Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $80,310
91%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $7.7k to go!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: rino

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • The Trumpist Temptation: Ambitious young Republicans at CPAC are torn over embracing [tr]

    02/26/2017 7:28:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 25, 2017 | McKay Coppins
    If you want to take the temperature of the conservative movement at CPAC, you need to know where to stick the thermometer. It’s not in the onstage speeches, or the myriad policy panels, or the boozy after-parties—it’s inside Exhibit Hall D on the ground floor of the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center.
  • Darrell Issa on need for independent prosecutor: Russia is ‘evil’

    02/25/2017 3:13:58 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 97 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb 25 2017 | Sacramento Bee
    Rep. Darrell Issa, saying that “Russia is evil,” said at the California Republican Party convention Saturday in Sacramento that an independent probe of the Trump campaign’s ties to the country is necessary to prevent it from interfering in elections. Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article134995114.html#storylink=cpy
  • Geo W Bush's $2.2 Billion Gift To Planned Parenthood (daughter pro-PP, too)

    02/25/2017 11:34:47 AM PST · by Sontagged · 49 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 29, 2008 | John Lofton
    Exclusive: John Lofton takes Focus on the Family to task for thanking president So, President Bush throws $2.2 billion down the Planned Parenthood rathole and I’m supposed to thank him for not wasting the federal tax dollars of pro-life taxpayers? Well, yes, that’s what the folks at Focus On The Family want me and others to do. The October 2008 issue of Citizen magazine has a full-page article with the headline: “Thanks, Mr. President.” A smaller headline reads: “Pro-life taxpayers can thank President Bush for keeping their dollars from being misspent.” But, there’s a slight problem here that keeps me...
  • GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Russia probe [Issa]

    02/25/2017 10:16:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 25, 2017 11:27 AM EST
    A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump’s team during the campaign. Rep. Darrell Issa of California says it would be improper for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to lead the investigation. Issa made the comments Friday on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” …
  • John McCain Makes Secret Trip to Syria in Midst of U.S. Assessment

    02/23/2017 7:34:17 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | Feb. 22,2017 | Dion Nissenbaum
    Link only per the rules. Subscription required.
  • Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes (Usual Suspects Alert)

    02/22/2017 5:53:11 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
  • Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes [Susan Collins]

    02/22/2017 5:10:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 22, 2017 6:54 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she’s open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump’s tax returns for potential connections to Russia. Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S. senator from Maine since 1997, sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. She appeared on Maine Public Radio to talk about issues including the investigation. Collins was asked if the committee would subpoena Trump, who’s also a Republican. She said she hopes for “voluntary cooperation” but is open to using a subpoena if necessary. …
  • McCain: Dictators 'get started by suppressing free press'

    02/20/2017 10:01:00 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/20/17 | Eugene Scott
    Sen. John McCain slammed President Donald Trump's attacks on the media this week by noting dictators "get started by suppressing free press." It was a startling observation from a sitting member of Congress against the President of the United States, especially considering McCain is a member of Trump's party. "I hate the press," the Arizona Republican sarcastically told NBC News' Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." "I hate you especially. But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."
  • McCain slams Trump in Munich speech without using his name

    02/18/2017 2:55:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Richard Lardner
    Republican Sen. John McCain delivered a withering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech Friday that highlighted fractures within the GOP as the new administration struggles to overcome a chaotic start. Speaking in Germany at the Munich Security Conference, McCain didn’t mention the president’s name, according to the prepared text, while he lamented a shift in the United States and Europe away from the “universal values” that forged the Western alliance seven decades ago. McCain is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. […] McCain, who has openly quarreled with the president, said “more and more of our fellow...
  • Question, Should Reince Priebus be FIRED?

