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  • Breaking: John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker

    10/08/2015 6:25:48 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Bret Baier
    Having Talked to several senior aides on Capitol Hill (along with Chris Stirewalt and his sources on the Hill tied to the leadership) here is the picture that is beginning to form. Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker--not just until the Caucus nominates someone --but, until that person can confirm 218 votes on the House floor (needed to take the Speaker’s gavel). Short of that – Boehner will stay on for the rest of this Congress and steer legislation that is pending.
  • The Uni-party’s 2016 Election Strategy

    10/08/2015 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 23, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.
    The main objective of the political-media establishment and, in particular, Barack Obama is to prevent any post-election investigation of the rampant corruption in Washington DC. Both the Democrats and the Republicans want to maintain their standing as permanent political elites, whereby they may continue to treat ordinary Americans as indentured servants and broker the tax revenues for the benefit of themselves and their wealthy donors. It is clear that the Obamas and Valerie "Rasputin" Jarrett hate the Clintons and do not want to risk "payback time" from a vindictive and ruthless President Hillary. The Obama strategy is stretch out the...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker(Out of touch RINO)

    10/08/2015 2:41:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 59 replies
    Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned House colleagues when he announced that he would withdraw from the race to be the next House Speaker. In the immediate aftermath, Rep. Charlie Dent says "anything is possible now." To get anything done "we might have to assemble a bipartisan coalition, that’s the reality of this place," Dent told CNN moments after McCarthy withdrew from the race. REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be...
  • America’s European cousins are hanging from the branches of our family tree; let’s not join them

    10/07/2015 10:37:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/7/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If each American whose family came here within memory was stirred to anger and action over the way the Muslim invaders are treating their extended family cousins we could prevent this disaster from coming to our shores. Being part Swedish, English and Irish it is not difficult for me to envision the horrors that are taking place in the first two nations and the destruction awaiting Ireland. Almost all of us can trace our roots to some European country that is now teetering at the edge of an abys. The stories coming from that part of the world promise a...
  • Creator Of Fox Broadcasting Declares He Is Going To War Against Donald Trump…

    10/06/2015 7:16:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | October 6, 2015
    Media mogul and creator of the Fox Broadcasting Company, Barry Diller made it clear today he has no intention of seeing Donald Trump become the next President of the United States. The fellow billionaire went so far as to suggest to CNBC that should Donald Trump win he would, “move out of the country, or join the resistance.” Interestingly, Diller’s comments come just forty-eight hours after a D.C. Whispers report included this information regarding an effort by powerful Mainstream political and media figures to successfully terminate the Trump campaign: “…It was also stated that news media executives at each the...
  • Carly Fiorina's charity has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011

    10/05/2015 10:59:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Week ^ | October 5, 2015 | Jeva Lange
    Nothing has defined Carly Forina's presidential campaign quite like her outspoken opposition to Planned Parenthood — a point she has brought up repeatedly at debates and press conferences. It might seem odd, then, that her Fiorina Foundation has given half a million dollars to Planned Parenthood since 2011. The Fiorina Foundation isn't actually, legally, a foundation, per se; it's an account Fiorina and her husband hold with The Ayco Charitable Foundation, a "donor-advised fund" that stashes charitable donations for clients in case they want to quickly receive tax benefits, The Daily Beast explains. One expert on the topic described it...
  • 2016 Candidates React To Russia’s Campaign In Syria (Fiorina: Use Force Against Russians)

    10/04/2015 6:26:47 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/2/15 | John Hayward
    In a rare moment of bipartisan agreement, both Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina have called for the United States and its coalition partners to establish a no-fly zone in Syria to protect U.S.-backed rebel groups – effectively challenging Russia to a military confrontation if it wants to bomb them. Following is a review of where the 2016 candidates stand on the Syrian situation, beginning with Fiorina and Clinton, and the differences between their no-fly zone proposals. Only those candidates who have made statements about the Russian campaign and how to respond since the air strikes began are included. Carly Fiorina:...
  • Trump’s wall can be our wall by individual sponsorship

