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  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • Insider leaks real reason for GOP kingpins' anti-Cruz venom

    01/23/2016 5:33:17 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 112 replies
    WND ^ | 1/23/16 | Greg Corombos
    It's well known that many Republicans in Washington do not like Sen. Ted Cruz, but the full extent of that antipathy is coming to light this week as several current and former lawmakers say they prefer Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, although they have little regard for either man. Some GOP consultants and strategists started the rumblings in recent days. Then Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad told Republicans in his state to oppose Cruz because of the senator's opposition to ethanol subsidies. But the story broke wide open on Wednesday when former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee...
  • Trent Lott endorses John Kasich for president

    08/25/2015 11:04:12 AM PDT · by massmike · 72 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 08/25/2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich collected another endorsement from a prominent Southern Republican on Tuesday. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott pledged his support to the governor, and will serve as a national co-chair on Kasich's campaign. Lott, 73, spent 35 years in Congress from Mississippi's delegation, and rose through the ranks of GOP leadership in the Senate to secure the top spot. His colleagues ousted him from that position after he made comments praising former South Carolina Sen. Strom Thurmond, who ran as a "Dixiecrat" for president in 1948. Thurmond's states' rights platform challenged the civil rights movement of the...
  • Trent Lott Blames Your Beloved Host for Killing Amnesty in 2007

    12/05/2014 6:52:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | December 05, 2014
    RUSH: Yesterday in Washington, the Christian Science Monitor breakfast -- (interruption) You know what's coming? Senator Trent Lott, former Senator Trent Lott, Republican, Mississippi, was the guest, and he was speaking about immigration reform and told a story about immigration reform and the Republicans' attempt to do it in 2007. LOTT: My phones were jammed for a week or two. Rush Limbaugh gave out my phone number. We lost that vote in 2007 on a procedural vote. I thought we were gonna be able to win that. But over the weekend Rush Limbaugh labeled it amnesty, and labor got a...
  • In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed

    08/22/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | August 22, 2015g | QUIN HILLYER
    In Alabama, Trump’s Wizard of Oz Act Leaves Some Fans Underwhelmed QUIN HILLYER Toto the dog wasn’t needed in Mobile, Ala., Friday night to pull the curtain from behind The Great and Mighty Trump. Trump let his own curtain flutter open, showing to much of the audience the humbug within. In an hour-long verbal meanderthon at half-filled Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Trump allowed an atmosphere of electric excitement to dissipate, and then he split town without his promised post-show press conference. As I left the stadium, a red-hatted lady of my acquaintance spotted me and pulled me aside, saying: “Somebody needs to...
  • Obama: Politicians should carry themselves more like Kennedy (Teddy, not RFK or JFK!)

    03/30/2015 1:46:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    MSN / The Associated Press ^ | March 30, 2015 | Nedra Pickler and David Espo
    BOSTON — President Barack Obama summoned today's quarrelsome political leaders to emulate the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the pursuit of compromise on Monday, and said a new institute that bears the longtime Massachusetts senator's name can be as much an antidote to political cynicism as the man once was. "What if we carried ourselves more like Ted Kennedy? What if we were to follow his example a little bit harder?" the president asked a crowd of family, former aides and political dignitaries of both parties under a tent in raw weather just outside the doors of the Edward...
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasn’t always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now he’s a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long — unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the “Young Turks.” They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....
  • Trent Lott rips Ted Cruz for standing his ground, compares to Elizabeth Warren

    12/04/2014 7:49:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | December 4, 2014 | Paul Bedard
    First Democrats, now a former Senate GOP leader is attacking Sen. Ted Cruz for standing his ground instead of compromising on key issues. Trent Lott, a former Senate majority leader from Mississippi and now a lobbyist, dubbed Cruz one of the “problems” in the Senate and urged incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly “co-opt” new Republican senators before Cruz and others in the “Far Right” deputize them. “There are problems,” said Lott, pushing bipartisanship at a media roundtable hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. “Yes, we’ve got the Ted Cruzes in the Republican Party, and we’ve got Elizabeth...
  • Lott: Miss. GOP could use shake-up

    08/04/2014 5:25:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 3, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe and Megan R. Wilson
    Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) says Mississippi Republicans may need a regime change after the damaging primary fight between Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and state Sen. Chris McDaniel. “This has shown the fissures that are there and I do think the party leaders – it may cause the need for some change in the party leadership,” Lott, now the co-chairman of Squire Patton Boggs' public policy practice, told The Hill during a wide-ranging interview at the firm's Washington office. He warned that the Mississippi establishment is ignoring the Tea Party wing of the GOP at their own peril. “If they...
  • Palin, Santorum create new ads for Chris McDaniel; Cochran goes with Trent Lott (3 Video Ads)

    05/29/2014 1:15:26 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 45 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | May 29 2014 | Right Scoop
    Audio/Video Ads Only: Sarah Palin has created a new radio ad for Chris McDaniel’s campaign: Likewise, Rick Santorum has a new TV ad for McDaniel via Political Victory Fund: So what big name is supporting Cochran? Trent Lott. I know. ZZZZzzzzzz:
  • WashPost Front-page Lecture: GOP Must Save Itself from 'Self-Destructive Impulses of the Tea Party'

