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  • How free agent GOP delegates could swing nomination

    10/07/2015 6:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 7, 2015 | David M. Drucker
    In the movie, "Swing Vote," the presidential election literally comes down to the vote of one American, Kevin Costner's everyman character, Bud Johnson. It's the stuff of pure, indulgent political fantasy. But the crowded and unpredictable Republican 2016 primary does offer the prospect of an extended battle that could become a very personal, one-on-one campaign for individual delegates, GOP insiders say. Party rules bind most delegates to the winners of each state's nominating contest. But should candidates lose support down the line and suspend their campaigns, the delegates they won immediately become free agents who are permitted to of support...
  • Bush donors not panicked

    09/29/2015 6:31:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/29/15 | Ben White
    BUSH DONORS PANICKED? — Not according to several M.M. talked to this week. Would they like poll numbers higher? Sure. But there are still several months to go before any votes are cast. Said one: “Team Bush is not panicked. Trump tried to channel Jeb today on taxes, but he can't get into the weeds. Rubio is expanding the map but has no staff. Cruz is … .well, still Mr. Congealiality. Bottom line, Jeb is the only grownup with money, a message and organization. Time is, as the Stones say, on his side. … Jeb's fundraising prowess is such a...
  • The Republican establishment is in DEEP trouble

    09/15/2015 9:43:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/15 | Chris Cillizza
    A majority of Republican registered voters want either Donald Trump or Ben Carson to be their party's 2016 presidential nominee, according to two new national polls from the Washington Post-ABC News and the New York Times-CBS News. Let that sink in for a minute. Neither Trump, who made his name as a real estate mogul and reality star, nor Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, have run for any office prior to their presidential candidacies. Both men have staked the entirety of their campaigns on the idea that they are the furthest thing possible from a traditional politician. And it is...
  • Signs that Republican hopefuls taking sharper aim at Trump

    09/13/2015 12:42:05 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 37 minutes ago | Associated Press By LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gladiator season may have arrived in the fight for the Republican nomination. "There will probably be more elbows thrown at that debate," Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."
  • Trump Signs Loyalty Pledge. So What?

    09/03/2015 3:47:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    RedState ^ | September 3, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    The cable news networks are all breathlessly reporting that after a one-on-one meeting with Reince Priebus, Donald Trump has signed a pledge in which he promises to support the eventual Republican nominee, regardless of who it might be. I am sure that in the corridors of the RNC national headquarters, they are all slapping themselves on the back confident that eventually Trump will fade away and that they have averted a third party disaster. In the first place, I don’t think they have accomplished any such thing. I don’t think it’s a foregone conclusion anymore that Trump will ever fade...
  • Trump Reportedly Rules Out Third-Party Run (UPDATED)

    08/26/2015 6:13:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/26/2015 | by Matt Wilstein
    In the first moments of Fox News’ GOP debate earlier this month, Donald Trump was the only candidate on the stage would not vow to support the eventual nominee of the Republican Party, leaving the door open for an third-party campaign should he fail to secure the nomination. Now, The Huffington Post is reporting — in their Entertainment section, of course — that Trump has told “several top Republicans” that he has decided to rule out that possibility and commit himself fully to the GOP. Reporters Sam Stein and Ryan Grim cite “several sources” who were privy to the...
  • Poll: GOP establishment candidates falling

    08/17/2015 4:20:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/17/15 | Eric Bradner
    A trio of Republican establishment favorites -- Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Marco Rubio -- are all losing ground in the party's 2016 presidential field, a new Fox News poll shows. Donald Trump, meanwhile, continues to dominate the race -- earning 25% support nationally while another outsider, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, is running second at 12%, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, known for locking horns with Republican congressional leaders, is third at 10%. Bush, the former Florida governor, has dropped to 9% -- fourth place, down from 15% and second place in a Fox News poll conducted earlier this month,...
  • GOP Chairman Defends FOX News and Megyn Kelly – Approves Anti-Trump Moderator

