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  • Republicans ready to move 2016 convention up two months

    01/23/2014 12:36:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 23, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Republicans on Friday are expected to remove all obstacles to holding their 2016 presidential nominating convention to the end of June, two months earlier than their 2012 convention in Tampa, The Washington Times has learned. “The party’s rules change moves the convention to an earlier date which will allow our candidate to begin the general campaign earlier,” said Republican National Committee member Bruce Ash, who is chairman of the RNC’s Standing Rules Committee. “I will be voting to create a level playing field for all candidates and to help vet and promote the best candidate to allow the GOP to...
  • While I Was Gone…

    09/04/2012 11:02:40 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 1 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | September 4 2012 | Skip MacLure
    In writing, especially in the era of the new media, you’re only as good as your last publication… in our case, that was a couple of weeks ago. Dee, my fearless editor, and I both have full time careers. Dee in particular has an awful lot on her plate… I honestly don’t understand how she does it all. We’ve experienced a sort of enforced hiatus due to a long overdue hiatal hernia reduction that I should have taken care of years ago. The operation, as such, went extremely well, except that I contracted pneumonia as a result of the anesthesia…...
  • Robert Gibbs: ‘Angry’ night ‘full of insults’

    08/29/2012 8:39:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 75 replies
    Robert Gibbs: ‘Angry’ night ‘full of insults’ By: Kevin Cirilli August 29, 2012 12:06 AM EDT In Tampa to lead the pushback for President Barack Obama’s campaign, top adviser Robert Gibbs said Tuesday that the first night of the Republican National Convention was “angry” and “strange” and “full of insults.” “I’m kind of flabbergasted at the whole night,” Gibbs said on MSNBC after Gov. Chris Christie’s keynote speech. “It seemed first and foremost like this was a very angry convention tonight full of insults.” He said that the night’s speakers, including House Speaker John Boehner, did not capture the struggles...
  • VIDEO: Artur Davis Speech Republican National Convention RNC

    08/28/2012 7:49:45 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/28/12 | Artur Davis
    Video of speech HERE.
  • Paperwork filed to nominate Ron Paul at RNC

    08/28/2012 6:58:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 76 replies
    The Daily Paul ^ | August 28, 2012 | newtham
    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Wayne Terhune Delegation Chair, Nevada Six States Nominate Congressman Ron Paul for President at the Republican National Convention TAMPA, August 28, 2012-- Supporters of Congressman Ron Paul have collected the necessary signatures to nominate him for President of the United States at the RNC. The current rules state that a plurality of delegates from five states are required to nominate a candidate for President. The Secretary of the Convention, Kim Reynolds, was presented with the forms over an hour before the call for nominations. “We are excited to get Dr. Paul nominated,” said...
  • What Would Robert Heinlein Say to Ron Paul and his Supporters?

    08/28/2012 12:17:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 41 replies
    The Freehold ^ | August 28, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    You may not agree with what Heinlein says here but he is speaking directly across the years to Ron Paul and his people at the Republican National Convention.
  • GOP Rules Committee Rapidly Moving to Shut Out Grassroots at 2:00 p.m. Today (It's not over)

    08/28/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 532 replies
    RedState ^ | Tuesday August 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    At 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa, the Republican National Committee, led by Team Romney, is moving to shut down conservative grassroots activists. I’ve been on the phone with several individuals involved in the fight who tell me that the fight is not over, it is only just starting.Specifically, the media is reporting that the rules fight is over because Team Romney is abandoning Ben Ginsberg’s effort to allow candidates to control delegates. Under an initial proposal, delegates would, in effect, be chosen by the presumed nominee’s campaign and not based on votes in the states and delegate selection processes in...
  • Police find bricks, pipes and 'anarchist' graffiti on rooftop (near RNC Tampa)

    08/23/2012 3:22:10 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Fox Tampa ^ | 8/21/2012
    Tampa police say they've confiscated bricks and pipes from a rooftop in Tampa, and discovered what they say is "anarchist" graffiti. The anonymous symbol was spray painted, along with the number "99" in red paint. All of it was found on top of a building at 1000 North Florida Ave., which is at the corner of Florida Avenue and Tyler Street. "We are appreciative that the business owner called us," Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor said Tuesday afternoon. "Finding those items for us was not a surprise," she added. "We are just pleased to see the communications process worked the...
  • Democrats Unleashing Secret, Very Destructive Weapon On Republicans In Tampa

