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  • Will 2014 be the year that Jews support the GOP?

    08/31/2014 4:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 31, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a perennial question which has flummoxed Republican strategists for years and continues to defy conventional political logic and planning. While it is impossible – and politically perilous – to attempt to take any American demographic group and treat them as a homogenous block, on the major issues of the day one would think that the GOP would be a natural fit for the majority of American Jews. When you look, in particular, at which party provides the staunchest support for Israel, there really is no comparison. A host of other topics appear to be a good fit as...
  • Don Surber: Ferguson shows Democrats problem

    08/30/2014 2:08:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2014 | Don Surber
    For years, liberals have pointed to demographic projections with glee.White people seem headed to becoming less than a majority in America. Liberals say this poses a problem for the Republican Party as most white people now vote Republican, providing the partys base. But the scenes of rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, pose a similar problem for the Democratic Party.In recent years, Republicans have diversified without becoming Democratic Lite. Democrats havent. Republicans have three Hispanic senators (Democrats have one) a black senator (Democrats have one), two Hispanic governors (Democrats have none) and two governors whose parents were born in India (Democrats have...
  • Jim DeMint Blesses Ted Cruz Over Rick Perry

    08/30/2014 1:01:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 29, 2014 | Jonathan Strong
    In Dallas at an Americans For Prosperity event, Heritage Foundation president and former-Sen. Jim DeMint put his thumb firmly on the scale for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over fellow Texan Gov. Rick Perry for the coming 2016 presidential contest. I think Cruz even more than Perry right now, DeMint told the Associated Press. Ted has become really the national conservative leader.(continued)
  • Rising (Maxine) Waters

    08/29/2014 4:10:57 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Politico ^ | 8-29-14 | MJ LEE and ZACHARY WARMBRODT
    Maxine Waters the fiery liberal from Los Angeles known for calling House Republican leadership demons and threatening to nationalize oil companies has gone from the scourge of Big Business to a sympathetic ally for corporate America. Its no accident. Waters is executing this transformation by seizing on the growing divide between conservative Republicans and Big Business and leveraging her position as the top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, where in the coming weeks she will play a role in the battles over extending a terrorism insurance program and the Export-Import Bank. A large part of her...
  • David Pennington: Republicans are Georgias problem

    08/27/2014 9:07:53 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 20 replies
    The Daily Citizen (Dalton, Georgia) ^ | August 27,2014 | David Pennington
    Recently, a friend lamented that the liberal left is destroying America, but I disagreed. The left is consistent and transparent in its belief that big government, higher taxes and more regulation serve the greater good. The right espouses a limited government platform of lower taxes, less spending and less regulation, which frees capital resulting in innovation and job creation. But do Georgia Republicans practice what they preach Georgias fiscal year 2014 results illustrate the reality vs. the rhetoric. Our revenue jumped $879 million over fiscal year 2013; but $473 million of this increase resulted from the new way cars are...
  • Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty (More Treason. Yawn.)

    08/26/2014 7:20:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | AUG. 26, 2014 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the worlds largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of...
  • Republicans Poised to Recapture Senate

    08/26/2014 10:08:15 AM PDT · by scouter · 91 replies
    Electoral-Vote.com ^ | 8/26/2014 | Electoral-Vote.com
    This is not an article, but rather a summary of what is now showing on the main page of Electoral-Vote.com, an election poll tracking site. I've been visiting electoral-vote.com for years, and have found that the closer we get to an election, the more accurate their map gets. Recently, and for a long time, they have had Democrats poised to keep control of the Senate, 55 to 45. However, in recent days it has shifted clearly toward the Republicans. Electoral-Vote.com is now showing the Republicans likely taking control of the Senate. Dems 48, GOP 51, Ties 1 Electoral-Vote.com makes its...
  • The Republican Racist Myth

