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  • Report: Jeb Bush Attempting to Rig CPAC Straw Poll with Bused in Supporters

    02/28/2015 1:30:50 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies ^ | 2/28/15 | Matthew Boyle
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — Perhaps in fear that he didn’t have enough backers willing to show up on their own, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s campaign organized to bus supporters to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) to cheer during his appearance on stage and vote for him in the straw poll. The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin writes that Bush brought people in from Washington, D.C.: “Mr. Bush’s supporters organized caravans of his Washington backers to attend his speech, and they cheered whenever anyone else booed,” Martin wrote. Those same bused in cheerers also will likely be expected by Bush’s...
  • Rep. Peter King on CNN: Obama Should Strike Syria Even if Congress Votes No

    09/02/2013 6:00:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/2/2013
    Congressman Peter King said on CNN Monday that even if Congress votes no on Syria, President Obama should still take military action. He told Erin Burnett that Obama shouldn’t have gone to Congress to begin with, but now that he has, he shouldn’t have to consider himself beholden to that vote, since he has the authority to take action on his own.King acknowledged that if Congress were voting on a resolution today, it would be “very difficult,” and deferring to the legislative body anyway just makes Obama look “weak.” These comments stand in stark contrast to other Republicans like Justin...
  • Huntsman Calls Current Polls Nonsense

    09/04/2011 12:46:29 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 21 replies ^ | 09/04/11 | CaroleL
    Not surprisingly one of the Republicans trailing badly in the race for the GOP presidential nomination is downplaying the importance of the polls that say he's trailing badly. But it's hard to imagine former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman will gain any ground when he discounts the current opinions of likely primary voters as "absolute nonsense".
  • It’s "[crap]" (unnamed Conrgressman: Boehner is getting nervous)

    07/24/2011 4:37:06 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 76 replies ^ | Saturday, July 23rd at 11:05PM EDT | Posted by Erick Erickson
    A House Republican who is in leadership called me tonight. He said what we are hearing about — the two tier plan — is “sh*t” and he’s blaming Boehner. He agrees that Boehner is getting nervous and wants a deal. But this two tier plan seems to be the Republicans’ initial offer. Harry Reid is headed that way. Many Democrats want more. So keep in mind for purposes of negotiations, House Republican leadership members are already referring to the starting point as “sh*t” and it will only get worse from here. One of the ways they’ll claim they are cutting...
  • Harry Reid commends Mitch McConnell’s debt plan

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday praised Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for putting forth a plan to raise the debt ceiling, calling it a “serious proposal” that he’s continuing to study. “He spent a great deal of time working on this. I commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal, something that we have to look at very closely,” Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said on the Senate floor. “I’m heartened by what I read. This is a serious proposal, and I commend the Republican leader for coming forward with it.” McConnell laid out his plan on Tuesday as he...
  • Urging Civility, Huntsman Announces Presidential Campaign On East Coast Swing

    06/23/2011 5:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | June 22,2011 | Guy Benson
    JERSEY CITY, NJ – With the Statue of Liberty as a striking backdrop, former Utah Governor and US Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman announced his decision to enter the 2012 presidential race on Tuesday. Huntsman, a husband and father of seven children – including two adopted daughters from China and India – called America’s current global trajectory “unacceptable,” and vowed to provide leadership that transcends “hope” – a veiled attack against President Obama, whom he did not mention by name during his remarks. “For the first time in history, we are passing down to the next generation a country that...
  • Huntsman tries to explain calling Obama 'remarkable'

    06/22/2011 7:42:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 77 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | June 22, 2011 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - In an interview after his presidential announcement Tuesday, former Utah governor and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman tried to downplay a letter he wrote to President Barack Obama in August 2009 calling him a "remarkable leader." Huntsman told Fox News that he was only alluding to the fact that the president would appoint a Republican to "a position as important and sensitive as the U.S. ambassadorship to China."
  • Huntsman Campaign Launch Begins Day with Misspelling of His Own Name

    06/21/2011 4:15:08 PM PDT · by Qbert · 47 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/21/2011 | Sarah Kunin
    Every detail of Jon Huntsman’s long-awaited campaign launch was meticulously planned, except of course for one minor detail: the misspelling of the candidate’s name. Members of the media were handed a press pass that read “John Huntsman for President"  -- adding an unnecessary H in the candidate's first name.
  • Huntsman gets into White House race, promises jobs (and a civil campaign)

    06/21/2011 8:49:14 AM PDT · by shove_it · 67 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 21 June 2011 | Beth Fouhy
    JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman joined the Republican presidential contest on Tuesday, pledging to run a civil campaign and claiming that he and President Barack Obama both love the United States but have different visions of its future...
  • Fred Upton’s Broken Light Bulb Promise Another Example of the Failure of Republican Leadership

    06/13/2011 3:09:27 PM PDT · by radioone · 22 replies
    Broadside Books ^ | 6-13-11 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Late last year, Republican Congressman Fred Upton, who co-sponsored the infamous ban on the current generation of inexpensive incandescent light bulbs included in the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act, was desperate to secure conservative support for his bid to become Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, the same committee in which he had introduced the despised ban three years earlier. He therefore promised that one of his first acts would be to advance legislation that would repeal the very light bulb ban he had once championed. Upton’s ploy succeeded, and in January of this year, Speaker of the...
  • Sen. Graham chides fellow Republicans (RINO attacks conservatives, cheers Big Government, al Qaeda)

    03/29/2011 8:13:30 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-03-29
    "I'm really tired of hearing people talking about 'it costs too much'" GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham was a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight" and gave his reaction to Pres. Barack Obama's Libya speech tonight. While some Republicans have criticized Pres. Obama's Libya response, including Graham earlier in the conflict, he instead turned the tables and criticized those in his own party tonight. "We made mistakes in Iraq, and to my fellow Republican friends, nobody complained about the cost of Iraq or Afghanistan on our watch," he told Piers Morgan. "I'm really tired of hearing people talking about 'it costs too...
  • Republican Mitt Romney, eyeing 2012, on Mideast swing (Poor schlemiel, talk about bad timing!)

