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  • Politics of personalities may have done in Fiore

    12/20/2014 9:58:06 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    In the end, making a political issue personal might have done in Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. The Las Vegas Republican was coming off a tumultuous week — she’d been deposed and then quickly restored as majority leader-designate and chairwoman of the Assembly Taxation Committee by Speaker-designate John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas — when she doubled down on allegations that certain Republican forces were targeting her and other conservatives. Speaking on the Alan Stock radio show on KDWN-AM 720 on Tuesday, Fiore not only repeated her rhetoric about a “war on women,” but blamed some of the alleged infantrymen in that conflict: Republican...
  • Tea Party Is a Movement Now, Not Just a Mood

    12/19/2014 8:28:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 19, 2014 | Heath Hansen
    Is the tea party a movement or just a mood? That was the question posed by Weekly Standard columnist and Fox News contributor Steven Hayes as he kicked off a panel at the Heritage Foundation celebrating the 5th anniversary of the tea party. Hayes and his co-panelists, Heritage Action for America CEO Michael Needham and University of Virginia professor of politics James Ceaser, all agreed that the tea party is in fact a movement. Moods, as Hayes noted, don’t last for five years. Recent polls regarding national tea party support show the panel’s assessment is correct. An NBC News/Wall Street...
  • Hambrick removes Fiore from Assembly leadership positions — again

    12/19/2014 10:12:27 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 18, 2014 - 6:51pm | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s tax liens and problems with the IRS were cited in her second removal from Assembly leadership positions Thursday. Fiore’s removal could clear the way for moderate Republicans to control the Assembly in the 2015 session and eliminate any talk of a GOP-Democratic partnership challenge to the leadership. It could also smooth the way for Gov. Brian Sandoval to win more funding for public education. Assembly Speaker designate John Hambrick reversed course on Fiore for a second time in recent weeks and removed the controversial lawmaker as majority leader. She has also been...
  • You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet (Obama vs Grand Juries?)

    12/18/2014 8:59:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 12-17-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was just asked a question, ladies and gentlemen. Does this mean that you can now go to Canada and buy a Cuban cigar and bring it back home? I don't think it means that yet. We are still here trying to figure out what happened. And, by the way, I need to remind you all of something. This is chump change compared to what's gonna happen the next two years. I have warned all of you people, I have warned you that these last two years of the Obama administration are gonna actually be what he would have...
  • Elizabeth Warren is not the left’s Ted Cruz. She is the left’s Jim DeMint.

    12/17/2014 5:37:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 16, 2014 | Dana Milbank
    After Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz attacked the 2015 spending agreement in the Senate last week from opposite ends of the political spectrum, Washington engaged in a little parlor game: Is Warren the Cruz of the left? Though there are superficial similarities between the Massachusetts Democrat and the Texas Republican, the question is actually easy to answer. Elizabeth Warren is not Ted Cruz. She cannot possibly be Ted Cruz — because she is Jim DeMint. DeMint, the former Republican senator from South Carolina who now runs the conservative Heritage Foundation, is widely seen as the godfather of the tea-party movement....
  • Limbaugh: Jeb Bush really running to kill tea party

    12/17/2014 12:40:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Joe Kovacs
    'It's all about us being the No. 1 enemy of these people' PALM BEACH, Florida – With the announcement Tuesday by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that he plans to “actively explore” a run for president in 2016, radio host Rush Limbaugh says the real reason Jeb is seeking the White House is to choke the influence of tea-party conservatives out of the Republican Party. “You want to know why Jeb Bush is thinking about running?” Limbaugh asked on his top-rated program Tuesday. “He’s … being looked at as savior by the big-money donor class and the consultant class –...
  • Establishment Looks to Jeb to Stop Tea Party

    12/17/2014 6:09:08 AM PST · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 12-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I just got a note. "Hey, you know, this is a good thing that you're talking about here, the loss of honest media, targeting anything conservative. Do you do you take any hope in people seeing what you're talking about more and more?" Yeah, I do. Look at the last two midterm elections. I think the American people see clearly what's happening here and they don't like it. I think the American people are totally -- those voting, anyway -- are very aware of all of this. And they're voting to stop all of this stuff. All of this...
  • What would happen if Congress split into four parties? This.

