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  • Hillary Will Not Run for President

    03/05/2015 8:54:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Alan Caruba
    If you had the choice between a life of great wealth and fame as opposed to the daily inquisition and criticism that comes with the presidency, which would you choose? The revelations, reported initially in the most left-wing newspaper in the nation, The New York Times, that Hillary Clinton used her own private emails to conduct public business, suggests that there are forces within the Democratic Party that do not want her to be its candidate for President in 2016. It’s not like Hillary did not know she was supposed to use the State Department’s email system for reasons of...
  • Arrogance or Inevitability

    03/05/2015 5:05:08 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Presidential candidates delay officially entering the race so they can raise money for PACs, avoid the media frenzy associated with being a declared candidate and get organized. The goal is to run below the radar, raise money and get strategically organized. This approach has not worked for the Democratic heir apparent Hillary Clinton. Yes, she is raising money; yes, she is organizing; but her name is not staying out of the fray. Two weeks ago the focus was on the Clinton Foundation, and donations made by foreign nationals and foreign governments to the foundation. "Foreign governments gave millions to foundation...
  • Hillary Clinton to Democrats: Don't You Want To See a Female President?

    03/04/2015 5:46:57 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Guardian ^ | March 4, 2015 | Alan Yuhas
    At her first public event since voters learned that she used personal email to handle sensitive government business for four years, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton avoided any suggestion or shadow of the scandal, instead delivering a dress rehearsal campaign speech to an audience of pro-choice advocates. As for her long-deferred announcement about the 2016 presidential race, Clinton did no more than repeat old quips about the difficult question of whether to run for president, at one point asking: “I suppose it’s fair to say: don’t you someday want to see a woman president?”
  • This man is not a “moderate”: Why Jeb Bush is more conservative than you think

    02/23/2015 6:56:19 AM PST · by deport · 75 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb. 23, 2015 | Elias Isquith
    According to the dominant media narrative, Jeb Bush runs to the center. But history tells a different story Election Day 2016 is just a bit less than two years away, so you’ve got more than enough time to prepare. But if you’re not numb to it already, get used to this phrase, because you’re going to hear it constantly in the weeks and months to come: “Jeb Bush, the moderate former governor of Florida…” In terms of convenient but factually dubious crutches that will be leaned on constantly by the horse-race media, the “Bush-the-moderate” narrative is poised to blow its...
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s newfound visibility has exaggerated impact

    02/22/2015 11:12:05 AM PST · by entropy12 · 26 replies
    WaPo ^ | Feb 21, 2015 | Dan Balz
    The rapid rise of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker as a top-tier contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 is one of the more surprising stories of the opening months of this year. Whether he was prepared for this sudden emergence is an open question.
  • President Walker Primer: 4 things you should know about Scott Walker before it’s too late

    02/17/2015 3:28:48 AM PST · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 107 replies
    So … Scott Walker is all but officially running for president, and the country is getting a look at a man whom we residents of Wisconsin have been living with since before he became governor. While the national press has focused on the policies and conservative ideology that Walker has imposed on our state, these don’t define the man or explain the mayhem he has caused here. The massive protests against Walker in 2011 began with “Act 10,” which stripped public employee unions of almost all of their rights and power. Walker loves to leave the story there and depicts...
  • A surprising number of presidents never graduated college

    02/16/2015 10:09:14 AM PST · by blueyon · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/15 | Claire Daniel |
    Media and potential opponents are scandalized that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering a run for president even though he didn’t graduate from college. But if Walker (who dropped out of Marquette University in his senior year) won in 2016, he would be joining an exalted group that includes the two presidents most frequently named as the favorites of the American people. Eleven presidents — exactly 25 percent — were not college graduates. Most prominent on that list are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who make up half of Mt. Rushmore’s foursome and are in the top three or top...
  • Bush blows away GOP rivals with 2016 war chest

    02/14/2015 9:58:31 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 13 at 6:30 PM | Matea Gold
    Jeb Bush’s money juggernaut is far eclipsing the efforts of his would-be rivals for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, putting his two political committees on pace to amass an unprecedented sum of tens of millions of dollars by early spring.
  • The Boys Of February

    02/13/2015 10:59:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Mark Will-Weber
    These are not your Boys of Summer. These are the United States presidents born in February and perhaps we should toast them. At least that is always my inclination. Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809) and George Washington (born February 22, 1732) are the headliners. In fact, they so eclipse the rest of the presidential ranks that it seems rather unlikely that the “average guy” on the street could even name another president born in this frigid, God-forsaken, groundhog scrutinizing, heart-shaped-candy-box-buying month. But ... nevertheless ... here we go. Even most die-hard Republicans probably don’t know that Ronald Reagan—the Great...
  • Can Scott Walker be president without a college degree?

