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  • Thought experiment: how illegal immigrants could elect Hillary

    10/04/2015 6:33:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s some Sunday morning math from Politico Magazine to either amuse or enrage you. (Or possibly both?) The conclusion of this analysis is that Hillary Clinton – or whoever the Democrats wind up deciding on – could be elected by illegal immigrants. At first glance this sounds like a voter fraud story, but that would require one heck of a lot of illegally cast ballots. No… it’s something different and it once again brings us back to the arcane math behind the electoral college. You see, while the electors representing the two senators from each state are unaffected by...
  • Who Owns Your Candidate?

    10/03/2015 5:17:02 PM PDT · by amorphous · 14 replies
    The Anti Media ^ | 2 Oct 2015 | Jake Anderson
    Its a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections. The primary mechanism in place facilitating this flood of private money is the super PAC. Youve probably heard of super PACs and how theyve essentially taken over the role traditionally filled by individual campaign donors in Political Action Committees (PACs). But super PACs arent the end of it. There are puppet political non-profits, business associations, and now, single-candidate dark money outfits...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Trump Tax Plan Stumps GOP Establishment Again

    10/02/2015 3:50:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 10/1/15 | Matt Towery
    Every time they think they have knocked him down, Donald Trump comes up with a counterpunch that keeps the GOP establishment and traditional conservative pundits stunned and confused. Now they are being forced to attack the very bedrock of the Reagan economic legacy they so love. After two debates Trump remains the dark-horse leader for the GOP presidential nomination. But that lead is only with people who live in the real world. To the media elite and the DC bubble of politicians and pundits, he remains "a circus clown." Hence a slew of articles proclaiming Trump's decline in the polls,...
  • Day #1 Operation Cold Anger Begins (all should read in full!)

    10/02/2015 3:46:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies ^ | 10/1/15 | Sundance
    Operation Cold Anger is in direct response to the GOPe road map created by the republican party apparatus (professional political class) to nominate Jeb Bush. Unlike 2012 and the success of their chosen candidate Mitt Romney, in this election cycle we have quietly been watching them since October 2013, and we have been able to identify their GOPe road map. As a direct result of Donald Trump, the only stumbling block they did not anticipate and the most significant wrecking ball to their entire scheme, the power-players have necessarily adjusted their scheme. Unfortunately, many state party officials are part of...
  • Republican Senators up for Reelection in 2016

    10/01/2015 6:09:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 18 replies
    Time to plan on removing some of McConnell's cronies! Note: Coats and Rubio are already leaving.

    10/01/2015 2:38:18 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 67 replies ^ | Oct 1 2015 | Tony Lee
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will literally double down in its efforts to crush the Tea Party to get legislationlike a comprehensive amnesty bill and the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bankthat it covets.
  • McConnell Only Wants to Shutdown Ted Cruz

    09/30/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies ^ | 9/30/15 | McConnell Only Wants to Shutdown Ted Cruz
    In lieu of a government shutdown to defund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, or the disastrous Iran deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is opting to shutdown Ted Cruz. Case in point, the latest Politico article in which the Leader takes credit for muscling his entire operation--enlisting scores of aides and fellow senators---to quietly and methodically... quarantine the senator from Texas. McConnells cheerleaders will tell you its good politics. Well, how is that working out for them? Lets take a look. 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ability to achieve GOP goals according to...
  • What happened to John Boehner hasnt happened in a century. No one knows what comes next

    09/30/2015 9:44:07 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/30/15 | Jeffery A. Jenkins and Charles Stewart III
    John A. Boehners resignation from the House, and thus the speakership, comes in the midst of a leadership struggle not seen for a century. The last time a sitting speaker was challenged by his own party was in 1910, with a revolt against Joseph G. Cannon (R-Ill.). As scholars of the history and development of the speaker as an elected position in the House (see our book and previous Monkey Cage posts here and here), we are interested in how Boehners exit will affect the Republican Party and the House. Most observers have asked two questions: Will Majority Leader Kevin...
  • John Boehners Exit Will Cost Mitch McConnell a Kindred Spirit (awwwwwww!!))

