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  • Republican senators up for reelection in 2016

    12/21/2015 3:33:34 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    Mitch's minions need to go!!
  • Republican Senators up for Reelection in 2016

    11/30/2015 4:58:19 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    Mitch's moderates need to go!!
  • RGA launches first TV ad linking Conway to Obama

    07/08/2015 1:49:24 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 7/08/2015 | Nick Storm
    The Republican Governor’s Association is launching its first ad of the gubernatorial campaign seeking to tie Democratic candidate Jack Conway to President Barack Obama. The ad titled: “Vague” is running statewide in what the RGA is calling a significant ad buy across broadcast and cable networks. In the spot the RGA follows a similar track that has been used against Conway in past Elections. The group attempts to tie Conway to Obama saying the two Democrats are similar in their “vague promises. The RGA ad specifically targets Conway over cap and trade. Cap-and-trade is essentially putting a limit on greenhouse...
  • State Republican want to take back power from the Feds

    01/06/2015 3:01:42 PM PST · by Zenjitsuman · 53 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/2 | Wilson
    Republicans in state governments plan juggernaut of conservative legislation
  • Tancredo demands Christie, RGA ‘come clean’ about helping Beauprez through primary

    08/02/2014 5:51:23 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 5 replies ^ | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Tom Tancredo isn’t trashing Bob Beauprez, but he’s demanding one of his biggest benefactors, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, come clean about the Republican Governors Association’s influence on Colorado’s GOP gubernatorial primary. On Monday, the Denver Post reported that a campaign finance watchdog group discovered that the RGA, which Christie chairs, funneled money to help Beauprez through the Republican Attorney Generals Association despite its public pledge not to attempt to influence GOP primaries. (SNIP) “We already have a situation in Mississippi where grassroots Republicans feel disenfranchised by party elites. We need to avoid a repeat in Colorado. “Governor...
  • GOP Governors Accuse Obama of Politically Motivated National Guard Cuts

    02/25/2014 1:00:37 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 35 replies
    TIME ^ | February 24, 2014 | By Zeke J. Miller
    Republican governors are accusing President Barack Obama of making politically motivated cuts to their states’ National Guard funding. Speaking to reporters after a meeting between the President and the National Governors Association, the GOP governors said they were deeply troubled by Obama’s tone when asked about planned cuts to the National Guard. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said Obama became ”aggressive” and that his tone “chilled the room quite a bit.” “He basically said, ‘Many people in this room have asked for cuts, and now you getting ’em,’” Haley said at a news conference across from the White House at...
  • Rick Perry: “I was troubled today by the tone of the president…”

    02/25/2014 11:32:06 AM PST · by Red Steel · 171 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Feb 24, 2014 at 9:47 PM
    Rick Perry admitted at the RGA today that he was very troubled by Obama’s tone today addressing the National Governors Association: I don’t mind telling you I was a bit troubled today by the tone of the president. …For the president of the United States to look Democrat and Republican governors in the eye and to say ‘I do not trust you to make decisions in your state about issues of education, about transportation infrastructure…’ – that is really troubling. Perry went on to say that Obama was going to hollow out the National Guard and warned the state governors...
  • Governors: 'Obamacare' here to stay

    02/23/2014 3:52:21 PM PST · by madprof98 · 44 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 2/23/14 | Ken Thomas (AP)
    WASHINGTON — The explosive politics of health care have divided the nation, but America's governors, Republicans and Democrats alike, suggest that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is here to stay. While governors from Connecticut to Louisiana sparred on Sunday over how best to improve the nation's economy, governors of both parties shared a far more pragmatic outlook on the controversial program known as "Obamacare" as millions of their constituents begin to be covered. "We're just trying to make the best of a bad situation," Republican Gov. Terry Branstad, of Iowa, who calls the health care law "unaffordable and unsustainable,"...
  • Chris Christie to Speak at CPAC Amid Scandal

