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  • Make Obama and the Republican Establishment an offer they can’t refuse

    11/25/2014 10:36:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/25/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Now that Barack Obama has granted millions of illegal aliens’ amnesty and stretched our social systems to the point of collapse the question becomes: How do we respond? First we need to determine who “we” are. We know Obama’s allies in the Republican Establishment (GOPe) are not on America’s side and although this complicates our task, it does not make it impossible. There are some things we could do, such as; mass deportations; withholding funds for Obama’s actions and/or blocking them with a government shutdown or even bringing impeachment proceedings against him. Each of these steps has merit, but each...
  • John McCain Encouraging Lindsey Graham To Run For President

    11/24/2014 12:40:46 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    breitbart ^ | Nov. 24, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    "I think he is looking at it, and I am strongly encouraging him to take a look at it," said Arizona Senator and former GOP presidential nominee John McCain, of a possible presidential bid by his colleague and friend Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, (R). "I know of no one who is better versed and more important on national security policy and defense than Lindsey Graham, and I don't think these challenges to our security are going away," added McCain.
  • Republican leaders hope to contain outrage in the ranks over Obama immigration moves

    11/20/2014 12:05:57 PM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2014 | Robert Costa
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) winced as he listened to comments from Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) in reaction to President Obama’s plans to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation. “Unfortunate, unfair, unnecessary, unwise,” Graham said. Earlier Wednesday, Bachmann, a retiring tea-party firebrand, had declared that those immigrants covered by the policies that the president would announce Thursday would become “illiterate” voters. For Republicans the roiling debate over the president’s decision is not only a fight with the White House, but a test of whether they can contain some of the unhelpful passions among their swelling majorities in both chambers. The task...
  • Labrador cries foul on his leaders (The GOP-E Strikes Back!)

    11/19/2014 2:28:04 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Scott Wong
    Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador accused House GOP leaders Tuesday of pulling strings to help Rep. Bill Flores win the election to head the Republican Study Committee, underscoring tensions between Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) team and the right. Labrador (R-Idaho) said GOP leaders mounted a whipping operation that included phone calls to help Flores (R-Texas) upset Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a Tea Party favorite, on the second ballot in the race for RSC chairman.
  • CONSERVATIVES AND GOP ESTABLISHMENT; A GETTYSBURG MOMENT (HOSTAGE)

    11/15/2014 3:20:41 PM PST · by Hostage · 47 replies
    Commentary and Opinion ^ | November 16, 2014 | Hostage
    TODAY'S CHALLENGE In the second week following the tsunami of mid-term elections in favor of Republicans, the possibility of the GOP Establishment setting the agenda of the next Congress against a backdrop of catfights between republican moderates and the Conservative base ... has obsured the source of this very significant victory which stems from the hard, bitter and agonizing choices taken by Conservatives in years past. The awful Hobbesian choices (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobson's_choice) presented to Conservatives in the past 8 years have been painful and demoralizing to them but theyhave risen to the occasion to choose wisely and they were right. GOP...
  • The Republican establishment has stepped into the TEA Party’s trap and doesn’t realize it yet

    11/13/2014 8:49:40 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/13/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Don’t feel hunted anymore because we are now the hunters. Enough with the talk about how we the rank and file TEA Party conservatives have exchanged one threatening group – the Democrats- for another threatening group, the Republican Establishment. As this line of thinking goes, we’ve beaten the Democrats and put Barack Obama flat on his back; but now we have to be afraid of the Republican Establishment (GOPe) and their lust for amnesty. We are supposed to lay awake at nights worried that they will stab us in the back and truth be told, until Election Night that’s just...
  • A Republican Revolution?