    08/24/2012 4:37:50 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 11 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 08/24/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
  • Biden Will Be in Tampa During RNC

    08/21/2012 4:08:50 PM PDT · by Justaham · 46 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden will be in Tampa during the Republican National Convention, a campaign official confirms. "Next week, on Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28, Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Tampa area and other cities for campaign events," an Obama campaign official tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD. "Additional details on the Vice President’s trip are forthcoming." The Republican National Convention will run from August 27-30 in Tampa. The Drudge Report first reported the news that Biden would be in Tampa at the same time as the Republican convention.
  • Statement from Governor Sarah Palin about the Republican Convention ...

    08/13/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    Gretawire ^ | August 12, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    ... As I’ve repeatedly said, I support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in their efforts to replace President Obama at the ballot box, and I intend to focus on grassroots efforts to rally Independents and the GOP base to elect Senate and House members ...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces First Wave of Republican Convention Headliners

    08/06/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 93 replies
    Republican National Committee ^ | 8/6/12 | Reince Priebus
    Tampa, Fla. – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the first list of headliners addressing the Republican National Convention August 27-30. Additional convention speakers, including the keynote, will be announced in the coming days and weeks. The speakers are: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the youngest sitting governor in the United States; Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, the 44th governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate is a NY Times best-selling author, radio and television show host; Ohio Governor John Kasich, former House Budget Committee chairman; New Mexico Governor Susana...
  • Divided We Fall

    04/29/2010 7:52:50 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 1 replies · 135+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | April 29, 2010 | Walter Scott Hudson
    There seems to be a false dichotomy in our political discourse, a choice between principle and pragmatism. In truth, there are three options. One can be dogmatic to the point of impotence, principled, but unrealistic. One can be willing to compromise anything for power, pragmatic without principle. Or, one can define their pragmatism within principle. The latter choice is the most desirable, for little good comes from unprincipled action, and nothing comes from impracticality.The rise of the Tea Party, and broader liberty movement, has progressed through the Gandhian phases of being first ignored, then ridiculed, and now viciously attacked. Whether...
  • Brandon Darby foiled terror attack against 2008 Republican Convention win recognition

    01/16/2010 4:44:59 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 12 replies · 1,010+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | Matthew Vadum
    You’ve probably never heard of Brandon Darby. The former community organizer who saved American lives by undermining a left-wing terrorist plot at the 2008 Republican convention used to be a proud member of the radical left. He called for the overthrow of the U.S. government. He hated cops. He consorted with eco-terrorist tree-spikers, radical feminists and black nationalists. He was approached to rob an armored car and asked to commit arson to fight gentrification. He mouthed politically correct slogans about the Bush administration. Government didn’t care about people, and he thought the botched response to Katrina proved it. When he...
  • Lieberman calls for voters to cross party lines

    09/02/2008 11:49:53 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 29 replies · 226+ views
    MSNBC ^ | updated 12:11 a.m. ET Sept. 3, 2008 | By Alex Johnson
    Gore’s 2000 running mate says Obama would be a fine leader — later Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the Democrats’ vice presidential nominee in 2000, urged Democrats to cross party lines Tuesday night and cast their votes for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, telling they they could “always count on him to be straight with you about where he stands and to stand for what he thinks is right regardless of politics.” Lieberman, who is now officially an independent but continues to caucus with the Democrats, was addressing delegates at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., but he...
  • Dave Barry: Republicans' turn to Sparkle

    08/31/2008 7:17:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies · 1,031+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | August 31, 2008 | Dave Barry
    ...The Democrats pounced immediately on the choice of Palin, charging that she is unqualified, especially compared to the ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, who have a total of nearly 40 years of experience in the U.S. Senate, or, if you subtract Biden, nearly four years of experience...
  • Gustav prompts talk of altering RNC agenda

