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  • Florida GOP Make Electoral Decision Ė Few Paying Attention To What It MeansÖ.

    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. Hereís an update: P2106: Florida GOP decided today that the March 15 presidential primary will be "winner take all" for the 99 delegates at stake. ó Politics1.com (@Politics1com) May 17, 2015 Any questions? Team Jebís 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 Ė Leader of the Rising ďPopulist ConservativesĒ

    05/13/2015 6:19:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    CHQ ^ | 5/13/2015 | CHQ Staff
    Yesterday, led by Alabamaís principled limited constitutional conservative Senator Jeff Sessions, a small band of the Senateís ďpopulist conservativeĒ Republicans joined with Democrats to, temporarily at least, derail the ďfast trackĒ 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 Ė Barack Obama. Only one Democrat, Sen. Tom Carper, voted for the bill. The Wall Street Journal attacked conservatives opposing the bill as ďNo-Growth Republicans,Ē 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
    TeaParty.org ^ | APRIL 21, 2015
    American opposition to the Obama administration and GOP establishmentís 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 Gallupóa 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 ďfodderĒ 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
    Weíre 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 heís 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
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/12/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Tensions are reaching an all time high in the atmosphere outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. ďToday 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 countryĒ, 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...
  • SCOTT WALKER TO HEADLINE ARIZONA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE LEADERSHIP EVENT

    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 Chamberís press release, the event is the first of the Leadership Series luncheons that feature ďprominent political leaders from around the country who are considering a run for the White House.Ē Regarding Walker, the Chamber says, ďJob growth has marked Walkerís 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. Mairís support for amnesty for illegal aliens, wide-open-borders immigration policies, and public advocacy for the Senate ďGang of EightĒ 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 billópushing it to media and making the case for the need for it over and over again. She claims her advocacy was done...
  • Vive La Rťvolution!!!! (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 establishmentís 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 Showóhis 15-year-old radio program that touts 2 million weekly listenersóhe 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....
  • Sean Hannity ...Plan To Unite Tea Party & Establishment Republicans ... 2016

    03/03/2015 12:46:15 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 39 replies
    www.WesternJournalism.Com ^ | February 27, 2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Sean Hannity Unveils Plan To Unite Tea Party And Establishment Republicans Ahead Of 2016 B. Christopher Agee, February 27, 2015 Sean Hannity, Fox News CPAC 2015 ( 24:27 ) Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity rallied an enthusiastic audience at CPAC Friday by presenting what he believes is the Republican Partyís best path to victory in the next presidential election. ďAmerica,Ē he said, ďwe will fundamentally transform it to the great country it was. Our long nightmare of lawlessness and Obamacare and weakness as it relates to foreign policy Ö is coming to an end.Ē Though he acknowledged he...
  • Why Jeb Bush is Likely to Win the Republican Nomination

    02/17/2015 7:52:22 AM PST · by pinochet · 140 replies
    I need to mention a fact that many freepers will find painful and upsetting. In the 20th Century, Country Club Republicans had greater influence in selecting Republican nominees for President, than grassroots Republicans. There are only 2 notable exceptions when the establishment candidate did not win - 1964 and 1980. In 1964, the Republican establishment was deeply divided. Three Republican candidates from extremely wealthy, Old Money, WASP families were on the ballot. They were Governor Nelson Rockefeller from New York, Governor William Scranton from Pennsylvania, and former Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. from Massachusetts. Lodge did not formally enter the...
  • Exclusive: The Education of Jeb Bush

    02/05/2015 4:53:25 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ron Fournier
    Shedding a new skin is Bush's euphemism for national transformation: purge public institutions of what doesn't work and ingest the fruits of radical connectivity to inspire and support innovators.
  • Federal Government Issued Nearly 5.5 Million Work Permits to Foreign Nationals Since 2009 (Illegals)

    02/02/2015 11:52:23 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 32 replies
    More than 5.46 million foreign nationals received work permits from the federal government since 2009, according to a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies. Data uncovered from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency reveal that approximately 982,000 work permits were given to illegal immigrants and other foreign nationals unqualified for admission, most of whom crossed the border without inspection. USCIS is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for issuing work permits and processing applications related to President Obamaís executive action on immigration. On Tuesday, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that...
  • RUSH: Caller: Gohmert Is the Man to Beat Boehner

    01/06/2015 6:41:10 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 60 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | January 05, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Paul. Great to have you, sir. Thank you for waiting and hello. CALLER: Yeah, great to speak with you, too, Rush. Most Republicans agree that Boehner has to go. He not only voted for the cromnibus that funded Obama's illegal activities until next October, he also negotiated behind closed doors and then threw it on the clerk's desk 48 hours before the vote so nobody else had a chance to see what was in it. So he's disgraced himself. He's got to go. The question is who should replace him.And two men...
  • Disconnect 75% of GOP Voters Want Boehner/McConnell Out..