    10/03/2015 9:15:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/3/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is an out of the box thinker. Here is an out of the box idea for him: personal, individual sponsorship of a section of the wall to be built on our southern border. Trump has called for a wall to be built along the entire roughly 2,000 miles of our border with Mexico. There are some 2 million feet in the 370 mile border between Mexico and Arizona; and most observers agree sealing this “hole” needs immediate attention. Using a wall to slow and eventually stop illegal aliens from invading our country is the most obvious response to...
  • Key Senate Republican wants major fiscal deal, debt ceiling raised until 2017 [Cornyn]

    10/02/2015 8:58:26 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/02/2015 | Manu Raju
    The Senate's No. 2 Republican wants to extend the national borrowing limit through the 2016 elections, hoping to take full advantage of a political opening with House Speaker John Boehner's sudden decision to retire. With the Treasury Department warning on Thursday that the debt ceiling will be reached by Nov. 5, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn is eager to see the White House and congressional leaders cut a major deal on a fiscal package that includes a long-term increase of the national borrowing limit. "I personally would like to see Speaker Boehner help clear the deck for the people who...
  • Boehner Indicates He'll Rely on Democrats to Pass CR That Funds Planned Parenthood

    09/27/2015 7:35:13 PM PDT · by xzins · 124 replies
    CNS ^ | September 27, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner said on CBS’s "Face the Nation" this morning that there will be no government shutdown—thus signaling that the House of Representatives he will lead until the end of next month will not send the Senate a continuing resolution that Democrats there would filibuster because it prohibits funding of Planned Parenthood or that President Barack Obama would veto for the same reason. In response to a follow-up question from host John Dickerson, Boehner said he was "sure" the funding bill he will put through the Republican-majority House will need Democratic votes to pass. The law currently funding...
  • Eric Cantor Strongly Defends Democratic-Republican Party

    09/26/2015 5:44:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Ed Straker
    Eric Cantor, who was sent on to the politician's afterlife (the private sector) by the voters of his district, penned an article strongly defending his former boss, John Boehner. His views are important to read as they fully expain the Democratic Party/Republican Party collusion which has taken place over the past six years. During President Obama’s first two years in office, his party controlled the House and for a time had a supermajority in the Senate. Almost entirely on their own they enacted a nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill, Obamacare and Dodd-Frank financial regulations. Not for the first or last...
  • If Republicans nominate a strong conservative, it could hurt them on Election Day. A lot.

    09/25/2015 2:49:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Washington Post's Monkey Cage ^ | September 25, 2015 | Matthew Atkinson and Darin DeWitt
    In June 2014, Senator Ted Cruz told The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin this: It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the Republicans is always, always, always ‘Surrender your principles and agree with the Democrats. That’s been true for my entire lifetime. The chattering classes have consistently said, ‘You crazy Republicans have to give up on what you believe and become more like Democrats.’ And, I would note, every time Republicans do that we lose. Cruz went on: And what does the entire D.C. Republican consulting class say? ‘In 2016, we need another establishment moderate!’ Hasn’t worked...
  • Dear GOP House Members – Electing Kevin McCarthy as Speaker Will Fix Nothing

    09/25/2015 8:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/25/2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    With the breaking news that Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% is resigning as Speaker and stepping down from Congress at the end of next month, the House caucus is going to have to elect a new leader soon. Reading between the tea leaves, you have to imagine that Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) 63% thinks he has this election in the bag. If Republicans in the House quickly line up behind McCarthy as a replacement for Boehner, it will show that they have learned nothing. It will show that they have mistakenly concluded that Boehner, personally, was just an unjust victim...
  • (Vanity) First Cantor, now Boehner! Good Bye!!!!

    09/25/2015 6:54:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 98 replies
    The Establishment is going to be EVEN MORE pissed at us now that we've taken out ANOTHER of their worthless leaders!!
  • John Boehner Caught Conspiring With Nancy Pelosi

    09/23/2015 3:36:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Fellow Conservative, John Boehner’s days are numbered. The bronze and quick-to-cry Speaker of the House has been put on notice. American conservatives aren’t going to take it anymore. This isn’t really news. We’ve known for weeks that a few dozen brave Conservatives were going to try to over throw Boehner. But here’s what we didn’t know last week: Democrats have agreed to save Boehner. That’s right, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have agreed to vote with Boehner not only to save Planned Parenthood’s funding, but also to save John Boehner’s job. You know Boehner’s a RINO when even the Democrats...
  • Would GOP Establishment Prefer Democrat Win Over a Non-Establishment GOP Candidate in 2016?

