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  • (Fox WTH?) "Fiorina is only Female Potential Candidate in Emerging GOP Field"

    02/26/2015 4:50:12 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 104 replies
    Hello Fox: Wake the heck up. Stop campaigning for GOP people who nobody actually wants.
  • Romney's niece to lead Michigan GOP

    02/22/2015 5:42:54 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/21/15 | Mario Trujillo
    Mitt Romney’s niece was elected Saturday to the lead Michigan’s Republican Party. Ronna Romney McDaniel was chosen at the the state’s GOP convention with about 55 percent of the vote, according to the Detroit Free Press. Romney McDaniel previously served as a Michigan committeewoman for the Republican National Committee. She helped out with the former Massachusetts governor’s failed presidential campaign in 2012 as well, heading the Women for Mitt Michigan Coalition. During her acceptance speech, she vowed to try to help a Republican to win the state in the 2016 presidential election. "We might not agree on everything, but we...
  • Sarah Palin's scorched-earth plan for the GOP: Governor challenges party to move sharply right

    01/31/2015 5:38:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News ^ | January 31, 2015 | Neil Macdonald
    Sarah Palin, who now says she's definitely interested in "serving" as president next year, made a speech last weekend at a gathering of Republican White House aspirants in Iowa. It was somewhat coarser, and certainly more bitter, than her usual bundle of platitudes and jingoism. At one point she shouted "Screw the left in Hollywood!" And she complained about how even some Republicans are buying into "this unhealthy new obsession … about this subjective income gap that we're supposed to be so obsessed about right now." She came close to suggesting conservative Republicans rip up their cards and register as...
  • The GOP's Long Love Affair With Schmucks

    01/30/2015 6:11:54 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 91 replies
    Reason ^ | 01.29.15 | Nick Gillepsie
    From Sarah Palin to Donald Trump to Ben Carson, Republicans Just Can't Get Enough of obviously unqualified presidential contenders.
  • Sarah Palin Should Not Run For President

    01/30/2015 4:54:59 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 197 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 30, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Sarah Palin made headlines last weekend when she said she was interested in running for President. Palin has been an important part of the Tea Party and conservative movements in this country since she came onto the scene in 2008. Nobody on the right throws red meat to a crowd quite like Palin. Her ability to sarcastically tear down liberal sacred cows is second only to Rush Limbaugh. Best of all she drives liberals up a wall. They hate her more than any other conservative in this country, including George W. Bush and Limbaugh. Watching liberals fall to pieces over...
  • My Problem with Sarah Palin

    01/29/2015 7:25:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/29/2015 | Selwyn Duke
    See also: Sarah Palin is Right: Go on Offense, Tout Conservatism With Sarah Palin once again hinting at a presidential run, pundits and politics wonks are all the more aflutter with 2016 talk. The predictable slings and arrows of the surly left are coming her way, while her excited fans are firing up the troops. Then there are those who say that while they like the ex-governor, they don’t believe she could win the presidency. My focus, however, is a bit different: I have an objection to Palin -- one relating to something of which most are unaware. Before...
  • Kathleen Parker: The sacrifice of Sarah Palin

    01/28/2015 10:22:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2015 | Kathleen Parker
    When Democrats were looking for evidence of a Republican war on women, they overlooked Exhibit A — Sarah Palin. This isn’t to say that Palin was part of the war on women, though many Democrats would say so. Rather, she was one of the war’s most conspicuous victims — fragged, you might say, by her own troops. And yet, she’s back again. And — yet again — she’s assuming her default position of presidential tease. Yes, she’s “seriously interested” in running for president. As evidence, she gave an utterly befuddling speech last weekend in Iowa, where other likely candidates were...
  • You Betcha I Was Wrong About Sarah Palin

    01/28/2015 12:15:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/28/2015 | Matt Lewis
    It’s time to admit that, whatever their motivation was at the time, the Alaska governor’s critics always had a point. Has conservative genuflection at the altar of Sarah Palin finally come to a halt? In case you missed it, her speech in Iowa this week was not well received on the right. The Washington Examiner’s Byron York called it a “long, rambling, and at times barely coherent speech” and National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke said she slipped into self-parody. And there’s more. The Examiner’s Eddie Scarry, for example, contacted several conservative bloggers who were once Palin fans, but have since...
  • Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody

    01/26/2015 6:22:08 PM PST · by MinnesotaLibertarian · 289 replies
    National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Skipping to the end: ... Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will...
  • Nicolle Wallace Mocks Palin Over Iowa Speech: She's Shed Those 'Annoying Handlers'

    01/26/2015 6:03:56 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's official: Nicolle Wallace really doesn't like Sarah Palin. On today's Morning Joe, Wallace—who was Palin's chief handler during the 2008 campaign—took the occasion of Palin's speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday to jab at the former veep candidate. Wallace had been asked to comment on conservative columnist Byron York's panning of Palin's speech as "long, rambling, and at times barely coherent." York's column also passed along criticism of the speech by a number of Iowa Republicans. Wallace said that it was interesting to see York come "full circle," since back in 2008 he had been a staunch...
  • Rick Santorum: Electing an amateur in 2016 is unthinkable

    01/12/2015 8:16:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    Rick Santorum may have his faults as a potential presidential contender, but he is dead right about Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.): “Do we really want someone with this little experience? And the only experience they have basically — not [Sen. Marco] Rubio, but Cruz and Paul because I don’t think Rubio is going to go — is bomb throwing? Do we really want somebody who’s a bomb thrower, with no track record of any accomplishments?” Cruz may suffer from a lack of consistency, an erratic foreign policy and a grossly inappropriate temperament, but he does, to...
  • The cranks reveal themselves (Surprise! Jen attacks anti-Boehners and Ted)

    01/07/2015 11:38:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | January 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    In the wake of the vote reelecting John Boehner as House speaker, it is worth noting a statement put out by rock-rib conservative Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.): Some people wrote me encouraging me to vote for Louie Gohmert. I like Louie, but let’s be clear: Louie Gohmert was – is – never ever going to be Speaker of the House. I respect his passion, but he isn’t a credible candidate. That was proved today by the fact that he got three votes, despite all the national media attention he managed to grab. My colleague who got the most anti-Boehner votes...
  • Report: GOP Establishment Plotting to Oust Conservative Leader Sen. Mike Lee

    12/23/2014 12:32:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 95 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/23/14 | Tony Lee
    Some prominent moderate establishment Republicans in Utah are plotting to target conservative icon Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) with a primary challenge in 2016. Lee’s offense? He didn’t drink the Washington Kool-aid and see the D.C. cesspool as a jacuzzi after he ousted incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT), who had supported the TARP bailouts, in 2010. When Lee prevailed over Bennett, he gave other conservatives across the country hope that they could also defeat entrenched incumbents who cared more about preserving the status quo above all else. Once Lee arrived in Washington, he didn’t turn his back on the base, which...
  • Scott Brown LOLs about Thad Cochran’s tactics: "I don’t really care about what happened..."

    11/08/2014 5:08:41 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | 30 June 2014
    In Last Tuesday’s win over Chris McDaniel, Senator Thad Cochran engaged in all manner of political chicanery and racial subterfuge. In a scheme concocted Haley Barbour, the Cochran campaign accused Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party of plotting to disenfranchise African-Americans. When asked to comment about Team Cochran’s unethical and borderline illegal tactics– NH GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown giggled demonically…. “I know you’re not gonna like it, but…I don’t really care about what happened in Mississippi.
  • Ann “Skeletor” Coulter does her best Tokyo Rose imitation to attack Americans demanding justice

    07/15/2014 10:27:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 50 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/15/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In true Tokyo Rose fashion the Republican wing of Uniparty has sent Ann “Skeletor” Coulter on a psy-ops mission to try to save Thad Cochran one of their oldest and most reliable rubber stamps. Skeletor moans about Chris McDaniel’s supporters not being able to “think of anything but winning this one primary…” as if that is a bad thing. Being of the Republican wing of Uniparty she doesn’t give a damn about America – that’s not what her side is about – she only cares about seeing that those who stand in the way of big government are defeated. “Vote...
  • Soros Network Ready to Boost Radical Groups

    07/11/2014 4:05:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 7/11/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Amidst internal dissent, George Soros’s shadowy political funding powerhouse is planning to execute a $200 million fundraising campaign this election cycle in order to benefit key groups pushing for a permanent radical left-wing Democrat majority.The billionaire members of the elite fundraising empire known as the Democracy Alliance have reportedly funneled $500 million or more into leftist and pro-Democrat organizations. The goal of the Alliance is to foster a permanent political infrastructure of left-wing nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups.Among the groups benefiting from the Alliance’s largesse are the John Podesta-founded Center for American Progress, Media Matters...
  • Karl Rove to GOP: Work with Obama

