Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $76,192
86%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $12k to go and only $3k to the yellow!! We can do this. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: sourgrapes

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Trump promised personal gifts on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’ Here’s who really paid.

    08/23/2016 6:24:23 AM PDT · by Jay Thomas · 86 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 19, 2016 | David A. Fahrenthold and Alice Crites
    The time had come to fire Khloé Kardashian. But first, Donald Trump had a question. “What’s your charity?” Trump asked. They were filming “The Celebrity Apprentice,” the reality-TV show where Trump schooled the faded and the semi-famous in the arts of advertising, salesmanship and workplace in­fighting. Most weeks, one winner got prize money for charity. One loser got fired. ... “I’m going to give $20,000 to your charity,” Trump said, according to a transcript of that show. He didn’t. After the show aired in 2009, Kardashian’s charity did receive $20,000. But it wasn’t from Trump. Instead, the check came from...
  • Obama concedes court tie means game over on immigration plan

    06/23/2016 10:54:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 1:30 PM EDT | Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey
    President Barack Obama sought to reassure millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally that he has no plans to deport them, while acknowledging that the Supreme Court’s deadlock Thursday marks the end of the road for his push to reform the U.S. immigration system. Though Obama predicted an immigration overhaul is inevitable, he conceded it won’t happen while he’s president due to opposition from the current Congress. Working to lay the groundwork for the next president to pick up the effort, he cast the election in November as a referendum on how the country would treat its immigrants. “We’re going...
  • Mark Levin Joins Tom Donohue and Sells The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Message

    05/07/2016 7:04:51 PM PDT · by onyx · 66 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 7, 2016 | Sundance
    Radio screamer Mark Levin’s approach at selling his nonsense can be captured within the following quote: If you make people think they’re thinking, they’ll love you. If you really make them think, they’ll hate you. ~ Don Marquis Levin’s approach relies on gaslighting an audience into “thinking they’re thinking“. This was never more clear than today when Mark Levin pens an article calling candidate Donald Trump “A Globalist“, and then assembles a word salad of counter-intuitive arguments to prove a ridiculously false assertion.However, there is a profound benefit to seeing Mr. Levin completely remove the mask of his crony-constitutional...
  • Trump: "Ted Cruz Didn't Win Iowa, He Stole It;" Cruz Committed Voter Fraud

    02/03/2016 6:33:10 AM PST · by rightistight · 381 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 2/3/16 | Aurelius
    Accusing Senator Ted Cruz of voter fraud, Donald Trump today argued that Mr. Cruz "stole" the election in Iowa. "That is why all of the polls were so wrong, and why he got far more votes than anticipated," Mr. Trump said on Twitter, suggesting no one predicted that Mr. Cruz would win: Ted Cruz didn't win Iowa, he stole it. That is why all of the polls were so wrong and why he got far more votes than anticipated. Bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016 Mr. Trump then went further, saying Mr. Cruz committed fraud, suggesting that Cruz's...
  • Ben Carson first blamed media for sabotaging his campaign in Iowa

    02/02/2016 9:29:32 AM PST · by DrewsMum · 142 replies
    Contrary to FALSE MEDIA reports, Dr. Ben Carson is not suspending his presidential campaign
  • Ben Carson bashes Ted Cruz for Iowa dirty tricks: 'Never a more tainted victory'

    02/02/2016 8:09:38 AM PST · by revivaljoe · 106 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/2/16 | FOX NEWS
    Ben Carson bashes Ted Cruz for Iowa dirty tricks: 'Never a more tainted victory'
  • Carson claiming Cruz foul play - saying Cruz team told voters Carson was dropping out

    02/01/2016 9:22:05 PM PST · by conservative98 · 120 replies
    Katy Tur ‏@KatyTurNBC 1h1 hour ago Carson claiming Cruz foul play at caucus sites - saying cruz team told voters Carson was dropping out. eets Tweets & replies Photos & videos Women 4 Trump Retweeted Dave Bohnenkamp ‏@PenaltyBoxBones 1h1 hour ago @KatyTurNBC @MomMilkshake Truth. A Cruz campaigner grabbed the mic at our caucus and said this right as the vote started. View conversation 26 retweets 18 likes Women 4 Trump Retweeted chris hooks ‏@cd_hooks 1h1 hour ago Carson campaign here is apeshit. Says Cruz surrogates tried same thing in dozens and dozens of precincts 45 retweets 41 likes Women 4...
  • Cruz aide: 'Deeply disappointed' if Palin endorsed Trump

