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  • ANN COULTER ENDORSES CANTOR PRIMARY CHALLENGER DAVID BRAT

    04/17/2014 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2014 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Conservative writer Ann Coulter is enthusiastically endorsing Tea Party-backed candidate David Brat in his primary challenge of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in the upcoming June primary, citing Cantor's support for immigration reform. In her nationally syndicated column, Ms. Coulter wrote that her endorsement was based on Brat's opposition to Cantor's immigration policies. Ms. Coulter labeled Cantor a "Maniacal Amnesty Supporter" in the column, and described him as "amnesty-addled." "Cantor says 'immigration reform could be an economic boon to this country,'" wrote Coulter. "You don't have to be an economics professor [like Dave Brat] to know that bringing in...
  • Cantor says Obama ‘not sincere’ on immigration reform

    04/16/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 16, 2014
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said he had a phone call with President Barack Obama on the topic of immigration reform. It didn’t sound like it was a particularly friendly conversation. Cantor issued a statement saying, in part: The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a...
  • Professor Hopes To Be Tea Party's David To Eric Cantor's Goliath

    04/14/2014 7:02:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/13/14 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    David Brat, an economics professor at Randolph-Macon College, is hoping to play the role of David to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Goliath in this June's Republican primary in Virginia's 7th Congressional District. But he's got his work cut out for him. Although when he jumped in the race he said was hoping for financial backing from top players in the conservative world, that hasn't panned out yet. Brat has just $50,000 cash on hand, he said in an interview, a pittance compared to the $1.9 million Cantor had in the bank at the end of 2013. Still, Brat allies...
  • Eric Cantor tweets "Thank You" to Kathleen Sebelius

    04/10/2014 5:03:50 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | 4/10/14 | Eric Cantor
    Eric Cantor ‏@GOPLeader 1h I thank Secretary Sebelius for her service. She had an impossible task: nobody can make Obamacare work.
  • Tea Party Groups Plan Protest at Tropical Confab Held by GOP Establishment

    04/10/2014 12:14:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Kerry Pickett
    Tea party groups are organizing this weekend to protest the “betrayal” by GOP House leadership and twenty-five other members at a tropical summit organized by a group working to undermine the Tea Party. “Come to Amelia Island for our rally, and if you have time and resources, stay for a weekend of RINO hunting!” a local Florida tea party announcement touted. The summit, sponsored by a sub group PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, is taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Tea party protesters are expected to begin rallying Thursday evening and throughout the weekend...
  • House Conservatives Plot to Oust Boehner, Put Scare Into Cantor

    04/10/2014 6:33:51 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Tim Alberta
    Several dozen frustrated House conservatives are scheming to infiltrate the GOP leadership next year—possibly by forcing Speaker John Boehner to step aside immediately after November's midterm elections. The conservatives' exasperation with leadership is well known. And now, in discreet dinners at the Capitol Hill Club and in winding, hypothetical-laced email chains, they're trying to figure out what to do about it. Some say it's enough to coalesce behind—and start whipping votes for—a single conservative leadership candidate. Others want to cut a deal with Majority Leader Eric Cantor: We'll back you for speaker if you promise to bring aboard a conservative...
  • GOP Leader Eric Cantor to Headline Liberal Republican Group’s Anti-Tea Party Conference

    04/10/2014 6:22:09 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | April 10, 2014 | John Hawkins
    John Boehner was initially slated to attend the left-of-center Republican Mainstreet Partnership conference, but even he lost his nerve and backed out of an event run by a group funded by unions and George Soros that hates Tea Partiers. Apparently, the number two Republican in the House hates Tea Partiers even more than Boehner. Brent Bozell is calling him out on that — and I agree with what he’s saying. Conservative leaders were stunned to learn that you will be headlining a conference in Florida this weekend that is, purely and simply, a direct attack on Tea Party conservatives. Worse...
  • Cantor sabotages conservatives in quest for speakership

    04/09/2014 5:30:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Christopher Bedford
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is intentionally sidelining one of his own Republican committee chairmen — and the chairman’s attempts to pass conservative reforms — in order to better secure his own path to the speakership. Informed sources in the House, Senate and outside groups tell The Daily Caller that a shift in leadership is going to come sooner than expected, and Cantor is fighting hard for the new spot. Speaker of the House John Boehner will likely step down if the Republicans fail to take the Senate in 2014; and even if Republicans do win, the rumor is Boehner...
  • Virginia GOP executive director praised amnesty, slammed GOP

    04/08/2014 7:53:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Patrick Howley
    Newly minted Virginia Republican chairman Shaun Kenney said that immigration reform is the right thing to do, and criticized people opposed to amnesty as being uncomfortable with “the Other.” Kennedy made the remarks in a meeting this month with amnesty advocates, video footage of which was obtained by The Daily Caller. The meeting is believed to have included Eliseo Medina, secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), who previously argued that immigration reform will help Democratic electoral chances.
  • MUST-WATCH: VIRGINIANS BLAST ERIC CANTOR FOR ANTI-TEA PARTY FUNDRAISING

    04/04/2014 12:10:31 PM PDT · by don-o · 30 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | April 4, 2014 | Kassandra D. Smith
    House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA02) isn't even trying to hide his anti-conservative efforts any more. VIrginia conservatives are now publicaly calling him out for helping the moderate GOP-E group, Republican Mainstreet PAC, raise money to defeat the Tea Party. This Virginia Vision Action PAC opens up a big can of whoop a** on Cantor with a heaping helping of daming facts. Watch the video ad here.
  • Who is Eric Cantor? (Disturbing Answer Alert)

    04/01/2014 6:54:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/1/14 | Jamie Radtke
    Doc Thompson, with Glenn Beck’s The Blaze radio, spent his Monday morning show delving into the question, ‘who is Eric Cantor?’ According to Doc Thompson, many people might be disturbed by some of Eric Cantor’s actions if they were ‘exposed’ to the larger public. Doc Thompson interviewed Eric Cantor’s Republican Primary opponent, Dave Brat, and they spent considerable time discussing the effort by Cantor, his consultant Ray Allen, and his Young Guns PAC, to get intimately involved in local GOP politics and remove the right of conservatives to attend and vote in upcoming Republican conventions – a practice known as...
  • Eric Cantor Moves Toward Center (we all know what that means!!)

    03/31/2014 8:19:09 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/24/14 | Courtney Coren
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor appears to be moving toward the center as he tries to unite the House around issues in which Republicans and Democrats can find common ground. "The growing realization around here is that the differences [between the parties] are still there, but that doesn't mean we can't focus on the things that bring us together," Cantor told The Washington Post. "The public is looking for someone who has their back." The Virginia Republican has dropped his push for major cuts to federal programs and moved to pushing for more funding for pediatric cancer research, talking about...
  • Eric Cantor Earns An Opponent In Dave Brat

    03/31/2014 8:17:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Any limited government constitutional conservative who thinks that establishment Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-7) isn’t such a bad guy and might serve as a viable and more conservative alternative to Speaker John “Let’s Make A Deal” Boehner should take a look at who he is hanging out with this weekend. Cantor is heading to the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Florida to speak to the "Main Street Advocacy" organization. Attending the event costs $5,000 a person. It is hosted by the Main Street Partnership, the progressive “Republican” group headed by former Representative Steve LaTourette of Ohio. We put the...
  • John Boehner and Eric Cantor are Committing Political Suicide; Details Here:

    03/30/2014 8:03:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 71 replies
    tpnn.com ^ | 3/29/14 | Jennifer Burke
    Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner is offering his support to a PAC whose mission is to destroy the Tea Party and other conservatives within the Republican Party. Joining him in this effort are Eric Cantor and 26 other members of the GOP. These Republican leaders will attend a swanky $5,000 per person event at the Ritz Carlton at Amelia Island in Florida. The PAC in question is the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC founded by RINO Leader Steve LaTourette from Boehner’s state of Ohio. The PAC claims that it seeks party unity and has the following as its...
  • House GOP Will Attend a Secret Island Meeting on How to Crush Conservatives

    03/27/2014 8:37:29 AM PDT · by drypowder · 48 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | March 27, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Erick Erickson reported that Republicans John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy and 25 other Congress members will fly to Amelia Island next weekend to meet with a group dedicated to defeating conservatives in Congress. “Main Street Advocacy” is hosting the event at the Ritz Carlton – only the best for these sorts. Steve LaTourette, liberal Republican and former congressman, is the face of the group and a good friend of Boehner’s.
  • Eric Cantor blasts ‘isolationist sentiment’

    02/18/2014 2:24:46 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/14 | AUSTIN WRIGHT
    Make no mistake: Eric Cantor sides with the strong-on-defense wing of the GOP. In a Presidents Day speech prepared for delivery at the Virginia Military Institute, the House majority leader offers a full-throated rebuke of the “isolationist sentiment” he says caused the United States to hesitate to enter World War II and again threatens to unleash global horrors. The speech is aimed at President Barack Obama, accusing him of bungling just about every foreign policy challenge he has faced as commander in chief, from Syria’s civil war to the attempt to reset relations with Russia. “America’s friends worry we have...
  • Ann Coulter: Did I Move?

    02/12/2014 5:55:19 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 12, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    With all the smirking on the left about their electoral victories, it's important to remember that Democrats haven't won the hearts and minds of the American people. They changed the people. If you pour vinegar into a bottle of wine, the wine didn't turn, you poured vinegar into it. Similarly, liberals changed no minds. They added millions of new liberal voters through immigration. So why are Republicans like Trey Gowdy, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan and John Boehner making fools of themselves in order to spot the Democrats three more touchdowns? The House Republicans' "Standards for Immigration Reform," for example, contains...
  • Boehner and Cantor Lead GOP Debt Ceiling List of Shame

    02/12/2014 6:49:12 AM PST · by xzins · 15 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/12/14 | CHQ Staff
    Speaker of the House John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were elevated to their positions through the hard work and votes of millions of limited government constitutional activists who made the 2010 Tea Party wave election possible. Yet from the moment he took the Speaker’s gavel Boehner has been intent on diluting the influence of the limited government constitutional conservatives in his own House Republican Conference and undermining – indeed often actively opposing – the agenda that the vast majority of House Republicans campaign on and voters expect them to enact. Boehner and Cantor’s latest betrayal of Republican voter...
  • Boehner and Cantor Declare No Debt Ceiling Increase Without Obamacare Delay and Keystone Approval

    02/11/2014 6:30:55 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 40 replies
    RedState.com ^ | February 11th, 2014 at 04:30 AM | Erick Erickson
    With the President delaying, again, parts of Obamacare, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner have declared they will not raise the debt ceiling unless the President does two things: (1) delay Obamacare by a year and (2) approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. In fact, Congressman Paul Ryan is standing shoulder to shoulder with them, telling Robert Costa, “Shutting down the government puts us on the wrong side. The fight is on the debt limit”. Further, the GOP won’t even bother fighting on a continuing resolution because they feel so strongly the debt ceiling is the path forward...
  • I Reckon We Can Get Rid of Boehner Soon- but Replaced by Whom?

    02/11/2014 3:34:21 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 54 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    We first heard rumblings of an internal challenge to John Boehner's wholly-ineffective 'leadership' back in 2010: it was Eric Cantor who looked like he might make a move, tho he quickly backed-off any idea of snatching the Speaker's gavel when support didn't materialize. But Cantor -who seems to have accomplished little of 'conservative' substance on Capitol Hill- hasn't stopped working on his slow, quiet coup either... Another obvious candidate some thought the Tea Party could get behind would be Paul Ryan ... but after his support for bad budget deals, open-borders-lite immigration legislation (since collapsed), ceaseless spying on US citizens, and...
  • Eric Cantor Earns an Opponent - Dave Brat

    02/10/2014 7:18:10 AM PST · by xzins · 26 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/10/14 | CHQ Staff
    Once thought of as a possibly more conservative alternative to establishment Republican Speaker John Boehner, establishment Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA-7) long ago proved he is fully invested in Boehner’s lobbyist-driven legislative agenda. The Murray-Ryan budget and Amnesty for illegal aliens are just the latest in a long list of betrayals conservatives have suffered at the hands of Eric Cantor. From breaking the spending caps in the sequester, to voting for the Wall Street bailout through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), when faced with a choice between business -as -usual and fighting for limited- government constitutional conservative...
  • Exclusive–Allen West Questions if Boehner, Cantor Helping Cover Up Benghazi

    01/21/2014 10:12:38 PM PST · by rdb3 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 JAN 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a leader in the conservative movement and retired Lt. Colonel of the United States Army, told Breitbart News that he thinks House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) might be trying to help the Obama administration cover up the Benghazi scandal. West is a signer of the letter from a coalition of conservative and military leaders, along with three family members of the victims in the Benghazi terrorist attack, that demanded Boehner create a select committee to investigate the Benghazi terrorist attack. Boehner has been blocking the House Resolution from...
  • Va. consultant Boyd Marcus’s case shows how money trumps principles in politics today

    01/19/2014 9:04:19 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-19-14 | Robert McCartney
    If you ever doubted that money outweighs principles in contemporary politics, then the case of Richmond campaign consultant Boyd Marcus should permanently erase such ambiguity in your mind. Marcus, a prominent figure in Virginia politics for two decades, made headlines in August when he abandoned a lifetime of supporting Republicans to endorse Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor. McAuliffe’s team and Marcus trumpeted the conversion as an important political sign that mainstream Republicans were rejecting the tea party conservatism espoused by GOP candidate Ken Cuccinelli II. Instead, we learned Thursday, the primary motive was entirely mercenary. An e-mail was made public...
  • Eric Cantor calls for GOP unity

    12/08/2013 5:41:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2013 | JAMES HOHMANN
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pleaded for Republican unity here Saturday as he prodded his party to offer more solutions that make voters feel like they have their backs on “kitchen table” issues. The congressman, who represents a district around Richmond, told about 500 party activists during a lunch at The Homestead resort that the GOP does not need to compromise its core principles. “If we want to win, we must begin to offer solutions to the problems that people face every day,” he said. “We have not done this recently and it has allowed the Democrats to take power,...
  • Meet The Mandela RINOs: Republicans Who Lost Their R-Card For Praising Mandela

    12/06/2013 5:51:19 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 83 replies
    TPMDC ^ | TPM | Tom Kludt
    Republican politicians have tried to pay homage on Facebook to the late Nelson Mandela since his death on Thursday, but many of their conservative supporters want to hear none of it. Peruse through comment sections of the GOP's Facebook tributes to Mandela, and there's a good chance you'll find plenty of vitriol for the former South African president and for the politicians who praised him. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wrote that Mandela "will live in history as an inspiration for defenders of liberty around the globe." One commenter took a different view of the anti-apartheid leader's legacy, urging "all you...
  • Who Is Amnesty’s Most Important GOP Supporter?

    12/05/2013 6:10:38 AM PST · by xzins · 16 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 12/04/13 | CHQ Staff
    Many CHQ readers might be inclined to bestow the dubious honor of being the Republican Party’s most important supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens upon two establishment Republicans; Senator John McCain and Lindsey Graham, or – to the great disappointment of the many Tea Party movement voters who backed them – to otherwise conservative Senators Marco Rubio and Jeff Flake. But we think that assessment is fair, but it misses a key piece of information that has been kept skillfully out of the public eye. McCain, Graham, Flake, and Rubio are influential, but none of them hold a leadership position...
  • Cantor's Ex-Chief of Staff Helped McAuliffe to Victory

    11/06/2013 3:22:58 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | November 5, 2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The ex-chief of staff for House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) helped Democrat Terry McAuliffe beat Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia’s gubernatorial election race. Boyd Marcus, the chief of staff for Cantor until 2003—who later teamed with another GOP operative Ray Allen to found the firm Marcus Allen, which Cantor employed until earlier this year—joined the McAuliffe campaign after Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, with whom Marcus campaigned, did not win the GOP nominee in Virginia. “I was looking at the candidates, and I saw Terry McAuliffe as the guy who will work with everybody to get things done,” Marcus...
  • Caption this photo: Elephants with Rhino

    10/23/2013 3:33:39 PM PDT · by JOAT · 28 replies
    Email ^ | 10-23-2013 | Uattributed
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • MoveOn Petitions: Arrest Boehner, Cantor for sedition

    10/17/2013 9:53:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    <p>A petition posted online by an activist group tied to the leftist MoveOn.org is calling for the immediate arrest of key Republican Party leaders on Capitol Hill, alleging they’ve committed egregious acts of betrayal against the United States.</p> <p>The text posted at MoveOn Petitions: “I call on the Justice Department of the United States of America to arrest Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Speaker of the House John Boehner and other decision-making House Republican leaders for the crimes of seditious conspiracy against the United States of America.”</p>
  • Obama administration urges House to pass immigration reform bill

    10/17/2013 6:17:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 10/17/13 | The Hindu
    The Obama Administration has urged the House of Representatives to pass the immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship to millions of undocumented people and accelerate the immigration of professionals from countries like India and China.
  • Obama turns down GOP proposal (Demands Boehner/Cantor/Ryan also surrender on tax increases...)

    10/11/2013 1:51:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/11/13 | BURGESS EVERETT, JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
    President Barack Obama spoke with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday but did not wholly accept the House Republican plan to open government, raise the debt ceiling and open budget talks, sources said. -snip- Senior Republican sources say Obama is amenable to changes to mandatory and discretionary spending, but needs Republicans to commit to increasing governmental revenue.
  • House GOP Sends Informal Proposal to Obama on Shutdown, Debt Limit (Boehner needs RAT votes to pass)

    10/11/2013 10:19:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 10/11/13 | Matt Fuller
    House Republican leaders are waiting to hear back from the White House after GOP staff sent over an informal proposal Thursday night that would raise the debt ceiling and create a process for reopening the government. Aides say President Barack Obama and Republicans are haggling over a deal that would lead to an end to the two-week-old government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling in exchange for a clear path to serious negotiations about spending and other fiscal issues. -snip- many Republicans are expected to still vote against such a deal. GOP leaders will likely need some Democratic votes to...
  • House GOP Caves; Told Obama They Will End Shutdown If He Negotiates On Budget, ObamaCare Off Table

    10/11/2013 8:54:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 97 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-11-13 | Curt
    Time to primary every single one of these a**hats: House Republicans told Obama at the White House that they could reopen the federal government by early next week if the president and Senate Democrats agree to their debt-ceiling proposal. After the debt ceiling is lifted, a House GOP aide said they would seek some additional concessions in a government funding bill. Obama repeatedly pressed House Republicans to open the government, asking them “what’s it going to take to” end the shutdown, those sources said. He questioned why the government should remain closed if both sides agreed to engage in good-faith...
  • Divided government requires bipartisan negotiation

    10/08/2013 9:10:23 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/9/13 | Eric Cantor
    Divided government requires bipartisan negotiation By Eric Cantor, Published: October 8 Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia, is the House majority leader. For three years, Congress and the White House have been building to this moment. Not the debt limit or Obamacare specifically, but this clarifying moment of Washington dysfunction. President Obama has led us here by continually thwarting the will of Congress and dismissing its role in our constitutional republic. This must end. .... snip ....
  • Only Dems Can Delay Parts Of OCare. When Repubs Compromise With 1-Yr Delay They Are Told To Shove It

    09/30/2013 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    9/30/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama gives any delays that he wishes to and any time that he wants to by unilateral executive fiat. When Republicans offer up a delay that they wish to implement, they are told by Reid and other Dems that "It's (ObamaCare) the law." And right after saying "It's the law," Obama/Dems feel no obligation to not offer up another delay if and when they feel like it. Republicans are told that they aren't willing to compromise. Guess what? They offer up a compromise - they go from wanting to defunding ObamaCare to voting to delay its implementation for one year....
  • White House preps fall immigration push

    09/28/2013 4:48:37 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 27, 2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and JONATHAN ALLEN
    The White House is getting ready to launch a major fall blitz for immigration reform... While Washington may be consumed in the latest continuing resolution crisis and debt ceiling drama, it’s also just days away from massive new push on an issue many had written off months ago. [snip] The political imperatives driving the latest immigration effort are clear: Obama can’t just abandon an issue that he promised to deliver on during his last campaign without suffering a major backlash from activists who helped elect him, and congressional Democrats are anxious to make sure Latino voters are motivated to punish...
  • Should All Fed. Employees Be Required To Taste Of The Green Eggs & Ham Of OCare (No Subsidies, Too)?

    09/28/2013 10:11:24 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    9/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Schumer said "don't knock it until you've tried it." Good... Then ALL federal employees shouldn't knock it until they've tried it! All federal employees get to taste it, and no subsidies for Senators, Reps, staffers, etc. ALL federal employees... Yum yum... The GOP should add this on to whatever they have to. I mean, why shouldn't all fed. employees get that yum yum?
  • Dems Say No to Defunding the Ind. Mandate & Ending Subsidies for Fed. Employees? Crushed in 2014

    09/28/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies
    9/28/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    A defunding of the mandate for Big Business has taken place, per Obama, yet hasn't Obama done so in defiance of "the law of the land"? The same goes for the susbsidies/exemptions that Congress, congressional staffers and all federal employess will get. The law of the land is being defied! In the spirit of bipartisanship, and so that Republicans will do the same that Obama is doing - and that which Harry Reid and Pelousy so vehemently support - we need additional defunding: defund the individual mandate! If it's "the law" (ObamaCare, that is), yet Dems support the law being...
  • MUSLIM TROPHY IN SYRIA: LIFELESS BODY OF DECAPITATED CHRISTIAN CHILD

    09/22/2013 7:22:31 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 150 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | Sept. 18,2013 | LiveLeak
    A young Christian girl beheaded in Syria. The sign of extremism and fanatics, the long beards, is present in each and everyone of these subhuman Muslims who killed this small child, in their jihad to Allah – inspired by the Quran. This is Obama, Britain, France, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Turkey funded and supported handiwork. Don’t put your support behind any of these people, whether for military action in Syria, asylum, immigration, another hate preaching mosque. This is what is moving into your town, your country, your society, your neighborhood: video... This video is written with false propaganda claiming...
  • Toddler Chained To Fence By Syrian Rebels And Forced To Watch Parents Executed

    09/21/2013 9:50:39 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 75 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | 9/21/2013
    Take a good hard look at the photo. Looking away from it will not change the fact that it happened. This girl’s family had different religious views from the Syrian Rebel Army. When the “Free Syrian Army” marched into her town, they chained her to a fence and forced her to watch as her parents were tortured and killed for their religion. These are the same “Free Syrian Army” soldiers that Obama just violated international law to provide weapons to. I will not gross people out with the graphic video or the violence that happens over there daily under the...
  • Pew, CNN & Rasmussen Polls All Show That Americans Don't Like ObamaCare

    09/20/2013 7:31:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies
    9/20/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    The recent Pew poll found that 53% of Americans were opposed to ObamaCare, while only 41% supported it. The recent CNN poll: 57% polled were opposed to ObamaCare, while only 39% support it. The even more recent Rasmussen poll: 52% of Americans are opposed to ObamaCare, while only 41& support it.
  • Pentagon Proposes Boots On The Ground In Syrian Civil War (CNN video at link

    09/19/2013 7:27:20 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 47 replies
    FireDogLake ^ | 9/19/2013 | DSWright
    Despite it being overwhelmingly clear that the American people want nothing to do with the civil war in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed entering the war. Under the proposal U.S. involvement will escalate from providing weapons to rebels via the CIA to direct support and training of rebel forces by the U.S. military. ...
  • The Great CR Debate of 2013

    09/16/2013 3:19:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | 9-16-13 | Jonathon Strong
    Last Tuesday morning, at 9 a.m. in a room deep within the bowels of the Capitol, Representative John Campbell was trying to determine whether the GOP leadership’s plan to fund the government would sink or swim. “Some meetings like that, they present an idea, and it just gets blasted,” he says. “And you can just tell, walking out of the meeting, ‘Okay, this is not gonna fly.’” Campbell, an affable and wealthy Californian who is leaving Congress at the end of this session and is eager to get ownership of his calendar back, has always had a knack for anticipating...
  • Syrian Rebels Attack Chinese Diplomats, Embassy

    09/12/2013 8:33:15 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 29 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 9/13/13 | Staff
    Chinese diplomats in Syria as well as Beijing's embassy are under regular threat from rebel attacks, China's ambassador to Syria has confided to local media outlets. In an interview with the Global Times [ link at site], Zhang Xun, China's ambassador to Syria said that Beijing's embassy has increasingly been caught in the cross-hairs of fighting between rebel and government forces in recent months... Zhang said that in another attack last month, Syrian rebels fired mortar shells at President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade. They missed the Syrian leader but hit a building that was located just 10 meters from the Chinese...
  • 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...
  • Ted Cruz Opposes Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions’ “Hug It Out” Plan to Fund Obamacare

    09/10/2013 7:47:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | September 10, 2013 | Erick Erickson
    Multiple people confirm to me that just a few hours ago Pete Sessions blew up about Ted Cruz and made sure everyone in the room knew he held Cruz in absolute contempt. It might be because Ted Cruz just called BS on Eric Cantor and Pete Sessions trying to screw conservatives. Cantor and Sessions are pursuing a plan to make it very easy for the House to vote for defunding Obamacare while ensuring Obamacare is still able to get funded. Cruz, in a press release earlier today, called on the House of Representatives to not get cute and actually defund...
  • Arab League to back Russian plan on Syria

    09/10/2013 5:15:48 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 11 replies
    Zee News (India) ^ | 9/11/2013 | Staff
    Cairo: The Arab League will back a Russian plan to place Syrian chemical weapons under international supervision for eventual destruction, its secretary general said on Tuesday. Nabil al-Arabi told reporters in Cairo the League will 'soon issue a statement announcing its support officially' for the Russian plan... "If you remember, I always insisted that (the Syrian conflict) needs a political solution" Arabi said. But they fell short of calling for military strikes as proposed by Washington, with several members opposed to foreign intervention in Syria.
  • Rebel atrocities in Syria escalate, sparking alarm over Obama plan (disturbing info on FSA

    09/09/2013 3:24:16 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/9/2013 | Alex Newman
    A series of fresh revelations about atrocities and war crimes perpetrated by Western-backed Syrian "rebels" had sparked alarm among analysts, further complicating Obama's already tough-push for support to launch military strikes against the Assad regime. ... the latest atrocities are being cited by critics of the warmongering as more reasons not to join the civil war on behalf of ruthless jihadists... Christian villagers quoted in new reports [URL at link] said the rebels had, among other atrocities, forced them to convert to Islam or be murdered while shouting the now-infamous "Allahu Akbar" war cry. Christian homes and churches were reportedly...
  • Tallying the House Vote on Syria: It's looking horrible for the President

    09/09/2013 7:02:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/08/2013 | Robert Costa
    Right now, the number of House Republicans planning to back the Syria resolution is stuck at about two dozen, according to the unofficial count several aides are keeping. “We’re not counting for the conference, but some of us are keeping tallies, and it’s looking horrible,” says a source within the leadership’s circle. “I’d say 30 to 40 Republicans, at most, are privately supportive.” In the coming days, insiders say, the number could tick up or down. Any fluctuation, however, will be based almost entirely on how the top players influence their colleagues. Since the leadership isn’t formally whipping, member-to-member consultation...