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  • Once Again, McCain Demonstrates How To Lose

    03/17/2013 5:51:41 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 15 replies
    Chris Adamo.com ^ | 3/13/2013 | Chris Adamo
    In the immediate aftermath of the 2012 election disaster, the Republican Party grew extremely introspective, with many of its key figures postulating that the party needed to shift leftward if it was to have any hope of future successes. This effort was encouraged in part by the liberal media along with Democrats, who readily understood the long term political hegemony they could enjoy if their opposition wallowed in uncertainty, self doubt, and ambiguity. Mitt Romney, we were told, had ultimately been a bad choice to run against Barack Obama specifically because his support of traditional values and personal responsibility in...
  • Caddell Unloads on 'Racketeering' GOP Consultants

    03/15/2013 5:59:09 AM PDT · by DManA · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 14, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Pat Caddell, the Fox News Contributor and Democrat pollster who engineered Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Presidential victory, blew the lid off CPAC on Wednesday with a blistering attack on "racketeering" Republican consultants who play wealthy donors like "marks." "I blame the donors who allow themselves to be played for marks. I blame the people in the grassroots for allowing themselves to be played for suckers....It's time to stop being marks. It's time to stop being suckers. It’s time for you people to get real," he told the audience that included two top Republican consultants. . . . Caddell left no doubt...
  • Regarding Saxby Chambliss

    11/28/2012 8:53:45 AM PST · by IbJensen · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/28/2012 | Eric Erickson
    Saxby Chambliss is waffling around like a dog off its leash for the first time. He says he does not care about a “twenty year old pledge” he signed. He’s talking about the Americans for Tax Reform pledge that says he pledges not to raise taxes. He has clarified his remarks to mean he wants tax reform that increases revenue through job growth. Everyone knows that Saxby meant he was happy to raise taxes. Now, under pressure back home, he is waffling. He covets his seat in Washington and is fearful of being primaries. Georgia has primary run-offs, whichs means...
  • Rubio Working on GOP Version of DREAM Act to Let Younger Illegal Aliens Stay Legally In U.S.

    04/05/2012 8:51:40 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/2012 | Edwin Mora
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States "through no fault of their own" to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen. "There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don't create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they...
  • McCain Says He Didn’t Know Defense Bill He Approved Repealed Military Ban on Sodomy, Bestiality

    12/09/2011 5:09:15 AM PST · by IbJensen · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | 7 December 2011 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (CNSNews.com) - Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that he did not know that the 926-page Defense Department authorization bill that came through his committee and was approved by the Senate last week on a 93-to-7 vote included a provision that would repeal the military’s ban on sodomy and bestiality if the bill becomes law. CNSNews.com asked McCain: “Senator, did you read the Defense authorization bill that was passed last week? Were you aware of the language that repealed the ban on sodomy and bestiality?” “On what?” McCain replied....
  • Newt Gingrich: Paper Tiger Candidate?

    11/19/2011 4:53:48 AM PST · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/18/2011 | Michael Beckel
    "Obama had raised about $89 million for his own re-election campaign. That's nearly 31 times the amount Gingrich raised during the same period. It's even more than 2.7 times the amount raised by Romney..." While he has surged in recent polls, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich may be missing one key ingredient for making a late-stage power play for the GOP presidential nomination: money. In years past, political candidates have certainly been erroneously written off by pundits and the press. Notably, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) was widely thought to have fizzled long before he ultimately surged back to life and...
  • State creates one-stop funding shop

    07/20/2011 3:10:13 PM PDT · by Oratam · 2 replies
    crainsnewyork.com ^ | July 20, 2011 | Jeremy Smerd and Daniel Massey
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is streamlining the application process for state economic development funds and released a blueprint for regional councils that will compete for cash and tax breaks. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that he has redesigned the process for the state to distribute $1 billion in economic development money, enabling applicants to fill out just one form when seeking to tap funds from nine separate state agencies. The procedural streamlining is part of the governor's effort to get more bang for the state's economic development dollars by having regions compete for funding. The governor also released a “blueprint”...
  • As the Rinos Bring DADT to the US, Who Would Not Rather Have O'Donnell?

