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  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnson’s Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged “tens of millions of dollars” to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnson’s campaign. Koch’s money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the party’s national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run

    05/19/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies ^ | 19 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Billionaire David Koch will bankroll Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson’s third party presidential run with tens of millions of dollars, according to a report. The eight-figure sum may help Johnson win the Libertarian Party nomination and break into the mainstream. Johnson also ran for president in 2012 as a third party candidate and won some 1.275 millon votes, 0.99 percent of the popular vote. Libertarian candidates may have cost the GOP several congressional race victories that year. (David Koch himself was the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee in 1980 when he and Ed Clark set the...
  • Cashed out: Koch brothers sit on wallets in '16 (Deny funding Libertarian)

    05/20/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | 05/20/16 | Gabrielle Levy
    David and Charles Koch, the wealthy brothers whose donor network has given hundreds of millions to Republican causes and candidates in the past, aren't going to pour cash into the third-party bid of Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson – and reportedly won't spend a dime on GOP candidates in 2016. A spokesman for the Kochs on Thursday contradicted a report by The Daily Caller – citing a source within the Johnson campaign – that they planned to spend "tens of millions of dollars" to support Johnson, who is all but assured to win the Libertarian presidential nomination.
  • Libertarian Party Candidate Gary Johnson Chooses Former Mass. Gov. Bill Weld as His VP

    05/19/2016 3:05:01 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 23 replies
    NBC ^ | May 18 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has agreed to join forces with former Massachusetts Governor William Weld for the Libertarian Party's nomination. Weld will run for the party's vice presidential slot, possibly bolstering the third party's appeal to general election voters. Weld was a popular governor in the 1990s with crossover appeal and could boost the legitimacy of a third-party option for voters disgruntled by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. "It brings an enormous amount of credibility to what it is I'm doing," Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, said in a statement....
  • Romney To The Rescue Doing Everything He Can To Get Hillary Elected

    05/07/2016 7:19:19 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 88 replies
    Self | May 7, 2016 | Stayfree
    Romney seems intent on sinking the GOP for good, just like he did with his own campaign. It is time to remind all these Trump-haters that their continued NeverTrump speech only helps stupid can you idiots be to not realize what you are doing. Have you forgotten how Ross Perot put Bill Clinton in the White House...what the hell is wrong with you idiots???????????????????
  • Kasich rebukes Trump and Cruz as 'not worthy of the office'

    04/12/2016 2:17:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 47 replies
    Politico Blog ^ | 4-12-16 | Eliza Collins
    John Kasich delivered a lofty speech on Tuesday in which he implored voters to reject the dark visions of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, slamming their divisive policies and behavior as “not worthy of the office they are seeking.” The Ohio governor’s speech at the Women's National Republican Club in New York had all the trappings of a presidential affair, with “Hail to the Chief” piped into the room and American flags prominently placed behind him. But the rhetoric and setting was out of step with Kasich’s campaign success to date. He has only won one state so far –...
  • Why is this Anti-Gun, “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” Candidate still Running for President?

    03/18/2016 8:45:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies ^ | March 18, 2016 | Guest Columnist
    Tim Macy, Chairman of Gun Owners of America, wrote an open letter to Second Amendment supporters exposing Republican presidential candidate John Kasich’s real anti-gun agenda.Labeling Kasich the “wolf in sheep’s clothing” still in the presidential race, Macy points to Kasich’s close relationship with Leftist, Communist, billionaire George Soros. In fact, the Soros Fund Management is one of John Kasich’s top financial contributors.“This can hardly be a surprise,” Macy writes. His full letter can be read here. An abbreviated version is below.Kasich and Soros share two important traits: (1) their desire to mess up the Republican selection process for devious motives,...
  • Iowa Caucus Goers Wasting Good Cruz Votes on Santorum/Huck are Doing Conservatism a Serious Disfavor