    02/03/2014 12:08:30 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 2/3/14 | Matthew Boyle
    New Jersey GOP Gov. Chris Christie will speak at 2014’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the American Conservative Union (ACU) announced late Sunday. The ACU’s decision to invite Christie comes after he was denied a speaking slot in 2013 and amid a scandal over politically motivated highway lane closures that may jeopardize the rough-and-tumble Governor’s political future. “We are very excited to announce that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will speak at CPAC 2014,” ACU chairman Al Cardenas said in a statement. “At this year’s CPAC — and through our theme ‘ACU’s Golden Anniversary: Getting It Right for 50 Years’...
  • Cuccinelli advisor blames Bobby Jindal, RGA for defeat: ‘They just blew it’

    11/07/2013 9:04:59 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8:08 AM 11/06/2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    “Bobby Jindal and his political team totally blew it,” harrumphed one advisor for Ken Cuccinelli the morning after a closer-than-expected loss. Cuccinelli, who narrowly lost last night’s gubernatorial election to Terry McAuliffe, was badly outspent in the days and weeks leading up to the election. The New York Times‘ Jonathan Martin described Cuccinelli’s plight as having been “close to abandoned at the end.” He was. As Politico’s James Hohmann reported, ”The Republican National Committee spent about $3 million on Virginia this year, compared to $9 million in the 2009.” And as the Roanoke Times noted, in 2009, the Chamber of...
  • Republicans to gain governor's seats they haven't won in half a century

    10/28/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 4 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/28/12 | Staff
    Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven't won in a quarter-century. Of the 11 states with gubernatorial elections in November, eight are now led by Democrats, and each of the most competitive races is a GOP pickup opportunity. The numbers suggests that Republicans soon will claim 30 to 33 governorships after holding just 22 a few years ago - an advantage not reflected in the divided Congress or competitive presidential race. 'It says that when people are choosing the government closest to the people, they're choosing Republicans,' Virginia Gov....
  • RGA & DGA Release Joint Letter to Congress (2008 Flashback)

    08/16/2011 5:35:54 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 4 replies ^ | October 1, 2008 | Rick Perry & Joe Manchin
    Washington, DC – This morning the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Governor Rick Perry, and the Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Governor Joe Manchin, released a joint letter to Congress urging them to pass an economic recovery package. A copy of the letter is attached and the full text of it is below. As leaders of our respective organizations, we don't always see eye to eye on policy, but we come together today with one clear purpose. We strongly urge Congress to leave partisanship at the door and pass an economic recovery package. We both believe that it’s...
  • Chris Christie's Advice to GOP Governors Brings Down the House

    11/25/2010 7:51:23 PM PST · by iowamark · 48 replies · 2+ views ^ | 11/18/2010 | Melinda Henneberger
    SAN DIEGO -- When at least four possible presidential contenders – Govs. Haley Barbour, Bobby Jindal, Tim Pawlenty and Mitch Daniels -- shared a stage at the Republican Governors Association conference Thursday morning, along with Bob McDonnell and Chris Christie, who do you think was the standout? Yes, Barbour's every word is quotable, Daniels has sewn up the David Brooks primary, and no one can say that Pawlenty doesn't present well. But if you read Politics Daily's Jill Lawrence, you might not be surprised to learn that it was Christie who got the most applause and laughs from the crowd....
  • Another Powerful "Remember November" Video from the RGA

    10/06/2010 5:50:54 PM PDT · by WWRD · 17 replies ^ | 10/06/2010 | Republican Governors Association
    Remember November - Four Weeks - The Final Act Coming Soon
  • Another Hard Hitting Ad From The Republican Governors Association: "14 Weeks" (Video)

    07/27/2010 2:28:29 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 6 replies
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/27/10 | hap
    "For too long out nation has been governed by politicians in Washington D.C. detachted from the people".... "America we can do better" (Video)
  • Video: RGA rips media for smearing “Remember November” ad

    05/03/2010 3:49:14 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 7 replies · 376+ views
    HotAir ^ | Allahpundit
    Remember that ad? Ultra-slick, ultra-effective, and therefore instantly demagogued by Time magazine and MSNBC as being a coded embrace of the alleged domestic-terrorist vogue sweeping those darned tea-party wingnuts. Because, see, “Remember November” sounds like “remember, remember, the fifth of November,” which is an old British rhyme about insurrectionist Guy Fawkes, and … well, that’s close enough. Ten days later, here’s the RGA getting its boots on after the media’s lie has already traveled halfway around the world.
  • Full Speech Liz Cheney CSpan-Southern Republican Leadership Conference: Day 1

    The opening session of the 2010 Southern Republican Leadership Conference featured Mary Matalin, Newt Gingrich, J.C. Watts and Liz Cheney New Orleans, LA : 2 hr.
  • White House 2010 Governors Ball: Menu, Wines, China, Flatware (What recession?!)