    11/11/2014 7:38:14 AM PST · by donjuanluis07 · 3 replies
    http://rcsprouljr.com/jce/republican-revolution/ ^ | Nov. 11, 2014 | R. C. Sproul Jr.
    Today, Dr. Sproul Jr. talks about the results of the Midterm Elections. AUDIO After the Jump!
  • How the Chamber beat the tea party in 2014

    11/10/2014 4:17:00 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | November 9, 2014 | MAGGIE HABERMAN |
    After the 2012 election, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s top political adviser, Scott Reed, surveyed the damage – tens of millions of dollars spent only to lose the White House and a slew of winnable Senate races — and vowed that 2014 would be different. Some $70 million and a Republican wave later, the business lobby, one of the biggest spenders in the midterm elections, is feeling very good about its return on investment. Its conclusion after 2012 — that they had to take on tea party challengers in primaries and create a more business-friendly slate of general election candidates...
  • 10 freshmen who could trouble leadership

    11/09/2014 12:26:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2014 | Cristina Marcos
    House Republicans will have their largest majority since the 1930s next year, but that doesn't mean Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) job will be easy.The House GOP leadership's struggles in keeping members in line over the past four years have been well documented. Some of the incoming freshmen will likely join the ranks of conservatives who frequently oppose leadership initiatives.Among the new freshmen, for instance, is one congressman-elect who has called Hillary Clinton the "anti-Christ," another who has suggested Muslims don't deserve First Amendment rights, and yet another who has declared himself open to the idea of the United States invading...
  • NYT: GOP ESTABLISHMENT GEARS UP FOR CIVIL WAR AGAINST TEA PARTY

    11/08/2014 6:22:18 PM PST · by Viennacon · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/8/2014 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON — As most Republicans were taking a victory lap the morning after the elections, a group of conservatives huddled anxiously in a conference room not far from Capitol Hill and agreed that now is the time for confrontation, not compromise and conciliation. Despite Republicans’ ascension to Senate control and an expanded House majority, many conservatives from the party’s activist wing fear that congressional leaders are already being too timid with President Obama. They do not want to hear that government shutdowns are off the table or that repealing the Affordable Care Act is impossible — two things Republican leaders...
  • McConnell: Rand Paul can 'count on me' for 2016

    11/07/2014 8:34:48 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 07, 2014 7:31 AM PST | Jeremy Diamond
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Mitch McConnell just put one election behind him that is expected to sweep him into the position of Senate majority leader, but he already knows who he'd back in 2016 if he decides to run: fellow Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul."I don't think he's made a final decision on that. But he'll be able to count on me," McConnell said of Paul's presidential prospects in an interview with the Lexington Herald-Leader published Thursday. McConnell, who called himself a "big supporter of Rand Paul" said the pair have "developed a very tight relationship.""And I'm for him," McConnell...
  • Triumphant GOP leaders do not mention actions on life, marriage in 114th Congress

    11/07/2014 5:47:15 AM PST · by wagglebee · 26 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/6/14 | Dustin Siggins
    Pro-life activists and voters proved pivotal in Republican victories in Congress and in several states. So far, however, their efforts are not being rewarded in public statements by GOP leaders. According to Open Secrets, pro-life campaign contributions totalled approximately $1.4 million in 2013 and 2014. Additionally, Women Speak Out PAC -- whose members include the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List -- worked 14 campaign offices in three battleground states. In a press release, SBA and Women Speak Out president Marjorie Dannenfelser said that "759 field representatives...reached more than 875,000 pro-life voters who typically do not vote in midterm elections." Between...
  • Mitch: "What Mandate?"

    11/05/2014 5:27:13 AM PST · by pgyanke · 25 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/5/14 | pgyanke
    From an election results article published by Heritage: "Shortly before midnight, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada congratulated current Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, saying McConnell would succeed him as Republicans regained control of the Senate for the first time since 2006. “I don’t expect the president to wake up tomorrow and view the world any different than he did this morning,” McConnell said hours earlier, after winning his own race. “He knows I won’t either.” Great, Mitch... great.
  • The Pyrrhic Victory: Tuesday Could End the GOP

    11/03/2014 8:06:04 AM PST · by Bratch · 81 replies
    Breitbart: The Conversation ^ | November 2, 2014 | Dan Riehl
    Some prominent Republicans seem to be feeling their oats, assuming what are sometimes infamously referred to as "RINOs" or Republicans in name only by the Conservative GOP base, eat oats, of course. Mitt Romney is merely channeling Jeb Bush here in an increasingly obvious last-minute GOP establishment gesture to reach out to Hispanics, perhaps especially in Colorado, as we move closer to election day. On "Fox News Sunday, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) said a Republican-led Senate would pass new, stronger legislation on immigration reform. To be clear, there's absolutely nothing wrong with the GOP welcoming more and more Hispanics into a Right-leaning fold....
  • Romney: A GOP Senate to pass immigration, trade

