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  • Rick Scott Beating Charlie Crist in Florida Chamber Poll

    10/30/2014 3:15:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 10/30/14 | Kevin Derby
    A new poll from the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over former Gov. Charlie Crist. The Florida Chamber is backing Scott for another term. The poll of likely voters, taken by Cherry Communications, shows Scott ahead with 44 percent and Crist at 39 percent, outside the margin of error. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie takes 4 percent
  • [Bill] Clinton rallies support for Crist in governor race

    09/06/2014 1:48:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2014 3:42 AM EDT | Michael J. Mishak
    Bill Clinton is lending his political star power to Democrat Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor who is locked in a tight race for his old job in the nation’s largest swing state. The former president on Friday headlined a rally in Miami where he implored Democrats to defy historical trends and turn out and vote in November. “We’re great at doing what’s right if there’s a presidential election on the ballot, but we’re not nearly as good as our Republican opponents are at showing up in the midterm elections,” Clinton said. “The whole shebang is going to depend on...
  • Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote

    08/26/2014 8:45:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2014 11:27 PM EDT | Brendan Farrington and Bill Barrow
    Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office. Crist easily defeated former state Sen. Nan Rich, while Scott coasted in his own primary toward a general election matching the state’s last two Republican governors. Both have struggled with sagging approval ratings and run-ins with conservatives. “It’s a wonderful night,” Crist declared after accepting a concession call from Rich. Crist said the strong showing is a sign that Democrats believe in...

    08/16/2014 3:43:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 16, 2014 | By Tony Lee
    Robert Patterson, a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) gave "aid and comfort to the rioters and the protestors" with his op-ed in Time against the militarization of local police forces. Appearing on Breitbart News Saturday, Patterson said that Paul was "outdoing" President Barack Obama's "attempt to show moral equivalence between the rioters and the police" with a Time op-ed that even Al Sharpton praised. Patterson said that it is "another illustration of out-of-touch Republicans who are looking for love in all the wrong places" by "pandering to liberal and corporate elites instead of...
  • Rubio's Effort to Modernize the GOP

    07/02/2014 9:37:41 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 20 replies
    Commentary ^ | July 1, 2014 | Peter Wehner
    In an earlier post I asked who on the right, in the wake of the ruins of the Obama presidency, will step up and seize the opportunity. Among those who are is Florida Senator Marco Rubio. Last week Senator Rubio gave a policy address, which elicited favorable comments from Ross Douthat, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jim Pethokoukis, and Reihan Salam. Like these four, I found Senator Rubio’s speech, co-hosted by Hillsdale College and the YG Network, to be quite impressive. The Florida senator offered ideas on how to reform our entitlement programs, tax code, higher education, health care, and our social safety...
  • Charlie Crist insists his newfound wealth hasn’t changed him

    06/20/2014 8:50:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/18/14 | STEVE BOUSQUET
    Charlie Crist is a millionaire, who made more than $700,000 last year, far more than he did in all four years he was Florida governor. Charlie Crist’s loss in a U.S. Senate race was a crushing defeat, but it did wonders for his checkbook
  • Obama Celebrates Deserter Pride

    06/02/2014 6:10:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/2/2014 | William Hamilton, J.D., Ph.D
    Here is an e-mail from a soldierwho was on the scene when then Private Bowe Bergdahl "disappeared." This is the un-edited other side of the Bergdahl story:
  • Not a Smart Trade, Sir

    06/02/2014 6:01:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 6/2/2014 | Russ Vaugh
    PFC Matthew Michael Martinek, Staff Sgt. Kurt Robert Curtiss, SSG Clayton Bowen, PFC Morris Walker, SSG Michael Murphrey, 2LT Darryn Andrews, were all KIA from our unit who died looking for Bergdahl. Many others from various units were wounded or killed while actively looking for Bergdahl.
  • Has anyone did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • Crist: GOP Career Ended When I Hugged ‘Not Just a Democrat, [But] an African American’

