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  • Do tax cuts pay for themselves?

    03/22/2017 12:19:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/17 | David Hogberg
    Cutting taxes isn't enough -- spending must be reduced Many Republicans still believe that tax cuts will unleash so much new economic activity that the tax revenue from that new activity will pretty much make up for any revenue foregone by cutting taxes. Columnist Megan McArdle notes that the GOP has been down this road before, most notably in the 1980s:
  • Eyeing Trump’s Budget Plan, Republican Governors Say 'No, Thanks'

    03/22/2017 12:18:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/22/2017 | Alexander Burns
    Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky was unrestrained in his praise for President Trump: Opening for him at a rally on Monday, Mr. Bevin, a conservative Republican, echoed Mr. Trump’s “America First” slogan and only gently noted the nagging divisions in their party. “We now have a president and a Congress that are united in party, and yet we still have disagreements among us,” Mr. Bevin said, insisting, “This is healthy and good.” In private, Mr. Bevin has been blunter about the party’s disagreements. Just days before appearing with Mr. Trump in Louisville, he joined a conference call with the president’s...
  • 'Over our dead bodies': Ohio conservative taking on liberals, RINOs on sanctuary cities

    03/20/2017 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 198ml · 7 replies
    CR ^ | 3/20/17 | Nate Madden
    Josh Mandel will stop at nothing to keep the people of Ohio safe from illegal immigrant crime. But that is a little unusual when you consider that immigration issues don’t really fall into his job description. Mandel is Ohio’s state treasurer and is currently locked in a political fight with liberal politicians over whether or not two of the Buckeye State’s biggest cities should help illegals skirt federal law enforcement. He is coming up against a political machine that is thoroughly bipartisan. Earlier this year, the mayors of Columbus and Cincinnati announced that they wanted their cities to become sanctuary...
  • Picking apart Cory Booker's latest health care nonsense, point by point

    03/20/2017 12:23:04 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | Herman Cain
    Diagnosis! Democrats are digging their political grave! ... Keep digging As Republicans in Congress continue to craft a legislative solution to the disastrous Unaffordable Care Act, the Democrats continue to mislead its defenders with more and more dishonest and deceptive rhetoric. The latest installment comes from Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey), and is deserving of a complete deception diagnosis. By the way, Booker is considered by Democrats to be a future Democrat presidential candidate, and he won the un-coveted “Liberal Lunacy of the Week” last week on the Herman Cain Radio Show with the following litany of false statements:
  • Congress ignores ability to strike Obamacare, preferring to entrench control

    03/20/2017 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Camouflaging legislation and foot-dragging in an attempt to distract our attention no longer works. We have to ask why republican leadership is making the delivery of the last gasps of a dying Obamacare so complicated Instant gratification (we all recognize that phrase) in modern culture is now being realized via the instant construction of a house (won’t go into energy consumption to produce the plastic materials), designer food or other “produced” items from 3D printers. “Instant” healthcare is just another take on the concept and government has been feeding the populace on the lie of its affordability for years now....
  • Trump To Sign Law That Increases Drug Tests for Unemployed Seeking Benefits

    03/18/2017 12:45:01 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 102 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | March 18 2017 | Conservative Tribune
    Welfare reform has been a high priority for Republicans and conservatives for many years, and now that President Donald Trump is in the White House, the possibility of such reform is finally feasible. In what was quite possibly the opening salvo on welfare leeches, Trump was ready to sign a bill passed by Congress that would allow states to perform drug tests on those applying for unemployment benefits, WITI reported. Under President Barack Obama, states weren’t allowed to test applicants for drugs unless they were applying for a job that already had mandatory drug testing. However, there’s a new sheriff...
  • Trump: Don't worry, I've won over the skeptical Republicans on the ObamaCare replacement

    03/17/2017 3:01:06 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/17/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Oh? Some trick if true, although it wouldn’t be the first time Trump has made a seemingly improbable declaration of himself as the winner only to turn out right. But if he actually pulled this off, I’ve got to know how: US President Donald Trump, after meeting with Republican lawmakers skeptical of the Obamacare replacement plan, announced Friday that he has succeeded in winning their support for the controversial healthcare overhaul.
  • Trump, in deal-making mode, says conservatives backing health bill after 'changes'

