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  • Romney Now Calling Utah Home [Opering base for 'White Horse Prophecy' POTUS run? Or Senate run?]

    01/29/2015 8:03:02 PM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Race42016.com ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Mark B. Lowe
    According to the Washington Post, Mitt Romneyís primary residence is in Utah, and he has recently registered to vote there. HOLLADAY, Utah ó After losing two straight presidential races, Mitt Romney packed up his home in Massachusetts and journeyed west to Utah, building a mansion here in the foothills of the Wasatch Range that has served as his sanctuary from defeat.Here in the Salt Lake Valley, first settled by his Mormon ancestors, residents look past Romneyís electoral shortcomings and revere him as a savior for rescuing the 2002 Olympics. Romney won his highest 2012 vote margin in Utah ó 73...
  • (Lindsey) Graham Starts 'Security Through Strength' Org to 'Test the Waters' for 2016

    01/29/2015 9:20:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 29, 2015 | Frank Thorp and Carrie Dann
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has started a political committee to fund his plan to "test the waters" for a potential 2016 presidential run. The organization, called Security Through Strength, has a new website that highlights how Graham "has earned a reputation as a conservative problem-solver and one of the strongest proponents of a robust national defense."
  • Jim Geraghtyís Off-Kilter 2016 Rundown: Who Really Counts as a Top-Tier Candidate

    01/28/2015 6:22:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/28/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    The First Tier: Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. Forget everything youíve heard about him being uncharismatic or a boring speaker ó he wowed the crowds in Iowa this weekend. Heís in the sweet spot, serious and accomplished enough for the ďEstablishment,Ē and indisputably conservative enough for the grassroots. (Rush Limbaugh just declared, ďScott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican party if they are serious about beating the Left.Ē) Heís been tested like few others in the field; the Left threw everything it had at this guy and heís still going strong. Florida senator Marco Rubio. Watch him tear into the...
  • Scott Walker forms committee in preparation for 2016 presidential bid

    01/27/2015 10:09:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/27/2015 | By Dan Balz
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose speech to activists in Iowa last weekend drew strong reviews, has taken the first formal step toward a presidential candidacy in 2016, establishing a committee that will help spread his message and underwrite his activities as he seeks to build his political and fundraising networks in the months ahead. Walker filed papers to set up the committee, called "Our American Revival," and a new Web site for the organization was scheduled to go live later Tuesday. The steps come after a busy weekend of pre-presidential events that included his address at the Iowa Freedom Summit,...
  • Smolensk Crash: Evidence for Explosion

    01/23/2015 6:18:34 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM ^ | January 22, 2015 | The Smolensk Crash News DOT COM
    10 April 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crashed near the city of Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board. These included President of Poland Lech KaczyŇĄski and his wife Maria, former president Ryszard Kaczorowski, the chief of the Polish General Staff and other senior Polish military officers, the president of the National Bank of Poland, Poland's deputy foreign minister, Polish government officials, 18 members of the Polish parliament, senior members of the Polish clergy, and relatives of victims of the Katyn massacre. They were en route from Warsaw to attend an event marking the 70th anniversary of the massacre;...
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1- † Ted Cruz2- † Allen West3- † Ben Carson4- † Rick Perry5- † Marco Rubio6- † Mike Pence7- ††Michele Bachmann8- ††Scott Walker9- ††Bobby Jindal10-†Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?
  • The Case for Scott Walker

    01/22/2015 5:55:32 AM PST · by libstripper · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Bruce Walker
    The race for the Republican nomination has started. It is vital that Republicans nominate a conservative leader who will use Republican political strength to implement a peaceful, lawful, but revolutionary change in the way Washington does business. Establishment Republicans like Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney do not see the need for radical change and do not have the rhetorical skills to make the case for such change. Moreover, RINO nominees have proven electoral poison in presidential elections. Scott Walker offers the best chance to win the general election and then to use a Republican Congress to transform American government.
  • State of the Union Address Live Thread [9-11pm EST]

    01/20/2015 5:05:12 PM PST · by Repeal 16-17 · 1,101 replies
    January 20, 2015 | B. Hussein Obama
    Your comments regarding the State of the Union Address.
  • The Foreign Policy Of The First Tea Party President

