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  • Kentucky: Your Primary is Our Business. Time to Send McConnell Packing! Levin Endorses Bevin.

    04/06/2014 5:53:40 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    The Great One, Mark Levin, endorses Matt Bevin, primary candidate running against Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, for Kentucky U.S. Senate. Enough of the status quo and politicians who claim to be Tea Party leaders who continue selling us out. I’ve published clips and rants about Rand Paul ad nauseaum. I am not here to disparage him, but to show the implications of what his half-hearted, “soft” and veiled support of the Tea Party will mean for us nationally. If it was good for Rubio, it’s good for him. Why should he be exempt from criticism? He’s just as devious,...
  • Glenn Beck: McConnell just as bad as Obama

    04/06/2014 6:09:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 4/5/14 | Tim Devaney
    Conservative television personality Glenn Beck on Saturday offered Tea Party supporters an unsavory comparison between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and President Obama. "Mitch McConnell is as big of a danger to our country as Barack Obama is," Beck said during FreePAC Kentucky, a conservative event that promoted two Tea Party challengers over their Republican incumbents in the Senate. McConnell, a five-term Senator, is facing a challenge in the November elections from Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin, who was also speaking at the event. Speaking to McConnell supporters, Beck offered a grave prediction: "You're guy's going out of business very...
  • Bevin, conservatives rally in McConnell's backyard

    04/06/2014 6:06:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    kentucky.com ^ | 4/5/14 | Bill Barrow
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Conservative activists from across the country came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's hometown on Saturday to insist that their fight against established Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections isn't over. The downtown Louisville rally served as a lift for McConnell challenger Matt Bevin, a Louisville businessman who wants to capitalize on the same tea party energy that helped Rand Paul defeat McConnell's choice for the state's other Senate seat two years ago. The event also was intended as a morale booster as the so-called liberty movement tries to put its imprint on an election cycle where...
  • Boehner challenged in primary

    02/12/2014 7:28:48 AM PST · by nomad · 29 replies
    As a Ohioan it has come to my attention that John "the boner" Boehner is being challenged in the up coming primary election. His challenger is a conservative by the name of Eric Gurr. Mr. Gurr has stated that he supports the Tea Party`s stance on limited Constitutional Government. In light of the past and current legislative actions of Old` "Boner", you may consider looking his challenger over and possibly supporting him.
  • Crowded S.C. Primary Poses Challenge for Graham

    08/03/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 31 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-3-2013 | Scott Conroy
    Newcomer Nancy Mace and libertarian-leaning state Sen. Lee Bright are set to become the second and third GOP candidates to announce their intentions to run against the second-term senator, and political watchers in the Palmetto State believe the field may expand even further in the coming weeks. At first glance, when gaming out Graham’s chances of surviving a multi-candidate primary and going on to win re-election, the logic seems simple: the more competitors, the merrier. For a lawmaker who has long raised the ire of some rank-and-file conservatives with his deal-brokering and occasional breeches from Republican orthodoxy, there is a...
  • Democrats Train Their Sights on Romney (Ready Aim Fire Alert)

    08/04/2011 10:35:33 AM PDT · by mojito · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8/4/2011 | Erin McPike
    Mitt Romney may be largely out of sight this summer, but for Democrats, he is certainly not out of mind. In gearing up for President Obama's re-election battle next year, party operatives have directed the bulk of their energy toward beating up on the former Massachusetts governor. With a number of strong Republicans opting not to run and some in the race failing to get traction, Romney has become a singular target for the party in power. A review of the material the Democratic National Committee disseminates daily bears out this trend. The committee blasts out loads of emails each...
  • Snowe, Collins call for GOP unity as tea party sacks moderates (Tea Party targeting Maine RINOs)

    10/02/2010 2:35:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Two years ago, Barack Obama and congressional Democrats rode a wave of voter disenchantment into power. Many Republicans, even in some traditional strongholds, were swept aside. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was an exception. She didn’t defeat Democrat Tom Allen. She trounced him, 61-39 percent of the vote, a landslide victory political analysts attributed to Collins’ popularity with moderates, a standing shared by her Maine colleague, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, also a Republican. Two years later, the same moderate image that protected Collins from the blue wave could make Snowe vulnerable to the red one advanced by the tea party....
  • TRENDING: Facing backlash, DeMint has message for GOP

    09/15/2010 12:58:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/15/10 | Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) - Republican Senator Jim DeMint conceded to CNN that he is trying to send a message to the GOP establishment by backing conservative candidates like Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, but rejects concerns that his moves could rob the GOP of the Senate majority. "The GOP establishment is out," DeMint said in an interview in his Senate office, "what we're going to do is help the American people take back their government, and I hope the Republican Party will be the party that carries that banner." DeMint was an early supporter of O'Donnell, a candidate many Republicans did not...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP can't be 'old white guy party'

