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  • Rand Paul breaks with other 2016 GOP contenders to back Obama's opening to Cuba

    12/19/2014 6:13:24 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 18, 2014 | Doug Mataconis
    Sen. Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky is breaking with many members of his own party and other potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 in offering at least some support for the president’s opening to Cuba, highlighting yet another area where he seems likely to offer a contrast but which is also likely to become an area of attack against him in a primary race: Sen. Rand Paul broke with other likely Republican presidential contenders on Thursday by saying that opening up more trade with Cuba “is probably a good idea” and declaring that the US embargo on the country “just...
  • Paul: Trade With Cuba 'Probably a Good Idea'

    12/18/2014 9:19:23 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | DEC 18, 2014, 11:54 A.M. E.S.T.
    WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that starting to trade with Cuba "is probably a good idea" and that the lengthy economic embargo against the communist island "just hasn't worked." Paul became the first potential Republican presidential candidate to offer some support for President Barack Obama's decision to try to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba. The president's surprise announcement on Wednesday was slammed by several potential GOP candidates, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who said it amounted to appeasing the Castro regime. Paul said in a radio interview with Tom Roten of...
  • Should Jeb Bush Switch Parties? - A Ruling Class ticket: Hillary and Jeb in 2016

    12/18/2014 2:10:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jeffrey Lord
    Listening to all the stories about Jeb Bush and his angst over the conservative base of the Republican Party, the question occurred: Why doesn’t Jeb ease his conscience and his donors' wallets and just switch parties? Go now, become a Democrat—and then form an alliance with the wife of the man the Bushes affectionately call their “brother from another mother.” That being the woman George W. Bush has dubbed as being “like my sister-in-law”—Hillary Clinton.After all, the Bush/Clinton alliance has already been on display, as I unknowingly noted in this column when Governor Bush presented former-Secretary Clinton with the Constitution...
  • BREAKING: Jeb Bush is formally exploring 2016 White House bid

    12/16/2014 7:55:08 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 169 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 16, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Jeb Bush is exploring a 2016 presidential bid. The former Florida governor said in a post on Facebook Tuesday that over the Thanksgiving holiday there was a lot of discussion about the future of the nation. “As a result of these conversations and thoughtful consideration of the kind of strong leadership I think America needs, I have decided to actively explore the possibility of running for President of the United States,” Mr. Bush said. Mr. Bush said he plans to establish a Leader PAC next month to “help me facilitate conversations with citizens across America to discuss the most critical...
  • Three Things We Learned From The CRomnibus

    12/16/2014 7:21:49 AM PST · by xzins · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 15, 2014 | Conn Carroll
    After a week of passionate debate and late night votes, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill this Saturday that will keep the entire federal government, except the Department of Homeland Security, funded through September 2015. Here are three lessons conservatives should take away from the ordeal: 1.Corporatism is King - Money talks and activists walk. That is the sad lesson from a $1.1 trillion spending bill that included huge payoffs to Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Citibank, and corporations that use taxpayer subsidized loans to invest overseas. Meanwhile, House leaders did nothing to stop President Obama's executive amnesty other than...
  • The Purveyors of Ted Cruz Derangement Syndrome

    12/16/2014 7:10:24 AM PST · by xzins · 35 replies
    CHQ ^ | 12/16/2014 | George Rasley, CHQ Editor
    The Republican establishment has become infected with a new epidemic of “Ted Cruz derangement syndrome” apparently brought on by being forced to actually work at the job of being a United States Senator. “Patient Zero” in this epidemic may be New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte who complained bitterly before last weekend’s rare Saturday session to debate the constitutional point of order on the “CRomnibus” that it interfered with her plans to go home and watch a performance of the holiday classic the Nutcracker. Ayotte, by the way, has an F score of 44% on Conservative Review’s Liberty Score, compared...
  • A Conservative Waterloo: John Boehner Must Go

    12/16/2014 6:27:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Layne Hansen
    It is time to stop thinking of John Boehner and the rest of the Republican congressional leadership as being cowardly and recognize them for what they are: part of The Ruling Class that believes it has the right to tell the rest of us how to live. Since conservative voters handed a majority in the House of Representatives to the Republican Party in 2010, there have been countless missteps and opportunities to stop Democrats. It began with that first lame duck session when Republicans gave Obama some victories that eventually boosted his popularity and washed away the memory of the...
  • Republicans squander mandate won in November elections

