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  • Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    04/08/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 108 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    It's not hard to understand why. Even without a replay of the Bachmann-Cain-Gingrich-Perry-Paul GOP primary freak show of 2012, the party is heading into its confrontation with Hillary Clinton at a serious general election disadvantage. Some of the weakness has demographic roots that no single candidate can change in a single race. But the rest is a product of the party's rightward lurch over the past six years — and a restive base that demands absolute ideological purity on the part of candidates. The result, as in 2012, is likely to be a primary contest devoted to winning the Real...
  • Baby's first ballot! George P. Bush debuts son Prescott

    03/05/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Bush family doesn't waste any time indoctrinating the next generation into the world of politics. George H.W. Bush's baby great-grandson Prescott joined his father George P. Bush in the voting booth yesterday as daddy runs for Texas land commissioner. Baby Prescott was swept up by his mom Amanda just as dad went into the booth - but he still got an 'I Voted' sticker.
  • Mark Zuckerberg to meet with top four House Republicans (Cantor, Boehner...)

    09/12/2013 6:59:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2013 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg will meet with the top four House Republicans next week in Washington. The high tech CEO’s visit comes as Facebook is facing ongoing scrutiny over privacy concerns and Internet safety. Zuckerberg will meet Thursday with Speaker John Boehner and the rest of his leadership team, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. The meeting is expected to be a broad discussion of issues related to Facebook, according to a GOP aide. While immigration may come up, the meeting is not specifically to discuss comprehensive reform, which Zuckerberg has...
  • Rubio addresses tea party criticism on Senate floor

    06/26/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/13 | Matt K. Lewis
    “I have received numerous emails and calls from conservatives and tea party activists,” he said at the beginning of his remarks. “To hear the worry, anxiety, and growing anger in the voices of so many people who helped me get elected to the Senate, who I agree with on virtually every other issue, has been a real trial for me,”
  • Rubio: You can't compare immigration reform to ObamaCare

    06/26/2013 6:42:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/13 | Daniel Strauss
    The immigration reform proposal backed by a bipartisan group of senators can't be compared to President Obama's healthcare reform law, said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), one of senators that introduced the proposal argued Tuesday. "First of all, ObamaCare, you can't compare the two," Rubio said in an interview on "The Michael Medved Show."
  • Rubio Maintains Support for Immigration Bill Despite Rushed Process

    06/24/2013 6:55:11 AM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2013 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is showing no signs of following through on his January promise to conservative talker Rush Limbaugh that he would walk away from the “Gang of Eight” if the process was not open, despite the fact that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is moving to speed through final passage of a completely repackaged loophole-and-handout-laden version of their immigration bill this week. In a January 29 interview with Limbaugh, Rubio promised to walk away if immigration reform efforts became opaque. "The next step in this process is to craft a starting point of legislation, and then after that...
  • Mr. Rubio, you’ve even lost “Walter Kristol” fold up your tent and go home

    05/29/2013 5:56:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 55 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 5/29/2012 | Kevin Collins
    When Lyndon Johnson lost the support of Walter Cronkite for his prosecution of the war in Viet Nam, he was sufficiently impressed that he pulled out of the 1968 presidential election. Recognizing the gravity of this defeat, Johnson said, “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” While the squishy “Republicans” at the “Weekly Standard” are in no way as influential as “Uncle Walter” was in 1968, the advice from William Kristol of the Weekly Standard to Marco Rubio to “get out” of this effort to “fix” immigration is nonetheless quite telling. During a recent interview about the Senate’s efforts...
  • Rubio's onslaught continues

    04/23/2013 1:32:56 PM PDT · by Javeth · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/13 | Jennifer Rubin
    Thursday was another busy day for the Gang of 8 immigration reform effort, which has come to mean Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and his staff were everywhere on talk radio, on the Senate floor, at a press conference, manning their new Web site and sending batches of e-mails to the media to debunk attacks. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Rubio announced his delight that a third hearing, this one by the Joint House and Senate Economic Committee had been scheduled. (“We need more transparency and greater scrutiny of this bill as the process continues, and it’s important for...
  • Marco Rubio Spokesman Compares Illegal Aliens to Slaves