    09/22/2015 3:50:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 60 replies ^ | 9/21/15 | Doug Johnson
    Here’s the Nonsense: When the GOP leadership had the candidates sign loyalty pledges it was a way to guarantee that all Republicans would work together to win in 2016. Here’s the Horse Sense: The GOP leadership hoped the loyalty pledge would run Trump out of the race. When it didn’t work, and nothing else is working, they are starting to panic. They are considering desperate measures if they can’t get their candidate nominated. With GOPe (GOP establishment) candidates having a hard time getting traction against the likes of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Ben Carson, the GOPe leadership that control...
  • House Dems willing to save John Boehner

    09/21/2015 6:37:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | September 21, 2015 | Manu Raju
    Speaker John Boehner's future was on Rep. Henry Cuellar's mind when he was speaking with fellow House Democrats last week. The question they were mulling: Would they throw Boehner a lifeline and save his job if he needed their votes to survive? "Heck yes!" Cuellar said in an interview when asked if he'd consider it. The Texas Democrat is one of more than a dozen House Democrats who told CNN they'd be willing to vote to keep Boehner in place if he faces a rebellion from the tea party wing of his caucus this fall. In interviews, a number of...
  • How dare the voters pick a candidate?

    09/21/2015 7:56:13 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept 21, 2015 | James Lewis
    When it comes to sneering contempt for ordinary people, it's hard to out-perform the left, with its long, bloody history of mass murders by tiny radical elites. But we are now being treated to conservative pundits' revolt against the base, a most revealing moment in these dangerous times.
  • Will Democrats Rescue John Boehner?

    09/19/2015 5:34:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/19/15 | Russel Berman
    If John Boehner survives this autumn as speaker, he may owe his job to Democrats. A group of House conservatives is threatening to try and topple Boehner if he does not risk a government shutdown by making an all-out fight to defund Planned Parenthood this month. Led by Representative Mark Meadows, the conservatives would bring up a rarely-used procedural motion calling for the election of a new speaker. If 30 or more Republicans opposed Boehner, he’d need Democratic votes to defeat the motion and retain the speakership. It’s a nearly unprecedented choice for Democrats, and one that the party is...

    09/19/2015 5:30:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies ^ | 9/19/15 | Joel Skousen
    With a major conservative rebellion on their hands, the establishment controllers of the Republican Party have planned their most sophisticated manipulation of voters to date—to make sure public backlash against Obama accrues to an establishment controlled Republican and not a true conservative. Ever wonder why the GOP has promoted and allowed an unprecedented 17 Republican candidates to crowd the field for president? It was not by accident. By flooding the field with a variety of controlled candidates they can fracture and water down conservative support for the two or three candidates who aren’t controlled by the establishment, and then use...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I'm Going to Be the Republican Nominee'

    09/17/2015 11:01:18 AM PDT · by JOAT · 154 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/17/2015 | Not Attributed
    Jeb Bush declared on "America's Newsroom" that he is going to be the Republican nominee in 2016. Asked by Bill Hemmer whether he's satisfied with his current standing in the race, Bush said he believes he'll come out on top. "I'm excited about where we are and I know where we're going. I'm gonna be the Republican nominee and I cannot wait to take it to Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders or whoever it is," said Bush. In the latest RealClearPolitics polling average, Bush is in third nationally, with close to 8% support. But he trails Donald Trump by more...
  • It's Time for Romney

    09/16/2015 10:59:22 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/15/15 | Matt Latimer
    Could Mitt shake up the race? And, more importantly in their eyes, could he be the one to stop Donald Trump? The answers are yes, and maybe — if only he did the following: 1 Make them want you. Romney needs to pose as the reluctant candidate who only reluctantly would consider jumping into the race for king and country (and party). He needs people to come to him, to write op-eds asking him to run. In other words, to do what George W. Bush did successfully in 2000 and his brother tried — and failed — to do this...
  • John Boehner a First Class DC Sleazebag