    01/16/2015 7:07:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 01/16/2015 | Angelo Codevilla
    How would the election of such as Sen. Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson, or Gov. Mike Pence in 2016 affect U.S. foreign policy? In previous columns, I have outlined what might be the foreign policy proclivities of candidates who represent the Republican Party establishment (e.g., Jeb Bush), the Democratic establishment (Hillary Clinton), of libertarians (Sen. Rand Paul), and of progressives (Sen. Elizabeth Warren) without speculating on the chances any might have of being elected. Were anyone to argue that the foreign policy consequences of a Tea Party president are irrelevant because none is likely to be elected, I would suggest...
  • Why Hillary Clinton wonít run for president

    01/16/2015 3:49:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary canít win, and thatís why she wonít run. She may not know that yet herself, but a lot of Democrats want her because sheís all theyíve got. The Republicans are counting on her to run because they think sheís the candidate they can beat in what looks from here like it could be a Republican year. [Snip] Against every positive, thereís two or three negatives. Everyone has a list. Many women like her, some women worship her. Most men despise her. She reminds them of their ex-wives. Life is not fair. Men, a wise man said, are assumed to...
  • Are you ready forÖPresident Lindsey Graham?

    01/15/2015 8:42:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | Guy Benson
    Have you felt the burgeoning public groundswell for a 2016 Lindsey Graham presidential bid? You haven’t? Well, Lindsey Graham has: “I’m not doing it to make a statement. I’m doing it to change the country and offer what I have to offer to the American people, and to my party. And I think I’m uniquely qualified to deal with the threats we’re talking about. So when I hear a United States Senator trying to rationalize that Iraq created the problems in France, and when I hear some libertarians on my side of the aisle associated with the Republican Party...
  • Elizabeth Warren Says She Is Not Going To Run For President

    01/13/2015 1:32:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 76 replies
    Huffington Post via MSN ^ | 1/13/15 | Paige Lavender
    <p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) gave her most definitive answer to date about her 2016 plans in an interview with Fortune published Tuesday.</p> <p>So are you going to run for President? No.</p> <p>In the past, Warren has denied that she's running for president, always speaking in the present tense.</p>
  • Rand Paul: Iím in it to win it, or Iím not in at all

    01/09/2015 3:23:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) still has the little issue of the Kentucky state law that prevents him from running for both his Senate seat and for the presidency to overcome ahead of a prospective 2016 bid. Before he tackles that problem, however, Paul contends that his primary focus will be on gauging the level of interest in a prospective White House run. In a radio interview with Sean Hannity on Thursday, Paul stressed that he would not be following in his father¬ís footsteps ¬Ė mounting longshot, ill-fated presidential campaigns for the sake of serving as a martyr for the...
  • Exclusive ó Scott Walker to Iowa to Speak at Freedom Summit

    01/08/2015 9:35:39 AM PST · by T Ruth · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/8/2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will speak at the Iowa Freedom Summit at the end of January hosted by Rep. Steve King (R-IA) and Citizens United, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. ďGovernor Walker looks forward to sharing the story of Wisconsinís successful reforms and common sense message with grassroots conservatives,Ē Walkerís spokesman Tom Evenson told Breitbart News. Citizens United president David Bossie added that heís thrilled Walker will join the already impressive lineup of speakers. ďCongressman Steve King and I are thrilled Governor Scott Walker, a leading conservative voice, plans to attend the Iowa Freedom Summit,Ē Bossie said. ďThe Iowa Caucus...
  • Jim Webb and the Democratsí white-man problem

    01/06/2015 8:27:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2015 | By Nia-Malika Henderson
    Some think Jim Webb could be the liberal Democratic alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016. Perhaps it's more likely, though, that Webb could position himself as something the Democratic Party ó or any party, really ó hasn't seen in some time: the vocal champion of the working-class white man. The former Virginia senator offered this critique of his party to Matt Bai over at Yahoo!, and it sounds like something that you might hear on the campaign trail going forward. ďI think this is where Democrats screw up, you know?Ē Webb said. ďI think that they have kind of unwittingly...
  • Huckabee leaving Fox News show ahead of decision on White House bid

