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  • Republicans on Road to Ruin With Highway Bill

    07/28/2015 5:08:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | July 28, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Later this week, the highway trust fund officially runs out of money unless Congress authorizes more funding for roads and bridges. But the bill that is being pushed by Democrats and some Republicans is starting to look like a Republican Party Dunkirk that could infuriate conservative voters and even wind up costing the GOP the 2016 election. The $320 billion six year public works funding bill would raise government spending, increase taxes on businesses and possibly provide a new lease on life for the corporate welfare queen -- the Export-Import Bank. This happens every time a highway bill comes up...
  • Obama scolds Trump, 2016 Republican field; Trump shoots back

    07/28/2015 5:35:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies ^ | Brent Johnson
    President Obama on Monday denounced the frequently combative tone of the crowded race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, saying "the American people deserve better" and calling out Donald Trump specifically. Hours later, Trump fired back. "He's probably the worst president in the history of our country," the billionaire businessman said during an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News. *snip* "In 18 months, I'm turning over the keys," Obama continued. "I want to make sure I'm turning over the keys to somebody who's serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces. And that requires on...
  • CNN poll: 64% of Republicans prefer securing border and deportation of illegals over legalization

    07/27/2015 6:29:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot ^ | July 27, 2015 | ED MORRISEY
    This should answer the question of why Donald Trump resonates with the Republican base. Despite having criticized Mitt Romney for being too hardline on immigration in 2012, Trump has until very recently embraced the hardline positions — and those turn out to be very popular among GOP voters. A new poll from CNN shows that normalizing the illegals who have been living here gets 55% support from the general public, but 64% of Republicans prefer deportation: The poll also finds Trump’s positions on immigration are at odds with those of most Americans, but may be providing him a boost in...
  • If Trump goes third party, then the Republicans will certainly lose the White House in 2016.

    07/27/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    In other words..., Trump is the Republicans ONLY HOPE for the White House. If the Establishment Republicans along with their cohorts in the media destroy him, then Trump will be become more powerful. It will split the Republican vote that put in all the Republicans in 2014. The end result will be either be Hillary or Trump victory in 2016. I see the Establishment candidates Jeb and Walker as nothing more than McCain and Romney fall guys to Hillary. Agree or Disagree?
  • Republicans have no one to blame for Trump except themselves

    07/27/2015 3:58:10 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 24 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/26/2015 | Moneyrunner
    Casey Stengel, when he first began coaching the Mets, and they were losing big, said: You look up and down the bench and you have to say to yourself, cant anybody here play this game? Thats what I want to say to the Republican bench as they face the Trump phenomenon. Based on current polls Trump would lose the general election if he got the nomination because his negatives are sky high. Yet polls tell us hes the most popular candidate with the base of the Republican party. And the reason is blazingly obvious: hes not afraid to embrace politically...
  • CNN/ORC poll: GOP voters want more Trump

    07/26/2015 5:57:16 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | Jennifer Agiesta
    Most Republican voters want Donald Trump to remain in the race for president, and he's the candidate GOP voters are most likely to say they want to see on the debate stage, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll. Trump, whose campaign for the presidency has come to dominate much of the news coverage of the Republican presidential field since he formally announced his candidacy in mid-June, remains a person Republican voters want to see more of, and a sizable 22% say they think he'll eventually win the party's nomination for president -- second only to Jeb Bush. Among Republicans and...
  • Republicans' Donald Trump problem just got worse

    07/26/2015 9:01:20 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 85 replies
    Vox ^ | July 27, 2015 | Jonathan Allen
    Donald Trump was supposed to flame out fast. Instead, he's burning ever hotter in the first contests of the 2016 Republican presidential primary. The real estate mogul and reality TV star has a seven-point lead over his nearest competitor in New Hampshire, and he's breathing down the neck of longtime Iowa caucuses leader Scott Walker, according to two NBC-Marist University polls released Sunday morning. It's still very early in the 2016 campaign, and the first Republican debate on Aug. 6 in Cleveland could shake up the race, but Trump's surprising success suggests he will continue to be a significant force...
  • John McCain's Debate Advice for Donald Trump's Opponents (No, really!)

