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  • Extreme Conservatives in Search of Purity

    10/04/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/04/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Don't give America to the hard left liberal progressive commie bastard democrats because you can't find purity in the Republican Party A listener to my Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs program on KCAA AM1050, and regular reader of Political Pistachio, emails me often to challenge what he considers to be my oath to the Republican Party. I have no oath to the GOP. My oath is to God, and my political ideology is that of a Classical Centrist, which is someone that, without compromise, supports the original intent of the United States Constitution. I wish, I have told Nathan,...
  • Freep a Poll! (Should Boehner bring immigration reform to a vote in the House?)

    05/31/2014 6:08:19 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5-30-14 | Washington Post
    Should Speaker of the House John Boehner bring immigration reform to a vote in the House? Yes No
  • The Senate 7: The Races That Will Determine 2014 Control

    03/01/2014 6:21:39 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 17 replies
    USNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Lauren Fox, David Catanese
    The familiar Washington narrative on the scrum for the U.S. Senate has been rinsed, recycled and delivered once again: Republicans are primed to pick up the six seats necessary to capture control of the upper chamber. The midterm atmosphere sure looks ripe, the polling appears favorable but, as it did in 2010 and 2012, the most competitive batch of races will likely come down to candidate quality. It’s the key component that stifled GOP chances before, and could very well again. .... .... A closer look at the most competitive contests demonstrates why a Senate majority in 2014 is again...
  • Why don’t South Carolina conservatives like Lindsey Graham?

    05/09/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/6/13 | Ed O'Keefe
    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) faced his most vocal critics this weekend at the annual South Carolina Republican Party convention, though aides and state party leaders say this year’s criticism of the senator didn’t match the opposition he’s faced in previous years. As they’ve done several times in the past, a few hundred tea party-inspired activists attempted to seat a convention chairman who would help them remove Graham from the party, but their efforts failed when party leaders declined to recognize their motions and moved on with the day’s proceedings. Adding to the weekend drama, a recent Winthrop Poll found...
  • Why Lindsey Graham's Support for Immigration Reform Isn't Popular in South Carolina

    05/03/2013 6:09:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 13 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 5/2/13 | Beth Reinhard
    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Avery and Susan Burns don’t like the immigration-reform bill in the U.S. Senate one bit. “People come here illegally, and now we’re giving them the red carpet,” grumbled Avery, a 71-year-old doctor, climbing the steps of the public library on a recent morning. His disgust is making him reconsider his support for home-state Sen. Lindsey Graham, the only Republican sponsor of the bill who is up for reelection in 2014. Yet Susan said she’d still vote for Graham because he’s a “strong Republican,” recalling his leadership during former President Clinton’s impeachment. The retired couple’s reaction shows why...
  • RNC First Quarter Fundraising Down 27% From 2009

    04/24/2013 1:27:36 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/24/13 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    On Friday, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, announced the RNC raised $18.02 million during the first quarter of 2013, 27% less than the $25.2 million in receipts the RNC reported in the first quarter of 2009. Both reports were filed to account for contributions and expenditures in the first full quarter after a Presidential election. In the first quarter of 2009, Republicans had just lost the White House for the first time in 8 years. The Democrats controlled both the House and the Senate in Congress. President Obama's approval rating was over 60%. The party still managed to raise more money...
  • Toomey: 'I gave this my best shot'

    04/20/2013 6:52:14 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 42 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | April 19, 2013 | Jonathan Tamari
    After two weeks in the national spotlight, Sen. Pat Toomey was ready to move on. Toomey, seeming refreshed Thursday after the deflating defeat of his background-check plan the day before, greeted reporters with a smile as he rode an escalator up from the Capitol's subway platform. But the Pennsylvania Republican did not want to talk much about the fight that had put him at the center of the political and cultural maelstrom on gun laws. "The Senate has spoken on this," Toomey said. "It's not obvious to me what alternative path forward there is. I gave this my best shot."
  • Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV

    03/09/2013 2:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Guardian (U.K.) ^ | March 09, 2013
    Jeb Bush Going For 'Full Ginsburg' To Promote Immigration Policy On TV Named for the Lewinsky lawyer who first pulled off the feat, former governor to appear on all five major Sunday talk shows 9 March 2013 In insider Washington slang it is a publicity coup that has been dubbed the "full Ginsburg" – when a single interviewee snags a slot on all five of American television's major Sunday morning talk shows on the same day. It was named after Monica Lewinsky lawyer William Ginsburg – who was the first to pull it off in 1998 – but now former...
  • American Crossroads Vetting Rep. Steve King For Senate Seat