    03/17/2017 10:42:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | March 17, 2017
    President Trump claimed Friday that House conservatives previously opposed to ObamaCare replacement legislation moving through the chamber are now on board after “changes” were made – an assertion that could be put to the test as early as next week. The president voiced confidence during a meeting with members of the conservative Republican Study Committee. “We are doing some incredible things … I am 100 percent behind this,” Trump said, before looking around the room and saying: “All of these no’s, or potential no’s, are all yes’es. Every single person sitting in this room is now a yes.” He added,...
  • Why Trump may dump House Republicans

    03/16/2017 10:29:23 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2017 | 7:00pm | Rich Lowry
    The bill has had the worst rollout of any major piece of legislation in memory, and failure is very much an option. If the proposal falters, it will be a political debacle that could poison President Trump’s relationship with Congress. This is a product of how the Republican sweep of 2016 was won on separate tracks. Trump tore up many Republican orthodoxies and went out and found a different way to unlock the electoral map, winning in the industrial Midwest. Congressional Republicans more or less stuck with the usual script, kept Trump at arm’s length and held their majorities in...
  • There May Be 22 House Republicans Ready to Sink the GOP Health Care Bill

    03/16/2017 10:54:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The legislation that House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump embraced to repeal and replace Obamacare was already being dogged by criticism from deeply conservative members in the House. But now it faces an emerging challenge: more moderate Republicans distancing themselves from the bill after the Congressional Budget Office concluded it would result in 24 million more people being uninsured than under the Affordable Care Act. Some senators are already suggesting this bill has little chance of passing in Congress’ upper chamber. But it may not get even there. An informal FiveThirtyEight count suggests two huge challenges for getting the...
  • Hi, GOP: You Are Terrible and Obamacare Jr. Stinks

    03/09/2017 10:38:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    When Paul Ryan and his congressional clown car of alleged conservatives surprised us by just sort of dropping Obamacare Jr. on us, I wasn’t surprised to see them trip all over their Guccis during the utterly inept roll out. These nimrods couldn’t effectively communicate to Elizabeth Warren with smoke signals. But even I was shocked at how transcendently crappy their proposed Obamacare replacement is. Let me put it this way: the only thing that steaming pile of failure would be good for is as the key prop in a very specialized, niche German porno film. Seriously, how many times do...
  • The GOP Repeal Plan Sucks. But Is it Better Than Nothing?

    03/11/2017 12:12:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2017 | David Harnanyi
    First of all, the preferred free-market plan for health care policy should be no plan whatsoever. The idea that we need a federal top-down strategy to manage a huge chunk of the economy is at the very heart of the problem. We don't need a federal plan for health care. Yet Republicans have allowed liberals to frame the entire health insurance debate in these anti-market terms.So the American Health Care Act, or AHCA, is obviously weak tea, falling far short of a promised free-market solution, much less a full "repeal" of Obamacare. It's a half-measure that endeavors to fix...
  • Tell the Republicans to do their damned job

    03/10/2017 11:47:53 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    consevativereview ^ | March 8, 2017 | By: Steve Deace
    I grow weary, beyond weary really, with the “but the Democrats” crap. And I shouldn’t be alone. We just had an election — Democrats got trounced. There are fewer Democrats in the legislative branch across the country since before the Great Depression. There is a Republican president to go along with those legislative majorities as well. Democrats lost more than 900 seats nationwide during the Obama years. The Democrats are literally in disarray and powerless. 1. Let me repeat that — the Democrats are literally powerless. Republicans have all the political and parliamentary power to do pretty much whatever they...
  • Trump Woos Lawmakers With Flattery and White House Bowling

    03/09/2017 8:47:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Bloomberg Politics ^ | March 9, 2017 | Billy House
  • NRSC chair: Trump's wall 'not the right way' (National Republican Senatorial Committee)

    03/09/2017 12:15:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    The chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is rejecting President Trump’s keystone proposal for border security, saying “a wall is not the right way to proceed.” During a Wednesday telephone town hall with constituents, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.) said building a wall is neither the most cost-effective nor the most secure way of closing the southern border. "As far as the wall goes, I believe we have to have border security, but I do think billions of dollars on a wall is not the right way to proceed," Gardner said. "I don't support a tariff to pay for any...
  • ObamaCare: Republicans Failing to Get Rid of What We Never Asked For

