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  • Whoever The GOP Nominee, Obama Must Be Defeated

    01/19/2012 5:29:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 93 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 19, 2012 | Editorial Staff
    Election '12: As Mitt Romney's loss in Iowa to Rick Santorum shatters the "historic" mantra, Rick Perry withdraws to endorse the former House speaker. The fat lady has not yet sung. What a difference 24 hours can make in the political arena. One minute Romney looks to be sailing toward the GOP nomination with a third straight win in South Carolina's primary. Now it may only be one of three. We may never really know who won the Iowa caucuses, but we do know that Romney's "historic" wins in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary deserve an...
  • An open letter to the GOP on third parties and Lost causes.

    01/31/2014 8:20:24 AM PST · by Voice of Reason88 · 126 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | Jan 2014 | Anonymous
    By way of introduction – let’s just say I’m one of Millions of formally loyal supporters of the GOP. We are the people who donate small amounts and volunteer to make phone calls and knock on doors and do a myriad of others things we don’t like to do just to support the Republican party. We are the ordinary folks you ignore or openly insult – the people you are taking for granted. We’re also the folks who are standing by dumbfounded as you’re doing the Democratic socialist’s bidding of creating a whole new underclass of Dem voters granting amnesty...
  • Boehner Working with Obama to Ambush House Republicans on Bloomberg-Backed Immigration Changes(Guns)

    01/30/2014 3:01:25 PM PST · by xzins · 60 replies
    Restoring Liberty ^ | 30 Jan 14 | Gun Owners
    The good thing about anti-gun liberals in Washington is that they are pathologically incapable of keeping their mouths shut. And, this morning, shortly before 9:00, MSNBC commentator Dick Gregory announced that House Speaker John Boehner, the day before, had told a private meeting of reporters that he had been talking with Barack Obama “a lot” about pushing immigration reform. It’s pretty clear why Barack Obama wants a bill which would either legalize or grant citizenship to as many as 11.5 million people who, according to Latinos expressing their opinions in a Pew poll, would cast 88% of their votes for...
  • America resembling anti-democratic regime - Russia's moment to lead

    01/11/2014 6:44:32 PM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 29 replies
    english.pravda.ru ^ | January 9, 2014 | John Griffing
    In recent decades, Russia has undergone vast political and social reforms underscored by a return to religious roots, the end of Soviet Communism, and new existential threats (among them domestic Islamic radicalism). All of these changes have necessarily resulted in political transformation. As Russia has changed, its former adversary - the United States of America - has also changed, with breakneck speed. America is in rapid moral and institutional decline - fueled by lawless government leaders and a seismic move away from God (at least the Judeo-Christian God that underpins Russian and Western societies), as well as the parallel rise...
  • Russia throwing Iran lifeline: Negotiating big oil-for-goods deal

    01/11/2014 10:05:28 AM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    JPost ^ | 1/10/2014 | Unattributed
    Iran and Russia are negotiating an oil-for-goods swap worth $1.5 billion a month that would let Iran lift oil exports substantially, in defiance of Western sanctions that helped force Tehran to agree a preliminary deal to end its nuclear program. Russian and Iranian sources close to the barter negotiations said final details were in discussion for a deal that would see Moscow buy up to 500,000 barrels a day of Iranian oil in exchange for Russian equipment and goods. "Good progress is being made at the moment with strong chances of success," said a Russian source. "We are discussing the...
  • Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin

    12/31/2013 7:02:35 AM PST · by skinkinthegrass · 6 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | ???? | RINOeradicator
    Hitler Finds Out McConnell Is Losing To Matt Bevin; self explanatory
  • Huckabee Promotes GOP-E, Demeans Conservatives

    12/29/2013 5:41:11 AM PST · by xzins · 41 replies
    Vanity | 29 Dec 13 | Xzins
    I've noticed for a while now that Huckabee has picked up the meme of the GOP-E that conservatives are injuring the Republican Party. That was the point of liberal Scot Brown on his show this week...normalizing a liberal. I've also noticed a few articles saying the Hucklebug is again interested in running for office. This probably means that Huck knows where the moneyed cronies are and has to curry favor with them. I've watched, and I always come away with the impression that the huckleberry points the finger at conservatives, at those who would primary the GOP establishment turncoats, and...
  • 100 Years Ago: Why Bankers Created the Fed

