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  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • Steve Schmidt: Donald Trump 'emasculating' Jeb Bush

    08/31/2015 5:59:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/31/15 | NICK GASS
    Donald Trump is "emasculating" former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush with his attacks and his performance in state and national polling, prominent Republican strategist Steve Schmidt said Monday. "Look, Jeb Bush was a very successful governor, he's a thoughtful man, he was a good, conservative governor. But every day, Donald Trump is emasculating Jeb Bush, and Republican primary voters are not going to default to the establishment candidate who is being weakened by these attacks that go unresponded to." -snip- Breaking down the results of the latest Iowa polling on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Schmidt remarked upon the strong performance of candidates...
  • MARCO RUBIO OPPOSED TO ANY EFFORT AGAINST BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP

    08/27/2015 6:54:38 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 53 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 8.27.2015 | TheRightScoop
    RINO Hugh Hewitt put the big question to Marco Rubio that conservatives are voraciously debating at the moment – does he support efforts to repeal the Fourteenth Amendment as it’s been understood for decades? RINO Rubio follows many other GOP candidates’ response which is that if we simply enforce the laws as they stand now, we don’t need to change birthright citizenship. But repealing it by repeal or statute is a terribly popular idea among the conservative base, and his numbers are slipping, so it may be an existential question for him. And he answered in the negative.
  • Rand Paul: Don't punish federal workers who used Ashley Madison

    08/26/2015 10:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that government workers who were outed by hackers as members of AshleyMadison.com - a website created to facilitate extramarital affairs - should not face punishment. Before he could register that opinion, though, he had to figure out what the heck "Ashley Madison" is. "I keep seeing that headline, but I'm terrible - I don't know what it is," he confessed to a Washington Post reporter when he was asked about the hack of the risqué website, which exposed the contact information of millions of its users. The senator asked, "So, she has done...
  • Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

    08/26/2015 5:24:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rob Milford
    Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola. Pensacola is a solidly conservative town in the Florida panhandle. He spoke of his experience as the state’s former governor, but only answered a single question about the Border Crisis. “I went to McAllen, Texas, in Hildago County, last week and met with the Mayors, the County Judge,...
  • Welcome To Fantasy Island! An advance man points up as Trump's "plane" lands: The Plane! The Plane!

    08/26/2015 8:22:21 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 67 replies
    8/26/2015 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    "Welcome to Fantasy Island!" Wherever Trump's "plane" lands, that area becomes known (albeit temporarily) as "Fantasy Island," and an advance man for Trump points upward when Trump's "plane" is about to land and says, "The plane! The plane!" On [Trump's] Fantasy Island, everything is either false, an illusion, or is grounded in smoke and mirrors at best: [My favorites are #'s 3, 4, 5, 9 and 10] 1.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Trump never repeats his talking points ad nauseam. 2.) On Trump's Fantasy Island, Ann Coulter speaks at a Trump rally and magically becomes a conservative! 3.) On Trump's...
  • Graham: If ‘Idiot’ Trump Is the GOP Nominee, We’ll Lose and We Should Lose

    08/25/2015 11:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Breitbart Television ^ | August 25, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on CNN’s “At This Hour” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said Republican front-runner Donald Trump’s calls for the deportation of the 11 million illegal immigrants and their American citizen children is “Joseph McCarthy-like” and “illegal” and he added, “he’s a complete idiot when it comes to Middle East Policy” so if he is the nominee the GOP will “lose, and we should lose.” Graham said, “Well, I think Donald Trump’s pretty much an idiot on policy and Jeb Bush is a good man. What Jeb was talking about is birth right tourism. Millionaires from China and other...
  • Rand Paul: 'Trump mania' shows country swooning for celebrity over substance