    01/05/2015 7:46:20 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | David Steinberg
    A national poll of GOP voters supervised by Caddell Associates, Pat Caddellís outfit, presented the following findings yesterday regarding tomorrowís full House vote for the speaker position: Only a quarter of GOP voters think [John] Boehner and [Mitch] McConnell should remain Speaker and Majority Leader. Three-fifths want someone new rather than Speaker Boehner and almost half want someone new rather than Leader McConnell. As of now this finding has received scant media attention. It deserves more. The Daily Signal broke Caddellís poll but somewhat buried that lede; Drudge linked the Daily Signal article halfway down his site. Otherwise, I see...
  • Mike Huckabee Is a Poison Pill for Conservatives

    01/05/2015 5:13:06 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 5, 2015 | James Antle III
    Mike Huckabee is going to put down his bass and walk away from his lucrative Fox News show to at least contemplate a run for the presidency.The former Arkansas governor should be taken seriously, even if he faces an uphill battle to win the Republican nomination against opponents with superior fundraising and organization.Huckabee already exceeded expectations in his first presidential campaign back in 2008. He started as a lower-tiered candidate while pro-choice, pro-civil unions Rudy Giuliani led in all the national polls‚ÄĒwhich might tell you something about the reliability of name ID-based early polling.Giuliani didn‚Äôt win a single primary, while...
  • Conservatives Are The Real RINOís

    01/05/2015 5:39:04 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 80 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | January 5, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    When Jeb Bush announced he was running for President conservatives accused him of being RINO. (Republican in name only) Conservatives have said the same thing about Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and a laundry list of moderate to liberal Republicans. The fact though is that the progressives in the GOP arenít the RINOís. The Republican Party was founded as the party of big government in 1854. They were the remains of the Whig Party, which at the time was the party of Hamiltonian big government. It was the Democrats who favored Jeffersonian small government. The RINOís arenít big government progressives, the...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...
  • John Thune Puts Gas Tax Hike on the Table for GOP Senate(yep,GOP that is really important right now)

    01/05/2015 5:35:44 AM PST · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/4/15 | d riehl
    The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) put all options on the table when it comes to replenishing the shrinking Highway Trust Fund, which is widely seen as opening the door to a tax increase. Per an AP report, ďGas and diesel taxes havenít risen since 1993, resulting in perennial shortfalls in the fund that pays for most road projectsĒ. Several commissions have called for raising the taxes, but Congress has been reluctant. Instead lawmakers have dipped repeatedly into the general treasury to keep the trust fund solvent. The federal gas tax...
  • Remove The Crying Cheeto

    01/04/2015 1:35:25 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 141 replies
    Original Content | 1/4/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    John Boehner epitomizes all that is wrong with the Republican Establishment. Boehner has thwarted every plan to overturn or ameliorate the most heinous aspects of Obama's neo-tyrannical rule. These days, I like to call Boehner Crying Cheeto. That is because he is an odd orange- or yellow-color, and cries at the drop of a hat. Boehner started, seemingly, on the right track. He was helpful in engineering the Contract with America in 1994, which helped propel Newt Gingrich to the position of the Chairman of the House. He quickly turned, however, and was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to unseat...
  • Is the fix in? Has the establishment GOP already chosen the Republican nominee?

    01/04/2015 3:40:06 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Nick Sorrentino
    It is truly amazing is how hostile the leadership of the Republican Party is to the people who actually make up the Republican Party. I can tell you first hand that the establishment GOP types dislike the libertarian/conservative coalition aka The Tea Party at least as much as the Democrats do. Probably more. Why? Because the libertarian/conservative coalition is a real threat to their power. Do you honestly think that the GOP as it is currently constituted wants to reduce the size of government? Not a chance. A d this is why the party has been moving since 2012 to...
  • Incoming Senate chairman: Gas tax increase on table

    01/04/2015 11:52:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 134 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 10:31 AM EST
    The incoming chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee says raising the federal fuel taxes is among the options under consideration to replenish the dwindling Highway Trust Fund. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota says all options must be looked at to fill an enormous shortfall when the existing highway legislation expires in May. Ö
  • John McCainís Progressive Hand Is Behind The Purge Of Tea Party Detractors From The Arizona GOP

