the DC Dems are trying to ram Government Socialized medicine through by any way they can, legal or otherwise. They are doing so for one reason. If they make 51% of the voters dependent on the government, they will be in power forever. This is what they want. I know Mitt Romney’s positions anger many here, but he will not run for any office foe the...
  • Sarah Palin turns stand-up comedian, outshining a rigid Mitt Romney (Sarah:Charming Mitt: Dull)

    03/06/2010 5:43:00 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 112 replies · 2,149+ views
    The Sunday TImes ^ | March 7, 2010 | Christina Lamb
    At first sight it was no contest. On one channel Sarah Palin, the poster-girl of the American right, was wowing audiences with her first routine as a stand-up comedian. On a rival chat show Mitt Romney, the early frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2012, was delivering such dull fare that his host yawned. Writing a book and promoting it on late-night television have become an integral part of a presidential campaign launch. It certainly worked for Barack Obama. For Romney, the tactic seems to have backfired. He may be ahead of Palin in the opinion polls. But 5.8m people...
  • Mitt Romney on Health Care Overhaul (Your World with Neil Cavuto)

    03/05/2010 11:17:37 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 99 replies · 1,282+ views ^ | 03-05-10 | Neil Cavuto
    NEIL CAVUTO, ANCHOR: More closed-door meetings on health care. The president and members of his own party now pow-wowing in private over the very next move. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney telling me they’re doing it all wrong. And he knows. He overhauled health care when he was running Massachusetts and says that his plan was nothing like the president’s now. More of my chat with Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann.
  • Early ’12 favorite is Romney

    02/28/2010 12:48:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 202 replies · 2,692+ views
    Houston Chronicle / ^ | 2010-02-28 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    <p>In the category of it’s never too early to start looking, a new poll found Mitt Romney is the early favorite in Texas for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>The survey by Public Policy Polling of North Carolina found Romney leading with 32 percent support, followed by Mike Huckabee at 29 percent and 23 percent for Sarah Palin.</p>
  • Romney Assaulted on Flight Leaving Olympics

    02/15/2010 9:36:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 2,172+ views
    FoxNews ^ | February 15, 2010
    <p>February 15, 2010 Romney Assaulted on Flight Leaving Olympics A passenger became "physically violent" when the former Massachusetts governor asked him to move his seat upright for take-off. Mitt Romney, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts, was physically assaulted by a fellow passenger on a flight from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles today.</p>
  • Can Sarah Palin translate celebrity into real political power?

    02/13/2010 8:31:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 197 replies · 2,145+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2010 | Dan Balz
    Sarah Palin has proved that she can draw a crowd. What she has yet to demonstrate is that she can translate the appeal of a phenomenon into a political force that can attract or mobilize sizable numbers of voters. The former Alaska governor is the Republican Party's biggest celebrity. She has given voice to a grass-roots movement grounded in anger with Washington and President Obama's policies. But her political future remains in question. Is she presidential timber? A force only within the Republican Party? A protest candidate like George Wallace (minus the racial divisiveness) or Ross Perot? --snip-- "Right now,...
  • EDITORIAL: Abandon all hope ye who support Palin

    02/10/2010 10:54:16 AM PST · by CharlesWayneCT · 86 replies · 2,723+ views
    Manassas News & Messenger ^ | 2/10/2010 | The Editors
    If there was ever any doubt that Sarah Palin is a fool, she has removed it. Once the governor of Alaska and a vice presidential candidate, Palin has left the confines of public office for the more sympathetic offices of Fox News. She has also been acting as something of a de facto leader of the Tea Party movement. Unfortunately, her new roles have not lent her the gravitas she was lacking as a politician. ... Palin has consistently shown herself to be thoughtless, uninformed, impulsive and opportunistic. If these are the qualities people look for in a leader, then...