    01/19/2016 7:15:13 AM PST · by Isara · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/19/16 | Nick Gass
    A Sarah Palin endorsement of Donald Trump would do more damage to Palin's conservative credentials than it would to Ted Cruz, the candidate's communications director said Tuesday, remarking that he would be "deeply disappointed."Trump has teased a "major announcement" and a "very special guest" at a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa, later in the afternoon, leading to speculation that it could be an endorsement from evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. (whose Liberty University hosted Trump on Monday) or from Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential candidate."I think it'd be a blow to Sarah Palin, because Sarah Palin...
  • Politico Column: Donald Trump Isn't the Biggest Narcissist in the GOP Field. Ted Cruz Is.

    12/27/2015 8:04:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/23/2015 | By CURT ANDERSON
    I know a televangelist candidate when I see one. To hear the pundits and experts in Washington tell it, the problem with Ted Cruz is that he doesn't play well with others in the Senate, he's too hardheaded and doesn't compromise. In other words, he's exactly what the Republican primary voters want. On this score, I side with the Republican primary voters. If Cruz's problem is that he is a conservative who has no regard for senatorial decorum and fights too hard for the right things, I'm all in. But there is a far bigger problem with Cruz: Donald Trump...
  • NH Union Leader Blasts Cruz For Being 'Teddy Trump'

    12/18/2015 1:05:58 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 15 replies
    thehill.com ^ | December 17, 2015
    An influential New Hampshire newspaper wrote a scathing editorial of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), likening the Republican presidential candidate to Donald Trump and dubbing him "Teddy Trump." The New Hampshire Union Leader, which threw its support behind rival Chris Christie last month, penned an editorial criticizing Cruz's refusal to go negative on the Republican presidential front-runner and accusing him of trying to appeal to Trump supporters in the event the real estate mogul plunges in the race.
  • Ex HP Programmers for Truth present Carly Fiorina

    10/13/2015 9:43:03 AM PDT · by yiqq5u · 14 replies
    Vid.me ^ | 10/12/2015 | Ex HP Programmers for Truth
    This is a stunning 45 second video by ex HP programmers exposing Carly Fiorina expressing support for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama!
  • Trump throws more barbs about Fiorina's business record

    09/18/2015 1:00:01 AM PDT · by Vision Thing · 47 replies
    this is CNN ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump couldn't resist the opportunity on Thursday to knock businesswoman Carly Fiorina during a campaign stop in New Hampshire. "I thought I'd wait a couple of days before I expose her business failure," Trump said. "But honestly, it's so ridiculous." But Halyna Sorensen's question during a town hall-style event that drew 3,000 people was too perfect for Trump to turn down, sending Trump spiraling into the latest iteration of his criticism of Fiorina's controversial business record -- not just at Hewlett-Packard, but at a lesser-known technology company called Lucent. Sorensen, 66, was a Lucent employee when Fiorina took over...
  • FINALLY, A REPUBLICAN STANDS UP AGAINST TRUMP

    09/12/2015 11:12:13 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 123 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 12, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    FINALLY, A REPUBLICAN STANDS UP AGAINST TRUMP By Ross Kaminsky on 9.11.15 Bobby Jindal is a smart -- even brilliant -- and accomplished man who will almost certainly not be our next president. So he doesn't have much to lose by speaking from the heart. Speaking at the National Press Club on Friday, Jindal launched the first full-fledged Republican assault on the political tumor that is Donald Trump. The video is a must-watch just to hear someone, anyone, give a lengthy description of the true nature of the current Republican front-runner. Jindal followed the speech with a fund-raising e-mail which...
  • Jonah Goldberg and the Anti-Trump Bourgeoisie

    09/08/2015 1:35:20 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 8, 2015 | John Nolte
    -snip- Ever since the rise of Trump, many among the GOP’s Elite Commentariat, Thought Leaders, Establishment, and the Consultant Class have been on a rampage against — not just Trump, who is fair game — but our very own voters. I’ve been watching politics for decades and until now have never seen pundits within either Party attack their own voting base. This is a very disturbing precedent. arently, when the Republican Elite think of Reagan’s Big Tent, some are more welcome than others. Illegal immigrants are welcome. Trump supporters can go pound sand.
  • Rep. Peter King: Alex Rodriguez shouldn’t be celebrated if he ties Willie Mays on Home Run list

