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  • Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation

    04/16/2014 4:10:22 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Richard Cowan
    Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced. "I urge House Republicans to listen to the will of the American people and bring immigration reform to the House floor for a vote," Obama said. Obama has warned that a failure by Congress to pass legislation could prompt him to look for ways to use his executive powers to make some limited advances on U.S. immigration policy.
  • Cantor says Obama ‘not sincere’ on immigration reform

    04/16/2014 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Market Watch ^ | April 16, 2014
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Wednesday said he had a phone call with President Barack Obama on the topic of immigration reform. It didn’t sound like it was a particularly friendly conversation. Cantor issued a statement saying, in part: The President called me hours after he issued a partisan statement which attacked me and my fellow House Republicans and which indicated no sincere desire to work together. After five years, President Obama still has not learned how to effectively work with Congress to get things done. You do not attack the very people you hope to engage in a...
  • Jeb Bush's Amnesty Comments Booed at Freedom Summit

    04/14/2014 5:48:14 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014, 7:09 AM PDT | Tony Lee
    The mention of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was resoundingly booed when Donald Trump brought up Bush's comments about illegal immigration being "an act of love." Speaking at the inaugural Freedom Summit in New Hampshire on Saturday, which was organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Trump said he has heard a lot of crazy things but that Bush's comment was “out there.”“And he was talking about people that come into this country illegally, they do it for love,” he said, according to The Hill. “And I said, say it again I didn’t get — that’s one I’ve never heard before…...
  • Chicago Minutemen reunite for SAVE THE AMERICAN WORKER RALLY"

    04/14/2014 10:41:10 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 10 replies
    self ^ | April 14 2014 | Rosanna Pulido
    For Immediate Release: Contact: Rosanna Pulido April 14, 2014 Rick Biesada tel. 773-771-3927 Chicago, IL – The head of the Illinois Minuteman Project and former Republican candidate for Congress, Rosanna Pulido, announced that her group, along with The Chicago MInutemen Project group and grassroots organizations, is holding a “SAVE THE AMERICAN WORKER RALLY” at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 22, at the corner of Michigan and Van Buren Streets in downtown Chicago. Pulido said the rally is being held to protest a gathering of well-heeled Republican politicians, lobbyists, and corporate CEOs pushing amnesty for illegal aliens at the nearby Chicago Club...
  • BREAKING: NJ Chris Christie Changing Party Affiliation to Democrat

    04/13/2014 5:45:09 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    Stunning a crowded convention, NJ Chris Christie announced to a group of supporters with former President Clinton that he would seek reelection in 2014 as a democrat. The move comes after months of odd behavior from the former NJ republican. Tensions have been mounting between the NJ Governor and the GOP. At this year’s CPAC Convention, which hosts some of the greatest names in the conservative party Christie was denied entrance. Christie struck a sour note with conservatives for palling up with Obama during Hurricane Sandy. The bill to send money to victims was full of pork and republicans wanted...
  • Goodbye tea party, hello big tent

    04/11/2014 3:01:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Jennifer Rubin
    Say what you will about Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), but they know a train wreck when they see it. They also know when to separate themselves from the cranks and the losers on the right. Although both supported the shutdown and were heartily supported by tea party groups in their own Senate races, neither one has endorsed Matt Bevin in Kentucky, Milton Wolf in Kansas or Chris McDaniel in Mississippi. In fact, Cruz’s office confirms he hasn’t endorsed anyone in the primaries. There are a few important lessons here. First, neither one of these guys wants...
  • Tea Party Groups Plan Protest at Tropical Confab Held by GOP Establishment

    04/10/2014 12:14:58 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/10/14 | Kerry Pickett
    Tea party groups are organizing this weekend to protest the “betrayal” by GOP House leadership and twenty-five other members at a tropical summit organized by a group working to undermine the Tea Party. “Come to Amelia Island for our rally, and if you have time and resources, stay for a weekend of RINO hunting!” a local Florida tea party announcement touted. The summit, sponsored by a sub group PAC of the Republican Main Street Partnership, is taking place at the Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. Tea party protesters are expected to begin rallying Thursday evening and throughout the weekend...
  • GOP lawmakers don’t love Jeb’s comments