    02/14/2017 2:39:35 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 47 replies
    14 Feb 2017 | US Navy Vet
    Just wondering.
  • McCain regains his maverick reputation by bucking Trump

    02/09/2017 9:43:03 AM PST · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/8/17 | S.A. Miller
    The maverick is back. Sen. John McCain once again is basking in the media spotlight as the go-to Republican on Capitol Hill for voicing opposition to the Republican in the White House. This time, he’s bucking President Trump and doing it with newfound vim. In Mr. Trump’s first two weeks in office, Mr. McCain broke with him over the decision to scrap the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, said his proposed import tax on U.S. businesses relocated to Mexico was “insane” and took the lead in raising alarm about the reorganization of the National Security Council. He also found a reason...
  • Gov. Kasich to newspaper editors: 'I want you to survive'

    02/08/2017 4:28:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 4:45 PM EST | Julie Carr Smyth
    Republican Gov. John Kasich repeated his belief in the importance of the free press Wednesday as tensions between the media and the administration of President Donald Trump remain high. The former congressman and 2016 presidential contender declined to directly take on Trump, who he refused to endorse, campaign with or vote for last year, while speaking to editors and publishers convened by the Ohio Newspaper Association. But Kasich said he wanted to see the industry survive and thrive. “I’d like to stand for all of you, for all of you who have real content, for all of you who’ve decided...
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from OpenSecrets.org just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • Christie: Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration ‘Wasn’t Rolled Out in the Correct Way’

    02/03/2017 9:03:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 3, 2017 | 12:15 PM EST | Melanie Arter (f.k.a. Hunter)
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s executive order pausing immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries “wasn’t communicated … in the right way governmentally” to ensure smooth implementation, which gave the Left the opportunity to mischaracterize the policy. “It wasn’t explained in the right way, and it wasn’t communicated — it seems to me — in the right way governmentally to make sure that it was implemented smoothly in the beginning, and so a lot of the way the left has now mischaracterized what I think is a policy that...
  • Anti-Trump Republican eyes party switch in deep-blue Hawaii

    02/01/2017 7:26:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 8:48 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz
    A Republican lawmaker in deep-blue Hawaii is considering switching parties to become a Democrat after she was pressured to give up her leadership role for criticizing President Donald Trump. Rep. Beth Fukumoto said Republican Party members asked her to resign as Minority Floor Leader after she spoke at the Women’s March in Hawaii. In her speech she called Trump a bully and said his remarks were racist and sexist and had no place in the Republican Party. […] In Hawaii, there are only six Republican representatives in the House — including Fukumoto — and the state Senate is all Democratic...
  • Minnesota GOP (RINO) Rep. Paulsen Criticizes Trump Travel Ban

    02/01/2017 5:58:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 2/1/17 | AP
    A Minnesota Republican congressman is criticizing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries.                 Rep. Eric Paulsen said in a statement Monday the executive order "is too broad and has been poorly implemented and conceived."                 Paulsen says it doesn't ensure that legal residents such as green card holders and people who are no threat, such as those who served alongside the U.S. military in Iraq, are treated fairly.
  • I salute the courage of @SallyQYates

    01/31/2017 3:21:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 30, 2017 | Evan McMullin
    I salute the courage of @SallyQYates. May other Americans in the government have the same resolve when required.
  • McCain, Again the Maverick, Challenges President Trump

    01/31/2017 11:21:08 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 81 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2017 | Gerald F. Seib
    Sen. McCain has served notice he is the Republican lawmaker most willing to defy the new Republican president. In just over a week’s time, Mr. McCain has called the new Trump ban on immigration from a set of Muslim-majority countries a recruiting boon for Islamic State radicals; threatened to codify Russian economic sanctions into law to prevent Mr. Trump from lifting them; called the president’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership “a serious mistake”; and called the idea of imposing a 20% tariff on imports from Mexico to pay for a border wall “insane.” The senator also served noticed...
  • Establishment Republicans Bash Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration, Refugee Resettlement

    01/31/2017 7:05:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 31, 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Some establishment-aligned Republicans criticized President Donald Trump’s refugee and immigration reform, strengthening the left’s emotional narrative about a fictitious “Muslim ban.”
  • McConnell: We don’t have religious tests in this country [barf]

    01/29/2017 3:11:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | January 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM | Kelsey Snell and Abby Phillip
    Several top Senate Republicans raised concerns Sunday that President Trump’s order to halt the admission of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries had not been properly vetted and could harm the relationship between the United States and key allies. […] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cautioned that the United States does not have a religious test for entry into the country, though he stopped short of rejecting the order in its entirety. McConnell said that Muslims, both in the United States and abroad, are key allies in the fight against terrorism and urged caution in regard to Trump’s...
  • Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): Press is ‘healthy’ adversary, not ‘opposition party’

