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  • RED ALERT Boehner Promises Amnesty Like Election Never Happened(Tells Obama "Do What You Gotta Do")

    11/14/2014 6:10:29 AM PST · by xzins · 88 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 11/13/2014 | CHQ Staff
    As our friend Daniel Horowitz of Conservative Review said, "It’s as if the November 4 elections never occurred." Today, the new House membership met in a private conclave and reelected every one of their top leaders by voice vote. This includes John Boehner (R-OH) as Speaker, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as Majority Leader, Steve Scalise (R-LA) as Majority Whip, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) as Conference Chair. And as Horowitz observed, "At a time of one of the worst constitutional crises in our nation’s history, when the president is threatening to imminently remake our society with immigration amnesty – a policy...
  • NYT: GOP ESTABLISHMENT GEARS UP FOR CIVIL WAR AGAINST TEA PARTY

    11/08/2014 6:22:18 PM PST · by Viennacon · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/2014 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON — As most Republicans were taking a victory lap the morning after the elections, a group of conservatives huddled anxiously in a conference room not far from Capitol Hill and agreed that now is the time for confrontation, not compromise and conciliation. Despite Republicans’ ascension to Senate control and an expanded House majority, many conservatives from the party’s activist wing fear that congressional leaders are already being too timid with President Obama. They do not want to hear that government shutdowns are off the table or that repealing the Affordable Care Act is impossible — two things Republican leaders...
  • Stopping the Progressives, Defeating Democrats Now and Beating the Republican Establishment in 2016

    11/06/2014 10:38:31 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 10 replies
    Blog ^ | 11/4/2014 | Scott Rohter
    The day after First Tuesday in November is Spin Wednesday when all of the journalists in the mainstream media try to spin the results of the recent elections. That’s what all of the liberals are doing right now in the wake of their crushing defeat at the polls. Crushing defeat is the only way to describe it. They are spinning until their heart is content. The fact is that Republicans took control of the Senate and they now enjoy a bigger majority in the U.S. House of Representatives than they have ever had in the last seventy years. It was...
  • Mainstream GOP sees tipping point vs. insurgent candidates (Tea Party Are Losers)

    11/03/2014 10:20:40 AM PST · by INVAR · 130 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/3/14 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    For the Republican Party’s leadership, taking control of the U.S. Senate might not even be the sweetest part of a victory in 2014. With growing confidence as Election Day approaches, Republican leaders are preparing to argue that broad GOP gains in the House and Senate would represent a top-to-bottom validation of their party’s mainline wing. Having taken a newly heavy-handed approach to the primary season this year, the top strategists of the Republican coalition say capturing the majority would set a powerful precedent for similar actions in the future — not just in Senate and congressional races, but in the...
  • Voter Malaise (GOP Counting chickens before Tuesday - Mark Levin H/T)

    11/02/2014 10:40:39 AM PST · by INVAR · 50 replies
    Jen Kuznicki ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    The Republican pundits think all is looking good for a Republican majority in the Senate. But looking good, feeling positive, without addressing the major issue that has defined the clash between the Republican approach to governing and the modern Democrat approach to governing is dangerous. At the same time, it’s dangerous to address it half-heartedly. Half-hearted promises are worth nothing, and people need real courage of conviction after six years of uncertainty involving every aspect of our lives. The head of the RNC got into the act, and carefully said that the Republican legislators may or may not stop Obama’s...
  • Is it time for Mississippi conservatives to teach the GOPe a lesson and vote for Travis Childers?

