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  • Lena Dunham Warns Women GOP Could Affect Your Sex Life: Steps into toss-up Senate races

    10/01/2014 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/01/2014 | Rod Kackley
    Women have been warned in a Planned Parenthood Action Fund email [1] that Alaska Republican Dan Sullivan, who is running for the U.S. Senate, and three other GOPs could “affect their sex lives.”The warning came from Lena Dunham, the creator and start of the HBO series Girls. In the email Dunham urged women to remember Thom Tillis, who’s challenging Sen. Kay Hagan (D) in North Carolina, “stuck a bunch of abortion restrictions into a bill that was supposed to be about motorcycle safety.”She also wrote that Joni Ernst, a Republican from Iowa running for the Senate who made hog...
  • Thad Cochran:41 yrs in office: $11 mil dollars: Barely walks, barely talks

    10/01/2014 12:04:23 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 29 replies
    Midsouthsentinel.com ^ | 9/30/14 | Mid-South Sentinel
    Finally, after much ado, ok not really much ado...it gets started and the 1st gentlemen that speaks mentions some of Thad's accomplishments so here goes... Some 2-lane road that was an accident waiting to happen he brought 5 millions dollars to the state to make it bigger and stuff and.... I-269 International Trade Corridor that will connect to Collierville...and some other neat stuff I wasn't really paying attention to and we should help Thad Cochran to keep helping us ...you know, bring home the federal dollars which is why the GOP spent every penny they could muster to keep the...
  • Right Hopes to Unite in 2016: As many as four candidates could contest the social conservative bloc

    09/30/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | September 30, 2014 | David Catanese
    Part of Mitt Romney's success in securing the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 bore out of the fact that he benefited from the spoils of a divided faction on the right. If Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were ever able to consolidate the sum of their supporters around one of them, Romney's path to victory could have faced great peril. This calculation is weighing heavy on the minds of social conservatives as they look for a horse to ride in 2016. With an adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz telling National Journal Monday the Texas freshman is "90 percent" likely to...
  • Republicans do conservatism a disservice by running on nothing

    09/29/2014 7:54:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/29/2014 | Philip Klein
    If history has taught conservatives anything, it is that having Republicans in power is a necessary but by no means sufficient condition to advance a conservative agenda. During the George W. Bush era, for instance, Republicans controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress. Spending soared, the federal role in education grew, and entitlements underwent their most significant expansion since Lyndon Johnsons Great Society. Republicans claim to have rediscovered their commitment to limited government principles as a reaction to President Obama. But with the possibility of retaking control of the Senate within their grasp, Republicans have decided to pursue...
  • Saving California One Republican At A Time

    09/29/2014 1:25:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    California is morphing into a warmer Detroit with beaches and pneumatic blondes, but it doesn't have to be this way. Only liberalism could've taken the most beautiful, most hard-working, most entrepreneurial state in the union and turned it into a shabby province composed of deadbeat Oliver Twists holding up their bowls demanding more. Now that might be changing. It might be changing because the GOP, believe it or not, may be learning to win again. It used to know how. I remember when California produced leaders like Ronald Reagan. Today, conservative Californians breathed a sigh of relief that they were...
  • Republican Vanguard Advances in New England as Immigration Pressures Mount

    09/29/2014 1:09:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 28, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire New England Republicans are poised to win elections in bright blue states and give the Democrats a run for their money in areas they've dominated for years. And many Republicans say their momentum is largely thanks to President Barack Obama's planned executive amnesty. Polling data shows that governors races in Massachusetts and Rhode Islandtwo solidly blue statesare winnable for GOP candidates. Maines incumbent conservative GOP governor is locked in a dead heat for his position, holding fast after many in the political class thought it would be a cakewalk to make him a one-term proposition. A...
  • Good news for Republicans in weekend polls: Not just a majority but a sizable one

    09/28/2014 3:44:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/28/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    On the polling front this weekend, Republicans have a few reasons to celebrate. Last week, the building blocks of the narrowest Republican Senate majority were clearly coming together. This week, polls indicate that Republicans have a number of avenues to pursue in their quest to win back the majority. In Louisiana, Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) has significantly narrowed the gap with Mary Landrieu (D-LA), but that race looks set to head to a runoff. A CNN/ORC survey released on Sunday shows Cassidy and Landrieu statistically tied with 40 to 43 percent support respectively. That poll also revealed that retired...
  • Red-seat Dems fight for survival