    02/18/2014 7:39:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2014 - 3:21 PM | Barbara Boland
    Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of Florida (now running for the position as a Democrat), was asked on “The Colbert Report” about his 2009 hug with President Barack Obama and Crist said the blowback he received for the hug was due to Obama being “not just a Democrat, [but] an African-American.” Crist appeared on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” to discuss his book, “The Party’s Over.” As the summary on Comedy Central states, Crist was there to explain “how the rise of the Tea Party drove him to become a Democrat.” …
  • Va. consultant Boyd Marcus’s case shows how money trumps principles in politics today

    01/19/2014 9:04:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-19-14 | Robert McCartney
    If you ever doubted that money outweighs principles in contemporary politics, then the case of Richmond campaign consultant Boyd Marcus should permanently erase such ambiguity in your mind. Marcus, a prominent figure in Virginia politics for two decades, made headlines in August when he abandoned a lifetime of supporting Republicans to endorse Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor. McAuliffe’s team and Marcus trumpeted the conversion as an important political sign that mainstream Republicans were rejecting the tea party conservatism espoused by GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli II. Instead, we learned Thursday, the primary motive was entirely mercenary. An e-mail was made public...
  • Drug Agent Joins Budding Industry

    12/12/2013 1:49:57 PM PST · by Zuben Elgenubi · 4 replies
    Online Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec. 10, 2013 | By Ryan Dezember
    Government officials regularly leverage their public-sector experience into more lucrative jobs in high finance. One former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor is giving that track a new twist. Patrick Moen, a longtime DEA agent, has left a post leading a federal team in Portland, Ore., that combats heroin and methamphetamine trafficking to join a private-equity firm that invests solely in businesses tied to the budding legal marijuana industry.
  • Charlie Crist Says He Would Raise Taxes If Elected Governor

    11/20/2013 2:05:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 11/19/13 | Javier Manjarres
    Former Republican-turned-Independent-turned Democrat Charlie Crist, interviewed with MSNBC’s Ed Schultz this week and stated that he would raise taxes, if he was elected Governor of Florida in 2014. Here is the exchange between Ed Schultz and the one-time “I am pro-life, I’m pro-gun, I’m pro-family and I’m anti-tax” Charlie Crist. Schultz: What do you think about Florida’s finances, and what do you expect out of the wealthiest residents? Crist: I think we both have to expect more of each other. I don’t like to raise taxes. I don’t think that anyone really enjoys the idea of doing that, I did...
  • Charlie Crist to formally announce candidacy for governor this morning in St. Petersburg

    11/04/2013 5:20:07 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Headline Surfer ^ | 11/4/13 | Henry Frederick
    Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will launch his gubernatorial campaign this morning at a public rally to be held at Albert Whitted Park near his St. Petersburg home. "I'm looking forward to Monday and making it official in every way," Crist said on Friday. "I just hope that the message that we deliver will lift Florida's spirits and let her know that there's a brighter future tomorrow. And it's coming."
  • Who was right? The Congressional Stenographer or the 87 Turncoat Republicans?

    10/17/2013 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    I was horrified last night as the Congressional stenographer was hauled out of the chambers during the “shut down” vote screaming, “ God will not be mocked. He will not be mocked. The greatest deception here is this is not one nation under God!” I was horrified because her outrage was well founded and her impassioned speech made me feel both empathetic and disturbed. Dianne Reidy obviously had her fill of working for representatives who do not reflect the soul of America and her parting words were chilling, the devil is here! The spirit of Pythos is hanging heavily in...
  • Ayotte urges Cruz to allow quick vote in Senate (how they love unanimous consents!)