    08/26/2014 4:29:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The unsinkable Charles B. Rangel appeared on C-SPAN over the weekend. Why unsinkable? Well, the House of Representatives censured the New York Democrat in 2010 by a vote of 333 to 79 (when the body was still majority Democrat) for violating 11 ethics rules and "bringing discredit to the House." The New York Times called it a "staggering fall" for the senior Democrat. But fall-schmall, he's since been reelected and will retire at his leisure. While chatting with Brian Lamb, Rangel dropped a few falsehoods as casually as cigar ash. This isn't to pick on Rangel. He's just illustrative. His...
  • The Case for the Louisiana System: Republicans lose to Democrats thanks to third-party spoilers

    08/25/2014 8:01:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2014 | Bruce Walker
    Fox News recently had a political story noting that in several close Senate races in red states, Libertarian candidates might keep the Republican nominee from winning seats held by Democrats today. In the last three election cycles, liberal Democrats in Senate races have won races with less than half the vote, and with the majority of the vote going to the Republican nominee and candidates more conservative than that nominee. In 2008, Mark Begich won in Alaska with 47.8% of the vote, while Republican Ted Stevens earned 46.6% and Bob Bird of the Alaska Independence Party, endorsed by Ron Paul,...
  • Obamacare Isnt Going Away As a Campaign Issue

    08/25/2014 4:16:51 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/25/2014 | David Catron
    In an obvious attempt to help the Democrats preserve their Senate majority, the reporters of the legacy news media have been hard at work promoting a new Obamacare meme. The Los Angeles Times assisted in the launch of this propaganda campaign early this month with a piece titled, Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans. The evidence provided by the articles authors in support of this claim consists primarily of a July study involving GOP advertising: The percentage of broadcast television ads focused on Obamacare dipped in the spring, according to a study conducted by Kantar Media/CMAG. This...
  • Should The U.S. Declare War On ISIS?

    08/23/2014 5:56:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    If there’s one thing that will generate bipartisan consensus on the Hill, it’s that the United States needs to get serious about confronting the Islamic State (ISIS) militarily. The National Journal recently posted a piece by James Kitfield, a senior fellow at Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress, argued that it’s time the U.S. declares war on the Islamic State–and have a debate on the U.S. interests at stake: Washington is overdue for a serious debate about what U.S. national interests are threatened by the Iraq crisis. … Most importantly, ISIS today represents a direct and growing threat...
  • Losing a Sense of Community

    08/22/2014 4:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There is a lot of anger in Ferguson, Missouri, and much of it understandable. But there is also a lot of spectacle and drama. "Ferguson" has become a rallying cry for hucksters, a ratings point for the media, and a point of argument for friends on social media. What Ferguson really is, is a deeply wounded city in Missouri. Its citizens are divided; its trust in authority is collapsed; it has one less 18-year-old and an injured policeman. There are no winners in Ferguson, just a lot of tears and heartache. Most Americans tend to trust and support their police....
  • Coalition Urges Malloy, Foley To Consider Taxes, Tolls to Raise Transportation Money

    08/20/2014 12:08:04 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | August 19, 2014 | GREGORY B. HLADKY
    HARTFORD - A broad coalition of environmental, economic, regional and construction groups urged Connecticut's gubernatorial candidates Tuesday to conduct a debate focused on transportation issues, and to consider higher taxes and tolls to pay for the state's dire transportation needs. The activists put out a four-point program they said the state's next governor must consider, and expressed concern about the possibility that massive federal funding for highways and mass transit might dry up in the next few years. The coalition's key issues are: Making certain that state revenue that is supposed to be devoted to transportation - such as gas...
  • Ridiculous: Dems Doing Really Well In Montana, Will Hold Senate Majority

    08/19/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is simply living in an alternate universe. While yelling into the clouds over the Koch Brothers’ evil plot to destroy America, he said today that Democrats “are doing really well in Montana.” And is optimistic that they'll maintain control of the Senate (via the Hill): Reid predicted Democrats would lose a seat in South Dakota, but was optimistic about Montana despite Sen. John Walsh's (D-Mt.) recent decision to drop out of the race after a plagiarism scandal. We are doing really well in Montana," Reid told reporters on Monday. … If the election were held today, we'd...
  • Small (r)epublicans Ruling Class