    09/16/2015 6:10:23 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/16/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    So as we all start another day in Paradise, and as we lick our wounds from yet another defeat by our House and Senate Republican majority, over the dastardly Iran deal, who is worse, John Boehner, or the House Republicans that keep him on as Speaker? A poster on a great thread about “The Donald Trump Show” is revealing some pathetic details about the tan man and where his fealty really lies. “In June, 1995, Boehner distributed campaign contributions from tobacco industry lobbyists ON THE HOUSE FLOOR (emp. added) as House members were weighing how to vote on tobacco subsidies....
  • BOOM, There It Is – Wall Street In Panic: “Trump Could Win”…

    09/15/2015 4:35:07 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-14-2015 | sundance
    BOOM, There It Is – Wall Street In Panic: “Trump Could Win”… Posted on September 14, 2015 by sundance The latest sunlight onto an increasingly obvious RNC/GOPe scheme comes from the most unlikely source, POLITICO, who highlight their article Wall Street’s Latest Panic.In very direct ways their article cuts to the very heart of the matter – Wall Street cannot fathom a Donald Trump candidacy – They Planned For JEB! However, this reality is still met by people who refuse to accept the overall system we call modern 2016 Presidential Politics is entirely the construct of financial stakeholders who have...
  • David Brooks: Fans of Carson and Trump ‘Insufficiently Respect’ GOP Establishment

    09/14/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | September 13, 2015 | Tom S. Elliott
    New York Times columnist David Brooks chastised supporters of Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump for showing “insufficient respect” for the Republican establishment. “It’s like a mutiny, not a campaign,” Brooks said on Sunday’s Meet the Press.”The problem is, there’s an illusion in this country, and in the Republican base, that you can govern by screaming.”
  • Kasich Channels McConnell on Planned Parenthood: GOP Doesn’t Need Unpopular Government Shutdown

    09/13/2015 5:42:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/13/15 | Dr Susan Berry
    Republican presidential contender John Kasich is taking a page from Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell’s playbook, warning GOP conservatives against demanding Planned Parenthood’s federal funding be eliminated from the must-pass temporary spending bill that would keep the government open. Echoing McConnell’s words, the Ohio Governor said in New Hampshire Saturday and then argued on Fox News Sunday, that President Obama would veto any spending bill that transfers funds from Planned Parenthood to women’s healthcare facilities that do not perform abortions. Kasich warns that could make Republicans vulnerable if the government subsequently shuts down. “I think there are other ways...
  • Will Senate Republicans play hardball to break Democrats’ Iran Deal filibuster?

    09/11/2015 2:06:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2015 | Guy Benson
    A senior Senate Republican leadership source reached out to discuss the case I laid out this morning (linked an excerpted by Allahpundit here) concerning a possible path to breaking Democrats’ Iran deal filibuster. He said Majority Leader McConnell will schedule another cloture vote early next week, likely on Tuesday. If and when that fails (assuming none of the 42 filibustering Democrats relent), GOP leadership is considering a number of options, including forcing votes on one or more highly-charged amendments related to the Iran deal. This maneuver would respond to Democrats’ politicized posturing in kind, contriving scenarios in which filibuster-sustaining...
  • "Aid For Syrian Refugees" Cargo Container Arrives in Greece Full of Weapons & Ammunition

    09/10/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge - Conservative Tree House ^ | September 10, 2015 | Sundance - Conservative Tree House
    Rut Roh – A “Refugee Relief Supply” cargo container arrives In Greece devoid of “Refugee Relief Supplies”… Watch the video to see what the “aid for Syrian refugees” was:
  • ‘Republican’ Kentucky judge demonstrates the faux two-party system

    09/09/2015 4:50:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 9/8/2015 | Bob Livingston
    In my writing I have often demonstrated how the faux two-party system in America is a fraud designed to keep Americans distracted and divided, yet for some reason few readers ever catch on. So for those Republican voters who remain trapped in the false paradigm believing that the country will be made right again by simply electing a Republican president, I give you this: U.S. District Judge David Bunning, the Kentucky judge who persecuted by unlawfully imprisoning the Kentucky clerk who refused to grant marriage licenses, in 2003 ordered students at a Kentucky school to a “re-education camp” as part...
  • Revolt: Boehner delays House vote .. Update: New GOP plan in the works