    10/28/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 185 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/30/14 | gawken
    First, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: It is the stated position of Erick and the mods that Red State advocates voting for the most conservative candidate in the primaries, and the Republican in the general election. I agree with that, and it is not my intent here to troll or disrupt. Anyone who has read my earlier diaries knows that. However, if those in charge feel this diary strays over the line, they should take it down. People, this is MISSISSIPPI. This is totally different. What has happened here is an abomination. Everyone here knows what was...
  • Rob Maness claims GOP coercing his supporters into backing Bill Cassidy (Mississippi 2.0)

    10/23/2014 5:51:22 PM PDT · by lward99 · 13 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | Oct. 23, 2014 | Cole Avery
    "It's obvious that we're seeing a concerted and coordinated effort to smear Rob Maness," said Michael Byrne, Maness' campaign manager. "Roger Villere and the LAGOP are doing the bidding of the D.C. Republican-establishment and using Chicago-style tactics to coerce young, enthusiastic, conservatives to say things that they have privately admitted they don't really believe." The Maness campaign said Ward was pressured into switching from Maness to Cassidy so the Republican Party would support his candidacy for school board. Ward sent a Facebook message to Maness supporter Shawn Cronan on Oct. 10 that read: "Shawn, as you know I am running...
  • Any GOP 'Landslide' NOT a Boehner Endorsement, Rather Sharp Repudiation of the Regime He's Enabled

    10/23/2014 6:21:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Republican 'leadership' has never delivered ANYthing since the Tea Party right put them in power four years ago, and Boehner himself has been so ineffective as an 'opposition' figure, many have wondered aloud whether the White House is blackmailing him... The Speaker has spoken a good game -pretending to be angry with Obama, even orchestrated a charade of suing the president- but no matter what kind of act he's tried to put on for conservatives, he and other RINOs like him have openly attempted to 'destroy' the Tea Party right while refusing to utilize congressional power-of-the-purse to confront the reckless 'progressive'...
  • WINNING OR WHINING WITH THE TEA PARTY IN 2014? (Rebuttal to Tea Party Hit piece)

    10/05/2014 8:32:15 PM PDT · by INVAR · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10-04-14 | Keli Carender
    David Catron took to these pages Monday to excoriate conservatives and tea partiers for GOP losses in November, you know, the November that is still over a month away. Why would he do this? Well, after using every dirty trick in the book to make sure the establishment candidates won their primaries this year, those much-vaunted incumbents aren’t faring as well against their Democrat opponents as we were all promised. So naturally, establishment hacks and their BFF’s are dabbling in a little battlefield preparation... (snip) ...When Mitch McConnell says that he wants to “punch” tea partiers “in the nose,” he...
  • Hey Karl Rove/Gee-Oh-Pee Establishment/ Associated Media Hacks: BACK OFF Ted Cruz, NOW

    09/26/2014 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    We know how you slime operate, yet constitutionally-principled conservatives are only rallied to the cause when your evil monkeys toss false canards at Ted Cruz, attempting to Palinize him... and so very early, how telling. Hey Reince-wash-repeat Preibus, there's a reason I don't answer your sad-sounding emails (ever), with titles like 'Hope You Can Join Us for Lunch!', 'What's Your T-Shirt Size?', OR my personal favorite "..., did you abandon the RNC?'-  Something like that-- we'll just forget you've been trying to kill us, no hard feelings, I guess- lol. Of course, I almost never even open their relentless spam, and...
  • Rupert Murdoch: Scottish Vote Is Just a Symptom of Global ‘Anti-establishment Groundswell’

    09/18/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 51 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 Sep 14 | Brendan Bordelon
    On the eve of the vote for Scottish independence, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch explained that the election is merely a symptom of an ”anti-establishment groundswell” sweeping through the Western world. On Friday Murdoch spoke about the impending vote with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto. “I think there’s meaning in this, and I think it goes beyond Scotland,” he said via phone. “There’s a great anti-establishment groundswell which is seen in this vote in Scotland. You’re seeing it here in Britain in the anti-European party, whose one single issue is to get out of Europe. And I think you’re seeing it...
  • Why Karl Rove and the GOP Establishment Will Lose Again

    08/29/2014 7:27:02 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/29/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    Karl Rove is at it once again. The so-called “strategist” is again confusing strategy with tactics, and is about to blow easy Senate pickups in Arkansas and North Carolina.
  • Obama’s Cousin in Kansas GOP Primary