    08/18/2014 10:04:28 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 17, 2014 | David Corbin and Matthew Parks
    For years, weve read a lot of stories about anti-establishment Republicans attacking their mainstream opponents. But the mainstream media narrative rarely runs in the opposite direction. House Leadership GOP Elections The coordinated ruling class surge against constitutional conservatives who dont know their place gained force last week with both serious and farcical attacks on its presidential contenders. Rand Paul got the viral video treatment for a gotcha moment at an Iowa fundraiser for Congressman Steve King (R-IA)a compliment of sorts for the senator regarded by many as Democrats Enemy #1. Senator Pauls offense is his ability to draw some of...
  • Some evangelicals in Republican Party are feeling left out, see no standard-bearer

    08/16/2014 8:04:56 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Sebastian Payne
    Many social conservatives say they feel politically isolated as the country seems to be hurtling to the left, with marijuana now legal in Colorado and gay marriage gaining ground across the nation. They feel out of place in a GOP increasingly dominated by tea party activists and libertarians who prefer to focus on taxes and the role of government and often disagree with social conservatives on drugs or gay rights.
  • Confessions of a disillusioned Democrat

    08/15/2014 2:48:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-15-14 | Joe Piscopo
    Im a Democrat. Ive been a Democrat my entire life. I used to utter those two sentences with pride and would shout them from the highest rooftops. Now, Im almost embarrassed to say those words. I almost cant articulate my political affiliation in public (or on the radio) without immediately offering an apology and an explanation. How did I get here? Ive been asking myself that question a lot lately. The more I ask it, the more I come to the realization that I havent changed all that much. Sure, Im a little older OK, a lot older. I...
  • A modest proposal for the troublesome tea party

    08/14/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 14, 2014 | Rex W. Huppke
    The past few years have shown us that our political system is operating like a well-oiled machine, assuming that machine's primary purpose is to function horribly while producing nothing of value.. Stubbornness and disagreement have been raised to art forms, and the American people have made it clear they rate Congress only slightly more favorably than "scorpions in pants." The president isn't viewed much better, with an approval rating hovering around a dismal 40 percent. There's ample blame to go around leftward, rightward, centerward (which isn't a word, but should be) but a new poll homes in on...
  • Ann Coulter: We have no choice but to vote for these Republicans, including the crap-ass ones

    08/13/2014 11:38:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/13/2014 | AllahPundit
    An electrifying midterm rallying cry on a slow summer news day. Boehner, incidentally, isn’t one of the crappy-asses, she says. She doesn’t name names there, but she’s been known to diverge from grassroots conservatives in these matters before.What would happen, though, if Boehner turned around and made a deal with Harry Reid on amnesty in September? One of the goals of Obama’s looming power grab over legalization is to scare Republican leaders with the thought that Latino voters will be so grateful, they’ll break even harder for Democrats in 2016. The only countermeasure, Dems would have you believe, is...
  • BATTLE IN THE STATES: NYT DOCUMENTS IMPENDING GOP TAKEOVER OF STATEHOUSES NATIONWIDE

    08/12/2014 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/12/2014 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Recess is in full force in Washington, D.C., as national lawmakers vacation around the country, but both political parties are fighting intense political battles on the ground in states nationwide as several statehouses are up for grabs in whats shaping up to be a landslide pro-GOP election year. Republicans, who had appeared to hit a high-water mark in control of statehouses in recent years, are seeking to pick off another half-dozen chambers this year, taking advantage of President Obamas persistent unpopularity, anxiety about the economy, and a history of anemic turnout among Democrats in nonpresidential election years, the New York...
  • Washington Post: Republican takeover of Senate appears more and more assured

    08/11/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/11/2014 | By Chris Cillizza
    The decision by Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) not to seek election in November in the wake of a plagiarism scandal is the latest piece of good news for Republicans as they strive to take control of the Senate in less than three months. Walshs departure from the race came in the same week that two Republican senators Pat Roberts in Kansas and Lamar Alexander in Tennessee defeated tea party challengers in primary fights, ensuring that every GOP senator seeking reelection would be the partys nominee. These past seven days typified the fates of the two parties this election...
  • Ted Cruz for President?