    09/09/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Today’s vote has now been delayed and the House GOP caucus will meet at 4 p.m. to find a way forward because John Boehner once again miscalculated the degree of support he had in his own caucus .Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are demanding that the Obama administration send side deals between Iran and international nuclear inspectors to Congress as part of the Iran deal now under consideration. Opponents of the deal have argued that the clock on congressional consideration of the deal has not even begun until these side deals are submitted. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) has...
  • How the GOP Pretends Not to Authorize Obama’s Agenda

    09/09/2015 10:31:46 AM PDT · by ryan71 · 8 replies ^ | 09/08/2015 | Andrew McCarthy
    In my weekend column I offered a concrete plan to undermine President Obama’s atrocious Iran deal. It is an easy one, because all that the Republican-controlled Congress has to do, if it really wants to derail this thing, is follow the law that they wrote and Obama signed, the Corker law — the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, sometimes also known as “Corker-Cardin,” after Senate sponsors Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) and Ben Cardin (D., Md.). Sadly, in another iteration of the anger that is the wind beneath Donald Trump’s wings, many readers insist that GOP leadership has no...
  • Boehner Lacks Enough GOP Votes for Re-Election, His Future Depends on Whether Dems Bail Him Out

    09/08/2015 6:44:56 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 85 replies ^ | 9/8/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), one of the 28 Republicans who publicly supports replacing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)with a Republican alternative, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Boehner does not have enough support within the Republican conference to win re-election with just Republican votes. Therefore, Mulvaney said, should there be a vote on a privileged resolution on a motion to vacate the chair of the House of Representatives—a fancy term for a vote to remove Boehner from the speakership—the only way Boehner can keep his job is if Democrats vote for him to bail him out. “The math depends...

    09/05/2015 3:56:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 3, 2015 | JOHN HINDERAKER
    Some conservatives still like to call the Republicans the Stupid Party, but I say: not while the Democrats are around .Hillary Clinton: if she isn’t the most overrated American in history, who is? The woman has been exposed as a dope. What did she do that made people think she had talent? No one can remember. One aspect of her emails that others have commented on, but we haven’t mentioned here, is how out of touch she is. “Please print” is pretty much her repertoire of responses. Then there is the epic exchange in which Hillary has a new iPad...
  • Why Mitt Romney should save the Republican Party and join the 2016 race

    09/05/2015 6:05:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies ^ | Sep. 3, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    "Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," an anonymous senior adviser of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign recently told New York magazine. Other members of Romneyworld have denied the former governor is interested in another campaign. But at this stage in the 2016 race, Mitt Romney should start preparing to get back in the arena.Romney should be ready to enter the field to save his party from an awful reckoning between its leadership and its base, a reckoning that has been brought on by Donald Trump's campaign. Trump has proven that the "strongest GOP primary field in...
  • Clinton to Bush: “this Trump thing will be taken care of DURING YOUR DEBATES, if not sooner.”

    09/04/2015 6:08:17 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 109 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | July 11, 2015 | Not attibuted
    Apparently Jeb Bush’s focus on “The Donald” has become quite personal. Bush is said to be “deeply disappointed” that the media and corporate attacks on Mr. Trump have only made the outspoken billionaire’s appeal to voters that much stronger. It is a political dynamic for which Bush political operatives are increasingly confused and concerned over. Those concerns were said to be given some salve in the form of assurances from Bill Clinton during a personal call he had with Jeb Bush two days earlier. While most of that conversation remains private, Jeb did share with others that the former president...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Let All Illegal Kids Stay 'Right Here, Right Now'

    09/04/2015 10:35:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/18/14 | Tony Lee
    “Right now the country ought to act to end the humanitarian crisis of tens of thousands of what are, in effect, orphans and strangers in our land,” he wrote in a Politico op-ed. “The very young among them should find ‘forever families’ right here, right now.” According to Hewitt, the illegal immigration children “should become Americans” as soon as possible. Hewitt said “if a child under 13 can identify a parent, the child should be re-united with the parent immediately” while the parent waits to get amnesty from future immigration legislation. If “children under 13 cannot identify a parent, they...
  • Ted Cruz indifferent to rule of law in Kim Davis case (MSNBC)

