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  • Progressive RINO Establishment Losers

    09/07/2014 6:50:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 9/7/14 | Sandy Stringfellow
    What is up with the ubiquitous Mitt? He’s flitting about—as would any public office aspirant trying to gain voter interest in their candidacy—making the scene on radio and T.V., while enthusiastically endorsing the go-along-to-get-along hack candidates backed by the Progressive RINO Establishment; champions of crony capitalism, electoral criminality (remember Mississippi), and fraternal loyalty to the ruling class: still neglecting to embrace a concise articulation of the Constitutional Conservatism they rightly view as a threat to their established Inside-Beltway political racket pecking order. The elitist, morally relativistic, self-serving behavior of the establishmentarians illustrates a resistance and incapacity to communicate with their...
  • Paul Ryan airs frustrations with GOP in new book (that no one is buying!)

    08/22/2014 8:15:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/19/14 | JOSHUA ROBERTS
    As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs. "This can't be the full measure of our party and our movement," Ryan writes of that moment in his new book, released Tuesday. "If it is, we're dead and the country is lost." Such moments of raw frustration pepper Ryan's "The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea," a book as much about his front-row seat as Republicans' favorite budget wonk as it is about his political future....
  • Rick Perry Just Released A 'Wanted' Shirt With His Mug Shot

    08/23/2014 8:02:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies
    chron.com ^ | 8/22/14
    <p>Gov. Rick Perry (R) seems to be enjoying the spotlight that has come with pushing back to his recent indictment.</p> <p>The latest move: His new political action committee unveiled a T-shirt featuring Perry's mug shot. The back of the shirt features the mug shot of District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, whose character Perry has repeatedly tried to attack while making her the poster child of his pushback.</p>
  • #FAIL: HB 1224 dies. Thom The Therrible learns karma is a female dog.

    08/21/2014 10:18:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    The Speaker of The House tried to ram through a bill containing a smorgasbord of odds-and-ends spending desired by the governor and various special interests. It got shot down once in the GOP caucus. It got shot down on the House floor Friday in a late-in-the-day revolt. Speaker Tillis and his allies took the hardball route this week. They loaded up the legislation with even more pork, and threatened non-compliant conservatives with a potential ouster from the GOP caucus. Once that shenanigan went public, things continued to go south for the speaker. He took some tough questions during a Monday...
  • Lawsuit challenges loss to Sen. Cochran in Miss.

    08/14/2014 2:33:58 PM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2014 | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and JEFF AMY
    A tea party-backed candidate asked a Mississippi court on Thursday to declare him the winner of the June 24 Republican runoff against incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran or order a new election. Certified results of the June 24 runoff show Cochran defeated McDaniel by 7,667 votes. But McDaniel says his campaign found thousands of irregularities, including about 3,500 people who voted in the June 3 Democratic primary and June 24 runoff. Mississippi voters don't register by party, but such crossover voting is prohibited.
  • Flashback: Sen. Lamar Alexander's votes align with Barack Obama positions, study says

    08/03/2014 6:07:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    archive.wbir.com ^ | 1/29/14 | James Harrison
    Sen. Lamar Alexander made headlines Monday, as a new report from a Washington, D.C., quarterly showed that he sided with President Barack Obama on votes more than any other GOP senator from the South last year. The study, conducted by Congressional Quarterly, ranked lawmakers on how they sided with the president on issues he took a clear position on in 2012. It found Alexander aligning with Obama 62 percent of the time, according to a Tennessean report. Of 251 roll calls taken in the Senate last year, Congressional Quarterly found the president announcing his own position on 79 of those...
  • The 65M People Who Voted For Obama,Was It Worth All Of The Chaos,Scandals,Horrific Attacks?

    07/22/2014 3:55:20 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 74 replies
    But I Voted For Obama For "Free Stuff",And I Am Entitled!.So how do these 65.9 Americans feel now that they are indirectly responsible for the horrific events of the last 2 or 3 weeks?,Was the free-stuff worth watching thousands of children suffering and dying trying to cross the border?,Was voting for a liberal worth what happened in the Ukraine along with god knows how many innocent people have died in the mid-east?And now here we are 5.5 years into the Obama Administration and thanks to these 65 Million"Selfish/Greedy" Americans, we are beyond a Nation In Fear!And to think we were...
  • John McCain, Lindsey Graham: Audit disputed Afghanistan election (but not Mississippi!!)