    01/14/2016 8:46:57 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 14 January 2016 | Reaganite Republican
    just sayin... What's the point of voting for some spoiler polling at 1-3% -both Santorum and the Huckster in the race for dubious reasons anyway, imho. I got to assume such Republican base voters would prefer someone other than Trump be the nominee... and sure can't see what any real conservative wouldn't want to support Cruz as the most credible alternative. Why are people even considering Santorum or Huckabee at this point... nothing special about either of these retreads, really. With Cruz and Trump polling neck-and-neck in Iowa, conservative GOP voters really ought to think about what an extra...
  • Rick Santorum: C’mon, Ted Cruz isn’t a particularly strong social conservative

    12/29/2015 6:16:14 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 89 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/29/2015
    Via BuzzFeed, here's Santorum springboarding off of Craig Robinson's post yesterday dismissing Cruz as a "false prophet of social conservatism." Apparently you can't be a truly strong social conservative if you're a federalist on "values" issues. "Donald Trump has never been a social conservative up until the last few months, and Ted Cruz takes the position, very much a 10th Amendment, states rights, which is, you know, very much Rand Paul, Ron Paul position," Santorum said... "If people want to do drugs in Colorado, it's fine with him," said Santorum. "If people want have different kind of marriages, it's fine...
  • Man jailed after student threatened over "Star Wars" spoiler

    12/22/2015 11:11:26 AM PST · by simpson96 · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/22/2015 | Staff
    <p>HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man is charged with threatening to shoot a boy for sharing information about a subplot of the new "Star Wars" movie during an online conversation.</p> <p>Arthur Charles Roy, of Helena, was charged with felony assault with a weapon Monday during an appearance in Lewis and Clark County Justice Court. He remains jailed with his bail set at $10,000.</p>
  • Mike Huckabee’s Improbable Balancing Act for GOP Nod

    01/04/2015 9:52:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | January 4, 2015 | Lloyd Green
    There’s no doubt the Huck will need bucks if he’s going to make a successful run for the GOP nomination, but that’s not the only challenge he faces.Last night, Mike Huckabee bid adieu to his show on Fox, and made his interest in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination a matter of public record. Unlike former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Huckabee is not immediately forming an exploratory committee. Still, the prospect of a Huckabee candidacy should be taken seriously. He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among...
  • (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 ^ | 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...
  • Johnson Hurting Romney in Florida (vanity)

    11/06/2012 7:24:23 PM PST · by gotribe · 30 replies
    Florida live results.
  • Gary Johnson: Obama will win. (GREAT, Vote for Gary = Obama +1)

    11/05/2012 6:47:06 PM PST · by carlo3b · 80 replies
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Monday he thinks President Barack Obama will defeat Mitt Romney to win a second term. “I think Obama’s going to win, that’s what I think,” Johnson told POLITICO in an interview. “[My vote is] really spread out, meaning I don’t think there’s any state that I’m going to do better than another.” Johnson, who’s on the ballot in 48 states and the District of Columbia, hovers in single digits in the polls. The former two-term New Mexico governor declined to single out any state where he expected to do particularly well but said...
  • Olympic spoiler alert: ("Mosin wins medal!)

    08/02/2012 4:04:00 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 13 replies ^ | 8-2-12 | NBC
    Mens' double trap event; 1 Peter Wilson 2 DAHLBY Hakan 3 MOSIN Vasily
  • Should Dems, Anti-Romney Republicans Secretly Fund Goode's Campaign for President?(Dems Push Goode)

    07/25/2012 6:35:57 PM PDT · by mnehring · 74 replies
    Ben Tribbett, one of the state's top bloggers, got me thinking yesterday. He is known as the guy behind the highly rated political blog Not Larry Sabato. But Ben deserves to be even better known as one of the state's best gurus on election statistics down to the precinct level. Ben has done a lot of mentally "running the numbers" on the potential impact of former Congressman Virgil Goode's run for President as the nominee for the Constitution Party here in Virginia. Ben is likely - and hopefully soon - to do a blog post an Obama-Romney-Goode race here in...
  • Virgil Goode submits 14,000 signatures for ballot, with help from Independent Greens

