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  • Limbaugh: GOP establishment pushing ‘to take Bachmann out’

    07/23/2012 4:21:07 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/23/2012 | Jeff Poor
    On his Monday radio program, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh attacked Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain’s floor speech castigating Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and some of her colleagues for raising questions about top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, saying “there’s an effort by the Republican establishment to take Bachmann out.”Limbaugh cited a weekend National Review piece by former U.S. Attorney Andrew  McCarthy that said there are legitimate questions about Abedin and her association with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.“The Muslim Brother is not a harmless little offshoot here,” Limbaugh said. “They’re not the mainstream where the others are the kooks. They’re all together....
  • How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off

    07/18/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 16th, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign. But four years later Mitt Romney is facing one of the most vexing questions of his campaign: what to do with Sarah Palin? In an increasingly uncomfortable stand-off, he has not invited her to next month’s Republican national convention whilst she has failed to give him her full backing. --snip-- The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a woman who can energise his base in a way he can only dream of. The former Massachusetts governor - who is so...
  • Romney Campaign Disses Palin: Throws Party Unity Overboard

    07/18/2012 10:15:59 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 112 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 7.17.12 | Jeffrey Lord
    Here we go.So now come all these news reports (just for example, here, here, here, and here) that Team Romney has decided deliberately -- deliberately -- to trash Sarah Palin by not inviting her to the Tampa convention.And they expect people to rally to their candidate when they are out there sticking their finger in the eye of the party's base? Sending a message to the Tea Party to go take a flying leap? If this is true, and no less than Governor Palin herself has said she is uninvited, one can only wonder:What are these wizards of smart thinking?Historically, people...
  • Ron Paul: Romney should release more tax returns

    07/17/2012 12:44:19 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7-17-12 | Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) With pressure building on Mitt Romney to release more of his past tax returns, Ron Paul on Tuesday added his voice to the chorus of people - including some Republicans - who say Romney should just bite the bullet and release the returns, according to Politico. "Politically, I think that would help him," said Paul, Romney's former Republican presidential rival, in an interview with Politico. "In the scheme of things politically, you know, it looks like releasing tax returns is what the people want." Democrats and the Obama campaign have relentlessly hammered Romney in recent days for his...
  • GOP Bigshots Wonder Why We Hate Them: Arrogant RINOs - So Far No Repub Convention Invite for Palin

    07/16/2012 9:19:08 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 32 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-16-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    What? The invitations haven't hit the post office yet? Please don't go there. Palin should have a central position and should have been on the speakers list for months. She, Congressman Allen West and Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann are the voices of conservative leaders, and Palin started it all, along with the TEA Party. Give Palin a platform for this one night. She deserves it. Conservatives deserve it. Surely there is room on the stage for Palin, along with Pawlenty, Daniels, Portman, Rice, and Jindal. We're upchucking the mountains of chicken we've been fed.  You've given us a lot of bun. Now...
  • Sen. Hatch: ‘I Still Have a Very High Opinion of Chief Justice Roberts’

    07/09/2012 8:58:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 9, 2012 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Nev.) said Monday he “still has a very high opinion of Chief Justice John Roberts," despite Roberts opinion upholding the individual mandate in Obamacare as constitutional. Hatch, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had been one of the earliest and most forceful voices in the Senate speaking out against the constitutionality of the individual mandate when it was first proposed in 2009. On Monday, however, Hatch told CNSNews.com that Roberts “certainly had the right” to rule that the mandate is constitutional as a tax. “Naturally, I...
  • Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster
    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States. These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a...
  • Judge Posner: GOP has gone 'goofy' (another republican is slamming us conservatives)

    07/06/2012 7:33:45 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | July 6th | By WILLIAM BERGSTROM
    A conservative federal judge appointed by Ronald Reagan said in an interview published Thursday that the Republican Party has gone “goofy” and that “these right-wingers who are blasting [Chief Justice John] Roberts are making a very serious mistake.” “I mean, what would you do if you were Roberts?” Judge Richard Posner, of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, told NPR. “All of a sudden you find out that the people that you thought were your friends have turned against you, they despise you, they mistreat you, they leak to the press, what do you do? Do you become more...
  • The Truth. It Hurts.

