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  • Republicans, fearing congressional end-run, warn Obama ahead of climate talks

    11/27/2015 1:15:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 27, 2015
    Capitol Hill Republicans are aiming to take the air out of President Obama's push for a global climate deal at next week's international summit in Paris, warning they will block vital funding if he tries to circumvent Congress. Obama and other world leaders are charging ahead with the two-week U.N. conference starting Monday, under heightened security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. At a press conference alongside French President Francois Hollande, Obama cast the climate summit as a global statement of solidarity. "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one...
  • Poll: Carson [27%] edges Trump [23%] in Maryland (Jeb at 3%)

    11/25/2015 8:50:13 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    After a brief turn at the top of the Republican presidential field, Ben Carson has returned to second-place behind front-runner Donald Trump. Such is not the case in Maryland, however, where Carson spent nearly three decades as the lead neurosurgeon at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Hospital. According to a University of Baltimore/Baltimore Sun poll released Tuesday evening, Carson tops the GOP field in Maryland with 27 percent support among likely Republican voters in the state. Trump, the outspoken billionaire who regained his edge in national and early primary state polls following the terror attacks in Paris, trails Carson by four percentage...
  • Donald Trump Threatens to Run on a Third Party Ticket...Again

    11/24/2015 10:08:12 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 63 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    After news broke that a SuperPAC supporting John Kasich is preparing to launch a $2.5 million assault on Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman once again said he's seriously considering a third party bid if he fails to win the Republican nomination. [TRUMP TWEET] Earlier this year, the RNC and Trump signed a pledge: Trump promised not to run as an independent candidate if he lost the nomination. In return the Republican National Committee pledged not to launch attacks against him. All he wanted, Trump said, was a level playing field. And he got one. The RNC hasn't done anything to...
  • Can GOP Party Bosses Rig the Rules to Keep Trump from Winning? You Bet!

    11/24/2015 9:55:01 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Alternet | September 14, 2015 | Steven Rosenfeld
    Link only: http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/can-gop-party-bosses-rig-rules-keep-trump-winning-you-bet
  • Donors line up behind Kasich Super PAC planning Trump attack

    11/23/2015 5:33:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2015 | Emily Flitter
    Nearly a dozen big Republican donors backing different presidential candidates are coming together to help fund an advertising campaign attacking front-runner Donald Trump, who faced sharp criticism from rivals this week for his inflammatory comments about Muslims. Matt David, spokesman for the group planning the attack, a Super PAC called New Day for America, which is supporting Ohio Governor John Kasich's presidential bid, said 10 new donors had pledged money in the two days since Politico reported Thursday evening the group's plans to attack Trump in New Hampshire....
  • Huckabee: “Democrats seem determined to defend Islam more than America”

    11/22/2015 6:37:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 11/22/15 | Robert Spencer
    Republican presidential candidates respond to the ridiculous Democratic National Committee ad you can see here. Huckabee’s comment is most apposite, and is true not just of the DNC, but of the Obama Administration and the mainstream media — as well as much of the Republican establishment.“EXCLUSIVE: Republicans Slam DNC Ad Attacking Them for Using Term ‘Radical Islam,’” by Patrick Howley, Breitbart, November 21, 2015: WASHINGTON -Republicans are slamming the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) new attack ad criticizing the GOP for using the term “radical Islam.”After radical Islamists carried out deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, the DNC released an ad hitting...
  • GOP Consultant Class Heroes Publicly Panhandling in Desperate Bid to Derail Donald Trump

    11/21/2015 6:01:15 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/20/15 | Dan Riehl
    In its incredibly limited wisdom, the D.C.-based Republican Party establishment is declaring war on current GOP voter favorite Donald Trump, and it seems they've enlisted the help of at least a couple of Keystone Cops -- consultants Liz Mair and Rick Wilson -- in an effort to destroy their own front runner. In the Republican primary race, the newest NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll shows Donald Trump has the frontrunner spot to himself, with 28% support among Republican and independent voters who lean Republican. In fact, so arrogant is the establishment, they want to encourage their own voters to stay home....
  • Harry Smith Quotes Scripture to Counter Republicans on Refugees

