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  • Goodbye to the Republican Wave? [Promised Republican momentum has yet to materialize]

    07/21/2014 9:45:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/21/2014 | Nate Cohn
    Republicans entered this election cycle with high hopes. President Obama’s approval ratings had sunk into the low 40s, and the rollout of the Affordable Care Act had been an unmitigated disaster. In an off-year election, Democrats weren’t expected to fully mobilize the young and diverse coalition that has given them an advantage in presidential elections. Off-years are also when a president’s party typically suffers significant losses. This year seemed poised to turn into another so-called wave election, like in 2006 or 2010, when a rising tide of dissatisfaction with the incumbent party swept the opposition into power. Given a favorable...
  • Why the "Mitt Romney for President" Talk Won't Die

    07/17/2014 11:56:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 17, 2014 | W. James Antle III
    Will Mitt Romney run again for president? The question seems absurd. Aside from a single commanding debate performance against President Barack Obama, he was not a very good candidate in 2012. After failing in his first attempt at gaining the Republican nomination four years earlier, Romney struggled across the finish line against weak, underfunded primary opponents whose best days were mostly behind them. He then promptly lost to Obama in November. In fact, Romney has only won one general election in twenty years of running for office. He will be fourteen years removed from that lone victory in November 2016....
  • Extremism in the defense of liberty is still no vice

    07/16/2014 5:25:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2014 | Rick Manning
    "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." —Barry Goldwater The 50th anniversary of Barry Goldwater's clarion call for liberty acceptance speech for the Republican nomination passed this week. In a modern world where politicians talk, but their words are hollow, listening to Goldwater's message a half a century later is like a drink of fresh water. But the words were no less scary to politicians less than a year from President Kennedy's assassination. The establishment Republicans, then known as Rockefeller Republicans, played...
  • I'm with Sarah Palin: Impeach him! Selena Owens says guv embodies true American Spirit, unlike GOP

    07/15/2014 7:19:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 15, 2014 | Selena Owens
    I’m wondering where the American spirit is these days, because I’m encountering conversations and commentary pushing the notion that Sarah Palin, a prominent conservative politician and noted tea party champion of We the People, should concede and hush her mouths for the sake of Republicanism. Specifically, I’m speaking of the former governor’s choice to proudly display some American spirit and tell Congress to impeach Barack Obama. Yes, I am on the Palin bandwagon in this issue. Our country is at stake. Sarah Palin is calling for Obama’s impeachment, citing the immigration crisis as “the last straw that makes the battered...
  • Sarah Palin backs Barry Loudermilk, Bob Johnson in House runoffs (Georgia)

    07/15/2014 12:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Sarah Palin visits South Fulton in April to campaign for Karen Handel. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin weighed in via Facebook this morning with a couple of Georgia GOP U.S. House runoff endorsements: former state Sen. Barry Loudermilk of Cassville in the 11th and surgeon Bob Johnson of Savannah in the 1st. It’s another tea party stamp of approval for Loudermilk and Johnson, who have the backing of national groups as well. When Palin backed Karen Handel in the U.S. Senate primary, the Handel campaign reported a surge of donations. Here’s Palin’s full post: Just back from a beautiful weekend...
  • 'Persecuted': Fred Thompson - 'Tough' To be a Republican In Hollywood

    07/14/2014 9:28:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    Breitbart Big Hollywood ^ | 7-14-14 | John Nolte
    Fred Thompson's political career dates back to Watergate. Since, he has been a U.S. Senator and presidential candidate. He now does triple duty in talk radio, as a columnist and as a respected character actor; a profession he's enjoyed success in since 1987. In a Hollywood Reporter interview about his upcoming film "Persecuted," which opens in 600 theatres this Friday, Thompson admits things are tough for Republicans in Hollywood -- even for a veteran like himself: Is it tough to be a Republican actor in Hollywood? It's a tough business for everybody, but if you happen to run across a...
  • Sarah Palin’s big flame-out

