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  • We, Conservatives, Must Come out & Vote on 11/04/14

    10/22/2014 6:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleConservative · 37 replies
    BlackFemaleConservative - My Personal Essay ^ | 10/22/2014 | BlackFemaleConservative
    To save the Republic, we must come together to defeat the Democrats. A weak Republican is better than any Democrat, because the Democratic Party has been taken over by Anti-American, ultra liberal elements. Thanks.
  • MARK CUBAN: Here's What Republicans Should Do Next

    10/22/2014 9:30:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/22/2014 | Colin Campbell
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban has some advice for the Republican Party: Drop the social issues. "If I was going to give guidance to the Republican Party, ... I'd say, 'Stay completely out of social issues," Cuban said Tuesday morning on CNBC's "Squawk Box." The "Shark Tank" star and Dallas Mavericks owner said this would allow the GOP to communicate a strong message on the economy. "If you stay out of social issues, then the conversation from that side will only be about economics, and business, and growing business, and ideas," he said. "It should be easy!" Cuban also said he...
  • For House GOP, a Wave … Or a Trickle?

    10/20/2014 3:01:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 38 replies
    Roll Call Politics ^ | October 20, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    House Republicans are on track to make gains this cycle, but two weeks before Election Day, it’s still unclear whether the party will procure a wave of double-digit gains in their quest to extend the majority. Members of Congress and operatives alike note this is a toxic time for Democrats on the ballot that should result in huge losses for the president’s party. But a race-by-race evaluation of the House map shows Republicans are more likely in a position to pick up a net of around six seats this cycle. “After two successful cycles for House Republicans, the playing field...
  • Republicans chances of winning the Senate keep getting better

    10/20/2014 5:43:47 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 129 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 20 Oct 14 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>The likelihood of a Republican Senate takeover continues to increase with all three major election models giving the GOP at least a six in ten probability of winning the six seats the party needs to win take back control.</p> <p>The trend lines in both the LEO and FiveThirtyEight models highlight movement over the past week toward Republicans -- with a slight tick back toward Democrats in the last few days."</p>
  • Tina Brown Treats Republicans Like Dogs: 'They Had Their Rabies Shots'

    10/20/2014 6:50:51 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 19 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Tart-tongued Tina Brown is at it again. On today's Morning Joe, seeking to explain why Republicans are doing surprisingly well with women voters this year, Brown said: "they had their rabies shots." Brown was responding to a Politico article reporting that President Obama is under water with women voters, and that this is spilling over into Senate races. In Colorado, for example, a poll shows Republican Cory Gardner leading Dem Mark Udall by nine points among women. And even Alison Lundergan Grimes [who may or may not have voted for Barack Obama], only leads among women by two. Brown's ugly...
  • Bozell: If GOP Blows November Election, Its Anti-Conservative Strategy Will Be To Blame

    10/19/2014 4:00:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | October 19, 2014 | Brent Bozell, Fox News
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)We are watching the wheels come off the most radical and dangerously incompetent administration in history. “I am not on the ballot this fall,” President Obama proclaims, “but make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them.” This statement should be the final nail in the coffin for the Democrats. The GOP should be poised to win a landslide of historic proportions. So why is there so much debate over whether they’ll win -- at all? The answer is crystal clear. The Republican Party needed only to choose any one of a number of national...
  • Rand Paul: Republicans Can’t Win without Black Vote

    10/18/2014 6:44:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Rand Paul won his Senate seat without winning any notable amount of the black vote. In a match up with Hillary Clinton, he’s currently set to take 15% of the black vote. That’s much better than Mitt Romney, but he’s up against Hillary Clinton. Not Barack Obama. And his MSNBC comments about letting businesses discriminate against black people haven’t been in autoplay for eight months, which they would be if he ever won the primaries. After that, he would be lucky to get 1 percent no matter how many trips he makes to Ferguson.So his constant chatter about winning minority...
  • Editorial: We recommend Greg Abbott for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News!)