    04/23/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/23/2015 | BY NATHANIEL VINTON
    Congressman Pete King (R-NY) supports the Yankees’ refusal to celebrate as Alex Rodriguez approaches a historic baseball milestone, pulling within two home runs of Willie Mays on the career home runs list. “I think they’re right, because it’s obvious that so many of his home runs were tainted,” King told TMZ Sports. “I think it would be wrong to be celebrating ... since for all we know, hundreds of those home runs probably occurred when he was taking steroids." Rodriguez, who is not in the lineup for Thursday's afternoon game against the Tigers, has hit 658 dingers compared with Mays’...
  • Bitterly Disappointed CNN Downplays Netanyahu’s Likely Upset

    03/17/2015 9:09:48 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Mar 2015 | John Nolte
    All day long CNN has been relentlessly beating the drum and practically celebrating the forgone conclusion that sitting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was about to lose today’s elections. Every move Netanyahu made over the past few weeks that outraged Obama and his media allies was framed by CNN today as a blunder — from the speech he made before Congress to sounding the alarm today about Israeli Leftists busing Arabs to the polls. CNN was quite obviously setting up a Narrative to explain and gloat over what polls said was almost certain to be a Netanyahu defeat. A funny...
  • Best insults of Seahawks' play-calling

    02/06/2015 6:07:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 3, 2015 | CNN / Jeanne Moos
    Worst call ever? Check out the best of the worst insults. CNN's Jeanne Moos intercepts putdowns of Seattle's play-calling.
  • Geraldo: Obama Got His 'A** Kicked' By ‘Millions of Angry Old White Folk’

    11/06/2014 9:00:47 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 73 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 10/6/14 | Bradford Thomas
    “Deserted by Latinos, blacks and his feckless lazy Millennial supporters…” Geraldo Rivera declared on Twitter Wednesday that the Democrats’ wave defeat was all about race and age. Obama, he wrote, was “deserted” by Latinos, blacks and “his feckless lazy Millennial supporters,” which allowed the president to get his "a** kicked" by “millions of angry old white folk.” In addition to the racial implications of his statement (sure sounds like the description of a lynching…), as Twitchy notes, Rivera’s assertion is egregious in its assumptions about age demos: By the way, according to CNN’s exit polls, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., won...
  • ‘Alex Salmond is like Japanese soldier who thought WW2 was still happening’ (ex-Scotland PM)

    10/21/2014 10:29:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Aberdeen Press and Journal ^ | 21 October 2014 | Calum Ross
    Outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has been compared to a Japanese soldier who believed World War II was still happening years after peace was declared. Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, made the remarks as he called on the SNP leader to accept the result of last month’s independence referendum. […] Mr. Salmond appeared to open the door to an early re-run of the vote last week, saying “circumstances obviously can change” and that a breach of the pre-referendum “vow” to Scotland could pave the way for another ballot. …
  • Allegations of Fixing in Olympics Ice Dancing (Really???)

    02/16/2014 11:45:40 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 16 replies
    CBC.ca ^ | 2/16/14 | Malcolm Kelly
    Sometime after 9 p.m. local time on Monday night in the Sochi suburb of Adler, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will step on the ice for what will be their final Olympic skate of a memorable career. What the two spoke about the day before, after a near perfect rendering of their short program, will come back into play at this moment – their moment. “We sat in the kiss and cry and looked at each other and said, 'It doesn’t matter,' because that [short program skate] was the moment we wanted to have,” said Moir. It doesn’t matter. It...
  • (RINO Saboteur) Bolling - It's A Challenging Time To Be A 'Mainstream' Republican In Virginia

    02/22/2013 4:31:28 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    WMAL.com ^ | February 21, 2013 | John Matthews
    Bill Bolling swears he hasn't decided whether he'll run for Governor of Virginia, but in a mostly one-sided conversation with WMAL's Mornings On The Mall Thursday, the incumbent Lt. Governor sounded an awful lot like a candidate aiming for middle-of-the-road votes. "There are a lot of what I'll call more 'mainstream' Republicans like me that are just not real happy with the current leadership and direction of our party," said Bolling. "I think in this particular race in Virginia this year, there's a lot of uneasiness out there with the candidates of both of the major political parties, so that...
  • ’24' cast member Janeane Garofalo: Show was ploy to ‘frighten’ public of a Hillary presidency

