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  • To those who supported Fred Thompson in '07, who are you voting for this election?

    03/14/2016 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Arcy · 91 replies
    3-14-16 | Arcy
    I remember the contentious back-and-forth here on FR during the 2007-2008 campaign season and many on FR were fawning over Fred Thompson's entry into the race and encouraged his attack on Mike Huckabee, who was also running for president at that time. What I would like to know from those Thompson supporters is: who are you voting for in this years in the primaries?
  • Draining Washington's swamp, Fred Thompson-style

    11/12/2015 2:40:12 PM PST · by LibertysWordsmith · 22 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question that hastened Richard Nixon’s downfall: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” If you believe this question still delivers political accountability, Think Again. Alas, the Watergate era’s bipartisan commitment to equal and impartial justice has been rendered obsolete by lawmakers who often operate lawlessly. Capturing the hypocrisy, comedian Bill Murray tweeted: “So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if...
  • A Sharp Mind in a Sharp Suit ... Mark Steyn

    11/02/2015 10:47:15 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Rest in peace, Fred Thompson. He was a great American who lived a richer life than most of either his fellow senators or fellow actors. It was always fun when you'd stumble across him grilling someone on TV in that distinctive Tennessee drawl and it took you a moment to figure out whether it was a movie or a Congressional hearing. It happened to me a couple of months back when I came across the hugely enjoyable No Way Out with Kevin Costner, Sean Young, Gene Hackman ...and there's Senator Thompson doing his shtick as director of the CIA. He...
  • A Tribute to Fred Thompson: Success in Four Different Careers

    11/02/2015 7:19:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/02/2015 | John Fund
    Despite a recurrence of lymphoma, former Senator Fred Thompson kept working up until nearly the end of his life, which ended today at age 73. His last film, released just after Labor Day this year, was ironically called "90 Minutes in Heaven." Fred will keep everyone beyond St. Peter's gate educated and entertained for far longer than that. Fred Thompson had a humble background as the grandson of a sharecropper and son of a used-car salesman in Tennessee but succeeded in four different careers: law, politics, lobbying, and acting. He was a sports star but an indifferent student until age...
  • Fred Thompson, RIP

    11/01/2015 3:32:57 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 68 replies ^ | 11/1/2015 | John Martin
     ‏@jmartNYT Sad news from Tennessee: Fred Thompson died today in Nashville. A recurrence of lymphoma, per a statement. Quite a life.
  • Former U.S. senator and longtime Law & Order star Fred Thompson dies after losing his battle with...

    11/01/2015 4:40:01 PM PST · by perfect stranger · 26 replies ^ | 19:31 EST, 1 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    Actor and former Republican senator Fred Thompson has died aged 73, his family have said. Thompson, who starred in Law & Order and Die Hard II as well as being a senator in Tennessee, died on Sunday in Nashville after a battle with lymphoma. 'It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, father and grandfather who died peacefully Nashville surrounded by his family,' a statement from his family said.
  • Former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson dies at 73

    11/01/2015 2:58:13 PM PST · by TheBigB · 209 replies
    The Tennessean (Gannett) | Nov. 1, 2015 | Dave Boucher and Joey Garrison
  • Huckabee 2016 Could Be 2008 Redux

    01/06/2015 1:59:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | January 5, 2015 | David Catanese
    His coalition of evangelicals could be broken up by new alternatives like Ted Cruz.Mike Huckabee loyalists still believe their guy was screwed in 2008. After pulling off an impressive upset of the better-funded Mitt Romney in the Iowa presidential caucuses, the former Arkansas governor eyed a second Republican primary win in South Carolina. His allies are convinced the Palmetto State shouldve been his for the taking if not for the peculiar, lethargic candidacy of former Sen. Fred Thompson, a friend of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who siphoned conservative voters from Huckabee in South Carolina. Thompsons 16 percent slice of...
  • The Media and Republican Insiders Lash Out against Congressman Steve King

