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  • Tea Party Challenges Stumbling as Primaries Approach: Polls show incumbents maintaining big leads.

    04/12/2014 11:02:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/12/2014 | Bill Straub
    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers with strong ties to the Tea Party movement have gained a toehold in the U.S. Senate but it appears they might have difficulty expanding their numbers this year. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are among those associated with the conservative, grassroots drive that has proved influential within Republican Party politics in a relatively short period of time. But a review of upcoming Senate contests reveals that more establishmentarian Senate candidates maintain an edge – at least to this point – heading into the primary season. Conservative disaffection for the manner in which mainstream...
  • U.S. moderate Republican to retire after primary challenge emerges

    04/11/2014 5:09:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/11/2014 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 11 (Reuters) - Longtime Republican congressman Thomas Petri of Wisconsin will not seek re-election in November, announcing his decision just a week after a conservative state legislator revealed plans to mount a primary challenge for his seat.Petri, 73, viewed as a moderate member of the party, will formally announce his retirement plans at a town hall meeting on Monday in Neenah, Wisconsin, his office said in a statement on Friday. It gave no details about the reason for the decision.Glenn Grothman, a Wisconsin state senator who is considered one of the state's most conservative Republicans, said last week...
  • Why have Open Primaries?

    03/06/2014 6:55:52 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 27 replies
    Almost half of the states have open primaries. Why do states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas have open republican primaries? It's like having a death wish to turn purple, blue, and asphyxiated by democrat and independent voters. One of the first things the Tea Party needs to do is turn more states into closed primaries. The theory is that open primaries will bring more voters to our tent. I don't buy it. Or maybe the republican brand name is so bad that people don't want to register as republicans and be stigmatized. But then you would...
  • The Kesha Rogers campaign in Texas

    02/18/2014 11:54:28 AM PST · by varmintman · 19 replies
    vanity
    It's hellishly unlikely that anybody on FR would ever vote in a democrat primary. Nonetheless, It's more likely than not that freepers living in Texas know people who do. In those cases, it might make sense to see to it that those people hear about Kesha Rogers. http://www.kesharogers.com Kesha Rogers represents the LaRouche group and, depending on your taste in syntax, either an attempt to reset the dem party to 1960 before the greens, Malthusians, and racists took it over, or an attempt at a hostile takeover of the dem party. The world would be just a tiny bit safer...
  • Boehner challenged in primary

    02/12/2014 7:28:48 AM PST · by nomad · 29 replies
    As a Ohioan it has come to my attention that John "the boner" Boehner is being challenged in the up coming primary election. His challenger is a conservative by the name of Eric Gurr. Mr. Gurr has stated that he supports the Tea Party`s stance on limited Constitutional Government. In light of the past and current legislative actions of Old` "Boner", you may consider looking his challenger over and possibly supporting him.
  • Vulnerable Dems want IRS to step up

    02/13/2014 4:42:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 13, 2014 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats facing tough elections this year want the Internal Revenue Service to play a more aggressive role in regulating outside groups expected to spend millions of dollars on their races. In the wake of the IRS targeting scandal, the Democrats are publicly prodding the agency instead of lobbying them directly. They are also careful to say the IRS should treat conservative and liberal groups equally, but they’re concerned about an impending tidal wave of attack ads funded by GOP-allied organizations. Much of the funding for those groups is secret, in contrast to the donations lawmakers collect, which must be...
  • Boehner Delays Immigration Push

    02/06/2014 9:23:08 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/6/14 | Johathan Strong
    In an abrupt switch from his months of work to bring immigration reform back from life support, Speaker John Boehner told reporters today that the issue cannot move forward until President Obama proves he can be a trustworthy partner to implement the law as written. “There's widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And it's going to be difficult to move any immigration legislation until that changes,” Boehner said. The change in tack comes after rank-and-file members pushed hard against immigration “principles” unveiled at a retreat last week and top immigration hawks had begun...
  • Business Bid to Counter Tea Party Fizzles

    02/06/2014 4:13:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 5, 2014 | Eliza Newlin Carney
    Business-friendly GOP organizers who launched a new crop of super PACs to counter the tea party have failed to cash in, recent campaign disclosures show, leaving them badly outraised on both the right and the left. Close to a dozen super PACs backed by the GOP’s business wing, including those with ties to Republican leaders on Capitol Hill, pulled in just under $10 million in 2013. That’s less than half the $21 million collected by a handful of tea party and anti-tax groups, including the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth. It’s also less than a third of...
  • Freep a Poll! (who is front runner for the Republican 2016 nomination?)