    07/10/2014 4:33:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies
    politico.com ^ | Sarah Smith
    Unlike many of his Republican colleagues, Karl Rove advocated Thursday for bipartisan compromise on immigration. “Republicans have to look at this as an opportunity that they have to work,” the Republican strategist said on the Fox News program “Happening Now.” “It’s an opportunity to get some things done to help secure the border.” He suggested that in working with President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion request for additional funds to deal with the current immigration crisis, Republicans could make policy gains like increasing the amount of border patrols. “They ought to sit down in good faith,” he said of Republicans and...
  • Poll: Brown trails by double digits (NH)

    07/10/2014 6:11:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/10/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has a 12-percentage-point lead over Republican challenger Scott Brown, according to a new poll. The WMUR Granite State/University of New Hampshire poll released Wednesday evening shows Shaheen tops Brown 52 percent to 40 percent. In April, she led Brown by 6 percentage points. Within minutes of the poll’s release, the Brown campaign sent out a memo downplaying the findings and outlining the Republican’s strategy: “Consolidate the Republican base and split the independent vote.” The campaign said polls won’t mean much until Republicans choose their nominee on Sept. 9. “In 2014, the Senate race in...
  • Scott Brown LOLs about Thad Cochran’s tactics: "I don’t really care about what happened..."

    06/30/2014 3:07:29 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    In Last Tuesday’s win over Chris McDaniel, Senator Thad Cochran engaged in all manner of political chicanery and racial subterfuge. In a scheme concocted Haley Barbour, the Cochran campaign accused Chris McDaniel and the Tea Party of plotting to disenfranchise African-Americans. When asked to comment about Team Cochran’s unethical and borderline illegal tactics– NH GOP Senate candidate Scott Brown giggled demonically….
  • Democrats Put Cochran Over The Top

    06/25/2014 3:47:53 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    NRO ^ | John Fund
    You have to hand it to the GOP establishment. When their interests are threatened, they pull out all the stops. They demonstrated that in dragging GOP senator Thad Cochran across the finish line in tonight’s runoff in Mississippi. Imagine if a tea-party candidate in some state had openly appealed to registered Libertarians to help him win a close primary runoff. There would have been howls of outrage that people who didn’t agree with Republican values on social issues and foreign policy were being invited to decide a GOP race. Well, Thad Cochran’s allies performed a version of that ploy tonight...
  • Inevitable: Rich GOP donors warn Christie that their first loyalty is to Jeb Bush

    05/02/2014 8:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Can we really call it “news” if it’s something that everyone already knows? Imagine if all the tea-party energy of the past five years ends up in another Bush coronation in 2016. I don’t know if the party would fracture. But it should. In private conversations that are now seeping into public view, some of them are signaling to Mr. Christie’s camp that, should Mr. Bush enter the race, their first loyalty would be to him, not to Mr. Christie, according to interviews with more than two dozen of them… The family name, [Barry Wynn] said, remains a powerful draw....
  • Establishment Republicans secretly support Hillary over Rand Paul

    05/02/2014 11:44:36 PM PDT · by Flame Retardant · 29 replies
    Rare ^ | 4-28-14 | Matt Naham
    It's no secret that establishment Republicans are out to get Rand Paul, but the "darkest secret" on Wall Street, reports Politico, is that they'll happily vote Hillary in 2016 to do it. The Monday piece reveals that Wall Street Republicans won't think twice about voting for Hillary Clinton in a world where Jeb Bush and Chris Christie aren't running for president and Rand Paul holds the GOP nomination. "The bulk of the big money guys are either Big Boy [Christie] or Jeb," said a top GOP donor. "Rand Paul still is a grass-roots phenom and a boardroom horror show." The...
  • The GOP Establishment Turns a ‘Firehose’ on Virginia Tea Partiers