    07/12/2014 2:33:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 140 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 12, 2014 | Aliyah Frumin
    How could someone filled with such promise plunge so far, so fast? How does one go from national icon to national laughingstock? That’s exactly what has happened to Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Once arguably the GOP’s most charismatic celebrity, Palin is now better known for “thriving in this role of right wing shock jock” as Nicolle Wallace, a former senior adviser for the John McCain-Palin campaign, now puts it. It’s a far cry from Sept. 3, 2008, when Palin, then the largely unknown Alaska governor, confidently strode onto the stage at the Republican National Convention as...
  • Sarah Palin vs. President Obama: Are Republicans the losers? (C'mon, you knew they'd go there)

    07/11/2014 4:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Politics Now ^ | July 11, 2014 | Cathleen Decker
    For a few political cycles now, Republican leaders have strained to distance themselves from some in their midst and focus on the basics to secure and extend their power in Washington: The less-than-sweeping economic recovery and President Obama’s foundering, as they see it, at home and abroad. And those in their midst have continued to define the party in ways that drew an injurious response from key voter groups. There was the dust-up in 2012 when Todd Akin, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri, defended his opposition to abortion by positing that women’s bodies blocked conception resulting from rape....
  • Defiant: New Hampshire GOP Establishment Gov. Candidate Calls Tea Partiers ‘Teabaggers’

    07/10/2014 11:47:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    New Hampshire GOP establishment has foisted Walt Havenstein on the state as the Republican candidate for Governor. But, typical of these establishment types, it seems that they have more contempt for people on their own side than they do for the real enemy; the Democrats. Havenstein, for instance, calls you Tea Partiers the disgusting name “teabaggers.” Not only that but he refuses to apologize for his slander. Havenstein was recorded on video calling members of the Tea Party “teabaggers” at talk he gave a few years ago at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Now, one...
  • Muslims and Democrats and Republicans

    07/09/2014 4:13:03 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 2 replies
    July 9, 2014 | MosesKnows
    Muslims and Democrats and Republicans I believe that the Muslim community is responsible to withhold support of the most radical members of their religion. I believe that the Liberal community is responsible to withhold support of the most progressive Democrats. I believe the Conservative community is responsible to withhold support of the more corrupted Republicans. The Tea Party Movement accepted Conservative responsibility by withholding their support of corrupted Republicans and taking steps to replace corrupted Republicans. Why can’t Liberals take action to remove corrupted Democrats? Perhaps they support the corruption. Why can’t Muslims take action to remove radical Muslims? Perhaps...
  • ((( Drudge Poll ))) SHOULD REPUBLICANS IMPEACH OBAMA?

    07/08/2014 6:47:52 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 70 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 8 Jul 2014 | Drudge
    YES 72.2% (137,924 votes) NO 12.98% (24,803 votes) NOT NOW 14.82% (28,308 votes) Total Votes: 191,035
  • Video: McDaniel Campaign Announces Challenge to MS Election, Predicts Victory

    07/08/2014 3:23:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | July 8, 2014 | Gary P. Jackson
    In a press conference on Monday, Mitch Tyner, lead counsel for the McDaniel campaign, announced their intentions to challenge the outcome of the June 24 run-off election against 6 term incumbent Senator Thad Cochran, who McDaniel defeated on June 3, but did not meet the required 50% +1 thresh-hold, setting the stage for the run-off, and all of the race baiting, illegal vote buying, and more by the Cochran campaign.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Video courtesy iizthatiiz Tyner is confident they will find enough votes to surpass the amount Cochran won the election by. We’re hearing they have already identified over 5000, with more...
  • Miss. GOP certifies Cochran victory over McDaniel

    07/07/2014 7:51:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    The Biloxi Sun-Herald / The Associated Press ^ | July 7, 2014 | Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy
    JACKSON, Miss. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline. The result was wider than the 6,800-vote win counted by The Associated Press after the June election. Tallies usually change as county parties examine provisional ballots and finalize results....
  • Cruz Could Turn Texas Blue: GOP is following in Cruz's footsteps, that could give Dems an advantage