    01/26/2014 3:13:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 53 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1-26-14 | Washington Post
    Who do you think is the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul Florida Sen. Marco Rubio Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker
  • Upstart Groups Challenge Rove for G.O.P. Cash

    12/24/2013 7:00:53 AM PST · by mac_truck · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/23/2013 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    A quiet but intense struggle over money and influence is roiling the Republican Party just as the 2014 election season is getting underway. At least a dozen “super PACs” are setting up to back individual Republican candidates for the United States Senate, challenging the strategic and financial dominance that Karl Rove and the group he co-founded, American Crossroads, have enjoyed ever since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 cleared the way for unlimited independent spending. In wooing donors, the new groups — in states like Texas, Iowa, West Virginia and Louisiana — are exploiting Crossroads’ poor showing in...
  • 2014: The Year of the Primaries

    12/17/2013 10:26:47 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary)
    Next year Republican primary voters will have an unprecedented number of choices for whom to nominate to the United States Senate. There have never been so many primary challenges against such high-level and long-serving members of the Senate. There are now primary challenges in Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kansas, and Wyoming. The challengers vary in degrees of viability, competence, and skill. Not all of them have been endorsed by conservative groups; not all of them necessarily will receive endorsements. But all of these states are represented by entrenched ruling class Republicans of yesteryear. They are also all states...
  • What if......

    12/15/2013 1:59:15 PM PST · by Shery · 17 replies
    12.15.2013 | vanity
    Dear Freepers, I was just thinking... What if the GOP-e does NOT certify tea party candidates for the 2014 primaries? What if they wait until the last moment and then say that half the names don't match voter rolls or that they have something wrong with them? I pose this question because I would NOT put it past them to do something like this. They are liars and cheats, many of them, and quite as much as the democrat/Marxist party. We really must be prepared to face some of this. I'm certain that some of the "old dogs" are not...
  • EXCLUSIVE -- Tea Party Patriots Founder Jenny Beth Martin on Budget: This Is Why We Have Primaries

    12/13/2013 1:28:20 PM PST · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 12-13-2013 | Robert Wilde
    “Tea Party Patriots oppose this budget deal and are calling on Members of the Senate to vote against it,” she said. “However, there is little doubt of the outcome. Senators who are facing a primary challenge (McConnell, Graham, Alexander and Cornyn) will vote against the budget because they know their constituents oppose it." "However, because there is a 60 vote threshold, their votes will be irrelevant and they know they are safe to vote against it so they can tell their voters they did the right thing," Martin explained. “This deal really exposes the true colors of several in the...
  • Tea party threat again hangs over Republicans’ efforts to take Senate

    12/11/2013 1:30:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 10, 2013 | Paul Kane
    "...............Seven of the 12 Republicans running next year face tea party challengers. “People are no longer deferential to existing officeholders,” said Stuart Rothenberg, editor of the independent Rothenberg Political Report. “We’ve entered a whole new era. I’ve never seen anything like it before.” Some veterans suggested that the remedy for discouraging primary challenges was aggressive campaigns that throttle opponents, such as in Hatch’s 2012 primary contest against a tea party opponent, as opposed to weak campaigns like that of longtime incumbent Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), who lost in 2012. “The only cure for political ambition is embalming fluid,” said...
  • Ousting pro-amnesty Red-State RINOs (Graham, Alexander, Rubio, Hatch, McCain): Primaries Priority

    11/14/2013 12:05:37 PM PST · by Javeth · 9 replies
    A reminder that as primary season rolls in, our Priority #1 must be to replace the abominations of pro-amnesty RINOs in Red States with actual conservatives-- having an Obama-bootlicking liberal like Lindsey Graham in a state as solidly conservative as South Carolina, or a spineless wimp like Lamar Alexander in a reliably Red State like Tennessee (both of whom backed that traitorous, Constitution-shredding immigration bill earlier this summer), is even worse than dealing with a Democratic Senator. The Democrats could never win a Senate seat in such solidly Red States after all, so these are essential power bases for us...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries (GET THEM!")