    02/06/2013 4:41:57 PM PST · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    Kmeg ^ | Feb 06, 2013 | Heather Leigh, Reporter
    Karl Rove versus Steve King. Rove was one of President Bush's top advisors, but now Iowa's open Senate seat has one of America's top Republican operatives gearing up to fight one of his own, vetting candidates who have a history of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. And, that apparently includes Congressman Steve King. Steven Law, the CEO of American Crossroads, told the New York Times: "We're concerned about Steve King's Todd Akin problem....All of the things he's said are going to be hung around his neck," says Law. Law is apparently referring to comments King made to...
  • Jeb Bush Moving Closer to 2016 Run

    02/05/2013 2:04:41 PM PST · by illiac · 57 replies
    News Max ^ | 2/5/13 | Cyrus Afzali
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak for the first time at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, a clear sign that he is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The American Conservative Union, which sponsors the conference, announced Tuesday that Bush will address the group, set for March 14-16 in National Harbor, Md., just outside Washington. Bush has been invited by the group to speak at CPAC several times, but this will be his first appearance. “We are pleased to announce that my friend Gov. Jeb Bush will be a featured speaker at CPAC 2013,”...
  • Cantor to GOP Ranks: Government Can Be Good, Too

    02/04/2013 12:06:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 04 Feb 2013 10:54 AM
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor apparently wants his Republican colleagues to pursue a “government can be good” approach to their politics rather than focusing so much on the size and voracious spending appetite of Washington. … Citing an unidentified congressional aide as its source, the (Wall Street) Journal said Cantor plans to touch on a host of existing policies and initiatives, from school choice to tax reform, to show how families nationwide would benefit more from Republican ideas rather than those offered by Democrats. …
  • GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)

    02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 148 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard
    He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters. A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base. "If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a...
  • Top G.O.P. Donors Seek Greater Say in Senate Races (Tokyo Rove SuperPac to attack Tea Party)

    02/03/2013 11:18:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/3/13 | JEFF ZELENY
    The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts who Republican leaders worry could complicate the party’s efforts to win control of the Senate. -snip- The Conservative Victory Project, which is backed by Karl Rove and his allies who built American Crossroads into the largest Republican super PAC of the 2012 election cycle, will start by intensely vetting prospective contenders for Congressional races to try to weed out candidates who are seen as too flawed to win general elections.
  • Former RNC Boss: GOP Risks ‘Permanent Minority’

    01/31/2013 11:02:00 AM PST · by old school · 42 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert Costa
    “I don’t think the party dies immediately,” Gilmore says. “It’s not going to just disappear like the Whigs did, since there is so much law that supports the two-party system. But Republicans will be locked into a permanent minority at the national level unless we seriously rethink our approach.”
  • Obama refuses to negotiate debt ceiling raise (McConnell, Boehner preparing to surrender?)

    01/14/2013 12:53:10 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/14/13 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    President Barack Obama on Monday rejected any negotiation with Republicans over the most pressing U.S. fiscal issue, refusing to trade cuts in government spending in exchange for raising the borrowing limit.
  • GOP scrambles to fix its primary problem (by stacking the deck against Conservatives)

    01/05/2013 1:50:07 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | January 4, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    The disastrous 2012 election and embarrassing fiscal cliff standoff has brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They have a primary problem. The intra-party contests, or threat thereof, have become the original sin that explains many of the party’s woes in the minds of GOP leaders. It’s the primaries that push their presidential nominees far to the right (see “self-deportation” and “47 percent”); produce lackluster Senate candidates (Todd Akin has almost become a one-word shorthand); and, as seen most vividly in the last two weeks, dissuade scores of gerrymandered House members from face-saving compromise while politically emasculating their speaker....
  • McConnell and Biden to the rescue; the grandstanders holler (RINO celebrates McConnell's tax hikes)

    01/01/2013 8:53:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/1/12 | Jennifer Rubin
    By a vote of 89 to 8 to approve a fiscal deal, the Senate demonstrated that President Obama surely is the most incompetent if not counterproductive deal-maker in an era that requires a good one. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Biden found the middle ground, with McConnell sneaking in a few gems. -snip- This is what compromise looks like. -snip- The vote once again shows that right-wing bullies like the Heritage Action Fund that threatened to “score” the vote (i.e., give lawmakers a demerit and set them up for primary challenges) are powerless in the face of real-world...
  • Boehner calls House back to Washington on Sunday (The fix is in...)