    03/09/2017 7:55:10 AM PST · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 3/9/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Had the United States House, Senate, Supreme Court and their staffs been directly affected by the landmark legislation, ObamaCare would have been something entirely different if it was implemented at all, but they basically exempted themselves and mandated the public deal with the monetary ramifications of high premiums, high (thus unusable) deductibles, and non-compliance penalties. Gutless Republicans now wish to repair a flawed piece of legislation they didn't create, we didn't ask for, and instead of keeping their promises to "repeal" ObamaCare; promises they made as far back as 2010 as a selling point to get the public to put...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Melania Trump's approval ratings are way up

    03/08/2017 2:00:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 8, 2017 | Kate Bennett, White House reporter
    The more Americans learn about first lady Melania Trump, the more they like her. Her favorability rating is up 16 points since her husband was sworn-in as President, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday in CNN's COVER/LINE newsletter. About 52% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Melania Trump, an increase from 36% pre-inauguration. In February 2016, the former model's favorable rating was a paltry 24%, her unfavorable was 31% and 23% had never even heard of her. Now, just 3% say they don't know who the first lady is, and her unfavorable rate has held steady at 32%....
  • The Coming Democratic Majority? Not So Fast.

    03/06/2017 11:23:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Slate ^ | March 6, 2017 | Yascha Mounk
    The right fears it. The left dreams of it. But both may be deceived in assuming demographics will change how America votes anytime soon. Last summer, an anonymous writer by the pseudonym of Publius Decius Mus wrote in the Claremont Review of Books that electing Donald Trump was the last chance to save the United States from certain doom. Invoking one of the planes hijacked by al-Qaida terrorists on 9/11, he argued that: 2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit...
  • Obese Democrats Blame Genetics; Normal Weight Democrats and Most Republicans Blame Lifestyle

    03/06/2017 2:46:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 6, 2017
    Self-reported overweight people, if they were Democrats are more likely to believe genetic factors cause obesity, while Republicans who see themselves are overweight still assign eating habits and lifestyle choices as the cause, according to a new studyPeople's political leanings and their own weight shape opinions on obesity-related public policies, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Actually, Republicans -- no matter how much they weigh -- believe eating and lifestyle habits cause obesity, the research found. But among Democrats there is more of a dividing line, said Mark Joslyn, a KU professor of political science....
  • AG Loretta Lynch issues plea for more protesting, blood, death in streets (video)

    03/06/2017 1:22:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 3/6/2017 | KYLE OLSON
    Are the elements of the former Obama administration orchestrating another civil war? Former Attorney General issued a video on behalf of Senate Democrats urging Americans to resist in the time of “fear and uncertainty for so many people.” Lynch lamented “our rights being assailed, being trampled on and even being rolled back,” according to the hostage-like video. She said it’s required “work” to “achieve the ideals of our Founding Fathers.” “It has been people, individuals who have banded together, ordinary people who simply saw what needed to be done and came together and supported those ideals who have made the...
  • Woodrow Wilson describes progressive democrats and progressive republicans

    03/06/2017 12:46:08 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    In A People Awakened, a book detailing his bid for governor of New Jersey, Woodrow Wilson stated the following at a campaign speech on November 2nd, just days before the gubernatorial election: (page 203) I feel as I look over an audience like this that something has happened in New Jersey. We have tried to introduce a new kind of political campaign, and it seems to take, for we are not interested in commending a party to you, we are not interested in commending persons for office, but we are deeply interested in commending certain political purposes to you, we...
  • Vanity - Folks, Ex-POTUS, Obama, the "CRIMINAL" wiretapper???