    01/03/2015 8:28:56 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 127 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 01-03-2015 | AP/CBS news
    TV host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says he is leaving his Fox News talk show as he considers whether to seek the Republican nomination for president, a decision he expects to reach in the spring. Huckabee said Saturday night's edition of "Huckabee" would be his last as he ponders his political future. The weekly show, which is taped with a live audience and features political commentary as well as interviews with guests and musical entertainment, has been on the air for more than six years. "There has been a great deal of speculation as to whether I would...
  • Mike Huckabeeís Final Fox News Show Airs Tonight

    01/03/2015 6:13:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    TV Newser ^ | 01/03/2015 | By Chris Ariens
    Breaking: Mike HuckabeeĎs final ďHuckabeeĒ will air tonight, TVNewser has learned. Huckabee will announce on his show that he is parting ways with Fox News as he explores the possibility of a presidential run. The show was taped at Fox News studios in Manhattan this evening and will air tonight at 8 pm ET. Huckabee began hosting his weekend show in Sept., 2008, months after he dropped out the race for the 2008 GOP nomination. In 2011, the former Arkansas governor teased on the May 14 episode of ďHuckabeeĒ that he would make a big announcement. At the time it...
  • Bush, Romney, Cruz, Paul, Perry or ?

    12/29/2014 2:35:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 29, 2014 | Rachel Alexander
    Since forming a presidential exploratory committee earlier this month, Jeb Bush is being considered a serious Republican candidate for president. But as George Will astutely pointed out last week, Bush has two significant hurdles; his support for Common Core and immigration reform. Will correctly points out that his support for the latter is far more nuanced than people understand. Bush does not advocate for more immigration through family reunification, which is the agenda of radical immigration activists, but instead for meeting employment needs, and he supports a path to legal status instead of citizenship. However, his support for Common Core...
  • Shock poll: Jeb Bush is choice of conservatives, Romney is establishment pick

    12/26/2014 11:20:36 AM PST · by entropy12 · 196 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/25/2014 | Paul Bedard
    In a new poll of likely Republican primary voters nationwide by Zogby Analytics, 2012 GOP nominee Romney leads the pack with 14%, followed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (12%), Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (10%), New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (8%), former Arkansas Governor and now Fox News Host Mike Huckabee (7%), Florida Senator Marco Rubio (7%), Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (5%), Rep. and former Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan (4%), Texas Governor Rick Perry (4%), Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (3%), Texas Senator Ted Cruz (3%), South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (2%), former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (1%), and both...
  • When judges and presidents go rogue

    12/24/2014 4:27:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/14 | Doug Badger
    Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, a 42-year-old Honduran landscaper, was driving through a Pittsburgh suburb one evening last April when he saw a police sobriety check ahead. Drunk and without a license, he tried to avoid it. New Sewickley Township police managed to pull him over anyway. When they did, they found empty beer cans in the back seat, a minor named Henry Gomez on the passenger side and an inebriated driver. Escobar failed a field sobriety test, blowing 0.18, more than twice Pennsylvania's legal limit. He was arrested and charged with two counts of driving under the influence, corruption of minors, furnishing...
  • Clinton/Warren 2016? Should Republicans laugh, fear, or dismiss?

    12/24/2014 7:46:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/24/2014 | Myra Adams
    Would a Democratic presidential ticket of former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren be doomed to defeat or cruise to an easy victory on November 8, 2016? From a Republican perspective would this Clinton/Warren ďall chick tickĒ elicit howls of laughter or utter fear? Here is why from a Democrat point of view a Clinton/Warren ticket might make good political sense. In the ďfightĒ for the Democratic Party presidential nomination the latest Real Clear Politics averages show Hillary Clinton clobbering Elizabeth Warren by a margin of 61 to 12 percent. However, Warren is gathering ďbig...
  • President Giuliani, 2016? [Vanity] [Over my dead body - jimrob]

    12/22/2014 10:27:27 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 86 replies
    December 22, 2014 | CivilWarBrewing
    In the wake of recent police shootings of Brown and Garner, murder of police officers, and the overall distrust and tension fomented by DeBlasio, Sharpton, Holder, Obama, etc., primarily in New York, Giuliani has placed himself in the spotlight by speaking out against these troublemakers. His soothing yet firm demeanor is reminiscent of Ronald Reagan and could be just what America needs following a chaotic eight years of the amateur in the White House.
  • G.O.P. Hopes for Unity May Be Upset by Ben Carson