    04/09/2014 9:59:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/8/14 | Russell Berman
    Republican members of Congress are criticizing Jeb Bush’s comments on immigration, highlighting the challenge he’d face in winning over the GOP’s conservative base in a 2016 presidential primary. The former Florida governor made headlines this weekend, when he said people coming to the U.S. illegally were doing so out of an “act of Bush’s comments at an event marking the 25th anniversary of his father’s presidency come as he is weighing his own bid for the White House, but they weren’t warmly received, even among Republican members who want to see the system changed. Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho), a conservative...
  • Haley Barbour: Jeb Bush stance like Reagan’s

    04/09/2014 8:04:40 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/8/14 | UCY MCCALMONT
    Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended Jeb Bush’s recent comments that some illegal immigration is an “act of love,” saying it’s very similar to what former President Ronald Reagan thought. “What people want you to do: Tell the truth,” Barbour said Tuesday at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit. “And if Jeb feels that way about it — it sort of reminds me of my boss, Ronald Reagan.” Barbour, who was an aide in Reagan’s administration described what the president used to call the “gates test” during a panel Tuesday with Democratic San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. “Ronald Reagan...
  • HOUSE GOP MODERATES: EARMARKS ARE AWESOME, OBAMACARE HERE TO STAY

    04/08/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 8, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Two House GOP moderates—Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Mike Simpson (R-ID)—made comments this week that are sure to infuriate the House GOP conference. In an interview published on YouTube as part of a series called “Solon Speaks” in Solon, Ohio, hosted by Terry Dean, Joyce said Obamacare is the law of the land—and here to stay: "The Affordable Care Act, like it or not, is the law of the land. The Supreme Court passed it. Now we’re struggling to implement what is the law of the land. In the last Congress, they put up 23 odd bills that tried to...
  • Karl Rove: Jeb Bush 'Act Of Love' Remarks 'Inartful'

    04/08/2014 2:35:20 PM PDT · by kingattax · 27 replies
    VIDEO AT LINK On Fox News Channel's "America's Newsroom" on Tuesday, former adviser to President George W. Bush Karl Rove reacted to remarks from former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) that called certain types of illegal immigration an "act of love"...
  • The GOP Establishment Has Picked Its Candidate in North Carolina

    04/08/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | 4/7/14 | Josh Kraushaar and Alex Roarty
    The GOP establishment is piling on in its support of Thom Tillis. Two sources confirm to the National Journal that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will endorse the North Carolina House speaker, the Republican front-runner for his party's Senate nomination who is fighting off an array of opponents in a primary. The endorsement is expected before the state's May 6 primary. One source with knowledge of the situation said the chamber also plans to air TV ads on his behalf, a big boost for a candidate who already holds a sizable fundraising advantage over his intra-party foes. The business group's...
  • Jeb Bush is purposely poking the Republican base in the eye. Why?

    04/08/2014 12:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | April 7, 2014 | Chris Cillizza
    Jeb Bush's "act of love" comments about immigration over the weekend drew massive headlines with some conservatives criticizing him for his latest apostasy on the issue. But, it's the lead-up to Bush using the phrase "act of love" that's actually the really important part of what he said. Here it is with our bolding added: "There are means by which we can control our border better than we have. And there should be penalties for breaking the law. But the way I look at this -- and I'm going to say this, and it'll be on tape and so be...
  • Suzy Welch: Jeb Bush For President Backers 'Must Want To Lose'

    04/08/2014 12:05:37 PM PDT · by kingattax · 50 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8 Apr 2014 | TONY LEE
    Suzy Welch, the power business journalist and former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review, thinks former Florida Governor Jeb Bush would be a loser if nominated for president. The wife of former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is hardly a tea partier who feels more at ease among staunch conservatives than on the ideas circuit. In fact, with her Harvard and Andover pedigree, the author of the best-selling 10-10-10 book may be most comfortable in the elite worlds of academia, finance, and culture that make up the Acela Corridor. This is the same world that is clamoring for Jeb Bush...
  • Schumer: We'll Have Amnesty in 2014 Thanks to Liberal Republicans