    09/28/2014 9:32:57 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | September 28, 2014 | Tarini Parti
    For years, three House Democrats West Virginias Nick Rahall, Georgias John Barrow and Minnesotas Collin Peterson have been survivors, defying political calculus to win term after term in solidly red Republican districts. They paddled through the 2010 GOP wave. They even overcame the flood of Mitt Romneys double-digit margins of victory in each district in 2012. But 2014 could be their ultimate survival test. In an era of increasing polarization, Rahall, Peterson and Barrow are the three Democrats running for reelection who represent the most Republican districts in Congress. Theyve managed to hang on to their seats, even...
  • Mark Reckless defects to UKIP from Tories

    09/27/2014 8:24:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/27/2014 | BBC
    Tory MP Mark Reckless has said he is leaving his his party to join UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservatives' conference. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference he had resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election..... He is the second Tory MP to defect to UKIP after Clacton MP Douglas Carswell did the same in August. Mr. Reckless will seek re-election in his constituency for UKIP...... Mr. Reckless said the Conservative leadership was "part of the problem that is holding our country back." Criticising the three main parties, he said: "People feel ignored,...
  • How Ted Cruz Is Defining Himself as the Counter to Rand Paul

    09/27/2014 5:54:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 26, 2014 | Rebecca Nelson
    At the Values Voter Summit, the Texan highlights his strong beliefs on conservative issues.In an already crowded field of likely contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Ted Cruz has found his way to stand out against potential primary opponent Rand Paul: championing the most fundamental planks of the conservative base. In a passionate speech Friday morning to conservatives at the Values Voter Summit, Cruz left no room for doubt about where he stands on the social issues thatalbeit amid party conflictstill define the GOP. "How do we win? We defend the values that are American values," he boomed. "We...
  • Mark Levin on 2016: GOP Must Nominate Conservative for First Time Since Ronald Reagan

    09/27/2014 4:32:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Conservative scholar and talk radio host Mark Levin said the GOP is "a party in trouble" that must nominate a bold conservative for president in 2016 if they do not want to get walloped yet again. Speaking at Values Voter Summit on Saturday with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Levin, who is cementing himself as the intellectual godfather for conservatives in the age of Obama, said moderate candidates favored by the establishment and stand for nothing will never appeal to Americans who are hungry for leadership. "It's very, very, important that we nominate a conservative for the first time...
  • Backstabber Nicolle Wallace Admires Palin Family for Sticking Together

    09/27/2014 12:36:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | September 27, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Sarah Palin is known for having the backs of conservatives. Nicolle Wallace is not. Wallace, who has elevated her profile in the liberal press and most likely got her co-hosting job on the The View solely because she stabbed Palin and other conservatives in the back to please the media elite, proved it again this week while gossiping about a story in which the Palin family allegedly brawled to defend their eldest son, who was reportedly attacked at a party in Alaska. According to Newsbusters, Wallace said on Monday's The View, "I mean, sometimes with the Palins, it's exactly what...
  • Report: Bush 41 telling friends its a near certainty that Jeb runs

    09/26/2014 10:28:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2014 | Allahpundit
    After a week of watching you guys dry-heave at the thought of another Romney run, I thought itd be fun to wind down on Friday by having you dry-heave at the thought of Bushs candidacy instead. Dude, this is happening. Or is it?But people who have met in recent weeks with Jeb Bush in New York, Washington and Florida say they are far less certain that a campaign will ultimately materialize. Some described Bush as deeply engaged on issues beyond his usual focus on immigration and education, suggesting he was very much preparing for a national race. Others said it...
  • Wake Up, Republicans: Hillary Clintons Machine Can Crush You

    09/26/2014 4:03:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 26, 2014 | Myra Adams
    Many GOPers continue the self-deceptionshes not running. Heres a whiff of reality from a Republican. Shes running, and shes formidable.Over the last two years I have engaged in countless discussions with Republican friends and colleagues about whether Hillary Clinton would run for president in 2016. What I discovered were two distinct schools of thought: Republicans who were hopeful that she would not run, and Republicans who were confident that she would not run. Both camps believed that Clinton would bow out or not win her partys nomination for one or more of the following reasons: She has secret health problems....
  • New Republicans Are People, Too Ad Campaign Repeats Slogan GOP Used After Watergate Scandal