    07/07/2014 5:59:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 7, 2014 | Lauren Fox
    Some of Texas' moderate Republicans say the state's far-right turn since Sen. Ted Cruz's political ascendancy could have unintended consequences.At a breakfast in Washington’s St. Regis Hotel in June, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, took a moment to gather his thoughts before he was ready to answer a question about how junior Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had changed his home state. “Texas is pretty big and pretty diverse,” Perry said peering intently through his black horn-rimmed glasses. “I’m not sure one person has the ability to change all of that.” A few seconds later, he clarified exactly where he think...
  • Tea Party should reform the GOP, not splinter it

    07/07/2014 2:27:47 PM PDT · by TigerTown · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2014 | Brett M. Decker
    GETTYSBURG, PA – One of the hottest-selling t-shirts at souvenir shops outside Gettysburg proclaims, “If at first you don’t secede, try, try again.” While the pun is popular among Civil War re-enactors at the historic battlefield, the message also has growing appeal in contemporary politics, especially among fractious Republicans. On both the Right and the Left, activists are convinced that the Republican Party is not pure enough on their issues, and perhaps it is time to break away and create a new political organization to shake up the system. “It's hopeless; Republicans are as much at fault as Democrats for...
  • Explaining Sharia Law Part Ten: Sharia’s Republican supporters

    07/07/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Let’s stop pretending. The truth of our current situation proves there are just two sides in our fight for the life of America. The American people are on one side and Washington’s Uniparty is on the other side-the enemy side. We have come to expect treachery from the Democrat wing of the Uniparty. After all they are politically soulless creatures with a long history of hatred for America. They will side with anyone against our country for thirty pieces of silver. The Uniparty also includes a Republican wing. This wing is more furtive. These phonies beat their breasts in pious...
  • Cochran Campaign Puts Whistle-blowing Reverend Fielder’s Life in Danger by Publishing Home Address

    07/06/2014 8:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Charles C. Johnson @ChuckCJohnson Decision by Cochran campaign to publish Rev Fielder's home address is disgusting. #mssen 3:11 AM - 2 Jul 2014 58 Retweets 18 favorites I can’t print what I want to here. Our rules against excessive profanity prohibit it. Cochran’s people have been attacking Reverend Fielder every since the story broke that alleges Cochran’s staff paid the Reverend to pay blacks to vote for Cochran. Cochran’s people have attacked Reverend Fielder, calling him untrustworthy and dishonest, yet the admit they hired him to “get out the vote“! By publishing the home address of Reverend Fielder, Thad...
  • The Real Internal Revenue Scandal

    07/06/2014 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 5, 2014 | NY Times Editorial Board
    There is a scandal going on at the Internal Revenue Service, but it has nothing to do with Lois Lerner or her missing emails. No, the real scandal is what Republicans did to cripple the agency when virtually no one was looking. Since the broad Tea Party-driven spending cuts of 2010, the agency’s budget has been cut by 14 percent after inflation is considered, leading to sharply reduced staff, less enforcement of the tax laws and poor taxpayer service. The budget cutters are also trying to prevent the agency from performing its new job of collecting higher taxes on the...
  • Hispanic Growth Not Turning Texas Blue as Expected

    07/05/2014 7:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Texas ^ | July 5, 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—The enormous growth of the Hispanic population does not seem to be turning Texas blue as fast as many political pundits expected. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed a decreasing non-Hispanic white population and a rapidly growing Hispanic population. The growth of the Hispanic population over the past fourteen years was expected to make a huge difference in Texas’ Republican vs. Democrat voting patterns. It appears it has not. A report in the Washington Post indicates this may not be the case. The article by Philip Bump, contains a series of interactive demographic maps that illustrate several...
  • Affirmative Action: Perpetuate or Phase Out?

    07/05/2014 2:24:28 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | July 5, 2014 | Howard Kainz
    One of the most important “precepts” of the natural law, enunciated by Aquinas, Suarez, Grotius, and other theorists, is the duty to work for, and contribute to, harmonious and just social and political conditions, according to one’s abilities and state in life. The principle now known as “affirmative action” is obviously in line with this precept, insofar as it is geared to addressing some glaring inequalities in education, housing, employment, college admissions, status and promotions in the workplace, wages and salaries, etc. This principle or “movement” has been particularly utilized in America to alleviate situations where there had been systematic...
  • Tea Party Favorites Find That Losing Only Widens Their Reach

