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  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Tokyo Rove SuperPac to attack Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 11:18:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/3/13 | JEFF ZELENY
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. -snip- The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.
  • Rove Declares War on Tea Party

    02/03/2013 10:29:18 AM PST · by Bratch · 147 replies
    Big Government ^ | February 3, 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    The battle for the heart and soul of the Republican Party has begun. On one side is the Tea Party. On the other side stands Karl Rove and his establishment team, posing as tacticians while quietly undermining conservatism. Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the “biggest donors in the Republican Party” have joined forces with Karl Rove and Steven J. Law, president of American Crossroads, to create the Conservative Victory Project. The Times reports that this new group will dedicate itself to “recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who...
  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Rove Targets Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 8:15:49 AM PST · by kristinn · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, February 2, 2013 | Jeff Zeleny
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. The group, the Conservative Victory Project, is intended to counter other organizations that have helped defeat establishment Republican candidates over the last two election cycles. It is the most robust attempt yet by Republicans to impose a new sense of discipline on the party, particularly in primary races. “There is a broad concern about having blown...
  • Bill O’Reilly: Governor Palin ‘Was Not Really Very Nice’ to Romney

    07/22/2012 11:08:55 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    conservatives4palin.com ^ | June 20th, 2012 | Adrienne Ross
    Via The Undefeated on Facebook, I discovered an article by Daria DiGiovanni about Bill O’Reilly’s coverage of what he called “bad blood” between Governor Palin and Mitt Romney. He used such a description to segue into his version of why the Governor has not been invited, at least not yet, to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa next month. It’s clear he doesn’t think such an invitation is forthcoming, either, because, according to him, at this stage of the game, “she’d have to sleep in a tent.” Bill, of course, hardly ever lets people talk, which is, first...
  • Romney Backer: Obama Is An Un-American Pot-Smoker (Sununu)

    07/17/2012 9:47:23 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 64 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 07/17/2012 | Dorsey Shaw
    Sununu's full quote: "He has no idea how the American system functions, and we shouldn't be surprised about that, because he spent his early years in Hawaii smoking something, spent the next set of years in Indonesia, another set of years in Indonesia, and, frankly, when he came to the U.S., he worked as a community organizer, which is a socialized structure, and then got into politics in Chicago."
  • No Sarah at Republican Convention?! That's Starting a Fight with the Base!!

    07/17/2012 4:45:48 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 51 replies
    IFB | 7/17/12
    Out of the midst of our nation has risen many - but one in particular - whose love for God and country has placed her on the center stage of the conservative movement. One who the masses of common folk greatly respect and admire. One who has become a “mother” in these United States of America in an hour of crisis. One who has the vision and passion that our founders once possessed. One who has spoken out against to political machines of the Left and Republican establishment; and finally, one who has a fear of Almighty God to govern...
  • Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’ (from the same 'blame Bush' crowd?)

    07/16/2012 3:00:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/12
    Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’Jul 15, 2012 12:41pm Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this morning on “This Week” that presumptive GOP nominee for president Mitt Romney should “stop whining” about attacks on his Bain record and just defend himself. “What are you going to do when the Chinese leader says something to you or Putin says something to you?” said Emanuel. ”I give him his own advice. ’Stop whining.’ Defend — if you want to claim Bain Capital as your calling card to the White House, then defend what happened to Bain Capital.”
  • Trump: Romney Should Release Tax Records When Obama Releases College Records

    07/16/2012 2:17:52 PM PDT · by GVnana · 6 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 7/16/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    The Donald is back and better than ever. Today, Donald Trump explained that Mitt Romney should release his tax records … but not until Barack Obama releases his college records. “Obama should give his college applications and records – you talk about transparency,” said Trump. “We will learn more about Obama when we look at those college applications than any other thing that can happen.” President Obama has already refused repeatedly to hand over such records, lumping the entire topic in with talk about his birth certificate. Trump, of course, is eminently correct. Those who call for Romney to release...
  • NBC's Guthrie: Does Romney Look Like He Has 'Something to Hide'?

    07/16/2012 3:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | July 16, 2012 | Kyle Drennen
    In an interview with Republican strategist Steve Schmidt on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie portrayed Mitt Romney's decision not to release more tax returns as a sign of guilt: "Mitt Romney is within the letter of the law, but he's on the low end of the norm. Do you think that he's left the impression with voters that perhaps he does have something to hide?" A list appeared on screen of the amount of tax returns released by other presidential candidates in past years as Schmidt provided a bland response that only reinforced Guthrie's assertion: "...when you don't disclose...
  • Romney campaign calls Obama remark to business owners 'insulting'

    07/16/2012 2:53:30 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/16/2012 | fox news
    Republicans fired back Monday after President Obama suggested business owners owe their success to government investment, with Mitt Romney's campaign calling the remark "insulting." The president made the comment Friday during a speech to supporters in Roanoke, Va. Arguing that business owners got help from others along the road to success and suggesting they should pay more in taxes in return, he said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul told FoxNews.com on Monday that the remarks "reflect just how unqualified he is to lead us to a real...
  • Santorum Debuts as Romney Surrogate in Pa.

