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  • Chinese media slams Romney as convention begins

    08/28/2012 11:27:25 AM PDT · by Mr. Binnacle · 14 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 28, 2012 | Josh Rogin
    China's state-controlled media lashed out at GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney Monday, warning that his policies would poison U.S.-China relations.
  • Republican vs. Democrat Women

    Republican Women are hotter Democratic Women = Who let the dogs out VIDEO IS FUNNY!
  • A Crucial Message to the Grassroots [the Rove/Romney GOP power grab]

    08/27/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by JediJones · 72 replies ^ | 8/27/2012 | Morton Blackwell
    The following [are excerpts from] an email sent out by Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute I was Barry Goldwater’s youngest elected delegate in 1964, I was honored toserve on President Ronald Reagan’s White House Staff from 1981-1984, and I have attended every Republican National Convention Rules Committee meeting since 1972. My wife and I have contributed major donations to the Romney-Ryan campaign. These rule changes are the most awful I’ve ever seen come before any National Convention. I’m writing you today to urge you to join the growing effort to stop the worst-ever changes in this Rules Committee’s Report...
  • Deputies: RNC protestor arrested with machete strapped to his leg

    08/27/2012 7:47:21 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 34 replies
    Bay News 9 ^ | August 27, 2012 | By Josh Rojas, Reporter
    TAMPA -- A Republican National Convention protestor was arrested while he allegedly carried a machete strapped to his leg, according to deputies. According to Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials, Jason T. Wilson, of Tallahassee, was arrested as he walked in the RNC Event Zone carrying a "full size" machete. When deputies approached Wilson, they said he continued to walk away despite orders to stop. "When deputies caught up to Wilson, he advised he did not have to stop and that he was allowed to carry whatever he wanted," HCSO spokesperson Larry McKinnon said. When deputies attempted to physically stop him, Wilson...
  • Second fake Republican woman discovered in new Obama ad

    08/27/2012 5:19:45 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-Dees · 14 replies ^ | 8/25/2012 | Joe Newby
    A second woman posing as a "Republican who supports Obama" in a new campaign advertisement was identified Saturday as Delia Ciano, the mother of Maria Ciano, a registered Democrat who also appears in the ad, posing as a Republican, John Hinderaker reported at Powerline. "Her Facebook page, like her daughter’s, is revealing. She put up a link to the Obama video and writes, 'Maria and I are part of this video. I hope you watch,'” he wrote before posting a screen shot of her personal Facebook page.
  • Could Isaac overshadow U.S. Republicans' convention?

    08/26/2012 3:30:47 PM PDT · by SantaLuz · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:33pm | Steve Holland
    Tropical Storm Isaac forced Republicans on Sunday to rewrite the script for their national convention in Tampa, as party officials scrambled to make sure candidate Mitt Romney's message to voters would not be blown off course. Isaac was expected to spare Tampa a direct hit and strike, with hurricane strength, farther north along the Gulf Coast this week. But it has left Republicans who canceled most of their schedule for Monday in anticipation of the storm with a new challenge for the convention's remaining three days: Help Romney make an aggressive, memorable argument to be president, while being careful to...
  • To Secretary Ritchie: Stop your photo ID fabrications

    08/26/2012 12:48:18 PM PDT · by rhema · 12 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 8/25/12 | Rep. Keith Downey
    It is bad enough that some politicians resort to falsehoods and scare tactics to distract and mislead the public. But when the issue is election integrity, and the politician is the top election official in the state, it has to stop. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie opposes requiring voters to show a photo ID before voting. Fair enough, we have a legitimate difference of opinion. But he doesn't stop there. Ritchie is desperately attacking and falsely representing the photo ID constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. Desperately, because polls show overwhelming support for photo ID in Minnesota. Falsely, because...
  • Busted: “Republican” woman in Obama ad has been a registered Democrat since 2006