    12/16/2014 8:06:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | December 15, 2014 | Philip Bump
    The last-minute vote to approve a long-term spending package cast a bright light on unusual splits in an otherwise unified Democratic congressional caucus. Following the lead of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), House and Senate Democrats voted against a bill that President Obama was personally advocating. It was similar to the insurgency faced by the Republican establishment last year, as many, many pundits pointed out, only with "no bank bailouts" replacing "no Obamacare" as a rallying cry. At ABC, Rick Klein, presumably with his tongue in his cheek, suggested that there are now "four parties that need to be...
  • Ted Cruz’s ’16 blues: Why his strategy to win the White House is badly flawed

    12/16/2014 7:50:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Salon ^ | December 16, 2014 | Simon Maloy
    Texan wants to win the presidency by rallying conservatives -- and hoping people forget why they dislike him. Ted Cruz shut down the government; now he wants to preside over it. The junior senator from Texas is apparently moving closer to announcing his presidential candidacy, and National Review’s Eliana Johnson spoke to the people involved in Cruz 2016 who think they’ve figured out a way to propel their boy to the Oval Office: rally the conservative base, ignore independents, and eat into some of the traditionally Democratic constituencies. It’s a strategy that’s very similar to the one embraced by Michele...
  • Gang of 3,4 or 5 Turns Independent. MitchyPoo/GOPe Are Then Back to the Warm-up Dugout

    12/16/2014 5:41:38 PM PST · by Be Careful · 27 replies
    Vanity | 12/16/14 | self
    What if..... Cruz, Lee, Sessions + 2 more Defections to Independent...... Gang of 3 = 51 votes, Mitch remains Leader...barely Gang of 4 = Biden as Tie Breaker Gang of 5 = Mitchy-Poo and the GOPe are benched The possibilities with the way the math and the power balance would stack up are mind-boggling....in a good way... Ramifications, anyone?
  • Woman Who Was Arrested and Called “Teagbagger” by Deputy Awarded $1.12 Million For Illegal Arrest

    12/16/2014 2:24:25 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 29 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | 12/16/14 | Reagan Wilson
    Woman Who Was Arrested and Called “Teagbagger” by Deputy Awarded $1.12 Million For Illegal Arrest A federal jury has awarded Nancy Genovese an amount of $1.12 million for her inappropriate prosecution by Suffolk County law enforcement. It was an innocent enough day for Nancy Genovese of Long Island. After visiting a shooting range, the mother of three stopped to take a photo of a decorative helicopter in front of a National Guard base in the Hamptons for use on a website showing support for the troops. She was on public property the entire time. She was charged with trespassing and...
  • Ted Cruz: An isolated figure in a minority of the minority

    12/16/2014 11:02:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Post's Right Turn Blog ^ | December 16, 2014 | Jennifer Rubin, Queen of the NeoCons
    The National Review reports: To hell with the independents. That’s not usually the animating principle of a presidential campaign, but for Ted Cruz’s, it just might be. His strategists aren’t planning to make a big play for so-called independent voters in the general election if Cruz wins the Republican nomination. Several of the senator’s top advisers said that Cruz sees a path to victory that relies instead on increasing conservative turnout, trying to attract votes from groups that have tended to favor Democrats (Jews, Hispanics and millennials), and, in the words of one Cruz strategist, “not getting killed with independents.”...
  • Jeb Bush Cannot Win The White House

    12/16/2014 8:35:13 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 59 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 16, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    Shocking political news this morning! Jeb Bush has announced he is going to “actively explore” running for President. This, no doubt, comes as a huge shock and surprise to everyone. It was only a few days ago that the New York Times got wind of Bush’s super secret meeting with John McCain wherein they discussed how to make irrelevant the conservative base of the Republican Party. Funny how in politics super secret meetings somehow get discovered and splashed all over the New York Times. It’s as if someone planted the story. After McCain and Mitt Romney, party moderates, got trounced...
  • Ted Cruz reignites GOP civil war

    12/16/2014 7:55:43 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/16/14 | Manu Raju and Burgess Everett
    Republican senators pounded Ted Cruz over the weekend, lashing him for his procedural tactics and ultimately voting in large numbers against his immigration gambit. Now, Cruz’s allies off Capitol Hill are looking for revenge. Conservative outside groups view Saturday’s vote as the first salvo in the GOP v. GOP purity wars that they hope to reignite in the beginning of the new Congress and in the run-up to the 2016 Senate races, when 24 Republican senators will be on the primary ballots. After being pummeled by the party establishment in the 2014 midterms, activist groups are looking at the fight...
  • On this day in 1773..

