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  • Palin, blueblood-bashing and Mitt Romney (Bushes endorse Myth)

    11/24/2010 12:54:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Sarah Palin wasted little time firing back at Barbara Bush, who used an interview with Larry King early this week to express her hope that Palin will stay in Alaska. "I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods," Palin said on Laura Ingraham's radio show on Wednesday. "And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners." While it's true that Barbara Bush remains a well-liked figure, particularly within...
  • GOP 'Worried Sick' About Palin

    11/08/2010 11:06:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Street ^ | November 8, 2010 | Lauren Tara LaCapra
    Top political strategists said Monday that Sarah Palin isn't just a potential presidential candidate -- she's almost surely going to run in 2012. "You can't count her out," said Mark McKinnon, former adviser to President George W. Bush. "In fact, there are a lot of reasons to count her in. ... Established Republicans are worried sick about her." But Karen Finney, a former member of the Clinton administratiion who's now a political consultant: "They owe her." The comments came during the Securities Industry and Financial Markets annual conference in New York City today. McKinnon, Finney and another Democratic strategist, Cornell...
  • District by district - Texas - 17 Rep. Edwards down 12 points

    10/27/2010 7:02:16 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Hill Staff
    Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) trails Republican Bill Flores 40 percent to 52 in The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, with 7 percent of likely voters undecided. Flores is winning independents by 11 points, plus he’s winning men by 18 points and women by eight points. Middle-aged and older voters are also going for the Republican, while Edwards leads among younger voters. Edwards’s unfavorable ratings are higher than his favorable, 49 percent versus 45 percent, while 56 percent of voters give Flores high marks. This district has been trending Republican since the redistricting process. Former President George W. Bush’s Crawford ranch...
  • Sarah Palin: Abortion an "Essential" Issue in 2010 Elections to Mitigate Obama

    10/06/2010 9:20:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | October 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt, Editor
    In a speech Tuesday night at a pro-life event in Houston, former presidential candidate Sarah Palin said abortion is an "essential" issues for the pro-life movement in the 2010 elections. Palin said it is important to take advantage of the opportunity the elections present to mitigate President Barack Obama's pro-abortion agenda. Palin said Obama has been responsible for "the biggest advance of the abortion industry in America" thanks to the ObamaCare bill that includes abortion funding, she said, according to CNN. She added Obama is "the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House," "That's why it's essential that...
  • Palin endorsement for Tea Party fave Broden becomes official [Texas]

    09/22/2010 1:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 22, 2010 | Aman Batheja
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed into Texas politics again by backing Republican Stephen Broden against incumbent US Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Dallas. Broden has been a regular speaker at North Texas Tea Party events for over a year, regularly drawing standing ovations for preaching against President Obama's "godless socialism." Palin posted the endorsement on her Facebook page on Tuesday but the news had already come out over the weekend. On Sunday, Star-Telegram writer Anna Tinsley reported that Broden was introduced at the Wake Up America Tea Party at the Fort Worth Convention Center as the latest politician...
  • Ron Paul’s Shocking Message To The Tea Party (Doesn't like today's rally) [Tinfoil Alert]

    08/28/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Digital Meeting Center ^ | August 28, 2010
    Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party: You’re being taken for a ride. At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more...
  • Texas Governor: Tied

    06/22/2010 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 29 replies
    PPP Polling ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    One of the biggest questions about the 2010 election cycle, which we still don't really know the answer to, is whether it will be solely an anti-Democratic year or more broadly an anti-incumbent year. Our newest Texas poll would seem to suggest voter fatigue toward long serving politicians in both parties- Republican Governor Rick Perry is now tied at 43 with Democratic challenger Bill White. Texas would seem an unlikely candidate to provide Democrats their biggest win of the election cycle but the Governor's race there is a reminder that candidates matter. Perry is an unusually weak incumbent, while White...
  • Texas Republican Convention

    06/14/2010 8:19:03 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 11 replies · 319+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 07/14/2010 | Chris Bounds
    This past Friday and Saturday I had the privilege of participating as a delegate at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention. It was an enlightening first-time experience, one of which I am truly grateful for. Despite arriving in Dallas on Friday with less than 4 hours of sleep, my excitement remained high as I gathered with more than 7000 delegates and countless alternates and guests to elect new party leadership, develop a strong conservative platform, and approve party rules for the next two years. The greatest thing I witnessed though was a diverse crowd of Texans that was united...
  • Floor fight for Texas GOP Chair (live)

    06/12/2010 2:16:29 PM PDT · by ziravan · 13 replies · 315+ views
    live | RPT Convention
    Cathie Adams v. Steve Munsteri for State Chair
  • Texas: Canseco Defeats Hurd In GOP Runoff

    04/14/2010 5:06:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 543+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | April 14, 2010 | Greg Giroux
    Texas businessman Francisco "Quico" Canseco defeated ex-CIA official Will Hurd in Tuesday's Republican runoff in the 23rd district. With about 90 percent of precincts reporting, Canseco led Hurd by 53 percent to 47 percent. The Associated Press called the contest for Canseco, who will face Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) in the general election.
  • The Vichy Republicans: Striving for mediocrity ... (Sarah versus the RINO/MSM machine)

    03/02/2010 6:51:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 717+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2010 | Bernie Quigley
    The New York Times’s venomous and possibly deranged Frank Rich, who associated Sarah Palin with terrorism in his Sunday column this week, borrows from his previous archrival George Will in the claim that the White She Devil is a critter from hell and anyway, she will never be elected. While Letterman is suddenly hugging up to Mitt Romney as his alter ego in L.A., Jay Leno restarts again on a positive note with a visit by the White She Devil, the Wolf Girl Incarnate, the Slayer, the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. But what is most telling comes up...
  • Ron Paul Blasts Dick Cheney Over Obama Comments