    05/01/2014 5:38:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Turning the insurgents’ own tactics against them, the party used a ‘firehose primary’ of rabid voters to give the congressional nomination to an insider’s insider. Meet the latest exhibit in the Republican elite’s crusade to wrest the party from the sticky fingers of its Tea Party rebels: newly minted Virginia House nominee Barbara Comstock. Last Saturday, state delegate Comstock emerged victorious from her party’s nominating race to represent the 10th Congressional District. Of the six contenders, Comstock enjoyed the highest name recognition and by far the most love from the party establishment. Before her 2009 election to the state legislature,...
  • Sarah Palin Is Not the Right's Campaign Savior Anymore (Obligatory "her 15 minutes are up" column)

    04/28/2014 12:35:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | April 28, 2014 | Allie Jones
    At the National Rifle Association's annual meeting on Saturday night, Sarah Palin told the crowd that she approves of torturing prisoners — and maybe converting them? "If I were in charge, they would know that waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists," she said, to raucous applause. Problem is, Palin's not in charge anymore. Though the NRA devotees appreciated her sentiment, Palin just doesn't command crowds the way she used to, The Washington Post's Robert Costa reports on Monday. "These days many followers ... have moved on," and she's a "diminished figure in the Republican Party," Costa writes. "Even as she...
  • GOP Leadership Plotting to Pass Amnesty in August, May Put AZ, TX in Play for Dems

    04/27/2014 8:04:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), the House GOP Conference Chair, said that amnesty legislation could come to the floor by August. Her comments come after multiple House Republicans have ramped up support for amnesty legislation and discussed bills they plan to introduce in the coming months. “I believe there is a path that we get a bill on the floor by August,” McMorris Rodgers said, according to the Spokesman-Review. “We’re going to have to push that this is a legal status, not amnesty,” she said. According to NBC 5, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) "will soon introduce a bill that will...
  • Ann Coulter sees ‘Occupy Wall Street’ in Bundy Ranch standoff

    04/26/2014 6:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Biz-Pac Review ^ | April 26, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    The biggest lesson in Nevada’s Bundy Ranch standoff is how it’s angered conservative America, conservative commentator Ann Coulter said, urging Republicans to channel that passion in the most effective way possible. “Republicans and conservatives ought to learn, be careful before you choose a mascot,” Coulter said Friday in an interview with CNN’s Bill Weir. In a comparison sure to anger some of rancher Cliven Bundy’s most vocal supporters, Coulter likened the Nevada cattle battle to the ineffectual Occupy Wall Street demonstrations of 2011, when thousands of unwashed, unemployed and unhappy young people took to the streets to protest not getting...
  • Scott Brown, pick a party

    04/07/2014 8:31:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Colby Itkowitz
    <p>Former senator Scott Brown (R-Mass.) was so busy picking a new state that he forgot to pick a party.</p> <p>Whoever filled out Brown’s formal statement of organization for his campaign exploratory committee left blank the small gray box asking for the candidate’s party affiliation.</p>
  • Paul Ryan's Last 24 Hours: Immigration Reform Is Inevitable; (to Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

    03/27/2014 5:16:52 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies
    The Wire ^ | Mar 26, 2014 | Philip Bump
    "It’s not a question of 'if' we fix our broken immigration laws," Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said on Wednesday, but "a question of 'when.'" And the answer to "when" is: No time terribly soon, if his other troubles are a guide. Ryan made the comments at a breakfast hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Politico reports. "[W]e understand the value of immigration," he then told the assembled audience. Republicans "have ideas on how to make this go forward and make it work so that we do have the rule of law so that we do have reform,...
  • Kirk to "protect" Durbin relationship, not stump for Oberweis

    03/25/2014 5:11:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 03/25/2014 | Lynn Sweet
    Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., is ruling out campaigning for longshot GOP Illinois U.S. Senate nominee Jim Oberweis, saying Monday he would rather “protect” his relationship with Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and not launch a “partisan jihad.” Kirk and Durbin are a very rare couple in Washington. They get along, even when they disagree. They grew closer after Kirk suffered a severe stroke, keeping him away from the Capitol for almost a year. As a result, the two have forged for now an informal, unspoken, non-aggression pact. Kirk’s more-than-kind words for Durbin will be very useful to Durbin in his race...
  • Rove Appearance Riles Tea Party in North Carolina Senate Primary

