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  • Cantor faces tea party fury in his back yard

    05/10/2014 8:25:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Jenna Portnoy
    Just a few miles from his family home, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) felt the wrath of the tea party Saturday, when activists in his congressional district booed and heckled the second-most powerful House Republican. They also elected one of their own to lead Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Republican Committee, turning their back on Cantor’s choice for a post viewed as crucial by both tea party and establishment wings in determining control of the fractured state GOP.
  • IMPORTANT Primary Senate Races Left: And How You Can Help

    05/07/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 106 replies
    There are still several important Senate Primary Races left! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money.. the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. Oklahoma: Endorsed by: Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Mark Levin, Senate Conservatives Fund. TW Shannon - - FACEBOOK - - TWITTER - - DONATE Shannon was most recently Speaker of the House in Oklahoma. As Speaker, Shannon led some of the most Conservative sessions in Oklahoma history. Oklahoma passed an immigration law tougher than Arizona. Oklahoma defunded the arts. Oklahoma...
  • GOP Lawmakers Push to Keep U.S. Funds Out of Euro Bailouts (DeMint leads charge against EU bailout)

    12/10/2011 4:54:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    AP / Fox ^ | 2011-12-10
    Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are moving to block the International Monetary Fund from using U.S. money for European bailouts, as talks intensify across the pond over how to stanch the debt crisis. Some U.S. lawmakers want their concerns addressed as part of the feverish end-of-year budget talks. On the House and Senate side, lawmakers have introduced legislation to wall off U.S. taxpayer money from playing any role in averting a European meltdown. "It's time to stop the bailouts and start restoring fiscal discipline to our own economy," Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., said in a statement, as he and 25...
  • Jim DeMint votes to end Iraq War

    12/10/2011 1:46:40 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 74 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2011-12-08 | Jack Hunter
    James Madison, “The Father of the Constitution,” wrote: “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.” Enabling governments to “control the governed” has always been easy, as tyranny has long been mankind’s default position: Virtually every regime in history has sought to increase its power. Obliging government to “control itself” has always been the hard part, and nations that value freedom have always tried to place limits on their...
  • Bachmann Would Fight for America

    12/01/2011 6:19:14 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2011-12-01
    (snip) RUSH: Ahem. Michele Bachmann. I have said on countless occasions: She's one of the candidates that if she were to secure the nomina, if she were to be elected president of the Unites, I have not a shred of doubt that she would be fighting for this country every day, she'd be fighting for it exactly as she talks about it. If there was ever anybody who would govern as they campaign, it'd be Michele Bachmann -- and you could say that about almost every one of the Republican candidates seeking the office. (snip)
  • Ron Paul Money Bomb Scheduled for October 19 (Black This Out' money bomb in progress!)

    10/18/2011 9:20:19 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 28 replies
    Gather ^ | 8/19/10 | Bill Turner
    A Ron Paul money bomb is scheduled for October 19, 2011, in an effort by the campaign to gear up for the frenetic beginning of the primary season. In an email from Rand Paul, Paul's son and the junior Senator from Kentucky, the campaign highlights how not only the vintage media but the Republican establishment is seeking to create a media blackout of sorts on Paul. In response to those efforts, the Paul campaign is calling the theme for this money bomb "Black THIS out."
  • Ron Paul delivers strongly anti-abortion speech

    08/17/2011 8:21:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-08-13 | Alexander Burns
    Meet Ron Paul, the social conservative. The Texas congressman, best known for his small-government, anti-Federal Reserve economic views, tacked in a different direction with his Ames address and delivered an uncharacteristically sharp denunciation of the practice of abortion. Continue Reading Paul began his remarks by acknowledging that his campaign is "identified with the cause of liberty." But, he continued: "There is something that precedes liberty and that is life." "The prime reason that government exists in a free society is to protect liberty, but also to protect life. And I mean all life," Paul said. The libertarian-leaning presidential candidate, who...
  • Ron Paul Introduced Pro-gun Legislation

