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    09/28/2015 10:34:03 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 97 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 9/28/2015 | TheRightScoop
    Ted Cruz couldn’t get anyone in the Senate to back him tonight as he tried to get a ban on Planned Parenthood funding and a linkage of the Iran Nuclear deal in a government funding bill. He stood alone on the Senate floor. After this Cruz launched into an hour speech, one that Mark Levin just tweeted out saying it’s a MUST LISTEN. I haven’t heard the whole thing yet but didn’t want to keep it from you while I checked it out.
  • Band (of consultants) paid on: Explaining Scott Walker

    09/25/2015 5:57:06 AM PDT · by Amntn · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/23/15 | Ed Martin
    First, the requisite compliment: Gov. Scott Walker is a wonderful guy and a true leader. What he has done in standing up to the unions is remarkable and will be remembered in history. I had high hopes he could marry his fearless leadership with conservative positions that I assumed he held - on marriage, on life, on spending - but … well, his campaign for president became something else entirely. Mr. Walker failed because in every Republican cycle, the establishment needs some guys to run and to fail. The Establishment needs the money and employment, and they need candidates to...
  • MAJOR TRIPWIRE ALERT – New Florida Poll Reveals There Are Only FIVE Currently Viable Candidates…

    09/24/2015 3:09:55 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 33 replies
    ConservativeTreehouse ^ | 9/24/2015 | Sundance
    The poll shows the absolute importance/benefit of the original GOPe road map. The poll shows there are only FIVE viable candidates for the 99 Winner-Take-ALL primary delegates. (As Previously Outlined) This poll shows EXACTLY what is being discussed inside Florida in every single on-the-ground report, every email, and every political forum for high-information Floridians. Most importantly this poll shows exactly how the GOPe plan to nominate Jeb Bush. When you look at this poll, and you remove Donald Trump from the equation, you can see EXACTLY how confident Team Jeb Bush (and Karl) was to the road map they created...
  • FOX says they cancelled Trump appearance before he announced his 'boycott'

    09/23/2015 11:33:12 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 200 replies
    twitter ^ | 09/23/2015 | Michael Calderon
    Fox News says it canceled @realDonaldTrump appearance before he vowed to boycott network
  • Republican Power Brokers Form Alliance To Ensure Marco Rubio Wins Nomination (new new winner)

    You won’t see it being reported openly in the Mainstream Media. Nor will you hear mention of it by any of the establishment Republican candidates, but within that vortex of supposed silence there has been a coordinated shift within the most influential Republican donor class in favor of the campaign of Marco Rubio. This shift in allegiance by Republican power brokers was first reported upon here nearly two months ago in a report titled, Big Donors Warn Candidates On Eve Of Debate: “Take Trump Out” Of all the main stage candidates from the first debate who participated in the second...
  • Boehner and his allies prepare fall battle with conservative GOP critics

    09/16/2015 7:23:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) is bracing for what could be the toughest weeks of his speakership as several dozen conservatives in his party are threatening to topple him unless he is more ferocious with Democrats during the upcoming fiscal showdowns. That internal Republican feud has increased the chances that Washington, for the second time in two years, could stumble into a shutdown of the federal government. The speaker’s lieutenants are openly girding for battle with the small but influential bloc of anti-Boehner conservatives, who have signaled that if Boehner cuts any deal that they don’t like with Hill...
  • David Brooks: Fans of Carson and Trump ‘Insufficiently Respect’ GOP Establishment

    09/14/2015 6:10:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | September 13, 2015 | Tom S. Elliott
    New York Times columnist David Brooks chastised supporters of Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump for showing “insufficient respect” for the Republican establishment. “It’s like a mutiny, not a campaign,” Brooks said on Sunday’s Meet the Press.”The problem is, there’s an illusion in this country, and in the Republican base, that you can govern by screaming.”
  • VANITY - "Ben Carson is Surging" email soliciting contributions is from NRCC

