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  • IA-04: Nick Ryan looking for a Republican to run against Steve King

    02/13/2016 5:24:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
    Bleeding Heartland ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | desmoinedem
    Representative Steve King is among the leading Iowa Republicans basking in reflected glory from Ted Cruz’s big win in the caucuses. His endorsement in mid-November was a catalyst for Cruz’s rise in the Iowa polls. He ran interference when Cruz came under attack for his stands on the ethanol mandate and an amendment to a 2013 immigration bill. (SNIP) Donations from around the country would pour in if he faced a real threat in this year’s primary. (SNIP) Nevertheless, a primary with Ryan backing some challenger to King could become quite a spectacle. Plenty of wealthy establishment types loathe Cruz...
  • Kasich works to assure South Carolina of conservative record

    02/12/2016 10:07:29 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 4:12 AM EST | Kathleen Ronayne and Bill Barrow
    An energized John Kasich heads into South Carolina's Republican presidential primary hoping to build on a strong showing in New Hampshire, but he's refusing to tailor or shift his message to fit the state's more conservative electorate. "People told me: 'They're really conservative down there,'" Kasich joked to a crowd Wednesday in Mount Pleasant, his first campaign stop in the state since a debate in mid-January. "And I'm like, 'wait a minute, people are people - we all have the same concerns.'" [...] ... From the Carolinas west to Oklahoma and Texas, none of the GOP-run states has embraced Medicaid...
  • Kasich: ‘I’m Not Establishment’

    02/11/2016 7:25:18 AM PST · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Feb 2016 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH), a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, reacted to the claim that he is a so-called establishment candidate, given his finish in New Hampshire and compared to two of the front-runners, Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), that he is running against. Kasich dismissed the label of “establishment” and touted his record in Congress as proof that he didn’t go along to get along as an establishment politician might do. “I’m not establishment,” Kasich said. “Sean, I make the establishment upset. ...
  • GOP establishment stares into the abyss

    02/10/2016 7:01:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    Politico ^ | February 10, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    For the establishment wing of the Republican Party, the picture just keeps getting bleaker. Far from winnowing the crowded field of mainstream GOP contenders and allowing it to unify around a standard-bearer, New Hampshire thrust it further into chaos. Marco Rubio, after taking steps last week to coalesce the backing of the party’s upper echelons, saw his momentum halted in the state, which punished him for delivering an overly scripted debate performance.
  • Internal Polling Shows Marco Rubio Crashes, Burns After Horrendous Debate Performance

    02/08/2016 10:29:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 72 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — At least two separate GOP presidential campaigns’ internal polling data shows a demonstrable and significant slide for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after his widely panned debate performance—where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie targeted him—Breitbart News has learned. A pro-Ohio Gov. John Kasich Super PAC published, via Politico, internal polling numbers showing a drop off for Rubio after Christie exposed him during the debate. In that poll, Rubio fell down to 10 percent and into fourth place. “Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place,” Politico’s Alex Isenstadt...
  • Rubio is winning me over

    02/06/2016 7:47:26 PM PST · by ritpg · 95 replies
    2/6/16 | Terry Garvey
    How anyone in the debate audience could boo Marco Rubio for saying the Obama knows exactly what he is doing and is not incompetent is incomprehensible to me. Obama is intentionally destroying the US and anyone who would boo someone for saying that is an idiot.
  • Kasich jokes: 'I ought to be running in a Democratic primary'

    02/06/2016 7:30:44 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/6/16 | Harper Neidig
    Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich on Saturday joked that he may have more appeal to voters outside of his party, according to CBS News. While campaigning in New Hampshire, he ran into a Democratic voter who said the Ohio governor is the only Republican he'd consider voting for. "I ought to be running in a Democrat primary. I got more Democrats for me - you have any Republican friends?" he quipped. Kasich is considered one of the more moderate GOP candidates and has been attacked by the right for using the Affordable Care Act to expand Medicaid in Ohio. He...
  • Trent Lott hates Ted Cruz! A lot! He hates hates hates the guy!