    12/16/2014 7:03:33 AM PST · by LouAvul · 14 replies
    ..American colonists boarded a British ship and dumped more than 300 chests of tea into Boston Harbor to protest tea taxes.
  • Woman arrested as 'teabagger' wins $1.2 million

    12/15/2014 7:13:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/15/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    It is unlikely that any of the protesters clogging the streets of New York, Washington, and other cities this weekend over alleged police abuse would sympathize with Nancy Genovese, but I do. The New York Post reports (hat tips: Instapundit, Breitbart and iOTW Report: A Long Island mother of three arrested for taking pictures of an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons ​– ​while ​armed to the teeth with a licensed assault rifle in her car — has been awarded ​$1.12 million​ by a federal jury over her false prosecution by Suffolk County authorities.  As Breitbart noted, “armed...
  • 'YOU ARE A 'TEABAGGER!'' LONG ISLAND WOMAN RECEIVES $1.12 MILLION FOR FALSE PROSECUTION

    12/14/2014 11:35:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 46 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | December 14,2014 | MARY CHASTAIN
    A Long Island federal jury rewarded Nancy Genovese, 58, a mother of three, $1.12 million in compensatory damages after being arrested in 2009 for attempting to photograph a helicopter at a Air National Guard base in the Hamptons. Genovese intended to use the photo on a “Support the Troops” website; she was arrested for trespass and insulted as a "Teabagger." From The New York Post: Southhampton cops searched her and found a legally owned rifle that she was transporting from a nearby rifle range. She contends a deputy sheriff arrived on the scene later and said to her, “I bet...
  • California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group's Donor Addresses

    12/14/2014 6:51:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP), co-founded by principals of Koch Industries, sued in federal court to prevent ultra-liberal California Attorney General Kamala Harris from using her office to disclose the names and addresses of their 90,000 donors. Harris may have a problem with AFP being a major force behind the Tea Party movement and its support of free markets, entrepreneurship, lower taxes, and limited government spending and regulation. As a federally registered 501(c)(4), not-for-profit educational organization, Americans for Prosperity is allowed under federal law to raise and spend money educating the public regarding issues associated with political campaigns...
  • Ted Cruz on Obama’s Foreign Policy: ‘Weakness Is Provocative’

    12/14/2014 1:35:30 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | December 10, 2014 | Kate Scanlon
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has surveyed what he calls “the Obama-Clinton foreign policy,” and he does not like what he sees. Speaking Wednesday at The Heritage Foundation, Cruz condemned current policy as “appeasement and moral equivalency.” Said Cruz: “One of the sad legacies of the last six years” is that “our friends no longer trust us and our enemies no longer fear us,” and that the United States risks going from “the leader of the free world to a dutiful and obedient member of the international community.” Cruz criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks that we should “respect”...
  • Tea Party mom wins $1.12M for false prosecution

    12/13/2014 1:18:02 PM PST · by Sealgair · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12, 2014 | Rich Calder
    A Long Island mother of three arrested for taking pictures of an Air National Guard base in the Hamptons ​– ​while ​armed to the teeth with a licensed assault rifle in her car — has been awarded ​$1.12 million​ by a federal jury over her false prosecution by Suffolk County authorities.
  • GOP's Tim Scott: Committed to returning government to the people

    12/13/2014 8:13:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Andrew Malcolm
    Sen. Tim Scott gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Hi, I’m Senator Tim Scott from the great state of South Carolina. I’m deeply honored to have been elected by the hardworking people of South Carolina to represent them in the United States Senate. The mid-term elections put the President’s policies on the ballot, and the American people overwhelmingly rejected them by electing Republicans into office all around the country. (Scroll down for video of these remarks.) The new Republican majority in the Senate, alongside the House of Representatives, will present solutions that work for American families, and I truly hope...
  • Tea Partiers Protest At White House: 'Hang The Lying Kenyan Traitor'

