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  • CAGW Names Senator Lindsey Graham Porker of the Month (Oink Oink!) (RINO ALERT)

    04/23/2011 7:57:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies
    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) its April 2011 Porker of the Month for threatening to bring the Senate to a standstill over a $40,000 earmark for a federal study on deepening the port of Charleston. The study would investigate the effectiveness of deepening the port from 47 feet to 50 feet, an improvement that Sen. Graham claims will allow it to accommodate the types of ships that will “dominate shipping lanes” in the future. The earmark began as a $400,000 request that was rejected by the Senate Appropriations Committee in October, 2010. There...
  • Lindsey Graham: The Little Metrosexual That Could

    04/12/2011 3:50:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 12, 2011 | Stuart Schwartz
    Call him the little metrosexual that could. The fussy, fastidious, and pampered senator from South Carolina just keeps chugging along supremely impressed with the face looking out from the mirror in his posh Senate office and his status as the Beltway insiders' favorite Republican. "I'm [...] at the front of the line" for Barack Obama on Capitol Hill, he brags to the New York Times, which describes his "delight" in letting "people know" how important he is. After all, he is Lindsey Graham and he is Washington, nestled among the Beltway's palace courtiers like a flea on a Carolina Dog....
  • McCain arrives in Libya

    04/22/2011 6:30:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-04-22
    BENGHAZI, Libya, April 22 (UPI) -- Demonstrators waving American flags were on hand Friday morning when U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi. McCain's visit came one day after the Pentagon announced that Barack President Obama had authorized the use of armed U.S. Predator drones in Libya, CNN reported. "The American people support you very strongly and we know it's necessary to help as much as we can," McCain told a crowd of about 100 Libyans.
  • McCain applauds veto of 'birther' bill

    04/19/2011 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/19/11 | Jordan Fabian
    Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) applauded his state's governor, Jan Brewer (R), Monday for vetoing a controversial "birther" bill. The legislation, the first of its kind in the nation, would have required presidential candidates to prove their citizenship to be included on the state's ballot.  McCain, President Obama's GOP opponent in 2008, tweeted: Proud of @GovBrewer for her veto of the "birther bill" - it was the right decision. The bill stemmed from suspicions of some of Obama's opponents that he is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and is thus ineligible to be commander in chief. McCain's...
  • Collins sponsors sexual orientation workplace anti-discrimination bill (with DIABLO Mark Kirk)

    04/18/2011 9:53:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    The Press-Herald, Portland, Me. ^ | 2011-04-14 | Jonathan Riskind
    Sen. Susan Collins is part of a renewed bid to pass a bipartisan bill protecting against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The Maine Republican is a lead co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, ENDA, along with Democrats Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tom Harkin of Iowa and Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois.
  • Sen. Snowe's campaign war chest grows (RINO prepares to fight conservatives, Tea Partiers)

    04/18/2011 9:50:47 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-04-12 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN) – Though Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe hasn't drawn a Democratic challenger yet, she's plenty prepared for a re-election battle. According to fundraising numbers for the first quarter released Monday, Maine's third term senator has over $2 million in cash on hand. Snowe raised $877,019 in the first quarter of 2011 and spent $62,433 on her 2012 U.S. Senate campaign. She will report $2,050,053 in cash on hand 17 months before the Senate election, according to numbers released by her office. Snowe for Senate Treasurer Rick Bennett said, "It's a good start for her campaign fundraising effort. The total...
  • John McCain: Libya language 'nailed down' (McCain supports Obama on Libya intervention)

    04/16/2011 6:35:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-04-14 | Meredith Shiner
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday evening that he and a group of negotiators have “nailed down” language on a Libya resolution and are waiting for instructions from leadership on how to proceed. The measure would serve as a symbolic gesture of support for President Barack Obama’s use of military force in the North African country. Under the War Powers Act, Congress must authorize continued military presence in Libya after a May deadline if American troops are still active there, but it’s unclear if the Senate needs to act. “We pretty well got the resolution nailed down and now we’re...
  • Sen. Graham urges GOP presidential candidates to avoid isolationism (RINO wants Bigger Government)

