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  • Ron Paul To Everyone But Mitt: Drop Out

    01/10/2012 6:47:55 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 138 replies · 8+ views
    buzzfeed ^ | Tuesday January 10, 2012
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire—Rep. Ron Paul's campaign called on the rest of the Republican field to drop out of the race and unite behind him in order to defeat Mitt Romney. “We urge Ron Paul’s opponents who have been unsuccessfully trying to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney to unite by getting out of the race and uniting behind Paul’s candidacy,” campaign chair Jesse Benton said in a statement. Read the full statement below: LAKE JACKSON, Texas – Ron Paul tonight scored an historic second-place victory in the 2012 New Hampshire Primary. Below please find comments from National Campaign Chairman...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Is Perry more electable than Romney?

    09/15/2011 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Standard-Examiner ^ | September 15, 2011 | Matt Mackowiak
    GOP regulars claim the "electability argument" will deliver the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney. They say things like, "Mitt Romney can win the general election by appealing to the middle. Rick Perry can't win in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Milwaukee." Simple enough -- but wrong. Romney's no stronger on this front than Perry, the frontrunner in the polls. The core reasons: Perry's support among the party's base, and his strength on the key issues of the economy and job creation. Based on what we know today, next November's election will be decided on the economy and as a referendum...
  • GOProud Calls on RNC Chairman Michael Steele to Resign

    07/03/2010 2:05:51 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 27 replies
    GOProud ^ | July 3, 2010 | Christopher R. Barron
    Today, GOProud, the only national organization of gay conservatives and their allies, called on Michael Steele to resign as Chairman of the Republican National Committee after he made comments critical of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of the Board: "Michael Steele's comments regarding the war in Afghanistan are inexcusable. These comments are not just another gaffe that can be explained away, they represent a fundamental failure to understand the importance of winning the war on global extremism. "Chairman Steele shouldn't need to be reminded that the war in Afghanistan was not a ‘war of Obama's choosing.'...
  • Schwarzenegger jabs at Whitman

    06/28/2010 10:24:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 6/28/10 | David Siders
    He didn't mention her name, but in brief remarks at the Los Angeles Press Club's annual awards gala on Sunday night, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger swiped at Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, calling her proposal to eliminate 40,000 state worker positions "bogus talk" and praising journalists for asking where those cuts would be made.
  • Whitman told to shut up with annoying ads

    03/28/2010 10:22:02 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 50 replies · 1,314+ views
    FODHS | March 28, 2010 | G.Karp
    Ever See An Ad That Was So Irritating It Caused You To Change the Channel So You Did Not Have To Watch It? The negative circus ads Whitman is running about Poizner were horrible the first 300 times. Fingernails on a chalkboard, cover the ears time, reach for the remote and Somebody tell Whitman to....
  • IL GOP Gov's Race: McKenna's Ad Did In Kirk Dillard, Not Jim Ryan

    02/12/2010 2:32:37 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 3 replies · 237+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    In a recent article in Pioneer Local http://www.pioneerlocal.com/westernsprings/news/2039124,western-springs-dillard-021110-s1.article state Sen. Kirk Dillard blames former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan for his possible loss in the Feb. 2nd Republican primary. The last all of us heard regarding the election results was state Sen. Bill Brady led Dillard by close to 500 votes in the gubernatorial race. But this being Illinois, us common folk haven't learned anything since, so what else is new? So, Dillard picks on Jim Ryan because such criticism would do the least harm to his political future. Though I didn't agree with the way Ryan conducted himself as...
  • Huckabee takes aim at Romneycare [as Romney defends his Socialist health care initiative]

    09/18/2009 8:08:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 62 replies · 2,621+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – An old rivalry flared up again at the annual Values Voter Summit on Friday, when Mike Huckabee took aim at the health care system in Massachusetts that was implemented in 2006 by then-Gov. Mitt Romney. Huckabee — who did serious damage to Romney's presidential hopes last January by winning the Iowa caucuses and has made clear his disdain for the former Massachusetts governor — told the crowd at the conservative conference that the Bay State health care system is a model for the kind of government-run health care President Obama wants to implement. "It's going to bankrupt...
  • Romney slaps Steele over Mormon comments [Steele caves, apologizes to Romney] [RINO fight]