    12/18/2010 11:54:27 AM PST · by xzins · 31 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 18 Dec 10 | Xzins
    As the Rinos Bring DADT to the US, Who Would Not Rather Have O'Donnell voting than any of the politicians we're told have "gravitas"? I know I would. I'd rather have Miller than Murkowski, anyone other than Collins and Snow; and my very own Voinovich hasn't met an opportunity to betray conservatism that he hasn't embraced. Portman, who is replacing him, would not vote this way. This really isn't about O'Donnell. It's about the manipulation of conservatives by those who say that we must vote for "moderates" if we hope to get even a small piece of the pie. Did...
  • Poll Shows Surge Under Obama in Voters Calling Themselves 'Independent'(Republicans the smallest)

    05/22/2009 8:14:35 PM PDT · by Man50D · 18 replies · 1,156+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 22, 2009
    Conservatives are holding their own, while the ranks of independents have skyrocketed since November's presidential election, the latest Pew Research Center poll shows. The poll of 3,013 adults from March 31 to April 21 found that there had been "no consistent movement away from conservatism, nor a shift toward liberalism" since the election. Republican losses are slowing, the poll found, while Democrats have begun losing ground too. And independent and unaffiliated voters are approaching record highs. The implications for the president, Congress and the political parties in the next election could be profound. Among the results: * Thirty-nine percent of...
  • Tom Schieffer (D) takes step toward run for governor (Texas)

    03/02/2009 1:47:39 PM PST · by SolidWood · 43 replies · 2,536+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | March 2, 2009 | AP
    AUSTIN, Texas — Democrat Tom Schieffer, a former international diplomat with close ties to former President George W. Bush, is moving toward a race for governor. Schieffer is forming an exploratory committee that will allow him to raise money and campaign for the office. If he ultimately runs, his relationship to the former Republican president is sure to be a top issue among Democratic primary voters next year.
  • Obama and McCain say they'll work together

    11/17/2008 10:16:44 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 139 replies · 3,563+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | 11/17/08 | BETH FOUHY
    President-elect Barack Obama says he and Republican Sen. John McCain plan to work together to "fix up the country." The two former rivals met in Obama's transition office Monday in Chicago. Rahm Emanuel, Obama's incoming White House chief of staff, participated in the meeting, as did McCain's close friend, South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • McCain blasts Congress for blocking bailout plan

    09/29/2008 8:18:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 285 replies · 4,431+ views
    KARE 11 ^ | 9/29/08 | staff
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain had sharp words for Congress, it the wake of the defeat of the financial system rescue plan. "They wiped out $1.2 trillion today," the Arizona Senator told KARE 11, "Congress's failure to act today is not acceptable." Despite pleas from President Bush and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, lawmakers rejected the bailout bill by a vote of 228-205. By the time the New York Stock Exchange closed, the Dow Industrial average had plummeted 777 points. Answering questions via satellite from Des Moines, Iowa McCain chided those from both sides of the aisle who opposed the plan....
  • Have House Republicans stepped into a Democrat trap?

    09/29/2008 7:39:35 PM PDT · by robert david · 178 replies · 2,350+ views
    It is my belief that Republicans in the House have committed a major blunder by voting against today's bailout plan. They have given the Democrats a very large club to batter them with over the next six weeks before the election as the stock market crashes and the economy goes into a tailspin. It is my fear that this will lead to a Democrat landslide in the House and Senate and may even cost John McCain the presidency as Democrats and their big media cohorts blame the Republicans for the crisis. Republican Representatives should have heeded the words of their...
  • Activists Fear Opposite Party VP Picks [McCain/Lieberman '08?]

    07/19/2008 10:08:29 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 173+ views
    Politico via CBS News ^ | 2008-07-18 | David Paul Kuhn
    That nervous laughter you hear is the sound of party activists responding to speculation that Barack Obama or John McCain might pick a vice presidential candidate from the opposing party. More specifically, it is reaction to talk that Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel (Neb.) is being seriously considered as a running mate for Barack Obama or that Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (Conn.), an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, is a potential choice for John McCain. Though it’s nothing more than unfounded conjecture at this point, top conservative and liberal activists nevertheless say that any cross-party selection of that kind would...
  • For President: None of the Above!

    05/12/2008 6:43:43 PM PDT · by tueffelhunden · 176 replies · 291+ views
    www.humanevents.com ^ | 05/07/2008 | Joseph Farah
    It's probably no secret to anyone who reads my column regularly that I will not be voting for either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton for president. But I also will not be voting for John McCain. I could tell you all the reasons and have expressed them already in a number of columns in recent months. But this time, I'll let someone with whom I seldom agree express them for me. His name is Jonathan Chait, a senior editor at The New Republic. Here's what he wrote in that magazine: "Even though it is in the public record, McCain's voting...
  • Giuliani's... filings don't lend hints to... run - he hasn't... checked the Republican box