    08/05/2014 7:36:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Valley News ^ | August 4, 2014 | By Zachary A. Goldfarb
    Eureka, Kansas — Orella Hosack, wearing a Choose Life shirt and sitting at the edge of the room at the Copper Kettle restaurant, liked what she was hearing from a Tea Party candidate challenging the state’s longtime GOP senator. But she had also heard a potentially alarming rumor — that Milton Wolf, the radiologist trying to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts in Tuesday’s primary, is related to President Obama — and she wanted him to address it. “If you’ve been paying attention to the campaign, you know there are a lot of vicious personal attacks,” Wolf replied. “I think you deserve...
  • TEA PARTY MILTON WOLF EDGES CLOSER TO ESTABLISHMENT PAT ROBERTS IN KANSAS PRIMARY

    08/05/2014 7:29:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 5, 2014 | By Robert Wilde
    ... According to the Senate Conservative Fund, poll numbers now show Wolf only trailing by nine points to Republican Senator Pat Roberts in the Kansas Republican primary race that will be decided on Tuesday. The race has closed steadily since January, when Wolf was down as much as 54 points. By March, he was down 26 points and has made headway every month since. The continuous and rapid closing of the race seems reminiscent of what happened in Virginia, where Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
  • HILLARY CLINTON PRAISES GOP ESTABLISHMENT, BIG BUSINESS FOR TAKING ON TEA PARTY

    07/18/2014 5:51:04 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 12 replies
    Hillary Clinton thanked the Republican establishment and its big business allies for taking on the Tea Party and defeating conservative candidates like Chris McDaniel in Mississippi's June runoff. In a Thursday interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, Clinton said tea partiers and conservatives needed to be reined in. And she said it was about time the GOP establishment got a "wake-up call from the big business wing" that wants to continue the bipartisan big government policies that have made Washington, D.C.'s suburbs the country's wealthiest "boomtown." "Finally, the Republican establishment and their business supporters have woken up," Clinton said, noting...
  • How do you like it? Being Stabbed up front by a Democrat or in the back by GOP elite?

    06/24/2014 9:09:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    The Truth
    After the shameful and disgusting actions of the GOP Establishment in the Mississippi Republican U.S. Senate runoff, where they used Democrat tactics of screaming racism and promising big government to get the vote out to Democrat voters to cross over and help Thad Cochran win, is it time that conservatives realize that a GOPE can never be trusted? Time and time again, the ruling class aka Karl Rove, Boss Hogg Barbour, big donors, K Street lobbyists and RINO's continue to stab conservatives in the back and would rather risk losing an election to a Democrat than give up their power...
  • The Surprise That Shouldn't Have Happened

    06/14/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Though Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s epic defeat was a shock to the country, when you think about it, those of us within the Tea Party movement should not have been surprised. We know how frustrated and disappointed voters across America have been with our government. We have all endured a jobless recovery and Virginians (just like the rest of America) are trying to figure out how to put food on the table, gas in their tank, and how to pay for this "affordable" healthcare system that Barack Obama crammed down our throats without our consent. Yet, instead of focusing...
  • How Lindsey Graham Stomped the Tea Party(Grahamnesty gloats and so are the libs)

    06/10/2014 8:43:44 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 31 replies
    Theatlantic ^ | Molly Ball Jun 10 2014, | Molly Ball
    (Subtitle : "One of the Senate's most liberal Republicans is rolling to victory in one of the reddest states. Are other Republicans watching how he did it? GREENVILLE, S.C.—Kicking the crap out of the Tea Party is the most fun Senator Lindsey Graham has ever had. ") "More fun than any time I've been in politics," Graham tells me at the YMCA here, where he's about to address a couple dozen supporters. Little kids are streaming through the halls to their gym classes, and a smell of sweat hangs in the air. "Because people are being uplifting," Graham continues. "People...
  • No one saw Eric Cantor’s primary loss coming — in an endless number of shocked tweets