    03/04/2017 8:59:01 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 65 replies
    If the Trump accusations against ex-POTUS Obama are true....and, I suspect they are 100% true or, POTUS, Trump never would have brought them forward without 1000% truth, we shall see how the American people react against an ex-POTUS who is no doubt a enemy of the state of these United States of America. It will also be quite interesting to see how the Democrat Party handles this incident. It is far too early to say this or that....but, IMHO, I believe our ex-POTUS is a full blown criminal and potential destroyer of the American Republic!!! If Obama had a legacy,...
  • THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON GOP CONGRESS

    03/04/2017 8:44:47 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/17 | Jeff Crouere
    The GOP failures during the George W. Bush years contributed to the victory of the most liberal President of all-time, Barack Obama. This time, Republicans need to deliver on their mandate or they will be sent packing by the American people In early 2009, conservative activists started meeting across the country to organize the first Tea Party rallies and express their opposition to the liberal agenda of President Barack Obama. Activists were most concerned about the biggest component of the President’s agenda: the socialized healthcare plan formally known as the Affordable Care Act, but referred to as Obamacare.
  • Trump's Senate Saboteurs

    03/03/2017 6:35:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 3, 2017 | Fran Fawcett Peterson
    American Thinker Trump's Senate Saboteurs By Fran Fawcett Peterson March 3, 2017 The Republican-controlled Senate is to blame for only 17 Trump confirmations so far. Trump has 1242 more needing Senate approval, or the number may be as low as 500, it's hard to pin down. Republicans are to blame because they are in the majority and thus in control of the schedule. Given the Senate’s vacation schedule, officially “state work period,” there is an almost impossibility of Trump getting all 1242 appointees confirmed in four years even if they worked round the clock. If the figure is only 500...
  • Oh for crying out loud . . . media now trying to turn Sessions meeting with Russian diplomat into a

    03/02/2017 11:49:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/17 | Dan Calabrese
    The fact of the matter is that Americans talk to Russia all the time. Now, every time a Trump-supporting American is founds to have talked to a Russian . . . scandal! Resign! You woke up to a lot of this if you didn’t see it late last night: Sessions met with Russian official! Didn’t disclose it when asked in confirmation hearings!
  • With a single speech, Trump rattles 2018 landscape

    03/01/2017 8:26:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 1, 2017 | Gabriel Debenedetti and Kyle Cheney
    The idea that Democrats have to start taking the president more seriously as a political operator suddenly has more currency. The call to Steve Stivers, the chairman of House Republicans’ campaign wing, came on Tuesday evening, roughly an hour after President Donald Trump ended his speech to a joint session of Congress. On the other end of the line was a former candidate wanting back in on the action. “He said, 'The president did a great job. I’m thinking about this and I might want to run again; I want to be a part of something,’” said Stivers (R-Ohio). “He...
  • Trump speech leaves Democrats befuddled, in ruins, with question marks

    03/01/2017 5:26:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Charles Hurt
    The president opened by celebrating Black History Month. Lady Democrats wore white. Donald Trump delivered the most finely crafted speech of his political life Tuesday night in what will go down as one of the best speeches delivered to a joint session of Congress in the past two decades. He hit stirring emotional high notes. And he laid out his vision for his presidency. Mr. Trump stole the issue of affordable health care from Democrats. He unabashedly owned the fight against illegal immigration.
  • Cal State lecturer suspended for hitting College Republicans member

    02/27/2017 9:43:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 27, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    A faculty member at California State University, Fullerton has been suspended after striking a College Republicans member during a campus protest earlier this month. The altercation occurred Feb. 8 as pro-Palestine students and counter-protesters marched peacefully through campus. Anthropology part-time lecturer Eric Canin reportedly approached the group of counter-protesters — many of them being CSUF College Republicans members — and tried to rip a sign out of a student’s hand. Mr. Canin was accused of then striking another student who tried to step between them. The group’s president, Chris Boyle, said he witnessed the hit and proceeded to restrain Mr....
  • RIP, Movement Conservatism

    02/27/2017 5:53:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 27, 2017 | J.R. Dunn
    Among his other accomplishments, Donald Trump, without ever intending to, has fractured conservatism – something that was long overdue. The American conservative movement has come quite a distance since the middle of the last century, from a small coterie viewed with contempt by the larger culture to the front ranks of a juggernaut that set back the plans of this country’s left-wing collectivists to a degree that its founders would not have considered possible. (Recall William F. Buckley’s statement that the role of conservatism was to “stand athwart history, yelling “stop.” Incredible as it may seem, “history” did stop.) Today,...
  • Truth and Error about Prop 187 and the California Republican Party