    01/27/2017 12:21:23 PM PST · by bgill · 42 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 27, 2017 | Sean Collins Walsh
    “It’s fair to say the press and politicians have always had somewhat of an adversarial relationship,” Cornyn said at a meeting of the Texas Hospital Association in Austin. “My view is you have your job to do, I’ve got my job to do, and I’m fine with that. But I think (administration officials) feel somewhat aggrieved by some of the unfair coverage that they’ve gotten and they’re entitled to their opinion. I would call it, as opposed to the opposition party, I would say it’s a healthy adversarial relationship.”
  • N.J. property taxes hit another new high in 2016

    01/25/2017 8:01:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    NJ Advance Media for NJ.com ^ | January 25, 2017 at 7:01 PM | Susan K. Livio and Carla Astudillo
    New Jersey’s infamously high property tax bills topped $8,500 per home in 2016, a 2.35 percent increase over the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the Department of Community Affairs. Property owners paid $8,549 — $196 more than they did in 2015 when the average tax bill rose about 2.2 percent, according to the analysis. The average residential bill has risen from $8,161 in 2014 to $8,353 in 2015 to $8,549 in 2016. Each year, the average bill set a new high bar for what Garden State property owners pay. […] Gov. Chris Christie’s spokesman Brian Murray said...
  • RUBIO: TRUMP SHOULD HAVE ‘RESPONDED DIFFERENTLY’ GIVEN WHAT JOHN LEWIS ‘MEANS TO OUR COUNTRY’

    01/16/2017 7:26:34 PM PST · by usafa92 · 170 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 16 JANUARY 2017 | PAM KEY
  • 'Ordinary 'citizen' John McCain dispatched a trusted aide across the Atlantic to get dirty dossier

    01/13/2017 9:17:25 AM PST · by Kazan · 86 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 January 2017 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    The Guardian charted the path the dirty dossier made from a British intelligence professional to Sen. John McCain and then the FBI McCain, 80, put out a statement Wednesday saying that he was the bureau's source of the controversial dossier The Arizona Republican found out about the dossier's existence while at a meeting in Canada and dispatched an emissary to hunt it down He met an ex-British diplomat in Canada - now identified as Sir Andrew Wood -who in one version of events told him about the file Wood is a former associate of Tony Blair the ex-British prime minister,...
  • Paul Ryan calls Julian Assange a ‘sycophant for Russia’

    01/04/2017 8:03:06 AM PST · by scooby321 · 107 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/4/17 | David Sherfinski
    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Wednesday called WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a “sycophant for Russia,” as Mr. Assange reiterated this week that Russia was not the source for internal communications from Democratic officials during the presidential campaign.
  • Here We Go: Republican Leaders to Oppose Trump Tax Cuts

    12/13/2016 10:36:32 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 71 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Dec 12th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    You just knew this was coming… Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned today he will not pass Donald Trump’s tax cuts. Senate Majority Leader McConnell has a different plan. https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-12/mcconnell-warning-of-dangerous-debt-wants-tax-cut-offsets Bloomberg.com reported: President-elect Donald Trump’s race to enact the biggest tax cuts since the 1980s went under a caution flag Monday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned he considers current levels of U.S. debt “dangerous” and said he wants any tax overhaul to avoid adding to the deficit. “I think this level of national debt is dangerous and unacceptable,” McConnell said, adding he hopes Congress doesn’t lose sight of that...
  • McConnell, Warning of ‘Dangerous’ Debt, Wants Tax Cut Offsets

    12/12/2016 4:14:17 PM PST · by madison10 · 64 replies
    Bloomberg | 12/12/16 | Steven T. Dennis & Sahil Kapur
    Link Only: https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-12/mcconnell-warning-of-dangerous-debt-wants-tax-cut-offsets
  • Rand Paul Explains Why John Bolton Should Be 'Nowhere Close' to the State Department