    12/15/2014 8:57:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2014 | By Joseph Curl
    “Think of how stupid the average person is — and realize half of them are stupider than that.” — George Carlin Congress has gone full stupid. Late Tuesday night, lawmakers released a 1,603-page bill that would dole out more than $1 trillion in taxpayer money (the federal government, by the way, has collected a record amount in taxes this year, but still can’t stop overspending). Rollcall.com calculated that the massive omnibus bill came in at 289,861 words. Then the reporter dove into the math: “If members averaged 200 words per minute to read the dense legislative text, they would need...
  • For conservatives, it’s all about 2016, and that starts in 2015

    12/15/2014 7:42:19 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 15, 2014 | By Steve Deace
    Republicans won big in the 2014 midterm election, but it already looks as if conservatives still lost. Just look at what’s transpired the past few weeks: - The GOP establishment moved quickly to retain all their leadership positions before the new Congress is convened in January, thus shutting conservatives completely out of the mix. - That same GOP leadership has already funded every Obama scam they promised the American people during the campaign they would stop, scheming alongside a president they keep describing as “lawless” to pass the so-called “Cromnibus.” - Only 21 Republicans in the U.S. Senate went on...
  • Cruz refuses to stand down

    12/15/2014 5:25:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 101 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2014 | By Jesse Byrnes
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday defended his decision to delay a final vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill over the weekend, which is helping Senate Democrats confirm nearly two dozen of President Obama's nominations. Cruz’s colleagues have voiced frustration with his actions, suggesting he walked into Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) trap. But Cruz cast he and ally Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) as fighters willing to take on the Obama administration and GOP leaders as too willing to go with the flow. “Leadership was angry. They were angry because they did not want to fight this fight...
  • Well I did it tonight....

    12/15/2014 4:15:42 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 50 replies
    15 Dec 2014 | US Navy Vet
    ...I re-registered as an Independent today. Bye Bye GOP-e 4-Ever!
  • Shutdown Fairy Tales

    12/15/2014 3:43:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 15, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    With the passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that fails to defund President Obama’s immigration amnesty plan (as promised), it seems many Republicans still believe in Beltway fairy tales. If President Obama had shut down the government by vetoing an appropriations bill that didn’t fund the president’s amnesty plan, so the fairy tale goes, Republicans would be blamed and damaged politically. There’s just one problem with this fairy tale: the 2014 election results. Nobody blamed Republicans for a shutdown in 2013, and nobody cared. The Washington establishment fears big bad shutdowns because they illustrate to the rest of the...
  • Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for Door Opened by Obama [and the GOPe]

    12/14/2014 11:54:31 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | December 14, 2014 | By JULIA PRESTON
    LOS ANGELES — They pushed strollers, tugged toddlers and streamed into the convention center in the heart of this city on Sunday, thousands of immigrants here illegally and anxious to find out if they could gain protection from deportation under executive actions by President Obama. The crowd, waiting in a long snaking line to check in, was drawn by an information session organized by advocacy groups offering people initial assessments to see if they meet the requirements to apply to stay in the country and work. The day became a kind of coming-out party for about 5,000 unauthorized immigrants, the...
  • Congress Approves $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill That Leaves Obama’s Immigration Reforms Intact

    12/14/2014 3:39:54 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 100 replies
    SF CBS/local ^ | December 13, 2014 | AP
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  • Sarah Palin: House GOP ‘flipped American voters the bird’

    12/14/2014 2:36:51 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 74 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12, 2014 | By KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said the House Republicans who passed $1 trillion-plus funding bill late Thursday “flipped American voters the bird.” “It’s baffling really,” Palin said in an interview with Breitbart News on Friday. “The Republican Leadership in the House just flipped American voters the bird by sidelining the new Congress we just elected.” Palin’s criticisms come the morning after the House passed a spending bill by a 219-206 vote. While the bill will keep the government open for another year, Palin and other conservatives are not happy that the legislation will fund President Barack Obama’s executive action...
  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Blocks Quick Budget Deal

    12/13/2014 7:04:39 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/13/2014 | breitbart
    Reports state that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to force a quick Friday afternoon vote to send the CR-Omnibus budget to the President to be signed into law, but Republican Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, and Jeff Sessions wanted Reid to agree to allow a vote to defund Obama's amnesty plans before they would agree to vote for the budget.
  • With Obama's Help, House Passes Boehner's Amnesty-Funding Cromnibus Bill