    02/06/2016 3:52:15 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 45 replies
    Redstate ^ | 2/6/2016 | Moe Lane
    Former Senator Trent Lott – who, as you might remember, walked into a political buzzsaw in 2002 over comments that effectively destroyed his Senate career – highly disapproves of this Senator Ted Cruz fellow. Not least because Senator Cruz said some awful, awful things about former Senator Lott’s good friend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s always interesting to see how a lobbyist defines ‘inappropriate behavior,’ really. Hoover up all the political pork you can? That’s Senatorial. Call Mitch McConnell a liar over the Export-Import Bank? Call out the Sergeant-At-Arms: “Having been majority leader, I’ve never had someone stand on...
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • Santorum can't name any of Rubio's Senate accomplishments

    02/04/2016 7:27:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/16 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Rick Santorum had one job to do in his appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday. He failed. The former Pennsylvania senator, who dropped his presidential bid Wednesday, told co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski he is supporting Marco Rubio's presidential campaign because the Florida senator is someone "who can work together with people." But Santorum struggled to name one accomplishment Rubio has had in the Senate. "He's been in the Senate for four years," Scarborough noted. "Can you name his top accomplishment in the Senate - actually working in the Senate doing something that tilted your decision to Marco...
  • Sen. Pat Toomey endorses Marco Rubio for president

    02/03/2016 9:15:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Morning Call ^ | 02/03/2016 | Laura Olson
    Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey endorsed Marco Rubio for president Wednesday, describing the Florida senator as a "thoughtful conservative leader" he believes will appeal to voters in Pennsylvania and across the country. Just hours later, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum quit the presidential race and also endorsed Rubio, calling him a "born leader" who shares his views on the central role of the family and on the national security threats facing the country. The support from Toomey and Santorum comes as Rubio is seeking to solidify backing from the GOP establishment after his third-place finish in Iowa. Toomey, a Republican from...
  • Rubio endorsements: Another senator, Pat Toomey, signs on

    02/03/2016 9:03:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not as important as Tim Scott’s support since Toomey’s not from an early state, but still significant big-picture. This isn’t just a case of Cruz losing out to Rubio on another endorsement among his Senate colleagues, it’s a litmus test of electability — or perceived electability. Why might a Republican from a purple state, whose seat is up this year by the way, prefer Rubio to Cruz or Trump? Hmmm:
  • Paul Ryan to Tea Party: You are the problem

    02/03/2016 4:12:33 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 41 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 2/3/16 | Paul Waldman
    Today, Paul Ryan gave a fascinating speech at Heritage Action, a tea party-allied organization that has fashioned itself as the guardian of conservative purity. The speech called for unity. "To quote William Wallace in Braveheart," he said, "we have to unite the clans." But his speech was actually a repudiation of everything the tea party has done. Not only that, Ryan also took shots at the congressional Republican leadership, and even the current GOP presidential candidates. He didn’t call anyone out by name, but if you understand what’s happening now and the conflict that has roiled the Republican Party for...
  • Paul Ryan to Tea Party: "You are the problem"

    02/03/2016 10:18:51 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 85 replies
    WP ^ | 2/3/2016 | Paul Waldman
    Today, Paul Ryan gave a fascinating speech at Heritage Action, a tea party-allied organization that has fashioned itself as the guardian of conservative purity. The speech called for unity. “To quote William Wallace in Braveheart,” he said, “we have to unite the clans.” But his speech was actually a repudiation of everything the tea party has done. Not only that, Ryan also took shots at the congressional Republican leadership, and even the current GOP presidential candidates. He didn’t call anyone out by name, but if you understand what’s happening now and the conflict that has roiled the Republican Party for...
  • Mike Huckabee ends his 2nd bid for president