    01/05/2013 6:46:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 5, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    It’s been two and a half years since the last episode of Fox’s thriller television series “24,” but the show is evidently still fresh on liberal comedienne and former “24″ star Janeane Garofalo’s mind. In an appearance on the January 3 episode of the “Going Off Track” podcast, Garofalo said show creator and executive producer Joel Surnow picked certain cast members to make liberals — particularly Hillary Clinton — look bad. “That was actually a joke I think Joel Surnow was trying to plant,” Garofalo said. “He hated my politics and Air America. He’s a real right-winger. He actually worked...
  • Mitt Romney ‘had no desire to run,’ son says

    12/23/2012 2:43:14 PM PST · by lowbridge · 136 replies
    yahoo ^ | December 23, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    Mitt Romney didn't want to be president, anyway. That's what Tagg Romney, Mitt's oldest son, told the Boston Globe for its big post-mortem on his father's failed presidential bid published on Sunday. “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life," Tagg Romney told the paper. "He had no desire to ... run. If he could have found someone else to take his place ... he would have been ecstatic to step aside.
  • VA RPV Chairman Pat Mullins' statement on Bill Bolling

    12/02/2012 6:43:25 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    From email
    RPV Chairman Pat Mullins issued the following statement: "I am disappointed by Lt. Governor Bolling's remarks over the past 48 hours. Lt. Governor Bolling has a stellar record of public service, and has long been a strong voice for the conservative cause. Nowhere in his statements does he mention a policy disagreement with the Attorney General. The proper venue for challenging a fellow Republican is during a nomination contest. Lt. Governor Bolling chose to suspend his campaign. I hope he will take his own words to heart and work to bring our Party together." ### J. Garren Shipley Communications Director...
  • Bolling Alone: Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling Ego Streaks Naked in public

    12/02/2012 6:15:23 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies
    From email
    Forget Lance Armstrong: Bill Bolling's Ego must have stolen Lance's Dope Stash by Paul Goldman Did you read Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Jim Nolan's interview with LG Bill Bolling in today's edition of the paper? If Jim doesn't get either a raise or a promotion, then there is no justice in journalism. Did he slip Bolling some Lance Armstrong juice? Do LG's have to pass random drug tests? Bolling better hope not. I have read some stuff in my time, had to deal with a lot of big egos in my time: but I can tell you, without fear of...
  • The Obama Matrix

    10/05/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 5 replies
    WSJ Opinion ^ | 10-4-2012 | Editorial
    Liberals and the media are attempting to explain President Obama's anemic debate performance by claiming that he was merely "rusty" and out of practice, or he doesn't watch enough MSNBC, or he was consumed by the burdens of the office. Maybe it was all those security briefings he's not attending between the fundraisers and political rallies. ... For the first time, the carefully crafted campaign illusions that the President has constructed were exposed. Mitt Romney had the audacity to describe Mr. Obama's record and his own agenda in ways that the American public has rarely heard. The Obama Matrix collapsed...
  • MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night'

    10/04/2012 5:37:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 86 replies
    MSNBC: 'The President Had No Teleprompter Last Night' Daniel Halper October 4, 2012 7:38 AM MSNBC hosts wondered whether President Obama lost last night's debate to Mitt Romney because he was unable to use a Teleprompter: "There's another element here that perhaps should be under discussion: The president had no Teleprompter last night," said MSNBC host Mike Barnicle. "He speaks almost all the time off of a Teleprompter. Forced now to stand on his feet after years in the bubble, getting pushed back a little, he didn't do too well. He didn't do too well." "Alright, even Bill Maher had...
  • Chick-fil-A faces long lines, protests

    08/01/2012 1:52:21 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | August 1, 2012 | Tomer Ovadia
    Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country on Wednesday faced long lines of customers and packs of protesters — all of them responding, in one way or another, to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s call for an “appreciation day” for the chicken chain that opposes same-sex marriage. More than 630,000 Facebook users have RSVP’d on Huckabee’s event page, where he writes about being “incensed at the vitriolic assaults” on the company ever since CEO Dan Cathy told Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A is “guilty as charged” in support of “the biblical definition of the family unit.” ****** The opposition to Chick-fil-A — waged...
  • Et tu, Cheney? Cheney disses Sarah Palin on ‘This Week’; Media now fawns over Cheney

