U.S. Senate (GOP Club)

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  • Sen. Murkowski for Romney (Knock me over with a feather!)

    12/02/2011 5:05:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | December 2, 2011 | Joel Connelly
    The Republicans’ shaky president frontrunner, ex-Gov. Mitt Romney, has won the endorsement of a GOP senator who took on the Tea Party movement and won in her home state last year. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, became the most prominent West Coast politician to endorse Romney, who lives much of the time near San Diego at the other end of the coast. “Mitt Romney has had the lifelong experience needed to turn around our economy,” Murkowski said. The endorsement increases chances that Murkowski’s fiercest rival in Alaska Republican circles, 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, will come out for ex-House...
  • Romney Backer Norm Coleman Likes Michele Bachmann As VP

    12/01/2011 3:12:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | November 30, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    He doesn't claim to know her post-presidential campaign plans, but fellow Minnesotan Norm Coleman, a Romney backer, believes Rep. Michele Bachmann has what it takes to be vice president. "She could serve well," he says of the Minnesota lawmaker who once led the polls for the Iowa caucus. "I think she's helped herself in this process." Bachmann isn't reconsidering her future other than believing she is positioned for a comeback against Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in the GOP primaries. But even her critics are giving Bachmann good grades for her campaign, debate performances and fund raising despite some early...
  • Sarah Palin still untried

    11/30/2011 8:05:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 30, 2011 | Bernie Quigley
    Hot Air comments yesterday that "the polls in every one of the early states have been pretty much of a roller coaster ride since summer. There’s probably time for at least one more rise and fall before the state’s [South Carolina's] residents actually go to the polls.” The Republican campaign degenerates now to a state like that in the mid-'70s when political contrast was phrased “hippies v. hard hats.” The hard hats, rednecks today, were characteristically pictured sitting by a construction site on lunch break with American flag decals on their safety helmets and on their metal lunch pails poignant...
  • Republican Elizabeth Emken to run against Sen. Dianne Feinstein

    11/28/2011 5:25:18 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 11/28/11 | Torey Van Oot
    With less than a year to go until the November 2012 election, a GOP challenger to Democratic U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has emerged. Elizabeth Emken, a longtime advocate for children with autism and 2010 congressional candidate, has decided to run against the incumbent Democrat next year, announcing her candidacy on her campaign website and the conservative blog Flashreport.org. "She's definitely in and we're putting together the campaign now," campaign consultant Tim Clark said in an interview Monday. Emken, 48, most recently served as vice president of governmental relations for Autism Speaks, a national nonprofit organization that bills itself as the...
  • And the GOP 2012 Nominee Will Be ….. [Drum Roll!] (Predicts a brokered convention)

    11/28/2011 12:25:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Australian Telegraph ^ | November 28, 2011
    If turn out to be right on this, remember you probably read it here first. I’m beginning to suspect that the GOP nominee for the 2012 general election may well be, “None of the above“. I.e., some dark horse candidate who’s either at the margins (like a Huntsman or a Roemer), or someone totally out of left field. It involves two words which we haven’t used in about 70 years: “Brokered Convention“. There are Republican candidates with support an inch wide and a mile deep, and candidates with support a mile wide and an inch deep. None of the current...
  • New Campaign Video in 2012 GOP Republican U.S. Senate Primary for Hawaii

    11/26/2011 3:33:33 PM PST · by John Roco
    youtube ^ | Saturday, November 26, 2011 | John Roco
    Here is a fun new campaign video in the 2012 GOP Republican U.S. Senate Primary for Hawaii. It was meant as a prelude to the annual 2012 Hawaiian Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner at Hilton Hawaiian Village (thus the quotes from Lincoln in body of the video). Abraham Lincoln, the founder of our party, and the President's Day's festivities were taken into account, but when I showed this to my scrutinizing kids, a 'new life' came about for the video. Enjoy!
  • TV ad asking Sarah Palin to 'reconsider' on tap in Sioux City

    11/25/2011 5:09:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The Des Moines Register | November 25, 2011 | Jason Noble
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com/2011/11/25/tv-ad-asking-sarah-palin-to-reconsider-on-tap-in-sioux-city/
  • Let's Hear It for Sarah Palin (Mild Barf Alert)