    08/25/2012 4:49:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Drudge, the inevitable finish for an ad for a President whose track record on vetting and research has been all too vividly featured in our Obamateurism series. Earlier this week, Team Obama stepped up its War On Wimminses strategy with this ad, featuring women who identify as Republican but who intend to vote for Barack Obama in 2012. However, as the old Sesame Street song used to go, at least one of these women are not like the other: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF THE AD: "REPUBLICAN WOMEN FOR OBAMA" Maria Ciano who is featured in the...
  • Republican convention postponed until Tuesday

    08/25/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/25/12 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    From the RNC: Republican National Convention President and CEO Bill Harris made the following statement: “Our chief priority is the safety of the residents of Florida, of those visiting the Convention, and all those in Gulf Coast states who may be impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac. We have been working closely with the campaign, the party, and state and local officials for months to ensure a successful, enjoyable convention. Federal, state and local officials assure us that they are prepared to respond, if needed, and the scheduling changes we are announcing today will help ensure the continued safety of all...
  • Missouri conservatives rally to Akin, blast Republican “establishment”

    08/25/2012 8:06:08 AM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 469 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 24, 2012 | Nick Carey
    (Reuters) – Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that “establishment” Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race. A backlash has set in here in Akin’s suburban St. Louis congressional district, where supporters said the national party had no right to attempt to force out a duly-elected candidate.
  • Actress Jean Smart: I'll Never Forgive Anyone For Being Republican

    08/24/2012 10:17:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/24/12 | staff
    Actress Jean Smart from "Designing Woman" was on Current TV's "Talking Liberally" with Stephanie Miller to promote her latest project.
  • Indian-Americans get prime spots at US presidential conventions

    08/23/2012 10:53:00 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | IANS
    Washington - With both the Democratic and Republican parties out to woo the three million strong Indian-American community with its growing political clout, three of them have been given prime spots at the two parties' presidential conventions. While California's Indian-American Attorney General Kamala Harris has won a prime speaking role at the Democratic National Convention in North Carolina next month, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley would be among the "headliners" at the Republican National Convention at Tampa Florida next week. Apart from a speaking slot at the Democratic convention that would endorse President Barack Obama's...

    08/23/2012 2:32:42 PM PDT · by Jonah Vark · 27 replies ^ | August 22, 2012 | Janet Porter
    Want to know why the Republican Party is in such trouble? I believe it comes down to one word: courage. When Democrats misspeak, we make them vice president. When Republicans misspeak, Republicans are the first in line to throw them under the bus. When Rep. Todd Akin stood for protecting all innocent human life in a recent interview, he used a word with more than one meaning. He used the word “legitimate” before the word “rape” to mean “real,” “forcible,” a tragic event that “really took place.” ....... But because “legitimate” could also modify the word rape, some in the...
  • Marco Rubio accused of censorship for 'dry run' of speech

    08/23/2012 5:54:16 AM PDT · by T.O.K. · 8 replies ^ | August 23, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    A week before his big speech at the Republican National Convention, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio made a dry run of sorts in an appearance Wednesday at Forum Club of the Palm Beaches luncheon. And his request to keep the press from videotaping Wednesday’s talk has one local newspaper accusing the senator of censorship. It’s an allegation that political analyst Jack Furnari called “hyperventilating.”
  • New Republican Artur Davis coming up on Larry Elder show, KABC Los Angeles

    08/22/2012 3:11:50 PM PDT · by doug from upland
    KABC RADIO ^ | 8-2012
    LISTEN TO LARRY'S SHOW Davis seconded Obama's nomination four years ago. He got off the plantation, became a Republican, and will be speaking at the Republican convention.
  • Tampa Billboards Booked To Jab, Cajole RNC Delegates

    08/21/2012 7:36:38 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 7 replies
    Tampa Tribune ^ | August 21, 2012 | Kevin Wiat rowsli
    When GOP delegates make their way downtown each day next week, they'll get a reminder that they're holding their quadrennial convention in a city run by Democrats. A billboard scheduled to go up today on Interstate 275 at Armenia Boulevard welcomes Republicans to a city "Where the mayor and all city council members are Democrats." It adds, for good measure, "Enjoy our well-run city!" The billboard was purchased by Ruth's List Florida, a group that works to elect what it describes as progressive women. It's one of a number of organizations – partisan and non-partisan – laying claim to the...
  • Department of Education Blog Search for "Republican"

