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  • Obmacare,a Demoralized Electorate and the spectre of Romney

    11/04/2014 4:06:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    11/4/2014 | Self
    Go out and vote today, I will. There are good folks to vote for in some cases. One in my case and I will write-in names for others. I hope Scott Walker wins today in Wisconsin because he should not be punished for demanding concessions from government employee unions and getting his state's fiscal house in order. I'm not endorsing Walker's back down regarding same sex marriage. I'm also not endorsing Walker for president in 2016 either. I wish my governor would have done the same in Pennsylvania, but it hasn't happened. Governor Tom Corbett raised gasoline taxes, agreed to...
  • Mitt vs. Hillary: An Even Match

    11/03/2014 9:18:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | November 3, 2014 | Myra Adams
    Mitt Romney is keeping a very high profile this midterm-election season by campaigning coast to coast for Republicans, and two recent polls suggest why he might be encouraged to stay active in politics. Romney and his family say Mitt will not be running for president in 2016, but in August the two-time presidential candidate and 2012 GOP nominee made sure to add, “circumstances can change.” GOP strategist Mark McKinnon describes what what those changing circumstances could look like. “If Jeb Bush or Chris Christie do not run,” McKinnon tells National Review Online, “then one could make an argument for Mitt...
  • Mitt Romney: GOP Senate Will Put Immigration Reform On President's Desk

    11/02/2014 7:54:58 AM PST · by Mariner · 104 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Nov 2nd, 2014 | Arthur Delaney
    WASHINGTON -- Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Sunday that if Republicans win the U.S. Senate after Tuesday's election, they will send immigration reform legislation to the president's desk. "You'll see a provision first of all to secure the border, second of all to deal with those who have come here illegally and third [to] make sure our immigration policies are open and transparent," Romney said on "Fox News Sunday." "That's going to happen," Romney continued. "You're going to see a bill actually reach the desk of the president if we finally have someone besides Harry Reid sitting in...
  • Romney: A GOP Senate to pass immigration, trade

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

    10/30/2014 11:29:17 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 68 replies
    HotAir ^ | October 29, 2014
    Is it relevant that his favorable rating among the general public is 36/47? Or that 58 percent think he doesn’t care about their problems versus just 42 percent who think he does? Or that 52 percent believe he’d lose again to Hillary, with a mere 24 percent confident in Romney victory? Seventy-two percent of Republicans say he’s qualified to be president while independents split 49/30 in favor of those who agree. And yet, he trails Hillary 43/32 in a hypothetical 2016 match-up, with fully 13 percent saying they wouldn’t vote if given that choice. Sounds like just the sort of...
  • A Photograph of Your Face in a Jar Makes for a Creepy Halloween Prank

    10/26/2014 10:00:49 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    PetaPixel ^ | 10-24-14 | Michael Zhang
    Looking for a personalized photo-related gag to pull for Halloween this year? Look no further than this head-in-a-jar prank. It’s quite easy to pull off and doesn’t require too much time or money. This idea is by Mike Warren, who regularly posts crazy project ideas to his Instructables account. The basic ingredients of the prank are a print of your face, a large glass jar (free of designs on the surface), and some food coloring. There’s one step that will take a bit of know-how: creating the print itself. You’ll need to photograph your head from three sides: left, head-on,...
  • Exclusive -- Donald Trump to Mitt Romney: Don't Even Think About Running Again

    10/22/2014 7:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 22, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Real estate mogul and conservative provocateur Donald Trump has a concise, clear message for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: You “blew it” in the last election, so don’t even try to run for president again. “No. I don’t think he should run. He had his chance and he blew it,” Trump told Breitbart News during a phone interview on Tuesday. “He had a great chance of winning. He should have won. That was an election that frankly should have been a much easier election than the probable 2016 candidate Hillary. That was an election that should have been won...
  • Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney leading the 2016 field

    10/19/2014 5:34:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Published October 19, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Hillary Clinton remains the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, while Mitt Romney barely leads against a scattered group of Republicans. Among registered voters, former Secretary of State Clinton leads the potential 2016 Democratic field, with 64 percent of the vote. She has a sizable lead on Vice President Joe Biden (13 percent) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (11 percent), according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.
  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ryan Struyk
    That would be Mitt Romney, supported for the GOP nomination by 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s double the support of his closest potential rival, but it also leaves 79 percent who prefer one of 13 other possible candidates tested, or none of them. When Romney is excluded from the race, his supporters scatter, adding no clarity to the GOP free-for-all. In that scenario former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have 12 or 13 percent support from leaned Republicans who are registered to vote. All others have support in...
  • Ann Coulter Hopes Mitt Romney Is The GOP Nominee For 2016!