    04/22/2013 5:08:24 PM PDT · by montag813 · 42 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-22-2013 | John Hill
    As his lies are being exposed daily, Marco and his team are losing their heads.- The panic among the amnesty pimps has reached hysterical proportions. As conservatives increasingly discover how the 'Gang of Eight' amnesty bill would be an abject disaster for America, and also realize how Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has lied to them about its provisions, Rubio and his team have reacted with La Raza talking points, and now disgraceful race-baiting. Case in point, Rubio's spokesperson Alex Conant - in a Twitter exchange with Washington Examiner columnist Conn Carroll, R- said, “We haven’t had a cohort of people...
  • Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform (March 19, 2013 Article)

    04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 229 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Michael A. Memoli
    WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul is calling for conservatives to embrace the cause of immigration reform, outlining a proposal that would grant some form of legal status to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants after the federal government has certified that the border is secure. Paul’s proposal, outlined in a speech to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington on Tuesday, carefully avoided the term citizenship. Instead, the Kentucky senator said he sought a middle ground that would include a multi-year process of granting visas to undocumented workers that would hinge on the annual verification of the security of the...
  • Rand Paul Defends Immigration Reform: 'I've Got A News Flash' For Coulter And Limbaugh

    04/17/2013 9:00:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | Mar 21, 2013 | Rand Paul
    Confronted with critical quotes from Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh on Fox News Thursday morning, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) stood firm on his immigration reform stance and fired back at anyone who would try to question his resolve. After Paul explained his stance on border security, the conversation shifted to undocumented immigrants who are already in the country. Fox host Bill Hemmer said, "you know you're a ripe target for the word amnesty," and then played clips of what media figures like Coulter and Limbaugh have been saying about the senator since he indicated his openness to a "pathway to...
  • Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV

    03/09/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | March 09, 2013
    Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV Named for the Lewinsky lawyer who first pulled off the feat, former governor to appear on all five major Sunday talk shows 9 March 2013 In insider Washington slang it is a publicity coup that has been dubbed the "full Ginsburg" – when a single interviewee snags a slot on all five of American television's major Sunday morning talk shows on the same day. It was named after Monica Lewinsky lawyer William Ginsburg – who was the first to pull it off in 1998 – but now former...
  • Jeb Bush: I'm Open to a Path to Citizenship (Back to supporting Amnesty after only 24 hours)

    03/05/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/5/13 | JORDAN FABIAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Tuesday that he would endorse a pathway to citizenship that does not incentivize illegal immigration. It's a stance that differs from the immigration reform plan that he laid out in his new book. Bush, a well-known pro-immigration reform Republican, raised eyebrows on Monday when he said on the "Today" show and in his book that he opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, arguing that it would violate the rule of law and encourage future illegal immigration. In his new book, "Immigration Wars," Bush offers up a plan that would provide a...
  • American Conservative Union Chair: Legalize Illegal Aliens

    03/04/2013 3:56:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 4, 2013 | Michael W. Chapman
    American Conservative Union Chairman Al Cardenas said he supported a bipartisan Senate effort at immigration reform, stressing that the proposal must include a way for an estimated 11 million illegal aliens to “come out of the shadows” and be given “a legal status where they can be secure in this country for their future and that of their children.” Cardenas made his remarks on the Spanish-language Telemundo show Enfoque on Sunday, noting that immigration is an issue he plans to stress at the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C., which opens next week. … When asked what...
  • Jeb Bush: I Won't Rule Out 2016 White House Run "But I Won't Declare Today"

    03/04/2013 8:47:39 AM PST · by Biggirl · 107 replies
    http://todaynews.today.com/ ^ | March 4, 2013 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush won’t confirm he’s a candidate for the next presidential race, but he sounded like a White House hopeful Monday, declaring his party in need of leadership. “I have a voice, I want to share my beliefs about how the conservative movement and the Republican party can regain its footing, because we’ve lost our way,” he told TODAY’s Matt Lauer. Bush said he wouldn’t rule out a run in 2016, “but I won’t declare today either.”
  • Jeb Bush says revenue increase could be part of budget deal (RINO speaking at CPAC Reagan Dinner!)