    08/12/2015 5:59:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/11/15 | Jim Hoft
    It looks like the GOP elites are absolutely intent on running Trump out of the race so they can control “the process.” The Party now determines who should be eligible to run and who meets their approval. Cruz’s “Washington Cartel” analogy was right! Last week GOP leader Reince Priebus defended Megyn Kelly and FOX News after the controversial debate where they planned zingers for the Republican candidates. This week he approved Hugh Hewitt, who has frequently spoken out against the GOP front-runner Donald Trump, to be debate moderator at the next Republican debate.

    08/11/2015 5:25:44 PM PDT · by Will88 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 11, 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus, according to an RNC spokeswoman, will stand behind Salem Communications’ Hugh Hewitt — at least for now — as a co-moderator of the next GOP debate despite Hewitt’s public criticisms of frontrunner Donald Trump’s candidacy. On Meet The Press this Sunday, Hewitt opined that he believes Trump does not have the “temperament” to be president of the United States. He doubled down on that on Morning Joe on MSNBC on Monday morning.
  • Jeb Bush speaks at Barrington town hall meeting (Dozens of people in audience!)

    08/08/2015 2:14:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    WMUR ^ | 8/8/15 | Stephanie Woods
    A day after going toe-to-toe with his fellow GOP hopefuls, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is back in the Granite State. Bush held a town hall meeting for supporters in Barrington Friday night. Dozens of people packed the Turbocam International Hall.
  • Rove reviews: Donald Trump, Rand Paul struggled at debate

    08/07/2015 6:09:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/7/15 | Walbert Castillo
    Top political strategist for George W. Bush, Karl Rove was unimpressed with a couple of debate performances from Thursday night, critiquing the style and tone of Donald Trump and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. -snip- "If you like Trump, that's not going to necessarily turn you off but the issue is that 80% of the people are supporting somebody else," Rove said. "Language like that, attack on Megyn (Kelly, the Fox News debate moderator), his refusal to say I'm a team player -- all of those things create a ceiling on how far he could go, and I think we may...
  • Is Jeb Bush Turning Into Michael Dukakis?

    08/04/2015 5:27:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/3/15 | DANIEL J. MCGRAW
    Wonkish and mealy-mouthed, Jeb needs to start riling up his supporters—before Donald Trump wins them all over. To hear Jeb Bush tell it, he’s right where he wants to be, the “joyful tortoise” in the race who doesn’t want to say “outrageous things that turns people off to the conservative message.” At the Koch Brothers’ GOP donor convocation in Dana Point, Calif., over the weekend, Bush waxed confident about the campaign strategy he’s following, including the $120 million war chest he’s spent six months amassing. “I mean, this is a long haul,” Bush said. But many GOP voters don’t seem...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 2 August 2015 (Trump on 2 shows!)

    08/02/2015 4:36:36 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 257 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 2 August 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 2nd, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Rick Perry, R- Texas, Republican presidential candidate; Michael Needham, CEO, Heritage Action for America super PAC.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus; Dr. Ben Carson, retired neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Donald Trump, Republican presidential candidate; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Republican presidential candidate; Steven Law, president and CEO, American Crossroads super PACTHIS WEEK (ABC): Donald Trump, Republican...

    07/31/2015 2:53:34 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 99 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 31, 2015 | by MIKE FLYNN
    A new National Journal survey of “Republican insiders” finds that 57 percent of these political professionals think Donald Trump will bow out of the Presidential race before the Iowa Caucuses. This survey probably says more about the state of the Republican political class than anything about the 2016 race or Republican voters. Interestingly, 65 percent of “Democrat insiders” believe Trump will compete in the Iowa Caucuses in February next year. The survey results could easily be dismissed as both groups answering what they hope will happen. Some Republican campaign professionals offered comments beyond the question: “No meteor or political candidate...
  • Ivana Trump rejects rape allegations, says she and Donald Trump are ‘the best of friends’