    11/23/2011 4:46:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    The Free Press ^ | November 23, 2011 | Thomas McAdams Deford
    "How do politicians who arrive in Washington, D.C., as men and women of modest means leave as millionaires? How do they miraculously accumulate wealth at a rate faster than the rest of us?" - Sarah Palin, Wall Street Journal, November 18 Sarah Palin complaining about politics, modest means and millionaires? Hasn't she hauled in about $10 million - selling a couple of best sellers at upwards of $25 a piece interspersed with some speech-giving at $100,000 a pop - since John McCain plucked her from the rural obscurity of Wasilla? But let's be fair, she made her money the old-fashioned...
  • Bill Clinton vs. Barney Frank on Freddie/Fannie

    11/21/2011 8:21:05 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 5 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | 11-21-2011 | SeanG200
    Closer to the actual event Bill Clinton blames the Democrats for blocking Republican efforts in reigning in Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae problems. Recently Barney Frank tries to blame Republicans wholly for the mess. h/t to 116falconer: http://youtu.be/ti-1XaapR0s
  • Katrina vanden Heuvel: Progressives on the march to take over Congress

    11/19/2011 10:45:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 14, 2011 | Katrina vanden Heuvel
    Progressives are on the move once more. Wisconsin lit the spark, as workers, students, teachers and farmers occupied the state’s capitol in February and launched recall elections that sobered conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his legislative allies. Occupy Wall Street turned that spark into a conflagration that swept the nation. Last week, in Ohio and Maine and even Mississippi, voters overwhelmingly rejected efforts to trample worker rights, constrict the right to vote and roll back women’s rights. These electoral victories have led pundits to wonder whether Occupy Wall Street will imitate the Tea Party and stand candidates for office....
  • Tea Party Kicked Out of Congress

    11/19/2011 12:20:27 PM PST · by John 3_19-21 · 18 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/20/11 | You Tube
    http://youtu.be/XsDoDRKJhd0
  • Sarah Palin: Congress Rife With 'Entrenched Corruption'

    11/18/2011 4:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | November 18, 2011 | David A. Patten
    Former Alaska governor and GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin blasted rampant corruption in the marbled halls of Congress Friday, calling it an “endemic problem” affecting both parties. “The only solution to entrenched corruption is sudden and relentless reform,” she wrote. Palin’s remarks came in an op-ed column in The Wall Street Journal, in response to revelations this week that Congress has exempted itself from the prohibitions against insider trading that all other Americans are subject to. Under current law, members of Congress are free to profit off of equity swings tied to pending legislative actions decisions they are privy to...
  • Charlie Cook Sees GOP Winning Big in 2012 (including Milt as nominee)

    11/17/2011 11:10:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | November 17, 2011 | Tierney Sneed
    Republicans may be heading toward complete control of Washington—maintaining the House, taking the Senate, and likely capturing the White House—if Election Day 2012 unfolds as Charlie Cook, acclaimed vote counter, predicts. Sure that the former Gov. Mitt Romney will clinch the GOP nomination, Cook says President Obama faces an uphill battle to be re-elected, and the election will be a referendum on his presidency and the dire economic situation he now "owns." Even if Obama did manage to hold on to the presidency, he will face a Republican-controlled legislature that will likely shut down his agenda entirely. Cook sees House...
  • DeMint Backs Stenberg in Nebraska Senate Primary

    11/12/2011 3:10:22 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    Roll Call ^ | November 8, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    Sen. Jim DeMint today endorsed Nebraska Treasurer Don Stenberg’s bid for Senate, throwing his support behind the GOP primary’s underdog to challenge Sen. Ben Nelson (D) next year. “Don Stenberg is a lifelong conservative with the principles, integrity, and courage needed to stand up to the big spenders in both political parties in Washington,” the South Carolina Republican wrote in a email to his Senate Conservatives Fund members. Polling shows Nelson is one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election this cycle if he decides to run for a third term. He’ll decide by the end of the year...
  • Murkowski praises Bialek, says Cain should quit if story true

