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  • CO Police Respond to Reports of Active Shooter [captured #750] at Planned Parenthood Clinic

    11/27/2015 11:20:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 1,334 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/27/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Colorado Springs police responded this afternoon to reports of an active shooter at a Planned Parenthood facility:
  • Running mate? Tea party activists convinced Trump eyeing Cruz for ticket

    11/26/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by markomalley · 101 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/26/15 | S.A. Miller
    A group of tea party activists is convinced that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has struck a secret deal with rival Sen. Ted Cruz to guarantee the Texan the vice presidential spot on the ticket, and conservatives are raving that it would be the best pairing since Harry Burnett Reese combined peanut butter and Hershey’s chocolate.The Cruz campaign vehemently denied that there was an agreement to form the conservatives’ “dream ticket,” while the Trump campaign remained mum.“There is no such secret deal,” said Cruz campaign national spokesman Rick Tyler.Still, speculation about an arranged marriage of Mr. Trump’s self-styled conservative crusade...
  • Republican Elites Experienced Only in Failure

    11/25/2015 3:32:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 11/25/15 | Jonathon Mosely
    Latest polls show that Donald Trump is trusted more to deal with international terrorism than the squatters who refuse to leave Republican Party leadership posts. This is shocking to their narrow thinking. Their talking points tell them that voters are supposed to flock to a President with “experience” when the world gets dangerous. They have the talking points right there in front of them on their desk. Yet the voters aren’t following the script. What gives? Didn’t the grassroots read their talking points? Tone deaf, GOP officials keep pushing the stale old Christmas fruit cake with the texture of a...
  • Rush Limbaugh Reveals Major Difference Between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz

    11/23/2015 10:16:11 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 191 replies
    ThePolitistick ^ | 10/26/2015 | Mathew K Burke
    Legendary conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh explained to his vast audience a key difference between current Republican presidential frontrunner, real estate tycoon and reality TV star, Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who has been running in third or fourth place behind Trump and Dr. Ben Carson, with Marco Rubio also in the mix. On Mondays broadcast, the influential Limbaugh gave an analysis of the GOP race to the nomination, praising Cruz as being ideally positioned to be the nominee should Trump or Carson falter, and as the only " thoroughbred conservative."in the race. "I think that...
  • Fox News cuts away during Limbaugh glowing assessment of Ted Cruz!

    11/23/2015 9:19:36 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 58 replies
    Conservativeunderground ^ | 11/22/2015 | James Willis
    You can watch the full video at the link Radio host Rush Limbaugh made a rare television appearance this morning on Fox News Sunday. During the interview, Chris Wallace had a “lightning round” where Rush was asked to appraise several of the Presidential candidates. Check out his assessment of Sen. Ted Cruz:
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • A NOW Word to The "TRUE" OVERCOMERS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/20/2015 7:56:18 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-20-15 | Jedediah
    Systematic changes are in effect now for all those accessing The Highway of Holiness for Truly as you meet each waypoint in Steps of Faith , your "Knowing" what has changed from where you were to where you are now shall be entrusted to you for your hands have been found clean and your hearts free from guile for this is the road for all those that "HAVE" Overcome ! 2 Peter 1:1-11 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves...
  • Katrina Pierson: Donald Trump's new press secretary is black Tea Party activist

    11/19/2015 3:48:02 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 77 replies
    Examiner ^ | 11-19-2015 | Staff Report
    November 19, 2015 Katrina Pierson: Donald Trump's new press secretary is black Tea Party activist Staff Report Katrina Pierson is the new face on the Trump campaign. Pierson, a former Republican congressional candidate and longtime supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has found her niche with Trump’s 2016 presidential election team. Donald’s national spokeswoman, is, in typical Trump fashion, nice eye candy on the arm of the real estate mogul. But she’s much more than that, Trump says. "Katrina is a great addition to our team as we continue to expand throughout the country, "Trump said in a statement about...
  • Trump names Garland's Katrina Pierson top spokesperson (former Cruz supporter)