    11/21/2015 9:21:24 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 51 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I turned on MSNBC this morning in the admittedly masochistic hope of seeing Melissa Harris-Perry, only to find Harry Smith--of all people--hosting continuing coverage of the Paris attacks and related issues. After running clips of Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee questioning the admittance into the US of Syrian refugees, Smith immediately displayed on screen and read the passage of Matthew 25 that begins "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat . . . I was a stranger and you invited me in," etc. Smith then turned to the Rev. Jacqui Lewis, pastor of the...
  • New PPP Poll Shows Trump Holding Lead, But Ted Cruz Is Surging. Oh, And Jeb Bush Is In Free Fall

    11/19/2015 12:35:12 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-19-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    According to a new poll by Public Policy Polling, Donald Trump continues to be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. The billionaire businessman has 26% support among Republican voters. He's followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson with 19%. In PPP's last poll from early October, Carson had 17% and Trump 27%. This is a positive development for those who want Trump to fail, but it's a far cry from the inevitable Trump collapse many experts predict. If one thing is clear, it's that he certainly has staying power. That doesn't mean he will actually win, but he certainly has a...
  • Trump names Cruz when asked about VP spot

    11/17/2015 4:12:20 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 176 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 17, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Tuesday named Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when asked about his possible running mate in 2016. “Ted Cruz is now agreeing with me 100 percent,” he said when asked about his vice presidential pick, according to Lifezette. “Well, I like him,” Trump told radio host Laura Ingraham during her broadcast. "He’s backed everything I’ve said.” Unlike most of the Republican presidential hopefuls, Cruz has mostly refrained from attacking Trump, even appearing alongside him at a rally in September against the Iran nuclear deal. The pair has also struck similar tones on topics such as border security and illegal...
  • Republicans Flunk Stress Test On Bank Bailouts: They Forget 2008?

    11/16/2015 6:37:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | 11/16/2015
    In an otherwise sensible economic debate last week, all the Republican candidates flunked the stress test on bank bailouts. Instead of pledging to end bailouts forever, they said they might do it all over again. This a big problem for the party, because the 2008 taxpayer rescue of the big banks, AIG and investment houses continues to cast a long shadow. Americans still think of the GOP as the party of corporate bailouts. Here's how John Kasich put it: "When a bank is ready to go under, and depositors are getting ready to lose their life savings, you just don't...
  • Ted Cruz's Pro-American Immigration Reform Plan Show He's Not Marco Rubio

    11/16/2015 4:05:30 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-16-2015 | Julia Hahn
    Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% drew his sharpest distinction yet with donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)80% last Friday by releasing an in-depth, pro-American immigration plan. The new plan helps Cruz counter what he says is Rubio’s “blazingly, on-its-face false” argument that both Senators share similar positions on immigration. Last week, Cruz attacked Rubio for joining Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama in fighting “tooth and nail to try to jam… amnesty down the throats of the American people.” Following the criticism, Rubio told reporters that Cruz “proposed legalizing people that were here illegally. He proposed giving them work permits....
  • Tripwire : Of Course Wall Street Wants/Needs Marco Rubio...

    11/11/2015 6:08:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-11-2015 | sundance
    Movember 11, 2015Tripwire : Of Course Wall Street Wants/Needs Marco Rubio... by sundance The currently considered TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade deal has the potential to be the fulcrum under every plank in the 2016 presidential election. Many people view immigration as the #1 concern underlying further economic issues – however, few people recognize that immigration is actually part of the TPP construct.You can learn more about TPP in summary form HERE and HERESo lets take this conversation back to where it belongs, at the point where massive money intersects with consequential presidential politics.Globalists, via Wall Street international financiers, are determined...
  • REPORT: Obama Just Got SHOCKING News From These States…This Could Be His Worst Nightmare

    11/11/2015 7:12:40 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 46 replies
    Obama insists that DEMOCRATS are the future of America saying that the Republican party is 'outdated.' In reality, Obama is dead wrong. More Republicans are making massive gains at the state and local levels. Take the victory of the governor elect Matt Bevin in Kentucky recently! Bevin, a Tea Party favorite became only the second Republican in four decades to win Kentucky’s governorship! The Washington Post reports: With Matt Bevin’s win in Kentucky on Tuesday night, Republicans now hold 32 of the nation’s governorships — 64 percent of all the governors mansions in the country. (One race, in Louisiana, won’t...
  • The GOP's Amateur Hour: Debate Shows the Republicans are Unprepared to Tackle the Economy