    07/28/2015 7:05:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 189 replies ^ | Adam Edelman
    Just a day after allegations reemerged that Donald Trump raped his ex-wife, Ivana Trump, the bombastic billionaire’s former spouse played down the controversy, saying that the two are still “the best of friends.” *snip* “Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign,” she said. “Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president,” Ivana Trump, who divorced her husband in 1992, added.
  • The Daily Beast vs. Donald Trump (This is why Michael Cohen is called Trump's pitbull)

    07/28/2015 6:50:26 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies ^ | Dylan Byers
    Late Monday night, The Daily Beast published a report about Donald Trump's ex-wife Ivana and her accusations against her former husband. In a deposition from their divorce, revealed in a book published in 1993, Ivana accused the real estate mogul and now Republican presidential candidate of “violent assault" and "rape," though not in the "criminal sense." *snip* "I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,”...
  • Donald Trump Calls for Amnesty

    07/27/2015 8:14:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 128 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dave Blount
    I hope Trump’s MSNBC interview doesn’t surprise too many people: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took a softer stance [on] immigration during a television interview Friday, saying he believes in a “merit system” for undocumented immigrants already living in the U.S. … During Friday’s interview, Trump said the U.S. should take a two-step approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there really were only 11 million? The actual number is probably at least three times that high and rocketing upward every moment. Meanwhile, we can’t find even a loose cannon,...
  • Ex-Wife: Donald Trump Made Me Feel ‘Violated’ During Sex

    07/27/2015 6:28:58 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 252 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Dark Tower
    Ivana Trump once accused the real estate tycoon of ‘rape,’ although she later clarified: not in the ‘criminal sense.’ Donald Trump introduced his presidential campaign to the world with a slur against Mexican immigrants, accusing them of being “rapists” and bringing crime into the country. “I mean somebody’s doing it!…Who’s doing the raping?” Donald Trump said, when asked to defend his characterization. It was an unfortunate turn of phrase for Trump—in more ways than one. Not only does the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination have a history of controversial remarks about sexual assault, but as it turns out,...
  • RNC: Knock off the name calling

    07/26/2015 1:01:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 143 replies ^ | 07/26/2015 | Brian Stelter CNN
    (CNN) —The Republican National Committee has a message for candidates like Donald Trump: No more name-calling. That's what the party's chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer said on CNN's "Reliable Sources" on Sunday. "I understand it's going to be the nature of any primary for folks to discuss the differences between themselves on policy issues, and I think that's fine," Spicer said. "The name calling, however, needs to stop." Spicer added: "We have got to remember what Ronald Reagan taught us, his 11th commandment, 'Thou shall not speak ill of another Republican.'" Spicer didn't point his comments directly at...
  • John Boehner noncommittal on defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/23/2015 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/23/15 4:47 PM EDT | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner twice stopped short of declaring the House would cut off all government funding to Planned Parenthood, and said he would rely on the results of a pair of congressional investigations to guide his decision. Two videos allegedly show Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of tissue and organs from aborted fetuses. Boehner said he would wait for the House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees to finish their investigations before announcing a response. …
  • Jeb Bush supports Pentagon move to allow transgender military service

    07/17/2015 10:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 94 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2015 | Jon Ward
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told Yahoo News today that he was “fine” with transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military so long as the Pentagon determines that doing so would not compromise morale within the armed forces. The Obama administration announced this week that it would start the process of lifting military’s ban on transgender service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a 6-month review to develop guidelines for implementation and study the policy implications of the move. He called the ban “outdated.”
  • Republicans Plot New Tactics to Take On Donald Trump