    07/25/2012 6:30:17 PM PDT · by mnehring · 407 replies
    With a little help from his friends, former congressman Virgil Goode has taken a key step toward getting his name on November’s presidential ballot in Virginia, submitting more than 14,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections.... ..Goode was a Democrat for much of his career, then became an Independent and finally a Republican for his last six years on Capitol Hill. Now Goode is getting assistance from yet another party, the Independent Greens, whose members have collected thousands of signatures for him.... ...“Virgil supports rail, and that’s our big issue and he’s with us on that,” said Carey Campbell,...
  • Santorum: I left GOP race because money dried up

    04/12/2012 7:46:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 29 replies
    CBS ^ | 4-12-12 | Rebecca Kaplan
    When Rick Santorum ended his presidential bid on Tuesday, he spoke about the illness of his three-year-old daughter, Bella, and expressed a desire to spend more time with her as a parent. But on Thursday, the former Pennsylvania senator suggested the decision largely came down instead to a simple reality: He was out of cold, hard cash. After losing Wisconsin's April 3 primary to rival Mitt Romney by seven points - a contest, Santorum said, that his campaign viewed as necessary to win in order to do well in his home state of Pennsylvania - his fundraising dried up. "For...
  • Gingrich Says He Will Stay in GOP Race Even If He Loses Mississippi, Alabama

    03/10/2012 9:18:17 AM PST · by Steelfish · 93 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 10, 2012
    Gingrich Says He Will Stay in GOP Race Even If He Loses Mississippi, Alabama March 10, 2012 ELLISVILLE, Miss. – Spurning calls for him to get out, Newt Gingrich insisted Friday that he'll stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination even if he loses two Southern primaries next week. (snip) Gingrich said he intended to campaign all the way to the Republican National Convention in August, regardless of whether he has won the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination. His comments contradicted assertions by a key aide that Gingrich must win both states to remain viable. Asked...
  • How Newt Gingrich Now Helps Mitt Romney Win

    02/25/2012 8:57:05 PM PST · by Steelfish · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | February 19, 2012 | Harry J Enten
    How Newt Gingrich Now Helps Mitt Romney Win The arithmetic of Super Tuesday delegate allocation means that Gingrich's presence splits off vital voters from Rick Santorum Harry J Enten, Sunday 19 February 2012 A Romney campaign negative ad ahead of January's Florida primary; Gingrich's presence in the GOP race, bankrolled by Sheldon Adelson, now helps Romney against his main challenger, Rick Santorum. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson has decided to donate an additional $10m to Newt Gingrich's Super Pac. The move is expected to boost Gingrich in the lead-up to the 6 March "Super Tuesday" primaries. Gingrich has taken a back...
  • Santorum: ‘We’re Going To Win This Race’

    01/31/2012 6:45:53 PM PST · by writer33 · 120 replies
    CBS News/DC ^ | 01/31/2012 | Staff
    LUVERNE, Minn. (AP) — As political watchers fixated on Florida, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum delivered a message to Minnesotans: The race is still on, no matter the outcome of Tuesday’s primary. Santorum, speaking Monday to a crowd of about 300 people at the Palace Theatre in the southwest town of Luverne, seemed determined to regain the Midwest momentum he’d enjoyed in Iowa — even on the eve of Florida’s primary, in which the senator hasn’t polled well. “I believe we’re going to be in it until the end, and I believe we’re going to win this race,” Santorum told...
  • Santorum up in Colorado, Nevada with anti-Gingrich commercial

    01/31/2012 3:37:09 PM PST · by VinL · 202 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1-31-12 | Sink
    Fresh on the heels of announcing January fundraising numbers in excess of $4 million, Rick Santorum's presidential campaign announced a new television ad that will begin airing Tuesday in Colorado and Nevada. The ad attacks Newt Gingrich as being too liberal for the GOP nomination by arguing that he shares many policy positions with President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "All three supported radical cap and trade legislation that would destroy American jobs and drive up energy costs. All three supported giving illegal aliens some form of amnesty. All three sported the government health mandates which take...
  • Santorum to Newt: Stop Telling Me to Drop Out