    12/23/2013 3:22:13 PM PST · by BfloGuy · 138 replies
    The Mises Daily ^ | 12/23/2013 | Christopher Westley
    It is little wonder that early Democrats garnered such popular support and would demand Andrew Jackson end America’s experiment with central banking. Jackson called it “dangerous to the liberty of the American people because it represented a fantastic centralization of economic and political power under private control.” It’s hard to believe that guy who said that is now on the $20 bill. Jackson also warned that the Bank of the United States was “a vast electioneering engine” that could “control the Government and change its character.” These sentiments were echoed by Roger Taney, Jackson’s Treasury Secretary, who talked of the...
  • War Begins: Slandering Conservatives has Started [Empire Strikes Back in No. Virginia Campaign]

    12/20/2013 8:41:45 AM PST · by Moseley · 23 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 20, 2013 | Jonathon Moseley
    The attacks have begun. The Republican establishment in the U.S.A. has now actually started the shooting war in the 2014 primary elections they have been threatening against conservative candidates for Congress. “Hopefully we’ll go into eight to 10 races and beat the snot out of them,” said former Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio. His new political group, Defending Main Street, plans to raise $8 million to defeat tea-party candidates and elect moderate Republicans instead. “We’re going to be very aggressive and we’re going to get in their faces.” LaTourette was a close ally of moderate Republican Speaker John Boehner in...
  • 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.
  • Steve Stockman is a loose cannon - be very afraid

    12/14/2013 6:01:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 13 December, 2013 | Dave Nalle
    AUSTIN, Texas, December 13, 2013 — In the few days since Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) declared his intent to challenge Senator John Cornyn for his Texas Senate seat, there has been a frenzy of attack articles from the left in Texas and in the national media. Stockman’s name is apparently like chum before sharks for leftist commentators and this latest move has them totally unhinged. Stockman’s great offense? He’s a conservative with a sense of humor. Apparently it is absolutely unforgivable to mock the president and the administration. Stockman’s transgressions in this area make him the target of the righteous...
  • Republicans moving to overhaul 2016 primary process

    12/11/2013 8:58:49 AM PST · by kobald · 81 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2013 | Peter Hamby
    A handful of Republican Party officials is quietly advancing a new batch of rules aimed at streamlining a chaotic presidential nominating process that many party insiders viewed as damaging to the their campaign for the White House in 2012, multiple GOP sources told CNN. In a series of closed-door meetings since August, handpicked members of the Republican National Committee have been meeting with party Chairman Reince Priebus in Washington to hash out details of a sweeping plan to condense the nominating calendar, severely punish primary and caucus states that upend the agreed-upon voting order and potentially move the party's national...
  • Eric Cantor calls for GOP unity

    12/08/2013 5:41:24 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 68 replies
    Politico ^ | December 7, 2013 | JAMES HOHMANN
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor pleaded for Republican unity here Saturday as he prodded his party to offer more solutions that make voters feel like they have their backs on “kitchen table” issues. The congressman, who represents a district around Richmond, told about 500 party activists during a lunch at The Homestead resort that the GOP does not need to compromise its core principles. “If we want to win, we must begin to offer solutions to the problems that people face every day,” he said. “We have not done this recently and it has allowed the Democrats to take power,...
  • Muslim Holiday Ashoura: Islamic Blood Rituals on American Streets

    11/23/2013 8:22:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/22/13 | Pamela Geller
    Ashoura is a bloody Shi'ite Muslim ritual where the men beat themselves to a bloody pulp. The craziness. (WARNING: Graphic Photos and video – Remember, this is all taking place inside the United States) Once again the annual bloody ritual of Ashura is upon us. Muslims flagellate themselves and their children with whips and chains until bloody to commemorate the death of our President's namesake, Hussein. Why is this savagery tolerated in the US, considering that blood borne illnesses could be hazardous and such? But it's more important to adhere to and to respect the sharia and not offend Islam....
  • Walker: GOP must shed ‘party of no’ image