    03/24/2014 5:22:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/24/14
    It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Republicans in Washington wanted North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to quickly win the party’s Senate nomination and focus entirely on vulnerable Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan. Instead, Tillis faces a May 6 primary that’s so crowded it may be hard for any candidate to muster the 40 percent needed to avoid a mid-July runoff. The race also pits two leaders -- Kentucky U.S. Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul -- against each other in a proxy battle over the party’s future. Tillis must balance support from national Republicans against the Tea Party’s anti-Washington...
  • New Hampshire Senate: Shaheen (D) 50%, Brown (R) 41%

    03/17/2014 5:41:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 17, 2014
    Former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown announced Friday that he is laying the groundwork for a possible challenge against incumbent Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, but Shaheen is comfortably ahead of Brown for now in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the possible U.S. Senate race in the Granite State. A new statewide survey of Likely New Hampshire Voters finds Shaheen with 50% support to Brown’s 41%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Former McCain Adviser Nicolle Wallace Trashes Sarah Palin on 'The View'

    03/14/2014 3:14:22 PM PDT · by gooblah · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Mar 2014, 3:07 PM PDT | by Tony Lee
    Nicolle Wallace, former adviser to the McCain-Palin 2008 presidential campaign who worked with Steve Schmidt, appeared on The View on Thursday and gushed over Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, and even Bill Clinton. Predictably, however, she trashed Sarah Palin. Wallace has tried to blame Palin for the incompetence she and the McCain team displayed during the 2008 campaign against then-Senator Barack Obama. The program played a clip from Game Change, which has been called out for numerous lies and inaccuracies, that allowed Wallace to whack Palin as someone who had a "gap in her knowledge" about issues. She didn't mention that...
  • John Boehner on amnesty: 'I want to get it done'

    03/04/2014 5:40:05 PM PST · by bkopto · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Mar 4, 2014 | Tony Lee
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he wants to get amnesty legislation done this year even as he insisted that the immigration reform he and President Barack Obama discussed in their White House meeting was not "amnesty." Boehner recently said that he and Obama agreed the most on immigration during their recent one-on-one meeting and both want legislation this year, which amnesty advocates believe may be the last chance to pass significant immigration reform. Obama said he would not sign a bill that does not have a pathway to citizenship in it or that creates two classes of people...
  • Priebus Tweet Sparks Outrage: Sarah Palin Not Mentioned as Important Figure in Women’s History Month

    03/01/2014 7:18:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | March 1, 2014 | Isabel Matos
    Reince Priebus ✔ @Reince This month, we all honor all women, including the many Republican women trailblazers http://bit.ly/ME3EMX #WHM 10:20 AM - 1 Mar 2014 RNC Statement on Women’s History Month - GOP WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month: “Today marks the... RNC @GOP 21 Retweets 10 favorites RNC Statement on Women’s History Month Posted March 1, 2014 WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Co-Chairman Sharon Day released the following statement marking the beginning of Women’s History Month: “Today marks...
  • Rove Engineering Grassroots Destruction (Vanity)

    02/18/2014 10:58:03 PM PST · by Viennacon · 16 replies
    2/19/2014 | Me
    Let it be known! Just as Karl Rove did in 2010 and 2012, this festering wart is working behind the scenes to destroy any hopes of grassroots victory in 2014, even if it means destroying any hopes of GOP victory in 2014. It's a small price to pay for money-grubbing uber-RINO, Karl Marx Rove. There are three races in which the grassroots is energized to win the Republican primary with a fresh face. Kentucky, North Carolina, and Mississippi And aside from that, there are seven other states in which the campaigns have not been managed as well, have been divided,...
  • Our View: Cornyn, Scherr deserve parties' nominations in Senate primaries (LSM Endorsement)

    02/15/2014 6:20:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Lubbock Avalanche Journal ^ | 2/15/14 | A-J Editorial Board
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is seeking another six-year term in the Senate. None of his Republican primary challengers has convinced us they should replace Cornyn on the GOP ticket. -snip- Cornyn, the Senate minority whip, deserves the opportunity to continue his fight against President Obama’s agenda of bigger government and overspending. He calls the national debt “beyond comprehension” and said the next six years must see the government gain humility and slow spending. “Our out-of-control spending agenda has resulted in trillion-dollar deficits, a ballooning national debt and a government that now borrows 40 cents out of every dollar it...
  • House passes debt-ceiling increase with no add-ons