    04/08/2011 8:02:12 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies
    The Hill, Washington DC ^ | 2011-04-07 | John T. Bennett
    He urged GOP candidates to support foreign aid to Middle Eastern countries and said they should be ready to criticize President Obama if he fails to force Moammar Gadhafi to vacate power in Libya.Graham, one of his party’s most forceful voices on foreign policy, warned that presidential candidates will encounter a “war-weary” public that wants to troops to return from Iraq and Afghanistan. Candidates also will find that pitching increases in foreign aid to key Middle Eastern nations like Egypt “goes over like a lead balloon.”The reason such public sentiments worry Graham is “because it doesn’t take long before the...
  • Re: Lindsey Graham and the First Amendment (Mark Steyn)

    04/04/2011 11:44:02 AM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies
    National Review Online ^ | April 04, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Andrew, ever since I ran into a spot of bother in Canada, I’ve found myself giving speeches in defense of freedom of expression in Toronto, London, Copenhagen, etc. I did not think it would be necessary quite so soon to take the same stand in the land of the First Amendment against craven squishes of the political class willing to trade core liberties for a quiet life. I have no expectations of Harry Reid or the New York Times, but I have nothing but total contempt for the wretched buffoon Graham. A mob of deranged ululating blood-lusting head-hackers slaughter Norwegian...
  • Sen. Graham: A government shutdown is not in the GOP's political interest (BARF ALERT)

    03/29/2011 8:16:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-29 | Jordan Fabian
    A government shutdown is not in the Republican Party's self-interest, a top GOP senator said Tuesday. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested that the party should accept a compromise proposal on funding the government through the end of this fiscal year in order to avert a potentially damaging shutdown.
  • McCain flunks Made in America 101

    03/06/2011 7:58:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-03-07 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China. McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obma that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China. "I think...
  • McCain Supports Obama on Wasteful Spending (McCain wants to give Obama line-item veto power)

    02/09/2011 5:02:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies
    WASHINGTON - Wasteful spending has been a big topic of discussion in Washington for years, and on Wednesday morning, the Arizona senator who ran against President Barack Obama is trying to help him fight it.
  • Senators look for immigration deal (JUAN MCCAIN ALERT)

    02/07/2011 5:21:11 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-02-07 | Carrie Brown
    Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have rekindled their alliance on immigration reform, taking some early steps to test the political will for addressing the contentious issue this year. (snip) “It’s in the infant stage,” Graham told POLITICO. “I don’t know what the political appetite is to do something.” (snip) And in one closely watched comment, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) let it slip recently that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “seems to think that there’s a shot at this.” It led to a round of speculation that the McCain of the past, the senator who ushered a comprehensive bill...
  • Lindsey Graham to the rescue for State and USAID (RINO says US must provide for other countries)

    02/05/2011 4:42:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2011-02-05 | Josh Rogin
    (snip) But what about diplomatic and development activities in non-warzones, such as Africa, Latin America, and dealing with AIDS, poverty, hunger, maternal health, etc? Does Graham plan to fight for their funding as well? He says yes. "To the American taxpayer: We need to be investing in improving people's lives before the terrorists try to take over," Graham said. "Stay ahead of them, not with 100,000 troops all the time, but by partnering with people who will live in peace with us. The worst nightmare for al Qaeda is to come into a community that feels supported and has hope."...
  • McCain to meet with Obama

    02/01/2011 7:01:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-02-01 | CNN
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama will meet with his former rival, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona Wednesday afternoon. The White House announced the closed press Oval Office meeting Tuesday.
  • Obama's Egypt response largely supported by Republicans (Boehner praises Obama)

    02/01/2011 5:08:09 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-01-31 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON — Republicans on Capitol Hill largely are supporting the Obama administration's take-it-slow approach on the crisis in Egypt, with one notable exception — Sen. Rand Paul, the face of the GOP's "tea party" wing. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky both endorsed the White House's actions in talk-show interviews Sunday. (snip) "Our administration so far has handled this situation pretty well," Boehner said on Fox News. (snip)
  • After Tucson, a thaw between Obama and McCain? (McCain reaches across the aisle to Zero)

    01/18/2011 9:17:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-16 | Dan Balz
    Could the long-icy relationship between President Obama and his 2008 presidential opponent, Sen. John McCain, be thawing? McCain (R-Ariz.) took a significant step toward reconciling with the president in a graceful op-ed in Sunday's Washington Post. If that article marks a genuine fresh beginning, it would be one positive thing to come out of the horrific shooting spree in Tucson eight days ago. McCain and Obama will never be comrades in arms. They have too much history, too much mutual ill will and too many philosophical differences for that. In the two years since McCain went down in defeat against...
  • After the shootings, Obama reminds the nation of the golden rule (McCain says Obama "a patriot")

    01/14/2011 2:00:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-14 | U.S. Sen. Juan McCain, RINO-Ariz.
    (snip) I disagree with many of the president's policies, but I believe he is a patriot sincerely intent on using his time in office to advance our country's cause. I reject accusations that his policies and beliefs make him unworthy to lead America or opposed to its founding ideals.(snip)
  • Why do conservative elites go out of their way to trash Palin?