    07/10/2015 11:45:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Time ^ | 7/10/15 | Zeke J Miller
    The trouble started more than a week ago. Chris Christie was three days into his presidential campaign on July 2, yet he kept getting thrown off message with questions about Donald Trump. The New Jersey Governor, known for his attitude and bombast, flashed a frustrated glare at reporters. “I’ve said this now about eight or nine times. I’ll say the same thing again,” he said on the street in downtown Nashua between campaign stops. “The comments were inappropriate.” That much was clear. -snip- “When Donald trump speaks about Hispanics, if I’m the smart Republican that stage, I’m going to rally...
  • Donald Trump warned by Reince Priebus about illegal immigration rhetoric

    07/09/2015 5:08:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/8/15 | Victor Morton
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus warned presidential candidate Donald Trump that his rhetoric on illegal immigration was jeopardizing the party’s efforts to woo Hispanic voters. According to multiple news outlets Wednesday night, the RNC chief urged the real-estate tycoon, who has shot to the front rank in polling among the party’s 2016 contenders, to tone down his remarks on immigration during the private phone conversation Wednesday afternoon. But a Republican source familiar with the call told CNN that Mr. Priebus closed the conversation with “look, I’ve gotta tell you, I spent four years trying to make inroads with the...
  • RNC's Priebus asks Donald Trump to rein in immigrant remarks

    07/09/2015 4:10:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/9/15 | Dana Bash
    In a private telephone conversation Wednesday afternoon, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus discussed his concerns with Donald Trump about the billionaire's tone when talking about illegal immigrants, according to a Republican source familiar with the call. They discussed a range of topics, according to the source. "Look, I've gotta tell you, I spent four years trying to make inroads with the Hispanic community ... how we address illegal immigration is very important," to winning back Hispanics politically, Priebus said at the end of the call, according to the GOP source.
  • For Jeb Bush, the challenge remains making it about ‘Jeb,’ not ‘Bush’ (Liberal puff piece)

    06/06/2015 7:27:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/6/15 | Ed O'Keefe
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A banner in the town square says, “Happy 90th Barbara Bush.” Postcards read “Kennebunkport: 2 presidents, 1 town.” A local gift shop is already selling unofficial “Jeb Bush 2016” magnets. In this coastal hamlet made famous by George H.W. Bush and his cigarette boat, it is hard to escape the Bush family — but Jeb Bush is trying very hard to do so. After festivities this weekend to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday, Bush will jet overseas for a foreign-policy tour and then launch his 2016 presidential campaign 1,500 miles to the south in Miami. The iconic...
  • Dennis Hastert Paid to Hide Sexual Misconduct With Student: Official

    05/29/2015 1:33:04 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal sexual misconduct while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity. Tribune newspapers reported earlier in the day that two unnamed federal officials said that Hastert paid a man from his past to conceal sexual misconduct. Hastert was indicted Thursday on charges that he structured bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements and later lied about it to the FBI. The indictment said that Hastert was paying an unidentified...
  • Johnson Comments on Immigration Bill Vote

    05/14/2015 3:59:43 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 17 replies
    Senator Ron Johnson ^ | June 27, 2013
    Senator Ron Johnson (WI) released the following statement regarding his vote on S. 744, the Immigration Reform Bill: "America is a compassionate society, and no one wants to separate families by deporting moms and dads or husbands and wives. As a result, I support immigration reform and a path to legal status for people whose only crime was to enter the country illegally when they came here to work. I also recognize that our current immigration laws are not working – not for American workers, not for employers, and not for immigrants who want to come to America and play...
  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    04/24/2015 2:56:58 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 44 replies
    WTOP News Radio ^ | April 24, 2015 | Megan Cloherty
    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the federal charge of possession with intent to distribute after court documents say he shipped drugs in from China. Pagan is a staffer for Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi.
  • Priebus: Hillary ‘About the Best Person We Could Possibly Hope For’