    11/08/2011 12:32:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 1+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 8, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    Relatively few prominent Republican women have spoken out, so far, about the sexual harassment charges facing Herman Cain. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski started to change that today, telling CNN that she's "concerned" about the growing list of complaints about Cain's behavior: Murkowski made clear she was moved by the public account of Sharon Bialek, a single mother from Chicago ... "It takes incredible courage for an individual to come forward as this latest, as this one woman has," the third-term Alaskan said. "So it does cause me to wonder exactly what is out there. I am concerned." ...
  • Game on: Elizabeth Warren stands by Occupy Wall Street (Massachusetts US senate race)

    10/26/2011 6:33:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | October 26, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    Yesterday I noted here that national Republicans have opened up a new front in the Massachusetts Senate race by attacking Elizabeth Warren for embracing Occupy Wall Street—the latest effort to turn blue collar whites and independents against the protests and their populist message. Republicans are seeking to tie Warren directly to protesters who clashed with cops in Massachusetts, an effort to exploit a cultural fault line between working class whites and liberal activists that has been key to our politics for decades. This is the sort of thing that has traditionally spooked Dems, but it appears Warren is standing by...
  • Dancing Mouse I Love

    10/21/2011 5:08:27 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski youtube Classics ^ | 10/21/2011 | Revski
    The river sound is from the childhood river in Chepachet R. I. that I played and grew up near. The pictures look likes the same river and ponds. The end of day mouse is dancing to the a-Cappella son, I love To Tell The Story. Sung by o7jimmy!
  • Obama camp: GOP trying to destroy economy on purpose

    10/12/2011 12:21:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 11, 2011 | Greg Sargent
    The Obama campaign, in an email to supporters today, goes there: The U.S. Senate is supposed to vote on the American Jobs Act as early as tonight. It’s a bill that will put people to work immediately, and it contains proposals that members of both parties have said in the past that they’d support. But Senate Republicans want to block it. Not because they have a plan that creates jobs right now — not one Republican, in Congress or in the presidential race, does. They only have a political plan. Their strategy is to suffocate the economy for the sake...
  • Republicans aren't racists. The data says so.

    10/07/2011 1:27:44 PM PDT · by johnatures · 9 replies
    Associated Content ^ | 10/7/11 | John A. Tures
    My reserach from 2006 data shows that Republicans are not racist, in an analysis of several statewide candidate pairs of elections.
  • Will Hillary Clinton Challenge Obama Next Year?

    10/01/2011 12:09:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2011 | Bob Weir (Retired Detective Sergeant, NYPD)
    Ever since Bill and Hillary Clinton stepped onto the national stage, I have been struck by their lust for power. When Bill became embroiled in his first sex scandal during the race for the White House in 1992, one would have thought his presidential career was over before it had begun. Then, the country witnessed his wife on national television saying that people were telling lies about her husband. "I'm not some woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette," she said, trying to save the philanderer whom she viewed as her key to political prominence. If she had told...
  • Sacrebleu! Ethno-linguistic flareup in U.S. Senate campaign (FL)

    09/28/2011 2:56:32 PM PDT · by cc2k · 17 replies
    Orlando Slantinel politics blog ^ | September, 28 2011 2:33 PM | bshaw
    The U.S, Senate race between George LeMieux and Adam Hasner continues to heat up, with LeMieux issuing a snarky release blasting Hasner for calling attention to LeMieux’s French heritage. Specifically, Hasner is distributing a bumper sticker that says “LeMieux: It’s French for Crist.” It’s part of Hasner’s effort to hang Crist, the moderate former governor who lost to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio last year, on LeMiuex, who at various times was the governor’s chief of staff, the “architect” of his campaign and Crist’s appointee to the U.S. Senate.Today, LeMieux issued a release calling attention — “In Case You missed It”...
  • Obama Solyndra Scandal:No Outrage From Maxine Waters,NAACP,MSNBC & Liberal Leaders. Hope&Change?