    09/26/2014 2:59:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 26, 2014 | Chris Moody
    A Reagan biographer says the slogan was "the wail of pathetic losers" in the 1970s A Republican adman unveiled a new public relations campaign this week to soften the image of the Grand Old Party using the guiding slogan Republicans Are People, Too. The promotional push came complete with a highly produced video, a website and social media efforts. The project is the brainchild of Vinny Minchillo, a Mitt Romney presidential campaign veteran who helped produce ads for the White House candidate in 2012. The positive, feel-good campaign, Minchillo said, is meant to let people know that its OK to...
  • Palin to campaign for tea-party longshot in tight Landrieu/Cassidy Louisiana Senate race

    09/26/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Probably not fatal to the GOPs hopes of retaking this seat, but not helpful either. Per Becket Adams, since when do tea partiers describe rich people as the one percent? [Palin] is slated to appear at a Saturday event organized around [Rob] Manesss #OneofUs campaign, a campaign intended to frame the candidate as an average Louisianan in contrast to the GOP front-runner in the race, Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), both of whom Maness has characterized as out-of-touch Washington elites. If you could sum up this campaign, its two of them vs. one of us, a source...
  • Republicans rallying behind 'religious liberty'

    09/26/2014 6:12:55 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 10 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | STEVE PEOPLES
    WASHINGTON (AP) Prospective Republican presidential candidates are expected to promote "religious liberty" at home and abroad at a gathering of religious conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP. The annual Values Voter Summit opens Friday in Washington with speeches from several potential presidential candidates, including Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. The speaking program features ambitious Republicans with positions on social issues across the spectrum from the libertarian-leaning Paul, who favors less emphasis on abortion...
  • Can Sarah Palin save Pat Roberts in tight Kansas Senate race?

    09/25/2014 6:54:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 25, 2014 | Linda Feldmann
    Sarah Palin appears in Kansas Thursday to stump for Sen. Pat Roberts, the most endangered Republican senator. She could be helpful, but there's irony in her pitch.Sarah Palin has come to the rescue. The Republicans 2008 vice presidential nominee and big-time political lightning rod took the stage Thursday in Kansas on behalf of the states endangered Republican senator, Pat Roberts. Three-term Senator Roberts is widely seen as the most vulnerable Republican senator in the November midterms. A loss would seriously harm the Republicans chances of retaking the Senate. Enter Ms. Palin. The former Alaska governors public favorability has...
  • Semper Latte: GOP Now Fundraising off Obama Coffee Salute Video

    09/24/2014 6:00:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/24/14 | Tina Nguyen
    The laws of political fundraising dictate that every time a politician does something embarrassing or heck, every time a politician does something his or her opponents must therefore beat that incident to death in order to make money. Lo and behold: Barack Obama saluted the Marines while holding a latte! Ka-ching. Over at SemperLatte.com, anyone who is outraged by Obamas multitasking can sign up for the National Republican Senatorial Committees emailing list, and express their displeasure by donating various sums of money to an assortment of GOP candidates running in the upcoming midterms.
  • Sweetie

    09/24/2014 4:42:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    WRKO ^ | Howie Carr
    Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate called FOX 25 political ace Sharman Sacchetti a sweetheart and all hell has broken loose. President Obama has made the same gaffe twice and yet he was not accused of waging a war on women. Howie asked was it really that big a deal.
  • Sarah Palin To Campaign for Pat Roberts in Kansas Amid Lingering Grassroots Anger

    09/24/2014 12:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 253 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 23, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Sarah Palin will campaign for incumbent Republican Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) in Independence, Kansas on Thursday. Roberts is in need of help from the Tea Party favorite, as recent polls show he trails independent Greg Orman in this fall's general election. Last week, the Kansas State Supreme Court granted Democratic nominee Chad Taylor's request to be removed from the ballot, setting up a two-person race between Roberts and Orman. Roberts defeated Tea Party challenger Dr. Milton Wolf in the August 5 Republican primary by a relatively narrow margin of 47% to 41% in a bitterly personal contest that left many...
  • Chris McDaniel presser talks about #mssen challenge and their interpretation of Barbour v. Gunn

