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  • Police: suspicious items found on rooftop prior to RNC convention

    08/21/2012 12:27:38 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 74 replies
    My Fox/Tampa Bay ^ | 8/21/12 | MyFox/Tampa Bay
    Police: Suspicious items found on rooftop prior to RNC Posted: Aug 21, 2012 12:03 PM CDT Updated: Aug 21, 2012 1:03 PM CDT Chief Castor takes questions about Friday's find. TAMPA (FOX 13) - Tampa police say they've confiscated suspicious items from a rooftop in Tampa in the buildup to the Republican National Convention. The items included bricks and pipes, which were found along with anarchist-style graffiti Friday evening atop a business at 1000 North Florida Ave., which is at the corner of Florida Avenue and Tyler Street. "We are appreciative that the business owner called us," TPD Chief...
  • The GOP is basically finished. Time to go the way of the Whigs. (Vanity)

    04/16/2012 12:09:46 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 125 replies
    4-16-12 | Mozillla
    Basically the GOP is too divided to ever unite. There is a deep level of distrust and various factions want different things. People do not agree on whom the best candidates are anymore. Us Conservatives, like me, were all over the map as person after person fell apart in the presidential republican primary. Romney is the final nail in the coffin. Newt, to me, has no chance and he has his own baggage. He has a good message though, but it is too late to do much. I personally think it is time to just end the party.
  • GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee; Decide Final Nominee @ Convention

    03/05/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by Golden Gate · 74 replies
    March 5, 2012 | FR Golden Gate
    This is NOT intended to be only a Rick Santorum thread. GOP conservatives need to work together to prevail over Mitt Romney, who is the lame GOP-e candidate. Conservatives need to cinch / clinch the GOP nomination ASAP! For the final decision of who should be the actual 2012 GOP nominee, this should be an end-of-August national convention decision, and NOT a Spring primary decision. Conservatives and the GOP as a whole need the extra time to make the best final decision about the nominee. Several weeks before the Iowa caucus, there was all of this discussion of having one...
  • Is There a Doctor in the House?

    02/26/2012 6:50:15 AM PST · by evilrooster · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The patient is in a fragile state and taking a turn for the worst.  Foreclosures continue to rise, unemployment remains unbearable, gas prices are rising and are expected to go to historic levels, our enemies mock us and our allies fear us, the Constitution is being shredded and the ever-increasing deficit will destroy us. Yes, the patient is the United States. Who would you most trust as the “doctor?Doctor Obama’s solution is simple and straightforward. Apply a tourniquet around the patient’s neck and keep on tightening it.Mitt Romney says he “severely” disagrees with Doctor Obama. He thinks he has it...
  • Republican donor expected to shell out $10 million to Gingrich super PAC

    02/17/2012 8:26:56 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | February 17th, 2012 at 09:36 AM ET | Kevin Bohn
    Washington (CNN) - In a move that could again dramatically shake up the Republican primary race, billionaire and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is expected to donate an additional $10 million to the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich, Winning Our Future, a source with knowledge of the donation told CNN. That contribution is expected soon, before the end of the month, the source said. The timing is important because Gingirch, whose campaign has been lagging, is hoping to do well in several of the upcoming Super Tuesday states that vote on March 6 to boost his effort. His allies will...
  • Official Drudge Report Boycott Thread

    01/27/2012 6:47:11 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 318 replies
    Due to bias shown by Matt Drudge I pledge to boycott the Drudge Report. Please pledge the same if you feel so inclined.
  • Bill McCollum: Crist Ties Hurting Romney

    01/24/2012 11:12:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies · 2+ views
    NewsMax ^ | January 24, 2012 | Andrew Henry
    Popular former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is predicting that the makeup of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romneys inner circle of advisers, which includes several strategists who ran former Florida Gov. Charlie Crists ill-fated Senate campaign against conservative standard-bearer Marco Rubio, will hurt Romneys image with Florida voters. In an exclusive Newsmax interview Monday evening, McCollum said Sunshine State voters will not be favorably inclined to that, because most Republican primary voters in Florida know that Charlie Crist flopped on them. He went over to the Democrats side it just wasnt the same Charlie Crist they thought theyd elected....
  • Whats the Rationale Now? (Romney's electability may be an illusion)