    10/18/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Editors
    Texas’ two leading gubernatorial candidates have earned our respect despite their flaws. Republican Greg Abbott is the model of perseverance for fighting back in a wheelchair from a spine-crushing 1984 accident to become attorney general. Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis demonstrated exceptional courage with her 2013 Senate filibuster to halt legislation aimed at restricting abortion rights. These two uphold Texas’ fighting spirit. When this newspaper weighs all the issues, however, Abbott tips the balance as the candidate most capable of sustaining the state’s economic success and holding in check growing extremism in the state GOP. Texas Republicans’ hard-right swing in...
  • 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...
  • Grimes radio ad claims McConnell is working to take away voting rights [race card]

    10/17/2014 12:49:43 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    The campaign of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is reaching out to different demographics, including the urban areas of the state with a radio ad claiming McConnell is not only implementing policies hurtful to the communities but also trying to take away their right to vote. Politico was first to report on the ad, which they say is running in Louisville and likely other areas of the state. In the ad, which can be heard below, a man tells listeners that Grimes is a “champion” for civil rights while also bashing McConnell for many things Grimes has hit...
  • National GOP (Top Strategist) Predicts Senate Victory

    10/16/2014 6:41:26 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    The top GOP strategist tasked with winning Senate control said unequivocally that his party will accomplish that goal next month. "We are going to win the Senate. I feel very good about that," National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Collins told reporters in a Thursday meeting. "These races have been tough, they've been a grind, but we're seeing movement in our right direction. I feel really good about where we are," Collins continued. "I think we're going to take the Senate. I think we're going to take it on election night." Collins joked that if the GOP doesn't win,...
  • Will 'Obola' Fear-Mongers Sway Voters? Yes, Unless Dems Retake Offense on Economy and Obstruction

    10/17/2014 1:57:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 12, 2014 | Mark Green
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Republicans are conflating crises as if there's an ISIS terrorist with Ebola at the Border. Lowry and Shrum debate if hitting-the-panic button can work in November and if Dems can counter with good economic news and GOP voter obstruction. Then: Is Panetta patriotic or betraying?On The Politics of Ebola.It’s life imitating art, seemingly ripped from identical scenes in Outbreak, Contagion and the conclusion of Planet of the Apes, except Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't act as if she's dying -- though tens of thousands of West Africans, at a minimum, actually will. Based on the news axiom "if-it-bleeds-it-leads" and the cerebral amygdala's...
  • Got an Email from the Republican Party chastising me for not giving.

    10/16/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT · by DH · 57 replies
    Email | 10/16/2014 | Unknown
    From:'info@nrsc.org' David, I'm really disappointed — and worried. I've been counting on your support to end Harry Reid's disastrous control of the U.S. Senate on November 4th. Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ben Carson, Mike Lee, and John McCain have all taken the time to contact you and ask for your support — but unless my information is wrong we haven't heard from you. We've got less than 20 days until Election Day — I'm not sure what else to do. Are you sure you really want to see Barack Obama's Harry Reid-ruled rubberstamp majority in the Senate continue for two...
  • Republicans ramp up pressure for travel ban on citizens of nations affected by Ebola

    10/16/2014 11:39:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jon Ward
    WASHINGTON — As unsettling news about a second Dallas nurse contracting Ebola unspooled on Wednesday, driving anxiety in the U.S. higher, Republicans increased their calls for restrictions on travel to the U.S. from West Africa. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement late Wednesday that “a temporary ban on travel to the United States from countries afflicted with the virus is something that the president should absolutely consider.” He was echoing what has become a chorus of calls from Republican U.S. Senate candidates ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm elections. On Wednesday alone, Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst...
  • Democrats outraising Republicans as election nears