    09/30/2015 3:22:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies ^ | 9/29/15 | CARL HULSE and JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    WASHINGTON More than a year before a difficult election cycle when he will be challenged to hold on to his hard-won Republican majority, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky may have already suffered his most significant loss the pending departure of Speaker John A. Boehner. Over the past six years, the two Republican leaders have developed a bond of the type that has not always existed between House and Senate leaders of the same party, figures who are often pulled in opposite directions. More important, Mr. McConnell and Mr. Boehner agreed that engaging in the kind of brinkmanship that...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Jeb Bush Funded by George Soros's Chinese Business Partner

    09/29/2015 10:28:54 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 23 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bushs oil shipping business is partly financed by progressive billionaire George Soross Chinese business partner and protg. Bushs ties to the left-wing Democratic donor could cast further suspicion on his personal business dealings during the Republican primary season. Bush is the chairman of BH Logistics, a $26 million private equity fund that was incorporated in April 2014. Who invested in BH Logistics? Bushs firm received a major investment from HNA Group, a Chinese private equity firm. Bush took the money from HNA Group and spent it to invest in the gas shipping company Dorian LPG, which...
  • Denying Sufficient Second is McConnell's latest trick to thwart conservatism

    09/29/2015 3:47:55 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    There is no end to the vindictive means Mitch McConnell uses to thwart conservatives and conservatism. I warned everybody last year that this man was a dangerous oligarch. And now we're seeing the fruits of all his efforts. He got himself reelected and made sure that every one of his incumbent cronies were reelected and also added a few (Rounds, Capito, Tillis, Gardner). Now he is denying conservatives "sufficient second" on amendments and bills. If motions, amendments and bills are not seconded, they are dead. He means to marginalize conservatives and pummel them into the dust. The only think we...
  • Trump backs Russia, Iran efforts to fight Islamic State

    09/29/2015 8:48:59 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 96 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 29 Sep 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday said he supported Russian efforts to fight Islamic State militants in the Middle East, including Syria. Asked whether he backed those like Russia who supported Syrian President Bashar al Assad or those who see him as the source of Syria's current crisis, Trump told NBC's "Today" program: "I side with the group that says if Russia wants to go and fight ISIS, you should let them as opposed to saying were jealous we don't want you to do that." Trump, who is leading public opinion polls among those...
  • The Establishments Lies Are Catching Up (fun flashback from exactly one month ago!)

    09/28/2015 5:29:48 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 8/28/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    They had it all. The GOP party bosses appeared to be winning every legislative and electoral battle with conservatives. After beating back almost every primary challenge in 2014 and after passing one liberal bill after another with the support of Democrats, the elite technocrats and cronies within the party were high-fiving and slapping each others backs over their successfully crushing of the tea party. Except they never won anything. It was all an illusion. And in fact, their temporary victories set the stage for an irrevocable defeat in the long-run. Last cycle, in my previous job, I was heavily...
  • Price picks up key endorsements in House leadership race (far better than McMorris-Hyphen!)

    09/28/2015 4:24:41 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 9/28/15 | Kelsey Snell
    House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price on Monday received the backing of two powerful committee chairman for his bid to be the next House majority leader. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) both announced they endorse Price. Ryan, who preceded Price as Budget Committee chairman, called the Georgia Republican a committed conservative and friend. Tom has a proven record of advancing conservative solutions and principles, Ryan said in a statement. He has the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective Majority Leader and Im proud to support him....
  • George Will: Candidate Trump Will Soon Become One of the Losers He Constantly Mocks

    09/28/2015 7:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | George Will
    Americas loopy Left is enamored of someone who becomes cranky about bobblehead figurines. Sober Democrats are queasy about nominating Hillary Clinton, who has much to apologize for but no aptitude for apologies. Those Republicans who hope she is denied the nomination are perhaps imprudent. And even Republicans who recoil from Donald Trumps repulsiveness might want to defer the delicious pleasure of witnessing his apoplexy when he joins, as surely he will, the ranks of those he most despises losers. In 2011, Bernie Sanders said weve got some very, very serious problems because the Founding Fathers bobbleheads sold at the...
  • Death watch for Rand Paul campaign