    07/15/2012 8:14:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 42 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 15, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Former Sen. Rick Santorum was back on the stump in his home territory of western Pennsylvania over the weekend, but this time in a new role: Mitt Romney's attack dog. "The republic is at stake," Santorum told a crowd gathered in the hot and cramped Victory Center, many of them wiping their brows. "One man is who we have to put our trust in to go out and fight that battle, and win that battle. And we must rally behind and do everything we possibly can to support Gov. Mitt Romney so he's the next president of the United States."...
  • Sarah Palin still waiting for her Republican National Convention invite

    07/16/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 16 July 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    'I’M SURE I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE ACCEPTING CONSEQUENCES FOR CALLING OUT BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY, PUTTING US ON THE ROAD TO BANKRUPTCY, AND ENGAGING IN CRONY CAPITALISM,' THE CONSERVATIVE FIREBRAND SAYS
  • Veep Beat: Pawlenty Gets Second Look, Jindal Stock Rising

    07/16/2012 7:13:04 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 101 replies
    PAWLENTY GETS A SECOND LOOK: Mitt Romney has already made his decision on who he’ll pick as his running mate, an announcement which could come this week, according to a New York Times report, and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who shares a close relationship with the Romney family and has become an energetic cheerleader for the GOP nominee, sits at the top of the list four years after he was passed over for the number two spot by John McCain. “After a short-lived presidential bid of his own last year, Mr. Pawlenty is again being considered for the Republican...
  • Rassmussen: Obama 44%-Romney 46% (Obama blows $100 million for squat!)

    07/16/2012 6:37:44 AM PDT · by hcmama · 100 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | July 16, 2012 | Scott Rassmusen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows Mitt Romney attracting 46% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) more are undecided.
  • Pro-Romney Super PAC rakes in $20 million in June

    07/16/2012 12:18:47 PM PDT · by sunmars · 15 replies
    The "Super PAC" backing Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney saw its best fundraising month yet in June, raising some $20 million and by far outpacing its chief rival group backing President Barack Obama. The pro-Obama Super PAC, Priorities USA Action, also had its best fundraising month in June but brought in $6.1 million.
  • Week In News: The 'Swiftboating' Of Mitt Romney

    07/15/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | July 14, 2012 | NPR
    The Mitt Romney campaign has been busy this week fending off attacks about Romney's involvement with Bain Capital after he claims to have ceased dealing with the company's day-to-day operations. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about how this episode reminds him of the "Swiftboat" attacks against Democratic candidate John Kerry in 2004. GUY RAZ, HOST: It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz. MITT ROMNEY: I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: I think most...
  • Romney interview with CBS News: Full transcript (Ownership vs Management of Bain Capital)

    07/13/2012 4:18:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 164 replies
    CBS ^ | 13 Jul 12 | Transcript
    On Friday, July 13, 2012, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down for interviews with all five networks following several days of heightened criticisms over his time at the private equity firm Bain Capital. Romney defended his work there to CBS News chief political correspondent Jan Crawford, and said the president owes him an apology for his campaign's "reckless and absurd" accusations. Below is a transcript of the full interview. Video clips are also available at CBSNews.com. JAN CRAWFORD: Governor Romney, the Obama campaign is saying that you either committed a felony by lying to the SEC or you...
  • George Shultz: Memo to Romney — Expand the Pie

    07/14/2012 5:16:13 AM PDT · by Daveinyork · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 13, 2012 | ROBERT L. POLLOCK
    George Shultz has one of the most preposterously impressive résumés in recent American history. World War II Marine (1942-45); distinguished academic economist; business executive; secretary of labor (1969-70); director of the Office of Management and Budget (1970-72); secretary of the Treasury (1972-74); chairman of Ronald Reagan's economic transition team; and the secretary of state (1982-89) who wound down the Cold War. He's also been an active adviser to GOP leaders including George W. Bush in the years since. And, as I just learned, he's not a bad singer either. When I called out of the blue on Wednesday morning, the...
  • Romney to visit Jerusalem