    02/01/2016 8:46:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2016 10:54 PM EST | Vivian Salama
    Mike Huckabee ended his second campaign for the White House on Monday amid a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses that he won in his first bid eight years ago. As caucus results were still streaming in, Huckabee wrote on Twitter that he was "officially suspending my campaign." He thanked his backers for their loyal support, adding the hashtag #ImWithHuck. Calls to the Huckabee campaign for comment were not immediately returned. ...
  • Bob Dole: Ted Cruz Is a RINO — He’s a Republican in Name Only’

    01/31/2016 5:16:29 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/31/16 | Jeff Poor
    Sunday on a special edition of Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, criticized Sen. Ted Cruz , a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, on the eve of the Iowa Caucuses. Dole ripped Cruz for being “an extreme conservative” and argued Cruz would shut down the government given the opportunity.“My candidate is Jeb Bush and I wish I could see him more on Fox today. But I think we have a number of good candidates who are Republicans and we have Cruz, who I don’t think is a Republican,” Dole said. “He...
  • Bush doing whatever it takes to stay relevant

    01/31/2016 5:15:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2016 6:52 PM EST | Steve Peoples and Julie Bykowicz
    Jeb Bush's supporters have spent $15 million on slickly produced ads to win over Iowa voters. Barely registering in the polls and increasingly desperate in the shadow of the Iowa caucuses, he's now trying a cost-free, personal tactic: hugs. [...] Bush, once considered the Republican presidential front-runner, is doing whatever it takes to stay relevant in the 2016 contest. And whether it's a friendly squeeze or a scathing attacks ad from his allies, he's showing no signs of going quietly. That's despite the wishes of some Republican strategists, who fear his underdog candidacy is making it harder for his party's...
  • No More Deals [New Ted Cruz ad hitting Trump on his crony capitalist connections]

    01/30/2016 10:34:20 PM PST · by JediJones · 223 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/30/2016 | Ted Cruz
    Awesome ad! Trump lays out his plans to cut deals with the establishment, praises his friends Hillary, Pelosi, Reid and Schumer.
  • Going down in flames: Shane Osborn decides to lose ugly in Nebraska (against Trump-hater Sasse)

    01/29/2016 11:28:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2014 | Matt K Lewis
    I was almost starting to feel sorry for Shane Osborn. After all, he had been spurned by the conservative movement in favor of a fresher face named Ben Sasse, had been unceremoniously un-endorsed (for really no good reason) by FreedomWorks, had his military service questioned, and was effectively swift-boated in an ad paid for by an outside group. (SNIP) As Jonathan Strong points out, The pledge, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), asks candidates to vow to oppose amnesty, increases in legal immigration, and increases in the number of guest workers. They dont just want to stop illegal...
  • THE CIVIL WAR OF THE RIGHT

    01/29/2016 6:23:27 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 78 replies
    World New Daily ^ | Published: 1 day ago | PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
    The conservative movement is starting to look a lot like Syria. Baited, taunted, mocked by Fox News, Donald Trump told Roger Ailes what he could do with his Iowa debate, and marched off to host a Thursday night rally for veterans at the same time in Des Moines. Message: I speak for the silent majority, Roger, not you, not Megyn Kelly, not Fox News. Diss me, and I will do fine without Fox. And so the civil-sectarian war on the right widens and deepens.
  • The Two Words That Explain Donald Trump

    01/26/2016 2:46:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Lawrence Meyers
    For months, pundits have been trying to suss out Donald Trump. Is he a Liberal? A RINO? A Conservative? Why did he give to this Leftist group? Why did he say this? How could he say that? He's Hitler. He's speaking what we think. What are his views on abortion, on the economy, on ISIS? Everybody, and I mean everybody, is so used at trying to pigeonhole political candidates that they are missing what is right in front of them. Donald Trump can be explained in two simple words: Donald Trump. Donald Trump is, and always has been, about himself....
  • Kasich's 'Shift Left' Strategy

    01/26/2016 8:31:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 25, 2016 | Michael Warren
    Some New Hampshire primary voters may be trying to decide between John Kasich and...Bernie Sanders? That's what a story in the Boston Globe claims is happening with independents as New Hampshire's open primary on February 9 approaches:
  • Daugaard: Drug Testing for Welfare 'Somewhat Insulting'