    11/11/2015 6:28:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/11/2015 | By Jamelle Bouie
    There are a few things we can get out of the way about Tuesday's Republican presidential debate. First, after months of decline, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul had his first great night, challenging Sen. Marco Rubio on tax expenditures and defense spending, pushing Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and stepping into his father’s role as the libertarian gadfly in the race. "If you're a profligate spender and you spend money in an unlimited fashion for the military, is that a conservative notion?" Paul asked in his closing statement. "We have to be conservative with all spending, domestic spending and welfare...
  • Republican Candidates Push Bold Tax Plans

    11/10/2015 9:54:59 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal. ^ | 11/10/15 | Richard Rubim
    Republican presidential candidates are competing to propose dramatic changes to tax policy that go well beyond the party’s previous platforms and all but ensure the issue will play a central role in the general election. Driven by a desire to stand out in a crowded field and spark economic growth, the GOP contenders no longer just say they want to lower rates and expand the tax base. Their new ideas, once the province of right-leaning think tanks, make previous Republican plans look timid. Nearly all the GOP candidates—who will meet again Tuesday evening in a debate hosted by Fox Business...
  • Is It Ruth Bader Trump? And Other Questions For the Fox Business News Debate

    11/10/2015 6:48:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    New York Sun ^ | 11/10/2015 | By IRA STOLL
    The news that Fox News’s Neil Cavuto will be one of the moderators for this week’s Republican presidential debate should reassure anyone fearing a replay of last month’s CNBC debacle. Mr. Cavuto was known in New York Sun newsroom as “The Great Cavuto.” The other moderators who will be participating — the Wall Street Journal’s Gerald Baker and Fox Business News’s Maria Bartiromo — are no slouches, either. But in case any of the three need any last-minute inspiration, here are some questions that are from by my own reporting in New Hampshire and that might be illuminating to see...
  • Latest Poll: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz Make Gains in Republican Field

    11/06/2015 5:41:49 PM PST · by VinL · 33 replies
    BCNN2 ^ | 11/6/15 | Staff
    Donald Trump and Ben Carson remain the leaders in the Republican presidential field, both in California and nationally, but two freshman senators, Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, have moved into a solid second tier, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows. Complete results of the poll, looking at voter attitudes one year ahead of the 2016 election, as well as the race on the Democratic side, will be released on Sunday. The poll, conducted online by SurveyMonkey, surveyed 2,009 voters in California and 3,035 nationwide. It has an error estimate of plus or minus 3...
  • Conservatives Need to Rally Around Ben Carson

    11/07/2015 3:01:35 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 106 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-07-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    As J. Christian Adams reported yesterday, Politico published an article on Friday claiming that Ben Carson’s campaign “admitted” he lied about being offered a “full government scholarship” to West Point. My colleague pointed out that Politico’s reporting was sloppy, but the same goes – he argued – for the campaign’s response. The point seems to be: Politico’s article isn’t entirely fair, but Carson’s response and exaggerations mean he’s not ready for the spotlight. Although Carson’s campaign certainly made a mistake by responding to Politico’s inquiries the way they did – they kept it too vague – the fact of the...
  • George H.W. Bush Settles Old Scores With Cheney and Rumsfeld

    11/05/2015 6:58:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 5, 2015 | David Graham
    One of the benefits of being 91 is you don’t have to hold back anymore—you can say what you want. And in a new biography, former President George H.W. Bush tells Jon Meacham just what he thinks about Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld’s work in his son’s administration, as reported by Fox News and The New York Times. “He just became very hard-line and very different from the Dick Cheney I knew and worked with,” the elder Bush said of the man who served as his secretary of defense. “Just iron-ass. His seeming knuckling under to the real hard-charging guys...
  • The Republican Establishment Inches Toward Marco Rubio

    11/05/2015 10:02:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FiveThirtyEight Politics ^ | 11/05/2015 | By AARON BYCOFFE
    The race for endorsements among Republican presidential candidates has been a slow one since we began keeping track of the endorsement primary earlier this year. Jeb Bush has sat atop our leaderboard, but many of his endorsements came before he officially announced his candidacy, and he's received only three since Labor Day -- all from House members. But this week, Marco Rubio has shown signs of momentum, picking up endorsements from three fellow senators, including one today from Sen. James E. Risch of Idaho. In contrast to Bush's 3 endorsement points since Labor Day, Rubio has received 22 -- by...
  • Jackie Mason: Ben Carson 'looks like he's falling asleep'