    11/23/2014 12:42:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 11/21/2014 | Craig Robinson
    Im pretty sure that Iowa Congressman Steve King thought that his detractors would give it a rest for a while after he defeated his Democrat opponent by 24 points earlier this month. Yet once again headlines like, Stay away from Steve King, have been published this week. This time its not the liberals who are ranting and raving about King, its nameless Republican insiders and a conservative blogger from the Washington Post. On Tuesday, King announced that he is partnering with Citizens United to put on a 2016 presidential forum in Des Moines on January 24th called the Iowa Freedom...
  • 'Persecuted': Fred Thompson - 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

    07/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 7-14-14 | John Nolte
    Fred Thompson's political career dates back to Watergate. Since, he has been a U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. He now does triple duty in talk radio, as a columnist and as a respected character actor; a profession he's enjoyed success in since 1987. In a Hollywood Reporter interview about his upcoming film "Persecuted," which opens in 600 theatres this Friday, Thompson admits things are tough for Republicans in Hollywood -- even for a veteran like himself: Is it tough to be a Republican actor in Hollywood? It's a tough business for everybody, but if you happen to run across a...
  • The New York Meeting: Fred Thompson, Ben Carson

    03/22/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    "The New York Meeting is a nationally-recognized gathering of elected officials, journalists, business leaders and conservative authors in New York City at The Grand Hyatt, run by Mallory Factor and OBrien Murray. The New York Meeting identifies leaders and generates ideas for the future of our nation and gets to the core of the most important issues facing the nation. This monthly hour and half meeting consists of five 15 minute segments with Americas leadersSenators, Governors, Congressman, newsmakers, journalists and celebrated authors, Each speaker addresses the meeting and then, answer questions from a panel of noted journalists and the invited...
  • 'Persecuted' film examines freedom of conscience versus the state

    02/14/2014 12:48:57 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Peoria Journal-Star ^ | 2/13/2014 | Mark Kellner
    Some filmmakers get their inspiration from a childhood memory or perhaps a work of literature. Daniel Lusko said the idea for the movie "Persecuted" came from the Holy Spirit. "The very core of what inspired this movie - and I am by no means a holy man - was prompted by the Holy Spirit," Lusko said. "I awoke one morning, chills ran down my spine, and the whole story stood before me." Lusko said his vision included the image of a hunted man running through the forest to save his life. That image became the film's protagonist John Luther, a...
  • Mississippi toss-up: Cochran v. McDaniel tied at 40% in Human Events/Gravis poll

    01/04/2014 11:15:42 AM PST · by Viennacon · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/18/2013 | Neil W. McCabe
    Six months before the Mississippi GOP primary, Sen. W. Thad Cochran is in a dead heat with attorney and former radio host state Sen. Christopher McDaniel, according to a Dec. 13 Human Events/Gravis poll of 691 voters, who voted in a Republican primary in 2010 and or 2012, with both men polling 40 percent with 20 percent undecided. Overall, the results indicate that Senator Cochran is in a tight spot, said Doug Kaplan, president of Gravis Marketing, a Florida-based polling and call center company. The poll also asked about other issues and carries a margin of error of plus or...
  • A Person of Privilege

    05/23/2013 9:29:52 AM PDT · by National Review · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2013 | National Review
    Lois Lerner was too clever by half. By Fred Thompson Lois Lerner, the IRS official in charge of tax-exempt groups, took her too-clever-by-half act to Congress yesterday and may have waived her right to claim her Fifth Amendment privilege in the process. Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, she couldnt resist citing a little history, bragging on her public service, instructing the committee as to the purpose of the Fifth Amendment, and proclaiming her innocence of everything the committee might be interested in all before asserting her Fifth Amendment privilege.
  • Fred Thompson Makes News With Benghazi Comments at AFP Event

    11/02/2012 5:27:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | November 1, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Ali A. Akbar@ali 1 Nov 12 BREAKING: RT @rsmccain: Fred Thompson Calls Benghazi 'Biggest Cover-Up in American History' Robert Stacy McCain@rsmccain It was weird: @ali and I were the only media in the room. I was nodding off until -- BOOM! Fred makes news. 1 Nov 12 Reply Retweet FavoriteFred Thompson speaks in West Chester, OhioBLUE ASH, Ohio News happens in weird ways. While we were driving to todays Americans for Prosperity event in West Chester, Ali Akbar mentioned an article hed just seen at Foreign Policy about the Benghazi attack. Meanwhile, CBS News was reporting that...
  • The Roberts Opinion (Fred Thompson's commentary)