    12/22/2014 8:09:24 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 60 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | DEC. 21, 2014 | By TRIP GABRIEL
    INDIANAPOLIS ó A conservative think tank recently sent Ben Carson, a potential presidential candidate and fierce critic of the federal health care overhaul, a series of messages to post on Twitter during the grilling in the House of Jonathan Gruber, the M.I.T. economist who advised the Obama administration. Mr. Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon, has set off a prairie fire of rank-and-file conservatives urging him to run for the Republican nomination. He liked the think tankís idea, but he knows that he excites supporters because he is an unscripted outsider. So he wrote his own Twitter posts, including, ďWhy was...
  • Donald Trump ĎVery Stronglyí Weighing Presidential Run: ĎThe Country Is in Serious Troubleí

    12/17/2014 7:38:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/17/2014 | NIICHOLAS BALLASY
    Entrepreneur and television personality Donald Trump said he is ďvery stronglyĒ considering a run for president, arguing the country is in ďserious trouble.ĒTrump also criticized the Senate Select Intelligence Committee for spending $40 million on the interrogation report [2] released last week.ďI am considering it very strongly. A lot of people think that I have fun with it, that Iím playing games, that I enjoy the process Ė and I do enjoy the process to a certain extent Ė but the country is in serious, serious trouble. We just, as you know, we just broke $18 trillion in debt, largely...
  • Is Jeb Ready for Hillary?

    12/17/2014 6:38:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/17/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Back in 2005, Peggy Noonan wrote about the increasingly public friendship between George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton: What bothers me about the fervid friendship of the Bushes and Mr. Clinton ó and the media celebration of it ó is the faint whiff of superiority, a sense they radiate that all those slightly icky little people running around wailing about issues ó tax reform, the relation of the individual to the state, the necessary character of a president ó and working the precincts are somehow . . . a little below them. There is an air of condescension...
  • 10 Things Wrong With Jeb Bush for President

    12/16/2014 10:29:42 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 33 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 12-16-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I know I know...Just 10? (pulled this list from a friend on Tumblr) 1. He is at best a moderate Democrat 2. He supports Common Core 3. He said ďSo the idea that something I support that people are opposed to, it means that I have to stop supporting it if thereís not any reason based on fact to do that? I just ó maybe itís stubbornness, but I just donít seem compelled to run for cover when I think this is the right thing to do for our country.Ē indicating that instead of being a voice for the people...
  • Is Ted Cruz Running For President...In 2008?

    12/15/2014 8:58:06 AM PST · by do the dhue · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/15/14 | Ron Elving
    Yes, we know the 2008 presidential election is years in the past and will not come around again. The question is, does Sen. Ted Cruz know this? The question arises because the junior senator from Texas, in hot pursuit of the presidency, has chosen a trail blazed by Barack Obama six years ago. Obama was in the midst of his first Senate term when he barged into a field that featured Hillary Clinton, then a second-term senator from New York, and several other seasoned veterans of national politics. The word was audacity, and it was right there in the title...
  • Run, Warren, Run!

    12/13/2014 10:39:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/13/2014 | Henry Percy
    That would be Elizabeth Warren, junior senator from Massachusetts, for the presidency of these United States, ‚Äúa fighter for working people and a champion for the middle class.‚ÄĚ You can sign the petition at Moveon.org, ‚ÄúDemocracy in Action¬ģ‚ÄĚ (yes, the power-to-the-people folks at Moveon.org have actually registered that catchy slogan with the U.S. Copyright Office). Let's see, who were some of those ‚Äúworking people‚ÄĚ that Sen. Warren worked for when she was not instructing ‚Äúthe children‚ÄĚ at Harvard Law? She won‚Äôt enumerate her clients, but some of the names can be found here and here: Dow CorningNational Gypsum TrustFuller...
  • MSNBC reporter asks Rick Perry if heís ďsmart enough to be presidentĒ

    12/11/2014 7:59:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure we’re all relieved to know that after the many media debacles in the last few election cycles, the cable news denizens have learned their lesson. This time around things are going to be different. Candidates will be treated fairly, with an opportunity to make their case before the American people while being subjected to rigorous examination of their actual record and their stated positions on the issues.Naw, I’m just kidding. Nothing has actually changed at all. And to lead off the two year parade of embarrassing media moments, MSNBC featured an interview with Texas Governor Rick Perry...
  • The 2016 Republican Field: They Donít All Suck