    04/08/2014 11:59:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/8/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Ever the happy warrior of the left, Sen. Chuck Schumer is not giving up on his pipe dream: amnesty for illegal aliens in 2014. Appearing on MSNBC on Monday, Schumer said he thinks it still can happen this year thanks to a group of liberal Republicans—what he thinks is the majority of Republicans—who will stand by silently, letting amnesty pass while voting against it in the end. He called it the “vote-no, pray-yes caucus,” meaning that certain Republicans would publicly claim they are against amnesty, vote against it in the end, but behind the scenes either fight for its passage...
  • Republicans are realizing that Jeb Bush is their only option in 2016

    04/08/2014 11:02:53 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 108 replies
    The Week ^ | Damon Linker
    It's not hard to understand why. Even without a replay of the Bachmann-Cain-Gingrich-Perry-Paul GOP primary freak show of 2012, the party is heading into its confrontation with Hillary Clinton at a serious general election disadvantage. Some of the weakness has demographic roots that no single candidate can change in a single race. But the rest is a product of the party's rightward lurch over the past six years — and a restive base that demands absolute ideological purity on the part of candidates. The result, as in 2012, is likely to be a primary contest devoted to winning the Real...
  • George W. Bush’s former chief of staff: “We have a responsibility to make sure Jeb runs

    04/07/2014 11:27:10 PM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 7, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, a vignette from the big Bushworld confab over the weekend to honor Bush 41. Imagine if the “tea-party era” in Republican politics, which began after eight years of Dubya and the nomination of John McCain, produced Mitt Romney and then Jeb Bush as presidential nominees. I’m treating the prospect of another Bush nomination as a test of whether the Republican grassroots, realistically, has any influence at all over who their party chooses. Say what you will about O but his win over Hillary six years ago proved that it’s still possible for the establishment favorite to be beaten...
  • Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Will Lose in 2012 (Now She Says Yes To Romney in 2016?)

    04/07/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/2012 | Anti Rinos
    "...If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
  • Jeb Bush Outlines Campaign Strategy, Should He Choose to Run

    04/06/2014 2:08:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/6/14 | PETER BAKER
    With eyes increasingly on him, Jeb Bush signaled on Sunday the kind of campaign he would mount if he ran for president: one arguing against ideological purity tests while challenging party orthodoxy on issues like immigration and education. Even as he sharply criticized President Obama for his handling of foreign affairs and health care, Mr. Bush made clear that he would run against the style of politics that has characterized recent Republican nominating contests. He said he would decide by the end of the year, in part on whether he thought that with a “hopeful” message, he could avoid “the...
  • JEB BUSH: CROSSING THE BORDER ILLEGALLY AN 'ACT OF LOVE'

    04/06/2014 11:18:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 305 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2014
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussing immigration reform on Fox News this Sunday: "I'm going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally, they come to our country because their family's dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn't have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their...
  • Republican senators dig in against primary challenges from tea party

    04/06/2014 6:24:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | By Lisa Mascaro
    Like Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi, this time GOP incumbents in Kansas, Kentucky and South Carolina are confronting their challengers head-on and vigorously defending their records, in sometimes surprising ways. The six-term senator is defending his seat against a tea party upstart whose supporters are using Cochran's seniority as an example of all that is wrong with Washington. They have crowned Cochran the "No.1 pooh-bah of pork." The race in Mississippi — along with Republican primaries in Kansas, Kentucky and South Carolina — is the latest chapter in the GOP-establishment-versus-tea-party standoff that has defined the last two congressional election cycles.
  • REPORT: TOP BOEHNER ALLIES DEPARTING CONGRESS

    04/03/2014 12:16:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 3, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    House Speaker John Boehner’s top allies are racing out the door to retirement, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday. Top Boehner allies that are retiring in 2014 include four committee chairmen: Reps. Mike Rogers (R-MI) of the Intelligence Committee, Buck McKeon (R-CA) of the Armed Services Committee, Doc Hastings (R-WA) of the Natural Resources Committee and Dave Camp (R-MI) of the Ways and Means Committee. One of Boehner closest friends, Rep. Tom Latham (R-IA), is retiring this year, and another—Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID)—may lose his seat in a primary in Idaho against conservative Bryan Smith. “In a Capitol where accomplishments are...
  • Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz is a Disaster, Says Romney Best Candidate for 2016