    09/27/2015 11:14:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 26, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    LEXINGTON,Ky. Rand Paul was right. In January 2014, the day after The Atlantic anointed Paul, Kentuckys junior U.S. Senator, as the Republican frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, Paul told the Herald-Leader its still too early probably to talk about things like that. That sounds unlucky to me, he said. Less than two years later, Pauls luck, it seems, is running out. Campaigning on Friday in New Hampshire, Paul continues to charge ahead with his struggling presidential campaign, but speculation is growing that he might be the next Republican candidate to drop out of the race. Former Texas Gov....
  • A personal assessment of Donald Trump

    09/27/2015 6:35:03 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 56 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 9/27/2015 | STEPHEN MEISTER
    Despite Donald Trump's meteoric rise to the top of the Republican presidential polls, the GOP establishment continues to bash its leading candidate. Apparently "party-cide" is contagious: The Democratic establishment continues to ride the sinking Clinton campaign like the string quartet on the deck of the Titanic the majority of Americans know she's a liar and don't trust her. It's a fight to the death all right, only each party's pointing a gun at its own head. GOP establishment favorite Jeb Bush is hemorrhaging voters too. CBS News/YouGov shows Bush coming in a pathetic eighth place in New Hampshire and...
  • It is time to get very afraid: Extremists, authoritarians now run the GOP

    09/27/2015 9:21:03 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 50 replies ^ | 9/27/15 | Heather Cox Richardson
    Movement Conservatives just claimed the head of House Speaker John Boehner. His political death was the price of preventing a catastrophic government shutdown after Movement Conservatives in Congress tied the very survival of the United States government to their determination to defund Planned Parenthood. Movement Conservatives are gunning for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell next. We should be very afraid. Boehner and McConnell are not wild-eyed lefties. They are on the very far right of the American political spectrum: fervently pro-business, antiabortion, opposed to social welfare legislation. But they are old-school politicians who still have faith in the idea of...
  • Boehner Betrayed His Party (great article...from Politico!!)

    09/27/2015 6:52:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Michael A. Needham
    Why the Speaker's resignation is great news for conservatives. We want to give Boehner a governable majority so the crazies you hate will be irrelevant. This is how the Washington Republican Establishment talks to its K Street allies. Its a quote from last October when a Republican campaign operative told the business community why it was important for Republicans to capture 245 House seats. The establishment isnt focused on marginalizing liberal lawmakers trying to grow the size and scope of government. They want to marginalize conservative lawmakers fighting to keep the reasonable promises they have made to their constituents. The...
  • New [week old] poll shows Trump widening lead after CNN debate (Trump 33% Carson 13%)

    09/26/2015 3:58:06 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 51 replies
    wagt ^ | September 21, 2015, 1:08 pm | Rich Rogers
    A new poll conducted by Zogby Analytics after last weeks Republican presidential debate on CNN shows Donald Trump leading Dr. Ben Carson by 20 points. According to the survey, conducted September 18-19, made up of 405 likely Republican primary/caucus voters nationwide, Trump garnered the support of 33 percent, which is an increase of 2 percentage points since Zogbys previous poll. Dr. Ben Carson remains in second place, but dropped 3 points to 13 percent. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bushs support stayed flat at 9 percent, while support for former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has grown from 2 percent to...
  • A picture of Trump's rebellious army

    09/26/2015 12:40:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 243 replies
    A post on Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 26, 2015 at 4:46 am | Posted at theconservativetreehouse by tyrannocankles
    tyrannocankles says: September 26, 2015 at 4:46 am I just love this picture….In the photo above, Trump is all by himself – leaving a powerful enemy in flames. How symbolic that he’s alone – as the entire GOP, Democrat Party, and media turn on him. But now I’m seeing a different picture, where he’s not alone. There is an army in the smoke behind him.Start from the top. The disabled vet, holding his fake VA waiting number, which he now realizes is a waiting number to get on the real waiting list. Behind him – tens of thousands more...
  • What John Boehner's Resignation Means For Rep. Mark Meadows (Meadows for Senate against Burr!!)