    08/09/2014 3:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 9, 2014 | Molly Ball
    Conservatives are literally praying that the Texas senator will be the 2016 nominee. The rest of the Republican Party isn't so sure. FORT WORTH, TexasAfter finishing his speech, Ted Cruz announced he would take questions from the audience. But instead of asking him anything, they just wanted to tell the Republican senator how great he was. "When I look at you, I can imagine you would be just like one of the founding fathers of this country," one woman said from the microphone stand in the middle of the hotel ballroom. "Honor to you, Ted Cruz," said the next. "We...
  • Year of Incumbents Living Dangerously

    08/08/2014 5:44:52 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | August 8, 2014 | John Fund
    The Tea Party didnt knock off any incumbent GOP senators this year in primaries, but last night it proved just how riled up voters are against the Washington establishment. Tennessee senator Lamar Alexander won re-nomination last night with just 49.7 percent of the vote. His main opponent, state representative Joe Carr won 41 percent despite an erratic campaign and being ignored by the major national tea-party groups. Alexander was able to convince just enough conservatives to back him with his rallying cry: Im not in the shut-down-the-government crowd, Im in the taking-over-the-government crowd. Alexander becomes the third GOP senator in...
  • America must elect a patriot and leader in 2016, not another bloodless parasite

    08/07/2014 10:16:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Has the time finally come that practical rather than political experience, a larger than life persona and sanguinary vision of both sworn enemies and fair weather friends should define the suitability for office of the next American president? Our elected representatives are charged with defense of the Constitution of the United States and the faithful execution of their office. But for decades the republic has suffered through an epidemic of irreconcilable political, economic, social, and media agendas which have transformed the US from a nation of prosperity into one of decay. We are becoming what our Founders feared most as...
  • A Remarkable 37th President

    08/07/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Alan Caruba
    The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority Forty years ago, on August 9, 1974, Richard Nixon resigned the office of President; the first and only President to do so. I was just into my thirties in 1968, the year Richard Nixon was elected the 37th President of the United States. What I recall most of that year was the way the Chicago police, after enduring an onslaught of name-calling and insults from anti-war protesters aggressively drove them away from their effort to disrupt the Democratic Party convention that would nominate Hubert Humphrey. His...
  • Palin Urged To Lead Third Party, But Despite Dysfunction No New Force Is Likely In Washington

    08/06/2014 9:39:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post UK ^ | August 6, 2014 | Paul Vale
    On Tuesday conservative activist and commentator Steve Baldwin penned an article for the right-leaning website Barbwire calling for the emergence of a third political party in the US, one made up of religious and fiscal conservatives that could supplant the Republican Party. Baldwin even proposed a leader for this new political coalition Sarah Palin, erstwhile governor of Alaska and, memorably, the vice-presidential Republican nominee in 2008. According to the activist, the thrust of this new political force would be to eliminate all federal abortion funding, reversing Roe vs. Wade [the Supreme Court decision to legalise abortion], and prohibiting the...
  • Luck and a Little Mystery: The Economy Grows Faster Under Democratic Presidents

    08/06/2014 12:33:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/06/2014 | Jared Bernstein
    Though I typically resist, my wife often tries to get me to put down the laptop and enjoy the Zen of gardening with her. So you can imagine her surprise when she returned from a trip to find a beautiful clump of nonwild flowers planted in her garden. She loved the welcome-home gift and was ready to bestow upon me many valuable (and increasingly elusive) good-husband points. The thing is, I have no idea how those flowers got there. And like George Washington, I could not tell a lie. But had I in fact been an actual president, I probably...
  • Can a Third Party be Formed Without Helping Democrats Win?