    09/13/2015 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 49 replies
    Mary ^ | 9/12/2015 | John Phillp Sousa IV
    The first presidential debate last month is history, and according to the post debate analysis provided on Fox News by Frank Luntz's focus group... Ben Carson's performance was the surprise of the evening! Since then, no one has gained more ground in the polls. Will you help us keep the momentum for Dr. Carson going? Chip in $20.16
  • Mark Levin HITS BACK at the gang effort to tear down Trump and push him out

    09/11/2015 8:59:48 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 59 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/11/15 | The Right Scoop
    ...he doesn’t like the gang effort he’s seeing to tear down Trump and push him out. He says it’s like 12 against 1, and there’s no question in his mind that this is happening because he’s seen this kind of gang attack before.
  • Trump's Earned Media Value Is HUGE (Yuge)

    09/11/2015 7:35:57 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    “JudyW” at Sundance’s Conservative Treehouse via ^ | September 11, 2015 | H/T user named “JudyW” at Sundance’s Conservative Treehouse via J.Cal Davenport
    Trump’s Earned Media Value is HUGE... Say whatever you want about Donald Trump, you have to give him credit for knowing how to manufacture massive amounts of free media. The entertaining showman has racked up more than $50 million in “earned media” in the few short months since he announced his campaign for president, according to an analysis conducted by Conservative Intel. The bulk of that earned media comes from the near-constant coverage of Trump on the major cable news channels. In addition, Trump has earned millions in free marketing using his Twitter and Facebook accounts. Of course, not all...
  • Obama Gains Enough Senate Votes to Block Iran Deal Opposition

    09/08/2015 11:44:08 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 29 replies ^ | 9/8/2015 | Charlie Spierling
    President Obama has earned enough Democratic votes in the Senate to filibuster a Senate effort to block the Iran nuclear deal, if necessary. On Monday, Sens Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) , Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) , and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced their support for the deal, tallying enough votes to successfully filibuster the deal. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced his opposition to the deal in a surprise defection from Obama, citing Iran’s support of terrorism and the death of American soldiers. “This regime has shown no signs that its deplorable behavior will change, and this deal does nothing to...
  • Rubio: Trump's foreign policy answers 'very concerning'

    09/04/2015 11:21:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is questioning Donald Trump's foreign policy chops after the GOP presidential front-runner appeared to stumble in a recent interview. “If you don’t know the answer to these questions, then you are not going to be able to serve as commander in chief,” Rubio said during a stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to CNN. “This should be part of the reason why you are running, because you understand the threats that the world is facing, you have deep understanding and you understand what to do about it,” he said without naming Trump. “And if someone...
  • Jesus statue on federal land in Montana doesn’t violate the Establishment Clause" (TR)

    09/02/2015 8:28:58 PM PDT · by This_far · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    A Ninth Circuit panel has just rejected a Freedom from Religion Foundation challenge to the Montana “Big Mountain Jesus” statue, which was apparently first placed on government land in 1954. Here’s most of the opinion, signed by Judges N.R. Smith and John Owens: [T]he government’s continued authorization of the [Big Mountain Jesus] statue on federal land does not violate the Establishment Clause. [Footnote: Our analysis assumes, without deciding, that [the U.S. Forest Service’s] continued authorization of the statue on public land constitutes government action.
  • Anatomy of the Iran Nuclear Deal and Why Americans Hate Establishment Politicians

    09/02/2015 2:12:44 PM PDT · by alexmark1917 · 10 replies
    The online article below appeared on NPR News today. The duplicity of our elected officials is breathtaking. Listen to the NPR story or read the article. The NPR piece describes quite well the mechanics or process concocted by both political parties whereby the Iran nuclear deal was deliberately transformed by congress from a treaty, which it really is, into an executive agreement. This sleight of hand was orchestrated so that congressmen, including all members of the Republican Party, could say in public to their constituents that they are vehemently opposed to the deal while simultaneously making sure the deal...
  • A Note to the Republican Elite (vanity)

