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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 Skype.com 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...
  • In Jim DeMint, Conservatives See . . . the Gipper?

    06/06/2011 9:20:52 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 2011-06-05 | Carl M. Cannon
    (snip) Jim DeMint certainly fits that category. While campaigning for the Senate in South Carolina, he called for replacing the federal income tax with a flat tax or a sales tax, proclaimed gays and unwed pregnant women unfit to teach in public schools, and has advocated for effectively overturning Roe v. Wade with a "right-to-life" amendment to the U.S. Constitution. As a senator, DeMint opposed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, President George W. Bush's signature domestic policy initiative, as well as Bush's internationally acclaimed PEPFAR initiative for combating the global spread of AIDS, and the 2008 government...
  • Tom McClintock on House Libya Resolution

    06/03/2011 8:51:25 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 7 replies
    Auburn Journal ^ | Tom McClintock
    House Floor Remarks, June 3rd. M. Speaker: Lets be clear: without prior Congressional authorization, under the War Powers Act, the President may only commit armed forces to hostilities for sixty days if there is a direct attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces. There was none, so there is no sixty day clock and the President’s unprovoked attack on Libya – from Day One – constituted an illegal and unconstitutional act of the highest significance. If the President felt there was moral justification to attack Libya, he was constitutionally required to make his case...
  • GOP Sen.-elect Paul: Attach spending cuts to every 'major' piece of legislation

    12/29/2010 11:58:33 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-27 | Jordan Fabian
    GOP Sen.-elect Rand Paul said Monday that he wants to attach spending cuts to every major piece of legislation that comes before the Senate next year. Paul (Ky.) — who won his race with strong support from the Tea Party movement — said he will "pressure" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to take simple majority votes on spending cut amendments in the next Congress. "I think that every piece of major legislation that goes forward from now on needs to have attached to it spending cuts," Paul said during a podcast with conservative blogger Ben Domenech. If Congress is...
  • Rebuilding the House (Tom McClintock)

    11/20/2010 3:07:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-11-09 | U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California, 4th District
    More than a year ago, Pollster Frank Luntz stood before a group of about 40 House Republicans in a cramped conference room. “I need to tell you something,” he said. “I’ve been looking at polling data from Congressional districts across America for the last three months. I’m convinced that you are going to be in the majority next year.” After a long pause, he added, “This time, please don’t screw it up again.” I don’t think we will. The message of the last two elections could not be louder or clearer. Great parties are built upon great principles and they...
  • DeMint: Election proved conservative can win W.H. (will DeMint run in 2012?)

    11/14/2010 8:25:58 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-14
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a tea party hero, said Sunday he’s not too far to the right to get elected president, but that he has no plans “right now” to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012. Asked by "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace “Do you think you could you elected president in 2012, or do you think you are too far to the right,” DeMint chuckled. “I don’t think I’m far to the right at all,” said DeMint, who cruised to reelection to another six-year term this month while also emerging as something of a king maker for tea...
  • DeMint says he doesn't want leadership role in Senate ("I don’t want power, I don’t want a title")

    11/04/2010 6:09:21 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies
    The Greenville News, Greenville, SC | 2010-10-04 | Raju Chebium
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  • Welcome, Senate Conservatives (DeMint rallying new Tea Party Senators to refuse to be co-opted)

    11/02/2010 5:20:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    Remember what the voters back home want—less government and more freedom. BY U.S. SEN. JIM DEMINT Congratulations to all the tea party-backed candidates who overcame a determined, partisan opposition to win their elections. The next campaign begins today. Because you must now overcome determined party insiders if this nation is going to be spared from fiscal disaster. Many of the people who will be welcoming the new class of Senate conservatives to Washington never wanted you here in the first place. The establishment is much more likely to try to buy off your votes than to buy into your limited-government...
  • Fox: Rand Paul Wins Kentucky

    11/02/2010 4:13:55 PM PDT · by jern · 39 replies
    Fox: Rand Paul Wins Kentucky
  • DeMint Fund Gives $5.2 Million to 14 Senate Candidates

    10/26/2010 10:58:04 AM PDT · by pissant · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/26/10 | Naftali Bendavid
    The Senate Conservatives Fund, headed by Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.), announced that it has contributed more than $5.2 million to 14 Republican Senate candidates this campaign season, almost all of them backed by tea party activists and opposed to compromise on fiscal and social principles. Mr. DeMint has fashioned a role for himself as an ally and supporter of these candidates, in many cases endorsing and funding them against the wishes of the Senate Republican leadership. This has raised questions about the role Mr. DeMint might play in the next Congress, and whether he’ll function as the de facto...
  • DeMint: No regrets about pushing conservative Senate candidates (DeMint leading the way)