    09/24/2014 7:55:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Cochran Attempt to Strike Hosemann's Opinion on 20 Day Deadline Fails Thad Cochran's attorneys failed in their effort to keep the Secretary of States statements on Republican Chris McDaniels appeal out of the record yesterday. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has at least twice previously stated to the Clarion-Ledger that there was no deadline for filing a challenge for a statewide primary election. Attorneys for Cochran filed a motion to strike Hosemann's statements from the record in the McDaniel appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Judge Hollis McGehee heard arguments on the Motion in Mendenhall on Monday.
  • Waukesha County judge tosses out GOP lawsuit seeking ballot changes

    09/24/2014 9:00:50 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9-24-14 | Patrick Marley
    A Waukesha County judge tossed out a lawsuit Wednesday attempting to force changes to the Nov. 4 ballot. Waukesha County Circuit Judge James Kieffer dismissed the case after 25 minutes of arguments because those who brought the suit had not followed a procedure requiring them to first file a complaint with state election officials. The case was brought last week by the campaign committees of Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau). In another blow to the lawsuit, Kieffer also ruled that only electors could bring such a challenge, not the political committees of candidates....
  • How to Defeat ISIS, According to Ted Cruz (You can smell the fear)

    09/23/2014 4:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 19, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    Why the senators brand of foreign policy is dangerous. The Republican Party is divided on foreign policy. There are interventionists like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who want America to more aggressively wage wareither directly or via proxiesin Iraq, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and beyond. And there are isolationists like Rand Paul who worry that if America tries to fix the worlds problems through the barrel of a gun, well become a bankrupt empire rather than a prosperous republic. Then theres Ted Cruz, who unites both factions by embodying the worst of each. Take Cruzs position on ISIS. Like McCain...
  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses Chris Christie: His Politics AreProgressive

    09/23/2014 3:33:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 23, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    On Tuesday morning, The Views conservative co-host Nicolle Wallace gave a ringing endorsement for Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) should he decide to run for president in 2016. Unfortunately for the New Jersey governor, her reasons for supporting him probably wont help him win over many Republican primary voters. During a discussion about Chris Christies 2016 prospects, Wallace eagerly threw her hat in for the New Jersey Republican and proclaimed that his politics are an interesting and progressive and modern swath of the country and Id like to see him in. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The segment began with a discussion of Governor Christies weight...
  • Biden Promises Obama Will Strike GOP with 'Lightning' via Executive Amnesty

    09/22/2014 9:50:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/14 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden promised that President Barack Obama would "do an awful lot" for illegal immigrants with executive actions toward amnesty. He said if Republicans don't "see the lord" on immigration after the midterm elections, then they will feel some "lightning." According to pool reports, Biden spoke at a Hispanic Heritage Month reception at his residence and reportedly called up a student who had received temporary amnesty due to Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Biden then said that Obama is going to enact executive amnesty before the end of the year if Congress does...
  • In heated midterm contests, GOP candidates explore a move to the middle

    09/22/2014 7:04:10 AM PDT · by caligatrux · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/21/14 | Philip Rucker and Reid Wilson
    In a midterm election year in which the political climate and map of battleground states clearly favors Republicans, many GOP candidates are nevertheless embracing some Democratic priorities in an effort to win over skeptical voters. The shift is evident in some of the most contentious Senate and gubernatorial races in traditional swing states as well as decidedly conservative ones such as Alaska and Arkansas where Republican nominees have endorsed increases to the minimum wage, legalizing medical marijuana or granting in-state college tuition to some illegal immigrants. Even on social issues, an area where the GOP traditionally has hewed...
  • Texas has become epicenter of conservative movement

    09/21/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Balz, Chief correspondent
    AUSTIN Twenty years ago this November, Texas elected George P. Bushs uncle as governor. That election cemented Republicans in power in the Lone Star State after a steady period of ascendance. Democrats havent won a statewide elective office since and their candidates for governor (state Sen. Wendy Davis) and lieutenant governor (state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte) are currently seen here in Texas as underdogs this fall. In the two decades since George W. Bush became governor, the Republican Party here has turned several shades redder. Texas might qualify now as the epicenter of the conservative movement across the...
  • Where We are with the Republicans: They Get Blamed for Everything and Never Push Back