    08/24/2015 4:51:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 23, 2015 | Barbara Boland
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he stands by his outspoken criticism of fellow candidate and reality show star Donald Trump because he is worried about the country succumbing to an obsession with celebrity over substance. "My fear ... is that there are countries that do succumb to celebrity... often in the developing world, celebrities and very wealthy people will win," said Paul during a 22-minute pre-taped interview posted on the web site of NBC's "Meet the Press." "I worry about the country because I don't believe that there's any sincerity to what [Trump's] message is." "And even...
  • Jeb: Trump Immigration Plan ‘Unrealistic,’ ‘Will Violate Civil Liberties,’ ‘Not Conservative’

    08/24/2015 1:22:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2015 | Pam Key
    Monday in Texas at the U.S.–Mexico border, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush criticized front-runner Donald Trump’s “unrealistic” immigration plan. Bush said, “The proposal made by another candidate of building a fence based on the common sense practices that are being applied here doesn’t work. You have to have a deeper strategy than just building a fence.”
  • Scott Walker On Birthright Citizenship, 3 Positions, 7 Days

    08/24/2015 5:59:48 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/23/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Scott Walker on Sunday took his third position within seven days on Donald Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship, this time saying he opposes Trump and supports the policy. The Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate was asked on ABC's "This Week" whether he backs Trump's push to end the 14th Amendment's mandate that all children born in the United States are automatically granted citizenship. "Well, I said the law is there. And we need to enforce the laws, including those that are in the Constitution," Walker said, adding that he favors addressing illegal immigration by improving border security and...
  • Pataki: Trump Immigration Plan ‘Un-American, Outrageous and Demagogic’

    08/23/2015 4:47:05 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/23/15 | p key
    Sunday on WABC New York’s “The Rita Cosby Show,” Republican presidential candidate former Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) said Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s immigration plan of deporting the over 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the Untied States and then letting the good people back in the country after being screened, and ending birthright citizenship is “un-American, outrageous and Demagogic.” Pataki said, “I’ll tell you, this is crazy. First we have to secure the border, and know that people come here illegally. But think about the idea. Whether or not it’s Constitutional… Requires a Constitutional Amendment, or, as Sen....
  • (June 28, 2015) GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage

    08/23/2015 3:36:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 79 replies
    CBSNews ^ | June 28, 2015 | REENA FLORES
    By REENA FLORES CBS NEWS June 28, 2015 GOP Gov.: "Time To Move On" From Same-Sex Marriage Possible Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich believes it's "time to move on" from the same-sex marriage issue in the wake of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling. "I do believe in traditional marriage and the court has ruled and it's time to move on," Kasich said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, adding that there's "so many other things now that we have to focus on." Gov. John Kasich talks issues ahead of possible 2016 run Kasich, who has not yet...
  • Online Exchange Shows Jeb Bush as the GOP’s 2016 Favorite

    08/23/2015 9:58:04 AM PDT · by MitchMadison · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 21, 2015
    Donald Trump leads just about every public-opinion survey of the Republican presidential field, with one notable exception: PredictIt, the online marketplace for investors looking to buy and sell shares in an expected outcome. Among those prognosticators willing to put actual money behind their predictions, Mr. Trump trades at a lower price than former Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. As of Thursday night, it cost 24 cents to buy shares of the prospect that Mr. Trump will be the next GOP nominee and 41 cents to buy shares that it would be Mr. Bush. In other...
  • George Will: Guardian of The GOP “Establishment”

    08/23/2015 6:37:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    It is difficult to determine wither George Will has remained within the confines of the GOP “Establishment” for so long that he actually believes what he writes, or if he’s so steeped in conceit and self-absorption that he’s convinced he can alter reality by the sheer power of his baseless assertions. In either case, it is glaringly apparent that he and his kind have completely lost touch with the nation that surrounds them. And in the face of a Tsunami of grassroots rejection of the D.C status quo (as epitomized by the meteoric political rise of Donald Trump), they flail...
  • An October Surprise For the GOP?