    10/29/2010 5:51:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-10-29 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) said he had no doubts about supporting Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell and other Republicans in key primary races this year. DeMint, the leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund, a political action committee that pushed through conservative, Tea Party candidates through GOP primaries earlier this year, said he was proud of his efforts. "I'm glad I did this," DeMint said Thursday evening on CNBC. "I came into the Senate with 55 Republicans, and I'm afraid that not enough of them believed in free-market capitalism and limited government."
  • DeMint Gives More to Candidates Than Any Other Lawmaker

    10/24/2010 10:26:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    The 2010 midterm election could prove to be the most expensive ever, and candidates are spreading some of that wealth amongst themselves. Candidates contribute to each other via their principle campaign committees as well as leadership PACs, which are political action committees that politicians form to help their fellow politicians get elected. By the numbers, Republicans have been the top team players this cycle--three of the top four candidate contributors are high-profile members of the GOP. Click here to find out more! Members of Congress make contributions to each other for the obvious purpose of promoting their fellow party members....
  • Poll: Tancredo Within 4 of Hickenlooper [Colorado-gov]

    10/15/2010 10:22:08 PM PDT · by cookcounty · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | October 15, 2010 | Karen Crummy
    Tom Tancredo has moved within 4 percentage points of John Hickenlooper in the governor’s race, moving the race to “toss up,” according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports. Tancredo, who left the Republican Party to run on the American Constitution Party ticket, has 38 percent of the vote to Hickenlooper’s 42 percent. Support for Republican Dan Maes slipped again, and he now stands at 12 percent, Rasmussen reported. Ever since former GOP Congressman Scott McInnis’ candidacy imploded, Hickenlooper, the Democratic nominee and Denver mayor, has been in the lead in the governor’s race. However, he has generally remained in...
  • DeMint Calls for Adherence to Conservative Principles (DeMint says no to more Specters, Crists)

    09/19/2010 5:17:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies
    Roll Call via CQ ^ | 2010-09-19 | Melanie Starkey
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who has bucked the establishment to support tea party candidates, said Sunday that his party is “dead” if it wins a majority this fall and doesn’t stick to conservative principles. Republicans held majorities in both chambers, and George W. Bush was in the White House when DeMint moved from the House to the Senate in 2005. But he said the party didn’t live up to its promises. “Republicans didn’t do what we said we were going to do,” he said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We spent too much, we borrowed too much. And...
  • DeMint Promotes Redistributing Power to States (DeMint would dismantle many federal departments)

    09/19/2010 4:41:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 254 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-19 | Melanie Starkey
    Sen. Jim DeMint argued for a “devolution of power out of Washington,” saying Sunday that “the fact is, education probably would work a lot better without the Department of Education.” The South Carolina Republican had been asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether candidates whom he and the tea party movement have endorsed are too far out of the political mainstream. When host Candy Crowley gave Sharron Angle’s call to abolish the Education Department as an example, DeMint said, “She’s very bold to say it.” Angle is the GOP candidate challenging Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) for his Senate...
  • Sen. Jim DeMint tells CNN: GOP is dead if ‘we don’t do what we say’

    09/18/2010 3:37:10 PM PDT · by pissant · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/18/10 | Hal Boedecker
    <p>Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., puts the future of the Republican Party in harsh terms in an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union With Candy Crowley.” And DeMint is talking about the GOP’s future, even if the Republicans do well in the midterm elections.</p>
  • DeMint relishes role as GOP's Senate kingmaker

    08/19/2010 5:26:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 10 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 2010-08-19 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON -- Months before his own name will be on the ballot, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is doing well at the polls. Dino Rossi's top-two finish in Washington state's primary Tuesday boosted DeMint's record to 6-2 in Senate primary contests around the country in which he's formally endorsed a candidate. "If (Rossi) is elected, he will stand up to the big spenders in both parties and help us take our country back," the South Carolina Republican said after Rossi advanced with incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Patty Murray to the general election campaign. DeMint has a rising national profile among conservative...
  • Tom Tancredo : The case for impeachment

