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  • Jeb Bush lays out plans for 60 fundraisers for 2016 bid

    02/05/2015 5:44:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/20/15 | David M Drucker
    ....Bush operatives who joined the former Florida governor at the afternoon event announced that 60 events in cities across the country have been scheduled to raise money for his federal leadership political action committee, which can accept money only in limited amounts, and his super PAC, which can accept checks in unlimited amounts.
  • Hispanic Assistants in south Florida doc's office hate Obamacare

    11/18/2014 11:11:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    11/18/14 | sff
    Have been sitting, waiting to see my good doctor in south Florida. I can hear the Hispanic women who run the office....assistants AND the chief nurse....on the phone with prospective and in examining rooms with current patients. Bottom line? They are taking Obamacare to the woodshed. By name...."He is controlling it all" and "the Obamacare is crazy"....."the different insurances you can get is all controlled by Obamacare".... They don't say it with anger, just very matter of fact...but the message is clear to the patients. Happening right now.
  • A grassroots Republican rancher fights an establishment Leftist with mobile technology

    10/16/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 10/16/2014 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Question: How does a grassroots Republican rancher fight an establishment Leftist incumbent swimming in limousine liberal money? Answer: With a grassroots campaign and by leveraging new mobile app technology. Jeff Byrd, a Republican running for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district (U.S. House) against one of the most liberal Democratic incumbents in the House, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, got a bit of help from a small tech firm located in Albuquerque.The Albuquerque-based tech firm microIT Infrastructure, LLC, released of a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTouch platforms in support of Jeff. The app can be download in...
  • Dems Trounce House GOP In Grass-Roots Donations

    07/12/2014 9:31:25 AM PDT · by Hostage · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Mike Flynn
    The DCCC, the campaign arm for Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats, has raised $22 million more than the House GOP for the fall elections. That result is surprising enough, as Democrats' minority status gives them little political leverage in the House. More surprising, though, is that Democrats have raised almost three times as much money, $46 million v. $17 million, as Republicans from small-dollar grass roots donors. The political landscape and recent polling would suggest the opposite situation.
  • Dave Brat's $1,000 Earthquake [More unreported evidence of GOP's demise]

    06/23/2014 2:01:26 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 21 replies
    RobCunninghamUSA ^ | June 23, 2014 | Rob Cunningham
    Truth is one of the most powerful forces on earth. And perhaps the force most feared by compromised politicians. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's crushing defeat came at the hands of a virtual unknown college professor, one who overcame a 26 to 1 funding disadvantage in which 377 Political Action Committees (PACs) contributed to Cantor’s 2014 campaign vs. 0 (zero) PAC contributions into Brat's 2014 campaign. It's been borderline hilarious watching so many media talking heads, politicians and campaign consultants grasp at explanatory straws. It reminds me of Mark Twain's quote, "If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If...
  • AOSHQDD(Ace of Spaced Decision Desk)Needs YOU-volunteers needed,election night totals. Get involved?

    06/12/2014 6:44:37 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 6/12/2014 | CAC
    Ace of Spades Headquarters Decision Desk (AOSHQDD) is looking for some volunteers to assist with Election Night coverage and aggregation of numbers. snip.. Our goal has been to have a fully functioning alternative for election night results, I have no ties to this website, other than a daily drop in to catch up on news, etc. If there are any FR people who want a way to assist, this might be it. They have been working to be a legitimate alternative to the Lame Stream Media and the AP, who all use the same polling and stats to call races,...
  • Ben Sasse wins Nebraska Primary

    05/13/2014 7:10:27 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 27 replies
    the right scoop ^ | 5/13/14 | Scoop
    Ben Sasse wins the Nebraska Primary!
  • 75,000-member-strong Restoring America Together Network seeks to unite conservatives

    04/26/2014 8:39:45 AM PDT · by forty_years · 6 replies
    Restoring America Together Network ^ | April 25, 2014 | Restoring America Together Network
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Greenville, South Carolina – April 25, 2014: “Don’t tell me what’s wrong, we know that; what are we going to do about it to get it fixed?” says Rollan Ross passionately, CEO of the 75,000-member-strong, pan-conservative grassroots Restoring America Together Network (RAT). He adds, “Everybody complains about our country and the direction in which it is going. We know that. What are we going to do about it? Our groups are focused on that goal!” RAT adds hundreds of members each day as many U.S. citizens are naturally drawn to the group’s simple yet succinct and elegant...
  • The Ted Cruz Majority [when push comes to shove, Tea Party has Cruz's back]

