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  • Your Missing Support (Desperate GOP-E!)

    09/20/2014 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 53 replies
    Email from National Republican Senatorial Committee ^ | September 20, 2014 | Seante Republicans
    Before you delete this email, we want to explain something. You’ve probably seen this a lot: Email: Chipped in to Defeat Harry Reid's Democrats? NO DONATION Deadline: 11:59 PM Suggested Support: $5.00 Let us explain… We rely on lots of grassroots conservatives to chip in $5 or more, while the other side is able to pressure Hollywood celebrities and limousine liberals to donate millions. In other words, we need your support or we just can’t keep up. If people donate, it adds up fast, but it only works if everyone does their part. And according to our records, you haven’t...
  • Making Heads or Tails Out of Texas School Finance

    09/12/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT · by thetallguy24
    Hardhatters ^ | 09/12/2014 | Jordan Long
    It was bone-chillingly cold in the village of Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 2, 1836. There, a group of Texans had gathered to formally announce their break from the despotic Mexican state recently established by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. With the Alamo under siege almost 200 miles to the southwest, the settlers methodically listed their complaints in the Texas Declaration of Independence. One of them lashed out at the Mexican government for neglecting “to establish any public system of education… although it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to...
  • Republican Strategy May Prevent Landslide Election

    09/10/2014 1:17:16 PM PDT · by Publius · 35 replies
    Red State ^ | 10 September 2014 | Erick Erickson
    “The only thing the ‘prevent defense’ does it prevent you from winning,” quipped legendary NFL coach and broadcaster John Madden. Conservatives, therefore, should be terrified to read this week that the House Republican leadership’s goal for September is “to play prevent defense,” according to The Hill newspaper. The Republican leadership’s logic is tempting at first glance: Conservatives have reason to be cautiously optimistic about the 2014 elections. Unfortunately, this initial temptation does not stand up to stricter scrutiny. The reason Republicans are in a good position for this election is because they created a favorable contrast between themselves and the...
  • George W. Bush's Daughters Are Not Republicans

    09/04/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 107 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    Both of former President George W. Bush's daughters aren't following the family's Republican Party heritage. Jenna Bush Hager ... is registered to New York's Independence Party ... Barbara Pierce Bush, is registered to vote in Texas and is not affiliated with any political party...
  • On Ben Carson, 2016, and Moving On

    09/02/2014 5:06:17 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    RedState ^ | 08/30/2014 | Joe Cunningham
    A cult of personality, while a great song, is a dangerous thing. They can lead normally smart people to do and say some things that don’t seem so smart.Everyone jumped on board with Dr. Ben Carson when he had the audacity to criticize the president and his Affordable Care Act with the president right there in the room. Not bad, guy. Immediately, the conservative movement jumped on Carson as someone to watch out for. He had a great story – made his way from Detroit to Yale and, in the 80s, was a rock star with some big surgical procedures (included separating...
  • Interview with George P. Bush on Environmental Policy

    08/31/2014 7:34:42 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 08/31/2014 | Neena Satija
    Here's a transcript — edited for length and clarity — of The Texas Tribune's in-depth interview with land commissioner candidate George P. Bush, in which he lays out his positions on environmental policy. Texas Tribune: Commissioner [Jerry] Patterson has talked about, as part of his legacy, promoting the development of renewable energy on some of [the] land [managed by the General Land Office, or GLO] … that’s a way of diversification, and you never know what’s going to happen to the price of natural gas or with the shale boom. Is that something that you’re interested in and plan to...
  • Grover Norquist — yes, that Grover Norquist — makes ‘new friends’ at Burning Man

    08/30/2014 7:21:01 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The GOP just keeps getting weirder.
  • In Praise of John Boehner