    01/31/2012 12:46:02 PM PST · by Maceman · 131 replies · 2+ views ^ | January 31, 2012 | Guy Benson
    As I reported this morning, Newt Gingrich is pleading with Florida voters not to "waste" their votes on Rick Santorum, asserting that he alone is the only conservative alternative to Mitt Romney with a chance to win. Given the state's polling picture, that's not an entirely unreasonable argument to advance, but Newt has taken his rhetoric a step further by calling on Santorum and Ron Paul to drop out of the race and unite behind him. Newt floated the same suggestion in South Carolina, which went over about as well as his latest attempt to clear the field: Rick Santorum...
  • Santorum’s ‘Game of Survivor’

    01/31/2012 7:05:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 59 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2012 | Robert Costa
    If the polls are correct, Rick Santorum will not win tonight’s primary. But he tells National Review Online that he remains in the hunt for the nomination. “This is a game of survivor,” he says. “I’m under the strong belief that we are going to hang in there. You are going to see some more ebbs and flows in this campaign. We are going to get our opportunity.”
  • Santorum’s ‘Game of Survivor’ (He looks West)

    01/31/2012 5:05:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2012 | Robert Costa
    Tampa, Fla. — If the polls are correct, Rick Santorum will not win tonight’s primary. But he tells National Review Online that he remains in the hunt for the nomination. “This is a game of survivor,” he says. “I’m under the strong belief that we are going to hang in there. You are going to see some more ebbs and flows in this campaign. We are going to get our opportunity.” Santorum sees hope to the west, from the Upper Midwest to the Rocky Mountain region. Leaving behind Florida’s air wars, where television advertising ruled, he is confident that he...
  • Exec Starts Group to Urge Trump 3rd Party Bid

    09/02/2011 12:27:25 PM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 29 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 09-02-11 | David A. Patten
    Michael Cohen, a Trump Organization executive, has confirmed to Newsmax that he has filed the necessary paperwork to create a non-profit group in California with the express purpose of urging billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump to throw his hat in the ring as a 2012 presidential candidate. Cohen, who provides political advice to Trump and works for his organization, confirmed to Newsmax that he has filed the necessary paperwork to establish the “Should Trump Run, Inc.,” organization. It is designed as a vehicle for Trump supporters to volunteer and donate money to encourage his candidacy, a mechanism that Cohen...
  • Last night's big winnner? Easy -- Rick Perry

    08/12/2011 1:07:19 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 88 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8-12-2011 | Bryan Fischer - Commentary
    Last night's big winnner? Easy -- Rick Perry Bryan Fischer August 12, 2011 The big winner in last night's GOP debate was Rick Perry. This is for the simple reason that no one else won. The race from this point forward is Rick Perry and the Eight Dwarves. The exchange between Pawlenty and Bachmann was spirited, and there was nothing inappropriate about it. Politics ain't beanbag, as Lincoln famously observed. It's a contact sport, and part of what you must do in the primary season is distinguish yourself from your competitors. You have to throw some elbows to do that....
  • Gingrich says he will 'run on ideas'

    08/11/2011 7:14:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2011
    AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is bristling at suggestions that his presidential campaign has been hurt by a number of resignations by his staff. In a Republican presidential debate in Iowa, Gingrich scolded Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace for asking a "gotcha question."
  • Newt Stumbles Out of the Gate

    05/16/2011 7:54:10 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 126 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 5/16/2011 | Doug Powers
    Newt Gingrich was on Meet the Press this morning in his first Sunday show appearance since announcing his intention to… challenge President Obama for the Democrat nomination, apparently. Andrew Stiles at NRO has the details: Newt Gingrich’s appearance on “Meet the Press” today could leave some wondering which party’s nomination he is running for. The former speaker had some harsh words for Paul Ryan’s (and by extension, nearly every House Republican’s) plan to reform Medicare, calling it “radical.”
  • Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan

    05/16/2011 6:58:24 AM PDT · by libstripper · 36 replies
    Wshington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2011 | Byron York
    This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress. On "Meet the Press" Sunday, Gingrich denounced House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan's plan to restructure Medicare, saying, "I don't think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don't think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate."
  • Nader calls for primary challengers to Obama