    07/03/2012 5:32:48 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    Red State ^ | July 3, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. “[I]t’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place,” he said in part. For once, let’s give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual context he seems to mean both. Let’s be charitable. The truth is, I don’t expect Republicans in Congress to be fully committed to repeal next year even if they have Mitt Romney in the White...
  • Poll Tax & Health Care, What? RINO Roberts

    07/02/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 50 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | June 30th, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    If you read my recent post, "Supreme Court Upholds Poll Tax?" you might have a little trouble understanding why this is important to all Americans. The reason is simple, the decision made by the Supreme Court on the 28th of June, a day that will live in infamy, WAS ILLEGAL!!! Our constitution is clear about the power and type of authority the Federal Government has to levy taxes, and the Federal Government of the United States of America is barred by our Constitution from imposing a direct tax on individuals. In other words they may NOT impose a direct tax...
  • Glenn Beck: The GOP Are ‘Full of Crap’ ‘Cowards’ And ‘This Destroys Bush’s Legacy’

    06/28/2012 4:51:51 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 28th, 2012 | Jon Bershad
    Glenn Beck made no attempt to hide his feelings. In fact, he launched into an absolutely epic rant, furiously condemning not just the Supreme Court, but also the Republican Party and the entire mainstream conservative movement. Beck promoted the upcoming FreePAC event, saying that today’s result just furthered his frustration with regular conservative groups. He told listeners that he was sick of going to CPAC where he can speak out against progressives, get applause from the crowds, and then be betrayed by the “cowards” in charge who are “won’t come out and tell you what they really are”; “covert progressives.”...
  • Mitt Romney's Arizona Problem: Randy Pullen vs. Shane Wikfors

    06/23/2012 10:01:11 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    .phoenixnewtimes.com ^ | June 22th, 2012 | By Stephen Lemons
    Mitt Romney may be attempting a shift to the center on immigration, but word has yet to trickle down to the hardcore nativists of the Arizona Republican Party. As the GOP presidential hopeful was in Florida yesterday trying to woo the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials with his softer, gentler, made-for-the-general-election immigration stance, a civil war of sorts erupted in local Republican ranks over statements made by conservative-blogger-turned-state-GOP-spokesman Shane Wikfors during a recent appearance on Channel 12's Sunday Square Off. Here's what I wrote in my column this week regarding Wikfors' comments: One moment of Republican clarity...
  • Jeb Bush Praises Mitt Romney, Says He Has ‘Common Ground’ With Obama

    06/23/2012 9:11:50 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 22, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Mitt Romney may have encountered a tough crowd addressing a group of Latinos Thursday, but former Florida Governor Jeb Bush transitioned easily from Spanish to English and drew loud applause on the issue of education reform and school choice – and complimented the presumptive Republican nominee’s rival, President Obama. At the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials or NALEO in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Bush began by giving Romney a nod. “We heard an excellent speech, I thought, from Mitt Romney, who is a supporter of education reform and of school choice,” Bush said. However, in his next...
  • Who's who of GOP elite coming to Utah for weekend retreat with Romney(Rinos Unite)

    06/23/2012 9:02:15 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Deseret News ^ | : Thursday, June 21 2012 | Lisa Riley Roche
    DEER VALLEY — Mitt Romney and some of the nation's best-known Republicans are holding a private retreat in Utah this weekend with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's top donors and fundraisers. The exclusive event is one of the perks for donors who have given at least $50,000 or raised a minimum of $250,000 for the Romney Victory Fund, which shares contributions with the Republican Party. The more than 700 guests expected will hear from what's being billed as the GOP "Dream Team," a list that includes the party's 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain, strategist Karl Rove, former Secretary of...
  • A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket (Video)

    06/23/2012 7:58:06 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 162 replies
    Youtube/ Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 30 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    From March when Rush read a e-mail from a friend upset at Romney. Best email ever that describes our dilemma. A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket Another related clip from last October. Rush Limbaugh: We are Letting The Media And RINOS Pick Our Candidates And Finally: Rush Limbaugh: Romney Is NO Conservative
  • Daily Caller Whines That ‘Increasingly Irrelevant’ Palin Hasn’t Endorsed Romney

