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  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “Well, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: “All I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.” …
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruz’s team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect he’ll win the lion’s share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So they’ve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they can’t afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesn’t vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isn’t ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot (RINO Rat!)

    04/18/2016 2:21:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/2016 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee. The Kentucky Republican has studiously sought to remain neutral in public, although he has on occasion condemned Trump's remarks and reportedly told senators in private earlier this year that down-ballot Republicans might drop Trump "like a hot rock." McConnell's comments on WHAS-TV in Louisville over the weekend gave additional insight into his thinking. McConnell explained the convention process...
  • Kim Davis Finally Gets Religious Freedom Accommodation to Keep Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

    04/15/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for. Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued. The accommodation,...
  • Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well

    04/14/2016 4:44:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 04/14/2016 | ByLAUREN FOX
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump. But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well. Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill. Some senators are stubbornly nursing grudges against the freshman senator's 2013 government shutdown gambit or any other number of slights and affronts he committed as a freshman senator that made him deeply unpopular. Other senators endorsed candidates who already dropped out of the race and are unwilling to repeat that mistake with Donald Trump...
  • Cruz: I stand by every word I said when I called Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor

    04/14/2016 4:38:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Ah, I remember that speech well. It was high-five material on conservative blogs for days, back when Cruz was still a populist hero to Trump fans rather than “Lyin’ Ted.” He delivered it last July, a month after Trump declared his candidacy, with the Trump/Cruz bromance still in full flower. Cruz was eager to impress Trump’s supporters in the belief that they’d soon stampede towards him as Trump inevitably collapsed in the polls. Fast-forward eight months and here we are: Sixty-three percent of Trump’s supporters say that if he earns more delegates than the other candidates but does not become...
  • Cruz: Mitch McConnell Is Still A Liar [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Ted Cruz ï»żstands by his claim that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ï»żis a liar arguing, “Every word I said there was true and accurate.” In a town hall on MSNBC hosted by the moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd on Thursday, Todd asked Cruz, “You called Senate Majority Leader a liar on the Senate floor. That has not sat well with your colleagues. Do you regret calling him a ‘liar’ on the Senate floor?” “You know, Washington is an amazing place,” Cruz said. “When somebody stands up and lies to you, and someone else points out that they...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Ted Cruz’s Wise and Honest Praise for Mitch McConnell

    04/09/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    This is probably just the right balance for Ted Cruz: Senior Republicans have been asking Cruz to apologize to [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell so they can unite behind his bid to defeat Donald Trump. But Cruz did offer some kind words for McConnell Thursday. “Now I will tell you this, I am happy to praise Mitch McConnell and praise him effusively for his stand, along with (Senate Judiciary Chairman) Chuck Grassley, saying we are not going to hold hearings on a replacement” to the Supreme Court, Cruz told Bash. “Mitch McConnell’s doing the right thing, Chuck Grassley’s doing the right thing,...
  • Sketchy Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraiser Recorded Telling Donors They Can Violate Finance Laws…

    04/09/2016 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 144 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz has at least eight Super-PAC’s assisting his presidential campaign; and according to a recording obtained by Politico a Cruz’s campaign bundler was directing large donors toward one PAC specifically. The “Stand for Truth” PAC. However, the campaign appears to have, yet again, gone into the land of illegality with the following statement (via audio recording): “If you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,” Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. “It can...
  • Cruz apology to McConnell? 'Ain't gonna happen,' he says

    04/08/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz said Thursday he will not apologize to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for accusing him of lying last year, despite suggestions from Senate colleagues it would help them unite behind his campaign.</p> <p>"That ain't gonna happen," Cruz told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired on "Erin Burnett OutFront." "And if the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time. My focus is on the American people and uniting Republicans behind shared values and a shared vision." Cruz has presented himself as the candidate best poised to unite the Republican Party against Hillary Clinton in November. But he has struggled with his own colleagues in the Senate, winning limited support from Republican senators.</p>
  • Why do we detest the Republican establishment so much? This story is a good answer