    09/01/2015 8:35:21 PM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    (none) | Sept. 1, 2015 | (self)
    Hello Karl Rove and people that think like him and write columns telling us that we're "low information", "idiots", "crazies", "idol worshipers", and otherwise uninformed because we support Trump. To start with, I don't know the numbers, but I suspect that most people on this site are like me and have closely followed politics FOR DECADES and therefore can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Republican ruling class. Maybe other sites, like Yahoo or whatever, are filled with "low information voters", but NOT THIS SITE. So I could spend an hours (or days, or months) parsing just about every line...
  • Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels (Malkin)

    09/01/2015 2:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election. Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor's support is not like landing a prized marlin. It's like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world's ugliest creature. Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, "Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the...
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Sowell: A Revealing Clue

    08/31/2015 1:20:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 1, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Even those of us who are not supporters of either Donald Trump or Jeb Bush can learn something by comparing how each of these men handled people who tried to disrupt their question-and-answer period after a speech. After Bush's speech, hecklers from a group called "Black Lives Matter" caused Bush to simply leave the scene. When Trump opened his question-and-answer period by pointing to someone in the audience who had a question, a Hispanic immigration activist who had not been called on simply stood up and started haranguing. Trump told the activist to sit down because someone else had been...
  • I'm thinking Trump/Cruz 2016 would be a very, very powerful ticket

    08/20/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 69 replies
    Although I would prefer Cruz, I would have no problem voting for TRUMP. Adding a conservative mastero in Cruz to an Anti-Establishment (both parties) populist in Trump would be a winning team in my mind. Trump is a moderate all right but not a Republican Establishment kind-of moderate as in willing to back-stabbed conservatives because these moderates are really libs that just wouldn't make in the Democrat Party. So adding a conservative firebrand in Cruz who are probably Trump supporters second choice and vice versa would be a wining team that would rattle a weaken Hillary, an misguided socialist Bernie...
  • Explaining Donald Trump's Enemies

    08/19/2015 8:18:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 19, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    You can tell a lot about a man by his enemies, and Donald Trump has those aplenty. I'm not referring to people may merely disagree with him on certain issues, or even those on the far Left – like Democrats – who will hate anybody who is not a progressive loonie toon. Instead, I'm talking about the folks in Trump's own party and on Trump's own side, broadly speaking, of the ideological divide. The Republican establishment, as well as a large subset of the conservative (loosely defined) commentariat, seem to have visceral hatred for the man – and for his...
  • The establishment vs. We the People

    08/18/2015 5:40:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 8/18/2015 | Mychal Massie
    Quoting journalist Lewis Lapham, Attorney John W. Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute wrote: “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, aka the 20 [percent] of the population that holds 93 [percent] of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes. …” (“Don’t Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America,” Aug. 10, 2015)...
  • Jeb Bush super PAC spending $10 million on ads in early primary states (Panic time for Mike Murphy)

    08/16/2015 7:00:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/16 | Tribune Wire Reports
    The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination. Officials with Right to Rise USA say they will buy time in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina TV markets and on cable television in the three states. Ads are scheduled to begin in Iowa and New Hampshire on Sept. 15, in South Carolina a week later and then run continuously through the end of...
  • Does Carly Have the Record to Throw These Punches?