    09/25/2011 11:07:51 PM PDT · by The_Obama_Gerbil · 15 replies
    Obama and his cronies flush 535 Billion down the toilet,yet we hear no public outrage from the NAACP? Wouldn't you think they would be enraged that the 1/2 Billion would of been better spent to create job for black teens? Where is Nancy Pelosi&Reid? How come no Democratic Leader is denouncing Obama on this issue? Yet Pelosi has a cow when a congressman yells "YOU LIE" to Obama. If this had had happened during the Bush years,what do you think would of happened? NAACP Screaming for Impeachment?
  • Regarding Education: When Will Republican Leaders Wake Up?

    09/22/2011 3:33:56 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 22 replies
    Fast Pitch ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    This is a recurring annoyance for me. The RNC seems to have no idea that education is hugely important to most Americans, and should be a major campaign issue. Frankly, big visions are NOT required. Details need NOT be mentioned. Just say that public schools are a mess, liberal ideas made them that way, and Republicans can turn things around. All true.Problem is, we need people at the top with practical common sense and a desire to win. These people need to be aggressive. The weird wizards now in charge of public education will not notice anything less than a...
  • Michael Reagan: I'm 'not crazy enough' to run for U.S. Senate

    09/21/2011 12:56:46 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/21/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Republican Michael Reagan has shot down speculation that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012, saying he has no plans to jump in the race. "I am not crazy enough to run..No I am not considering a run for senate," Reagan wrote in an email to The Bee.
  • Why the Media Hates Republican Women

    09/07/2011 9:23:36 AM PDT · by twarogj · 13 replies · 1+ views
    For anyone who has watched coverage of the 2008 or 2012 Presidential election, it becomes obvious after about 5 minutes that the media takes extra care to smear Republican women as unqualified bigots. Whether it be the media attacking Palin’s family values stance in regards to her daughter’s pregnancy or the insulting photograph that Newsweek Magazine chose to publish of Michele Bachmann; the media continues to run a vicious smear campaign against Republican female candidates. This had always been an issue that I sort of wrote off as further left wing media bias, until MSNBC journalist Chris Matthews attempted to...
  • Where Were You When They Raised The Debt Ceiling (Part Two)

    08/26/2011 1:37:20 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 6 replies
    http://drdan4congress.com/2011/08/17/debt2/ ^ | Fri, August 26, 2011 | Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
    In an earlier post on the debt ceiling, I asked if you could recall where you were when a “sentinel event” such as the bombing of Perl Harbor, assassination of JFK or the terrorist attacks of 9-11 occurred. These incidents had a profound effect on life in America, for both our national psyche and for each of us personally. On August 2, 2011, without any significant cuts in the level of federal spending, the Senate voted by a wide margin in favor of a bill already passed by the House to raise the debt ceiling. A modern day sentinel event...
  • Herman Cain Endorses Mourdock Over Lugar (Indiana Alert)

    08/16/2011 7:29:45 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 16, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock picked up an endorsement from a presidential candidate in his primary challenge to Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) this week. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain announced he would support Mourdock’s primary bid to unseat Lugar during a Monday visit to Indianapolis, the Associated Press reported. Cain reportedly met with Mourdock after addressing Indiana Republicans on the invitation of the state party. Indiana Republican Party Chairman Eric Holcomb invited all the GOP presidential candidates to speak to the Republican faithful in the state, but Cain was the first to schedule a visit. Cain placed fifth in Iowa's...
  • Portman endorses Mandel for U.S. Senate (Ohio)

    08/09/2011 2:59:08 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 8, 2011 | Joe Hallett
    U.S. Sen. Rob Portman today endorsed fellow Republican Josh Mandel, the current state treasurer, for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown. Although Portman's backing of Mandel was not unexpected, he hadn't announced it until today when he met with The Dispatch's editorial board. "I'm helping Josh," Portman said. "I guess I haven't officially endorsed him yet, so I guess this is a news opportunity. But I'm helping Josh. I don't know if anybody else is going to get in. I think his fundraising in the second quarter has been pretty impressive. I think he's a good...
  • Are the Iraq/Afghan wars really partially to blame for S&P downgrade?

