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  • In the age of Trump, Schwarzenegger wants centrist GOP

    03/21/2018 8:34:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    AP ^ | March 21, 2018 | Michael R. Blood
    he year was 1990 and Republican U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson claimed his first term as California governor, replacing another Republican, George Deukmejian. Two years earlier, California voters helped send George H.W. Bush to the White House with a 3.6-point win over Democrat Michael Dukakis. Nearly three decades later, so much has changed. Democrats have monopolized California government, with the party holding every statewide office and dominating both chambers of the Legislature. Bush was the last Republican to win a presidential contest in the state. President Donald Trump lost California by over 4 million votes to Hillary Clinton.
  • Djou abandons Republican party because of Trump

    03/19/2018 3:02:49 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 71 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 19 , 2018 | star ad staff
    Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou says he is leaving the Republican Party. Djou, in a column written for the online news site Civil Beat today, cited the party’s leadership under President Donald Trump as the main reason that led to his decision. Djou wrote,“Today after much consideration, I abandon my party because I am unwilling to abandon my principles. I can no longer stand with a Republican Party that is led by a man I firmly believe is taking the party of Lincoln in a direction I fundamentally disagree with, and a party that is unwilling to stand up to...
  • No Clear G.O.P. Successor in Line After Mayor's Win (2005 Bloomberg Flashback)

    03/19/2018 1:35:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2005 | Nicholas Confessore
    Through four straight mayoral contests, the Republican line on New York City election ballots has yielded gold: four straight wins for G.O.P. candidates in a city where declared Democrats make up the overwhelming majority of voters. Those wins have not, however, yielded an obvious successor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name -- because of term limits -- will not be on the ballot come November 2009. Indeed, while the city's political elite has long since begun speculating about likely Democratic candidates for 2009, the roster of presumptive Republican aspirants is rather thin. "I couldn't project who could follow his...
  • Gowdy to Trump’s lawyer: If you have an innocent client, act like it

    03/18/2018 10:44:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 18 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) on Sunday criticized President Trump’s attorney for calling for an end to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
  • GOP lawmaker: McCabe's firing ‘looks like retribution and a bit vindictive’

    03/17/2018 10:56:07 AM PDT · by yoe · 153 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2018 | John Bowden
    Republican Rep. Charlie Dent (Pa.) said Saturday that the firing of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Friday looked to be a "vindictive" move by the president. In an interview with CNN, Dent said that while he would wait for the inspector general's report to judge McCabe, his firing looked like retribution from the White House. "This firing looks a bit forced, a bit rushed. Candidly, it looks like retribution and a bit vindictive," Dent said. "And I think it's unfortunate. The man said he's resigning, you know, and on a Friday night before his 50th birthday he's fired to...
  • Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/16/2018 7:09:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) hit the Republican Party on Thursday for its support of President Trump, saying the party may not deserve to lead. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in the world that everyone else lives in and reckon with the daily reality that they face including the very real anxiety that they feel, then my party might not deserve to lead," Flake said in an address at the National Press Club.
  • Republican Jeff Flake: 'My party might not deserve to lead'

    03/15/2018 3:48:41 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 74 replies
    CNN Fake News ^ | 15 March 2018 | Ashley Killough
    As Republicans face a potential Democratic wave in this year's midterm elections, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake argued Thursday that his party "might not deserve to lead" given its support for President Donald Trump. "If we are going to cloister ourselves in the alternative truth of an erratic leader, if we are going to refuse to live in a world that everyone else lives in ... then my party might not deserve to lead," the Arizona senator said in a speech at the National Press Club.
  • Republican Lawmaker Pushes Tax-Per-Mile To Replace Gas Tax

    03/15/2018 12:07:32 PM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies ^ | 3/15/2018 | Tom Knighton
    Americans love their cars. The United States has one of the highest car ownership rates per capita in the world. We're a mobile culture and we like it that way. But a tax-per-mile plan being pushed by Republican Rep. Sam Graves of Missouri might have drivers re-thinking those weekend joyrides instead of feeling all the pain at the pump.
  • Mark Levin Dismisses Discussion of Vincent Foster

    03/11/2018 8:27:47 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 37 replies
    March 11, 2018 | Allan J. Favish
    Go to and scroll down to the audio file for 3/8/2018. At 1:05:35 to 1:07, Levin has a discussion with a caller until the caller, out of the blue, brings up Vincent Foster. Levin shuts down the conversation quickly with disdain. What little the caller had to say about Foster appears to me to be mostly inaccurate. The caller stated that Miguel Rodriguez testified around 2002 that the crime scene was plowed . . . . First of all, I don't think we can say for certain that it was a "crime" scene because we do not know with...
  • Norfolk Republicans' meeting devolves into angry dispute, prompting a call to police

