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  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 140 replies
    "Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this is about as scandalous as the Machiavellianism their sister company Sky News engaged in their phone tapping/hacking scandal that caused Rupert Murdoch’s son James to resign in humiliation. Fox news apparently sat on these clips as though they didn’t exist – just as they CONCEALED the fact they damned well knew – that Mitt Romney repeatedly lied to us and his challengers...
  • Rick Santorum Lies About Multiple Documented ProChoice Statements

    04/02/2012 6:49:52 PM PDT · by rightjb · 20 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Rick Santorum: Consistently Pro-Lie ~ Part 2 In Rick's own words: "I was prochoice all my life" PolitiJim's Rants for Reasonable People
  • Reagan Was A Sure ZOT Too

    03/07/2012 9:20:15 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 87 replies · 2+ views
    Noman Says ^ | 3/6/12 | Noman
    William McGurn is his usual magnificent self today. [quote] Not since Herbert Hoover has a party out of power had such an opportunity to run against everything that troubles the American family—prices, interest rates, unemployment, taxes, or the fear for the future of their old age or the future of their children—than is now presented to the Republican Party. The Republicans, however, haven't figured this out. This is their basic problem. They have no strategy for defeating an Obama administration that is highly vulnerable on both domestic and foreign policy. [end quote] Those words were written by Scotty Reston in...
  • Romney campaign dragged down by big boatload of delegates

    03/07/2012 4:04:38 PM PST · by forbushalltheway · 44 replies ^ | 03/07/2012 | Ann Coulter
    Mitt Romney won more than twice as many delegates on Super Tuesday as Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. The Non-Fox Media's take-away is that Romney suffered a major setback Tuesday night. No matter what happens, Barack Obama's boosters in the NFM portray it as a debilitating blow to Romney. On Nov. 7, The New York Times' headline will be: "Romney ekes out narrow electoral victory, leaving race uncertain." To explain the widening gulf in delegates won by Romney compared to the others -- he now has more delegates than all other candidates combined -- the media claim that a vote...
  • Note To Newt: Character Matters, Especially In Presidents

    01/20/2012 7:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 20, 2012 | RUTH MARCUS
    By definition, if you run for president, anything is on the table. Ask Grover Cleveland. Ask Andrew Jackson. Anything is on the table. I accept that, but I don't have to participate in the conversation." That was Newt Gingrich, last May, when I asked him about whether intrusion into candidates' personal lives had gone too far. At the time, Gingrich's biggest headache was his Tiffany shopping habit, but Gingrich obviously had issues of sexual misconduct on his mind as well: Cleveland was assailed for allegedly having an out-of-wedlock child, Jackson for a possibly bigamous marriage. And I thought Gingrich had...
  • VANITY: There is no alternative [but ZOT] to the Fannie/Freddie model. And politicians know it but w

    12/14/2011 2:22:08 PM PST · by JNRoberts · 78 replies
    JNRoberts | 12/14/2011 | JNRoberts
    The Fannie model worked for over 50 years. And the Freddie Model worked for decades.
  • Chris Christie Destroys President Obama at the RJC

    01/10/2012 8:26:14 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | Chris Christie
    Chris Christie Destroys President Obama at the RJC
  • Romney or Obama: Another Time for.. (A Chew Toy For the Kitties)

    12/11/2011 1:49:51 PM PST · by VC2012 · 67 replies · 1+ views
    gopublius ^ | December 10, 2011 | Libertas
    As the merry-go-round of the GOP primary continues, the present darling of fickle voters is Newt Gingrich, Like a phoenix he’s risen from the ashes to claim, with typical humility, “I’m going to be the nominee,” dismissing all other candidates as a trifling irrelevancy. Unfortunately the belated choice of Gingrich is no choice at all, for there can be little doubt how the questionably conservative and enormously polarizing Gingrich would fare against a personally popular Obama in the General Election. There is, at present only one real choice to make regarding the next president. It’s either Romney or Obama. A...
  • We MUST remove Obama from office.