    08/30/2014 3:13:23 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 30 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 08/29/2014 | Jonathan Bernstein
    <p>So I asked the next five Americanists I ran into and received a bit more confirmation: three gave solid endorsements of the speaker, one gave a lukewarm endorsement and one was much less enthusiastic.</p> <p>I figure it’s worth reporting because I don’t think this largely positive view among political scientists is reflected in the speaker's image in the media, where he comes off as ineffective, not particularly good at the job, and probably doomed.</p>
  • Iowa pol admits taking secret payments to switch '12 support from Bachmann to Paul

    08/29/2014 4:52:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/29/14 | Fox News
    A former Iowa state senator who was a key official in Rep. Michele Bachmann's 2012 presidential campaign pleaded guilty Wednesday to illicitly concealing payments he received to switch his support from Bachmann to then-Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Former GOP state Sen. Kent Sorenson received thousands of dollars in "under the table payments," according to the Justice Department, to ditch Bachmann’s campaign, where he had served as Iowa chairman. He endorsed Paul instead.
  • MS judge throws out Chris McDaniel's lawsuit against election result, says he missed deadline

    08/29/2014 1:08:00 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 08/29/2014 | Eric Kleefeld
    A Mississippi judge on Friday dismissed Tea Party-backed Senate candidate Chris McDaniel's lawsuit, in which McDaniel has been attempting to overturn his narrow defeat in the Republican primary against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran — on the grounds that McDaniel missed the deadline to even file his challenge.Judge Hollis McGehee agreed with the Cochran campaign's contention that under a 1959 state Supreme Court ruling, there is a 20-day deadline to file an election challenge. By contrast, McDaniel filed his challenge 41 days after after the June 24 Republican primary runoff, which Cochran won by about 7,000 votes.McDaniel's lawyer told the Jackson...
  • Tea Party-Republican Massa . State Senate Candidate seeks assistance with getting out the vote.

    08/22/2014 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Conservative Cape Codder
    Blog and Thoughts August 22, 2014 Hello all, new here, my first topic here. So After witnessing many things over the years that my country has done, I have come to the conclusion that we should not be interfering in other peoples affairs. There are many unintended or secondary intended consequences that have devastating effects. The last of these is the recent Ukraine and ISIS fiasco. We have been bombing Middle eastern countries for decades, first with Iraq war 1 in 1991, then in 2003, and now again we are starting it up. We are using every trick in the...
  • The GOP Can Attract Young Black Voters—And Already Has: Young 'millennials' lean more conservative.

    08/12/2014 12:21:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/12/2014 | BY WHITNEY BLAKE
    In the midst of rioting in St. Louis over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, the New York Times decided to stoke the embers of racial animus even further with an incendiary op-ed titled, "Can the G.O.P. Ever Attract Black Voters?"In fact, the Republican party has already shown its ability to do just that. Exit polls from 2012 reveal an unprecedented development: not only did Mitt Romney's support from black men under the age of 30 jump 13 points from 2008, he also garnered a much larger share of votes from this group than from their elders.Even more intriguing...
  • Running as a Democrat, sounding like a Republican

    08/11/2014 2:34:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/11/2014 | By ALEX ISENSTADT
    It’s one thing for Democrats running in red parts of the country to sound like Republicans on the campaign trail. It’s another when Democrats running in purple or even blue territory try to do so. Yet that’s what’s happening in race after race this season. Faced with a treacherous political environment, many Democrats are trotting out campaign ads that call for balanced budgets, tax cuts and other more traditionally GOP positions. Some of them are running in congressional districts that just two years ago broke sharply for President Barack Obama. The Republican-flavored ads provide an early glimpse of how Democrats...
  • Former NFL Pro Explains Why He’s a Republican: Democrats Are Destroying Black Communities

    08/08/2014 5:10:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 8-8-14 | Michael Hausam
    Garry Cobb played football for USC and then for 11 years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is now running for New Jersey’s 1st District seat as a Republican, and his explanation of why he is no longer a Democrat is very compelling. Explaining that he kind of discovered that he was Republican due to his upbringing, he said that the massively negative effects of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty had the most impact: This was an incentive for the man to leave the home and it’s destroyed African-American families throughout the country. I didn’t realize it but as I started...
  • A Family Tree to Explain How President Obama and Milton Wolf Are Related