    07/11/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/11/12 | breitbart
    Presumptive U.S. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is planning a $60,000-a-plate fundraiser in Jerusalem, a source told The Jerusalem Post. The Post said in an exclusive report attendees would fly in from the United States for the July 29 event. After the fundraiser, Romney was reported planning to host a conference in Jerusalem where he will outline his Middle East policy.
  • Richard B. Cheney opens Wyoming home for major Mitt Romney fundraiser

    07/11/2012 4:32:53 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 11, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    When Mitt Romney arrives Thursday at the gates of Teton Pines, a majestic Wyoming country club where captains of industry flock each summer to golf on an Arnold Palmer-designed course, his purpose will be greater than spending another evening separating rich people from their money. The presidential candidate will be taking a big step toward becoming the official head of the Republican Party, as he is feted at the club and then at a $30,000-a-couple dinner at the nearby home of Richard B. Cheney, the living thread connecting the past five GOP presidencies. By hosting the fundraiser, the former vice...
  • Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way'

    07/11/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 165 replies
    Romney to NAACP: Obama made it worse for you 'in almost every way' By Jonathan Easley - 07/11/12 10:01 AM ET Mitt Romney will tell the NAACP on Wednesday that President Obama has made it worse for African-Americans “in almost every way.” “If equal opportunity in America were an accomplished fact, then a chronically bad economy would be equally bad for everyone,” Romney will say, according to prepared remarks provided by his campaign. “Instead, it’s worse for African-Americans in almost every way. The unemployment rate, the duration of unemployment, average income and median family wealth are all worse for the...
  • Romney Raises Record $106.1M in June

    07/09/2012 8:15:54 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    ABC defg ^ | July 9, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    The Romney campaign announced today that it raised $106.1 million in June, its best fundraising month to date. The money was raised by Romney for President, Romney Victory and the Republican National Committee. The campaign reported having $160 million on hand at the end of the month. June’s loot far exceeds May’s total of more than $76 million, out-raising the Obama campaign by $16 million. The Obama campaign has not yet released its own fundraising numbers for the month of June.
  • Romney makes midcourse communications correction (Re-hires anti-Palin smear peddler Kevin Madden)

    07/07/2012 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 161 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/7/12 | Norah O'Donnell
    In a sign that Mitt Romney's campaign team plans to adjust following growing criticism from fellow Republicans, CBS News has learned that Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden will soon be taking on a larger and more visible role within the campaign. Sources tell CBS News that Madden will be spending more time on the road with Romney and is likely to become a more public presence as a TV spokesperson for the candidate. He will hit the road with Romney next week, following Romney's New Hampshire vacation. This move to make Madden a more public face of the campaign...
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

    07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday. The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”
  • Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care

    07/03/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012 | Josh Kra
    It's becoming clear that Romney has decided to focus on the economy at the expense of everything else, even issues that could play to his political benefit. He's avoided criticizing the administration's handling of the botched Fast and Furious operation, even as it threatens to become a serious vulnerability for the president. He's been silent in responding to Obama's immigration executive order, not wanting to offend receptive Hispanics or appear like a flip-flopper. He appears more likely to tap a safe, bland running mate like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who won't do him any...
  • Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax

    07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 67 replies
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week’s Supreme Court decision that the law’s requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team’s refusal to invoke the word “tax” with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capi­tal­ize on the Supreme Court’s decision, which deemed President Obama’s health-care law constitutional. Some Republican-led states are trying to thwart the legislation’s effort to cover the poor. In an...
  • WH gets unexpected backup: Romney camp says it's a penalty, not a tax

    07/02/2012 7:12:19 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 70 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-2-12 | DONOVAN SLACK
    Prominent Dems including White House chief of staff Jack Lew and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have repeatedly argued in recent days that the fee for not buying insurance under the health care law is in fact a penalty and not a tax. They got support from an unexpected quarter on Monday: the Romney campaign. Mitt Romney's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told Chuck Todd on MSNBC's Daily Rundown that he agrees - the fee is a penalty and not a tax, as the Supreme Court ruled last week. "The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court," Fehrnstrom said. "He...
  • Rasmussen: Obama gets polling bump from high court health ruling

    06/30/2012 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 30, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama is leading Mitt Romney thanks to a bump from last Thursday's high court healthcare ruling, according to a survey released Saturday from conservative polling outlet Rasmussen. Rasmussen's latest daily presidential tracking poll finds Obama with 46 percent support from likely voters to Romney's 44.
  • Romney website: ‘Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts’