    07/25/2015 6:28:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    KMBZ-FM ^ | July 25, 2015
    Former presidential candidate John McCain has some debate advice for the GOP candidates sparring with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump: Stick to your message. "Answer the questions," Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in a moderated discussion Saturday at the Aspen Institute. "Do not ... not so much ignore something like a direct attack, you don't want to totally ignore him, but get your message out," he said. Trump, who leads the crowded Republican field in several recent polls, recently said the Arizona senator, a former prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, was only considered a hero because he was captured. Trump has also...
  • Chamber (Of Commerce) gearing up to take out GOP Incumbents

    07/24/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below . . The groups apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a...
  • Trump Would Lose Badly In A Third-Party Bid, But He Could Take The Republican Down, Too

    07/24/2015 11:46:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 07/24/2015 | HARRY ENTEN
    Donald Trump is making noise about an independent bid for president. If the Republican National Committee doesnt treat him fairly, Trump says, hell be more likely to launch a third-party run. I dont know if he is at all serious, but I do know two things: History suggests that an independent Trump campaign would crash and fail; polling suggests that even if that happened, Trump could take the Republican candidate down with him. Trump received 20 percent of the vote in a hypothetical matchup against Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Jeb Bush in a newly released ABC News/Washington Post poll....
  • Cowbells, Dog Whistles and the Grand Old Party

    07/24/2015 9:45:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | July 24, 2015 | Suzanne Fields
    The Republicans are desperately trying to get hip. Pursuing the latest new thing is not in the Republican DNA, but it's necessary to win elections. They have to tap into the popular culture of social media to woo the younger generation of voters, and that requires a digital strategy. Social media technology comes more or less naturally to the Democrats. Starting with Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, the Democrats demonstrated a winning use of Facebook (back then the new rage), and it was far superior to the opposition's operation. But that's so yesterday, as Marco Rubio likes to say. Republicans...
  • Republican Donors to Walker, Rubio and Bush: Boycott the Debate if Trump Participates

    07/23/2015 2:27:49 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 144 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Republican Partys donors have a brand new idea: lets boycott those we disagree with! Will they never learn? [VIDEO] ... This means that those other candidates and the Republican Partys leadership have to be smart about the way they deal with Trump. The best strategy is to take him seriously. Yes, even when hes bullying everybody else and saying outrageous things about them. You see, Trumps current popularity isnt about him, but about conservative anger. Conservative voters are pissed beyond measure: they feel ignored by their party, they believe amnesty for illegal aliens is all but a done...
  • I forget - which Party has control of the House and Senate?

    07/22/2015 6:56:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/22/2015 | Keith Edwards
    When Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi ran the Congress, they did as they damn well pleased. They held up legislation they didnt want debated or voted on, they changed the rules to suit the needs of the Democrat Party and they said and did whatever it took to move theirs and Obamas liberal socialist agenda forward. You can call them bullies or even tyrannical, but one thing you cant call them - spineless. So how is that Republican House and Senate majority working for the people that voted them in? Are they on-task putting the country back on the conservative...
  • Is Donald Trump Pulling A Nigerian 419 Scam?