    07/22/2010 5:43:56 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2010 | Tom Tancredo
    Eleven years ago, like every citizen elected to serve in Congress or any person appointed to any federal position, I swore an oath to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic." I've always thought it significant that the Founders included domestic enemies in that oath of office. They thought liberty was as much at risk from threats within our borders as from outside, and French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville agreed with that warning. In the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the greatest threat to...
  • Prince William chairman says Virginia should follow Arizona on immigration

    06/17/2010 3:08:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies · 353+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2010 | Jennifer Buske
    Prince William Board of County Supervisors Chairman Corey A. Stewart is calling on Virginia legislators to follow in Arizona's footsteps and pass a law to crack down on illegal immigration throughout the Commonwealth. Dubbing it the "Virginia Rule of Law Campaign," Stewart said he will spend the rest of the year lobbying the General Assembly to pass legislation that enhances police officials' power to capture, detain and deport illegal aliens; outlaws illegal day laboring; and creates specific Virginia penalties for illegal immigrants. "We need to bring the rule of law to all of Virginia," Stewart said. "As long as the...
  • Authoritarianism is Bad for Your Health (Ron Paul)

    06/14/2010 12:30:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 210+ views
    The administration's terrible healthcare reform bill is now law, but the debate over how-- and whether-- the federal government should be involved in providing healthcare services is not over. It is not too late for America to correct its course and stop the march toward a government run, "single payer" healthcare system. Polls show that a large majority of Americans don't want Obamacare. Congress should seize the opportunity to repeal the very worst aspect of this new legislation, namely the mandate that forces every American either to purchase health insurance or face an IRS penalty. This mandate represents nothing more...
  • In picking conservative underdogs, DeMint affects campaigns nationwide

    05/18/2010 2:18:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 769+ views
    McClatchy / The Miami Herald ^ | 2010-05-17 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON -- When voters go to the polls Tuesday for U.S. Senate primary elections in Kentucky and Pennsylvania, they'll write a new act in the ongoing shake-up of the Republican political establishment that's being led by conservative freshman Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. (snip) DeMint's impact - through endorsements and money from his Senate Conservatives Fund - has also been felt in recent weeks in Florida, Indiana and Utah, and it will reverberate throughout the summer in California, Colorado and beyond. Around the country, DeMint is backing conservative underdog challengers who are running against more moderate Republican establishment candidates...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: In Senate race in Kentucky, the son also rises; 'Tea party' buoys Rand Paul's bid

    05/15/2010 9:41:22 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 86 replies · 1,516+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2010-05-14 | David Eldridge
    Just days before the party primaries in Kentucky, outsider Senate candidate Rand Paul holds a double-digit lead over Secretary of State Trey Grayson, the "establishment" Republican anointed by the GOP's Washington leadership - including Senate minority leader and fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell. The race is the latest test of the strength of the anti-Washington sentiment fueling insurgent campaigns like Mr. Paul's across the country - and would be a bitter rebuke for Mr. McConnell from the state party he helped build. Mr. McConnell and Texas Sen. John Cornyn, head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, strongly backed Mr. Grayson in...
  • KY-Sen. 2010: DeMint Declares for Paul (Southern Avenger)

    05/14/2010 12:52:46 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 339+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-05-06 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    Few were surprised this week when Jim DeMint endorsed Rand Paul in his bid for US Senate in Kentucky. That the man many consider the most conservative member of the Senate endorsed the son of the man many consider the most conservative member of Congress is indicative of DeMint’s genuine commitment to what most consider traditional Republican principles. Likewise, that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell so vehemently opposes Paul and has so enthusiastically endorsed his opponent is indicative of his commitment to the Republican status quo-at the expense of genuine conservatism. Rand Paul has gone from relative obscurity to...
  • DeMint not ruling out presidential bid

    04/22/2010 6:52:46 PM PDT · by pissant · 61 replies · 1,214+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4/22/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) -- a rapidly-emerging national conservative figure -- is not ruling out a run for the White House. In an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network, DeMint said that he does not "desire" to run but left the door open for a bid. "Well I guess I’ve learned not to rule out anything in life but right now it’s the last thing I want to do," he said. "It’s not something I desire. Anyone who really desires it does not know how much trouble we’re in as a country because we’ve got some tough times ahead of...
  • Sen. DeMint's first term was a doozy. Now he's ready for No. 2