    04/02/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 211 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-02-2014
    Ann Coulter says Romney should run again, has the best position on immigration and that "Cruz is a disaster on illegal immigration."
  • GOP gets O-Care angst (Establishment Republican strategists: Stop criticizing Obamacare so much)

    04/02/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/02/14 | Alexander Bolton
    Anxious Senate Republicans are worried party leaders are focusing too much this election year on ObamaCare and not enough on jobs and the economy. The concern among GOP centrists comes as President Obama and congressional Democrats are crowing about a surge in late enrollments and claiming the political winds are shifting around the Affordable Care Act. A growing rift in the GOP was exposed when a group of Senate Republicans recently struck a bipartisan deal to extend unemployment benefits. Neither Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) nor Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) embraced the agreement. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who spearheaded...
  • The “Cowardly” Senate Leaders Employ Another Budget Gimmick (McConnell, Cornyn, Boehner)

    04/01/2014 7:07:36 AM PDT · by xzins · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | April 1st, 2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Here is exhibit A of why we don’t trust current Senate leadership to do the right thing if they were to win back the majority; they refuse to block new spending when in the minority. Last week, House leadership decided to pass the “doc fix” bill (H.R. 4302) by voice vote. This bill reimburses healthcare providers for the scheduled 24 percent cut in payments for services rendered to Medicare patients. The bill extends the payments through next March. It also continues some new programs created under Obamacare. They used a hodgepodge of tenuous offsets spread out mainly over the next...
  • Who is Eric Cantor? (Disturbing Answer Alert)

    04/01/2014 6:54:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 26 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4/1/14 | Jamie Radtke
    Doc Thompson, with Glenn Beck’s The Blaze radio, spent his Monday morning show delving into the question, ‘who is Eric Cantor?’ According to Doc Thompson, many people might be disturbed by some of Eric Cantor’s actions if they were ‘exposed’ to the larger public. Doc Thompson interviewed Eric Cantor’s Republican Primary opponent, Dave Brat, and they spent considerable time discussing the effort by Cantor, his consultant Ray Allen, and his Young Guns PAC, to get intimately involved in local GOP politics and remove the right of conservatives to attend and vote in upcoming Republican conventions – a practice known as...
  • Conservative Leaders For Jeb Bush?

    03/31/2014 7:48:40 AM PDT · by xzins · 91 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/31/14 | George Rasley
    Saturday’s Washington Post gave prominent placement to an article headlined “Influential Republicans working to draft Jeb Bush into 2016 presidential race” that detailed the establishment GOP’s desperate attempt to recruit the former Governor of Florida to run for president. The article by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa claims that “Concerned that the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal has damaged New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s political standing and alarmed by the steady rise of Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), prominent donors, conservative leaders and longtime operatives say they consider Bush the GOP’s brightest hope to win back the White House.” Rucker and...
  • Boehner to attend Ritz Carlton event for anti-tea party group

    03/28/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 103 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/28/14 | Patrick Howley
    Republican House Speaker John Boehner will spend next weekend at a Ritz Carlton event hosted by an anti-tea party group devoted to fighting conservatives within the GOP. Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will be among 28 House members attending a $5,000-a-head event hosted by The Republican Main Street Partnership’s advocacy group, Red State reported. Donations will reportedly go to the anti-tea party super PAC Defending Main Street, which by February had received most of its funding from labor unions. The event will be hosted at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island in Nassau County, Florida. The Republican Main...
  • GOP LEADERS BROKE THEIR PLEDGE TO AMERICA

    03/26/2014 9:42:17 PM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 26, 2014 | DAVID BOZELL
    When House Republicans penned their Pledge to America in 2010, they convinced American voters they would advance a conservative agenda if they regained control of the House that year. Four years later, what promises have they actually delivered? ObamaCare is still intact, our national debt has grown by $3 trillion, and Republicans have capitulated to Democrats on every issue from the debt ceiling to the budget. Republican leaders in both the House and the Senate have failed conservatives and have failed to keep their Pledge to America. Let’s examine how the GOP pledge has fallen flat.
  • Mike Thomas (GOP-E) Snuffing Out Conservative Votes with the Help of Democrats