    07/21/2015 6:14:32 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 91 replies
    James Altucher ^ | July 20, 2015 | James Altucher
    I'm sort of breaking my promise here. No news. Why no news? Because the news you read is almost always by uninformed reporters and is totally irrelevant in 99.999% of the cases. Example: Greece has not paid a single debt since Rome took over in 146 BC. And yet, everyone keeps asking me about Greece. News flash: They will borrow more money, and AGAIN they will not pay their debts. Nor should they. Greece is a subsidized beach resort, healthy food, etc but they aren't a real country - (sorry in advance to anyone offended by this) and then in...
  • Playboy Interview: Donald Trump (good & bad)

    07/19/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 19 replies ^ | October 2004 | David Hochman
    ...What kind of son were you? Were you rebellious? I was very bad. Thats why my parents sent me to a military academy..... Is it true that youve never had a glass of alcohol? Ive never had drugs and never had alcohol and never had a cup of coffee.... Do you think Trump Tower and your other buildings will bear your name a hundred years from now? No, I dont think so. Why? I dont think any building will be hereand unless we have some very smart people ruling it, the world will not be the same place in a...
  • Lib Openly Declares People Should Shoot Republicans and Where He Worked Should Terrify You

    07/19/2015 6:18:17 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 63 replies ^ | July 18th, 2015 |
    Roland Windsor Vincent, a liberal activist who runs a blog known as Army of the Revolution, recently wrote a bizarre post that blamed Republican and conservative voters for an animal holocaust and proclaimed, If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment. The blog post, which was titled Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans, ended with another peculiar suggestion, one that said, In my view, the animals need a massive depopulation of the human race. It may come in revolution, in climate disasters, in pandemics. But it must...
  • LETTER: Something is behind Trump's self-destructive performance (Trump, Cruz & the Koch Brothers?)

    07/18/2015 4:30:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 18, 2015 | Jeff Klayman
    Can Donald Trump merely be an undisciplined bomb thrower driven by a massive ego? Or is there more going on with Trump than most of us would suspect? Is he so ego-driven that he would abandon his prior liberal positions on social issues and link arms with those on the far right? Trump is not an idiot. He knows he can't win with his self-destructive performance. I think what he's doing is preparing a pathway for the person he wants to win, Ted Cruz. It's a brilliant plan really. Trump's attacks bring down the moderate opposition for the Republican nomination...
  • Donald Trump Leads a Failed Field of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/17/2015 12:14:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 07/17/2015 | By DANIEL MCCARTHY
    How worried should Republicansand everyone elsebe about Donald Trump, the man whos turning the partys presidential contest into a circus rodeo? Not very. What his popularity blip reveals is just how weak the right has become. Herman Cain was polling as high as 26 percent between October and November 2011. Trump has a long way to go to match last cycles comic-relief candidate. The occasionally bankrupt billionaires best number so far has been 17 percent. His polling average, even after weeks of hype, is about 10 percent. Bernie Sanders, by contrast, has been routinely polling around 15 percent against Hillary...
  • Why Social Issues

    07/17/2015 6:33:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Ray DiLorenzo
    Social issues are the key to either destroying or conserving our nation. Any effort in an attempt to preserve this great country will come to nothing if we do not get our moral house in order Almost no one wants to talk social issues. The Tea Party, for all their good work, doesnt want to bring up social issues. The political establishment avoids the conversation as they would a leper colony. Talk social issues in the GOP and you will get a call from Reince Priebus. Ask Donald Trump. People live in fear of being called racist, bigoted, homophobic, or...
  • Why Can't Obama Treat Iran as He Treats Republicans?(Because he is a Divider...)

    07/17/2015 6:18:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | July 17, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    Query: If President Obama's nuke deal with Iran is so wonderful, why do the major parties in Israel oppose it? Why was Obama so excited about making a deal that, based on his previous positions, he would have opposed earlier? This agreement is baffling on multiple grounds, even for Obama. What is the urgency for the United States to enter into such a lopsided deal with a rogue nation that doesn't have a fraction of our negotiating leverage? Why can't Obama deal with Iran's leaders the way he deals with Republicans? Is he trying to validate conspiracy theorists convinced...
  • Rick Perry just savaged Donald Trump. Thats smart.