    06/19/2012 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Something about that Old Guard and that establishment. There’s a schedule to keep and a list of rules to follow. Apparently, Sarah Palin shredded her copy and it’s starting to rub the media the wrong way. Despite saying dozens of times over the last year that she would eventually back the GOP nominee in her #1 mission to replace Barack Obama, apparently the media expects more. An article written by The Hill yesterday notices: “Palin Doesn’t Mention Romney In Address To Conservative Bloggers”. The Daily Caller reiterates: “Sarah Palin Hasn’t Formally Endorsed Romney Yet” while they also concede that she...
  • Karl Rovian Elites Versus the Conservative Tea Party

    06/14/2012 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 06-07-12 | Scott Ryan
    Scott Ryan's very eloquent video on Karl Rovian Rinos, Tea Party candidates and tax reform: Karl Rovian Elites, Tax Reform and The Tea Party And The Mark Levin Show he wanted people to hear on The Bushes and Karl Rove: Mark Levin-06/07/12
  • Republican Surrenderists for Obamacare

    06/14/2012 2:15:23 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 45 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | June 13, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    During the summer of 2009, conservative activists turned up the heat on Democratic politicians to protest the innovation-destroying, liberty-usurping Obamacare mandate. In the summer of 2012, it’s squishy Republican politicians who deserve the grassroots flames.In case you hadn’t heard, even if the Supreme Court overturns the progressives’ federal health care juggernaut, prominent GOP leaders vow to preserve its most “popular” provisions. These big-government Republicans show appalling indifference to the dire market disruptions and culture of dependency that Obamacare schemes have wrought.GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, vice chair of the Senate GOP Conference, told a St. Louis radio station two...
  • Shellie Zimmerman arrested on suspicion of perjury (George Zimmerman's wife)

    06/12/2012 1:37:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 170 replies
    ITV ^ | June 12, 2012
    The Florida State Attorney's office has announced the wife of George Zimmerman - the defendant in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin - has been arrested on suspicion of perjury. Her husband stands accused of second-degree murder after shooting the unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin dead, in what he says was self-defence, after claiming he had been attacked.
  • June 12, 2012 Scarborough goes to bat for Jeb Bush, tells detractors to ‘just shut the hell up’

    06/12/2012 7:38:26 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    “Listen…there is this back-and-forth that happens all the time. I will tell you Jeb Bush’s Republican Party is a party of the future.” “I don’t compare myself to Jeb. He is a great man. I am a mere servant of the ‘Jebular.’ But Joe Scarborough’s Republican Party is the future of the Republican Party.” Scarborough continued his rant by expressing his view of what ingredients a successful Republican Party needed, which is not what many tea party activist have been promoting. “I’ve had people come up to me hysterically the past couple of years screaming and yelling. I say put...
  • Who Are The 8 RINOs Who Paved The Way For The Architect Of Roe v. Wade?

    06/11/2012 7:01:47 PM PDT · by ElIguana · 10 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 06/11/2012 | America's Conservative News
    (ACN Staff) Eight Republicans-in-Name-Only (RINOs) joined Democrats on Monday and paved the way for Andrew David Hurwitz, the man who has been called the "Architect of Roe v. Wade" in leftists circles, to take a seat on the federal court.
  • Vanity - What is the most cliche statement a RINO says about the need to balance the budget?

    06/10/2012 9:57:33 PM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 30 replies
    Gunsequalfreedom ^ | June 10, 2012 | GEF
    I'm sitting here having a discussion with a friend and we are trying to come up with the most cliche statements RINO's make about the need to balance the budget. RINOs always talk a tough game on the budget but when it comes to actually doing it they don't. When it comes to the budget, you can count on a RINO to say...(what?)
  • RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record [Footage Collection] (Video)

    06/08/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | Romneyreview
    A chronological assembly of footage dealing with Romney and Romneycare and how he endorsed federal mandate through Wyden Bennett Bill (called it bipartisan). RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record
  • GOP's 'Young Guns' say they want to work with Democrats in House (BARF)