    07/12/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 7/5/14 | Jake Miller
    Less than a week after allegations of fraud prompted election officials in Afghanistan to delay the results of that country's presidential runoff election, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called Friday for the two remaining Afghan candidates to allow the results to be audited. "There's ample evidence of fraud," said Graham, according to the Wall Street Journal. "There needs to be an audit that is recognized by the Afghan people as legitimate and by the international community as legitimate." A failure to end the standoff, McCain warned, "could put not only the political environment in Afghanistan into a...
  • Hey, Mitt Romney!

    10/20/2011 9:38:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 79 replies
    FR | 2011-10-21 | rabscuttle385
    Yes, you. You are a [censored]. A [censored] A RINO [censored]. And I've got news for you, you sick [censored]. I will never vote for you. Ever. I don't give a [censored] how the primaries turn out. I will sooner vote for that [censored] [censored-reference to the current POTUS] before I vote for you. You are a [censored], [censored] [censored]. You like killing babies. You are the reason Romneycare (and Obamacare) exists. You wanted to raise taxes. [censored], you did - too! You backed TARP. You love Big Government. In short... you [censored]. Hence, why I will never vote for...
  • McCain rips Toomey on Senate floor (McCain attacks Tea Party vision as "flawed" and "terrible")

    07/31/2011 5:31:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 153 replies
    The Morning Call, Allentown, Pa. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Colby Itkowitz
    Former GOP presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, who this week referred to Tea Party lawmakers as "hobbits," publicly criticized Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey Sunday during an unusual unscripted debate on the Senate floor. McCain, who appeared to be having a great 'ol time during a back and forth with Democrat Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin, referred to Toomey and those who share his views as "terrible." (snip) "...the terrible obstructionists on this side of the aisle, the terrible people, their flawed philosophical views about the future of America..."
  • McCain on the Debt Limit (McCain stabs Bachmann, calls on GOP to surrender to Dems)

    07/14/2011 4:06:35 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-07-14
    As rain splatters the windows of Sen. John McCain’s second-floor office on Capitol Hill, the 74-year-old Arizona Republican leans back, clasps his hands, and recalls the Nineties. Brinksmanship, he says, cost the party then, and it could cripple Republicans this summer — especially if Rep. Michele Bachmann gets her way. Over in the House, “I am told that it is very difficult,” McCain says. “There are Republicans who are committed, like Michele Bachmann, to vote against raising the debt limit under any circumstances.” Bachmann, he warns, is acting “sort of like Senator Obama did.”(snip) Yet as poorly as Obama has...
  • Sarah Palin: Not being a candidate 'liberating'

    06/03/2011 9:11:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 108 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-03 | Juana Summers
    Coming off her week-long One Nation bus tour that was widely seen as a test-run for a presidential campaign, Sarah Palin says she’s starting to see that running for president might not be the best fit for her. “Not only do I love my freedom of not having a title and being a declared candidate — that is liberating — I know you can make a difference as an individual,” she said. “Hopefully, I can inspire others to know that you don’t need a title. You don’t need to be in office to effect positive change.”
  • Green skeletons lurk in GOP closets (Romney, Huckster, Palin, Pawlenty, Gingrich, Boehner, Bush)

    01/02/2011 6:21:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies
    (snip) Dig long enough and just about every Republican has a green skeleton in their closet. Many of them have their last presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, a longtime cap-and-trade enthusiast, to thank for it. (snip) "I support a reasonable cap-and-trade system," [Pawlenty] said. "I think it'd be good for the federal government to take that up rather than have states take it up as clusters of regions." Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor, appealed to a New Hampshire audience in October 2007 on moral grounds by saying he backed a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gases and faulted the...
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • McCain: Too early to endorse Sarah Palin for 2012

    10/26/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-26
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is calling Sarah Palin an "outstanding candidate" for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, but says it's too early to endorse her.
  • McCain shares Palin's view on tea party influence (self-serving RINO McCain alert!)