    11/04/2015 5:44:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 9/28/2015 | WND
    Comedian and longtime conservative Jackie Mason sounded off on the Republican presidential field in a radio interview Sunday, jesting Ben Carson “looks like he’s falling asleep” and “brilliant” Carly Fiorina may just be too cerebral. On Carson, Mason quipped: “Every time you see him, he looks like he either fell asleep or he’s trying to fall asleep. Everybody else is looking for a job. He looks like he’s looking for a place to lie down for an hour.”

    11/05/2015 7:06:13 AM PST · by shortstop · 16 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 11/05/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Tuesday, at the voting booth, America took a hard turn in the Republican direction. In race after race and state after state, the big winners at the ballot box were Republican candidates and Republican principles. I know why. It’s because the Democrat brand sucks. It’s because Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and any number of their hangers on have turned their party into something hostile to the beliefs and lives of an increasing number of Americans. Let me give you some examples. The Democrat Party is the party of people who hate the cops. If you think cops are...
  • With Republicans Like These, Who Need Enemies?

    11/05/2015 6:16:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Hillary Clinton lies to the country for 11 hours, and the Democratic Party rallies around her while she declares victory. None of the Americans murdered because of her incompetence were brought back to life and none of the families lied to about a YouTube video were comforted, but still she turned that into the best week ever. Republicans, on the other hand, had a golden opportunity and they blew it. After the CNBC debate and the bias it laid bare, the field was united. The party was united. There was an opportunity to change, maybe even revolutionize the debate process....
  • Tea Party Conservative Matt Bevin Wins Kentucky Governor Race -- And What the GOP Can Learn From Him

    11/04/2015 11:48:57 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-04-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Kentucky had elected only one Republican governor in the last four decades, Tea Party favorite Matt Bevin handily defeated Democrat Jack Conway yesterday. The off-year election, one of many state and local contests held Tuesday ‎across the country, was seen by some as a test for outsider candidates at a time when several such candidates are seeking the GOP presidential nomination. Bevin, who has run as an outsider ever since he unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, was declared the winner over state Attorney General Conway in the gubernatorial race shortly after polls closed Tuesday evening. The victory...
  • Rubio Says He Wouldn’t Revoke Obama’s Executive Amnesty Even With GOP President, Senate, House

    11/04/2015 12:20:29 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-03-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    The Republican race for president appears headed to be a battle between four men: Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Marco Rubio. Although Rubio is known as a potential favorite of the establishment, he’s also seen as someone who can bridge the gap with the conservative base, thereby uniting the party as a whole. That sure sounds great, but now there’s a problem for conservatives even larger than Rubio’s history with promoting policies that allow amnesty: His commitment to the rule of law, no matter the issue. n a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision’s Jorge “Borders Are...
  • Why Asian Americans Don't Vote Republican

    11/03/2015 5:37:49 PM PST · by entropy12 · 111 replies
    theconversation. ^ | November 2, 2015 | Cecilia Hyunjung Mo
    During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?” Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised in Colorado.” His answer prompted laughter from the audience, and nothing more than a shrug from the GOP presidential candidate.
  • Republicans’ Talk of Taxes Leaves Much Unsaid

    11/03/2015 3:44:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/03/2015 | Josh Barro
    The Republican presidential candidates talked a lot about their tax plans at last week’s debate, but most of the conversation was not very illuminating. Here are some details you may have missed about the candidates who did mention plans. TED CRUZ He noted his just-announced tax plan involved “the lowest personal rate any candidate up here has.” That’s true: His plan calls for a 10 percent flat personal income tax rate. But that’s not where his plan gets most of its tax revenue. The biggest tax in his plan is a 16 percent value added tax. Mr. Cruz describes this...
  • Two hours, a dozen campaign managers, and a mutiny inside the GOP

