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  • MILBANK: Conservatives hold John Boehner hostage (translation: Join us, John! Get things done!)

    08/02/2015 5:28:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 8/2/15 | Dana Milbank
    For the first time in 105 years, a speaker of the House is the target of what parliamentarians call a "motion to vacate the chair" — and what other people might call an attempt to throw the speaker out on his ear. But John Boehner greeted this unwelcome status Wednesday with studied sangfroid. "Listen," Boehner said in an afternoon news conference when asked by Chad Pergram of Fox News how he would put down the insurrection. "You've got a member here and a member there who are off the reservation. No big deal." So, asked Jennifer Steinhauer of The New...
  • Trump campaign looking into staffer over Facebook posts

    07/31/2015 6:43:53 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Businessman Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is investigating reports that a campaign staffer wrote racially charged Facebook posts, CNN reported Friday evening. Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski told the network that if confirmed to be true, advisor Sam Nunberg will be fired.  "They were offensive and they do not reflect Mr. Trump's position and we take them very seriously," Lewandowski said. "If it determined that Mr. Nunberg made these statements, then he will no longer be part of the campaign." Posts unearthed by Business Insider reportedly show Nunberg calling Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter the n-word, calling President Obama a “Socialist...
  • Ministers fail to cinch major trade pact (TPP)

    08/01/2015 5:30:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies ^ | 7/31/15 | Doug Palmer
    Top trade officials from the United States, Canada and 10 other Pacific rim nations fell short of concluding the biggest trade pact in history on Friday because of differences over agricultural, autos and pharmaceuticals, but said significant progress had been made. “We’re confident that TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] is within reach,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday. ”We’ve agreed that we are going to continue to engage intensively…with the goal of resolving the outstanding issues.” But the inability to reach an agreement in Maui complicates President Barack Obama’s effort to rope together nations that produce 40 percent of the world’s...
  • Why Jeb Bush played nice with Hillary Clinton in Florida (because she's his "sister-in-law"!!!)

    08/01/2015 5:23:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 7/31/15 | Annie Karni and Eli Stokols
    Appearing Friday at the National Urban League Conference here in the country’s most important swing state, Hillary Clinton didn’t mention Jeb Bush by name, but tore apart the entire premise of his “right to rise” mission statement. Striding onto that same stage less than an hour later, Bush acknowledged Clinton’s presence at the conference in order to thank her for appearing there, then proceeded to ignore her attacks and campaign altogether. In the first instance of the two top-tier legacy candidates appearing back to back at the same event, Clinton and Bush demonstrated the starkly different ways the two candidates...
  • Ted Cruz drops the hammer on Mitt Romney

    08/01/2015 5:18:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 7/31/15 | Mark Wittington
    When Mitt Romney, the failed presidential candidate in the 2012 presidential election, pointed a scolding finger at Ted Cruz, the journal senator from Texas and current presidential candidate thought he must have died and gone to heaven. Romney is respected as a good man who might have made a pretty decent president had he not be such a bad politician. The main rap against Romney from the conservative base was that he was too gentlemanly and too timid, especially in the third debate, to have prevailed in an election that was very winnable. The National Journal reported on Friday that...
  • Ted Cruz Ridicules Mitt Romney in Private and Now in Public, Too

    08/01/2015 5:15:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 36 replies ^ | 7/21/15 | Tim Alberta
    In conversations with his campaign staffers and allies, Cruz often points to Romney as the embodiment of a timid, weak Republican Party. And in a private speech in May to the Council for National Policy, a secretive group of top conservative donors and activists, Cruz colorfully described Romney as the worst possible candidate Republicans could have nominated in 2012. "We have had three elections since President Obama was elected. Two of them—2010 and 2014—were national referenda on Obamacare. It was the No. 1 issue, twice. Both elections were tsunami, tidal-waves for Republicans—historic victories," Cruz said, according to an audio recording...
  • Poll: No, Mr. President, you would not win a third term