    01/09/2011 7:01:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 9, 2011 | Steve Holland
    Potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, looking to bolster his foreign policy credentials, is on a Mideast swing that included a visit to Afghanistan on Sunday. Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said Romney met the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus. Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 only to lose to John McCain. He has shown multiple signs of planning to seek his party's nomination again for the right to oppose Democratic President Barack Obama in 2012. Romney could be among as many as a dozen Republicans seeking the...
  • Powell holds off on next endorsement, says Obama should focus on 'governing'

    09/20/2010 6:03:28 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 20 Sep 2010 | Roxana Tiron
    Colin Powell is holding off on endorsing President Obama in the 2012 election, but said that he still views the president as a “transformational figure.” Powell, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of State under the Bush administration, backed Obama for president in 2008. But on Sunday he said that he would wait closer to 2012 to make his endorsements. "I will look at the needs of the country, the situation as I see it, and I will evaluate both candidates and see which one I think is best able to lead the country," Powell...
  • Scott Brown responds to Palin’s criticism: Hey, I’m a Massachusetts Republican

    08/30/2010 1:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2010 | Allahpundit
    So he is, and every last one of us was fully aware of it when Scott Brown fee-vah was raging on the right before the special election. Even the Big Red Wave that’s a-comin’ isn’t enough to paint Massachusetts red, so it’s either Scotty B or Generic Massachusetts Democrat X in Teddy’s old seat. I’ll take Scotty. Sarah Palin, who is pushing tea party candidates further to the right, dissed Brown, saying he was not conservative enough to pass muster in a state such as Alaska.Brown is brushing off the intraparty attacks, making no apologies for the pledge of independence...
  • Now squelch the other bigmouths

    06/24/2010 3:08:31 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2010 | Rep. Peter King(R-NY)
    I have tremendous regard for Gen. Stanley McChrystal and the outstanding service he has rendered to our nation. I met with Gen. McChrystal in Iraq, where he was joint special-operations commander carrying out the most daring and vital missions. He is a warrior and a patriot. Yet his remarks in Rolling Stone were clearly inappropriate and wrong. I understand and support President Obama's decision to accept his resignation as commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. I also, of course, strongly support the president's decision to have Gen. David Petraeus succeed McChrystal. Petraeus is a true American hero, who...
  • Scott Brown's Shrewd Vote

    02/25/2010 5:03:48 AM PST · by rhema · 28 replies · 1,066+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 2/25/10 | Andrew Cline
    . . . He also kept two important campaign promises: 1) that he will be independent of his party, and 2) that he would vote for legislation to create jobs. Now, policy wonks know that this jobs bill is ill-suited to job creation and better alternatives exist. But listen to Brown's explanation: "I supported this measure because it does contain some tax relief that will help Massachusetts businesses put people back to work." Brown has signaled to his constituents that he voted for tax cuts, just as he promised in the campaign. He is from Massachusetts. That's huge. He also...
  • Still Right Cup Of Tea (Scott Brown Is NO Sell Out)

    02/25/2010 5:01:50 AM PST · by suspects · 25 replies · 593+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | February 25, 2010 | Michael Graham
    A question for my fellow right-wing nuts angry at “Sellout” Scott Brown: What part of “independent” don’t you understand? U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, like state Sen. Scott Brown, is not a conservative Republican and, as far as I know, never claimed to be. During his brilliant campaign for U.S. Senate the only ads that mentioned the word “Republican” were run by Martha Coakley. You remember: [cue ominous music] Republican Scott Brown - so Republican that when he goes out for a beer, he doesn’t go to bars, but to pubs. As in Re-“pub”-lican. Those kinds of ads, like most of...
  • New McCain ad: J.D. Hayworth, Birther

    02/24/2010 12:18:43 PM PST · by kingattax · 64 replies · 1,458+ views
    Hot Air ^ | February 24, 2010 | Allahpundit
    I figured his spokesmen would keep hammering the Birther thing, but a full-blown ad replete with cameo by Orly Taitz? Quoth Ron Burgundy: “Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast.” My feelings about Birtherism are well known and, needless to say, this is an efficient way of marginalizing Hayworth with undecided centrists who might otherwise be weary of decades of maverickiness. (Geraghty was moved this morning to note Hayworth’s willingness to make chitchat with the John Birch Society.) But I hope McCain’s prepared to explain why he’s ready to go bareknuckle on Hayworth by...
  • George Will's Speech At CPAC 2010 (Excellent)

    02/21/2010 7:25:48 PM PST · by StopObama2012 · 48 replies · 1,346+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/21/2010 | Real Clear Politics
    Speech by George Will to CPAC 2010.
  • Steele suggests critics are racially motivated (Barf-o-rama alert)

    02/09/2010 11:26:20 AM PST · by stockpirate · 94 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/10 01:56 PM ET | Eric Zimmermann
    Critics of Michael Steele's tenure as RNC chairman are motivated by racism, Steele suggested in an interview published today. Speaking to the Washingtonian Magazine (no online version), Steele wondered why his DNC counterpart doesn't get the same criticism he does. "I don’t see stories about the internal operations of the DNC that I see about this operation," Steele said. "Why? Is it because Michael Steele is the chairman, or is it because a black man is chairman?” The RNC has experienced significant staff turnover since Steele became chairman, especially in the communcations shop. That has prompted speculation about Steele's management...