    10/29/2013 4:12:07 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/29/2013 | Tony Lee
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) gave the clearest indication that proponents of comprehensive immigration reform may make their final--and strongest--push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries. “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.” President Barack Obama has urged Congress to pass immigration reform legislation this year. House...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries

    10/29/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”
  • Ousting pro-amnesty Red-State RINOs (Graham, Alexander, Rubio, Hatch, McCain): Primaries Priority #1

    10/28/2013 5:55:35 AM PDT · by Javeth · 21 replies
    As primary season rolls in, our Priority #1 must be to replace the abominations of RINOs in Red States with actual conservatives-- having an Obama-bootlicking liberal like Lindsey Graham in a state as solidly conservative as South Carolina, or a spineless wimp like Lamar Alexander in a reliably Red State like Tennessee, is even worse than dealing with a Democratic Senator. The Democrats could never win a Senate seat in such solidly Red States after all, so these are essential power bases for us to elect reliable conservative Republicans to carry the conservative standard through the socialist, Constitution-wrecking mess that...
  • Obama's health care challenge: keeping Democrats on board

    10/04/2013 12:15:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    washington examiner ^ | October 3, 2013 | BRIAN HUGHES
    President Obama faces a dual challenge in the months ahead: Convince uninsured Americans to sign up for Obamacare and keep worried Democrats on board as the administration enacts his health care overhaul. The rollout of the Obamacare health exchanges Oct. 1 touched off a high-stakes messaging battle over the president's signature legislative achievement, a clash with enormous repercussions for the 2014 midterm elections. Playing an expectations game, Obama’s surrogates have openly argued that it could take months, if not years, for Americans to fully appreciate the impact of a law that polls show has been greeted with confusion and skepticism....
  • Voter rebellion, tea party rebellion

    09/01/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 149 replies
    Sept 1, 2013 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Just a reminder. The is a voter rebellion. The tea party rebellion. We are rebelling against business as usual in DC and against both major parties. The democrats have gone full-bore Marxist. The Republican GOP-e has gone full-bore statist. Very little difference liberty-wise, they're both anti-liberty. Neither party defends the constitution or our God-given liberty. They are ignoring the constitution and granting themselves dictatorial powers in the central government. We the people are basically at war against the ruling class. It's the tea party rebellion.</p>
  • Primaries Bring Fresh Air to Foul Odor Emanating From GOP Establishment

    07/22/2013 7:09:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 7/22/13 | Daniel Horowitz
    Conservatives have been ill-served by a prevailing conventional wisdom pertaining to flaccid incumbent Republicans. The conventional wisdom dictates that every incumbent should automatically enjoy a rubber stamp for 6 more years in the Senate unless he/she is plagued by some egregious scandal or overtly votes with the Democrats on almost every major issue. If we continue down this path of reauthorizing failure in the primaries, elected Republicans will never have an incentive to represent the ideals of those who elected them. One of the most underappreciated political dynamics of this cycle is that the entire fight for the Senate will...
  • A Broken System: The current presidential nomination system serves both parties poorly.

    07/19/2013 7:25:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/19/2013 | Michael Barone
    You can get agreement from almost all points on the political spectrum that the worst aspect of our political system is the presidential nomination process. It is perhaps no coincidence that it is the one part of the system not treated in the Constitution. That’s because the Founding Fathers abhorred political parties and hoped that presidents would be selected by something like an elite consensus. But we have political parties, the oldest and third-oldest in the world, and they are not going away. Surely a better system is possible. The current system of primaries, caucuses, and national conventions is the...
  • Quinn signs law to let 17-year-olds vote in primaries (Illinois)

    07/07/2013 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/03/13 | Rick Pearson
    Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law today a measure that would allow 17-year-olds to vote in party primary elections if they turn 18 before or on the date of that year’s general election. The Democratic governor signed the bill at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, where civic faculty and students pushed the legislation. Quinn said Illinois joins at least 20 states that set younger age limit for primary voters, citing a national voting advocacy group. Sponsoring Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, said in a statement that the measure was “only fair” since 18-year-olds “are already voting for candidates...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Palin throws down gaunlet on primary challenge to Rubio, Ayotte