    08/05/2014 3:58:48 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 149 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | August 5, 2014 | Steve Baldwin
    When one speaks with fellow Republicans about the future of the GOP, it is common to receive some negative feedback. This is because many conservative/libertarian Republicans feel the party has simply not done enough to challenge the Obama agenda. There is a widespread feeling among the rank and file that the country is hurtling toward socialism while Republican leaders sit on the sidelines and either do nothing or propose ways to manage socialism more effectively. ... I have given up on the GOP and am simply not sure it can ever be reformed. ... For a Third Party to be...
  • Michael Steele: Beware pizza with Ted Cruz

    08/04/2014 6:26:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 4, 2014 | Jonathan Topaz
    Michael Steele thinks House Speaker John Boehner needs to keep closer tabs on Sen. Ted Cruz. The former Republican National Committee chairman on Monday poked fun at reports that some House Republicans changed their minds on crucial border legislation last week after meeting with Cruz, the Texas Republican and tea party icon. For John Boehner, whenever any of his members says, Hey, Im about to have pizza and beer with Ted Cruz, he should be concerned, Steele joked. Really look at the calendar and see if theres a vote coming up, he said, adding that Cruz undermined GOP leaders. Steele...
  • Lott: Miss. GOP could use shake-up

    08/04/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe and Megan R. Wilson
    Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says Mississippi Republicans may need a regime change after the damaging primary fight between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. This has shown the fissures that are there and I do think the party leaders it may cause the need for some change in the party leadership, Lott, now the co-chairman of Squire Patton Boggs' public policy practice, told The Hill during a wide-ranging interview at the firm's Washington office. He warned that the Mississippi establishment is ignoring the Tea Party wing of the GOP at their own peril. If they...
  • Part II High Treason: The Book Burning

    08/04/2014 5:13:09 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 23 replies
    MisterChambers.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    Crossing the Wrong Kind of Activists Friday evening About an hour after I first notice the Business Insider article, I check my email again from my phone. I see that the once laudatory President of the NYYRC has lost his nerve. He noticed the Business Insider article, and asked me to immediately remove the post from the site. The problem, he says, is the sentence that questions Obamas relationship with the Emir of Qatar. (Which, I may add, linked not to anything sexual, but purely policy/political.) Im not home when I receive this email. The article on BI quoted mine...
  • Part I High Treason: Heres what the GOP is Covering Up for Obama

    08/02/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 35 replies
    Mister Chambers.com ^ | August 2, 2014 | Randall Stevens
    Whats the fastest way to admit guilt? Censor the truth. Reader, you put the pieces together on this one, and trust your instincts. What follows is a true account of the events of 48 hours, and more broadly, of several years. It is a microcosm of everything that is wrong with American politics in the Age of Obama, where both parties are complicit in a national suicide pact. Beyond the corrupt politics of petty corruption, the political establishment is not only silent about an ongoing genocide in the Middle East and North Africa, but actively providing support, weapons, and training...
  • Unhinged Dem Leader Pelosi Chases Rep. Marino (R-PA) Across House Chamber After He Called Her Out

    08/02/2014 1:28:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Scared Monkeys ^ | August 2, 2014
    Nance Pelosi takes crossing the aisle to the extreme Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) certainly did hit a nerve to say the least when he addressed the House regarding the debate on the border funding bill Friday night. Marino called out former Speaker of the House Nanncy Pelosi why when Democrats had control of the House, Senate and White House they did nothing about the border issue, but now with to make it a political issue. Needless to say, San Fran Nan then did something she never does, she came across the aisle. However, it was to confront Marino. After Pelosi...
  • Why Democrats Love Giving Ted Cruz Credit for Republican Failures

    08/01/2014 7:15:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Slate ^ | 08/01/2014 | David Weigel
    As soon as the House GOP leadership fumbled its border bill, Democrats started blaming Ted Cruz. "Blaming" might be too strong a word -- Democrats were practically vibrating with delight at another chance to portray John Boehner as a simpering loser who keeps getting dunked on by a freshman senator from Texas. .@SenTedCruz Just thought I'd go right to the source, will the House be voting tonight? — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) July 31, 2014 Democrats do this because Cruz is famous, and -- they believe -- primarily associated with the 2013 government shutdown. The press doesn't do much...
  • More GOP Lawmakers Shifting to Support Gay Marriage

    07/30/2014 7:49:39 AM PDT · by PlasticMan · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/30/14 | Melanie Batley
    Republican lobbyists are working to persuade GOP lawmakers to change their position on same-sex marriage and revise the party's official position that "traditional marriage" is between a man and a woman. Gay marriage advocates say their efforts are paying off as an increasing number of members of the congressional delegation are diverging from the party line, The Hill reported. "The issue is losing its toxicity, from a Republican perspective," Kathryn Lehman, a top GOP lobbyist and partner at Holland & Knight, who helped write the Defense of Marriage Act, told The Hill. She has been visiting dozens of Republican offices...
  • The Secret Weapon to Win Over Voters: Authenticity