    07/03/2014 6:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 3, 2014 | Jennifer Steinhauer
    Mississippi Tea Party dreams were extirpated last week when State Senator Chris McDaniel lost his Republican primary bid to unseat Senator Thad Cochran. Yet if some of Mr. McDaniel’s most outspoken contemporaries are any guide, he may actually have greater political influence as a loser. Mr. McDaniel made clear this week that he was not giving up the fight, dashing off fund-raising emails declaring Mississippi’s Republican Senate runoff “a sham, plain and simple,” and offering rewards to individuals who “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud.” “Thanks to illegal voting from liberal Democrats,...
  • The Politics of the World Cup and Soccer Enthusiasm

    07/01/2014 5:37:45 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 59 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 1, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    A poll conducted in the days leading up to the United States extra-time defeat against Belgium confirmed the suspicions of various conservative pundits that soccer is by and large a liberal past-time, but the poll also indicated that the sports growth may rest with southern members of the GOP. YouGov looked at the demographics of soccer enthusiasm in the United States, specifically at the breakdown of fans based on politics, region and race, prior to as well as in the midst of Americans quadrennial World Cup love affair. The study found that Democrats are more likely to follow soccer as...
  • Obama taunts Republicans

    07/01/2014 12:46:35 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 22 replies
    YAHOO-ey News ^ | 7-1-14 | JIM KUHNHENN
    ""So sue me," he taunted on a sweltering day, as he pushed lawmakers to pay for road and bridge repairs. "I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something."
  • Larry Sabato: Despite Mississippi loss, Tea Party 'is alive and well'

    06/27/2014 9:58:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Tea Party's failure to knock off long-time Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran has depressed supporters, but the tight race not only showed that the movement is alive, but also that it is here to stay, according to the University of Virginia's Center for Politics. In a new analysis of the race between Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the U.Va. political team, headed by Larry Sabato, found that competing ably with the establishment is a strong indicator that the Tea Party itself is become more established and a force that GOP leaders are going to have to deal with....
  • Obama on Republicans: "They Don't Do Anything Except Block Me And Call Me Names"

    06/27/2014 7:11:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/27/14 | Truth Revolt
    Vid at link
  • “Several” Republican senators reportedly uneasy with GOP’s tactics in Mississippi runoff

    06/27/2014 5:11:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 27, 2014 | Allahpundit
    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that it’s not the tactics themselves that bother them as much as the attention those tactics are receiving from conservative voters. Says Red State’s Leon Wolf, “If any of these bastards want to avoid the fallout they should go on the record.” According to these conversations [with two Republican Senate staffers], some $800,000 was raised for Cochran by his Senate colleagues after the McDaniel victory in the primary’s first round, largely under the rubric of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. This wasn’t seen as a particularly controversial matter at the...
  • Update From Mississippi [TPX]

    06/27/2014 3:43:52 PM PDT · by Syncro · 67 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | June 27, 2014 | Taylor Budowich
             Update from Mississippi Patriots, I am sorry it has taken me so long to give you an update, but things in Mississippi have been fluid and there is a lot to dig through. What we know right now is nefarious campaign tactics, employed by incumbent Senator Thad Cochran's campaign, were undeniably responsible for Cochran's victory Tuesday night. This includes using race-baiting that encourages liberal Democrats to swing a Republican Primary election- but that's just the start of it. As our friend Chris McDaniel has said, "There is nothing they won't do to hold onto power." It's true....
  • Mike Huckabee Stars in New Ad Endorsing Lamar Alexander

    06/27/2014 2:19:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has just unleashed his latest endorsement for re-election. It comes from former Gov. Mike Huckabee. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate, has a strong following of social conservatives and activists drawn to his populist political message. "He's been your governor, university president, America's secretary of education. He brought the automobile industry to Tennessee," Huckabee explains in the ad. "Lamar Alexander is now a remarkable senator that Tennessee needs to return to office." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alexander has released a series of endorsements in recent days, including that of country music star Kix Brooks and former...
  • Mississippi tea party leader Mark Mayfield dead of apparent suicide