    09/26/2015 7:52:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Aaron M. Adelson
    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- In a surprise announcement Friday morning, House Speaker John Boehner resigned both his job as Speaker and his congressional seat. Boehner will leave office at the end of October. Boehner has been a congressman since 1991. This is the first time a house speaker is choosing to leave office since the 80s. Congressman Mark Meadows, who represents most of WNC, acknowledges previous disagreements with Boehner, but commends him for his service. "He served with great honor and distinction and his resignation was done with real class and humility," Meadows said. In January, Meadows was one of 25...
  • Islam, Christianity, and Electoral Discrimination

    09/26/2015 7:19:50 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 9 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Trevor Thomas
    Ben Carsons recent statements about Islam and the U.S. presidency have garnered a wide array of commentary. Most of the remarks have been quite critical, with even some conservatives taking Carson to task. Predictably, many of those critical of Carson point to the Constitutions no religious test clause. Also predictably, many who are making this argument completely ignore that Carson was not advocating for such a religious test. Interestingly, every one of the American Colonies did have such a religious test. Whats more, these tests continued long after the United States was formed. The U.S. Constitution went into effect on...
  • Major Tripwire Alert North Carolina GOPe Change Primary Join FL, OH, IL March 15th

    09/26/2015 6:37:29 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Sundance
    While everyone is busy chasing shiny things, and Karl Rove keeps feeding the media for Operation Hummingbird the GOPe apparatus is working behind the scenes to usurp the conservative electorate and assist, now modify, their GOPe road map to nominate Jeb Bush. Forget Rubio and Fiorina, they are the Hummingbirds. They are only in place to remove the threat that is Trump. Once Trump is dispatched, Rubio and Fiorina go back to loyal team members of Jeb Bush. This is Karl Rove at work. The RNC/GOPe have one goal. The RNC/GOPe have only one goal. Their goal is to deliver...
  • Watch how candidates react to the de-Boehnification of the House

    09/26/2015 5:51:01 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 46 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Ed Straker
    This is one of those times when breaking news can shed a little more light on the candidates. There have been quite different reactions among the candidates to the news that John Boehner is resigning. Unlike Patrick McGoohan's "Number 6," there really is no mystery as to why Boehner resigned he was too accommodating of the entire Obama agenda, be it funding Obamacare or the illegal amnesty or now, in his final act, the subsidizing of abortions and the sale of baby parts. Here's how Jeb Bush reacted, commenting in English on Twitter: John Boehner dedicated his life to...
  • Eric Cantor Strongly Defends Democratic-Republican Party

    09/26/2015 5:44:50 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Ed Straker
    Eric Cantor, who was sent on to the politician's afterlife (the private sector) by the voters of his district, penned an article strongly defending his former boss, John Boehner. His views are important to read as they fully expain the Democratic Party/Republican Party collusion which has taken place over the past six years. During President Obamas first two years in office, his party controlled the House and for a time had a supermajority in the Senate. Almost entirely on their own they enacted a nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill, Obamacare and Dodd-Frank financial regulations. Not for the first or last...
  • Furious Boehner allies lash out

    09/26/2015 5:38:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 79 replies ^ | 9/26/15 | Christina Marcos
    Allies of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) are infuriated with the right wing of the House GOP conference, which they blame for his resignation. GOP lawmakers whove stood by Boehners side throughout his rocky five-year tenure as Speaker bitterly blamed the right flank for forcing a contested leadership race less than a year after the party won control of Congress in the 2014 midterm elections. A fired-up House Ethics Committee Chairman Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), speaking not long after Boehner dropped the bombshell at a Friday conference meeting that hell leave Congress at the end of next month, ripped into hard-line conservatives....
  • REVEALED: Conservatives Foiled Likely Boehner Plan To Annoint Eric Cantor As Next House Speaker

    09/25/2015 7:46:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Julia Hahn
    Grassroots voters in 2014 apparently foiled a secret plan by House Speaker Rep. John Boehner to give his top job to the partys House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who is a close ally of the GOPs establishment wing. The plan suddenly collapsed last June after Cantors constituents in Virginias 7th district rejected him in favor of his primary challenger, economics professor Rep. Dave Brat. Brat won by blasting Cantor for mimicking Senator Sen. Marco Rubios effort to pass the mass-amnesty bill that would further raise high immigration levels. The Speakers plan was to serve only through the end of...
  • Is Mitch McConnell next?