    06/25/2013 10:18:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 125 replies
    Brietbart ^ | Wednesday June 26, 2013 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has the most influence among conservative voters in Republican primaries, told Breitbart News on Tuesday that Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) should be primaried for their support of the Senate's immigration bill. “Conservatives are getting ready for the 2014 and 2016 primaries. We have long memories, and there will be consequences for those who break campaign promises and vote for this amnesty bill," Palin told Breitbart News. "Competition makes everyone work harder, be better, and be held accountable. This applies to politics, too. No one is ‘entitled’ to anything." She continued,...
  • The Birth of Obama II (Deval Patrick 2016?)

    04/20/2013 10:39:16 AM PDT · by parksstp · 27 replies
    Blog | 04-20-2013 | parksstp
    In a dark room somewhere, Hillary Clinton continues to self-medicate her depression with as much alcohol as she can afford. Martin O’Malley is looking distressingly at his empty calendar trying to stay relevant. Andrew Cuomo scours the stores to claim as many bottles of slick hair gel he can. And Joe Biden, lol, poor Joe still thinks he’s got a shot despite most of his party voting base not having a clue of who the hell he is other than the guy that came in with Obama. They’ve all been usurped this week by the events that unfolded in Massachusetts...
  • Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab

    03/18/2013 5:04:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Right blasts RNC 'autopsy' as power grab By: Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman March 18, 2013 12:21 PM EDT The GOP’s prescription to cure the ills that helped bring on yet another disastrous presidential cycle would revamp its presidential nominating rules in ways to benefit well-funded candidates and hamper insurgents - a move that quickly heated up the already smoldering feud between the Republican establishment and the tea party-inspired base. Tucked in near the end of the 97-page report, formally known as The Growth and Opportunity Project, are less than four pages that amount to a political bombshell: the five-member...
  • Newt on Rove: 'No 1 Person is Smart Enough/Has a Moral Right to Buy Nominations Across the Country'

    '...the system of Tammany Hall and the Chicago machine' Weighing-in on PAC-man Karl Rove's semi-declared war on constitutional conservatives, former House Speaker Gingrich made clear in a Human Events column what the discredited RINO-pumper is attempting to do with his so-called 'Conservative Victory Project': basically crush the TEA Party wing and centralize Republican Party power in favor of 'Rockefeller Republican', Big Government RINOs- an effort Newt described as 'repungnant' and alien to GOP principles: _______________________________________________________________________________ It is appalling how little some Republican consultants have learned from the 2012 defeat. It is even more disturbing how arrogant their plans for the future...
  • Ga. Sen. Chambliss won’t seek re-election in 2014

    01/25/2013 5:35:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 6:41 PM EST | Bill Barrow
    When Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced Friday that he wouldn’t seek a third term in 2014, a race that already was likely to feature a contested Republican primary exploded into a free-for-all. Several Republicans, including several congressmen, are eyeing the seat. The more crowded the field, the more likely the GOP race will pit mainstream conservatives against the hardliners who had grown disenchanted with Chambliss for working with Democrats to find common ground on budget and tax issues. Democrats, meanwhile, hope for exactly that kind of Republican fracas. They view the 69-year-old Chambliss’ decision as an opportunity to reverse the...
  • Republican Establishment Declares War on GOP Voters [Scott Rasmussen]

    01/13/2013 7:33:08 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 161 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, January 11, 2013 | Scott Rasmussen
    Official Washington hailed the deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff as a significant bipartisan accomplishment. However, voters around the country viewed the deal in very partisan terms: Seven out of 10 Democrats approved of it, while seven...of 10 Republicans disapproved. Just a few days after reaching that agreement, an inside-the-Beltway publication reported another area of bipartisan agreement...while Washington Democrats have always viewed GOP voters as a problem, Washington Republicans "in many a post-election soul-searching session" have come to agree. More precisely, the article said the party's Election 2012 failures have "brought forth one principal conclusion from establishment Republicans: They...
  • 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....
  • Are Republicans Already Blowing the Next Election?