    11/09/2015 6:15:45 PM PST · by dynoman · 85 replies ^ | November 9, 2015 | Jason Whitely, WFAA
    DALLAS – Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump named Katrina Pierson, a Tea Party activist from Garland, as his top spokesperson on Monday. "Katrina understands the need for real change in Washington, D.C. and the importance of competence in the next election. Katrina will continue to be a great messenger as I share my vision to Make America Great Again," Trump said in a news release his campaign issued Monday afternoon.
  • What this black conservative just did should strike FEAR into every single progressive’s heart

    11/05/2015 9:23:59 AM PST · by don-o · 12 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Allen West
    Well, Tuesday in Kentucky history was made. First of all, the Bluegrass State elected only its second Republican governor in 40 years, Matt Bevin. And may I add that Governor-Elect Bevin spent four years active duty service in the U.S. Army as an Artillery officer — Go Redlegs! But there was an even BIGGER story coming out of Kentucky Tuesday night. As reported by National Review Online: Matt Bevin’s 53 percent to 44 percent victory tonight marks only the second time in 48 years that Republicans have won the Kentucky governor’s race. But Republicans also made history in another way....
  • Tea Party Conservative Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor Race -- And What the GOP Can Learn From Him

    11/04/2015 11:48:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-04-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Kentucky had elected only one Republican governor in the last four decades, Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin handily defeated Democrat Jack Conway yesterday. The off-year election, one of many state and local contests held Tuesday ‎across the country, was seen by some as a test for outsider candidates at a time when several such candidates are seeking the GOP presidential nomination. Bevin, who has run as an outsider ever since he unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, was declared the winner over state Attorney General Conway in the gubernatorial race shortly after polls closed Tuesday evening. The victory...
  • Meet Jenean Hampton, the first black statewide officeholder in Kentucky. And, she’s a Republican

    11/04/2015 9:54:56 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 4, 2015 | Amber Phillips
    Kentucky's newest lieutenant governor-elect is unique in many ways. She and her running mate, Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, are some of this election cycle's first victorious political outsiders. (Bevin had been likened to Donald Trump). Jenean Hampton is also the first African American to be elected to statewide office in Kentucky. And she's just one of a handful of black women on the national level to identify with the tea party movement.
  • Kentucky’s New GOP Lt. Gov. Is Black Tea-Party Activist

    11/04/2015 9:00:01 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 11/3/2015 | John Fund
    Matt Bevin’s 53 percent to 44 percent victory tonight marks only the second time in 48 years that Republicans have won the Kentucky governor’s race. But Republicans also made history in another way. Bevin’s lieutenant governor running-mate, Jenean Hampton, is now the first African American elected to statewide office ever in the state’s history.
  • Dems in shock over near landslide loss of Kentucky governorship to Tea Party Republican

    11/04/2015 5:46:00 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 82 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 4, 2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Democrats outspent and outpolled Republican novice Matt Bevin, and expected their candidate, Attorney General Jack Conway, to keep the Kentucky governorship in Democrat hands, where it had been for all but one term of the last half century. Instead, Tea Partier Bevin, who had previously challenged Mitch McConnell for the GOP nomination for Senator and lost big, pulled off a near landslide victory with an 85,000 vote margin. Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Alan Blinder of the New York Times: In beating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, by almost nine percentage points, Mr. Bevin, 48, shocked people in his...
  • Democrats Blame 'Trump-Mania' for Matt Bevin Victory in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 10:07:08 PM PST · by Vision Thing · 107 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 3 Nov 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats stunned by Matt Bevin's victory in the race for Kentucky governor blamed "Trump-mania" for the Tea Party candidate's unlikely 53%-44% win over Democrat Jack Conway. "Attorney General Jack Conway ran a strong campaign focused on the issues that matter to Kentuckians: good schools, good-paying jobs and economic opportunity," said Elisabeth Pearson, executive director of the Democratic Governors Association, in an official statement on the results. Pearson added: "Unfortunately, he ran into the unexpected headwinds of Trump-mania, losing to an outsider candidate in the year of the outsider. While Jack Conway came up just short tonight, his presence in this...
  • Matt Bevin, Republican, Wins Governor’s Race in Kentucky