    01/25/2016 12:02:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    KSFY ^ | Jan 22, 2016
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard says a measure to require some welfare applicants to pass drug tests would be a waste of money and "somewhat insulting." Daugaard said Friday that he hasn't previously been enthusiastic about similar proposals. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto is the measure's main House sponsor. Her plan would require applicants under 65 to be drug tested before receiving food stamps or cash assistance.
  • Thelma and Louise Endorse Trump

    01/25/2016 6:47:38 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 96 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1/25/2016 | David Catron
    Four years ago, I called the GOP the Thelma and Louise Party because its primary voters were determined to nominate a presidential candidate who could not possibly win the general election. The weirdest thing about Romney’s doomed candidacy was the support he received from people like Ann Coulter, who had spent years vehemently denouncing such transparent RINOs. This year, Coulter supports another RINO who cannot win: Donald Trump. Now, Sarah Palin has endorsed this sure loser. Coulter and Palin have thus become the Thelma and Louise of the Republican Party. Will GOP voters let them drive their party off the...
  • David Brooks Proposes a Kinder, Gentler Republican Party (RINO Brooks Yammers Again)

    01/22/2016 9:54:31 AM PST · by Gandalf the Mauve · 20 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 1-21-16 | David Brooks
    Lonely-hearts reactionary David Brooks, writing this week in the New York Times, describes the angst and despair of the old Republican leadership, as it watches the Trump/Cruz nativist revolution: "Members of the Republican governing class are like cowering freshmen at halftime of a high school football game. Some are part of the Surrender Caucus, sitting sullenly on their stools resigned to the likelihood that their team is going to get crushed. Some are thinking of jumping ship to the Trump campaign... "Rarely has a party so passively accepted its own self-destruction." Farther down in his piece, Brooks trumpets a call...
  • Sen. Richard Burr asks for retraction on report of comments about Ted (Vote for Sanders) [tr]

    01/21/2016 2:01:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Charlotte News and Observer ^ | January 21, 2016 | Jim Morrill
    U.S. Sen. Richard Burr on Thursday strongly denied a news report that said he had told people he would vote for Democrat Bernie Sanders over Republican Ted Cruz. Burr’s aides asked The Associated Press for a retraction. An AP spokesman said the news agency was sticking by its story. “I will support whoever the GOP nominee is,” Burr tweeted. “@AP is trying to create discord where there isn't discord by telling lies.”
  • Bob Dole: A Ted Cruz nomination would be 'cataclysmic' for the GOP

    01/21/2016 9:17:57 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 68 replies
    Yahoo Politiks ^ | 1-21-16 | Dylan Stableford
    Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is warning GOP voters that putting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at the top of the ticket would be "cataclysmic" for the party. "If he's the nominee, we're going to have wholesale losses in Congress and state offices and governors and legislatures," Dole, who served in the House and Senate for 35 years and won the Iowa caucuses twice, told the New York Times. "I don't know how often you've heard him say the word 'Republican' - not very often," Dole said, adding, "I don't know how he's going to deal with Congress. Nobody likes...
  • Bob Dole Warns of 'Cataclysmic' Losses With Ted Cruz, and Says Donald Trump Would Do Better

    01/20/2016 10:30:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 20, 2016 | Maggie Haberman
    Bob Dole, the former Kansas senator and 1996 Republican presidential nominee, has never been fond of Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. But in an interview Wednesday, Mr. Dole said that the party would suffer "cataclysmic" and "wholesale losses" if Mr. Cruz were the nominee, and that Donald J. Trump would fare better. "I question his allegiance to the party," Mr. Dole said of Mr. Cruz. "I don't know how often you've heard him say the word 'Republican' - not very often." Instead, Mr. Cruz uses the word "conservative," Mr. Dole said, before offering up a different word for Mr. Cruz:...
  • DID BOB DOLE JUST ENDORSE TRUMP?