    02/02/2007 7:07:49 AM PST · by sitetest · 146 replies · 1,533+ views
    Newsday ^ | February 2, 2007 | CRAIG GORDON
    WASHINGTON - Republicans looking at Rudolph Giuliani's campaign for president always ask two questions - is he really running, and is he a "real Republican?" They're probably not going to like the answers found by Newsday in Giuliani's government filings. The ex-mayor still is holding back from submitting the simple one-page form declaring himself a possible candidate, despite raising $1.4 million to run. And asked what party he belongs to on a different form, Giuliani didn't say - he left the answer blank.
  • 'Loser fees' taking place of new taxes (Surcharges added to tickets, DWIs help fund government)

    03/06/2006 7:43:08 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 80 replies · 1,208+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 3/5/06 | DAN FELDSTEIN
    Chemical plant technician Steven Lozano really got nailed: speeding, an expired inspection sticker, an expired driver's license and dubious proof of insurance. The cost of his traffic infractions: $675 and a wait in line recently at Houston Municipal Court. What Lozano didn't know — few people do — is that only about half of the hefty fines had anything to do with his traffic conduct. The rest were "surcharges." They included money for a prison-guard training institute at Sam Houston State University and money for a juvenile-crime program at Prairie View A&M, among other things. "A lot of this has...
  • Ban on wire transfers by illegals proposed

    03/06/2006 1:12:39 PM PST · by Impeach98 · 145 replies · 1,859+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 03/06/2006 | James Lambert
    ------------------------------------------------------INVASION USABan on wire transfers by illegals proposedSupporters believe it will remove major incentive for crossing border------------------------------------------------------ Posted: March 6, 2006 2:32 p.m. Eastern James L. Lambert © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com A Republican candidate for a vacated congressional seat in southern California is proposing a ban on wire transfers by illegal aliens from the U.S. to Mexico. The plan "will remove a major incentive for illegal immigration and increase national security," said Howard Kaloogian, a well-known California activist who launched the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis. Kaloogian is the front-runner for the San Diego-area congressional seat held by Republican Rep....
  • Democrat for Senate: Kill practicing 'gays'

    03/07/2006 12:51:17 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 81 replies · 1,923+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/7/06 | staff
    Democrat for Senate: Kill practicing 'gays' Candidate says incumbent Republican not advocating biblical values enough Posted: March 7, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com A Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio wants to make homosexual behavior a capital crime punishable by the death penalty. Merrill Keiser Jr. is a trucker with no political experience, but he hopes to beat fellow Democrat Rep. Sherrod Brown in the May primary. The winner will try to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike DeWine, assuming he wins the GOP primary. "Just like we have laws against murder, we have laws against stealing,...
  • Schwarzenegger's re - election chances up

    01/13/2006 4:35:43 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 1,069 replies · 6,001+ views
    The Argus ^ | Jan. 13, 2005 | Steve Geissinger
    A recent poll shows the born-again "moderate" Republican governor has gained back some popularity, especially in the Bay Area, and is now in a dead heat with Democratic competitors. "Our survey demonstrates that Schwarzenegger's retreat from the more conservative rhetoric and agenda he brandished during the latter part of 2005 has paid off among middle-of-the road voters," said Melinda Jackson, director of the Survey and Policy Research Institute at San Jose State University. The governor's job performance rating among voters in a Democrat-leaning state has climbed from 36 percent positive and 53 percent negative in September, to 40 percent positive...
  • Governor Daniels confident he can pull Indiana out of budget deficit(Rino barf alert)

    01/12/2006 1:05:34 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 53 replies · 770+ views
    wndu.com ^ | 1 10 06 | wndu.com
    Governor Daniels says cost-cutting steps will have Indiana poised to eliminate a $600 million deficit by June. During his Wednesday night State of the State Address, Daniels said, "The first steps of any race are critical. Our first steps have been fast ones." Governor Daniels' first year in office brought dramatic change and this year is shaping up to be the same. As expected, Daniels sought support for his plan to raise money for highway construction by selling or leasing the Indiana Toll Road. “If big private firms are willing to offer Indiana a very large sum of money today,...
  • Partial Birth Republican

    11/02/2005 2:29:50 PM PST · by Dr.Syn · 5 replies · 502+ views
    dansargis.org ^ | November 2, 2005 | Dan Sargis
      Partial Birth RepublicanNovember 3. 2005 Former Senator John Danforth is another country club Republican duffer.   Danforth, a grandson to the founder of, and an heir to the fortune of, Ralston Purina has all the credentials.  A Princeton undergrad with Yale graduate degrees in both divinity and law, Danforth has been: a Missouri Attorney General; a U.S. Senator; the head of Janet Reno’s investigation into the FBI's role in the Waco, Texas/Branch Davidian disaster of 1993; a special envoy to Sudan and the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Danforth has benefited from, and eagerly accepted, the support and votes of Conservatives...
  • Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP

    10/26/2005 6:29:55 PM PDT · by jern · 225 replies · 3,634+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 26, 2005 | DANIEL CONNOLLY
    Danforth Criticizes Christian Sway in GOP Oct 26 8:51 PM US/Eastern Email this story By DANIEL CONNOLLY Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK The influence of evangelical Christians in the Republican Party hurts the organization and divides the country, former U.S. Sen. John Danforth said during a visit to the Bill Clinton School of Public Service on Wednesday. Danforth, a former Republican senator from Missouri and an Episcopal priest, met with students during a seminar and held a luncheon talk at the graduate school. "I think that the Republican Party fairly recently has been taken over by the Christian conservatives, by...
  • Grass-roots Democrats diss their own DNLC

    12/11/2004 9:52:01 AM PST · by Rex_Ruthless · 7 replies · 538+ views
    Email discussion list ^ | 12/10/2004 | Michael Mandeville
    This is what I hear. OUT is the DNLC (Democratic National Leadership Council)- the group which created Dukakis/Clinton/Gore/Kerry as our Demo. Presidential Candidates. This group is a creation of Democrats who hold office in Washington DC and the special interest lobbyists. This is an independent association of Democrats who dominate the National Party by default. This is the coordinating core for the "Republicrat" democrats. Also OUT is the generation-long dominance of the Eastern Seaboard in controlling the Democratic National Party by controlling who is the Democratic National Chairman (who will be elected in February). Generally the DNLC dominates the choices....
  • Five questions with Don King

    08/31/2004 6:28:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 52 replies · 1,316+ views
    CNN ^ | Tuesday, August 31, 2004
    After watching the speech by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani from an RNC skybox suite Monday, Boxing promoter Don King told CNN why he hopes President George Bush scores a knockout in November. CNN: What do you think of the convention so far? KING: I think it's a great start for a great future for this country for all Americans. I think it established the fact that George Walker Bush is a tough man with a tender heart. His leadership is impeccable and gives comfort to all Americans, friend and foe alike. CNN: What brings you to the RNC....
  • Virginia: Senate Passes Budget With New Taxes

    02/20/2004 7:48:10 AM PST · by cogitator · 14 replies · 250+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | February 20, 2004 | Jeff Schapiro
    <p>Virginians would pay $2 billion a year in new taxes on sales, salaries, smokes and motor fuel under a plan tentatively approved yesterday by the state Senate on a voice vote.</p> <p>"I hate taxes, but I love Virginia more," said Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr., R-Winchester. Capping nearly two hours of sometimes-testy debate, moderate Republicans teamed with Democrats to easily keep anti-tax Republicans from weakening the package, which also includes tax breaks for the poor as well as millionaires.</p>
  • Seniors get update on Medicare (House Majority Whip Explains Socialized Pills to Seniors)

    02/20/2004 3:24:13 AM PST · by xyz123 · 3 replies · 207+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Feb 20, 2004 | BOB RAYNER
    <p>Senior citizens soon will get free comprehensive physicals when they enter the federal program. And they'll be getting free blood screenings to detect diabetes and cardiovascular problems.</p> <p>With Congress on a break, Rep. Eric I. Cantor spent the past couple of days talking to local senior citizens and doctors about the complicated and controversial changes in Medicare that were signed into law last year by President Bush.</p>
  • Chichester appeals for tax boost(RINO says to be "worthy" of Jefferson, Madison, Mason, etc)

    02/08/2004 6:00:31 AM PST · by xyz123 · 19 replies · 314+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | Feb 8, 2004 | ANDREW PETKOFSKY
    <p>WILLIAMSBURG - State Sen. John H. Chichester told a receptive audience yesterday that Virginia must raise taxes as an investment in making the state's future "worthy of its past."</p> <p>Chichester, a Stafford County Republican and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, received a standing ovation at the College of William and Mary after defending his budget proposal, which calls for tax increases of about $2.6 billion over two years.</p>
  • Americans Must Free Themselves From A Two Party Death Grip

    09/03/2003 7:42:13 AM PDT · by StatesEnemy · 3 replies · 122+ views
    It's time to say it: the two major parties hold a death grip on the American people! Instead of representing the people, both parties are bought and paid for by special interest groups. Neither party pays any attention to the U.S. Constitution but are largely marching in lock-step toward bigger and bigger government. Both Republicans and Democrats eagerly sacrifice what's good for the country with what's good for the party. As they now exist, neither major party deserves the support of patriotic Americans. Furthermore, blind allegiance to the two major parties has created a "lesser of two evils" mindset that...
  • The Oui Republican

