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  • Here are the names of the 17 Republicans voted against the surge and the troops.

    02/16/2007 12:57:42 PM PST · by Dog · 190 replies · 7,045+ views
    Castle Coble Tom Davis Duncan English (PA) Gilchrest Inglis (SC) Johnson (IL) Jones (NC) Keller Kirt LaTourette Paul Petri Ramstad Upton Walsh (NY)
  • Liberal Republicans Seek Relevance

    12/01/2006 9:39:14 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 83 replies · 1,346+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 December 2006
    They call themselves Main Street Republicans, moderates consigned to the back alleys of politics by their own party. But despite a severe bruising in the fall election, this minority within a minority finds itself with new avenues to explore, including working more closely with Democrats. The Republican Main Street Partnership, a leading voice of GOP moderates in Congress, lost seven of its 48 House members to Democratic challengers in the November election. Two other senior members, Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-N.Y., and Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., are retiring. The group also saw Sen. Lincoln Chafee, R-R.I., one of its eight Senate members...
  • Endangered species alert: 45% of RINOs vanish in a single year

    11/30/2006 4:11:28 PM PST · by dangus · 104 replies · 2,749+ views
    The 2006 election was tragic for conservatives who did lose several key races. But the losses were downright devestating for RINOs (Republicans In Name Only.) The following is a list of the RINOs, who scored under 60% as graded by the American Conservative Union, and how they fared in the last election: SENATE: Linc Chafee, RI: defeated. Olympia Snowe, ME: no contest. Sue Collins, ME: re-elected. Mike DeWine, OH: defeated. HOUSE Christopher Shays, CT: re-elected. Mike Castle, DE: re-elected. Sherwood Boehlert, NY: defeated. Jim Leach, IA: retired. Mark Kirk, IL: re-elected. Nancy Johnson, CT: defeated. Wayne Gilchrest, MD: re-elected. Scott...
  • Am I A Moderate?

    11/26/2006 12:49:20 PM PST · by Lorianne · 34 replies · 830+ views
    Themoderatevoice.com ^ | David Schraub
    I started blogging in June of 2004. In July of 2005, I was invited to co-blog here at The Moderate Voice, an invitation followed a short stint co-blogging at Centerfield (I still technically can post there, but I haven't in over a year). The site being called "The Moderate Voice," I've always felt a vague compunction to be a "moderate," even though I admittedly lean liberal. So, how do I justify calling myself "moderate"? Well, a couple things. A general abhorrence of partisanship and power politics would be one. A vague preference for free trade would be another. But the...
  • GOP seeks rebound from election losses, a legislative defection(CT. GOP legislator defects)

    11/26/2006 10:50:37 AM PST · by Dane · 58 replies · 1,343+ views
    Boston Globe, AP ^ | November 26, 2006 | Susan Haigh
    HARTFORD, Conn. --Just two weeks after the election, the shrinking Republican minority in the state's House of Representatives got a little smaller. State Rep. Diana Urban, a newly re-elected, six-year incumbent from North Stonington, announced she was switching parties and joining the majority Democrats. It marked another setback for the Connecticut Republicans, who had little to cheer about after this month's election except for Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell's overwhelming victory. Rep. Lawrence Cafero Jr., R-Norwalk, the new House minority leader, denies Urban's defection has anything to do with the party. He said it was more about Urban. But Cafero...
  • CA Legislature: GOP passes the baton

    11/23/2006 10:49:22 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 17 replies · 571+ views
    Pasadena Star News ^ | Nov. 23, 2006 | Steven Harmon and Gary Scott
    The bipartisan glow that swathed the Capitol this year may give way to partisan rancor, as combative conservative Michael Villines prepares to lead Assembly Republicans in the next legislative session, political observers say. Villines, a Clovis Republican who was raised in San Jose, seized power by riding the support of conservative lawmakers, who rejected the more accommodating leadership of former minority leader, San Diego Assemblyman George Plescia. But the move may end up marginalizing the Republican caucus.Jim Brulte, a former Assembly Republican Leader and a key architect of the Poizner campaign, said Republican anger simply ignores the reality that California...
  • What Killed the GOP?

    11/14/2006 5:42:25 PM PST · by Reagan Man · 88 replies · 1,933+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 14 2006 | David Freddoso
    “Far Right Soley (sic) Responsible for Democratic Gains.” That’s the title of a hastily written press release I received last Wednesday from the Republican Main Street Partnership. In fact, it had been posted on RMSP’s website Tuesday before midnight. “For the last two years,” wrote RMSP executive director Sarah Chamberlain, “centrist GOPers have warned the leadership of our party of the consequences of pushing a legislative agenda cow-towing to the far right in our party.” (For the record, I also oppose “cow-towing,” and all other forms of bovine abuse.) In the release, Chamberlain argues that if conservatives had only backed...
  • Yankee Republicans on Last Legs

    11/13/2006 12:28:51 AM PST · by xtinct · 46 replies · 1,431+ views
    AP Washington ^ | 11-13-06 | Michelle R. Smith
    The classic New England Republican -- fiscally conservative, socially liberal -- is near death, following a long and quiet decline that began more then a decade ago when the GOP nationally began its move to the right. It is a political breed generations old. The Democratic tidal wave in Tuesday's elections claimed several victims in seats that had long been in Republican hands. Scholars say the losses may be the death knell for the traditional "rock-ribbed" New England Republican.