    07/31/2015 1:33:45 PM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 7/31/2015 | Paul Bedard
    It seems that Americans can add "no more Obamas" to the oft-heard calls for no more Bushes or Clintons, despite the president's belief that he would be a shoo-in for a third term. Rasmussen Reports on Friday released a poll showing that just one third of likely U.S voters would keep President Obama in office if he ran again. Even among Democrats, only 57 percent would vote for him a third time.
  • The Hair, the Boots, and the Great Communicator (Jeffrey Lord piece)

    07/31/2015 5:33:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 7/31/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    Amid all the sound and fury of the Trump surge, there are conservatives who have not taken to Donald Trump. Yet simultaneously, new polls show that the Trump surge continues, unabated. Shocking the Bush camp, a poll out of St. Petersburg, Florida – the St. Pete’s poll shows Trump defeating Florida’s own Jeb Bush (in Florida!) 26-20, carrying a full 22% of the Hispanic vote. A new Reuters poll has him leading the GOP pack with 25% to Bush’s 12%. Yet over at The Wall Street Journal, our friends who run the editorial page have bashed The Trump Apologists. Sir...
  • How an obscure motion to 'vacate the chair' spoils House GOP's August vacation (WAHHHHHHH!!)

    07/31/2015 1:30:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies ^ | 7/31/15 | John Feheery
    The House is hitting the highways after passing a three-month extension of the Highway bill. In the game of chicken between the chambers of Congress, both sides blinked and the only real victim seems to be the small businesses that care deeply about the Export Import Bank. Republican leaders had a plan to talk about the Iran deal and some of their legislative accomplishments over the August recess. Unfortunately, Mark Meadows threw a monkey wrench into that plan. At the behest of somebody, the North Carolina second-term congressman and subcommittee chairman made a non-privileged motion to vacate the chair. Recommended:...
  • DNC Chair Can’t Tell Difference Between a Dem and a Socialist

    07/31/2015 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 31, 2015 | 10:23 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    MSNBC host Chris Matthews did not receive an answer from DNC Chair, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), when he asked what the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist is. […] Wasserman Schultz chuckled in response. “I used to think there is a big difference—but what do you think it is?” Matthews continued. “Between a Democrat like Hillary Clinton and a Socialist like Bernie Sanders.” Wasserman Schultz replied, “The more important question is—what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican?” …
  • The Final Four

    07/30/2015 9:00:32 AM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 23 replies
    Steve Deace ^ | July 29, 2015 | Steve Deace
    From the very beginning of the 2016 presidential primary process I’ve maintained a few things: 1) We were going to support a candidate earlier this time around, because I believe if we don’t coalesce as a movement we make it easier for the GOP establishment to divide and conquer us. As proven by the past two primary cycles in 2008 and 2012. And there’s just too much at stake to wait for the future of the country so I can build drama and tension into a radio show for the purpose of “milking it” so to speak. The time I...
  • Howard Dean: We Need to Be 'More Humble, Stop Making Fun' of Trump

    07/30/2015 6:24:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is fodder for WSJ columnist James Taranto's "everything is seemingly spinning out of control" file. Howard Dean has declared that we'll have to be "more humble" about Donald Trump's prospects and that he will "have to stop making fun" of him for now. What's got Dean doing a 180 on Trump? Not just the latest polls, which include one showing Trump trouncing Jeb and Rubio in their home state of Florida. Above all, it was the experience of viewing, on today's Morning Joe, a stunning focus group of New Hampshire Republicans who were uniformly and enthusiastically pro-Trump, saying things...

    07/30/2015 12:36:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 43 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 July 2015 | Ann Coulter
    For years, Republican candidates have been assured by their political consultants that amnesty is a runaway hit with the public. Then they always come in for a zinger of a surprise when the American people are finally able to express themselves on the subject. (Sometimes it seems as if political consultants are in the game only to make money.) Washington has tried to sneak through three amnesties in the last decade -- in 2006, 2007 and 2013. Each time, amnesty had the full support of the media, the White House, leaders of both political parties, big campaign donors and lobbyists....
  • The Real Danger from the GOP’s Latest Mutiny Against John Boehner

