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  • Gingrich Campaign Plots Against Romney ("..strategists admitted he was the most qualified..")

    03/15/2012 7:21:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 15, 2012 | Matt Towery
    It was unbelievable: As soon as Newt Gingrich failed to win both Alabama and Mississippi in the GOP race for president, most members of the mainstream media and political strategists with whom I talked readily admitted, off the record, that he was the most qualified among the Republican candidates to serve as president. Now these are objective pros that have been around presidential politics for years. I have no doubt they were telling me the truth because these folks only tell you this stuff when it is relatively clear that the candidate is no longer a viable alternative. The Gingrich...
  • Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race

    03/15/2012 11:07:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 15, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race By NBC's Alex Moe PALATINE, Ill. – Hours after finishing a disappointing second place in both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Newt Gingrich marched his campaign onward, vowing he is “staying in the race.” Campaigning in Illinois on Wednesday, Gingrich made little mention of the two contests he had hoped to win in the South. He instead focused his speeches on the big ideas that drive his campaign, explaining that many people just don’t understand what needs to be done to help change the country. “The thing I find...
  • Tampa Tempest :Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos

    03/16/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 161 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2012 | Robert Costa
    MARCH 16, 2012 Tampa Tempest Newt Gingrich Plots Convention Chaos. By Robert Costa As he waited for the returns on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich didn’t pay much attention to the soft flicker of Fox News. Instead, as he sat with his family and a few aides in a suite at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Ala., he was quietly glued to his BlackBerry, thumbing his way through e-mails. He was mostly cheerful, according to those in the room. He reminisced about campaigns past with his daughters. He reviewed his schedule; he bantered with his wife, Callista; he settled on a purple...
  • Doug Schoen: Wisconsin Union Protests Prove the Midwest Is Now America's Middle East

    03/15/2012 11:16:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 4, 2011 | Douglas E. Schoen, Democratic Strategist
    With a strong democratic tradition and an equally strong history of confidence in our institutions, the American people – on both the right and the left – have long believed with absolute confidence that the United States is immune to the kind of threat to stability that has rocked and is currently rocking the Middle East – in countries like Egypt Bahrain and Yemen. This is no longer true. The United States today is a country that lacks fiscal stability, political stability, and economic stability. It is clear, with the tens of thousands of public employees that have descended on...
  • ‘Game Change’ Subtext: Sarah Palin is a Superstar

    03/15/2012 9:03:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    RedState ^ | March 15, 2012 | Don Ladro
    The postmodernists have taught us that the message in the subtext is sometimes the opposite of the message in the text. The subtext of the hysterical attacks on Sarah Palin these last four years is simple: Sarah Palin’s enemies think she is a political superstar, simply head and shoulders above everyone else on the scene. The proper conservative response to an attack, like the HBO fiction, should always include exposing — and celebrating — this subtext. The over-the-top attacks began the day she was selected as John McCain’s running mate and have continued relentlessly ever since. They have even included...
  • Did Santorum beat Gingrich in Mississippi due to Democrat Prank Voting? Alabama?

    03/14/2012 1:01:28 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 198 replies · 2+ views
    GULAG BOUND ^ | March 14, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    GOP being Punk’d? We know that Democrats are crossing over in open primaries, such as Mississippi and Alabama, in order to vote for Rick Santorum, a big union candidate, their votes intended to throw the Republican National Convention into a contested balloting process. This tactic was written up at the Daily Kos. Big union money has even invested for the Santorum campaign. Pardon me for not having all the pertinent facts and I confess I don’t even have time to search for them all, today, to say nothing of presenting and formatting them, here. Can you help? Place further information...
  • (Vanity) GOP-e Blames Romney’s Troubles on Newt’s Ego

    03/15/2012 3:24:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    March 15, 2012 | Vanity
    The GOP-e is starting to blame the GOP Primary and Newt Gingrich for what they see as a weakened Romney going into the General Election. BLAME Romney! BLAME the GOP Establishment! Newt Gingrich is the only conservative still running in the GOP primary! By employing a drumbeat of damaging headlines, using misleading delegate counts and by calling for him to leave, the GOP-e and their friends in the MSM have hurt Newt but they have not succeeded in knocking him out or silencing the base.
  • Road To Repeal (ObamaCare Rally DC - March 24th)

    03/14/2012 6:25:33 PM PDT · by RedMDer · 32 replies · 2+ views
    roadtorepeal ^ | 03-13-2012 | roadtorepeal
    About the Event Government run health care is the best example of everything wrong with the federal government. It is financially reckless. No one knows what it will ultimately cost - or where the money will come from. Additionally, ObamaCare will grow the federal government into every aspect of our lives. It will grow government into a massive bloated bureaucracy making health care decisions that directly affect you. In fact, the federal government must hire more than 17,000 IRS agents to enforce the law. We need your help to stop Government run health care! Join thousands of patriots who oppose...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • There Will Be Paranoia: As long as there're dispossessed white people, there'll be conspiracies

    03/13/2012 7:36:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    In These Times ^ | March 10, 2012 | Steve Weinberg
    Lengthy screeds featuring the dangers and hypocrisy of the New Right are common fare in progressive publications. Although I tend to agree with the screeds, I find them tiresome and sometimes counterproductive. By bestowing so much attention on the haters who have formed the Tea Party movement and largely co-opted the Republican Party, the authors of the screeds flatter those who would oppress the afflicted rather than help the afflicted help themselves. But Arthur Goldwag’s The New Hate: A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right (Pantheon) is a welcome relief. Yes, Goldwag is worried about the men...
  • Shep Smith on Fox openly discouraging Gingrich vote-polls still open.