    02/22/2010 7:10:37 AM PST · by maggief · 99 replies · 1,477+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 22, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    The room was very elegant, with candles, gilt-edged plates, gold embossed name cards and such. The menu: French Onion Soup with Croutons Rib Eye Roast with Shrimp Scampi Roasted Potatoes, Carrots and Mushroom Caps Seven Layer Salad Baked Alaska Wines offered: Sugarleaf Vineyards Petit Manseng 2008 Landmark Vineyards Syrah "Steel Plow" 2006 Fenn Valley "42 Ice Wine" 2008 Governors' Dinner Table Settings 2010 SERVICE PLATES - CLINTON STATE CHINA SERVICE, made by Lenox Inc., Trenton, New Jersey, 2000. Commissioned to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the White House. KING CHARLES SILVER FLATWARE, made by Gorham, Providence, Rhode Island, 1974; supplemented...
  • Optimistic GOP Governors Want a Kinder, Gentler Approach to 2010

    11/20/2009 7:11:51 PM PST · by Dajjal · 81 replies · 2,398+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov. 20, 2009 | Melinda Henneberger
    AUSTIN – Here's what I did not hear at the annual confab of Republican governors held here this week: The words socialist, extremist, or government takeover. With the focus on jobs, jobs and jobs, the only red meat was the Texas barbecue. And by design, there was no Obama-bashing. [snip] Barbour cautioned Republican candidates to refrain from attacking the president, period: "People want the president to succeed; good Lord, they want the country to succeed, and particularly the first African-American president has a lot of goodwill. . . . We need to be careful, we need to treat the president...
  • GOP Governors Push for 2010 Party Rebirth

    11/20/2009 7:27:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies · 773+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/20/2009 | Liz Sidoti
    Thrilled with twin victories this month, Republican governors are looking to lead a party-wide resurgence in 2010 and shape the GOP for years to come. Republicans boast of a strong crop of gubernatorial candidates who could be future party leaders, $25 million in the bank a year before the elections and a difficult environment for Democrats, particularly in financially ailing swing-voting states like Ohio and Iowa. "Next year's going to be a good year for Republican governors," predicted Haley Barbour, Mississippi's governor and chairman of the Republican Governors Association. "In states where there are Republican governors, people can see if...
  • GOP govs defend town hall fury [Governors Barbour (MS), Lingle (HI) and Perdue (GA)]

    08/10/2009 9:42:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 1,113+ views
    KTVO-TV / The Politico ^ | August 10, 2009
    Three leading Republican governors on Monday defended the heated exchanges and vigorous protests taking place at health care town hall events across the country. "I think you see a heightened emotion and passion and, you say anger, because people are scared," said Hawaii GOP Gov. Linda Lingle, during a conference call with reporters organized by the Republican Governors Association. "You're talking about hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts in spending on Medicare, and that's why you see members of the AARP separated from their leadership on this issue, because they're scared," the Hawaii governor said. "The heightened anger is...
  • Barbour tells NH GOP inclusion is key ["We're a big party"]

    06/24/2009 9:19:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies · 1,380+ views
    The Union Leader, Manchester, NH ^ | 2009-06-24 | Jillian Jorgersen
    BEDFORD – The Republican party needs to rebuild itself from the bottom up, said Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour last night before addressing a gathering at a New Hampshire State Republican Committee reception. "You're in the White House for eight or 12 years, you become a top-down party, I don't care if these are Republicans or Democrats. When you get out, you're liberated to rebuild your party from the bottom up," he told reporters before a reception at at C.R. Sparks, which was closed to the press. Barbour assumed chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association yesterday, following South Carolina Gov. Mark...
  • Barbour to head RGA