    01/03/2015 11:54:38 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 3, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    John McCain is the quintessential enemy from within on the right. I am long past the argument of honoring his service to this country. He served his country long ago with distinction, now heís serving it on a platter to the Communists. At every turn he has betrayed America in recent years. Just two words describe the good he has done this country: Sarah Palin and she is Tea Party. Now, in an act of political cleansing, McCain has set about to gut the Arizona GOP of Tea Party riff-raff using an Obama San Francisco donor. How richly appropriate for...
  • Conservative Activists Launch Anti-Boehner Website

    01/04/2015 3:30:20 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 1/4/15 | Dave Urbanski
    On the heels of Texas Republican Louie Gohmertís announcement Sunday that heís officially a candidate for Speaker of the House, conservative activists have launched a website aimed at getting present Speaker John Boehner voted out. The FreedomWorks website explains its position under the title ďSpeaker Boehner Has Got to GoĒ: Itís time for a new Speaker of the House. John Boehner has been Speaker of the House for four years. And in those four years he has betrayed conservatives and cut backroom deals to give President Obama exactly what he wants. We canít accept a Speaker of the House who...
  • Republicans Teeing Up Border Security Bill For New Majority (Just as Predicted)

    01/03/2015 10:42:36 AM PST · by Hostage · 62 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | December 27, 2014 | PPD Staff
    As the Republican Party prepares to retake control of both houses of Congress in January, party leaders are drawing up a border security bill. Despite President Obamaís unilateral changes to immigration law, which deferred deportation for some four million immigrants, Republicans still plan on passing their own immigration proposals and sending it to the White House. Republican lawmakers want to strengthen border security, particularly on the Southwest border where tens of thousands of illegal immigrants flooded across in search of permisos, or free passes. Republicans are hoping to prevent what the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers called ďa...
  • Whistling Past the Junkyard: The Establishmentís Attempt to Make Jeb Seem Inevitable

    01/04/2015 3:37:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/4/15 | C. Edmund Wright
    For several weeks now, the mainstream Jurassic media has been up to their old psychological warfare tricks, and naturally, the Republican establishment is falling for it hard. They always do, and this includes ďthe architect,Ē Karl Rove. This time itís the mediaís attempt to get Jeb Bush the Republican nomination for President in 2016. Articles that fawn over Jeb, either from a formidability standpoint or in the vein that heís a ďreasonableĒ conservative are everywhere. There has also been a release of meaningless polls touting Jebís strength atop the potential Republican field. These have all surfaced from many of the...
  • Steve Scalise and Adolf Hitlerís ďMein KampfĒ

    01/02/2015 8:41:37 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    CHQ ^ | 1/2/2015 | George Rasley
    Scalise Apologizes For Event He Didn't Attend The venality and outright lies about House Republican Whip Steve Scaliseís association with David Dukeís racist organization, EURO, keep getting more obvious as Speaker of the House John Boehner, House Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy struggle to contain the damage keeping Scalise on the House leadership team is doing to the Republican Party. None of what Scalise has said to try to explain away his association with David Duke, and Dukeís principle Louisiana political operative Kenneth Knight, has passed the smell test, and the more Scalise tries to explain it away, the deeper...
  • OK I have a question; Why is it the ENTRIRE Washington DC "Establishment" FEARS Ted Cruz?

    12/30/2014 10:18:26 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 126 replies
    30 Dec 2014 | US Navy Vet
    Just Wondering...
  • Early CNN GOP Polls Already.Jeb Bush Ahead?,Who Are They Polling?, Democrats?

    12/29/2014 4:46:44 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    First Of All, Its A "CNN Poll". So already we can assume they probably did not call people in "Crucial Purple" States". Maybe the far left media is already working on their own version of "Operation Chaos"?.Making sure they keep Ted Cruz and Scott Walker out of the race and polls. As the media keeps bringing up the 2016 race and potential candidates, they seem to be focusing on Bush, Christie, Romney and Paul. And please! enough of the biased polls with GOP candidates against Hillary! We all know that most Conservative candidates will beat Hillary. Lets just wait till...
  • Everyone Says Jeb Bush Is A Conservative Ė Except Conservatives

    12/28/2014 4:00:44 PM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 28 Dec 14 | CHQ Staff
    We here at CHQ have observed an interesting phenomenon about former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Ė hardly a week passed after he met with Senator John McCain to discuss how to obtain the Republican presidential nomination without being a conservative until testimonials started flowing about how conservative Jeb is. Of course these testimonials are mostly coming from Democrats and the establishment media, but they are slowly, but inexorably filling the top pages of Google, so that soon they will become the conventional wisdom. Typical of this remaking of Jeb Bush were the comments former Democratic Florida State Senator Dan Gelber...
  • Report: GOP Establishment Plotting to Oust Conservative Leader Sen. Mike Lee