    12/11/2016 8:34:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Republican presidential candidate and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a strong opinion on John Bolton's candidacy to serve in Donald Trump's State Department. The former UN ambassador is being considered for the No. 2 spot in the agency, yet Paul argues that Bolton's endorsement of the Iraq War disqualifies him from working in the administration. “John Bolton doesn’t get it. He still believes in regime change. He’s still a big cheerleader for the Iraq War,” Paul said. “John Bolton is so far out of it and has such a naive understanding of the world.” Bolton should get "nowhere close" to the State...
  • Caption Time

    12/04/2016 9:51:06 AM PST · by PROCON · 36 replies
    Vanity | Dec. 4, 2016
    "Don't quit your day job!"
  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/03/2016 7:30:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 177 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 3, 2016 12:12 PM EST
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress will act early next year to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law but delay the changes as Republicans try to come up with an alternative. […] Speaking in Louisville, McConnell cautioned that the law’s critics “can’t just snap your fingers and go from where we are today to where we’re headed.” He said a replacement to the health care law will be done in a “phased-in way.” …
  • Gingrich: Trump's False (sic) Illegal Voting Claim Was Biggest Mistake As PEOTUS

    11/29/2016 4:22:37 PM PST · by Impy · 118 replies
    USA TODAY via Talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 11-29-16 | USA TODAY via MATT SHUHAM
    Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s biggest mistake since the election was his claiming without any evidence that millions of votes were illegally cast on Election Day. "The president of the United States can't randomly tweet without having somebody check it out," Gingrich, a vice chair on Trump's transition team, told USA Today’s Susan Page during an appearance on the Capital Download video series. “I mean it just— It makes you wonder about whatever else he's doing. It undermines much more than a single tweet." On Sunday, Trump falsely (sic) claimed that “millions” of people voted illegally, preventing...
  • OHIO STATE ATTACK: Twitter EXPLODES On John Kasich For Opening State’s Borders To Refugees

    11/29/2016 7:53:26 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 70 replies
    ohn Kasich was the recipient of a tidal wave of Twitter hate Monday, as countless users blamed the Ohio governor for Monday’s horrific attack on Ohio State University’s campus.
  • Trump invites Romney back for follow-up interview

    11/28/2016 12:48:41 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 121 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-28-2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump will hold a second meeting with Mitt Romney this week to discuss the position of secretary of state, much to the chagrin of some in his circle who have said Romney is undeserving of the top diplomatic post.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley picked to become UN ambassador, sources say

    11/22/2016 10:18:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | November 22, 2016 | Andy Shain
    COLUMBIA -- President-elect Donald Trump is picking South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to become his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, The Post and Courier has learned. The move, expected Wednesday, continues the steep political rise of the daughter of Indian immigrants that started six years ago when the Bamberg native was elected as South Carolina’s first female and minority governor. The planned nomination to the cabinet-level post, confirmed by multiple sources with knowledge of the decision, is likely to raise questions about Haley’s qualifications for a major foreign policy role since she has little diplomatic experience as state lawmaker...
  • McCain to Trump: Don't try to reset relations with Putin

    11/16/2016 12:55:28 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 69 replies
    Washington (CNN)A Republican hawk, John McCain, is warning a Republican President-elect, Donald Trump, about growing too close to Vladimir Putin before Trump's presidency even begins. McCain on Tuesday did not mention Trump's name in a statement but left no question about his opinion on a president acting too chummy with the Russian leader. Trump has been criticized by Republicans at times for his praise of Putin and believes that the US and Russia can work strategically together to advance an international agenda. McCain said President Barack Obama's attempts to cool tensions between the US and Russia had enabled the nation...
  • Sen. Graham Promises To Be A Check On Trump On Russia, Immigration

    11/16/2016 12:46:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 74 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said he still has differences with President-elect Donald Trump, but is prepared to work with him and be a check on him when necessary. "There will be areas where I don't agree, and my job then will be to represent a coequal branch of government and speak my mind," Graham told reporters in the Senate Tuesday. In the wide-ranging session Tuesday afternoon, Graham – a vocal opponent of Trump's tone and positions on immigration and foreign policy – said that he believes Trump is not an ideologue and instead will still be evolving on public policy...
  • 'Anger shouldn't drive policy': George W. Bush has some advice for the Trump administration