    02/20/2014 4:18:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 20, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    "...................................In 1980, Tennessee Senator Howard.....Baker—who had won the nickname “The Great Conciliator” and supported President Carter’s giveaway of the Panama Canal—ran for president. Reagan, of course, had famously opposed Carter on the Panama Canal issue and incurred the wrath of the GOP establishment by going from one end of America to the other saying “we built it, we paid for it, it’s ours and we should tell Torrijos [then Panama’s ruling military dictator] we are going to keep it.” Baker lost resoundingly to Reagan. During the 1980 GOP Convention in Detroit, Howard Baker was spotted standing at the rim of...

    02/19/2014 3:02:08 PM PST · by calypgin · 13 replies
    Day of Resistance Tulsa ^ | February 19, 2014 | calypgin
    News Release: February 18, 2014 GRASSROOTS GROUPS TO "RALLY FOR LIBERTY" Several grassroots groups are set to gather on a large scale to "Rally for Liberty" against what is seen as growing Tyranny in America. On Sunday, February 23, Day of Resistance Tulsa will host the Rally at the Green Country Event Center, 12000 E. 31st St., Tulsa, 1:00-4:00pm. For generations politicians, Republicans and Democrats, and unelected bureaucrats have been passing unconstitutional laws, but the last few decades these laws have become increasingly intrusive on our personal freedoms. We are now spied on in our homes, on the internet, on...
  • Why Conservatives Should Focus on Precinct Organization

    12/18/2013 9:06:05 AM PST · by Drew McKissick · 10 replies ^ | 12/18/13 | Drew McKissick
    It’s a truism in politics to say that “all politics is local”, but truisms are truisms because they’re usually true. In this case it’s right on the money. The precinct is the most “local” unit in American politics. If you're not familiar with it, put simply, a "precinct" is essentially your neighborhood. It’s a geographic area with specific boundaries, (usually defined by your state), that surrounds the place where you go to vote. The name of your precinct is listed on your voter registration card. There are more than 203,000 precincts in the United States, each with an average of...
  • It’s True –The Republican Establishment Elites Hate The Tea Party Grassroots

    11/13/2013 9:48:16 AM PST · by IChing · 35 replies ^ | 11/13/13 | Donald Joy
    Back in January of 2010, I drove my old Honda from D.C. up to Massachusetts to help out the Scott Brown campaign in the final days of the push to get him elected to the U.S. Senate. It was a very stimulating experience, because the entire country was caught up in the special-election drama of a charismatic Republican’s bid to win what had for decades been Democrat Ted Kennedy’s senate seat, and of course because Brown did end up winning. It was exhilarating, to join in and be part of what seemed to be such an historic accomplishment in American...
  • Political Parties: How to Get Involved

    11/11/2013 10:50:26 AM PST · by Drew McKissick · 5 replies ^ | 11/11/13 | Drew McKissick
    As I've mentioned before, getting involved in a political party is one of the best ways to have an impact on the things you care about. And for conservatives, that means getting involved in the GOP.However, many people don't get involved simply because they don't know much about it, and a lack of information intimidates people. So, for those who have never been involved, here's a rundown on pretty much all you need to know and where to begin. Structure of Political Parties Political parties are structured in the form of a pyramid, with national elected leaders at the top...
  • Fellow Billionaires Move To Take-Down The Tea Party

    10/26/2013 4:15:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    (Tea Party Miami) Apple Computer Corporation CEO Tim Cook and the Dolphins football franchise owner Stephen Ross are colluding to disrupt the operations of Miami TEA Party activists, and disable the website and e-mailing capabilities of South Florida’s largest TEA Party group - after the non-profit organization released a report criticizing a proposed taxpayer-funded “billionaires bailout” scheme to subsidize costly and unneeded renovations to the Miami Dolphins Sun-Life Stadium for Ross and his team.
  • Mobilizing Conservatives for Action