    09/25/2015 7:35:47 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 58 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Dan Berman, Ted Barrett and Deirdre Walsh
    Conservatives at the Values Voter Summit cheered Friday morning when they learned that House Speaker John Boehner was retiring. Friday afternoon, they cheered again when someone suggested the next establishment Republican to lose his job should be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. "Here's what I say to in response to Speaker Boehner stepping down. Mitch McConnell, it is now your turn," Louisiana Gov. and GOP presidential candidate Bobby Jindal said to raucous applause. After the news of Boehner's resignation, Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon told reporters he had texted his fellow conservative friend, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, with the simple message:...
  • Boehners Exit Leaves GOP Establishment Shaking

    09/25/2015 7:24:09 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 100 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Gerald F. Seib
    That sound you hear around Washington right now is the sound of the Republican establishment shaking. House Speaker John Boehners resignation under duressa move that was both a shock and years in the making at the same timemeans tea-party-styled forces have further ratcheted up their power within the party. With each such move, the grip of what people think of as the Republican party establishmentbig business donors, official party leaders, congressional leaders whose tenure dates back more than a decade or sois loosened a bit more. Its worth remembering that the Boehner departure, while a big blow to that establishment,...
  • Conservatives roar as Rubio tells a crowd of Boehner's demise

    09/25/2015 9:16:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Katie Glueck and Daniel Strauss
    Conservatives at the Values Voters Summit cheered the coming end of House Speaker John Boehners reign, taking credit for the downfall of a man reviled by the right as too liberal to lead. "Yesterday, John Boehner was Speaker of the House. Y'all come to town, and somehow that changes!" shouted Sen. Ted Cruz, one of the most far-right Republicans in Congress and a regular irritant to leadership. My only request is, can you come more often?" Cruz wasnt the only one winning applause by heralding Boehners exit. Marco Rubio cut into his prepared remarks to break the news of Boehners...
  • Boehner Cut Deal With Pelosi to Avoid Government Shutdown

    09/25/2015 9:11:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 87 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sources tell Breitbart News that several members of the House of Representatives are saying the rumor is Boehner cut a deal with Pelosi. According to those sources, outgoing House Speaker Rep. John Boehner and Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi agreed that her Democratic caucus would join Boehner along with a handful of Boehner loyalists and moderate establishment Republicans to continue Planned Parenthood funding, along with a few other budget items President Obama says were must-haves, in order to avoid a Government shutdown. Boehner resigned because he knew that after he cut that deal, conservatives in his own party would be...
  • (Vanity) First Cantor, now Boehner! Good Bye!!!!

    09/25/2015 6:54:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 98 replies
    The Establishment is going to be EVEN MORE pissed at us now that we've taken out ANOTHER of their worthless leaders!!
  • Ailes Furious at National Reviews Lowry for Forcing Fox to Cede Moral High Ground to Trump

    09/25/2015 3:29:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Matthew Boyle
    The Fox News Channels top executive, Roger Ailes, is furious at the National Reviews editor Rich Lowry for using foul language in an attack on GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, Breitbart News has learned. An individual with knowledge of these matters told Breitbart News that Ailes is furious at Lowry for saying on Megyn Kellys program The Kelly File on Wednesday that former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina cut [Trumps] balls off with the precision of a surgeon, and he knows it, he knows it. Ailes is mad at Lowry because this move means, in the ongoing...
  • Endgame Begins: Boehner Forced to Rely on Democrats to Keep Speakership

    09/25/2015 2:55:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Matthew Boyle
    House Speaker Rep. John Boehner still wont be able to win reelection without Democratic votes, Breitbart News has learned, and he has abandoned yet another plan to try to embarrass conservatives seeking his ouster, which he was going to move forward with on Friday. The day after Pope Francis addressed the Congress for the first timein front of a teary-eyed Boehnerthe Speaker had planned to move forward by bringing forth a resolution to vacate the chair, then holding a vote for his reelection intended to prove he had widespread support in the GOP conference. But just as when Rep. Mark...
  • 'Political assassin': Meet Boehner's attack dog