    11/20/2013 1:44:18 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 20, 2013, 06:00 am | Cameron Joseph
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is urging Republicans to keep a strict focus on the pocketbook concerns of voters in coming elections — and avoid social issues that have been the party’s Achilles’s heel in some recent campaigns. Walker, a potential presidential candidate in 2016, also told The Hill the GOP can shed its reputation as the “party of no” only if it offers creative alternatives to Democratic policies they oppose, like ObamaCare. “For us politically, it doesn’t make sense for us not to be focused on the fiscal and economic issues,” he said in a Monday interview. “The left...
  • Conservatives fear another split Republican vote, with path for Christie win

    09/30/2013 5:12:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 77 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 September 2013 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    If New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has any chance of securing the Republican presidential nomination, he just might have to thank such darlings of the tea party movement as Rand Paul and Ted Cruz for an unlikely path to victory. As Mr. Paul’s and Mr. Cruz’s recent filibusters on the Senate floor have shown, the 2016 quest for the White House is well underway. A fierce battle among the new small-government, libertarian stars is already raging. That has left a growing number of conservative activists voicing concerns publicly about a scenario that would let a moderate Republican like Mr....
  • The Establishment Repub Party Aims To Destroy Tea Party – For Only One Reason (shortened)

    11/09/2013 4:50:25 PM PST · by Ray76 · 19 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Nov 9, 2013 | Sundance
    The uncivil war within the GOP will immediately stop if Mitch McConnell can be defeated in the Kentucky primary race. If McConnell can be defeated in 2014 - Then Chris Christie might not be the 2016 candidate for President. Period. If McConnell wins his 2014 primary – Then Chris Christie WILL BE the 2016 candidate for President. Period. If McConnell is defeated in 2014 - The financial donors will recognize their money is *futile* against the will of a committed and conservative electorate.
  • Too Bad: Saudis angry with U.S. (can we talk 9/11 now)

    10/24/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | October 24, 2013 | Walid Shoebat
    If there is a country Saudi Arabia and Iran despise more than Israel, it’s each other. When it comes to Syria, Iran’s most prominent ally, the prospect of removing Bashar al-Assad has a pavlovian effect on the Saudis. ... Putin beat Barack Obama and John Kerry like a couple of drums. While Obama saw an opportunity to spin a resounding defeat into an opportunity to back down under the guise of a diplomatic stalemate as the preferred option, there were consequences. One of those consequences involves Saudi Arabia’s anger with the U.S. for not dealing with Assad. Consequences aren’t necessarily...
  • Darrell Issa to introduce immigration bill (House GOP begins Amnesty push next week...)

    10/23/2013 6:32:16 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 273 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/23/13 | SEUNG MIN KIM
    Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is planning to release legislation next week that would provide legal status for six years to undocumented immigrants in the United States, he said in an interview Wednesday. Issa, an influential Republican who leads the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, described the legislation as a “come-from-the-shadows” effort that would allow the government to do a full accounting of those who are in the U.S. illegally. Immigrants in this new status would be able to travel to their native country while on this temporary visa, he said.
  • Cloward-Piven---It's not just for Democarps anymore

    10/01/2013 10:52:17 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 6 replies
    Myself | Unpublished
    Dead people** register to vote. Illegal aliens get social security numbers. Motor-voters live on vacant lots. **Let's get Obamacare benefits for all of those people, too! If the dums won't help them, shouldn't we be 'compassionate' conservatives and enroll them? ...by the millions if possible? "Cloward-Piven---It's not just for Democarps anymore" Or sorta like what they say in Chicago: "Enroll early and enroll often" PS You might want to use a public terminal somewhere not close to home, or borrow a liberal friend's machine.
  • The last government shutdown — in reality, Republicans lost big in 1996

    09/30/2013 12:10:14 PM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 15 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 9/30/13 | David Freddoso
    A lot of conservatives are now trying to minimize the damage the GOP suffered after the 21-day government shutdown of 1995-1996. They point out, correctly, that even though President Clinton was re-elected, Republicans held the House (losing just three seats on net) and gained two Senate seats. What they fail to mention or appreciate is that this was not a good performance for the GOP that year...They narrowly lost four other close contests, and have since managed to gain only one of those four missed seats.
  • VANITY: I just hung up on the RNC

    09/30/2013 9:11:53 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 41 replies
    Vanity | 9-20-2013 | Self
    Got a call from the RNC this morning... The guy said "I'll be brief".
  • How to Lose the House Without Really Trying