    10/17/2013 11:34:01 AM PDT · by Drew McKissick · 1 replies ^ | 10/17/13 | Drew McKissick
    An old Chinese proverb says that "To know and not to do is not to know". The whole point of identifying and informing conservatives politically is so that they can ultimately have an impact on something they care about. It's one thing to get people riled up about something, but it's another (more effective) thing to point them towards an outlet. In other words, mobilizing conservatives for a specific shared purpose. Organize to Mobilize:An essential element of mobilization is organization. Once you've got a group of people identified and informed around a particular issue, the larger the group (or the...
  • Strategy by Sens. Cruz, Lee to starve ‘Obamacare’ of money infuriates some fellow Republicans [lefti

    09/21/2013 11:44:50 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 94 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 20, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senate’s dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obama’s health care law while infuriating many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental to the party’s political hopes in 2014. Cruz, the Texan who’s been anything but a wait-your-turn freshman, and Lee, the tea party-backed giant slayer from Utah’s 2010 election, spent months this summer pressuring Republicans to link any stopgap spending bill to keep the government running with permanently starving President Barack Obama’s health overhaul of money. The two former Supreme Court clerks are determined...
  • Ted Cruz doubles down on threat to defund Obamacare, proposes alternatives

    08/25/2013 11:45:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 25, 2013 | By Tom Howell, Jr.
    Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday doubled down on his call to arms in “defunding Obamacare,” even if Senate Democrats are highly unlikely to approve any short-term spending deal this September that impugns President Obama’s signature domestic achievement. Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, said that if the GOP-controlled House could pass a continuing resolution that strips the Affordable Care Act of funding this September, a “grass-roots tsunami” of opposition to the health care law could force the Senate to relent. The GOP, he told CNN, has to do something it hasn’t done in a long time: “Stand up and win the argument.”...

    08/25/2013 11:20:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 25, 2013 | By Tony Lee
    Former Vermont Gov. and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean showed that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) irritates the left as much as the Republican establishment when he declared that he was fearful that Cruz would one day become president. "God help us if he ever gets to be anything more than the senator from Texas," Dean said on CNN's State of the Union on Sunday. Dean was responding to an interview CNN's Candy Crowley had done earlier in the week with Cruz in which Cruz said that he would do whatever he could to encourage a "grassroots tsunami" that would...
  • Ted Cruz on CNN: We’re about to see a ‘grassroots tsunami’ hit Washington

    08/25/2013 10:28:32 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 85 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/25/13 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, faced CNN’s Candy Crowley on Sunday, defending his plan to defund Obamacare and what he would do to fix health care in America. Cruz praised the power of grassroots activists, suggesting that a “grassroots tsunami” was about to hit Washington D.C. “It’s going to take a tsunami and I’m going to do everything I can to encourage that tsunami,” Cruz asserted. Watch the entire interview above in which Cruz discusses his birth certificate, 2016, Gov. Chris Christie, and the battle for Republicans to win a majority in the U.S. Senate in 2014
  • Joe Biden: No More Rand Pauls and Ted Cruzes in Congress

    08/10/2013 10:51:06 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 84 replies ^ | 08/08/2013 | Jason Pye
    Vice President Joe Biden is calling Democrats to action to stop grassroots conservatives from electing more Republicans in the mold of Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). In a fundraising letter for the Democratic National Committee, first reported by Ed Krayewski at Reason, Biden wrote told prospective donors that a “group of freshmen senators are running the show in the Republican Party” and played up the possibility of a government shutdown over ObamaCare.
  • Bloomberg's money loses to grassroots citizen activists on gun control in Nevada

    06/15/2013 4:26:42 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies ^ | June 15, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, billionaire, desiring to rewrite the constitution, and countrywide buttinski suffered a major "gun control" loss on Thursday in Nevada. He and his pet group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), "spent hundreds of thousands of dollars" to buy passage of the Nevada state legislature's bill SB 221, another dangerous piece of gun control legislation dressed up to look palatable by applying the innocuous-sounding "background check" label to it. Bloomberg lost, and lost big-time, not because of a paid opposition wading in money, but because of a viral grass-roots effort organized by average Americans provided...