    12/23/2014 12:32:01 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 95 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/23/14 | Tony Lee
    Some prominent moderate establishment Republicans in Utah are plotting to target conservative icon Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) with a primary challenge in 2016. Leeís offense? He didnít drink the Washington Kool-aid and see the D.C. cesspool as a jacuzzi after he ousted incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT), who had supported the TARP bailouts, in 2010. When Lee prevailed over Bennett, he gave other conservatives across the country hope that they could also defeat entrenched incumbents who cared more about preserving the status quo above all else. Once Lee arrived in Washington, he didnít turn his back on the base, which...
  • Karl Rove: Weapon of Mass Delusion

    10/21/2014 4:10:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2014 | C. Edmund Wright
    So Karl Rove was involved in a cover-up. Well, leave it to Karl -- the ďboy geniusĒ and the ďarchitectĒ -- to orchestrate a cover-up that actually hides information exculpatory to his President and his party. He did just that on the issue of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq. This is not an outlier either -- this is just Rove being Rove. And ĎRove being Roveí has sewn the seeds of destruction that gave us Barack Obama in 2008, and again in 2012, and has scattered political germs that still haunt Republicans to this day. This goes back...
  • Bill OíReilly to Cliven Bundy supporter: What makes you different from Occupy Wall Street?

    04/23/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2014 | Elias Isquith, assistant editor
    The Fox News host grills a member of the militia movement on why it's OK for Bundy to break the law but not OWS.To a significant degree, American politics is a story of insiders vs. outsiders, so itís inevitable that people among the latter group would be lumped together, even if theyíre quite different by any other measure. Still, itís probably fair to say that when most people think of Nevada renegade rancher Cliven Bundy, the Zuccotti Park protesters of Occupy Wall Street donít immediately ó or eventually ó come to mind. Yet on the Tuesday night edition of his...
  • The Ben Carson Super PAC has some money issues (Won't support Ted Cruz if Carson doesn't run)

    12/22/2014 3:53:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 22, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The campaign to draft Dr. Ben Carson into a presidential run is clearly bigger than some flash in the pan and worthy of serious consideration, particularly given his showings in multiple polls. (Of course, Iíve been of the opinion for some time that he really doesnít need that much coaxing and may well be enjoying the idea of needing to be teased into the fight.) One group which is most directly involved in the effort is Run Ben Run, which has already raised more than $12M toward the effort. But where is that money now? For the most part, itís...
  • Backers: Romney more open to 2016 run

    12/12/2014 6:44:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12, 2014 | Ben White and Maggie Haberman
    For most of the past year, Mitt Romney supporters have publicly said he should consider running again. And for most of the past year, Romney has seemed uninterested. Until recently. While some people close to Romney insist he hasnít moved from saying he has no plans to run, the 2012 Republican nominee has sounded at least open to the idea in recent conversations, according to more than a dozen people whoíve spoken with him in the past month. In his private musings, Romney has sounded less than upbeat about most of the potential candidates in the 2016 Republican field, according...
  • Jeb Bush: Time For Gop Congress To Pass Amnesty Bill

    11/21/2014 6:22:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/14 | Tony Lee
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called on Congress to pass bipartisan comprehensive amnesty legislation after President Barack Obama unilaterally granted nearly five million illegal immigrants executive amnesty on Thursday.
  • Third Party Rumblings After GOP Squanders Election Landslide with Budget Deal

    12/16/2014 5:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | December 16, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Bob in Nashua, New Hampshire, as we head back to the phones. Great to have you with us, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yeah, thanks, Rush. Yeah, this theme of the GOP establishment that the Tea Party and conservatives are the main enemy not the Dems, it's nothing new. It goes back, really, to the 2008 presidential election when the Republican establishment -- or at least many in the establishment -- sabotaged McCain-Palin. Because, to them, Palin was the bigger threat, the bigger enemy than the Democrats winning. You know, the funny thing is now more than six...
  • Trey Gowdy (R-SC) Says His Preferred Method of Stopping Obama is to Let John McCain Do It

    12/06/2014 3:53:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 137 replies
    RedState ^ | Erick Erickson
    Now this is just pathetic. Some of you turned Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% into the hero of the day because of his Benghazi investigation. He could do no wrong. What happens when you build a cult of personalty around any politician is then they can go BOHICA on you. Bend over America. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)87% is now on record admitting heís going to help shove President Obamaís amnesty plan right where you donít want it. (SNIP) So, Hemmer asked Gowdy who heíd stop the President. Gowdyís answer? He wants to let Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. John McCain52%Senate Republican...
  • John McCain Encouraging Lindsey Graham To Run For President