    10/16/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 10/16/13 | Mario Trujillo
    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) on Wednesday urged her GOP colleague Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) to allow a Senate budget deal to hit the floor without delay. Ayotte said delaying a Senate bill with procedural tactics would have little point. “It is up to him,” she said on CNN’s “New Day.” “I would hope that he wouldn’t [delay a vote]. I mean in the Senate, obviously, in terms of certain timeframes, senators can cause you to run out the clock. But what is he trying to gain at this point.” Before the shutdown began on Oct. 1, Cruz gave a long...
  • Rep. Dent: House Has Enough Votes for ‘Clean CR’

    10/07/2013 11:50:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 07 Oct 2013 08:32 PM | Greg Richter
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is among 14 House Republicans who have publicly said they would vote for a “clean” continuing resolution—not tied to defunding Obamacare—and he says there are plenty more. Dent, appearing Monday on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” said that members have told him privately they would vote for a “clean CR” if it comes up for a vote. A total of 217 representatives are needed to pass the resolution. Other reports show 20 or more Republicans promising to vote for a clean continuing resolution. …
  • John McCain rebuked by Ariz. GOP for ‘unbecoming’ deal-making with Dems

    09/12/2013 9:49:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Time ^ | September 12, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The Legislative District 26 Republican Party in Arizona has spoken, and they’re not happy with Sen. John McCain. The group issued a sharp and formal written rebuke of their senator, calling his work across party lines — particularly with Democratic Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid — destructive to GOP party principles. In a resolution, the group charges Mr. McCain with “unilaterally negotiate[ing] with … Reid to secure Republican votes necessary to pass a number of controversial presidential nominees,” reported. For instance: Mr. McCain helped secure the nominations of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency; of Richard Cordray...
  • McCain: Obama should weigh bombing Syria without congressional approval

    09/11/2013 9:58:49 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2013 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) argued Wednesday that President Obama should consider bombing Syria without congressional approval, because the credibility of the White House is now on the line. McCain said that if Obama acts before any vote in Congress, he could argue that he has acted in conformity with past administrations, including President Reagan’s invasion of Grenada in the 1980s. “He notified everybody the next morning,” McCain noted at a Wall Street Journal breakfast roundtable. The senior Republican acknowledged the decision would be a difficult one, but he said he did not think members of his own party would try...
  • Why Does John McCain Keep Running As A Republican?

    08/01/2013 5:29:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 102 replies ^ | August 1, 2013 | Editorial
    Principles: John McCain says he'd have a hard time deciding between Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul in 2016. Which begs the question: Is the GOP's one-time presidential nominee and titular head truly a Republican? On occasion, and those occasions seem to be more frequent these days, we're grateful McCain didn't win the White House in 2008. That is until we remember who his opponent was. But McCain, greeted with applause from Democrats Wednesday when, according to, he "mistakenly strolled into President Obama's meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol," was a poor choice to represent the party of less...
  • Why Toomey May Become Another Specter, Lindsey Graham, McCain

    04/11/2013 8:51:45 PM PDT · by publius321 · 21 replies
  • Boehner Says He 'Absolutely' Trusts Obama

    03/19/2013 9:15:00 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 17, 2013 | Staff
    House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama — not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker says they're trying to bridge some big differences. One issue they agree on: The U.S. doesn't have an immediate crisis in terms of debt. Some conservatives criticized Obama when he said last week that the country doesn't have an immediate debt crisis. Boehner says a debt crisis does loom in the years ahead...
  • Also not invited to CPAC: Bob McDonnell

    03/05/2013 1:04:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2015 | AllahPundit
    Remember how Bob McDonnell's and Chris Christie's gubernatorial wins in 2009 gave conservatives a jolt of optimism after the catastrophe of 2008? Good times, good times.No surprise here after he broke his promise not to raise taxes in order to fund Virginia’s new transportation bill, but still newsworthy: Chris Christie isn’t the only Republican governor getting snubbed by the Conservative Political Action Conference. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was not invited, according to someone close to CPAC who was not authorized to speak publicly.McDonnell, a potential 2016 candidate, spoke at the conference for the past two years. Like Christie, McDonnell is...
  • Bob McDonnell’s Bad Transportation Deal (A terrible legacy for the State of Virginia)