    08/16/2012 9:23:01 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs
    The Federal Department of Education ^ | After Bush | Big Brother
    -Take Politics Out of Student Loan Process (Debate is divided along party lines) -Working Together Is the Only Way (Republicans opposed to modernizing schools) -American Jobs Act Will Create Jobs Today and in the Future (Nothing controversial & everything paid for) -Fix No Child Left Behind (If congress does not act, Obama will) -DREAM Act Gives Young People a Shot (Only 8 reasonable Republicans)
  • Rules of the Madhouse Part One: For Democrats

    08/16/2012 3:31:20 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 4 replies
    A few days ago I wrote an article on my blog, Christian Fearing God-Man, detailing the 10 rules that every American should follow when they decide to get involved in American Politics (shameless plug). It doesn't matter how you get involved, because the rules are still the same whether you run for office, blog, or serve as an activist in some way. The rules are in jest because I've been told that we need to have an "adult conversation" about the troubles facing our nation, and I realized a long time ago that an adult conversation is just a dream....
  • Palin will not speak at Republican convention

    08/12/2012 4:51:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 211 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/12/12
    Palin will not speak at Republican conventionWASHINGTON | Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:36pm EDT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will not speak at the Republican nominating convention in Tampa later this month, she said in statement on Sunday. "This year is a good opportunity for other voices to speak at the convention and I'm excited to hear them," Palin, who was Senator John McCain's running mate in the 2008 election, said in a statement on Gretawire, the blog of Fox News's Greta Van Susteren.
  • Paul Ryan Faces Left-Wing Religious Attack

    08/11/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 11, 2012 | JP
    The Obama re-election campaign huddled today with “progressive” religious leaders as they coordinate a line of attack against conservative Catholic congressman Paul Ryan, Republican Mitt Romney’s selection as his ticket-mate. The Democrat-aligned religious leaders are critical of the budget proposals Rep. Ryan has championed on Capitol Hill, which, they charge, will exacerbate the sufferings of the nation’s poor. They also portray Ryan as a secret admirer of Ayn Rand, who famously authored “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead;” who was, at once, a strong defender of capitalism and an avowed atheist. Of course, it is hard for left-wing religious leaders to...
  • Polls: (pick one) Young voters support Obama 2 to 1... but are "fruit to be picked"???

    08/10/2012 8:31:21 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 10 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 8/10/2012 | RedNeckoBlogger
    I’m confident a significant portion (enough to win) of minorities and young voters can be “fruit to be picked” if the nitwit GOP establishment will at give it a try! The GOP establishment is long been locked in the prison of "conventional wisdom"... (and DAMN sure better break out soon!!!). Many college grads are graduating with mortgage sized student debt, no job prospects and living in mom's basement on dad's insurance. Yet they support Obama 2 to 1???? (Funny "math" indeed). I suspect much of their support is thin and can be wrestled away. If Romney/GOP can muster half a...
  • Is the CA GOP dead? Maybe...

    08/09/2012 8:55:46 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 28 replies ^ | 08/08/12 | Adam Sparks
    The NY Times just wrote about the demise of the CA GOP. It claimed its dramatic loss in voter registration, now just 30% of the state's voters, is due to the fact that the party has run out of ideas popular with the electorate and that it has grown increasingly conservative, out of step with independents who decide elections. Yes, the GOP has declined to insignificant status. It's minority status is now so small it can no longer block any legislation or budget that Gov. Brown and the Dems want. We live in a one party state. The state GOP...
  • The National Conventions: Blast From the Past or Vision of the Future?