    08/22/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 22, 2015 | William Kristol
    Next year will be the most consequential presidential election in two generations. Given how difficult it is to hold the White House for three straight terms, and given President Obama's shaky approval numbers, Republicans will have a good chance to win. On the other hand, Democrats had a good chance to win in 1988, taking on an uninspiring successor to a twice-victorious incumbent. Indeed, the Democratic nominee was ahead in the polls into the summer of 1988. But that nominee was Michael Dukakis. Are we sure the GOP isn't on course to nominating their very own Dukakis? Are we confident...
  • ‘Turtle’ McConnell, ‘Sharknado’ among Wikipedia edits from Congress (MiniTrue at work)

    08/22/2015 1:34:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/15 11:10 AM EDT | Mario Trujillo
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not a turtle. Ian Ziering of “90210” was in the movie “Sharknado.” And Sapphire from the movie “Almost Famous” is a “Band Aid.” Those are among the anonymous edits to Wikipedia that have originated from IP addresses in Congress during the August recess, when lawmakers take their annual hiatus from Washington and life around the Capitol quiets down. Changes to Wikipedia from congressional IP addresses became a mini-controversy around this time last year, when more than 100 edits were made. […] The McConnell edit that came from Senate this month actually removed a prank...
  • Former Sen. Dick Lugar Becomes First Republican To Support Obama Nuke Deal

    08/21/2015 10:12:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    Breibart ^ | 8/21/2015 | Thomas Rose
    Former Indiana Senator Richard G. Lugar became the first high profile Republican this week to endorse President Obama’s hugely controversial nuclear deal with Iran’s revolutionary Islamic government. If Congress is unable to override an expected presidential veto, in addition to $150 billion in immediate sanctions relief, the deal will guarantee the same radical Iranian regime that openly calls for the annihilation of an entire nation state both the legal right and practical ability to develop an industrial scale nuclear weapons infrastructure along with the intercontinental ballistic missile systems necessary to deliver nuclear payloads anywhere on earth. Speaking on MSNBC, the...
  • Bush struggles to keep spotlight, break away from last name

    08/20/2015 2:59:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 5:39 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne and Steve Peoples
    Having been knocked from his front-runner perch, a fiery Jeb Bush lashed out at Republican rival Donald Trump on Thursday as the former Florida governor fights to energize his stalled campaign and stop the billionaire businessman’s summer surge. Bush’s name recognition and money—see his recent $100 million-plus fundraising haul—have kept him near the top of the Republican pack, where he has saved his most aggressive criticism for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for much of the year. Now slipping in the polls, Bush abruptly changed course over the last 24 hours, following some Republican competitors who acknowledge Trump has become a...
  • Alex Castellanos: After Trump Loses 'There Will Be a Cleansing' in the GOP (barf)

    08/19/2015 4:34:05 AM PDT · by JustaCowgirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/17/15 | Ian Hanchett
    "Purple Strategies Chairman and Founding Partner and Republican strategist Alex Castellanos criticized GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s immigration plan"
  • Jeb Bush on Donald Trump’s immigration ideas: ‘A plan needs to be grounded in reality’

    08/17/2015 9:24:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 at 9:50 PM | Ed O'Keefe
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday night dismissed as impractical Donald Trump's proposals to erect a U.S.-Mexico border wall, use remittances to pay for its construction and to revoke birthright citizenship. "How do you revoke remittances?" he asked shaking his head. "A plan needs to be grounded in reality." "I like my plan," he added in a one-on-one interview with The Washington Post. The former Florida governor has written and said more about comprehensive immigration reform than any other presidential candidate of either party. A 300-page book he published in 2013 outlines in minute detail how...
  • Meghan McCain: 'I am a Carly Fiorina groupie' (video)

    08/17/2015 5:08:13 PM PDT · by JediJones · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/17/2015 | FOX News
    <p>"she's someone to watch"</p> <p>"she completely eliminates the so-called war on women"</p> <p>"she's just this really amazing candidate, she's speaking the truth"</p> <p>"anti-Washington, anti-establishment, she fits all these boxes that people are really responding to right now"</p> <p>"to say that she's running for V.P. I think is shortsighted and a little bit sexist, I agree"</p>
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • Carly Fiorina as a boss: The disappointing truth