    09/30/2013 8:57:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9-30-13 | David Catron
    The latest GOP compromise on defunding Obamacare may well lead to a midterm massacre. During a crucial battle of the military campaign that ultimately propelled him to supreme power in Rome, Julius Caesar put himself and his outnumbered army in such a vulnerable position that he briefly considered suicide. He and most of his troops survived, however, because the man commanding the opposing force was too timid to take a tactical risk. Afterward, surprised to find himself alive and his army relatively intact, Caesar made an observation that the leadership of the GOP would do well to remember: “Today the...
  • US Troops In Ft Hood Receive Orders To Deploy To Syria

    09/12/2013 12:59:25 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 49 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 9/11/13 | Dan Bubalo
    I have been able to verify something extremely troubling in the past 12 hours. A close and verifiable source contacted me to lament the deployment of a friend from Ft. Hood to Egypt, where this particular soldier will be for the next nine months. We have no military base in Egypt, so we’re all trying to understand the assignment and wonder if he and the other 400 soldiers are living in a tent in the desert, and if they are, how do they receive supplies, from everything to food, water, ammunition, and fuel to conduct whatever mission they are to...
  • WE ARE BEING PLAYED

    09/29/2013 12:57:58 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    vanity rant | September 29, 2013 | Lancey Howard
    The Republicans are colluding with the Democrats to “delay” Obamacare until January 2015 and thereby give the Obama regime a chance to smooth out the wrinkles so it “works right”. The delay will also keep the issue from hurting the rats too much during the coming year's 2014 mid-term election campaign. Do some people actually believe that a "delay" is in any way a "win" for Republicans? In return for giving the rats another year-plus to deepen the roots of their communist healthcare and get it working smoother, the Republicans will cave on the debt ceiling. What a deal. Wow,...
  • House, Boehner Cave To Reid And Obamacare On Debt Ceiling: Delay Obamacare For 1 Year

    09/29/2013 11:35:15 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 25 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/29/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The House passed a continuing resolution without Obamacare funding, the Senate put Obamacare back in the continuing resolution, and now the ball in the House’s court with only days to go …. to government shutdown! The Republican-led U.S. House voted to attach a one-year delay of Obamacare to a must-pass spending bill, dramatically raising the likelihood of a partial government shutdown Oct. 1. So, it appears that Senate Democrats will shut down the Federal government, at least for a few days, if they don’t go along with Boehner’s demands of … delaying Obamacare for 1 year and getting rid of...
  • House GOP to attach Obamacare delay to CR

    09/28/2013 10:31:21 AM PDT · by LostInBayport · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2013 | John Bresnahan & Jake Sherman
    House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday. The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, according to GOP lawmakers. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid December. This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first...
  • Brain measurements predict math progress with tutoring (Size Matters)

    05/05/2013 6:30:36 AM PDT · by equalator · 16 replies
    Science News ^ | 4-29-2013 | Meghan Rosen
    Certain measures of brain anatomy were even better at judging learning potential than traditional measures of ability such as IQ and standardized test results, says study author Kaustubh Supekar of Stanford University. These signatures include the size of the hippocampus — a string bean–shaped structure involved in making memories — and how connected the area was with other parts of the brain. The findings suggest that kids struggling with their math homework aren’t necessarily slacking off, says cognitive scientist David Geary of the University of Missouri in Columbia. “They just may not have as much brain region devoted to memory...
  • The National Rife Association **will** LOSE! Why? Answer: Schools!

    05/04/2013 9:00:35 AM PDT · by wintertime · 129 replies
    THE NATIONAL RIFE ASSOCIATION **WILLL** LOSE! They will lose within one generation. Why? THE NRA WILL LOSE BECAUSE THE NATION'S SOCIALIST-ENTITLEMENT K-12 SCHOOLS ARE BIGGER AND STRONGER THAN THE NRA! THE NRA FOOLISHLY FOCUSES ON SKIRMISHES, WHILE PROGRESSIVE/MARXISTS ARE WINNING THE WAR IN THE SCHOOLS. The enemies of the Constitution are feasting on the souls that will be our nation's future voters, and the NRA and its members should not be surprised when the moral foundation upholding the Constitution completely collapses. The NRA will lose because our nation's children are being aggressively taught to fear and hate guns ( and...
  • Keep Stone Mountain carving a Confederate Memorial

