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  • Right to Rise - Jeb Bush's super PAC - is about to start airing commercials in Ohio

    11/21/2015 5:21:54 PM PST · by RC one · 26 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | November 18, 2015 03:34 PM | Jessica Wehrman
    A super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will place an ad buy in Ohio today. Right to Rise, the super PAC supporting Bush, won't release specific figures on the buy, but it's the latest case of GOP presidential contenders paying attention to a state that isn't one of the initial primary contests. A source familiar with current TV ad buys says the buy is or $315,402 - with the bulk of that going to cable and just $4,395 going to a Fox affiliate. The total buy in Columbus is $109,349, on stations including TNT, HGTV and USA. Billionaire...
  • Mark Levin Hammers Paul Ryan on Refugee Bill, While Politico Praises Ryan

    11/20/2015 11:48:11 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-20-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    When Congressman Paul Ryan said he'd run for House speaker, many conservatives were critical. The House Freedom Caucus members were among them. This band of conservative congressmen worried that Ryan would quickly prove to be yet another establishmentarian who'd act against the interests and views of his party's base. After meeting with the House Freedom Caucus and launching a PR campaign in which he promised to work with conservative colleagues, Ryan was eventually elected. Now, only a few weeks later, Ryan has already turned his back on them. The ultimate proof? Left-wing website Politico and "Beltway insiders" praise him for...
  • Liberals Are Losing the Culture Wars

    11/04/2015 9:55:48 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 4, 2015 | By Molly Ball
    In Tuesday’s elections, voters rejected recreational marijuana, transgender rights, and illegal-immigrant sanctuaries; they reacted equivocally to gun-control arguments; and they handed a surprise victory to a Republican gubernatorial candidate who emphasized his opposition to gay marriage. Democrats have become increasingly assertive in taking liberal social positions in recent years, believing that they enjoy majority support and even seeking to turn abortion and gay rights into electoral wedges against Republicans. But Tuesday’s results—and the broader trend of recent elections that have been generally disastrous for Democrats not named Barack Obama—call that view into question. Indeed, they suggest that the left has...
  • Let’s Really Clean the Barn

    10/30/2015 8:41:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Dr. Robert R. Owens
    Let us hope that the bell of freedom will once again ring throughout our land. Outgoing Speaker John Boehner gave a parting gift to his partner President Obama steaming on the floor of the House with the comment that he wanted to “Clean the barn.” What he did instead was add to the barn litter he is leaving behind. His Omnibus Budget Bill aptly entitled the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 that funds the government for the rest of President Obama’s term continues the surrender by Congress of the only leverage they have over a runaway executive: the power of...
  • Cruz rips compromise budget deal

    10/27/2015 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/27/15 | Burgess Everett
    Ted Cruz launched a searing critique of Capitol Hill's bipartisan budget deal on Tuesday afternoon, slamming outgoing House Speaker John Boehner for leaving Congress via a "golden parachute" and accusing GOP leaders of capitulating to President Barack Obama."It is complete and utter surrender," Cruz said. "We now have a GOP Congress, but no one watching this budget surrender would know it." Though dozens of Capitol Hill Republicans have knocked the compromise legislation, Cruz's criticisms stood out from the rest of the pack just a day before he will take the GOP debate stage in Colorado. And they continued his running...

    10/27/2015 4:38:56 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    10/27/2015 | Self
    "There were only five of us actually who supported the motion to vacate the Speaker (on January 6th this year). And then, this is most important, Glenn, on October 29th, there will be a vote in front of C-SPAN and God and country, where every member of Congress has to stand up and say who they're voting for, for Speaker. Pay attention" Representative Thomas Massie (R-Kentucky) interviewed on "The Glenn Beck Show" Thursday October 22, 2015 A lot of rank and file Republicans got to look good on the Export-Import Bank vote yesterday and will be able to look good...
  • White House, Congressional Leaders Reach Tentative Budget Deal

    10/27/2015 12:14:40 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/27/2015 | Frank Thorp V and Alex Moe
    Congressional leaders have reached a breakthrough tentative budget deal with the White House that would set government funding levels for the next two years and extend the nation's debt limit through 2017, avoiding routine talks of a government shutdown. The 144-page bipartisan funding bill, labeled a 'discussion draft,' was posted online just before midnight setting up a potential vote in the House as early as Wednesday. If approved, the agreement would be a milestone after years of gridlock and annual threats of government shutdowns......
  • The Insiders: Bush, Kasich and Rubio are stronger than you think

    10/24/2015 4:59:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | By Ed Rogers
    The headlines recently have been full of suggestions that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is solidifying his lead while the other real outsider in the race, Ben Carson, is firmly in second place and that the political classs favorites, including Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio, cant gain traction. I dont buy it. Republicans should not overcommit to the notion that Trump, much less Carson, are serious candidates for the Republican nomination for 2016. Ill admit to being a little perplexed by the polls right now. When Trump entered the race, I said he would max out somewhere...
  • Do we really need a Speaker? Maybe not if the will is there

    10/20/2015 9:42:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/20/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Discharge petitions could be the answer to the impasse in the matter of a new House Speaker. I dont much care for the current Speaker of the House John Boehner. If you are reading this, chances are you feel the same way. This said, we should acknowledge that our dislike for Boehner, while currently personal, has its origins in his lies and disregard for our wishes regarding illegal alien control, Obamacare and the passage of a federal budget. A laymans review of whether or not the House can actually function without a Speaker reveals that doing so is pretty much...
  • Mo Brooks: John Boehner Will Likely Remain House Speaker Until 2017

    10/19/2015 2:30:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) acknowledged on Breitbart News Sunday that since no candidate has a clear pathway to becoming the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) could remain Speaker through January 2017.
  • GOPe Leadership and Democrats Preparing To Support Paul Ryan and Wage War Against Conservative Base

    10/18/2015 9:08:09 PM PDT · by BAW · 86 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 18, 2015 by sundance | Sundance
    It really is stunning how open the republican leadership in both the House and Senate are with their disdain for the base of their own party. Reports now surfacing that the GOPe has entered negotiations with Nancy Pelosi to support Paul Ryan. According to Roll Call the Democrats are willing to elect Ryan if the GOPe promise to give them comprehensive immigration reform and amnesty legislation. Representative Steve King warns of the political bloodbath which would follow such a deal. As Rep. Paul Ryans history of working for open borders has come under increasing scrutiny, conservative lawmakers have begun to...
  • The TEA party movement is finally scaring all of its enemies

    10/18/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/18/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 2009 many of us made our way to Washington to let the political establishment know we were mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. We knew we wanted change and knew we werent going to get that change sitting at home complaining. Naturally our enemies made light of our efforts and lied about our numbers. This made both wings of the Uniparty feel good about what was happening. They sniffed and said, Theyre just a bunch of retired seniors looking for some excitement. They dont understand how government works. They will get tired and go away....
  • Boehner likely to give Obama debt ceiling increase before he leaves Congress

    10/16/2015 4:39:18 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA/AP ^ | 10/16/2015 | AP Staff
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is signaling that he'll move must-do legislation to increase the government's borrowing cap before he leaves Capitol Hill.</p> <p>The statutory cap on the government's so-called debt limit needs to be raised by early November, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday, confirming a recent warning from the administration.</p>
  • Who's 'Crazy' Around Here?

    10/13/2015 11:50:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    It strikes me all of a sudden that a word spoken on behalf of the Republican Party's "crazies" might not come amiss. Ah, those half-wits, those yo-yos, those howlers at the moon -- just look at 'em! Overthrowing House speakers, threatening to shut down Congress over funding for Planned Parenthood, allowing no end to trouble for responsible GOP leaders! And all of this to the vast entertainment of the liberal media. So, what kind of word might be appropriate to speak on behalf of the House's Freedom Caucus and their allies in the Senate, such as Ted Cruz? Let's steer...
  • Banana Republicans?