    10/16/2014 7:49:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jim Angle
    Despite outrage from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats about billionaires like the Koch brothers donating to the GOP, statistics show Democrats are outraising Republicans this election season. Sheila Krumholz of the Center for Responsive Politics estimated, "the Democratic senatorial campaign committee has raised $111 million compared to $82 million for their Republican counterpart." Even when you take all sources of money, from all donors for all races, the Democrats still lead. "It's about $595 million for the Democrats, and about $450 million for the Republicans," Krumholz said. In the run-up to the Nov. 4 election, the Republican...
  • The absurd claim that only Republicans are to blame for cuts to Ebola research

    10/15/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/15/2014 | Glenn Kessler
    “Republican cuts kill” – new Web ad by the Agenda Project Action Fund This ad is simply a more extreme version of a new Democratic talking point — that GOP budget cuts have harmed the nation’s ability to handle the Ebola outbreak. It mixes statistics — the budget for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “cut” $585 million (the ad offers no date range) — with disturbing images of the outbreak and various Republican leaders saying variations of the word “cut.” A slightly more nuanced version of this theme was launched by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which...
  • The GOP Caused the Ebola Outbreak?

    10/15/2014 9:59:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Sequestration responsible for slowing the increase in the federal government's massive deficit spending remains the leftist bogeyman As the American public has begun to grasp the massive ineptitude behind the Obama administration’s response to Ebola, a leftist non-profit, the Agenda Project Action Fund (APAF), has sprung to the rescue. An ad campaign entitled “Republican Cuts Kill” features several prominent Republicans, and implies that budget cuts to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) are responsible for the current Ebola outbreak—all over the world. “Like rabid dogs in a butcher shop, Republicans have indiscriminately shredded everything...
  • Why Republicans Must Win the Senate in 2014

    10/15/2014 4:31:19 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Roll Call's Rothenblog ^ | October 14, 2014 | Stuart Rothenberg
    If next month produces a big Republican year, with the GOP gaining control of the Senate and expanding its majority in the House, it will say little or nothing about 2016, when a presidential electorate and a very different Senate class combine to create the makings of a substantially good Democratic year. But if the GOP fails to capture the Senate this year, 2016 could turn into an unmitigated disaster for the party. And for that reason, Republicans are under extremely heavy pressure to take back the Senate in November. Four years ago, a Republican wave swept across much of...
  • Real Clear Politics: GOP in position to take a big majority in Senate

    10/14/2014 2:22:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/14/2014 | Noah Rothman
    It’s just a snapshot in time but, with just three weeks to go before voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in the midterm elections, Republicans may be in the best position to take control of the Senate than at any point in the 2014 election cycle. Republicans’ biggest obstacles to retaking control in the upper chamber emerged in early fall not in their ability to unseat incumbent Democrats, but in the party’s challenges in defending GOP senators or previously GOP-held open seats. That problem is starting to fade as Republican voters begin to “come home” to...
  • Washington Post: 94% Chance Republicans Win Senate

    10/13/2014 10:32:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 13, 2014 | Wynton Hall
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)A spate of new Senate projections shows Republicans widening the electoral map and increasing their chances of a GOP takeover. On Monday, the The Washington Post's Election Lab forecast showed Republicans with a 94% chance of winning the Senate and a 99% chance of maintaining control of the House. The New York Times is similarly projecting a Republican takeover in the Senate. According to the Times' statistical forecast, the GOP currently holds a 64% chance of reclaiming the Senate....
  • Tea party PAC plans announcement with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts

    10/13/2014 7:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | October 13, 2014 | Suzanne Perez Tobias
    A national tea party group will hold a news conference in Wichita on Monday with U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, but leaders stopped short of saying whether the group plans to endorse the Republican incumbent. “It will be an announcement,” said Taylor Budowich, executive director of the Tea Party Express, a California-based group that describes itself as the nation’s largest tea party political action committee. The news conference, set for 11 a.m. at the Sedgwick County Republican party headquarters in west Wichita, will be attended by Roberts and local tea party leaders and activists, Budowich said. Earlier this year the group...
  • Ratchet Down the RINO Rhetoric (Syrup of ipecac not needed)