    12/10/2014 7:39:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/10/2014 | Eric Erickson
    On January 27, 2007, I wrote what remains one of the most read posts in RedState history. The title summed it up. ‚ÄúThey All Suck‚ÄĚ. In it, I noted that the field of Republican candidates then taking shape headed into the 2008 election were just terrible. Giuliani, McCain, Romney, Tom Tancredo, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) Heritage ActionScorecard Rep. Duncan HunterHouse Republican Average See Full Scorecard 68%, and Sam Brownback were a lightweight crew of candidates. as I noted: They all suck. Let‚Äôs just admit it. Every one of the thus far announced Republican candidates for President sucks. From the lecherous...
  • America needs a Patriotic President

    12/09/2014 9:06:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/14 | Judi McLeod
    Does America need Mrs. Sonya Carsonís little boy, Benjamin Carson, as president? If not him, then someone just like him! What America needs most is a Patriotic President, a president who puts love of country well above love of self. America needs a president who, even before coming forward, has already shoved his ego into his back pocket; one wise enough to ignore the pandering of the moment and one whose head is never turned by Mae West type publicity. America needs a president who wonít try to hog the limelight with ďI-sang-to-ChelseaĒ folklore when needing to steal attention from...
  • Jeff Sessions 2016? Why isn't he being recruited?

    12/06/2014 11:21:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 52 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/07/2014 | thetallguy24
    Is it me, or is Sessions the guy we've been missing in the White House? I know he's older and been in Washington awhile, but he seems to be the one guy who really wants the truth out, wants limited government and border security, and stands up to the establishment. We need someone of unquestionable integrity. Shouldn't he be the guy?
  • Hillary Clinton Will Never Be President: Her ship has come in, but has it also sailed? (Yes, it has)

    12/03/2014 11:26:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/03/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Until recently, the conventional wisdom among Beltway elites was that Hillary Clinton would waltz, or at least walk unassisted, to the Democratic nomination in 2016. Now that narrative has come under attack, amid mounting evidence that Hillary¬ís most recent quest for power has already failed.Consider, for example, the embarrassingly sparse crowd at Georgetown University on Wednesday, where Clinton delivered a lecture on ¬ďSmart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership.¬Ē As Hillary Clinton takes stage for policy speech at Georgetown Univ, scores of student seats, balcony are empty. pic.twitter.com/y2DzUprk8E¬ó M. Scott Mahaskey (@smahaskey) December 3, 2014 View from balcony as Hillary...
  • The president rewrites the ObamaCare law ó again

    12/03/2014 4:26:51 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Betsy McCaughey ^ | 12/3/2014 | Betsty McCaughey
    On Thanksgiving eve, the Obama administration dumped reams of mind-numbing ObamaCare regulations into the Federal Register ó including yet more unilateral rewrites of the Affordable Care Act. Dropping the rules as most Americans were busy preparing for the holiday made a mockery (again) of President Obamaís promise to have ďthe most transparent administration in history.Ē The stunt has even worked to keep most of the media from reporting on the rules. Yet the changes these regulations make in the health-care law are substantial. For one, the president is redefining what health plans are ďadequateĒ for larger employers (100-plus workers) to...
  • Scott Walker plots 2016 rollout

    11/30/2014 7:12:29 PM PST · by T Ruth · 31 replies
    politico.com ^ | 11/20/14 | James Hohmann
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, pivoting from his bigger-than-expected reelection win this month, is taking active steps toward a presidential campaign that would launch next summer and contrast his record of conservative achievements in a swing state with paralysis in Washington. * * * ďI think thereís going to be a hunger for a leader who can actually can get things done,Ē Walker said by phone Wednesday, even as he cautioned that he hasnít firmly decided to run. ďThe closer Iíve gotten to this position, the more Iíve realized that anyone who really wants to be president has to be a...
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Urged to Run for President in 2016

    11/23/2014 10:35:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    I could easily vote for a Scott Walker/Rand Paul ticket in 2016. Two constitutionalists in the White House? Wow, we have not seen such a thing since. . . the Harding/Coolidge ticket during the 1920 Election. My current political hero is Scott Walker. He got elected on conservative principles, applied those conservative principles, turned the State of Wisconsin around economically, survived a recall election after taking on the unions, and then got elected again, all in a four year span, and all in a blue State. He did not back down, and he did what he said he would. A...
  • Rogue President