    07/30/2015 2:24:56 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Martin Matishak
    If you thought the days of bad blood between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and rank-and-file House lawmakers were on hold, at least for the summer, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) apparently didn’t get the memo. Tuesday night, the congressman marked his 56th birthday by filing a resolution in the House to force Boehner from the top leadership post. The “motion to vacate the chair” is the first time that a Boehner opponent has taken such a step and is a bit of payback from Meadows, a founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and one of 25 conservative rebels...
  • Carly Fiorina: 'Here's what I will do as Commander in Chief'

    07/29/2015 7:27:33 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 61 replies
    IBD ^ | 2015 July 28 | Andrew Malcolm
    From time to time as the 2016 campaign unfolds we will publish here the full text of some candidate speeches on important topics. We launch this series with Carly Fiorina's national security address at the Reagan Presidential Library the evening of July 27. The full text is below, as is a complete video... You'll notice here — and hopefully in the upcoming debates — that the business executive speaks in clear, simple declarative sentences. No fudge words or rhetorical escape clauses. Clean, crisp, no nonsense. She outlines the problem, then states clearly what she would do. That style drew frequent...
  • Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’

    07/29/2015 4:50:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Stigall
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents. “The culture that has led to this corner-cutting, it’s a culture within the management, not among the agents. Agents…are patriots. They sign up to take a bullet for the President. The management has the...
  • Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    07/29/2015 5:18:38 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Jul 2015 | James Oliphant
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush. The poll shows Bush, the former Florida governor, trailing at 12 percent. It is a huge jump for Trump, who announced his candidacy for the November 2016 election six weeks ago - and this despite the criticism political rivals leveled at him for remarks this month belittling the military service of Senator John McCain, the party's candidate in 2008....
  • Ted Cruz Slams ‘Passionately Pro-Abortion Media' for ‘Hiding’ Videos

    07/29/2015 1:52:42 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Katie Yoder
    Sen. Ted Cruz is calling out the “passionately pro-abortion" media for “hiding” videos exposing Planned Parenthood. On Tuesday, July 28th, Students for Life of America hosted more than 60 #WomenBetrayed rallies across the country to protest Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies. Despite the high temperatures, hundreds showed up for the Washington, D.C. rally, which featured several presidential candidates as speakers, including Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). During the event, MRC Culture asked Sen. Cruz if the the media and journalists have done enough to cover the videos. “No, of course they’re not,” Cruz began. “The mainstream media...
  • Boehner Discouraged From Bringing Meadows’ Resolution Up, ‘Might be Embarrassed’

    07/29/2015 1:38:02 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 41 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Alex Swoyer
    Members on the floor of the United States House of Representatives are discussing the future of Speaker Rep. John Boehner, and the talks must be troubling to House Leadership. Breitbart News has learned that House Speaker John Boehner has “been discouraged” from holding an immediate vote on Rep. Mark Meadows'resolution to remove Boehner as Speaker of the House. As explained to Breitbart News, House Leadership was considering “tabling” Meadow’s resolution Wednesday afternoon prior to Congress leaving for August recess, but has “been discouraged” from doing so. If Meadows’ resolution were brought to the floor, House Members that want to remove...
  • What Do We Really Know About Trump's Plan for America?

    07/29/2015 12:33:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 35 replies ^ | 7/672015 | Doug Johnson
    The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today’s news with good ol’ fashioned horse sense. Here’s the Nonsense: Donald Trump is too outspoken, flamboyant, irreverent, and has hair ​that ​I hate ​for me ​to consider​ him a serious candidate for president. We need to force him out of the race immediately. Here’s the Horse Sense: Trump may be all of those things, but speaking your mind has historically been something Americans take pride in. We need to know more about his plans for America before we make a decision about him. And as for his hair, if you judge...
  • Boehner allies: Coup plot boosts Dems