    01/20/2016 2:01:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 97 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1.20.16 | Aaron Goldstein
    Former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 GOP standard bearer Bob Dole appears to have endorsed Donald Trump. SNIP Nevertheless, Dole praised Trump stating he could “probably work with Congress, because he’s, you know, he’s got the right personality and he’s kind of a deal-maker.” SNIP
  • The Greatest Con Ever: Donald Trump Convincing Conservatives He’s Not a #RINO

    01/20/2016 12:55:16 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 58 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19th, 2016 | JD Rucker
    If any normal candidate had supported the Clintons, partial-birth abortion, Harry Reid, gay marriage, Nancy Pelosi, universal health care, and dozens of other liberal causes, they'd be laughed off the Republican ticket. Donald Trump is no ordinary candidate. Republican In Name Only. Donald Trump is the paragon, the epitome of the phrase. He's conservative on immigration. On every other topic, he's moderate at best and often more liberal than even Hillary Clinton. He pulls his calls for tariffs straight out of Bernie Sanders' playbook. Why, then, are so many Republicans and likely a good number of conservatives supporting him? The...
  • Limbaugh: ‘Nationalism And Populism Have Overtaken Conservatism’ In GOP [VIDEO]

    01/20/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 184 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said Wednesday that Trump's popularity is evidence that "nationalism and populism have overtaken conservatism" in the Republican Party "The Trump triumph - the Trump coalition - is exposing the fact that it isn't conservative orthodoxy, or conservatism or any of the hard work of the conservative elite," explained Limbaugh, "that is causing people to be conservative." LIMBAUGH: It's something really simple... They're fed up with the modern day Democratic Party... The Republican Party establishment does not understand this. They do not know who their conservative voters are. They've over-estimated their conservatism... They're not liberals. They're...
  • Post that was removed was not inappropriate

    01/19/2016 9:42:34 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 44 replies
    With respect it was not inapropriate. It was reporting what a high ranking republican operative called people supporting Trump. It was vulgar, but was reported. This shows us exactly what they think of people tired of the rino, gop-er, vichy republican leadership and their phony do-nothing kabuki candidates. It is EVIDENCE. It is their true colors. It is their words. And it shows their desperation. And it shows they really have nothing much left to play.
  • Trump blasts Cruz for being rude to Mitch McConnell

    01/19/2016 6:06:50 PM PST · by teg_76 · 291 replies
    http://www.redstate.com/2016/01/19/trump-bashes-ted-cruz-calling-mitch-mcconnell-liar/
  • Trump BOASTS that SERIOUS establishment types are contacting to get behind his campaign (Video)

    01/19/2016 1:06:19 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 43 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | The Right Scoop
    Has Trump forgotten how angry people are with the GOP establishment? Not only is he using establishment arguments to attack Ted Cruz, he’s now boasting that the establishment sees him as a candidate they can get behind and that they are contacting him left and right. Oh Trump. Only he would boast this as a good thing two weeks before the first Republican primary state: This is an ad in the making for Ted Cruz. Video: Donald Trupm on establishment types contacting his campaign
  • Nikki Haley’s State of the Union Response Sours Tea Party Voters’ Mood

    01/19/2016 9:13:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 19, 2016 | Alan Rappeport
    It has been almost a week since Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina suggested in a State of the Union response that her fellow Republicans dial down their anger. For Tea Party activists in her state, the advice has served only to frustrate them further. At the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention that concluded on Monday, conservatives were excited to hear from Republican presidential candidates such as Donald. J. Trump, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Huckabee. But mention of Ms. Haley had a tendency to sour moods.
  • The Tea-Party Warriors Who Are Now 'Establishment Republicans'

    01/19/2016 2:53:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 19, 2016 | Mark Antonio Wright
    A specter is haunting the conservative movement. From the dark underbelly of corrupt Washington, D.C., an unyielding "Republican establishment" has come out to feast upon the mutilated corpses of Reagan, Goldwater, and Buckley. The smarmy hucksters who make up its rank are masters of disguise: During the day, they insist that they represent the great silent majority of conservative Americans; at night, they prove that they're in it only for the money, the power, and the Georgetown social scene. The monsters have names - such as Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan, Nikki Haley, Trey Gowdy, Mike Lee, and ... wait, what?...
  • Jeb: 'I'm Going to Win This Nomination'