    11/03/2015 5:22:02 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 82 replies ^ | 11/3/15 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and ALAN BLINDER
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Matt Bevin, a Republican political novice, wealthy Louisville businessman and Tea Party favorite, was elected Kentucky’s next governor on Tuesday, a victory that could herald a new era in a state where Democrats have held the governor’s mansion for all but four of the last 44 years. The Associated Press declared Mr. Bevin the winner shortly after 8 p.m. In beating his Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, Mr. Bevin surprised many in his own party, who believed that the climate in Kentucky was ripe for a Republican but feared that Mr. Bevin, a charismatic conservative with...
  • Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio Grow Apart As Their Ambitions Expand

    11/01/2015 3:26:10 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/1/2015 | Jason Horowitz
    When he ran for Senate from Texas in 2012, Ted Cruz welcomed the comparisons on Captitol Hill and in the news media to Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, another 41 year old Cuban American and oratorically gifted conservative who, two years earlier, had ridden a wave of Tea Party support to victory over his states Republican establishment. But Mr. Cruz also sought a more direct connection to Mr. Rubio, making several pilgrimages to his Washington office for advice, as well as an endorsement, according to people who were members of Mr. Rubios staff at the time. Mr. Rubio, by then...
  • CNBC Floor Commentator Outburst "Obama are you Listening?"(SILENT MAJORITY ALERT)

    02/19/2009 5:35:24 AM PST · by longtermmemmory · 358 replies · 14,090+ views ^ | 2/18/2009 | Rick Santelli
    <p>The video clip SHOULD be appearing on the link unless CNBC censors it because it goes against Obama's already failed $8,000 per house bailout scam.</p>
  • Koskinen Should Be Imprisoned, Not Just Impeached

    10/31/2015 7:47:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 31, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The introduction of a resolution to impeach IRS commissioner John Koskinen should comes as no surprise considering the lawlessness of the Obama administration and its use of the IRS to bludgeon its political opponents and the refusal by the DOJ to prosecute Lois Lerner for her political targeting of the Tea Party and other conservative political groups, as well as her destruction of evidence. The resolution, introduced by .House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Rep. James Jordan (R-OH) and 18 other committee members, accuses Koskinen of making false statements under oath, failing to comply with a subpoena, and failing to...
  • The Hill: GOP "Plauged By Tea Party Monster It Created"

    10/30/2015 9:08:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 32 replies ^ | October 30, 2015 | Breitbart News
    The Hill explains how the Tea Party has taken over the GOP. Since the GOP took the wheel of the 114thCongress in January, all they seem to have accomplished is driving the institution into the ground—guided by ineffective, chaotic leadership that’s part and parcel with the Republican Party’s new extremism.
  • ESPN host compares Tea Party with ISIS

    10/28/2015 10:26:05 AM PDT · by AU72 · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 28, 2015 | Rick Moran
    The dumbest sports analyst in the business today (and that's saying a lot) compared the supporters of the Tea Party to members of the Islamic State. ESPN's Tony Kornheiser, a frequent golf partner of President Obama, was interviewing Huffington Post editor Howard Fineman when the liberal editor ventured that Rep. Paul Ryan would have difficulty working with Tea Party members in the House. He said that the tea party faction of the GOP rebels dictatorial leaders. Are they like ISIS trying to establish a Caliphate here? Kornheiser asked. Yes, yes. Thats a very good analogy, Fineman responded. Without the violence...
  • Asheville Tea PAC Endorses Cruz 2016 President

    10/28/2015 9:51:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Tribune Papers ^ | October 28, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz has received the Asheville Tea PAC (ATPAC) endorsement for the 2016 election for United States President. Senator Ted Cruzs staunch commitment to Constitutional authority is evidenced in his proven voting record. Undaunted and undeterred by even those in his own party, he has remained resolute in the defense of the principles Asheville Tea PAC embraces: individual rights, limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets. Asheville Tea PAC is dedicated to bringing the people back into the election process by their participation to replace compromised incumbents with good men and women who commit to Constitutional authority. We focus...
  • The IRSs Ongoing War against Tea Party Groups