    10/13/2015 10:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    When Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) walked into a Capitol Hill conference room to meet with his Republican colleagues last Thursday, he seemed a certain bet to be elected the next speaker of the House of Representatives. Subsequent reports revealed McCarthy already knew he didn't have enough votes to win, or if he did, it was barely enough, but an insufficient majority to rule the contentious GOP caucus. And so he shocked everyone when he emerged and announced his withdrawal as a candidate. The website The Hill reported that Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.) and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) confronted Speaker John...
  • George Will and Karl Rove Endorse Paul Ryan for Speaker (VIDEO)

    10/12/2015 3:09:02 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Bad Blue ^ | 10/12/2015 | Bad Blue
    If you needed any more reason not to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, check out the Fox News hacks this past Sunday. Karl Rove and George Will are basically in love with Paul Ryan, claiming he would be a perfect selection to replace the weeping drunk Boehner. George Will must have some sort of connection to Republican RINOs from the state of Wisconsin. His wife worked on Scott Walkers failed campaign, and now he wants Paul Ryan to be the next speaker. When you add Karl Rove to the mix, it basically tells you what type of...
  • Politico: Ryan Seeks Coronation

    10/12/2015 12:11:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    House Ways and Means Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will not run for the House Speakership unless conservatives surrender unconditionally to him, Politico reports citing sources close to Ryan. The conservatives who drove out Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) would need to get behind him unconditionally for speaker, Politicos Jake Sherman writes of the donor-class-backed Ryan. Ryan does not want to run for Speaker, he and his spokesman Brendan Buck have made abundantly clear, Sherman writesbefore noting what exactly it would take for Ryan to get in the race. But theres one remote scenario, people close to him say, in...
  • NumbersUSA President: Paul Ryan Terrifying, Open Borders Seeps Out of Every Pore Of His Being

    10/12/2015 10:01:07 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2015 | Julia Hahn
    "Open borders seeps out of every pore of his being."
  • Trey Gowdy is right. The House is basically ungovernable.

    10/12/2015 8:54:47 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/12/15 | Chris Cillizza
    In an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy offered his honest and correct assessment of his party in Congress. Here's the key bit: I think the House is bordering on ungovernable right now. ... Being Speaker is a very difficult job. We need to have a family conversation and sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before that conversation starts. We're getting close ... Now, Gowdy was explaining to Welker why he wouldn't be interested in the soon-to-be vacant job as speaker of the House. But his reasoning is almost certainly why Paul Ryan...
  • Open Thread: Did the House Dodge a Bullet With McCarthy?

    10/11/2015 5:08:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Last week, the House Republicans were plunged into disarray when House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive favorite, withdrew from the speakership race. It seemed he was already facing a troubled road to succeed out-going Speaker John Boehner, given that the House Freedom Caucus–a 40-member block–was going to vote for Rep. Daniel Webster (R-FL) for the top spot; McCarthy had reportedly refused to give in to their demands. That, coupled with the possibility of relying on Democrats for his victory, along with his comments about the House Select Committee on Benghazi–he said it was sinking Hillary’s poll numbers–crippled...
  • Watch:Reps.Charlie Dent,Dave Brat Have Heated Exchange Over The Next Speaker

    10/11/2015 10:29:58 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBCs Meet the Press, Reps. Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) battled over the divide between the moderates and Freedom Caucus conservatives in Congress deciding who will be the next Speaker of the House.
  • Newt Gingrich: Paul Ryan Should Be Very Cautious About Becoming Speaker

    10/11/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/11/2015 | Derek Draplin
    Newt Gingrich issued a warning to Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) Sunday morning, saying that he should be very cautious when considering running for speaker of the House.Asked by Foxs Chris Wallaceif he thinksRyan should take the job, Gingrich was hesitant to push the Wisconsin congressman towards what many describe as a thankless position. (RELATED:Freedom Caucus Would Look Favorably On Paul Ryan As Speaker)I think Paul should be very cautious, Gingrich told Wallace. He is the most prestigious member of the House on the Republican side. He has the best future, hes still very young.Its easy to get 218 on the first...
  • Obama: Republicans have 'gone off the deep end'