    11/02/2014 7:59:16 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/2/14 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Mitt Romney predicted on Sunday that a Republican Senate would break through congressional gridlock and pass legislation on immigration reform and trade. Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee warned that President Barack Obama would move after Tuesday's midterm elections towards "amnesty" on immigration reform, a reference to the White House's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the elections. But Romney said a Republican Congress would pass a more conservative immigration bill focused on border security that the president would sign. “You’re going to see a provision, first of all,...
  • McConnell keeps agenda for a Republican Senate close to his vest

    10/31/2014 2:37:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | October 31, 2014 | BY SAM YOUNGMAN
    Edging closer to his lifelong dream of leading a Republican majority in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Mitch McConnell has been largely quiet about what specific agenda his potential new majority would pursue. "This is not the time to lay out an agenda," McConnell told reporters Friday after an event in Lexington. "But I will say this: Divided government in the past has been pretty effective." "It's never a good idea to tell the other side what the first play is going to be, but I think it's safe to say we'll have a very different direction for the country," McConnell...
  • Cornyn: Pathway to citizenship for kids makes 'much more sense'

    10/29/2014 10:24:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/29/14 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week signaled his support for undocumented immigrant children to have a pathway to U.S. citizenship. “For children who came with their parents into the country and did not comply with our immigration laws, they are guilty of nothing other than coming with their family,” Cornyn said during a Tuesday night Senate debate. “We ought to provide them with an opportunity not only to go to school, but eventually serve in the military or complete a college education and earn American citizenship.” In 2003, he voted for the DREAM Act, which would have created a pathway...
  • Conservatives ready to give leaders hell (Clean border security bill w/o Amnesty, H1B flood)

    10/29/2014 6:44:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/29/14 | LAUREN FRENCH and ANNA PALMER
    Conservatives in Congress are drawing up their wish list for a Republican Senate, including “pure” bills, like a full repeal of Obamacare, border security and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — unlikely to win over many Democrats and sure to torment GOP leaders looking to prove they can govern. Interviews with more than a dozen conservative lawmakers and senior aides found a consensus among the right wing of the Republican Party: If Republicans take the Senate, they want to push an agenda they believe was hamstrung by the Democratic-controlled chamber, even if their bills end up getting vetoed by...
  • 6 Reasons We Need To Help Republicans Take The Senate Even Though They Stink

    10/28/2014 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2014 | John Hawkins
    The Democratic Party is systematically destroying America and other than Barack Obama, no one deserves more blame for it than Harry Reid. He may be an excellent politician who runs circles around Mitch McConnell the way Bugs Bunny baffles Elmer Fudd, but he's also a habitually dishonest, mean-spirited sociopath who cares absolutely nothing about the good of the country. The Democrat senators who put Reid into power and went along with Obama deserve to be punished for what they’ve done. Certainly, that doesn't mean the Republicans are wonderful. Just the fact that they allow themselves to be led by a...
  • Cruz, Palin face Perry, Barbour, Steve Schmidt, Nichole Wallace, Romney pile-on

    10/25/2014 5:31:11 PM PDT · by txhurl · 24 replies
    10/04/2014 | Myself
    This is a snapshot of FR articles of Ted and Sarah the last month; Perry, Steve Schmidt, Nichole Wallace, and other GOPe folks that orbit Romney, McCain, past and present, in light of the recent stepped-up attacks on Palin and Cruz. Please add any threads that may intersect. *******THE GOOD-HAIR****** Rick Perry whiffs in President Obama’s Ebola footsteps (Not-Quite-Ready-For_Primetime Candidate) 10/22/2014 5:51:03 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 21 replies Rick Perry Announces New Ebola Containment Center 10/21/2014 11:19:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies Perry cuts short Europe trip amid Ebola scare 10/15/2014 12:17:05 PM PDT ·...
  • Politically, I am Through with Sarah Palin