    11/21/2014 5:26:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    Asserting a legal and constitutional authority he himself said he did not have, President Obama is going rogue, issuing an executive amnesty to 4 to 5 million illegal aliens. He will order the U.S. government not to enforce the law against these 5 million, and declare that they are to be exempt from deportation and granted green cards. Where did Obama get his 4-5 million figure, not 2-4 million, or 5-7 million? Nowhere in law, but plucked out of his own mind, as to what he can get away with. Barack Obama just felt it was about right. Thus does...
  • How BIG is The Executive? Cabinet Growth as a small example. [Vanity]

    11/20/2014 3:27:27 PM PST · by SES1066 · 11 replies
    Self
    With President Obama expanding on his power, an amateur historian like myself looks to past growth of the Executive Branch and in this post looking at the number of Cabinet (Departmental) positions and their growth. How many can give the number of these positions currently and how that has changed? It is an interesting progression and given my preference for minimalist governance, frightening!
  • SHOCKING: Hillary Clinton Could Be the Youngest Democrat Running in 2016

    11/19/2014 3:28:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 18, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    Grandmother Hillary Clinton, 67, is vying to become one of the oldest world leaders in history. In order to achieve that goal, however, she may have to defeat a slate of Democratic challengers who are even older than she is. [Snip] {Jerry] Brown would be the oldest Democrat in the race; heíll be 78 in 2016. Biden will be 73. Sanders will be 75. Hillary, who will be 69 on Election Day, would be younger by comparison. If Elizabeth Warren decides to run, she would be the youngest Democrat, thought not by much. Warren will be 67 in 2016. Democratic...
  • 'Pause and Reflect': Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina Mulling Presidential Run

    11/16/2014 10:51:55 AM PST · by Steelfish · 62 replies
    NBCNews ^ | November 16, 2014 | Meet The Press
    'Pause and Reflect': Ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina Mulling Presidential Run Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said Sunday morning that she is pondering a run for the presidency in 2016. ďWhen people keep asking you over and over again, you have to pause and reflect. So Iíll pause and reflect at the right time,Ē Fiorina told NBCís Chuck Todd.
  • Gutierrez says he might run for president (LOL)

    11/14/2014 1:38:16 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 14, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Rep. Luis Gutiťrrez said Friday that he will consider running for president if President Obama does not "go big" on immigration executive action. The Illinois Democrat was asked about a possible presidential run by MSNBC host Jose Diaz-Balart on Friday. "If the president doesn't go big, if the president doesn't go wide, if he isn't generous, certainly there are many throughout the country who say there should be a challenge for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party if it, once again, turns its back on our immigrant community," Gutiťrrez said. "And if that were to happen, I'll give...
  • Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

    11/13/2014 9:33:46 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 117 replies
    Angie Drobnic Holan ^ | August 20th, 2013 | Tampa Bay Times
    Can Ted Cruz run for president if he was born in Canada? The Republican senator from Texas says he can. And just to be sure, heís taking the extra step of renouncing the Canadian citizenship he says he didnít even know he had. Cruz -- full name: Rafael Edward Cruz --was born in Canada in 1970 because his father was working for the oil industry there. The senatorís recently released birth certificate shows his mother was born in Delaware and his father was born in Cuba. The Cruz family left Canada a few years later. Cruz grew up in Texas...
  • The President of No!

    11/13/2014 10:00:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- In the gloom of the day after last week's election I think even his allies in the media expected something more from the Prophet Barack Obama. After all, he had just suffered through a wave election and he was left soaking wet. He did not merely lose this wave election. He was swamped. Republicans were victorious practically everywhere. At times they won by double digits: Senator Mitch McConnell won by 15 points, Arkansas' Senator-elect Tom Cotton by 17 points. And forget not the governorships: Ohio's John Kasich by 31 points, South Carolina's Nikki Haley by 15 points. The...
  • Can The GOP Only Win The Presidency With A Conservative?