    04/13/2015 8:00:12 AM PDT · by yuffy
    breitbart ^ | 13 Apr 2015 | by Ian Hanchett
    Georgia middle schooler CJ Pearson is no fan of Hillary Clinton, and her pledge to be a “champion” for “everyday Americans” likely isn’t going to change his mind. “Hillary Clinton, I’m done with you,” the 12-year-old student declares in his latest viral video. “Why? Because you are one of the most narcissistic, power-hungry, self-absorbed politicians of this day. “You have no accomplishments to point out, except, oh, I was married to Bill Clinton.”
  • The 'Herman Caining' of Ted Cruz: Believes criticism of senator's wife began with 'Rove-Priebus'

    04/06/2015 5:44:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 6, 2015 | Mychal Massie
    The “Herman Caining” of conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz has begun. And first out of the attack gates are half-truths and no truth about his wife and her professional career. Tuesday, March 24, during an on-air interview on “The Manning Report,” the host, my good friend Dr. James David Manning, quizzed me pursuant to a Ted Cruz candidacy. My response was that we could expect in the very near future negative stories to start surfacing about not just Ted Cruz, but also his wife. I could not have been more prescient. The attack centers on Mrs. Cruz’s involvement in the...
  • Scott Walker Calls for RNC Member Who Shared a White Supremacist Article on Facebook to Resign

    01/14/2015 1:07:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | January 14, 2015 | Betsy Woodruff
    Scott Walker, the Republican governor of Wisconsin, is calling for a member of the Republican National Committee to step down from his post. A Michigan newspaper, the Morning Sun, is reporting that Walker, a likely 2016 presidential contender, has said Michigan committeeman Dave Agema should resign. “Dave Agema’s abhorrent comments have no place in our party,” said Walker, per the paper. “I join Chairman Priebus and others in calling on him to resign.” Agema, a former member of the Michigan House, has been a headache to national Republicans for years. He’s posted material on social media saying that Muslims don’t...
  • RNC chairman: Romney's problems ran deeper than primary structure

    12/28/2014 2:43:47 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Ben Kamisar
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus reportedly told a donor that he blamed 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign for the candidate’s poor showing at the polls. The New York Times reports that a donor met Priebus during an RNC fundraiser in New York and told the chairman that the GOP’s intense primary season didn’t give Romney the time to pivot back toward the center after primaries, where he needed to appeal to the party’s more conservative base. But Priebus reportedly said that the problems ran deeper than the structure of the primaries, noting Romney’s widely reported comment that “47...
  • Jeb Bush: Time For Gop Congress To Pass Amnesty Bill

    11/21/2014 6:22:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called on Congress to pass bipartisan comprehensive amnesty legislation after President Barack Obama unilaterally granted nearly five million illegal immigrants executive amnesty on Thursday.
  • Exclusive -- Jeff Sessions: The GOP Must Back Reince's Promise To Block Obama's Executive Amnesty

    11/10/2014 2:01:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-9-14 | Matthew Boyle
    Incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is calling on Republicans to follow through on Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus's commitment to do everything possible to block President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty. “Before the election, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said: ‘We can’t allow it to happen and we won’t let it happen… I’m telling you, everything we can do to stop it we will,’” Sessions said in a statement provided exclusively to Breitbart News. “We must now follow through on that commitment.” Currently, conservatives say congressional Republican leadership is considering breaking the promise Priebus made...
  • Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

    11/04/2014 7:58:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 04 November 2014
    South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction. The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012. In this year's midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson. The election was only to fill the last two years of DeMint's term. Scott will have to run again in 2016 in order to earn a full six-year term. Scott's win also made him the first African-American in U.S. history to be elected to both the House and the...
  • White House tries to ease flare-up over Netanyahu insults

    10/29/2014 10:57:35 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/29/14
    The White House on Wednesday sought to tamp down the controversy over a magazine piece that detailed deep tensions between the U.S. and Israel – and quoted an unnamed senior Obama administration official calling the Israeli leader a “chickenshit.” Administration officials, including White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, did not deny the quote. They also did not signal there would be any robust effort to find out who said it. But Alistair Baskey, spokesman for the National Security Council, said the criticism does not reflect how the rest of the administration views Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Certainly that's not the...
  • 'Obama Hasn't Had Your Back': Priebus Zings Wasserman Schultz With Reference to Politico Story