    10/18/2014 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Oct 18, 2014 | By Soopermexican
    Here we go again. While most Republicans cringe at the very thought of another Mitt Romney campaign, for some reason Bill O’Reilly is sure he’s going to the nominee again, and Ann Coulter responds heartily, “I HOPE so!!!’
  • John McCain jumps on the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ bandwagon with Mitt Romney

    10/16/2014 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-15-2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Well-known Wedding Crashers star John McCain seems excited that a sequel to comedy classic Dumb and Dumber is finally coming out this fall -- based on this hashtag and exclamation-point-dotted tweet he sent out Wednesday, at least. Fellow film star Mitt Romney has also seemed intent on getting everyone excited about Dumb and Dumber To. On his frequent media appearances -- sometimes it feels like Matthew McConaughey is the only person getting more attention than Romney! -- he is often prone to quoting Jim Carrey.
  • Clueless in the White House

    10/15/2014 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    Former governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney tells an Obama joke that is drawing roars of laughter from GOP audiences. Romney's story, which nails the president's weakness, involves golf champion Phil Mickelson and the grand slam tennis great Andre Agassi. As he tells it, Obama goes to a bank to cash a check, but without any ID on him. The teller says he can't cash it without identification, pointing out that Mickelson proved who he was by tapping a golf ball into a cup, and Agassi did it by belting a tennis ball into a tiny target. "Is...
  • Dem Deutsch Makes Case for Romney: 'We Kind of Made a Mistake Four Years Ago'

    10/15/2014 5:23:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 63 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was one thing for Joe Scarborough to make the case for Mitt Romney, arguing that these frightening times demand the kind of competence Romney offers. But on today's Morning Joe, it was stunning to hear a New York Dem like Donny Deutsch say something very similar. According to the ad man: "There is a psychological reason to go to Mitt Romney, and that is: wow! We kind of made a mistake four years ago. We get to do a do-over. He was right about Syria, he was right about a lot of things."View the video here.
  • Scarborough: 'Off the Air, Nobody Thinks Christie Can Win'

    10/14/2014 4:49:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Christie might have millions of admirers across the country, people who love the Jersey governor's blunt style. But among the Republican media and political elites who populate Morning Joe, Christie's a no-hoper. That's what Joe Scarborough divulged on today's Morning Joe. Said Scarborough: "off the air in Republican circles . . . nobody thinks Christie can win." View the video here.
  • Scarborough Accuses Panetta of 'Lack of Character' For Criticizing Obama

    10/10/2014 4:38:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    Remember when dissent was patriotic? When people like Hillary Clinton screeched that "we have a right to disagree with any administration?" Forget about it. That's so, like, 2003. You know, when George W. Bush was President. Things are different today. Now, criticizing a sitting president is wrong. Very wrong. Just ask Joe Scarborough, who on today's Morning Joe accused Leon Panetta of a "lack of character" for criticizing President Obama in his book and public appearances. View the video here.
  • ROMNEY ON 2016: 'I'M NOT RUNNING'

    10/09/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 9,2010 | Breitbart
    In a segment that aired on Thursday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the activities of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, during this midterm election cycle.
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • Romney: It’s Time For Obama ‘To Apologize To America’

    10/04/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | October 3, 2014 7:54 AM
    A victory by Terri Lynn Land in Michigan’s Senate race in November is important to winning back Republican control of the chamber, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters during a GOP rally Thursday in his native state. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, said it has been a tough time for the country since that election. “It’s time for him to apologize to America,” Romney said of Obama, speaking to several hundred GOP supporters. But, Romney said, “Help is on the way” in the person of Land, who “will make...
  • Reason Magazine: Rand Paul Is Right, Carter Was Thriftier Than Reagan