    10/22/2010 7:46:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-22
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he shares Sarah Palin's opinion that Republican congressional candidates could suffer at the polls if they stray from the tea party's anti-spending, anti-tax message. (snip) The Arizona Republican said that when Republicans gained majorities in Congress in 1994, "they betrayed our base, particularly in the area of fiscal responsibility" and were repudiated in the next two elections. McCain said, "What Sarah is saying is, 'We've got to get fiscally responsible Republicans in.' "
  • Dems call for McCain investigation

    10/20/2010 6:15:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 132 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-20 | Kasie Hunt
    National Democrats have asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Arizona Sen. John McCain violated campaign finance laws when his campaign paid to run ads for Republican House candidates in Arizona — charges the McCain campaign said are “baseless.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee filed a FEC complaint Tuesday against McCain and his campaign committee, Friends of John McCain, because of recent ads backing Ruth McClung, the GOP nominee in Arizona’s 7th District, and Jesse Kelly, who is running in the 8th District. The complaint also asks the FEC to investigate whether McClung, Kelly and their respective campaign committees...
  • John McCain: 'I'm the Same Person' (McMaverick defends Obama, sucks up to Palin, pushes Big Tent)

    10/18/2010 5:37:16 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2010-10-18
    (snip) ...as McCain again said he supported his former running mate former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin. "I haven't seen anyone since Ronald Reagan that with certain individuals and large groups of individuals who really have this passionate belief and support for her," he said, "It's really a remarkable thing to observe." (snip) "I couldn't be more proud of the campaign she waged," he said. "I couldn't be more proud of her or her performance and her continued performance. So, I think, you begin to think about legacy and I think that Sarah Palin will play a very big role in...
  • Graham: Palin 'toying' with running for president

    10/17/2010 10:17:53 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-17 | Chris Frates
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that Sarah Palin is considering a run for president in 2012. "She's obviously toying with the idea," Graham said on CBS's "Face the Nation."
  • Sarah Palin caused 'stress, drama, panic' on campaign trail, says John McCain's daughter Meghan

    08/31/2010 7:47:31 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2010-08-31 | Meena Hartenstein
    John McCain shocked voters and pundits alike by picking Sarah Palin as a running mate in 2008, and McCain's daughter reveals the choice caused plenty of behind-the-scenes drama too. In her new book "Dirty Sexy Politics," Meghan McCain says Palin brought "stress, drama, complications, panic and loads of uncertainty" to the campaign. "She was not just an overnight success or even a political Cinderella story," McCain writes in an excerpt obtained by ABC News. "She was a sudden, freakishly huge, full-fledged phenomenon. It seemed too much. And it seemed too easy." Speaking out about the former Alaska Gov. for the...
  • Palin’s conservative fans need to reassess her “victories”

    08/26/2010 8:12:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 313 replies
    Seeing Red AZ ^ | 2010-08-26
    The Hill runs a report crediting Sarah Palin for her many Republic primary victories. Before conservatives take too much pleasure in such news, read how she is credited with helping sweep John McCain to victory. Palin traveled to Arizona and made numerous campaign appearances with McCain, bringing him the Tea Party creds he so desperately needed to undercut the fact that he is a nearly three-decades-long, left-leaning Washington insider. That Palin chose to conveniently back McCain over conservative former U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth is a truth that should not soon be forgotten. Her help, McCain’s falsely running to the right,...
  • McCain tipped for easy win in Arizona primary (as RINOs surging over Tea Partiers) (BARF ALERT)

    08/24/2010 3:13:24 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies
    AFP ^ | 2010-08-24
    PHOENIX, Arizona (AFP) — Senator John McCain appears set to romp home in Arizona's Republican primary, but only after tacking right and spending millions of dollars to counter a threat from a former conservative radio show host. Voters also head to the polls Tuesday for primary elections in Florida, Vermont and Alaska and results are being closely watched as a litmus test of the anti-incumbent mood in the run up to mid-term elections in November. Results such as Arizona may predict whether insurgent candidates, especially Republicans backed by staunchly anti-government Tea Party groups, will continue to make advances over those...
  • Sarah Palin is not the Republican America needs