    04/07/2016 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/7/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Justice Antonin Scalia died we mourned a great Jurist who believed in the Constitution’s ability to protect our rights and way of life. When the days of mourning passed we realized we are in grave danger of losing our liberties because Barack Obama could replace Scalia with someone who hates the Constitution and would take our rights away. Enter Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland. Although Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there will be no hearing to fill the Court’s vacancy, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer has expressed his total confidence that ultimately McConnell and his caucus will give in...
  • Mitch McConnell’s Attorney PAC ‘Stand For Truth’, Sending Money To Cruz PAC ‘Keep The Promise III

    04/04/2016 5:56:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Apr 4, 2016 | Sundance
    Mitch McConnell’s Attorney PAC ‘Stand For Truth’, Sending Money To Ted Cruz PAC ‘Keep The Promise III’
 Posted on April 4, 2016 by sundance The amount of money Washington DC is spending to attack Donald Trump and support Senator Ted Cruz is astounding. They’re not even trying to hide the money flow much any more.We previously shared how Mitch McConnell’s attorney, Eric Lycan was heading a PAC called “Stand For Truth”. That PAC was spending money attacking Donald Trump and Supporting Ted Cruz in Jan/Feb, in Iowa and on National Radio Shows – SEE HEREThe eye opener was the revelation that Senate...
  • Rand Paul will back Trump if he is nominee

    04/02/2016 8:13:21 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 2 Apr 2016 | Nick Gass
    It may be April 1, but apparently Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is not joking about supporting Donald Trump for the Republican nomination if — if — he emerges as the party's nominee in the general election. Paul said Friday morning that he would support whoever is named the Republican nominee, even if it's Trump, telling a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter during a visit to the metro area in Kentucky that backing the Manhattan businessman would be better than going for Hillary Clinton. The senator, according to the report, specifically criticized Clinton's comments in Ohio that she would "put a whole lot...
  • Super PAC for John Kasich Adopts Donald Trump’s ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Moniker for Ted Cruz

    04/01/2016 6:23:57 AM PDT · by xzins · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Mar 16 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An ad created by the super PAC supporting John Kasich has adopted Donald Trump’s nickname for rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Lyin’ Ted.” New Day Independent Media Committee’s video ad begins, “Many just call him Lyin’ Ted,” as a narrator proceeds to list Cruz’s alleged “lies.” “Lied about Ben Carson to steal a win in Iowa; lied about being the best for the GOP when polls show he can’t even beat Hillary Clinton; his TV ad about John Kasich lied. Stations had to pull it off the air.”“If Ted Cruz’s mouth is moving, he’s lying,” the ad continues.
  • Freedom Caucus Republicans accuse McConnell of not advancing conservative priorities

    03/28/2016 6:42:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    foxsanantonio.com ^ | 3/28/16 | Raffi Williams
    WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Time and time again Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has failed to usher conservative priorities successfully through the Senate. He failed to pass legislation that would deter illegal immigration. He failed to defund Planned Parenthood, much to the dismay of conservatives. And he failed to stop the nuclear deal with Iran. Now he is being pressed to usher through the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. If he fails, conservatives say, he could be forced out of leadership. The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act was introduced and shepherded through the House last fall by Rep. Trent...
  • McConnell: Obama climate plan hinges on next president

    03/21/2016 5:40:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 4:59 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    A Supreme Court ruling that delays a key element of President Barack Obama’s strategy to fight climate change will likely push a final decision on the issue to the next president, the Senate’s Republican leader said Monday as he urged the nation’s 50 governors to continue a “wait-and-see” approach on Obama’s plan. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky advised the governors to defy Obama’s effort to limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants by refusing to submit compliance plans to the Environmental Protection Agency. In a follow-up letter to the governors Monday, McConnell said the Supreme Court’s Feb. 9...
  • Wallace: SoCons Aside, Republicans Should Consider Supporting Hillary