    07/05/2012 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 35 replies
    Fred Thompson's America ^ | July 3, 2012 | Fred Thompson
    In 2005 I was asked by the Bush administration to assist Judge John Roberts during the Senate confirmation process for his nomination as chief justice of the United States. Over several pressure-packed days, and throughout the confirmation process, I felt I got to know him fairly well. I found him to be one of the most brilliant, thoughtful, and humorous people Id ever met. Those qualities dont always go together. It was clear he was going to be a major right-of-center voice on the Supreme Court for decades to come. So it is with a great deal of personal interest...
  • Fred Thompson Promotes National Popular Vote Initiative In Harrisburg

    01/30/2012 8:06:46 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 165 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | October 5th, 2011 | Tony Romeo
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) - The state capitol was the scene of two events promoting distinctly different ways of changing the way Pennsylvanias presidential electoral votes are awarded. Actor and former Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson is part of a bi-partisan effort to create a compact agreement among states to award all of their electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote, no matter who wins the state vote for president.
  • Thompson: Mitt campaign has 'Drudge in their back pocket'

    01/29/2012 12:20:37 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/29/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) on Sunday attacked Mitt Romney for "unseemliness and overkill" in his aggressive campaign against Newt Gingrich, the candidate Thompson has endorsed.
  • Fred Thompson endorses Newt Gingrich

    01/23/2012 6:54:16 PM PST · by LonePalm · 199 replies
    Sean Hannity Show on Fox News | 1/23/2012 | LonePalm
    Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson just endorsed Newt Gingrich for the Republican nomination.
  • Fred Thompson: Who Dropped the Dime on Cain?

    11/03/2011 12:31:01 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 3, 2011 | Fred Thompson
    ......Days after I got into the presidential race in 2007, I was greeted with a website,, described in the media at the time as an anti Fred Thompson smear site. You couldnt really tell who was behind it, but we learned of it from the Democratic National Committee, which made ample use of it. We assumed that they had created it. However, a reporter at the Washington Post (of all people) decided to find out who was behind the site. After a lot of effort, she traced it to an executive of TTS Strategies, a South Carolina consulting firm...
  • Fred Thompson to appear in Richmond on behalf of National Popular Vote initiative

    07/11/2011 11:40:58 AM PDT · by Baladas · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/11/2011 | Anita Kumar
    Fred Thompson, the former U.S. senator, Republican presidential candidate and actor (Law and Order, etc.), will be in Richmond next week to support an effort to ensure the presidency goes to the winner of the most overall popular votes in all 50 states. Thompson, along with former Illinois governor Jim Edgar (R) and former Iowa governor Chet Culver (D) are part of a bipartisan coalition that has endorsed the National Popular Vote that would go into effect if states representing 270 electoral votes pass legislation. The National Popular Vote bill has been signed into law in seven states Maryland,...
  • Herman Cain's top Iowa staff resigns

    07/01/2011 7:45:59 PM PDT · by BAW · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | July 1, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    A few days after two senior aides in New England, the other shoe drops on Herman Cain in Iowa: Herman Cains Iowa Director, Tina Goff, told that she has submitted her resignation and is no longer working for the campaign. In addition to Goffs resignation, can confirm that Kevin Hall has also left the campaign. Hall served as Cains Straw Poll coordinator. Goff and Hall both worked on Fred Thompsons presidential campaign in 2008 and Iowa Governor Terry Branstads campaign in 2010. Goff stated that she resigned because the Cain campaign refused to make a serious effort in...
  • A Note To Newt: You Can't Run For President On Cruise Control

    06/09/2011 6:58:53 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 21 replies
    Ward World ^ | 06/09/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    So, big news in the GOP broke earlier this evening when it was announced that several top campaign employees and consultants for Newt Gingrich's Presidential campaign resigned.The names of those who resigned are not too important as far as I'm concerned because the act of resigning en masse indicates a tragically flawed candidate. The absurdity of this is that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue who was serving as campaign chair also quit and went on board with former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's competing bid for the nation's high office. We've never quite seen anything like this before. This episode...
  • Dissenters in GOP rethink Electoral College [Fred Thompson joins those trying to destroy it]