    08/19/2010 5:09:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 100 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | 2010-08-19 | Nicholas Gausling
    I wish my fellow conservatives would wake up to the charade being peddled by Sarah Palin. Many of the same people who (rightly) derided the Republican presidential candidacy of John McCain are rallying behind Palin, despite the fact that she identified herself with McCain in 2008 and continues to defend his re-election bid against more conservative Tea Party challengers. (snip) Actions speak louder than words. Palin is not opposing the establishment; she’s endorsing people who she thinks will win so she can make herself look good and recruit allies for personal gain. This type of crony big government Republicanism is...
  • Palin and Mondale

    07/08/2010 3:37:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-07-08 | Daniel Larison
    To understand why Democrats ever picked Mondale, you have to understand where the party — and where the country — was in 1982 and 1983, when the nation’s verdict on Reagan and his policies was far less positive. In those days, with unemployment surging over 10 percent and the president’s popularity slipping to sub-Carter levels, Democrats mistakenly assumed that the ‘80 election had been a mirage. The electorate, they figured, had acted in haste and was rapidly returning to its senses. The results of the 1982 midterms, when Republicans (who had begun the cycle with claims that they’d win...
  • Az. Sen. John McCain supports immigration reform that would deport illegal immigrants (FLIP FLOP!)

    07/06/2010 3:04:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 69 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 2010-07-06 | Aliyah Shahid
    Arizona Sen. John McCain has a message for illegal residents of his state: Go back where you came from. McCain, who has been veering right to try and win his Republican Senate primary against conservative former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, said on Tuesday that he supports immigration reform that would deport those living in the country illegally. "No amnesty. Many of them need to be sent back," McCain said during an interview on KQTH-FM in Tucson, Ariz. when describing how he would deal with illegal U.S. residents. McCain said he supported reform that would create a guest worker program, but was...
  • On Palin: The Politics of Criticism vs. the Politics of Destruction

    06/26/2010 1:15:17 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 91 replies · 1+ views
    June 26, 2010 | vanity
    It is good to criticize fanaticism, esp. BLIND fanaticism, but be equally weary of the fanatical Palin haters that parade around this site. Regardless of how some mask their true wishes for Palin in "constructive critic" guise, there are plenty of writers and thinkers out there who offer honest critique of Palin while having her and our country's best interests in mind and therefore want her to come out WINNING. Most of the FR trolls who post the latest Palin hit-piece of the day could care less for Palin and take joy everytime she supposedly "falls." To these types, Palin...
  • Ok, This needs to be said..(Message for Sarah Palin)

    06/18/2010 10:17:01 AM PDT · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 157 replies · 1,834+ views
    Governor Palin, Please revoke your support for John McCain and back J.D. in Arizona. I say this as perhaps one of your biggest supporters in the world. Your support of senator McCain is making any Palin supporters' life just flat out miserable on the web. It is giving some sick, twisted and misguided people a tool to divide conservatives. In this case, give in just this one time. It will really put your "conservative enemies" into a corner. Please stop supporting John McCain. And a message to the anti Palin crowd on FR.. Give her credit for conservatives that she...
  • Today's GOP could snub even Reagan (L.A. TIMES REVISIONISM)

    06/07/2010 6:19:24 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 34 replies · 54+ views
    LA Times ^ | 6/6/10 | George Skelton
    True, Reagan ran for office as a conservative. "Government is not the solution. Government is the problem," he insisted. But once in office, he usually governed as a moderate, a pragmatist. And he was easily reelected. Today, Reagan would be branded "just another liberal politician" by the likes of Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner. [snip] Reagan would be hard pressed to get nominated today," says biographer Lou Cannon, who has written several books about his governorship and presidency. "Today he would not be in the conservative mainstream. He just simply would not be. "Reagan was practical. He had principles, but...
  • Once rivals, McCain and Romney campaign together

    06/05/2010 8:57:57 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 758+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-06-05 | Jonathan J. Cooper
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) —Once bitter rivals for the presidency, Mitt Romney and John McCain campaigned together as friends on Friday, one gearing up for a likely presidential bid and the other fighting to hold onto his seat in the U.S. Senate. The two Republicans fielded questions from a largely supportive audience of several hundred people, touching on issues including immigration and the environment while heaping criticism on President Barack Obama. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, battled with McCain in 2008 for the Republican nomination for president, then aggressively campaigned for McCain in the general election. He has endorsed the Arizona...
  • Andrew Sullivan: How Much Should We Cover Palin? (Hates her, but admits she's the next GOP nominee)