    02/26/2013 6:38:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/26/2013 | The Editors
    What is it with Republicans and transportation bills? The pork-packed 2005 highway bill, which included the infamous Alaskan “Bridge to Nowhere,” was the fiscal low point of the Bush-Hastert years, and now Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has decided that his legacy to the commonwealth will be a gigantic tax increase to fund billions of dollars’ worth of dubious transportation projects. Politics is about tradeoffs and compromise, inevitably, but this is a bad deal on most counts. There are two ways to judge the deal Governor McDonnell has cut. For those who take the inerrantist Norquistian view that any tax increase...
  • Bob McDonnell Risks Tarnishing His Legacy (The Virginia Tax Fiasco)

    02/25/2013 6:48:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2013 | John fund
    Some Republican governors — all of them elected with strong tea-party support — have moved left since the November election by agreeing to participate in Obamacare’s expansion of Medicaid. The lure of “free money” from Washington has proven too much for governors Jan Brewer of Arizona, Rick Scott of Florida, and John Kasich of Ohio to resist. Obamacare promises to pay 100 percent of the cost of new Medicaid patients, lowering that to 90 percent in later years. Never mind that Uncle Sugar has a notorious reputation for reneging on promises and that history shows that expanding Medicaid only increases...
  • Bolling sides with Democrats to delay voter ID change

    02/05/2013 10:22:41 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 16 replies
    From staff and wire reports Senate Democrats effectively delayed a Republican voter identification bill for another year after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, a Republican, sided with them on Monday to break a party-line 20-20 tie. Bolling voted for a Democratic amendment that delayed the voter ID changes to July 2014. It was the first tie-breaking vote of the 2013 session since he withdrew his GOP gubernatorial bid last fall, pledging a new independence from his party. Advertisement The bill, sponsored by Sen. Richard H. Black, R-Loudoun, would have eliminated documents such as residential utility bills, current paycheck stubs or even...
  • Boehner Tells House G.O.P. to Fall in Line

    11/11/2012 5:54:34 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 90 replies
    WASHINGTON — On a conference call with House Republicans a day after the party’s electoral battering last week, Speaker John A. Boehner dished out some bitter medicine, and for the first time in the 112th Congress, most members took their dose. Their party lost, badly, Mr. Boehner said, and while Republicans would still control the House and would continue to staunchly oppose tax rate increases as Congress grapples with the impending fiscal battle, they had to avoid the nasty showdowns that marked so much of the last two years. Members on the call, subdued and dark, murmured words of support...
  • Former Fla. GOP Gov. Charlie Crist to speak at DNC

    08/27/2012 1:36:54 AM PDT · by I still care · 40 replies
    Bay News 9 (Tampa Bay) ^ | 8/27/2012 | AP via Bay News 9
    Florida's former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist will be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention. An official with President Barack Obama's campaign said Sunday that Crist will speak at next week's convention in Charlotte, N.C., but the day hasn't been worked out.
  • Sickening video shows Afghan Army turncoat receiving hero's welcome from Taliban after killing

    08/07/2012 7:54:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/7/12 | staff
    On May 11, First Lt Alejo Thompson, a father of two young children, was killed in an ambush in eastern Afghanistan that wounded two of his comrades. The Taliban says an Afghan Army soldier named Mamood turned on his American trainers and opened fire. Now the Taliban has released a sickening video that it claims to show Mamood being welcomed back to the insurgent encampment as a hero. Elders embrace him and adorn him with necklaces strung with flowers. They congratulate him on his deed as he smiles for the camera. 'I opened fire on three Americans who were sitting
  • Rep. Steve LaTourette to retire from Congress, sources say

    07/30/2012 4:23:37 PM PDT · by Typelouder · 51 replies
    The Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 7/30/12 | Sabrina Eaton
    Longtime Republican congressman Steve LaTourette of Bainbridge Township will announce his retirement from Congress tomorrow, according to GOP sources in Ohio and Washington, D.C.
  • Roberts did not change