    06/28/2012 4:30:37 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 28, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Conservatives around the country may be regretting Chief Justice John Roberts’ appointment to the Supreme Court after Thursday’s ruling upholding [Alleged] President Barack Obama’s health care law, but Mitt Romney‘s campaign website still holds him up as the paradigm of a Supreme Court justice. “As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts...
  • Affordable Care Act SCOTUS Decision--Live Thread

    06/28/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT · by John W · 847 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | June 28, 2012 | SCOTUSblog
    Today is the day. SCOTUSblog live at 8:45 AM.
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • Romney adviser: Sarah Palin ‘poisoned the well’ (Updated)

    06/19/2012 4:27:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 82 replies
    The Sarah Palin Journal ^ | 6-19-2012 | Josh Painter
    An article by Michael O'Brien on MSNBC's First Read this morning quotes an "informal" advisor to Mitt Romney's campaign as saying that the presidential candidate is not likely to choose a woman as his running mate because Sarah Palin "poisoned the well" for women, with the possible exception of New Hampshire freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Five Reasons Why Romney is the Favorite

    06/16/2012 4:23:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 54 replies
    Commentary ^ | 06/15/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Why is Barack Obama’s road to re-election so steep and uncertain at this stage? There are five important reasons. 1. An indefensible record. Every election which features an incumbent is, at least in good measure, a referendum on the record of the incumbent. The problem facing Obama is that he can’t offer a convincing case that his policies have succeeded. Recall that at the outset of his presidency, Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years… If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Yet...
  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • Romney Campaign Rejects Using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Against Obama

    05/17/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 128 replies
    NYT ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Mitt Romney’s campaign manager rejected efforts to use President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, as reportedly planned by a “super PAC” working toward electing Mr. Romney in November. “Unlike the Obama campaign, Gov. Romney is running a campaign based on jobs and the economy, and we encourage everyone else to do the same,” the campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, said in a statement on Thursday morning. “President Obama’s team said they would ‘kill Romney,’ and, just last week, David Axelrod referred to individuals opposing the president as ‘contract killers.’ It’s clear President Obama’s team...
  • PALIN DERANGEMENT SYNDROME: ROMNEY CAMP ALLOWS MEDIA TO IMPACT VP CHOICE

    05/14/2012 1:39:41 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 15 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5-14-2012 | John Nolte
    In their never-ending crusade to destroy traditional conservatives, we expect the corrupt media to lie. It's what they do and what they've done for decades. What we don’t expect, though, is to have our presumptive nominee fuel those lies and allow those lies to affect his crucially important vice presidential pick. This is why this morning's report in the left-wing Politico is so troubling: [emphasis added] Mitt Romney and his top aides are building a strategy, partly by design and partly because of circumstance, around what they consider John McCain’s disastrously run campaign in 2008. The strategy: whatever McCain did,...
  • Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney

    05/11/2012 3:37:33 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 105 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, May 11, 2012 | Hillary Chabot and John Zaremba
    Bully story a black eye for Mitt Romney "Straight-laced and squeaky clean Mitt Romney must show he’s not the teen bully critics now say he was, if he hopes to limit the damage from a published report on his prep school days that paints him as a cruel and possibly homophobic prankster who once pinned a vulnerable schoolmate down and cut his bleached-blond locks .... Republican consultant John Feehery called the Washington Post report “troubling” for Romney’s presidential bid.... “For independents, it’s a troubling story. ... They don’t like bullies, and anti-bullying has become a issue on the national stage,”...
  • Romney’s denials about homophobic assault are despicable

    05/10/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 149 replies
    NY ALTNEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Cliff Weathers
    There may be a good reason voters can’t get a good bead on Mitt Romney. And it may be because the real Romney has a troubled, sadistic history. High School classmates of Romney recall an incident that’s disturbing to its core. Romney, then a popular senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School in Michigan, disapproved of classmate John Lauber’s long, blond locks, which Romney allegedly took as a clue that Lauber was a homosexual. So Romney assembled a posse of bullies and held the boy down and brutally chopped off his hair. “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look...
  • Has the GOP-E co opted Ann Coulter?