    06/03/2011 7:25:02 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 174 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 2, 2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Popular-vote pact picks up steam A once-sleepy movement that would upend the Electoral College, reverse two centuries of constitutional practice and elect presidents by direct popular vote has quietly picked up momentum in recent days, with Republican Party leaders scrambling to stanch a steady stream of defections by GOP state lawmakers to the plan. *snip* Under the idea introduced in 2006 by Stanford University consulting professor John Koza, states that join the NPV compact pledge to give all of their electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the national popular vote - even if a majority of the states...
  • The Brackets of Leadership

    03/16/2011 7:09:51 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | March 16, 2011 | Fred Thompson
    As Mark Steynnoted, President Obama is getting out in front on the NCAA Mens National Basketball Tournament. Dont get me wrong, I like putting together an NCAA basketball tournament bracket just as much as the next guy. And lets acknowledgethat NCAA hoops brackets and things like fantasy football poolscan beproductivity drains inmany offices across the country. But the differencebetweenPresident Obamaand the rest of us is thatwearentcalling a meeting of the White House communications staff to rehearse our bracket unveils for a national TV audience while duckingnational-securityissues, budget negotiations, Social Security reform meetings you getthe idea. And certainlymost of us...
  • HarperCollins Launches Conservative 'Broadsides' Imprint (Idiotic Snark Alert)

    09/27/2010 12:13:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Gawker ^ | September 27, 2010 | Jim Newell
    It's so easy to sell shiny America crap to angry conservatives these days. Now the New York publishing world is formally cashing in, as HarperCollins is starting a new conservative imprint, "Broadside Books." Punchy? HarperCollins was the publisher of Sarah Palin's Going Rogue, which only sold about 432 trillion copies, every one of them just as good. Now it's time to scale up! HC's new "Broadside Books" will simply take every book genre and write alternate conservative versions: As [Broadside chief Adam] Bellow imagines it, Broadside Books ("it had a certain combative edge," he said of the title) will publish...
  • Jeri Thompson: Don't Tell Me She Can't Win, Sir

    09/17/2010 12:16:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 15, 2010 | Jeri Thompson
    The response by the Republican political establishment to the Christine O'Donnell victory over liberal Republican Mike Castle in Delaware has been an embarrassment. A strong, vocal woman upturned the political tables in Delaware, a state where both political parties have been run like blue-blooded patriarchies for the better part of half a century, and all the boys that compose "the establishment" can muster is omniscient edicts about her absolute un-electability in a general election. Funny, I don't recall hearing similar talk from the likes of Mssrs. Rove and Cornyn after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, Joe Miller won in Alaska,...
  • Talk Starts Of Boehner For President

    09/13/2010 8:45:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | September 13, 2010 | Paul Bedard
    Has President Obama and his White House P.R. team created a monster in Minority Leader John Boehner? Just consider this: Boehner is now the fourth most likely GOP presidential candidate behind Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee to win the 2012 Republican nomination, according to Ireland's biggest betting site. Up until about a month ago, Boehner was not a household political name, but that was before the president started to single the Ohio congressman out as the White House struggled to put a face on the Republicans going into the fall elections. That effort has recently reached its height,...
  • AAG Doubling Down, Plans to Add 40 New Originators [Sen. Fred Thompson mentioned]

    09/11/2010 1:14:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Reverse Mortgage Daily ^ | September 6, 2010
    Despite reverse mortgage volume being down 40% from 2009, American Advisors Group (AAG) is looking to recruit more than 40 new sales officers before the end of the year. “We believe there is no better time than right now to begin an aggressive recruiting campaign to increase our sales floors and take advantage of current market conditions,” said Reza Jahangiri, AAG’s CEO. “The success of AAG’s national marketing campaign featuring Former Senator Fred Thompson combined with our recent compliance, licensing and technological implementations, has paved the way for our expansion plans.” The company is conducting a job fair to grow...
  • Fred Thompson Wants Poor Old People to Buy Sleazy, Gov't-Backed Reverse Mortgages