    06/14/2013 9:08:49 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 71 replies
    Me ^ | June 14, 2013 - Flag Day | SeekTheTruth
    "Please, make an urgent generous contribution." "Please make the very best contribution you can." "So please, make a special online contribution right away." "Please, please give what you can right away." "So, please don’t delay. Please make a generous online gift..." "Please give what you can."
  • Ukip sees surge in interest after Tory brands activists swivel-eyed loons

    05/19/2013 10:31:26 AM PDT · by granada
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 19 May 2013 | Rowena Mason
    Given the battering President Obama took this past week on a trio of political scandals, any public opinion survey results that aren’t dreadful probably are viewed with some relief at the White House. That may be the clearest message from a CNN/ORC poll released Sunday morning. According to the survey, which was conducted Friday and Saturday, 53 percent of Americans say they approve of the job the president is doing, with 45 percent saying they disapprove, CNN reports. That’s actually a tick better than the 51 percent approval rating Obama had in early April – but not enough to break...
  • Party switch could be new weapon for Maryland gun rights supporters

    03/09/2013 5:55:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 8 March, 2013 | Holly Nunn
    As Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun control proposal works its way through the Maryland General Assembly, gun rights activists already are preparing payback for those legislators who are allowing it through. Patrick Shomo, president of Maryland Shall Issue, a gun rights group, said he’s seen a movement in the gun rights community to register new voters in anticipation of the 2014 statewide election, and in some cases to switch membership from Republican to Democratic. ------------------------cut----------------------- But soon the emphasis will shift, Shomo said, to fielding pro-gun rights candidates who can oust incumbents who voted for the gun bill. “We’re going to...
  • Why the Left hates Gun Shows

    02/28/2013 8:07:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Long Lines into and out of Arizona Gun Show, 2013 Gun shows are centers of resistance to the nanny state. As resistance to the growing, all pervasive regulations and vague, impossible to decipher federal laws, grows in the heartland of America, gun shows offer a place where freedom is still practiced, and limits to State power are recognized. At most gun shows, if you are not a gun dealer, you are allowed to sell your personal firearm to another person without special permission from the nanny state. The stranglehold on political speech by the MSM is not so tight,...
  • Assault weapons ban bill tabled [New Mexico HB 402]

    02/22/2013 8:17:52 AM PST · by forty_years · 9 replies
    New Mexico Watchdog ^ | February 21, 2013 | Rob Nikolewski
    [A big thanks to everyone who sent emails, called, faxed, and attended the hearing.] A bill calling for banning assault weapons in New Mexico was tabled in committee Thursday night (Feb. 21) when Democrat and chairman of Consumer and Public Affairs sided with Republicans in a 3-2 vote.“I don’t think this is the time for this legislation right now,” Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon, D-Milan. “I think something is going to be done on the federal level” since President Obama’s administration is advocating for gun control measures.House Bill 402 was sponsored by Rep. Stephen Easley, D-Santa Fe, and would have...
  • *BREAKING* ObamaCare Vote Imminent!

    02/12/2013 10:52:51 AM PST · by jenk · 12 replies
    Grassroots in Michigan ^ | 2/12/13 | apackof2
    We have learned that the 30.9 million of Federal money being offered to Michigan to fund the Health Care Exchange (referenced in our Jan. 29th “2013 Obama Care in MI and More! article) could see a Committee vote anytime! Grassroots in Michigan joined with other activists from across the state has issued a Press Release on the Health Care Exchange and the expansion of Medicaid in Michigan This money is key to jump-starting the Health Care Exchange this year! We stopped it last year we can do it again! We MUST Do It! Stopping the funding of the Health Care...
  • Grassroots Campaigns Inc. Now Hiring for Campaign Positions!

    02/03/2013 6:45:10 AM PST · by tired&retired · 8 replies
    Craigs List ^ | January 16, 2013 | Grassroots Campaigns Inc.
    The following advertisement is recruiting "Progressive Activists" on Craig's List. Make a Difference this Year. Now Hiring for Campaign Positions! It may be a New Year, but we still have a lot of work to do. What's on your list of resolutions for 2013? __ Expand Marriage Equality __ Stand up for Constitutional Rights __ Protect Reproductive Freedoms and Healthcare __ Defend the Environment __ Run a campaign office to work for progressive change Since 2003 Grassroots Campaigns Inc. has been running face-to-face outreach campaigns for groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the Sierra Club and Oxfam America. Once...
  • Obama, Reid slam brakes on gun control