    10/10/2015 10:27:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 11, 2015 | Agence France-Presse
    Los Angeles (AFP) - President Barack Obama said the Republican Party has "gone off the deep end" with its messy failure to elect a new speaker of the House of Representatives. The Republican-controlled House was left in shock and disarray this week when Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner to replace John Boehner, who has announced his resignation, suddenly withdrew from the race because of a revolt by conservatives. The challenge now is to find a consensus candidate who can soothe wounds and unite a fractious caucus. Obama addressed the drama at an expensive fundraiser at a private home in Los Angeles....
  • Will Conservatives Be The Dog That Caught The Car?

    10/10/2015 9:43:56 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    John Boehner is out (eventually). Kevin McCarthy is out. Conservatives in the House of Representatives are on a roll. But where is the roll going? I applaud the ouster of these insiders. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the career ambitions of politicians. But what comes next, what follows bold action, is just as important, if not more. On that front, it seems conservatives were wholly unprepared. Nothing against Daniel Webster or Jason Chaffetz, but are they really people who leap to mind when you think leader? Or even articulate and quick-witted conservative? Have...
  • NYT Bashes White, Rural 'Clutch of Unyielding Hard-Line Conservatives' in Congress...

    10/10/2015 8:39:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 10/10/2015 | Clay Waters
    The surprise withdrawal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the race for Speaker of the House gave the New York Times an excuse to issue a series of front-page stories larded up with hostile "hard-line" and "hard-right" labels mocking the apparent chaos surrounding congressional Republicans, being held "hostage" by the party's conservative wing. - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/clay-waters/2015/10/10/nyt-bashes-white-rural-clutch-unyielding-hard-line-conservatives#sthash.8A8MH9Mf.dpuf
  • Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Far from First Choice for Speaker of the House

    10/10/2015 8:22:14 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump thinks Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is a very nice guy, but far from [his] first choice to be the next Speaker of the House. Trump weighed in on the race for House Speaker on Twitter Saturday morning: Paul Ryan is far from my first choice, but a very nice guy. The Republicans should go for tough and (very) smart this time no games! His tweet comes after CBS News reported that Trump said he would be okay with Ryan as Speaker in an interview set to air Sunday on Face the Nation. Trump said of...
  • Medias Concern Trolling Over GOP Chaos Proves Chaos Is Good

    10/10/2015 11:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    The news alert about Kevin McCarthys abandonment of his pursuit to become John Boehners successor hit my phone just as I was about to go for a run. Rather than read the whole story, I just smiled and hit the pavement. Within the first few steps I wondered how long it would take before the hyperbole-laden garment rending would begin in the left media about conservatives being the death of the Republican Party, congressional compromise, and the frolicsome joy we so love to see in puppies and kittens. It was a short run, but they were on it by the...
  • Vote For Paul Ryan Is Vote For Amnesty': Luis Gutierrez Endorses Paul Ryan For Speaker

    10/09/2015 12:56:58 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 20 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10/09/2015 | Julia Hahn
    Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) 18% is endorsing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) 58% for Speaker of the House of Representatives. Gutierrez, perhaps the most extreme open-borders advocate in Congress, was interviewed on MSNBC. As CNN is now reporting, Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez on MSNBC called Ryan one of the smartest men in the GOP. He would be good for the country, Gutierrez said. Paul Ryan is the kind of individual that would work with people on the other side of the aisle and thats what we need.' , the Gang of Eight bill would have been sent to President Obamas...
  • Fox News Takes Jab at Conservatives... Again