    12/12/2014 5:51:40 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 128 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | DECEMBER 12, 2014 | AHIZA GARCIA
    Tea partiers shouted obscene, racist chants on Wednesday while gathered outside of the White House to protest President Obama's executive actions on immigration. Right Wing Watch reported that among the shouts, captured on video by one of the activists, protestors could be heard calling for the hanging of Obama. VID: http://youtu.be/-X0cAqfYRMA
  • Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren could still kill the spending bill in the Senate

    12/12/2014 5:40:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | December 12, 2014 | Mark Whittington
    When Thursday dawned, the conventional wisdom was that House Speaker John Boehner did not have the votes to pass the $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the rest of the government for FY2015. But, thanks to lobbying by the White House, the House scrapped up enough votes to pass the measure 219 to 206, according to a Thursday Washington Examiner story. The passage of the bill was a triumph of the establishment wings of both parties. However, Senate passage is by no means certain. Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Elizabeth Warren could still scupper the bill between them. The...
  • Ted Cruz for President?

    12/11/2014 6:18:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | December 11, 2014 | Michael Walsh
    Unfortunately, the GOP "leadership" will do everything it can behind the scenes to make sure Cruz gets nowhere near the top of the ticket. Also read: Your Weekly ‘MSM Really Wants Mitt Romney to Run’ Post.He’s the darling of the Right, the scourge of the Left and hated equally by both wings of the Permanent Bipartisan Fusion Party. So what’s not to like? The freshman Texas senator is ramping up for what looks like a presidential campaign in 2016, and while many dismiss him as too abrasive, only a fool would count him out this early. Commentary’s Jonathan Tobin is...
  • Tea party fumes over campaign finance plan - activists see power grab by GOP establishment

    12/11/2014 5:12:15 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | By Tarini Parti and Anna Palmer
    Tea party activists are attacking a campaign finance rider in the $1.1 trillion spending bill that they view as a sneaky power grab by establishment Republicans designed to undermine outside conservative groups. The provision would increase the amount of money a single donor could give to national party committees each year from $97,200 to as much as $777,600 by allowing them to set up different funds for certain expenses. The change would be a huge boost for party committees that have faced steep challenges in recent years from well-funded outside groups. Disgruntled activists fear the committees will unleash the added...
  • GOP senator joins foes of Wall Street provision in spending bill

    12/11/2014 10:42:21 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/2014 | Peter Schroeder
    A Republican has joined Democrats in criticizing the inclusion of a partial repeal of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law in legislation funding the government. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) signed on to a letter with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) that calls on congressional leaders to scrap portions of the $1.1 trillion "cromnibus" that relax restrictions on banks trading financial derivatives. The pair argued in the letter that there is "broad bipartisan support" for removing that particular language. Brown and Vitter, who have worked together in the past on bills to limit big banks, argued that the language was unfairly jammed into...
  • Defeat the Omnibus

    12/11/2014 7:28:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/11/2014 | The Editors
    The federal government's funding authorization expires tonight at midnight, and the Republican plan to renew it bodes poorly for the GOP's leadership of Congress next year. ... Congress shouldn't let the government shut down, but Republicans should neither acquiesce to president Obama's unprecedented executive power grab, nor give up control over the budget for well into the 114th Congress. ... Republicans take control of both chambers in January, so they have no good reason to make a deal with the Senate Democratic leadership that sets spending levels until next October. ... There are, as speaker Boehner has pointed out, some...
  • Texas professor: 'The tea party are like the Nazi's'

    12/10/2014 1:16:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | December 10, 2014 | Joshua Fechter
    <p>A YouTube video of a Texas professor comparing the rise of the tea party in the United States to the rise of the Nazi Party in 1930s Germany has drawn criticism from conservatives online.</p> <p>In the video, filmed during a Nov. 17 lecture, Blake Armstrong — psychology professor at South Texas College in McAllen — said, "In 1931, which was really interesting, the Nazis — people are kind of tired of them. They've been around since 1920, 11 years now, they've won seats — they're like the tea party. Look, that's such a good example. Don't tell anybody I said that, though. 'The tea party are like the Nazis.'"</p>
  • Prof. Tells Students Not to ‘Tell Anybody’ About His Vexed Tea Party ‘Analogy’