    10/25/2014 7:50:32 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 225 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/24/2014 | Jake
    <p>If you haven’t already seen, Sarah Palin has endorsed Bill Walker and Byron Mallott’s Independent-Democrat “Unity” ticket in the Alaska gubernatorial race over Republican incumbent Sean Parnell. She endorses the Independent-Democrat ticket over the man who was her own lieutenant governor.</p> <p>Because of this, as far as Republican politics are concerned, I’m finished with Sarah Palin. I have nothing but respect for her has a wife, mother, and grandmother. I pray that, should I ever be faced with the prospect of having to raise a child with Down Syndrome or any other disability, I would have the wisdom to make the kind of decision she made with Trig and that I could bear that cross so gracefully. I must also add, in light of recent events, that I find the media’s treatment of the family brawl despicable, and unlike Carroll Costello, I find assault no laughing matter.</p>
  • Nicolle Wallace Endorses A Hillary Presidential Run: ‘I’m A Huge Fan’

    10/23/2014 10:09:31 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 54 replies
    MRC ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Jeffrey Meyer
    Nicolle Wallace, former Communications Director for President George W. Bush and current co-host of the View, appeared on the syndicated show Wendy Wednesday afternoon to talk about her new gig as well as her career in Republican politics. During the interview, Wallace, who spends much of her time criticizing her fellow Republicans, endorsed the idea of Hillary Clinton running for president in 2016. The former Bush staffer declared that she was a “huge fan of the idea of a Hillary Clinton candidacy.”
  • Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin Williamson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE www.nationalreview.com PRINT October 19, 2014 12:00 AM Rove Agonistes Karl Rove’s metamorphosis into legend is now complete. By Kevin D. Williamson ‘Karl Rove targets attorney general race in California.” “Who’s afraid of Kamala Harris? Karl Rove!” “Karl Rove Attacks — We Need Your Help!” Karl Rove’s starring role in the 2010 California attorney general’s race came as a surprise to Karl Rove, who wasn’t actually involved in that particular contest. This happens with him all the time. For the Left, Rove served for many years as the go-to bogeyman, the marquee name with which to conjure before...
  • Can’t quit Mitt: Friends say Romney feels nudge to consider a 2016 presidential run

    10/13/2014 4:57:31 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Officially, Mitt Romney returned to Iowa, the quadrennial presidential proving ground, to give a boost to Joni Ernst. But at a closed-door breakfast fundraiser here Monday, the first question from a donor had nothing to do with Ernst’s Senate campaign. “When you get elected to the Senate, your job should be to convince Mitt Romney to run for president again,” a donor told Ernst, according to several attendees. The Republican candidate said she would, while Romney laughed. (snip) Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and now the tacit head of the Republican Party, visited Iowa as part of a feverish...
  • Susan Collins Says It's Too Late To Repeal Obamacare (Surprise!)

    10/10/2014 4:50:29 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 10-10-2014 | Sabrina Siddiqui
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) thinks it's time for Republicans to let go of their efforts to repeal Obamacare. Speaking to an NBC affiliate in Portland on Thursday, Collins argued that the GOP has missed its chance to get rid of the health care law entirely. She noticeably did not say whether she would vote to repeal or defund Obamacare, despite being asked. "You know at this point, I think we’re past that," Collins said. "I think it would’ve been much better if there’d been a bipartisan bill crafted in 2008 that had provisions that both parties could agree on, such...
  • Karl Rove to GOP: No ‘Score -Settling’ With Obama After Midterm Wins

    10/10/2014 8:57:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 96 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 10/9/14 | Eddie Scarry
    In a new op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Republican strategist Karl Rove warns the GOP that should they make big gains in the November midterm elections, they should focus on passing legislation rather than “score-settling” with President Barack Obama. Rove writes that he anticipates Obama to reject bills sent to him from a Republican Congress but that Obama ” deserves the chance to show he’s matured as a leader and has the energy to govern.” From the op-ed: Mr. Obama is not the only person who must decide how to proceed. Whatever path the president chooses, Republicans must settle...
  • gop's big idea: let's not have a wave election