    11/02/2015 1:34:24 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 2015 | David Weigel
    Danny Diaz did not have much to say to his fellow campaign managers. The man behind Jeb Bush's presidential campaign was a surprise arrival at Sunday night's emergency meeting; after all, it was a brainchild of former neurosurgeon Ben Carson, the latest outsider candidate to surge past the once-dominant Bush campaign in the polls. Diaz even managed to avoid the reporters staking out the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, chasing anybody who showed up for what had been code-named "family meeting."
  • Jeb Bush Is Getting Desperate: Plans To Relentlessly Attack Marco Rubio

    10/30/2015 11:01:17 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-30-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Question: when do you know that a campaign is in trouble? Answer: when it stops emphasizing its own message, and starts attacking its rivals. Case in point: Team Jeb! Bush wants to open a full frontal attack on Marco Rubio, the young senator from Florida. At least, that’s what the U.S. News & World Report says. This website got its hands on a presentation that Jeb and his cohorts used to convince Jeb’s donors to stick by their guy, even though he’s trailing in the polls. "Additionally, while the slides released to the media outlined Bush’s overarching argument against Florida...
  • The Walking Jeb

    10/30/2015 6:49:37 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 10 replies
    original submission | 10/30/15 | me
    Just in time for Halloween, CNBC and the Republican Party treated us to the latest, and perhaps final, episode of The Walking Jeb. After Wednesday’s debate, many are wondering if Jeb can continue or if Marco Rubio delivered the headshot that would put a zombie out of his misery. In popular lore, there are many names for these creatures, such as walkers, biters, the infected, etc., but never zombies; even though we all know that is what they are. The reason for this is that in the shows and movies, George Romero never made Night of the Living Dead. These...
  • Senate passes budget and debt deal, sends measure to Obama

    10/30/2015 1:43:31 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 30 October 2015 | Senate passes budget and debt deal, sends measure to Obama
    In a rare late-night session, the Senate gave final approval to an ambitious budget and debt deal early Friday, sending it to President Barack Obama to sign. The final vote on passage was 64-35, as Democrats joined forces with Republican defense hawks over the objections of GOP presidential candidates Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio, all of whom voted against the deal. The bill is aimed at averting a debt default, avoiding a partial government shutdown and setting spending priorities for the next two years. Earlier in Friday's session, the Senate voted 63-35 to end debate on the measure....
  • It’s a Tie: Rubio and Cruz Break Out in the Open in Third Republican Debate

    10/29/2015 1:48:49 PM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10-29-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Yesterday’s debate was probably the most important debate thus far — and not only because the moderators did such a bad job that even liberal journalists are criticizing them. No, the main thing I take away from it is the rise of two young senators: Ted Cruz of Texas, and Marco Rubio of Florida. As my colleague Walter Hudson writes, Cruz’s big moment came when he blasted the moderators — and the mainstream media in general — for being biased against Republicans. [VIDEO] Frank Luntz’s focus group showed a 98/98 positive response to this exchange: a score Luntz had never...
  • Video: Latino Republican activists write off Trump, warn other candidates not to follow his lead

    10/28/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    And by “other candidates,” I think we know which particular candidate they have in mind.Here’s the key bit from yesterday’s presser in Boulder, held just a mile away from tonight’s debate. Step one: Pronounce Trump persona non grata among Hispanic Republicans. That may or may not actually be true among rank-and-file voters, but the threat here doesn’t bite without that assumption, does it? “We want candidates to know: We’re monitoring your language. We are monitoring what you propose. And we’re going to hold you accountable,” said Alfonso Aguilar, head of the American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership…Although she did not...
  • The Nine Losers Running for President [They should quit already]

    10/28/2015 10:12:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/28/2015 | Rick Wilson
    Tonights debate will feature a number of real presidential contenders, and a greater number of people who should drop out already. There are six candidates in the Republican primary who deserve to be there for various reasons. Donald Trump, because hes a giant political kaiju, tearing through Tokyo with abandon. While ultimately vulnerable, until hes brought down, hes tremendously powerful. Jeb Bush, because love him or hate him, hes still got fat stacks and a big network. Marco Rubio, because hes the greatest natural politician in the field, and if you think calling him the Republican Obama is an effective...
  • Time to Review the Similarities . . . and Differences of the Parties

    10/28/2015 9:45:20 AM PDT · by LS · 12 replies
    self | 10/28/2015 | LS
    With every new betrayal by the Washington GOPe, there are more and more who echo George Wallace's phrase in his 1968 third party run, "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the two parties." Wallace was mostly right, and profoundly wrong in one sense. As a historian, it's only natural I turn to history to review the founding of the two major parties, because it is important. The modern day Democrat Party had its origins in the election of 1824. At the time, there was only one political party---I kid you not---the "Democratic Republicans," a progeny of Thomas Jefferson's...
  • No,The Tea Party Isn't Dead. It's Just Waiting.