    09/04/2015 7:30:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 09/04/15 | Steve Benen
    When Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) condemns President Obama – a frequent occurrence – the far-right national candidate often emphasizes the rule of law. Cruz doesn’t just think the president is wrong; he thinks Obama is a tyrannical dictator who flouts legal norms. “The pattern we’ve seen under President Obama, disregarding the law, is really one of the most troubling aspects of this presidency,” Cruz said last year. “When he disagrees with the law … he simply refuses to comply with it.” The Republican senator added that the president is “lawless.” But that was in 2014. In 2015, Cruz sees Kentucky...
  • Trump is right not taking on the Kim Davis Issue

    09/04/2015 7:10:11 AM PDT · by theoldmarine · 164 replies
    Vanity | 9/3/2015 | Dr. James Schulze, D.Min. (PEARUSA)
    Donald Trump is taking a lot of heat from people who would like to see him support the dear lady, Kim Davis, in Kentucky. Those same people, if they think about it are asking him to commit political suicide. Trump is right, for now. Sorry. Everyone, and I include myself, is disappointed, but not surprised that 4 liberal justices and one who has always been sympathetic to the 'queer class' decided that homosexuals are a minority and deserve the protection of law and equal rights. They have also ruled that the crucial parts of the 'Defense of Marriage Act' are...
  • Revealed! Inside Look at Why GOP Won't Fight Obama

    09/04/2015 7:38:22 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 64 replies ^ | September 4, 2015 | Garth Kant
    WASHINGTON – Why won’t Republican leadership in Congress fight President Obama? It’s the question that frustrates 75 percent of GOP voters and an issue that has likely helped Donald Trump skyrocket in the polls. Now, WND has obtained a revealing look into the thought process of the congressional Republican elite during a candid email exchange with a Senate leadership aide. It showed why GOP leadership is apparently so reluctant to effectively confront Obama on such key issues as defunding executive amnesty, Obamacare and Planned Parenthood. The dialogue also revealed why Republican leadership employs a strategy of confronting the president with...
  • Why Jeb Bush might want to campaign in Spanish

    09/03/2015 9:19:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/3/15 | Janell Ross
    Donald Trump famously called Jeb Bush "a very low-energy kind of guy." The New York Times headlined a story this week with the words,"Jeb Bush is still waiting for polling to catch up with fundraising." And in the final days of 2014, the American Spectator published, "The Overrated Candidate: The Case Against Jeb Bush." Unfortunately for Bush, the list does go on, and on, and on. It's coming from what many would consider friendly corners and those who own said corners. It's most definitely coming from foes. Bush has struggled, stumbled and staggered his way through this summer campaign season....
  • A Note to the Republican Elite (vanity)

    09/01/2015 8:35:21 PM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    (none) | Sept. 1, 2015 | (self)
    Hello Karl Rove and people that think like him and write columns telling us that we're "low information", "idiots", "crazies", "idol worshipers", and otherwise uninformed because we support Trump. To start with, I don't know the numbers, but I suspect that most people on this site are like me and have closely followed politics FOR DECADES and therefore can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Republican ruling class. Maybe other sites, like Yahoo or whatever, are filled with "low information voters", but NOT THIS SITE. So I could spend an hours (or days, or months) parsing just about every line...
  • Iran Deal on the Verge of Senate Success (Updated) (Video)

    09/01/2015 7:31:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9/1/15 | Niels Leniewski
    The Democratic senator who holds the seat long occupied by Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. has put the Obama administration on the verge of victory on the Iran deal.Sen. Chris Coons announced on the campus of the University of Delaware Tuesday that he would provide the 33rd vote against a resolution of disapproval for the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran. That puts the agreement one vote short of the number needed to sustain a presidential veto.Coons began his speech to an abundance of local television cameras by expressing concerns about provisions of the deal, including enforcement mechanisms.(video at link)“I...
  • Marco Rubio: sugar subsidies preserve American agriculture

    09/01/2015 3:15:11 PM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/1/2015 | streiff
    Every once in a while a politician says something that you think can’t possibly be correct… until you find that it is. This happened earlier in the month (better late than never) when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 92% was asked about sugar subsidies: “I’m ready to get rid of the loan program for sugar, as long as the countries that export sugar into the U.S. get rid of theirs as well, and here’s why: Otherwise, Brazil will wipe out our agriculture and it’s not just sugar.”“I’m prepared to say, absolutely, we should change the law so that as soon as...
  • MSNBC's Mike Barnicle: I Want To Live As Far Away From Anti-Establishment Voters As Possible