    08/08/2012 1:20:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 8, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Will the upcoming national conventions be snoozers, or will they actually offer some degree of excitement? Over the last half century, these events have come to lack the suspense that accompanied them back in the days before state primaries wrested the power to choose party nominees from convention delegates and party officials. Now, national conventions are largely an excuse for companies and party leaders to throw parties for delegates to attend, to network and have a good time. Beyond that, these quadrennial rituals are little more than pulpits from which each side takes shots at the other; and a forum...
  • Ready for prime time? Rand Paul's convention speech an opening for liberty minded Republicans

    08/07/2012 1:11:29 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2012/08/07 | Matthew Hurtt
    The GOP recently released a list of its second round of speakers at the 2012 Convention in Tampa. Among them is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, the son of retiring Congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. Senator Paul was swept into office in the tea party wave of 2010, along with other liberty-minded Republicans like Utah Senator Mike Lee and Michigan Congressman Justin Amash. But they aren’t your run-of-the-mill conservatives in the style of Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich. Rand and his colleagues have a libertarian streak. They’re concerned with our expansionist foreign policy abroad and the erosion of our civil...
  • Pelosi to Florida seniors: Republicans are ‘E. coli club’, they don't care about food safety

    08/06/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday threw her political weight behind former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel’s bid for Congress. In a scheduled visit to the Veranda Club, an assisted-living facility in Boca Raton, the Democratic leader briefly spoke to a small crowd of mostly seniors about her admiration for Frankel as a “woman of courage.” She then launched into a familiar speech on Medicare.
  • RINO Author Attacks the Religious Right

    08/06/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 6, 2012 | JP
    Mike Lofgren used to be a Republican. Then he “retired” last year – so he claims – from a staff job on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee doing grunt work for GOP lawmakers. Nowadays, Lofgren gets paid to bash the party of Lincoln (and Reagan), which has been taken over by the “religious right,” he laments, in his just-published, oh-so-cleverly-titled book, “The Party is Over.” “Religious cranks ceased to be a minor political nuisance in this country in the 1970s,” writes Lofgren, “and grew into a major element of the Republican rank and file.” Today, he reckons, these “religious fundamentalists”...
  • If a Republican said this, the media would rightfully brand it anti-Semitism

    07/29/2012 10:59:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/29/12 | Carl in Jerusalem
    If a Republican accused Jews of voting for a Democrat because they're rich people and want a tax cut, what do you think the reaction would be? I think that Republican would rightfully be branded an anti-Semite. But when a Democrat makes a comment like that, it slips right under the media's radar range. Especially when the Democrat is none other than Queen Nancy Pelosi. Let's go to the videotape. The part I want you to see is between 6:00 and 7:50. More below the fold.
  • McCrory has large lead in new poll (Dems in trouble in NC)

    07/27/2012 1:20:40 PM PDT · by GOPRaleigh · 16 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | July 25, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    McCrory has large lead in new poll Republican Pat McCrory has a 10-point lead over Democrat Walter Dalton in the governor's race, according to a new poll. McCrory, the former Charlotte mayor lead Dalton, the lieutenant governor, by a 47-37 percent margin, according to a poll conducted for The Civitas Institute, a conservative advocacy group based in Raleigh. Barbara Howe, the Libertarian candidate had 7 percent. That is a widening of the race since the last Civitas Poll taken nearly a month ago, which had McCrory leading Dalton by a 46-44 percent margin with Howe at 7 percent. The spin:...
  • Republican Party in California Is Caught in Cycle of Decline (Shrinking to rank of minor party)

    07/23/2012 4:08:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/23/2012 | By ADAM NAGOURNEY
    LOS ANGELES — This would seem a moment of great opportunity for California Republicans. The state has become a national symbol of fiscal turmoil and dysfunction, the Legislature is nearly as unpopular as Congress and Democrats control every branch of government. But instead, the state party — once a symbol of Republican hope and geographical reach and which gave the nation Ronald Reagan (and Richard M. Nixon) — is caught in a cycle of relentless decline, and appears in danger of shrinking to the rank of a minor party. “We are at a lower point than we’ve ever been,” said...
  • A rare word from Zell Miller: ‘I had a late life conversion’