    11/26/2011 5:55:30 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 74 replies
    Guys, our country is on the verge of failing. We CAN NOT reelect Obama. We can not. If he loses, those couple months will certainly be a thorn. A sharp one at best. If he wins, all bets are off. The occupiers won't know what his them. America is armed and ready. We're not going to be told what America should be. WE ARE AMERICA, WE LIVE FREEDOM.
  • Mitt Romney wins Sen. Thune endorsement

    11/23/2011 12:07:11 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-11-23 | Philip Rucker
    DES MOINES -- Sen. John Thune (S.D.), a conservative member of the Republican Senate leadership, will endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign stop here on Wednesday.
  • Kirk Inches Closer to Romney (DIABLO Alert)

    11/15/2011 9:35:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hasn't endorsed a GOP candidate for president, but it's looking more and more like he's on Mitt Romney's team. Kirk said Monday the field is getting down to "Romney and the anti-Romney," listing all of the GOP darlings -- Palin, Bachman, Trump et al -- that have fallen by the wayside. "The underlying story is the rise and rise of Mitt Romney," Kirk said. In regards to the Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, Kirk said Cain "needs to respond and respond completely." "I do think his story is largely ending," Kirk said. "The critical thing is...
  • Herman Cain: 9-9-9 Meets 1-2-3 (Barf Alert!!!)

    11/03/2011 7:22:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    Who wants to be Paula Jones? Or Kathleen Willey or Anita Hill? All three women have accused political icons -- Bill Clinton, Bill Clinton and Clarence Thomas -- of sexually harassing them. And what did they get for sticking out their necks? Jones squared off against skater Tonya Harding on "Celebrity Boxing." Willey and Hill wrote books. They can't prove their allegations, and for the rest of their lives, they will have to live with the consequences. They are not in an enviable position. On Sunday, Politico reported that two women had accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of "inappropriate...
  • Cain 2012 Looks a Lot Like Obama 2008, Except with a VERY Different Outcome - John Ziegler -

    11/02/2011 8:28:32 AM PDT · by reformjoy · 52 replies ^ | 11/02/2011 | John Ziegler
    Editorial by John Ziegler Cain 2012 Looks a Lot Like Obama 2008, Except with a VERY Different Outcome 11/2/2011 Much has been written about the almost primal desire among conservatives to find the next Ronald Reagan, or at least someone they can get excited about, when it comes to choosing an opponent for President Obama in 2012. A huge number of Republican primary voters and Tea Party members now consider it almost a betrayal of their sacred honor to “give in” and vote for Mitt Romney, even if the evidence is overwhelming that he would have the best chance to...
  • 3rd Concern with the 9-9-9 Plan

    10/29/2011 6:54:07 PM PDT · by NaturalBornConservative · 31 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | October 29, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Conservatives vs. 999ers -By: Larry Walker, Jr. -Under the 9-9-9 Plan, “95 percent of people making $1 million or more would get a tax cut that averaged $487,300.” ~Tax Policy Center -At a Michigan website entitled, North Star Writers Group, Herman Cain attempted to address some of the criticism to his 9-9-9 Plan. The article, dated October 16, 2011, is entitled, "9 responses to 9 false attacks on the 9-9-9 plan". But somehow Mr. Cain has confused what is merely constructive criticism with “attacks”. I mean it’s as if when one asks Mr. Cain a valid question these days,...
  • Ann Coulter: ‘I want Romney-Cain’

    10/21/2011 3:33:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/21/2011 | Jeff Poor
    To say Ann Coulter had a political crush on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie might be putting it mildly. So when Christie announced he wasn’t running for president, and then endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the natural thing for her to do would have been to push for a Romney-Christie ticket. Not so fast. On Thursday night’s “Hannity,” the author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America” elaborated on her endorsement of Romney last week, but also endorsed Cain for his signature “9-9-9” tax plan. “I am so glad you asked about Herman Cain,” Coulter said. “I...
  • The GOP and Global Warming