    08/06/2014 1:23:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 4 | Philip Bump
    Stories about Milton Wolf, the conservative physician aiming to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) on Tuesday, always include one particularly interesting detail: The guy running to the right of the incumbent Republican senator is also a second cousin to the president of the United States. What's not usually articulated is precisely how the two are related. In short, Wolf's mother was cousins with Obama's grandmother. But the story is a bit more interesting than that. We pieced together the family tree from a number of sources: a tombstone database, online genealogy sites, old newspapers. Giving us this family tree, with...
  • Official Primary Live Thread (KS, MI, MO, WA, TN)

    08/05/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT · by Dacula · 262 replies
    Should be an interesting night.
  • Why I'm not a Libertarian

    08/04/2014 5:37:03 PM PDT · by chuckles · 152 replies
    vanity | 08/04/2014 | chuckles
    I'm 63 years old and in my lifetime, I have been political almost all of it. In my youth, the Viet Nam War was topic one, every day, all day. If you were against the war, you were a Democrat and for the war, a Republican. It was an easy line to see and pretty much lasted through Nixon into the Carter years. During Carter, we were reminded that the economy didn't have to remain bullet proof just because we were Americans. This is where I was intrigued by the fledgling libertarians that had the "pure" economic theory that was...
  • Chris McDaniel Formally Becomes the Defeated Tea Party Candidate That Won't Go Away

    08/04/2014 2:15:48 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    The Wire/Yahoo ^ | 07/04/2014 | Russell Berman
    Tea Party hopeful Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary challenge to six-term Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi on June 24. Cochran beat him by about 7,700 votes. On July 7, the state's Republican Party certified Cochran's victory. Six weeks after the run-off election, McDaniel is having a tough time moving on. On Monday, McDaniel, a state senator, announced he was formally challenging the results and asking the Mississippi Republican executive committee to declare him the party's nominee in the November general election. "Justice has no timetable, and yet here we stand," McDaniel, 42, told reporters assembled at a press conference...
  • Question: Who endorsed/supported Bush in the 1980 primary?

    07/31/2014 4:48:31 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 42 replies
    My brain | 07/31/2014 | thetallguy24
    I have been trying to find out if there's a list out there of the people, especially those still in power today, who endorsed Bush over Reagan in 1980.
  • Gallup: 'God Gap' Persists; Religious Are Mostly Republican; Non-Religious Are Mostly Democrat

    07/31/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/31/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    The so-called "God Gap" between Republicans and Democrats continues to play an important role in partisan differences, according to a new Gallup poll.Among very religious Americans, about half, 49 percent, identify as Republican or are likely to vote Republican. Among nonreligious Americans, also about half, 52 percent, identify as Democrats or are likely to vote for Democrats. This God gap, sometimes called the "religious participation gap," has characterized party politics in the United States for at least the seven years that Gallup has been measuring it, Frank Newport, editor in chief for Gallup, pointed out in a blog post.Religiosity was...
  • Boehner Begins To Crack On Border Bill

    07/30/2014 8:24:18 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/14 | Mathew Boyle
    ouse GOP leadership is beginning to crack on its position that it would not include any language intended to prohibit the President from expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty in a border bill package. House GOP leadership is beginning to crack on its position that it would not include any language intended to prohibit the President from expanding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty in a border bill package. Unable to find enough Republicans to pass the bill without the help of Democrats, who are lining up against the border bill, GOP leaders...
  • Puerto Rico GOP Supports July 27 Pro-Statehood March