    08/12/2015 6:04:05 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8-12-2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    Carly Fiorina has been widely extolled for her solid performance in the Fox News debate featuring the second tier candidates last Thursday. Judging by her rise in the polls, her overall message clearly resonated with a number of voters. Most prominently, voters are likely tantalized by her promise to “throw every punch at Hillary” and not pull punches, as has been the case with previous GOP nominees. Indeed, it is critical for the eventual GOP nominee to have the ability to articulate a bold contrast on the key issues and pin the failures of the current policies on the Democrat...
  • Big Donors Warn Candidates On Eve Of Debate: “Take Trump Out”

    08/06/2015 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 188 replies
    dc whispers ^ | August 5, 2015
    Though the Fox News promos state it is a debate of Republican candidates, most of the network’s on-air personalities have admitted publicly it has turned into the Donald Trump show as the top GOP contender has become the single most referenced topic on the minds of everyone following the 2016 Race for the White House. That reality is not sitting well with GOP power brokers who are said to have made it clear to operatives linked to a variety of candidate camps that Donald Trump cannot be allowed to appear to win tomorrow night’s debate. Some are said to have...
  • Sanders would clobber Trump in a debate

    08/05/2015 3:16:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    UK Progressive ^ | August 5, 2015 | Brent Budowsky, former Democratic Aide
    In my past piece for The Hill’s contributor site, I quoted from a recent poll showing that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would clobber reality television show star and real estate mogul Donald Trump by more than 20 points. Polls may vary, but there is little question that Sanders would win in a landslide in any general election matchup against Trump and, I predict, in any head-to-head debate with Trump, Sanders would win a blockbuster victory. What is involved is far more than polling numbers. Sanders is a voice of inspiration for most Democrats, whether they support him or not. Trump...
  • This might be the only way to stop Donald Trump

    08/03/2015 1:53:39 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 75 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 27, 2015 | Steve Deace
    I was there in the audience when Donald Trump made his unfortunate comments about John McCain’s war record as a POW. (SNIP) Similarly, most of Mr. Trump’s support is people of various factions and persuasions rightfully fed up with being fed up. They don’t care that Mr. Trump is no movement conservative, because they’ve watched most of the Republicans they’ve elected ignore or violate the party platform once in office anyway. Mr. Trump is not their noble champion, but their instrument to strike back against a political party that has betrayed them time and time again.
  • Trump's Endorsement of Sarah Palin Proves He Isn't Serious about the Presidency

    08/01/2015 7:58:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment The Blog ^ | July 31, 2015 | Geoffrey Dunn, Author and filmmaker
    Donald Trump is many things -- a demagogue and a pompous blowhard, a braggart and a race baiter -- but in the end, he's nobody's fool, except perhaps his own. Thus, his recent lauding of Sarah Palin and his hiring of her former Chief of Staff reveal that Trump's campaign for the presidency is, ultimately, more of a circus act than it is a serious endeavor for the White House. If Trump were really serious, he'd be keeping the quitter governor at bay. Trump and Palin have many things in common--and Palin has long been enamored of the Trump family's...
  • Just Say It: Trump Has No Standing to Debate in My Party

    07/30/2015 3:36:57 PM PDT · by Mariner · 87 replies
    Huffington Post Entertainment ^ | July 30th.2015 | Jonathan Funke
    Donald Trump has broken the political contract with my party. The RNC should return the favor and bar him from the debates, even if it costs us the election Donald Trump has said plenty to offend humanity at large, which humanity, ever the sucker for a train wreck, keeps rewarding with high ratings. But speaking strictly as a perennially disappointed Northeast Republican, what I find most outrageous is his transparent abuse of my party for expediency's sake. Rick Wilson recently pointed out on CNN, as others have, that Trump isn't even consistently registered as a Republican, probably rendering him ineligible...
  • Trump’s ‘radioactive’ rhetoric

    07/20/2015 6:35:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 170 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Herman Cain
    No political nice speak here, and it drives the establishment insane It started with presidential candidate Donald Trump’s comments on illegal immigration, which drew huge criticism from the Republican establishment and the media. The unfortunate murder of Kate Steinle recently by an illegal in San Francisco quieted some of the criticism, but the debate then shifted to the legality of sanctuary cities to avoid acknowledging that there was some merit to Trump’s comments. And now Donald Trump has challenged the “war hero” designation of Arizona Senator John McCain just because he was a prisoner of war. Aside from the fact...
  • Trumps knows he is pushing the edge of the envelope. (vanity)