    03/22/2014 6:53:03 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | March 21, 2014 | Jamie Radtke
    It is like something out of a mobster movie. Eric Cantor’s Young Guns and the GOP Establishment are systematically going around to the local GOP county units in Virginia and snuffing out the votes of the conservative grassroots. The Young Guns Godfather puts out the hit and the deed is carried out. It has already happened in Virginia Beach, Richmond City, Charlotte, and now Campbell County. Last night Mike Thomas, who is the First Vice Chairman for the Republican Party of Virginia, was involved in coordinating the takeover of the Campbell County Republican Committee with the enlisted help of an...
  • SCOTT WAGNER BEATS THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT - CAP and a Pennsylvania write-in revolt.

    03/20/2014 11:24:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3.20.14 | Jeffrey Lord
    First, it was a Florida congressional race. Now? A Pennsylvania special election for the state Senate. The Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania scores a major win — and yes, the winner says he heard about Obamacare. Scott Wagner is a Pennsylvania state Senator this morning. It wasn’t supposed to happen. In a stunning upset, the York County businessman, taking a stand against the state’s political establishment of both parties, made state history by winning a special election for the Pennsylvania state Senate — in a write-in landslide, defeating both the Republican and Democrat nominees. Wagner captured 48 percent of the vote....
  • HomeNiles Atanus wins by slim margin in 9th District GOP race, Williams demands recount

    03/19/2014 7:41:41 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 11 replies
    A controversial candidate won the GOP nomination in the March Primary for the 9th Congressional District seat. Susan Atanus received a total of 12,447 votes after all 338 precincts in Cook County reported in. The other GOP candidate, David Earl Williams III, received 12,012 votes. --SNIP-- Atanus has repeatedly gone on record saying God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth in response to gay rights and legalized abortions. Comments like these led GOP party leaders, like Chairman of the Illinois Republican Party Jack Dorgan, to say she had no place...
  • Poll Shows Mississippi Senator McDaniel Tied with Cochran in U.S. Senate Race

    03/19/2014 6:00:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    A new Human Events/Gravis poll of 691 Mississippi Republican voters conducted on December 13 shows state Senator Chris McDaniel and Senator Cochran in a dead heat in the race for United States Senate. A poll conducted by PPP one month ago showed McDaniel within 6 points of the 35-year incumbent, and the National Journal listed McDaniel as the most likely to win of any other primary challenger in the country. “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...
  • The Rule-or-Ruin Faction of the GOP: Republicans take aim, not at Democrats, but at each other

    03/18/2014 6:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/18/2014 | Thomas Sowell
    At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall’s elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular firing squad. A Republican faction’s demonization of their own Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, is a classic example. If you listen to some of those who consider themselves the only true conservatives, you would never guess that Senator McConnell received a lifetime 90 percent ranking by the American Conservative Union — and...
  • REPORT: GOP CONSULTANT CLASS CONTINUES TO GET FABULOUSLY RICH

    03/17/2014 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Monday March 17, 2014
    A new report from Politico’s Ken Vogel details how ten major GOP consultant firms who made a combined $1 billion off Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 White House bid are still large and in charge of GOP politics, raking in millions more for the 2014 cycle. According to Vogel’s analysis, the firms and the consultants who work for them have already made—through January 2014, nearly a full year before the midterm elections—more than $19.6 million. “They’ve also cemented relationships with some of the GOP’s rising stars, setting up the firms for even bigger paydays headed into the fall, when costly advertising...
  • GOP establishment is backing Ben Sasse’s opponent in Nebraska; Updated

    03/17/2014 12:22:23 PM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | March 16, 2014 | Doug Brady
    Via Mark Hemingway.  Won’t these guys ever learn? This brings us to the May 13 primary for the open Senate seat in Nebraska, where the NRSC’s meddling is particularly hard to justify. The two top Republicans are Ben Sasse and Shane Osborn. Both men are impressive. Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan and Yale Ph.D. He worked for Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company, specializing in crisis management and turnaround projects. Just after 9/11, he worked in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Policy. Later in the Bush administration, Sasse was an assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, where he...
  • Texas Gov. Perry throws support behind McConnell