    07/24/2014 6:19:39 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 9 replies
    (English-language translation) The Puerto Rico Republican Party (PRPR) announced on Wednesday that it supports the "Puerto Rico Chose Statehood" march and urged all statehood supporters to participate this Sunday, July 27. "I urge all Republican supporters of statehood and all of those who believe in equality to march and send a forceful message of support for Puerto Rico statehood," PRPR National Committeewoman Zoraida Fonalledas said in a press release. "We firmly demand that the democratic will expressed at the polls in November 2012 in favor of statehood be fulfilled. We proudly honor the legacy of our patriots [José Celso] Barbosa,...
  • Meet the Impeachment Crowd: 6 Republicans Who Want Obama Out

    07/11/2014 9:07:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 10, 2014, 2:45 PM ET | ERIN DOOLEY and SCOTT WILSON
    Has President Obama’s use of the “pen and phone” to circumvent Congress gotten out of hand? Some members of the GOP seem to think so. [...] a mounting chorus of Republicans are calling for impeachment. Here’s a list of the high-profile Republicans who want to kick the president out of office:
  • Illegal immigrant kids vanish from officials in US

    07/10/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/09/2014 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Two days after the White House declared that most immigrant kids crossing illegally from Central America would be sent back home, a top administration official admitted Wednesday that nearly half have already vanished within the United States. The official, Juan Osuna, director of the Executive Office of Immigration Review at the Department of Justice, told a Senate committee that about 46 percent of all children, accompanied and unaccompanied, apprehended by authorities fail to show up for hearings before immigration judges.He told the panel the office didn’t have a court-response rate for the unaccompanied children that have flooded through...
  • Who’s To Blame For The Border Crisis?

    07/10/2014 8:25:24 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 45 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 07/10/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    An overwhelming surge of tens of thousands of illegal alien children crossing our southern border has been happening in the past few months, everyone is looking for a scapegoat. Rather than seeking out a solution to end this surge, most would prefer to just point fingers. The blame game is a lot like sex. It sells. Unfortunately, most are rather biased in how they point fingers. Democrats blame Bush. Republicans blame Obama. Libertarians blame our open border as not being open enough. It’s never really that simple; however, as there are many areas to place blame, so we’re going to...
  • McDaniel Campaign Begins Legal Challenge in Mississippi GOP Primary

    07/03/2014 10:15:22 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 32 replies
    Time ^ | 07/03/2014 | Denver Nicks
    This year’s most hotly contested Republican primary elections entered a new round of controversy Thursday morning, when the Tea Party challenger attempting to unseat incumbent Senator Thad Cochran officially initiated a challenge to the results of a runoff last week. Insurgent candidate Chris McDaniel Thursday sent a “Notice of Intent to Challenge” to the Cochran campaign, the first step in an attempt to invalidate the election by revealing voting irregularities. Early next week the McDaniel campaign will file its official challenge with the state Republican Party, which oversees the primary election, McDaniel spokesman Noel Fritsch told TIME. A legal challenge...
  • Republicans must look to Cleveland to expand 2016 presidential chances

    07/02/2014 3:23:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 2, 2014 | Brett M. Decker and Van Hipp
    Republican National Committee officials announced recently that the party's nominating convention for the next presidential election will be held in Cleveland or Dallas. “These world-class cities have the ability to provide our next presidential nominee a launching pad that will put a Republican in the White House in 2016,” said site-selection chairman Enid Mickelsen. Given the ultimate goal, the GOP's big bash should be in Ohio. A lot more than one election is riding on the next campaign for the Oval Office. After losing the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests, many of the Republican faithful...
  • Could Mississippi's Primary Happen in Texas?