    07/30/2014 7:24:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The National Journal ^ | 7-30-14 | Josh Kraushaar
    It's becoming harder for red-state Democrats to say what they really think on hot-button issues. One of the most underappreciated attributes in politics is a candidate's authenticity. In an era when politicians' talking points are scripted, and they worry about a gaffe going viral, the candidate who comes across as genuine holds a real advantage. It's one reason why Barack Obama was able to defeat Hillary Clinton, why Mitt Romney struggled to capitalize on a favorable environment in 2012, and why someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is able to use his force of personality to overcome ideological differences...
  • Friend, Were Here for You...[NSRC]

    07/29/2014 6:01:48 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    My Email | July 28, 2014 | NRSC
    You gotta be kiddin' me!!!! ********************************************************* Friend, Wed never doubt you. Throughout the year, youve heard from Republican figures elected officials and other organization heads asking you to contribute to various campaigns and causes. Its easy to get frustrated. Your past support is beyond question; through thick and thin, even when Washington has failed you, youve stayed true to the cause of building a better future for our country. This is a historic election and well all participate as we can. For some that will mean making phone calls every weekend or walking neighborhoods with friends for...
  • Republicans Senate Chances Rise Slightly to 60 Percent

    07/28/2014 7:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    THE UPSHOT: New York Times ^ | 07/28/2014 | Amanda Cox and Josh Katz
    For the last month, weve been adding one or two polls a day to The Upshots Senate forecasting model. Today, we update all 36 races, based on estimates from a YouGov online panel that covers every congressional and governors race across the country.The panel, asked for its preferences in collaboration with CBS and The New York Times, is unusual in its scope: It comprises more than 66,000 people living in states with a Senate race this year. YouGov, a polling firm, also conducted online interviews with roughly half of the panelists in previous years, allowing it to know how they...
  • With the Uniparty rearing its ugly head in Kansas its emergence cant be denied

    07/27/2014 8:52:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/27/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The members of the Uniparty, both Democrat and Republican, no longer feel it is necessary to pretend there are two political Parties in our country. They have no qualms about acknowledging the truth: There is only one Party, the Uniparty which is aligned against us, the American people. The Uniparty continually works against us in its effort to rule every aspect of our lives. New evidence of how pervasive the Uniparty is has just come from the plains of Kansas. If Fly over country had a capital state it would probably be Kansas. The Sunflower State has been among the...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Americans dont want House Republicans to sue Obama over executive actions

    07/25/2014 3:36:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    A note of caution. Republicans in Congress and in the commentariat are fed up with this White House failing to faithfully execute the law, as is its constitutional charge. Regarding this administration’s selective enforcement of the laws passed by Congress – ranging from DOMA to DACA, from recess appointments made while Congress was in session to the delayed and selective implementation of the Affordable Care Act – the GOP is foursquare behind a proposal to sue the president over his flagrant abuse of authority. The public at large, however, is less than enthralled with the idea of suing President...
  • House Border Crisis Plan: DOA

    07/24/2014 9:11:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    House Republicans offered a dozen recommendations Wednesday to address the illegal immigration crisis. Our focus has been to ensure the safety of the children and it has remained a top priority throughout this process, said task force leader Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX). In our personal meetings with the Presidents of Honduras and Guatemala they both stated that they wanted their children back, and we believe that is in the best interest of all the countries involved in this crisis. We look forward to working with these countries as they prepare to receive their children back.
  • David Perdue wins Republican Senate nomination

    07/22/2014 10:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | July 22, 2014 | Daniel Malloy
    Businessman David Perdue stunned Georgias Republican political establishment Tuesday by capturing the partys U.S. Senate nomination in his first run for office. The former CEO of Reebok and Dollar General toppled 11-term Rep. Jack Kingston by a narrow margin, setting up a battle of political newcomers with famous kin in the fall. Perdues cousin, Sonny, was a two-term governor and Nunns father, Sam, was a four-term U.S. Senator....
  • Dreamers Stage Gop 'Funeral' In Congress: 'Republican Party Is Dead To Us'