    06/11/2014 12:16:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his Republican primary today in a completely befuddling upset that no one saw coming. When people saw that Cantor was behind David Brat, an unknown and underfunded economics professor, in the returns, jaws dropped, and dropped, and dropped until they hit the floor and left everyone so speechless they had no worries of needing to express their shock in more than 140 characters. As was very evident from how Twitter responded.
  • GOP Leadership in 'Chaos' After Eric Cantor's Loss

    06/10/2014 9:08:28 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 96 replies
    national journal ^ | Tuesday June 10, 2014
    A Senior Republican leadership aide described the mood as "chaos for the leadership ranks." "We're absolutely stunned. Honestly, we really can't believe it," said the aide, who likened it to the 2004 election defeat of Tom Daschle of South Dakota, who was Senate minority leader at the time. "Given the speculation Boehner himself may decide not to run again for speaker, the idea had been out there that Cantor would simply walk into the speakership," said the aide. "But now, who the hell would be the next speaker?"—particularly, the aide added.
  • Christie calls for more aggressive foreign policy

    05/19/2014 7:24:52 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 20 replies
    AP/ Yahoo News ^ | 5/19/14 | Steve Peoples
    Courting powerful Jewish donors for the second time in two months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Sunday for a more aggressive foreign policy that defends American values abroad — even in "in some very messy, difficult places." "The rest of the world watches in desperation and hope that America will realize and act upon once again its indispensable place in the world," Christie, a prospective Republican presidential contender, said in a keynote address Sunday at the Champions of Jewish Values International awards gala in New York. "We must lead." He charged that America must represent the strongest military and...
  • RUSH: The Tea Party is Far from Dead -- in North Carolina or Anywhere Else

    05/09/2014 4:06:58 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 53 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | May 08, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    The Tea Party is Far from Dead --in North Carolina or Anywhere Else May 08, 2014 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Some election news out of North Carolina. You know I don't get involved in primaries. I never have gotten involved in primaries. From my standpoint, it's always been a -- not losing proposition. It's just policy-wise, basically driven by my instincts,stay away from primaries. So I didn't talk much about what was going on in North Carolina, and there was a lot going on in North Carolina. North Carolina is thought to hold the key election determining who will control...
  • MUST LISTEN: Mark Levin hits back HARD

    05/07/2014 5:32:08 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Mark Levin spent his first 2 opening segments exposing the lies behind the attacks on the Tea Party by the Republican Establishment, noting in summary were it not for the tea party, Nancy Pelosi would still be Speaker of the House. But more than that, Levin explains why the Establishment is fighting so hard agains the Tea Party: These “Republican leaders” only want to be in the majority if they can control the people we send to Congress. Mitch McConnell does not want anymore Ted Cruzes or Mike Lees or anybody else who’s going to give him trouble. He wants...
  • Sarah Palin to Establishment Republicans: Knock off the gloating!

    05/07/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | May 7 2014 | The Right Scoop
    C’mon now, guys. This gloating among establishment Republicans calls for the same reprimand we parents offer 12-year-olds who scuffle on the playground. I often remind my young daughter, especially, after her ball games, of the importance of being considerate and gracious in both victory and defeat. Congratulations to candidates in yesterday’s small pool of state primary elections who will now move on to their respective general elections. Now, knock off the gloating. The GOP establishment must ratchet any kind of arrogance way down and get in touch with independent, constitutional conservatives who build the base of the party. They do...
  • GOP Wants More Control Over Picking 2016 Nominee

    05/07/2014 2:01:05 PM PDT · by GregNH · 38 replies
    AP ^ | 5/7/14 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee. The RNC was to meet Wednesday in Memphis, Tennessee, to choose members who will effectively set the calendar for 2016's long list of potential presidential contenders. If the party's chairman, Reince Priebus gets his way, the GOP will pick its nominee more quickly than during past contests and have fewer debates in which candidates could criticize each other. The RNC also was expected to put penalties in place for candidates who don't follow the committee's plans.
  • Court's Prayer Ruling Has Nationwide Implications