    01/07/2011 6:05:49 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 71 replies
    http://blogs.standard.net ^ | Posted on January 4, 2011 | Doug Gibson
    Why do conservative elites go out of their way to trash Palin? I’ve noticed that George Will and Charles Krauthammer have taken time out of their many TV gigs to trash Sarah Palin. Other prominent conservatives seem to relish dissing the former Alaska governor. David Frum, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Chris Christie; don’t forget Kathleen Parker, who parleyed her Palin envy into a CNN talk show that no one watches. This is not an attack on these conservatives. I read them all and often find a lot of worth in what they opine. I don’t understand why they...
  • Graham: 2012 hopefuls all have their problems, but Romney probably best (BARF ALERT)

    01/02/2011 10:07:36 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-01-02 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was clear Sunday on what he wants in a 2012 GOP presidential nominee: "the most electable conservative." But the senator was pressed on NBC's "Meet the Press" on specifically which of the current names believed to be in the ring would deliver. "Probably [Mitt] Romney," Graham said. "He's got his problems as a candidate, but so does everyone else," he said.
  • News Flash: RINOs will try to re-elect Obama in 2012

    12/27/2010 10:23:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2010-12-27 | Jerry McConnell
    (snip) Candidates, whether RINO or socialist liberal Democrats in 2012 from those other New England states as well as others nationwide will be targeted, not only by the TEA Party groups, but the general public who were just getting warmed up in 2010 when they caused Obama to cry out that they, the liberal Democrats, got “shellacked”. It will happen again; mark my words. The public is finished with extremist liberals. There have been rumors and whispers of a possible new home for disaffected RINOs and liberal Democrats to form a what is privately being called a “centrist” third party....
  • Collins Hails Repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" (Obama heaps praise on RINO Collins)

    12/26/2010 9:40:22 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 95 replies · 10+ views
    The Maine senator collected kudos from President Obama for her role in moving the controversial legislation forward.Maine Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican on the stage for yesterday's signing of the bill repealing the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military, and one of only two Republicans at the ceremony. Collins, who played a major role in moving the legislation forward, collected kudos from President Obama. "I want to thank Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins," he said, to cheers from the attendees. Collins says there was no reason for the U.S. military to continue banning gays....
  • Collins, Lieberman prove formidable team (RINO ALERT)

    12/25/2010 10:54:23 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2010-12-21 | Seth McLaughlin
    The repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy owes much to Sens. Susan Collins and Joseph I. Lieberman, who kept the issue alive when it appeared dead in the kind of partnership that is likely to become a model for getting things done in next year's divided Congress. Mr. Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent from Connecticut, and Miss Collins, a Republican from Maine, plan to join President Obama at the White House on Wednesday when he signs the bill into law. The signing ceremony caps off a late-season effort that saw the military's ban on openly gay men and women...
  • Is Rudy Giuliani a 2012 dark horse?

    12/22/2010 7:09:21 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 124 replies · 1+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | 12/22/10 | Christian Heinze
    As a 2008 primary front-runner, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tanked. But as a 2012 dark horse, he could do surprisingly well. It’s not because Giuliani has shifted; it’s because the Republican Party has. The 2010 election was less about social conservatism than it was fiscal conservatism, and that aligns with Giuliani’s socially moderate and fiscally conservative ideology. There is another promising wind of change blowing Giuliani’s way, one that’s less ideological. This isn’t the era of kinder, gentler politicians. This is the age of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and...
  • Doubting Sarah [The Bushies attack]

    12/24/2010 10:39:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 17+ views
    Salon ^ | December 24, 2010 | Justin Elliott
    <p>Sarah Palin is widely considered to be a leading candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. And while an October story in Politico made a splash (and drew Palin's wrath) by quoting anonymous Republican "insiders" attacking Palin, we've noticed a different, striking pattern in recent weeks: More and more prominent Republicans are publicly voicing doubts about Palin.</p>
  • Obama’s poll numbers improve among moderate Republicans

    12/23/2010 2:27:08 AM PST · by South40 · 28 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 12/22/2010 | Holly Bailey
    President Obama remains hugely unpopular with Republicans, but a new Gallup Poll finds that he's gained a little ground among moderate members of the GOP. According to Gallup, Obama's approval rating among moderate Republicans jumped 9 percentage points in the last two weeks, to 29 percent. That's still a dismal number, but as Gallup notes, that's the highest number Obama has banked among swing Republicans since May. Gallup credits the bump, in part, to Obama's compromise with the GOP on tax cuts.
  • Graham: Tea Party faces test now to be problem-solvers (Grahamnesty, YOU are the problem!)