    10/08/2014 10:50:04 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 19 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 8 Oct 2014 | Ann Coulter
    On Monday, The Washington Times reported on the Homeland Security Inspector General's finding that detention facilities for illegal border-crossers are teeming with diseases because the guests don't know how to take medicine or use toilets. By Tuesday, there were more than 1,000 comments. That's a lot of comments. Articles on ISIS usually get between five and 100 comments. True, a month ago, a CNN poll reported that 90 percent of Americans said they believed ISIS was a direct threat to the United States. What else could they say? You'd feel awfully silly if you told a CNN pollster ISIS wasn't...
  • A troubling question on GOP race to re-take Senate

    10/06/2014 8:25:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/6/2014 | Carol Brown
    As the mid-term election approaches, there is increasing focus on Senate races. Real Clear Politics shows these states as toss-ups: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. (Michigan flips back and forth from being a toss up to leaning Dem.) If you look at the map with no toss ups, it shows the GOP winning anywhere from 50-52 seats. But if you look at the polling margin that pushes a state into one column or the other (Dem or GOP), you can see how fragile the situation is. We have some candidates leading by as...
  • Texas Senate: Cornyn (R) 50%, Alameel (D) 29%

    10/06/2014 5:41:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Incumbent Republican John Cornyn remains a near certainty for reelection to the U.S. Senate in Texas. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Texas Voters shows Cornyn with 50% support to Democratic challenger David Alameel’s 29%. Six percent (6%) like another candidate in the race, and 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook. The survey of 840 Likely Voters in Texas was conducted on October 1-2, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports....
  • Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll [No Republican Senate?]

    10/05/2014 11:26:10 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 04, 2014 | CARRIE DANN
    Kansas Surprise: Orman Leads Roberts by 10 in NBC/Marist Poll BY CARRIE DANN Independent candidate Greg Orman is leading incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Roberts in Kansas by 10 points, while Democrats have a slim lead in North Carolina’s contest and both candidates are in a dead heat in Iowa’s Senate race, new NBC News/Marist polls find. The Kansas poll, which shows Roberts trailing 38 percent to Orman’s 48 percent, is full of bad news for the incumbent and for Republicans, who have suddenly seen Roberts’ sleepy re-election race turn into a very real pickup opportunity for Democrats if Orman decides...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-10-04 : 11 GOP Principles for America

    10/04/2014 9:23:45 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 39 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-10-04 | Newt Gingrich
    . October 4, 2014 Newt Gingrich : 11 GOP Principles for America ===================================================== Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus gave a very good speech yesterday focused on 11 principles for American renewal. They are eleven positive statements about what Republicans believe we must do about the challenges confronting America. Take a look at his list of Republican principles below. How many do you agree with? 1. Our Constitution should be preserved, valued and honored.2. We need to start growing America’s economy instead of Washington’s economy so that working Americans see better wages and more opportunity. 3. We need to pass a...
  • Extreme Conservatives in Search of Purity

    10/04/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Don't give America to the hard left liberal progressive commie bastard democrats because you can't find purity in the Republican Party A listener to my Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs program on KCAA AM1050, and regular reader of Political Pistachio, emails me often to challenge what he considers to be my oath to the Republican Party. I have no oath to the GOP. My oath is to God, and my political ideology is that of a Classical Centrist, which is someone that, without compromise, supports the original intent of the United States Constitution. I wish, I have told Nathan,...
  • Surprise! Jeb Bush Wins New Backer: George P. Bush

    10/03/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/2/14 | LAURA MECKLER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a 2016 favorite of many establishment Republicans, reiterated that he will make a decision by the end of the year about whether to run for president. “It’s related to whether it’s the right thing for my family, and whether I can do it with joy in my heart,” he said in a brief interview Wednesday. He was in Texas to campaign with his son, George P. Bush, who is expected to be elected Texas land commissioner. Gov. Bush’s closest advisers have been quietly spreading the word that party strategists and fundraisers should avoid committing to...
  • John Cornyn for re-election to Senate (because he'll be a Grand Conciliator...)