    09/21/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, let me tell you where we are with the Republicans. I had a guy was chatting back and forth, a friend last night. He said, "You seem remarkably calm." I said, "I am. It's all about expectations. I finally figured out, the Republican Party's what it is and isn't anything gonna change it, and every day being invested in the hope they're gonna change is a waste of time and energy. Let me give you an example..." And then my friend said, "Let me just tell you something. If one of these ISIS guys get in through the...
  • CALIFORNIA GOP CONVENTION: A DIVIDED PARTY FIGHTS FOR ITS SURVIVAL

    09/21/2014 11:23:58 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 21, 2014 | by JOEL B. POLLAK
    Despite a rousing speech by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who indicated that he would soon open an office in the state in pursuit of his presidential ambitions, California's Republican Party convention in Los Angeles, "Reclaim California," sounded a note of division, with three prominent Republicans declining to support the party's candidate for governor, amidst growing concern about the party's future as a statewide political institution. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R-Twin Peaks), who lost to former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari in the primary election after being outspent in the closing weeks, declined to endorse Kashkari when asked by the Sacramento Bee,...
  • John Bolton Super PAC to Spend $5 Million Online in Key Senate Races

    09/21/2014 1:38:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    John Bolton's Super PAC announced on Friday that it will spend $5 million for online ads in three key Senate races starting immediately. "This ad buy includes three ads with 15 customized national security messages intended to sway distinct clusters of swing voters in NH, AR, and NC," the former United Nations Ambassador and current Fox News Contributor told Breitbart News in an emailed statement. The online buy that launched Friday will include ad placements at Google, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, and other online channels. All three Republican Senate candidates supported in this ad buy -- Scott Brown in New Hampshire,...
  • The Return of King Dollar: Are the markets anticipating a GOP November sweep?

    09/20/2014 6:15:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2014 | Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore
    Maybe the U.S. economy, a weakling for the last six years, is finally starting to flex some muscle. Were referring to the return of King Dollar. For those who havent been paying attention, the greenback is in the midst of a rally not seen since the 1990s. Its racing past the euro, the yen, and other currencies. Investors worldwide are buying the equivalent of stock in America, Inc. If the rise in the dollars valuation is sustainable, its welcome news for the stock market, for fighting inflation, and for U.S. growth prospects. Ronald Reagan said it best: A strong dollar...
  • 5 Reasons Senate Control May Not Be Decided on Election Day

    09/20/2014 3:01:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | September 19, 2014 | Kyle Kondik
    Think the Senate will be decided on Election Day, Nov. 4? There are all sorts of reasons why you shouldn't, unless in the next seven weeks one side or the other probably the Republicans starts opening up a clear lead in enough races to give them a clear majority. If neither side does, control of the Senate could remain up in the air for a while. At the very least, political watchers are going to be in for a longer night than usual because one of the key races that is likely to determine control, Sen. Mark...
  • Possible Rules Change Could Punish Boehner Dissidents

    09/19/2014 1:25:25 PM PDT · by HOYA97 · 62 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/19/2014 | Tim Alberta and Daniel Newhauser
    House Republicans are quietly discussing a proposal that could fundamentally alter the way future speakers of the House are chosen, according to multiple GOP sources, with the objective of avoiding a repeat of John Boehner's embarrassing reelection vote in 2013.
  • No Wave for the GOP: Fire consultants who urge the party to mute social issues.