    02/10/2015 4:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 90 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentiel ^ | 2/10/15 | Albert Hunt
    Supporters say the 47-year-old has more diverse qualifications than the other Republicans: A non-Washington Republican who has won tough contests in a blue state, taken on labor unions and has appeal to the conservative faith community and the business constituency. There is one credential that he doesn't have: a post-high school education. America hasn't elected a president without a college degree since Harry Truman. Privately, some strategists in both parties suspect that this could increasingly become troublesome for voters, a little in the nominating process, more so in a general election, particularly in battleground upscale suburban areas. If this seems...
  • (Exempt) Obama claims he was the most productive US president in 50 years – until Republicans...

    02/10/2015 1:03:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/09/15 | David Martosko
    Obama claims he was the most productive US president in 50 years – until Republicans took partial control of Congress and 'stuff got blocked' President Barack Obama presented a rose-colored version of congressional history to a liberal-leaning online audience on Monday, as he claimed that he was the most productive president since Jyndon Johnson until Republicans got in the way. Asked by the news website Vox if he had a prescription for the political polarization of Washington since his arrival in 2009, he blamed the GOP. 'You know,' he said, 'my first two years in office when I had a...
  • President Barack Obama is concerned about violence "in the name of Christ"

    02/05/2015 10:06:24 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 49 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 5, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    President Barack Obama assures us that, "In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ. Militant atheists are fond of reminding us that there have been people who committed acts of violence "in the name of religion." And of course this is true. But the Church always condemned such abuses in her teaching. But what Barack Obama doesn't mention (and this should come as no surprise, counterfeit Christian that he is), is that far more violence has been committed under the banner of atheism. See here. As historian Paul Johnson put...
  • A 10-Year-Old Is Smarter than Obama

    02/04/2015 3:17:41 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 23 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    I don't know how the media could get away with constantly describing Obama as a little genius. Maybe they think that because he'a Marxist and a black, and for those reasons the misrepresentation has been accepted more uncritically than it should have been. He's not even very intelligent. In the video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, Obama shows that he doesn't know the basics of American history, and - what is particularly serious - of American presidential history. Interviewed on NBC by Savannah Guthrie, Barack Hussein says: “We make beer. First president...
  • Sarah Palin's "Pretty Good" Speech at Iowa Freedom Summit

    02/04/2015 8:27:54 AM PST · by Moseley · 10 replies
    Fairfax Free Citizen ^ | February 4, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    Dear Reader: You need to make up your own mind—Sarah Palin gave a pretty, gosh-darn good speech in Iowa at the Freedom Summit on January 24. And yet Sarah Palin’s speech is being universally trashed by liberals, establishment cronies, and conservatives alike. This is the end for Sarah Palin, pundits cry. Her presidential bid is over before it started. And not only that, but also Palin’s influence in the Republican Party has passed its “sell by” date. But could this amazing consensus be driven by the fact that nearly all conservatives, establishment Republicans, and liberals are rooting for some other...
  • Former Obama Campaign Manager: It's Hillary's 'Turn' to Be President

    02/03/2015 4:11:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/02/15 | DANIEL HALPER
    "We want Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States," Messina told an MSNBC host. "It's her turn and her time. I think she would be the right leader for this country moving forward. We're going to do whatever it takes to make sure she's the president of the United States."
  • Scott Walker Takes Next Step: How Might He Govern as President?