    04/25/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nick Gillespie
    Mother Jones does love found footage, doesn't it? The progressive mag's airing of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fundraiser definitely hurt the former Massachusetts governor in his attempt to boot President Obama in 2012. Now Mojo is back with the vid above, which the mag must hope will discombobulate Republicans and help put the brakes on a libertarian-leaning senator whose anti-war and anti-NSA stances draw long looks from disaffected liberals and lefties."Rand Paul: Jimmy Carter was better on the budget than Ronald Reagan" is how the vid begins. It shows the Kentucky senator in a variety of settings...
  • Ted Nugent blames 'plague of black violence' on 'Fedzilla welfare crack program'

    10/03/2014 7:50:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Big News Network ^ | 10/3/2014 | Staff
    Washington -- Ted Nugent, known by now more for his outspoken political views than his career as a rock singer, is making waves with a new column wading into the debate around Ferguson Mo., and race. Nugent, riffing on the shooting of a Ferguson police officer who was investigating a break-in - an event unrelated to the death of Michael Brown - blamed "liberalism and their insane cult of denial" for a "plauge of black violence." "It is liberalism that engineered and created the very conditions that have decimated and destroyed black American families and their communities," he writes in...
  • I'm amazed at the ignorance of FReepers [the stupid, it BURNS]

    10/02/2014 3:48:47 PM PDT · by StraysDaddy · 388 replies
    self
    We have been seeing America go to the "dogs" for 6 years now and still some "brain dead" fools cling to the idea that they will stay home rather than vote for a "Pubbie" that they deem a RINO.
  • Romney on 2016: “We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race. We’ll see what happens.”

    09/30/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 30, 2014
    Scout’s honor: Not until today, having read the words of the man himself, have I sincerely believed he might run again. The RomneyWatch™ posts are fun to write but not because Mitt 2016 was a real thing — I thought. They were fun because it wasn’t a real thing. It was a way to collectively pretend-scare ourselves, like playing with a ouija board. Now, suddenly, I look down and the planchette is moving by itself. And it spells M-I-T-T. A recent column by the conservative pundit Byron York noted that Romney had kept in close contact with many of his...
  • What the Romney boomlet says about the establishment GOP's feeble 2016 field

    09/29/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 9/29/14 | W. James Antle III
    Two-time presidential loser Mitt Romney's sprawling network of consultants and aides is sitting tight, waiting for the former Massachusetts governor to decide whether he wants to run for president a third time. Romney, who until recently had long denied any true interest in another bid, is reportedly talking the idea over with his family. Ann Romney isn't exactly denying it. Former running mate Paul Ryan, thought to be a possible presidential contender himself, is almost encouraging it. And Romney himself declined to close the door on the possibility in an interview with Romneyphile Hugh Hewitt. As I write this, an...
  • Molsterman Report #7: Inside Baseball - GOP 2016

    09/27/2014 4:22:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-27-2014 | MOTUS
    NOTE: This is part of a continuing series of exclusive, clandestine, interviews with my mole known only as “Deep Quote” or “Molsterman,”  (who may or may not also be known as “Little Mo” to the MOTUS community) Molsterman is currently serving under deep cover at NSA. (Presented, as always, with apologies to the Ulsterman Report) Little Mo recently sat down with Molsterman (because MOTUS is away on a girlie weekend) to get his take on potential GOP candidates for President in 2016.Molsterman: Where’s your girlfriend?Little Mo: She’s not here.Molsterman: I asked you where she is.Little Mo: If you were...
  • Pat Buchanan: Romney Is Going To Run In 2016 ("Only cure for presidential fever is embalming fluid")

    09/07/2014 2:50:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | September 6, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Pat Buchanan predicted Mitt Romney will run for president on this weekend's broadcast of The McLaughlin Group. "There is no doubt Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Mitt Romney are in the establishment category or bracket that are headed for the finals," Buchanan said. "I think Mitt would come out first but I really don't see Bush as really having the drive or inner drive. And I think, then you get Mitt Romney against someone like a Cruz, or someone like that, and I think that would be the finals. And I think that Mitt has got it in his heart...
  • Romney: 'My time has come and gone'