    12/12/2014 12:14:03 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama bailed out House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday night. After the House embarrassed Boehner by almost killing his 1,774-page $1.1 trillion cromnibus bill on a purely procedural vote earlier in the day, House Democrats pitched in to provide the votes to pass it. “My job tonight is to say thank you and Merry Christmas,” Boehner said in a rare floor appearance after the measure barely passed the House 219-206 after a day of pure chaos in Congress. Earlier in the say, every Democrat who voted on the rule voted against it. That nearly derailed the bill, as...
  • Gohmert: Leadership Wouldn't Work With Conservatives on Cromnibus

    12/12/2014 12:11:19 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Dec 2014
    Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said that conservatives in the House heard "not one word" from House GOP leadership on compromises to make changes to the cromnibus in order to get conservatives to vote for it even though "we were willing to work with them to compromise" on Thursday's "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel. "There was no encouragement to conservatives. The Speaker and Majority Leader, these folks knew there's money for abortion, money for the EPA to hurt states like Texas, Arizona. There's just all kinds of money in there for things we don't support. and, Sean, you and I...
  • Governor Palin Responds to the Omnibus Spending Bill [updated]

    12/10/2014 11:50:41 PM PST · by Bratch · 22 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | December 11 2014 | Sarah Palin via iizthatiiz
    Governor Palin responded tonight to the proposed ‘Omnibus Spending Bill’ currently being proposed before the U.S. Congress: Governor Palin provided two links in support of tonight’s post.Some more on what the solution is: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/mitch-mcconnell-ted-cruz-lame-duck-session-111017.htmlGOP leaders already going wobbly, hoping us peons won’t notice: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/12/09/GOP-Whip-Steve-Scalise-Comes-Under-Fire-For-Supporting-Obama-s-Executive-Amnesty-Via-Omnibus-Backing Check ‘em out!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~[ Update 11:25 pm ]Sarah Palin’s warning to establishment GOP leaders was reinforced with an article by Breitbart News contributor Matt Boyle that emphasized the links provided in the Governor’s post. The first is a Politico story that details how Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell differ greatly on how to handle this lame duck session of...
  • Are Mitch McConnell, John Bohner, and other Prominent RINOs "compromised"? ~ Vanity

    12/10/2014 7:33:23 PM PST · by GraceG · 55 replies
    They really really act like it, don't they? What could possibly explain their very whimpering like a abused dog all the time capitulation to both the DNC and the US Chamber or other cronies while blatantly and outright declaring war on a majority of their constituents. I bring this up because over the years I have heard a number of "innuendo remarks" and "open secret among DC Circles" comments concerning Mitch McConnell's personal relationship status and/or personal preferences so to speak. Then there is John Bohner, whose open secret seems to be his propensity to imbibing alcohol in liberal, pardon...
  • THE NUCLEAR OPTION: IF REPUBLICANS DON'T FIGHT NOW, THEY NEVER WILL

    12/10/2014 6:42:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 10, 2014 | by Charles Hurt
    Call it the mysterious case of the Incredible Shrinking GOP. Barely one month ago, the party sailed to victory in one of the biggest rout election waves of the past century. They ran the board and took control of the U.S. Senate. They grew to historic levels in the U.S. House. The Democratic Party was left in tatters in state, local, and governor races across the country. But today, just a few weeks later, before GOPers even take hold of their new reins of power, the party is crying poverty. They are stricken with paralysis. House Speaker John A. Boehner,...
  • RULES COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS MEET, WRITING 'BLANK CHECK' FOR OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY TODAY

    12/10/2014 12:30:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 10, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    In addition to Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who is getting set to have his committee mark up the President Barack Obama executive amnesty-backing omnibus spending package Speaker John Boehner introduced late Tuesday, there are eight additional Republicans on the committee who will officially enable the bill on Wednesday afternoon. Those Republicans on the Rules Committee—who will provide the procedural cover Boehner needs to get the Obama executive amnesty backing bill onto the House floor—are: Reps. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Rob Bishop (R-UT), Tom Cole (R-OK), Rob Woodall (R-GA), Richard Nugent (R-FL), Daniel Webster (R-FL), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and...
  • Hey, GOP Establishment: Stop Whining About Primaries

    12/09/2014 10:55:10 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/9/2014 | David Harsanyi
    Politics has a million problems. Too much debate isn’t one of them. If you want to dodge Ted Cruz or Rand Paul, just say so. Although the specifics are still hazy, The New York Times reports that a group of deep-pocketed Republican donors and bundlers have hatched a plan to clear the GOP field of all insurgents to make room for a favored “establishment” candidate—preferably Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, or Mitt Romney. But there can only be one. This strikes me as a dubious strategy for a number of reasons. But the main point of the Times piece is to...
  • HHS asks GOP: Keep us away from Gruber (Optics?)