    04/28/2011 6:05:54 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 5 replies
    Nader calls for primary challengers to Obama Discontent on the left with President Obama is finally moving toward some form of primary challenge. Jennifer Epstein of Politico writes: Nader told POLITICO on Wednesday that he is working on bringing together about half a dozen presidential candidates who could "dramatically expand a robust discussion within the Democratic Party and among progressive voters across the country." Each would focus on a specific issue where the far left says Obama hasn't done enough, including the environment, labor and health care. Nader, who has run for president five times as an independent or third...
  • Colorado Governor: Tancredo’s Entry Splits GOP Vote

    08/03/2010 10:08:34 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 128 replies · 16+ views
    Tom Tancredo’s entrance into the Colorado governor’s race cuts substantially into support for the two Republican hopefuls and gives Democrat John Hickenlooper a double-digit lead. But overall support for Hickenlooper remains where it’s been for months. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Colorado finds Hickenlooper with 43% support against embattled GOP contender Scott McInnis who picks up 25% of the vote. Tancredo, a former Republican congressman running on the Constitution Party ticket, gets 24%. If businessman Dan Maes is the Republican in the race, Hickenlooper leads with 42% to Maes’ 27% and Tancredo’s 24%. Tancredo peels...
  • Dr. Escoffery for U.S. Senate (FLORIDA) is more PRO-LIFE than Marco Rubio

    08/03/2010 4:44:35 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 62 replies · 27+ views
    PRO-LIFE I am 100% PRO-LIFE and completely ANTI-ABORTION. It is a travesty that approximately 52 Million unborn American Citizens have been murdered in our country under the "Roe v. Wade" doctrine propounded by Supreme Court "Justice" Harry Blackmun. I personally pray that this MONSTER will burn in Satan's ovens for eternity. I believe that the ONLY excuse for abortion is a situation where the mother's LIFE (ie., IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL SURVIVAL) is threatened by the fetus. (And that means no "Mental-Health" exceptions, either). Therefore I am against all funding for abortion services, all transportation across state lines for this abomination, all...
  • End of "24". Random Thoughts

    05/24/2010 7:01:40 PM PDT · by paul in cape · 138 replies · 3,401+ views
    5/24/10 | self
    Now that "24" has ended, feel free to offer random thoughts here.
  • Sporting an I _ not R _ Crist seeks union help

    05/21/2010 4:47:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 324+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/21/10 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press Writer
    Jacksonville, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Charlie Crist, who shed the "R" next to his name and replaced it with an "I" — asked for the labor union AFL-CIO's endorsement for Senate on Friday. Crist, an independent candidate, made an unusual appearance before the union's leaders. The union traditionally supports Democratic candidates and Crist, a lifelong Republican until this month, had never sought their help. "I'm here for several reasons. I am hear to learn, I am hear to listen and I am here to show respect. There's not enough of that happening right now in government and politics," Crist said...
  • Conservatism is the soul of our nation [Chris Simcox challenges McCain]

    11/04/2009 11:40:16 AM PST · by Simcox · 135 replies · 4,658+ views ^ | Nov 4, 2009 | Chris Simcox
    Many thanks to Jim Robinson and Hildy who encouraged me to post here. I don't do much blogging or posting other than Facebook so you can go over there to learn more about me and my platform. I am running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. I will be a primary challenger to John McCain. I am a Constitutional conservative. I need your support in our effort to right the wrongs of how our federal government operates and repeal bad laws, regulations and protect states. Thanks for taking the time to read all this and yes I look forward to...
  • (The new Ron Paul?)Gary Johnson Gearing up for 2012?