    12/27/2012 12:53:32 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/27/12 | Frank Thorp, Luke Russert and Michael O'Brien
    The House of Representatives will reconvene on Sunday evening, just less than 30 hours before the United States reaches the fiscal cliff. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, notified lawmakers that the House would come to order at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in hopes of averting the end-of-year combination of tax hikes and spending cuts that constitute the fiscal cliff.
  • Boehner seen holding top post despite purge

    12/20/2012 6:43:57 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/12/12 | By David Sherfinski and Seth McLaughlin
    Despite rumblings from some Republican backbenchers, Speaker John A. Boehner’s hold on the House’s top post appears secure after key conservative lawmakers said they don’t expect anyone to challenge him. Several congressman who were booted from their committees last week have refused to commit to voting for Mr. Boehner when the House elects its speaker next year. But the discontent has not spread widely among their GOP colleagues, who generally give the Ohio Republican good marks for playing a difficult hand in the current budget negotiations. -snip- The four lawmakers who were booted from their committees remain angry, and they...
  • Obama, Boehner staff resume cliff talks: WSJ (Boehner purge over; prepares to surrender to Obama)

    12/06/2012 2:17:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 12/6/12 | Robert Schroeder
    Negotiations about how to avoid the fiscal cliff have resumed between the staffs of President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
  • GOP REP: BOEHNER MAY 'TARGET' MORE CONSERVATIVES

    12/05/2012 2:22:54 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 115 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Wednesday December 5, 2012
    House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday warned his House Republican conference against dissent from GOP leadership – and threatened retaliation similar to that against the already-purged conservatives if anyone else breaks from his pack. The Hill reports that, according to Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, Boehner used his weekly GOP conference meeting to “note that we [leadership] have punished four members, he claimed that it had nothing to do with their conservative ideology, but had to do with their voting patterns." Huelskamp also said Boehner threatened “there may be more folks that will be targeted” and that Boehner told the...
  • McConnell: Reid filibuster rule change would do ‘irreparable damage’ (Failed RINO alert)

    12/05/2012 10:52:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/12 | Ramsey Cox
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday blasted Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) proposed rule changes, saying they would do “irreparable damage” to the chamber. “Such a rules change won’t do them any good in the short term ... but it will do the institution irreparable damage in the long term,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “We should work together instead to resolve our differences.”
  • Conservatives bite back at House GOP leadership over purge (Boehner channels Stalin)

    12/05/2012 10:33:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 164 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 12/5/12 | Rachel Weiner
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) took a public shot at House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) Tuesday night, in the wake of a shake-up that knocked a small group of conservatives off prominent committees. Justin Amash âś” @repjustinamash Still waiting for call from GOP leadership. Are they too embarrassed to explain they booted me for working to reduce debt? 4 Dec 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite Amash, a libertarian-leaning conservative, was taken off the House Budget Committee. Tea party-backed Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) was taken off Budget and Agriculture. Reps. Walter Jones (N.C.), a rare moderate, and David Schweikert (Ariz.) lost their spots on the...
  • Romney lunches with Obama at White House

    11/29/2012 1:52:56 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/29/12 | Associated Press
    President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talks in the Oval Office following their lunch. Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for lunch at the White House on Thursday, sitting down with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest. In their first meeting since the election, Obama and the Republican nominee met in the White House's private dining room, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of Nov. 6. Romney arrived at the White House early Thursday afternoon in...
  • Jeb Bush hammers teachers unions at education summit

    11/27/2012 12:02:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 67 replies
    Washington Time ^ | 11/27/12 | Ben Wolfgang
    In the fight to reform American schools, former Florida Gov. and outspoken education advocate Jeb Bush on Tuesday took direct aim at labor groups and joined a growing chorus who believe real change must start by loosening the grip of teachers unions. “We need to have a teacher evaluation system that is based on teachers being professionals, not part of some collective trade union bargaining process,” said Mr. Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education Reform, which kicked off its national summit in D.C. on Tuesday. “We have a system to reward teachers that’s based on an industrialized,...
  • Exclusive: Jeb Bush Meets with Former Aides near White House (NO!)