    07/01/2012 8:10:34 AM PDT · by DManA · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 1, 2012 | Michael J. Fahy
    If you wish to understand Thursday's incoherent opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, you must first know Republican history from the Summer of 2005. Contrary to most that has been written since Thursday's enactment of RobertsCare, Chief Justice John Roberts did not change. He has always been that way. Eight years ago, when John Roberts was nominated, we were warned that he was a liberal jurist appointed by a RINO president, just as liberal David Souter was appointed by the previous RINO president. Two articles in July 2005 by Ben Shapiro and Ann Coulter foretold the Souter-like liberal jurisprudence of...
  • FINALLY! obamacare gets a Republican vote

    06/28/2012 3:00:51 PM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 17 replies
    my fertile mind ^ | 28 June 2012 | Fightin Kentuckian
    It just occured to me that roberts is the only republican to vote for obamacare.
  • Senator Arlen Specter says Obama ditched him after he voted to pass health law

    03/12/2012 12:23:56 PM PDT · by tom h · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/12 | Alexander Bolton
    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform. Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican. Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now ...
  • Have we become a turncoat nation under Obama’s foreign policy?

    05/27/2011 10:46:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    hot air ^ | Ed Morrissey
    Has Barack Obama’s foreign policy led us to become a “turncoat nation”? First, as Bill Whittle carefully explains in his latest Firewall video, one has to understand what “turncoat” actually means. It doesn’t indicate treason, but switching sides — with a healthy inference of surrender, to boot. Certainly we see that in the sudden desire to cast Israel as the intransigent in the Middle East, as Whittle states, but it’s hardly the only example, and certainly not the first: It seems like Obama is trying to establish the US as some sort of context-free arbiter of world issues, which might...
  • US Navy Sailor Accused Of Espionage Will Now Face Court Martial (another Rat Boy)

    03/18/2011 2:41:45 PM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 13 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 03-18-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    © 2011 We despise child molesters, as anyone who regularly reads this web site knows. But reserved for the lowest rung on the ladder leading to hell is U.S. military personnel who would betray buddies and country by selling top secret information to the enemy. The latest rat to turn traitor is Navy Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class B. Minkyu Martin. He was nailed by the FBI after he sold top secret documents to someone who turned out to be an American undercover agent. The price of this sailor's perfidy: a lousy $3500. This punk was arrested just outside Ft....
  • Sarah Palin is not worthy to fill my father's boots, says Ron Reagan. No, and neither is he

    02/05/2011 8:11:05 PM PST · by abbyg55 · 129 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 2-5-11 | Damian Thompson
    In a new book he [Ron Reagan] has speculated (on slender evidence) that Reagan had symptoms of Alzheimer’s as early as 1981. I’m not saying that this isn’t a legitimate topic of discussion for historians. But to do this to mark the centenary of the most kind and gentlemanly president of the 20th century – your own father? His old enemies lapped it up, Ron. Hope you’re proud of yourself.
  • Ritter's Sex Charges From 2001 Unsealed

    12/28/2010 11:49:06 AM PST · by Dahoser · 128 replies · 180+ views
    Times Union (Albany NY ) ^ | 12/27/2010 | Brendan J. Lyons
    William Scott Ritter Jr., a former United Nations weapons inspector who gained renown for his criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, contends his online sexual encounters with teenage girls were only fantasy. Nearly two years ago, Ritter, of Delmar, watched his computer screen reveal that an anonymous person who had been exchanging sexually charged messages with him for 80 minutes was not a 15-year-old girl. It was a cop from a small town in northeast Pennsylvania, alone in his station house and trolling the Internet for suspected child predators. Ryan Venneman, a detective for the Barrett Township...
  • Reminder to Karl Rove: Christine O'Donnell would have been voting this month. Thanks a lot.