    08/07/2011 10:49:43 AM PDT · by packback · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 8.7.11 | Shaun Booth
    It seems like more and more in the GOP are starting to look at the wars as a way to cut spending. And with the tragedy of loosing some of our best soldiers yesterday it doesn't really seem worth it any more to stay over there in Iraq and Afghanistan. Especially given the financial situation we are in. The wars and entitlement spending need to be cut drastically to get us on track to at least sustain our debt, if we don't do that I think things could get even uglier in the short term.
  • Thompson on who is strongest Senate candidate? I believe it's myself'

    08/04/2011 5:13:54 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Today's TMJ Channel 4 News ^ | August 3, 2011 | Charles Benson
    Republican recall candidates are getting help on the campaign trail these days from Tommy Thompson. But the real question; Is Tommy running for U.S. Senate? There appears to be little doubt that Tommy Thompson will run for the Senate. He tells TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson he has regretted every day not running in 2010 and he's sure sounding like a candidate in 2012. When asked if he is going to run, Thompson said "As I've told everybody, I'm very serious about it." If you are wondering if Tommy Thompson is really serious this time about running, here are two reasons...
  • McCain: GOP on 'Super Committee' Will Fight Tax Increases (Laff Riot!)

    08/03/2011 7:48:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 3, 2011 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter
    Sen. John McCain tells Newsmax he can’t blame Americans for being disgusted by Congress and the president’s performance in the debt ceiling crisis, but insists that Republicans were determined not to “betray” voters’ 2010 election mandate to cut federal spending. The GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate vows he will be fighting “on the Senate floor” against deep cuts in military spending, states that he favors eliminating all agricultural subsidies, calls pork barrel spending “corruption,” and charges that President Obama was a “bystander” in the debt ceiling debate. The Arizona legislator also says he is “very concerned” about another four years under...
  • So If Obama Causes A Second Stock Market Crash,Who Will He And The Media Blame?

    08/02/2011 7:06:29 PM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 30 replies
    We can just see it now. The DOW plunges to 8000 in August or September and Obama/Bin Biden/Pelosi and PMS NBC will accuse the Tea Party!!! Damn Those Tea Party Terrorists! Look at what they did to the stock market! Right? anyone else agree? And O'Bambi will be somewhere on vacation avoiding the press so he wont look bad when it happens!
  • Politicians Breaking Federal Laws

    08/02/2011 7:17:14 AM PDT · by bratski2 · 8 replies
    8/2/2011 | bratski2
    Below is a federal law in place that is suppose to be taken seriously. I am not in the position to enforce the law other than contact local authorities when i suspect an illegal alien is residing here in my city. I can not enforce the law set forth but is the responsibility for our senators and governors to enforce the law by making new laws to entice the illegal aliens to no longer live in this country. Last estimate of illegals in our contry has been over 77 million and over 50 million are taking our jobs. Thru properganda...
  • Former Gov. Lingle moving toward Hawaii Senate run

    08/01/2011 7:24:32 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 1, 2011 | Cameron Joseph
    Hawaii's Republican former governor Linda Lingle said she would get along well with a group of former governors in the Senate should she run for and win the seat being vacated by Sen. Daniel Akaka's (D) retirement, the latest sign that she is seriously considering a race. "Governors bring a particularly different approach in the United States Senate than those people who have come just from the legislative side," Lingle told members of the conservative Grassroot Institute of Hawaii at the Japanese Cultural Center on Friday. "They are less ideological. They are more practical. They are more agenda-driven. They are...
  • White House: Lot for Dems to love in deal

    07/31/2011 10:48:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2011 | Sam Youngman
    Responding to criticism from liberal Democrats, White House officials said Sunday night that the deal President Obama helped broker provides a path to end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy while protecting domestic programs. The president won major concessions, officials said, by ensuring the debt limit is not "held hostage" and up for another vote in just a few months and also by protecting domestic programs including Pell Grants and Medicaid. The officials said that no matter what, the Bush tax cuts for the rich will end, whether by veto if Republicans push them along, by the failure of...
  • Dollar as reserve currency undercurrent to debt debate

    07/30/2011 8:53:23 AM PDT · by packback · 7 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 7/30/2011 | Shaun Booth
    The current debt ceiling debate is driven by the panic of the establishment in Washington knowing they could soon lose their power to print US dollars.
  • Please, briefly what does the Boener Bill really consist of?