    03/04/2013 8:19:15 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 3/4/13 | Aaron Blake
    During an appearance on NBC’s “The Today Show,” Bush said it’s not the time to talk about increasing taxes after what he called the biggest tax hike in American history two months ago following the fiscal cliff deal. But he also wouldn’t rule out the idea that revenues could be part of a package — something Republicans in Congress have said is off the table.
  • Steve Schmidt: There is never a good time for Sarah Palin [VIDEO]

    03/03/2013 1:43:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2013 | Jeff Poor
    Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, the former campaign adviser to 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has repeatedly argued that the Republican Party should be more inclusive — of almost everyone, it seems, except Sarah Palin. On Friday night’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” during its online “Overtime” segment, Schmidt tersely responded to a viewer question about McCain’s selection of Palin to be his running mate: MAHER: Steve Schmidt, ‘Is it possible you picked Sarah Palin the wrong year?’ Oh, my. ‘Could she have swung the women vote in 2012 enough to have put Romney in the White...
  • Rove: GOP needs candidates who reflect diversity

    03/02/2013 9:31:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 2, 2013 8:38 PM EST | Laura Olson
    GOP strategist Karl Rove said Saturday that rebuilding the Republican brand in California will be a tough task that will require them to diversify and create a strategy to spread their message to a wider audience. Referring to the state party’s deep losses in recent years, Rove said it needs to focus on larger themes of restoring jobs and reducing government spending. He also said the party must recruit candidates who reflect the diversity of the country, and in particular, California. By next year, Hispanics will overtake whites as the state’s largest demographic group. …
  • Rove lectures GOP on the Left Coast.

    03/02/2013 5:28:45 PM PST · by Mountain Mary · 32 replies
    vanity | 3/02/13 | Karl Rove
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — GOP strategist Karl Rove said Saturday that rebuilding the Republican brand in California will be a tough task that will require them to diversify and create a strategy to spread their message to a wider audience. http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/03/karl-rove.html
  • Rubio’s Mom Changed His Mind on Immigration

    02/08/2013 5:00:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 91 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 08 Feb 2013 11:31 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Marco Rubio’s softening stance toward immigration reform boils down to his mom, a new profile of the fast-rising Florida senator reveals. “Don’t mess with the immigrants, my son,” Oriales Garcia Rubio told her youngest son during a Dec. 21 phone call, Time magazine reports. Illegal immigrants, she said, are “human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came. To work. To improve their lives.” Rubio took his mother’s words to heart, and says they are shaping his work on immigration. “I have to balance that humanity with reality,” he said. “We have immigration laws. They...
  • Why Dick Morris is out at Fox, but Karl Rove survives

    02/06/2013 4:54:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 6, 2013 | By Linda Feldmann, Staff writer
    Dick Morris is out at Fox News, but Karl Rove is in. The future of the republic does not hinge on this development, but the divergence in the conservative commentators’ fates is nevertheless telling. Both, after all, had issued spectacularly wrong predictions on who would win last November’s presidential race. (Mitt Romney in a landslide!) Both were adamant, night after night, that their data were rock solid. On election night, Mr. Rove went so far as to challenge Fox News’ decision to call Ohio for President Obama, which effectively called the election. In the most entertaining bit of TV all...
  • Rubio To Deliver GOP Response to Obama's State of the Union (in English and Spanish)

    02/06/2013 4:31:21 PM PST · by drewh · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/06/13 03:40 PM E | By Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Feb. 12. Rubio's response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office. "Marco Rubio is one of our party’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party’s banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family’s story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America," Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday. "He’ll deliver a GOP address that speaks from the heart to the hopes and dreams...
  • Norquist: Immigration is good for the GOP

    02/06/2013 3:31:57 PM PST · by AuntB · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/4/2013 | Neil Munro
    Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist says that large-scale immigration is good for America and the Republican Party — and that critics of easy immigration should get out of the way. “There are a whole bunch of people who are listening to loud voices, some of whom claim to be Republican … talking about [employers] who didn’t fill out the paperwork, about going after [an immigrant's] aunt,” said Norquist, whose opposition to tax increases has made him popular among Republicans and a hate-figure among progressives. Once advocates for tighter immigration are sidelined, the GOP will be able to win...
  • Scott Brown in talks with Fox News