    09/07/2014 7:09:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/7/14 | Kyle Cheney
    Fomer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney argued Sunday that he'd make a better president than Hillary Clinton -- but that he's not planning to mount a third bid for the White House. "No question about that in my mind," he said on "Fox News Sunday" when asked by host Chris Wallace whether he'd be a better leader than Clinton. Prodded by Wallace, Romney insisted he has no plans to run but stopped short of a Shermanesque refusal. "I’m not running, I’m not planning on running," he said. Romney said that while he also would've made a better president than Barack Obama,...
  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Sorenson Admits to Taking ‘Under-the-Table’ Payments [from Paul], Pleads Guilty

    08/27/2014 7:07:00 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    WHO tv ^ | 8/27/2014 | Kelly Maricle
    DES MOINES, Iowa — A former state lawmaker accused of accepting payments to change his support to a different presidential candidate in the 2012 election cycle has pleaded guilty to two federal charges. The Department of Justice says Kent Sorenson, a former Republican state senator, admitted to receiving “under-the-table” payments from Ron Paul’s campaign committee in return for switching his support and services from candidate Michele Bachmann. The payments totaled about $73,000 and were made monthly in the amount of around $8,000. They were concealed by first sending the money to a film production company, then through another company —...
  • Mitt Romney for President?

    08/10/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by IChing · 527 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | Donald Joy
    I was in a spiritually-oriented meeting a week ago, and there were about fifty people in the room.  Halfway through, a guy in the center of the room chimed in and announced that he was going to open his speaking time by sharing with us his personal, painful example of the worst kind of betrayal.  We all leaned a bit closer to listen as he described, with tongue secretly hidden in cheek, a time when he bit into what he’d thought was a chocolate chip cookie–only to realize with shock and dismay that it was actually a raisin cookie. He was making a wry...
  • Putin Channels Obama on MH17: Ukrainians Cling to Guns and Borders

    07/22/2014 4:25:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    The strongman of the Soviet, er, Russia is getting kind of wimpy. Caught in the act blowing up a civilian airliner, he’s pointing the finger at someone else, and condemning the world’s political calculations, all the while calculating politically. He must watch a lot of MSNBC because this is the type of thing we’ve come to expect from our own weak-willed presidents. Russia, says Putin, did not shoot down that jetliner. Listen to him very carefully. There is no inappropriate Russian relationship with that missile. It was caused by a bunch of bitter Ukrainians who cling to their guns and...
  • Obama Regime settles criminal abuse of power lawsuit with taxpayer dollars

    06/26/2014 10:00:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/26/14 | Doug Book
    “It’s good to be King,” said Mel Brooks as Louis XVI in the director/actor’s “History of the World, Part 1.” No question Brooks was onto something as the Internal Revenue Service–one of the principle organs of Barack Hussein Obama’s 2012, Reelection Campaign—just paid $50,000 dollars to settle a lawsuit brought against the Service by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM). Of course the settlement was paid with taxpayer dollars. During the 2012 presidential campaign, NOM accused the IRS of leaking information concerning the group’s contributors to Joe Solomese, head of the far-left Human Rights Campaign (HRC). The Huffington Post then...
  • Absolutely Nothing: A Veteran’s Savage Indictment of the Iraq War (Major Barf Alert)

    06/18/2014 7:34:23 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    Juan Cole.com ^ | 6/18/2014 | Jim Wright
    Tragically, all we’ve fought for in Iraq, all that 4,500 American lives were shed to gain, is on the cusp, potentially, of vanishing. - Mitt Romney, “Ideas Summit,” 6/13/2014 All we fought for in Iraq. All we fought for in Iraq is on the cusp of vanishing. That’s what Mitt Romney says. We fought for. We fought for. We. Oh, so it’s we now, is it, Mitt? We. I must have missed you over there, but it was a busy place. We. The guy who helped set up “pro-draft” rallies and yet somehow managed to avoid service in Vietnam is...
  • Mitt Romney for president in 2016? [Double-BARF alert]

    06/15/2014 5:10:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 226 replies
    CBS ^ | 5:21 p.m. EDT June 14, 2014
    Far from being excommunicated by Republicans after his loss to President Obama, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is enjoying a brand resurgence of late, drawing several potential 2016 candidates to his "ideas summit" this weekend in Utah and even earning some 2016 speculation himself.Meanwhile, some other potential candidates are in Iowa for the state Republican Party's convention there Saturday. And not to be left out, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., was in California Friday to raise money for the Republican gubernatorial candidate there and participate in a Facebook chat.It all adds up to a busy weekend for the early 2016...
  • 3 GOP presidential hopefuls talk of unifying party