    05/08/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies
    Trent Lott famously said "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them." - and I know what I think. I want to know what you think. Has she(Coulter) surrendered to the progressives within the republican establishment?
  • Romney gaining conservatives' support, if not their hearts

    04/22/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT · by Innovative · 309 replies
    Washington Post ^ | apr 19, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Sandhya Somashekhar
    Mitt Romney was not his first choice for president, but conservative political activist Scott Magill has come to accept that Romney is now his only choice. So Magill is looking for reasons to get jazzed about the candidate he once dismissed. His list so far: Romney is a Republican who would sign into law legislation passed by a GOP-led House. Romney has started to hit the right talking points. If elected, Romney would have to listen to the conservative base - or risk its wrath at reelection time. Also, and perhaps most important, Romney is not Barack Obama. The conservative...
  • SANTORUM: Romney’s record of judicial capitulation

    04/13/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    . . . . . What sort of justice to the Supreme Court will Mitt Romney nominate - a Souter or a Thomas? A Miers or an Alito? A Kennedy or a Scalia? His record as governor of Massachusetts gives no cause for optimism. Mr. Romney nominated 36 judges while governor, just nine of whom were Republicans. What he says of this record today is that the Massachusetts Governor's Council had to confirm the nominees, and the members of the council were all Democrats. So his answer was to nominate persons palatable to Democrats. But this all-Democratic Governor's Council is...
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • Rejecting Romney (Why Evangelicals can't pull the lever for him)

    03/14/2012 6:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/14/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In state after state, evangelicals have sent Mitt Romney a clear message: We’re just not that into you. Some evangelicals do pull the lever for Romney. But consistently there is a wide gap between Romney’s support among evangelicals and his support among other groups. On average, there is a 19-point difference between Romney’s support among non-evangelicals and his support among evangelicals in Republican primaries, according to ABC News’s survey of primary states with exit- or entrance-polling data available. That’s a sizeable gap — and one that has complicated Romney’s path to the nomination. Evangelical leaders are dismissive of the notion...
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...
  • Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

    03/01/2012 5:27:18 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 50 replies · 32+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff
    The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum. The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the pre-primary interpretation of the rules, caused disbelief at Rick Santorum’s campaign. A spokesman rejected the decision. Even Romney supporters in the Michigan GOP said the decision was unfair to Santorum. “I have this crazy idea that you follow the rules,” said former Attorney General Mike Cox said after a 4-2 vote by a Michigan GOP credentialing committee, according to the AP. “I’d love to...
  • ‘Top GOP Senator’ To ABC News: If Romney Loses Michigan, ‘He Will Publicly Call’ For Jeb Bush

    02/26/2012 6:35:08 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 123 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18th | Frances Martel
    For those out there loving the current Republican race but worrying that it has become somewhat orthodox in appearance and stable in candidates and support numbers, fear not: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl has the blind item for you. In the most mysterious and, for the GOP, worrisome dispatch on the Republican field in a while, Karl reports that a “prominent Republican senator” told him that the Party will not stand for a Mitt Romney loss in Michigan, and that he expects a result like that to lead the Senator to “publicly call for the party to find a new candidate,”...
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • Among Romney Super PAC’s Corporate Donors, Big Names Not All Easy to Spot (List of Romney enablers)

    02/22/2012 6:51:00 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Time ^ | 2/22/12 | ADAM SORENSEN
    Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy, raised $7 million in January, topping off its deep reservoir of funds and allowing the group to flood media markets from Sioux City to Sarasota with some $14 million in advertising. Its FEC disclosure on Monday revealed that its extensive effort to elevate Romney and bury the competition relied on a set of donors that runs the gamut from famous heirs and CEOs to the most opaque and controversial kind of corporate interests. Unlike its competitors, Restore Our Future doesn’t have a lone high-profile benefactor, like Newt Gingrich has...
  • In T-shirt sales, Mitt Romney barely ahead of Sarah Palin (Only in the last month)

    02/21/2012 6:49:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2012 | Judy Kurtz
    Sarah Palin’s not running for president, but up until this month she has been beating GOP front-runner Mitt Romney in a different kind of race. For the past few months, the ex-Republican vice presidential candidate has been whooping the former Massachusetts governor in one website’s merchandise sales. CafePress.com, which lets customers design and sell their own clothing items and other merchandise, finds that in December, Palin-inspired gear far outsold items featuring Romney, 80 percent to 20 percent. An average of 137,000 designs are uploaded to the website each week. Even last month, people were still picking Palin over the White...
  • New Romney strategy in Michigan: Try to Trump Santorum

    02/20/2012 9:58:51 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/20/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    What’s the prescription for a famously brilliant venture capitalist who has trouble connecting with blue-collar voters in his native state? How about bringing in a far more controversial venture capitalist who’s claim to recent fame is in firing people on national television? What could go wrong?With just over a week to go before Michigan voters head to the polls, Mitt Romney is enlisting the help of one of his highest-wattage surrogates: Donald Trump. The real estate mogul is preparing to spread his pro-Romney, anti-Rick Santorum message in a series of radio interviews this week on local stations from Traverse City...