    03/21/2016 6:05:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about your Hobson's Choice . . . on today's Morning Joe, Nicolle Wallace, citing GOP consultants, suggested that--other than social conservatives--Republicans concerned with foreign policy should consider supporting Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Hillary supporter Harold Ford, Jr. could be heard chiming in with a "well said." Wallace was echoing the argument laid out by Joe Scarborough: that on a range of issues from foreign intervention to Israel, taxing the rich to breaking up the banks, Clinton's positions are closer to those of the GOP establishment than Trump's. But Joe, Nicolle and those Republican consultants are forgetting one overriding...
  • McConnell Isn’t Budging On Garland Nomination, Won’t Hold Confirmation Vote

    03/20/2016 3:06:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told CNN’s Dana Bash today that the Senate would not confirm Judge Merrick Garland, who was nominated by President Obama earlier this week, in the lame duck session. Senate Republicans have been adamant that the next president, whoever that may be, should decide this nomination. This has drawn the ire of Democrats who feel that Republicans are skirting their constitutional obligation to advise and consent on judicial nominations, despite the fact that the Constitution doesn’t say the Senate must consider a nominee upon recommendation by the president. Yes, Senate Republicans can sit on their...
  • Why Ted Cruz Should Reach Out To Mitch McConnell

    03/18/2016 11:10:34 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 76 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/17/16 | Matt K Lewis
    Even for high achievers (especially for high achievers?) ego can be a career-limiting liability. Let’s take the case of Ted Cruz, for example. As the Weekly Standard notes, “Ted Cruz said that he won’t humble himself before Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to smooth over the rough relationship he has developed with colleagues.” (Specifically, he said he won’t go “on bended knee, with my hat in hand” to McConnell.) I can understand the Cruz’s desire to preserve his outsider status, and we all have fallen victim to the temptation to gloat over our successes. But I still suspect this is...
  • Last Weekend Was 1968 All Over Again

    03/17/2016 3:08:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I have been an attentive observer of political protests for many moons. You might say I was present at their creation. For me, that would be back in 1968 at Chicago, Illinois's Grant Park. My brother and I stood between a line of young Chicago policemen as they grew increasingly anxious, their backs to the hotels that faced the park. In the park, luminaries of Democratic politics -- Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey -- were putting the final touches on their convention performances. What provoked the young cops (those mainly of Irish and Italian descent) was a mob of college-age...
  • Oh the Irony: GOP Leaders Ask Cruz to Apologize Before Receiving Their Support

    03/16/2016 7:30:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 147 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/16/16 | Ken Meyer
    It’s funny how the tables turn over time. Ted Cruz is the only one left who can pose any real challenge to Donald Trump‘s Republican nomination, and now, figures from the political establishment are asking him to make nice with them before they agree to coalesce around his campaign. While his uncompromising stances distinguished Cruz as the junior U.S. Senator from Texas, years of stunts like shutting down the government and calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar have caused many of his colleagues to dislike him. According to CNN, Sen. John Cornyn and others have called on Cruz, after...
  • Mitch McConnell Refuses to Compromise: Tells SCOTUS Nominee Garland “Sorry, But No Vote”

    03/16/2016 5:22:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today told President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland that the Senate will not hold a vote on his nomination. The call came after McConnell took to the Senate floor to announce that Republicans will not back down in their pledge to not hold a vote. McConnell (R-KY) said of the nomination in his Senate floor speech: “It seems clear that President Obama made this nomination not with the intent of seeing the nominee confirmed, but in order to politicize it for the purposes of the election.” “What the president has done with...
  • No hearing for Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Mitch McConnell says

    03/16/2016 12:31:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/16/2016 | Harper Neidig
    .@SenateMajLdr McConnell responds to SCOTUS nomination: "Give the people a voice in filling this vacancy" https://t.co/Yfu961lwAS — MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 16, 2016 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday shot down the idea of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland getting a hearing. McConnell insisted in a floor speech that the vacancy should be filled by the next president. “The next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the court’s direction," he said. "The Senate will continue to...
  • Ted Cruz urged to apologize for attacks against Mitch McConnell (by John Cornyn)