    11/16/2016 8:57:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 132 replies
    Former President George W. Bush reflected on the presidential election Tuesday and cautioned against anger influencing political policy, CNN reported. Speaking in Dallas, Bush acknowledged that economic anxiety and voters who were "sick and tired of the status quo" pushed President-elect Donald Trump to victory — though Bush did not mention Trump by name. "I understand anger, and some people may have been angry when I was president," Bush said. "But anger shouldn't drive policy. What needs to drive policy is what's best for the people who are angry."
  • Liz Cheney begins transition to U.S. House of Representatives

    11/15/2016 12:22:40 PM PST · by PghBaldy · 42 replies
    Wyoming Tribune Eagle ^ | November 11 | Matt Murphy
    CHEYENNE – With only about two months until the next Congress convenes, Republican Rep.-elect Liz Cheney is already starting her transition to the U.S. House of Representatives. Formal orientation for freshman lawmakers begins next week, and Cheney will also be working with outgoing Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyoming, as part of the changeover.
  • Savage warns Trump on Priebus: Looks like 'Jeb Bush won'

    11/15/2016 7:29:04 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 73 replies
    WND ^ | 11-14-16 | WND Exclusive
    As one of his biggest supporters during the presidential election campaign, Michael Savage vowed to hold Donald Trump’s feet to the fire should he win, ensuring that the real-estate billionaire fulfills his promise to reform Washington. Less than a week after Trump’s victory, the nationally syndicated talk-radio host is keeping his word, criticizing the appointment of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff. “We’ve gone from RINOs to Rinso in one election,” Savage told WND, dubbing Priebus with the name of the iconic laundry soap. Read more at http://mobile.wnd.com/2016/11/savage-warns-trump-on-priebus-looks-like-jeb-bush-won/#i5RqlWPcEPJbgmcR.99
  • Ryan: 'We are not planning on erecting a deportation force'

    11/13/2016 8:06:44 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 164 replies
    CNN ^ | November 13, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)House Speaker Paul Ryan said Sunday despite Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric, lawmakers are not prepared to form a deportation force to round-up and deport undocumented immigrants. "We are not planning on erecting a deportation force. Donald Trump's not planning on that," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "I think we should put people's minds at ease: That is not what our focus is. That is not what we're focused on. We're focused on securing the border. We think that's first and foremost, before we get into any other immigration issue, we've got to know who's coming...
  • House leader McCarthy: GOP will repeal ObamaCare, 'put up a wall'

    11/13/2016 9:37:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 13, 2016
    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy vowed Sunday that his Republican-led chamber will indeed repeal and replace ObamaCare, after Donald Trump’s remarks that he would consider keeping certain parts of the health care law following his presidential election win. “We will repeal and replace ObamaCare,” McCarthy, a California Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It has to change.”   McCarthy, the chamber's No. 2 Republican behind House Speaker Paul Ryan, spoke one day before Congress returns to Washington for a so-called lame duck session, which will include passing a budget to avoid a looming government shutdown and preparing for several of...
  • The next great battle for conservatives: Keeping RINO insiders out of the administration

    11/13/2016 8:49:30 AM PST · by Excellence · 36 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 13, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    It’s no secret that Donald Trump is as much of a blank slate on policy as anyone who’s ever been elected president. Both supporters and opponents of the president-elect agree that Trump is still very malleable on many issues and has a lot to learn about both foreign and domestic policy. This is why it is critical for conservatives to win the ‘battle of personnel’ in the coming days. Failure to land conservative outsiders in key cabinet and advisory roles would be akin to failing to establish control of the beach head during the Normandy invasion. We can dream of...
  • Kelly Ayotte at top of Trump's list for defense secretary

    11/12/2016 3:54:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/11/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    Outgoing Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., is at the top of President-elect Trump's list for secretary of defense, according to a Washington Post report published Friday evening. Other candidates up for the Pentagon chief slot are retired Army Lt. Gen. Joseph "Keith" Kellogg, former Defense Intelligence Agency director Gen. Mike Flynn and Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. snip.... Sources said Ayotte's neoconservative background would help her serve as a liaison between the GOP establishment in Congress and Trump administration. She would also be the first woman to oversee the Defense Department.
  • SC Sen. Lindsey Graham congratulates Trump after vote against him