    12/19/2010 10:57:26 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 43 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-19 | Bridget Johnson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that the Tea Party needs to commit to being problem-solvers in the new Congress. On "Face the Nation," Graham was asked about the prospects for bipartisanship come January. "The House is in revolt," he said of the difficulty of extending the Bush-era tax cuts. "People are pissed off in the House at the estate tax. That's going to carry over a bit." Graham said that big government and spending is on the "run and retreat," but that the coming months will test the grass-roots movement that helped turn the tide in the midterm election. "The...
  • Graham: DREAM Act push damaged wider immigration reform effort (RINO planned amnesty push in 2011)

    12/18/2010 2:57:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-18 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Saturday that the failed Democratic effort to pass the DREAM Act in the lame duck session dealt a blow to future talks on a wider immigration bill. “It was an exercise to try and taint Republicans with Hispanic voters, knowing that the DREAM Act under these circumstances could never pass,” Graham told reporters in the Capitol after the bill sputtered on the floor. “What they have done on the DREAM Act is hurt overall comprehensive immigration reform,” he said. The DREAM Act, which would give legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country...
  • Minn. GOP brings out the knives for moderates (hordes of RINO traitors get the zot)

    12/17/2010 10:34:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-12-11 | James Hohmann
    In a dramatic display of the new Republican order, Minnesota’s state GOP banished 18 prominent party members — including two former governors and a retired U.S. senator — as punishment for supporting a third-party candidate for governor. The stunning purge, narrowly passed by the state Republican central committee last weekend, suggests more than just a fit of pique: by banning some of the state’s leading moderates, the Minnesota GOP moved toward extinguishing a dying species of Republican in one of its last habitats. Those exiled warned that the measure, which bans the 18 former members from participating in party activities...
  • WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney by seven, Palin by 22 (barf alert!)

    12/15/2010 6:00:53 PM PST · by Justaham · 67 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-15-10 | Allahpundit
    It’s a poll of adults, not even of registered voters, and the sample’s probably tilted a bit too far towards Democrats (42/33 if you include leaners), so scale the Republican numbers up by four or five points. An interesting trend for Romney: After seeing his favorables dip just before the midterms, he’s now back to where he was in July 2009. An early indicator that as the ObamaCare debate recedes, some conservatives are turning less chilly towards him?
  • Graham now opposes closing Guantánamo (MCCAIN JR. TRIES TO HOODWINK TEA PARTIERS)

    12/03/2010 6:09:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-12-03 | Michael O'Brien
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday that he no longer favors closing the terrorist detention center maintained by the U.S. at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Graham, who'd previously sought to work with the Obama administration to close the prison, said there's "no way" to close the facility at this point. "There's no way to close Gitmo now," Graham said Thursday on Laura Ingraham's radio show when asked if he still favors closing Guantánamo. "I'm being honest. Quite frankly, it doesn't matter to me where you house these people; it matters what you do with them," he added. That's a shift for...
  • Tea party movement might spur challenge for Lugar (RINO Lugar disses Tea Party, backs DREAM Act)

    12/01/2010 3:55:32 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 108 replies · 1+ views
    The Indianapolis Star | 2010-11-30 | Mary Beth Schneider
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  • Freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all other stay out

    11/27/2010 12:56:43 PM PST · by factmart · 524 replies
    This thread is only for freepers who want Sarah Palin to be President in 2012. Please all (TROLLS)other stay out.
  • Barbara Bush Should Shut-Up

    11/20/2010 12:13:04 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 197 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | 11/20/10 | Riehl World View
    This annoys the hell out of me, because I'm not some rabid Palinista. Crap like this from Barbara Bush leaves one no alternative but to respond to it. What, does she have another son, or a grand kid lined up for the job of President? Reagan handed your husband his, despite some misgivings, and he blew it, Barbara. And as much as I supported her husband and her son while they were in office, they've hardly gotten us to a great place. Guess what? If not for 9/11, GW may well have been a one-term-er, just like his father. He...
  • Bush: “I probably won’t even vote for McCain” (did Bush vote for The One?)