    07/29/2015 12:21:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 7/29/15 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    John Boehner’s allies returned fire at Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday, saying the conservative lawmaker’s half-hatched plot to depose the Speaker has boosted Democrats like Hillary Clinton. “It’s terrible. It makes no sense. It helps the Democrats. It divides the party,” Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) told The Hill. “We should be spending all of August talking about the Iranian nuclear agreement, not this fool’s errand of vacating the Speaker’s chair. ADVERTISEMENT “It makes us look like a banana republic,” he continued. “All this does it create chaos, and a real conservative should not want chaos, certainly not needless chaos.”...
  • John Kerry warns Congress: back Iran nuclear deal or face dire consequences

    07/29/2015 9:46:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 35 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Dan Roberts
    The United States risks a collapse in its future negotiating credibility if it walks away from the Iranian nuclear deal, according to US secretary of state John Kerry, who argues Congress now has little choice but to back the plan. In his starkest warning yet to critics on Capitol Hill, Kerry also predicted the international coalition behind economic sanctions would quickly collapse and leave Iran even closer to developing an atomic bomb if the US sought to renegotiate terms. One hundred senators and 535 members of the House of Representatives will vote in September on whether to oppose the deal...
  • Fox lowers threshold for early debate (so loser Lindsey, etc. can participate)

    07/29/2015 3:35:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 7/28/15 | Mike Allen
    Fox News is opening its 5 p.m. debate to all the announced Republican candidates who fail to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time event, removing a requirement that participants reach at least 1 percent in polling. The change amounts to an insurance policy for candidates who were in danger of being disqualified from the vital first debate based on low polls – Carly Fiorina, former New York Gov. George Pataki and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). The announcement by Michael Clemente, Fox News Executive Vice President, News, means that all 16 announced candidates will qualify for Cleveland — either...
  • Obama Chides GOP Candidates for 'Sad' Remarks

    07/29/2015 3:32:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    The President who has spent 7 years dividing Americans and disparaging everyone who disagrees with his policies, is now declaring himself the arbiter of who should be permitted to replace him. (@2:10) “Certainly, presidential debates deserve better. In 18 months, I’m turning over the keys — I want to make sure I’m turning over the keys to somebody who is serious about the serious problems the country faces and the world faces.”
  • Obama: If I ran again, 'I could win'

    07/28/2015 7:25:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/28/2015 | JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Could US President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but he would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their terms expire. In his speech Tuesday at the African Union headquarters, he conceded unfamiliarity with that concept because as a second-term US president, he is constitutionally barred from running again. "I actually think I'm a pretty good president," Obama said. "I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't!" That's just fine with...
  • The Harrow Club Republicans (Jeffrey Lord never disappoints!)

    07/27/2015 6:28:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 7/26/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    “Is this the gentleman who ruined the buffet at the Harrow Club?” The line is from Eddie Murphy’s 1984 hit movie Beverly Hills Cop, in which Murphy plays the street-smart Detroit Detective Axel Foley. When his best friend is killed, Axel realizes there is a connection to a Beverly Hills art dealer and heads west to investigate the case. Once there, he clashes with the straight-laced, by-the-book Beverly Hills cops as he investigates the rich and on-the-surface art dealer who he suspects is really a smuggler of everything from drugs to bearer bonds. In one scene Foley brazenly talks his...
  • Yesterday’s Circus in the Senate is Exactly Why Trump is Surging

    07/27/2015 6:25:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 7/27/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    When Donald Trump uttered the words “I like people who weren’t captured” in response to a question about Sen. John McCain’s service in Vietnam, there was a universal sentiment among both admirers and detractors that he would sink like a rock in the polls. His meteoric rise was destined for a swift collapse. Except – that collapse never occurred. Why not? Trump Maintains his Lead in the Polls According to a new CNN-ORC International poll, which was conducted a week after Trump’s major gaffe, Trump is leading the field nationally with 18% of the vote, followed by Jeb Bush and...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • The Coming (And Hilarious) Democrat Implosion

    07/27/2015 1:51:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    Republicans fear a repeat of 1992, with a squishy Bush at the head of the ticket watching helplessly as some populist businessman/novelty act hands the election to a Clinton. But Democrats should fear the far more likely repeat of 1968. Ah, the 1968 convention … just thinking of it brings a smile to the face of every normal American. Let’s start with hordes of Chicago cops kicking the psychedelia out of dirty hippies. Footage of all-American flatfoots clocking VC-flag waving pinkos with nightsticks is more erotic than a hundred “Fifty Shades” books. Just thinking about it makes me want to...
  • Will the Real Donald Trump Please Stand Up?