    05/06/2014 5:08:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    CBN ^ | May 06, 2014 | John Jessup
    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that cities and towns across America can continue praying at public meetings. Monday's 5-4 decision centers on an action that dates back to the nation's founding in 1774, when the first Continental Congress opened with Christian prayers. Two-hundred and forty years later, however, America is much more religiously diverse. That is part of the reason an atheist and Jew challenged prayers at public meetings in the town of Greece, New York. They claimed the prayers were mostly Christian, made them uncomfortable, and amounted to coercion. But in the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy warned...
  • Radio: Tues. May 6 John Boehner faces Primary Challenger JD Winteregg

    05/04/2014 8:08:59 AM PDT · by Moseley · 15 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | May 4, 2014 | Conservative Commandos Radio Show
    Will Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives rush through AMNESTY as soon as John Boehner gets past the danger of a Republican primary this Tuesday, May 6, 2014? John Boehner will face challenger JD Winteregg in the Ohio Republican Primary for re-election to Ohio’s 8th Congressional District (in Western Ohio). Challenger Winteregg discussed his campaign against Boehner on the Conservative Commandos Radio Show on Friday, May 2. He explained his “B.E.S.T.” immigration reform plan– without amnesty. Winteregg says in the interview that Boehnder talks conservative but never does anything to advance conservative policies, Boehner has changed over the...
  • N.C. Senate Race: GOP Establishment Working Their Magic

    05/01/2014 3:45:55 PM PDT · by RottenTWB · 5 replies
    Rotten To The Core ^ | 5/1/2014 | RottenTWB
    Well, if snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory can be considered working their magic. In a PPP poll released April 29, establishment candidate Thom Tillis leads Tea Party favorite Greg Brannon by a whopping 26 points. Of course a grain of salt may be needed with this current poll. PPP is left leaning, and would love nothing more than for Senator Kay Hagan to hold on to the seat. Especially with the GOP bearing down on Senate control in November. You may be able to catch a sense of PPP's bias in some of the questioning that was...
  • GOP: STOP LISTENING TO “ADVICE” FROM DEMOCRATS

    04/24/2014 8:41:28 AM PDT · by Moseley · 11 replies
    American Uncensored News Network ^ | April 24, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    The GOP needs to adopt one powerful reform: Stop taking “advice” from people who want Republicans to lose. Almost every problem, dynamic, and force within the Republican Party is currently driven (sometimes in obscure ways) by the naïve assumption that the “advice” freely offered by the GOP’s enemies is sound wisdom the GOP should depend upon. Republican insiders fight any nominee or action which the GOP’s enemies criticize. Insiders think that their enemies’ “advice” shows which candidate will have broad appeal. So if liberal organizations, the liberal news media, or Democrats say a candidate is a bad choice or a...
  • Most Voters Favor Prayer, Minus Jesus, at Public Meetings

    04/23/2014 6:54:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 30 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | April 22, 2014 | Cathy Lynn Grossman
    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon rule on the constitutionality of prayer at public meetings. But a new survey finds U.S. voters clearly favor prayer – as long as the public prayer is generic and not specifically Christian. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind survey asked about attitudes on high profile cases before the court, includingGreece v. Galloway. That case addresses whether elected officials can open public meetings with religiously specific prayers, such as praying in Jesus’ name. A Jew and an atheist brought suit in Greece, N.Y., saying the Christian prayers excluded many citizens and violated the Constitution, which bans government...
  • Rand Paul to Meet Top Romney Donors in Boston

    04/18/2014 9:52:49 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    national review ^ | March 18, 2014
    Rand Paul will do his best to charm a group Mitt Romney’s top donors next week at an event facilitated by Romney finance director Spencer Zwick. The Friday luncheon will take place in Boston at the offices of Zwick’s private-equity firm, Solamere Capital, according to a source familiar with the event. Romney’s eldest son Tagg is also a managing partner at the firm, and Romney is the executive chairman. The event is yet another signal that Paul is preparing a for a serious presidential bid in 2016. Two years before the GOP primary, Paul is attempting to branch out beyond...
  • GOP Must Re-Learn Campaign Techniques [Neither insiders nor grassroots know how to win]