    07/16/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 16, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Here's Rick Perry on Donald Trump: Rick Perry ✔ ‎@GovernorPerry .@realDonaldTrump-ism not conservatism but a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense PM - 16 Jul 2015 The statement that Perry links to in that tweet goes on to savage Trump's "fundamental misunderstanding of border security" and note: "Mr. Trump has done nothing to prove that he is the president America needs.” Them's fighting words -- or at least that's what Perry and his team have to hope. The reality of the 2016 race for second-tier-and-below candidates like Perry is that Trump is soaking up lots and lots of the...
  • Trump surges in Fox Poll

    07/16/2015 4:22:59 PM PDT · by WENDLE · 76 replies
    Fox news ^ | 7/16/2015 | Fox News
    Trump 18% Walker 15%
  • Jeb Bushs fundraising haul was impressive. Ted Cruzs was more important.

    07/14/2015 9:22:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 14, 2015 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's fundraising totals for the first half of 2015 were eye-popping: $114 million raised ($103 million of which came through his Right to Rise super PAC) with a stunning $98 million in the bank. But, as amazing as Bush's haul was, it's Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's fundraising totals that stood out to me as the most important money number from the June reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Cruz raised $14 million through his campaign committee and another $37 million through a constellation of super PACs set up to aid his campaign. That total of $51 million raised...
  • Trump takes lead in USA Today poll!!

    07/14/2015 5:16:18 PM PDT · by WENDLE · 70 replies
    USA Today ^ | 7/14/2015 | USA Today poll
    "In the nationwide survey, Trump leads at 17% and former Florida governor Jeb Bush is second at 14%, the only competitors who reach double digits. Trump's edge, which is within the poll's margin of error, is one more sign that his ​harsh rhetoric about immigration and toward his rivals has struck a chord with some voters."
  • Howard Dean: Trump's talent is 'collecting anger'

    07/12/2015 12:51:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box ^ | July 12, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    The former head of the Democratic Party says Donald Trump's early success on the presidential campaign trail is rooted in the discontent of conservative voters. Howard Dean, the former Vermont senator who previously headed the Democratic National Committee, said that Republican frustration has fueled Trump's rapid rise, but also predicted it doesn't have the sustaining force to propel the business mogul into the White House. "He's really a candidate who's collecting anger, and the problem with that is at the end of the day people are not interested in electing somebody out of anger, and they almost never do as...
  • Musings Of An Average Joe: The Lefts Dirty Tactics And Why The GOP Must Adopt Them Now

    07/11/2015 3:16:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | July 11, 2015 | Joe Bilello, Fox News
    The seemingly inevitable nomination of Hillary Clinton and an already crowded GOP primary field has left pundits and strategists debating the extent to which candidates should go negative when campaigning against other Republicans and ultimately, the former Secretary of State. Many Republican strategists are calling for the GOP to abandon or severely limit the negative attacks and focus on their positive vision for America in 2016. If this strategy is adopted, there is no doubt we will soon have another Clinton in the White House. The GOP has a choice in 2016: Lose again with class and dignity or fight...
  • Heres What Republicans are Doing About Sanctuary Cities After San Francisco Slaying

    07/11/2015 9:06:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/11/2015 | by Bridget Johnson
    The slaying of a Bay Area woman by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times and sought refuge in San Francisco is pushing Republicans in Congress to foment legislative solutions to “sanctuary cities.”According to the city’s sanctuary ordinance, “no department, agency, commission, officer or employee of the City and County of San Francisco shall use any City funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of federal immigration law or to gather or disseminate information regarding the immigration status of individuals in the City and County of San Francisco unless such assistance is required by federal or...
  • Lindsey Graham: Trumps comments are going to kill my party

    07/11/2015 2:24:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 10, 2015 | Nick Gass
    Donald Trumps statements on immigrants are going to kill the Republican Party, fellow candidate Lindsey Graham says. Well, I think he said something that has brought people who are frustrated about our immigration system to light, but he also said it in a way thats going to kill my party, Graham said in an interview with CNN on Friday. I would prefer that Donald Trump bring his economic genius and his talents to the table in a more constructive way, he added, noting the billionaires charity efforts with military veterans and their families. Trumps comments, Graham said, reinforce a narrative...
  • Did the GOP Just Find a Way to Keep Donald Trump Off the Debate Stage?