    10/28/2015 6:38:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Despite impeachment proceedings, the Left still eyes new frontiers of political harassment President Obamas IRS is still holding nonprofit applications from conservative and Tea Party groups hostage even now, years after the IRS targeting scandal first made headlines. It is yet more proof that even after years of bad press arising from the sordid saga, the Internal Revenue Service remains a powerful instrument of political repression in the hands of Obama, who apparently treats the agency as his personal fiefdom. Always on the hunt for new ways to disadvantage his political adversaries, Obama is also now moving forward with a...
  • The Tea Party Just Keeps Winning, And Theyre Still Not Happy

    10/27/2015 10:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/27/2015 | Ben Domenech
    So the other day Dave Weigel tweeted: So the Freedom Caucus, far from throwing the GOP into disarray, forced a significant upgrade in the speaker race. Ryan > McCarthy. Weigel is completely correct about this, and Eric Cantor bitching about how unrealistic the Tea Party demands are is hilarious bonus awesome. How unrealistic are those demands? Because theyve gotten a lot of them out of the party, even if theyve been reluctant to accept them. Gallup has a poll out today showing fewer Americans than ever identifying as members of the Tea Party. And thats actually fine, because movements like...
  • Cruz Hopes to Unite Republican Voters Behind His Campaign

    10/27/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Three of the four sides of the Republican Party are combining into one powerful group — conservatives — Ted Cruz says seizing that combined group is the key to securing the GOP presidential nomination next summer. "The players that were expected to be formidable in those lanes have not got the traction they had hoped," the Texas Senator told Politico in an exclusive interview.  "The most encouraging thing I would say is that I think three of the lanes are collapsing into one...the evangelical lane, the conservative tea party lane, and the libertarian lane are all collapsing into the conservative...
  • New Documents Reveal DOJ, IRS, and FBI Planned to prosecute Obama Opponents (Flashback July 2015)

    10/27/2015 2:13:01 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 7, 2015
    (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today released new Department of Justice (DOJ) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents that include an official DOJ Recap report detailing an October 2010 meeting between Lois Lerner, DOJ officials and the FBI to plan for the possible criminal prosecution of targeted nonprofit organizations for alleged illegal political activity. The newly obtained records also reveal that the Obama DOJ wanted IRS employees who were going to testify to Congress to turn over documents to the DOJ before giving them to Congress. Records also detail how the Obama IRS gave the FBI 21 computer disks, containing...
  • No,The Tea Party Isn't Dead. It's Just Waiting.

    10/27/2015 4:36:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies ^ | October 27, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The left chortled on Monday after learning the results of a new Gallup poll showing an all-time low for Tea Party support. According to Gallup, just 17 percent of Americans say they support the Tea Party, with 24 percent calling themselves opponents and 54 percent saying they have no opinion.
  • Gallup: In U.S., Support for Tea Party Drops to New Low

    10/26/2015 1:18:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/26/2015 | Jim Norman
    Story Highlights 17% say they consider themselves Tea Party supporters54%, highest ever, neither support nor oppose the movementMajor drop in support from independents who lean toward GOP WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' support for the Tea Party has dropped to its lowest level since the movement emerged on the national political scene prior to the 2010 midterm elections. Seventeen percent of Americans now consider themselves Tea Party supporters, and a record 54% say they are neither supporters nor opponents.The Tea Party emerged in 2009 in opposition to the fledgling Obama administration, and many Americans took sides for or against the...
  • Doing it his way, Ted Cruz charts a narrow course for the GOP nomination

    10/24/2015 12:56:33 PM PDT · by Isara · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 23, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON - If Ted Cruz's presidential campaign has a target audience, Dick and Betty Odgaard are pretty close to the bull's-eye.They were sued for refusing to host a same-sex wedding at their gallery in Grimes, Iowa, turning them into martyrs for evangelical Christians at the core of the Texas Republican's base, particularly in the South and Midwest. Since then, the Odgaards have become "religious liberty ambassadors" on Cruz's Iowa leadership team, helping deepen his hold on the social conservatives he needs to climb to the upper tier of a crowded Republican field - albeit one still dominated by real estate...
  • First on CNN: Former IRS official will not face charges for targeting political groups