    06/06/2012 11:29:46 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2012 | Deirdre Walsh
    What a difference two years make. Instead of a band of rabble-rousing conservatives, a markedly different group was plotting campaign strategy with House Republican leaders at a recent party headquarters meeting. Gone is the tea party-infused talk of confrontation. This diverse group -- top-tier candidates picked to be in the GOP's "Young Guns" program -- includes an openly gay former Massachusetts state legislator, an African-American female mayor from Utah and an Indian-American Ivy league graduate from California. Unlike the take-no-prisoners approach of two years ago, these candidates stressed the need to work with Democrats to get things done in Washington....
  • Christie's second N.J. Supreme Court nominee [openly gay] to get confirmation hearing

    05/21/2012 1:41:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Star-Ledger ^ | May 19, 2012 | MaryAnn Spoto
    TRENTON — Chatham borough Mayor Bruce Harris, Gov. Chris Christie’s pick for the state Supreme Court, will finally get his confirmation hearing the end of this month. . . . Scutari today said Harris, who would be New Jersey’s first openly gay and third African-American justice, will be considered by the Judiciary Committee May 31. That’s four months after Christie nominated him, and two months after the panel rejected Phillip Kwon, Christie’s other nominee. . . Kwon, a registered independent since April 2011 but a Republican in New York for the previous decade, drew criticism from Democrats who questioned...
  • Centrist GOP candidates may offer chance to end California gridlock

    05/19/2012 7:04:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 19, 2012 | By Michael J. Mishak and Anthony York
    SACRAMENTO — For years, running for office as a Republican in California boiled down to one core pledge, bound by a candidate's signature and enforced with a vengeance: no new taxes. Not anymore. The state's new political landscape, scrambled by freshly drawn voting districts and new election rules, has given rise to a handful of GOP hopefuls proudly bucking the anti-tax orthodoxy. Their candidacies have the potential to end years of partisan gridlock here. The creation of more centrist districts and the end of the party primary system have given candidates — and special interests — an incentive to move...
  • Elizabeth Hasselbeck Slams Bristol Palin For Obama Gay Marriage Comments

    05/19/2012 12:15:42 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 41 replies
    Elisabeth Hasselbeck on “The View” slammed Bristol Palin for the comments the GOP Vice Presidential candidate’s daughter and unwed mother made last week criticizing President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage. “I have a major problem with her saying this. Number one, as you mature as a mother you will also find out that the conversations you have with your kids do influence how you place your opinions on the table. Secondly, for someone who was the victim of being brought into an election as the child of someone on the ticket, how dare you then bring in Sasha and Malia...
  • Arlen Specter to Utah voters: Keep Orrin Hatch

    05/14/2012 10:25:47 AM PDT · by bkopto · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    It’s probably not the endorsement that incumbent Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch needs right now, as the Republican is locked up in a primary challenge from Dan Liljenquist. But Saturday on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC show, former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the co-author of “Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It,” pleaded with Utah voters to keep their senior senator. Specter told Harris-Perry that the current climate in Washington, D.C. isn’t lending itself to electoral success for moderate incumbents, which he said has been the focus of a crusade...
  • Report: Fewer than one in three California voters registered as Republican

    05/10/2012 8:16:10 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/10/12 | Phillip Reese
    Since just before the last California presidential primary, the proportion of voters registered as Republicans has fallen from 33.5 percent to 30.4 percent, according to new figures from the California Secretary of State.
  • State Sen. Jim Alesi[R]: Gay Marriage Vote Sunk Me

    05/10/2012 8:11:02 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | May 10, 2012 | Celeste Katz
    One of the four state Senate Republicans who broke ranks to vote for New York’s gay marriage bill last year will not seek reelection this fall. Sen. James Alesi (R-Rochester) told the Daily News Wednesday night that he believes his vote in favor of the landmark gay marriage legislation would have severely hampered his chances in a GOP primary this year. He said the vote — which passed 33-29 due to the GOP defectors — cost him the support of the leadership of the local Republican and Conservative parties. They are now backing his primary opponent. “I’ve gotten a...
  • Lugar defeat underscores vanishing U.S. political middle