    02/25/2017 11:42:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    The issue with Republicans in California has been the long-standing habit of going liberal on certain issues and inflaming the base Mid-year 2016, the Sacramento Bee trotted out their same tired line about Prop 187 and the long-lasting damage it caused to the California Republican Party. The media narrative loves to demonize conservatives as anti-immigrant bigots who pushed this agenda so far in 1994, which in turn caused the GOP brand to suffer.
  • What Is Conservatism in the Age of Trump? (Video in the link)

    02/24/2017 3:01:15 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, now, I’ve had some people email me about it — and, I mean, it never occurred to me. (interruption) You think I should? (interruption) Well, okay. Maybe. I’ll think about it. … I have some people emailing me since last night that I ought to play parts of my CPAC speech from back in 2009 when Obama took office. It never even occurred to me. That’s eight years ago. Anyway, greetings. It’s great to have you with us, folks. It’s Open Line Friday. Rush Limbaugh here, ready and revved up to go. I’m eager to speak with you...
  • GOP rep: Protests could derail Republicans' plan to repeal Obamacare

    02/24/2017 11:47:02 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/24/2017 | Max Greenwood
    Protests breaking out at GOP town hall meetings could stop Republican lawmakers from fully repealing the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on Thursday. "I don't know if we're going to be able to repeal Obamacare now because these folks who support Obamacare are very active," Brooks said during an interview on "The Morning Show with Toni and Gary" radio program, highlighted by CNN. "They're putting pressure on congressmen and there's not a counter-effort to steel the spine of some of these congressmen in tossup districts around the country," he continued. Brooks said that Republican lawmakers might not...
  • Bernie Sanders Loyalists Are Taking Over the Democratic Party....

    02/24/2017 9:16:33 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/22/2017 | REID J. EPSTEIN and JANET HOOK
    In Washington, Democrats are grappling with what it means to be a minority party in the age of Donald Trump. In the rest of the country, populist followers of Sen. Bernie Sanders are mounting a sustained effort to answer the question from the bottom up.
  • How Angry Will You Be If The Republicans In Congress Do Not Repeal Obamacare?

    02/24/2017 5:33:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 137 replies
    Econmic Collapse ^ | 02/23/17 | Michael Snyder
    Top Republicans are now publicly saying that Obamacare will never be fully repealed. In fact, many Republicans in Congress are already using the term “repair” instead of “repeal” to describe what is going to happen to Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law. Without a doubt, the Republicans in Congress are eventually going to do something, but strategists in both parties are now suggesting that most of the key elements of Obamacare are going to remain once everything is all said and done. It will be put into a more “conservative” package, but it will still be Obamacare. On Thursday, former House...
  • Conservatives more united than mainstream media reports [Bannon: “Hold us accountable.”]

    02/23/2017 8:47:16 PM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Mercedes Schlapp
    The mainstream media love writing the narrative of crisis, division and disarray in the conservative moment. So it was no surprise this week when Time magazine published an article titled “The Conservative Grassroots Faces a Crisis at Its Annual Meetup.” It must be missing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where thousands of grass-roots activists from across the country are gathering this week to celebrate the Trump victory and prepare for battles that lie ahead. At CPAC, conservative warriors are energized, united and excited about supporting the president and his vision for America. They might not agree with every aspect...
  • Boehner: Republicans won't repeal and replace Obamacare

    02/23/2017 10:11:44 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/23/2017 | DARIUS TAHIR
    Former House Speaker John Boehner predicted on Thursday that a full repeal and replace of Obamacare is “not going to happen.” Boehner, who resigned in 2015 amid unrest among conservatives, said at an Orlando health care conference that the idea that a repeal-and-replace plan would blitz through Congress is just “happy talk.” Instead, he said changes to former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement would likely be relatively modest. “[Congressional Republicans are] going to fix Obamacare – I shouldn’t call it repeal-and-replace, because it’s not going to happen,” he said. Boehner’s comments come as Republican lawmakers across the country are...
  • CEOs praise House GOP border tax proposal