    11/11/2014 6:15:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/11/2014 | Matt K. Lewis
    Over at the Washington Examiner, Philip Klein makes the interesting case that the GOP can only win the presidency by nominating a real conservative.Regarding the failed presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney, Klein notes,‚ÄúHis clumsy statements, such as declaring that he was ‚Äėseverely conservative‚Äô and that his preferred immigration policy would lead to ‚Äėself deportation,‚Äô were rooted in the fact that he was just regurgitating what he thought conservatives wanted to hear rather than explaining views with which he was comfortable. This was also at the heart of his butchering the conservative critique of the culture of dependency with his ‚Äô47...
  • Scott Walker to GOP: You know where to look for 2016 talent, right?

    11/10/2014 2:21:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    The ink was barely dry on Scott Walker’s ballots in his third statewide win in four years when Chuck Todd asked him about his pledge to serve out four more years. That’s understandable; everyone assumes the two-term Governor of Wisconsin has national aspirations, and his invitation to Meet the Press was not offered to discuss Badger State water policy, after all. Walker didn’t give much away about his own plans, of course, but he offered the GOP some advice on 2016 that may well be self-serving eventually:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is staying...
  • Fox News cuts ties with Ben Carson

    11/09/2014 2:50:39 AM PST · by MikeinMotley · 152 replies
    Wapo ^ | Nov 7, 2014 | Erik Wemple
    Following an ABC News report that Fox News contributor Ben Carson is set to air an hourlong ad/documentary* ďintroducing himself to the American peopleĒ as part of a 2016 Republican presidential bid, Fox News has cut ties with him, according to aFox spokeswoman. The video is titled ďA Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for AmericaĒ and, according to ABC News, will be heavily biographical, addressing Carsonís ďrise from being born to a single mother with a poor childhood in Detroit to director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins for almost 40 years, known for his work separating conjoined...
  • Is The Man In the White House Mentally Ill? (NOT A TRICK QUESTION)

    11/08/2014 4:19:42 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 139 replies
    freedom outpost ^ | 11/8/14 | Dave Daubenmire
    I am not asking this with my tongue in my cheek. I am as serious as a judge. As I sit here and write, I am listening to Mr. Obama's press conference. Something is very wrong with this guy. He is either mentally ill or demon possessed. Either choice is a possibility. But something is definitely wrong with him. He seems somehow inhuman. I've lived my entire life in a world of athletic competition. I understand the human emotion that is associated with winning and losing. I grew up with the opening theme of ABC's Wide World of Sports continuously...
  • Ben Carson May be First Pro-Life Republican Candidate to Run for President in 2016

    11/07/2014 7:44:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | 11/6/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Go to any conservative or Republican event and youíre bound to find conservative activists who have a petition, a table, or a book touting pro-life doctor Ben Carson as a potential GOP presidential candidate. The calls for Carson to run have been resounding for years and now it appears the pro-life physician has heard them and may be seriously considering putting together a presidential campaign. ABC News reports today that Carson plans to air a 40-minute video this weekend introducing himself to Americans. The documentary titled ďA Breath of Fresh Air: A New Prescription for AmericaĒ will air in 22...
  • How Many Nicknames Does Obama Have

    11/06/2014 4:26:45 PM PST · by SandwicheGuy · 122 replies
    Self | 8 November 2014 | Self
    Affirmative Action President America's Nobel Prize-winning statesman† Anti-Midas Bama-Rama-Ding-Dong Bammy Bar-Ack Barry Barry Soetoro Boobamba Caliph Baraq Clown Prince Current Occupant Fundraiser in Chief† GayMuzzie Halfrican Hussein Ill Douce Jive-ass Jug-eared Jackass Kenyan Dog Eater Kenyan King Kenyan POS Kenyan Squatter Liberal Messiah Long-legged Mack daddy Lyiní King MaoObama Nobama Obama the Undocumented Obamadork Obamao Obamatollah Obamaumao Obambi Obongo Obozo Obozo the National Clown Obumbler Obummer Obungler Odingding OhVomit† Our Little Man Child President Buckwheat President Smidgen pResident† QIC Queer-In-Charge Resident in Chief Retardo the Presinator SAIC† (Supreme Agitator In Chief)† Satan's Favorite Son Sheikh Barack Obama Shitstain on the...
  • Hillary bows out of 2016 race for medical reason?

    10/28/2014 9:08:15 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-28-14 | The Looking Spoon
    This seems totally plausible... I don't know who made this, but it's hilarious, and the best humor is derived from truth, after all.