    07/29/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/29/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As if former Vice President Dick Cheney is ever anything but candid. That’s just the media’s way of now swooning over Dick Cheney, a man members of the media demonized for years. Their unhinged hatred of Sarah Palin over-rides all that, you see. [SNIP] When the media swoons over Dick Cheney, you know there is an ulterior motive. You know, like a distraction from Obama’s abysmal record. They are water-carriers to the end!
  • Dick Cheney: Picking Sarah Palin for VP Was 'A Mistake'

    07/29/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 439 replies
    Yahoo/ABC News ^ | Jonathan Karl
    Dick Cheney has some advice for Mitt Romney on choosing a running mate: Don't pick another Sarah Palin. In his first interview since receiving a heart transplant in March, Cheney told ABC News, that John McCain's decision to pick Palin as his running mate in 2008 was "a mistake" - one that it is important from Romney not to repeat. It's subject on which Cheney has some unique experience. He helped Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush lead their vice presidential searches and, of course, served as vice president for eight years. He's also privately offered some advice to...
  • BOLLING ... ON STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S DECISION REGARDING 2013 METHOD OF NOMINATION (VA)

    06/15/2012 1:25:38 PM PDT · by EDINVA · 8 replies
    email | 06-15-2012 | Lt Gov Bill Bolling
    For Immediate Release: June 15, 2012 Contact: Randy Marcus Phone: 804-814-7117 Email: randy.marcus@billbolling.com Website: www.billbolling.com BOLLING ISSUES STATEMENT ON STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE’S DECISION REGARDING 2013 METHOD OF NOMINATION Lieutenant Governor expresses disappointment in Committee’s decision to abandon primary and choose nominees for statewide office via a party convention, and pledges to aggressively restructure his campaign to successfully compete in the convention process Earlier today, 47 members of the State Central Committee of the Republican Party of Virginia voted to rescind the Committee’s previous decision to nominate our party’s candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General in 2013 in a...
  • What Happened in Wisconsin

    06/08/2012 1:44:28 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    This message is from Pres. Gerald W. McEntee and Sec.- Treas. Lee Saunders.By now you’ve probably heard that Scott Walker survived his recall election. To do so, he spent nearly $50 million.But with the recall of Sen. Van Wanggaard, a pro-worker majority now controls the Wisconsin Senate and we have dealt a major blow against Walker’s ability to do more damage to the working families of Wisconsin.We should all be proud of the AFSCME sisters and brothers who came together in Wisconsin and inspired workers across the country to fight back against the orchestrated attacks on the middle class.The Walker...
  • Expected Louisiana Win May Be a Hollow Victory for Santorum.

    03/24/2012 10:36:07 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 91 replies · 4+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 24, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    Rick Santorum is likely to win Louisiana’s Saturday primary but a victory there won’t help him much, say Republican strategists. “Winning Louisiana does nothing in the grand scheme of things,” said GOP strategist Tyler Harber. “It won’t give a huge boost of support to Rick Santorum. Winning these contests isn’t as important. It’s now about winning the delegates.”
  • Gingrich super PAC spokesman: Santorum ‘might win if he could speak English’

    02/29/2012 10:09:58 AM PST · by VinL · 62 replies · 1+ views
    WashPo ^ | 2-29-11 | Sonmez
    A campaign that’s already seen its fair share of sharp attacks took a novel turn Wednesday morning when the spokesman for a super PAC backing former House speaker Newt Gingrich took aim at former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum’s ability to speak the English language. Speaking on MSNBC’s Jansing & Co., Rick Tyler said that the outcome of last night’s primaries in Arizona and Michigan gave Gingrich an opening. “Rick Santorum failed to win, but Mitt Romney failed to inspire,” Tyler said. “Rick Santorum might win if he could speak English.” Tyler is a senior adviser to “Winning our Future,” the...
  • Gallup Daily Poll (Santorum 30% (+3) Romney 32% (-2))

    02/13/2012 11:07:47 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 37 replies
    gallup.com ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    Mitt Romney Former Governor of Massachusetts 32 Rick Santorum Former Senator from Pennsylvania 30 Newt Gingrich Former Speaker of the House 16 Ron Paul U.S. Representative from Texas 8
  • Another ethics complaint filed against Justice Gableman