    07/19/2015 3:57:05 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies
    I think perhaps Trump knows what he is doing.He is throwing bombs...but they are bombs of truth.When one reads what he has actually said...he hasn't lied or misspoken.I think he is building his legacy (he is 70 after all or so I hear). If he can have an effect on this important Presidential election by telling the unwelcome truth...then God bless him.He's got a big mouth...but he hasn't actually been wrong as yet. John McCain is a fake...similar to John Kerry.Illegal immigration is not legal immigration. Congress and the inside the Beltway crowd are corrupt.Islam is indeed at war with...
  • The GOP Establishment Has Attacked Trump More Than Obama Since 2014 Election.

    07/18/2015 7:01:44 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    I have seen more attacks from the GOPe at candidates over the last year, that do not want to push the Obama Agenda. So if you want more of Obama's version of American...., then support all the Presidential Candidates that attack Trump. Just saying....
  • Scott Walker backtracks on reaction to gay Boy Scout leaders

    07/15/2015 3:01:13 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 114 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Adam Lerner
    Scott Walker stumbled over his own prior comments Wednesday, saying that when he called on the Boy Scouts to reinstate a ban on gay leaders because it “protected children,” he meant the ban protected them from media scrutiny. “The protection was not a physical protection,” Walker said Wednesday at an event in South Carolina, according to The New York Times. Rather, the Wisconsin governor continued, he was referring to “protecting them from being involved in the very thing you’re talking about right now, the political and media discussion about it, instead of just focusing on what Scouts is about, which...
  • Marco Rubio Continues His Jihad Against America’s Middle Class

    07/14/2015 12:52:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 46 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 7/14/2015 | CHQ Staff
    A few weeks ago we told you how Senator Marco Rubio provided the final 60th vote to grant “fast track” trade promotion authority to President Obama, and how he supports Obama’s intended expansion of the H-1B foreign guest worker program, in spite of the devastating effects expanding the program will have on American workers. Now our friends at Breitbart report that Rubio has doubled down on his support of the H-1B program, even as workers he allegedly represents in Florida are being laid-off, forced to train their foreign replacements and allegedly being blacklisted by their former employer – Disney. As...
  • 'I'm done': Jeb Bush refuses to answer Donald Trump question

    07/09/2015 8:17:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/7/15 | COLIN CAMPBELL
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) is clearly tired of talking about rival presidential candidate Donald Trump. In a Fox News interview on Wednesday, Bush dismissed two questions about the real-estate magnate whose controversial immigration comments have drawn reams of headlines. Asked about Trump's success in the polls, Bush replied: "I don't know if he's having success. We'll see in the long haul." Bush was then pressed if he felt Trump's candidacy was harming the broader Republican Party. He declined to answer. "I've already stated my views about Donald Trump," he said. With some light prodding, Bush said he wouldn't...
  • Scott Walker: the new Thad Cochran (Hires Brad Dayspring)

    06/30/2015 4:45:08 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 41 replies
    RedState ^ | 6/30/2015 | Streiff
    Scott just went full RINO. Scott Walker just dropped off my list of acceptable candidates. I like a lot about Governor Walker but people are policy. And his decision to hire Brad Dayspring, an unprincipled political operative who combines viciousness and incompetence in equal measures tells us a lot. Congrats to @BDayspring on joining Team Walker! Huge get– one of the best communications strategists in the game. $$ — Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) June 30, 2015 As we have documented here on RedState, Brad Dayspring was on of the loudest lying voices in the dishonest, dishonorable, and disreputable campaign the NRSC...
  • Top Catholic Archbishop: Americans ‘Increasingly Subject to a Soft Despotism’