    11/26/2012 3:36:01 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 102 replies
    National Review Online ^ | November 26, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush met Monday with a group of his former staffers at the J. W. Marriott hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from the White House. Bush, a potential 2016 presidential contender, spent an hour in the hotel’s Cannon room, reminiscing and entertaining questions about his political future. In an interview with NRO, Bush did not rule out a presidential run. “I am here to catch up with folks and promote education reform,” he said, smiling. When asked again whether he will issue a Sherman-type statement about his future, Bush remained coy. “We have an alumni group...
  • RNC Ratings Night Two: Networks Lose 17 Million Viewers Compared To Night Two Of 2008 RNC

    08/30/2012 1:45:45 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 141 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 8/30/12 | Alex Weprin
    On night two of the Republican National Convention, Fox News Channel was once again the network more people went to to get their political fix. That said, every network was down substantially from the same night in 2008, when Sarah Palin made her RNC debut.
  • VANITY: Easy things Romney can do to survive first year: Part 3 - Appointments

    08/15/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT · by WileyC · 9 replies
    WileyC
    There's quite a few people that serve at the pleasure of the president. There's no congressional oversight because they are members of the executive branch, in effect, and they are simply appointed. Others require the Advice and Consent of the Senate and become more contentious (judicial appointments are always a hot-button issue). Romney needs to walk into the Oval Office prepared to clean house. It's much better to take the political heat early than to have a viper working against you during your presidency. "W" learned this the hard way when he tried to play nice coming into office. Just...
  • Why Voting For Mitt Romney Should Be a No-Brainer For Conservatives

    08/15/2012 4:01:21 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 119 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/15/12 | LD Jackson
    This is something I have mulled over a long time. I touched on it in a comment on Country Thinker's post yesterday, but I would like to elaborate just a bit.I know Mitt Romney has many detractors. Many conservatives and libertarians question his conservative credentials, myself included. I questioned them in 2007 and I questioned them during the GOP primary. I still have reservations about how conservative he would be as President of the United States. I contend there are other things to consider, besides his fiscal conservatism. There are many people who are going to refuse to vote for...
  • Obama, Republicans criticize Romney while candidate spends time with family

    07/14/2012 4:52:56 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/14/12 | Associated Press
    An unrelenting President Barack Obama jabbed at Mitt Romney's record with a private equity firm in an ad Saturday that aimed to keep his rival on the defensive just as the Republican challenger's campaign hoped to take advantage of poor economic data to gain an edge on the incumbent. Obama met Romney's plea for an apology for the attacks with a mocking ad that charged that the firm shipped American jobs to China and Mexico, that Romney has personal wealth in investments in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands, and that as Massachusetts governor, he sent state jobs to India....
  • Romney makes midcourse communications correction (Re-hires anti-Palin smear peddler Kevin Madden)

    07/07/2012 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 161 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/7/12 | Norah O'Donnell
    In a sign that Mitt Romney's campaign team plans to adjust following growing criticism from fellow Republicans, CBS News has learned that Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden will soon be taking on a larger and more visible role within the campaign. Sources tell CBS News that Madden will be spending more time on the road with Romney and is likely to become a more public presence as a TV spokesperson for the candidate. He will hit the road with Romney next week, following Romney's New Hampshire vacation. This move to make Madden a more public face of the campaign...
  • Exclusive: McCain: 'Good thing' president is in Afghanistan

    Washington (CNN) – Sen. John McCain, who earlier this week leveled harsh criticism at President Barack Obama for what he said was the politicization of the killing of Osama bin Laden, said Tuesday he did not believe the president's trip to Afghanistan was a political move. "Well I think it's a good thing," McCain said when asked about the president's surprise trip to Afghanistan. "I think it's always good when the president goes to where our young men and women are in harm's way and I think that many of us who have been involved in Afghanistan are very involved...
  • Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points (Whoo Hoooooo)

    04/28/2012 5:27:22 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 62 replies
    http://www.wfpl.org ^ | APRIL 26, 2012 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United. The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out that Citizens United is backing Mourdock in the May 8 primary, however. Both candidates have seen their favorable numbers plummet and the nastiness is expected to increase with less than two weeks left. From Politico: The Club for Growth has just reserved another $421,000 of...
  • Pro-Lugar SuperPAC pulls out of race (rutt-rohh...RINO going down)