    04/11/2014 5:24:22 AM PDT · by Moseley · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jon Moseley
    Republican insiders don’t actually know how to run successful political campaigns. But conservatives don’t know how to run campaigns effectively, either. The two sides need to stop accusing each other, and start (re)learning how to win elections. As a result, Republican elites want to tell us which candidates are “electable.” But they have no idea. They don’t know. A greater proportion of establishment-backed candidates lose contested general elections than do conservatives, particularly if you subtract the factor of insiders sabotaging conservatives. Elites cannot make valid predictions because they have forgotten how political campaigns actually work. One cause is that decades...
  • VIDEO! Glenn Beck: “Mitch McConnell Is As Big Of A Danger To This Country As Barack Obama Is”

    04/06/2014 7:56:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 20 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 4/5/14 | Caleb Howe
    In Louisville, Kentucky today, Freedomworks hosted #FreePAC, a gathering of right and center right grassroots activists. The keynote speaker was Glenn Beck, who had strong words for Mitch McConnell and other republican party leaders. [video at link] "I told you at the very beginning what this administration tries to do you and what the progressives on the right, let me tell you something, Mitch McConnell is as big of a danger to this country as Barack Obama is. The progressive disease is in both parties. Big government is a philosophy in both parties, period. It is antithetical to the American...
  • Scarborough: Christie's 'Ship Has Sailed,' Donors Lukewarm on Jeb Bush

    04/01/2014 7:20:31 AM PDT · by Qbert · 54 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 31 Mar 2014 | Wanda Carruthers
    Big money GOP donors are reluctantly leaning toward former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president in 2016, said talk show host Joe Scarborough. "The whispers are out there. You hear it among top [Republican National Committee] donors. There is not an excitement. I'll be really honest with you. Nobody's going, 'Oh, we got to get Jeb,'" Scarborough said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Monday.  Donors are eyeing Bush because they see him as the only nominee who could beat presumptive Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Scarborough said, adding that contenders like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz aren't considered viable against the former...
  • Which Side Are You On? (You have to bend over for the GOP)

    03/30/2014 5:53:19 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    national review ^ | March 29, 2014 4:00 AM | Kevin D Williamson
    I am not naïve enough to believe that having elected Mitt Romney president or consigning the Democrats to the minority in both houses of Congress would change all that. But unless you are ready to give up on electoral politics entirely — and I confess to wavering on that question with a bias toward despair — then it is a matter of deciding whether X is preferable to Y. And sometimes that is a pretty easy call. Contemplating the inevitable shortcomings of elected Republicans, conservatives may consider the situation and think: “The lesser of two evils is still evil.” And...
  • REPORT: GOP CONSULTANT CLASS CONTINUES TO GET FABULOUSLY RICH

    03/17/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday March 17, 2014
    A new report from Politico’s Ken Vogel details how ten major GOP consultant firms who made a combined $1 billion off Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 White House bid are still large and in charge of GOP politics, raking in millions more for the 2014 cycle. According to Vogel’s analysis, the firms and the consultants who work for them have already made—through January 2014, nearly a full year before the midterm elections—more than $19.6 million. “They’ve also cemented relationships with some of the GOP’s rising stars, setting up the firms for even bigger paydays headed into the fall, when costly advertising...
  • There are 14 years worth of reasons why the GOP grassroots scoff at Washington Republicans

    02/26/2014 12:50:09 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2014 AT 8:52 AM | MARK TAPSCOTT
    Remember last fall when Sen. Ted Cruz single-handedly forced the biggest, most powerful government in human history to grind to a halt?That's the conventional wisdom of Washington Republicans, who also claim the GOP suffered a public relations catastrophe because Cruz demanded that their votes match their promises.No matter that President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were at least equally intransigent about having their way. The government shutdown was solely and only the fault of the insurgent Texas Republican senator, according to the conventional wisdom.Wait till the debt ceilingNow, remember how those same Washington Republicans also said Cruz picked...
  • Exclusive: Mega-donors plan GOP war council