    01/23/2012 7:08:43 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | January 21, 2012 | Michael Walsh
    This loss is a bad one. Not only did he blow a sizable (and, as it turns out, illusory) lead, he finds himself right back where he started this campaign, stuck at around a quarter of the vote. If thats electable, the GOP is in serious trouble. The smart set will be quick to tell you that Romney still has plenty of money and organization. So did Tim Pawlenty in Iowa and Michele Bachmann beat him. Those things may be beloved of the Republican strategists who are, of course, merely tacticians obsessed with Operation Market Garden but who cant...
  • Sarah Palin: Mainstream Media and Barack Obama Want Mitt Romney as Nominee

    01/08/2012 12:21:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 8, 2012 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said the mainstream media and President Barack Obama “want to face Mitt Romney​ in the general election.” She made those comments on “Justice With Judge Jeanine” on FOX News on Saturday during the same time the Republican presidential candidates were debating in New Hampshire on ABC. Palin said the mainstream media would take a hands-off approach to Romney “in order to bolster Romney’s chances” to “finally face Obama.” According to Palin, the mainstream media and Obama would then portray Romney as someone who is out of touch with regular Americans in the general election. “They...
  • Live blog of tonight's presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa

    12/15/2011 10:38:33 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 12/15/2011 | Glen Johnson
    The Republican presidential candidates meet tonight for their final debate in Iowa - and last before the 2012 voting begins. Frontrunner Newt Gingrich is poised for incoming barbs, especially from rival Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor fanned out across New York City yesterday, mixing fund-raising with a media blitz in which he called the former House speaker zany. He is anxious to reclaim the campaign lead while Gingrich is eager to solidify it. Political Intelligence will offer a live blog of the proceedings, scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. EST at the Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City,...
  • A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses

    12/01/2011 10:55:08 AM PST · by Cardhu · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | December 1st 2011 | Marc Pitzke
    The Republicans' Farcical Candidates The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand Old Party is ruining the entire country's reputation. Africa is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists; most immigrants are criminal; all Occupy protesters are dirty. And women who feel sexually harassed -- well, they shouldn't make such a big deal about it. Welcome to the wonderful world of the US Republicans. Or rather, to the twisted world...
  • New Poll Shows Gingrich Leading In South Carolina

    11/29/2011 1:18:30 PM PST · by Baladas · 15 replies
    RTT News ^ | 11/29/2011 | by RTT Staff Writer
    (RTTNews) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's surge in support in national polls has extended to the early primary state of South Carolina, according to the results of an American Research Group survey released on Tuesday. The poll showed that 33 percent of likely South Carolina Republican primary voters support Gingrich, with support for the former House speaker up sharply from 8 percent in a survey conducted in October. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney comes in second at 22 percent, down modestly from 25 percent in the two previous surveys.
  • (He Does Not Follow Debates Yet?) Obama Blasts Republicans Over Booing of Gay Soldier

    10/25/2011 7:47:07 PM PDT · by goods · 13 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 1, 2011 | Devin Dwyer
    President Obama tonight sharply criticized the field of Republican presidential candidates for remaining silent after the booing of a gay soldier by members of the audience at the most recent GOP presidential debate.
  • Rick Perry Skillfully Avoids Matt Lauer's Pile of Crap on 'Today Show'

    10/14/2011 8:37:44 AM PDT · by bullypulpit · 10 replies
    Rick Perry Report ^ | Oct 14, 2011 | Joe Hyde
    If there's any indication that the liberal media is out to get Texas Gov. Rick Perry, watch this video of the interview Matt Lauer conducted with Perry Friday morning. Perry is making the talk show circuit touting his energy and jobs plan that he just unveiled today in a major policy speech at 10:45 a.m. E.T. From watching this, it is clear that Lauer has a different agenda than Perry. While Perry wants to talk about his plan, Lauer wants to ask Perry why he has "lost half of his support" from Perry's high-flying entry. Then Lauer wants to talk...
  • Perry says 'media elites' to blame for painting him as racist