    12/03/2012 4:56:26 AM PST · by teflon9 · 38 replies
    The New Republic ^ | December 3, 2012 | John B. Judis
    In the beginning, [Club for Growth] targeted liberal Republicans ..., but it now extends to politicians like Lugar, Capito, Saxby Chambliss and even ... Speaker Boehner, who [normally] would be considered conservative. The Club and its allies see themselves as “insurgents” against a Republican “establishment” ... Republicans, Ramesh Ponnuru wrote in National Review, have to [be] “the party of middle-class economic interests.” “It won’t kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires a little bit,”... Bill Kristol opined. But the Club and its network blame the Republicans’ and Romney’s defeat on their not being conservative enough. “The first lesson”...
  • Future Potential Presidential Nomination Conflict In Several States For 2016

    11/27/2012 2:36:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    The Progressive Professor ^ | November 23, 2012 | Ronald L. Feinman
    It is never too early to think ahead about the Presidential Election of 2016, and as pundits start debating and arguing about potential candidacies for President, it turns out that several states could witness a battle for the nomination among their own office holders, as witness the following: New York–Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand–all Democrats Florida—Former Governor Jeb Bush, Governor Rick Scott, and Senator Marco Rubio–all Republicans. Virginia—Governor Bob McDonnell, Republican, and Senator Mark Warner, Democrat. Massachusetts—Governor Deval Patrick and Senator Elizabeth Warren–both Democrats. New Jersey—Governor Chris Christie, Republican, and Newark Mayor Cory...
  • Likud Primaries: Rain could Wash Away Meridor

    11/24/2012 4:24:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Rain is forecast for many parts of Israel Sunday, and this has supporters of Binyamin Netanyahu worried. They believe that a downpour would favor Netanyahu's nemesis within Likud, Moshe Feiglin, in Sunday's Likud primaries, and endanger the political future of Likud "prince" Dan Meridor. Feiglin's supporters within Likud are considered to be a highly organized and dedicated group, in comparison with the average Likud member. Common political wisdom says that when a vote is held in unfavorable weather, it is the more dedicated and organized group that benefits. Netanyahu's people are concerned that Feiglin will attain a position on the...
  • GOP Nominations: Don't do it (GOP-E Screwing Up Virginia)

    06/08/2012 5:28:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 56 replies
    Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch | May 30, 2012 | Richmond Times-Dispatch Staff
    In October 2011, the Republican Party of Virginia's State Central Committee voted to nominate its 2013 statewide ticket in a primary. Tuesday's Times-Dispatch reported that the committee might change the rules and opt to nominate candidates in a convention instead. The appropriate response runs to three words: Don't do it. The Times-Dispatch long has considered primaries the preferred vehicles for nominations — for both parties. Although primaries can compel campaigns to spend more money, they tend to leave less blood on the floor. Caucuses and conventions often turn personal; they open wounds. They also attract activists, ideologues, partisans and crackpots...
  • President Obama Losing To A Grass-Roots Inspired Operation Chaos

    05/29/2012 12:24:49 PM PDT · by reformedcrat · 11 replies
    Napa Whine Country ^ | 5-29-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Don’t look now, but President Obama could actually lose his party’s nomination contest in this week’s Democratic primary contest in Texas. Probably not to any one of the three candidates opposing him, but he could still get less than 50% of the Democrat votes in the Texas Democratic primary. That would be pretty embarrassing. Kind of a spontaneous “no confidence” vote among Democrats.
  • Move Along, Nothing To See: Politico's Gavin Whitewashes Obama Primary Embarrassments

    05/23/2012 1:21:26 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Imagine that in one 2004 Republican primary, an opponent running to George Bush's left got 40% of the vote, and in another primary, more than 4-in-10 Republicans voted for "uncommitted" rather than support the incumbent president. Now imagine the doom the MSM would have found that to portend for Bush. But when a candidate running to the right of Barack Obama garners 40% of the vote in the Arkansas Dem primary, and "uncommitted" amasses an astounding 42% in Kentucky . . . crickets. On Morning Joe today, Politico's Patrick Gavin proclaimed that PBO's embarrassing performance "doesn't matter." View the video...
  • Obama suffers defections in Ark. and Ky. primaries