    03/16/2016 4:59:50 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/15/16 | Manu Raju,
    Senior Senate Republicans are calling on Sen. Ted Cruz to rebuild his strained relationships with his colleagues and apologize to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell before the party establishment considers consolidating behind his presidential bid. Cruz has increasingly called for Republicans to unify behind his candidacy in order to take down front-runner Donald Trump. But in interviews Tuesday with CNN, it's clear Cruz's fellow GOP senators are not willing to do that, at least not yet. Republican senators said that Cruz must return to Capitol Hill and make the case directly to his colleagues to help ease long-festering tensions. And a...
  • Cruz starts his shift to the middle

    03/16/2016 4:55:39 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 87 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/16/16 | KATIE GLUECK
    Ted Cruz fought his way to second place in the Republican primary as the conservative who never compromises. But already, he’s learning to stretch. Behind closed doors, Cruz’s aides are talking about how to draw more centrist supporters as Republican rivals drop out. They have given former Jeb Bush donors access to the entire campaign leadership team. And Cruz has made overtures to Senate colleagues who despise him, praising Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio and talking by phone with Lindsey Graham.
  • 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary

    03/15/2016 6:54:04 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    dailysignal ^ | March 14, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    The Senate voted 49-40 Monday evening to confirm John B. King Jr., President Barack Obama’s nominee, as secretary of education. A total of 11 senators did not vote on King’s confirmation, while those who voted against him cited his loyalty to the system and support for Common Core education standards. King, 41, has been the acting secretary of the Department of Education since January, after Arne Duncan stepped down from the Cabinet post at the end of last year. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., secretary of education under President George H.W. Bush, spoke in support of King on the Senate floor....
  • Am I losing my mind?

    03/15/2016 10:01:50 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 191 replies
    Am I losing my mind? Donald Trump gives me the creeps at times. He offends my Christianity. His persona turns me off. He can be all other the map in terms of consistent principles. But there is something inside of me that wants him to kick the stuffing out of the powers that be. Even though I am a Cruz man I could see myself voting for the guy. Am I losing my mind?
  • Kasich: Deporting millions of illegal immigrants 'not acceptable'

    03/14/2016 5:08:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich stuck by his desire for a path to legalization for illegal immigrants in the United States during a Q&A with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. He described the idea of deporting millions of illegal immigrants from the U.S. as unacceptable. "The idea that we're going to pick these people up and ship them out is unbelievable," Kasich said. "It's just not acceptable in America." Kasich, eighth in the Washington Examiner's power rankings, did not explicitly rule out a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants during his remarks to the Hispanic group, but said...
  • Skinning Cats: Legal Means to Disarm the Second Amendment

    05/06/2007 8:21:20 PM PDT · by Carry_Okie · 131 replies · 5,086+ views
    Vanity | May 6, 2007 | Mark Edward Vande Pol
    There are few things that keep me up at night, but this is one of them. It may be cynicism, but more likely it’s the long sad experience of watching the courts over the years. So when your side finally wins one that should have you celebrating, and yet you walk away with a knot in your gut, it’s probably warranted. Senior Judge Laurence H. Silberman’s majority opinion in Parker v. District of Columbia was a thing of beauty, affirming armed self-defense as an individual right pre-existing the Constitution. It was almost hard to believe. Maybe that's what’s bugging me....
  • Limbaugh: Establishment has to be 'all-in' for Cruz to win

    03/10/2016 12:09:42 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 151 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/10/2016 | Nick Gass
    If Ted Cruz is to come from behind and win the Republican nomination, it's "gonna take an entire unity effort" to win support from the establishment, Rush Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. The comment from Limbaugh, who has not formally backed any candidate, is the latest indication that the iconoclastic Texas senator will have his work cut out for him as he seeks to cut off Donald Trump. Limbaugh presented two theories, the first of which assumed that Cruz accepts the premise that he still has time to get to 1,237 delegates before the Republican National Convention, adding...
  • Rand Paul: Conservatives must “get over” hard feelings over Thad Cochran election fraud[2014]