    10/23/2015 11:41:32 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2015 | Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department notified members of Congress on Friday that it is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Justice Department said in a letter.
  • George W. versus the Tea Party (Laura Ingraham)

    10/21/2015 4:25:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 91 replies
    PoliZette ^ | October 21, 2015 | Laura Ingraham
    Tries to rescue brother's campaign by trash-talking Ted Cruz We havent heard much from President George W. Bush during the past seven years. After leaving office with approval numbers in the high 20s, he made a conscious decision to keep a respectful distance from Washington, to refrain from becoming the Pundit-in-Chief criticizing his successors every move. He deserves my silence, Bush said of the newly elected Barack Obama. I think it is essential that he be helped in office. Indeed, when the left was going wild in Obamas first term, all the Bushes went mum. George W. was suddenly applauded...
  • Refugee pushback growing in multiple states

    10/21/2015 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 38 replies
    WND ^ | October 20, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Snip....... Dr. Mark Christian, a former child imam born into a prominent Muslim family in Egypt who later broke away from the Islamic faith and became a Christian, said the key actors driving the backlash against Muslim immigration are the Muslims themselves. They are using their Twitter accounts on a daily basis to communicate their agenda of hatred against Jews and Christians, and by their actions in Europe, in Israel and throughout the Middle East where they are killing non-Muslims, Christian said. People are afraid when they see what Muslims are doing on a regular basis in their own countries...
  • In Texas and North Carolina, Ted Cruz proves he's a favorite of conservatives

    10/20/2015 8:02:28 AM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | October 20, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruzs wide appeal among conservatives was in high gear this weekend as he got rock star treatment at Texas and North Carolina events. Of six GOP presidential contenders who appeared at an evangelical gathering at the campus of a 7,000-seat mega-church in Texas, Cruz was clearly the favorite, frequently interrupted by cheers and standing ovations. And he was the winner of the North Carolina Tea Party Constitutional Caucus, in which he won 51 percent of the statewide vote, according to The Hill. Cruzs popularity among conservatives is no accident. He has diligently courted evangelicals and Tea Party members...
  • Cruz wins statewide NC Tea Party Caucus

    10/19/2015 10:48:11 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/2015 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) won this weekends North Carolina Tea Party Constitutional Caucus with 51-percent support in the statewide voting. North Carolina is an important state for the Republican primary, and our campaign will continue to build our team in the Tar Heel state to ensure our campaign is competitive, Cruz said in a statement Monday morning. The Tea Party will be instrumental in helping to organize and elect a strong constitutional conservative and I am honored to receive their support, Cruz added.
  • Cruz Handily Wins NC Tea Party Constitutional Caucus Vote

    10/18/2015 12:46:02 PM PDT · by Isara · 35 replies
    Lady Liberty 1885 ^ | October 18, 2015 | A.P. Dillon
    @tedcruz is the big winner with over 50% of the NC TEA Party Constitutional Caucus vote yesterday! #TedCruz2016— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) October 18, 2015 Candidates who received votes in descending order via Cruz – 391 (50.13%)Carson – 328 (42.04%)Trump – 31 (3.97%)Paul – 18 (2.31%)Fiorina – 6 (.77%)Rubio – 4 (.51%)Jindal – 2 (.26%) There were nine who abstained from voting. No votes for Bush, Kasich, Walker, Christie, Graham, Santorum, Pataki or Gilmore.Hey, does anyone know (or care) if Jim Gilmore even still in it? I see you out there… Googling ‘Jim Gilmore’ now.No Huckabee...
  • The TEA party movement is finally scaring all of its enemies

    10/18/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/18/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 2009 many of us made our way to Washington to let the political establishment know we were mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. We knew we wanted change and knew we werent going to get that change sitting at home complaining. Naturally our enemies made light of our efforts and lied about our numbers. This made both wings of the Uniparty feel good about what was happening. They sniffed and said, Theyre just a bunch of retired seniors looking for some excitement. They dont understand how government works. They will get tired and go away....
  • Cruz Wins 603 Alliance Selection Caucus