    04/27/2012 9:49:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 30 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4/27/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    This is the worst omen for Dick Lugar in a slew of bad omens this week. The SuperPAC which has dumped $600,000 of advertising into the Indianapolis market is pulling out of the race: The American Action Network is pulling out of the Indiana GOP Senate primary, dropping its efforts on behalf of embattled Sen. Dick Lugar less than two weeks before the May 8 election, sources told POLITICO. Dan Conston, a spokesman for AAN, explained: “We’ve decided we’re going to let this race play out.” The group has already begun to pull its TV dollars; no further ads will...
  • Vanity: And Remember How The Left Bashed Romney For Only Getting 25% Of The Vote? Not Tonight!

    04/24/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 37 replies
    Especially MSNBC and the liberal baffoons on FOX. How many times did we hear, But Romney can never take in more than 25% of the vote? What an assinine thing to boast on live TV! There were 8 or 9 of them running at one time, did anyone expect any candidate to get 50% from the start? We had about 5 or 6 great candidates from the start. But most of us had a gut feeling it was going to be Romney in the end. Now those clowns on MSNBC can be more identified with the 7 dwarfs.
  • Romneys TV interview reignites dog-on-roof controversy

    04/18/2012 8:06:35 AM PDT · by Only Sane Man · 53 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 4/17/12 | Amy Worden
    There's no other way to put it, Mitt and Ann Romney stepped in it in their first joint network TV interview. They fielded lots of questions during the interview which aired last night, but none more pointed then the one animal lovers were waiting for from ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer: So why did you strap your dog to the roof of the car? Ann Romney defended her husband’s decision to put their dog, Seamus, in a crate and lash it to the roof for a 12-hour drive to Canada in 1983, saying he "loved it" and knew it meant...
  • Our FReepathon is well underway!! Damn the RINOS, full steam ahead!! [Thread VIII]

    04/13/2012 11:06:03 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 741 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 13, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Howdy everyone!! It's Open Line Friday of the second week of our second quarter 2012 Freepathon and we've raised the first FIFTEEN percent of our goal. One percent per day keeps the 404 away, but we need your help to get her up to full battle speed. No matter who wins the nomination or the election, we're going to need FR more than ever to hold their feet to the fire. We're hoping for the tea party rebellion of 2010 to continue in November 2012. It's unlikely that we're going to have a conservative in the Presidency, but if we...
  • Glenn Beck Warns Rick Santorum: ‘Don’t Pick A Fight With Matt Drudge’ (or Matt Rhoades)

    03/25/2012 12:35:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/24/12 | Frances Martel
    Rick Santorum isn’t happy about the possibility of Matt Drudge being out to help Mitt Romney, and he’s being vocal about it. But at least one conservative who has been sympathetic to Santorum in the past is telling him to knock it off with indicting Drudge in this: Glenn Beck, who compared Drudge to William Randolph Hearst and insisted Santorum not fight with “a man who buys ink by the barrel.”
  • Santorum: Romney running "desperate campaign"

    03/25/2012 9:08:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/25/12 | Lucy Madison
    Coming off a decisive victory in Saturday night's Louisiana primary, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is blasting Mitt Romney's campaign as "desperate" and lacking in message - and one that will be unable to effectively go head-to-head with President Obama come November. Santorum, in an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," contended on Sunday that Republican voters want to elect a nominee who has "their principles written on their heart - not on an erasable tablet."
  • Mitt Romney coming to California to raise money (Fiscal disciple absent from Romney Campaign)

    03/25/2012 4:10:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | 3/25/12 | Joe Garofoli
    After spending at least $66 million largely to pound his Republican primary opponents into submission during an unexpectedly long primary, Mitt Romney needs money. That's why his GOP presidential campaign is diverting to California for two days of private fundraisers this week, including a Monday stop in Redwood City. Only one public campaign event, in San Diego, has been scheduled.
  • Santorum Wins La. Primary By Significant Margin[Santorum 40%; Romney 29%; Gingrich 22%]