    10/09/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Bobby Eberle
    In what has become an all-too-frequent occurrence, Fox News wasted no time taking a swipe at conservatives. We've seen it plenty of times now -- from commentators having meltdowns because their establishment candidate isn't the frontrunner to openly criticizing conservatives as out of touch or crazy. Now, the race for Speaker of the House is up in the air, and Fox News has singled out a certain conservative candidate as the possible culprit. Some of the Fox News bias really came to light with the ascendance of Donald Trump. Trump is certainly no conservative, but he speaks out against the...
  • Dem Rep.Gutierrez: "Speaker" Paul Ryan "Would Be Good" For GOP,House,Country

    10/09/2015 9:19:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Pam Key
    Friday on MSNBC, Rep. Luis Gutirrez (D-IL) said Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) doesnt want to be House Speaker because he would have to work with the extreme Republicans who want to take away the rights of gays, woman and minorities.
  • Obama administration linked to House-speakership blowup?

    10/08/2015 8:16:35 PM PDT · by amorphous · 36 replies
    WND ^ | 8 Oct 2015
    The reason Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly pulled his name from the running for the job as House speaker Thursday may be exactly as he explained his untoward comments attributing a political purpose to a House committee investigating Benghazi. Or it may have been something else as speculation swirled on Thursday about an alleged affair with another member of Congress. And if that was the case, one report is suggesting people look to the Obama administration for a level of involvement. Because the trail could link back to the administrations Department of Homeland Security.
  • Breaking: John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker

    10/08/2015 6:25:48 PM PDT · by VictoryGal · 121 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2015 | Bret Baier
    Having Talked to several senior aides on Capitol Hill (along with Chris Stirewalt and his sources on the Hill tied to the leadership) here is the picture that is beginning to form. Speaker John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker--not just until the Caucus nominates someone --but, until that person can confirm 218 votes on the House floor (needed to take the Speakers gavel). Short of that Boehner will stay on for the rest of this Congress and steer legislation that is pending.
  • CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat...

    10/08/2015 3:02:26 PM PDT · by Isara · 32 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/08/15
    ICYMI: CRUZ: We Have No Business Getting in the Middle of the Syrian Civil War; Goal Should be to Defeat ISIS Speaks with WRKO’s Jeff KuhnerHOUSTON, Texas – Today U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke with The Kuhner Report regarding the Obama administration’s disastrous foreign policy, the 2016 presidential race and the President’s decision to politicize the tragedy in Oregon.Below is an excerpt. Listen to the full interview here:Ted Cruz on the Kuhner Report (Audio)“I think it would be a mistake to get involved in the Syrian civil war. There have been voices in Washington eager for us to send...
  • Rep. Charlie Dent Calls For "Bipartisan Coalition" To Select New Speaker(Out of touch RINO)

    10/08/2015 2:41:32 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 59 replies
    Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy stunned House colleagues when he announced that he would withdraw from the race to be the next House Speaker. In the immediate aftermath, Rep. Charlie Dent says "anything is possible now." To get anything done "we might have to assemble a bipartisan coalition, thats the reality of this place," Dent told CNN moments after McCarthy withdrew from the race. REP. CHARLIE DENT: The next Speaker should not appease those who make unreasonable demands. There are a number of members of our conference. You cannot get the yes on anything. For them the end will be...
  • Report: Boehner phones Paul Ryan, asks him to run for Speaker

    10/08/2015 1:53:35 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 69 replies
    Hopefully thats just a bluff Boehner is using to twist the arms of House conservatives whod otherwise object to another center-right Speaker. Line up behind Ryan, Boehner is saying, or else Ill stick around and make your lives even more miserable. What his leverage is in doing that isnt immediately clear to me; wasnt the whole reason he quit in the first place because he wasnt sure he had the votes to survive the challenge being led by Rep. Mark Meadows to oust him? But maybe this little nudge will be enough to convince the Freedom Caucus to give Ryan...
  • John Boehner says he will stay as House speaker until successor elected

    10/08/2015 1:30:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he will stay in the top post in the House of Representatives until his successor is elected, adding that he would announce the date of that vote later. "We will announce the date for this election at a later date, and Im confident we will elect a new speaker in the coming weeks," the Ohio Republican said in a statement released after the surprise withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy from the race.
  • Paul Ryan says 'I will not be a candidate' after Kevin McCarthy pulls out of Speaker race