    09/02/2003 10:05:05 PM PDT · by HadEnough · 149 replies · 304+ views
    The American Prowler (Spectator) ^ | September 3, 2003 | George Neumayr
    The Oui Republican Print Friendly Format E-Mail this to a Friend By George Neumayr Published 9/3/2003 12:04:00 AM Arnold Schwarzenegger, not yet ready to play a Republican on television, planned to duck Wednesday's gubernatorial debate. Here we have the four-corners pampered celebrity offense. Schwarzenegger will only appear at one debate, a mid-September event that gives the candidates the questions in advance. Schwarzenegger can learn his lines for that one. Schwarzenegger must chuckle at the ease with which he has manipulated this race. He only had to toss a few bones toward Republicans to get them to jump up on his...
  • Arnold Supporters- need your help

    08/29/2003 1:18:28 AM PDT · by jagrmeister · 259 replies · 479+ views
    ArnoldGovernor.net ^ | 8.29.2003 | Jagrmeister
    Do you have your own website or know someone who does? ArnoldGovernor.net is trying to move up the ladder on the search engines so we can inform as many people as possible about Arnold's credentials and message. We're looking to do a link exchange with as many sites as possible. If you have a site, please write me at bob@arnoldgovernor.net . Your help is much appreciated. Let's spread the good word about Arnold as much as possible.
  • MORRISON: Legislation Aimed at your Property (Check this list of RINOs)

    06/25/2003 11:42:06 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 5 replies · 322+ views
    Illinois Leader ^ | 06-24-03 | Joyce Morrison
    You wouldn’t go bear hunting with a BB gun. Well, without "high caliber information," there will be no way to stop federal legislation introduced this year in Washington that will bring about land grabs and controls. When these regulating laws hit the local level, you’ll know those federal bullets are aimed at you. For the ammunition you will need to hold off these controls and land grabs, you won't want to miss the annual Freedom 21 Conference to be held during July in Nashville, Tennessee. Conservative leaders for the preservation of property rights, education, and numerous other issues will gather...
  • Option play QB-turned-senator Allen playing tough with ACC

    06/20/2003 6:51:42 PM PDT · by putupon · 6 replies · 338+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 6-20-03 | Mike Fish
    <p>George Allen, the U.S. senator from Virginia, admits that wrangling with leadership in the Atlantic Coast Conference is all about politics and options -- the triple option, in the case of looking out for Virgina Tech. And it appears to have worked.</p>
  • Parts Of Republican Revolution Fade With Age

    01/20/2003 7:24:30 PM PST · by Red Jones · 21 replies · 231+ views
    USA Today ^ | January 20, 2003 | Andrea Stone
    Parts of Republican Revolution fade with age Mon Jan 20, 7:23 AM ET Andrea Stone USA TODAY WASHINGTON -- Eight years after wresting control of the House of Representatives, the party that waged the ''Republican Revolution'' has become somewhat less revolutionary. House Republicans have grown less enamored with term limits. They have reversed some ethics reforms and rules aimed at budget discipline. Their leaders have tightened their grip on power. As they begin their fifth two-year congressional session in control of the House, some of the practices Republicans attacked in 1994 after 40 years of Democratic rule don't seem so...
  • Election 2002: Dump Trent Lott

    10/29/2002 9:31:10 AM PST · by Willie Green · 27 replies · 253+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, October 29, 2002 | editorial
    <p>Americans go to the polls a week from today. And while it appears that Republicans will maintain their majority in the U.S. House, the Democrats' control of the Senate is tenuous. Friday's death of Sen. Paul Wellstone of Minnesota only complicated the prognosticating.</p>
  • DON'T CALL SOCIALISTS CENTRISTS

    08/03/2002 9:32:33 AM PDT · by forest · 10 replies · 339+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #281 ^ | 8-4-02 | Doug Fiedor
    For some reason, most in today's liberal corporate media like to refer to liberal politicians as "moderate" or "centrists." That's the media's way, evidently, of softening the blow of their discussions of unconstitutional proposals. It is also usually an obvious lie. For instance, during his first presidential campaign, the media informed Americans that Bill Clinton was a moderate Democrat. Even after the Clinton administration tried to socialize the whole of the American medical delivery system, the media still referred to him as a moderate, rather than the socialist he is. My unanswered question to a media honcho was simple: "Moderate...