    11/01/2009 9:03:50 AM PST · by Publius804 · 12 replies · 998+ views ^ | October 30, 2009 | Radley Balko
    Gary Johnson Gearing up for 2012? The pro-drug legalization, pro-immigration, small government budget hawk and former governor of New Mexico looks to be preparing for a run. Gary Johnson is preparing to launch his Our America PAC shortly, as soon as he gets all of his legal ducks in a row. He will be hitting the trail hard soon, traveling the country to speak in support of issues and candidates, re-immersing himself in the public policy debate. This December, Governor Johnson will also be releasing a book entitled “Seven Principles Of Good Government,” published by The Heartland Institute (a conservative-libertarian...
  • GSP Forces BJ Penn to QUIT ! ( UFC 94)

    01/31/2009 9:46:21 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 14 replies · 1,051+ views
    nil | Feb 1 2009 | vanity
    George St. Pierre pounded BJ Penn for 4 rounds with take downs. Easily passes BJ`s guard and lands multiple punches for the entire 4 rounds. BJ Penn returned to his corner after the 4th. Doctor seriously looked at stopping it but BJ`s brother told officials enough and BJ did not come out for the 5th and final round. Lopsided beat down of BJ PEnn, looked like a traineing partner tomato can.
  • Letter: Paul’s right; McCain, Obama are wrong

    10/19/2008 6:15:49 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 187 replies · 2,343+ views
    After watching the presidential debates it became obvious to me that it’s politics as usual and that my candidate — who was almost laughed out of the race early on — has been right all along. Neither candidate will admit that our “central banking system” is at the heart of the economic crisis and that it’s the printing, borrowing and creation of credit and money from thin air that got us where we are. But all through the race, my candidate said, “By injecting money into the market to prop it up, we make the inevitable collapse worse in the...
  • Did McCain Choose Palin to Forestall NRA Endorsement of Barr?

    08/31/2008 7:44:27 AM PDT · by 1curiousmind · 37 replies · 293+ views
    Nolan Chart ^ | 8/30/08 | Darren Wolfe
    Enter Sarah Palin, a lifetime member of the NRA and now the Republican nominee for Vice President. She is well known in conservative circles for her staunch support of gun rights. Certainly selecting her is reassuring to the NRA. While I'm not suggesting that the NRA's endorsement of a Presidential candidate was the only factor in McCain picking Palin, the mere possibility that they might have endorsed Barr very well could be a much bigger factor than the mainstream media and the Republican Party will ever admit. Could it be that he's courting the NRA to make sure that they...
  • Michael Phelps wins another Gold, in 200m Medley

    08/14/2008 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 201 replies · 353+ views
    08.14.08 | Perdogg
    Another gold another world record!
  • Whose Democratic Party? [it ain't over 'til Hillary sings?]

    08/09/2008 11:11:40 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 171+ views
    Bill and Hillary Clinton are undermining Barack Obama by fanning the flames of division within the Democratic Party rather than being advocates for unity.
  • Libertarian appeals to decisive voters [raising the Barr for RINOs]

    07/23/2008 9:28:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 172+ views
    The Concord Monitor, Concord, NH ^ | 2008-07-23 | Lauren R. Dorgan
    Squeezing his thumb and forefinger together in the back of a Manchester bar last night, Libertarian presidential nominee Bob Barr told a crowd of 80 that when it counts, there's that much difference between the Republicans and Democrats. Americans, he argued, are looking for something new. "The definition of throwing your vote away is to go into that voting booth and vote for one of two parties that will not change the direction this country's going in," Barr told a crowd of about 80 at Murphy's Taproom. "And that's the Republicans or Democrats."
  • Planned Ron Paul rally blossoms into three-day mini-convention (RNC Convention News!)

    07/23/2008 10:30:22 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 144 replies · 287+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 7/22/08 | Bob Von Sternberg - Staff Reporter
    Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul have ramped up plans for a local counterweight to the GOP's national convention in September. Not content with a planned rally at the University of Minnesota's Williams Arena on Sept. 2, the Paul forces now plan a three-day "Rally for the Republic" that will climax in a 10-hour extravaganza at Target Center in Minneapolis. "It's getting exciting," said Marianne Stebbins, a longtime GOP activist who ran the Texas congressman's campaign in Minnesota. "We realized [Williams Arena] wasn't big enough for everything we wanted to do." Although Paul was a long-shot candidate who came...
  • Will Alan Keyes Bolt The GOP? (possible Constitution Party run)