    10/17/2015 2:18:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies ^ | 10/17/15
    The Group Represents Broad Conservative Coalition Supporting CruzContoocook, NH – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz won the 603 Alliance Selection Caucus today, receiving a whopping 72.3% of the vote. The 603 Alliance is New Hampshire’s largest gathering of conservative activists, comprised of a broad coalition of Tea Party, Liberty, faith-based, and Republican women groups from all over the state.The 603 Alliance grew out of conservatives’ concern that various factions were splitting the conservative vote and allowing establishment moderates to win in New Hampshire. Determined to give the conservative coalition a stronger voice, the 603 Alliance decided to coalesce behind and endorse...
  • Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists'

    10/13/2015 8:13:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 10-6-2015 | Leo Hohmann
    WND EXCLUSIVE Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists' Conservative Christians 'becoming the targets' Published: 7 days ago Leo Hohmann President Obamas new Strong Cities Network, announced with little fanfare last week at the United Nations, appears to be another effort to strip authority from local police departments and to demonize conservative Christians, say advocates of civil and religious liberties. The stated goal of the program is to connect local police departments with their peers around the world in an effort to combat violent extremism, according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced the program to the U.N. on...
  • Ted Cruzs cynical appeal

    10/13/2015 8:17:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn ^ | October 12, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    The irony of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is that he claims to be the champion of outsiders, yet he is as conventional a politician as you will find. For starters, hes got two Ivy League degrees and worked outside government (Senate, Texas solicitor general, Bush 43 staffer, court clerk) for a fraction of his adult life (less than 30 percent or five of 18 years). He is as much a cause of partisan gridlock and dysfunction as anyone, taking joy in riling up the base and blaming liberal elites, fanning the flames of anti-immigrant sentiment (both his own determination to...
  • Paul Camp Fiercely Guards Liberty Base as Cruz Looms

    10/13/2015 8:05:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | October 13, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa The presidential campaign of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is fiercely guarding its libertarian base against GOP rival Ted Cruz, producing the harshest pushback yet to the Texan's efforts to consolidate conservative support in his own bid for the White House. As the two candidates crisscrossed this key presidential proving ground Monday, the rift remained on full display, with Paul's campaign all but suggesting Cruz's team was trying to buy the support of libertarian voters. Paul has a long history with the liberty movement, a campaign spokesman said, and "no amount in any bank account can...
  • How Trump is Beating the Koch Brothers

    10/12/2015 2:34:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 12, 2015 | Dmitri Mehlhorn
    After shunning the GOP for decades, Charles and David Koch tried to take it over. And then the Donald came to town The Republican Partys ongoing civil war involves lots of fireworks and sub-plots, but the overarching fight is between two visions and three billionaires. Charles and David Koch are investing hundreds of millions of dollars to take over the GOP and push America towards libertarianism. Donald Trump joined the Republican Party to run for President and push the country in the opposite direction, toward populist nationalism. Tragically, the Koch brothers mistakes are steadily handing victory to the Donald. Many...

    10/11/2015 3:42:52 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Matthew Boyle
    ..Marsha has heard from a lot of people who are encouraging her to run, Blackburn spokesman Mike Reynard told Breitbart News on Friday. Right now she is listening and having conversations with her colleagues about what is the best way to unite our conference moving forward. ...Blackburn, who would if elected be the first female GOP Speaker of the House ever, will be joining Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM Patriot Ch. 125 on Sunday evening to discuss this topic in greater depth... ...
  • Wanted: a Tea Party Speaker

    10/10/2015 2:14:19 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10 October 2014 | Ross Douthat
    IN an earlier, cozier Washington, D.C., John Boehner could have been the kind of House speaker whose memory is held dear by high-minded chin strokers on Sunday morning television programs: An icon of sadly bygone bipartisanship, a cutter of the grandest bargains, a man who, by God, made legislation move. In this Washington, D.C., alas for him, Boehner was a humble bomb defuser, and the only grand bargains he cut were between his more intransigent backbenchers and the demands of political and constitutional reality. And now D.C. looks at his record, his resignation and his possible successors and asks: Can...
  • Cruz Announces Leadership for Every County in First Four States