    06/14/2014 2:20:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT | David Pitt
    Presidential hopefuls Sen. Rand Paul, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Sen. Rick Santorum are in Iowa to deliver their prescriptions for how to unite the Republican Party. […] It is Paul’s third trip to Iowa since the 2012 election. The Kentucky senator says the GOP should maintain its core message but make the party more attractive to black and Hispanic voters. …
  • Joe Scarborough: I know someone who might be able to turn the VA around (Guess who without reading)

    05/30/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    H ^ | 05/30/2014 | AllahPundit
    <p>Via Breitbart, who better to fix the government’s most notorious bureaucracy than the man who ran for president as an expert turnaround artist? Just one problem: Not in a million years, I’d bet, would Romney accept a task as thanklessly Sisyphean as managing the VA. No one — no one — is going to turn the agency around and he surely knows it. So does Obama, I expect, which is why he’d happily offer a Republican like Romney the job if he thought he’d take it. It would make the next two years of VA failures thoroughly bipartisan, with zero risk that the new manager would embarrass O by succeeding where his Democratic administration had failed.</p>
  • The tea party and GOP establishment are happily married in the Iowa Senate race

    05/30/2014 2:39:51 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Pop quiz: What do Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin have in common? Hint: It's the same thing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Senate Conservatives Action have in common with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). The answer is they all back state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) in Iowa's U.S. Senate race. Tea party and establishment Republicans with a history of butting heads have coalesced behind Ernst's candidacy with less than a week to go until the June 3 primary. In an election cycle when tensions have been on full display in numerous races, Iowa is one of a handful of places...
  • Romney coming to Iowa to campaign for Ernst

    05/23/2014 4:04:02 PM PDT · by iowamark · 37 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | May 22 2014 | Ed Tibbets
    Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for president in 2012, will be in Davenport and Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 30, to campaign for GOP Senate hopeful Joni Ernst. Romney, who finished second in the 2012 Iowa caucuses, endorsed Ernst earlier in the five-way race for the nomination to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tom Harkin. Details of the events will be announced soon, the Ernst campaign said in a news release. The stops will be open to the public. Ernst is running in the June 3 primary against retired energy executive Mark Jacobs, former U.S. Attorney...
  • Rand Paul: GOP needs to ‘agree to disagree’ on social issues

    05/20/2014 7:46:33 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 14 at 12:16 pm | Aaron Blake
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that Republicans should embrace a more tolerant view of those who don't hold conservative positions on social issues."I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues," Paul told vocativ.com. "The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues."Paul's comments harken back somewhat to former...
  • Mitt Romney, the godfather of gay marriage

    05/20/2014 12:59:43 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 48 replies
    RenewAmerica ^ | May 19, 2014 | Bryan Fischer
    The press has been in a reminiscent and celebratory mood this past week, as America reached the 10th anniversary of homosexual marriage. What is little discussed is that the first same-sex wedding license was issued only because Republican governor Mitt Romney broke the law. And he not only broke the law, he ordered every city and county clerk to break the law, too, or get fired. It is no exaggeration to say that America has same-sex marriage because of Mitt Romney. As the media has endlessly reminded us this past week, the first domino to fall in the crusade to...
  • Republican Neel Kashkari clashes with Mitt Romney over minimum wage

    05/10/2014 3:35:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | Michael Finnegan
    Hours after former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney called for an increase in the minimum wage, Neel Kashkari, one of the party’s top candidates for governor of California, said such a move would be devastating to workers. The timing of the clash was awkward for Kashkari, a former investment banker from Laguna Beach. Romney is one of the Republican luminaries – including former Govs. Pete Wilson of California and Jeb Bush of Florida – whose support Kashkari has featured in campaign mail and TV advertising.
  • Mitt Romney: Raise the minimum wage (Go away Tom Dewey!!)