    11/09/2010 8:32:02 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 2010-11-09 | Alex Barker
    (snip) It was at the height of the 2008 presidential election campaign, not long after Bush publicly endorsed John McCain as his successor. Naturally the election came up in conversation. Trying to be even-handed and polite, the Brits said something diplomatic about McCain’s campaign, expecting Bush to express some warm words of support for the Republican candidate. Not a chance. “I probably won’t even vote for the guy,” Bush told the group, according to two people present.“I had to endorse him. But I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me.”Endorse Obama? Cue dumbfounded look from British officials, followed by some...
  • DUNN: Hell hath no fury like a Palin scorned

    11/08/2010 9:01:05 PM PST · by Bratch · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2010 | Charles W. Dunn
    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The Republican establishment would do well to learn from William Congreve's famous line in "The Mourning Bride" (1697) and even more from the accurate reading of his line: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." "Stop Sarah Palin" is the battle cry of establishment Republicans, according to Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei in Politico: "Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as...
  • Top GOP senator: Obama's 2012 odds are tied to national security (SUPER-RINOS MCCAIN/GRAHAM ALERT)

    11/08/2010 11:36:35 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-11-07 | Karen DeYoung
    President Obama stands a good chance of being reelected in 2012 if he makes progress in Afghanistan, he adopts a tougher line against Iran, the economy improves and there are no major terrorist attacks in the United States, a senior Republican said Saturday. Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), who has become a leading GOP national security spokesman, said that if Obama is looking for cooperation with Republicans, a continued U.S. military effort in Afghanistan is "one area where Republicans feel comfortable standing by the president" and are likely to give him more support than many in his own party. Although...
  • How the NRSC, Cornyn, Graham and Rove lost the GOP as many as five Senate seats

    11/06/2010 1:49:30 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 69 replies · 1+ views
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | 11/6/2010 | Doug Ross
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent $3 million in the week before the election on the ill-fated campaign of Carly Fiorina, despite polling that showed her trailing by 9 points to the tiny Marxist Barbara Boxer (Fiorina ended up losing by... 9.8%). In the mean time, Ken Buck lost by a tiny margin in Colorado; Nevada's Sharron Angle lost by a similar narrow vote total, Dino Rossi was edged by Patty Murray in Washington, 27,000 votes swung the election against Christine O'Donnell in Delaware and and Joe Miller is hanging by a thread in Alaska. In Alaska, the final results...
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • McCain: It's up to Obama to cooperate with GOP (Vichy RINO McCain stabs conservatives) (BARF ALERT)

    11/03/2010 5:59:48 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 2010-10-03
    <p>PHOENIX (AP) - U.S. Sen. John McCain says it's up to President Barack Obama to decide whether he wants to work with Republicans to solve America's financial woes and other problems.</p> <p>He maintains that he has been willing to work with Obama all along, but that the president hasn't shown the same cooperation.</p>
  • Voinovich: Congress must find agreement on key issues (RINO ALERT)

    10/30/2010 11:21:15 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | 2010-10-25 | Peter Hamby
    Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - Retiring Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, said Monday that the upcoming lame duck session of Congress should work together on a handful of key issues to demonstrate a commitment to problem-solving rather than partisan bickering. (snip) He suggested that in the lame duck session, the 18-member bipartisan debt commission should endorse recommendations to help repair the country's deep budget deficit. He called on lawmakers to listen to the commission and have "the courage to move forward and do the tough things that need to be done for our country." (snip) "Once we are elected we ought to...
  • David Frum: A new look at a third party (RINOS ATTEMPTING TO THWART TEA PARTY) (BARF ALERT)

    10/23/2010 1:57:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    National Post ^ | 2010-10-19 | David Frum
    Republican political strategist Mark McKinnon – veteran of McCain and Bush presidential campaigns – acknowledged in an interview with David Frum that a third-party presidential effort for 2012 was not far off, and hinted at his involvement in one. In the podcast interview, McKinnon, who was discussing his recent Daily Beast column “A Centrist Manifesto”, lamented that “there’s nobody that gets rewarded for bipartisan behavior, [and] in fact they get punished.” To that end, he said, “there is a very real possibility for a legitimate third party effort for 2012 … American voters are so hungry for more voice, and...
  • Can Democrats and Republicans work together after the election?