    01/11/2012 9:59:14 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1-10-12 | DEE J. HALL
    Embattled Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has been hit with another ethics complaint — this time from the group that defended Milwaukee's mandatory sick leave ordinance. The group 9to5 Milwaukee alleges that Gableman violated state ethics laws when he accepted free legal services from Michael Best& Friedrich, a high-powered law firm with offices in Madison and Milwaukee. The group is asking the state Government Accountability Board to investigate the financial arrangement between Gableman and the firm. The complaint alleges the deal may violate state law prohibiting public officials from using their positions for financial gain or accepting anything of...
  • Romney: Gingrich will fade during long race

    12/07/2011 4:44:26 PM PST · by CedarDave · 46 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 7, 2011 | Susan Ferrechio
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who trails former House Speaker Newt Gingrich by double digits in key early states, told The Washington Examiner on Wednesday that he believes he can still clinch the nomination by winning contests later in the primary calendar and by waiting for Gingrich’s newfound popularity to fade. In a wide-ranging interview with The Examiner’s editorial board, the former Massachusetts governor said he couldn’t explain why his poll numbers have remained stagnant while a succession of other GOP candidates have surged ahead of him. But he predicts Gingrich, the latest to supercede him in the polls, will...
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Stands By Criticism of Rick Perry

    11/06/2011 7:22:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Roll Call ^ | November 6, 2011 | Melanie Starkey
    Retiring Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison refused today to soften any of the criticisms she leveled at Texas Gov. Rick Perry when she challenged him in last year’s GOP gubernatorial primary. “I’m not going to backtrack on anything I said,” Hutchison told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked whether her criticisms still stand against Perry, who is running for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. “I tried to give Texas a choice. ... He was pretty brutal on my record, and I took on his record. And so that’s the way politics is, and it does come back.” Hutchison lost by...
  • Palin's Withdrawal Means Obama Wins

    10/07/2011 11:31:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 292 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2011 | Robert Eugene Simmons Jr.
    Unfortunately, it looks like the forces of smear, slander, and threat have finally claimed their intended victim. With Palin's announcement that she won't run for president, the election is essentially over. The calculus is fairly simple: the media and GOP establishment want Romney to be the nominee. Once a progressive is at the head of the Republican ticket, low turnout for Republicans will hand a narrow victory to Obama. So here is how the election will go. The media hasn't seriously opened up on Herman Cain, but most assuredly they will. Cain has been in business for decades, and the...
  • Much Ado About a Straw Poll

    08/14/2011 10:23:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 14, 2011 | Rich Baehr
    The result of the Iowa straw poll doesn't mean much, but it will hasten the departure from the race of some of the long-shot candidates.So now we know — Michele Bachmann has bested Ron Paul by 152 votes to win the Iowa straw poll. Just over 16,000 Iowans cast votes, a bit more than 1% of the number of Iowans who voted in the 2008 presidential election, and less than 20% of the number who will likely vote in the Iowa GOP caucuses in early 2012.Does the result mean much? In terms of determining the eventual GOP nominee, I think...
  • Who is this whiney Palin-bashing weenie on Hannity's show?

    05/24/2011 7:11:12 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 59 replies
    (vanity)
    For crying out loud. Hannity has some maroon on now, promoting his Palin-bashing book. For why?
  • 'These Aren't Special People': Seinfeld Ridicules 'Absurd' Royal Wedding

    04/14/2011 9:18:28 AM PDT · by Judges Gone Wild · 99 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04/14/2011 | Andrea MaGrath
    The Royal Wedding has divided the nation - some breathlessly counting down the days, others rolling their eyes over the growing excitement. And now Jerry Seinfeld has weighed in on the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, calling the wedding 'a circus act.' The comedian, promoting his stand-up show at the O2 on June 3, will undoubtedly Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1376827/Royal-Wedding-Jerry-Seinfeld-ridicules-Kate-Middleton-Prince-William.html#ixzz1JVxMgwtn
  • Campaigns to recall 16 Wisconsin senators called ‘unprecedented’

    04/11/2011 5:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Acrimony of budget battle not waning 2011 began with the Green Bay Packers winning the Super Bowl. Then things got really exciting in Wisconsin. Weeks of protests at the state Capitol in Madison over the Republican budget proposal were followed by a contentious campaign to turn out a state Supreme Court justice. Now the state Senate is facing a total recall. Sixteen state senators — eight Republicans and eight Democrats — have been targeted by recall committees stemming from the contentious budget-reform debate in March. That’s half of the 33-member Senate, and it might have been more but for a...
  • Outgoing GOP congressman: 'Credible conservatives' not about Obama 'hatred'