    07/02/2014 2:42:33 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 9 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 07/02/2014 | Andrew Todd
    Last week, Senator Thad Cochran narrowly defeated Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel in the Mississippi GOP run-off. The way he won however, (and in a larger sense, if he won) is what has attracted the most news coverage. As has been well covered, Thad Cochran’s campaign worked extensively to recruit Democrats to get out the vote for Cochran, who they positioned as a moderate alternative to McDaniel, even going so far as to suggest that McDaniel was a racist who would turn back the clock in Mississippi to the Jim Crow Era. From all the exit polling data examined thus...
  • Thad Cochran to hold Press Conference at 2pm

    07/02/2014 9:13:26 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 193 replies
    WJTV ^ | 07/02/2014 | WJTV
    From WJTV News Channel 12 twitter: U.S. Senator @ThadforMS plans to hold a press conference today at 2 to discuss McDaniel's accusations against the election process.
  • Republicans Circulate List of Top Female House Candidates

    07/01/2014 5:17:24 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Abby Livingston
    The end of primary season is nigh, and Republicans are now optimistic their slate of House candidates will yield a net gain of female members in the conference after November. Republicans are now focusing their efforts on a specific slate of top female candidates with a strong chance of coming to Congress. On Tuesday morning, a top aide to Rep. Ann Wagner, a Missouri Republican and leading voice in the conference for women, emailed Capitol Hill colleagues and K Street allies to highlight these female candidates, according to an email obtained by CQ Roll Call. “As many of you know,...
  • How Texas Should Bring Its Senators Closer To Home

    06/30/2014 12:17:29 PM PDT · by thetallguy24
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/30/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    As disconnected as the politicians in D.C. appear these days, Austin politicians are often no better. If you’re like me, you rarely, if ever, see your State Senator where you live. While some may have multiple offices within the district, they rarely venture outside of their hometown (especially if it’s outside of the district). With only 31 Senate seats in Texas, a State Senator has a great deal of power and influence. This makes accessibility to the people very important, and with little of it available, this can be problematic for many Texans. Most might begin by placing apathy as...
  • Crowdfund $1 Million Reward For Lois Lerner Emails

    06/27/2014 12:58:54 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 14 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/27/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    As we noted previously, one Congressman is attempting to offer a bill containing a $1 million reward for any individual who can recover former IRS director Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails. Since this has ZERO chance of making it through the Senate or being signed by Obama, we would like to take a different route through the people. Using, Indiegogo.com, we have set up a crowdfunding site where we can privately raise the reward without worrying about any government stumbling blocks (barring the IRS doesn't try to stop us HAHA). We are wanting to raise $1 million as a reward for...
  • WANTED: Lois Lerner’s emails. $1 million reward?

    06/27/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 19 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/27/2014 | Hal Hawkins
    Republican and Obamacare-funding congressman Bill Flores (TX-17) recently introduced a bill offering a $1 million cash award for the missing Lois Lerner emails. It also offers a $500,000 award for anybody with knowledge of who may have intentionally destroyed said emails. If such awards were given, it would be paid out of the IRS’ budget. While this sounds like a good idea on the surface, in reality, it makes little to no practical sense. The award itself might bring a good many informants out of the shadows, but the bill has no chance of passing the Senate or being signed...
  • Changing Party affiliation to Independent

    06/27/2014 11:25:20 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 15 replies
    napscoordinator's Daily ^ | 27 June 2014 | napscoordinator
    Ok. I know we hate vanities but I have just realized the biggest problem with why we can't win these primaries
  • MS Tea Party President says at least 800 Hinds Co. voters crossed over illegally

    06/26/2014 4:03:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 49 replies
    MS News Now ^ | 06/26/2014 | Brad Conaway
    JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Tea Party President says they've found evidence that nearly 800 voters crossed over in Tuesday's runoff election that should not have been allowed to vote Republican. However, Hinds County GOP Chairman Pete Perry says there are some precincts where he knows workers marked the wrong column and that could account for at least 200 of those being cited by the Tea Party. Members of McDaniel's campaign staff and some supporters began sorting through voter books on Thursday morning at the Hinds County courthouse. They were looking for any "irregularities". In Hinds County,...
  • Colorado’s primary elections: Five storylines to watch Tuesday