    10/03/2014 11:46:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 10/3/14 | EXPRESS-NEWS EDITORIAL BOARD
    We do not always agree with Texas Sen. John Cornyn, and, as he is in Senate leadership, it’s difficult not to lay some of the blame at his feet for the gridlock that has seized Congress. We recommend him for re-election nonetheless, based on a long record of achievement — but also on a hope. Through his decades of public service to Texas as a state district judge, a state Supreme Court justice and attorney general, we’ve seen a John Cornyn who might not have been as comfortable as he appears today in the Beltway’s toxic politics. This, of course,...
  • I'm amazed at the ignorance of FReepers [the stupid, it BURNS]

    10/02/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT · by StraysDaddy · 388 replies
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    We have been seeing America go to the "dogs" for 6 years now and still some "brain dead" fools cling to the idea that they will stay home rather than vote for a "Pubbie" that they deem a RINO.
  • George W. Bush: I think Jeb wants it!

    10/02/2014 8:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/2/14 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former President George W. Bush says he thinks his brother Jeb wants to be in the White House and added that he is pushing his younger sibling to run for president in 2016. “I think he wants to be president,’” George Bush said on Fox News on Thursday. “I think [Jeb would] be a great president. He understands what it’s like to be president.”
  • God Save Us from the Loud ‘I’m Staying Home This Year’ Conservatives

    10/01/2014 3:18:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 777 replies
    National Review-Campaign Spot ^ | 9-30-2014 | Jim Geraghty
    NATIONAL REVIEW SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 12:34 PM God Save Us from the Loud 'I'm Staying Home This Year' Conservatives By Jim Geraghty A few thoughts from the middle of the day . . . God save us from self-professed "conservatives" who will announce they'll stay home on Election Day as a demonstration of their power. Because as we all know, you become more influential in politics and government and public life by staying home and doing less. .... Does the "I'm staying home" crowd apply this to everything in life? "I don't like the way the company is run, so...
  • Reports: Former Gov. George Pataki considering presidential run

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide says talk of a campaign is premature. The New York Post reported Tuesday that Pataki is privately weighing whether to enter the wide-open Republican field. The paper says Pataki recently met with Republican donor David Koch. Pataki was governor from 1995 to 2006 and was mentioned as a potential presidential contender in the 2008 and 2012 elections. David Catalfamo, a former top Pataki adviser, says it's premature to talk about his former boss running for president. He says Pataki and Koch are...
  • Talk of Romney in 2016 Continues to Grow

    09/30/2014 9:25:10 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 75 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 09/29/14 | Lincoln Mitchell
    In recent days and weeks there has been renewed speculation that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president will again be a candidate in 2016. There has been some talk about this for months, but it has grown louder in recent days. Yesterday, The Washington Post described Mr. Romney’s evolving potential candidacy as “The road from ‘I’m not doing it again’ to ‘Circumstances can change’ is paved with favorable polls, 2012 predictions that came true and public statements from supporters.” Last week in an article titled “Romney 2016 is Real,” The Washington Examiner wrote “Romney is talking with advisers,...
  • On immigration, Cornyn sees focus on border security in GOP-run Senate (Amnesty after E-Verify)

    09/29/2014 12:38:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/29/14 | Todd J. Gillman
    Republicans will remain focused on a security-first approach to immigration if they win control of the Senate, Sen. John Cornyn said Monday. “Our Democrat friends want to eat dessert before they eat their vegetables on immigration. I just don’t think that’s going to work,” he said. -snip- “Is a Republican-controlled Congress going to pass a quick pathway to citizenship? No,” he said. “But would there be an opportunity to vote on — once border security was addressed, once the visa overstay was addressed and an e-verify system put in place, is there way then to look at how do we...
  • How big could the House Republican majority get in November?