    05/03/2013 3:47:05 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Booker T. Washington, America’s great Black-American Educator wrote in 1910, 'The first white people in America, certainly the first in the South to exhibit their interest in the reaching of the Negro and saving his soul through the medium of the Sunday-school were Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.”
  • Conservative Cover Shreds Rubio Over Immigration Reform; Photoshops Norquist Out Of The Photo

    05/02/2013 4:39:52 PM PDT · by AuntB · 34 replies
    Business insider ^ | May 2, 2013 | Grace Wyler
    Once the darling of the Tea Party, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has faced an intense backlash of criticism from the conservative wing of his party over his support for comprehensive immigration reform. Rubio, a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight that authored the bill, has furiously tried to blunt the criticism this week, acknowledging concerns that the bill does not go far enough to ensure border security and prevent "amnesty," an ambiguous but potent fear among opponents of immigration reform. "I don't disagree with that being a major problem," Rubio said in an interview on Sean Hannity's radio...
  • ‘US shooting itself in leg, Obama hostage to anti-Russian lobby’

    04/28/2013 11:44:48 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 19 replies
    Russia Today ^ | April 13, 2013
    The Magnitsky law and the black-list is a mistake and will damage Russian-US relations despite the recent 'reset' policy, Aleksey Pushkov, head of foreign affairs committee of Russian State Duma, told RT. Obama is hostage to Congress, yet he will feel the negative effects of the law, Pushkov believes. RT: How big of a blow is this spat for relations between Russia and the United States? Aleksey Pushkov: I think it is quite a blow. The Magnitsky Law when adopted by the US Congress and signed by the US president - it was already a blow. And we warned the...
  • McCain's Straight Lies (or Modern Benidict Arnold)

    04/26/2013 4:52:15 AM PDT · by kimtom · 52 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Feb 01, 2008 | Thomas Sowell
    "...Confronted with his lie on Wednesday night's debate, McCain blustered and filibustered in a manner reminiscent of Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny," when he was caught in a lie during a navy inquiry. When confronted with any of his misdeeds, Senator McCain tends to fall back on his record as a war hero in Vietnam. Let's talk sense. Benedict Arnold was a war hero but that did not exempt him from condemnation for his later betrayal. Being a war hero is not a lifetime get-out-of-jail-free card. And becoming President of the United States is not a matter of rewarding...
  • Does anyone know the process to recall Senator John McCain - TraitorPain, Pain in the ass McCain?

    04/28/2013 10:15:40 AM PDT · by jongaltsr · 67 replies
    I would like to start (IMMEDIATELY) the process to dispose of Rhino John McFrain McCain. I need to know the documents necessary to start that process (IMMEDIATELY - not tomorrow but TODAY). I need to know who to start the process with, Documents necessary and anyone who would be able to start a web site just to get signatures and get the ball rolling. JonGaltSr (Freeper since 1995 (or manybe it was 1996). Thanks
  • Like William Buckley, I believe adult use of some drugs should be decriminalized. What say you? Zot!

    04/26/2013 8:31:00 PM PDT · by Mason880 · 210 replies
    My thought is certain recreational drugs, such as marijuana, should remain off legal limits for the under 18 year olds, but become legally available when used in the proper environment. In many ways, pot is quite similar to alcohol, in that they should be used responsibly. My thought is to make the sale of marijuana less profitable by making it legal for home use. Personally, I don't smoke anything now, and do not want the smell of tobacco or pot on my clothes should I visit a public place, such as a shopping mall or bus stop. I know this...
  • How Chuck Schumer ran rings around Marco Rubio

    04/21/2013 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Javeth · 35 replies
    Power Line ^ | 4/20/13 | Paul Mirengoff
    Anyone who considers Marco Rubio suitable for the presidency should read this piece by Rich Lowry. We would expect a president to be able, at a minimum, to hold his own in negotiations with the smartest people in the opposition party. As Lowry shows, Rubio has failed that test: ... Schumer managed to hold Rubio and win his grudging respect, while selling him a lopsided deal. Rubio traded amnesty — although he refuses to call it that — for an enforcement plan on paper and a commission to be named later. ... Schumer’s genius is to have placated Rubio not...
  • Iran strongly condemns Boston blasts