    08/25/2010 12:55:22 PM PDT · by luckybogey · 93 replies
    Gawker ^ | August 25, 2010 | Jim Newell
    This sleazy ad has been on cable news all day. Former presidential candidate and country bear Fred Thompson wants old people to get "Absolutely FREE," government-backed reverse mortgages. What do we know about this shady company Thompson is endorsing? ...Oh right, and they're government-backed! That's how investors get paid. (Fred Thompson, a true Fiscal Conservative, makes a big point of this "full government backup" in his terrible ad.) Reverse mortgages are available to homeowners who are 62 years old or older and own their homes outright or have a substantial amount of home equity, according to the HUD site. The...
  • wishing Fred Thompson a Happy Birthday

    08/19/2010 10:07:34 AM PDT · by Michael Zak · 6 replies
    Grand Old Partisan ^ | August 19, 2010 | Michael Zak
    Grand Old Partisan salutes Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN), born this day in 1942. Thompson has appeared in dozens of movie and television roles, including The Hunt for Red October and Law & Order. Thompson's entry to politics was managing the re-election campaign of Senator Howard Baker (R-TN) in 1972. Later, he served as minority counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee. He then was special counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
  • Social media wrap: The occasional wit and wisdom of Fred Thompson

    07/14/2010 9:59:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 8, 2010 | Craig Howie
    Fred Thompson, former GOP senator, presidential candidate, actor and prolific Tweeter, is usually one of the more entertaining pols out there in social media. Here are some of his recent bons mots: Hillary in Kiev, Ukraine: prosperity should be "equally spread". No - doesn't work. That's why you didn't speak in Kiev, USSR. #ftrs #tcot Jimmy Buffet: oil spill Bush's fault. Why trust his opinion? He can't even keep track of a shaker of salt. #ftrs #tcot Justice Kennedy: won't retire while Obama in office. So we're safe, barring accident, illness, or Rolling Stone interview. #ftrs #tcot Obama: US and...
  • Media Maven: The strategic genius of Sarah Palin

    07/14/2010 4:14:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The New Republic ^ | July 13, 2010 | Michelle Cottle, Senior Editor
    Like most great women of mystery, Sarah Palin is at once everywhere and nowhere. On any given evening, you might see the former Alaska governor-turned-conservative-icon on Fox News, chatting up like-minded travelers about the political buzz du jour. Her byline pops up now and again in the opinion pages (supporting McCain, bashing enviros). She periodically hits the campaign trail with favored candidates. She is a prolific and passionate tweeter. Her Facebook page overflows with thoughts on global events both past (DDay, Reagans Brandenburg Gate speech) and present (Israel, border security, the need to drill, baby, drill); news of upcoming appearances...
  • Love Or Hate Sarah, Shes The Best Pick For RNC Chair

    07/11/2010 11:39:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 2+ views
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 11, 2010 | Andrew Marcus
    In tracking the response to the launch of the site and petition to draft Sarah Palin for the Chairmanship of the RNC, we have seen varied reactions ranging from enthusiasm, to curiosity, to skepticism, to racist bigotry, to deafening silence. One common denominator in near uniformity, however, is the consensus that Michael Steele is, at best, ineffective as Chair of the RNC for one or more of the following reasons. Steele V. Limbaugh Praising ACORNs Bertha Lewis Steele Doesnt Know If GOP Ready To Lead RNC chairman doubts GOP will win back the House this November Republican National Committee spent...
  • Kansas City: Sarah Palin to speak in the metro this weekend

    05/01/2010 2:58:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies · 525+ views
    KSHB TV ^ | 04/30/2010 | Bobby Bierley
    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin takes the stage Saturday at the Independence Events Center, along with other well-known political figures, for the event called Winning Back America. Beginning at 1 pm with remarks from radio DJ Darla Jaye, Winning America Back is hosted by Preserving American Liberty, a volunteer organization from the Kansas City area. Tickets range from around $50 to around $250. Political commentator Jeri Thompson will speak at 1:30, followed by 2008 presidential candidate Fred Thompson at 1:40. Palin is scheduled to take the stage at 6 pm, followed by a question and answer...
  • Fred Thompson: "Democrats Say the Most Stupid Things to Justify What They are Doing" - Video 4/15/10