    06/24/2009 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 87 replies · 1,957+ views
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has assumed the chairmanship of the Republican Governors Association, CNN has learned. Barbour immediately takes over as head of the national Republican campaign organization following South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s announcement he was leaving the post. Sanford acknowledged Wednesday that he had an extramarital affair with a woman in Argentina. “The news revealed today hurts all of us who have gotten to know Governor Sanford over the years and so it is with regret that the RGA accepted Governor Sanford’s resignation as chairman,” Barbour said in a statement obtained by CNN that will be distributed Wednesday...
  • Gov Sanford resigns Republican Governors Association.

    06/24/2009 11:48:00 AM PDT · by Brytani · 203 replies · 9,070+ views
    Twitter ^ | 6/24/2009 | Twitter Breaking News
    During an emotional news conference, SC Gov. Stanford said he is resigning as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.1 minute ago from BNO Headquarters
  • Miss. governor tests 2012 GOP waters in Iowa, NH [Haley Barbour]

    06/14/2009 11:50:39 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 757+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-06-14 | Emily Wagster Pettus & Beth Fouhy
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — If the Republican Party is in danger of being marginalized as a conservative, white male Southern enclave, is Haley Barbour — the longtime Washington power broker and current Mississippi governor — the best person to turn things around? Many rank-and-file Republicans and party leaders say yes, as the 61-year-old Barbour prepares to ramp up his national profile this month with back-to-back trips to the early presidential voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Barbour will headline fundraisers in both states, but says the visits are part of his duties as incoming chairman of the Republican Governors...
  • Sponsors From Letterman (Wednesdays Show) Update With Contact Info

    06/11/2009 12:43:43 PM PDT · by curth · 36 replies · 2,228+ views
    6/11/09 | Curth
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  • Rick Perry: States will 'assert their independence' [Tea Party 2.0 call]

    05/14/2009 8:39:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 1,402+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-05-14 | Andy Barr
    Republican Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that he expects to see a number of states follow his home state of Texas in pushing resolutions that will “assert their independence from the federal government.” “If this administration gets its way, we’ll all be the same. We’ll all be the way Washington wants us to be,” Perry said on a call with Gov. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and roughly 20,000 callers sponsored by the Republican Governors Association, and billed as Tea Party 2.0. Asked by a caller about his support for a Texas state House resolution reaffirming the state's sovereignty under the tenth...
  • Call In Show Tonight w/TX & SC Guvs, Tea Party Pt.II

    05/14/2009 1:59:38 PM PDT · by Rapunzel · 11 replies · 732+ views
    Is anyone interested in participating???
  • GOP govs plan Tea Party sequel [Sanford, Perry] [RGA] ["Fight for Freedom" call]

    05/12/2009 5:39:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1,259+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-05-12 | Andy Barr
    Hoping to recapture the grassroots energy of last month’s “tea parties,” Republican Govs. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas will host a tele-town hall Thursday that’s being dubbed “Tea Party 2.0.” The Republican Governors Association said it is expecting 30,000 people to participate in the town hall, which will take place roughly one month after the much-publicized anti-tax tea party rallies held in hundreds of locations across the country on April 15, the tax filing deadline. Sanford and Perry will each speak for several minutes before opening up the town hall to up to an hour-long...
  • Join the Fight for Freedom Call [RGA conference call with Sanford, Perry]

    05/12/2009 5:34:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 599+ views
    At TEA Parties across the country, hundreds of thousands of citizens declared that our taxes are too high, our federal government is too big, and our states' rights are being trampled upon. We were there and we want to keep the movement growing. Join a free telephone call with Governors Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas to collaborate on our plan to fight for freedom and win America back.
  • Palin pulls out of White House Correspondents' Dinner