    10/20/2011 4:39:44 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Hugh Hewitt ^ | June 4, 2011 | Hugh Hewitt
    "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," Mitt Romney told a crowd supporters at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors." Immediately the "See! He's a RINO emails" began to flow in, but Romney is just saying what every serious GOP contender will have to say, and what the best voice conservatives have on the subject, AEI's Steven Hayward says. (Here's a recent Weekly Standard piece from Hayward that updates the surveys...
  • Exclusive: Perry's pre-planned talking points for Tuesday's debate revealed [Vanity]

    10/10/2011 9:54:51 AM PDT · by AdamBomb · 35 replies
    Leo Oshkoch ^ | 10/10/2011 | Leo Oshkosh
    "Dang, Dang, Dang notin' but xenophobes in this here dang ole' place.. I tell u what, i try to help well...uh.. u kids..and these here xenophobes hatin' on me. gosh dangit."
  • Lessons learned from the Palin debacle-to avoid another disastrous Republican nat'l nomination

    08/17/2011 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Week ^ | August 17, 2011 | David Frum, Canadian Bushbot
    This week, Sarah Palin stoked a late, brief flurry of speculation that she might enter the 2012 presidential race. I wont try to predict the former Alaska governor's decision. But I will predict this: If Palin does enter the race, she won't be any kind of factor. Over the past three years, Palin has systematically laid waste to the basis for a presidential campaign. By her own words and actions, she has discredited herself and alienated her one-time supporters. But before Palin vanishes into her hard-earned obscurity, Republicans need an assessment and an accounting. Had John McCain won in 2008,...
  • Coulter: Perry won’t live up to expectations, Romney can beat Obama

    08/12/2011 9:27:21 PM PDT · by freespirited · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/12/11
    On the eve of Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s announcement that he will be a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Ann Coulter continues to push for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to enter the competition. On Sean Hannity’s Friday radio show, Coulter, author of “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” made a prediction on how she thought things would shake out. But, she remains optimistic on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s chances against President Barack Obama should Romney be the Republican nominee. “This is a prediction for the future — that Republican primary voters are desperate,...
  • Sarah Palin, un-trending

    08/12/2011 11:15:09 PM PDT · by TomServo · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/12/2011 | Kathleen Parker
    The latest trend in the media world is “trending.” That is, monitoring what people are buzzing about and directing coverage accordingly. Just as the unspoken sometimes reveals more than the spoken, what’s not trending suggests more than what’s trending. In all the many thousands of words written in the immediate aftermath of the Republican debate in Iowa, two words were scarce: Sarah Palin.
  • Sarah Palin’s N.H. posse rallies (Organize4Palin)

    07/13/2011 6:06:34 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 41 replies
    Boston Hearld ^ | Wednesday July 13, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    Some rock-solid Granite State voters for Sarah Palin are carrying a torch for the former Alaskan governor as presidential material — despite the straight-talking reality star’s plummeting popularity in New Hampshire and uncertainty over whether she’ll run — their hopes renewed last weekend as Palin vowed, “I can win a national election.” Warren Rasmussen, who chairs the New Hampshire chapter of Organizers 4 Palin, said the Newsweek interview confirmed what he’s long believed. “We have a crew of volunteers, and we’re anxiously awaiting her announcement,” Rasmussen said. “Everything that she’s doing right now leads me to believe she’s in
  • A Conservative Woman's Problem with Sarah Palin