    05/11/2009 9:41:25 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 102 replies · 2,081+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-11 | Reid Wilson
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) camp is not happy with Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele's suggestion that base Republicans had a problem with the 2008 presidential candidate's Mormonism. On Monday, Romney's camp responded to the comments Steele made Friday while guest-hosting a conservative radio show, comments a Romney spokesman said were ill-considered. . . . . . Camp Romney fired off a quick response: "Sometimes when you shoot from the hip you miss the target. This is one of those times," Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told The Hill. After the Romney team expressed its displeasure, Steele offered an...
  • Texas Governor’s Race (Hutchison mocks Perry for Palin endorsement)

    03/27/2009 11:59:51 AM PDT · by mnehring · 127 replies · 2,964+ views
    The battle lines for the Republican primary next year in the race for Texas governor are becoming a bit clearer. As most of us thought, current Gov. Perry is trending further to the right as he fights to reduce spending, keep taxes where they are or lower and continues his tradition of fighting against abortion. Some of us weren’t quite so clear on his almost officially announced challenger, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.A few of the moves she has made lately indicate that she will try and pick up the left side of the Republican vote, as well as try...
  • The Ghost of John McCain at CPAC [Romney, Huckster, others bash McCain "in absentia"]

    02/27/2009 4:39:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies · 917+ views
    The New York Times - The Caucus ^ | 2009-02-27 | Michael Falcone
    Had Senator John McCain been walking the halls of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington this week, he might have winced to hear his name taken in vain — over and over again. But Mr. McCain wasn’t anywhere to be found. In fact, he wasn’t even invited. Never a darling of the conservative movement, Mr. McCain appeared at last year’s conference as the candidate on the verge of capturing his party’s presidential nomination. The audience hurled boos his way when he mentioned his past positions on immigration policy. Conservatives had disliked him, in part because of his stance on...
  • Huckabee Rips Bush, McCain and Chris Matthews

    02/26/2009 2:00:31 PM PST · by Scanian · 94 replies · 2,001+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 26, 2009 | Tahman Bradley
    Before an audience of conservatives on Thursday, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., took aim at the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, and former President Bush for supporting the government's purchase last October of $700 billion in bad mortgages and debt held by struggling U.S. financial institutions. He even hinted that McCain, R-Ariz., might have won the White House last year had he staked out a position in opposition to the bailout. Congressional Republicans, last fall, offered a better, less expensive plan to rescue Wall Street and fix the economy, Huckabee said. But the Bush White House and Sen....
  • Snowe to McCain: Bipartisan this! [RINO fight]

    02/09/2009 3:38:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies · 3,028+ views
    Politico ^ | 2009-02-09 | Daniel Libit
    Not bipartisan? Try telling that to Sen. Olympia Snowe. On CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Sen. John McCain scoffed at the notion that the support President Barack Obama’s stimulus proposal has received from Snowe, Sen. Susan Collins, Arlen Specter, constituted bipartisanship. “[T]his agreement is not bipartisan,” McCain told moderator Bob Schieffer. “I've been in bipartisan agreements, many. This is three Republican senators. Every Republican congressman voted against it in the House, plus Democrats. And all but three Republicans stayed together on this. That's not bipartisanship. That's just picking off a couple of senators.” On Monday, Snowe took issue with that...
  • Conservatives Promote Anti-Bailout Resolution at RNC

    12/29/2008 10:36:03 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies · 672+ views
    Sounds of discord are getting louder at the Republican National Committee as battles between conservatives and moderates intensify in the six-way race for the chairmanship of the national party committee that will set the course for the future of a party diminished in the wake of the 2008 elections. Conservatives are working to exert their influence over the direction of the party with a resolution circulated over the weekend that plainly expresses the party’s opposition to past and future bailout legislation. “I think the bailouts are just wrong and take us in a profoundly radical, left wing direction,” said prominent...
  • Perino defends Bush against McCain

    10/23/2008 2:47:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 573+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-10-23 | Andy Barr
    White House spokeswoman Dana Perino defended President Bush on Thursday from attacks leveled by his party's presidential candidate, John McCain. In an interview with the Washington Times, McCain attacked Bush and fellow Republicans on a variety of policies the Arizona senator said he would have handled differently. “We just let things get completely out of hand,” McCain said. Asked about the comments during the daily press briefing, Perino said, “the president stands by his policies. The president believes that Republican Congresses got a lot more done than the current Democrat-led Congress. He supports John McCain, and he still believes that...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCain lambastes Bush years

    10/23/2008 7:30:12 AM PDT · by pissant · 82 replies · 1,508+ views
    Wash Times ^ | 10/23/08 | staff
    ABOARD THE STRAIGHT TALK AIR — Sen. John McCain on Wednesday blasted President Bush for building a mountain of debt for future generations, failing to pay for expanding Medicare and abusing executive powers, leveling his strongest criticism to date of an administration whose unpopularity may be dragging the Republican Party to the brink of a massive electoral defeat. "We just let things get completely out of hand," he said of his own party's rule in the past eight years. In an interview with The Washington Times, Mr. McCain lashed out at a litany of Bush policies and issues that he...
  • McCain Rips Gramm [Exile Him to Belarus???]