    08/06/2011 4:24:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 2011-08-04 | Raven Clabough
    Texas Congressman and GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul continues to champion constitutional rights. His latest endeavor is a bill that would abolish “gun-free zones,” ultimately permitting teachers to carry firearms on school grounds. Predictably, anti-gun groups are calling the legislation “extremist.” CNS News reports, “H.R. 2613, the Citizens Protection Act of 2011, would repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and remove all federally created criminal safety zones.” The Gun-Free School Zones Act was first enacted as section 1702 of the Crime Control Act of 1990. The text of the act reads, “It shall be unlawful for any individual...
  • Bachmann top choice in fair poll (Iowa poll alert)

    08/04/2011 5:52:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Daily Sentinel, Le Mars, Iowa ^ | 2011-08-04 | Joanne Glamm
    A Minnesota congresswoman was the first choice for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination among Plymouth County fairgoers. The Plymouth County GOP conducted an informal poll of visitors to the party's booth at the fair last week, according to county GOP co-chairman Don Kass. Michele Bachmann received 22 percent of the vote from 380 people filling out the postcard-sized fair poll, Kass reported. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the second place choice with 19 percent support. Ron Paul rounded out the top three with 15 percent of fairgoers' votes.
  • Bachmann: 'Principles over party'

    07/31/2011 6:32:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2011-07-31 | Jamie Novogrod
    SPENCER, IA -- Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said she puts "principles over party" and is prepared, if elected, to be a one-term president. "So be it," she said today.
  • Bachmann, Cain Win “Smart Girl” Presidential Straw Poll

    07/31/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies
    KMOX CBS AM 1120 St. Louis, Mo. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Michael Calhoun
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Michele Bachmann and Hermain Cain top the presidential wish-list for conservative women at this year’s Smart Girl Summit. Bachmann was first and Cain a close second in a straw poll of attendees. Both are considered hard-line conservatives. “That does signal that they are gaining some traction among social conservatives, who sometimes are encouraged to go with people who they think might be more ‘winners.’ This time they’re going with people who are ‘believers,’” said St. Louis Beacon reporter Jo Mannies. Cain actually spoke at the conference, and called for elimination of the Enviornmental Protection Agency. Both...
  • Ronald Reagan: Isolationist

    06/28/2011 6:11:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 63 replies · 1+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2011-06-28 | Jack Hunter
    In his ongoing mission to declare Republicans who dare question America’s foreign policy “isolationist,” Sen. John McCain asked recently concerning Libya: “I wonder what Ronald Reagan would be saying today.” Columnist George Will answered McCain: “Wondering is speculation; we know this: When a terrorist attack that killed 241 Marines and other troops taught Reagan the folly of deploying them at Beirut airport with a vague mission and dangerous rules of engagement, he was strong enough to reverse this intervention in a civil war.” Will added: “Would that he had heeded a freshman congressman from Arizona who opposed the House resolution...
  • Bachmann Talks Earmarks, Obamacare, and Gay Marriage

    06/26/2011 5:30:17 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 15 replies
    Fox News [video] ^ | June 26, 2011
    For those who may have missed it, Bachmann answered the questions posed by Chris Wallace today on "Fox News Sunday" without any spin or ambiguity. This presents a stark contrast with Romney who's opportunistically all over the map with his reversals and changing ideological positions. Like Kerry, he supported something before he was against it. RomneyCare anyone?
  • DeMint: America should 'finish the job' in Afghanistan (but no more intervention elsewhere)

    06/26/2011 5:09:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 7 replies
    Washington (CNN) – Sen. Jim DeMint is criticizing President Obama’s decision to draw down troops in Afghanistan, telling CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that the United States needs to “finish the job” there. “I’m concerned about what the president said earlier this week,” DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, said. “I think we need to finish the job to honor the people that have lost their lives.” (snip) While DeMint supported leaving American troops in Afghanistan, he said the faltering U.S. economy couldn’t support intervention in other places around the world, including Libya. “It’s not a matter anymore of what...
  • Bachmann Teas off against Mitt (Bachmann attacks Romney as "flip flopper")