    10/24/2009 4:07:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 3,630+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-23 | Eric Zimmermann
    The GOP needs to shed its image as the "old white guy party," Jeb Bush said this week. Speaking at George Washington University, Bush said Republicans need to reach out to a more diverse group of voters. "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize that in order for a political party to be successful it has to reach out to everyone," Bush said, according to the GW Hatchet. "In politics, you never win when you say 'us and them.' We need a more welcoming message."
  • Breaking FEC Doug Hoffman (C)- in NY 23 has more Cash and individual $ than RINO Dede Scozzafava

    10/24/2009 11:28:13 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 121 replies · 5,998+ views
    FEC. Gov ^ | October 24, 2009 | steelers6
    HOFFMAN, DOUGLAS Receipts $307,889 Individual $187,389 PAC $0 Party $18,500 Candidate $102,000 Other $0 Disbursements Cash on Hand Debt $234,843 $146,090 $430,400 10/14/2009 SCOZZAFAVA, DIERDRE K Receipts $250,206 Individual $120,442 PAC $103,891 Party $13,850 Candidate $12,000 Other $23 Disbursements Cash on Hand Debt $209,502 $81,407 $24,000 10/14/2009 OWENS, WILLIAM Receipts $503,297 Individual $320,654 PAC $161,050 Party $9,916 Candidate $11,677 Other $0 Disbursements Cash on Hand Debt $374,936 $256,721 $251,121 10/14/2009
  • Two House Republicans side with Dems to raise state income tax [Scumbag Traitor RINO Alert!]

    10/22/2009 10:00:45 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 1,028+ views
    Ohio.com
    Two House Republicans side with Dems to raise state income tax [Scumbag Traitor RINO Alert!] link only: http://www.ohio.com/news/65368782.html
  • Graham aims to tackle 'radical' views [attacks conservatives, defends Big Gov't]

    10/18/2009 11:57:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 1,997+ views
    Some say U.S. senator should focus on emphasizing his conservative record. BY BEN SZOBODY The shouts of "traitor" that rained on Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham last week at a local town hall meeting revealed rifts among conservatives that some analysts say might signal trouble for center-right politicians such as Graham. Political experts say a burgeoning group of right-wing activists long seen as the fringe of the party is growing in influence, fueled by economic fears and populist ire over unchecked Washington spending and magnified by the power of the Internet. Whether they represent a vocal minority or the seeds...
  • Graham steps from McCain’s shadow right into his shoes [giddy Democrats laud "the new McCain"]

    10/16/2009 5:10:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 2,187+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-16 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, a longtime friend and ally of Sen. John McCain, is now going a step further, Democrats say, and actually becoming the new McCain. Senior members of the majority party say the South Carolina Republican has displaced his Arizona mentor as the dealmaker on two big agenda items of the Obama administration: climate change and immigration. As McCain, on the heels of his presidential election defeat, has distanced himself from Democrats, Graham has moved in to fill the vacuum.
  • Senators Following Slower Path on Immigration [Graham, Schumer will ram amnesty down our throats]

    10/15/2009 10:19:55 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 1,457+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 2009-10-16 | Jessica Brady
    Although Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) vowed this week to introduce comprehensive immigration reform next month, his Senate counterparts expected to take the lead on the issue aren’t heeding a similar timeline. “That’s new to me,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said of Gutierrez’s announcement, made Tuesday at an immigration rally on Capitol Hill. “I’ve been talking to Sen. Schumer, and we hope to get something done that’s comprehensive,” Graham added. “We just don’t know when yet.”Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who chairs the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, has been meeting periodically with Graham to discuss ideas on immigration,...
  • AZ 2010: On Climate Bill, The Wooing Of John McCain May Take Longer [you know where this is going]

    10/13/2009 6:07:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,834+ views
    Dow Jones / Nasdaq ^ | 2009-10-13 | Siobhan Hughes
    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) - Efforts by U.S. Senate Democrats to persuade Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., to endorse their climate legislation may take a bit longer. Democrats have spent months reaching out to McCain through Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. The outreach appeared likely to step up after McCain's friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., over the weekend became the first Republican this year to sign on to a bipartisan climate-change plan.
  • Why is McCain using Maoist language on Palin? [Manchurian candidate alert]

    10/11/2009 8:06:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 143 replies · 4,366+ views
    FR ^ | 2009-10-11 | FReepers rae4palin, piytar, cripplecreek, rabscuttle385, and others
    This morning, in an interview with CNN's State of the Union, Sen. John McCain (RINO-Ariz.) apparently used some rather choice language to describe the fairly evident future political aspirations of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Ak.): "Will Sarah and I - did we always agree on everything in the past? Will we in the future? No. But let's let a thousand flowers bloom. Let's come up with a winning combination next time."—http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2360310/posts With only a cursory glance, it appears from McCain's language that he is merely asking for a second chance -- in 2012? -- with Palin. [And, at first...
  • Jeb Bush praises Obama on education [hurl]

    10/09/2009 12:35:28 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies · 1,580+ views
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) reached across the aisle to praise President Obama on education reform this morning. President Obama has angered teachers' unions by supporting merit pay, a policy that would pay teachers based on their students' test scores. Obama has also called for a longer school year, while teachers' unions have proposed shorter school weeks to prevent layoffs. "I am very, very encouraged, and excited that the president has taken on a core constituency of his party, which is the teachers union," Bush said on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
  • McCain on Palin: 'Let's come up with a winning combination next time' [next time???]

    10/11/2009 6:53:02 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 159 replies · 6,070+ views
    Politico / CNN ^ | 2009-10-11
    (snip) Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," the Arizona Republican said: "When we selected, or asked, Sarah Palin to be my running mate, it energized our party. We were ahead in the polls, until the stock market crashed. And she still is a formidable force in the Republican Party. And I have great affection for her. Will Sarah and I - did we always agree on everything in the past? Will we in the future? No. But let's let a thousand flowers bloom. Let's come up with a winning combination next time." (snip)
  • Toomey resigns as head of anti-tax group [to "pursue other opportunities"] [Snarlin' Arlen]

    04/14/2009 8:04:55 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 6 replies · 448+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 2009-04-14 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    Pat Toomey resigned yesterday as president of the anti-tax Club for Growth, clearing the decks for his expected primary challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). The advocacy group said in a statement that Toomey was leaving to "pursue other opportunities." Former Rep. Chris Chocola (R., Ind.) will be the group's new president. A former congressman from the Lehigh Valley, Toomey has been acting like a Senate candidate for weeks, traveling the state and criticizing Specter's recent votes in favor of federal economic-stimulus and bailout spending. Specter, meanwhile, has aired TV ads highlighting Toomey's past as a Wall Street derivatives...
  • Gallup: 59% of Republicans want GOP to become more conservative

    11/20/2008 3:25:07 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 69 replies · 1,225+ views
    HotAir.com ^ | 11/20/08 | Allahpundit
    No specifics on the how and why, but since party orthodoxy’s already firmly hawkish, pro-life, anti-gay marriage, and anti-amnesty (among the grassroots, at least, on that last one), presumably what we’re talking about here is spending and bailout backlash. Shouldn’t be a problem: The One will give the GOP’s congressional minority plenty to dislike, including a bailout of the Big Three to pound the table about. No?The House, at least, is heading right: Pence, who was unanimously voted in as the Republican Conference Chairman on Wednesday, told CNSNews.com that conservatism is the current trend among House Republicans.“What I saw today...
  • No Room for RINOs

    11/18/2008 9:25:42 PM PST · by Wegotsarah.com · 43 replies · 1,368+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | 11-19-08 | Brendan Minitor
    South Carolina's Mark Sanford is one of three GOP governors now being widely mentioned as potential saviors of the Republican Party between now and 2012. All are conspicuous for calling on their own party to live up to its principles. Most notably, none have advocated the GOP move to the left. Mr. Sanford is a two-term governor known for vetoing spending bills, pushing market-oriented policy reforms (such as moving his state's Medicaid system to a private account-based model) and criticizing the lapses of the national GOP. "Some on the left will say our electoral losses are a repudiation of our...
  • The spanking they deserve: NRCC gets an earful (Conservatives BLAST McCain, RINOs, etc.!)

    05/16/2008 9:24:13 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 201 replies · 386+ views
    Michelle Malkin.com ^ | 05/16/2008 | Michelle Malkin
    All week long, you and I have been blasting the bereft Beltway GOP leadership for their empty sloganeering and Obama-esque change obsession. Now, the NRCC is hearing it directly on its website. Reader Fritz e-mails that the comments section in the NRCC blog post by chairman Tom Cole is sizzling hot with aggravated grass-roots conservative feedback. Go check it out. A sample: This is not the message I am looking to support. The message of the Replican Part should be fundumentally different than the Democrats. We don’t need to “fix” the government. We need the Federal Government to do wnat...
  • Tired of RINO McCaniac Mike DeWine - Keep his son out of congress - Vote Tom Brinkman on June 14

    05/23/2005 5:08:05 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 42 replies · 987+ views
    McStain and DeWine are currently getting face time for the cameras selling out on the most important issue today - judges. DeWine's son Pat, is running for Congress to replace Rob Portman. It's time to send a message to RINOs like DeWine(who is also a gun grabber). His son is currently running for US Congress in a special election near Cincy. This election affects all of us and it is an open seat formerly held by Republican Rob Portman. A couple of weeks back I sent a solid conservative $20 who is running against Pat DeWine. His name is Tom...
  • Jim Kolbe Admits Randy Graf Was Right (Kolbe violated congressional franking regulations)

    06/23/2004 4:58:34 PM PDT · by Spiff · 7 replies · 310+ views
    Press Release - Randy Graf for Congress ^ | 23 June 2004 | Randy Graf
    Jim Kolbe Admits Randy Graf Was Right! Congressman writes check to Franking Commission to reimburse taxpayers for misuse of taxpayer funds!Tucson - In a letter to Congressman Robert Ney (R–Texas), the Chairman of the Regulatory Franking Commission, Congressman Jim Kolbe admitted that legislative update #38430-6 was a “potential violation of franking regulations” (June 21, 2004). The letter was written after a previous press release by the Graf for Congress campaign, which blew the whistle on the misuse of these funds and called for reimbursement of taxpayer monies (June 16, 2004). [Also see SEAR Club news story - June 16, 2004]...