    05/07/2009 4:37:40 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 28 replies · 1,290+ views
    Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will miss a chance to chat up President Obama this weekend because she's cancelling plans to attend the White House Correspondents' dinner, but she's got a good excuse. Palin on Wednesday declared a state of emergency because of record flooding in Eagle, Alaska. "It's basically wiped out a town," Bill McAllister, Palin's communications director, told CNN. Palin was slated to be a guest of Fox News at the annual dinner. McAllister confirmed Palin will stay in Alaska this weekend and will no longer attend Saturday night’s annual press dinner headlined by Obama this year for the...
  • Mark Sanford in Sarah Palin's out [but Todd Palin attending on her behalf] [RGA donor dinner]

    05/07/2009 5:31:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1,575+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-05-07
    Republican fundraiser Fred Malek invited Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, both potential GOP presidential candidates in 2012, to break bread together at his McLean, Va., home Friday night. Sanford’s office confirmed he’ll be there. Palin is staying back in Alaska due to serious ice-jam flooding and instead sending her husband, Todd. He’ll also take her place at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Palin’s office said Thursday. . . . . . The idea of the dinner at his Crest Lane home is to help party donors shopping for a 2012 candidate. . . . ....
  • GOP lawmakers, governors pull together [Sanford opposing carbon cap-and-trade, global warming]

    04/21/2009 6:33:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 581+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-04-21 | Molly K. Hooper
    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R) confirms that Republican state governors and top Congressional leaders have been actively coordinating the talking points used to oppose Democratic policies put forward by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Obama. "When you got the White House you become a very much a top down party, now we're trying to rebuild as a bottom up party and governors are integral in that and members of the House and Senate realize that," Barbour said Tuesday in an interview with the Hill. In the latest effort, leadership aides tell The Hill that South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford...
  • Rejecting Aid, One Governor Irks His Own [Sanford & Palin only govs. to reject $700M educ. funds]

    04/04/2009 6:53:22 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 929+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 2009-04-04 | Shaila Dewan
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — For a millionaire, Gov. Mark Sanford has a reputation for frugality that borders on the extreme. Former employees say he has been known to require his staff to use both sides of a Post-it note. When Mr. Sanford was a congressman, he slept on a futon in his office and returned his housing allowance. And when, after he moved into the Governor’s Mansion here, tax collectors declared his family’s home on Sullivan’s Island a secondary residence subject to a higher tax rate, he appealed and won. Now, with his threat to refuse more than $700 million in...
  • (from 2007) Republican Governors Who Wilt (Globalwarming Hoax)

    03/21/2009 1:06:51 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 67 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | July 23, 2007 | Paul Chesser
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford have largely conservative support (a few say they are moderates). Regardless, why have both signed deals with an environmental advocacy group to administer their respective states' programs to confront global warming?   The two Republican executives have followed the example of more liberal governors by inviting the nonprofit Center for Climate Strategies to advise their climate change action groups. The states' respective panels consist of dozens of "stakeholders" who will consider greenhouse gas-reducing measures. The groups will approve most of those action items, then pass them on to state lawmakers...
  • Cash has too many strings, Riley says [Bob Riley] [Ala.] [rejects porkulus unfunded mandates]

    02/24/2009 7:06:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,805+ views
    GOP governors turn down $66M in aid for jobless. MONTGOMERY - Despite Alabama's rising jobless rate, Gov. Bob Riley on Monday rejected $66 million in the federal economic stimulus funds earmarked to help states fund unemployment benefits. Riley made the announcement after returning from a National Governors Association meeting in Washington, where he and other governors met with President Barack Obama Sunday night. An influential legislator accused Riley of playing politics, along with other Republican governors in the South. But Riley said the stimulus law requires states to change their laws to expand jobless benefits to those who don't normally...
  • Republican Governors Split on Stimulus

    02/24/2009 3:49:16 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 578+ views
    the new american ^ | 02.24.09 | Patrick Krey
    Obama’s economic stimulus package is causing quite the stir among America’s governors, particularly the Republican ones. The New York Times reports: "Republican governors split sharply over the weekend over how to respond to the economic crisis, a debate whose outcome will go a long way toward shaping how the national party redefines itself in the wake of its election defeats of recent years."   It looks like the Republican governors are dividing along the lines of moderates and conservatives. The epitome of moderate Republicans, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was one of the biggest advocates for the stimulus actually poked a...
  • Arnold - a loner inside GOP