    03/24/2012 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 24, 2012 | Michael O'Brien,
    NBC: Santorum Wins La. Primary By Significant Margin Sean Gardner / REUTERS Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum signs placards as he greets supporters at a Get Out The Vote rally in Mandeville, Louisiana March 21, 2012. By Michael O'Brien Rick Santorum’s campaign netted a victory Saturday night in Louisiana, where NBC News projected he’d won that state’s GOP primary by a significant margin. The win sparks hope of a campaign rebound, following Santorum’s lopsided losses to Mitt Romney in the Illinois and Puerto Rico primaries. The former Massachusetts governor finished second and Newt Gingrich third in...
  • Live Election Results: Louisiana

    03/24/2012 6:01:54 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 183 replies · 7+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2012
    When To Start Watching: Polls will close for the Louisiana Republican primary at 8 p.m. CDT (9 p.m. EDT). Results will begin to come in around 8:30 p.m. CDT. What's At Stake: Twenty of the state's 46 delegates are up for grabs Saturday, divided proportionately among all candidates who receive more than 25 percent of the vote in the state. Louisiana hosts a closed primary, meaning only registered Republicans may vote for the four candidates in the GOP contest.
  • Poll: Support for Romney Jumps to 40 Percent (The other 60% REJECT Etch A Sketch Mitt)

    03/24/2012 3:56:10 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies · 20+ views
    Fox NY ^ | 3/24/12 | Newscore
    Support for Mitt Romney among Republican voters nationwide has jumped to 40 percent, according to a new Gallup poll released Friday.
  • Santorum expected to win in Louisiana (Where are the Drudge-Rhoades "exit polls" for today's vote?)

    03/24/2012 2:38:41 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 3/24/12 | UPI
    Polls show Rick Santorum likely will win the Louisiana Republican presidential primary -snip-
  • Santorum Looks for Rebound in Louisiana (Will Drudge post Rhodes "exit polls" after AL/MS debacle?)

    03/24/2012 2:21:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    KOLO ^ | 3/24/12 | Associated Press
    Rick Santorum looked for a win in Louisiana's primary Saturday to sustain his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The former Pennsylvania senator badly needed a rebound after a decisive loss to front-runner Mitt Romney earlier in the week that moved party stalwarts to rally around the former Massachusetts governor and urge Santorum to drop out of the race. -snip- Even before polls opened Saturday, Romney was looking past the results and toward the general election.
  • Louisiana demonstrating conservatives remain skeptical of Mitt Romney

    03/24/2012 2:03:42 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 3/24/12 | ALANA SEMUELS
    There are many things that need to be done on a Saturday. Take the car in to be fixed. Watch the kid play soccer. And, if you live in Louisiana, go vote for who you want to become president. A sojourn at some polls here, though, indicated that many people had more important things to do on Saturday than vote. In a lush field next to a polling station, Michael Nash, 38, was watching his young son swing at a ball on a T-ball stand. He was planning to vote, sure, but he wanted to spend some time with his...
  • Can Mitt Romney hit the reset button on presidential campaign? (The Etch A Sketch "Conservative")

    03/24/2012 2:08:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/24/12 | Dan Balz
    It is easy to understand why last week’s Etch a Sketch moment was described as the perfect metaphor for a presidential candidate who has struggled to answer the question of who he is and what he believes. It was a gaffe that fed a stereotype that shapes the political image of Mitt Romney.
  • Pat Toomey: Mitt Romney is a conservative (Another Vichy Republican sellout like DeMint...)

    03/24/2012 5:43:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 3/23/12 | Colby Itkowitz
    Mitt Romney got the next best thing Friday to an endorsement from U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, he got validation. "I think Mitt Romney is a conservative and if he's president, he'll govern as a conservative," Toomey, R-Pa., told reporters after a speech to the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference, the annual gathering of conservatives in the state. Toomey made his mark in Washington hunting down and replacing Republican moderates in Congress with Republican conservatives as president of Club for Growth, a powerful anti-tax group. A tea party kingmaker, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., also affirmed Romney's conservatism after meeting with him Thursday...
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.” To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him. “I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • Romney adviser's game-changer (Will Mitt fire Drudge/Rhoades partner Fehrnstrom for gaffe?)

    03/22/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    VC Star ^ | 3/22/12 | Fehrnstrom
    It is typical of Mitt Romney's luck that, on the morning after he all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign became embroiled in a controversy over a 1950s plastic toy. On Wednesday, hours after Romney's 12-point victory over Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary silenced most of the remaining doubters, senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN and gave new meaning to the term "game change."