    02/21/2017 5:01:01 AM PST · by davikkm · 9 replies
    thehill ^ | NAOMI JAGODA
    A group of chief executive officers are praising House Republicans' proposed border-adjustment tax as the debate escalates. Border adjustability, which would subject imports to U.S. tax and exempt exports "is consistent with the tax policies of nearly every other country in the world, and it would effectively end the 'Made in America' tax that creates an unfair advantage for foreign-based companies at the expense of U.S. jobs and economic growth," the CEOs wrote in a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday. Sixteen business leaders signed the letter, including the CEOs of Boeing, GE, McIlhenny Company, Pfizer and S&P Global. The chief...
  • Drudge Put It Perfectly: Congressional Republicans Flail and Fail

    02/21/2017 5:36:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Observer ^ | 02/17/17 | Brian Darling
    On February 8, 2017, Matt Drudge tweeted, “No Obamacare repeal, tax cuts!” and “Republican party should be sued for fraud. NO discussion of tax cuts now.” Drudge was spot on. This week, Sen. Rand Paul (my former boss, it should be pointed out) stormed out of a meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan when he heard talk of keeping Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion intact and creating tax credits. Paul worried these tax credits would be a Republican-created entitlement program. Unfortunately, the leadership and establishment in the Republican party is incompetent. When you compare the accomplishments of President Barack Obama...
  • These Republicans didn’t like Trump at first. They do now.

    02/21/2017 12:02:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WBAP-AM ^ | February 20, 2017 | CNN
    In the beginning, they didn’t care for Donald Trump. “Trump’s a buffoon,” David Searles said before casting a vote for Marco Rubio in the New Hampshire primary. “He scares me,” Rebecca Meyer said before settling on Ben Carson in South Carolina’s primary. “He’s not presidential,” Gail Francioli said after backing Ohio Gov. John Kasich in that state’s primary. Yet like nearly nine out of 10 Republicans nationwide, Searles, Meyer and Francioli supported Trump in the general election. And like the vast majority of Republicans, they support him still. In fact, these one-time-skeptics are part of the bulwark that is bolstering...
  • Laura Ingraham, Carly Fiorina Poll Dead Even In Virgina Senate Race (GOPe vs Populist Primary)

    02/20/2017 12:11:03 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2.19.17 ast
    Former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and national radio host Laura Ingraham are polling dead even in the Virginia Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Friday. The two would face off in a Republican Primary before challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, who recently concluded his bid for vice president under Hillary Clinton. Both Fiorina and Ingraham are polling at 36 percent in a head-to-head against Kaine. Kaine fared better over Fiorina, earning 57 percent compared to her 36 percent, one percent better than he fared against Ingraham. Kaine earned 56 percent against the conservative radio host. Neither woman was...
  • Bill Kristol Backs ‘Deep State’ Over President Trump, Republican Government

    02/16/2017 3:54:34 AM PST · by blam · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2017 | Neil Munro
    Foreign-policy hawk Bill Kristol Tweeted out his preference for a political victory by “the deep state” above the nation’s laws and over President Donald Trump’s voters and policies, amid an increasing furor over the forced resignation of Gen. Mike Flynn. The “deep state” is jargon for the semi-hidden army of bureaucrats, officials, retired officials, legislators, contractors and media people who support and defend established government policies. Those “deep state” officials include the intelligence, law-enforcement and national security officials who worked in President Barack Obama’s administration but who are still working in permanent or temporary positions in the White House...
  • Are We Entering an Age of Universal Hypocrisy?

    02/15/2017 12:03:56 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2017 | Marian L. Tupy
    Donald Trump’s election has broken much new ground, including what I believe to be an unprecedented outbreak of hypocrisy on both sides of America’s political divide. Sure, hypocrisy has always been a handmaiden of politics, but the verbal somersaults made by Democratic and Republican partisans in print and on television is worthy of a note – and, perhaps, even a full column. The presidency has become a Caesaropapist institution. My first inkling of what was to come took place a day after Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss to the New York real estate magnate. I overheard two of my progressive acquaintances...
  • MILO: Dear Half Of America, We At Sears F*****g Hate You!