    08/15/2015 7:54:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    She’s running for President on her track record as CEO of HP, but if that’s the case, Fiorina might want to rethink her strategy. Fresh from strong debate quips, Carly Fiorina has improbably raced from 14th to fifth place in the New Hampshire Republican primary polls and now enjoys a 70% favorability rating in Iowa, ahead of such career politicians as Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, George Pataki, and Lindsay Graham. It is time to take her candidacy seriously and examine her leadership record. Having never held elected office, she has staked her...
  • Nicolle Wallace found out about ‘View’ firing from the press

    08/14/2015 12:37:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/15 | Fox News
    Nicolle Wallace found out she was fired from “The View” along with the rest of the public — through the press. The former co-host said she “had no plans of quitting” and “loved the job.” “I think I thought that I would learn somewhere other than [an article in] Variety that I’d been fired,” she told Variety.
  • Rubio Pandering to BLM- IT’S A PROBLEM OUR NATION HAS TO CONFRONT BECAUSE IT IS REAL’

    08/14/2015 8:13:59 AM PDT · by gwgn02 · 13 replies
    Rightscoop ^ | 8/14/2015 | soopermexican
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  • Carly Fiorina: "Always the parent's choice" to vaccinate kids

    08/14/2015 7:46:15 AM PDT · by Bluewater2015 · 175 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/14/2015 | Reena Flores
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said Thursday that parents should not be forced to vaccinate their children against diseases like measles or mumps. However, she said she also believes schools should be free to make vaccinations for communicable diseases a requirement for attendance, saying families have to "make that trade-off" for themselves. Fiorina told reporters after the event that "when you have highly communicable diseases where you have a vaccine that's proven, like measles or mumps, then I think a parent can make that choice." California, where Fiorina ran for a Senate seat against Democrat Barbara Boxer in 2010, recently...
  • Five Reasons Why Kasich-Rubio Is the Right 2016 Ticket

    08/14/2015 6:06:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | August 14, 2015 | Myra Adams
    Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the annual conservative RedState Gathering, where nine Republican presidential candidates gave fiery speeches. Although all were very impressive speakers, I kept applying the “Buckley rule” — these days, generally thought of as “nominate the most conservative candidate who is electable” — and did not feel confident that any of them could actually win the White House in 2016.
  • Carly Fiorina is No Conservative Candidate

    08/14/2015 5:20:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 60 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 8/13/2015 | &#61447;Kelleigh Nelson &#61463;
    Several of my friends have opined that Carly Fiorina would make a great VP to Donald Trump. She sounds so good, and she makes some valid points, but actions speak louder than words, as we all well know. In my book, Carly Fiorina is just another Trotskyite, and if you won't go that far, she clearly uses Marxist techniques. Read on, and I'll explain. In actuality, I'm not sure writing about Fiorina, Jindal, Rubio, Graham, or Perry (again), isn't a waste of time. As it stands right now, the top contenders are Trump, Jeb Bush, and maybe Cruz, the latter...
  • Kasich: Yes on possibly allowing illegals to become citizens, no on attacking Hillary Clinton

    08/13/2015 10:47:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 13,2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I know what you’re thinking because I’m thinking it too: Sign. Me. Up. In fairness to him, grassroots conservatives aren’t his target audience any more than they are Jeb Bush’s. If you’re a moderate who’s looking for someone with executive experience who’s not Jeb, maybe this plays: In an interview with National Journal, Kasich pledged another atypical tactic: He’s not going to attack any of his opponents—Hillary Clinton included—and will instead focus on offering solutions to the nation’s pressing problems. He lived up to that commitment in his town hall meetings this week, not mentioning Clinton’s name at all and...
  • Conservatives Need to Redefine Themselves as More Caring, John Kasich Says

    08/13/2015 8:00:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jonathan Martin
    DERRY, N.H. – It was the last question at Gov. John R. Kasich’s town-hall-style meeting here on Wednesday, and it also was perhaps the bluntest. “Governor Kasich, how do you feel about amnesty for the illegals?” asked a voter near the back of a Veterans of Foreign Wars hall here. Mr. Kasich, an Ohio Republican, started off sounding like a border hawk, saying he wanted to “finish the wall” along the border with Mexico. But when he answered the question at hand, he sounded a far more pragmatic note. “If they’ve been law-abiding, then I think they should stay,” he...
  • In North Las Vegas, Jeb Bush challenged by Black Lives Matter activists

    08/12/2015 8:52:15 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 38 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 8-12-2015 | Conor Shine
    Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush touched on education, immigration, Iran and the economy during an hourlong town hall at a North Las Vegas community center tonight. But it wasn't until Jamie Hall got the microphone to ask the last question of the evening before the former Florida governor was forced to address a campaign issue that's been gaining momentum in recent weeks — racial inequality. "I wanted to ask you about racial injustice, racial inequalities, institutional racism," Hall said, referencing the growing Black Lives Matter movement. "Are you going to be talking to different police departments about training reform? You...
  • MARK CUBAN: I want to be a Republican — but the party has one big problem

    08/12/2015 8:13:11 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 107 replies
    The Business Insider ^ | 8/12 | Colin Campbell
    In a Tuesday post on his Cyber Dust social media app, the outspoken billionaire investor wrote that he would prefer to join the GOP but has an issue with the party's push for conformity. "Put aside that I disagree with Republicans on most social issues. The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every Presidential election until this changes." Cuban lamented that those who disagree with the "Consensus" are labeled as fake Republicans. "The Republican Party requires that all their Presidential candidates Conform to Consensus. If you don't agree with every platform of the party not...
  • Orrin Hatch, Dean Heller back Jeb Bush

    08/12/2015 7:30:35 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/12/15 | DAVID M. DRUCKER
    Sens. Orrin Hatch and Dean Heller are endorsing the presidential campaign of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Wednesday. Hatch, a veteran Republican from Utah, is chairman of the influential Finance Committee. Heller, originally appointed to the Senate by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, won a close race in 2012 despite President Obama's easy top-of-the-ticket victory over Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. "Our nation is at a crossroads. It is in dire need of a proven leader. That leader is Jeb Bush," Heller said in a prepared statement.
  • Christie vetoes NJ bill that would allow transgenders to change their birth certificates

    08/12/2015 7:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m just counting the days until this particular battle shows up at the federal level. (As you’ll see in a moment, I’m not sure if that’s even possible, but if it is, the Justice Department will figure out a way.) Legislators in New Jersey passed a bill (for the second time) which, if signed into law, would allow transgender individuals to alter their birth certificates to reflect their “new” gender of choice. And for the second straight time, Christie broke out the veto pen. For the second time in 18 months, Governor Christie on Monday vetoed a bill that...
  • How Conservative Will Jeb Bush Be on Abortion in 2016?

    Jeb Bush considers himself to be “the most pro-life governor in modern times,” but pro-life advocates are pushing him to support a more aggressive agenda on abortion if he runs for president in 2016, with one group telling IJReview that they “don’t believe that he has gone far enough.” Bryan Longworth, president of Personhood Florida, told IJReview that now is the time to tackle abortion rights, which will require Bush and the other candidates to be “more aggressive” in their position on the issue. “He wasn’t an enemy of the pro-life cause, but we don’t believe that he has gone...
  • Just Who’s a RINO? Part I

    08/11/2015 10:51:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2015 | John P. Warren
    Every time the Republican Party has gone tangential in the last hundred or so years, it has lost more than the election: our nation changed—for the worse. History may be boring for some, but ignoring it damns us all to repeat it. In 1912, Teddy Roosevelt felt his protégé, Bill Taft, had betrayed Republican principles, and when Taft ran for re-election, TR bolted, making a third party run. Woodrow Wilson, a progressive, a foreign policy naiveté, and a racist, took nearly 42% of the vote and won 40 states. Taft came in third with just over 23% and 2 states,...
  • John Kasich Biggest R.I.N.O. Ever

    08/10/2015 10:03:22 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 29 replies
    08-10-2015 | DallasBiff
    John Kasich has NO business running for President as a Republican! He is one of the biggest R.I.N.O.s around. He's a phony & a liar when he goes on national TV and states he did not have to raise any taxes to balance the Ohio state budget. Well I know for a fact he did raise the Cigarette tax quite high a few months ago to balance "his" Ohio state budget.{But he keeps it a secret}. He states he is a compassionate Republican.....{attending same sex weddings}, yada yada yada.
  • Jeb Bush’s flashes of presidential stature

    08/10/2015 8:57:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/10/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    When Jeb Bush is “on” — as he was at Liberty University, his kickoff speech and at the RedState Gathering on Saturday — he stands head and shoulders above the field. His command of policy, record of accomplishment in a purple state, inclusive message and refusal to pander make other contenders seem small and shallow. Bush’s biggest problem, however, is that he is not always “on.” Bush’s debate performance was solid on substance but lacked Sen. Marco Rubio’s eloquence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s pugnaciousness. He made no errors and ably defended himself on immigration reform and Common Core...
  • Is Jeb Bush Shifting to the Right?

    08/10/2015 8:37:52 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/10/15 | ELIANA JOHNSON
    Jeb Bush’s most famous, or infamous, remark of the campaign season was that a Republican candidate must be willing to “lose the primary” in order to win the general election. For the most part, Bush has campaigned like he meant what he said: He’s defended his positions on immigration reform and Common Core, though they’re unpopular with much of the Republican base, and he angered conservatives on Capitol Hill by pushing for a confirmation vote on Attorney General Loretta Lynch, which some were trying to hold up at the time. But in the week leading up to the first Republican...
  • Did FOX News Try to Politically Assassinate Trump to Maintain the Status Quo?

    08/09/2015 11:33:27 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 55 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | August 9, 2015 | Martin Armstrong
    The bias of FOX News is really starting to show how they are attempting to influence the elections by destroying Donald Trump claiming he is against women. I think the attack is really exaggerated for he may say some wild things but is he really against women? I would say the evidence does not support that. Nonetheless, FOX News is showing this is going to be a really nasty campaign when they are taking on the lead in the political debates to try to deliberately stack the cards against Trump so we end up with Bush. This illustrates that they...
  • Jeb Bush takes the gloves off at RedState

    08/08/2015 8:07:14 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/8/15 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has suffered from criticism that he has not fought back against those who sought to diminish his campaign. At the RedState Gathering on Saturday, Bush delivered passionate remarks and named his enemies: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Bush went after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her unwillingness to take a stance on whether to construct the Keystone XL pipeline. At a town hall event on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Clinton avoided providing a yes or no answer about whether she would support construction of the pipeline. "She can't now have an opinion...
  • Kasich Defends Taking Obamacare Medicaid Expansion:

    08/08/2015 6:02:46 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 32 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/7/15 | Staff
    During Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich a question about his decision to accept on behalf of his state an option under the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare) to expand the number of people eligible for Medicaid by increasing the income threshold below which people qualify. Kasich responded that President Ronald Reagan had expanded Medicaid three times and then discussed some of the things Ohio is doing with Medicaid money. “Everybody has a right to their God-given purpose,” he said.Snip Megyn Kelly: Governor Kasich, you chose to expand...
  • Mitch McConnell: We're Not Going to Defund Planned Parenthood Yet

    08/07/2015 6:42:44 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 58 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07Aug15 | Daniel Davis
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly implied yesterday that he wouldn't push to defund Planned Parenthood in the September appropriations negotiations. McConnell seemed to express fears that such a fight could backfire on public perception of Republicans, particularly if it led to the threat of a government shutdown
  • Why the Drive-Bys Think These Two Answers Won the Debate for Kasich

    08/07/2015 2:12:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 7, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay, here we go, folks. Now, let me make sure (muttering). Okay. The Drive-By Media, many in the Drive-By Media think that the performance -- the best answer of the night was offered by John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, and it was an answer on Medicaid expansion. I'll have the question here from Megyn Kelly, and then the answer from Kasich, and this... Hey, folks, just telling you right now what the left is saying. The Drive-By Media is saying about the first Republican debate and who they thought was the winner... Well, not the winner, but who...
  • Jeb Bush accidentally leaks his debate attack plan

    08/07/2015 9:22:09 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 17 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 8/6/15 9:00 PM EDT | ELI STOKOLS
    CLEVELAND — Jeb Bush, who has described himself as a “joyful” campaigner, may have accidentally laid bare his campaign’s planned attacks against his top GOP rivals. In the hours before the second, prime-time GOP debate featuring Bush and the other top nine Republican contenders, Bush’s campaign inadvertently posted pages featuring bullet points contrasting his own record with that of Scott Walker and Marco Rubio. Those pages have since been taken down. The page titled “Jeb Bush v. Marco Rubio” (screen-grabbed by a DNC staffer) includes the following factoids about the first-term Florida senator: “Marco Rubio has sponsored just one bill...
  • The winners of the first Republican debate

    08/06/2015 10:07:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/6/15 | Jennifer Rubin
    Two debates tonight helped clarify the cluttered GOP presidential race. And the audience should have cheered Republicans looking to find someone capable of beating Hillary Clinton. -snip- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was polished and error free, defending his immigration views and support for school standards, reiterating his opposition to federally-imposed curriculum reminding the audience of his considerable conservative achievements. His best moment came with a defense of a pro-growth agenda with a goal of 4 percent growth. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) patted himself on the back for not getting along with others, speaking with excessive deliberation as if he...
  • Bill Clinton encouraged Trump to play a bigger role in GOP in call shortly before campaign launch

    08/06/2015 10:26:53 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 96 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/2015 | AllahPundit
    Who else would a conservative folk hero turn to for wise counsel while contemplating a run for president but Bill Clinton? It's cute that WaPo thinks this is a big "get" as if it'll discourage a single Trump supporter from backing him. The first rule of political hero worship is that the hero can do no wrong. Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump's efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape. ... Clinton was reportedly "upbeat and encouraging" during...
  • JOHN BOEHNER: The Very Best DemocRAT Speaker Ever!

    08/05/2015 2:15:14 PM PDT · by Fiddlstix · 87 replies
    Various | 8/05/2015 | Fiddlstix
    <p>Posted Here And Add Your Own Input. Let's Get The Alcoholic Crybaby Once And For All!</p> <p>With An Article About Boehner Please Ping This Thread. Let's Make This A Concerted Effort To Bring The Clown Down!</p> <p>Boehner IS A Crooked, Back Stabbing Drunk Who Goes On Crying Jags!</p>
  • Donald Trump: Mexico will pay for wall because I say so ("Let there be a wall, and there was a wall"

    08/05/2015 7:21:39 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 194 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/5/2015 | Rebekah Metzler
    Donald Trump - who Fox News said literally will be at the center of its GOP primary debate on Thursday - is already feeling the heat from network hosts. On Tuesday, Fox's Bill O'Reilly grilled the billionaire businessman on his claim that as president he will get Mexico to pay for a wall on the southern U.S. border to help prevent undocumented immigrants from crossing into the United States. "Bill, they're making a fortune, Mexico is making a fortune off the United States, it's becoming the new China in terms of trade -- they're killing us at the border," Trump...
  • We’re All Bozos on This Bus, or “Orange is the New Black”

    08/05/2015 6:48:25 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-5-2015 | MOTUS
    Here’s one reason Republicans complain about lack of leadership in their party. John Boehner explains his ambitions on Golf TV:“I want to be head Bozo” Some people were pushing me to run for the Senate. I decided I didn’t want to do that, and I made a decision that the rest of my career was gonna be in the US House. So the team said to me, “All right, well, the rest of your career’s gonna be in the House. What’s your goal?” I didn’t know! So I said, “Well, if you don’t shoot for the top (snickers), why shoot for...