    10/19/2014 12:52:29 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 54 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Non-political junkies might not have noticed, but Reince Priebus got in a real zinger against Debbie Wasserman Schultz today. In a joint appearance on Fox News Sunday, DNC Chair DWS claimed that the key question for voters will be "who has my back?" Shot back RNC Chairman Priebus: "the President hasn't had anybody's back: not even your back." That was a reference to the Politco story "Democrats turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz" reporting on President Obama's disdain for Debbie. Since 2012, the White House has wanted to dump DWS as DNC Chair. She is so shut out of meetings with...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • The case for voting Republicans, even those you think are Rinos

    10/18/2014 4:45:34 AM PDT · by chrisnj · 766 replies
    10/18/2014 | chrisnj
    Many conservative voters are disillusioned at the Republicans for not standing up for their principles, for compromising with the Democrats, for having no spines etc. etc. They vow not to vote for the Republicans, or outright vote for the Democrats, to send them a message, to teach them a lesson. I think this kind of message/lesson serves no purpose but to cut off your own supply of oxygen. Almost all the Republicans rejected obumbocrap (obamacare) but Harry Reid and his crooked Dems jammed it through deviously. The House Republicans have passed many legislations to repeal obumbocrap but Reid et al...
  • Reince Priebus slams Ebola blame game

    10/14/2014 5:19:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 34 replies
    POLITICO ^ | October 14, 2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is pushing back against charges that Republicans are responsible for budget cut that have made it harder to contain the Ebola outbreak. “Obviously, this is just desperation on the part of this idiotic group,” Priebus said on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends on Tuesday, referring to the Agenda Project which released an ad that blames the GOP for slashing funding the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. (snip) Priebus fired back, saying, “They’re walking this dangerous path on trying to point out blame on Ebola when, in fact, if you...
  • Huckabee: "I'll Leave GOP, Become Independent"

    10/10/2014 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 103 replies
    Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | 10/10/2014 (10:00 am) | Staff
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee warns he'll leave the Republican Party if it stops opposing same-sex marriage and abortion. "I'm gone. I'll become independent. I'll start finding people that have guts to stand. I'm tired of this," he told the American Family Association's radio show. His comments follow the recent Supreme Court decision not to take up gay marriage. "I am utterly exasperated with Republicans and the so-called leadership of the Republicans who have abdicated on this issue when, if they continue this direction they guarantee they're gonna lose every election in the future," Huckabee said. "Guarantee it." ...
  • Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll [No Republican Senate?]

    10/05/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 04, 2014 | CARRIE DANN
    Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll BY CARRIE DANN Independent candidate Greg Orman is leading incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas by 10 points, while Democrats have a slim lead in North Carolina’s contest and both candidates are in a dead heat in Iowa’s Senate race, new NBC News/Marist polls find. The Kansas poll, which shows Roberts trailing 38 percent to Orman’s 48 percent, is full of bad news for the incumbent and for Republicans, who have suddenly seen Roberts’ sleepy re-election race turn into a very real pickup opportunity for Democrats if Orman decides...
  • I'm amazed at the ignorance of FReepers [the stupid, it BURNS]

    10/02/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT · by StraysDaddy · 388 replies
    We have been seeing America go to the "dogs" for 6 years now and still some "brain dead" fools cling to the idea that they will stay home rather than vote for a "Pubbie" that they deem a RINO.
  • George W. Bush: I think Jeb wants it!