    06/05/2015 1:08:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 37 replies
    CNS ^ | June 4, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) ( - Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, who serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, has delivered a sermon warning that religious liberty is under attack in the United States and that American Christians “are being increasingly subject to a soft despotism.” A transcript of the archbishop’s sermon--which was delivered at a special mass for Catholic lawyers in Broward County, Fla.--is now linked to a page on the USCCB’s website that is dedicated to the issue of religious liberty. “While atrocities are...
  • Jeb Bush to announce presidential bid June 15 in Miami

    06/04/2015 4:44:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/4/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI AND ALEX LEARY
    Nearly six months after saying he was “actively” exploring the idea of running for president, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will officially enter the race June 15 in Miami. “Governor Bush is thankful for the support and encouragement he has received from so many Americans during the last several months and looks forward to announcing his decision,” spokeswoman Kristy Campbell told the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times.
  • Florida GOP Make Electoral Decision – Few Paying Attention To What It Means….

    05/17/2015 7:03:28 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 5-17-2015 | sundance
    Exactly a year ago, May 2014, we shared the predictable factual activities, specific tripwires, which outline a specific path to a very specific destination. Here’s an update: P2106: Florida GOP decided today that the March 15 presidential primary will be "winner take all" for the 99 delegates at stake. — (@Politics1com) May 17, 2015 Any questions? Team Jeb’s path is brutally obvious to those willing to accept it. Intellectual honesty is required in order to accept what each of the tripwires represent. Here it is again, as written previously:
  • 7,231,000 Lost Jobs: Manufacturing Employment Down 37% From 1979 Peak

    05/13/2015 6:43:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 12, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of jobs in manufacturing has declined by 7,231,000--or 37 percent--since employment in manufacturing peaked in the United States in 1979, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The real median household income of Americans who have completed high school--but have not attained a higher degree--also peaked in the 1970s and has declined since then. In fact, according to the Census Bureau (Tables H-13 and H-14), the real median household income of an American householder who has completed four years of high school peaked in 1973 at $56,395 in constant 2013 dollars. By 2013, it was...
  • Senator Jeff Sessions – Leader of the Rising “Populist Conservatives”

    05/13/2015 6:19:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    CHQ ^ | 5/13/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Yesterday, led by Alabama’s principled limited constitutional conservative Senator Jeff Sessions, a small band of the Senate’s “populist conservative” Republicans joined with Democrats to, temporarily at least, derail the “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority bill (TPA) now working its way through Congress. The TPA bill is backed by a strange alliance of Big Business, establishment Republicans and, wait for it – Barack Obama. Only one Democrat, Sen. Tom Carper, voted for the bill. The Wall Street Journal attacked conservatives opposing the bill as “No-Growth Republicans,” but the clear winner in the battle so far has been Senator Sessions, who has...
  • Polls: Americans Are Fed Up with Immigration

    04/22/2015 8:38:17 AM PDT · by xzins · 71 replies ^ | APRIL 21, 2015
    American opposition to the Obama administration and GOP establishment’s extremist immigration policies is boiling at an all-time high, a broad survey of polls shows. Sixty percent of Americans are displeased with the current levels of immigration, according to Gallup—a decline from 72 percent in 2008, when the country plunged into a recession, but an increase of six percent from 2014. The majority of adults Gallup polled, 39 percent in a plurality, said they wanted to see immigration levels decrease. Gallup presents these numbers through a partisan filter as “fodder” for Republicans, discomforted as they are by the results. According to...
  • Slow Your Roll on Scott Walker

    04/18/2015 8:00:37 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/7/2015 | Steve Deace
    We’re still a year away from the first official votes being cast in the 2016 Republican presidential primary in my home state of Iowa. Yet some of my brethren seem willing to declare the contest over and award Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker the victory before he’s truly been vetted. How about we make a guy go through the job interview before we hire him based solely off his resume? Now, to be sure Walker has an attractive resume, which is why I have several kind things to say about him in my book Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win...
  • A Warning To Washington

    04/12/2015 12:44:59 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 19 replies ^ | 04/12/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Tensions are reaching an all time high in the atmosphere outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. “Today in America a despised minority that is really no minority is the target of an establishment that considers this minority unworthy of respect, unworthy of rights, and unworthy of having a say in the direction of this country”, writes Kurt Schlichter of Townhall. Growing out of personal misconduct, gross neglect, and habitual disregard of public interests by our elected officials, our nation of laws is quickly degenerating into a nation of men. The President, with the outward support of the Democrat party, rules...