    07/22/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 7-22-12 | Jim Galloway
    Buford, Ga. – There was no mistaking the man who walked through the glass doors of the hotel complex on the shores of Lake Lanier. The trademark shock of white hair remains neatly groomed. The hawk-like nose still juts out over a tight jaw. The eyes are clear and bright. But the stride is gone. Zell Miller walks gingerly now, always with a cane. The former governor and U.S. senator describes himself as an 80-year-old man with 100-year-old legs. “I very, very seldom go anywhere,” Miller said in an interview. Miller’s appearance on Friday was a rare return to a...
  • CBS/NYT poll shows voter enthusiasm among GOP sharply rising (Independents too)

    07/18/2012 10:55:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After spending tens of millions of dollars trying to demonize Mitt Romney over the last two months, Barack Obama and his campaign had hoped to erode any enthusiasm for the Republican nominee. According to the new CBS/NYT poll, not only have they failed, the effort may be backfiring: Meantime, three and a half months before election day, Republican enthusiasm about voting this year has shot up since Mitt Romney clinched the nomination in April, from 36 percent of Republicans saying they were more enthusiastic in March to 49 percent now.President Obama was helped to election in 2008 by a wave...
  • Paul Rodriguez: How I become a Republican

    Mod still learning how to post if any changes need to be made please do - thank you. Just wow folks. George Lopez sucks - Paul rules. I know people who have worked beside George stated that he is so arrogant ( no wonder he loves Obama) but Paul is down to Earth.
  • Is Obama's Brother a Conservative Republican?

    07/13/2012 6:52:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/13/2012 | Dr. Paul Kengor, Grove City College
    Here's an intriguing thought: is Barack Obama's brother a closet conservative? Might George Obama endorse Mitt Romney for president? The thought -- mostly facetious, yes -- was prompted by Dinesh D'Souza's fascinating new feature film, 2016: Obama's America, just now being released. D'Souza trotted the globe in search of Obama's enigmatic roots -- like many of us, doing the job the pro-Obama mainstream media refuses to do. In one of the most compelling parts of the film, D'Souza sits down and interviews Obama's brother, George, who lives in a hut in Kenya. D'Souza's crew captured grim footage of the hut;...
  • Romney's Courage and Conviction in His NAACP Speech Missed by Most of the Media

    07/12/2012 8:24:03 PM PDT · by tcg · 26 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/13/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ...The Republican Party now has a nominee, the former Governor of my home State as a boy, Massachusetts. I must vote to discharge my duty as a faithful Catholic citizen. I will not waste my vote. I cannot vote for the current President. I will do everything I can to see he is not reelected. His leadership in the White House has demonstrated he is no friend of life, marriage and the Family and the society upon it, Religious Liberty and many other foundational causes to which I have dedicated my life. In fact, I worry for the future of...
  • Republicans dominate “America’s Top State for Business” list

    07/11/2012 4:22:12 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 4 replies
    As if we need any more proof that reckless spending and high taxes impede economic growth, CNBC’s new survey, America’s Top State for Business, is another indictment of progressive economic policy. The survey finds that Texas – for the third time in five years — is the most accommodating state for business. And it’s no mystery why. We already knew that Texas, which, over the years has instituted a number of free-market economic reforms, leads the nation in net creation of jobs with 410,400 between May 2007 and May 2012. In the meantime, 41 states have yet to reach their...
  • More suburban Jews turning to the Republican Party

    07/08/2012 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 7/8/12 | Kerry Lester
    Standing at a Skokie Holiday Inn before a table full of “Obama! Oy Vey!” buttons, Anita Ashe and Ellen Warsaw had a strikingly similar story to tell. The women, both Skokie residents, were born and raised in an environment where voting Democratic was as natural for their families as the Friday Shabbat dinners that were a regular part of their Jewish faith. Despite that political history, Ashe in recent years has found herself attending events sponsored by he Chicago Chapter of the Republican Jewish Coalition after becoming “more and more conservative as I read more and get perspectives on the...
  • Frankly Louisiana, Governor Jindal doesn't give a damn

    07/06/2012 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 15 replies ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Today, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is out of the state again. He is on a Romney campaign bus trip shadowing President Obama in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and Ohio. One commentator noted that it was a “great opportunity” for the Governor to participate in this high profile trip. While it may help satisfy Jindal’s gargantuan political ambitions, it does nothing for the people of Louisiana who pay his salary.
  • Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care

    07/04/2012 1:52:00 PM PDT · by bboop · 23 replies
    Shut Up & Blog RSS ^ | July 4, 2012 | Laura Ingraham & Staff
    July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want...
  • Vanity: We need a new National TEA PARTY Rally in D.C.

    06/28/2012 11:37:04 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 56 replies
    myself | 6/28/2012 | JSDude1
    Like stated in the title (We need a NEW TEA PARTY rally) NOW! WE the people need to let the government know that we cannot be CONTROLLED! We need the government to know that we will not go backward in this nation back into slavery. We need to know that "Taxation without Representation" is Treason. And most of all WE THE PEOPLE need vote to Defeat ALL politicans WHO vote to keep this vile law!~ J.S. I don't know when but I propose a national "Tea Party" rally sometime in the fall; I don't know when, and this thread is...
  • James Carville: ‘The Tea Party Is Over’

    06/27/2012 7:46:42 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 75 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6-27-2012 | Hunter Walker
    Liberal political consultant James Carville sent a fundraising email to supporters of upstate New York congresswoman Louise Slaughter entitled “The Tea Party is Over.” In the email, Mr. Carville claimed the Tea Party isn’t entirely finished, but he said they can be eliminated by donating to “proud Democrats like Louise Slaughter.” “These Tea Party Republicans have worn out their welcome. But I’m telling you — getting rid of ‘em won’t be easy. They’re not leaving on their own. We’re going to have to boot them out the door like unwanted house guests,” Mr. Carville wrote. “That’s why we’ve got to...
  • (Dissenting) Nuns start tour protesting Republican budget plan

    06/18/2012 2:02:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    WDRB ^ | June 1, 2012 | DAVID PITT
    <p>DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A group of Roman Catholic nuns began a nine-state bus tour protesting proposed federal budget cuts Monday, saying they weren't trying to flout recent Vatican criticisms of socially active nuns but felt called to show how Republican policies are affecting low-income families.</p>
  • A Republican Liberation Movement

    06/11/2012 4:03:16 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Sunday, June 10, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The real lesson of Wisconsin is that the Republican Party is at its strongest and greatest when it acts as a revolutionary liberation movement, breaking apart the power relationships of the Democratic Party that stifle people's personal, economic and religious lives. The Democratic Party has made it its mandate to politicize and collectivize the personal. It has done this to militarize every area of life, to transform all human activities into a battlefield and to bring every area of life under the aegis of its power relationships. These power relationships form its infrastructure, fusing together governmental and non-governmental organizations, to...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker in line for speaking spot at Republican convention

    06/10/2012 6:21:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/06/12 | Josh Lederman
    Wisconsin Gov. Walker in line for speaking spot at Republican conventionBy Josh Lederman - 06/06/12 08:45 PM ET Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s triumph in a Tuesday recall election has cemented his status among the GOP’s “bright, shining stars” and put him in line for a prime-time speaking slot at the national convention in August, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus said Wednesday. “He’s got a pretty good advocate here at the RNC,” Priebus told The Hill. Priebus, who was born in Wisconsin and formerly ran the state GOP there, called Walker a close friend and suggested he would be...
  • Walker Victory: This Is What the Tea Party Is About

    06/09/2012 2:01:32 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | June 8, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Though it hasn't been celebrated as such, Scott Walker's victory in Wisconsin represents the full flowering of the tea party movement. It is also a sign -- among others -- that the Republican Party has recaptured its ideological core. The tea partyers are often mischaracterized as extreme right-wingers. Thus, proponents of same-sex marriage or unrestricted abortion will invoke "tea party" elements as those most opposed to their efforts. That's off target. Though many in the movement may have conservative social views, those weren't the issues that spurred them to organize, demonstrate and vote.
  • Are the 10 Poorest U.S. States Really Republican?

    06/09/2012 9:58:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/09/2012 | Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson, Grove City College
    “Most of the 10 poorest states are Republican” is a quote of CNN’s Jack Cafferty. It appeared in his “Cafferty File” blog last September 22, and was accompanied by the opinion, this is “something the GOP can’t be too comfortable with.” Indeed, in an election year, you can bet that Democrats will try to make hay with those data. My previous column made the case that Democratic Party policies have induced the impoverishment of America’s poorest cities. Turnabout is fair play. If Republican policies have led to the economic stagnation of entire states, whereas Democrats are only responsible for ruining...
  • The G.O.P.'s Gay Trajectory

    06/09/2012 9:24:53 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 39 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06/09/12 | Frank Bruni
    But the progress within Republican ranks has also been pivotal, not to mention fascinating. And a compelling character in that subplot just added a new twist to the narrative, one that suggests the rapidly changing political dynamics of this issue and its potential import to a party dogged by an image of being culturally out of touch. That character is Paul E. Singer, 67, a billionaire hedge fund manager who is among the most important Republican donors nationwide. In just one Manhattan fund-raiser last month, he helped to collect more than $5 million for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. He steadfastly...
  • Sarah Palin Radio Interviews Scientist, Father of six, for OR-4

    06/09/2012 12:47:58 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 08, 2012 | Ron Devito
    Dr. Robinson is an internationally renowned scientist and also the author of a popular home-school curriculum that he developed from home-schooling all six of his children by himself. FreedomWorks has called Dr. Robinson "the poster boy for uniting the GOP establishment and the Tea Party." The American Spectator magazine called him "not only a scientist but also a warrior." Dr. Robinson is the founder of the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine, and the author of "Self-Teaching K through 12 Home-School Curriculum," which he developed while home-schooling his six children. He ran for OR-4 in 2010 and lost to the...
  • RUSH: Will Wisconsin SHOW the GOP Establishment THAT CONSERVATISM WINS?

    06/07/2012 2:50:13 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 19 replies ^ | June 06, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Will Wisconsin Show the GOP Establishment ThatConservatism Wins? June 06, 2012 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jim in Houston, Texas. I'm glad you called, sir. Welcome to the program. CALLER: Thanks for taking my call, Rush. I appreciate it, and I appreciate all that you do. RUSH: Thank you very much, sir. CALLER: I'm sitting here with my three grandkids, turning them into Rush Babies. RUSH: That a way. CALLER: My question is,if this election in Wisconsin sent a note to the Democrats,what do you think it sends to the Republican National Committee and to Romney? Because you've already touched on...
  • VA GOP primary: 'Prepare to be shocked'

    06/05/2012 9:25:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies ^ | June 5, 2012 | Unknown
    E.W. Jackson 'declaring war' on Obama, Kaine for 'ignoring Constitution' For months, former Sen. George Allen has been the prohibitive favorite to win the Republican nomination in his quest to win back the U.S. Senate seat he lost to Jim Webb six years ago. There have been no new public polls showing a major shift in the race but GOP hopeful E.W. Jackson says voters in the commonwealth can expect a shocking result next Tuesday. Jackson says internal polling gives him confidence that he will not only challenge Allen but score the biggest upset to date in the 2012 cycle....
  • Texas State Republican Convention Planning Thread

    06/05/2012 3:50:35 PM PDT · by DrewsDad · 78 replies
    Calling all Texas FReeper State GOP Convention Delegates. This thread is intended to provide a means to organize any FReeper get-togethers(lunch/dinner) or other activities fro those attending the state conventions in Ft. Worth June 7th-9th. We can plan around the various Convention Activities and the Tentative AgendaThursday, June 7 10:00 am First General Session 2:30 pm First Senatorial District Caucus Meeting 3:45 pm Breakout Session 1 - choose from many topics -Congressman Ron Paul 4:45 pm Breakout Session 2 8:00 pm Permanent Committee Meetings Friday, June 8 7:00 am Prayer Rally 8:00 am Second Senatorial District Caucus Meeting 9:00 am...