    01/17/2016 12:10:00 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/17/16 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press," Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said he doesn’t have to worry about if he will support his rival Donald Trump because "He's not going to win the nomination and I am."
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush for president

    01/16/2016 3:18:55 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 29 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | Andrew Shain
    Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for president on Friday, the campaign confirmed. The Seneca Republican dropped out of the presidential race on Dec. 21, and most of his S.C. backers endorsed the son and brother of two presidents. George Bush and George W. Bush won the Palmetto State’s presidential primaries. Graham said last week, in weighing whether to back a 2016 hopeful, that: “No. 1, will my endorsement matter? I’ve got to see what, if any, damage I have done to myself here at home.” Bush needs a big push as voters begin soon to cast...
  • Lindsey Graham endorses Jeb Bush for president

    01/15/2016 7:35:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/15/16 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Sen. Lindsey Graham on Friday endorsed Jeb Bush for president, a major get for the former Florida governor who has struggled to gain traction in the contest. "Honored to have @GrahamBlog on our team. A proven leader with a clear understanding of the national security threats we face," Bush tweeted on Friday morning.
  • GOP Sen. Thune: 'I’m Personally Very Offended About Being Called The Establishment'

    01/14/2016 5:00:24 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 84 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/14/16 | Kerry Picket
    BALTIMORE - South Dakota Republican Sen. John Thune told reporters Thursday that he is “personally very offended about being called the establishment” by some GOP presidential candidates. "I think in a presidential campaign the rhetoric is kind of hot. I think it's just inevitable. We can't control what candidates are going to say or are going to do," said Thune, who is the Senate Conference Chairman, during the GOP retreat. "We can only control what we are going to do here and as individual members of Congress."
  • Haley’s response shows what’s wrong with GOP

    01/14/2016 12:46:47 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 25 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 1/14/2016 | Bryan Fischer
    In the lone piece of good news from last night, we have endured the last State of the Union speech from our current president. However, when South Carolina governor Nikki Haley delivered the Republican response, she inadvertently demonstrated the fundamental problem with today's Republican party. It is completely out of touch with its own base and the majority of ordinary Americans, and doesn't even realize it. Gov. Haley by all accounts is a very pleasant individual and a woman of character and faith. I'm sure she has genuinely conservative convictions. But you would have to look pretty hard to find...
  • The base turns On Nikki Haley: They don’t want code words, they want to hear blunt racism

    01/14/2016 10:56:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 76 replies
    SALON ^ | January 14, 2015 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    Hardline conservatives should be celebrating the Republican response speech to the State of the Union, offered by Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina. The speech was a testament to how far the party is willing to go to cater to the putrid racism of the conservative base, as Haley, using her own background as the child of Indian immigrants, demonized immigrants and refugees fleeing war, and, in a particularly odious display, used the murder of nine people at the hands of a racist to scold Black Lives Matter protesters for speaking out. But the right just ain't having it, it...
  • Jeb Discovers His Apple Watch -- and That Voters Are Angry!

    01/14/2016 12:27:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 14, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Speaking of Jeb Bush, I assume by now that many of you have seen the little gif floating around, the gif of Jeb. A gif is like a live photo, if you have an iPhone 6S or 6S Plus. It's actually a two- or three-second video that's looped over and over again. At any rate, Jeb was in an editorial board meeting with the Des Moines Register recently. He had an Apple Watch and it rang. Somebody had called him, and he had no idea what was happening. Now, he has been highly touted as an Apple...
  • Jeb Bush Passes Marco Rubio, Moves Into Third Nationally