    09/19/2014 7:38:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Maggie Gallagher
    The latest polls suggest the GOP now has only a 5050 chance of retaking the Senate. There needs to be a mass layoff of highly paid GOP consultants. Otherwise we risk a repeat of 2012, when overconfident Republicans in the middle of the worst economy since the 1970s became convinced that all they had to do to win was not be Obama. And they lost. Romneys strategy was simple. On the social issues, avoid, downplay, mute. On the economic issues, sound vague, promise to help job creators, and wait for the other team to self-destruct. The RNCs autopsy of...
  • Would This Headline Shock You: EBOLA SCARE: ELECTIONS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

    09/18/2014 8:03:39 AM PDT · by HammerT · 68 replies
    Or are you now just rolling with the punches? Catherine the Great (Karl's better half) is a student of history too. And she recalls from her studies of the Spanish Flu that elections were postponed during that outbreak. The November 2014 elections, only 49 days away, are cautiously predicted to be a Republican blow-out. Or, more accurately, a clear “no confidence” vote for the current regime. If I were a) dishonest, b) power hungry with communist inspirations, and c) convinced I could get away with it - aka a Democrat - I too would postpone cancel the elections in...
  • The View From Hell: Nicole Wallace And Hostility To Conservative Women

    09/18/2014 1:12:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 17, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    For a long time before I became a reporter, I never paid attention to bylines the announcement of who wrote a given article. That all changed for me one day when I was sitting at Jimmy Ts Diner in Washington, D.C., reading a hate-filled fashion column that was nothing more than the projection of angry liberal political views. It was so awful that I wanted to know who wrote it. The author, Robin Givhan, of course went on to win a Pulitzer. Im part of a profession that rewards liberal political views above most all else. Along similar...
  • White House Dossier GOP Presidential Poll (FReep a poll!)

    09/17/2014 10:32:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | September 17, 2014 | Keith Koffler
    Its early, of course, and this is not scientific, but I thought it would be interesting and fun to see what you are thinking at this point in the process. You will only be allowed to vote once. Please note that there are two polls, one asking for your choice and another about your politics. Voting will close at noon on Thursday, and I will reveal the results then. All votes are anonymous, even to me. (POLL-AT-LINK)
  • The dream of a Jon Huntsman independent run in 2016 is alive and well, my friends

    09/17/2014 6:40:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 17, 2014 | Allahpundit
    After trolling my own readers yesterday with rumors of Huckabee and Romney running again, Id be remiss if I didnt troll them with a rumor about a guy they dislike more than either of them. No half-measures when trolling. Thats my motto. Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has engaged in discussions with supporters in recent months about pursuing another White House bid this time as an independent, according to three sources close to Huntsman Other friends and former aides, however, suggested that the 2016 conversations were primarily a function of Huntsmans willingness to hear out his supporters not...
  • 'Security Moms' Are Backand That's Bad News for Democrats

    09/17/2014 4:54:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 17, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country. Suddenly, it feels like 2002. Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women voters they had relied on throughout the Clinton years deserted them. In 2000, women favored Democratic congressional candidates by nine points. In 2002, that advantage disappeared entirely. The biggest reason: 9/11. In polls that year, according to Gallup, women consistently expressed more fear of terrorism that men. And that fear pushed them toward the GOP, which they trusted far more to keep the nation safe. As then-Senator...
  • Republicans Headed Towards Election Defeat

    09/17/2014 5:30:01 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 104 replies
    The Washington Post is now predicting the Democrats have a 51% chance of retaining control of the Senate. Just a couple months ago the Republicans were 80% likely to win the Senate. From the GOP perspective, theyve gone from a very likely win to at best a 50-50 race. The Washington Post decline in Republican fortunes mirrors other prediction services, all of which show a Republican drop off from a month or two ago. Were less than seven weeks away from the November election. Campaigns are just getting heated up and people are just starting to think about paying attention....
  • Another small sign the 2016 GOP race is insanely wide open

    09/17/2014 3:44:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | September 16, 2014 | Byron York
    Everybody knows there is no real leader in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But ask voters an open-ended question Whom do you want to be the nominee? and the range of answers can be breathtaking. That's what I did in an unplanned and totally unscientific way on my Twitter feed Tuesday afternoon. On Monday evening I posted a piece about Mike Huckabee's preparations for another run for the nomination in 2016. Twitter reaction to Huckabee was almost entirely negative: Nobody, or at least nobody reading my tweets on a Tuesday afternoon, seemed to like the...
  • Huck: Im Better than the Others

    09/15/2014 11:00:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 15, 2014 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Mike Huckabee (R., Ark.) implicitly made the case against Senators Ted Cruz (R., Texas), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), or Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) serving as president during a meeting with reporters about the prospect of his own candidacy. In a roundtable meeting this morning with journalists in Washington, D.C., Huckabee said that he would decide next year whether or not he will run for president, but he already knows hes unlikely to support any of those freshman senators. If not me, I would be supportive of someone who has had executive experience and who has been a governor...
  • Race for the Future: Book event at Heritage Foundation TOMORROW night!