    06/24/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 Denver ^ | 9:56 pm, June 23, 2014 | Eli Stokols
    DENVER — Most of the action on the primary ballot is on the Republican side, with the GOP set to decide its nominees for governor, three congressional seats currently held by Republicans and a handful of state legislature contests. Here’s a look at the top five storylines to keep your eye on Tuesday night.
  • The First Ever Gay Congressional Candidates to Include Their Partners in Ads Are All Republicans

    06/20/2014 12:09:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 20, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    The New York Times reports today that "this cycle, three gay Republicans running for Congress ... are featuring their significant others in campaign ads, a first for a gay congressional candidate from either major political party." Less surprisingly: The races are in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and California, all against Democratic incumbents, and with only one facing a primary. Still! Above is an ad from Richard Tisei in Massachusetts, featuring a photo with his husband from the couple's wedding earlier this year. "I think people need to know who I am and what I’m all about," he said. In California, an...
  • Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio

    06/20/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 6-20-2014 | Mitch Dudek
    Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh ‘kicked off the air’ over racist terms on radio Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:37am Mitch Dudek According to posts on former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s Twitter account Thursday night, the conservative radio talk-show host was kicked off the air on WIND-AM (560) for using racial slurs while trying to have a discussion about racial slurs. In a series of tweets posted about 7 p.m., Walsh says: “Just got kicked off the air until further notice. Tried to have honest discussion about racist terms and management censored my language.” And: “I’m trying to have an honest, adult conversations about...
  • Iowa Democrat's "Chick" Ad Draws Cries of Sexism (War on Women on Joni Ernst)

    06/17/2014 4:19:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 7, 2014 | Jake Miller
    A word for the wise: If you're a male candidate running against a woman hoping to make history as the first female federal officeholder in her state, you might want to refrain from comparing her to a baby chick in your campaign advertisements. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, who's battling Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst for Iowa's open Senate seat, criticized his opponent's record in a new ad, showing a baby chick onscreen as the narrator says Ernst never made a "peep" about wasteful spending as a state lawmaker. "When Joni Ernst had the chance to do something in Iowa, we...
  • Hinds GOP Chair Paid by Cochran PAC

    06/16/2014 12:41:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Jackson Clarion-Ledger | June 16, 2014 | Geoff Pender
    Hinds GOP Chair Paid by Cochran PAC
  • Vanity: 2014 Idaho Republican Convention

    06/14/2014 7:58:28 PM PDT · by RobinOfKingston · 8 replies
    Eye witness account http://www.myowneysandears.com | June 14, 2014 | Robin of Kingston
    As of 3:35 PM local time in Moscow, Idaho, the 2014 Idaho Republican Convention is history. And what a piece of history it is! The fireworks started a couple weeks prior to the convention, in events surrounding reorganizational meetings for county Republican Central Committees throughout the state. These are meetings in which officers are elected; sometimes the old ones are reelected, sometimes new ones are elected. Also at these reorg meetings delegates for the convention are elected. Operative word, "elected." This year, there were abnormalities in three counties that drew complaints that were subsequently handed off to the Credentials Committee...
  • Why Cantor's Upset Is Bad News for Obama

    06/11/2014 5:51:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    The Week ^ | 6/11 | Paul Brandus
    If you think Barack Obama has trouble dealing with House Republicans now, you haven't seen anything yetAsked his reaction last night to the stunning primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, an Obama administration official offered this: "Who?" That's how quickly the White House has forgotten Cantor, a thorn in the president's side from day one. Don't let the door hit you on... well, you know the rest. As the president famously reminded Cantor, "elections have consequences," a lesson the Virginia Republican surely knows this morning more than any other. But aside from his humiliating defeat — no sitting...
  • Eric Cantor's Pollster Blames Democrats For Stunning Loss

    06/11/2014 7:22:30 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/11/2014 | Colin Cmapbell
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to his little-known primary rival Tuesday night was made all the more surprising by Cantor's own pollster's confident predictions on the race. Less than a week before Cantor's upset loss, the pollster, John McLaughlin, released a survey indicating Cantor had a 62% to 28% lead over his Republican opponent, Dave Brat. Brat would go on to win by 11% — a huge, 45-point shift that was far outside the poll's margin of error.
  • For Jewish Republicans: Oy Veh