    07/09/2015 3:30:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | July 9, 2015 | Josh Voorhees
    Conservatives hoping to keep Donald Trump from turning the first Republican presidential debate into a complete circus might just get their wish. Either that, or theyve just given the business mogul and former reality TV star another reason to stick around well into the fall, if not beyond. The Washington Post is reporting that Fox News has clarified the criteria for participation in the first GOP debate in such a way that Trump and most of his fellow candidates will have to file their personal financial disclosures before the debate or be kept off the stage. Thats unlikely to be...
  • Here's why Donald Trump is really starting to scare at least one prominent Republican (Perot 2.0)

    07/09/2015 2:17:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 9, 2015 | Maxwell Tani
    By even his own admission, Donald Trump has only a 10-20% chance of becoming the country's next president. And most Republicans don't consider him a threat to win the nomination. But at least one prominent Republican figure is starting to worry that Trump could end up on the general-election ballot in another way: by running as a third party candidate. At a meeting of Republican strategists and lobbyists reported by the New York Times on Thursday, former Republican congressman Thomas Davis raised the possibility that Trump could play spoiler as a third-party candidate. "You've got to keep him in the...
  • U.S. Worsens Mexican Violence by Returning Criminal Aliens to Border Cities, Mayors Say

    07/09/2015 12:16:29 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/29/10 | Diane Macedo
    A coalition of Mexican mayors has asked the United States to stop deporting illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. to Mexican border cities, saying the deportations are contributing to Mexican border violence. The request was made at a recent San Diego conference in which the mayors of four Mexican border cities and one U.S. mayor, San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, gathered to discuss cross-border issues. Ciudad Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes blamed U.S. deportation policy for contributing to his city's violence, saying that of the 80,000 people deported to Juarez in the past three years,...
  • Liberal Lessons on the Redskins (and the Like)

    07/09/2015 7:39:10 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 6 replies ^ | 7/9/15 | Trevor Thomas
    Well, what do you know? Again ignoring long-standing history, scientific data, and plain common sense, American liberals got a federal judge to help them further their totalitarian agenda. Yesterday, a federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia upheld the ruling of an administrative appeal board and ordered the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the registration of the trademark of the NFL team located in Washington, D.C. (Get used to such a phrase, as liberals will now be even more emboldened to ignore what has been for nearly a century. Of course, as we saw on marriage, liberals are quite adept at...
  • Bush, Walker, Trump, Carson are in. Heres whos out of 1st debate.

    07/08/2015 12:47:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | July 7, 2015 | David Lightman
    <p>Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and six others would be in the first Republican presidential debate next month, while two governors, a U.S. senator and the 2012 Iowa Republican caucus winner would be out, according to a survey by NBC News political unit.</p>
  • Video: White House Blames Republicans for Immigration Failure that Led to Murder of SF Woman

    07/07/2015 10:38:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/07/2015 | Debra Heine
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest suggested Republicans are to blame for the heinous murder of a woman in San Francisco last week. Francisco Sanchez, an illegal immigrant who has been deported five times, was charged with the random shooting of Kathryn Steinle.Confronted with this heart-rending immigration-policy failure, Earnest attempted to shift blame onto Republicans, insisting that because of their opposition to comprehensive immigration reform, the administration has not been able to increase funding for border security.“I can say as a general matter, that as a part of the executive actions that the president announced back in November of...
  • Washington Post: Voters are shifting to Democrats, flashing a warning for Republicans