    10/12/2014 1:03:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 12, 2014 | Doris O'Brien
    The presidential election is two years distant, but that hasn’t stopped some in the GOP from already deciding who would make “acceptable” Republican candidates and who would not, based on their perceived degree of fidelity to conservative principles. The arbiters have all but hung a sign in the 2016 window of opportunity that reads, NO RINOS NEED APPLY. It seems almost unconscionable for this assessment to be ballyhooed even as we find ourselves in the midst of a crucial election to determine the leadership of the U.S. Senate, and the direction of America’s future. Certainly, this would seem to be...
  • Huckabee Vows to Leave GOP If It Doesn’t Fight Same-Sex Marriage

    10/09/2014 1:46:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 09 Oct 2014 04:11 PM | Todd Beamon
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee threatened to leave the GOP and run for the White House in 2016 as an independent if Republicans “capitulate” and support same-sex marriage. “If the Republicans want to lose guys like me, and a whole bunch of still God-fearing, Bible-believing people, go ahead and just abdicate on this issue—and go ahead and say abortion doesn’t matter, either,” Huckabee told Tim Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, on Wildmon’s “Today’s Issues” radio show. “Because at that point, you lose me; I’m gone.” “I’ll become an independent,” he vowed in an interview on Tuesday. “I’ll start...
  • Ted Cruz-Rand Paul competition could reshape Republican Party

    10/09/2014 8:52:46 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 63 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Conservative stars appeal to voters in radically different ways. The most attention-grabbing conservatives in the emerging 2016 Republican presidential nomination race are two freshmen U.S. senators who had never held elective office before. Though nearly equal in their fanfare, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas are romancing Republican and independent voters in radically different ways. The outcome of their fierce competition could influence the direction of their party. Win or lose, both men have an opportunity to influence a new generation of conservatives in tactics, policy and coalition-building while readjusting the movement’s planks of fiscal restraint, free...
  • What's the Matter With Kansas?

    10/09/2014 12:18:43 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 9, 2014 | Sean Trende
    Kansas is home to one of the longest winning streaks in the country: No Republican has lost a Senate election there since 1932, when Ben Paulen lost by just under four points to George McGill. What’s more, if there was ever a year where a Republican would lose, 2014 would be an unlikely candidate. And yet . . . Sen. Pat Roberts clearly finds himself in the fight of his political life. With just under four weeks to go until Election Day, he trails his opponent, Greg Orman, by 2.4 percentage points in the RCP Average -- though a new...
  • Ted Cruz says Chris Christie would be 'another Rudy Giuliani' in 2016, report says

    10/08/2014 1:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | October 8, 2014 | Claude Brodesser-Akner
    Despite calls by party leaders for would-be presidential candidates keep the gloves on, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is privately disparaging Chris Christie as the “Rudy Giuliani of this cycle,” to donors, according to a new Politico report that suggests a particularly nasty fight among GOP candidates is brewing even before the start of the 2016 campaign season. The report, quoting multiple sources, noted that Cruz is making the comparison to potential donors as he tries to expand his appeal beyond conservative Tea Partiers and access the easy campaign cash the flows most readily to those candidates with the highest...
  • Virginia’s black-majority district map rejected

    10/08/2014 12:20:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 6:57 PM EDT | Larry O’Dell
    Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents, a federal court ruled Tuesday. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of judges left the state’s congressional districts intact for November’s elections but ordered the General Assembly to draw new boundaries by April 1 next year correcting the flawed 2012 redistricting plan. […] With Democratic-backing, two voters from the 3rd District filed a lawsuit challenging the district map. The plaintiffs claimed that the lawmakers who drew it could have shifted a large number of black voters from (Bobby) Scott’s...
  • Democrats Will Pay the Price for Obama in November