    05/27/2010 9:10:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 725+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | May 27, 2010 | Andrew Sullivan
    Bernstein's rule of thumb: She should be covered because, as a leading candidate for the Republican nomination for president, what she says is newsworthy. The same goes for the other leading candidates. They are newsworthy to the extent that they are leading candidates, and in my view editors and producers should try to assess as best they can who those leading candidates are (using polls, endorsements and comments by informed observers and participants and evidence of campaign activity).... It's hard, of course, for the press to cover a candidate who doesn't tell the truth without inadvertently just amplifying falsehoods or...
  • The Palin Brand ("no consistent philosophy, no guiding principles, no remedial vetting")

    05/27/2010 1:26:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies · 1,328+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2010-05-26 | Timothy Egan
    In the midst of one of the most precipitous political crashes in the Mountain West, Sarah Palin made a mad dash into Boise on Friday, urging the election of a man who had plagiarized his campaign speech from Barack Obama, had been rebuked by the military for misusing the Marine uniform and had called the American territory of Puerto Rico a separate country. And why not? Vaughn Ward, the Republican congressional candidate from Idaho, has the dubious character trifecta of the Palin brand: bone-headed, defiant and willfully ignorant. When told that Puerto Rico was not a country, he said, “I...
  • Tea Party vs Palin in Idaho House GOP primary, and Tea Party won

    05/27/2010 1:30:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 775+ views
    The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Id. Via The Miami Herald ^ | 2010-05-26 | Dan Popkey & Rocky Barker
    BOISE, Idaho — State Rep. Raul Labrador defeated Vaughn Ward in western Idaho's 1st Congressional District and punched his ticket to face incumbent Democrat Walt Minnick in November. "My friends, the key to our renewal is liberty," Labrador told a cheering crowd at GOP headquarters in Garden City shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday. "The answer to Obamaism is liberty." Ward, a Marine reservist and a first-time candidate, had a 6-to-1 money edge and the backing of the Idaho and national GOP hierarchy. Ward was a commanding presence on TV, while Labrador ran only a smattering of radio spots in the...
  • Rasmussen: McCain Holds Strong Lead in Arizona Primary (but his numbers are similar to Specter's)

    05/19/2010 10:24:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 78 replies · 2,962+ views
    Rasmussen / NewsMax ^ | 2010-05-19 | Wire Reports
    Sen. John McCain continues to lead Arizona’s hotly contested Republican Senate primary contest, with challenger J.D. Hayworth trailing him by 12 points. McCain has 52 percent of the vote, compared with Hayworth’s 40 percent, according to the new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Arizona. Two percent prefer some other candidate, and 6 percent are undecided. Despite the lead, Rasmussen notes that any incumbent who earns less than 50 percent support is considered potentially vulnerable, and McCain has been hovering around that mark all year.
  • Forget Sarah Palin: It's Rand Paul's moment and Ron Paul's opportunity

    05/18/2010 2:09:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 152 replies · 2,672+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-05-17 | Brent Budowsky
    Behind the scenes the insider Republican establishment is now in an uproar as the odds are high that Rand Paul wins the Republican nomination for senator from Kentucky. This would be a major embarrassment to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and raises a big question about 2012: Why is Sarah Palin getting so much attention, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) so little, from the national media and pundit classes? Certain pundits appear strangely infatuated with Palin, but it seems to me that if Ron Paul runs for president in 2012, he could win a plurality of delegates in a multi-candidate field....
  • CA-Sen. 2010: Palin Defends Fiorina Endorsement at SBA List Breakfast (RINO Alert)

    05/14/2010 11:17:42 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies · 1,001+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2010-05-14 | Joseph Lawler
    Sarah Palin started off her keynote speech at at this morning's Susan B. Anthony List "Celebration of Life" breakfast in downtown Washington D.C. with a defense of her endorsement of Republican California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina. Palin justified picking Fiorina over the other Republicans in the primary race by remarking that "anyone bold enough to proclaim their pro-life stance -- or pro-NRA stance in a deep blue state" like California is "the real deal" when it comes to pro-life credentials.
  • Dennis the Peasant: His Mind Has Always Been His Achilles' Heel... (Andrew Sullivan vs Sarah Palin)