    12/24/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by Red Steel · 67 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2012 | 12:38 pm | Byron York
    With President Obama’s announcement of a commission to study and recommend ways to reduce gun violence, the two most important Democrats in government — Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — have both indicated a desire to slow the momentum toward gun control in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings. The president’s decision to appoint a blue-ribbon panel — the classic Washington ploy to defuse and delay consideration of an issue — along with Reid’s inaction on the gun question will undoubtedly frustrate many in their party who want immediate action. Obama seemed to anticipate that frustration...
  • Beating Obama

    12/06/2012 7:08:58 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 15 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Barack Obama and the Party of Treason are on a roll. He has John Boehner and the Republicans on the ropes. It is no longer a question of will Boehner surrender but what will be the terms of his surrender. The Republican resistance to Obama has all but collapsed as Obama simply waits for the pressure to increase on Boehner and for Boehner to surrender. John Boehner and the Republicans are no longer the opposition to Obama. We the people are. So if we are the opposition, how do we beat Obama?
  • The Conversion business

    12/02/2012 7:44:47 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 12 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/2/12 | Judson Phillips
    How do we conservatives win in 2014? It is a question that we must ask and answer now. We must have a plan now. In our current electoral system, we are in a perpetual campaign. This is especially true for Congress since they only have two-year terms. Is there a plan we can use to win in 2014? Yes there is. It is a simple, grass roots plan. What is it? A friend of mine likes to say, we are in the conversion business. This is so true. I know of almost no one who moves from conservatism to liberalism....
  • Michigan Action Alert on Right To Work

    12/02/2012 7:19:34 AM PST · by jenk · 16 replies
    12/2/2012 | T. Partee
    Hello All, I know it is the Christmas season and we're all tired after our exchange fight but we must press on! THIS IS THE BEST SHOT TO PASS A RIGHT TO WORK LAW IN MICHIGAN. IF OUR LEGISLATORS LOSE THEIR NERVE (or allow the powerful union lobby to get to them), it might slip away. Our legislators know how important this is to Michigan's lagging economy. They've had the facts presented to them over and over. We don't need to explain why this is good for the citizens of Michigan anymore. Now is the time for them to ACT....
  • Romney set to visit University of Miami this week [as Obama's support fading]

    10/29/2012 12:16:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading to the University of Miami on Wednesday, according to his campaign. The Romney visit will come just three days after a Miami Herald poll showed President Barack Obama’s numbers aren’t where they need to be in Miami-Dade, Florida’s most-populous county, if he wants to carry the Sunshine State. To win Florida, Obama needs a big lead in Miami-Dade, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 15 percentage points, 44-29 percent. Obama won Miami-Dade by a 16-point margin in 2008. A Sunday Miami Herald poll, however, shows Obama is winning Miami-Dade by only 9 percentage points....
  • Obama's 'Change From the Outside' Means Community Organizing

    09/28/2012 5:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | September 28, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    President Obama recently lamented: "You can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside." I think this statement reveals more about Obama and his plans for a second term than meets the eye. Elaborating, Obama said, "I got elected and ... big accomplishments like health care got done ... because we mobilized the American people to speak out." Rubbish. Obamacare was not some outside, grass-roots-driven legislative achievement. Obama could never persuade Americans to support his bill or lobby Congress to pass it. He cobbled together his majority in the most inside of insider venues --...
  • Establishment Republicans Pass Rule at RNC to Suppress Grassroots Influence

    09/01/2012 12:26:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 39 replies
    Interview at the Republican National Convention ^ | August 28, 2012 | Julie McCarty
    Watch Julie McCarty, President of the NE Tarrant [County TX] Tea Party and delegate to the Republican National Convention. Over strong grassroots opposition, Rule No. 12 was passed which gives the Republican National Committee the authority to change any rule between convention sessions. According to McCarty, “This rule was deliberately designed to suppress grassroots efforts.” "It is the Establishment Republicans saying to the grassroots, 'we do not want to hear from you, we want to do things our own way.'” They were able to defeat Rule 15. Under this rule, delegates to the National Convention would have no longer been...
  • Floor fight:Grass-roots activists battle-RNC delegate rules-Updt:Palin: “..attack grass-roots;”