    10/17/2010 3:00:52 PM PDT · by An Old Man · 96 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2010 | Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- Bipartisanship is in the eye of the beholder, it seems, as Democrats and Republicans ponder how cooperation between them can improve after the upcoming congressional elections. The voting on November 2 is expected to diminish Democratic majorities in both chambers and perhaps cost them control of the House. Whatever the final tally, widespread voter dissatisfaction with the hostile political climate in Washington is evident. Democrats blame Republican intransigence, calling the GOP a "party of no" that has opposed almost every initiative to undermine President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to change Washington politics. Republican leaders say their opposition...
  • Graham plans bill to let SC to opt out of 'Obamacare' (by replacing it with GOPcare???)

    10/10/2010 8:09:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 2+ views
    The Herald Journal, Spartanburg, SC ^ | 2010-10-18 | Lynne P. Shackleford
    Sen. Lindsey Graham announced his plans Thursday to introduce legislation next year that would allow South Carolina to opt out of parts of the new health care legislation. Graham, a Republican, presented a large prescription tablet — the “Citizens Prescription” — that he, Spartanburg physician Dr. Larry Ware and Spartanburg County Medical Society Director Robert Conner signed to show their opposition to the Affordable Care Act, which Graham referred to as “Obamacare.” Graham said during the news conference at Skylyn Medical Associates — where Ware and his wife run their medical practice — he will ask others who want to...
  • Specter Urges Voters to ‘Stop Extremists’ (RINO turned Dem viciously attacks DeMint, Tea Party)

    10/03/2010 6:00:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2010-09-28 | Jessica Brady
    Sen. Arlen Specter urged “mainstream Americans” to turn out in droves to prevent a total rejection of moderate challengers and incumbents. “Mainstream Americans must march to the polls this November to express themselves forcefully to stop extremists financed by undisclosed contributors from stifling our democracy,” the Pennsylvania Democrat said in a floor statement Tuesday morning. Specter, who left the GOP for the Democratic Party last year after determining he could not win the Republican primary in his state, noted this year’s primary process has been particularly devastating to moderates. Specter, a moderate, is one of three incumbent Senators to lose...
  • Rep. Inglis: Tea Party rhetoric hurts GOP (ousted RINO defends Obama, says he is not a "dictator")

    10/02/2010 2:27:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-09-21 | Shane D'Aprile
    Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.), who lost his Republican primary earlier this year at the hands of a Tea Party-backed candidate, suggested Tuesday that rhetoric on the right is hurting the credibility of the GOP. In an interview on CNN's "American Morning," Inglis said the tone against President Obama is too harsh and very often false. "It's also not true that he's a Muslim," said Inglis. "It's not true that he wants to take over as a dictator. These things — we need to get rid of these things so we can build on credible, solid information."
  • Interview with Senator Lindsey Graham (Graham "ready" to work with Pelosi, Reid, Obama on amnesty)

    10/01/2010 10:54:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 90 replies
    (snip) BLITZER: Are you ready to work with the Democrats on immigration reform? GRAHAM: Yes, I'm ready to solve the problem -- the immigration problem once and for all. Start with securing the border, and if I'm not willing to work on immigration reform? Why am I up here? Because it's a huge problem for the country. Start with border security. I'm willing to do anything that makes America stronger as long as I get something for it. (snip)
  • Dana Bash: Snowe sounds off (RINO praises Castle, attacks Tea Partiers, conservatives)

    09/18/2010 9:31:08 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 151 replies · 1+ views
    (snip) Visibly sad, Snowe called Castle "an outstanding public servant who was committed to the common good of his state and country." The longer Snowe talked about the state of the GOP and the Tea Party movement, the more riled up she got. "Understand, there are a lot of issues that, for example, in the Tea Party that they raise that are legitimate issues. Did we abandon our basic principles of fiscal responsibility? Absolutely. I was arguing those points during the Bush administration," Snowe said emphatically, "I made those very arguments." "Congress isn't working right and it's not working well,...
  • Kirk calls for new controls on federal spending (RINO wants to give Obama line-item veto power)

    09/04/2010 7:09:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-09-03 | Chris Wills
    U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk called for new measures Thursday to limit federal spending, including giving the president the power to veto specific programs. The Illinois Republican also said he would back a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget and a “super-majority” vote before Congress could approve excess spending.
  • McCain campaign 'funded' by Obama

    07/27/2010 6:18:11 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Ariz. | 2010-07-27 | E.J. Montini
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