    09/25/2015 2:52:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Garth Kant
    Congressman said to have made deal to protect speaker from conservatives WASHINGTON The allegation of a conservative turning on his own and becoming an enforcer for Republican leadership came to light as House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, arrived at a dilemma. If he sides with House conservatives and defunds Planned Parenthood in the upcoming budget bill, he will almost certainly face a government shutdown, a prospect that terrifies GOP leadership. If he doesnt try to defund the abortion provider, that will likely trigger a brewing revolt by conservatives seeking to dethrone Boehner as speaker. And, if Democrats play along,...
  • House GOPer Calls Boehner Coup-Plotting Reps 'Right-Wing Marxists' (then see next story)

    09/25/2015 2:49:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies ^ | 9/23/15 | Tierney Sneed
    The hard-right caucus reportedly plotting a coup against House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) may think they are standing up for conservative principals. But members of their own party see their antics as a boon to Democrats. "The right-wing Marxist [sic] have teamed up with Pelosi. Theyre the ones who always team up with Pelosi. They are the Pelosi Republicans, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), a Boehner ally, told The Hill. The Freedom Caucus is an arm of Pelosi. As lawmakers brace for a possible government shutdown, Boehner's supporters have expressed concerns that the conservative members pushing for a shutdown will use...
  • Sources: Boehner ally tried to recruit primary foe for Meadows

    09/25/2015 2:49:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Scott Wong
    Republican sources say an ally of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) has attempted to recruit a primary challenger against the GOP lawmaker who introduced a measure to oust the Speaker. Three senior GOP sources told The Hill they've heard Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) has reached out to Republicans in North Carolinas 11th District to gauge their interest in launching a primary challenge against Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.). Meadows is a Tea Party favorite who generated national headlines this summer after floating a plan to depose Boehner. He has been actively working to recruit a challenger, one source said of McHenry. But...
  • Report: Defund Planned Parenthood push in Congress could end Boehners time as Speaker

    09/24/2015 4:58:45 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Taylor Millard
    House Speaker John Boehners time with the big gavel may be coming to an end in the next week or so. The Hill reports some Republican lawmakers think they have a shot at getting Boehner out, if the government shutdown over the funding of Planned Parenthood doesnt happen. Thats what tells you theres something afoot. You know theres some drops of blood in the water, because all the sharks are starting to circle, said one conservative lawmaker who backs Boehners ouster. The key word in all this is may because theres no guarantee it will happen. North Carolina Congressman Mark...
  • Graham itching to confront Cruz, Paul

    09/24/2015 3:24:04 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 64 replies ^ | 9/24/15 | Burgess Everett
    Lindsey Graham has told colleagues he launched his implausible presidential campaign, in part, for two reasons: Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. The straight-talking South Carolina senator hasn't been able to rebut his two conservative Senate colleagues on a debate stage yet. But hell get a chance on the Senate floor later this week when he slugs it out over their hardball legislative tactics to defund Planned Parenthood that have Congress hurtling toward a government shutdown. Graham said in an interview he's prepared to confront Cruz directly as the chamber braces for a rhetorical assault from the Texas senator, with Graham...
  • Boehner coup talk has House GOP on edge

    09/23/2015 3:38:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 23 September 2015 | By Scott Wong
    Chatter about speakers ouster has House GOP on edge (The Hill) Growing chatter about a possible coup against Speaker John Boehner has set Capitol Hill on edge. Talk that conservatives might use a government-funding showdown to overthrow the powerful Ohio Republican has triggered a flurry of behind-the-scenes jockeying among lawmakers eager to move up the leadership ladder. And that has lawmakers wondering more than ever if Boehners days as Speaker are numbered. Thats what tells you theres something afoot. You know theres some drops of blood in the water, because all the sharks are starting to circle, said one...
  • John Boehner Caught Conspiring With Nancy Pelosi