    10/27/2015 4:36:05 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 27, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The left chortled on Monday after learning the results of a new Gallup poll showing an all-time low for Tea Party support. According to Gallup, just 17 percent of Americans say they support the Tea Party, with 24 percent calling themselves opponents and 54 percent saying they have no opinion.
  • Volatile times loom for NMs oil patch

    10/26/2015 3:30:15 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 2 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 10/26/15 | Kevin Robinson-Avila
    nery in Artesia. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal) By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer Published: Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 12:02am Updated: Monday, October 26th, 2015 at 10:52am Editors note: An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect time frame in a quote from Dan Fine about when prices might dip into the $23 to $28 per barrel range. The quote has been corrected to show that projection for late 2017. New Mexicos oil and gas industry is bracing for another round of volatile ups and downs in crude prices that could push the market and ultimately production...
  • Rapid-Fire Yes or No Q&A With Ben Carson - Interesting...

    10/25/2015 10:48:36 PM PDT · by 100American · 21 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB11Nd5T-Io ^ | Published on Oct 21, 2015 | The Blaze
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gB11Nd5T-Io Came across this and watched, his responses were quite lucid and not really Liberal in the larger sense at all. The only point that may need discussion is the Guest worker (Eisenhower) program for some Illegals
  • Grumpy Cat versus Obama Rat

    10/25/2015 8:09:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/25/15 | Judi McLeod
    While Clinton who outright lied to save Obamas campaign for reelection in 2012 by attributing the death of four Americans in Benghazi to an obscure video, will never face a jail term, but one day global warming deniers will In an upside-down world where the progressives having gained control sent truth telling on permanent vacation, President Barack Obama compares Republicans to Grumpy Cat. To millions languishing in wait out there in the Peanut Gallery, its more like Grumpy Cat versus Obama Rat. It gets crazier by day with lots of down-the-rabbit-hole material on the Net for anyone with the time...
  • A failed Benghazi responsibility

    10/23/2015 7:07:02 PM PDT · by 100American · 22 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2015 | THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/22/editorial-congress-failed-benghazi-responsibility/ The House leadership, when it is installed and settled, should press for a new way to conduct oversight. There should be fewer speeches by members tailored for re-election campaign commercials and better questions from the members of the committee and their lawyers. Mr. Gowdy is a former federal prosecutor but his performance Thursday hardly demonstrated that. The hearing was undisciplined in time and narrative. Learning from this hearing, making oversight more effective, would be a way to honor the four Americans who gave their lives for their country at Benghazi. They deserved better than they got from Hillary Clinton...
  • The Trump Poll Numbers Lie: History says the GOP will still bank on Bush.

    10/21/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/21/2015 | MARK K. UPDEGROVE
    Surveying the populous field of GOP candidates this week, it might seem far-fetched to imagine Jeb Bush as the partys nominee at this time next year. Since throwing his hat in the ring for the presidency in mid-June, the stalwart Bush hasnt found a footing in the Republican race. He stumbled awkwardly through Sundays interview with CNNs Jake Tapper and is stuck in fifth place in polls continually dominated by the inexplicable Donald Trumpwho on Monday became the longest-lasting fad candidate since at least 2004. But before we get too far afield on speculation that Trump will seize the partys...
  • Joe Biden takes a shot at Hillary: I dont think my chief enemy is the Republican Party

    10/20/2015 11:40:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/20/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Jeff Dunetz, I’d rate this half-true. On the one hand, Biden is reputedly cordial with Republicans and has traditionally been the guy dispatched by Obama to Capitol Hill whenever the White House needs a liaison to Mitch McConnell. On the other hand, if this is how he treats his friends, what does he do to his actual enemies?Let’s not overthink it, though. This remark is obviously a rejoinder to Hillary’s stupid reply at last week’s debate when asked which enemy she’s proudest to have made. Biden’s positioning himself contra Clinton as someone with enough goodwill among congressional Republicans...
  • Republicans Would Rather Lose Than Help Conservatives