    06/27/2014 2:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 27, 2014 | James Hohmann
    Mark Mayfield, a Mississippi tea party leader and lawyer facing charges in connection with taking photos of Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife at her nursing home apparently committed suicide Friday morning. Police said that Mayfield’s wife, Robin, called 911 just after 9 a.m. to say her husband had shot himself. Officers arrived to find the 57-year-old lying on the floor of a storage room in his garage with a single gunshot wound to the head and a “large caliber revolver” with the body. Lt. John Neal of the Ridgeland Police Department told POLITICO that there was a note recovered, but he...
  • GOP Leaders Run Away from Same Sex Marriage Issue

    06/25/2014 3:34:45 PM PDT · by koanhead · 13 replies
    Urban Milwaukee ^ | 6/23/14 | Steven Walters
    In politics, it's called The Pivot. When the news is bad, or if you don't want to answer the question, ignore it. Change the subject. Wisconsin Republican leaders are leaving divots as they pivot from U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb's decision voiding the state Constitution's ban of same-sex marriages. Many of the same Republicans who drafted the constitutional amendment, pushed it through two consecutive legislative sessions, and then in 2006 got voters to approve it, had no reaction to Crabb's ruling and no defense of their old position. The May 15-18 statewide poll by Marquette University's Law School may offer...
  • GOP lost Senate thx to Cochran campaign?

    06/25/2014 11:38:56 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 130 replies
    me | 6/25/14 | me
    Do you think the Republicans just lost retaking the Senate due to the Thad Cochran campaign's smear tactics? Yes or No..opinions.
  • Cochran’s victory over McDaniel is a wake-up call for conservatives

    06/25/2014 5:05:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 200 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 6/25/14 | Neil McCabe
    The win of Sen. W. Thad Cochran over state Sen. Christopher B. McDaniel in the June 24 GOP Mississippi Senate Primary runoff by less than 5,000 votes is a pyrrhic victory for the Republican establishment.
  • Palin: ‘If Republicans Are Gonna Act Like Democrats, Then What’s the Use?’

    06/24/2014 8:09:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 24, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin joined Sean Hannity to weigh in on the latest election news, and Palin told Hannity that it would be hard for her to stay with the Republicans and get excited about them if they continue acting like Democrats and rolling over. She took a shot at the “status quo” politics of people like Senator Thad Cochran and said the Eric Cantor upset shows people want strong constitutionalists in power who don’t represent “the man [or] the establishment” in Washington. Hannity asked Palin if she would actually follow through on her previous hints she’d go third party. Palin replied,...
  • Why Democrats are winning, Republicans are losing

    06/24/2014 5:53:56 PM PDT · by workerbee · 29 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/24/14 | Cal Thomas
    **SNIP**Democrats have convictions. They know what to do with power when they get it and how to isolate, even punish, any member of their party who dares to take a different position on an issue. Republicans seem to constantly react to the policies of Democrats or slam each other instead of making a case for the superiority of their ideas. It doesn’t help Republicans that they lack the Democrats’ uniformity. **SNIP**
  • The Left Reboots for Total War

    06/22/2014 5:37:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 22, 2014 | Mike Flynn
    Conservatives can be forgiven for believing the political winds are at their back. Obama is flirting with historically low approval ratings as much of the public simply tunes him out. Democrat-backed policies have failed to lift the economy and public anxiety about the limits of government activism grows. Conservative challengers will do well enough this primary season to argue that the "tea party" is alive and well. Behind the scenes, though, the left is retooling and the conservative movement seems unequal to the challenge. The upcoming edition of The Nation, the long-time house-organ of the institutional left, features a "symposium"...
  • Dems see bright future even in a loss (Wendy Davis)

    06/22/2014 9:40:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 22, 2014 | Anna Palmer and Katie Glueck
    Democrats are publicly rooting for Wendy Davis to turn Texas blue. But privately, many of her supporters are resigned to her losing. And, already, some political operatives are pondering how she can stay politically relevant beyond November. Davis is down by 12 points to opponent Greg Abbott in the race for governor, a disadvantage that many liberals believe could mean a blow-out in November. But even if Davis suffers a big loss, she could still score a win for her political career — setting herself up as an important player in the party regardless of the final score. It’s a...
  • Republicans: Now is the time to admit you were wrong about the Iraq War