    03/07/2008 11:58:49 PM PST · by Kurt Evans · 225 replies · 3,487+ views
    Radar Online (New York) ^ | March 7, 2008 | Nick Curran
    Presidential candidate Alan Keyes may be leaving the GOP. In a conference call last night, Keyes is said to have told supporters that staying in the Republican Party would be "an occasion of sin" and he's ready to bolt. Keyes ... reportedly wants no part in selecting the "type of deodorant we need to make a stinking candidate acceptable to conservatives." A Keyes supporter confirms to Radar that the former Reagan administration official "stated in the conference call that he could no longer remain in the Republican Party." As for what's next, a third party bid seems like a good...
  • Ron Paul's Prescription for Disaster?

    10/24/2007 3:35:47 PM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 36 replies · 99+ views
    TownHall ^ | October 23, 2007 | Phil Harris
    There is a growing attitude about war and the defense of our nation, stoked by men such as Ron Paul, which proclaims that we have no business doing what we are doing. The claim is that our Constitution and the intent of our Founding Fathers should prohibit us from engaging in such activities as the war in Iraq. If you argue for the merits of the war, then the charge is made that you cannot possibly respect the Constitution. The principles of the founders, which they so eloquently enshrined in the Constitution, were never (and I will argue until I...
  • Nader in '08 Democratic Race? ["Ralf" Alert!]

    10/09/2007 10:19:07 PM PDT · by melt · 14 replies · 457+ views ^ | 10/09/07 | Nancy Scola
    Ralph Nader... ran as the Green Party candidate in 2000 and as an independent in 2004. Is he making noise here about running as a Dem?Mark Green: Hillary Rodham Clinton -- you have been extremely critical of her. You've criticized Democrats now running against Hillary Clinton for not raising some of these issues....Might you run again in 2008? Ralph Nader: I haven't decided yet, Mark. I'll need to decide one way or the before the end of the year. But clearly progressive Democrats are getting a beating on Capitol Hill by Pelosi and others. And there's got to be more...
  • Nader: Bloomberg won’t affect ‘08 decision (thinks Gore won in 2000)

    06/22/2007 5:08:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 545+ views
    CNN ^ | June 22, 2007
    Consumer advocate and 2000/2004 presidential candidate Ralph Nader has not ruled out another run in 2008, telling CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Thursday it’s too early for him to make a decision. The man who many blame as spoiling the election for Al Gore in 2000 also said a potential third party candidacy by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg would not affect his decision to run. Earlier this week, Bloomberg, a lifelong Democrat until he ran for mayor in 2001, dropped his affiliation with the GOP — a move that increased speculation he is considering an independent presidential bid. Nader also...
  • [NYC Mayor Mike]Bloomberg (Ultra RINO): U.S. 'Is in Trouble' On the Coast He Chides Candidates

    06/19/2007 3:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 935+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | June 19, 2007 | Josh Gerstein
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Mayor Bloomberg is decrying the state of the 2008 presidential race, faulting the major party candidates for offering shallow, simplistic prescriptions, and scolding the press for failing to demand more from those seeking the White House. During an appearance at Google's headquarters in Silicon Valley yesterday, Mr. Bloomberg said the televised debates among the presidential candidates have been, in essence, a waste of time. "They have absolutely nothing to do with the job and the qualifications. And they don't tell you anything about whether or not any of those candidates would be good or bad presidents....
  • First Review of Order of the Phoenix, from Chicago Screening (Spoiler Alert)

    03/06/2007 5:56:17 AM PST · by CholeraJoe · 69 replies · 1,151+ views
    We have for you the first complete review and set of details from an early screening of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that took place in Chicago. (There is also a review at Ain't It Cool News here.) A review is below, followed by a VERY long and VERY detailed set of answers to questions that our reviewer has been giving in the comments. They are very spoiler-heavy. Another reader noted that the movie looked like it had about 70 percent of special effects finished, and called it by far her favorite HP film. Reader Carlos's review...