    10/07/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Democrats are panicking, and rightly so. Going into the November congressional elections, voter opposition to Obama is worse than it was for George W. Bush and for Bill Clinton at their respective six-year marks, and Democrats can't unyoke themselves from him. It's not just that Gallup's latest polls show Obama's policies are unpopular but that voters are planning to make a statement to that effect in November. Since 1998, Gallup has included a question to determine whether the voters are intending to use their vote to "send a message" that they either support or oppose the sitting president. Gallup found...
  • Lee's Tax Plan Could be a Political Boon for Republicans (Co-author Ted Cruz)

    10/05/2014 9:30:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Utah Policy ^ | October 5, 2014 | Bryan Schott
    The tax reform plan from Sens. Mike Lee and Ted Cruz could turn out to be a big deal for Republicans. Essentially, the plan sets just two rates for income tax - 15% and 35%. It also raises the child tax credit by $2,500 from $1,000 to $3,500. It also reforms corporate imcome taxes. The Week's Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry says the next Republican to win the White House will have a tax plan very similar to this one, which focuses on building the middle class. Here are two Tea Party senators, one of whom is thought to be a strong candidate...
  • Two Americas. The Cure to Secession

    10/05/2014 10:11:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/5/14 | Jason Barry
    Secession fever hits America yet again. But for the first time in American history a cure is available which can appease conservatives and liberals alike while keeping America together as one nation. And what is this cure? It is the Two Americas Movement (www.twoamericasmovement.org) ; that is, a movement to formalize the divide in America by allowing conservatives and liberals to live their lives independently of each other. It is a formal movement to reshape America from 50 States with limited power to 2 States, each with full power. Of course it will be up to Americans to take the...
  • Gay marriage debate splinters GOP into 3 camps

    10/04/2014 6:26:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/04/2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — As same-sex marriage cases cascade through the federal courts, Republican politicians find themselves awkwardly split into three camps. There's a small but growing number who favor legalizing gay marriage, a hard-core faction that continues to denounce it, and a sizable group in between that seems to wish the issue would disappear. At one end of the spectrum, at least eight GOP members of Congress have endorsed same-sex marriage, and two openly gay GOP candidates for the House hope to join them. In Massachusetts, Richard Tisei has run ads featuring his husband. In California, Carl DeMaio ran...
  • Lindsey Graham: Rubio Too 'Afraid Of The Right' To Back In 2016

    10/03/2014 9:06:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 3, 2014 | Staff
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said his experience passing an immigration bill with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) left him convinced his younger colleague isn't up to the presidency, in part because he's “so afraid of the right.” Graham made the comments to the Weekly Standard's Steven Hayes, and in the interview declared that he may run for president himself, saying he would want to inject his hawkish national security views into the debate. But his remarks about Rubio were perhaps more notable. Graham, for instance, compared Rubio's level of experience to President Obama's before taking offfice – albeit just before saying...
  • NPR, Fox News Polls: Republicans lead in Senate battleground states

    10/03/2014 3:19:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2014 | Guy Benson
    Consistent: The topline results — Republicans are ahead. Inconsistent: The margins. NPR measures Obama’s job approval at (41/56) in states with contested Senate races, and an abysmal (29/67) among independents. But on the generic Senate ballot, the GOP leads by just three, fueled by a 16-point advantage among those aforementioned independents: In case you’re curious, NPR’s partisan sample is a reasonable, if slightly generous, D+4. Fox News’ pollster included two more states in their survey, but excluded Alaska. Results: Unless I’m missing something glaringly obvious (Fox’s poll sample is D+0, in line with 2010), I can’t quite wrap my...
  • Can Ebola become a winning issue for Republicans?

    10/03/2014 1:54:12 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Republicans have taken the first tentative steps in politicizing the Ebola case in Texas, as the president left them a clear opening with his dismissive attitude toward the disease and belief that it would never come to America. But caution should be taken in criticizing Obama since a serious outbreak would create a backlash against the GOP for trying to capitalize politically on tragedy. Republican lawmakers are accusing Obama of underplaying the threat. They say the national response to the discovery of an infected patient in Dallas has been woefully inadequate. “I am concerned about it, and it’s a big...
  • Will GOP establishment even allow Cruz to run?