    04/16/2013 6:15:35 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 19 replies
    France24 ^ | 16 April 2013 | AEP
    AFP - Iran's foreign ministry strongly condemned the twin bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three people, the country's state television reported on Tuesday. "Iran strongly condemns the killing of American citizens in Boston," said ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast, calling the bombings a "source of sorrow". "No one should under any circumstances support terrorism and extremism, whether it be in the Middle East or the United States," he said. Two bomb blasts struck one of America's top sporting events Monday, killing at least three and wounding more than 100 as the Boston Marathon descended into chaos....
  • Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

    04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/17/2013 | Elad Benari
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York)...
  • GRAPHIC: Obama Gives $10 Million To Group That Decapitated and Grilled Human Head

    04/16/2013 4:09:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies
    Last Thursday, President Obama signed a memorandum pledging “up to $10 Million in Commodities and Services from any Agency of the United States Government to the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) and the Syrian Opposition’s Supreme Military Council (SMC).” That money is in addition to the “3,000 tons of weapons…” the Obama Administration was reported, by the UK Telegraph, to have given the Free Syrian Army last year – a group that has outwardly praised Al-Qaeda and is openly allied with Al-Qaeda affiliate organizations in the region – even fighting alongside them in many battles. However, those things may pale in...
  • GOP Promotes Rubio Even Though He is Less Popular With Hispanics Than Bush

    04/13/2013 3:13:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Politicususa ^ | April 13, 2013 | Jason Easley
    Sen. Marco Rubio’s approval rating is six points lower with Hispanics than George W. Bush’s, so the Republican Party thinks it is a great idea to put him on all 5 Sunday shows. The Republican “rebrand” strategy is centered around making Sen. Marco Rubio the face of immigration reform. The problem is that Hispanics aren’t flocking to the Florida Republican. A new poll from NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo found that despite months of efforts to elevate Rubio, the senator’s approval rating with Hispanics is 23%. Twenty five percent of those polled were neutral, 12% had a negative opinion, and 40% didn’t know...
  • Ku Klux Act passed by Congress (April 20th, 1871)

    04/13/2013 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    With passage of the Third Force Act, popularly known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress authorizes President Ulysses S. Grant to declare martial law, impose heavy penalties against terrorist organizations, and use military force to suppress the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). --snip-- Most prominent in counties where the races were relatively balanced, the KKK engaged in terrorist raids against African-Americans and white Republicans at night, employing intimidation, destruction of property, assault, and murder to achieve its aims and influence upcoming elections. In a few Southern states, Republicans organized militia units to break up the Klan.
  • Rand Paul backed group attacks Republicans

    04/03/2013 5:55:58 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 32 replies
    POLITICO ^ | KATE NOCERA
    Sen. Rand Paul, the tea party favorite and possible 2016 presidential candidate, is raising money for a conservative gun rights group that’s targeting fellow Republicans, including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. And when one congressman complained, the message from Paul’s camp was: too bad. The Kentucky Republican has lent his name to fundraising pitches for the National Association for Gun Rights, a group that says the National Rifle Association is too willing to compromise on gun rights. The group has blitzed the districts of Virginia Republicans Cantor and Rep. Scott Rigell with $50,000 worth of TV and radio ads accusing...
  • 150 years later, Virginia treats Lincoln like a hero (Hooray for Hollywood)

    04/12/2013 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 81 replies
    SF Gate ^ | April 11, 2013 | Christine Delsol
    As the capital of the Confederate States of America, Richmond, Va. could hardly be described as a supporter of Abraham Lincoln; its grand Monument Avenue is chock-full of oversized statues of heroes of the Confederacy, including Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Jeb Stuart. But now, nearly 150 years after the Civil War ended, Lincoln – or at least the movie version of him – is Richmond’s new hero...To coincide with the movie’s recent release on DVD, Virginia Tourism Corporation has created several self-guided tours that follow Lincoln around the state...
  • Rand Paul to Howard Students: Obama Has Failed Blacks