    08/30/2008 3:32:23 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 19 replies · 146+ views
    CNN ^ | Aug. 30, 2008 (updated 33 min ago) | CNN
    Sen. John McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, plans to meet with officials in charge of the party's convention planning in Minneapolis-St. Paul on Sunday to review the latest news on Hurricane Gustav and what their options might be and then consult with the presumptive presidential nominee to determine what changes may need to be made. A senior McCain source said Saturday that officials are considering turning the convention into a service event, a massive telethon to raise money for the Red Cross and other agencies to help with the hurricane. McCain had suggested to a Fox News interviewer that the...
  • Ronald Reagan - July 17th, 1980

    08/28/2008 6:21:13 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 12 replies · 121+ views
    PDOP ^ | 08/28/2008 | J. Brown
    Mr. Chairman, Mr. Vice President to be, this convention, my fellow citizens of this great nation: With a deep awareness of the responsibility conferred by your trust, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. I do so with deep gratitude, and I think also I might interject on behalf of all of us, our thanks to Detroit and the people of Michigan and to this city for the warm hospitality they have shown. And I thank you for your wholehearted response to my recommendation in regard to George Bush as a candidate for vice president. I...
  • Anarchists Announce Plans On-Air to Foil RNC Convention Goers (“Swarm, Seize and Stay”)

    07/07/2008 11:37:36 AM PDT · by Syncro · 65 replies · 153+ views
    my FOX TWIN CITIES ^ | Created: Sunday, 06 Jul 2008, 9:08 PM CDT | Staff
    Anarchists Announce Plans On-Air to Foil RNC Convention Goers Last Edited: Sunday, 06 Jul 2008, 9:41 PM CDT Created: Sunday, 06 Jul 2008, 9:08 PM CDT RNC Welcoming Committee a.k.a. Anarchist group ST. PAUL -- An anarchist group threatening to crash the Republican National Convention has taken to the airwaves. Ironically calling themselves the “RNC Welcoming Committee,” members of the group shared plans to wreak havoc during the RNC. Their plans include blocking bridges into St. Paul. Those plans, called “Swarm, Seize and Stay,” call for members to try and cut off convention-goers and delegates from the arena.
  • GOP faithful open convention (California)

    08/18/2006 6:39:28 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 43 replies · 419+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Aug. 18, 2006 | Laura Mecoy
    With President Bush down in the polls, gasoline prices on the rise and the electorate dismayed by the lack of progress in Iraq, California Republicans gathered here Friday for their final statewide convention before the Nov. 7 election. Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore urged the party faithful to focus on the domestic issues of taxation, government spending and education, rather than the national security. But he was optimistic the GOP could win in California and praised Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for resisting tax increases. "One state where we have the best chance to bring us back is California," he said....
  • Delegates (CA Republican Convention) to tackle illegal immigration

    08/17/2006 7:17:48 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 25 replies · 495+ views
    Highland News ^ | Aug. 17, 2006 | Bill Leonard, State Board of Equalization
    When the California Republican Party meets in convention this weekend in Century City, the delegates will consider several resolutions on illegal immigration. Instead of complaining about the federal government's failure to secure our borders, most of these resolutions focus on state policies that can be improved to solve the problem. The first resolution discusses local government housing vouchers that are often used to provide “affordable housing” at taxpayer expense to illegal aliens. The City of Los Angeles is the largest offender. The second resolution demands that California begin enforcing its own laws for payroll tax withholding, workers' compensation, job safety,...
  • YOO-HOO! UNDECIDEDS + "PERSUADABLES" / Hear The Speech John Kerry Doesn't Want You To Hear

    09/05/2004 4:09:57 AM PDT · by Mia T · 104 replies · 12,701+ views
    YOO-HOO! UNDECIDEDS + "PERSUADABLES" HEAR THE SPEECH JOHN KERRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO HEAR (WHY INFORMED, RATIONAL DEMOCRATS WILL VOTE FOR BUSH) DECONSTRUCTING ZELL MILLER WHY JOHN KERRY IS DANGEROUS FOR AMERICA by Mia T, 9.02.04   DECONSTRUCTING ZELL MILLER-PART 1: KERRY, THE Ds + SEDITION (IF IT WALKS LIKE A DUCK...) (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) DECONSTRUCTING ZELL MILLER-PART 2 KERRY, THE Ds + THE AMERICAN SOLDIER (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) DECONSTRUCTING ZELL MILLER-PART 3 KERRY + Ds: NATIONAL-SECURITY CLUELESSNESS (viewing movie requires Flash Player 7, available HERE) DECONSTRUCTING ZELL MILLER-PART...
  • Gergen Recalls Maddox in Calling Miller's Speech One of "Hate"(Matthews,Gergen,Ingraham Transcript)