    05/09/2014 5:13:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 70 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Thursday morning said he supports an increase in the minimum wage, breaking with many Republicans who have stood against it. “I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it,” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said. “Because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay.” Romney’s comments come after Senate Republicans rejected a vote on a Senate bill that would have increased the minimum wage to $10.10. Recently, though, former Minnesota...
  • Unfit to be President - Romney to GOP: Raise Minimum Wage

    05/09/2014 10:14:16 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 69 replies
    newsmax ^ | 5/9/14 | w carruthers
    It is "appropriate" for Republicans to use investigations, such as those into Benghazi and the IRS, for election campaigns, two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Friday. Romney stressed that the investigations would not be taking place if Republicans did not have a majority in the House. "There would not be an investigation into Benghazi, there would not be an investigation into the IRS, were there not a Republican House. And, so to say, 'Look, elect Republicans so that we can have these kinds of investigations' is appropriate," the former Massachusetts governor told MSNBC's "Morning Joe." The issue of using the...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 9,2014

    05/09/2014 2:35:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
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  • Mitt Romney: Let’s raise the minimum wage

    05/09/2014 1:35:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Alternate headline: Romney not running for President in 2016. Mike Barnicle braced Mitt Romney on the GOP’s demographic issues and its “conservative bent” on popular initiatives like immigration reform and a minimum-wage hike. Romney talks about the big tent of Republicanism, but notes that he supports a minimum-wage hike:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us,” Romney said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”In recent days, two of Romney’s former opponents, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty,...
  • Romney on minimum wage: 'we ought to raise it' (Mitt makes pilgrimage to MSNBC...)

    05/09/2014 9:35:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/9/14 | Paul Steinhauser
    In a break with many in the Republican Party, Mitt Romney says he backs a move to raise the minimum wage. "I, for instance, as you know, part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said Friday morning. "I think we ought to raise it, because frankly, our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us," Romney added in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
  • Is Joni Ernst the Proven Conservative Her TV Ads Make Her Out to Be?

    05/08/2014 1:27:06 AM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | May 7 2014 | Craig Robinson
    Is it possible to be the anti-establishment candidate in a Republican primary for the U.S. Senate and be the choice of the Republican establishment in your state at the same time? By definition, this would seem impossible. Yet, State Senator Joni Ernst has managed to be the establishment backed, anti-establishment candidate in Iowa’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Iowa’s Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds was an early endorser of Ernst’s campaign, and Governor Terry Branstad has reportedly been helpful behind the scenes, especially in the fundraising department. Ernst has also been backed by national Republican establishment figures like Mitt Romney, Sen. John...
  • Silicon Valley Right-Wingers to Host Conservative Organizing Party

    05/07/2014 3:45:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    Reboot in San Francisco this summer with young Republicans.Startup employees Aaron Ginn, 26 -- a former Mitt Romney campaign worker -- and Garrett Johnson, 29, are looking to do what Democrats have done for almost a decade: connect conservative and libertarian "technologists" with old-school political campaigns with like minds. There just isn't enough opportunity in Silicon Valley. For a dyed-in-the-wool, true-red conservative. So, a pair of Silicon Valley denizens with right-wing politics are planning their answer to Netroots Nation, according to the Huffington Post. Startup employees Aaron Ginn, 26 -- a former Mitt Romney campaign worker -- and Garrett Johnson,...
  • Romneycare Is Still Haunting Republicans

    05/06/2014 7:30:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Wire ^ | 05/06/2014 | ARIT JOHN
    Romneycare, that awkward reminder that Republicans tried to expand health care first, continues to haunt the party. On the same day that Massachusetts announced it was scrapping their busted Romneycare exchange, a new Harvard study shows that the mortality rate dropped in Massachusetts after Romney's version of Obamacare took effect in 2006. The Annals of Internal Medicine study tracked deaths in the state from 2001 to 2010 and compared the rate to counties in New England with similar demographics. It found that the mortality rate dropped by 3 percent in the four years after the health care expansion, according to...
  • Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange for ObamaCare

    05/06/2014 5:24:07 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2014 | KYLE CHENEY
    Massachusetts ditches RomneyCare health exchange Politico RomneyCare’s pioneering health insurance exchange is headed for the scrap heap. Bay State officials are taking steps this week to junk central parts of their dysfunctional health insurance exchange — the model for President Barack Obama’s health care law — and merge with the federal enrollment site HealthCare.gov. .....