    03/20/2015 7:05:18 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/20/2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Republican 2016 hopeful Gov. Scott Walker (WI) is headlining a Leadership Series event for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry on March 25 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. The event will be hosted by radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt and will feature welcoming remarks by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R). According to the Chamber’s press release, the event is the first of the Leadership Series luncheons that feature “prominent political leaders from around the country who are considering a run for the White House.” Regarding Walker, the Chamber says, “Job growth has marked Walker’s tenure, with Wisconsin adding...
  • Jeb Bush, and the predictable arc of presidential primaries

    03/19/2015 3:30:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | March 19, 2015 | Paul Waldman
    I don't know if Jeb Bush is a naturally optimistic fellow, although if you asked him he'd surely say he is (every candidate has to proclaim their optimism, particularly about America). But in recent weeks he's had some cause for concern. Not long ago, an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll found a full 42 percent of Republicans saying they wouldn't consider voting for him. Bush is the "establishment" candidate at a time when the Tea Party still dominates the Republican base. And Republicans seem unusually taken with Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, who has all the correct positions for GOP primary...
  • Honeymoon Over: Scott Walker Under Fire for New Open Borders Amnesty Advocate Staffer Who Mocks Iowa

    03/16/2015 8:28:38 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 260 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/16/2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made another massive misstep on Monday, hiring Liz Mair of Mair Strategies to handle communications and social media for his campaign-in-waiting. Mair’s support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill is sure to dog Walker in Iowa, South Carolina, and other early presidential states. During the Senate Gang of Eight bill fight, Mair very publicly and very aggressively promoted the amnesty bill—pushing it to media and making the case for the need for it over and over again. She claims her advocacy was done...
  • Vive La Révolution!!!! (Rare conservative win / GOP establishment loss!)

    03/14/2015 4:06:44 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 130 replies
    Original Material | 3/14/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Today, the GOP Establishment control of the GOP machinery was overturned.Here is my 'back from the trenches' description of what happened today, in DeKalb County, Georgia. In summary, Populist GOP Conservatives have seized control of the local GOP machinery.Here's how it worked: A local Freeper who shall remain nameless invited me and quite a few other like-minded people to the Delegate Selection process meeting sometime last month. We all signed up as delegates. There was no competition, by signing up, we became delegates to a person. Other conservative-minded activists must have done the same thing. I do not know that...
  • IT HAD TO BE HUGH: Why Hugh Hewitt is suddenly the Republican establishment’s go-to pundit.

    03/13/2015 8:52:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 13, 2015 | Shane Goldmacher
    Before Hugh Hewitt would answer my questions, he had a condition: Through the producer of The Hugh Hewitt Show—his 15-year-old radio program that touts 2 million weekly listeners—he informed me that I would need to first answer his questions, on air. Hours later, I was live on his show. "I got a note from my producer today, associate producer Marlon, saying you want to meet up with me and do a profile on me, which I think is about as dull as possible," Hewitt said, "but is that true?"
  • What Happens When Republicans Target Their Own Party?

    03/13/2015 5:01:24 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Mar 12, 2015, Thursday | Lawrence Jones and Dana
    What Happens When Republicans Target Their Own Party? ( 4:54 )Published on Mar 12, 2015 Lawrence Jones brings us a shocking story you almost won't believe
  • New name for Washington Politicians

    03/03/2015 1:36:22 PM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 16 replies
    Self | 3/2/2015 | EQAndyBuzz
    New name for the Political class in Washington. Establamists....