    01/13/2016 10:56:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/13/16 | MIKE FLYNN
    New tracking poll information from Reuters confirms Donald Trump as the frontrunner, but also breathes new life into the Jeb Bush campaign. As on Tuesday, Jeb Bush had moved into third place nationally, with 10.6 percent support. Bush edges Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) by almost 4 points as Rubio has dropped into 5th place nationally. Since the first regular day of the New Year, January 4th, Bush has climbed more than 3 points while Rubio has lost 1 point. Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field with 39 percent support, down slightly for the week, but still far ahead...
  • Nikki Haley promises next GOP president will ‘respect’ gay ‘marriage’ in SOTU response

    01/13/2016 9:46:28 AM PST · by wagglebee · 85 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/13/15 | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 13, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) - The next Republican president will "respect" different forms of marriages, including same-sex "marriages," South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said in last night's Republican response to the State of the Union address. "If we [Republicans] held the White House," she said, "we would respect differences in modern families, but we would also insist on respect for religious liberty as a cornerstone of our democracy." Even the terminology "modern families" evokes the ABC sitcom featuring a homosexual couple raising a child. The GOP has been uncertain how to respond to the Supreme Court's Obergefell v....
  • Who said it: Nikki Haley or Barack Obama

    01/13/2016 7:31:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/13/16 | Rebekah Metzler
    Both President Barack Obama and Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley -- who delivered the GOP rebuttal to the State of the Union -- seemed to speak directly to Donald Trump at times on Tuesday night. In fact, they had strikingly similar messages of tolerance and bipartisanship. While they wouldn't agree on much policy, at many moments their speeches sounded very similar. Can you tell the difference? 1) We need to be honest with each other, and with ourselves: While Democrats in Washington bear much responsibility for the problems facing America today, they do not bear it alone. There is...
  • True-Blue Obama: The lament of a conservative who really, really wanted to like him.

    01/11/2016 6:09:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | January 6, 2016 | Matt Latimer
    In the evening hours of January 3, 2008, Barack Obama arrived at a vast exhibition hall in downtown Des Moines to claim a pundit-confounding, odds-defying victory in Iowa’s Democratic Party caucus. I may have been working in George W. Bush’s White House at the time, but I was cheering, too. In part, this was a selfish act. Like many on the right, I wanted Obama to make things more difficult for Hillary Clinton, and at the time, I still foolishly assumed she would eventually clinch her party’s nomination. But there was also something stirring about an African-American man winning big...
  • Jeb Bush is Prepared to Restore American Leadership (Barf)

    01/09/2016 10:46:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2016 | David Shedd
    These are perilous times. Americans are scared; concerned about the direction our country is headed, and the dangers we face. We need a leader who has the experience and vision to create a freer, safer, and stronger America - and that leader is Governor Jeb Bush. The collapse of hard-won order and stability in the Middle East has unleashed sectarian conflict and the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Iran's bid for regional hegemony, support for terrorism, and pursuit of a nuclear weapons capability has fueled regional tensions and poses a growing threat to America's interests and those of our...
  • HEY PAUL RYAN -- THANKS FOR NOTHING

    01/08/2016 6:28:52 AM PST · by shortstop · 27 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 01/08/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    Why does Paul Ryan think you're an idiot? As a conservative, why does he treat you like you're a mental defective? I'm talking about this stunt with the Obamacare and the Planned Parenthood. A couple of weeks after sticking it to you with his budget deal, he struts around like he's God's gift after passing meaningless bills that have no chance of becoming law. Republicans in the House and Senate voted to eliminate Obamacare and to defund Planned Parenthood. Then they flooded you with tweets and press releases telling you how courageous they were. Paul Ryan went so far as...
  • Ryan: Obama’s Executive Action Another Attempt to Divide, ‘Distract From His Failed Policies’

    01/04/2016 1:47:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2016 | 11:50 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Monday that President Barack Obama's decision to use his executive authority to enact more gun control laws is "another attempt to divide and distract from his failed policies." "We should also better enforce the laws we have on the books now to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals. Instead, the president is again targeting law-abiding citizens, intruding further into innocent Americans' lives. At a time when the country wants the president to lead the fight against radical Islamic terror, this is yet another attempt to divide and distract from his failed...