    12/08/2014 4:45:48 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/8/2014 | Jason Howerton
    A psychology professor at South Texas College in Weslaco, Texas, was seemingly caught on video last month comparing the tea party to the Nazis of the 1930s in Germany. He then told his students not to “tell anybody” about his remarks — but one of his students had already started filming after he allegedly called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a “bastard” for using the name “Cruz” to win his election. “In 1931, which was really interesting, the Nazis — people were kind of tired of them. They’ve been around since 1920, 11 years now. They’ve won seats — they’re like...
  • Predictable CNN Suggests Tea Party Could Destroy GOP

    12/07/2014 10:36:01 AM PST · by PROCON · 39 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Dec. 7, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Sunday, CNN’s Inside Politics spent several minutes hyping the supposed headache Tea Partiers could give GOP leadership despite the Republican Party winning their 54th Senate seat following Saturday’s runoff in Louisiana. During the discussion, Robert Costa of The Washington Post insisted that Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying “to govern responsibly and he wants to set the party up for major gains in '16. And that started in 2014 by pushing back the Tea Party and it starts now by making sure that all the passions and eagerness in the House don't overtake the party.”
  • Whose Civil War Is Worse? Both Dems & Repubs have their arguments, but GOP's sure look more intense

    12/06/2014 4:43:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | December 5, 2014 | Paul Waldman, daily blogger & senior writer
    For some reason that I should probably determine one day, I've always found internal disputes with the conservative movement/Republican party somewhat more interesting than internal disputes within the liberal movement/Democratic party. Perhaps it's because, as a liberal, I get a little Nelson Muntzian charge out of watching the folks on the other side tear themselves apart. Or perhaps it's because, immersed as I am in the liberal world, the disputes on the left make more sense to me and therefore plumbing their mysteries isn't so compelling. Regardless, it has often been the case that one side is unified as the...
  • Jeff Sessions 2016? Why isn't he being recruited?

    12/06/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 52 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/07/2014 | thetallguy24
    Is it me, or is Sessions the guy we've been missing in the White House? I know he's older and been in Washington awhile, but he seems to be the one guy who really wants the truth out, wants limited government and border security, and stands up to the establishment. We need someone of unquestionable integrity. Shouldn't he be the guy?
  • If Eric Garner Were White (His death would be a Tea Party crusade.)

    12/05/2014 2:29:57 AM PST · by granada · 82 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | DEC 4 2014, 10:08 AM ET | PETER BEINART
    Imagine that Eric Garner had been white. Imagine that he’d been living in Idaho. Imagine that the law-enforcement officers who killed him had been federal agents. His death would be a Tea Party crusade. Think about it. The police hassled Garner because he had a history of selling untaxed cigarettes. It’s the kind of big-government intrusion that drives Tea Partiers nuts. One of the events that helped launch the Tea Party, in fact, came in January 2009, when activists from Young Americans for Liberty donned American Indian garb to protest the soda taxes proposed by then-New York Governor David Patterson....
  • “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re

    12/04/2014 11:42:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 110 replies
    Salon ^ | December 2, 2014 | Anne Lamott, "Small Victories"
    [full title] “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re backed by what they think is Scripture” Forgiveness has become a pursuit more important to me than almost anything. Because as I said in an old book, it’s not my strong suit. I always joke that I wasn’t one of those Christians who was heavily into forgiveness – that I was the other kind; that I was reform. But it’s so awful to be a person who doesn’t forgive; in my experience the willingness to change down deep always comes from the...
  • (Coldsoregate?) Landrieu, Cassidy get testy in final Senate debate

    12/04/2014 7:11:40 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 12/01/14 | MELINDA DESLATTE
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Embattled Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu largely dumped her message of seniority and clout Monday in favor of direct attacks against Republican challenger Bill Cassidy, as she sought to use the last Senate race debate to overcome her long odds to winning a fourth term. Landrieu accused the GOP congressman of bilking taxpayers in his medical teaching work at the LSU hospital system, suggesting Cassidy collected a $20,000, taxpayer-funded annual salary for little or no work. "If he gets elected, which I doubt, he will be fighting subpoenas, because this is going to be under investigation,"...
  • Feds balk at releasing docs showing IRS sharing tax returns with White House