    02/23/2009 7:11:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 706+ views
    Politico on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/09 | Andy Barr and Charles Mahtesian
    While Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) has always been something of a loner within the GOP, never has it been as obvious as in the last few days. Indeed, at the National Governors Association meeting, it’s been hard to tell he’s a Republican at all. He spent Saturday on a University of Virginia panel with Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Pa.), and in private meetings with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and energy czar Carol Browner. He skipped the Republican Governors Association dinner that evening, an event most GOP governors attended. On Sunday evening,...
  • Republican Governors Step Up Attacks on Obama Economic Policies

    02/22/2009 3:56:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies · 826+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 22, 2009
    Republican Governors Step Up Attacks on Obama Economic Policies Feb. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Republican governors attacked President Barack Obama’s economic policies, warning that the $787 billion stimulus package will saddle states with obligations they can’t afford. Obama’s “short-term” thinking and deficit spending are “digging yet another hole for ourselves,” said South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, a Republican, on “Fox News Sunday.” He said he may not accept all of the $8 billion in stimulus money designated for his state. Democrats criticized that approach as insensitive. “This is about real people who, through no fault of their own, are laid off...
  • Arnold to Sanford and Jindal: I vill take de stimulus money if you don’t want it (videos)

    02/22/2009 3:53:39 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 630+ views ^ | Feb. 22, 2009 | Allahpundit
    Two videos, one from this morning and the other from 1990, tracking the evolution of a Republican icon. I’m no expert on Milton Friedman, but I imagine he’d find the “emergency” rationale for higher taxes rather highly nuanced indeed. Exit question: When Schwarzenegger calls on the GOP to be “team players” by acquiescing in The One’s agenda, how long does he intend for “the game” to last? Until the emergency passes, whenever that is, or for Obama’s entire term?
  • Republicans Get a Little 'Hope' of Their Own

    02/22/2009 2:08:18 PM PST · by AJKauf · 8 replies · 708+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 22 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Republican governors gathered Saturday night for a dinner in Washington, D.C., in advance of their Monday fundraising gala and in the midst of the winter meeting (with their Democratic colleagues) of the National Governors’ Association. Saturday’s event with many of the nation’s prominent GOP governors in attendance (Sarah Palin and Arnold Schwarzenegger were not present, however) was time for some celebration and for an economics tutorial from featured speaker Steve Forbes. There were two causes for celebration: first, an announcement from Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour that $10.25 million had been raised by the Republican Governorss Association (RGA), and second,...
  • Sanford Rebuts Democratic Governors: "The real fringe are those supporting the stimulus"

    02/22/2009 5:48:58 AM PST · by quesney · 19 replies · 1,430+ views
    YahooNews ^ | YahooNews
    "All of us are committed to working with President Obama to pull our nation's economy out of the ditch that George W. Bush ran it into," [Democratic Governor of Maryland Martin] O'Malley said. "If some of the fringe governors don't want to do that, they need to step aside and not stand in the way of the nation's interests." The line drew a rebuke from Sanford, the Republican Governors Association chairman. "I think in this instance I would humbly suggest that the real fringe are those that are supporting the stimulus," Sanford said. "It is not at all in keeping...
  • Two Governors and the GOP Future [Sanford vs. Crist]

    02/20/2009 9:30:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 836+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2009-02-20 | Kimberly A. Strassel
    Republicans are faced with a dilemma. South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is mooted as a GOP presidential contender. During the stimulus debate he told President Barack Obama, to his face, that the Palmetto State wanted no part of a spending blowout that would be harmful to the economy, to taxpayers, and to the dollar. He even traveled to Capitol Hill to stiffen Senate Republicans against the plan. Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is mooted as a GOP presidential contender. During the stimulus debate, he made clear the Sunshine State couldn't wait to get its hands on the stimulus booty and joined...
  • Surveying Republican Governors on the Stimulus Bill