    07/26/2015 5:47:19 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2015 | Timothy Noah
    Which side is Donald Trump on? Trump once endorsed a massive surtax on the rich. But he now wants the top income tax rate cut in half. He opposed the war in Iraq, but says he now has a “foolproof” plan to defeat ISIL. He’s praised single-payer health care, yet loathes Obamacare. But a decade ago he proposed “health marts” that sound suspiciously like today’s Obamacare exchanges. Read more:
  • Ted Cruz: "Sen. Cruz: McConnell-Reid Leadership Team Operates for One Party: The Washington Party

    07/26/2015 7:57:42 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 110 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz Press Rekease ^ | July 26, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    AMERICAN PEOPLE ELECTED A REPUBLICAN MAJORITY BELIEVING IT WOULD SOMEHOW BE DIFFERENT FROM A DEMOCRATIC ONE WASHINGTON, D.C. – After speaking on the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement: “We’ve just seen something extraordinary on the Senate floor. The American people elected a Republican majority believing that a Republican majority would be somehow different from a Democratic majority in the United States Senate. Unfortunately, the way the current Senate operates, there is one party, the Washington party. “Senate leadership consists of the McConnell-Reid leadership team. They operate as a team. They support the same...
  • Trump's most notable insults

    07/26/2015 6:18:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2015 | Hanna Krueger, Kate Hardiman, Caroline Kelly
    2016 GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been hurling insult after insult on the campaign trail. Trump has let loose on both Democrats and Republicans, rival candidates, lawmakers, journalists and even pop culture icons...Here are Trump's most notable insults so far in the 2016 campaign:
  • NBC/Marist Polls Show Donald Trump Running Strong in Iowa, NH

    07/26/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    NBC ^ | 26 Jul 2015 | Mark Murray
    Donald Trump is running strong in the early nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to two new NBC News-Marist polls. Trump leads the Republican presidential field in New Hampshire, getting support from 21 percent of potential GOP primary voters. He's followed by Jeb Bush at 14 percent, Scott Walker at 12 percent and John Kasich at 7 percent. Chris Christie and Ben Carson are tied at 6 percent in the Granite State, and Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are at 5 percent each. In Iowa, Walker and Trump are in the Top 2 - with Walker at 19...
  • Hillary Clinton Operatives Bracing For “Clinton Collapse”

    07/26/2015 5:37:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 107 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | July 24, 2015
    Earlier, D.C. Whispers reported on federal investigators’ request to initiate a full on CRIMINAL investigation into the Hillary Clinton email scandal due, at least in part, to Mrs. Clinton’s alleged and purposeful destruction of classified material she kept on a private email server. Apparently this development is but one of several now plaguing a Hillary Clinton campaign that has a candidate who often appears “lost, confused, tired, and angry.” The term “Clinton Collapse” is apparently an increasingly common one these days for those whose job it is to continue insulating their candidate from media scrutiny and try and push Mrs....
  • Donald Trump Full Iowa Speech Today – And The ‘Stump For The Trump’ (Salty Language Alert)….

    07/25/2015 8:12:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7-25-2015 | sundance
    July 25, 2015Donald Trump Full Iowa Speech Today – And The ‘Stump For The Trump’ (Salty Language Alert)…. by sundance Donald Trump delivers remarks at his “Make America Great Again Rally & Picnic” in Oskaloosa, Iowa: VIDEO: Donald Trump FULL Speech in Iowa Campaign Rally - July 25, 2015 ~ Let’s go campaigning ~ Meanwhile… the GOPe can take Charles Krauthammer, Steven Hayes, Bill Kristol, George Will and all their collective airs-n-graces, on the road for GOP team Jeb. We’ll take these two ladies for Trump, and guarantee that not only will we collect more votes, but we’ll have a...
  • When will Jim Robinson banish Trump supporters from FR, like he did in 2007 with Giuliani advocates?