    05/23/2012 9:15:03 AM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies
    nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com ^ | 5/23/12 | Michael O'Brien
    President Obama headed toward wins in both primaries Tuesday in Arkansas and Kentucky, but suffered losses of about 40 percent of the vote in each contest against token opposition. Over four in 10 Democratic voters in Kentucky's primary on Tuesday chose the "uncommitted" option versus President Barack Obama, who won the state's primary. And perennial candidate John Wolfe, Jr. took just about 40 percent of the primary vote versus Obama in Arkansas, according to early returns tabulated by the Associated Press. (Wolfe won't be awarded any delegates, either.) Advertise | AdChoices The president's performance in both contests carries no substantive...
  • Obama loses 40% of the vote in two Democratic primaries (Even with no primary challenger!)

    05/23/2012 7:20:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama had no national primary challengers in his second nomination race in most states, including Kentucky. Who knew it would still be a tough choice for voters? Kentucky voters in the Democratic primary preferred the empty slot to the empty suit, apparently: About two out of every five Democratic voters in Tuesday's presidential primary in Kentucky chose "uncommitted" instead of voting for President Barack Obama. "I'm at a victory celebration for 'uncommitted' who performed admirably" said [state GOP chair Steve] Robertson. "I've never met the guy but know that he highly embarrassed Obama."Robertson contended that the Democrats who vote...
  • 40% of West Virginia Dems would rather have a jail bird than Obama as president

    05/10/2012 4:44:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/10/2012 | Rick Moran
    Perhaps the prison inmate and the president could switch places? Wall Street Journal: ____________________________ Democrats-those are members of the president's party-voting in the West Virginia presidential primary gave 40% of their votes to a man whom the Associated Press identified as a federal prison inmate. Keith Judd is serving time at the Beaumont Federal Correctional Institution in Texas for making threats at the University of New Mexico in 1999, the AP reported. With 90% of precincts reported, he had 40.3% of the vote to Mr. Obama's 59.7% Mr. Judd was leading or had won in at least five of the...
  • What We Are Left With - Is Ron Paul Better or Worse Than Romney?

    05/08/2012 7:23:22 AM PDT · by redinIllinois · 91 replies
    Instead of letting the establishment act like everybody is happy with Mitt Romney, how about if everybody in the remaining primaries votes for Ron Paul in protest? What is the worst that could happen? At least Ron Paul is pro-life and wants to get rid of the vile, evil, Marxist income tax. Mitt Romney is saying a lot of the right things, but talk is cheap for politicians at election time. It should be ALARMING for conservatives to see how many of Romney's people have been advising the Obama administration!! If you look at their history, instead of their promises,...
  • Protect marriage vote results and turnout will tell the story for North Carolina Democrats

    05/07/2012 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/7/2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    The results and turnout in tomorrow’s Primary Day voting in North Carolina will be an important indication of Barack Obama’s chances for holding the Tar Heel State in his column next November. Aside from the usual array of primary candidates from both Parties voters will be able to cast a ballot for or against Amendment One which will protect traditional marriage by banning same sex “marriage.” Already plagued by a Gay sexual harassment scandal hanging over the head of the outgoing Democrat State Chairman, the decision of its Democrat governor not to run for reelection and the specter of a...
  • Like Father Like Son, George and Mitt Romney

    04/24/2012 6:07:32 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 11 replies
    RightPundits ^ | Feb. 12, 2012 | Andrew Zarowny
    After edging out Rockefeller 51% to 49% in the winner-take-all race in California, Goldwater had a huge majority of delegates, enough to easily win the nomination at the Republican convention. George Romney set about denouncing Goldwater, and even raised a stink at the convention to have Goldwater′s delegates disqualified. Romney was accusing many of Goldwater′s delegates as being everything from racists, members of the Ku-Klux-Klan, the John Birch Society and even accused some of being Communists! Imagine that! Once Goldwater was named the presidential nominee, George Romney still worked to undermine his campaign, refusing to endorse or support him. So...
  • GOTV in Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware (Not Romney)

    04/24/2012 4:26:03 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 15 replies
    CNN.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Steelers6
    RESULTS: April 24, 2012 - Multi-state Events Republican Presidential Primaries Five states – Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island – hold contests on April 24. The five states hold a combined total of 231 total delegates. Of that number, 204 delegates are stake in the primaries
  • RINO Orrin Hatch forced into first ever primary; Lugar's situation worsening