    01/31/2015 10:20:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/31/2015 | Avner Zarmi
    On January 27, Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) announced the formation of a 527 committee called Our American Revival, unveiled a new website, and issued a statement which included the following: To move this country forward we need new, fresh leadership from outside of Washington. We need leaders who are bold. That’s how we build a better future for our children and grandchildren. We’ve done it in Wisconsin and it can be done across this country with the right leadership. Walker’s statement refers to his actions in balancing Wisconsin’s state budget, closing an unconstitutional deficit hole of $3.6B while actually...
  • 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 Romney’s primary residence is in Utah, and he has recently registered to vote there. HOLLADAY, Utah — 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 Romney’s electoral shortcomings and revere him as a savior for rescuing the 2002 Olympics. Romney won his highest 2012 vote margin in Utah — 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 Geraghty’s 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 you’ve heard about him being uncharismatic or a boring speaker — he wowed the crowds in Iowa this weekend. He’s in the sweet spot, serious and accomplished enough for the “Establishment,” and indisputably conservative enough for the grassroots. (Rush Limbaugh just declared, “Scott Walker is the blueprint for the Republican party if they are serious about beating the Left.”) He’s been tested like few others in the field; the Left threw everything it had at this guy and he’s 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 Kaczyński 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 won’t run for president

    01/16/2015 3:49:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Hillary can’t win, and that’s why she won’t run. She may not know that yet herself, but a lot of Democrats want her because she’s all they’ve got. The Republicans are counting on her to run because they think she’s the candidate they can beat in what looks from here like it could be a Republican year. [Snip] Against every positive, there’s 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 for…President 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: I’m in it to win it, or I’m 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’s footsteps – mounting longshot, ill-fated presidential campaigns for the sake of serving as a martyr for the...
  • Exclusive — 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. “Governor Walker looks forward to sharing the story of Wisconsin’s successful reforms and common sense message with grassroots conservatives,” Walker’s spokesman Tom Evenson told Breitbart News. Citizens United president David Bossie added that he’s thrilled Walker will join the already impressive lineup of speakers. “Congressman Steve King and I are thrilled Governor Scott Walker, a leading conservative voice, plans to attend the Iowa Freedom Summit,” Bossie said. “The Iowa Caucus...
  • Jim Webb and the Democrats’ 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 — or any party, really — 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. “I think this is where Democrats screw up, you know?” Webb said. “I 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 Huckabee’s 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 Huckabee‘s final “Huckabee” 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 “Huckabee” 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 “all chick tick” 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 “fight” 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 “big...
  • President Giuliani, 2016? [Vanity] [Over my dead body - jimrob]

    12/22/2014 10:27:27 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 87 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 — 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 tank’s idea, but he knows that he excites supporters because he is an unscripted outsider. So he wrote his own Twitter posts, including, “Why was...
  • Donald Trump ‘Very Strongly’ Weighing Presidential Run: ‘The Country Is in Serious Trouble’

    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 “very strongly” considering a run for president, arguing the country is in “serious trouble.”Trump also criticized the Senate Select Intelligence Committee for spending $40 million on the interrogation report [2] released last week.“I am considering it very strongly. A lot of people think that I have fun with it, that I’m playing games, that I enjoy the process – and I do enjoy the process to a certain extent – 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 — and the media celebration of it — is the faint whiff of superiority, a sense they radiate that all those slightly icky little people running around wailing about issues — tax reform, the relation of the individual to the state, the necessary character of a president — 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 “So the idea that something I support that people are opposed to, it means that I have to stop supporting it if there’s not any reason based on fact to do that? I just — maybe it’s stubbornness, but I just don’t seem compelled to run for cover when I think this is the right thing to do for our country.” 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, “a fighter for working people and a champion for the middle class.” You can sign the petition at Moveon.org, “Democracy in Action®” (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 “working people” that Sen. Warren worked for when she was not instructing “the children” at Harvard Law? She won’t enumerate her clients, but some of the names can be found here and here: Dow CorningNational Gypsum TrustFuller...
  • MSNBC reporter asks Rick Perry if he’s “smart enough to be president”

    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 Don’t 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. “They All Suck”. 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’s 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 Carson’s 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 won’t try to hog the limelight with “I-sang-to-Chelsea” 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’s 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 “Smart Power: Security Through Inclusive Leadership.” As Hillary Clinton takes stage for policy speech at Georgetown Univ, scores of student seats, balcony are empty. pic.twitter.com/y2DzUprk8E— M. Scott Mahaskey (@smahaskey) December 3, 2014 View from balcony as Hillary...
  • The president rewrites the ObamaCare law — 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 — 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 Obama’s promise to have “the most transparent administration in history.” 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 “adequate” for larger employers (100-plus workers) to...