    07/25/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by ken5050 · 421 replies
    one man's opinion...
    On 4/23/2007, Jim Robinson posted a manifesto, "Giuliani as the GOP presidential nominee would be a dagger in the heart of the conservative movement" (and a knife in the back) . The thread was subtitled, "The only difference in a Liberal Rudy Giuliani and Liberal Hillary Clinton is the fact of which bathrooms they select to use and there are some who are willing to even question that.
  • Chamber (Of Commerce) gearing up to take out GOP Incumbents

    07/24/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below . . The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a...
  • McConnell’s Highway (Bill) to Hell

    07/25/2015 5:45:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies ^ | 7/24/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has taken the GOP majority in the Senate to a new low. Not only are they committed to rubber-stamping Obama’s agenda and ignoring his fundamental transformation of our values, economy, and national security, they are now passing bills that will undermine the next president’s ability to fight for limited government. For example, last week, the House passed a 5-month extension of federal surface transportation programs. It contained $8 billion in bailout funds for the Highway Trust Fund. It also packed in phony offsets that will further empower the IRS. Needless to say, this bill incorporated no...
  • Senator Ted Cruz Declares Parliamentary War in the Senate

    07/25/2015 5:40:34 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies ^ | 7/24/15 | Brian Darling
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has tied the Senate in knots into the weekend with his parliamentary maneuvers on a bill funding highway programs. The U.S. Senate is embroiled in a battle between leadership and conservatives that is getting ugly and personal. Sen. Cruz has offered something called a “Third Degree Amendment.” That means nothing to most people. In plain English – Senator Cruz is digging in to lead the fight against the Senate Republican leadership to end the Export Import Bank and the Third Degree Amendment is his tool to fight. New fronts in the battle are expected to be...
  • GOP Elites: A Confederacy of Dunces

    07/25/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 7/25/15 | Jeff Crouere
    The GOP powerbrokers are beyond upset, they are apoplectic. Last month, their favored candidate, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, announced he’s running for president, but he was immediately overshadowed by Donald Trump, who officially entered the race the next day. Ever since then, it has been all Trump, all the time. From his bold statements to his refusal to apologize, he has dominated media coverage, pushing Bush and the others to the back pages. One day Trump is being blasted by Hispanic groups and business leaders for his illegal immigration comments and the next day he is being pilloried by...
  • Chamber gearing up to take out GOP incumbents

    07/24/2015 1:47:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 44 replies ^ | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a major shift for the business...
  • Trumpmania may scare establishment into fighting for limited government (we can only hope)

    07/24/2015 12:06:54 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 24 replies ^ | 7/23/15 | Kent Kellar
    July is supposed to be a relatively quiet time in Washington, D.C., but alas not this year. Trumpmania has struck the Capitol, but not the good kind. Political operatives and pundits are running around town like their hair is on fire trying to get in front of each other attacking the real estate magnate. What they apparently are too myopic to understand is that every time a Washington, D.C. know-it-all attacks Trump, he goes up in the polls. Memo to D.C., when you read polls that say that people hate politicians, believe them. People, particularly those who have been Republican...
  • The One Way To Invite An Independent Trump Candidacy

    07/24/2015 6:48:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 25 replies ^ | 7/24/2015 | Mark Davis
    The One Way To Invite An Independent Trump Candidacy Mark Davis | Jul 24, 2015 While it is a worthy pursuit to examine and anticipate each passing twist and turn of the Trump campaign, there is one goal that should be at the top of every conservative list: avoid luring him into an independent run. Anything that makes Trump wistfully consider a third-party run is bad. Anything that makes him dismiss it is good. My opinion of his campaign has no effect on this conclusion. For the record, I have enjoyed his directness and fierce autonomy from the donors and...
  • Ode to the faithful: Andy Grammer’s new anti-cheating anthem

    07/24/2015 5:52:26 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9 Apr 15 | CHELSEA SAMELSON
    Sex might very well sell, but so does separation. America has long had a love affair with stories of divorce, breakups and infidelity. We eat it up like chocolate cake, feasting on the drama of others’ heartbreak. Nothing whets the public’s appetite like a scandalous affair, and judging by the most common tabloid headlines, you’d think that all we want is to see a couple falter and fail. We care more about cheating than loyalty — anniversaries may be sweet, but they sure don’t sell. Couples who make it are just so . . . boring. But Andy Grammer wants none of...
  • Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome...