    05/09/2012 4:24:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2012 | By Thomas Ferraro and David Lawder
    The landslide defeat of U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in Indiana sent an ominous message to Washington: unprecedented partisan gridlock in Congress likely will worsen next year and make difficult efforts to cut the record U.S. debt even tougher. Tuesday's vote also delivered a punch to the gut of the Senate's "old guard," which for years has sought to restore the chamber's reputation as "the world's most deliberative body." Widely hailed as an elder statesman, Lugar lost the Republican primary in his home state to a Tea Party-backed challenger, largely because he was seen as not conservative enough and too willing...
  • Coulter: Romney doing the job Republican establishment won't

    05/01/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 84 replies
    St Augustine Record ^ | April 30th | Ann Coulter
    The actual Republican Establishment — political consultants, The Wall Street Journal, corporate America, former Bush advisers and television pundits — are exhorting Mitt Romney to flip-flop on his very non-Establishment position on illegal immigration. Both as governor of Massachusetts and as a presidential candidate, Romney has supported a fence on the border, E-Verify to ensure that employees are legal and allowing state police to arrest illegal aliens. He is the rare Republican who recognizes that in-state tuition, driver’s licenses and amnesty are magnets for more illegal immigration.
  • Employers could save billions by dropping workers from health plans, report shows

    05/01/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/1/12 | Jim Angle
    A new survey of Fortune 100 companies finds that the health care overhaul, contrary to the claims of its authors, created some perverse incentives for employers to drop workers from company insurance plans. Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee surveyed the top 100 companies about how much they spent on health care -- a total of 71, covering 5.9 million employees, responded. The results suggested it would be far more attractive for companies to drop workers from those plans than keep them.
  • Lesbian Cub Leader Fired for Being Gay, Fights Boy Scouts

    04/25/2012 10:17:36 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 50 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-25-12 | SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
    Jennifer Tyrrell, the den leader who was "fired" by her local Cub Scout troop for being gay, said that her 7-year-old son Cruz will not remain in the national organization because of its discrimination against gay leaders and scouts. In March, the Boy Scouts of America removed Tyrrell from her position, telling her that her sexual orientation "did not meet the high standards" of conduct set by the Boy Scouts of America "We can no longer support an organization that has these policies and we hope to get them changed," said Tyrrell. "That is our main goal."
  • Poll: Christie as VP helps Romney the most, Rubio would hurt candidacy

    04/20/2012 5:59:13 PM PDT · by Bratch · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-19-2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Marco Rubio may not be the dream running mate for Mitt Romney that he has been made out to be. The results of a Public Policy Polling poll released Thursday indicate that with Rubio as a running mate, Romney would actually lose traction against President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. If he picks Chris Christie, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee or Jeb Bush, however, he becomes a stronger candidate. In a head-to-head match up against Obama, Romney currently trails the president by a 49-46 margin. But the poll found that the right running mate could boost his chances.
  • Straight Talk: Political suicide, Alberta-style (CANADIAN RINO'S IMPLODE TO NEW PARTY)

    04/15/2012 11:27:17 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Sun News ^ | 4/15/2012 | Ezra Levant/QMI Agency
    The federal Conservatives used to be called the Progressive Conservatives. Not anymore-they legally changed their name to the Conservatives. Its more accurate. In the remaining eight days that the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta will exist, let us be equally accurate and call them the Progressives. Its more accurate that way, too. Under their liberal leader, Alison Redford, the Progressives have tried something new this election. They've run against Alberta. That has worked for political leaders before. But they've usually been federal liberals running against those scary western rednecks. It was safe for Jean Chretien and Paul Martin to run...
  • The GOP’s troubled brand

    04/13/2012 3:04:43 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-13-12 | Juan Williams
    As Rick Santorum gets off his horse and the general election race between President Obama and Mitt Romney begins, let’s stop the political merry-go-round and write a first draft of the history of the 2012 GOP primaries. Historians are certainly going to ask how a Republican Party that won big in the 2010 mid-term elections became so self-destructive? How could the party’s nominee start out running behind a very vulnerable incumbent? How could it be that in March a clear majority of registered voters, 52 percent, told Fox News they now have an unfavorable opinion of the GOP. Thirty-nine percent...
  • RNC Spokesman: Catholic League Should Be Encouraging Adoption, ‘Not Demeaning’ Parents (MEGA BARF!)