    04/10/2013 3:44:35 PM PDT · by drewh · 19 replies
    The Washington Exmainer ^ | April 10, 2013 | 12:47 pm | Washingtion Secrets
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, the Tea Party favorite and emerging 2016 GOP presidential star, on Wednesday showed he is looking to broaden his and the Republican Party's base far beyond white males to include African-American youths. In a speech to Howard University Wednesday morning, Paul reached out to blacks, arguing that the Democrats and President Obama has failed African Americans, but admitting that the GOP has a long way to go before blacks see Republicans as their guide to success. "Some have said that I'm either brave or crazy to be here today. I've never been one to watch the...
  • Syrian president warns that if his regime falls, instability will spread across the region

    04/05/2013 2:05:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 5, 2013 | Associated Press
    Syrian President Bashar Assad warned in comments broadcast Friday that the fall of his regime or the breakup of his nation will cause a “domino effect” that will fuel Middle East instability for years, in his sharpest warning yet about the potential fallout of his country’s civil war on neighboring states.
  • Boehner to GOP: Our Tactical Plan Against Obama Worked

    03/29/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 29 Mar 2013 09:03 AM | Lisa Barron and Dan Weil
    Speaker John Boehner told fellow House Republicans in an Easter week memo that his decision to allow the sequestration cuts to take effect has forced President Barack Obama and the Democrats to confront economic issues they have long been avoiding. “We forged a new tactical plan that focused on using our limited leverage to maximum effect in support of the reforms needed to support economic growth and job creation for all Americans,” Boehner wrote in the memo distributed to House Republicans on Thursday. … The memo noted that GOP efforts had forced Senate Democrats to produce their own budget plan...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Obama Possibly Involved in Illegal Syrian Arms Running Scandal! (Video)

    03/27/2013 4:37:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 3-27-2013 | Bookworm
    The CIA is notorious for its disastrous, damaging failures. In the 1950s, the CIA’s meddling in Iran politics led to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, creating a nation that is our implacable enemy. In the 1960s, the CIA carried out the embarrassing Bay of Pigs invasion in Cuba. In the 1980s, the CIA it was responsible for the Iran-Contra scandal that nearly wrecked Reagan’s presidency. In the 1980s, the CIA entirely missed the fact that the Soviet Union was collapsing. And in 2001 it was as surprised as anyone by the 9/11 attack. One would think that, with this track...
  • Rand Paul: Bush and Obama 'lucky' not to be in jail for drug use

    03/24/2013 1:07:20 PM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 182 replies
    POLITICO ^ | KEVIN CIRILLI
    Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush could have "conceivably been put in jail” for their drug use, ruining their lives and impacting their getting elected to office. "Look, the last two presidents could have conceivably been put in jail for their drug use and I really think - look what would've happened, it would've ruined their lives. They got lucky. But a lot of poor kids, particularly in the inner city, don't get lucky and they don't have good attorneys and they go to jail for some of these things and...
  • GOP Throws Defense Spending Way Under The Budget Bus In The Sequester

    03/11/2013 6:56:26 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 18 replies
    Capitol Gaines and Games ^ | 3 Mar 13 | Stan Collender
    I don't use the word "defense" much when talking about the federal budget because it always prejudices the conversation. U.S. military spending isn't always defensive; it often is appropriately offensive and changing the name in 1949 from the Department of War to the Department of Defense should go down as one of the top 10 greatest public relations achievements of all time. So why did I violate my own rule and use the word "defense" in the headline to this post? To make a point: In spite of all the spin and all the warm feelings Americans supposedly have about...
  • Shocking Revelation: RINOs Agree to Kill Deadly Austerity Beast

    03/09/2013 1:59:27 PM PST · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 9, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Innocent children, poor and minorities have been the worst hit. WARNING: attempted satire.On Wednesday, President Obama dined with a dozen congressional Republicans at an unpretentious little restaurant in a Washington, D.C. ghetto. His purpose was to show them how badly the poor, minorities -- and particularly little children -- have already been scarred, perhaps for life, by the Ravenous Bugblatter Austerity Beast of Traal. Even the dreams of little children that they might visit Barack's Barracks the White House this Spring have been dashed, viciously. Showing the determined leadership and frugality all have learned to expect from him, President Obama...