    09/28/2014 7:43:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 9/27/2014 | Philip Bump
    In an update on Friday afternoon, one of the country's leading independent political handicappers broadened its assessment of how many House seats Republicans are likely to win this fall. "Regardless of whether you want to call it a wave," wrote the Rothenberg Political Report's Nathan Gonzales -- the sort of qualifier that will keep Democratic operatives up at night -- "the fight for the House continues to creep into Democratic territory."
  • Republicans See Money Drying Up in Final Weeks

    09/26/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 25, 2014 | Alex Roarty
    A restless electorate and a target-rich map have the GOP on the cusp of winning the Senate majority. But with fewer than 40 days until November, Republican campaigns are suddenly confronting a problem that undermines high hopes of victory: a sudden and serious lack of cash. GOP campaigns, political committees, and—above all—the party's outside groups are scrambling to raise money, worried that Democrats and their allied groups are poised to heavily outspend them on TV ads in the final weeks before Election Day. Concerns run deepest about October, when Democratic groups are on track to pour millions of dollars into...
  • Hey Karl Rove/Gee-Oh-Pee Establishment/ Associated Media Hacks: BACK OFF Ted Cruz, NOW

    09/26/2014 9:16:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    We know how you slime operate, yet constitutionally-principled conservatives are only rallied to the cause when your evil monkeys toss false canards at Ted Cruz, attempting to Palinize him... and so very early, how telling. Hey Reince-wash-repeat Preibus, there's a reason I don't answer your sad-sounding emails (ever), with titles like 'Hope You Can Join Us for Lunch!', 'What's Your T-Shirt Size?', OR my personal favorite "..., did you abandon the RNC?'-  Something like that-- we'll just forget you've been trying to kill us, no hard feelings, I guess- lol. Of course, I almost never even open their relentless spam, and...
  • New Gallup poll shows Americans want third political party participation

    09/26/2014 10:14:52 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 55 replies
    Examiner ^ | 9-24-14 | Karl Dickey
    A new Gallup poll out this morning, September 24, 2014, found that 58% of Americans strongly want a third political party choice in the candidates because the two older parties "do such a poor job" representing the people. This number is little changed from a Gallup poll asking the same question in 2007. The third largest political party is the Libertarian Party, yet its candidates face unfair hurdles of ballot access and media exclusion. Many states in the nation purposely raise the bar for Libertarian Party candidates to have their name printed on the ballot alongside the Republican and Democratic...
  • 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,...
  • Your Missing Support (Desperate GOP-E!)

    09/20/2014 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 70 replies
    Email from National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | September 20, 2014 | Seante Republicans
    Before you delete this email, we want to explain something. You’ve probably seen this a lot: Email: Chipped in to Defeat Harry Reid's Democrats? NO DONATION Deadline: 11:59 PM Suggested Support: $5.00 Let us explain… We rely on lots of grassroots conservatives to chip in $5 or more, while the other side is able to pressure Hollywood celebrities and limousine liberals to donate millions. In other words, we need your support or we just can’t keep up. If people donate, it adds up fast, but it only works if everyone does their part. And according to our records, you haven’t...
  • 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 50–­50 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. Romney’s 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 RNC’s “autopsy” of...
  • BOEHNER TOUTS IMMIGRATION REFORM: 'THE SOONER WE DO IT THE BETTER'

    09/18/2014 1:44:09 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/18/14 | CAROLINE MAY
    America’s immigration system is a “mess” and reforming it would help the economy, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday. Speaking at the American Enterprise Institute about “resetting America’s economic foundation” Boehner addressed immigration reform when asked by a member of the audience. “Yeah, I think immigration reform would help our economy, but you’ve got to secure the borders first — we’ve got a mess and I think everybody knows we’ve got a mess. Our legal system is broken, our borders aren’t secure. And then we’ve got the problem of those that are here without documents,” Boehner said. “It needs to...
  • Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries

    09/18/2014 9:11:10 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 53 replies
    CNS News ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation's largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama "to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition." The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support...
  • New polls show Hagan widening lead

    09/15/2014 6:18:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies
    wral.com ^ | 9/15/14
    Two polls released Monday show Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan opening up a lead over Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Raleigh polling firm American Insights, which has Republican ties, had Hagan with a 9 percentage point lead among likely voters, while Elon University Poll gives Hagan a 4-point lead. The polls are the latest in a string showing Hagan gaining ground in the campaign. Of likely voters surveyed by American Insights, 43 percent said they would back Hagan, 34 percent said they backed Tillis, the current state House speaker, and 5 percent backed Libertarian Sean Haugh. "The race has unmistakably shifted...