    07/23/2015 4:29:46 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 23 replies
    DannyTN | 7/23/2015 | DannyTN
    Signs you might have Donald Derangement Syndrome... You thought Donald wouldn't file his financials. You still think Donald didn't file financials. (Severe) You think the financials he filed are materially inaccurate. You hope Trump is really bankrupt instead of mega-rich. You think aversion to a comb over is a reason to vote. You keep mentioning how much Ted Cruz has raised. You think Donald should apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will apologize for stating the truth. You think Donald will drop out even though he is winning. You think Donald will run third party even though he...
  • Want To See What Hillionaire's Cribs Look Like? Holy Mother Of One Percent.

    07/23/2015 9:39:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Chicks on the ^ | 6/29/2015 | Daisy
    Hillary. She's JUST SO RELATABLE and down-to-earth and NOT icky and one-percenty at ALL, isn't she? I mean, she's a Democrat, so she can't be part of that one percent. (Listen, kids. According to the lamestream media, it only counts as evil if you're a Republican like Mitt Romney and you amassed your wealth in the private sector and didn't take it from taxpayers. But I suppose that's neither here nor there, because FANGIRLS OMG!)
  • GOP Pushing Bill that Codifies Obama’s Amnesty

    07/23/2015 3:17:36 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies ^ | 7/22/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    Anyone who has followed the modus operandi of the GOP leadership since 2011 will understand that even when they begrudgingly conduct votes on conservative priorities they will never stand behind them when it matters. They will never attach them to must-pass bills or budget bills. But if they are committed to passing standalone messaging bills, can they at least push the right legislation? House Republicans plan to vote on a bill tomorrow that would punish sanctuary cities for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Indeed, for the first time in a while, the pressure brought to bear from conservatives and...
  • Hypocrisy and Incompetence: Why the GOP Fails (another great Jeffrey Lord piece!)

    07/23/2015 3:14:24 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 7/23/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    In a snapshot? Jeb Bush and John McCain have just illustrated exactly why Donald Trump is surging in the polls. The other day, Governor Bush came out four square for lobbyist reform. As reported in the Hill: Bush called for three reforms: 1) broadening the official definition of lobbyist to include ambiguous work such as "government relations"; 2) increasing lobbying disclosure from quarterly to weekly; and 3) extending the lobbying "cooling off" period to six years for former members of Congress. He also pledged to limit lobbying of his White House by former administration officials. But back in January? Here’s...
  • From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of Voter Fraud across America

    07/22/2015 8:40:49 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 7-22-15 | Jason Snead
    Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of Georgia to the urban centers of New York. The Heritage Foundation has documented nearly 250 cases where nefarious citizens, officials, candidates and campaign operatives conspired to commit vote fraud, compromising the integrity of our elections to achieve their ideological goals. That list is just a tiny sampling of voter fraud, and it keeps growing. In May, the Heritage Foundation highlighted several recent cases. Here are some of the egregious new additions to the voter fraud...
  • Clinton depositions blocked by judge

    07/22/2015 8:22:17 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 22 Jul 2015 | S.A. Miller
    A federal judge Tuesday blocked a scheduled deposition of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a civil lawsuit that claims the Clinton Foundation operated as a criminal organization​.​ The conservative watchdog group​ Freedom ​Watch, which brought the lawsuit against the Clintons, had scheduled separate video-taped depositions for them next week. U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks granted a protective order requested by the Clintons’ lawyers that blocked the depositions until the court resolves their pending motion to dismiss the case and halt discovery. The judge’s order did not include the reasoning for...