    06/20/2014 6:21:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/20/2014 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    Hillary Clinton is doing it. Glenn Beck did it too. And Dick Cheney? Not so much. This is the season for admitting you were wrong on Iraq in 2003. And all Republicans who either regret their vote to authorize the invasion of Iraq, or who were silent on foreign policy matters back then, should take this occasion to step up and say they'll never make the same mistake twice. To them I say: Do it for the sake of your conscience, and if not that, at least for the sake of your career.In the Obama years, Republicans have habituated...
  • Nancy Pelosi: I pray for Republicans ‘every Sunday’

    06/20/2014 5:00:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 06/20/2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that when Sunday dawns, she is more a praying woman and far less a partisan politician. This latest Sunday, she sympathized for Rep. Eric Cantor and his loss to upstart Dave Brat, The Hill reported. “I was thinking about it on Sunday when I was praying for the Republicans in church, as I do at least every Sunday,” Ms. Pelosi said, during a press conference on Capitol Hill. “I pray for the Democrats and the Republicans, for our country.”
  • What Trey Gowdy Just Did Could Be A Defining Moment For America, I Was Stunned At 2:24 (VIDEO)

    06/19/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    The Conservative Post ^ | 6/18/14 | Becky Bailey
    Trey Gowdy had a defining moment when he had to explain to Congress and Barack Obama exactly what their job titles are supposed to be. Trey Gowdy lead the charge in passing a bill that directs Obama to follow the laws – ....
  • Exclusive: Republicans ready messaging campaign aimed at women

    06/19/2014 1:31:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/19/2014 | David Morgan
    U.S. Republican party officials are putting together a new election year messaging campaign to reach women voters on issues including Obamacare, jobs and education as they seek to gain an advantage in the Nov. 4 congressional elections. About three weeks of internal polling and focus group research has identified jobs and household finances as the most important issues among 1,206 likely women voters, according to the Republican National Committee, which commissioned the surveys along with the National Republican Congressional Campaign. Party officials said Obamacare was also a top issue, with 55 percent of women polled opposing President Barack Obama's signature...
  • RNC Chair to Speak to Black Journalists

    06/17/2014 7:49:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 5 replies
    Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, will speak at the National Association of Black Journalists’ 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Boston, July 30 to August 2. "I appreciate President Butler's invitation to address NABJ membership and look forward to discussing our ongoing efforts to engage black voters, expand the dialogue in communities across the country and inform the very journalists who help shape the views of a very important constituency,” said Priebus. He won’t be the only party chairman in attendance. Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz will also speak, as well as New...
  • Joe Scarborough: Draft Mitt Romney in 2016!

    06/14/2014 3:31:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 14, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who has transformed into one of his generation's most preeminent Rockefeller Republicans, believes Mitt Romney should run for president again in 2016. Speaking to about 300 guests at "a luxury resort in the Rocky Mountains" with other potential GOP presidential hopefuls like Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Scarborough reportedly urged the establishment donors and insiders to being a “Draft Romney” movement. “This is the only person that can fill the stage,” Scarborough said at a summit hosted by Romney, according to a Washington Post report. Scarborough and other attendees may not...
  • Michael Steele: 'Lot Of Interest' In Eric Cantor Serving As RNC Chairman

    06/14/2014 4:06:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 14, 2014 | Sahil Kapur
    Eric Cantor, next Republican National Committee chairman? Former RNC chair Michael Steele thinks it's a possibility after the House majority leader was defeated Tuesday in a Virginia Republican primary. "With the upcoming presidential election, there's a lot of interest in Eric Cantor serving as national chairman of the RNC," Steele said Saturday on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki.""In fact I think he'd be interesting because he started dialogues on poverty and some other issues that were sort of outside of what Republicans have traditionally talked about. So he could bring a very interesting voice into that space," he said. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)
  • Sarah Palin Is 'Just About' Ready To Renounce Her Republican Ties

    06/13/2014 6:59:39 PM PDT · by Innovative · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 13, 2014 | Catherine Thompson
    News of poor conditions at a holding center in Arizona for undocumented, unaccompanied minors whipped Sarah Palin into a fury Friday -- so much so that she said she was on the verge of renouncing her ties to the Republican Party. She then accused President Barack Obama of orchestrating the "crisis" in Arizona in order to advance his own immigration reform agenda. "In this case, Obama’s refusal to enforce immigration laws and his blatant suggestion that his chosen illegal activity will be rewarded are proof of his tyrannical tactics," Palin wrote.
  • Which Is the Party of Extremists?