    12/31/2010 8:22:08 PM PST · by speciallybland · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/31/2010 | Bridget Johnson
    Outgoing Rep. Bob Inglis (R-S.C.) said Thursday that a "credible conservative" movement that doesn't focus on "hatred" of President Obama is needed. Inglis was defeated in a landslide by Trey Gowdy in the June primary runoff. Gowdy, a staunch conservative and Tea Party favorite, went on to win the 4th District seat in November. Inglis lamented on CNN that the current wave of populist conservatism is unlike that of Ronald Reagan. "We'll get through and we'll get back to optimistic conservatism," he said. "We just got to get through this unfortunate period." The congressman said he was wounded in his...
  • Olbermann, Impartiality and MSNBC

    11/08/2010 9:47:13 AM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 7, 2010 | David Carr
    MSNBC, worried that its reputation as a fair broker of the news hung in the balance, sent Keith Olbermann to the woodshed on Friday for an unpaid suspension because he had donated $7,200 to some of the Democratic politicians he had championed on his hit show “Countdown.” Golly, that ought to take care of everything. If MSNBC were really worried about coming off as impartial, don’t you think it would have chosen somebody besides Mr. Olbermann, one of the most rabidly partisan figures in national news, to anchor its election coverage? Even Fox News knows better than to do something...
  • email from leftist PFAW on elections (BARF ALERT)

    11/03/2010 4:03:24 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Dear xxxx, Sometimes you fight the good fight and lose... and keeping up the fight becomes even more important. Yesterday, Republicans took control of the House of Representatives riding an electoral wave of economic frustration stemming from the Great Recession, along with an energized right-wing base and unprecedented -- and undisclosed -- corporate cash. We lost some progressive heroes, like Senator Russ Feingold and Rep. Alan Grayson. It's a solemn day, indeed... it's important to pause and reflect on the service of these great Americans and to assess the challenges ahead. But it's also important to acknowledge the hard work...
  • Princess Lisa Resorts to Censorship

    10/05/2010 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 41 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 10/5/2010 | Doug Brady
    In a sign of the utter futility of her write-in campaign Lisa Murkowski, through her attorneys, is attempting to prevent Alaska media outlets from running campaign ads against her candidacy
  • Murkowski to run as write-in candidate; state GOP condemns move

    09/18/2010 3:20:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 71 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 17, 2010 | Kim Murphy
    The U.S. Senate race in Alaska was turned on its head in August, when Tea Party Express-backed candidate Joe Miller upset incumbent Lisa Murkowski in the Republican primary. On Friday evening, Murkowski stunned the state again with a decision to mount a write-in campaign to hold on to her seat. "This is a statement we must make for Alaskans. Together we can do what they say cannot be done. Alaska is not fair game for outside extremists. We are smarter than that … and we will not be had," Murkowski said as cheering supporters in Anchorage shouted, "Run, Lisa, run!"...
  • Exclusive- Karl Rove Tried To Cut Deal For Castle With Tea Party

    09/15/2010 4:17:36 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 116 replies
    Freedomist ^ | 9/14/10 | Bill & Paul Collier
    Sources at the Christine O’Donnell victory party revealed to The Freedomist that in December of last year Karl Rove met with Tea Party leaders in Dover, Delaware trying to get them to cut a “deal” in which they would leave Mike Castle alone and NOT support O’Donnell. The Freedomist has also learned that Rove was allegedly acting as an operative, although in what capacity it is not known, even as he is playing the role of a political analyst on Fox New in a fair and balanced way.
  • The Error of Rand Paul

    05/31/2010 7:34:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 624+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2010 | Joseph C. Phillips
    Two weeks ago Dr. Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist and the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Kentucky, appeared on the Rachel Maddow show to clarify statements he had made, which seemed to suggest that he would have opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For 20 minutes Paul and Maddow engaged in a less-than-graceful pas de deux on the theme of discrimination and private property rights. Maddow asked Paul whether he believed private business people had the right to discriminate against black people, or any other minority group. Paul responded that once you allow the government to dictate how citizens can...