    04/15/2010 8:13:49 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 334+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 15, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former Sen. Fred Thompson on with Sean Hannity tonight where he said higher taxes are inevitable to go along with President Obama's European-style social welfare system. Thompson said "Democrats say the most stupid things to justify what they are doing." He was reacting to the way Democrats minimize the tax burden Americans are under. "We are changing the face of America," Thompson said, with the European-style tax system that is coming to pay for what Obama is doing. In particular, Thompson said the "Value Added Tax" is likely on the way. In Europe, the VAT tax...
  • Liz Cheney, Fred Thompson to join Palin in Independence

    04/01/2010 5:10:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 734+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 1, 2010 | Bill Dalton
    Preserving American Liberty announced today Fred and Jeri Thompson and Liz Cheney will join Sarah Palin at the Independence Events Center, Saturday, May 1, 2010. Fred Thompson is a former Presidential Candidate, U.S. Senator and is a well-known Actor, Jeri Thompson is married to Fred Thompson and is a political commentator, and Liz Cheney is with Keep America Safe and the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Tickets for "Winning America Back" are available at the Independence Events Center box office (open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., online at or by calling 1-866-443-8849.) There will...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Brown answers McCains call for help (as McCainiac says J.D. a "buffoon")

    03/04/2010 10:34:56 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 1,293+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010-03-05 | Matt Viser
    TUCSON - J.D. Hayworth, a former congressman and conservative AM radio host, nearly lost his voice this week delivering fiery attacks on John McCain, the Republican 2008 presidential nominee whom Hayworth accuses of betraying his party and getting too cozy with East Coast liberals. The four-term senator, says Hayworth, "is not the John McCain we knew." Hayworths assault from the right in a GOP primary has forced McCain to launch an early, aggressive defense of his seat. And today, McCain will attempt to enhance his conservative bona fides by hosting the partys new darling, US Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts,...
  • Jeri Thompson: Jim Bunning's Finest Hour

    03/04/2010 11:59:35 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies · 738+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3.3.10 | Jeri Thompson
    Sen. Jim Bunning cut a deal with Democrats to release the hold he had blocking a 30-day extension of unemployment benefits and subsidized COBRA health insurance. But the impact of his stand against more deficit spending will hang over Washington for some time. When he said on the floor Tuesday night that, "If we cannot pay for a bill that all 100 senators support, how can we tell the American people with a straight face that we will ever pay for anything? That is what senators say they want, and that is what the American people want." The Inside the...
  • Jeri Thompson no longer on Fred's show?

    03/02/2010 5:25:12 AM PST · by Reagan69 · 30 replies · 1,701+ views
    Fred Thompson Show ^ | 03/02/2010 | Fred Thompson
    Today was Jeri's last day on the radio show; apparently 22 hours a day with me is enough. Go figure. #tcot #ftrs 02:30 PM Mar 1
  • Why Not Nominate the Next Reagan in 2012?

    02/27/2010 10:20:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 97 replies · 1,633+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2010 | Bruce Walker
    If Republicans could, surely they would nominate Ronald Reagan for president in 2012. As it appears increasingly likely that Republicans -- conservative Republicans -- will control Congress after the 2012 elections, the only missing element in the political equation is a strong, conservative president like Ronald Reagan. In the mix of possible candidates for 2012, there are some potentially promising people.
  • Jedi Mind Provides Updates on New Application (Mind controlled mouse w/Sen Fred Thompson)

    02/20/2010 11:45:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 522+ views
    Melodika ^ | February 20, 2010
    Jedi Mind, Inc. (Pink Sheets: JEDM) ( is ahead of schedule on the completion of the next thought-controlled applications due out first quarter, 2010. The "Jedi Mouse" allows the user to navigate the computer, open programs and send email with the power of their mind. The application launches a virtual keyboard once an email program is launched and provides the user the ability to compose a written correspondence and press send with the power of their mind. The application can be used by the disabled, as well as normally functioning individuals and is due to be released in March. The...
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Fred Thompson endorses John McCain (Fred lavishes praise on RINO McCain)

    02/17/2010 7:33:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 304 replies · 3,987+ views
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has picked up the endorsement of former actor and Sen. Fred Thompson while opponent J.D. Hayworth gets ready for an event with Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and State Sen. Russell Pearce. Hayworth and McCain, seeking a fifth term, are battling in the Republican Senate primary this year. Thompson a former senator from Tennessee and actor on the Law & Order television show announced his endorsement Wednesday. McCain and Thompson both ran for president in 2008. Im for John McCain. I hope he gets re-elected. Ill help him get re-elected if I can. Its...
  • Something to ponder for 2012: Sarah Palin's ahead of where Obama was 30 months before his nomination