    08/28/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 166 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8-28-12 | Michelle Malkin
    Complete title Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor ********************************************************* *snip* Update 3:34pm Eastern Dissidents have until 3:47pm Eastern to gather enough signatures to force the floor vote, according to right-leaning Examiner’s Tim Carney, who is on scene. Left-leaning BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller, also on scene, says it appears dissidents have gathered enough signatures for minority report on Rule 12,...
  • GOP Rules Committee Rapidly Moving to Shut Out Grassroots at 2:00 p.m. Today (It's not over)

    08/28/2012 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 532 replies
    RedState ^ | Tuesday August 28, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    At 2:00 p.m. today in Tampa, the Republican National Committee, led by Team Romney, is moving to shut down conservative grassroots activists. I’ve been on the phone with several individuals involved in the fight who tell me that the fight is not over, it is only just starting.Specifically, the media is reporting that the rules fight is over because Team Romney is abandoning Ben Ginsberg’s effort to allow candidates to control delegates. Under an initial proposal, delegates would, in effect, be chosen by the presumed nominee’s campaign and not based on votes in the states and delegate selection processes in...
  • A Crucial Message to the Grassroots [the Rove/Romney GOP power grab]

    08/27/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by JediJones · 72 replies ^ | 8/27/2012 | Morton Blackwell
    The following [are excerpts from] an email sent out by Morton Blackwell of the Leadership Institute I was Barry Goldwater’s youngest elected delegate in 1964, I was honored toserve on President Ronald Reagan’s White House Staff from 1981-1984, and I have attended every Republican National Convention Rules Committee meeting since 1972. My wife and I have contributed major donations to the Romney-Ryan campaign. These rule changes are the most awful I’ve ever seen come before any National Convention. I’m writing you today to urge you to join the growing effort to stop the worst-ever changes in this Rules Committee’s Report...
  • Tampa GOP Elitist Coup to Change Rules - Banish Grassroots?

    08/27/2012 7:57:40 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 27 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-27-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    I don't have a lot of background on this depressing story, but will lead you to what I have. It seems the GOP is attempting to change the rules of how delegates work within the party, which includes allowing the presumptive presidential nominee to replace delegates elected by the states.  Three points are laid out: 1) Delegates will be bound to vote in proportion to the popular vote regardless of any other considerations. 2) The presumed nominee or his agents will be able to remove or replace delegates from state conventions at will. 3) The members of the RNC may,...
  • Photos: Massive Crowd at Romney/Ryan Rally in Ohio

    08/26/2012 12:58:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    The Right Newz ^ | August 25, 2012
    [The crowd that turned out Saturday morning to hear Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan speak at the Village Green Park Amphitheatre in Powell, Ohio.]
  • Nets Punt on Glenn Beck Drawing Crowd of 65,000 in Dallas

    07/30/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | July 30, 2012 | Matthew Balan
    CBS, which devoted four on-air segments between May 30 and June 1, 2012 to the "hundreds of Catholics" who rallied in support of dissenting nuns, ignored the tens of thousands who came from all over the U.S. to see conservative talk show host Glenn Beck speak on Saturday. In fact, all of the Big Three networks have yet to cover Beck's "Restoring Love" event in Dallas on their morning and evening newscasts. CBS's Dallas affiliate reported that "more than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium" for Beck's event. On Monday, Chris Ariens of MediaBistro's TVNewser blog noted that the gathering was...
  • Tomorrow(5/29), is GOP TX day, if you live in TX House district 64(Denton), vote for Mike Brucia.

    05/28/2012 5:59:21 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 1 replies
    5/28/12 | Dallasbiff
    Tomorrow(May 29) is finally GOP primary election day, after many delays, brought on by democrat lawyers. If you live in TX House district 64(Denton), please vote for Mike Brucia, against Myra Crownover. Myra Crownover is a self-proclaimed smoke nazi, who will use her megalomaniac governmental power to dictate to business owners(i.e. bars and restaurants) over the use of a legal product, tobacco. This a tea party issue, Myra Crownover is a RINO in the vein of John McCain and Richard Lugar, and it is time to nip these RINO's in the bud.
  • THE BATTLE OF ATHENS(Tennessee) [Would FReepers take up arms in the name of Liberty as they did?]