    03/16/2014 9:26:23 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 148 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Adam Beam
    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Saturday, telling 300 fellow Republicans that the minority leader will win re-election. McConnell finds himself in a GOP primary fight with wealthy businessman Matt Bevin, who attended the event but wasn’t allowed to speak. “I love the number six,” Perry told the crowd at the Lincoln Reagan Dinner of West Kentucky. “Sam Houston was 6 foot 6 inches tall. And Mitch McConnell is going to be in his sixth term as United States senator.” Organizers said the dinner was supposed to unite the...
  • Mark Levin: GOP Establishment 'Dumped All Over' Jolly

    03/14/2014 7:11:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 27 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 13 Mar 2014 | Greg Richter
    Republican Party leadership is celebrating this week's special election win by Florida Republican David Jolly, which kept the House seat in GOP hands and helped make a point that Obamacare is a key election issue in the fall. But radio talk show host Mark Levin says party leadership is hypocritical. Prior to his unexpected win, party leaders were not so complimentary of Jolly in a story published by Politico last Friday, four days before polls opened. The Politico story talked about how GOP officials tried to get three other candidates to run for the seat left open by the death...
  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    03/12/2014 2:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2014 | Noemie Emery
    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own. He began with a mocking refrain about "presidents" Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney (two of them veterans impaired by their trauma), chiding them for not being his kind of conservative. He also asked if we remembered their reigns. Well, we do remember, and we remember...
  • No, Gov. Brownback, Cruz didn't violate Reagan's 11th commandment

    03/12/2014 2:53:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | March 12, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    .........“You want to lose elections? Stand for nothing,” Cruz said last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC)..Look at the last four congressional elections – '06,'08,'10,'12. In three of the four, we followed that strategy:'06,'08, and '12. We put our head down, we stood for nothing, and we got walloped. The one election that was a tremendous election was 2010, when Republicans drew a line in the sand. We said, unequivocally, we stand against ObamaCare, against bankrupting the country, and we won in an historic tidal wave of an election.But what Cruz said next angered Brownback, himself a former U.S....
  • RED ALERT: Romney To Gather Aides In Utah

    03/10/2014 7:01:15 PM PDT · by xzins · 111 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 3/10/14 | CHQ Staff
    The Washington Post reports that failed establishment Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is gathering his “political brain trust” at a swanky Park City, Utah ski chalet later this month. If political brains were a prerequisite for an invitation it seems like Romney could have held the gathering in the broom closet of one of his mansions, but conservatives should not dismiss the threat to the prospects for a conservative victory in 2016 that Romney revanchists represent. As The Post reports, and we hear from time to time with incredulity, there is chatter among some powerful GOP donors about another Romney...
  • [Texas Moderate] Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Fights for Survival in GOP Race

    03/09/2014 4:08:36 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 30 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | March 5, 2014 | Chris Tomlinson
    Dewhurst is fighting for his political legacy after presiding over the Texas Senate for 11 years. In that role, he has chosen committee leaders, controlled the legislative agenda and maintained the Texas Senate's clubby atmosphere that keeps the wheels of government turning. But after his loss to Ted Cruz in the 2012 GOP primary race for the U.S. Senate, Dewhurst has tacked hard to the right. He has talked more about banning almost all abortions and even appointed Patrick to chair one of the Senate's most power committees, public education. Patrick, meanwhile, focused on passing abortion restrictions and expanding the...
  • REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN LABELS TEXAS AS 'DISCRIMINATORY'

    03/09/2014 11:22:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Mar 2014 | LOGAN CHURCHWELL
    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN--During a filibuster-style radio interview in Milwaukee Friday, senior Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner (Wisconsin) charged that the State of Texas as a whole had a tendency to discriminate against minority voters and should be placed back under Holder Justice Department supervision thanks to his proposed legislation. After the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision to strike down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act—a policy that held a number of southern states like Texas and other jurisdictions structurally discriminatory toward minorities until proven otherwise—Rep. Sensenbrenner vowed to revive the law. When pressed to justify his desire to again empower the...
  • McCain, Manafort, and The Ukraine (GOPe behind Putin's Ukrainian lackey president?)