    02/18/2014 9:56:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | February 18, 2014 | Alexander Burns and Kenneth P. Vogel
    A group of major GOP donors, led by New York billionaire Paul Singer, is quietly expanding its political footprint ahead of the midterm elections in an increasingly assertive effort to shape the direction of the Republican Party. The operation was launched discreetly last year, with the previously unreported formation of a club called the American Opportunity Alliance to bring together some of the richest pro-business GOP donors in the country, several of whom share Singer’s support for gay rights, immigration reform and the state of Israel. Around the same time, Singer and his allies also formed a federal fundraising committee...
  • High School Football Coach Ordered To Stop Prayers

    02/05/2014 3:53:04 AM PST · by xzins · 32 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | February 04, 2014 | Ryan Duncan
    The Freedom from Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based nonprofit that advocates the separation of Church and State, has reportedly asked a North Carolina football coach to cease praying with his players. Hal Capps is the head coach at Mooresville High School in North Carolina, he is also an open and devout Christian. Capps has been recognized by students for his habit of praying with the football players before team events and encouraging students to attend church. While much of the community has rallied around Capps in support, the FRF has maintained its stance on the coaches activates. Their attorney, Patrick Elliot,...
  • Should we care if Republicans win elections?

    01/23/2014 6:37:29 AM PST · by Moseley · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 23, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    In the U.S.A., Republican voters and grassroots are sharply divided in political culture from the Republican establishment and politicos. But one culture clash in particular is urgent and important: Does it really matter if Republicans win elections? Republican politicos furiously insist yes. Republican voters answer a lukewarm maybe. The Republican Party is driving the United States over the cliff at 70 miles per hour, while the Democrat Party is driving the U.S.A. over the cliff at 120 miles per hour. Yet Republican leaders passionately try to convince us that it matters that Republicans must be driving as the car careens...
  • GOP Myths About Conservative Candidates

    01/13/2014 4:39:38 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2014, 9:35 AM PDT | Mike Flynn
    The pundit class and the GOP establishment currently are engaged in massive "concern trolling" over the possibility that Republican voters will elect conservatives in party primaries. Karl Rove, the US Chamber of Commerce and other special interests have vowed to spend whatever it takes to prevent citizens from nominating the "wrong" candidates. Setting aside the conceit that these interests know better than voters who should represent them, are these concerns even valid? The establishment's argument is based on three things: 1) Rep. Todd Akin (MO), 2) Sharron Angle (NV), and 3) Christine O'Donnell (DE). Granted, these campaigns were train wrecks,...
  • Lou Dobbs Drinks the Insider Kool-Aid [GOP should abandon social issues]

    01/13/2014 3:57:32 PM PST · by Moseley · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2014 | Jonathon Moseley
    Lou Dobbs, business anchor, offers a lot of truly excellent and a little really atrocious advice to the Republican Party in his new book Upheaval, released on January 7, which he discussed in his January 6 broadcast "Steps to creating a winning election strategy for the Republican Party." Dobbs' new book is a must-read; overall, the GOP should elect Lou Dobbs as its next party chairman. Though you may need to skip a few chapters. The problem is that Dobbs insists that the Republican Party must abandon social issues. He argues passionately that the Republican Party must not give up...
  • The Single Biggest Thing You Can Do to Clean Up the GOP

    01/10/2014 8:58:35 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    RedState ^ | January 10th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    If you have not heard, the National Republican Senatorial Committee has attacked nationally syndicated conservative radio host and best selling author Mark Levin. They publicly attacked Mark Levin because the Jim DeMint created Senate Conservatives Fund (“SCF”) gives out copies of Mark Levin’s book. The NRSC alleges a quid pro quo relationship to help drive up the popularity of Levin’s book. The book was published in 2009 before SCF was a significant force and had already become a best seller before SCF gave out copies. This attack follows the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”) attacking conservative businesses and threatening to...
  • Democrats Using Boehner in Fundraising Efforts