    10/08/2015 11:36:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Madison.com ^ | 10/08/2015 | Bill Novak
    Powerful Republican Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) stood firm on Thursday in his desire not to become the next Speaker of the House. Ryan, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement after House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy shocked the GOP when he abruptly ended his candidacy to replace Speaker John Boehner. "While I am grateful for the encouragement I've received, I will not be a candidate," Ryan said. "I continue to believe I can best serve the country and this (Republican) conference as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee." CNN reported McCarthy was with his wife...
  • Kevin McCarthys implosion signals a full-blown Republican revolution

    10/08/2015 12:48:09 PM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 161 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/8/15 | Chris Cillizza
    <p>McCarthy's demise comes hard on the heels of Boehner bowing out of the speakership as a sort of human sacrifice to the tea party right. And it happens as Donald Trump is in the midst of his fourth consecutive month as the Republican front-runner for the party's presidential nomination -- and with Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, two other people who have never held elected office before, running in second and third place, respectively.</p>
  • Ohio Republican voters shift support from Kasich to Trump, Carson

    10/07/2015 2:03:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Aurora Advocate ^ | October 7, 2015 | Marc Kovac, Capital Bureau Chief
    Columbus Gov. John Kasich is no longer the leading Republican presidential candidate among Ohio voters, according to a new poll released Oct. 7. Registered Republican voters in the state have shifted their support to business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who received 23 percent and 18 percent support, respectively, in the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey. Kasich was third with 13 percent, down from 27 percent in August and ending a string of Quinnipiac polls where he was atop the GOP field in his home state. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and businesswoman Carly Fiorina were...
  • GOP meeting erupts over Ex-Im power move

    10/07/2015 12:21:03 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Conservative frustration over Republican efforts to force a House vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank boiled over Wednesday during a contentious GOP meeting. Members of the conferences conservative wing criticized Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.) at the meeting for moving to file a discharge petition to bring a vote on legislation renewing the embattled banks charter for five years, after it lapsed June 30 because of Tea Party opposition. "A lot of people don't like that we're doing a discharge petition. You know what? I don't like it. I wish we could've done something in committee," Fincher said in an interview...
  • Biden, Carson Are Hot in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania Quinnipac University Swing State Poll Finds

    10/07/2015 4:40:21 AM PDT · by LS · 48 replies
    Quinnipiac Polling ^ | October 7, 2015 19/7/2015
    <p>Quinnipiac has Trump up in FL 28-16 (up SEVEN from last ) over Carson, 14 Rubio, 12 for Bush, 6 Cruz.</p> <p>Q is salvaging that Buden beats Trump and, according to Q Trump's unfavorables have gone 180 back to 35-50.</p> <p>Really pushing the draft Biden movement.</p>
  • House Democrats Will Try To Dissolve Select Committee On Benghazi Tonight

    10/06/2015 4:08:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    It probably wasn’t the best idea for Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), the presumptive successor to outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, to suggest that Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers were sinking due to the existence of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. The Clinton Team already has a campaign ad about it, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who is challenging McCarthy for the speakership, called the remarks “absolutely terrible.” In a second salvo, House Democrats are aiming to dissolve the Select Committee on Benghazi tonight, with Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) proposing the Rules Committee eliminate it tonight, though it’s bound to...
  • Boehner pushes back Majority Leader, Whip elections to November

    10/05/2015 3:03:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    The calendar for new House leadership elections has been pushed back, meaning that the scrambling for position, internal sniping and various bits of dirty laundry being aired is going to stretch on for nearly two more months. Originally we expected to see nominations for the new Speaker and the election of the new Majority Leader and GOP Whip taking place this Thursday, but this afternoon John Boehner threw a wrench in those plans and pushed things back to after he’s left the building. (Washington Post) Outgoing House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday that lawmakers will elect his replacement on...
  • Ted Cruz to meet with House insurgents one day before GOP elections