    06/18/2011 7:47:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 351 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/18/2011 | Lisa Fritsch
    Sarah Palin, the woman who put enough sizzle in McCain's 2008 presidential bid to make Republicans think they were finally cooking, now finds herself a few matches short of stoking her own political fire.  Palin has managed to maintain the conservative and national spotlight for three years since that failed White House bid.  She has won over the Fox News Channel, Rush Limbaugh, the Tea Party, and Glenn Beck.  Yet a coveted demographic in her camp continues to elude her: the conservative woman.Sarah Palin is smart, pretty, and adventurous -- a strong red-white-and-blue conservative.  Truth be told, conservative women...
  • Palin vs. the press: In this war, neither wins

    06/14/2011 5:33:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2011 | Michael Gerson
    It was probably not the intention of liberal investigative journalists to expose Sarah Palin as a figure far more sympathetic than her public image. Twenty-four thousand pages of e-mail voyeurism reveal a politician who has successfully hidden her virtues behind closed blinds. As Alaska governor, Palin was kind to her staff, responsive to her constituents and protective of her state. She sought God’s guidance in difficult decisions, made time for her family and found media questions on the provenance of her youngest child to be “flippin’ unbelievable.” These revelations read more like a campaign commercial. [snip] Reading through some of...
  • N.H. GOP Insider: Palin run unlikely (McCain Alert)

    06/09/2011 9:27:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2011-06-10 | Seth McLaughlin
    The vice-chair of Sen. John McCain's 2008 presidential team in New Hampshire told The Washington Times Wednesday that he thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will take a pass on running for president. "I have no inside knowledge, but I would be very surprised if Gov. Palin decided to run this time," said Steve Duprey, a national Republican committeeman in New Hampshire. "She is tremendous at raising money, has a tremendous support in the base, but it would take an incredible allocation of time to do well in New Hampshire and I'm not sure she is gearing up for that."
  • Don't doom GOP's chance to win in 2012

    06/06/2011 9:46:31 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | David Frum
    So Obama could lose if -- and here's the big if -- Republicans do not blow the opportunity by presenting themselves as Medicare-annihilating racist maniacs... Tea Party conservatives complain that Republicans who advocate restraint, responsibility and moderation do so in order to be nice to Obama. That's utterly upside down. Restraint, responsibility and moderation are indispensable to the defeat of President Obama. It is Tea Party conservatism itself that is Obama's last, best hope for a second term.
  • Just one question for each Republican presidential candidate

    06/06/2011 5:50:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | June 6, 2011 | David M. Shribman, Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    ....if I had a chance to pose just one, here's the one I'd put to some of the major Republican contenders: Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House: ........Why do Republican officeholders shy away from you in such numbers and with such fervor, you combine a second-class personality with a first-class intellect? Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts:.....So: Do you compete in Iowa? Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota:......Did your actions as House majority leader and then as governor ease or exacerbate the current fiscal crisis in Minnesota? Jon M. Huntsman Jr., former governor of Utah:.....How could you serve...
  • The Palin Apologists Strike Back [liberal trash zot bait]

    06/05/2011 6:14:36 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 73 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2011-06-04 | Rick Ungar
    Following the Sarah Palin playbook of never admitting error, the ex-governor’s minions are busy flooding the Internet with ’proof’ that Palin did not misspeak when suggesting that Paul Revere warned the British that they would not be taking arms from the colonists during his ride where he, apparently, rung bells and fired muskets. The effort to back up Palin is based on taking bits and pieces of facts surrounding the historic event that, when cut and pasted together, work to make Palin look a little less befuddled than her actual statement would indicate. While I give them credit for the...
  • Howie Carr thread week of May 1, 2011

    04/30/2011 10:51:53 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies ^ | 5/1/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Herald column
  • It almost pains me to say this, but Romney is sounding good on Greta. Almost as good as Trump.

    04/25/2011 7:17:22 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Right now, Mitt Romney is on with Greta. And he's knocking it out of the park about our failed trade policy. Hat's off to Mitt, even for when Greta set him up to criticize Trump with a total gimme, he moved the subject back to issues. IMHO the 2012 race is off to a pretty good start.
  • Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?