    02/03/2009 3:41:46 PM PST · by redk · 11 replies · 576+ views
    NRO ^ | February 03, 2009 | Mark Hemingway
    As I wrote below, I've been surveying Republican governors for their thoughts on the stimulus. Again, so far Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas are the only governors explicity opposed. There's no question that with many state budgets overwhelmed that this has put governors in a tight spot. One press flack told me not for attribution that the governor privately had grave misgivings about the bill, but the political reality is that it is likely going to pass so they were publicly in the position of fighting for their state's fair share of tax dollars. I...
  • Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP Congressmen - Want stimulus passed

    01/31/2009 3:38:32 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 269 replies · 10,137+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2009
    NEW YORK -- Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care. Their state treasuries drained by the financial crisis, governors would welcome the money from Capitol Hill, where GOP lawmakers are more skeptical of Obama's spending priorities.
  • Finally: Palin to meet Obama in Philadelphia

    11/25/2008 5:02:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 1,012+ views ^ | November 25, 2008 | Allahpundit
    Hope and change? He did forgive Lieberman — although Lieberman never accused him of palling around with terrorists. Which, of course, he did. The governor is planning a trip to Georgia to campaign on behalf of Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss early next week on her way to Philadelphia to meet with her old foe, President-elect Barack Obama. Obama is meeting with governors of both parties in Philadelphia to talk about the ailing economy. It’s not clear how many governors are going to attend the Obama event, which the National Governors Association helped put together.
  • Gov. Palin Miami Poolside Paparazzi Photos (RGA “The Dirt” Wrap-Up)

    11/18/2008 1:08:07 AM PST · by flattorney · 21 replies · 5,106+ views
    The Improper ^ | November 13, 2008 | Staff
    Nov. 13, 2008: You know you’re Nationally popular when you (Gov. Palin) get offered a $7 million book deal and the paparazzis start following you. Governor Perry where is your huge book deal and paparazzi photos? Gov. Palin Miami RGA Paparazzi Photos:Gov. Palin Sizzles in Short-Shorts Poolside in MiamiFull Set of Miami Pollside Paparazzi Photos Updated of previous FR “The Dirt” thread:GOP Governors Pull the Plug On Palin's Press Conference (The RGA Dirt) C-Span RGA Miami Full, Uncut, and Uncensored Video:11.13.08: Republican Governors Association News Conference - - Gov. Rick Perry’s Speech; Gov. Sarah Palin’s Speech; Gov. Palin’s Q &...
  • Jindal: Something Is Wrong With The GOP ([You think. -:)]

    11/16/2008 2:02:26 PM PST · by · 163 replies · 3,029+ views
    CBS FACE THE NATION ^ | 11-16-08 | Staff
    "Number one, we have got to stop defending the kind of spending and out-of-control spending that we would never tolerate in the other side. You know, when voters tell us that they trust Democrats more to cut their taxes [and] control spending, that tells you something is wrong with the Republican Party. We've got to match our actions with our rhetoric. "Number two, we've got to stop defending the kinds of corruption we would rightfully criticize in the other party. The week before the election, our most senior senator is convicted on federal charges - and that's only the latest...
  • Crist, Palin Differ On Path For GOP

    11/16/2008 9:55:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 172 replies · 3,722+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 11/16/08 | William March
    MIAMI - Republicans gathered last week to talk about what went wrong in the Nov. 4 election and how to fix it, and the two highest-profile leaders - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin - offered sharply different recipes for a comeback. Crist's message: Racial inclusiveness, bipartisanship and civility offer the clearest path for the GOP's road to recovery. "It worked in Florida," Crist said. "It could work nationally." Palin put forward a harder line: Tough adherence to the party's ideological principles. Republicans, she said, should start on the road back by dogging the Obama administration and...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 November 2008

    11/16/2008 4:59:03 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 159 replies · 6,442+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 November 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, November 16th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.; Gov. Tim Pawlenty, R-Minn.; former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, R-Md. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala; T. Boone Pickens, chairman of the energy investment fund BP Capital.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass.; Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, R-Calif.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Reps. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., and Marsha Blackburn,...