    03/08/2016 6:02:52 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 44 replies
    In last June’s Mississippi GOP runoff, liberal Republican Thad Cochran engaged in mass election fraud to defeat conservative primary challenger Chris McDaniel.
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 7:41:31 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 111 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party's most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump's candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Florida Republican Party ignores Trump, supports the Liberal GOP Elite

    09/03/2015 5:59:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/3/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    “We need a new crew leader in the Senate,” former Congressman Mark Foley (R-WPB) told a recent meeting of the Martin County Republican club. This reporter asked the final question of the evening, namely, “What’s wrong with McConnell and Boehner…our readers and commenters on our conservative threads are furious with the Republicans…we gave them victories in 2010 and 2014 and nothing has changed...Boehner won’t stand up to Obama.” That’s when the West Palm Beach resident said it was time for a change in Washington. Foley suggested that John Thune, a newer, younger face, would move the party forward. “Boehner is...
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/05/2016 5:22:56 PM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 4, 2016March 5, 2016 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt over the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Cruz calls on rivals to drop out

    03/05/2016 5:25:22 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 177 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/5/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Ted Cruz, celebrating a big win in Kansas, said on Saturday that it's time for Marco Rubio and John Kasich to drop out and for their supporters to rally behind him. "We’ll continue to amass delegates but what needs to happen is the field needs to continue to narrow," Cruz said during a press conference Saturday night, adding that he hopes the remaining candidates who are underperforming will ask themselves, “Do I have a path coming forward?” "If we’re divided, Donald wins," he said. The Texas senator has been advertising himself as the candidate best placed to beat Donald Trump,...
  • Trump Fever Has Broken: It's Over for the Donald

    03/05/2016 4:24:20 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 236 replies
    march 5 2016 | beebuster2000
    It would appear Trump fever has broken. It would seem the down, dirty, and ugly attacks by Rubio particularly, but also Romney, Cruz and others have kicked in. I sense that Trump has become a figure of ridicule, and no politician survives that. Plus his latest flip flops, like on torture, have weakened him as a serious person, although that may not have been obvious at the time. I think the teflon has worn off. If true, Chris Christy gets the bad timing of the year award
  • Congress Committed to Stopping Obama From Handing Gitmo U.S. Naval Station to Cuba

    03/05/2016 11:59:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    resident Obama is not only expected to close Guantanamo Bay, but rumor has it he is prepared to give our U.S. Naval Station in the region to Cuba. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce has prepared legislation to halt this potential dangerous transition. The United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Preservation Act would require the president to seek approval from Congress before making anymore dangerous decisions. “In just a few weeks, President Obama will meet with the communist government in Cuba.  The White House says our Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay is ‘sure’ to be a part of discussions. ...
  • Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump Right To Skip CPAC ('the votes are in Kansas, not Washington')

    03/04/2016 4:43:05 PM PST · by drewh · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | By Harper Neidig | March 04, 2016, 03:30 pm
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) on Friday praised Donald Trump for his last-minute decision to skip the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). CPAC organizers announced Friday that the GOP presidential front-runner had dropped out of his commitment to speak at the conference on Saturday morning. The real estate mogul's campaign issued a statement shortly after saying he would instead be campaigning in Kansas and Florida. “Because of this, he will not be able to speak at CPAC as he has done for many consecutive years,” the statement read. “Mr. Trump would like to thank Matt Schlapp and all of...
  • YUGE NEWS! NY Times Says There’s Nothing on the Trump Tapes

    03/04/2016 9:14:42 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 172 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-4-16 | Jim Hoft
    The New York Times leaked off-the-record conversation with Donald Trump in January recently to Buzzfeed. Buzzfeed’s editor in chief Ben Smith wrote this week that Mr. Trump reportedly told the NY Times that his extreme position on deporting immigrants was fluid and developing. Senator Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio lashed out at Trump and immediately demanded that Donald Trump order the release of the off-the-record conversation.
  • The damage “conservatives” in Washington have done