    10/02/2014 8:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/2/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former President George W. Bush says he thinks his brother Jeb wants to be in the White House and added that he is pushing his younger sibling to run for president in 2016. “I think he wants to be president,’” George Bush said on Fox News on Thursday. “I think [Jeb would] be a great president. He understands what it’s like to be president.”
  • God Save Us from the Loud ‘I’m Staying Home This Year’ Conservatives

    10/01/2014 3:18:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 777 replies
    National Review-Campaign Spot ^ | 9-30-2014 | Jim Geraghty
    NATIONAL REVIEW SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 12:34 PM God Save Us from the Loud 'I'm Staying Home This Year' Conservatives By Jim Geraghty A few thoughts from the middle of the day . . . God save us from self-professed "conservatives" who will announce they'll stay home on Election Day as a demonstration of their power. Because as we all know, you become more influential in politics and government and public life by staying home and doing less. .... Does the "I'm staying home" crowd apply this to everything in life? "I don't like the way the company is run, so...
  • Conservatives Need be Wary of Democrat Ground Game

    09/30/2014 12:42:38 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 27 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | September 30, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In an election climate in which issues favor Republicans and polls indicate a potential GOP landslide, conservatives need still be wary of Democrat skullduggery and its impressive ground game. The trend of 21st century politics shows that issues and national sentiment have taken a back seat to get-out-the-vote efforts, particularly given Democratic Party reliance on voting constituencies that pay far less attention to the issues and are less up to date on news and current events. Despite having a solid advantage on the issues, the Republican Party risks seeing its hopes for November glory washed away by busloads of Democrats "useful idiots"...
  • Republicans See Money Drying Up in Final Weeks

    09/26/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Alex Roarty
    A restless electorate and a target-rich map have the GOP on the cusp of winning the Senate majority. But with fewer than 40 days until November, Republican campaigns are suddenly confronting a problem that undermines high hopes of victory: a sudden and serious lack of cash. GOP campaigns, political committees, and—above all—the party's outside groups are scrambling to raise money, worried that Democrats and their allied groups are poised to heavily outspend them on TV ads in the final weeks before Election Day. Concerns run deepest about October, when Democratic groups are on track to pour millions of dollars into...
  • Your Missing Support (Desperate GOP-E!)

    09/20/2014 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    Email from National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | September 20, 2014 | Seante Republicans
    Before you delete this email, we want to explain something. You’ve probably seen this a lot: Email: Chipped in to Defeat Harry Reid's Democrats? NO DONATION Deadline: 11:59 PM Suggested Support: $5.00 Let us explain… We rely on lots of grassroots conservatives to chip in $5 or more, while the other side is able to pressure Hollywood celebrities and limousine liberals to donate millions. In other words, we need your support or we just can’t keep up. If people donate, it adds up fast, but it only works if everyone does their part. And according to our records, you haven’t...
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee Loves the Senate Conservatives Fund (Or At Least Its Money)

    09/15/2014 10:30:13 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 9/15/14 | Erick Erickson
    Remember how the National Republican Senatorial Committee wanted everyone to know just how terrible the Senate Conservatives Fund is? Remember how NRSC consultants took to op-ed pages, pushed reporters, and tweeted about the lavish and extravagant expenses of SCF? Remember how when a candidate got endorsed by SCF, everyone knew immediately NRSC would support the opposite candidate out of spite? (See e.g. Ben Sasse v. Shane Osborn) Remember how the NRSC, Chamber of Commerce, and other establishment groups poured tons of money into primaries to stop SCF gains and those of other outside groups? Well, NRSC spent so much money...
  • New polls show Hagan widening lead

    09/15/2014 6:18:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies ^ | 9/15/14
    Two polls released Monday show Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan opening up a lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Raleigh polling firm American Insights, which has Republican ties, had Hagan with a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters, while Elon University Poll gives Hagan a 4-point lead. The polls are the latest in a string showing Hagan gaining ground in the campaign. Of likely voters surveyed by American Insights, 43 percent said they would back Hagan, 34 percent said they backed Tillis, the current state House speaker, and 5 percent backed Libertarian Sean Haugh. "The race has unmistakably shifted...