    04/20/2010 12:14:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 389+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2010-04-20 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON — No one can say that Jim DeMint's first term in the U.S. Senate has been uneventful. The Greenville Republican helped defeat a major immigration bill he branded "amnesty" but failed to stop a major health care measure he warned would be President Barack Obama's "Waterloo." DeMint criticized GOP President George W. Bush for spending too much and accused Democrat Obama of leading the nation toward socialism. The freshman senator added spending "earmarks" to Americans' political lexicon, stripped $17 billion worth of them from a giant appropriations bill and annoyed lawmakers — from both political parties — seeking funds...
  • Jim DeMint bucks party (again), endorses Marlin Stutzman in Indiana

    04/20/2010 12:11:47 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 728+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 4/20/10 | Chris Cilliza
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R) announced his support for state Sen. Marlin Stutzman in Indiana's Senate race this morning, the latest in a series of endorsements by the South Carolina Republican that have run counter to the wishes of his party establishment. DeMint praised Stutzman as a "conservative outsider" and "exactly the kind of leader Americans are looking for this year" in a statement announcing his support. DeMint's endorsement of Stutzman comes just days after he waded into the Colorado Senate race to back Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck against establishment favorite Jane Norton, a former lieutenant governor. DeMint has also...
  • Jim DeMint: Leading the conservative revolution?

    04/15/2010 2:01:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 448+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-04-15 | Chris Cillizza
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint (R) threw his endorsement behind Weld County prosecutor Ken Buck (R) in the Colorado Senate race, the latest in a series of moves by DeMint to buck the Republican Party establishment in contested primaries. DeMint called Buck "an authentic conservative" who has "rapidly gained momentum" in his primary fight against former lieutenant governor Jane Norton among others. DeMint's endorsement comes roughly 24 hours after Americans for Job Security, a conservative independent group, began running ads touting Buck, and following a Norton announcement that she would forgo the state convention -- where Buck had emerged...
  • Jim DeMint: The right's rainmaker

    04/08/2010 5:22:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies · 501+ views
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 08 APRIL 2010 | POLITICO.COM
    Jim DeMint wants to remake the Senate a little more in his own image, and he’s built a rainmaking campaign finance juggernaut to help in the reconstruction effort. The poster warrior for the South Carolina Republican’s conservative crusade is Marco Rubio, the insurgent former Florida House speaker who vaulted from near-obscurity to take a double-digit lead in the polls over sitting Republican Gov. Charlie Crist in the race for the GOP’s Florida Senate nomination. DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund claims credit for more than $343,000 in support of Rubio’s campaign, a combination of direct donations, underwriting fundraising appeals on Rubio’s behalf...
  • Bachmann Walks Careful Path in Contentious Arizona Race (Stays neutral)

    04/11/2010 9:58:58 AM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 1,168+ views
    WSJ ^ | 4/11/10 | Yogi Dreasen
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, a favorite of the tea party movement, appears to be doing her best to avoid picking sides in one of the Republican Party’s most closely watched Senate primaries. Appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” Bachmann (R., Minn.) was asked whom she was backing in the contentious race in Arizona, pitting incumbent Sen. John McCain — the Republican Party’s standard-bearer in the 2008 presidential campaign — against former congressman J.D. Hayworth. Hayworth has been working hard to win the support of tea party backers and other conservatives uneasy with McCain’s perceived moderation, and polls show a tight race. “I...
  • Is there anything worth dying for? - ALAN KEYES

    04/09/2010 7:46:21 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 40 replies · 1,074+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 9, 2010 | Alan Keyes
    Does Sen. Harry Reid have a more accurate understanding of the tea-party movement than RNC Chairman Michael Steele? Commenting on the little tsunami of tea partiers who flooded his hometown of Searchlight, Nev., ("to demand an end to the Senate majority leader's term") he reportedly said "he was confused about what tea partiers mean when they cite the Constitution and call for liberty, freedom and limited federal government. 'The people who are really upset don't really know why they're upset. … What do they mean?'" The only aspect of the tea-party movement Reid professes to understand is the "anger at...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Joe the Plumber Will Not Stump for McCain (but he says McCain "failed in his duties")

    03/28/2010 8:04:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 2,289+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2010-03-28 | Christina Corbin
    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher, once a prominent face of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, said Sunday that he won't be stumping for the Arizona senator in his close race for reelection. In an interview with FoxNews.com, Wurzelbacher said he was used as a "political tool" during McCain's presidential run and faulted the fourth-term senator for what he described as a weak stance on immigration and border security. "It's supposed to be a closed border. Why don't you uphold the law instead of trying to change it?" he said. "McCain's been a senator for a long time...