    02/06/2013 3:24:40 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Updated 06:08 PM | Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald
    Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in talks with the Fox New Channel to join the network, a Fox spokeswoman has confirmed. She declined to say what role Brown would play at the cable network. The network recently cut ties with former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Clinton presidential advisor Dick Morris. Brown, who lost his Senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, announced last Friday he would not be running in the special Senate election to fill the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Meanwhile, Kadant Inc. of Westford, a paper...
  • Karl Rove Is Not a Conservative

    02/06/2013 5:37:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2013 | Terry Jeffrey
    Karl Rove -- "The Architect," as President George W. Bush called him -- crafted Bush's two presidential campaigns and served as a key player in Bush's White House. Now, with an assist from The New York Times, Rove is presenting himself as a conservative leader. On Sunday, the Times reported that American Crossroads, the super PAC Rove started, was beginning a new program called "The Conservative Victory Project." This project, as the Times put it, will "recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and tea party enthusiasts." But Rove is no conservative. If you give...
  • Jeb Bush Moving Closer to 2016 Run

    02/05/2013 2:04:41 PM PST · by illiac · 57 replies
    News Max ^ | 2/5/13 | Cyrus Afzali
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak for the first time at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a clear sign that he is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The American Conservative Union, which sponsors the conference, announced Tuesday that Bush will address the group, set for March 14-16 in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington. Bush has been invited by the group to speak at CPAC several times, but this will be his first appearance. “We are pleased to announce that my friend Gov. Jeb Bush will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013,”...
  • Eric Cantor Endorses Citizenship for DREAMers

    02/05/2013 1:16:36 PM PST · by KantianBurke · 78 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 5th 2013 | Emily Deruy
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor attempted to project a softer Republican tone on immigration during a speech at the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, but indicated there is a ways to go until Republicans and Democrats agree on an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. Cantor, the second-ranking House Republican, endorsed a path to citizenship for DREAMers, the undocumented young people brought to the United States as children.
  • GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)

    02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard
    He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters. A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base. "If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a...
  • About That 'Permanent Democratic Majority'

    02/03/2013 11:40:39 AM PST · by DBCJR · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 31, 2013 | Karl Rove
    Demography isn't destiny—and assuming that it is will likely make liberals overreach again. Many are arguing these days that President Obama has forged a new majority coalition of women, minorities, young people and upscale cultural liberals so large and durable that he can do what no president has done before—pursue a very liberal agenda without serious opposition or defections from his own party. Demography is destiny, this argument holds, and it is irrevocably on the side of Mr. Obama and the Democratic Party. Yes, there will be fewer whites and more minorities in the future, and Republicans will have to...
  • Will Newt Gingrich Win the Republican Nomination?

    11/05/2011 3:34:06 PM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 5, 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    If slow and steady really does win the race, Newt Gingrich could well end up being the Republican nominee for president. Thus far, this campaign season has been defined by flash-in-the-pan fortunes. Michele Bachmann was first out of the blocks and won the Iowa straw poll, but this seemed much like a house of straw when Texas governor Rick Perry entered the fray and became her Big Bad Wolf. But then he blew his own house down with a series of disastrous debate performances, allowing the Cain Train to pull into the station. This brings us to where we are...
  • Exclusive: Amnesty Pimps on Parade: Time to expose the Hispanic Caucus

    04/29/2009 2:47:09 PM PDT · by AuntB · 13 replies · 531+ views
    FamilySecurtiyMatters ^ | April 28, 2009 | Carolyn Cooke
    In cities across the country, U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, a member of the Hispanic Caucus in the House of Representatives, is pimping for yet another full-blown amnesty for illegal aliens. ‘Family re-unification’ is the latest public relations ploy being used in an attempt to convince citizens and government officials that the plight of illegal aliens is somehow the responsibility of the United States. This amnesty would reunite deported illegal aliens with their so-called ‘anchor babies’ on American soil. There is no impediment to family reunification in the parents’ country of origin. In the legislative queue in the U.S. Congress are...