    10/13/2011 2:37:23 PM PDT · by Baladas · 94 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 13, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested that "media elites" are trying to portray him as a racist in a controversy over a slur against blacks that was painted on a rock near the entrance of his family's hunting camp in Texas, according to a lengthy interview with the Republican presidential candidate published in the Des Moines Register. "I think a lot of people get offended when the media elites try to paint everyone from the South who has a twang to their voice as somehow being racist," Perry told the newspaper. "I'm very proud of my record dealing with not only...
  • Fact Check! Herman Cains Ice Cream Meltdown (BARF alert!!!)

    10/13/2011 2:09:33 PM PDT · by Baladas · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 13, 2011 | By John Berman
    Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain might be in the midst of his campaigns first crisis, all thanks to ice cream. Now leading in at least one national poll, Cain is frequently asked if he is the new political flavor of the month. Cains canned response is: Haagen-Dazs black walnut tastes good all the time. Heres the problem: Haagen Dazs no longer makes black walnut ice cream. It was a limited edition, and is no longer available. So, in a manner of speaking, you might say that Haagen Dazs black walnut was by definition a flavor of the month.
  • I Read "An American Life," I Remember the Miracle on Ice and I Think It's a Big, Darn Deal

    10/06/2011 12:11:05 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | October 5, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor
    "I wanted to just kind of put the marker down and say no, Im not running, not have a big press conference about it, not make a big darn deal about it, because this isnt about me, and its not about Chris Christie, Palin said, adding that it was about Americans working to get good people elected. Since 2008, millions of conservative Americans have admired and supported Sarah Palin only because she articulated and had governed according to the principles delineated by William F. Buckley, father of American conservatism, and exemplified in the Presidency of Ronald Reagan. Buckley grew up...
  • What Would William F. Buckley Do?

    10/05/2011 5:45:01 PM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 20 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | October 5, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor
    First, let me assure my friends that the rumors of my suicide have been greatly exaggerated. A brilliant young Machiavelli in Topeka told me that politics is more like poker than chess. We do not know whats in the hands of the other players. We will never know what factors went into Sarahs decision. Yes, it is heartbreaking for those of us who thought she articulated an effective platform, but we do not have time to waste postulating her reasons for not running for president. Hours after the accident aboard Apollo 13, heroes Swigert and Haise had a fear-induced momentary...
  • Dear Sarah, You Don't Need a Title, You Do Need Power

    09/29/2011 4:57:12 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 81 replies
    Lipstick 2012 ^ | September 29, 2011 | Jeanette Pryor
    On March 21, 2010, in opposition to more than 60% of Americans, Obamacare, precursor to Socialized Medicine and Tombstone of our free-market economy, passed in the U.S. House by seven votes. The bill reconciling the two versions passed the House at 11:58 PM that same awful day of anguish by only nine votes. It was not the titles of those seven and nine that pushed an unwilling America towards ruin, it was their power. In 2009 Rick Santelli, gave voice to working-Americas rage. Since he first roused us to the New Boston Tea Party, great conservatives from New York to...
  • Romney: Itd Be Fun If Chris Christie Enters GOP Race.

    09/28/2011 12:25:39 PM PDT · by Baladas · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 28, 2011 | Danny Yadron
    MANCHESTER, N.H. Count Mitt Romney among those who are interested in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joining the GOP presidential race. Chris is a great friend, a great guy, a colorful character, the former Massachusetts governor said at a campaign event here. Who knows? Maybe hell get in. I think itd be fun if he got in. Mr. Christie, the tough-talking Garden State budget cutter, has said he has no intention of joining the race for the GOP nomination. But he sidestepped questions about his plans at a speech last night at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. Speculation about...