    12/06/2014 1:08:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 5, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is asking lawmakers not to seat ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber next to Medicare's top official when the two testify on Capitol Hill next week. HHS Assistant Secretary for Legislation Jim Esquea wrote to the House Oversight Committee with the request, stating that government witnesses are "almost always afforded an opportunity" to sit alone or with other federal officials. “The accommodation of separate panels for government witnesses reflects important comity in congressional-executive relations,” Esquea wrote. “The relatively few exceptions to this practice reinforce the seriousness of this accommodation.” The Oversight panel, led by...
  • Eisenhower, Zhukov: unconditional surrender off the table

    12/04/2014 10:43:49 PM PST · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    What if the Allied war effort of World War II was directed by the current Republican leadership? Listen to the strumming harp music as we take an imaginary journey into the past... 24 November 1944 -- Emerging from a joint strategy meeting, Generals Eisenhower and Zhukov addressed a press meeting and outlined their plans for bringing about a peaceful resolution to what had snowballed into a massive world war. “My Russian counterpart and I realize the meaning of our spectacular victories at Stalingrad and Normandy," said Eisenhower. "It is that the message of the Allies must be one of willingness...
  • Ted Cruz on Hugh Hewitt Show - Scheduled Now

    12/04/2014 3:10:30 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 13 replies
    Hugh Hewitt Show | 12-4-14 | Self
    Hewitt promo today said Ted Cruz would be on Hugh's show today. Show just started and Mark Steyn is the first guest. Hugh is the über GOP establishment radio host. He's the über Romney supporter. His show is syndicated on Salem. Can listen live on KRLA.
  • Boehner Poised to Deal With the Devil to Avoid Shut-Down?

    12/02/2014 8:51:08 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 77 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Dec 2014, 6:59 PM PDT | Dan Riehl
    With House conservatives wanting to keep the pressure on Barack Obama given his end run of the political process when it comes to illegal immigration, reports indicate Republican House Speaker John Boehner may be considering doing the un-thinkable -- abandoning House conservatives to do a deal with Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi to keep the government open long-term. Hardline conservatives who have caused problems for leaders for years were not falling in line. These conservatives estimate their ranks are 30 to 40, enough to derail a vote.That swelling Republican opposition gives Pelosi and her down-in-the-dumps House Democrats some unexpected power: the...
  • What about these 'classy' first daughter moments? Critics hit back at GOP staffer (pics/Jenna Bush)

    12/01/2014 10:20:35 AM PST · by kiryandil · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 30, 2014 | Mia De Graaf & Kieran Corcoran for UK Daily Mail
    What about these 'classy' first daughter moments? Critics hit back at GOP staffer who criticized Sasha and Malia with unflattering photos of Jenna Bush Twitter users have hit back at the GOP staffer who called Malia and Sasha Obama classless - by reminding her of Jenna Bush's more unseemly moments while her father was in office. Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Rep Stephen Fincher, issued a groveling apology on Friday after slamming the President's girls, aged 16 and 13, for wearing casual clothing and looking sullen during the Thanksgiving address. Calling for the self-professed media expert to be sacked, thousands...
  • Mitt Romney: Republicans Should 'Swallow Hard,' Pass 'Permanent' Amnesty Bill

    11/27/2014 6:42:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 419 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney believes Republicans should "swallow hard" and pass a permanent amnesty bill in the wake of President Barack Obama's executive amnesty that even Romney conceded would encourage more illegal immigrants to enter the country.
  • Mitt Romney Leads 2016 Presidential Polls (VIDEO)

    11/27/2014 5:33:57 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 80 replies
    Support Indymedia NextNewsNetwork on You Tube ^ | November 26, 2014 | Support Indymedia Gary Franchi
    Just earlier this month, the midterm elections ended in a major drubbing. Republicans gained ground in the Senate, House and in Governor’s offices all over the nation. Now, just three weeks later, the first election polls are out, not for next year, but the year after. 2016. That, of course, the year voters select the next President of the United States. The poll might seem premature to some, but the two year mark is right around the time candidates start making their official announcements to run for office. It turns out, the top vote getter in the first Quinnipiac poll...
  • 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 ·...