    05/14/2012 9:31:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 12 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Mark Alexander
    [Snip]...There was a group of lesser-known Tennessee Patriots, however, whose efforts to defend Liberty at home in 1946 were no less noble. This group of World War II veterans took up arms to restore Rule of Law in the quaint east Tennessee town of Athens (McMinn County), between Chattanooga and Knoxville. That fight became known as the Battle of Athens.
  • Santorum Strong in Kansas (Caucuses TODAY!!)

    03/10/2012 6:08:10 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 39 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 9 March 2012 | The Daily Beast
    Santorum Strong in Kansas Rick Santorum looks set for a comfortable lead in the state of Kansas, which holds its caucuses Saturday with 40 delegates up for grabs. "We chased all the candidates out of Kansas!" Santorum said Friday. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have skipped the state to focus on Alabama and Mississippi, with their primaries on Tuesday. Santorum is expected to win the state even though Bob Dole, the former GOP presidential candidate from Kansas, endorsed Romney earlier this week.
  • ‘Santorum Girls’ music video creates Internet frenzy as Okla. family sings GOP candidate’s praises

    03/10/2012 5:47:43 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 28 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 9 March 2012 | Aliyah Shahid
    Forget about Obama Girl. There's a new game in town: The Santorum Girls. Two home-schooled sisters in Oklahoma have created a frenzy on the Internet after writing and recording a country ode to Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. The song, called "Game On," was released on YouTube on Super Tuesday when the four GOP White House hopefuls vied to win 10 states, including Oklahoma. So far the video has more than 150,000 hits. Haley, 18, and Camille Harris, 20 -- both daughters of a pastor -- are seen in the video strumming guitars and holding Santorum signs. Their parents and...
  • Photo: Newt Gingrich Campaigns In Sarasota - 4000 rally in airport hanger

    01/24/2012 1:55:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    NBC ^ | January 24, 2012
  • Conservatives Call on Rick Perry to Exit Race

    01/18/2012 1:22:00 PM PST · by TBBT · 102 replies ^ | 1/18/2012 | Arlette Saenz
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Several prominent conservatives have called for Rick Perry to call his presidential bid quits, with one blogger urging the Texas governor to end his campaign and throw his backing toward Newt Gingrich. Erick Erickson, the founder of, the website that hosted the event where Perry announced his presidential bid in August, penned an entry today calling Perry a potential “kingmaker” in the South Carolina primary if he drops out before the weekend. “Barring a miracle, this is Rick Perry’s final act in the 2012 elections. On Saturday, he will come in last in South Carolina,” Erickson...
  • A message from Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation. [Help Newt in SC]

    01/18/2012 12:39:49 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 52 replies ^ | January 18, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    This Saturday will be the most important primary vote of the year. Either conservatives and Tea Party members unite to stop Mitt Romney or we see a repeat of 2008, with a liberal Republican going up against Barack Obama.The conservative movement is split between three candidates, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.I am calling on conservatives and members of the Tea Party movement to unite behind Newt Gingrich in South Carolina so that we can stop Mitt Romney.If we are going to see a conservative agenda advanced, we need a conservative candidate to do it and the only remaining...
  • Sarah Palin Says She’d Vote for Newt

    01/18/2012 11:43:23 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 78 replies · 1+ views ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    This will probably be the biggest news of the morning. Millions have wondered who Governor Palin would actually support. She’s making it crystal clear now. On Fox News, Sarah Palin says if she lived in South Carolina she’d vote for Newt. The next big question is whether Governor Perry decides to depart the race before or after Saturday. And if he departs, will he endorse Newt Gingrich, who wrote the introduction to Governor Perry’s book Fed Up! With Palin’s endorsement, Rick Perry is now in a terribly awkward spot. If he departs before Saturday, he could be a hero for...
  • The Colorado Model & The Left’s Stratagem For Turning Red States to Blue

    12/28/2011 12:58:35 PM PST · by thecodont · 5 replies · 1+ views
    RedState / ^ | Wednesday, December 28th at 2:30PM EST | Posted by LaborUnionReport
    [...] Although it’s being deployed in several states like Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and others, there are still many who have never heard of the Colorado Model. What’s worse, despite all the Left’s bemoaning of the “vast right wing conspiracy,” Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, or whatever enemy they can dream up, there is still nothing like the Colorado Model on the Right. In sum, the Colorado Model is one of the Left’s most effective stratagems that was “built” to turn “red states” into “blue states” in a very short period (with the exception, perhaps, of the 2010...