    07/10/2008 12:54:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies · 948+ views
    MSNBC First Read ^ | 2008-07-10 | Domenico Montanaro
    McCain slammed economic adviser Phil Gramm for his “mental recession” and “nation of whiners” comment. He said he didn’t agree with him and even proposed a position in a McCain administration -- ambassador to Belarus, “though I’m not sure the citizens of Minsk would welcome that,” McCain said. “I don’t agree with Sen. Gramm,” McCain said at a news conference this afternoon. “I believe that the person here in Michigan who just lost their job, isn’t suffering from a ‘mental recession.’ The mother here who is trying to get enough money to feed her children, isn’t ‘whining.’” “Phil Gramm doesn’t...
  • Romney, McCain call each other 'liberal' (LOL)

    01/28/2008 8:05:10 AM PST · by rightinthemiddle · 35 replies · 47+ views
    Yeehee!/AP ^ | 1-28-08 | GLEN JOHNSON
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Mitt Romney and John McCain accused each other Monday of harboring liberal tendencies, a charge bordering on blasphemy in the increasingly caustic campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney struck first on the day before the winner-take-all Florida primary, criticizing the Arizona senator for his legislation reducing the role of money in politics, for his position on immigration and for his support of an energy bill that he said would have driven up consumer costs. "If you ask people, 'Look at the three things Senator McCain has done as a senator,' if you want that...
  • Romney Takes on McCain Over Taxes

    12/22/2007 12:11:01 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 46 replies · 122+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 22 December, 2007 | Glen Johnson
    NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - Taking aim at a rallying John McCain, New Hampshire front-runner Mitt Romney said Saturday that his GOP presidential rival had failed "Reagan 101" by twice opposing President Bush's tax cuts. Romney also sought to turn McCain's well-known maverick streak — a central theme in his campaign ads — against the Arizona senator. McCain's go-it-alone attitude, Romney suggested, will breed more divisiveness in Washington if he wins. "Anyone who's run something, whether it's a small business or a big business, knows that the No. 1 ingredient for success is building a remarkable team of people around you,...
  • Giuliani Backers Attack 'Taxachusetts Romney'

    12/12/2007 10:32:47 AM PST · by pissant · 7 replies · 109+ views
    Was. Post ^ | 12/12/07 | Mike Shear
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney may be in a tussle in Iowa with rival Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas. But former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani is not about to let up the pressure in New Hampshire either. Tomorrow, a group of former members of Congress who back Giuliani will head to the Granite State armed with what they claim is a list of dozens of fees that Romney raised while he was governor of the neighboring state. Calling him "Taxachusetts Romney," the Giuliani campaign alleges that as governor he raised nearly a half billion dollars in fees...
  • McCain slams GOP foes on immigration (Giuliani and Romney)

    05/26/2007 6:22:29 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 131 replies · 1,928+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | May 26, 2007 | Brian E. Crowley
    Sen. John McCain dismissed Mitt Romney's and Rudy Giuliani's opposition to proposed immigration reform Friday and chastised them for not offering their own proposals to deal with illegal immigration. "If you think this is no good, this compromise that has been forged with the leadership of the president of the United States and conservatives and liberals in both parties, then what is your proposal that will pass the Congress of the United States?" McCain asked of his opponents in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. McCain, the senior U.S. senator from Arizona, is the only one of the top...
  • Romney, Giuliani poised to deny McCain GOP nod

    01/02/2007 12:15:47 PM PST · by Antoninus · 403 replies · 4,017+ views
    Bradenton Herald/AP ^ | 12/30/06 | Liz Sidoti
    WASHINGTON - When it comes to the presidency, the Republican Party has a long tradition of nominating the next guy in line. That's John McCain - and the failed GOP presidential aspirant of 2000 is positioning himself as the anointed 2008 nominee. Yet, a full year before the first primary contests, the Republican race is anything but wrapped up. The Arizona senator who once reveled in his reputation for bucking the party line is now running as the establishment candidate, but he faces serious challenges from Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. "Right now,...