    11/11/2016 7:31:09 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    The State ^ | 11/9/16 | B Marchant
    ..... Lindsey Graham – one of Donald Trump’s most outspoken critics within the Republican Party – congratulated the Republican candidate on his presidential victory early Wednesday, hours after he voted against Trump. In a statement, Graham says that after the election, “we now have a country to run,” and names several areas he hopes to work on with the president-elect, include “keeping trade free but fairer,” rebuilding the military, repealing President Obama’s health care law, and confirming new Supreme Court justices.
  • Greg Gutfeld: The three most important lies about this election

    11/07/2016 7:23:17 PM PST · by workerbee · 86 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/7/16 | Greg Gutfeld
    The Trump phenomenon was a thumb in the eye of liberal complacency. It was the first time in my memory that a Republican gave the same treatment back to the Democrats. That caused this new fretting over polarization. There was no polarization when only one side (the Dems) was the bully. No one spoke of polarization when the left demonized a decent man like Mitt Romney. But when you have a candidate like Trump hit back, now you have polarization. This should have been a gift for Republicans -- but it wasn't. Where Trump and his mouthpieces went wrong was...
  • 'Disappointed' Gov. Charlie Baker leaves presidential ballot blank (Rino-MA)

    11/08/2016 6:59:00 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 91 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/8/16 | Laurel Sweet
    Gov. Charlie Baker, the state's most prominent Republican, did not cast a vote for president of the United States for the first time in his life today. "This is the first time I haven't voted for president and I'm obviously disappointed about that," Baker said outside The First Church in Swampscott, where he was 40th in line to vote - his wife Lauren, 39th - at 7 a.m. in a 35-degree chill. Baker also passed on penning a write-in candidate. "But you know what? I have lots of friends who are voting for Hillary Clinton. I have lots of friends...
  • Steve Schmidt: Time For Trump Campaign To Prepare Concession Speech (To Madam President-Elect)

    11/05/2016 10:42:04 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 121 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 5, 2016 | RealClearPolitics
    Chief strategist to the John McCain 2008 presidential campaign and current MSNBC contributor Steve Schmidt advised the Trump campaign to focus on writing a "dignified" concession speech for "Madam President-Elect Hillary Clinton."
  • Kasich’s NeverTrump Vote Embodies What’s Wrong with Elites

    11/02/2016 8:17:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 33 replies
    PoliZette ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Eddie Zipperer
    Well done, John Kasich … You can sleep well knowing that you helped a possible felon under FBI investigation win the election. Members of the ruling elite have a seemingly unlimited capacity to misunderstand populist movements. Like polar bears in an ice age, they benefit from the problems that are ruining the lives of others. Unlike the polar bears, they created the problems that are ruining the lives of others. Populism doesn’t come raining down on the Jeb Bushes and Hillary Clintons of the world because of random bad luck. Populism is always an equal and opposite reaction to actions...
  • John Kasich admits he voted for John McCain

    10/31/2016 8:15:05 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 31, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich confessed on Monday evening that he wrote in Arizona Sen. John McCain for president on his early voting ballot instead of Republican nominee Donald Trump. Chris Schrimpf, the governor's political spokesman, confirmed to Cleveland.com that the Ohio governor voted straight-ticket Republican on the rest of his ballot, but stood by his July promise not to vote for the billionaire businessman.
  • How the RNC has screwed us all

    10/27/2016 6:49:32 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 37 replies
    Nox and Friends ^ | 08 Jan 2014
    Are you aware of the 1982 Consent Decree between the Republican National Committee (RNC) and the Democratic National Committee (DNC)? If you’re not, don’t be alarmed, most others don’t know about it either. Even if you’re a political junkie, it’s unlikely that you’ve been aware of the Consent Decree and what it means to voters – particularly Republican voters. So you might say, I sometimes vote Republican, so what’s that mean to me? It means that many well-informed, politically active Republicans (like you, perhaps?) could have their votes cancelled out by democrat voter fraud and, thanks to the RNC; our...