    02/17/2010 9:30:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 576+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 17, 2010 | Andrew Malcolm
    A recent Washington Post/ABC News Poll found that 30 months out from the 2012 party presidential nominations, only 71% of Americans believe that Sarah Palin is not qualified to be president. This compares with someone named Barack Obama. At the same point in his then unannounced campaign, 0% thought he was qualified for the Oval Office. That's because he wasn't even on the polling lists' radar then. The Illinois senator didn't show up on the polling charts until 24 months before the 2008 elections, just two months before his official announcement in Springfield, Ill. And even then he trailed the...
  • Fred Thompson to release memoir in May

    02/16/2010 12:01:36 PM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies · 413+ views
    Politico ^ | 02/15/2010 | Jonathon Martin
    Former GOP Sen. Fred Thompson has written a memoir about his small-town childhood that will be released this May. Teaching the Pig to Dance recounts the movie star-turned-politicians 50s-era upbringing in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The title alludes to what Thompson concedes were some of his own flaws and specifically how difficult he made it for those who were trying to help raise him. "There is an old saying that teaching the pig to dance is a fruitless endeavor, Thompson said in an e-mail. It is a waste of your time and it irritates the pig. That was probably how my parents,...
  • Scott Brown rents Fred Thompson's condo

    02/16/2010 10:29:48 AM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies · 751+ views
    Fox25Boston ^ | 02/15/2010 | myfoxboston
    FOX25, myfoxboston - Senator Scott Brown has found a Washington, D.C. garage for his old pickup truck. The Boston Herald reports Brown will rent actor and former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson's Washington condo as he looks for a more permanent home. The six-room condo is on Pennsylvania Avenue and has reportedly been assessed at more than $700,000. The building, which is called the Residences at Market Square, has an underground garage. Its unclear if Brown will park his truck there.
  • Sarah Palin's side trip (I think she's running, folks!)

    02/09/2010 8:21:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 1,764+ views
    The Tennessean | February 8, 2010 | Jennifer Brooks
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  • Supreme Court Reverses Limits on Campaign Spending (cripples McCain-Feingold-Thompson)

    01/21/2010 11:57:23 AM PST · by pissant · 57 replies · 1,468+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/21/10 | staff
    WASHINGTONA divided Supreme Court struck down limits on corporate political spending, overturning two precedents in a ruling likely to affect campaigning in the 2010 elections. President Barack Obama called the decision a victory for big oil, Wall street and other interests, and said he would work with lawmakers to craft a "forceful response." The ruling underscored the impact of former President George W. Bush's two appointments to the court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito joined the five-justice majority in ruling that a central provision of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance act violated the First Amendment by restricting corporations...
  • McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates

    11/24/2006 5:53:57 PM PST · by neverdem · 92 replies · 3,974+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Nov 21, 2006 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    "The Republicans lost because they were too conservative." "No, not conservative enough." "They lost because they disappointed the religious right." "No, because they are too tied to the religious right." Many of us feel the loss was due to what I call "McCain-Soros." Ever since the passage of McCain-Feingold, money has poured into organizations such as, which in turn demonizes Republicans, painting a portrait of them as the incarnation of evil. The ads have had as their goal one thing: leaving a sour taste in the mouth of the electorate over anything Republican, conservative or religious. It has worked....
  • Fred Thompson Endorses Scott Brown

    01/08/2010 8:23:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies · 970+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | January 6, 2009 | David Weigel
    Heres a perfect example of how, inside the conservative base, the Scott Brown campaign for Senate in Massachusetts has become a lower-key, more gun-shy version of the push for Doug Hoffmans unlikely bid in NY-23. Way back on September 28, 2009, a month and a week before the election, former senator and radio host Fred Thompson became the first GOP celebrity to endorse Hoffman. He went all in with an open letter, a TV ad, and campaign appearances. Today, Thompson tweeted a message of support for Brown: Scott Brown can win and be the vote to keep the dems and...