    09/15/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 15, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    If youre in the D.C. area, come check out our free book event with author Mike Gonzalez on his new book, Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans. It will be a fun and informative event with a Q&A session toward the end. We hope you can make it! It will be held at the Heritage Foundation, located at: 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 Please RSVP with Mal Kline at mal.kline@academia.org. To read our directors review of the book, click HERE. The Facebook event page is located HERE and...
  • There Is A Conservative Wave Coming In November

    09/15/2014 5:46:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    When Barack Obama starts acting like a real American president and promises to destroy our countrys enemies instead of apologizing to them, you know he's worried about the upcoming midterms. He should be. Conservatives are going to win them going away, and it's going to be gloriously devastating to the progressive cause. Get ready to savor the delicious taste of victory. All the signs are there except for one so far Dick Morris hasnt predicted a Democrat triumph. That would seal it. It's not so much the polling, which remains tight as long as the people measured are those...
  • Dems' Coalition Showing Signs of Strain

    09/14/2014 11:23:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 14, 2014 | Salena Zito
    After winning the presidency, Andrew Jackson sent a message to Congress suggesting that the office be extended to six years but limited to one term. His message caused wild speculation that the first people's president would not seek a second term. That led to a dramatic Jackson proclamation, in a letter to Pennsylvania Democrats, that the call of the people trumped his personal inclination and he could not refuse to serve them. The truth is, he was never not going to run. Jackson may have been the first Democrat to be elected as president. But his secretary of State and...
  • Brotherhood Promoter Resigns from DHS to Focus on GOP Party

    09/14/2014 8:40:06 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 30 replies
    clarionproject.org ^ | 9/7/14 | Ryan Mauro
    Mohamed Elibiary announced that he has left his position as a senior advisor with the Department of Homeland Security. Elibiary, a stalwart supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood , said he was leaving so he can focus on reforming the conservative movement ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Under the Obama Administration, Elibiary served on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Advisory Committee for five years. He also served on the DHS Countering Violent Extremism Working Group and the DHS Faith-Based Security and Communications Advisory Committee. Elibiary is a long-time Texas Republican Party official and was a delegate for...
  • Missouris rapid rightward shift

    09/13/2014 7:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    In just four weeks, Missouri has carried out an execution, imposed a 72-hour waiting period on women seeking abortions, expanded gun rights and become the poster child for the militarization of police and racial discord. Its public school system is struggling beneath the weight of an ongoing funding crisis, and an entire local police force is under federal investigation. While the killing of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a small-city cop and the fiery protests and heavy-handed police response that followed has drawn national attention and scorn, the incident is but a glimpse into the current social and political...
  • Iowa poll: Huckabee tops GOP field by a lot

    09/13/2014 11:31:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/13/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    More evidence surfaced on Friday which proves conclusively that the 2016 presidential race is not upon us. At the very least, the “invisible primary” remains perfectly invisible for now. On Friday, a CNN/ORC poll was released which misled its readers into thinking that the presidential race is on in the Hawkeye State. That survey revealed that the campaign is a rather predictable one on the Democratic side. The state which rejected Clinton in 2008 is now prepared to embrace her. At least, 53 percent of Iowa Democrats are prepared to make that leap. Another 15 percent of Democrats back...
  • Changing Tack, GOP Candidates Support Better Access To Birth Control (RINO Alert)

    09/12/2014 4:36:06 PM PDT · by balch3 · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | Sept 12, 2041 | Mara Liasson
    A string of Republican candidates for Senate are supporting an issue usually associated with Democrats: increased access to contraception. They're supporting it on the road and in ads, like this one from anti-abortion conservative Cory Gardner: YouTube In it, he says he believes "the pill ought to be available over the counter, round the clock, without a prescription." Tom Tillis and Ed Gillespie, also anti-abortion conservatives, have made similar statements. Some of them have been associated with state legislation to restrict abortions or with so-called "personhood" amendments that would give constitutional rights to fertilized eggs. So what gives? First of...