    03/13/2012 4:30:47 PM PDT · by mtrott · 44 replies · 2+ views
    Unbelievably, Shep Smith just felt it necessary to push out some exit poll data that he says indicates that among those who only recently made their decision, those voters are going for Romney or Santorum. And this is with the polls still open. I have to ask, why is he pushing out exit polling data that clearly could have a negative effect on one candidate's turnout? This is even worse than CNN's coverage of exit poll data. CNN has only been breaking it down by Conservative/Evangelical/income levels, etc.
  • Gov. Sandoval supports extending 2009 tax hike to avoid budget cuts

    03/13/2012 5:53:01 PM PDT · by redreno · 2 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | 12:39 p.m. | By Anjeanette Damon
    Gov. Brian Sandoval said today he will propose continuing the 2009 tax increase to avoid further cutting education and other services when he builds his budget for the next biennium. Sandoval’s stance is in sharp contrast to his budget approach two years ago, when he vowed he would allow the 2009 tax increase to expire as planned. Sandoval ultimately included that revenue when a Nevada Supreme Court decision threw into question more than $600 million in local government funds he had planned to use to plug the budget hole. But Sandoval said he doesn’t view the extension of the sunsets...
  • For Newt after Santorum goes stark raving, March ‘improving economy’, Mad(ness)

    03/13/2012 2:32:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | March 12, 2012 | Mike gamecock DeVine
    Thankfully, former Speaker Newt Gingrich is every bit a social conservative as the former senator from Pennsylvania, and so would have that historical advantage that, along with the “It’s the economy, stupid” rule, regularly results in the election of Republican presidents and congressional majorities. So how did the young whippersnapper who previously won our Super Tuesday endorsement by avoiding anti-Bain venture capitalism-pile-ons while also contrasting his unblemished record against individual health care mandates as opposed to Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts RomneyCare and 2009 advocacy for the individual mandates in ObamaCare? Unprompted, he essentially took the economy off the table for the...
  • Energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine takes on the "opposition" to Shale Gas in North Carolina

    03/12/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT · by greenwill · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The John Locke Foundation ^ | 02/27/12 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (two minutes)--->
  • Newt Gingrich Letter Promotes Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party (April 2009 Flashback)

    03/12/2012 10:17:12 PM PDT · by JediJones · 16 replies
    On April 15, Tax Day, those of us who believe in free markets and limited government have an enormous opportunity. This opportunity is the Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party. American Solutions is proud to be a part of a coalition of grassroots groups that are helping to organize and promote Tea Parties all across the country. In fact, we’ve confirmed over 500 events in all 50 states and we’re still growing. Hundreds of thousands of Americans of all political stripes will be hitting the streets to protest high taxes and fiscal irresponsibility. To find a Tea Party in your area...
  • "The Undefeated" once again on cable channel "REELZ"

    03/12/2012 7:22:14 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Yesterday I learned about a cable channel called "REELZ", which before thia week I didn't even know was on our provider. In fact never even heard of it before. I heard about it here on FR, because "The Undefeated" was playing yesterday. Today as I surfed, I decided to check what my new channel was showing: "The Undefeated" is on again. (Pacific Timezone) It's in the first hour right now.
  • Tea Party Turns Up Heat on GOP Over 'Fast and Furious'(gunwalker)

    03/12/2012 5:47:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | NA
    Judson Phillips, the founder of Tea Party Nation, appeared on Fox News this morning and called out top Republican leaders in Congress for their inaction on the Fast & Furious gunrunning scandal. Phillips accused GOP leaders like John Boehner and Eric Cantor of just “sitting there” and “not picking a fight with the president” instead of making the case a priority. Jamie Colby reminded viewers of Fast & Furious and its link to several deaths, including the murder of a U.S. border agent. She asked Phillips if the support of an investigation was a purely partisan one. Phillips said it...
  • Poll: Santorum and Romney Remain Tied

    03/12/2012 10:54:35 AM PDT · by Elvina · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2012 | ALLISON KOPICKI
    The New York Times/CBS News poll showed Mr. Santorum commanding a lead over Mr. Romney among several important groups that he has done well with in a number of primaries thus far. Mr. Santorum leads among Tea Party supporters by 40 to 21 percent, conservatives by 43 to 24 percent and evangelical Christians by 47 to 22 percent. Mr. Romney continued to get support from moderate and nonevangelical voters and college graduates. Mr.Santorum also led 41 to 27 percent over Mr. Romney among women, while men were more evenly divided.
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    03/11/2012 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 1 replies ^ | 3/10/2012 | TMH
  • Contested GOP convention getting more likely?

    03/10/2012 8:48:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Nancy Cordes
    (CBS News) BILOXI, Miss. - The four main candidates for the Republican nomination for president say they're committed to staying in the race right up to the convention this August in Tampa, Fla. There's just one problem: If they do, it might turn out that no one gets the number of delegates needed to win the nomination outright. Stumping in Birmingham, Alabama, Mitt Romney continued his Southern charm offensive, celebrating an endorsement from the country band Alabama. "Wouldn't you love to hear them sing 'Sweet Home Alabama'? Wouldn't that be wonderful?" he asked a crowd at one campaign stop. In...