    12/23/2010 8:52:41 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 70 replies
    Well. We've just seen, the fruits of our corrupt, lame, spineless and wimpy "Republicans" idea of how to deal with democrats: Surrender. Abject surrender. How deeply disappointing this month has been.
  • Crist Advisor: If Elected, We're Caucusing with Democrats

    10/29/2010 2:59:32 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/29/10 | Aurelius
    Republican turn-coat Charlie Crist is well behind in all Senate polls in Florida. This comes after Crist repeatedly promised that he would drop out of the race should he lose the Republican nomination. He did lose, to Marco Rubio, but continued to run, infuriating voters. He is now down 20 points in the polls to Rubio. But apparently Crist believes that he has one more ace up his sleeve: kowtowing to Democrats. One of Crist's main advisors, John Morgon, explained that Crist no longer even thinks of voting with Republicans: “Crist is going to caucus with the Democrats. I don’t...
  • Giannoulias admits to dirty trick with third-party campaign in IL

    10/28/2010 9:41:48 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 57 replies · 1+ views ^ | Oct 28, 2010 | by Ed Morrissey
    Giannoulias admits to dirty trick with third-party campaign in IL « Hot Air
  • Curtis Sliwa leaves WABC, John Batchelor moves into slot

    11/30/2009 5:02:13 PM PST · by neverdem · 52 replies · 2,132+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | November 30th 2009 | David Hinckley
    Albans/News Curtis Sliwa (above) leaves WABC on Monday and will be replaced by John Batchelor seven days a week. Whether you think Curtis Sliwa is a street-smart good guy or one of local media's all-time great self-promoters, WABC (770 AM) won't sound quite the same without him. John Batchelor, who moves into Sliwa's old 9 p.m.-1 a.m. slot starting Monday night, likes to have fun and play music. But he also takes a methodical, scholarly approach to international geopolitics, often with an emphasis on the Middle East. Compared to Sliwa, he sounds downright professorial. Having Batchelor in the late-evening...
  • Specter rages against 'extremists' in GOP

    09/28/2010 1:28:16 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 107 replies
    Specter rages against 'extremists' in GOP Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania said Tuesday that the "nation's business is floundering" because moderate Republicans "have fallen like flies at the hands of extremists,” calling Christine O'Donnell's primary victory in Delaware "stunning" and implying she is incompetent. In an oddly timed and strongly-worded speech, Specter took aim at the Republican Party, which he claimed has "changed the most ideologically" and took not-so-veiled shots at colleague Jim DeMint, who has emerged as the champion of the conservative electorate. "Within days of the start of the Obama administration, before the ink was dry on...
  • O’Donnell, conservative bloggers fire back at Rove (with O'Donnell attack video)

    09/15/2010 9:33:35 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 97 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9-15-10 | Michael Calderone
    *snip* Ben Domenech, writing Wednesday on the influential conservative blog RedState, summed up Rove's criticism of the insurgent tea party candidate as "an instructive moment about how the old guard is failing to adapt to this new environment." Rove's critique also raised questions about whether he's still serving as a behind-the-scenes political operative for races he analyzes on Fox News. Malkin linked to an item *snip* that alleges Rove tried to strike a deal with Delaware Tea Party activists in December to withhold support for O'Donnell. Thanks to Malkin's reach, Freedomist's claim is already bouncing around the blogosphere. Dan Riehl,...
  • Specter's vote for an Obama job?--The senator says yes to Kagan & Syria; no to Sept. 11 families

    07/19/2010 2:52:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 19, 2010 | Editorial
    It appears lame-duck Sen. Arlen Specter, sometime-Democrat from Pennsylvania, hasn't had enough of the Obama administration job-for-politics merry-go-round. Not one to go gentle into that good night, Mr. Specter is angling to be a special envoy to Syria. At the same time, he is abandoning his own standards in order to support the Supreme Court nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, all while giving the cold shoulder to Sept. 11 victim families even though those victims are trying to help his own legislation. Mr. Specter's sellout adds new skulduggery to the increasingly troubled ethics of the Kagan nomination. It is...
  • Cynthia Tucker: 'Steele Would've Been Fired Long Time Ago Were He Not Black'