    04/23/2010 11:04:11 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 11 replies · 519+ views
    Dennis the Peasant ^ | April 21, 2010 | Dennis the Peasant
    A quote for the ages from uber-swish Andrew: Here's a revealing glimpse into how a delusional, incompetent, pathological liar has managed never to hold a real press conference and yet remains a credible public figure. He's off on one of his Sarah Palin jags. Again. And it's still only 2010.
  • Palin Testifies At E-Mail Hacking Trial

    04/23/2010 1:05:02 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 70 replies · 1,988+ views
    NPR ^ | 04/23/2010
    Sarah Palin testified Friday against a 22-year-old man accused of hacking into her e-mail account, saying later it's up to the judge to decide whether he should serve prison time if convicted. Palin testified that the hacking compromised one of the main ways she communicated with her family back in Alaska as she campaigned in 2008 as the Republican vice presidential candidate. Outside the courthouse, when asked whether she thought community service was punishment enough rather than prison, she said, "That's up to the judge." Former University of Tennessee student David Kernell faces up to 50 years in federal prison...
  • Mark Levin - Palin Would Make a Superb President (She is the anti-Obama)

    04/24/2010 1:25:16 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 95 replies · 1,858+ views
    The clip of the Great One is only 1:59 and well worth the listen. In response to a caller, he opines that: "Sarah Palin would be a superb President...Palin is one of the most solid conservatives on the national scene...I am a great admirer of Sarah Palin....[and] if you think Obama is doing the wrong things, you should be an admirer of Sarah Palin because she is the anti-Obama."
  • Freep! POll: would you vote for Palin over Obama in 2012?

    Freep! POll: would you vote for Palin over Obama in 2012?
  • Party of Palin [Eleanor has dinner with Steve Schmidt, failed McCain campaign manager]

    04/24/2010 3:16:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 2,162+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 23, 2010 | Eleanor Clift
    I had never met Steve Schmidt and only knew him through the media. When I found myself seated at the former McCain campaign manager's table at a Washington dinner hosted by The Week magazine, it was like a flashback to the 2008 campaign. Schmidt is instantly recognizable with his trademark shaved head, his bulldog physique, and the restless intensity that marks him as a political operative of the first order. He had spent 10 weeks trying to mold Sarah Palin into a plausible national candidate, and when the campaign ended, he assessed her shortcomings, as she did his, in what...
  • Prime Time Slime: Larry King Says Sarah Palin Should Pose for Playboy

    04/24/2010 3:16:28 PM PDT · by pissant · 48 replies · 1,575+ views
    Prime Time SLime ^ | 4/23/10 | Lori Ziganto
    I know. I had forgotten that show was still on the air, too. Well, I suppose even Michael Moore needs a show to appear on where he is actually slightly more attractive than the host. Anyway, Larry “I literally am older than dirt” King is at it again. Not content with just exposing his serial cheating this week, he also had to expose his creepy and sexist tendencies. Larry “I Do Remember the Maine” King had Sarah Silverman on his CNN show the other night when the subject of Sarah Palin came up. Oh yeah, the subject didn’t just organically...
  • Palin Testifies in E-mail Hacking Case (Drudge Headline)

    04/24/2010 1:24:37 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies · 1,231+ views
    Photo by J. Miles Cary Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, talks with the press outside of the Federal Court House in downtown Knoxville Friday. KNOXVILLE - With the government wrapping up its case, the defense attorney for a former University of Tennessee student accused of illegally accessing one-time Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's private e-mail account tried and failed to put another college student in the hot seat. Attorney Wade Davies this afternoon sought to convince U.S. District Judge Thomas Phillips to allow him to force a reluctant Justin Hill to testify as a defense witness. Hill is a Utah college...
  • Protest picture of the day

    04/25/2010 8:14:17 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 20 replies · 1,965+ views
    Hotair ^ | April 24, 2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe it’s just me, but does anyone else see the irony in the juxtaposition of these two protest signs outside of an appearance by Sarah Palin in Eugene, Oregon? It’s a darned good thing that the person holding the sign that says, “Hope she chokes” (with the Obama logo a nice touch, by the way) is doing so in Eugene’s “hate-free zone.” Why, if someone had displayed a sign at a Tea Party rally that said something about our President choking, it would have been declared a symptom of the violence inherent in the conservative system, with apologies to Dennis...
  • Scary Tea Parties? [Jourbalists smear the citizenry]