    10/02/2014 5:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 2, 2014 | Chad Groening
    Despite his showing in polls of conservatives, it's not a done deal the Republican establishment is going to allow Ted Cruz the opportunity to mount a serious challenge in 2016 – if he chooses to run for the presidency.For the second straight year, the first-term senator from Texas won the presidential straw poll at the Values Voter Summit sponsored over the weekend by FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council. Cruz garnered 25 percent of the vote this year, with Dr. Ben Carson finishing second with almost 20 percent. Last year Cruz garnered 42 percent. Connie Mackey, president...
  • Man with 42% approval rating: This midterm election is all about my policies

    10/02/2014 5:09:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Standard, my mental image of Democratic incumbents and their strategists reacting to this clip is of Toht’s face melting off after the Ark is opened in “Raiders.” He’s saying this, mind you, on a day when Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent in Kentucky refused to answer a question about whether she voted for him in 2012. A study released a few days ago found that barely more than a third of the Democrats running for Congress this year have expressed support for ObamaCare. The GOP made more noise yesterday about the one-year anniversary of the federal O-Care exchange opening...
  • Schultz Accuses Republicans of Putting President Obama 'In Danger' With Hateful Rhetoric

    10/01/2014 3:32:21 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    With the Secret Service's multiple lapses of security in the headlines, attention has naturally turned to the issue of presidential safety. Into the gap stepped Ed Schultz this afternoon, always on the lookout for the chance to turn any issue into partisan political gain for Democrats. On his MSNBC show today, Schultz gave an emphatic "yes" in answer to this question from a viewer: "do you think the hateful rhetoric from Republicans puts President Obama and his family in danger?" View the video here.
  • Right Hopes to Unite in 2016: As many as four candidates could contest the social conservative bloc

    09/30/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | September 30, 2014 | David Catanese
    Part of Mitt Romney's success in securing the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 bore out of the fact that he benefited from the spoils of a divided faction on the right. If Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were ever able to consolidate the sum of their supporters around one of them, Romney's path to victory could have faced great peril. This calculation is weighing heavy on the minds of social conservatives as they look for a horse to ride in 2016. With an adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz telling National Journal Monday the Texas freshman is "90 percent" likely to...
  • Republican Senate candidates Cotton, Brown and Land moving up by attacking amnesty

    09/30/2014 9:02:17 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For many conservatives this election is an odd mixture of joy and foreboding. On the one hand we are happy that the indications point to an end of the tyrannical reign of Harry Reid; but on the other we are faced with the prospect of more of the same old same old from Republicans. While there are many issues to be weighed as we decide what to do on November 4th, few would argue that amnesty is not our top concern. If the Republicans join Barack Obama in granting amnesty to illegal aliens our country will collapse and eventually cease...
  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    09/29/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/29/2014 | Philip Klein
    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda. During the George W. Bush era, for instance, Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress. Spending soared, the federal role in education grew, and entitlements underwent their most significant expansion since Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. Republicans claim to have rediscovered their commitment to limited government principles as a reaction to President Obama. But with the possibility of retaking control of the Senate within their grasp, Republicans have decided to pursue...
  • One-fifth of U.S. workers were laid off in past five years, study says

    09/29/2014 6:02:08 PM PDT · by usconservative · 24 replies
    L.A. Times (Link Only) ^ | 9/29/2014 | Jim Puzzanghera
    Link only. Excellent Article that should spur discussion.
  • Return To Republicanism?