    12/03/2014 10:02:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    Less than a week after ’fessing up that it found some 2,500 documents potentially showing that the IRS shared taxpayer returns with the White House, the Obama administration has reversed course and won’t release the trove to a group suing for access. In an abrupt decision, the Treasury inspector general’s office said that the documents are covered by privacy and disclosure laws and can’t be provided to Cause of Action, despite a promise last week to hand over some 2,500. The decision coincides with publication this week of the Washington Examiner's series, "Watchdogs, lapdogs and attack dogs," that assesses problems...
  • The Teabag GOP is Bat[expletive]; Jeb is Noticing That as He Prepares to Run

    12/02/2014 12:05:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    RFK, Jr's Ring Of Fire ^ | December 2, 2014 | Joshua De Leon
    For some time, rumors have been circulating as to whether former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will run for the president in 2016. As Bush further considers the possibility of running, he’s seems to have realized one thing: the current GOP is completely insane. Yesterday, Bush announced a game plan of sorts should he follow through and run for president in 2016, according to The Huffington Post. Bush said a successful candidate must be willing to “lose the primary to win the general.” As strange as the rationale behind that analogy may seem, Bush is saying that a candidate must stick...
  • White House says it would veto Tea Party legislation defunding Obama's immigration orders

    12/02/2014 1:06:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 1, 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    * MailOnline exclusively obtained a draft copy of the legislation under consideration by conservatives in the House * It says 'no part of any appropriation,' including 'funds or fees collected' can be used by 'any agency to implement' Obama's immigration directives * House Republicans will discuss the legislation at a closed-door meeting tomorrow on Capitol Hill * The language could be part of a must-pass bill that would keep the government's doors open beyond next Thursday * The White House reiterated its preference today that Congress pass a yearlong appropriations billThe White House said on Monday that it would veto...
  • Ted Cruz could struggle to raise funds for presidential run (Psychological warfare commences)

    12/01/2014 9:44:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 1, 2014 | Todd J. Gillman
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s ambitions are clear. He’s a frequent visitor to Iowa and New Hampshire. He’s building a campaign staff. But to make a serious White House bid takes serious money — at least $20 million by the time the first ballots are cast in early 2016. And that could be a challenge. Although the Texas Republican is popular at conservative gatherings, Cruz has shown only modest success as a fundraiser. Like Ron Paul and Sarah Palin, he can probably count on showers of cash from enthusiastic legions of small-dollar donors, and that’s an important start. But many major GOP...
  • Professors examine influence, roots of tea party on politics (Better educated, wealthier than avg.)

    12/01/2014 10:41:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Southeast Missourian ^ | December 2, 2014 | Ruth Campbell
    In the past few years, political-science professor Jeremy Walling and former colleague Will Miller have delved into the tea party's influence on politics and policies, and some of what they found surprised them. Walling and Miller -- a former political-science professor at Southeast Missouri State University, now director of Institutional Research at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida -- edited "Tea Party Effects on 2010 U.S. Senate Elections: Stuck in the Middle to Lose" and "The Political Battle Over Redistricting." November's midterm elections were a victory party for the Republicans and the tea party. But, while Miller said the tea...
  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Hurl Anti-Semitic Remarks

    A young belligerent union member hurls anti-Semitic remarks at an old Jewish man. He claims to be enlightening people intellectually but I’ll let you be the judge…
  • WHY I AM GOING TO VOTE FOR RON PAUL!!!