    04/25/2010 9:42:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 427+ views
    The New American ^ | April 26, 2010 | Professor Ralph R. Reiland
    The Pulitzers for top-notch journalism aren’t what they used to be. Here’s the way Pulitzer winner Eugene Robinson, an associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post, recently described the Tea Parties: “The overhyped Tea Party phenomenon is more about symbolism and screaming than anything else. A ‘movement’ that encompasses gun nuts, tax protesters, devotees of the gold standard, Sarah Palin, insurance company lobbyists, ‘constitutionalists’ who have not read the Constitution, Medicare recipients who oppose government-run health care, crazy ‘birthers’ who claim President Obama was born in another country, a contingent of outright racists (come on, people, let's be real)...
  • The Next Woman on the Left's Hate List [Gutsy Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer]

    04/26/2010 2:17:28 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 953+ views
    American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2010 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    In the spirit of former Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris and Sarah Palin, a conservative woman from Arizona stepped forward exhibiting the type of guts it takes to uphold "truth, justice and the American way."
  • GRAYSON USES PALIN’S NAME TO BECLOWN HIMSELF… AGAIN

    04/26/2010 6:07:58 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 292+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/26/2010 | Stacy Drake
    I had just started to compile information for another ‘leftist uses phony “Nazi” meme against someone they disagree with’ post when I saw a story from the Hill titled “Rep. Grayson: Palin trying to make ‘fascism fashionable,’ ‘gets away with it‘” It reads: “Outspoken Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) criticized Sarah Palin, Chief Justice John Roberts and the Tea Party on Bill Maher’s HBO show. “Grayson compared tea partiers to a character in the movie “Nemo” who can’t remember anything that happened more than a year ago. He said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is trying to make “fascism fashionable.”...
  • Dem-Media Complex Rallies 'Round AZ Pro-Illegal Movement

    04/26/2010 6:24:02 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 6 replies · 241+ views
    Vocal Minority ^ | 4/26/10 | EricTheRed
    For months now the Democrat-media complex—from Congressmen to Senators, from the current president to a certain ex-president, from the Obots at MSNBC and CNN to the Obama Zombies at the networks, from the Obamatons at the NY Times to the Obamaniacs at WaPo—have bemoaned the supposed violence incited by the Tea Party movement. Not only have they libelled hundreds of thousands of decent American people peacefully engaging in protest, but they have smeared right-wing figures like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and even Sarah Palin for spearheading this non-existent violence. That’s all we hear. Tea Party = Violence. Tea Party =...
  • SARAH PALIN: Twitter memo from Sarah Palin to a corrupt media

    04/26/2010 4:52:48 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies · 829+ views
    texas4palin ^ | 04/26/10 | JP
    arah Palin's latest tweet... "Hey Media: want 2 earn some credibility? U hammered Bush 4 Enron contributions, but ignore GoldmanSachs 10-fold influence on Obama? Change that" ... will sadly be ignored by a media willfully deaf and blind to any imperfections in its Obamessiah. - JP
  • The Revolution Will Be Commercialized (re: Palin)

    04/26/2010 12:05:39 AM PDT · by ccmay · 28 replies · 1,264+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/26/2010 | Gabriel Sherman
    Sarah Palin is already president of right-wing America—and it’s a position with a very big salary.
  • The Revolution Will Be Commercialized

    04/26/2010 7:34:00 AM PDT · by worst-case scenario · 26 replies · 1,138+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | Apr 25 2010 | Gabriel Sherman
    On the morning of July 3, 2009, a national holiday, Sarah Palin placed a call to her communications director and told her that she wanted to hold a press conference at her Wasilla, Alaska, home. She wouldn’t disclose the topic. For Palin, the months since Election Day had been a letdown even bigger than the loss to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Being governor was drudgery. “Her life was terrible,” one adviser says. “She was never home, her [Juneau] office was four hours from her house. You gotta drive an hour from Wasilla to Anchorage. And she was going broke.”...