    09/03/2004 9:04:13 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 32 replies · 1,988+ views
    MRC ^ | Friday September 3, 2004 | MRC's Geoff Dickens
    The heated exchange on Thursday took place at about 7:50pm EDT as the group sat in MSNBC's outdoor set up near Madison Square Garden. The MRC's Geoff Dickens took down the highlights: Chris Matthews: "You know the old question in every political campaign is do you go hard or do you go soft? David Gergen. That fella just went hard. Was that smart?" David Gergen: "He went hate, he didn't go hard. That was a speech, in contrast to Dick Cheney's speech which was well within the bounds of political discourse and it was a tough speech. And, and, and...
  • “I’m Mad as Zell, and I’m Not Going to Take it Anymore.”

    09/02/2004 4:54:22 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 42 replies · 4,635+ views
    Special to Free Republic ^ | 2 September 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    There are speeches yet to go at the Republican Convention, as I write this. President Bush will speak tonight, and of course the most important speech given at any party convention is the one by its nominee. Still, without fear of being proven wrong, in my opinion the most powerful and evocative speech at this Convention was given yesterday. By a Democrat, Senator Zell Miller. The title which summarizes his work is just one letter different from the catch phrase made famous in the Oscar-winning performance of Peter Finch in the 1976 classic, Network. Finch played Howard Beale, the TV...
  • EXCITEMENT AT THE END OF A BILLY CLUB (Convention Humor)

    09/02/2004 3:51:33 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 6 replies · 789+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/02/2004 | DAve Barry
    NEW YORK — This is turning out to be WAY more exciting than the Democratic convention. At the Democratic convention, the only dramatic tension came from wondering, when you went to a party, whether Ben Affleck would be there, or Ben Affleck plus a Baldwin brother. But here in New York, a LOT of stuff is happening. Maybe too much stuff. This is what I was thinking when I was having my right kidney probed by a billy club, at the other end of which was a New York City police officer the size of a Humvee. This happened in...
  • Move America Forward: Sends a Message to the Protestors in New York (Republican Convention)

    08/28/2004 10:50:45 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 7 replies · 697+ views
    Move America Forward - The Daily File ^ | 08/28/2004 | Howard Kaloogian
    I thought you all might want to see this - it's the ad Move America Forward will be airing throughout the nation next week to rebut the anti-war protestors. CLICK HERE - High Bandwidth Version CLICK HERE - Low Bandwidth Version
  • LET'S PROTEST FOR WAR (NEW YORKERS)

    08/22/2004 6:08:28 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 10 replies · 783+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/22/2004 | Adam Brodsky
    August 22, 2004 -- HAS America become sui cidal — or just lost its good sense? What about New York? Is this city of lawyers, insurers and investors no longer worried about terror? The Twin Towers were attacked and reduced to rubble not three years ago, leaving nearly 3,000 dead — in the heart of the financial center. Yet Americans, even New Yorkers, act like it was just some urban version of Hurricane Charley, eons ago.
  • New York opens arms to protesters

    08/17/2004 7:53:18 PM PDT · by ride the whirlwind · 42 replies · 936+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | August 17, 2004 | GLENN THRUSH
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks he's found a way to pin down rowdy protesters at the Republican National Convention — by offering them a powder-blue button that labels them "Peaceful Political Activists." In a bid to tame potentially disruptive protests, Bloomberg and tourism officials Tuesday offered a unique package of discounts on hotels, restaurants, plays — even cut-rate entry to the Museum of Sex — to the best-behaved demonstrators. In exchange, they must promise to obey city laws and regulations and pick up their blue pledge pin, Bloomberg said during a news conference at NYC & Co., the city's tourism bureau....
  • EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS UNCERTAIN ON ROLE AT CONVENTION