    02/11/2014 2:35:53 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 206 replies
    This is a developing news story. An earlier version of the article follows: House GOP leaders announced Tuesday they will advance this week an increase in the government's borrowing cap that's free of any add-ons. A vote is scheduled for Tuesday night because of the threat of a winter storm. House Speaker John Boehner announced the plan after a poll of the Republican rank and file failed to show enough support for a plan to tie the hike in the debt limit to a plan to reverse a recently passed cut to military pensions. The Ohio Republican said he expected...
  • Tangled Role in G.O.P. War Over Tea Party

    01/04/2014 3:30:05 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 75 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Gabriella Demczuk
    WASHINGTON — In the year since he stepped down from Congress, Steven C. LaTourette, a Republican from Ohio, has emerged as one of the top generals in the establishment Republicans’ war against the Tea Party. It is a role that has benefited the Main Street Partnership, a corporate-backed advocacy group he runs, and its effort to raise millions of dollars to protect centrist Republicans from Tea Party challengers. It has also helped draw clients to a separate lobbying office Mr. LaTourette and his wife have set up across the street from the Capitol. But this blitz of activity has led...
  • Upstart Groups Challenge Rove for G.O.P. Cash

    12/24/2013 7:00:53 AM PST · by mac_truck · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2013 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    A quiet but intense struggle over money and influence is roiling the Republican Party just as the 2014 election season is getting underway. At least a dozen “super PACs” are setting up to back individual Republican candidates for the United States Senate, challenging the strategic and financial dominance that Karl Rove and the group he co-founded, American Crossroads, have enjoyed ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 cleared the way for unlimited independent spending. In wooing donors, the new groups — in states like Texas, Iowa, West Virginia and Louisiana — are exploiting Crossroads’ poor showing in...
  • Matt Rhoades, Romney campaign’s under-the-radar chief (Flashback)

    11/11/2013 9:58:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/20/2011 | Jason Horowitz
    Romney 2012 campaign manager Matt Rhoades keeps such a low profile that he once nearly made his career disappear. -snip- Rhoades is the organizing force behind Romney’s safe and smooth campaign. An expert at manipulating the news cycle with a coveted connection to the elusive media power broker Matt Drudge, Rhoades is particularly well suited to run a campaign that Romney himself characterized this weekend as employing a “confidentiality of strategy.” -snip- He then joined the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign as research director and ran its bruising rapid-response operation with communications director Steve Schmidt, -snip- Griffin, who was leaving the RNC,...
  • Reince Priebus: RNC 'proud' of Virginia gubernatorial effort

    11/11/2013 1:18:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2013 | Zack Colman
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday defended the party's strategy in the Virginia gubernatorial race against attacks from conservative groups that it didn't do enough to help GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Tea Party groups said the GOP establishment kept its wallet closed to Cuccinelli, the conservative attorney general who lost to Democrat Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday. Democratic party organizations, those groups said, spent more heavily on McAuliffe than the GOP did on Cuccinelli. But Priebus said the RNC invested heavily in Cuccinelli's "ground game," commenting that he was "proud" of the effort. "The RNC outside the presidential election...
  • GOP seeks to tamp down tea party clout

    11/07/2013 8:30:36 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/7/13 | MANU RAJU and ANNA PALMER
    Senate Republicans are spoiling for a fight this primary season as they try to take back control of the party from conservative activists. -snip- “If super PACs are going to get involved in primaries, there has to be some other people involved in primaries who are interested in actually winning the election in November — and not just purifying the party in the primary,” said Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who ran the National Republican Senatorial Committee in the past two cycles and faces reelection next year. With the blessing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the hardball plan is already...
  • NRSC takes on Senate Conservatives Fund (GOP-e issues mob-style threat on Tea Party consulting firm)

    11/07/2013 8:21:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/1/13 | AARON BLAKE
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is taking an unusually aggressive posture toward one of its conservative antagonists, putting out word that GOP groups shouldn't hire a consulting firm that works with the Senate Conservatives Fund. The New York Times's Jonathan Martin reports: Even more striking, a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that is trying to...
  • War: NRSC blacklists ad firm because it helps Senate Conservatives Fund target Republicans