    10/19/2015 11:44:13 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    Erick On The Radio ^ | 10/19/2015 | Erick Erickson
    Time and time again we see Republican leaders berate conservatives for allegedly taking their football and going home after a loss only to see those very same leaders be the ones who actually do leave the field. It is happening again in Kentucky where the prospect of a Matt Bevin win has so terrified the Republican Establishment, they are fleeing the state so a Democrat can win. I have been beating the drum for Matt Bevin for a few weeks. I did not want to indict the Republican Governors Association because from numerous people I heard they were just prodding...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz: Republican congressional leaders are essentially effective Democrats

    10/19/2015 8:57:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/19/2015 | By Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz continued to slam congressional leadership Sunday, equating Republicans in charge to Democrats. "The truth of the matter is Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we've ever seen. They've passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could," Cruz said of the Senate minority leader on NBC's "Meet the Press." Cruz has ramped up his attacks on Republican leadership in recent weeks, trying to set himself apart from the rest of the Republican presidential field by painting himself as the only candidate who has stood up to the current political establishment. The Republican from Texas paints...
  • House Benghazi chairman to Republicans: 'shut up' - Trey Gowdy tells GOP to zip it

    10/18/2015 1:44:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/2015
    * House Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy said on Face the Nation that he's been telling members of his own party to 'shut up' * Gowdy was responding to two GOP congressmen who claimed the panel had become partisan and an ex-employee who said the same thing * Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said she hoped Hillary Clinton would be held accountable for the murder of four Americans in Benghazi * Gowdy is distancing himself from all these remarks - noting how none of these people actually serve on the committee House Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy has a message for Republicans: shut....
  • San Antonio GOP head: Republican party has evolved into the most anti-immigrant group of people"

    10/16/2015 7:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The head of the Republican Party of Bexar County had a very odd way of criticizing Hillary Clinton for her flip-flop on immigration reform. Robert Stovall told San Antonio’s KENS 5 that Clinton’s endorsement of comprehensive immigration reform is disingenuous, but then took it a step further (emphasis mine): “It’s disingenuous for her to come to South Texas and Bexar County, for us to trust her when she’s constantly flip-flopping on these issues. On one side, Hillary and the Democrats are now pro-immigrant. On the other side, Republicans have evolved into the most anti-immigrant group of people that you...
  • Fox Poll: Hillary Trails All Republicans, Remains Strong Democratic Favorite

    10/15/2015 6:36:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/15/2015 | Guy Benson
    Swing state polling data released last week showed Hillary Clinton faring worse against top Republicans in hypothetical general election match-ups than Joe Biden. Fox News' fresh national numbers confirm that effect. Though Mrs. Clinton's advantage among Democrats has surged back to a 20-point margin -- leading Bernie Sanders, followed by Joe Biden -- it appears she'd be a weaker nominee than the sitting Vice President.  First, Her Majesty's numbers: And Uncle Joe's: Clinton trails all four Republicans polled -- by between three and 11 points.  Biden, by contrast, handily beats Trump, holds modest edges over Bush, Fiorina and Carson, and is effectively tied with Marco Rubio....

    10/14/2015 7:47:53 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 55 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 14 Oct 2015 | John Nolte
    The DC media is ignoring this moment but it will almost certainly haunt Hillary if she wins the nomination. To declare half the country your enemy shows just how far the Democrat Party has lurched to the extreme left.
  • David Brooks: The Republicans Incompetence Caucus

    10/13/2015 1:26:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2015 | David Brooks
    The House Republican caucus is close to ungovernable these days. How did this situation come about? This was not just the work of the Freedom Caucus or Ted Cruz or one months activity. The Republican Partys capacity for effective self-governance degraded slowly, over the course of a long chain of rhetorical excesses, mental corruptions and philosophical betrayals. Basically, the party abandoned traditional conservatism for right-wing radicalism. Republicans came to see themselves as insurgents and revolutionaries, and every revolution tends toward anarchy and ends up devouring its own. By traditional definitions, conservatism stands for intellectual humility, a belief in steady, incremental...