    03/07/2018 5:47:48 AM PST · by Sam_Damon · 16 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | March 5, 2018 | Bill Bartel
    Highlights of Norfolk Republicans’ Saturday breakfast meeting: yelling, angry obscenities, pushing, shoving, threats of fisticuffs, cops being called and the restaurant owner permanently banning the group. “It was ridiculous,” acknowledged Tom Cherry, Norfolk GOP chairman who leaves the post in April and was at the center of the fracas. “It kind of got uncivil. ... I’m over this. It’s like gutter politics.”
  • Ives defends her record from [IL RINO guv] Rauner attacks

    03/04/2018 7:55:35 PM PST · by NobleFree · 20 replies
    Bureau County Republican News ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Jim Dunn
    State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a Wheaton Republican, pulled no punches regarding her disdain for incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner at an appearance in Princeton Saturday evening. Speaking to supporters who gathered at the Red Apple Restaurant prior to the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, Ives said Rauner isn’t telling the truth about the budget, about his record, or about hers in multiple attack mailings sent to GOP primary voters. “What he’s telling you is a complete lie, but this is to be expected from a man who lied to a cardinal about taxpayer funding of abortion,” Ives said. Ives is a...
  • Jeff Flake says he and Obama keep in touch

    03/04/2018 7:29:01 AM PST · by slag · 75 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Mar 3, 2018, 10:51 PM | by Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., says he and former President Barack Obama have kept in touch even after the Democrat left the White House.
  • Larry Kudlow: Trump's tariffs a 'bad omen' and could cause 'major calamity'

    03/03/2018 9:13:14 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 57 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 1 2018 | Michelle Fox
    President Donald Trump's tariffs will damage the economy to some extent, and if NAFTA talks break down it could be even worse, CNBC senior contributor Larry Kudlow said Thursday.
  • Sen. Jeff Flake Likes Due Process, But Only When It's Cherry-Picked

    03/03/2018 2:34:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | March 3, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake (R) has been at odds with most of his Republican colleagues — and the President — over the last few months. On Thursday, he sat down with "CBS This Morning" to talk about a number of gun control measures he's hoping to push through, which seems to put him even more at odds with his Republican counterparts in Washington, D.C. What Did Sen. Flake Propose? Sen. Flake made a number of interesting calls for gun control that, quite honestly, make him seem like the furthest thing from a Second Amendment-supporting member of Congress.Flake wants to:•...
  • Sessions: Bump fire stocks can be banned through regulation

    02/27/2018 7:31:01 PM PST · by Simon Green · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/27/18 | David Shortell
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he believes bump fire stocks can be effectively banned through regulation, teasing that an announcement from the Justice Department would be coming soon. "We've had to deal with previous (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) legal opinions but our top people in the Department of Justice have believed for some time that we can, through the regulatory process, not allow the bump stock to convert a weapon from semi automatic to fully automatic," Sessions said at a gathering of state attorneys general in Washington. "We've been working on that for some time....
  • Graham: If DACA Ends and ‘A Lot’ of Recipients Are Deported, ‘That Would Destroy the Party’

    02/27/2018 2:59:13 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 27, 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that if Republicans don’t do anything on DACA, the program ends, “and a lot of these young people start getting deported,” it would “destroy” the Republican Party. He further stated that doing nothing on DACA is not “even a viable option.”
  • The Right Wing Scam Machine

    02/25/2018 12:55:05 PM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I’ve been saying for a while now that too many scammers and opportunists have been taking advantage of the Tea Party and conservative grassroots. But the most illuminating thing in the piece is simply this table:It shows what each organization spent on 2014 cycle “followed by how much each PAC gave to politicians either directly or through independent expenditures on their behalf. Then, last but not least, we have the percentage of their money they spent that actually went into independent expenditures & direct contributions." ". . . the 10 PACs at the bottom of this list spent $54,318,498 and...
  • Condoleezza Rice says US needs to consider Second Amendment's place in 'modern world'

    02/24/2018 11:24:47 PM PST · by familyop · 142 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2018 | Amy Lieu
    “I think it is time to have a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world,” Rice told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Friday...More specifically, Rice said weapons like the AR-15...shouldn't be available to civilians, the Washington Times reported...Rather, she supports looking to law enforcement and guards as ways for protection.
  • I’m a military man and I think we should ban assault weapons

    02/23/2018 11:21:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 220 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 22, 2018 | 9:52pm | Updated | Ralph Peters
    Guns and I go back a long way. My father was a champion skeet shooter. A picture of him aiming his favorite pump skyward has pride of place in our living room. He owned fine rifles and shotguns, and he valued them. My first experience with pulling a trigger came late, by family standards. I was already 7 or 8 when my dad and “Uncle” George took me out back of Old Lily’s house and handed me a sawed-off shotgun (illegal then and now) kept handy for woodchucks and rattlesnakes. The recoil didn’t knock me off my feet, but my...
  • Illinois Governor Drinks Chocolate Milk To Demonstrate His Commitment to Diversity

    02/23/2018 6:10:11 AM PST · by PBRCat · 47 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 22, 2018 | Kim Jansenn
    CHICAGO In an awkward onstage appearance this week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner drank a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate his belief in diversity. "It's really, really good," Rauner said after taking a sip of the sugary drink. "Diversity!"