    10/18/2013 6:24:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 59 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 18, 2013 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty is trying to help the Republicans on the front page of Friday’s paper. It's not labeled "Analysis," but "Politics Debrief." The alliance between the “agreeable” GOP and the media is getting more transparent. “What will it take to save the Republicans from the self-destructive impulses of the tea party movement? That the government shutdown was a political disaster for the party that engineered it is widely acknowledged, except by the most ardent tea partyers.” Soaking a handkerchief full of crocodile tears, Tumulty insists “very bellicose” junior conservatives will have to be quashed: And that near-unanimity...
  • Menendez allegations growing rapidly, creating headache for Democrats (the bad news keeps coming)

    02/02/2013 6:09:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/02/13 | Jordy Yager
    A cloud of scandalous allegations is rapidly growing over Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), putting Democratic leaders in a difficult position as the integrity of their immigration point man in the Senate falls under question at a critical time. The bad news keeps coming: a Senate Ethics probe, allegations involving underage prostitutes, an FBI investigation of a key campaign donor, undisclosed flights on the donor’s private plane, and now, reports linking Menendez to a multi-million dollar contract he helped obtain for the disgraced donor. Menendez denies nearly all of it. But it couldn’t come at a worse time for the new...
  • Defeat Law of the Sea Treaty -- Again

    05/16/2012 6:28:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2012 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The stunning repudiation of Sen. Richard Lugar's, R-Ind., bid for a seventh term has sent shock waves through Washington's internationalist lobby. A former Rhodes Scholar, Lugar has spent his career promoting a globalist agenda, since he succeeded the late Jesse Helms as the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One day after Indiana Republicans handed Lugar his walking papers, an outfit called the Atlantic Council held a forum to promote the discredited Law of the Sea Treaty. As former Republican U.S. Sens. Chuck Hagel and John Warner beamed their approval, Obama's Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta declared that...
  • Has the GOP-E co opted Ann Coulter?

    05/08/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies
    Trent Lott famously said "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them." - and I know what I think. I want to know what you think. Has she(Coulter) surrendered to the progressives within the republican establishment?
  • Haley Barbour Concurs And Phones Are Ringing In RNC Land

    11/09/2010 7:52:36 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 46 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 110910 | Erick Erickson
    While the RNC is pushing back against people like me for pointing out they did not mount a good GOTV effort because they sabotaged their 72 hour program, they’ll have a hard time pushing back against Haley Barbour. Barbour has, a bit surprisingly, gone on the record to say that the RNC’s get out the vote (GOTV) efforts were sub-par. Given just how effective the Republican Governors Association was last week, it’ll make any sort of push back against Barbour difficult. Well that’s up to the Committee, and I will say that this time the RNC was not able to...
  • GOP senators fight over failure (Graham, Lott, RINOs slam DeMint as selfish "loser" but praise Kirk)

    11/03/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-11-03 | Jonathan Martin & Manu Raju
    Long-simmering tensions within the Republican Party spilled into public view Wednesday as the pragmatic and conservative wings of the GOP blamed each other in blunt terms for the party’s failure to capture the Senate. With tea party-backed candidates going down in Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, depriving Republicans of what would have been a 50-50 Senate, a bloc of prominent senators and operatives said party purists like Sarah Palin and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) had foolishly pushed nominees too conservative to win in politically competitive states. (snip) Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put it plainly: “We did not nominate our...
  • f You Can't Beat 'Em, Co-Opt 'Em! (GOP establishment vs. TEA Party)

    09/25/2010 11:30:56 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 9-25-2010 | Ken Connor - Commentary
    If You Can't Beat 'Em, Co-Opt 'Em! Sat, Sep. 25, 2010 Ken Connor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As the midterm elections rapidly approach and Tea Party candidates continue to gain ground in primary battles across the country, the Republican establishment is beginning to feel the sand shift beneath their feet. Rather than resigning themselves to irrelevancy however, key leaders within the GOP establishment are determined to find a way to translate Tea Party enthusiasm into further entrenchment of the Republican status quo. The relationship between the Tea Party Patriots and the GOP has been tenuous since the movement began over a year ago....
  • How Jim DeMint is changing the political landscap

    08/29/2010 12:55:46 AM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/27/2010 | Steve Moore
    'I'd rather lose with Pat Toomey than win with Arlen Specter any day." That's South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint defending his Senate Conservatives Fund, a new PAC that has taken Washington by storm. The fund-raising group has already helped eight underdog Reaganite candidates win Republican Senate primaries this year. In two years, the fund has raised and spent nearly $2 million from nearly 50,000 individual contributors. Mr. DeMint's mission is to bring more Jim DeMints to the Senate—that is, people with an unfailing antagonism to big government. But his string of victories, often against establishment candidates, has many of his...
  • Lott aims to 'co-opt' critics of his lobbying racket

    07/21/2010 5:00:33 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/21/10 | Timothy P. Carney
    ..."We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott told the Washington Post, referring to the conservative South Carolina senator who has been a gadfly for party leadership and a champion for upstart conservative candidates. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them."...
  • Republican lawmakers gird for rowdy tea party (Lott hits DeMint, says GOP will "co-opt" Tea Party)

    07/20/2010 9:54:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-07-18 | Shailagh Murray
    So who wants to join Rand Paul's "tea-party" caucus? "I don't know about that," Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) replied with a nervous laugh. "I'm not sure I should be participating in this story." Republican lawmakers see plenty of good in the tea party, but they also see reasons to worry. The movement, which has ignited passion among conservative voters and pushed big government to the forefront of the 2010 election debate, has also stirred quite a bit of controversy. Voters who don't want to privatize Social Security or withdraw from the United Nations could begin to see the tea party...