    07/30/2011 5:30:40 AM PDT · by reaganator · 36 replies
    I understand The Boener Bill raises the debt ceiling $900 Billion for immediate spending and "cuts" $1+ Trillion over 10 years? Are there any real cuts in federal spending or are these cuts merely decreases in increases? Any actual numbers on any of this? Briefly in understandable terms is anyone able to tell me what the Boener Bill consists of?
  • Karl Rove Coming to Albuquerque to Stump for Heather Wilson (RINO to RINO)

    07/28/2011 1:13:15 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 5 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 27, 2011 | Dan Boyd
    Karl Rove, a political strategist who served as an adviser to President George W. Bush, will headline a fundraiser for New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson on Aug. 11 in Albuquerque. Wilson, a Republican who previously represented an Albuquerque-based district in Congress, announced Rove’s visit earlier today. Other details weren’t immediately released.
  • McCain is turning into Walter Matthau, calling his fellow Repubs "hobbits."

    07/28/2011 6:30:41 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 16 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Jul 28, 2011 | donjuanluis
    Just got this from Glenn Beck's The Blaze news blog. Wow, McCain is turning more and more into Walter Matthau each day. Here is the link to the Blaze article. Comment at will. Sorry ahead of time for the short post. More are coming in the next few weeks, as I have been on hiatus for the summer. Look for a list of Repubs that vote for either a Bonner plan or something like it.
  • Obama’s Towering Inferno

    07/27/2011 4:27:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 27, 2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    This is a make-or-break week for me with my own deadline — hence the relative radio silence from me around here. I’ve been trying very hard to reserve a few brain cells on the side to follow the debt-ceiling stuff as I wade through more obscure research. Yesterday, I took time out to watch the Jay Carney grilling discussed in the Corner yesterday. I think it may, in a small way, be a watershed moment. No, not for the country. But for the WH press corps. Carney seemed to be providing a real “Hey I guess you’ve just figured out...
  • David Brooks: Blowhards and show horses kicked away GOP's golden moment

    07/19/2011 8:40:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Over the past months, Republicans enjoyed enormous advantages. Opinion polls showed that voters are eager to reduce the federal debt, and they want to do it mostly but not entirely through spending cuts. There was a Democratic president eager to move to the center. He floated certain ideas that would be normally unheard of from a Democrat. According to widespread reports, White House officials talked about raising the Medicare eligibility age, cutting Social Security by changing the inflation index, freezing domestic discretionary spending and offering to pre-empt the end of the Bush tax cuts in exchange for a broad tax-reform...
  • Debt Ceiling ~ All Star Panel (Panel Plus Included)

    07/17/2011 11:04:43 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 7 replies
    FaceBook - & RPT on FaceBook ^ | 7-17-2011 | Sean Giordano
    Video Description: Fox News Sunday's 2nd segment of their "All-Star Panel" -- they talked about the debt ceiling/tax cuts issues. Liz Cheney goes after John Podesta and Juan Williams (I love that gal!). I include the "Panel Plus" portion as well (panel plus is the conversation online after the show).
  • Crowd more interesting than speeches at Republican Lobsterfest

    07/08/2011 11:30:34 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 8 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | 7/8/2011 | Jack Furnari
    The Palm Beach County Republican Party’s annual Lobsterfest extravaganza was another big success, with 271 tickets sold and attendees dining on succulent South African lobster tails at The Beach Club on Palm Beach on Thursday. Those in the crowd seemed more interested in talking to one another than listening to the perfunctory speeches given by candidates and elected officials, none of whom offered any truly memorable moments in their largely boilerplate comments. That’s par for the course for an off-year political event held three days after the Fourth of July, but it was a pleasant evening nonetheless. In the Republican...
  • Question:Should Obama Hold A "Weiner-Summit" To Avoid Another Presidential Embarrassment?