    11/02/2013 9:41:18 AM PDT · by FreeReign · 59 replies
    Hot Air ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2013 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    (Excerpt) In a warning shot to outside conservative groups, the National Republican Senatorial Committee this week informed a prominent Republican advertising firm that it would not receive any contracts with the campaign committee because of its work with a group that targets incumbent Senate Republicans. Even more striking, a senior official at the committee called individual Republican Senate campaigns and other party organizations this week and urged them not to hire the firm, Jamestown Associates, in an effort to punish them for working for the Senate Conservatives Fund, a group founded by Jim DeMint, then a South Carolina senator, that...
  • [PDS RINO] Nicole Wallace Warns Republicans to Stop Railing Against The Obama Administration

    10/31/2013 8:22:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | October 31, 2013 | Sarah Jones
    In an appearance on MCNBC’s Morning Joe, Nicole Wallace (former George W. Bush adviser and McCain/Palin campaign adviser) ruined all of the gang’s orgasmic revelry of false equivalency over Obama’s bad numbers in the latest NBC/WSJ poll by pointing out that Republicans have even worse numbers, and there seems to be no bottom for the party. Wallace then warned Republicans to stop being about nothing but criticism, “So I think the peril in looking at these numbers for President Obama is to continue down the path of railing against his administration’s policies.” (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The Republican Party’s approval ratings are at an...
  • Head of centrist GOP PAC: Let’s go beat the snot out of tea partiers in the primaries next year

    10/26/2013 5:45:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Dude, they’re feeling it. The RINOs are ready to charge. Assuming they’re successful and a bunch of tea-party incumbents get bounced from the House, it’s pretty much third-party time for grassroots conservatives, right? From Alabama to Alaska, the center-right, business-oriented wing of the Republican Party is gearing up for a series of skirmishes that it hopes can prevent the 2014 midterm election from turning into another missed opportunity. This will not be a coordinated operation. It will be messy, ugly, and prone to backfiring. And if the comeback succeeds, it will be in fits and starts, most likely culminating in...
  • Fellow Billionaires Move To Take-Down The Tea Party

    10/26/2013 4:15:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    (Tea Party Miami) Apple Computer Corporation CEO Tim Cook and the Dolphins football franchise owner Stephen Ross are colluding to disrupt the operations of Miami TEA Party activists, and disable the website and e-mailing capabilities of South Florida’s largest TEA Party group - after the non-profit organization released a report criticizing a proposed taxpayer-funded “billionaires bailout” scheme to subsidize costly and unneeded renovations to the Miami Dolphins Sun-Life Stadium for Ross and his team.
  • Mainstream Republicans Show No Fight

    10/16/2013 9:02:15 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 10:45 AM | David Limbaugh
    Every time we have a congressional impasse over budgetary issues, we hear from liberals predicting Shutdown-mageddon. Why don't they ever join us in expressing concern over the inevitable financial collapse that will result from their policies? We always seem to hyperventilate over these mini-crises involving the temporary shutdown of small parts of the precious federal government, while we totally ignore the real financial catastrophe we're headed toward unless we begin to move in the direction Sen. Ted Cruz and other congressional Republicans are insisting on in these budgetary battles — defunding Obamacare, reining in spending, and reforming unsustainable entitlements. Indeed,...
  • Rove: Longer Holdout Means Weaker GOP

    10/16/2013 3:07:48 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 60 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/2013 | Greg Richter
    Republican strategist Karl Rove says the GOP should quit while it's not as far behind as it could be. Appearing Tuesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record," Rove said Republicans fighting for concessions on Obamacare and entitlements are weakening their position the longer they hold out. "At some point you have to focus on, as Ronald Reagan said, getting as much of the pie as you possibly can get," Rove said. Republicans aren't even going to be able to get 80 percent of what they want now, he said, because they have been weakened over the last two months...
  • Exit Ted Cruz, enter Paul Ryan

    10/13/2013 7:30:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 13, 2013 | By John Dickerson
    The Gallup poll that tracks the approval rating of Republicans in Congress looks like the bend of a hockey stick. Whether this is a permanent condition or a temporary one depends on getting Sen. Ted Cruz off the stage and Rep. Paul Ryan on--substituting a bristly champion of an unpopular strategy that divides the party with a congenial representative of the GOP's traditional views on taxing and spending. That's why House Republican leaders are trying to craft a deal with the White House to reopen government and start budget negotiations where House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan will be the key...