    06/25/2011 10:56:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 109 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2011-06-26 | Jessica Fargen
    Tea Party queen U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is touting her airtight conservative credentials in a veiled dig at GOP presidential nomination opponent Mitt Romney. Bachmann, speaking via to the National Right to Life Convention in Florida last week, didn’t mention Romney by name, but it was obvious she was taking aim at him for his previous wavering on the abortion issue, the Huffington Post reports. The 2012 race is “not the time for Republicans to put up a candidate who is weak on this issue and has a history of flip-flopping on this issue,” she said.
  • Ron Paul Bill Attacks Federal Marijuana War

    06/25/2011 1:50:46 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | June 24, 2011 | Alex Newman
    The federal war on drugs is coming under attack from multiple angles, most recently with the introduction of a bill in Congress by conservative Rep. Ron Paul and liberal Rep. Barney Frank that would end the national prohibition on marijuana and allow states to set their own policies.The “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2011,” or HR 2306, would not “legalize” marijuana. If passed, the legislation would simply remove the plant from the federal list of “controlled substances.” States would then be free to regulate, tax, or prohibit it without U.S. government interference. One of the important issues the bill...
  • Queen of the Tea Party [The presidential campaign of Michele Bachmann]

    06/25/2011 4:47:29 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 117 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 4, 2011 | MATTHEW CONTINETTI
    Queen of the Tea Party The presidential campaign of Michele Bachmann Jul 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 40 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI If she’d fallen backward, she’d have been killed. It was September 2009, during her second term in Congress, and a magazine had sent a photographer to shoot Michele Bachmann. He escorted her to the third floor rotunda in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, where he positioned a large orange crate next to the balustrade. He told her to stand on it. She reluctantly obliged. Behind her were three stories of empty air. The magazine had...
  • The Republican Party has a winning candidate (in Michele Bachmann)

    06/25/2011 9:31:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 169 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2011-06-20 | Marie Jon
    Michele Bachmann made her announcement to run for president this past week. The third-term Republican congresswoman from Minnesota had the full attention of Americans. That includes not only those who watch Fox News, but liberal CNN. Tea Party favorite The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, Bachmann gives Tea Partiers a courageous, intelligent, extremely attractive candidate to get behind and support. It's fair to say she is adored by her supporters. She holds core conservative values and stands strong on social issues. Contrary to what her liberal detractors think, her political ideology is why she will win the Republican...
  • DeMint 'not considering' presidential run

    06/14/2011 9:41:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | June 14, 2011 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Tuesday closed the door to a run for president, saying he's not considering getting into the race. Some conservative activists have urged DeMint to jump into the race due to their dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates. But the conservative kingmaker said that he is starting to become impressed with the field, and even named one candidate who stood out to him. "I'm not considering it, but [Rep.] Michele Bachmann [R-Minn.] does impress," he said on conservative commentator Laura Ingraham's radio show. DeMint had made waves earlier this month when he told The Hill...
  • Jim DeMint a mentor for S.C. freshmen (DeMint works to build up conservative ranks in Congress)

    06/07/2011 4:45:27 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-07 | Marin Cogan
    Washington can be a heady place for a freshman, especially when you share a home state with a tea party kingpin who can make or break a conservative rookie. The South Carolina freshmen — Tim Scott, Mick Mulvaney, Trey Gowdy and Jeff Duncan — have leaned on one another as they navigate Congress, but they’ve also gotten some help from one of the most well-known and iconoclastic members of the Senate: Jim DeMint. The freshmen give DeMint’s guidance positive reviews, but they don’t deny that the senator’s an outsize figure in South Carolina. The unspoken reality is that no South...