    07/06/2015 3:01:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/06/2015 | Dan Balz
    The Gallup organization reported its latest findings on party identification late last week, and the report contained good news for the Democrats and a flashing yellow for Republicans. The Democrats have regained an advantage over the GOP in party affiliation, Gallups Jeffrey M. Jones wrote in an accompanying analysis. Republicans, he added, have seemingly lost the momentum they had going into last falls elections. The current numbers dont mean Republicans cant win the White House in 2016. The Democrats advantage is not as large as at other points in the past, for example. But the findings add to a series...
  • PSan Francisco Mayors statement on death of Kathryn Steinle and Sanctuary City Policy

    07/06/2015 2:19:56 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 45 replies ^ | 7/6/2015 | Mario Sevilla
    "Even after repeated attempts by President Obama and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to reform our immigration laws, Republicans in Congress have blocked those efforts, unfortunately, leaving cities and local municipalities to act upon immigration issues that affect its residents. I will continue to work with the Obama Administration on Comprehensive Immigration Reform to ensure cities arent forced to make and enforce immigration law."
  • New Hampshire Voters Bemoan Size of G.O.P. Field

    07/05/2015 11:18:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/05/2015 | By PATRICK HEALY and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    AMHERST, N.H. The Independence Day parades across New Hampshire on Saturday turned into parades of presidential candidates, and voters like Stuart Harmon were left shaking their heads at the daunting reality of watching, hearing and judging more than 20 contenders for the White House over the next seven months. This race feels more like a spectator sport than an election, said Mr. Harmon, an independent who shook hands with former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and watched a dozen other campaign contingents march through this town of about 11,000. Having all these candidates is a real problem, because itll...
  • Rubios and Christies join the Romneys for a slumber party in N.H.

    07/04/2015 1:11:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times' The Buzz ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ron Brackett
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, will join New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Christie's wife, Mary Pat, tonight at the Romney estate on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee, the Washington Post reports. The two couples will be overnight guests of Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at his 11-acre estate in Wolfeboro, N.H., the Post said. The newspaper quoted an unnamed Romney aide as saying the former GOP presidential candidate heard the Rubios and the Christies would be in Wolfeboro for the holiday weekend, so he invited them to spend the evening with him and his wife, Ann....
  • Hispanic leaders say Republican Party must condemn Trump

    07/03/2015 6:51:03 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 7-3-2015 | Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media. It's bad timing for a Republican Party that has invested significantly in Hispanic outreach in recent years, given the surging influence of the minority vote. Yet several Republican candidates have avoided the issue altogether,...
  • Brian Babin becomes fifth Texas congressman to endorse Ted Cruz

    07/03/2015 12:02:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 2, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz now has five fellow Texan members of Congress publicly backing his 2016 presidential run. Cruzs campaign announced Thursday morning the endorsement of Rep. Brian Babin, R-Woodville. Ted has shown the conservative leadership and fortitude we so desperately need in our nations highest office, said Babin in a statement released by the Cruz campaign. Now is a time for truth, echoing the title of the senators new book, and he will speak honestly to the American people. Like Cruz, Babin has been critical of Republican leadership and President Barack Obamas executive actions on immigration. Babin voted present in...
  • Polygamy: The Marriage of the Tea Party, Wall Street, and Evangelicals Dissolves

    07/02/2015 7:18:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | June 30, 2015 | Richard Brodsky, Senior Fellow, Demos
    It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. The Wall Street/Koch Brothers crowd gleefully accepted the support of Tea Party and evangelical leaders, as long as austerity, high-end tax cuts and deregulation were part of the agenda. The cultural right needed money and legitimacy. Everybody got along. No more. The split was thrust into...
  • Donald Trump is quickly becoming the GOP establishment's worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 9:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/02/2015 | Maxwell Tani
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. He's in a public feud with the nation's largest Spanish-language television network, one of its premier broadcast networks, and a major retailer over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are "rapists" and drug runners. And despite all that, Trump is rising in recent polls, placing second both in national surveys and in polls of key early-voting states. This means one thing: In a little more than a month, the outspoken Trump will almost certainly be one of the candidates who polls high enough to earn a...
  • Republicans losesight of reality