    06/11/2014 2:30:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/11/2014
    The dream of a Jewish Republican speaker of the House is no more. With House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s startling ouster in a primary election this week, the man who was on a track to be the highest-ranking Jewish official in American history now appears consigned to the status of a “Jeopardy” answer. His defeat has left Jewish organizations in both parties reeling, especially the GOP’s long-suffering Jewish coalition groups. Cantor was – and for now, remains – the No. 2 Republican in a conference of 233 lawmakers. But for Jewish Republicans, Cantor is a singular figure, the only Jewish...
  • Republican senators push Obama to repeal EPA proposal

    06/04/2014 3:01:56 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-4-14 | Timothy Cama
    Forty-one Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama Wednesday urging him to withdraw the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulations to limit carbon emissions from power plants. The senators said the rules would increase electricity costs, reduce consumers’ disposable income and result in job cuts. “This proposed rule continues your administration’s effort to ensure that American families and businesses will pay more for electricity, an important goal emphasized during your initial campaign for president, and suffer reduced reliability as well,” the senators wrote. The Hill first reported the letter Tuesday, when senators were distributing a draft of it and...
  • My Picks For Californias Primary

    06/03/2014 8:59:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies
    6/3/14 | OneVike
    My Statewide Choices: California Governor ;Tim Donnelly Donnelly is a Republican State Assemblyman who deserves your vote. He is not as smooth-talking as other politicians, but he believes in Constitutionally-limited government and wants to apply the Constitution according to its original intent, per the Federalist Papers and other historical writings of its Framers. If you are considering Neel Kashkari for Governor, wake up and smell the coffee. Not only did this idiot support and vote for Obama against John McCain in 2008, but he is being pushed by the Republican establishment. He's a big-government RINO who even endorsed Sharia Law...
  • Sinn Féin emerges as biggest party in Northern Ireland; DUP claims most seats

    05/24/2014 6:19:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 24 May 2014
    Sinn Féin has emerged as the biggest party in Northern Ireland following the local government elections—but the DUP has claimed the greater number of council seats. The republican party claimed 24.1% of all first preference votes with the DUP on 23.1%. Both parties, however, saw their share of the vote slip with the DUP down by 4.1% and Sinn Féin marginally down by 0.7%. …
  • Conservatives Draft Manifesto to Help Republicans Attract Middle-Class Voters

    05/21/2014 9:46:20 PM PDT · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 May 2014 | Jonathan Martin
    Hoping to push their agenda ahead of the presidential election, a group of prominent conservatives has devised a 121-page policy manifesto aimed at giving the Republican Party a message that will attract some of the middle-class voters the party lost in recent White House races.The document, to be unveiled Thursday, features eight essays with proposals on issues including health care, taxes and education. The authors hope the book will help Republicans address the economic anxieties of Americans and nudge the party from its most polarizing positions and constant confrontations with President Obama.“We have to do more than ‘Stand athwart history,...
  • Some voters report confusion with Republican ballots (Idaho)

    05/21/2014 2:32:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    KTVB ^ | 5/20/14 | Jamie Grey
    **SNIP** Dan Rogers, a voter in Boise, told KTVB he went to his 18th district polling location right as the polls opened and wanted to vote as a Republican. Rogers says he is currently unaffiliated and wanted to affiliate the day of the election. "So [the poll worker] sent me over to the voter registration table, and when I was there, a couple of the workers consulted, and I was informed that I was unable to vote in the primary for the Republicans unless I had been a declared member of the party since March 20," Rogers said. Rogers says...
  • DITCH MITCH DAY!!!

    05/20/2014 6:33:21 AM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 53 replies
    Self | MAY 20, 2014 | Self
    TODAY IS PRIMARY DAY in Kentucky!!! GET OUT AND VOTE!!