    01/15/2010 5:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 3,697+ views
    Personal Liberty News ^ | January 13, 2010
    Since President Obama’s inauguration, the man who previously occupied the vice presidential mansion has not tired of criticizing the current commander-in-chief’s foreign policy moves, but he appears to be coming under increasing fire from those who are considered to be his closer ideological allies. Dick Cheney has gone on record in the past few months saying the administration’s polices—especially the desire to scale down the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and setting a public timetable to do so—are endangering America’s national security. However, in a recent appearance on CNN, Rep. Ron Paul (R – Texas), a prominent libertarian, said...
  • GOP candidate needed to run against Cuellar in TX 28

    12/21/2009 9:47:07 AM PST · by jen0517 · 8 replies · 586+ views
    Texas GOP ^ | 12/18/09 | Texas GOP
    GOP candidate needed to run against Henry Cuellar in Texas 28. This Dem will get automatically re-elected unless someone files by Jan. 4. This district runs southwest from San Antonio to McAllen. There must be someone who could run! See the Texas GOP website for a list of candidates who have filed.
  • Mayor Bill White makes campaign stop in San Antonio ::snore::

    12/08/2009 2:53:18 PM PST · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 2 replies · 419+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 12/08/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Texas gubernatorial candidate and San Antonio native Mayor Bill White made his first campaign visit in the Countdown City this week. White blasted Perry on a handful of issues including education. White states he's eager to work towards improving the education system in Texas with specific programs geared towards helping "Hispanics and other minorities." Additionally, White has a brilliant scheme for decreasing the drop out rate: "...Letting people know that by leaving school early they will cut their earning ability in half." With ideas as revolutionary as this one, White should have world hunger and world peace solved BEFORE he...
  • Rick Perry Goes After Kay Bailey Hutchison's Washington Record As A Big Spender

    12/08/2009 8:13:30 AM PST · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 3 replies · 476+ views
    The Tusk ^ | R Hargraves
    Governor Rick Perry is turning up the heat on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's record as one of Washington's biggest spending Republicans. Fiscal and economic issues is, after all, Rick Perry's strong suit heading into this primary election, which should prove to be a tough and bloody one. I'm supporting Rick Perry, but will obviously vote for Kay Baby in the general election should she win the primary. The following ads sure do hurt, though. Don't they, Kay? *-*Video @ site*-* Frankly, Kay Bailey Hutchison has really picked a bad time to challenge Rick Perry for governor. While she isn't getting...
  • Sarah Palin is coming to the Dallas-Ft.Worth area

    12/03/2009 6:46:27 PM PST · by RGirard · 10 replies · 853+ views ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Sarah Palin, everyone's favorite Christian conservative hockey mom turned ex-Governor of Alaska, is headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a book signing event in Plano. This is the only book signing scheduled for North Texas to promote Sarah's new book "Going Rogue - An American Life." And which lucky store gets the honor? Legacy Books, a massive three-level 24,000 sq. foot independently owned bookstore located at 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75024. Legacy Book's website states: "Tickets to Sarah Palin's GOING ROGUE book signing at Legacy Books sold out completely in November in just two days ... Access to...
  • What Is Sarah Palin? (A Paulestinian's View)

    11/27/2009 7:22:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 2,105+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | November 27, 2009 | Jack Hunter
    Why do so many people love Sarah Palin? Why do so many hate her? I cannot recall a politician in recent memory that has been both so loved and so reviled for no discernible reason. When Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket many conservatives were intrigued, including me. It was reported that the Alaskan governor had been a member of Pat Buchanan’s “Buchanan Brigades” during the commentator’s presidential bids in 1996 and 2000 and that Palin had ties to the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. An “America First” states rights’ radical on a...
  • Debra Medina on property rights and a move from property to sales taxes (TX)

    09/02/2009 7:11:45 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 78 replies · 3,338+ views ^ | 08/26/2009 | David Smith
    On Monday evening I had the double pleasure of attending my first Log Cabin Republicans meeting (and dispelling a world of biases!) and hearing Texas Gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina speak. One of the major topics that Mrs. Medina spoke on was her stance on personal property rights and gun rights, which drew a strong, supportive applause from the attendees. However, after asking her a question on the topic, and further discussing with Jerrod Atkinson, a big Ron Paul and Debra Medina supporter, afterwards, I am still not convinced that her position is the right one. First of all, it is...
  • Ron Paul for U.S Senate?

    09/02/2009 5:34:59 AM PDT · by freepersunite · 19 replies · 1,276+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 2nd Sept | Paul Burka
    Who has the best chance to hold the Senate seat for the GOP? I don’t think it is any of the announced candidates. It’s a member of the Texas congressional delegation, whose members are worried about whether any of the wannabes can hold the seat against a Democrat. –This candidate has a large, enthusiastic constituency that goes beyond the boundaries of his district and his state. –This candidate won’t have to spend a nickel on name ID. –This candidate has $2,742,426 cash on hand. –This candidate is totally in touch with the GOP base, as it evolves further and further...
  • Because I Said So

    09/01/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 13 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Tusk (F.K.A. Right Up ^ | 09/01/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Michelle Roberts, AP writer writes in her piece San Antonio, restaurants fight fat by cooperating that San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city. They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages...