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  • Huge poll boost for UKIP as a fifth of voters say they will back anti-Europe party in wake of…

    04/14/2014 2:03:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:47 EST, 13 April 2014 | Chris Pleasance and Gerri Peev
    The Conservatives could be pushed into third place at the European elections after the party’s poll ratings plunged in the wake of the Maria Miller expenses scandal. A poll has put the Tories on 23 percent, behind Labour (31 percent) and UKIP (28 percent) just days after the Culture Secretary was forced to resign in an expenses row. The Liberal Democrats were on a dismal 9 percent, according to analysis of recent polling by Professor Curtice of Strathclyde University. Levels of support for UKIP are now at a record high as they were the only party to gain popularity in...
  • David Cameron's religious adviser is descended from founders of the 'terrorist' Muslim Brotherhood

    04/09/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 April 2014 | Martin Beckford
    PM facing embarrassment over links between adviser and Islamist group. Adviser Tariq Ramadan is grandson of Muslim Brotherhood's founder . ... Tariq Ramadan is one of 14 members of the Foreign Office’s Advisory Group on Freedom of Religion or Belief, chaired by Tory peer Baroness Warsi. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University, and was a member of a taskforce set up by Tony Blair after 7/7. But Prof Ramadan, 51, is grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder Hassan al-Banna and his father Said Ramadan was a leading light. ... He was kept out of France in...
  • Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit

    04/08/2014 5:08:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 8 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Apr 2014
    (Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on Tuesday. Britain's free market Institute of Economic Affairs on Tuesday awarded a 100,000-euro prize to Iain Mansfield, a British diplomat based in the Philippines, who it decided had come up with the best blueprint for a 'Brexit,' a British departure from the EU. Amid widespread public disenchantment in Britain about the EU's perceived over-bearing role in everyday life...
  • Get ready to quit the EU now, Davis tells the Tories as he tears into Cameron and predicts…

    04/07/2014 12:53:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:52 EST, 5 April 2014 | Simon Walters
    The Tory revolt over Europe took a dramatic turn last night after senior Conservative David Davis called on the Government to open talks with Brussels on quitting the EU. Former Tory chairman Mr. Davis tore into David Cameron, accusing him of making a mess of his pledge to win back powers from the EU. “Scaremongers” who said Britain would collapse if it decided to go it alone were talking nonsense, said Mr Davis. Quitting the EU would be like a “revolution” and would boost UK jobs, wages, world power, arts and prestige, he added. Significantly, his intervention comes days after...
  • Expenses scandal roils Cameron ahead of European elections

    04/07/2014 6:40:23 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 11 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Mon Apr 7, 2014 6:17pm BST | By Andrew Osborn
    (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron's handling of an expenses scandal engulfing one of his ministers has put him under pressure before European elections, threatening his Conservative party's already clouded electoral outlook. Cameron, whose party risks being beaten into third place in next month's European Parliament elections behind the anti-EU UK Independence party (UKIP), has stood by Maria Miller, Britain's minister for culture, since a parliamentary report ordered her to pay back wrongly claimed expenses last week. But the media and public backlash against Miller shows no sign of abating despite Cameron's efforts to end it. Many of his own...
  • Nigel Farage: We must defend Christian heritage

    11/01/2013 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:00PM GMT 01 Nov 2013 | Cristina Odone
    An Audience With … Nigel Farage features a stage with only a table, a chair, and a bottle of wine as props. Farage thinks it will give him a chance to “explain who I am” and, crucially, to “reach a new audience”. … “We need a much more muscular defense of our Judeo-Christian heritage. Yes, we’re open to different cultures, but we have to defend our values. That’s the message I want to hear from the Archbishop of Canterbury and from our politicians. Anything less is appeasement of the worst kind.” Yet he speaks not as a defender of the...
  • Ukip will not oppose gay marriage, Farage reveals as he calls for French-style separate services

    03/18/2014 6:33:50 PM PDT · by iowamark · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 3/18/2014 | Matt Chorley
    Ukip is to drop its opposition to gay marriage, party leader Nigel Farage revealed today. The move risks angering disaffected Tories who switched to Ukip after same sex weddings were legalised by the coalition, but Mr Farage insisted: ‘We have absolutely no problem with anybody.’ He said that as part of a review of Ukip’s manifesto, which he has dismissed as ‘drivel’, he would not campaign for gay weddings to be banned. Ukip previously said civil partnerships were a ‘common sense’ way for gay and lesbian couples to register their commitment ‘in a formal way’. But it warned: Gay marriage...
  • UK Independence party leader Nigel Farage speaks on gay marriage.

    01/09/2013 4:28:40 AM PST · by expat1000 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 16, 2012 | Nigel Farange
    Video link - 4 minutes or so. This is how to handle an aggressive and biased interviewer. Politicians that are not fast on their feet don't last long in a parliamentary system. The reference to a "whopping 14%" in the last elections - that's up from 7% so, in fact, it's a dramatic increase, which could interpreted as 25% of Conservative supporters switching their allegiance to the UKIP.
  • The Tory Minister, a vicious feud and the gay sex party…paid for by you: Westminster braced…

    04/06/2014 10:48:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 10:10 EST, 6 April 2014 | Simon Walters and Glen Owen
    A Tory Minister is involved in an extraordinary row over claims that taxpayers’ money was used to fund gay sex parties. The politician is said to have been in a feud with a senior party official accused of using dating app Grindr to invite gay MPs and activists to his suite at the Conservative Party conference. The Ł70,000-a-year official, who is not an MP, has also been accused of bullying staff and being drunk on duty. He was disciplined after a formal investigation. …
  • Conservative party descends into civil war as 100 Tory rebels prepare to defy Cameron on EU

    04/04/2014 11:27:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:37 EST, 29 March 2014 | Simon Walters
    The fragile Tory truce over Europe disintegrated last night after it emerged that more than 100 Conservative MPs and candidates are set to defy David Cameron at the General Election next year by vowing to leave the EU. The Prime Minister has promised the Tory manifesto will spell out his pledge for a referendum by 2017 on Britain’s links with Europe after trying to win back key powers from Brussels. But Tory rebels will go further and make their own personal manifesto vows to campaign to withdraw from the EU—regardless of any concessions by Brussels. …
  • Stupidity of Cameron's priorities: gay marriage, foreign aid and wind farms.

    05/05/2013 7:33:23 AM PDT · by granada · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | PUBLISHED: 21:29 GMT, 4 May 2013 | UPDATED: 22:44 GMT, 4 May 2013 | SIMON WALTERS
    For a man who regards Brussels as the biggest threat to Britain’s freedom since the Second World War, the choice of beer for Nigel Farage was obvious when we met at the Westminster Arms on Friday: Spitfire. It is brewed by Shepherd Neame in Kent to celebrate the Battle of Britain. Farage, a man of Kent, gulped down the first pint in 15 minutes, ordered a ‘reload,’ polishing off his second in another ten; and the moment we stepped outside, he lit up a fag.
  • Britain’s most pro-EU party heading for disaster in May

    02/18/2014 6:55:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 18.02.14 @ 09:19 | Tim Black
    Ahead of May’s European Parliament election, with issues such as the economy and immigration to the fore, none of Britain’s three main parties are stealing a march on their rivals. The co-governing, right-of-center Conservative Party, also known as the Tories, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, is struggling. What remains of its traditional support base, including some MPs, often seems opposed to the modernizing, socially-liberal direction of its leadership. […] But viewing the UK's party-political landscape solely in terms of the traditional duopoly (plus the Lib Dems) misses the big political story, and what is likely to be the major...
  • Tory Party is dominated by 'extreme' views on Europe, gay marriage and green policies,

    02/08/2014 11:48:12 PM PST · by managusta · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8 February 2014 | Anna Edwards
    The Tories are doomed to defeat at the 2015 general election if David Cameron gives in to Eurosceptic 'obsessives' and allows policy to be driven by a fear of Ukip, MP Tim Yeo has warned. Mr Yeo believes his own pro-EU stance as well as his support for gay marriage and green policies contributed to his local party voting not to re-select him as its candidate after 30 years in the Commons.
  • Cuomo to Catholics: You’re Not Welcome in NY

    01/19/2014 6:34:38 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 19, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    Editor’s Note: On Sundays we usually try to focus on spiritual matters, but this column deals with such a direct and serious threat that we thought it urgent to bring it to you today. – Robert Royal    I was born in New York State and have lived here for more than 61 years. During that time I have paid plenty in state and local taxes and have served the public in a number of capacities including two terms as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.I am also a Catholic and a member of...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • Norway election: Conservative Erna Solberg triumphs

    09/10/2013 8:00:32 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10 September 2013 | staff
    Norwegian centre-right leader Erna Solberg is set to form a new government after Labour Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg admitted election defeat. Ms Solberg described her win as "a historic election victory for the right-wing parties". Her Conservative Party is widely expected to form a government with the anti-immigration Progress Party. It is oil-rich Norway's first general election since attacks by a far-right extremist left 77 people dead in 2011.
  • Norwegians vote; shift to the right seen as likely

    09/09/2013 9:35:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2013 9:58 AM EDT | Nils Mylkebost and Malin Rising
    Norwegians cast ballots Monday in a parliamentary election that could see the power in the oil-rich nation shift for the first time since 2005 to a center-right coalition, including an anti-immigration party. Despite Norway’s strong economy and low unemployment, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg’s center-left coalition has been trailing in opinion polls for months. The Conservative Party, headed by Erna Solberg, has seen a surge in support amid pledges to increase the availability of private health care and cut taxes on assets over $140,000. … The conservatives have said, for the first time, that they are prepared to form a coalition...
  • One in five Tory party members ready to switch to UKIP…almost half given up campaigning for Cameron

    07/08/2013 10:20:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:42 EST, 8 July 2013
    One in five Conservative Party members are on the verge of switching to the UK Independence Party, a new poll suggests. In a further sign of the schism between the party leadership and the grassroots, more than half do not believe they are respected by David Cameron and his top team. There is also deep-rooted opposition to flagship coalition policies including legalizing gay marriage and protecting the foreign aid budget from cuts. …
  • We can Waste Time or to Begin to Solve our Problems.

    11/12/2012 2:34:18 PM PST · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 12, 2012 | Dan Miller
    There are many pleasant actions that can be taken that won't do any good. There are others that might at least begin to do some good. These won't do much good beyond diverting attention from our problems and maybe providing a good feeling. Feeling good is comforting, and that's it. 1. Hit your thumb again and again with a big hammer. That will focus attention away from the November 6th debacle. Still mad about November 6th? Then 2. Get drunk. Still thinking about November 6th? Then 3. Sign petitions to:♦ Impeach President Obama for . . . anything you feel...
  • Hispanic Ministers to Start A “Non-Democrat/Non-Republican Campaign” for the general election (NY)

    10/18/2012 6:24:26 PM PDT · by Sun · 2 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Staff
    (snip) to discuss plans to start a“Non-Democrat/Non-Republican Campaign” for the upcoming general election that will be conducted on Tuesday November 6th. Senator Reverend Diaz stated: “We deserve representation! Both parties have failed us, and both parties have taken us for granted. Enough is enough. The purpose of this campaign is to ask our communities to vote in the Conservative Line, as a protest for what both parties have done to our communities.”
  • Sir John A Would Know What Do With Harper's Majority (Stephen Harper's Good Fortune Alert)

    05/03/2011 12:24:47 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies
    National Post ^ | 5/03/2011 | Kelly McFarland
    He isn’t coming in cold, with an enormous backlog of unrealistic ambitions to ram through. Instead, the Tories have a solid idea of what they want to accomplish over the next four years. Having already elected him twice previously, Canadians won’t be looking for sudden miracles. Far from it: such is the level of exhaustion with politics that most Canadians will be delighted if the government just stays out of their face for the majority of the mandate. Harper, in effect, has four years to shepherd through legislation that should come as little surprise to anyone, and he has the...
  • Conservatives widen poll lead in Canada. Stephen Harper Might Now Gain a Majority Government

    04/04/2011 12:29:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/04/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Ten days ago, the opposition parties in Canada forced a new election through a no-confidence vote in Parliament in an attempt to gain more seats and more leverage over the Conservative plurality. The election will be held in four weeks, but already it seems that the Liberal Party has miscalculated. In the latest polling, Conservatives led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper have picked up support and may win enough votes to gain a majority government on their own: The Conservatives widened its lead against the opposition Liberals in an opinion poll released on Monday.The Nanos Research tracking poll of results...
  • WFP, Conservatives Lose Out On Double-Vote Case [Potentially Hugh]

    10/16/2010 4:23:39 PM PDT · by Gondring · 33 replies
    Capital Tonight /YNN ^ | October 16, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Liz Benjamin
    [...] I’ve since been told the case hasn’t yet been decided, and won’t be until after Nov. 2. Instead, the judge declined to give the WFP the injunction it sought. The party is considering an appeal. This is almost of bad as a loss, since the current policy is detrimental to the minor parties. As things stand, voters who select the same candidate on two different lines on the paper ballots used by the new voting machine system will see their vote counted for the first party that appears on the ballot. That is, of course, very bad for the...
  • 'Photos of missing Mexican politician' sent to Mexican newspapers

    05/30/2010 7:39:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 664+ views ^ | Published: 10:48PM BST 21 May 2010 | n/a
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "The photo was sent by email late Thursday to Mexico's major newspapers without any information about its source, but there is a likeness between the blindfolded man in the picture and Fernandez de Cevallos, 69. The newspaper El Universal reported that family members had confirmed the photo's authenticity, while the newspaper Reforma said the exact opposite." SNIPPET: "Fernandez de Cevallos, who disappeared last week, ran for president in 1994 representing the ruling conservative National Action Party (PAN). His vehicle was found at his ranch near the town of Queretaro bearing "signs of violence," the prosecutor's office...
  • Conservative Party leaders back Lazio for governor (NY)

    03/21/2010 8:02:51 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 355+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | March 21, 2010 | Jay Rey and Robert J. McCarthy
    A day after being rejected by his own party’s chairman, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio secured the all-important backing Saturday from State Conservative Party leaders. The Conservative Party Executive Committee met Saturday in Brooklyn, where it recommended the former Long Island congressman as the party’s candidate for governor. The Lazio endorsement still needs to be ratified at the Conservative Party convention this spring, said Michael R. Long, State Conservative Party chairman. “He’s got a lot of support among the leaders of the party,” Long said by phone after the meeting. “He’s been friends of the party for a long time,...
  • Doug Hoffmann in NY 23 says he is within 2000 votes! Count should be done by Thursday!

    11/16/2009 6:44:33 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 260 replies · 13,823+ views
    Doug Hoffman just told Glenn Beck they are 2000 votes behind in NY 23with 10,000 absentee votes left to count. This is NOT over.
  • (NY) Astorino ousts Spano as Westerchester County exec. (Astorino Runs Catholic Radio Station)

    11/04/2009 10:58:53 AM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies · 709+ views
    November 4, 2009
    FR can't post threads from the Lower Hudson newspaper. Some more good news. I just wanted to let everyone know that a Republican and Pro-Life Catholic who is the station manager and program director of The Catholic Channel on Sirius Satellite Radio, Rob Astorino, won the election for County Executive for Westchester County, a liberal democrat bastion outside of NYC. He was attacked by the non-religious, pro-abortion left for being anti-femal and pro life. And still won!

    11/03/2009 5:41:12 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 46 replies · 2,754+ views
    Watertown Daily News (District 23, New York State) ^ | 3 November 209 | Jude Seymour, Staff Writer
    Hoffman's supporters stage big rallyDouglas L. Hoffman's first congressional campaign stop in Watertown had more campaign staff — three — than attendees. Three months later, the Conservative Party candidate in the 23rd Congressional District race was a bigger draw here than the vice president of the United States. Mr. Hoffman's raucous rally Monday at the Jefferson County Agricultural Society Exhibition Hall drew more than 300 and featured speeches by former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson and a soundtrack by country music star John Rich. Mr. Thompson, revered in conservative circles, wasted no time reminding the crowd of what was at stake...
  • Conservative Party Candidate Leads in New York (Hoffman NY 23 CD)

    11/02/2009 10:22:11 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,129+ views
    CQ-Roll Call ^ | Nov 2, 2009 | Emily Cadei
    Doug Hoffman, the third-party upstart now backed by the Republican Party, has pulled ahead in Tuesday's special House election in upstate New York, according to two polls conducted over the weekend. A Siena College poll conducted Nov. 1 concluded that Hoffman now leads Democrat Bill Owens 41 percent to 36 percent, after the two were essentially tied in a Siena poll released Saturday morning. That poll's margin of error is 4 percent... --snip-- A survey by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling pegs Hoffman's lead at 51 percent to 34 percent, with a margin of error of 2.3 percent. The PPP poll...
  • Symptom Of The Disease: New York’s 23rd House Race

    11/02/2009 7:37:54 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies · 564+ views ^ | November 2, 2009 | Steve McGough
    All politics are NOT JUST LOCAL,but all levels of government is becoming more interconected to each other. Also a reflection of the growing ANGER out there in the American nation. All politics, are no longer local. With the coming of the information age, broadband internet and online credit card processing, we’ve entered into the blood sport of manipulating United States House and Senate races in far-away states and districts of which we have never been, nor will likely visit in the future. Is this a good thing? Whether going national is a valid technique to win local elections is not...
  • Conservative Doug Hoffman forces GOP choice out of Tuesday's House race in N.Y.

    10/31/2009 7:28:52 PM PDT · by BAW · 66 replies · 2,170+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Oct 31, 2009 | Andrew Malcolm
    Under pressure from conservative forces within her own party, Dede Scozzafava, the regular Republican nominee in the interim House race for New York's 23d District, suddenly withdrew from the race today. Though endorsed by the Republican National Committee and big GOP establishment names like ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Scozzafava had fallen to third place in polls of the upstate longtime Republican district next to the Canadian border. Her retreat came in the face of a vigorous campaign by Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, who was backed by Sarah Palin, Dick Armey and Fred Thompson, among others. Her surprise move sets...
  • Conservative Rebellion Explodes in New York over Extreme Liberal GOP Candidate

    10/23/2009 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 109 replies · 4,237+ views ^ | Friday October 23, 2009 | By Peter J. Smith
    SYRACUSE, New York, October 23, 2009 ( - A conservative uprising against the GOP's selection of a staunchly pro-abortion, pro-gay "marriage" nominee has transformed the battle for New York's 23rd congressional district into a tight three-way race that has the strong possibility of a dark horse Conservative Party candidate pulling an upset victory - or sending a strong message to the GOP that they alienate social and fiscal conservatives at their peril.New York's 23rd Congressional District covers much of the northern areas of upstate New York just north of Syracuse, bordering Canada, and encompassing most of the Adirondacks. While conservative...
  • Breaking: Palin Supports Hoffman

    10/22/2009 5:47:30 PM PDT · by avg_freeper · 371 replies · 14,832+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 22, 2009 08:17 PM | John McCormack
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD just received a statement from Sarah Palin endorsing conservative Doug Hoffman for Congress: The people of the 23rd Congressional District of New York are ready to shake things up, and Doug Hoffman is coming on strong as Election Day approaches! He needs our help now. The votes of every member of Congress affect every American, so it's important for all of us to pay attention to this important Congressional campaign in upstate New York. I am very pleased to announce my support for Doug Hoffman in his fight to be the next Representative from New York's 23rd...
  • New York 23: Another Train Wreck for House Republicans?

    10/13/2009 12:17:45 PM PDT · by sbpublicaffairs · 11 replies · 1,139+ views
    Roll Call ^ | October 13, 2009 | Stuart Rothenberg
    The three-way race makes for a number of possible scenarios, including ones that have Scozzafava finishing first, second or even third. She is in real trouble. A lack of campaign resources and a classic political squeeze from the left and the right have severely damaged the prospects of Republican Dede Scozzafava, a six-term state Assemblywoman from Watertown. While initial polling showed Scozzafava leading Democratic attorney Bill Owens and Conservative Party nominee Doug Hoffman, Owens has caught Scozzafava in recent private polling, and Hoffman continues to gain strength, making him a considerable factor in the contest and a growing problem for...
  • NY 2010: N.Y. House Race Touches Off GOP Funding Fight [open warfare between conservatives, RINOs]

    10/09/2009 6:26:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies · 1,533+ views
    Michael Long, chairman of the Conservative Party of New York, is urging fellow conservatives not to contribute to the National Republican Congressional Committee. His complaint: The NRCC is supporting the Republican candidate in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, who he says is out of step with GOP values. The Republicans have nominated centrist State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava as their candidate in the special election to be held on Nov. 3. In response, the Conservative Party nominated its own candidate, local accountant Doug Hoffman. Hoffman has been getting some traction, winning endorsements from several conservative groups and garnering 16% support in...
  • Poll: Scozzafava 30%, Owens 20%, Hoffman 19% (NY special election)

    09/10/2009 11:18:23 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies · 735+ views
    Newswatch 50 ^ | September 9, 2009
    None of the three candidates for congress has more than 30 percent of the electorate's vote, according to a new poll. The poll of 300 likely voters was conducted by McLaughlin & Associates for Conservative party candidate Doug Hoffman. The poll showed Republican Dede Scozzafava with 30% of the vote, Democrat Bill Owens with 20% and Hoffman with 19%. Thirty-one per cent of those polled were undecided. Pollster John McLaughlin said the poll shows that Hoffman "has an excellent chance of winning this election." "This race is shaping up to be a clear choice among a liberal Republican, a liberal...
  • Will Sarah start the Conservative Party?

    07/03/2009 3:20:40 PM PDT · by paulycy · 140 replies · 2,889+ views
    me | july 3, 2009 | pauly cy
    Could Sarah's move mean the beginning of a Conservative third party?
  • 69% of GOP Voters Say Palin Helped McCain (Favorability among Republicans: ***91%***!!!)

    11/07/2008 8:31:02 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 352 replies · 11,212+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/07/08 | Staff
    Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCain’s bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability. Only 20% of GOP voters say Palin hurt the party’s ticket, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Six percent (6%) say she had no impact, and five percent (5%) are undecided. Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%)...
  • 'Compassionate' Conservatism Was a Mistake

    11/07/2008 6:17:03 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 69 replies · 2,455+ views
    'Compassionate' Conservatism Was a Mistake By DICK ARMEY The liberal pundits who embraced the candidacy of Barack Obama are also eager to issue a death certificate for free market capitalism. They're wrong, and they remind me of what the great Willie Nelson once said: "I'm ragged but I'm right." To be sure, the American people have handed power over to the Democrats. But today there is a categorical difference between what Republicans stand for and the principles of individual freedom. Parties are all about getting people elected to political office; and the practice of politics too often takes the form...
  • Nude pics no problem for B.C. Conservative (Canadian election)

    09/20/2008 5:28:59 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 31 replies · 592+ views
    CTV ^ | September 20, 2008 | Darcy Wintonyk
    The Conservative candidate for B.C.'s Skeena-Bulkley Valley insists naked photos taken of her in her office are not an issue for the party.Sharon Smith, the mayor of Houston, B.C., grabbed worldwide attention five years ago when pictures of her wearing nothing more than a smile and her mayor's robes were widely circulated on the Internet.
  • Return of the Atlanticists

    08/13/2008 2:41:36 PM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 53+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 13, 2008 | Jeff Waldmann
    Return of the Atlanticists by: Jeff Waldmann, August 13, 2008 With the British Conservative Party poised for a thunderous victory in the next general election, the future appears bright for increased cooperation between the United States and Great Britain in the War on Terror, according to a July 29 Heritage Foundation panel. “Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s personal ratings are among the worst for a British leader in modern history, with 70% of Britons dissatisfied and just 17% approving,” said Niles Gardner, Director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation. So what can the United States expect...
  • McCain likely to get Conservative line in N.Y.

    07/14/2008 10:15:14 PM PDT · by FocusNexus · 26 replies · 105+ views
    New York Lower Hudson Valley ^ | July 14, 2008 | Brian Tumulty
    John McCain is expected to have New York's Conservative Party line in the November presidential election, which could provide him with symbolic value nationally but not enough votes to win in a Democratic-leaning state where recent polls show Barack Obama with a comfortable lead. New York Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long said in an interview today that the expected September endorsement of McCain would be "a plus" for the Arizona senator among conservative voters around the country because New York is the only place with a statewide ballot line for the Conservative Party. McCain has clear conservative credentials - leadership...
  • David Cameron tells the fat and the poor: take responsibility

    07/09/2008 10:26:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies · 220+ views
    The Times ^ | Tuesday, July 8, 2008 | Francis Elliott, Peter Riddell, Lorraine Davidson and Sam Coates
    David Cameron declared yesterday that some people who are poor, fat or addicted to alcohol or drugs have only themselves to blame. He said that society had been too sensitive in failing to judge the behaviour of others as good or bad, right or wrong, and that it was time for him to speak out against "moral neutrality"... "We talk about people being 'at risk of obesity' instead of talking about people who eat too much and take too little exercise," he said. "We talk about people being at risk of poverty, or social exclusion: it's as if these things...
  • Polls: Liberals, Bloc Slip (Good News For Conservatives In Quebec Alert)

    03/30/2008 10:57:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 326+ views ^ | 3/30/2008 | UPI
    MONTREAL, March 30 (UPI) -- A poll in Quebec is bad news for both the nationalist Bloc Quebecois and the Liberal Party. The Conservative Party, now the governing group in Canada, has gained at the expense of the other two, CTV reported. Support for the Bloc has dropped to 30 percent, the CROP poll found, while the Conservatives are now at 29 percent. Liberals are down to 20 percent, and the New Democratic Party is at 15 percent. Among Francophones, about 85 percent of the population of Quebec, support for the Bloc is at 35 percent, for the Conservatives at...
  • The Death of the GOP and the Birth of a New Political Party

    01/29/2008 9:52:21 PM PST · by pissant · 495 replies · 1,322+ views
    RMS941 ^ | 1/29/08 | AJ Madison
    Alexander J. Madison – January 29, 2008 Fellow citizens, I was holding out hope that we could save the Republican Party from it’s slow, deliberate and painful march towards irrelevance. But with the only Reaganite in the primary election, Duncan Hunter, dropping out this past weekend, and Tom Tancredo long gone after being pilloried by the GOP cheerleaders on ‘conservative’ talk radio, and Fred Thompson, the only other reasonably traditional conservative, unable to get the necessary traction for a competitive race against the moderates, it is time to cut our losses and let the collapse take its natural course. The...
  • NY Conservative Party to Endorse Fred Thompson (Sorry Rudy!)

    01/11/2008 11:39:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 783+ views
    Holy Coast ^ | January 12, 2008 | Rick Moore
    Sorry, Rudy: In an interview to air this Sunday, state Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long tells WNBC's Gabe Pressman the party is likely to give an early nod to Fred Thompson if he manages to "break through" in South Carolina. "As a Conservative, as the chairman of the New York state Conservative Party, my favorite candidate, naturally, is Fred Thompson," Long said. "He did very well this week in the debate. Certainly, I think in South Carolina. If he does well there, if he breaks through in South Carolina, he changes the face of this Republican race again. He becomes...
  • Warm Reception For Wall (Saskatchewan Party (Conservative) Win Landslide Vote Alert)

    11/12/2007 9:04:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 84+ views
    Meridian Booster ^ | 11/12/2007 | Christopher Hefferman
    Saskatchewan’s new government is receiving a warm reception from Conservative governments in both Edmonton and Ottawa. The morning after the Saskatchewan general election – where the Sask. Party took 38 of 58 seats – was a bright one for Lloyd Snelgrove, Alberta MLA and cabinet minister. “With the new premier and the new attitude in government, I think the future for the prairies – for Western Canada – has never been brighter than it is this morning,” said Snelgrove, MLA for Lloydminster-Vermilion and President of the Treasury. With the Sask. Party generally seen as the more right-wing party in the...
  • As Quebec Goes, So Goes Canada (Resurgent Conservatism In Quebec Alert)

    10/23/2007 9:19:30 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 188+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/23/2007 | Christopher Sands
    Canadians often grumble about the outsized influence of Quebec in national politics. The province doesn’t even make up a quarter of the country’s population anymore, and yet it seems able to determine the limits of what governments in Ottawa can do on everything, from taxes and spending, to Canadian involvement in Afghanistan, and even Canada’s position on global warming. Americans frequently are told that Canada cannot be more helpful on a particular issue, “…because of Quebec." The Conservative minority government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper made several direct appeals to Quebec voters in its Throne Speech that officially opened a...
  • Thompson says he's the real conservative (in speech to be given tonight in NY)

    10/15/2007 9:39:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 68+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/07 | Liz Sidoti - ap
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Fred Thompson swipes at GOP rival Rudy Giuliani in a speech he plans to give Monday night on the former New York mayor's home turf. "Some think the way to beat the Democrats in November is to be more like them. I could not disagree more," the one-time Tennessee senator says in remarks he is to deliver before the Conservative Party of New York. "I believe that conservatives beat liberals only when we challenge their outdated positions, not embrace them. This is not a time for philosophical flexibility, it is a time to stand up...
  • Fred will be the life of the party

    10/03/2007 8:22:36 AM PDT · by daylilly · 10 replies · 475+ views ^ | October 3, 2007 | Carl Campanile
    The state Conservative Party has invited Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson to be the featured speaker at its fall bash - a snub to local GOP favorite Rudy Giuliani. Conservative Mike Long said Giuliani is not his party's favorite son. "Is Thompson looked at by conservatives as someone they're comfortable with? That's a fair estimation," Long said of the ex-Tennessee senator and actor. "Thompson has a lion's share of support at the moment among New York Conservatives," Long said. "We're very honored and pleased he will speak."