    06/09/2011 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 11 replies
    And why hasn't Obama denounced Anthony Weiner For "Presenting His Little Friend" to strange women on the net? Now that Obama is beyond embarrassed because of the "Small Weiner Incident",what is he going to do? Why not hold a "Weiner-Summit"? Using the same White House Picnic Table,and let's have Obama,Biden,Barney Frank&His Boyfriend "Anthony Weiner" all sit there,munching on Hot-Dogs,Chips,Fries&Soda,and they can all discuss why "It Wouldn't Be Prudent" to expose your smallest body part on the web!
  • Club for Growth Picks Texas Senate Favorite

    06/02/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | June 2, 2011 | Shira Toeplitz
    The Club for Growth has endorsed former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R), becoming the second national conservative organization this week to back him in the crowded GOP primary for retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's (R) seat. "Ted Cruz will fight for economic liberty and will be a stalwart defender of the U.S. Constitution," Club for Growth President Chris Chocola said in a Thursday statement. "He will be an ally for other pro-growth Senators and Texans will be proud to have him representing them in Congress. Club Members will do everything they can to see that Ted Cruz is elected...
  • Analyst: Palin In Ariz. For More Than Kyl's Seat

    05/31/2011 11:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    KPHO-TV ^ | May 31, 2011
    PHOENIX -- One of the Valley's leading political analysts said he believes Republican Sarah Palin is setting up a national base in Arizona, but is not planning to run for Jon Kyl’s vacating U.S. Senate seat. Jaime Molera, founding partner of the Molera Alvarez Group, who has held a variety of high-level state positions, said he thinks Palin’s plans are bigger than just running for the U.S. Senate. “I think she’s thinking about running for the presidency,” Molera said. “At the end of the day, being one of 100 senators versus being the leading contender for U.S. President; I think...
  • Freedom's Worth

    05/30/2011 10:45:12 AM PDT · by MattAMatt
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/30/11 | Matthew Ross Council
    On May 30, 2011 we are called to remember the soldiers who have selflessly fought and died for the cause of freedom. It's also a day to honor brave men and women like Lance Cpl. Thomas Parker whose life was changed forever in the blink of an eye. In December, Tomy's unit was given the location of three IEDs by a local Mullah in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Even though four other Marines from their unit were maimed by IED blasts that week, they overcame the fear, and hiked to the area. After successfully detonating three IED's they came...
  • Sarah Palin Leads Potential Pack of Republican Senate Candidates

    05/11/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Phoenix New Times ^ | May 11, 2011 | James King
    As first reported by New Times, there are rumors that the Tea Party's number-one ding-bat, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is considering a run for the Senate seat getting vacated by Senator Jon Kyl -- and according to a recently released poll, if she does run, there's a pretty good chance she'd win. The poll, conducted by left-leaning pollsters at Public Policy Polling, finds that Republican voters nationwide don't want Palin to be president. However, Arizona Republicans say "you betchya!" to the idea of Palin being the state's next senator. Palin tops the list of potential GOP candidates with 35...
  • With 18 months to go, GOP eyes Casey seat (Pennsylvania)

    05/06/2011 5:45:24 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 8 replies
    The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader ^ | May 2, 2011 | Peter Jackson
    One drawback for the GOP is that the few Republicans who are household names in Pennsylvania are either not interested in running — former Govs. Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker — or are preoccupied with other endeavors. Santorum recently set up a fundraising committee that allows him to take the first steps toward a presidential bid next year. At the other end of the spectrum is Harrisburg lawyer Mark Scaringi, a former Santorum aide who is the only declared candidate. Scaringi, who has not previously run for public office, has been traveling across the state to drum up support from...
  • Steele tells GOP candidates, blame yourselves for Trump winning traction (Sour grapes)

    05/03/2011 11:02:44 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Ticket via Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele has a message for Republicans complaining that they have no traction and bemoaning the way that Donald Trump is dominating 2012 news: Blame yourselves. "You want to be president, get out there and stake your claim--make your mark," Steele said on ABC's "Top Line" Monday. "If you want to let Donald Trump take all the oxygen out of the room, then that's on the guys and gals who let him do that. You can't blame Donald Trump, because he's figured out a way to keep himself in the forefront of the discussion, regardless...