    11/24/2014 12:40:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," said Arizona Senator and former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, of a possible presidential bid by his colleague and friend Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, (R). "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away," added McCain.
  • ĎConservative Heroí Ben Carson To Beck: You Have No Right To Semi-Automatic Weapons In Large Cities

    11/12/2014 8:29:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 117 replies
    Mediate ^ | March 3rd, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    Appearing on Glenn Beck‚Äės radio show this past week, Dr. Benjamin Carson took a vastly different stance from most conservatives on the issue of gun control, claiming you shouldn‚Äôt be able to own semi-automatic weapons in large cities.Carson became a newfound conservative hero last month when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast and laid out a series of criticisms of ObamaCare, political correctness, and tax policy right in front of the president himself. Many called the speech ‚Äúinappropriate‚ÄĚ given the apolitical nature of the event, but many conservatives lauded Carson for his ‚Äúbold‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúsensible‚ÄĚ suggestions for policy...
  • Billionaire David Koch Says Heís a Social Liberal

    12/14/2014 11:33:01 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 12/14/14 | Benjamin Bell
    Reclusive billionaire David Koch, a powerful donor in American conservative politics, says heís a ďsocial liberal.Ē ďIím basically a libertarian, and Iím a conservative on economic matters, and Iím a social liberal,Ē Koch told ABC Newsí Barbara Walters.... Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said he isnít concerned with candidates he supports who donít share some of his views. He said his primary concern when choosing a candidate to support is their fiscal policies.
  • Rand Paul breaks with other 2016 GOP contenders to back Obama's opening to Cuba

    12/19/2014 6:13:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 15 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 18, 2014 | Doug Mataconis
    Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky is breaking with many members of his own party and other potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 in†offering at least some support for the presidentís opening to Cuba, highlighting yet another area where he seems likely to offer a contrast but which is also likely to become an area of attack against him in a primary race: Sen. Rand Paul broke with other likely Republican presidential contenders on Thursday by saying that opening up more trade with Cuba ďis probably a good ideaĒ and declaring that the US embargo on the country ďjust...
  • Theyíre Coming for Mike Lee

    12/22/2014 1:13:54 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 12/22/14 | Erick Erickson
    It is extremely notable that Manu Raju of the Politico has written that the establishment intends to destroy Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Raju serves as the court stenographer for the Senate GOP leadership. His pieces are routinely littered with the conventional wisdom and talking points of the Senate GOP leadership. He has more than once anticipated Senate GOP leadership strategy based on their conversations with him. So when Manu Raju says the establishment intends to go on offense against the tea party by beating Sen. Mike Lee in the Utah Republican Primary, we can be sure Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY),...
  • Cokie and Steven Roberts: Jeb, Hillary mirror each other

    12/21/2014 3:54:12 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | December 21, 2014 | COKIE and STEVEN ROBERTS
    Cokie and Steven Roberts: Jeb, Hillary mirror each other Posted on December 21, 2014 COKIE and STEVEN ROBERTS Syndicated columnists Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton badly need each other. They cancel out each othersí greatest weaknesses and deprive their foes of some of their strongest arguments. Both have similar flaws and are vulnerable to the same charges: that they are too old (Jeb would be 63 on election day 2016; Hillary, 69), too out of practice (Jeb was last elected governor of Florida in 2002; Hillary was last elected senator from New York in 2006), too tied to previous presidents...
  • GOP Rep. Michael Grimm Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

    12/23/2014 12:04:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 12/23/2014
    New York Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to a single count of tax fraud Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court. The guilty plea comes one month after the congressman, a Republican who represents Staten Island, was elected to a third term. In April, Grimm was named in a 20-count indictment that accused him of under-reporting the payroll and earnings of his Upper East Side restaurant, Healthalicious, which he ran from 2007 to 2010. He pleaded not guilty in federal court and was released on bond. Prosecutors alleged Grimm employed a number of immigrant workers who did not have legal status to...
  • Trent Lott sells out, thrashes Ted Cruz

    12/08/2014 7:52:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | Steve Deace
    Trent Lott wasnít always this way. He was once a conservative champion, who came to Washington to change the ruling-class narrative. But now heís a profile in what Washington does to you if you stay too long ó unless you have Winston Churchill-like courage of conviction, and few mere mortals do. Mr. Lott was originally part of a group that included former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Vin Webber, who were dubbed the ďYoung Turks.Ē They were among the chief lieutenants of the Reagan Revolution back in the day. Best known for fighting the Fraternal Order of Establishment Republicans....