    04/20/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2011 | Myra Adams
    According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine. Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle. There, she willingly subjected herself to the unforgiving forces of media pop culture, where the masses are easily bored. And now, without a new hit show, movie, book, clothing line, charity cause, or fragrance, Palin is...
  • Romney Blunders Through Radio Interview and all I got was this great big ZOT!

    03/21/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT · by hausermann · 88 replies
    Mitt Romney, my personal favorite front-runner for 2012 on our side just performed a rare *suuuuuhuuckification* on the Hugh Hewitt radio show this afternoon in Hewitt's second segment. (Holy God Hugh, if you ever bore me again as you did in that first segment teasing a Romney appearance, I swear it will be worth my time to drop everything and drive to the OC so I can personally explain to you my displeasure.) No kidding, I think Mitt is the only one who even stands a chance against Zero. (Will save how he would have mopped the floor with Zero...
  • Palin has path to win, Republican warns (Don't you love that title?)

    03/14/2011 9:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Prominent New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg says that Sarah Palin just might have a clearer path to the Republican presidential nomination next year than commonly understood – an event he warns would lead to President Obama's clear reelection. Gregg, the former senator and governor of the Granite State, says the muddled GOP presidential field means it's more likely than ever there won't be a clear consensus candidate before the party's nominating convention in August of 2012. If that happens, says Gregg, Palin and her army of supporters might have the upper hand when it comes to settling on a presidential...
  • Sen. Scott Brown: I’ll back Mitt Romney for president in 2012

    02/23/2011 5:24:46 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 57 replies
    Boston Herald via AP ^ | February 23, 2011 | Associated Press
    U.S. Sen. Scott Brown said he has no plans to run for president next year, but will support Mitt Romney if the former Republican Massachusetts governor jumps in the race.
  • Huckabee throws a Mitt fit

    02/21/2011 3:51:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 21, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee may be especially tempted to run in 2012 by a lingering feud between him and Mitt Romney, a severe hangover from the 2008 campaign that has created a lasting and bitter rift between the two, Republicans who know both men say. “[Huckabee] hates Mitt, and his goal in Iowa last time was to stop him,” said one prominent Republican, who’s known both men for years. “If he sees an opportunity to cut Mitt off [during the nominating process], he will take it.” Continue Reading Huckabee and Romney were never exactly pals before the Iowa caucuses two years ago...
  • Mormons & Media: 2012 forecast includes White House, NYT best-seller [Real Mormon/LDS]

    02/10/2011 2:00:24 PM PST · by T Minus Four · 9 replies
    The Mormon Times ^ | 10 February 2011 | Scott Taylor
    Today's highlighted links of the LDS Church and its members in news coverage include Huffington Post-published predictions of a Mormon in the White House and the Book of Mormon on the New York Times' best-seller list within the next two years as well as a look at Utah Catholics anxious to share Temple Square with their out-of-state peers. HuffPo's "What Will Be The Top Religion Stories of 2012" offering leads off with two bold predictions regarding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "1. "2. The Book of Mormon will be on the New York Times Bestsellers list throughout...
  • Scott Brown Is An Idiot

    01/18/2011 3:01:13 PM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 31 replies · 1+ views
    1/18/2011 | Repulican Donkey
    Washington is replete with idiots, but Senate Republicans seem to have the highest incidence of political idiocy in the entire capital.
  • Steele Out, Priebus In at RNC

    01/14/2011 3:27:34 PM PST · by ColdOne · 82 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 14th 2011 | FoxNews/AP
    WASHINGTON --Reince Priebus was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee on Friday after Michael Steeledropped his bid to stay atop the party for another two years. Priebus clinched the victory after seven rounds, securing 97 votes, more than the 85 required to win. Steele dropped out of the race after four rounds. "At this time, I will step aside for others to lead," Steele told the168 RNC committee members at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Md. "But in so doing, I hope y'all appreciate the legacy we leave. Despite the noise -- because lord know we had a...
  • GOP Strategist: Palin Prolonged the Polarization and Prolonged the Country's Misery