    07/22/2014 7:12:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/22/2014 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, DREAMers stormed the halls of Congress to stage a "GOP funeral" in front of the offices of Republican senators, some of whom have expressed concerns that President Barack Obama's unilateral grants of temporary amnesty have caused the current border crisis. Pro-amnesty activists from United We Dream dressed in black and marched around with a mock casket that had these words emblazoned on it: "RIP GOP." They held flowers and started chanting and singing, "We shall overcome." Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has said Obama should not award temporary amnesty to DREAMers in the future because the Deferred Action for...
  • Goodbye to the Republican Wave? [Promised Republican momentum has yet to materialize]

    07/21/2014 9:45:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/21/2014 | Nate Cohn
    Republicans entered this election cycle with high hopes. President Obamas approval ratings had sunk into the low 40s, and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act had been an unmitigated disaster. In an off-year election, Democrats werent expected to fully mobilize the young and diverse coalition that has given them an advantage in presidential elections. Off-years are also when a presidents party typically suffers significant losses. This year seemed poised to turn into another so-called wave election, like in 2006 or 2010, when a rising tide of dissatisfaction with the incumbent party swept the opposition into power. Given a favorable...
  • Why the "Mitt Romney for President" Talk Won't Die

    07/17/2014 11:56:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 17, 2014 | W. James Antle III
    Will Mitt Romney run again for president? The question seems absurd. Aside from a single commanding debate performance against President Barack Obama, he was not a very good candidate in 2012. After failing in his first attempt at gaining the Republican nomination four years earlier, Romney struggled across the finish line against weak, underfunded primary opponents whose best days were mostly behind them. He then promptly lost to Obama in November. In fact, Romney has only won one general election in twenty years of running for office. He will be fourteen years removed from that lone victory in November 2016....
  • Extremism in the defense of liberty is still no vice

    07/16/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Rick Manning
    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." Barry Goldwater The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater's clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater's message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy's assassination. The establishment Republicans, then known as Rockefeller Republicans, played...
  • I'm with Sarah Palin: Impeach him! Selena Owens says guv embodies true American Spirit, unlike GOP

    07/15/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 15, 2014 | Selena Owens
    Im wondering where the American spirit is these days, because Im encountering conversations and commentary pushing the notion that Sarah Palin, a prominent conservative politician and noted tea party champion of We the People, should concede and hush her mouths for the sake of Republicanism. Specifically, Im speaking of the former governors choice to proudly display some American spirit and tell Congress to impeach Barack Obama. Yes, I am on the Palin bandwagon in this issue. Our country is at stake. Sarah Palin is calling for Obamas impeachment, citing the immigration crisis as the last straw that makes the battered...
  • Sarah Palin backs Barry Loudermilk, Bob Johnson in House runoffs (Georgia)

    07/15/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Sarah Palin visits South Fulton in April to campaign for Karen Handel. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in via Facebook this morning with a couple of Georgia GOP U.S. House runoff endorsements: former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk of Cassville in the 11th and surgeon Bob Johnson of Savannah in the 1st. Its another tea party stamp of approval for Loudermilk and Johnson, who have the backing of national groups as well. When Palin backed Karen Handel in the U.S. Senate primary, the Handel campaign reported a surge of donations. Heres Palins full post: Just back from a beautiful weekend...
  • 'Persecuted': Fred Thompson - 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

    07/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 7-14-14 | John Nolte
    Fred Thompson's political career dates back to Watergate. Since, he has been a U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. He now does triple duty in talk radio, as a columnist and as a respected character actor; a profession he's enjoyed success in since 1987. In a Hollywood Reporter interview about his upcoming film "Persecuted," which opens in 600 theatres this Friday, Thompson admits things are tough for Republicans in Hollywood -- even for a veteran like himself: Is it tough to be a Republican actor in Hollywood? It's a tough business for everybody, but if you happen to run across a...