    01/31/2012 3:54:11 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 74 replies
    a sick twisted mind... ^ | 01/31/2012 | RaceBannon
    I have decided, finally, I am going to vote for Ron Paul. Scroll down to see why
  • VIDEO: Ron Paul Defends Occupy Wall Street (Blasts America's "Obsession with war")

    12/13/2011 9:15:15 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 34 replies
    Amherst Patch ^ | 11-22-2011 | Robert Michaelson
    UPDATE: Ron Paul told voters today that America's obsession with war is hurting the economy. Ron Paul is one of the few Republicans who said he agrees with both the Tea Party and Occupy protesters. The Republican candidate defended both movements at a Q&A session with Patch editors in Concord today. When asked about Occupy Wall Street, he said it was unfair to dismiss the concerns that are being expressed by the protesters. He added that, much like the Tea Party, there are always individuals who make the movement look bad. While he supports public anger towards government and banks,...
  • Paul supports anti-Wall Street protests

    10/03/2011 11:41:28 AM PDT · by Baladas · 27 replies
    The Hill's BLOG BRIEFING ROOM ^ | 10/03/11 | Justin Sink
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) offered support for some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have built up in lower Manhattan over the weekend in an interview Friday with Reason magazine, where he also denounced the "militarization of our police forces." "If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!" Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire. Paul has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which he says manipulates American currency and is excessively secretive. The Occupy Wall Street...
  • Occupy Wall Street Supporters Push Ron Paul for President

    10/09/2011 9:25:35 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 20 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/9/11 | Aurelius
    The 'Occupy Wall Street' "movement" demands free money, free living, free education, and free jobs from the government. Another thing many of their supporters are pushing for: Ron Paul in 2012. The amount of pro-Paul writing is quite surprising, particularly because the group has stated that they believe "all politicians" are corrupt and evil. Apparently Mr. Paul is an exception. That's why you have declarations like this on OccupyWallSt.org: And comment: After comment: After comment: After comment:
  • Ron Paul supporters, OWS protesters join forces to harass Gingrich, Santorum

    01/12/2012 12:07:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 12, 2012 | Joe Newby
    On Monday, militant Ron Paul supporters joined forces with Occupy Wall Street protesters to harass former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Fox News reported that Gingrich was forced to cancel an appearance at his New Hampshire campaign headquarters when Ron Paul supporters and Occupy Wall Street protesters swarmed the entrance: About 40 protesters showed up Monday evening carrying placards reading "Ron Paul" and "Occupy." One played speeches by presidential candidate Ron Paul from a loud speaker. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the former House speaker's private security detail decided to cancel the event because of...
  • Ron Paul Joins George Soros In Supporting “Occupy Wall Street” Protests

    10/04/2011 6:37:10 PM PDT · by mnehring · 103 replies
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) offered support for some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have built up in lower Manhattan over the weekend in an interview Friday with Reason magazine, where he also denounced the “militarization of our police forces.” “If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!” Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire.Paul has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which he says manipulates American currency and is excessively secretive. Paul was asked by Reason...
  • Ron Paul Joins George Soros In Supporting “Occupy Wall Street” Protests

    10/04/2011 7:45:48 PM PDT · by Just4Him · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/3/2011
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) offered support for some of the Occupy Wall Street protests that have built up in lower Manhattan over the weekend in an interview Friday with Reason magazine, where he also denounced the "militarization of our police forces." "If they were demonstrating peacefully, and making a point, and arguing our case, and drawing attention to the Fed — I would say, good!" Paul said following a town-hall meeting in New Hampshire. Paul has long been an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which he says manipulates American currency and is excessively secretive.
  • Ron Paul Defends Occupy Wall Street and Middle Class at Republican Debate

    10/19/2011 1:05:08 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    death and taxesmag.com ^ | Oct 19 2011 | By DJ Pangburn
    Rep. Ron Paul is definitely the only Republican candidate who has displayed a degree of sympathy for the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and last night he proved it on a national stage by addressing resident Republican crazy man (one of many), Herman Cain.
  • Ron Paul Supports Occupy Wall Street

    11/21/2011 11:41:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Free Keene ^ | November 21, 2011 | "Ian"
    Ron Paul spoke tonight at Keene State College, and as is being reported nationally, was “mic checked” by Occupy Keeneat the end of his speech. The occupiers said: “We are the 99%! We will be heard! There are criminals on Wall Street who walk free, there are protesters in jail…There’s something wrong with this system. We are the 99%! We will be heard!” He handled it graciously by smiling throughout and then by asking them if they feel better. He was also sure to point out his agreement with the Occupy Wall St. movement, saying, “I’m very much involved with...