    03/04/2016 8:25:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/4/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Over the past number of years we rank and file conservatives have learned a number of hard lessons. We have learned that the liberals were far more greedy and self-absorbed with “White guilt” than we could ever have imagined. We learned that Democrats really will stop at nothing to get and keep power. While both of these lessons could have been predicted, a far more profound lesson about the insidious nature of politicians has been shoved down our throats by the very people we trusted to help us fix the damage caused by Democrat governance: The “conservatives” in Washington. They...
  • Right After Super Tuesday, Glenn Beck Reveals His Presidential Dream Team- ‘It’s Unstoppable’

    03/02/2016 12:03:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 86 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3/2/16 | B. Christopher Agee
    The day after Glenn Beck watched his favorite 2016 candidate pick up three more states in the Republican primary race, he acknowledged front-runner Donald Trump remains poised to clench the nomination unless something changes. In one segment of his radio program on Wednesday, Beck revealed a presidential ticket he said would be “unstoppable” against Trump, whom he sees as a menace. With Beck’s pick, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at the top and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate, the host predicted his combination could take down Trump in the Florida Primary later this month. “How is that not...
  • The GOP is doing its damnedest to lose this election

    03/03/2016 10:45:08 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 396 replies
    March 3, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    Keep blasting away at your leading candidate and trying to thwart the will of your voters, you will lose any chance at winning the presidency and you'll lose the House and Senate too. Leftist open-borders RINOs Romney, McCain and the so-called GOP "leaders" are complete idiots. They don't call it the stupid party for nothing.
  • HARRY REID: GOP Not Budging on SCOTUS Nomination, “Will Wait and See What President Trump Will Do”

    03/02/2016 6:45:51 PM PST · by GilGil · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/2/016 | Jim Hoft
    Senate leaders met with Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss the vacancy on the Supreme Court after Justice Scalia’s death. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley stuck to their position that the next president should fill the vacancy. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said it looks like “President Trump” will fill the slot. Even Harry Reid has the capacity to be honest every once in a blue moon... “They (Republicans) were adamant. They said, ‘No, we’re not going to do this at all,'” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters outside the White House. “They...
  • How Donald Trump Kept Marco Rubio at Bay in Virginia

    03/01/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Justin Sullivan
    It looks like Rubio carried the state’s wealthy northern suburbs, and Trump took the rest. (SNIP) Rubio’s strongholds overlapped heavily with those that lifted Barack Obama to his second straight win in the state in his 2012 reelection race.
  • Sarah Palin endorsement fails as Ted Cruz beats Donald Trump to win Alaska

    03/02/2016 8:15:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 161 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2016
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A high-profile endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin couldn’t deliver this state for Donald Trump as Ted Cruz won the Alaska Republican presidential preference poll. Cruz, a U.S. senator from Texas, edged the national GOP front-runner in Alaska for his third win of Super Tuesday. Trump was still the night’s big Republican winner with victories in seven states. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who finished third in Alaska, won one state. The other two candidates on Tuesday’s ballot in Alaska — John Kasich and Ben Carson — did not garner enough support to win...
  • Watch Marco Rubio Try, Fail to Mock Donald Trump's Spelling

    03/01/2016 2:46:54 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 32 replies
    rollingstone.com ^ | February 26, 2016 | Daniel Kreps
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6KnH_0S2VU (In Rubio's attempts to make fun of Trump's spelling of the word "choker," the senator actually reads from a tweet where the mogul repeatedly spelled the word correctly, resulting in an awkward moment where Rubio fails to recognize that "choker" is actually spelled "C-H-O-K-E-R.")
  • Ben Carson: Why I intend to stay in the GOP presidential race

    02/29/2016 4:09:44 PM PST · by SueRae · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/29/16 | Ben Carson, M.D.
    It seems like the only thing that’s guaranteed in this year’s election is the litany of punditry after every primary. This undiscussed industry has helped make politics more blood sport than democratic exercise. It seems to get nastier at every turn, as campaign flacks dressed up as journalists line up to savage candidates whose campaigns they see as a threat to their preferred politician. Some have even gone so far as to question my faith, integrity or party loyalty because I won’t kowtow to their demands to step away from the primary process. Is this what has become of politics...