    10/05/2015 9:49:36 AM PDT · by VinL · 14 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/5/15 | David Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz will meet with a group of House Republicans one day before they're scheduled to vote for a new senior leadership team. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, has invited the Texas Republican, leading presidential contender, to address his Conservative Opportunity Society at a Wednesday breakfast meeting. The agenda, according to the invitation, is "conservative strategy for the remainder of the year." Cruz has meddled in House affairs on several occassions, advising supportive insurgent Republicans in the chamber on key legislation and strategic matters. However, it's unclear if Cruz, who ranks fifth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, plans...
  • Syllogisms for the 21st Century

    10/05/2015 8:35:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2015 | George Mano
    With some in the media pouring out their hearts for outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner and attacking his critics as far-right and extremists, it reminded me of something written by newspaper man HL Mencken many years back called Syllogisms a la mode. It ran like this: If you are against labor racketeers, then you are against the working man. If you are against demagogues, then you are against democracy. If you are against Christianity, then you are against God. If you are against trying a can of Old Dr. Quack's Cancer Salve, then you are in favor of...
  • Boehner might postpone elections for majority leader, whip

    10/04/2015 1:19:57 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/04/2015 | Jake Sherman
    Speaker John Boehner is considering delaying the internal election for House majority leader and majority whip, leaving only the party vote for speaker to be decided on Thursday, according to multiple Republican sources with direct knowledge of the deliberations. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) is circulating a letter requesting a delay in the elections for the No. 2 and No. 3 slots in leadership. There is also widespread interest in considering a change in internal party rules that would force candidates to resign chairmanships and leadership slots to run for new office.  There is serious unrest in the House Republican...
  • Why Boehner Mattered

    10/04/2015 9:50:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 4, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    A lot of people and/or groups were taking credit for John Boehner stepping down as Speaker of the House. Listening to his press conference I believe him that he was planning to do it, but the timing was moved up a few weeks by his inspiration during the Popes visit. The joy that some people displayed expressed a particular naivet in regard to what they expected to happen during Boehners term running the House. One of the mantras around today is that Republican voters were told If we just win the House we will be able to change things; then...
  • A Voter Who Didn't Know the Name of the Candidate He Was Supporting

    10/03/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Ziva · 17 replies
    Vanity press | 10/3/2015 | Ziva
    I was a a Maker Faire today and noticed a 60ish man wearing a shirt with the words "United We Stand" and "9-11-2001" on it. Thinking he might be a fellow traveler, I struck up a conversation and asked him who was supporting for President. "Not Biden, not Biden," he said. "I don't want Hillary either. Um, what is his name? Oh yeah, Boehner!" (He pronounced it properly as 'Bayner'.) "Boehner?" I replied. "Are you sure you mean Boehner?" "Yeah, Boehner," he insisted. I took pity on him. "Do you mean 'Bernie'? Bernie Sanders?" "Yes, that's who it is," said...
  • Carly Fiorina stands by 2013 attack on Ted Cruz (feels sorry for Boehner)

    10/02/2015 9:46:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Oct. 2, 2015
    In 2013, Fiorina said of Cruzs effort to defund Obamacare: "Everyone could see this train wreck coming. I actually feel bad for John Boehner. And I think Ted Cruzs tactics were wrong. There is no honor charging a hill that you know you cant take only casualties. Although Ted Cruz may have gotten name recognition and money along the way." She stood by those comments in an interview with Glenn Beck: " We all want to repeal Obamacare. But heres what was different then: We did not have a majority. We did not have a majority."
  • ALERT: Ted Cruz Drops Bombshell About the REAL Reason Boehner Resigned

    10/02/2015 8:59:18 PM PDT · by kingattax · 61 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 30th, 2015
    Speaker of the House John Boehners unexpected resignation last week has caused many observers to question his decision and its timing. Theories have ranged from Boehners health taking an unexpected turn for the worse to Boehner being charged with some sort of crime. However, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has come forward with what he claimed was the real reason that Boehner has resigned his post.