    12/14/2013 1:23:27 PM PST · by Qbert · 40 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | 12 Dec 2013 | Cynthia Fagen
    Democrats are gleefully using House Speaker John Boehner's own words in an effort to garner donations for mid-term elections next year. 21st Century Democrats, which bills itself as "building a progressive majority from the grassroots up since 1985," uses Boehner's proverbial public spanking of tea party opponents of the Congressional budget proposal to take back control of the House. "Even Speaker Boehner can't hide his disdain for the outside conservative tea party groups," the email reads.
  • Establishment GOP Purging Conservatives

    12/12/2013 4:55:42 PM PST · by rightwingerpatriot · 26 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    You would think that we have enough work to do as conservatives at this moment in time. We have a radical president who is hell-bent on shredding the Constitution and transforming America into a government-dependent nation. We have a willing mainstream media who agree with him and are working overtime to help him achieve his goals whilst also running interference for him so as scandals are quickly hushed up and brushed aside. Then there's the Democratic Party that has sold its soul to the progressive cause of the overwhelming power of a massive government that dictates how we live in...
  • Battle Against Obama’s HHS Mandate is a True Battle for Religious Liberty

    12/10/2013 8:20:38 AM PST · by xzins · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 12/9/13 | David French
    I’m grateful that Kathryn Lopez of National Review keeps highlighting the principled plaintiffs challenging the HHS abortion-pill mandate before the Supreme Court. As the argument approaches, mainstream journalists will speak of the case in terms of “competing rights” or “competing liberties.” On one side are the business owners asserting a religious-liberty right not to purchase an objectionable product, while on the other side are the employees seeking to exercise their right to . . . what, exactly? Simply put, there are no true “competing rights” in this case. There is the right to religious freedom against a naked exercise of...
  • Duck Dynasty baffles New York

    12/05/2013 6:43:38 PM PST · by xzins · 36 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/5/2013 | Humberto Fontova
    Back in August, one of Manhattan’s swankiest and most celebrity-friendly hotels (Trump International) mistook one of America’s biggest celebrities (Duck Dynasty’s Jase Robertson) for a wino and shooed him from their lobby. The following day, in a story on the huge popularity of TV show Duck Dynasty, one of Manhattan’s most media-obsessed publications (The New York Post) wrote that a product (Duck Commander duck calls) featured on America’s most-watched TV cable show consists of a “whistle” used by duck hunters to “roust the feathered birds out of their hiding places.” “Their hiding places.” Got that? But, a duck that’s flying...
  • GOP establishment suffers from Stockholm Syndrome

    11/13/2013 6:47:20 PM PST · by workerbee · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/13/13 | Wayne Allyn Root
    ***SNIP*** Obama is turning America into a Big Brother Nanny State with nasty government bureaucrats controlling our lives. He uses the IRS to destroy his critics and bankrupt his political opposition. He uses the NSA to listen to our calls and communications -- no doubt planning to blackmail opposition candidates. He uses the EPA to prevent America achieving energy independence from nations rife with supporters of radical Islam. He creates new government regulations to bankrupt small business owners, starving donations to conservative candidates and causes. And he uses the SEC as a weapon to extort political donations from big business....
  • Establishment GOP vs Grassroots: Civil War or Growing Pains?

    11/09/2013 9:48:18 AM PST · by Bratch · 24 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | November 06, 2013 | Stephen Kruiser
    Because I am a nice guy and don't want anyone to waste their time, here is a quick list of those who won't enjoy this post: 1) People working for Mitch McConnell's reelection.2) People who come from families that internalize everything rather than fight it out and get it over with. 3) People who are Mitch McConnell. The last several weeks have brought to the fore some ugly realities that the establishment GOP was hoping it could deal with using its go-to conflict resolution strategy: put it off, hope the problem goes away and then perhaps a nap. Led by a host of Republican...
  • [Vanity] Pop Quiz

    11/08/2013 12:09:26 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    Me! | Yesterday | ME!
    Pop quiz: If nominated in 2016, Chris Christie will be another: a) Bob Dole b) John McCain c) Mitt Romney D) All of the above