    07/04/2010 2:52:42 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 80 replies · 2+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 07/04/10 | Noel Sheppard
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker on Sunday said that Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele "is a self-aggrandizing, gaffe-prone incompetent who would have been fired a long time ago were he not black." Chatting with ABC's Jake Tapper during the Roundtable segment of today's "This Week" about Steele's recent remarks concerning Afghanistan, Tucker went even further with what many would consider overt racism. "The irony is that he never would have been voted in as Chairman of the Republican Party were he not black" JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Cynthia, you once called, let me underline "You" once called Michael Steele an...
  • Not-So-Super, Grover (Norquist joins homosexual activist group)

    06/18/2010 8:16:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 31 replies · 783+ views
    Family Research Council ^ | 6/18/2010 | FRC
    I was somewhat surprised to see that Americans for Tax Reform's president, Grover Norquist, has decided to join the Advisory Council of the homosexual group GOProud. Grover is usually a masterful Republican strategist and coalition builder -- but in this case, he seems prepared to compromise a unified conservative movement in order to appease a tiny minority of the overall population. GOProud is not a conservative organization that happens to be gay. It's a homosexual organization that's marginally conservative. GOProud's own website explains just how radical its priorities are. This is a group that opposes the death tax and ObamaCare...
  • After 30 Years and Party Switch, Career Curtain for Specter [waaaaaa, waaaaaa]

    05/18/2010 11:47:48 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 1,254+ views
    News York Times ^ | 5/19/2010 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    PHILADELPHIA — Early on, Senator Arlen Specter’s supporters knew that the 80-year-old Republican-turned-Democrat was in trouble. “Turnout was terrible,” Gov. Edward G. Rendell said less than two hours before the polls closed here. And just about two hours after they had closed, he blamed the rain and the low turnout in Philadelphia for ending Mr. Specter’s 30 years in the Senate.
  • One week out, Specter is in trouble (what goes around comes around)

    05/10/2010 1:54:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies · 1,664+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2010 | David Eldridge
    One week before the May 18 primary in Pennsylvania, two new polls show Rep. Joe Sestak opening a lead on Sen. Arlen Specter in their fight for the Democratic Senate nomination. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone poll of likely Democratic primary voters has Mr. Sestak up 47 percent to 42 percent, with 8 percent undecided. Mr. Sestak is holding a similar margin in a Muhlenberg College/Morning Call tracking poll. Is Mr. Specter, 80, about to join Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and Utah Sen. Bob Bennett as the latest victim of 2010's backlash against "moderate" candidates? In February, the five-term senator...
  • Crist Tries to Call Rahm Emanuel Hmmmmm.

    04/28/2010 10:52:13 PM PDT · by Def Conservative · 37 replies · 1,201+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | John McCormack
    Charlie Crist, soon to be independent Senate candidate from Florida, tried to reach White House chief of staff Emanuel through intermediates. WH refuses to take the call. Dems plan big talent/money blitz for Kendrick Meek. What's Crist up to? Might he be interested in cutting a deal to caucus with the Democrats if they chase Meek from the field?
  • Republican Sen. Scott Brown Branded A Turncoat for His Vote on Jobs Bill

    02/24/2010 5:26:41 AM PST · by IbJensen · 105 replies · 2,003+ views
    CNS News ^ | February 24, 2010 | Glen Johnson
    Boston (AP) - A month after being crowned the darling of national conservatives, Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts is being branded "Benedict Brown" for siding with Democrats in favor of a jobs bill endorsed by the Obama administration. Like the four other GOP senators who joined him, the man who won the late Democrat Edward Kennedy's seat says it's about jobs, not party politics. And that may be good politics, too. The four other GOP senators who broke ranks -- Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine, George Voinovich of Ohio and Christopher "Kit" Bond of Missouri -- also...