    01/14/2011 2:39:11 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 111 replies
    Hot Air Pundit ^ | January 14, 2011 | Hot Air Pundit
    Andrea Michell is discussing Sarah Palin (what a surprise) with Democrat David Bonier and Republican strategist Vin Weber, here's the video of Weber. ------- MITCHELL: "She had the choice of when to speak and the tone. and one has to wonder why doesn't she have a wider circling of advisers. i don't know any political strategist of a national campaign, republican or democrat who thinks that was a smart thing to do. VIN WEBER: "Well, we really don't know who advises her. She's quite isolated from what you might think of as the Republican establishment. No one is quite sure...
  • Jennifer Nassour wins re-election as Mass GOP Chairman

    01/07/2011 12:02:53 PM PST · by massmike · 10 replies ^ | 01/07/2011 | n/a
    In a much hyped battle for chairmanship of the Massachusetts Republican Party, Jennifer Nassour fended off the challenge of Bill McCarthy.
  • Ted Nugent 'Loves' Sarah Palin, But Wouldn't Vote for Her for President (VIDEO)

    01/06/2011 4:42:38 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 189 replies
    TV Squad ^ | January 7, 2011 | Jeremy Taylor
    Ted Nugent 'Loves' Sarah Palin, But Wouldn't Vote for Her for President (VIDEO) Appearing on 'Anderson Cooper 360' (weekdays, 10 PM ET on CNN) rocker, hunter and outspoken Tea Party supporter Ted Nugent heaped praise upon Sarah Palin, but also said she hasn't yet convinced him she has what it takes to be president. "(Palin's) coming from the street, she's coming from the we-the-people rank-and-file, she makes sense when she talks, she says all the right things, she's sincere, she's knowledgeable , she's articulate, she's damn good-looking, plus she kills moose, how can you go wrong?" Nugent gushed. However, when...
  • The GOP establishment gives another chairmanship to a RINO

    01/02/2011 4:28:36 PM PST · by tulloss · 50 replies
    RedState ^ | 12-30-10 | Bob Wersheir
    Despite Johnson’s turning his back on such a fundamental liberty as the right to own property, the Republican establishment apparently sees nothing wrong with putting Johnson in charge of a subcommittee that, as stated in Illinois’ News-Gazette, “deals with issues such as rural development programs…and family farming matters.”
  • "RINO" Label Used Too Flippantly By Conservatives

    12/24/2010 7:29:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 186 replies · 10+ views ^ | December 24, 2010 | Matt Towery
    Here's both my qualifier and my bona fides for the opinion that follows: I earned my Republican stripes working for a GOP U.S. senator, for Ronald Reagan's first successful presidential campaign and for Newt Gingrich. Since those days, I've occasionally branched out and suggested some policy or position that doesn't reflexively mirror some bedrock conservative outlook. Often some readers of this column, whom I deeply respect and appreciate, will call me out for this or that view by dismissing me as a "RINO" -- a "Republican in Name Only." Of late, some of my friends are being labeled RINOs because...
  • Poll: Obama's losing support; Romney would beat him now [Romneybot zot!]

    12/13/2010 1:07:41 PM PST · by Poundstone · 82 replies · 2+ views
    McClatchy ^ | December 10, 2010 | Steven Thomma
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's approval ratings have sunk to the lowest level of his presidency, so low that he'd lose the White House to Republican Mitt Romney if the election were held today, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.
  • How the Dream Act transcends politics

    12/09/2010 4:58:19 AM PST · by WilliamHouston · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/07/2010 | Michael Gerson
    When I was a Senate staffer more than a decade ago, Republicans hit on a tactic to advance school choice. They kept narrowing the eligibility standard to cover poorer and poorer families with children in only the most spectacularly failing schools, daring Democrats to vote against the most sympathetic possible group of students. I remember one liberal senator saying in exasperation, "Someday, you are going to make this impossible to oppose." . . .
  • Nicolle Wallace: 'Heaven Forbid' Palin Becomes President