    10/08/2015 6:36:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | October 8, 2015
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruzs presidential campaign on Wednesday announced that it has named a chairman in all 171 counties that comprise the first four early states 99 Iowa counties, 10 New Hampshire counties, 46 South Carolina counties, and 16 Nevada counties. The only way we will turn our country around is through a grassroots uprising of the American people, and Im grateful for the many courageous conservatives in the early states who have stepped forward to lead that grassroots movement, Cruz said. Ive always known we would have a great organization, but having a leader the 171 counties that...
  • Team Trump Montana not getting much support from state GOP and vice versa

    10/07/2015 10:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Dickinson Press ^ | October 7, 2015 | Tom Lutey, The Billings Gazette
    BILLINGS, Mont. -- Dan Hutchings was ecstatic after only six weeks, the official Team Trump 2016 Montana Facebook page had 398 likes. Donald Trump, the surprise national front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, was doing twice as well as Hutchings was led to expect after contacting the The Donalds campaign in September and volunteering to be the first Montana contact for the billionaire celebrity turned dark horse political candidate. Were relatively new on the scene. Were just starting to grow, and were getting 398 supporters? Hutchings said. Were going real fast right now and were starting to get overwhelmed....
  • GOP schism not new, still a factor

    10/07/2015 5:54:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 6, 2015 | Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman
    In 1952, the combatants were Dwight Eisenhower and Sen. Robert Taft of Ohio. In 1964, it was Barry Goldwater and Nelson Rockefeller. Today, they are outgoing House Speaker John Boehner and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. All have been at the center of an endless struggle that has roiled Republicans for decades as conservatives attempt to yank the party to the political right while more moderate or establishment Republicans try their best to nudge their way toward the center. In the vivid glare of an intense presidential race, party conservatives such as Cruz and Rep. Jim Jordan of Urbana are...
  • You can see why so many are high on Rubio

    10/07/2015 2:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | October 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not leading the race nationally or in any state polls. Yet many political onlookers are convinced he has the best chance to win the nomination. For reasons I have discussed elsewhere, that may be true, but it is too early to say. Aside from predicting the fall of Donald Trump and Ben Carson, on what is the Rubio rise predicated? There are at least a dozen factors: 1. He is the candidate most adept at fencing with the media. He turned ridiculous New York Times pieces on traffic tickets and a fishing boat into fundraising...
  • Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Local Tea Party Leader Who Was Found Guilty of Blackmail

    10/07/2015 12:15:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    KFOR ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2015 | Dallas Frankllin
    An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a local Tea Party leader who was found guilty of blackmail. In May 2014, Sooner Tea Party leader Al Gerhart was found guilty of blackmailing a state senator and violating the Computer Crimes Act. Prosecutors claimed Gerhart sent an email to Oklahoma Sen. Cliff Branan, allegedly promising to make the senator a laughing stock unless the Senate Energy and Environment Committee passed a bill that would block a United Nations plan. In an e-mail to Senator Cliff Branan, Gerhart allegedly wrote: Branan, Get that bill heard or I will make sure you...
  • The Cold Anger of Republicans

    10/06/2015 3:55:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 57 replies
    Commentary ^ | OCT. 6, 2015 | PETER WEHNER
    The Cold Anger of Republicans PETER WEHNER / OCT. 6, 2015 In a recent exchange with a family friend, I was told what I already knew: Many Republicans today feel a sense of deep betrayal. This person went on to convey what she hears from her friends: This Congress keeps rolling over and giving Obama everything that he wants. My correspondent added, This feeling has now translated into despising most of the GOPs establishment candidates there is a cold anger which Ive never before witnessed. The topic then turned, as it seemingly must turn these days, to Donald Trump....
  • Tea Party Wave Left a Ripple Effect Still Felt in Budget

    10/06/2015 4:35:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Remember the much-maligned Tea Party movement? These were the patriotic Americans -- millions of them -- who took to the streets and the town halls across America and revolted against Bush's corporate bailouts, Obama's stimulus spending blowout and Obamacare, and the Fed's policy of tossing trillions of dollars out of helicopter windows (figuratively). Good news: They helped change and maybe even slightly fix America. The latest budget deficit numbers -- for the fiscal year that just ended -- find that the deficit has fallen by $1 trillion since Obama's tragic first term. The deficit is still near half a...