    06/13/2014 4:48:28 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 12 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/12/2014 | IBD Staff
    Ideology: A Pew study finds the country more polarized than ever, and naturally Republicans are catching the blame. Truth is, it's Democrats who've lurched to extremes. Evidence of Republicans' shift to the far right is supposed to be found in the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, which prompted the New York Times to editorialize that "In GOP, Far Right Is Too Moderate." Former Clinton adviser Donna Brazile added that "even the candidates who are supposed to be the establishment have been pulled so far to the right by Tea Party challengers that there is no difference in their...
  • The young Haverford grad who helped beat Eric Cantor

    06/13/2014 1:32:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 13, 2014 | Jeff Gammage
    In the space of less than a week, 23-year-old Zachary Werrell went from unknown to boy wonder to angry toddler, depending on who was talking. Werrell, who graduated last year from Haverford College, was lauded for having engineered Tuesday's shocking political defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. And, as campaign manager of insurgent David Brat, he was criticized Wednesday for scrubbing his Facebook page, which included provocative comments comparing the shooting of Trayvon Martin with abortion. Multiple efforts to reach Werrell were unsuccessful. His teachers at Haverford, the rigorous, liberal-arts-and-Quaker-values institution on the Main Line, described Werrell as a...
  • Mitt Romney's high-powered gathering

    06/12/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 12, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    Mitt Romney can still draw a crowd. Some top supporters and donors from the former Massachusetts governor's two presidential campaigns are gathering starting Thursday for Romney's retreat in Park City, Utah. They'll be joined by a bunch of political leaders who may hope to follow in Romney's footsteps by winning the Republican presidential nomination. This is the third year in a row that Romney has hosted the event, which is being held at the upscale Stein Ericksen Lodge at the Deer Valley Resort. The first came came during the 2012 presidential campaign as the then-GOP nominee was facing off against...
  • Eric Cantor’s Opponent Beat Him By Calling Out GOP Corruption

    06/12/2014 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    Republic Report ^ | 12 June 2014 | Lee Fang
    “All of the investment banks, up in New York and D.C., they should have gone to jail.”That isn’t a quote from an Occupy Wall Street protester or Senator Elizabeth Warren. That’s a common campaign slogan repeated by Dave Brat, the Virginia college professor who scored one of the biggest political upsets in over a century by defeating Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary last night.The national media is buzzing about Brat’s victory, but for all of the wrong reasons.Did the Tea Party swoop in and help Brat, as many in the Democratic Party are suggesting? Actually, the Wall Street...
  • Republicans Know What They’re Against. But What Are They For?

    06/12/2014 9:44:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/12/2014 | Rick Moran
    Let’s face it. It’s tough being in the minority. Any ideas they have for improving the lives of Americans, or improving the performance of government, or improving the economy are ignored by the majority. “I won,” President Obama told Republicans a few days after he took office as they sought to have some input into the developing stimulus package.And that’s the way it’s been since then. During the debate over Obamacare, the president and Democrats continuously told the lie that his plan had to be passed because the Republicans had no ideas of their own. Not only were there...
  • The Stupid Party

    06/12/2014 9:04:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 75 replies
    RedState ^ | June 12, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    Less than twenty-four hours after the shockwaves of Eric Cantor’s defeat, the House Republican Party has decided to ignore the results as a meaningless anomaly. They will expedite a leadership election to affirm the status quo with Cantor’s right hand, Kevin McCarthy, picked as Majority Leader. McCarthy is squishy on a host of issues, bad on immigration, and not a friend of conservatives. House Republicans looked on the biggest electoral surprise of the year and are giving it the middle finger.