    06/30/2015 4:31:45 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 49 replies ^ | june 29, 2015 | Richard cohen
    If youre old enough to recall how the landslide election of Lyndon Johnson over the hapless Barry Goldwater spelled the end of the Republican Party, or how Ronald Reagans election amounted to a revolution that put the Democratic party on the mat until more or less the end of time, then you will understand my caution in saying that while the Republican Party may well survive its recent difficulty, Republicanism itself is dead. I think. The recent difficulties consist of taking the wrong side in the great health care debate, not only opposing what came to be called...
  • Suburban mom leads charge for Cruz, state GOP (Michigan)

    06/30/2015 11:34:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Press &Argus' Livingston Daily | June 30, 2015 | Wayne Peal
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  • Jeb Bush Leads in New Poll. Heres Why Conservatives Dont Need to Worry About It

    06/30/2015 9:34:33 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Breitbart reports that, according to a new NBC/WSJ poll released yesterday, Jeb Bush is the current leader in the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. According to the poll, Bush is supported by 22% of primary voters. Scott Walker is second with 17%, and Marco Rubio is third with 14%. Everybody else comes behind (this includes Ben Carson and Ted Cruz). Although I saw many conservatives on Facebook explode at this news, Im not worried at all. You see, Bush has only two strengths: 1. Hes a Bush. This is a strength because it means instant name recognition. Additionally, although...
  • Republican Presidential Candidates Split Over What to Do About Gay Marriage

    06/30/2015 6:27:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Republican presidential candidates and those expected to be candidates are divided in their reactions to the last Friday's U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling, with some ready to continue fighting for marriage and others suggesting it is time for conservatives to "move on" from the marriage issue and begin focusing on other concerns. While appearing on CBS "Face the Nation" on Sunday, potential 2016 Republican candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich argued that there are many other issues facing America right now and it is time to pay attention to those concerns. He asserted that since the Supreme Court has...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • S.E. Cupp tearfully begs GOP to accept marriage equality

    06/28/2015 12:56:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Salon ^ | June 26, 2015 | Jenny Kutner
    The conservative pundit tells CNN Republicans will become "relics" if they don't evolve on same-sex marriage.Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp got emotional on CNN Friday afternoon in the wake of the Supreme Courts ruling on marriage equality, which she urged the Republican party to accept. Tears welling, lip quivering and all, Cupp a longtime supporter of same-sex marriage, though not always for the most progressive reasons begged the GOP to evolve on the issue, lest conservatives begin to be viewed as relics. Those people there are not pariahs, theyre patriots, Cupp said of same-sex couples. And wherever you stand...
  • Mainstream media favors Jeb-style conservatism

    06/26/2015 8:43:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | June 26, 2015 | Chad Groening
    A media watchdog says if Jeb Bush was really as conservative as he tries to portray, liberal media outlets would be as harsh with him as they were when Ted Cruz entered the GOP presidential race.As reported earlier by OneNewsNow, since officially announcing his candidacy former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has been trying to convince conservatives in the Republican Party that he's not his father or his brother as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. He also has tried to set the record straight on his pro-life record. Regardless, many conservatives still view Bush as a moderate and...
  • Obamacare Ruling was Best for Today's GOP (vanity)

    06/25/2015 9:52:16 AM PDT · by BobL · 58 replies
    (self) | June 25, 2015 | (self)
    Like it or not, given today's Republican leadership, we probably got the best ruling possible from the Supreme Court, as it does not take a rocket scientist to know what our bunch would have done if the Court had struck down the subsidies, given their TOTAL INABILITY to stand up to Obama on anything else. Here's what would have happened: June, 2015: Interim Fix: No changes to Obamacare for the next 6 months (end of calendar year). Sure, some conservatives would want something in exchange, but the president will DEMAND that the first fix make no changes to His interpretation...