    09/01/2015 1:26:28 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 60 replies
    RCP video ^ | 9-1-2015 | RCP transcript
    MIKE BARNICLE: ..... So that means that if I lived in Iowa, I would want to know where each of those members of that 53% (Note: Trump, Carson, Cruz and Fiorina combined) lived, and I would want to live as far away from them as possible, because there is something seriously wrong with the Republican party if those people combined have a majority of the voters.
  • Under Attack, Jeb Bush Releases Video Of Donald Trump’s Past Liberal Stances [VIDEO]

    09/01/2015 9:00:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2015 | Alex Pappas
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the frequent recipient of attacks from Donald Trump, is out with a new video compilation of the New York businessman taking liberal positions in past interviews. The video from the Bush campaign comes a day after Trump’s campaign released a social media video drawing attention to Bush’s past statement that illegal immigration is an “act of love” while showing examples of illegal immigrants who have gone on to commit violent crimes. The video — which the campaign calls “The Real Donald Trump” — shows videos from years ago of Trump taking liberal positions on abortion,...
  • Bush rips Trump in Spanish and English

    09/01/2015 10:27:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Capital New York ^ | 9/1/15 | MARC CAPUTO
    A visibly perturbed Jeb Bush escalated his war of words with Donald Trump on Tuesday, blasting the Republican frontrunner as "not a conservative” in English- and Spanish-language interviews during a Miami campaign event. “He attacks me every day — he personalizes everything,” Bush said in Spanish to reporters, giving one of his most personal responses to Trump that his rival won’t hear in English. “If you’re not totally in agreement with him, you’re an ‘idiot,’ you’re ‘stupid,’ you have ‘low energy,’ blah, blah, blah,” Bush said, in a sign that Trump’s criticisms of his energy levels are getting to the...
  • The TRUMP Fight Song [unofficial] - TRUMP 2016 [Video]

    09/01/2015 2:34:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/27/15 | Strengthen the US
    Stay motivated and help TRUMP make America great again by sharing the TRUMP FIGHT SONG! [unofficial] TRUMP 2016! Created by a combat veteran who weeps for America. Stop wasting time and do something for your country!
  • Will Ted Cruz cause another government shutdown?

    08/31/2015 1:42:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 27 replies
    WashPo ^ | 8/31/15 | Jenny "the conservative" Rubin
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) speaks to supporters at his Religious Liberty Rally this month in Des Moines. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) We are heading into yet another budget showdown, one made even more volatile in a presidential election cycle in which candidates on the right seek to outdo one another with ever more extreme and irresponsible positioning. The 2013 shutdown, largely engineered by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and his junior partner Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), was a low point for Republicans. Their poll numbers sank. They shortly thereafter lost the Virginia gubernatorial race. Cruz still won’t admit his role nor its...
  • “Why the Dogs of Hell have been Unleashed on Donald Trump”

    08/30/2015 10:07:00 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 60 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/30/15 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It isn’t often that Coach is Right publishes an entire piece not written by one of our own staff. But author Wayne Allyn Root has done such a masterful job exposing the fear Donald Trump has elicited from members of the Washington D.C. “Uniparty” and the sheer panic which drives their every response that it would be an injustice to excerpt only the occasional remark. Americans of every political stripe will recognize the truth of Root’s presentation. Some may not like it or admit it, but there is no getting around it—Donald Trump has turned the political world on its...
  • Joan Walsh: I Don't Know Any Liberals Outraged by Illegal Immigration

    08/30/2015 6:38:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Looks like Up With Steve Kornacki is becoming the go-to place liberals for liberals to let their radical cats out of the bag . . . Yesterday, as we reported here, Josh Barro of the New York Times said that the only way to impact violent crime is to undertake a "massive" gun grab. Today, it was the turn of Salon's Joan Walsh to admit that she doesn't know "any liberals upset--outraged" by illegal immigration. As we said of Barro, kudos to Walsh for her candor. And really, why would liberals be upset by millions of illegal, low-skilled, immigrants flooding...