    04/13/2012 10:48:51 AM PDT · by DBeers · 30 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 12th, 2012 | Meenal Vamburkar
    RNC Spokesman: Catholic League Should Be Encouraging (Homosexual) Adoption, ‘Not Demeaning’ (Homosexual) Parents Amid the frenzy and outrage over Hilary Rosen‘s comments about Ann Romney, the Catholic League tweeted a response saying, “Unlike Rosen, who had to adopt kids, Ann raised 5 of her own.” Communications director for the RNC, Sean Spicer, quickly addressed the remark and said the League shouldn’t be demeaning parents who adopt.
  • Before you try to influence Congress, watch this.

    04/13/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT · by dangus · 11 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | April 12, 2002 | Numbers USA
    This video was created for instruct members of NumbersUSA to help get a bill passed (E-Verify), but I can picture a more perfect lesson in civics for any grass-roots conservative movement. http://numbersusa.tv/ The bill being discussed would mandate E-Verify, a program which helps business detect identity fraud by illegal aliens, so that immigration laws can be enforced. NumbersUSA is *not* a conservative organization, per se; like the NRA, they focus on a single issue, which happens to be very popular among conservatives. Vast majorities of all Americans support NumbersUSA's goal of reducing illegal immigration (and certain types of "legal" immigration,...
  • Romney's wife gave money to Planned Parenthood (2007 article)

    04/12/2012 8:25:36 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/9/2007 | Rick Klein
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, gave an $150 donation to the abortion-rights group Planned Parenthood in 1994, at a time when Romney considered himself effectively "pro-choice," the Romney campaign confirmed today. Campaign spokesman Kevin Madden said Ann Romney had no recollection of the circumstances under which she donated the money. He said an internal review of Romney's personal records has not turned up any instances in which Romney, a Massachusetts Republican, himself sent money to groups that supported expanded abortion rights. "The governor has not donated to Planned Parenthood or abortion-rights groups," Madden said. Madden said he did not...
  • Obama or Romney: The republic fails either way (Santorum is out)

    04/11/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT · by koinonia · 42 replies
    WND Commentary ^ | March 29, 2012 | Alan Keyes
    Alan Keyes wrote: As I anticipated, “the elitist machinations of the sham party system are predictably moving America toward another false choice between an avowed socialist Democrat and a prevaricating socialist Republican.” Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney kicks off an orchestrated wavelet of “influential” endorsements, signaling an end to the sham competition that culminated in a not very credible “dramatic face-off” between Romney and one of his 2008 cheerleaders, Rick Santorum... The “lesser evil” approach guarantees the triumph of wrong. So in choosing between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama we are like the cornered target of the hit man...
  • Lisa Murkowski to her fellow Republicans: It makes no sense to make this attack on women

    04/06/2012 8:47:28 PM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4/6/12 | Tina Korbe
    WOW. Look, I respect that Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski values her moderate reputation, that she’s a kind person who seeks to facilitate conversation across the aisle, that she doesn’t want to offend her friends who are Democrats, but c’mon. She’s going to provide cover for Democratic rhetoric that Republicans are waging a “war on women”? Oh, I’m sorry, excuse me. Murkowski didn’t say Republicans are “waging a war.” She said they’re “making an attack.” Honestly, I can’t even figure out who she’s pandering to, other than to Democrats. From HuffPo: “It makes no sense to make this attack on...
  • Coulter vs. Malkin: Female conservatives clash over Palin

    04/05/2012 8:06:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 73 replies
    dailycaller ^ | 4-5-12 | Jeff Poor
    Last Sunday, in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” conservative columnist and author Ann Coulter took what some have seen as a swipe at former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying that the eventual Republican candidate shouldn’t pick “a novelty candidate” as their vice presidential nominee because it “would ring too much like Sarah Palin.” Conservative blogger and commentator Michelle Malkin challenged Coulter’s characterization, suggesting in a post on Monday that Coulter was part of the “war on conservative women” Malkin had opined on a month ago. If Coulter is indeed waging a war on conservative women by...
  • Could you see a Romney '12 sign in your yard or sticker on your car?

    04/05/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 95 replies
    I have asked this question twice in the past. June in 2011 and October 2011
  • Republicans Brace For The Romney Pivot (Stabbed in the Back)

    04/05/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 5, 2012 | Ben Smith
    The moment will probably come in the early fall of 2012: Ultra-conservative House Republicans will draw a clear line in the sand, and Mitt Romney will have to choose whether to stand with them, or stand against them. Romney quieted conservative complaints last month by embracing Paul Ryan’s budget and its deep spending cuts. Now President Obama has already begun to cast the plan, and the candidate, as “radical.” Many conservatives are quietly resigned to the expectation that their candidate will betray them, likely in the fall as he pivots toward the center. And some Republican strategists are already urging...
  • RINO List out on Kindle! (WITH NOTE TO FREEPERS!)

    04/05/2012 5:28:29 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 18 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | April 5, 2012 | donjuanluis07
    Late last night, the Kindle version of this year's RINO List went live! For $9.97, you can have the ebook sent to your Amazon Kindle immediately. Get the list, and vote the bums out! Many thanks to Amazon for their very simplified user interface and thorough support. If you haven't yet checked out the RINO List 2012, the physical copy or the Kindle version are available now. Get'em before the Convention so you can tell your friends which bums to vote out!
  • Republicans Reveal that Entire Presidential Race was a Prank

    04/01/2012 6:22:01 PM PDT · by mnehring · 10 replies
    April Fool’s Day Announcement Brings Practical Joke to an End WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In an April Fool’s Day announcement that took the political world by storm, the Republican Party revealed today that its entire presidential race had been an elaborate prank. “April Fool!” exclaimed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum at a press conference in Washington, where they were joined by fellow merrymakers Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Herman Cain. Moments after revealing that the GOP primary had been one long practical joke, Mr. Santorum explained the rationale behind staging such...
  • House Republicans discuss reviving earmarks

    03/31/2012 5:28:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:46pm EDT | Richard Cowan
    The huge federal transportation bill was in tatters in early March when Representative Mike Rogers of Alabama posed a heretical idea for breaking through gridlock in the House. In a closed-door meeting with fellow Republicans, Rogers recommended reviving a proven legislative sweetener that became politically toxic a year ago. Bring back earmarks, Rogers, who was first elected to Congress in 2002, told his colleagues. … New Republican members backed by the Tea Party movement have railed against earmarks as a symbol of out-of-control government spending and unaccountable lawmakers. Congress has another nine months to operate under an earmark ban, so...
  • Republicans retreat on gay marriage

    03/30/2012 9:53:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | March 30, 2912 | Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer
    ust a few years ago, House Republicans were trying to etch their opposition of gay marriage into the Constitution. Now? They’re almost silent. It’s been one of the swiftest shifts in ideology and strategy for Republicans, as they’ve come nearly full circle on same-sex politics. What was once a front-and-center issue for rank-and-file Republicans — the subject of many hotly worded House and Senate floor speeches — is virtually a dead issue, as Republicans in Congress don’t care to have gay marriage litigated in the Capitol.
  • Libertarian Party criticizes Rubio for backing Romney

    03/30/2012 10:08:04 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    libertarian republican ^ | 3/30/12 | Eric Dondero
    This is quite interesting. Never before, do I recall the Libertarian Party ever taking on a major party politician for backing a candidate from his major party. Press release LPHQ (LP.org) "Sen. Rubio - Withdraw your Endorsement": With all due respect, Congressman Rubio, you failed to do your homework. As an alleged 'Tea Party Republican,' your endorsement of Mitt Romney misleads the true Tea Partiers from coast to coast," said Mark Hinkle, Libertarian Party Chair. "Congressman Rubio, you assert that Mitt Romney was a 'successful' governor in Massachusetts. Which part of Mitt Romney's record as Governor do you consider a...