    02/14/2017 8:19:06 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/14/2017 | Milo
    <p>Hi folks! Eddie Lampert, CEO of Sears Holdings here! I’ve been reliably informed that everyone who’s anyone in conservative America reads MILO, and he has been gracious enough to lend me his column today to send you a simple message — Sears and our other failing brand K-Mart fucking hate you!</p>
  • House Freedom Caucus seeks swift Obamacare repeal, setting up clash with leadership

    02/14/2017 1:30:43 PM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | MJ Lee and Deirdre Walsh,
    Despite mounting pressure from the House Freedom Caucus to quickly repeal Obamacare, House Republican leaders insisted Tuesday morning that they would take a "step-by-step" approach to overhauling the Affordable Care Act. The Freedom Caucus, a group of influential conservatives, publicly expressed their impatience Tuesday with Republican leaders for failing to schedule a vote to repeal the sweeping health care law. But GOP leaders are concerned about the political backlash that could come from swift and wholesale repeal of the health care law without having a replacement plan ready.
  • Conservatives Take A Hard Line On Obamacare Repeal, Putting GOP In A Bind

    02/14/2017 1:29:16 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 11 replies
    HP ^ | 2/14/2017 | HP
    WASHINGTON ― Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus voted among themselves Monday night to band together and support only an Obamacare repeal that is at least as aggressive as a bill the House and Senate passed in 2015, putting GOP leaders in a bind with their conference and perhaps even threatening the possibility of passing a repeal. The group of roughly 35 to 40 House conservatives voted to take this official position ― meaning it received the support of at least 80 percent of the members and is therefore supposed to be the position of all lawmakers in the group...
  • Juan Williams: Trump and GOP collide with reality

    02/13/2017 11:38:27 AM PST · by seanmerc · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 13 Feb 17 | Juan Williams
    The big news for the GOP majority on Capitol Hill last week came as a tweet — and it was not from President Trump. Matt Drudge, the proprietor of The Drudge Report, the conservative website which played a leading role in the rise of the new president, raised eyebrows with this note: “Republican Party should be sued for fraud. No discussion of tax cuts now. Just lots of crazy. Back to basics, guys!”
  • OUT Mag's Chadwick Moore Comes Out as Conservative, Cites Backlash from Left Following MILO Profile

    02/13/2017 11:16:42 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/2017 | Charlie Nash
    Chadwick Moore, a contributor for the LGBT magazine OUT, has come out as a conservative in an article for The New York Post, citing his gradual move to the right after left-wing friends rejected him for his neutral profile on Breitbart Senior Editor MILO. In his article “I’m a gay New Yorker – and I’m coming out as a conservative,” Moore details how after he published the profile on MILO, fellow liberals and even his best friend started to ignore and cut ties with him. “After the story posted online in the early hours of October 21, I woke up...
  • Vanity - 2018......Democrat or Republican!!!

    02/13/2017 8:21:50 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    In June, 2015, as Donald J. Trump jumped into the POTUS race, I sent an e-mail a long time friend of mine, who happens to be one of the top pollster pundits in the USA, telling him to not to jump onto the Hillary Clinton bandwagon, because the Democrats have lost the blue collar vote and are losing the African-American vote with every passing day!!! In detail, I outlined that Trump would win easily, even with the massive illegal voting by Obama/Clinton & the Democrat Party. Of course he did not heed my input and began mocking DJT, as did...
  • No, the ‘conservative response to climate change’ is not a carbon tax

    02/12/2017 7:28:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/17 | Herman Cain
    Sorry, nervous old-school Republicans We’ve often argued on this site that the real reason liberals talk about global warming – oh, sorry, “climate change” – is that it serves as a convenient excuse to implement the policies they want anyway. The public won’t support massive taxes and crushing regulation on business, so Democrats insist there is a global emergency whose only possible solution is, amazingly, these very policies.
  • Why Couldn’t Paul Ryan Be One Of The Good Guys?

    02/11/2017 3:40:34 PM PST · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Remember when Paul Ryan set Trump up before he won the Presidential election? He told him he would meet with him at a gathering, but at the last minute he canceled, humiliating Trump? Trump had made some unbecoming comments which made many turn against him. However, in the political arena, that does not usually turn Presidential supporters against the candidate. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/10/07/ryan-mcconnell-silent-on-lewd-trump-video/?utm_term=.039da67ec1e0 Ryan calls off plans to campaign with Trump; GOP-ers rush to distance themselves. It was a bad beginning for Trump, and it was his own fault, but it also gave us a glimpse into the GOP and Paul Ryan’s...