    08/13/2004 6:49:40 AM PDT · by JesseHousman · 17 replies · 543+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 08/13/2004 | Rachel Zoll (AP)
    Top evangelical Christians may not have a high profile at the Republican National Convention this month. Some prominent evangelical Christians say they have not been invited to participate in or attend the Republican National Convention less than three weeks before the event is to begin. Analysts said the move likely reflects a GOP desire to sideline its more polarizing supporters during a tight presidential race, but convention organizers deny they're marginalizing the religious leaders. Republican strategist Ralph Reed said Wednesday that invitations just started going out to evangelical figures, but he would not release any names. The Rev. Franklin Graham,...
  • [RNC} Alaskan Delegate to New York: Don't Fence Us In

    08/06/2004 12:45:00 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 6 replies · 548+ views
    New York Times ^ | 08/06/04 | ALAN FEUER
    August 6, 2004 Alaskan Delegate to New York: Don't Fence Us InBy ALAN FEUER ORTH POLE, Alaska, Aug. 1 - Doug Isaacson has a few ideas about city folks. First of all, they do not understand Alaska. Second of all, they do not understand Alaska.He was flying in a six-seat Piper Navajo the other day above the tundra, grousing that he could not build on all that empty land because the city slickers wanted to preserve it. They needed some place to dream of in their cramped apartments, he was saying. It drives a man like Mr. Isaacson insane."It's a...
  • Social Conservatives Want More of Their Own to Speak at the G.O.P. Convention

    07/12/2004 12:05:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 144 replies · 3,717+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 12, 2004 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    THE REPUBLICANS Some prominent conservatives say they are upset at the apparent exclusion of the champions of their favorite issues from the limelight of the Republican convention in favor of more moderate members of the party. Conservatives said they were surprised to see former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California and Senator John McCain of Arizona - all moderate Republicans who oppose the proposed constitutional amendment blocking same-sex marriage - given high-profile roles at the convention, with few conservative Republicans on the list. "I hate to say it, but the conservatives, for the most...
  • Permit or Not, Protesters Prepare for Republicans in New York (NY Freepers: HEADS UP!)

    05/24/2004 1:11:53 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 11 replies · 125+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/24/04 | Randal C. Archibold
    He relishes the idea, and it is just an idea, he says, of linking arms on streets around Madison Square Garden to block delegates and bring the Republican convention to a halt. Getting arrested for civil disobedience, if it comes to that, does not faze him. "I am not going to have a work schedule for two weeks after, just in case,'' says Jim Straub, 23, who is a part-time dishwasher and bookstore clerk and full-time radical in Richmond, Va. Advertisement For Jen Lawhorne, 24, who also plans to attend the convention from Richmond: "This is going to be one...
  • Line Grows for Convention Protest Permits (GOP convention crashers alert)

    04/30/2004 10:34:46 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 13 replies · 114+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 1, 2004 | TOM HAYS
    NEW YORK - A growing list of potential protesters — including abortion-rights supporters, anti-war activists and even off-duty police officers — wants permission to hold demonstrations during the Republican National Convention, police officials said Friday. About 17 organizations have contacted the NYPD so far about permits that would allow them to legally march and rally outside the convention at Madison Square Garden and at other sites around Manhattan. More are expected to apply before a June 15 deadline. Authorities say the applications could overlap and conflict in demands for times and space. One request by an anti-war group has been...
  • Police to search trains (Big Business Republican National Convention To Inconvenienece Millions)

    04/29/2004 8:53:13 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 135+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | April 28, 2004 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    Every train headed for Penn Station during this summer's four-day GOP convention will be stopped and searched by cops and bomb-sniffing dogs, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced yesterday - an unprecedented plan likely to create a nightmare for millions of passengers on seven subway lines, two commuter trains and Amtrak. Inconvenience aside, sources familiar with convention security plans say, Kelly believes it is the best way to prevent a terrorist attack. "It's our goal to check every train, physically, with dogs and with police officers before it comes into Penn Station," Kelly said. "I think we're going to be well...