    04/24/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/2012 | Doug Book
    After 6 terms in the United States senate, long time RINO Orrin Hatch will face his first primary battle after failing to attain the necessary 60% of delegate votes at Saturday’s Utah Republican convention. After falling 32 votes short of the required total on the final ballot, Hatch will take on conservative Republican Dan Liljenquist on June 26th. In 2010 Hatch watched nervously as Utah colleague Robert Bennett was removed from the Senate in his own primary contest, a victim of having too often sold-out the conservative Republican base. Concerned with mounting criticism of his own predilection for confirming Marxists...
  • Mitt Romney Starts Betraying The Conservatives He Coddled During The Primaries

    04/23/2012 9:44:09 PM PDT · by lbryce · 47 replies
    Businss Insider ^ | April 23, 2012 | Michael Brendan Doughterty
    It was inevitable. Mitt Romney is going to sell-out conservatives in his party in order to win the general. And if he wins, he'll sell them out again in order to be re-elected.* Zeke Miller and McKay Coppins reporting for Buzzfeed have found the first issue on which Romney is trying to put some distance between himself and the conservative wing of his party. Allahpundit, one of the most perceptive conservative bloggers, also detects the hint of conflict between the GOP candidate and the GOP Congress. Mitt Romney told reporters today that he supports efforts to extend low interest rates...
  • Republican Primaries in Pennsylvania, Delaware, NY, RI, and Conn. Vote Gingrich or Paul

    04/23/2012 10:24:56 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 82 replies
    Fox News Primary Schedule ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steelers6
    Apr 24 Rhode Island Primary Results — Apr 24 Pennsylvania Primary Results — Apr 24 New York Primary Results — Apr 24 Connecticut Primary Results — Apr 24 Delaware Primary Results
  • VOTE NOT-ROMNEY & TAKE IT TO THE CONVENTION

    04/14/2012 7:43:15 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 103 replies
    self/vanity ^ | Today | Self
    We are not yet defeated. Per Alinsky play book, they want us to feel defeated. But, if you look at the facts although it looks difficult, it is not impossible to still prevent Romney from winning the Nomination. Romney only has 535 committed delegates now. There are not many winner take all States left to win. And the pattern for Romney in proportional states is he wins urban but not rural areas. So, if conservatives come out to vote and in enough numbers while contining to vote the Not-Romney ticket he will be denied the 1444 he needs. The GOPe...
  • A Fox News Special: Paying at the Pump (Co-Hosted by Sarah Palin and Eric Bolling)

    04/12/2012 7:25:25 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 14, 2012 | Fox News
    A Fox News Special: Paying at the Pump Co-hosted by Eric Bolling and Sarah Palin 10 p.m. Friday, Fox News Channel (in place of On the Record)A Fox News Special: Paying at the Pump(video follows Fox commercial)
  • Game Over? (A brokered convention now looks highly unlikely)

    04/04/2012 4:32:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/04/2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Three months have passed, 36 states and territories have voted, and the Republican party has yet to settle on a presidential nominee. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have pinned their hopes on a brokered convention in which committee members, most of whom can vote independently, could play a decisive role. Nonetheless, members of the Republican National Committee tell National Review Online that a brokered convention is unlikely to happen. And thankfully so, since most members believe it would harm the party’s chances of victory in November. “There won’t be a brokered convention,” says Jack Lindley, chairman of the Vermont GOP....
  • Santorum Campaign Opens State Headquarters (WISCONSIN)

    03/27/2012 2:52:08 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 14 replies
    Menominee Falls Patch, (Wisconsin) ^ | 26 March 2012 | Rory Linnane
    As Rick Santorum prepared to address supporters in Milwaukee last weekend, his Wisconsin campaign team was setting up camp at their new state headquarters in Brookfield.“This area of the state is an important area for volunteers in the Republican nomination,” said Benjamin Hack, deputy director for Santorum’s Wisconsin campaign. In the back of an office building at 405 N. Calhoun Dr. adorned with several Santorum yard signs, the campaign’s headquarters is spacious and so far sparse, with boxes, telephones and chairs waiting on the floor. The back area is “off limits,” Hack said, but the front area has three...