    03/07/2014 1:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mark Musser
    In October of 2008, Sarah Palin was mocked as being too far-fetched by foreign policy media elites for predicting that if Obama won the presidency, Putin’s Russia’s might indeed invade Ukraine. "Saturday Night Live" had fun with Palin by lampooning her statement when she said one could see Russia from Alaska. Yet late last week, Palin got the last laugh when Putin invaded the Ukrainian Crimea, “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I'm usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by the ‘high-brow’ Foreign Policy magazine....
  • Jeb Bush’s Bush Problem Clouds 2016 (6% support in polls is worse than Romney...)

    03/07/2014 11:22:51 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/6/14 | Rick Klein
    If 2016 brings another Bush-Clinton matchup, not all famous last names are equal at the start. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll makes clear why it’s better to be associated with the 42nd president than the 43rd and 41st, at least for now. The poll has plenty of good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Two-thirds of Americans say they’d consider voting for Clinton in 2016, and a full 25 percent say they will definitely support her. Again, among all Americans – not just Democrats, or Democrats and independents – one in four say they are fully on board for Hillary...
  • Texas Primary Election Results 2014: Live Senate Map by County, Midterm Races

    03/04/2014 6:39:59 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 58 replies
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 3/4/2014
    POLITICO's 2014 Texas Election Results and Live Primary Map, includes Midterm Races for Senate, House, Governor and Key Ballot Measures. Winner J. Cornyn (i) 62.2% 380,820 S. Stockman 17.4% 106,531 D. Stovall 9.7% 59,366 L. Vega 3.6% 22,170 K. Cope 2.6% 15,641 C. Mapp 1.9% 11,502 R. Reasor 1.7% 10,415 C. Cleaver 0.9% 5,726 Article Link: Texas Primary Election Results 2014: Live Senate Map by County, Midterm Races - POLITICO (http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/senate/texas/#.UxaMs_ldVa9) Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • Is Jim DeMint the Most Hated Man in Washington? (GOP-E Hit Piece)

    03/04/2014 2:27:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Machiavelli’s famous advice to politicians is that it is better to be feared than loved. Less often quoted is an equally valuable admonition: avoid being hated. Jim DeMint, the former senator-turned-Tea Party leader at the helm of the Heritage Foundation, never tried to win the love of the Republican establishment. He did, however, succeed over the past several years, first as the junior senator from South Carolina and since last year, as head of the GOP’s most prominent think tank, at being feared by his fellow Republicans. But now he finds himself in the position of being merely despised. Read...
  • Bruce the dog offered a personal cheque by Darwin [Australia] council for his testicles

    03/02/2014 10:35:53 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    NT News ^ | February 26, 2014 | MARIA BILLIAS
    BRUCE Wallder the great dane may well be the first dog in history to receive a cheque in the mail as consolation for having his testicles removed. That is exactly what Darwin council did last week, much to the amusement of Bruce's owner Tom Wallder. De-sexed dog owners receive a registration reimbursement of $60 from the council for having their pets de-sexed, however the last thing Mr Wallder - the human - was expecting was for the cheque to be sent out in the name of his beloved and recently castrated eight-month-old canine. "I said to my wife, 'that's funny,...
  • PJ Media Symposium: Will Ted Cruz Be a Plus or Minus for Republicans in the Midterm Elections?

    03/02/2014 10:42:53 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 27, 2014 | PJ Editors
    - PJ Media - http://pjmedia.com - Click here to print. PJ Media Symposium: Will Ted Cruz Be a Plus or Minus for Republicans in the Midterm Elections?Posted By PJ Editors On February 27, 2014 @ 12:16 am In Politics,US News | 120 Comments Several high-profile conservative columnists and pundits, including Thomas Sowell [1], Ann Coulter [2], and Kim Strassel [3], have openly questioned whether Ted Cruz is hurting Republican chances by attacking fellow GOP senators. Others, like Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, are supporting the Texas senator’s campaign against establishment Republicans.We asked several of our writers and columnists to...
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...