    09/23/2015 3:36:11 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Fellow Conservative, John Boehners days are numbered. The bronze and quick-to-cry Speaker of the House has been put on notice. American conservatives arent going to take it anymore. This isnt really news. Weve known for weeks that a few dozen brave Conservatives were going to try to over throw Boehner. But heres what we didnt know last week: Democrats have agreed to save Boehner. Thats right, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats have agreed to vote with Boehner not only to save Planned Parenthoods funding, but also to save John Boehners job. You know Boehners a RINO when even the Democrats...
  • Boehner coup talk puts House GOP on edge

    09/23/2015 9:29:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies ^ | 9/23/15 | Scott Wong
    Growing chatter about a possible coup against Speaker John Boehner has set Capitol Hill on edge. Talk that conservatives might use a government-funding showdown to overthrow the powerful Ohio Republican has triggered a flurry of behind-the-scenes jockeying among lawmakers eager to move up the leadership ladder. And that has lawmakers wondering more than ever if Boehners days as Speaker are numbered. Thats what tells you theres something afoot. You know theres some drops of blood in the water, because all the sharks are starting to circle, said one conservative lawmaker who backs Boehner's ouster. Conservatives have threatened to shut down...
  • Ted Cruz Conference Call On Right Now

    09/22/2015 3:40:01 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    Sept 22, 2015 | Tennessee Nana
    I just got called to join in a couple of minutes ago.. There's a man named Mark running it..
  • Trump grows Iowa lead as 69 % of the state's Repubs agree Obama is 'waging a war on Christianity'

    09/22/2015 1:41:20 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 28 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 22, 2015 | By David Martosko
    Trump grows Iowa lead as 69 per cent of the state's Republicans agree with his claim Obama is 'waging a war on Christianity' but 3 in 10 also think Islam should be OUTLAWED Survey of Iowa Republicans found Donald Trump leads the field with 24 per cent, followed by Ben Carson at 17 and Carly FIorina at 13 Trump has picked up five points since the first debate in Cleveland; Everyone else in the GOP Iowa Caucus race is mired in single digits Trump's staying power might be rooted in the state's deep religious roots, with 54 per cent...
  • Establishment Barrages Ben Carson To Drain Trumps Diverse Coalition

    09/22/2015 9:45:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies ^ | 9/22/15 | Neil Munro
    The GOP establishment is apparently so worried about Donald Trump that its working with Democrats and even Islamists to attack nice-guy Dr. Ben Carson. By attacking Carson as anti-Muslim, it may be possible to shift some of Trumps evangelical and social-conservative supporters over to join Carsons team, just a few days after Trump told evangelicals that Im one of you. The GOPs establishment loser in 2012, Gov. Mitt Romney, joined in late Monday, with a tweet saying Of course, no religious test for the presidencyevery faith adds to our national character. That pro-diversity, pro-Islam slam was quickly backed by one...
  • House Dems willing to save John Boehner

    09/22/2015 9:41:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 9/21/15 | Manu Raju
    Speaker John Boehner's future was on Rep. Henry Cuellar's mind when he was speaking with fellow House Democrats last week. The question they were mulling: Would they throw Boehner a lifeline and save his job if he needed their votes to survive? "Heck yes!" Cuellar said in an interview when asked if he'd consider it. The Texas Democrat is one of more than a dozen House Democrats who told CNN they'd be willing to vote to keep Boehner in place if he faces a rebellion from the tea party wing of his caucus this fall. In interviews, a number of...
  • The Boehner Explainer: Why the House Speaker Is in Danger

    09/22/2015 3:55:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Watching the Republican presidential debates, a lay observer might think that the GOP is divided between elected insiders, like Senator Marco Rubio and outsiders, like businesswoman Carly Fiorina. The truth is that divisions exist between the Congressional Republicans as well. As the leader of the largest Republican majority in the House since 1928, Speaker John Boehner shoulders the unenviable task of pushing the GOPs agenda while dealing with members of the party who want to shut down the federal government...again. Boehner was reelected to his position as speaker of the house in January. But during the most recent in camera...