    09/28/2014 6:27:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Paul Jacob
    IÂ’m a republican. YouÂ’re a republican. It used to be that most Democrats were also republicans. Today, IÂ’m not even sure that most Republicans are republicans. But IÂ’m hoping you are, whether you vote R or D or something else. Or donÂ’t vote at all. This is not an essay in political latitudinarianism. Or its opposite. Actually, IÂ’m trying to argue against anarchism. Let me start again. A republican is someone who upholds the idea of a republic, of a people-initiated government with limited powers and purview. This notion brewed in early Roman times, and the history and demise of...
  • How Ted Cruz Is Defining Himself as the Counter to Rand Paul

    09/27/2014 5:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rebecca Nelson
    At the Values Voter Summit, the Texan highlights his strong beliefs on conservative issues.In an already crowded field of likely contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz has found his way to stand out against potential primary opponent Rand Paul: championing the most fundamental planks of the conservative base. In a passionate speech Friday morning to conservatives at the Values Voter Summit, Cruz left no room for doubt about where he stands on the social issues that—albeit amid party conflict—still define the GOP. "How do we win? We defend the values that are American values," he boomed. "We...
  • Mark Levin on 2016: GOP Must Nominate Conservative for First Time Since Ronald Reagan

    09/27/2014 4:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Conservative scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin said the GOP is "a party in trouble" that must nominate a bold conservative for president in 2016 if they do not want to get walloped yet again. Speaking at Values Voter Summit on Saturday with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Levin, who is cementing himself as the intellectual godfather for conservatives in the age of Obama, said moderate candidates favored by the establishment and stand for nothing will never appeal to Americans who are hungry for leadership. "It's very, very, important that we nominate a conservative for the first time...
  • Republicans See Money Drying Up in Final Weeks

    09/26/2014 3:31:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 76 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...
  • War in the Gender Gap Evaporates

    09/26/2014 7:13:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The phony "war against women" has taken a strange and unexpected turn. Republican candidates are promoting expanded access to birth control, with contraceptives available over the counter. Democrats in varying shades of blue dismiss something they've always wanted as mere Republican politics. You would think Democrats would be grateful for enhanced access for women, a dream come true. This is the catch 22 of the 2014 campaign. Democrats and Planned Parenthood are obviously afraid that if Republicans get credit for this pip of an idea, they'll fall into the diminishing gender gap and never be heard again. The latest polls...
  • Wanted: Grownups

    09/26/2014 1:20:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    The United States had a cold war to win against the Soviet Union. For several decades, students were taught to dive under their desks should a nuclear bomb go off. People built bomb shelters. Americans got so tired of the containment strategy, they took a gamble on a guy from California whose strategy was simple: "We win. They lose." President Reagan did win the Cold War. His Vice President, George H. W. Bush, swept into office promising to finish what Reagan started. The Berlin Wall fell. Then a threat sparked in the Middle East. Bush stormed into Iraq, freed Kuwait...
  • Can Sarah Palin save Pat Roberts in tight Kansas Senate race?

    09/25/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 25, 2014 | Linda Feldmann
    Sarah Palin appears in Kansas Thursday to stump for Sen. Pat Roberts, the most endangered Republican senator. She could be helpful, but there's irony in her pitch.Sarah Palin has come to the rescue. The Republicans’ 2008 vice presidential nominee – and big-time political lightning rod – took the stage Thursday in Kansas on behalf of the state’s endangered Republican senator, Pat Roberts. Three-term Senator Roberts is widely seen as the most vulnerable Republican senator in the November midterms. A loss would seriously harm the Republicans’ chances of retaking the Senate. Enter Ms. Palin. The former Alaska governor’s public favorability has...
  • Sarah Palin To Campaign for Pat Roberts in Kansas Amid Lingering Grassroots Anger

    09/24/2014 12:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 253 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sarah Palin will campaign for incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) in Independence, Kansas on Thursday. Roberts is in need of help from the Tea Party favorite, as recent polls show he trails independent Greg Orman in this fall's general election. Last week, the Kansas State Supreme Court granted Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's request to be removed from the ballot, setting up a two-person race between Roberts and Orman. Roberts defeated Tea Party challenger Dr. Milton Wolf in the August 5 Republican primary by a relatively narrow margin of 47% to 41% in a bitterly personal contest that left many...
  • Waiting for a Freedom Party

    09/23/2014 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Stossel
    Democrats often call themselves “pro-choice.” Republicans defend “freedom.” Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want.