    12/01/2010 6:54:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 92 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Saying that a woman engaged in feline fisticuffs might be called sexist. But when that woman actually accuses another of seeking to "claw" critics, illustrating her assertion with a cat-like hand gesture, well . . . It's no secret that Nicolle Wallace is no fan of Sarah Palin. But the former Bush communications director and McCain campaign aide perhaps took things to another level with her attack on Palin on today's Morning Joe. [snip] Wallace unleashed a hail of criticism of her own: * "Mistakes were made [by McCain in choosing Palin]." * "Her troubling deficiencies." * "Her incredible cynicism,...
  • A Mormon not for Romney for President

    11/20/2010 4:20:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Liberty Musings Blog ^ | November 16, 2010 | David Hall
    Monday evening, Special Report’s 12 in 2012 series featured Mitt Romney, and his likely 2012 run for President. I was for Romney in 2008 and supported him in the Republican caucuses in Colorado. But not this year. To me, he crashed and burned over his Romneycare. It’s not that he pushed this through in Massachusetts, it’s his blindness in how he continues to defend it. They played his answer on Special Report, and it’s so weak. He talks like there is a difference of night and day between Romneycare and Obamacare because his was a state program and Obamacare is...
  • Possible 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates: Part 2 (Slick/Mitch/TPaw/Thune)

    11/17/2010 12:09:34 PM PST · by pissant · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Bradenton Times ^ | 11/17/10 | Dennis Maley
    My first piece on potential 2012 Republican presidential candidates focused on the big names that most Americans are familiar with. As I noted, it is very typical for these candidates to be out front two years away, when the campaigning is just beginning and that polls this early rarely coincide with what actually happens. I will note that I received far and away the most emails from supporters of Mike Huckabee who vehemently believe he will be the nominee. It also leaked that same week, that White House staff asked off the record whom they felt they would be facing...
  • Possible 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates - Part 1 (Mitt/Huck/Newt/Palin)

    11/17/2010 12:09:09 PM PST · by pissant · 32 replies
    Bradenton Times ^ | 11/10/10 | Dennis Maley
    BRADENTON – If you were watching election coverage on television last Tuesday, you probably heard the saying, "the 2012 race for the White House starts tomorrow," at least once and for a very simply reason – it's true. Presidential elections are a three-year process, the fist portion taking place off the grid for the most part, as potential candidates feel out respected advisors and party heavyweights before beginning to setup the complicated (and expensive) apparatuses required of the next step. That next step has arrived. Those who have already made up their mind and whose current position would not suffer...
  • Flippin’ embarrassing? You betcha!

    11/15/2010 10:38:04 AM PST · by teddyballgame · 271 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/15/10 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    Sarah Palin has officially “jumped the shark.” Last night’s premier of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” will be remembered as the moment the once-promising, conservative darling crossed over into the absurd. Part Alaska tourism promo, part window into the family Palin, TLC’s eight-part series features clips of the former governor at home in gym shorts and shots of the family enjoying the great outdoors while she calls out folksy comments like, “this is flippin’ fun!” If that’s not enough, Palin takes Kate Gosselin (of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” fame) camping in the Alaska wilderness - the two women reportedly didn’t get...
  • Karl Rove, The Master

    11/10/2010 11:42:31 PM PST · by babubabu · 201 replies · 1+ views
    babubabu | 10/11/2010 | babubabu
    Rove is right. He predicted how O'Donnell would flop and hinted that it could cost the GPO additional senate seats.... In my personal opinion, he was thinking about Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, etc. All of these should have been captured by the tea party. Personally, I think O'Donnell cost real conservatives senate seats. Say what you will... but Rove was right. Don't hate the messenger.